Larry Levan

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    Roller Disco: Five Absolutely Essential Jams, According to DJ Danny Krivit

    Party people old enough to remember Miami's roller disco days should be stoked to know that the 305 has a new party on wheels. Roller Disco at Grand Central may be just a monthly party, but with some of disco music's most legendary DJs headlining, it might be the single best excuse to party all mo ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    Hercules & Love Affair's Andy Butler Discusses Greek Mythology and Disco Music

    Forty years after its heyday, disco has become one of music's most mythologized subcultures -- especially among dance lovers who weren't old enough to experience its '70s golden era, when New York City's monolithic temples of nightlife worship, like The Loft and Paradise Garage, were home to Olympia ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014

    Jellybean Benitez: "A Lot of EDM is Lacking Passion"

    Dance music culture as we know it today owes much to the seminal New York City scene of the '70s and '80s, and pioneering DJs like John "Jellybean" Benitez. While he would go on to an illustrious career as a producer, putting his Midas touch on chart-topping hits by the likes of Madonna and Whitney ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Ten Worst House Music Videos of All Time

    House rose from the cracks of Chicago's warehouse disco scene to be a global force in music. But just because billions of ears dig this stuff and it changed pop history ... Sometimes, it still sucks. As proof, we here at Crossfade dug up some examples of how stupid it's all gonna look in retrospec ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    The Revenge Talks Next 6th Borough Project Album, Disco Edits, and New Live Show

    House music is currently embroiled in a hot steamy love affair with its own past. Look no further than the lush slow-mo vintage grooves of Scotland's The Revenge, AKA Graeme Clark. As a master of the disco edit, Clark is keeping the old-school tradition of garage legends like Larry Levan alive. But ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    MANIK Names His Six Most Influential Classic Jams

    Electronic dance music wunderkind MANIK (AKA Chris Manik) takes music very seriously. For one thing, he's a prolific producer with over a dozen records released on top labels like Ovum, Poker Flat, Hot Creations, and Culprit in just a few years. But Manik is also a scholar of music. Literally. ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Soul Clap Talks Leaving Beantown, Miami's Food Truck Roundup, and the Power of EFUNK

    ​A Soul Clap is a clap made on the eighth note of a beat. The Boston-bred duo of Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine bring their soulful disco, funk, and hip-hop influenced house all over the world to footloose crowds hungry for a good time. They've been making beats together since they were teen ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    DJ Harvey Talks Turntablism, Disco Breaks, and Black Cock

    DJ Harvey: He aims to please​DJ Harvey Bassett's resume reads like the very history of vanguard music since the '70s. Born and bred in Cambridge, UK, he was an original '77 punk rocker whose band The Ersatz saw rotation on John Peel's legendary radio show. But soon enough, he traded his drums ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    DJ Mix: Greg Wilson Live WMC Set at Electric Pickle, March 24

    ​For those of you tragically not in attendance that night, legendary UK DJ Greg Wilson made his highly anticipated WMC debut (in fact his Miami debut altogether) at Electric Pickle on Wednesday, March 24, schooling us all on the authentic disc jockey artform. Beyond simply reinstating the definiti ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010
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    March 22, 2010

    WMC 2010: Q&A with UK Legend DJ Greg Wilson, Playing Electric Pickle on Wednesday

    ​Few figures in the international dance music scene can wear the title of legend as aptly as Greg Wilson. The British DJ boasts a career spanning three decades, going back to the birth of house and his early days as a DJ at Manchester's seminal club The Hacienda, and he carries on the authentic mi ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009
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    July 2, 2009
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    May 21, 2009
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    April 20, 2009

    Frankie Knuckles, the Godfather of House, at Vagabond this Saturday

    Frankie Knuckles is hardly a man who needs introduction. The legendary DJ/producer is a pivotal figure in the history of house music, having begun his stellar career alongside Larry Levan in NYC and as resident DJ at the Warehouse in '70s Chicago, back when house music was still an experimental offs ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009

    Head Spins: Claudio Holze

    Big Fish's catch of the day.

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    February 19, 2009

    Head Spins: DJ Jonathan Brody

    Disco, disco, disco!

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    February 17, 2009

    Head Spins: DJ Jonathan Brody

    No ifs, no ands, and definitely no buts about it -- when DJ Jonathan Brody is asked to define his genre, he comes back with a quick and decisive "disco, disco, disco!" Sure, it swings "from new disco to Italo Disco disco-house," but in the end it's clear: this cat's got it bad for the four-to-the-fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Top Dance Albums of 2008

    Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>

  • News

    April 10, 2008

    Letters from the Issue of April 10, 2008

    Would you worship the picture of a political figure who had killed, let's say, your mom or dad because of difference of political opinion?

  • Music

    May 5, 2005
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    November 13, 2003

    Original Flavor

    DHM wants to introduce you to real house

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    April 10, 2003


    A glimpse into the art of house legend Little Louie Vega

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    December 20, 2001

    A DJ's Christmas Story

    Christopher Lawrence and Judge Jules are visited by the ghosts of house

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    October 11, 2001

    Friendly Frequency

    DJ Eddie Mix keeps listeners comfortable

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    August 9, 2001

    24-Hour Garage

    Determine your electronic destiny: Paradise or Mekka

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    December 30, 1999

    Reverend Joe Is in the House

    House music as secular gospel? Amen, brother

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    July 22, 1999
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    October 29, 1998