RIP David Mancuso ❤️ #lovesavestheday

The Loft Experience

When asked what makes the experience complete Mancuso replies:

” It’s a vibe. You’re having a peace of mind or you’re not. Usually the more you shed your ego, the more peace of mind you will have. The music… that’s what it allows us to be, free. The Loft parties doesn’t function about how good the DJ is – it’s about the music. “

” I’m just part of the vibration. I’m very uncomfortable when I’m put on a pedestal. Sometimes in this particular business it comes down to the DJ, who sometimes does some kind of performance and wants to be on the stage. That’s not me. I don’t want attention I want to feel a sense of camaraderie and I’m doing things on so many levels that, whether it’s the sound or whatever, I don’t want to be pigeonholed as a DJ. I don’t want to categorised or become anything. I just want to be. “

” As a dj he would never lay claim to anything so egotistical as “playing a great set”; for him, a wonderful night is made as much by the dancers as the music, guided as much by the spirit of joy in the room as by the hand who chooses the next record. ”

David Mancuso

Tim Lawrence: Love Saves the Day: David Mancuso and the Loft

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Mancuso

DiscoMusic: True Origins of The Loft

Thump: David Mancuso The Loft RIP Colleen Cosmo Murphy

RA: RIP David Mancuso

RA: Subterranean dance: David Mancuso and The Loft

Pitchfork: David Mancuso, Iconic DJ and Loft Founder, Dead at 72

JeremyGilbertWriting: Goodbye David Mancuso – we love you

The Guardian: David Mancuso, DJ and dance culture pioneer, dies aged 72

The Guardian: The legacy of David Mancuso: ‘His dancefloor was a kind of egalitarian utopia’

RBMA: New York Stories David Mancuso

David Mancuso at The Loft NYC – Spotify Playlist

David Mancuso The Loft 100 – Youtube Playlist

Mixcloud: David Mancoso The Loft Live 3 hour set

Discogs

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Remembering David Mancuso, New York Disco Pioneer and Founder of the Loft

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MEMORIES FROM:

François Kevorkian

Nicky Siano

Tim Lawrence

Bill Brewster

Greg Wilson

Craig Shifty

Balearic Mike

Kenny Carpenter

Ron Trent

Daniel Wang

Let D.M. have a laugh about it though - for a guy who did THAT many drugs, acid Kool-Aid, and parties with no closing hours, he lasted for a realllly long time! AND unlike L. Levan, W. Gibbons etc., he even had a team of fans cooking him Gyoza and Teriyaki ;-) in his final years. Not a bad way to go!! Don't cry, people, go have a dance for him!

Danny Krivit