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New Larry Levan compilation out next month

'Genius Of Time' gathers together the cream of the legendary DJ's remixes

2016 Feb 04     
2 Bit Thugs

The two-disc set includes re-rubs for Grace Jones, Smokey Robinson, Gwen Guthrie, Loose Joints and more

Out on 26 March via Universal Music, Genius Of Time is a brand new two-disc collection that gathers together the cream of Larry Levan's remix and production work.

It's an album that's been a long time coming. While the legend of Levan - as co-founder and resident of the Paradise Garage in NYC - is well established, actually hearing the man's work hasn't always been that easy. Sure, numerous live Levan DJ mixes are available online, and there are two 'official' mix albums (Live At The Paradise Garage on Strut, and Ministry's Live & Remastered 20th Anniversary from 2011), as well as The Definitive Salsoul Mixes '78-'83, which collates his remixes for Salsoul Records. But this is the first compilation we know of to present his remix and production work for a range of labels.

As such, only the most hardcore of collectors are likely to own every track here on vinyl, making Genius Of Time pretty much an essential purchase for anyone with an interest in the birth of modern dance music.

The full tracklist can be seen below.


1 NYC Peech Boys - Life Is Something Special (Special Edition)

2 Syreeta - Can’t Shake Your Love (Larry Levan Mix)

3 Gwen Guthrie - Padlock (Larry Levan Mix)

4 Man Friday - Love Honey, Love Heartache (A Larry Levan Mix)

5 Merc & Monk - Carried Away (Larry Levan Remix)

6 Dee Dee Bridgewater - Bad For Me (Larry Levan Mix)

7 Bert Reid - Groovin’ With You (Vocal, Levan Edit)

8 Tramaine - The Rock (Garage Vocal Version)

9 Man Friday - Groove (Larry’s Yaw)

10 Jimmy Ross - First True Love Affair (Larry Levan Remix)

11 Gwen Guthrie - Seventh Heaven (Levan Mix)


1 David Joseph - You Can’t Hide Your Love (Larry Levan Mix)

2 Grace Jones - Feel Up (Larry Levan Mix)

3 Gwen Guthrie - It Should Have Been You (Larry Levan Mix)

4 Loose Joints - Tell Me (Today) (Larry Levan Mix)

5 Esther Williams - I’ll Be Your Pleasure (Larry Levan Mix)

6 Man Friday - Real Love (The Paradise Garage Mix)

7 Central Line - Walking Into Sunshine (Special Mix)

8 Jeffrey Osborne - Plane Love (Specially Remixed Version, Larry Levan Remix)

9 Gwen Guthrie - Peanut Butter (Long Vocal, Larry Levan Remix)

10 Smokey Robinson - And I Don’t Love You (Instrumental Dub)

11 Peech Boys - Don’t Make Me Wait (Extended Version)





Tags: Larry Levan, disco, garage, Paradise Garage, Gwen Guthrie, Peech Boys NYC, New York, Loose Joints, Man Friday