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Happy Birthday to the late great legend #LarryLevan ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ


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Happy Bitthday Larry Levan...would have been 64 today #geniusoftime #larrylevan now playing Jimmy Ross First True Love Affair (tres chic) which always makes me smile ๐Ÿ™‚ Larry Levan in the mixโœจโœจ


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Join me tonight @mjqofficial as I celebrate the life and music of #larrylevan and the #paradisegarage! See you on the dance floor...


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Happy Birthday to my FAVORITE DJ #LARRYLEVAN! There are no words to describe the utter influence your residency at 84 King Street did for a me and a generation of Sissies... my formative years were nurtured within that hollowed space and I met people that changed the trajectory of my life. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! #LarryLavan
#HAPPYBIRTHDAY
#ParadiseGarage
#84KingStreet
#Legendary
#DJ
#extroidinaire
#TheGoldStandard


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Happy Birthday #LarryLevan. Rest in Paradise. #ParadiseGarage #NY #Maestro #84KingStreet


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โ€œWhy is Larry Levan almost universally regarded as the greatest DJ who ever lived? Because on Saturday at three in the morning you were just as likely to find him on a ladder in the middle of the dance floor as you were behind the decksโ€ฆIt would strike anyone involved in contemporary clubland as utter madness for a DJ to stop a set deadโ€ฆto personally polish a few tiny tiles of glass dangling above the dancersโ€™ heads, but Levan understood that DJing isnโ€™t simply about beat matching. Itโ€™s about throwing a party, which he believed was an art form and not a mere profession.โ€ โ€“ Peter Shapiro
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Picture: Larry Levan (July 20, 1954 โ€“ November 8, 1992), Paradise Garage, New York City, c. 1979. Photo by Bill Bernstein.
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Larry Levan, who was born sixty-four years ago today, was a revolutionary DJ, best-known for his ten-year residency at New York Cityโ€™s Paradise Garage, the prototype of the modern dance club. Levan is credited with, among other things, introducing the dub aesthetic into dance music and his use of drum machines and synthesizers helped usher in the post-disco, pre-house era.
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A fragile kid, Levan dropped out of high school and immersed himself in Harlemโ€™s ball culture as a dressmaker. He got his professional start DJing at the famed-Continental Baths as a replacement for DJ Nicky Siano, from whom Levan learned the three-turntable technique and the importance of Philadelphia soul. By the mid-1970s, Levan was a popular booking because of the โ€œdiva personaโ€ he cultivated at drag balls.
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In 1977, as disco hit its peak, Michael Brody, owner of Paradise Garage, offered Levan a residency that lasted ten years, during which time Levan developed a cult following for his โ€œSaturday Massโ€ sets. For a decade, the Garage, fueled by Levan, set the standard for New Yorkโ€™s underground dance scene.
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After the Garage closed in September 1987, Levan, who was dependent on PCP and heroin, struggled to find work. In the early 1990s, he enjoyed a small comeback, touring Japan and taking a residency at Londonโ€™s Ministry of Sound.
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Larry Levan died of heart failure on November 8, 1992; he was thirty-eight. #lgbthistory #HavePrideInHistory #Resist #LarryLevan


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Happy Birthday DJ Larry Levan. One of my childhood deejay idols #larrylevan #nyc #housemusic #paradisegarage #disco #funk #84kingstreet #idol #legend


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๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŽถ #FBF "Love Honey, Love Heartache" - Man Friday.
#GarageClassic #HappyBdayLarryLevan
#LarryLevan4Ever #ParadiseGarage4Ever #LarryLevan #ManFriday #HouseMusic #DanceMusic #ClubMusic #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
#LoveHoneyLoveHeartache
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Regrann from @pillage_coolies_n_blunts - Acknowledging The Day Of Birth of #LarryLevan, the #legendary #DJ of the #ParadiseGarage. This is one of them joints where the kids would throw some powder on the floor and get to doin' it!!! #ClubMusic #dancing #80sMusic #nynightlife


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Imagine the scenes! โค๏ธ
#larrylevan
#ministryofsound
#paradisegarage


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Happy 64 to the legend!!!!
#themaster #larrylevan #happybday


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HBD Rest in Power! โœŠ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ“ธ my daddy #DJ @johnny.dynell #larrylevan


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Keep the vibe alive โค๏ธ๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿ™
#larrylevan


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Happy Birthday, Maestro. #LarryLevan #TheDJsDJ #RestInPower #TheParadiseGarage


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For me, this guy deserves all homage for his pioneering and all the things he did for Dance Music culture.
He would complete 64 years today Mr Lawrence Philpot, better known as DJ Larry Levan.

