Tag: Ron Hardy

Go Retro With A Selection Of Rare Early House And Disco Sets

While we are all taking our moments these days to reminisce 2015, we thought we’d expand on that thought a little and take you on a musical trip down memory lane. So we’ve selected some of our most favourite retro sets by the pioneers of the days of Proto-House, late Disco and Italo. Step back into the days of The Warehouse, Music Box, The Hacienda and Paradise Garage, under the curation of artists such as Nicky Siano, Larry Levan, Masters At Work, Ron Hardy, Derrick May and Lil’ Louis.  Nicky Siano – @ The Gallery (1976) [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/wax-poetics/nicky-siano-live-at-the-gallery-october-1976″ comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] Junior Vasquez ... Read more

Rare 1989 Video Interview With Larry Levan

“You can’t dance to decoration [in a club]. You’re selling music. Not mirrors and paint” The “Jimi Hendrix of the turntables”, “prototype resident” and “worshipped like a god” by his audience and colleagues. There’s never been a shortage of superlatives to describe the late and great Larry Levan. The decade-long resident of clubland’s ground zero, Paradise Garage, is still widely regarded as a prime example of all the right things a true DJ should entail. Specifically his cross-disciplinary take on sets, where he was the first to combine post-disco with other sounds, like early house, to Kraftwerk and British synth-pop. ... Read more