Larry Levan


It's Time For Us to Praise the Godfathers of Gospel Disco

As a new compilation celebrates the very best of spiritually-leaning disco, we look at how even the stoniest atheist can find salvation on the dancefloor.
James Darton
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Larry Levan and the Paradise Garage’s Legacy Honored in an Upcoming Film

British actor Kobna Holdbrook-Smith stars as Levan.
Oliver Kinkel
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Arthur Russell's Influential Paradise Garage Anthem "Go Bang! #5" Is Being Reissued

The re-pressing of the 1982 Dinosaur L hit single will include remixes by Francois K and Walter Gibbons.
Benjamin Boles
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God Bless the Paradise Garage Bot

We pile praise on the Twitter bot that pumps out Larry Levan's favourite records all day every day.
Josh Baines
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NYC DJ Hero Justin Strauss Shares a Paradise Garage-Influenced Disco Mix

The city staple will play Kitsune's Disco Edition club night at Goodroom alongside Todd Edwards, Cassian, and more.
David Garber

"I Felt Like I Was Floating" — Roger Sanchez on the Dance Record That Always Makes Him Cry

Or how an original Chicago classic changed a New Yorker's life forever.
Roger Sanchez

Paradise Found: Regulars From New York's Most Legendary Nightclub Share Their Stories

28 years after the fabled club closed, the Paradise Garage gang reunited for one more dance.
THUMP Australia
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EDM Doesn’t Have a Women Problem, It Has a Straight White Guy Problem

A culture created and nurtured by gays and people of color now is dominated by the same people who run everything else.
Zel McCarthy

The 20 Greatest Gay DJs of All Time

In honor of National Coming Out Day on October 11, we’re celebrating the DJs who have come out strong and played hard.
Joshua Glazer