Larry Levan’s favourite track gets reworked by his old friend Nicky Siano, I think we’ll let Nicky say it better than we ever could:
“When I met Larry (Levan) in 1973, all he wanted to be was a designer. After working at the GALLERY for two years, one night, while we were decorating for the weekend’s parties, he asked me if he could play some records. I said OF COURSE, and while he played, and tried to mix (NO SHADE, IT WAS HIS FIRST TIME!), I stood by him, and told him the things that other DJ’s told me, DON’T CUT OFF THE WORDS IN MID SENTENCE, Try to blend the beats, Hold the record on the side LIKE THIS, and on and on and on. Then in 1975 while we were still living together, he got his first job DJing at THE CONTINENTAL BATHS. Within a few weeks he came home and played me a record, THIS IS MY FAVORITE SONG, he announced. I AM PROUD TO SAY I have remixed that song, adding drums, snares, shakers, and enhancing strings and other instruments.”
Thanks for spreading the love Nicky, we’re listening.