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Danny Tenaglia Compiles 'DJ Mix for Electric Zoo'

Veteran producer mines his influences on hour-long mix

Danny Tenaglia
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July 17, 2013 12:30 PM ET

In 2012, DJ Danny Tenaglia faced an uncertain future in music after writing a Facebook post that he was "resigning": "I HAVE SEEN THE MOUNTAINTOP as a DJ and I just need to STOP and smell the roses of my life." More than a year later, Tenaglia's DJ career is still thriving, and he has released a new compilation, DJ Mix for Electric Zoo.

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The 52-year-old Tenaglia is in his fourth decade entertaining crowds with a style that draws on his background in disco and house, influences that figure prominently on the new mix. The Grammy-nominated DJ, who will perform on August 30th at Electric Zoo Festival in New York, created this exclusive mix to preview the gig.

Track listing:
"Evolution," Giorgio Moroder (Danny Tengalia's respect-to-Moroder version)
"Walking on Fire" vs. "Be Yourself," Evolution vs. Celeda
"Let's Talk About It" vs. "Keep Pushing On," LCD Soundsystem vs. Boris Dlugosh (Danny Tenaglia version)
"I Feel It Deep," Ben Sims
"Crate Digging," Kontra
"Bell Blocker," Silent Servant
"Come and Lay," Nicole Moudaber
"See the Light," LZ Love
"September 10th," Emilie Nana

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