Victor Rosado (US – Paradise Garage, Studio 54)
Saturday, July 23rd
Crawdaddy, Harcourt Street.
Adm is free before midnight / 8e after
Following last month’s party with Lil Louis, Fatty Fatty are proud to present another debut Dublin appearance for another ageless turntable maestro.
This time it’s Victor Rosado, former resident at the truly legendary New York disco mecca, The Paradise Garage, where he learnt his trade under the man many consider to be the greatest DJ ever, Larry Levan.
Victor started off doing lights at David Mancuso’s infamous Loft parties, soon graduating to the audio equipment, before eventually being trusted to stand in for Mancuso himself. He made his Garage debut in the early 1980’s and along with a young David Morales, was one of Levan’s regular alternates as the legendary Garage DJ increasingly succumbed to an overwhelming heroin habit.
The Garage closed in 1987 but Victor kept on working it, spinning at Morale’s Red Zone parties and travelling with Levan to London help open The Ministry Of Sound – which in those days was in thrall to The Garage, moving it’s towering soundsystem lock stock and barrel to London and concentrating on the finest disco and house dj’s NYC had to offer.
He also span at the renowned Yellow in Japan, a club that was instrumental in bringing original disco-era legends like Levan, Francois K and Tee Scott to those shores for the first time.
In the last few years he has moved into production, with his ‘East End’ edits tastefully reworking Garage classics for the modern dancefloor. We saw him spin at Al Kent’s ‘Million Dollar Disco’ party in Manchester a few years back, and the magic was still there and no mistake. We’ve been working on getting him to our fair capital ever since…..
This date will be a warm up for Paradise Garage special at London’s Fabric on Saturday 30th July, with Rosado joined by Lenny Fontana playing strictly Garage music 1977-1987. Support on the night comes from Fatty Fatty/Downtownsounds/NightFlight disco freak Pablo.