Saturday, 19 April 2008

VA - David Mancuso Presents The Loft

As you know already, I like 'borrowing' other peoples reviews (mainly because mine are shit) . This review on Discogs sums it up nicely: "Both Loft compilations (Vols 1 & 2) are essential pieces of Dance music history containing a wealth of amazing records spanning Disco, Soul, Funk, House, Dub, Disco Not Disco, Electronica, African Funk....They have exposed me to so many artists that I wouldn't have even contemplated or considered coming under the banner of Dance music. That's probably what was so amazing about clubs like The Loft and DJs such as David Mancuso, Larry Levan etc they played and broke great records regardless of their genre. They just had a philosophy of great music that you could dance to. They could drop music with guitars and get people dancing. There is too much pigeon-holing of music these days, going to a club just to check a DJ that plays one narrow style of music, no matter how great he/she is. There is so much fantastic music across the board that clubs should take a leaf out of the Loft's book and get back to basics playing great music regardless of the genre! RESPECT to David Mancuso, Larry Levan and all the DJs who followed in their footsteps."

Tracklisting - CD 1
01 Risco Connection - Ain't No Stopping Us Now
02 Loose Joints - It's All Over My Face
03 Patti LaBelle - The Spirits In It
04 The Winners - Get Ready for the Future
05 Dexter Wansel - Life On Mars
06 Crown Heights Affair - Say a Prayer for Two (US Remixed Version)
07 T.W. Funkmasters - Love Money
08 Manfriday - Love Honey, Love Heartache (Larry Levan Vocal Mix)
09 Ednah Holt - Serious, Sirius Space Party (Club Version)

CD 2
01 The Resonance - Yellow Train
02 Fingers INC - Mystery of Love (Instrumental)
03 Ten City - Devotion (Bam Bam's House Mix)
04 Karma - High Priestess
05 Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa
06 War - City Country City
07 Ashford & Simpson - Stay Free
08 Sun Palace - Rude Movements
09 Brian Briggs - Aeo (Pts 1 & 2)

Download CD 1
Download CD 2
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thebeathunters said...

it gets more and more insane...
you're the main man!

dark jazzor said...

haha, thanks. Just trying to post good music that I like and more people should hear.

makuma said...

It's so funny I found your weblog 'cause I was reading about Mancuso and the loft.. The book is called "The Pirate's Dilemma" and I think you should check it out :)

Thank You from


oscar said...

I was looking for my copy the other day and couldn't find it. Thank you!
Love the blog!

Ovamka said...

Thanks youso much for this blog!

Greetings from Portugal via Holland

Anonymous said...

◘ Vol. 2

• pwd : simplygoodmusic

Anonymous said...

Please re-up this.