The Paradise Garage was a nightclub notable in the history of modern gay and nightclub cultures and in dance and pop musics . Poliamory pride in San Francisco 2004jpg|thumb|Representatives of the Polyamory community at a San Francisco parade A nightclub (or "night club" or "club" is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark This article is about music for dancing in general You may also be looking for Electronic dance music. Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure It was founded by Michael Brody, its sole proprietor, and was located at 84 King Street, New York City. The City of New York It operated from 1976 to 1987 and was the base for DJ Larry Levan. Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) A disc jockey (also known as DJ or deejay) is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience Larry Levan (born Lawrence Philpot July 20, 1954 &ndash died November 8, 1992 At the height of the disco boom in 1977 Levan was offered Its name derives from its origins as a parking garage. The Paradise Garage's business model was largely inspired by David Mancuso's Loft parties: no liquor was served, there were no sales of food or beverages, and the club was not open to the general public. David Mancuso (born October 20 1944 is the creator of the famous "by invitation only" parties in New York City The Loft is the location for the first underground dance party ( Love Saves the Day) that was created by David Mancuso on February 14
The sound system was developed by Richard Long and Associates (RLA) and was said by those that attended to be the best in New York City at that time. The City of New York The club has been credited for its influence on the development of the modern dance club as it is today: unlike other clubs of its time, the Paradise Garage was focused on dancing rather than social interaction, and it was the first to put the DJ at the center of attention.
Among those to benefit from what became known as "The Garage Sound" or "Garage Music" was West End Records, run by Mel Cheren. West End Records was co-founded by Mel Cheren in New York City in 1976 and predominantly published Disco music Among its successes were "Sessomatto" by Sessa Matto, Karen Young's "Hot Shot," "Heartbeat" by Taana Gardner (remixed by Levan) and "Don't Make Me Wait" by the Peech Boys (produced by Levan). The name Karen Young may refer to Karen Young (actress (born 1958 American film and TV actress Karen Young (author, American romance novelist Taana Gardner is an American disco singer who found her success through West End Records from 1979 to the present day The Peech Boys, also known as the New York Citi Peech Boys or NYC Peech Boys was a band that comprised Bernard Fowler, Steven Brown, Robert Kasper, West End Records folded for a number of years, re-opening in the late 90's and releasing one of Levan's DJ sets recorded live at the Garage. In the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, a post-disco radio station, Paradise FM plays music representitive of the club's playlists at the height of its popularity. A video game is a Game that involves interaction with a User interface to generate visual feedback on a video device. Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories is a sandbox-style action-adventure Video game developed by Rockstar Leeds in association with Disco is a Genre of dance-oriented music whose origins are hard to define The soundtrack of the Video game Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories is presented as a series of Radio stations that broadcast music
The building which housed the Paradise Garage is now a facility for Verizon Communications. "Verizon" redirects here this article is about the corporation see also Verizon Wireless, Verizon Online DSL and Verizon FiOS.
The unique and eclectic style of disco and dance musics played at the Garage gave rise to the descriptive terms "garage," "garage style" and "garage classic" (to describe a record that was made famous or is associated with the Paradise Garage). When the term "garage music" is used in reference to the Paradise Garage, it does not exclusively mean house music, although certain house tracks may be considered to be garage classics. House music is a style of Electronic dance music initially popularized in mid-1980s DiscothÃ¨ques catering to the African-American, Latino The term "garage" has changed meaning over time, see UK garage for a more detailed description. UK Garage ( UKG) is an umbrella term that refers to several different varieties of modern Electronic dance music generally connected to the evolution of house
This form of music is not related to garage rock.