I was introduced to this song a few months ago on a trip to my favorite records store. When the co-owner saw me grabbing that 12″, he looked at me dead in the eye and said “This is the best Larry Levan production ever made”.
I wasn’t familiar with it and I was thinking to myself “Really? How could the legendary Paradise Garage DJ top some of my favorite anthems such as Don’t Make Me Wait, Life Is Something Special (both by NYC Peech Boys also), Love Honey, Love Heartache (by Man Friday) or Tonight Love Will Make It Right (by Hanson & Davis)???”
I was in for a treat as I stepped into the booth and played this on the store crystal clean sound system. I usually listen to a few seconds of a track and know right away if I like it or not. In this case, out of curiosity, maybe for the first time in my life, I listened to the whole song from beginning to end. I was speechless.
This is the real spirit of the Garage sound. A hypnotic, relentless and super intense groove. If I would have to play only one song from the 80’s now or to describe the sound of that decade, I would choose this one right away. This is pure perfection. There’s a super strong song progression and you really do reach a crazy climax near the end of it. Larry Levan was truly in total control of his skills when he worked on this.
This is one of the most amazing record I ever heard. It’s so good that it’s even hard to describe it. You should just listen to the whole thing real loud and make up your mind about it.
(The store I’m referring to in this review is Dope Jams. I strongly urge you to get there in Oak Hill, NY, to browse through their immaculate hand picked selection of 12″ and LP’s, to experience their insanely good in-store events and to explore the amazing surroundings. My life has changed since I stepped in that store…)
Track taken from The Rawsoul’s new “RawHouseSupreme Show”. Listen below and subscribe to his channel on mixcloud!