David Mancuso

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

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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’

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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:

MAESTRO

4 years in the making for the first time in a motion picture 
The Movement that became dance music of today. 

starring:
Larry Levan, David Mancuso, Frankie Knuckles, Nicky Siano, Francis Grasso, Francois K., “Little Louie” Vega, Danny Tenaglia, Jellybean, Tony Humphries, Danny Krivit, Joaquin “Joe” Claussell, Richard Long, Alex Rosner, Keith Haring, Derrick May, Kenny Carpenter, Jose Padilla (Spain), Sven Vath (Germany), Mr. Mike (Switzerland), Dimitri From Paris (France), Boyd Jarvis, Fantastic Plastic Machine (Japan), Mark Oliver (Toronto), Frankie Bones, Danny Rampling (UK), Albert Assoon (Toronto), Alex Neri (Italy), Pete Tong (UK), Gregory Gray (Chicago), Bobby (UK), Fabrice (Italy), Ralf (Italy), Ron Carroll (Chicago), Craig Loftis, Benji Espinoza (DJ International, Chicago), Nori (Japan), Tony Desypris (Montreal), Ivan Iacobucci (Italy), Yukihiro Fukutomi (Japan), Billie (Artist), Robert Ouimet (Montreal), Steve D’aquisto Alan Thompson (UK), Antonio Ocasio, Patricia Field, Mike Stone, Ricky L & Sauro (Italy), Cosmo, Original Loft And Garage Dancers, Rene Hewitt, Smokin Jo, Robert Clivilles (C&C Music Factory)

SYNOPSIS
Maestro, a feature documentary, tells the story of how a group of people found refuge and a call for life outside the mainstream, what evolved was a scene that set the ground work for what was to come in dance music culture worldwide.
A film 4 years in the making, a rare insight into the underground world as it was.
It’s the first time this story is told in a motion Picture, included in the film are pioneer dance music DJs and producers, ”founding fathers”, its center being Larry Levan, as well as high-profile DJs of today.
It vividly portrays the world that spawned today’s dance music from 2-step, to the eclectic sounds of tribal, to pop artists. Parties from Ibiza to Philly, all are influenced by the quintessential elements that made New York City’s Paradise Garage and The Loft such a powerful cultural force in people’s lives.
DJs Larry Levan (Paradise Garage) and David Mancuso (The Loft) continue to be revered today as the leaders of dance music culture worldwide.
This seminal movement—encompassing dancers, patrons, artists, DJs, sound designers, and more—gave birth to DJ pioneers in the film and contemporary dance club parties across the globe.
Most film documents of this historical movement have fallen short of its true story and impact to the world, providing us with a glossed over account of the time. Opting for a more personal and candid approach, MAESTRO shows the true history of the people through a realistic creative aesthetic. Tracing the underground’s dance origin, MAESTRO brings out a real understanding of this intense lifestyle, and the lives they lived and died for. It is far from mere nostalgia, this film is like the music and experiences it chronicles.

THNX to: Gaia Somasca
www.maestro-documentary.com

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