She died last week after going into cardiac arrest.
Russell was a central figure in the New York dance music scene, releasing records from Critical Rhythm, Bobby Konders and Joey Beltram on Nu-Groove, distributing records from Kerri Chandler and DJ Sneak via Downtown 161 and working in New York record store Vinylmania.
House legend Tony Humphries called Russell “my advisor and protector” in a tribute post that details his encounters with her at Paradise Garage and Club Zanzibar.
Check out some tributes to the New York mainstay below.
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