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10 classic tracks from David Mancuso's Loft

MFSB, Manu Dibango, Loose Joints and more dance music gems

  • Louis Anderson-Rich
  • 15 November 2016

The death of pioneering DJ and party visionary David Mancuso leaves behind a legacy unrivalled in the history of dance music.

As founder of The Loft, the New York native created what many considered to be New York’s first underground dance party.

Mancuso’s home became a safe space for people marginalised by society and looking for community spirit. It was a cultural mix of different races and sexualities in an after-hours setting.

Not only was The Loft socially progressive but Mancuso, along with sound engineer Alex Rosner created a gold standard for club soundsystems with its audiophile qualities. It was of utmost importance to Mancuso to have music heard at the party exactly the way the artist intended it.

With that in mind, here are 10 stone-cold classics that graced the Loft sound system.

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