Legends Of The Dancefloor - A Piece Of Paradise

Episodes

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0120110717 (6M)
20190601 (6M)

Eddie Gordon celebrates the influence of the Paradise Garage nightclub, which operated from 1976 to 1987 in New York and was the base for DJ Larry Levan.

The series considers how the combined force of the club and DJ Larry Levan changed the music business and provided the inspiration for many of today's global nightclub brands. It includes interviews with Michael Linder, Vince Aletti, Nicky Siano, Judy Weinstein and Tom Moulton, five voices who saw the beginning from the floor up, created change and rode with the wave through the disco daze.

Eddie Gordon celebrates the influence of the Paradise Garage nightclub.

Reflections on New York city dance culture.

02Episode 2: Two Towers20110718 (6M)
20190602 (6M)

Interviews from the movers and shakers of Manhattan during those halcyon days of the 70s.

Reflections on New York city dance culture.

03Episode 3: 57th Heaven20110719 (6M)
20190603 (6M)

The story of the Paradise Garage Nightclub continues with episode three, 57th Heaven. It features interviews with DJ Victor Rosado, singer Taana Gardner and DJ David Depino, three people who worked with Larry Levan closely.

One of Larry's career highlights in his short 38 years was his remix of Gwen Guthrie's song Seventh Heaven for Island Records. Tonight we are given a close perspective of Larry from two of his co-DJs and the artist whose record Levan remixed to success.

This episode first broadcast in July 2011.

Featuring interviews with DJ Victor Rosado, singer Taana Gardner and DJ David Depino.

Reflections on New York city dance culture.

04Episode 4: 3500 Miles From Paradise20110720 (6M)
20190604 (6M)

How Paul Oakenfold and DJs Harvey, Heidi and Justin Berkman were inspired by Larry Levan.

Reflections on New York city dance culture.

05Episode 5: Thank Larry It's Friday20110721 (6M)
20190605 (6M)

Four interviews from people close to Larry Levan, including Manny Lehmann.

Reflections on New York city dance culture.