#larrylevan #dj #dancemusic #culture #paradisegarage #newyork #80ies #DiscoMusic #documentary #maestrodocumentary #grooveisintheheart


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I'm lockin' up
Lockin' up, yeah (I'm lockin' up)
I'm lockin' up
Lockin' #gwenguthrie #larrylevan #padlock #gladstonepark #yellow #mellowyellow #keepitsafe #4lever


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celebrating you... LARRY LEVAN...
a true inspiration for generations to come... x

#LarryLevan
#ShineOn
#LarryByKeithHaring
#YouDoYou


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Happy Birthday to DJ & Producer Larry Levan who would of been 64 today. Larry was best known for his decade long residency at Paradise Garage in New York between 1977 through to 1987. He changed the way DJs were viewed and respected in the music industry, and is largely responsible for giving DJs the platform they now have, enabling them to travel and play at parties all across the globe. A highly respected man in our game.
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#larrylevan #paradisegarage #newyork #1970s #1980s #dj #pioneer #disco #soul #house #funk #garagehouse #housemusic #music #happybirthday #happy #birthday #secret #social #secretsocial


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Happy Birthday to you Larry. Through his legendary residency at New Yorkโ€™s Paradise Garage, Larry Levan elevated DJing to an artform and provided the soundtrack to one of the most fertile moments in the history of dance music. Levanโ€™s sessions throughout the โ€™80s at the Garage were dubbed โ€œSaturday Mass,โ€ an acknowledgement that โ€“ to many โ€“ going to the club was a weekly ritual of the upmost importance. ~Peter Shapiro. I grew up in SA listening to his music. #larrylevan #redbullmusicacademy #nycstreets #housemusic


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Remembering the Genius of legendary DJ #larrylevan on what would've been his 64th Birthday! #garagenyc #housemusicallnightlong #paradisegarage


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Happy birthday to DJ Larry Levan definitely an inspiration not just to me a but to alot of people I know and love

#KeithHaring #Larrylevan


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Larry Levan inspired me to start Djing. Happy Birthday to #LarryLevan real legends never die.


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Happy Birthday ๐Ÿฐ #larrylevan


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Trump, Brexit, Populism and all the other shit that currently divides us. Larry knew the way forward. Love is the Message!
Simple
#nuffsaid
#larrylevan
#happybirthday #paradisegarage


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Happy birthday to the legend...#paradisegarage #housemusiclovers #larrylevan


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birthday blessings to New York super legend #LarryLevan ๐Ÿ’™you created a musical dynasty of LOVE that continues to nurture us, inspire us, swirl & twirl around us to this day and forever THANK YOU SIR๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ


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Thank You Larry
For building the foundation to what we all do.
Happy Birthday ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽˆ Larry Levan.
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#icon #legend #producer #remixer #music #pioneer #disco #newyorkcity #newyork #dancemusic #paradisegarage #larrylevan #housemusic #classichouse #housemusiclovers #housemusicallnightlong


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๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚ Happy Birthday, Larry Levan ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚(1954 - 1992)
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"I remember the first time I saw the main room I was pretty impressed, and when I went back with a friend, I was re-impressed", says Danny Krivit. "From the outside, it looked like nothing, like a struck garage, and clubs weren't like that then - they always looked like something from the outside. You entered via this ramp that was flanked by these purplole runway lights and you could already hear a faint 'bom, bom, bom'. As you walked up the ramp it became louder and as you paid, you could hear an occasional scream from the crowd. You just felt the energy that was behind the wall and sure enough, when you walked in through the small doorway, the lights were going and the arms were in the air.
It was very high energy, and it was very happening". Excerpt from "Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music, 1970-79", Tim Lawrence, 2003 @timlawrencebooks
#larrylevan #dance #clubclassics #disco #philly #chicago #djs #paradisegarage #music #UndergroundDisco #TheLoft #love #maestro #electro #clubbing #black #instamusic #legend #newyork #seventies #discomusic #life #live #salsoul #disco #danceclassics #soul #housemusic #nyhouse #frankieknuckles

@dannykrivit @francoisknyc


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๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚ Happy Birthday, Larry Levan ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚(1954 - 1992)
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(+ Last Slow-Motion ๐ŸŽฅ Bye Bye @ Paradise Garage, before destruction) ๐Ÿ˜ข
Working the sound system included turning off the music altogether -a Siano trick that Levan took to new levels of theater. "He would stop the music in the middle of the night, and he would put on a little a cappella", says Kevorkian. "The crowd would start to scream, and then he would stop it, and he would wait. I'm not saying he waits ten seconds. He waits five minutes until the entire room is stomping on their feet, and you can feel the entire building vibrate.
Then he puts on another one little thing, and they scream even more. Then he takes it off, and he just waits. Then, finally, a couple of minutes later, he puts on the new record he's been playing five times a night, and then, the entire room just explodes -a thousand people all trying to grab the ceiling at the same time." Excerpt from "Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music, 1970-79", Tim Lawrence, 2003 @timlawrencebooks
#larrylevan #dance #clubclassics #disco #philly #chicago #djs #paradisegarage #music #UndergroundDisco #TheLoft #love #davidmancuso #electro #clubbing #housemusic #instamusic #legends #newyork #seventies #discomusic #life #live #salsoul #disco #danceclassic #soul #black #nyhouse #frankieknuckles

