Larry Levan

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Legal name: Lawrence Philpot

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Larry Levan (/ləˈvæn/; born Lawrence Philpot, July 20, 1954 – November 8, 1992) was an American DJ best known for his decade-long residency at the New York City night club Paradise Garage, which has been described as the prototype of the modern dance club. He developed a cult following who referred to his sets as "Saturday Mass". Influential post-disco DJ François Kevorkian credits Levan with introducing the dub aesthetic into dance music. Along with Kevorkian, Levan experimented with drum machines and synthesizers in his productions and live sets, ushering in an electronic, post-disco sound that presaged the ascendence of house music.

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Discography

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1996 Larry Levan's Paradise Garage 1
2004 The Definitive Salsoul Mixes '78-'83 1

Album + DJ-mix + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2000 Live at the Paradise Garage 3

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