The weekly throng on the Garage dancefloor contained a group of friends who would go on to kick-start a new era of dance music in New York. There was fast-rising remixer, radio host and DJ Tony Humphries , his neighbor and fellow radio DJ Timmy Regisford , professional window dresser and synthesizer enthusiast Boyd Jarvis , editor-turned-producer Paul Simpson and drum machine obsessive Winston Jones. Throw in Kenny Carpenter and aspiring singer Anthony Malloy, and you had a group with the skills, enthusiasm, knowledge and contacts to change the musical agenda. Through that I discovered how to make my own syn-drums, claps and kicks. His specialty, though, was coming up with killer synth basslines. It was a skill he developed by lugging his synthesizer down to clubs, and providing live overdubs for sets by Timmy Regisford and Kenny Carpenter. Boyd would play these howling, bubbling basslines, and create this mixture that was tribal, space-like and urban at the same time. It was strange and very sensual for us out on the dancefloor. He put it on, and immediately everybody ran away from the bars and onto the dancefloor.
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More spacious and synthetic than much disco, yet more soulfully musical than later house, it's a best-of-both-worlds sound. Sign In. Bar a Thym. Kerri Chandler. I'll House You Club Mix. Jungle Brothers. I'll House You - EP. Free Full Intention Mix. Free - EP. Respect Club Mix.
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The Paradise Garage , also known as "the Garage"   or the "Gay-rage",    was a discotheque in New York City notable in the history of modern dance and pop music , as well as LGBT and nightclub cultures. It operated from to and was the base for resident DJ Larry Levan. The club has been credited for its influence on the development of the modern dance club as it is in the s; unlike other clubs of its time, the Paradise Garage was focused on dancing rather than verbal interaction, and it was the first to put the DJ at the center of attention. Among the notable musicians who performed there were Diana Ross  and a young Madonna. In April , demolition on the former Paradise Garage site was completed. The club's name derives from its origins as a parking garage. The Paradise Garage's business model was largely inspired by David Mancuso 's private invitation-only DJ parties at The Loft in New York City, where no liquor was served, no food nor beverages were sold, and the club was not open to the general public. West End Records folded for a number of years, then re-opened in the late s and released one of Levan's DJ sets recorded live at the Garage.