- 7 years ago
Playing tracks by
Jean Carn, Geraldine Hunt, The Chi lites-, Joubert Singers, Carl Bean and more.
The Paradise Garage was a discotheque notable in the history of modern gay and nightclub cultures and in dance and pop musics . It was founded by Michael Brody, its sole proprietor, and was located at 84 King Street, New York City. It operated from 1977 to 1987 and was the base for DJ Larry Levan. Its name derives from its origins as a parking garage. The Paradise Garage's business model was largely inspired by David Mancuso's Loft parties: no liquor was served, there were no sales of food or beverages, and the club was not open to the general public. The sound system was Developed, Designed and Installed by Richard Long & Associates, The club has been credited for its influence on the development of the modern dance club as it is today: unlike other clubs of its time, the Paradise Garage was focused on dancing rather than social interaction, and it was the first to put the DJ at the forefront.