Larry Levan The Final Night Of Paradise Garage September 1987

Larry Levan (/ləˈvæn/; born Lawrence Philpot, July 20, 1954 – November 8, 1992) was an American DJ best known for his decade-long residency at the New York City night club Paradise Garage, which has been described as the prototype of the modern dance club. He developed a cult following who referred to his sets as “Saturday Mass”. Influential post-disco DJ François Kevorkian credits Levan with introducing the dub aesthetic into dance music. Along with Kevorkian, Levan experimented with drum machines and synthesizers in his productions and live sets, ushering in an electronic, post-disco sound that presaged the ascendence of house music.

20 Replies to “Larry Levan The Final Night Of Paradise Garage September 1987”

  1. My final comment just listen to his final mix of 1987 ultimate classic thankyou Larry Levan one of greatest unsung pioneers of disco early house music i thankyou for the memories.

  2. Yes i heard about this legendary 70s 80s Soul Funk early house DJ the legendary Larry Levan over 30yrs ago to me if it wasn't for him. Alot cold DJs jumped on the bandwagon late 80s 90s listening to one greatest underated unsung pioneers of disco early house music reminds me of the godfather of house music Frankie Knuckles RIP to both of you the legends of dance music i salute you peace.

  3. Esto nos remueve incluso a los buscadores de hoy, mágico, cálido, sucio, gamberro, bonito…….yeahhh. Gracias larry marcaste una dirección

  4. The sound system was nasty house music all night long special punch lol a day later still rocking Sunday morning looking like a vampire

  5. Back then I used to go house music clubs like the Garage and regular clubs like Bentleys and Justine:s back then and after the garage closed, Larry Levan played at Bentleys one night and I told all my friends who didn't go to house clubs about him and how good he was and I convinced them to go. That was not too long before he passed away and that night you could tell he wasn't himself, because he was accidentally picking up the needle of the record that was actually playing over and over again. Anyone here who DJs can say it's happened to them at least once and you feel embarrassed when it happens. My friends were looking at me saying that he was wack and to this day we still talk about that night and I try to convince them that he was a legend and they still don't believe me. Larry wasn't the best mixer, but his record selection was unmatched back then.

  6. Wish I was there to dance or just send Love and support. Chicago Has shaped my music vocabulary as saxophonist. Born 1988 it's new to me at the age of 5, thanks to my family.

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