Playing tracks by
Loleatta Holoway, Ashford & Simpson, Class Action, Diana Ross, Sparque and more.
This show was 47th in the global disco chart.
If you ask anyone about the Paradise Garage the first name that falls from their lips (if they were ever there) will be Larry Levan. One of the most important figures in Dance Music today. Probably because he helped change the way a club version was made. He would spend hours in the studio making his own re-edit or remix of the tracks he wanted to play. He didn't give a damn about charts or what was popular. He made songs hits with his versions and programing.
When I was a DJ at The Hangar Bar on Christopher Street in the West Village, many would come to me and say that my style of mixing and selections reminded them of Mr. Levan. The funny thing is that I never stepped foot in The Garage. It was gone before I came to New York City. In fact...I only knew Larry Levan's name from the records he had remixed. But I believe the heart and soul that went into his work translated what he was trying to do with The Garage. He created a sound and movement that will never happen again.