Topic: [gla] Melting Pot - A Tribute to Larry Levan, Sat 7th May
The Admiral Presents
A Tribute to Larry Levan & The Paradise Garage
With Funktifeyeno and Piacentini (Dance! Dance! Dance!)
Plus residents Andrew Pirie and Simon Cordiner
Saturday 7th May, 2011
72a Waterloo Street, Glasgow, G2 7DA
11pm - 3am
£10 on the door
Melting Pot joins forces once again with Funktifeyeno and Piacentini from Dance! Dance! Dance! to present a tribute to one of the most influential clubs and DJs on the disco and early house scene, The Paradise Garage, and its resident, the truly legendary Larry Levan. The Garage was a phenomenon, a place where thousands of clubbers would dance week in week out from 1977 to its close in 1987, where resident DJ Larry Levan would spin for hours on end. Larry’s influence was enormous – he could single handily break new records, with legions of fans and radio DJs taking their cues from his sets. The Garage was also a test bed for his production skills, where records would be tweaked from week to week to ensure maximum dancefloor impact. He was also obsessive about the sound quality of the system, and worked closely with Richard Long to create a system that has rarely been equalled since.
Larry Levan has had such an enormous influence over dance music as we know it today, and one that deserves to be celebrated. What better way to do so than to play the records that had such an impact over the 10 years that The Garage shaped the dance music scene.
We’ll be playing tracks from top 100 records of The Paradise Garage list that featured in Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton’s Last Night a DJ Saved My Life book, and will also throw in some other Levan productions, and tracks that never made it into the list.
Here’s the list to peruse:
Sleeve notes to Larry Levan Live at The Paradise Garage:
Melting Pot Pre-Club, Saturday 7th May
The Admiral, 72a Waterloo Street, Glasgow, G2 7DA
Free entry with Melting Pot DJs
9pm - 11pm
Melting Pot DJs will be kicking things off at our pre-club at the upstairs bar in The Admiral - as an added incentive there are sure to be some £5 passes for the club floating around.
With thanks to Loud & Clear Hi-Fi for sound equipment:
Sun 4th May - Derrick Carter
Sat 7th June - Idjut Boys