David MancusoThe Loft

Label:Nuphonic – NUX 136CD
Series:The Loft (2)
2 x CD, Compilation
Genre:Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style:House, Disco, Funk, Afrobeat, Soul, Rhythm & Blues


1-1Risco ConnectionAin't No Stoppin' Us Now (Version)8:53
1-2Loose JointsIs It All Over My Face (Unreleased Original Full Length Version)11:55
1-3Patti LaBelleSpirits In It5:49
1-4The WinnersGet Ready For The Future5:25
1-5Dexter WanselLife On Mars5:49
1-6Crown Heights AffairSay A Prayer For Two (U.S. Remixed Version)6:28
1-7T.W. Funkmasters*Love Money7:40
1-8Man FridayLove Honey, Love Heartache (Larry Levan Vocal Mix)
RemixLarry Levan
1-9Ednah HoltSerious Sirius Space Party (Club Version)7:16
2-1RésonanceYellow Train2:24
2-2Fingers Inc.Mystery Of Love (Instrumental)7:13
2-3Ten CityDevotion (Bam Bam's House Mix)
RemixBam Bam
2-4KarmaHigh Priestess9:42
2-5Manu DibangoSoul Makossa4:30
2-6WarCity Country City13:21
2-7Ashford & SimpsonStay Free5:29
2-8Sun PalaceRude Movements7:48
2-9Brian BriggsAeo (Pts. 1 & 2)5:53

Companies, etc.



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

Other Versions (4)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Loft (4×LP, Compilation, Box Set, )NuphonicNUX 136UK1999
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The Loft (4×LP, Compilation, Promo, Test Pressing)NuphonicNUX 136UK1999
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The Loft (2×CDr, Promo, Compilation)NuphonicNUX 136CDUK2000
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The Loft (2×CDr, Compilation, Limited Edition, Reissue, Unofficial Release)Not On LabelnoneUKUnknown



  • djphineart's avatar
    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 Brilliant compilation, important historical document and a must for any serious collector of the Disco genre.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.
    • dylaf's avatar
      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...
      • unplanet's avatar
        . . . rest in peace david mancuso . . .
        • REENO's avatar
          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)
          • manchester's avatar
            Edited 18 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.



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