David Mancuso ‎– The Loft

Nuphonic ‎– NUX 136CD
2 × CD, Compilation

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1-1 Risco Connection Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now (Version) 8:53
1-2 Loose Joints Is It All Over My Face (Unreleased Original Full Length Version) 11:55
1-3 Patti LaBelle Spirits In It 5:49
1-4 The Winners Get Ready For The Future 5:25
1-5 Dexter Wansel Life On Mars 5:49
1-6 Crown Heights Affair Say A Prayer For Two (U.S. Remixed Version) 6:28
1-7 T.W. Funkmasters* Love Money 7:40
1-8 Man Friday Love Honey, Love Heartache (Larry Levan Vocal Mix)
Remix – Larry Levan
1-9 Ednah Holt Serious Sirius Space Party (Club Version) 7:16
2-1 Résonance Yellow Train 2:24
2-2 Fingers Inc. Mystery Of Love (Instrumental) 7:13
2-3 Ten City Devotion (Bam Bam's House Mix)
Remix – Bam Bam
2-4 Karma High Priestess 9:42
2-5 Manu Dibango Soul Makossa 4:30
2-6 War City Country City 13:21
2-7 Ashford & Simpson Stay Free 5:29
2-8 Sun Palace Rude Movements 7:48
2-9 Brian Briggs Aeo (Pts. 1 & 2) 5:53

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Housed in a slipcase.

"Mystery of Love" is listed as Instrumental, but it's not the Instrumental Mix from the 1986 release on DJ International; rather it's the Dub Version from the 1985 release on Alleviated.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 675601 136023
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0675601136023

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NUX 136CD David Mancuso The Loft(2xCDr, Comp, Promo) Nuphonic NUX 136CD UK 2000 Sell This Version
NUX 136 David Mancuso The Loft (4xLP, Comp + Box) Nuphonic NUX 136 UK 1999 Sell This Version
none David Mancuso The Loft(2xCDr, Comp, Ltd, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label none UK Unknown Sell This Version
NUX 136 David Mancuso The Loft(4xLP, Comp, Promo, TP) Nuphonic NUX 136 UK 1999 Sell This Version


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April 10, 2020
Ground Zero - Where all modern underground disco and house starts. Imagine the vision to INVEST in the sound system and then open your loft apartment with a discerning but inclusive door policy for all night dancing while you select tunes for their sonic qualities rather than some label giving you product to plug. I salute you David and had the fortune to meet the man and replicate some of his sound with my own pair of Klipschorn corner horns. Brilliant compilation, important historical document and a must for any serious collector of the Disco genre. This is where it all begins.


March 2, 2020
If anyone has a WAV? Apparently a download was available for a couple of weeks after David died but has since stopped.


December 8, 2016
Yup. Was also getting round to pinching a fresh set recently as mines pretty beat- and boom, all gone. Now for the disrespectful price increases...


November 16, 2016
. . . rest in peace david mancuso . . .


January 20, 2016

Fantastic selections here, and the mastering is bang on, with the exception of SUN PALACE'S "Rude Movements" which appears to be a vinyl rip. (A bit of a disappointment there)


September 27, 2005
edited over 15 years ago

Both Loft compilations (Vols 1 & 2) are essential pieces of Dance music history containing a wealth of amazing records spanning Disco, Soul, Funk, House, Dub, Disco Not Disco, Electronica, African Funk....They have exposed me to so many artists that I wouldn't have even contemplated or considered coming under the banner of Dance music. That's probably what was so amazing about clubs like The Loft and DJs such as David Mancuso, Larry Levan etc they played and broke great records regardless of their genre. They just had a philosophy of great music that you could dance to. They could drop music with guitars and get people dancing. There is too much pigeon-holing of music these days, going to a club just to check a DJ that plays one narrow style of music, no matter how great he/she is. There is so much fantastic music across the board that clubs should take a leaf out of the Loft's book and get back to basics playing great music regardless of the genre! RESPECT to David Mancuso, Larry Levan and all the DJs who followed in their footsteps.