That’s what Studio 54 was about. People didn’t go to 54 to dance. People went to 54 to do their drugs, drink their champagne, and watch the dance floor and watch the lights and watch the walls move. Studio 54 was a theatre. But Danceteria was about people dancing
Mark Kamins (April 13, 1955 – February 14, 2013) was an American record producer and disc jockey famous for his role on the New York club scene.
He is best known for helping launch the career of one-time girlfriend Madonna by presenting a demo to Seymour Stein of Sire Records. He also produced her first single Everybody in 1982. Kamins had bugged Stein about becoming a producer, but Stein said he had to find his own artists first; when he heard the demo of “Everybody”, Stein had Madonna brought to the hospital where he was admitted to sign her.