7. Organic Grooves/Codek
From 1994-2003, Organic Grooves was one of New York's best multicultural roaming underground parties, combining live musicians with DJs in unique locations. The party and group were co-founded in 1995 by Sasa Crnobnja, who later co-launched the Codek label in 1996 with Alesx Gloor - his partner in Italo cosmic disco duo In Flagranti. The label released all four of the Organic Grooves compilations, as well as Sasa's work under the alias Cosmic Rocker. At a time when New York was burning out on Club Kids and fighting "Giuiliani-time" crackdowns, Organic Grooves offered an old school sense of family that was lacking in the city's fabled nightlife.