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Houston Voice, May 26, 2006 - File 012. 2006-05-26. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 17, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/3769/show/3759.

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Title Houston Voice, May 26, 2006
Contributor
  • Crain, Chris
  • Ford, Nancy
Publisher Window Media
Date May 26, 2006
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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Transcript GAY HOUSTON NIGHTLIFE, ARTS & CULTURE www.houstonvoice.com 1-day holiday ■k All the events to make Memorial weekend even more memorable. Page 13 MAY 26, 2006 David Knapp is equally capable in the booth and the babies' room ByJOEYGUERRA DAVID KNAPP, OFTEN HAILED as the DJ king of the circuit-party scene, has spent the past two decades ruling crowds with his mix of accessible rhythms, edgy beats and wailing diva vocals. In recent years, however, Knapp admits to finding comfort in a different kind of kingdom. The Atlanta-based DJ and his partner, Scott, share their castle with adopted children Ryan, 3, and Kira, one-and-a-half. "I like to say that I went from being Ab Fab to being Desperate Housewives," Knapp says with a laugh. "I gave up a lot of my involvement in the scene and my just carefree lifestyle. For Knapp, however, the decision was one that he made for himself years earlier. "Ever since I was in high school, when I admitted to myself that I was gay, I was determined that I was going to have children and a partner," he says. "I opened a whole new window of possibility "It's just worked out perfectly—although those desperate housewife moments are true and real sometimes. It's all worth it when they give me a little smile or hug." It's been an unpredictable, always eventful, road for Knapp, who graduated O MORE INFO White Party/Global Groove 2006 Tour Featuring DJ David Knapp Sunday, May 28,9 p.m. South Beach 810 Pacific St. $15 advance 713-529*7623 www.southbeachthenightclub.com from the University of Miami School of Law — and passed the bar exam — in the early '90s. He had already spent time as a college- radio DJ at the University of Tampa and worked at a record store, where he met the legendary Danny Tenaglia. The two became friends, and Tenaglia hooked Knapp up with a Monday night club gig. Diploma in hand, Knapp did what came naturally: He followed his passion for music, despite his parents' objections. "I wasn't necessarily encouraged to do anything in the arts, which is why I continued with school and got my law degree," Knapp says. "Later, after law school, my parents were like, 'Have you gone on any interviews yet?' I hadn't. I was working in all the clubs on Miami Beach. "I knew that I could always go into law if I had to admit failure, but I was willing to live in poverty for awhile just for the passion of it. Usually, everything else flows if you're passionate about it." IT DID INDEED FLOW, AND KNAPP soon became an in-demand DJ throughout Florida. He eventually became one of the headliners for Miami's White Party weekend, considered by many to be the crown jewel of the gay party circuit. Knapp's schedule began to expand beyond the Sunshine State border, and he has gone on to acclaimed gigs in New York, San Francisco, Boston, Paris. Tel Aviv, Sao Paolo, Rio, Thailand, Zurich, Mexico City and Mykonos. Can you say frequent flyer miles? "I try to do a lot of second-guessing as to what the market is like before I play in it and generally what people will enjoy — and then work kind of new things," Knapp says of his decidedly diverse audiences. "I always try to do kind of a nice give and take. "I try to incorporate what I get excited about in a way that's palatable to most people. Not everybody listens to (dance) music as thoroughly. I always try DJ David Knapp not only has two turntables and a microphone - children, as well. but a law degree, a partner and two to pay attention to everything that's going on out there." Some of Knapp's most recent work can be heard on the Global Grove mix disc, released last month via the Centaur Music label. It was done in conjunction with the 30-city, six-country spanning Global Groove Tour. More information is available at www.globalgroovecd.com. Knapp's 12-track odyssey expertly blends pulsing beats with seductive vocals and full-out diva anthems from dance- floor faves Kim English ("It Makes a Difference"), Alma Matris, Offer Nissim featuring Maya, Dolce and Goldfrapp. The Global Groove disc also features a key track from pop duo — and real- life partners — Jason & deMarco ("Trying to Get to You") and "Gimmie Some Love," the sexy, soulful debut single from DJs Are Alive, an artist collective that includes Kristine W the Scumfrog and DJ Scribble. D: Fuse and Static Revenger. "My biggest concern became trying to put something on there for everyone. I'm not about doing an all-tribal CD or an all-anthem CD," says Knapp, who has Please see DJ KNAPP on Page 12 The stars are in the stars, and so are you. Watch out for those planets, though. Horoscope, Page 15 If you can't think of anything nice to say, please say it right here. Bitch Session, Page 19
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