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Articles Tagged “LARRY LEVAN”

  • What Is The Paradise Garage? Short Documentary on the Legendary Nightclub

    Paradise Garage may have closed in September of 1987, but the legacy it left behind spans generations. On May 11, 2014, a block party was held in front of the club’s former home in SoHo. The street was spilling over as thousands paid their respects to the Garage and legendary DJ Larry Levan. During its ten years, the Garage defined what dance music has become today, and one man’s musical style and taste provided the soundtrack to an era. See why millions of fans around the globe have a special place in their hearts for Larry Levan and the Paradise Garage.

  • Godfather Lost: In Praise of Frankie Knuckles

    Frankie Knuckles showed me that a dance floor can be transcendent, that there’s real drama in extending and rearranging a song that’s layered over and reshaped by a persistently soulful groove. Frankie knew the operatic seduction of anticipation. A ten-minute remix of his could start off with seven of intro and leave you aquiver with the song’s delayed opening line. A Frankie set wove moments like this together to showcase the passion, disappointment and joy of everyday living.

  • WATCH: Pump Up The Volume: The History of House Music (Full Length)

    The Channel 4 documentary “Pump Up The Volume” tells the story of the social and cultural explosion that is House. From its roots in Chicago, where it grew out of the ashes of Disco. House music has risen to become the soundtrack to every fashion show, after-show party, premiere and club opening around the world.

  • 10 Iconic Mixes From the Dancefloors of New York

    It’s the city that gave birth to disco, house music and hip hop, the home of iconic, seminal clubs like The Loft, Studio 54, Paradise Garage and the Sound Factory. If you were going to pick one city on earth where you could track the history of dance music through a series of classic sets, then New York would be it.

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