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David Mancuso, dance music pioneer, passes away age 72

The legend was best known for his event space, The Loft, and for revolutionizing the record pool

For anyone that knows anything about a little dance music history, David Mancuso and his space, called 'The Loft,' are a quintessential part of shaping electronic music to the way it is today. 

He moved to New York in 1962, and cemented himself into 647 Broadway near Bleecker Street, and began to throw parties in his loft every Saturday. 

François K, Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan, Nicky Siano and David Morales, among many others, were all regulars at the party. 

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Mancuso was also well known for his record pool, and his last party was in October. 

The talented curator and audiophile was a quintessential part of New York's underground scene, and quickly became one of the most important pioneers of partying and curating in dance and electronic music. 


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