Ep. 319: November 8, 2014 - Paradise (Garage) Lost
On the anniversary of the death of the pioneering DJ Larry Levan, I brought a bunch of records in that reflect the vibe that Levan brought to his main residency at the legendary New York members-only cub, the Paradise Garage. It was there that Levan utilized the custom-built tools of his DJ booth (including full control over sound, lights, even temperature) to fuse the avant-garde with the dance floor, including sounds like dub, punk, gospel, african music and house. The second set of the night was dedicated to his spirit.
Coldcut & Hexstatic - "Timber (DK Recut)" on Ninja Tune
Solar Estates - "Repetition"
The Emperor Machine - "Voices" on Southern Fried Records
Canyons - "My Rescue (Dr. Dunks Disco Extension)" on Modular Recordings
Caribou - "Sun" on City Slang / Co-op / Hostess
My Robot Friend - "Waiting (The Juan MacLean Remix)" on Worried Rainbow
Firephly - "Loss"
Illum Sphere - "Embryonic (Legowelt Remix) [feat. Shadowbox]" on Ninja Tune
Soulstice -"Goog Organ"
Herbie Hancock - "Magic Number (Todd Terje edit)"
- begin Larry Levan birthday appreciation set: -
Indeep - "Last Night A D.J. Saved My Life" on Sound of New York
Positive Force - "We Got the Funk" on Rhino
Fatback - "Is This the Future?" on Ace Records
Man Parrish - "Hip Hop Bee Bop (Don't Stop) ((Original Recording))" on Unidisc Music Inc.
Geraldine Hunt - "Can't Fake The Feeling" on Prism
Peech Boys - "Don't Make Me Wait (12" Extended Version)" on Rhino
Visual - "The Music Got Me" on Prelude
Laid Back - "White Horse" on Skanless
Grace Jones - "Warm Leatherette" on Island Records
David Byrne and Brian Eno - "Jezebel Spirit (Danny Krivit edit)"
Was (Not Was) - "Tell Me That I'm Dreaming (12" Remix)" on ZE Records