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    100% ESSENTIAL purchase! Buy now! Featuring Francois K, Fab 5 Freddy, Nicky Siano, Bambaataa, Keith Haring, Grandmaster Flash, Larry Levan discography - what are you waiting for!

    "Tim Lawrence's powerfully pulsating and enthusiastically researched book Life and Times on the New York Dancefloor vividly captures the cultural revolution I took part in" FAB 5 FREDDY

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