Like most people, we love it when nice guys finish first—so we’re always cheered when we think about the rise of Levon Vincent. From his humble days working the counter at Halcyon, through a string of releases on label’s like Jus-Ed’s Underground Quality, Deconstruct (founded by Vincent and Anthony Parasole) and his own Novel Sound, the erstwhile Gothamite—now living in Berlin, of course—has stealthily risen through the deep-tech ranks, to the point where he’s been taped to put together the latest mix-CD from London’s famed Fabric club, Fabric 63. And in true nice-guy fashion, the dude hasn’t forgotten his roots: The mix does a nice job of repping for his NYC–area pals, with Jus-Ed, Parasole, Black Jazz Consortium and DJ Qu among those making an appearance in the set. Oh, we almost forgot: Vincent is an amazing DJ as well, dropping techno, acid, deep-house, tribal material and more into the mix with aplomb—which is what he’ll surely be doing when he spins the next edition of Blkmarket Membership on Friday, May 4. If you want a taste of what you’ll be getting at that party, here’s an action-packed set recorded live for the Boiler Room crew last fall. Extra points awarded for Vincent’s inclusion of the 1989 Jamie Principle sorta-classic, “Cold World.
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