Skaters in New York might be able to name more closed rinks than open ones -- Brooklyn's Empire Roller Skating Center, the Bronx's Skate Key, and the Roxy downtown, all shuttered -- but these days, roller skating in the five boroughs still thrives at weekly parties thrown by organizations like the recently New York Times-profiled Crazy Legs Skate Club and the warm weather-only Central Park Skaters Club. Here, experienced skaters and first-timers alike move to a generation-crossing soundtrack, with DJs like Big Bob and RC LaRock playing everything from disco and house hits to '90s R&B slow jams. In the attached playlist we've compiled ten tracks released in the last year or two that have proven to be as reliable as the old favorites.
Modern Roller Skating Jams
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