7TH HEAVEN W/JOEY LLANOS & DOUGLAS SHERMAN
Two great party lineages align for our ceremonial launch of 7th Heaven. The late DJs David Mancuso, of the Loft, and Larry Levan, of the Paradise Garage, both emphasized thematic development over beat-matching while keeping dance floors moving all night.
7th Heaven is a rebirth of the grooves well-established by Mancuso and Levan. Featuring Douglas Sherman, who continues to work under the Loft umbrella, and Joey Llanos, who was an essential contributor to the Garage and continues to spearhead the Paradise Garage Reunion parties with David DePino, will function as a joint tribute to the collective legacies they represent. Expect an evening that spans the entirety of dance-music history, including the modern sounds that Mancuso and Levan never stopped discovering. Come experience two masters play together and foster an inclusive community where the dance floor serves as our common ground and the dancer is elevated above the clouds to a place of musical bliss, 7th Heaven.
Joey Llanos is a percussionist-turned-DJ whose relationship with Paradise Garage began when he became head security consultant in 1978. By 1983, he was a backup music selector for Larry Levan. Joey went on to open up his own club, The Choice, with Richard Vasquez, and has since slayed dance floors throughout NYC and around the globe. He sits at the helm of the Paradise Garage Reunion parties, alongside Garage legend David DePino, keeping the legacy alive to this day.
Douglas Sherman has been an integral member of the Loft family dating back to 1979, most notably for balloon décor and as Mancuso’s back-up musical host, so it should come as no surprise that he carefully considers the entire experience of a party, from audio quality to decorations (he and his team seriously transform our space into a cathedral of balloons for a visual delight). As a musical host, he serves as a conduit tapping into the collective vibration of music to transport the listener, energize the dancer and lift us above the clouds where every record stands on its own and the music plays us. It’s a trip every time and he invites everyone to come along for the ride.
d&b audiotechnik supplied by Oxygen Eventworks
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This is a 21+ event.