The DJ, who played at Studio 54 and opened his first club, the Gallery, in Manhattan in 1973, reveals the New York party and music hotspots he rates today

I started going to bars when I was 16. Kids weren’t allowed in, but I was tall. I’d look through the windows of certain clubs and see the inside. They always just looked phoney, trying to be really groovy and, well, posh. To me, they looked tacky. Then I went to David Mancuso’s place, the Loft, and was just overwhelmed by it.

I was into sound but, oh my God, I had never heard sound like that before. The whole setup at The Loft was different. It was just like being in someone’s living room, but a nice living room with big cushions and lamps and old chairs.

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Source: The Guardian

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