Late Producer of Run-D.M.C., Whodini & The Fat Boys Honored by DJ Eclipse Mix (Audio)
Over the Christmas holiday, Non-Phixion member and Halftime Radio Show DJ/host DJ Eclipse paid homage to Larry Smith, the iconic bassist and Hip-Hop producer who died earlier this month (December 18). Smith is remembered for helping cultivate the sound of the mid-1980s, through work with Whodini, Run-DMC, The Fat Boys, and others, following work with Kurtis Blow. It was Larry, a fellow Queens, New York native who helped give Russell Simmons’ roster a sound different than other MCs and acts in the early ’80s. This set the table for Def Jam Records, making history as we know it.
For nearly two-and-a-half hours, Eclipse and Halftime take a closer historic and audio look at the producer, who tragically suffered a life-altering stroke several years back. Joining the medley and conversation, DJ Premier, Spyder-D, and Smith’s son, Larry Smith, Jr., all praise the man behind the boards and beats. What’s great too (and a testament to Eclipse and the show), this mix is all vinyl. Larry-Lar would be proud.
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