A pioneer of masterful selection in the early ‘70s, Mancusco’s meticulously ordered sets were said to have brought his crowds to tears. Proof that a great DJ not only has to spin the right records, but spin them at the right time.
Practically inventing the ‘Underground’ club night, Mancuso’s legendary invitation-only Loft parties helped develop the template that many other DJs and promoters built on, including the epochal disco sensation that was the Paradise Garage, also in New York.
Mancuso was also notable for being a renowned geek when it came to his soundsystem, the construction of which was almost as precisely assembled as his sets.
David Mancuso rocking his ‘House Party’ tee and the turntables at the Urban Live Music Club, Perugia, Italy. 2007