Larry Levan warns new DJs to “put your ego aside”.
The Paradise Garage Facebook page has unearthed a 50-minute video of its famous resident DJ playing at The Choice in New York City in 1989, a couple of years after his more famous stomping ground closed its doors.
The footage is raw and pretty weird at points – for every clip of dancers getting down to Black Box there’s a long shot of not very much happening at a local record store. Skip to the last 10 minutes to see Larry Levan interviewed by a Japanese reporter (possibly not at the same clubnight), dishing out advice to new DJs and talking about the concept of house music.
Meanwhile, London’s Ministry of Sound is hosting the Larry Levan Birthday Bash on July 19 with a host of former Paradise Garage DJs, and you can still catch up with last year’s Larry Levan Block Party in New York.