David Paul Mancuso (October 20, – November 14, ) was an American disc jockey The importance of Mancuso and The Loft are also chronicled in Josell Ramos' documentary, Maestro (), a Garage and Levan-centered. The Loft was the location for the first underground dance party organized by David Mancuso on February 14, , in New York City. Since then, the term " The. 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 DJ behind legendary disco club the Loft, who died on Monday, a DJ Saved My Life, there is a lovely, heartfelt tribute to David Mancuso. In an excerpt from Tim Lawrence's new book, Life And Death On The New York Dance Floor, , we hear how David Mancuso's The Loft. David Mancuso, a self-described “musical host” who revolutionized night life in New York with weekly dance parties he gave at his downtown.
Following the passing of David Mancuso, the founder of dance music's spiritual beacon the Loft, we highlight 10 songs he helped make. An oral history of David Mancuso's life-changing New York party, through the eyes of the community that shaped it.