Some of Larry Levan’s finest remixes and edits have been compiled for a double album coming out in March.

Genius Of Time is hardly the first anthology of the pioneering producer and DJ (one came out on Salsoul last year), but it’s a good chance to stock up on high quality versions of gems like his mix of Gwen Guthrie’s ‘Padlock’ and the instrumental dub of Smokey Robinson’s ‘And I Don’t Love You’, plus versions of Grace Jones, Central Line and Loose Joints.

The album, which follows a 12″ sampler released on Record Store Day last year, is available on 2XCD and download (sadly no vinyl) with sleevenotes by DJ and writer Chris Menist. It’s out via Universal Music Catalogue on March 25.

Check the tracklist below, and watch Levan give advice to new DJs in a vintage interview.




01. NYC Peech Boys ‘Life Is Something Special (Special Edition)’
02. Syreeta ‘Can’t Shake Your Love (Larry Levan Mix)’
03. Gwen Guthrie ‘Padlock (Larry Levan Mix)’
04. Man Friday ‘Love Honey, Love Heartache (A Larry Levan Mix)’
05. Merc & Monk ‘Carried Away (Larry Levan Remix)’
06. Dee Dee Bridgewater ‘Bad For Me (Larry Levan Mix)’
07. Bert Reid ‘Groovin’ With You (Vocal, Levan Edit)’
08. Tramaine ‘The Rock (Garage Vocal Version)’
09. Man Friday ‘Groove (Larry’s Yaw)’
10. Jimmy Ross ‘First True Love Affair (Larry Levan Remix)’
11. Gwen Guthrie ‘Seventh Heaven (Levan Mix)’


01. David Joseph ‘You Can’t Hide Your Love (Larry Levan Mix)’
02. Grace Jones ‘Feel Up (Larry Levan Mix)’
03. Gwen Guthrie ‘It Should Have Been You (Larry Levan Mix)’
04. Loose Joints ‘Tell Me (Today) (Larry Levan Mix)’
05. Esther Williams ‘I’ll Be Your Pleasure (Larry Levan Mix)’
06. Man Friday ‘Real Love (The Paradise Garage Mix)’
07. Central Line ‘Walking Into Sunshine (Special Mix)’
08. Jeffrey Osborne ‘Plane Love (Specially Remixed Version – Larry Levan Remix)’
09. Gwen Guthrie ‘Peanut Butter (Long Vocal) Larry Levan Remix)’
10. Smokey Robinson ‘And I Don’t Love You (Instrumental Dub)’
11. Peech Boys ‘Don’t Make Me Wait (Extended Version)’



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