Photo Review: Salsoul Reunion At Summerstage


Some tracks are so fundamental to dance music that forsaking their time-tested grooves, hooks, and vocals becomes a rite of passage in most DJ’s evolution. “My Love is Free,” “Doctor Love,” “I Got My Mind Made Up,” and “Call Me” are such tracks. They are just a few of the dance floor fillers that defined Salsoul Records, founded in 1974 by Joe Bataan with the aim of fusing Salsa and Soul music. They were also among the classics brought to vibrant life by First Choice, Double Exposure, Instant Funk, Ladies of Skyy, and Carol Williams under a perfect summer sunset at East River Park Summerstage on Wednesday, August 6th. The reunion was co-hosted by Salsoul and Mobile Mondays, New York’s long-running 45’s-only disco party. We caught up with Joey Carvello, Mobile Mondays’ co-resident DJ for a peek into the famed label’s history and how this reunion came together. All photos by Anna White. >>>