LE BAIN: For decades, you've run one of the most successful weekly residencies in New York, but it seems weekly DJ residencies are out of fashion these days. Do you think they've become a thing of the past?
DANNY TENAGLIA: Unfortunately, I believe they are. We live in a different age and it’s all about guest DJs - about making the night a "special event." Also, to tell you the truth, the flipside of that for a well-known DJ, you make less money by playing every week compared to the money you make playing once a month or every two months, when you make it "special." That's the way it is.
It’s not something you miss?
I’ve been doing this for almost 40 years now. No joke - I'm 54. I started when I was a young teenage boy, working in nightclubs in Brooklyn in 1976-77. By the time I was 21, I was already a professional DJ. The idea of me doing a weekly residency doesn't have the same meaning as it used to because all the best venues in New York are gone, the sound systems are not as good as they used to be, the mentality is not the same - it's a different generation.