@dannykrivit @francoisknyc


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๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚ Happy Birthday, Larry Levan ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚(1954 - 1992)
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The Klipschorn (speakers) were powerful enough to fill any room. There was also a problem with the volume : "Harry Muntz measured the sound level in the middle of the dance floor, and it was 135 dB. Another ten, an you would never hear another sound in your life. Ears can start to bleed at these levels." Excerpt from "Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music, 1970-79", Tim Lawrence, 2003 @timlawrencebooks .

#larrylevan #dance #clubclassics #disco #philly #chicago #decibels #paradisegarage #music #UndergroundDisco #TheLoft #love #davidmancuso #electro #clubbing #housemusic #instamusic #legends #newyork #seventies #discomusic #life #live #Klipschorn #disco #danceclassic #soul #black #nyhouse #frankieknuckles

@dannykrivit @francoisknyc


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The inspiration of my inspiration....because of him we are here ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Happy Birthday Larry Levan ๐ŸŽ‚ I will honor you tonight in some way at Elsewhere which will also be hosting the Garage Reunion Sunday Sept 2nd #Repost @discofiles
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The one and only Mr. Larry Levan. Art: Pete Fowler for DJ Mag. #discofiles #larrylevan #roots #nightlife #culture #music #foundations


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Happy Birthday and Thank You Maestro Larry Levan for setting the bar and laying the foundation. Rest In Paradise
#larrylevan #paradisegarage #garagehouse #nycdisco #boogiefunk #housemusic


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Legendary DJ Larry Levan would've been 64 today. Took deejaying to another level. #LarryLevan #ParadiseGarage #Remix


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Happy Birthday #LarryLevan. Rest in Paradise. #ParadiseGarage #Maestro #NY


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#Housemusic
#Houseclassics
#Soul #funk #randb #hiphop
#reggae #rock #pank #fusion
#soulclassics #dancemusic
#danceclassics #garegehouse
#disco #club #clubmusic
#paradisegarage #Larrylevan
#Loveisthemessage
#Repost @daviddepino with @get_repost
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Happy Birthday Larry...R.I.Paradise #missingyou


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DJ Larry Levan (born Lawrence Philpot on July 20, 1954) defined the music of the times from behind his booth at the Paradise Garage nightclub (formerly at 84 King Street; demolished 2018).โ €
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DJ Larry Levan chose records that sustained all-night dance marathons and changed the sound of dance music. Songs he played soon showed up on the radio and were featured at New Yorkโ€™s Vinylmania Records. His musical influence spread to dance clubs across the United States and Europe, and is recognized as a precursor to house music.โ €
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Only open on weekends, Paradise Garage patrons entered the club through a first-floor garage door entrance and walked up a long ramp to the second floor. The 10,000-square-foot space was divided into a 5,000-square-foot dance floor, which could accommodate 2,000 people, and a 2,000-square-foot lounge. The club served no alcohol โ€“ or food โ€“ allowing it to stay open after bar hours, often until noon the next morning.โ €
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Photos: (1) DJ Larry Levan performing at London's Ministry of Sound, via Business Insider; (2) Exterior sign of the Paradise Garage, 1979. Photo by and courtesy of Bill Bernstein; (3) Exterior of the Paradise Garage site, 84 King Street, before demolition earlier this year.โ €
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#nyclgbtsites #nychistory #lgbt #lgbtq #dance #dancemusic #housemusic #larrylevan


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This man is the reason for #disco #housemusic and what y'all call #edm. It's his 65th birfday. Say his name and pay homage, kids. Happy Birthday Larry Levan!!! I am because of you!! #larrylevan #djs #disco #edm #housemusicallnightlong #lgbt #YAAAAAAS #WERK #vogue #Dancer #paradisegarage


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Remembering the genius and DJ culture pioneer that is Larry Levan on what wouldโ€™ve been his 64th birthday โค๏ธ Photo: Bill Bernstein #DiscoMusic #HouseMusic #FunkMusic #SoulfulMusic #OldSchoolMusic #HappyVibes #Disco #Funk #80svibes #80sparty #DayParty #ParadiseGarage #LarryLevan


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#HappyBirthday
No need to be sad today! You know #larrylevan is spinning B2B w #frankieknuckles today on his birthday in that big dope club in the sky with the perfect system and the clearest sound!๐Ÿ‘ Celebrate the ๐Ÿ’˜!๐Ÿ˜‡๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’—โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ #2018LoveIsTheAnswer
#HouseMusic #Legend
#ParadiseGarage #Pioneer
๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜‡#Ibiza #ClassicHouse


