Legendary New York DJ and producer David Mancuso has passed away
New York’s underground dance scene was shaped forever by the “original disco DJ” David Mancuso during the ’70s when he began throwing his famed parties at The Loft. At 72 years of age, the legendary party organizer and performer has now passed away.
Mancuso set his roots down in New York City at the dawn of the Disco age in 1970, where he threw his first party, Love Saves The Day. The positive atmosphere fostered within the party’s walls, and later on at The Loft, inspired the formation other clubs in the city such as The Gallery and Paradise Garage. In addition, Mancuso co-founded the city’s first record pool alongside Vince Aletti and Steve D’Acquisto. His accomplishments later earned him induction into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005.
Mancuso’s passing has been met with great sorrow from fellow dance music legends, including Erol Alkan, Junior Sanchez, and more. House music legend Kerri Chandler shared the below message: