Last night I started to pack my record bag for this Saturday's trip to Bordeaux, where I'll be giving a talk about David Mancuso/the Loft and selecting some Loft classics to mark Cafe Mancuso's first anniversary. I've been buying all sorts of music over the last year or two, and every now and again I've wondered what David would thought if I'd played some of these purchases to him — because it wasn't easy to play a record to David and get him to respond with a nod of approval! Yet going through the box I've been preparing for the next All Our Friends party at Chats Palace, I was struck by the very decent number of Loft records I found there.
David really did have an amazing ear for music. Or maybe along with the dancers he contributed to the creation of a third ear, as he once told me, because David always felt that Loft records were collectively selected. So those records that are still in the current box and are in so many people's current boxes--those records have instigated an awful lot of moves over the years and are collectively cherished. It'll be interesting to see how they go down in Bordeaux. Thanks to Gui for hosting and inviting!
Saturday, November 3 2018 / Cafe Mancuso, 24 Rue Ravez 33000 Bordeaux