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Happy birthday #larrylevan


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Happy Birthday Larry Levan!! I have heard so many stories about how we owe so much of our DJing and Nightclub culture to him. #Legendary #ParadiseGarage #LarryLevan #DanceMusic


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The @fourthree.boilerroom.tv is the best thing that happen so far this year. I cannot count how many times i was looking for good underground music documentaries and footages with no luck and its bloody here now with the tip top selection! 'maaan that was craaaazy' says guy about #larrylevan cult parties in #paradisegarage <3 Next in que #sunra ๐Ÿ™
Nananana #afternoonchill
#releaseyourself #bless


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Happy birthday godfather of clubbing !! #larrylevan
#clubbing
#paradisegarage
#staytrue
#disco
#dancefloor
#housemusic


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#Repost @boilerroomtv
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#OnThisDay in 1954, disco originator Larry Levan was born. Check out rare footage of him DJ'ing at Paradise Garage - and then head to @fourthree.boilerroom.tv to watch the cult documentary Maestro


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Happy Birthday to the legend, Larry Levan ๐ŸŽผ art tribute by my youngest daughter, Zahrina Gordon. #larrylevan


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Remembering Larry Levan, on what would have been his 64th birthday. ๐ŸŽˆ โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”
#larrylevan #paradisegarage


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๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŽถ Legendary Dance Music #DJ/#Producer/#CultureCreator #LarryLevan was born on this day (July 20) in 1954. During a chaotic and tumultuous time in my teens, dancing at the Paradise Garage when Larry was the resident DJ saved my life! The Garage was my refuge, my sanctuary, my home. Larry Levan is the foundation for what underground dance music culture has become globally. Salute and Respect!
#HouseHeads - please post your favorite memories of Larry and the Garage below.
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Regrann from @contacthigh - #LarryLevan ๐Ÿ“ธ photographer @billbernstein shares the never before seen images of the man who inspired #DJculture. Full story @massappeal: http://archive.massappeal.com/dj-larry-levan-paradise-garage-bill-bernstein-photography/

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Todayโ€™s the late Larry Levanโ€™s birthday. One of the first larger than life DJs, he inspired many generations to come. Hereโ€™s a photo of him in the booth at @djrichardvasquezโ€™ Manhattan nightclub, The Choice.
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#larrylevan #newyork #nyc #legend #dj #culture #housemusic #dancemusic #disco #paradisegarage #lgtbq #gay #queer #nightlife #party #icon #restinpeace


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๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐ŸšจNaTuReSs_HaL0: The Vortex is OUT NOW!! ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐ŸšจI just want to Thank @dr.kreolisto, @jaymistyle and @the_izm3000 for helping me solving the puzzle pieces together. I would like to dedicate this project to my guardian angels that watched over me during this creative process Cynthia Simpson, Maurice Simpson and Neva Williams. Words cannot express how thankful I am. I hope you guys enjoy the waves.โœŒ๐Ÿพ Sidenote: The album will be on iTunes/Apple Music next week cuz they tripping ๐Ÿ™„ (Link in bio)
#jaymistylephotography #music #techno #housemusic #larrylevan #disco #strings #violin #violinist #viola #dancemusic #alternativemusic #durham #bullcity #indyweek #durhamartist #durhamnc #durhamnc #durm #VSPRTN


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Happy birthday ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ to the one and only Larry Levan #larrylevan. Without him, the #housemusic we share with the world might not exist. #rememberhim #housemusic #paradisegarage From #brooklyn to #croatia #riplarrylevan. #pupilofhousemusic #househeads. #loveisthemessage


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#onthisday #onthisdayinhistory #onthisdayinmusic ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโค๏ธโค๏ธRIP #LarryLevan was born on July 20, 1954 (to November 8, 1992). He was a #legendary #discjockey, #producer and remixer most known for his time at #NewYork City's Paradise Garage nightclub.20 jul. 2017 ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽผ
One of the few truly #legendary figures in the universe of #contemporary #dance #music, the late, #great Larry Levan revolutionized the art of the DJ with his #soulful and eclectic sets, insanely audiophile rig, and consummate flair as both an innovative remixer and visionary turntable artist. Revered for the pulsing dance floor magic he created as resident DJ ast New York City's famed Paradise Garage- perhaps the most revered club in dance music history - Levan merged underground hits with popular classics of every genre to take the communal dance experience to new heights. A seminal figure in both the disco-defined '70s and house-centric '80s, his innovations reshaped dance music itself and influenced every DJ who would follow.


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HBDAY LARRY LEVAN !! #larrylevan #firstofall #nyc #paradisegarage


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