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Bert started DJing in the early 70’s at the traditional house or block parties in Hollis,
Queens – Home of Russell Simmons, DMX, LL Cool J, Run DMC and a host of countless others. His big break came, when he was hired to play private parties at Studio 54,New York City’s illustrious nightclub, and playground for the rich and famous. From there he went on to work for illustrious Prelude Records. From the late 70’s to the 80’s Prelude was NY’s Premier dance label with Francois K doing all of Prelude’s mixes.
The NY disco scene was in full swing, and Bert had residencies at many of New York’s top clubs including Playboy Club, Pippins, Xenon’s, Bond’s, Mudd Club, and Infinity. With all this happening the wonderful Reade St was soon to become the legendary Paradise Garage. By now, Bert was playing private parties for the likes of Mick Jagger, Sylvester Stallone, Diana Ross, Halston, Grace Jones, Marvin Gaye, and Steve Wonder.