You know how Dance music makes you feel.
Luckily for us, the dance music God, pioneer of the Garage in the 70’s, curator of creatively-original and emotionally-charged sets is back in a compendium called “Genius of Time” – no less than that!
You have probably guessed by now that you will be able to welcome spring with happy, euphoric and joyful remixes from the great Larry Levan.
He started at the Paradise Garage, a club in New York, and very rapidly influenced nations charts, radios track lists and his peers by selecting the finest classic versions of tracks that were going to become club sounds. Originally from Brooklyn, he started his career with his friend Frankie Knuckles, who is now known as “The Godfather of House Music”.
His various influences make his music timeless. His absolute supremacy of the genre is such that Levan was described as being ‘worshipped, almost like a god’.
Out on the 25th of March, the 2 CDs will bring you back with ease to the Paradise Garage, where the garage that we appreciate so much today was being brewed up. As the creator of the genre, the tracks are as sweet as you can imagine, as lush as Grace Jones, upbeat and full of love.
The tribute is timeless.
1 NYC Peech Boys ‘Life Is Something Special (Special Edition)’
2 Syreeta ‘Can’t Shake Your Love (Larry Levan Mix)’
3 Gwen Guthrie ‘Padlock (Larry Levan Mix)’
4 Man Friday ‘Love Honey, Love Heartache (A Larry Levan Mix)’
5 Merc & Monk ‘Carried Away (Larry Levan Remix)’
6 Dee Dee Bridgewater ‘Bad For Me (Larry Levan Mix)’
7 Bert Reid ‘Groovin’ With You (Vocal, Levan Edit)’
8 Tramaine ‘The Rock (Garage Vocal Version)’
9 Man Friday ‘Groove (Larry’s Yaw)’
10 Jimmy Ross ‘First True Love Affair (Larry Levan Remix)’
11 Gwen Guthrie ‘Seventh Heaven (Levan Mix)’
1 David Joseph ‘You Can’t Hide Your Love (Larry Levan Mix)’
2 Grace Jones ‘Feel Up (Larry Levan Mix)’
3 Gwen Guthrie ‘It Should Have Been You (Larry Levan Mix)’
4 Loose Joints ‘Tell Me (Today) (Larry Levan Mix)’
5 Esther Williams ‘I’ll Be Your Pleasure (Larry Levan Mix)’
6 Man Friday ‘Real Love (The Paradise Garage Mix)’
7 Central Line ‘Walking Into Sunshine (Special Mix)’
8 Jeffrey Osborne ‘Plane Love (Specially Remixed Version – Larry Levan Remix)’
9 Gwen Guthrie ‘Peanut Butter (Long Vocal) Larry Levan Remix)’
10 Smokey Robinson ‘And I Don’t Love You (Instrumental Dub)’
11 Peech Boys ‘Don’t Make Me Wait (Extended Version)’