Crazy Larry

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In dance music circles it is seemingly impossible to break through this tight knit scene with DJ's like Little Louie Vega, Frankie Knuckles, and Danny Tenaglia still at the helm. Some of these guys are pushing 25 years behind the decks and are enjoying thriving careers in the dance music industry. With the rave scene being just a blur of baggy pants and fluorescent accessories in the memory of some jaded middle aged clubber, it seems that today's youth culture has forgotten about dance music. But then again there is always an exception to the rule and there is one young kid they call Crazy Larry who discovered dance music in 2000 and fell in love. With no rave scene and virtually no radio support in most American markets, kids like Larry Ursini were forced to discover the wonders of dance music on their own accord. Hailing from Denver, CO, Larry reached out and discovered dance music on his own through the internet and learned even more about it firsthand by jumping into the vinyl junkie community at Casa Del Soul Records. While still in high school Larry would make it down to Casa for shipment day, always looking for that next groove to build his ever growing crate with as well as to expand his knowledge of the music. As Larry began to discover the dance community in Denver and fall in love with the music, he always reached out through the internet to find out more. He is a young talent that has no fear when it comes to new technology and embraces it fully. All the while he still retains a certain spot in his heart for a really nice piece of wax. This love for the new and the old and his insatiable craving to learn more landed Larry a part time job at where else...Casa Del Soul Records in Denver under the watchful eye of DJ Sense'. There he had learned firsthand about many aspects of the industry along with the art and business of being a DJ. Upon graduating from high school Larry went on to apply his new found knowledge in the heart of St. Louis as a college freshman. He hooked up with local heroes Marky Star and Joe Thomas for a 2 year residency at The Upstairs Lounge, pushing the fresh new sounds of tech-house and beyond. That little stint in St. Louis didn't last long as Larry transferred back to Denver to enroll himself in the Audio Engineering program at CU Denver. Back in Denver, Larry has been slowly but surely making a name for himself throwing parties and booking events at the Shelter and Vinyl Nightclubs while holding DJ residencies in the clubs as well, not to mention some debaucherous after-hours and a touch of traveling. Larry has also started doing his own Live PA in January of 2006, debuting in NYC for his closest friend in Dance Music, Taimur Agha. The live performance incorporates vintage drum machines, live home made plug-ins, and even the Nintendo Wii! Larry's fearlessness to get out there and try new things makes him a fresh new talent to be reckoned with. Citing influences ranging from old school R&B, soul, and funk and being inspired by the Casa Crew DJ's, Martin Landsky, Ricardo Villalobos, and Zip, Larry has his feet planted firmly on the ground when it comes to the old and the new and trying to incorporate that into his music. After spending some time working on solo productions and remixes, Larry teamed up with Pier Bucci while he was in town for a gig. The end result: The Rocky Mountains EP on the infamous Vancouver/Berlin transplant label, Wagon Repair. The new duo is called Glacier, due to the fact that the whole EP was recorded at his cabin on St Mary's Glacier. The two continue to work when they can get together or via the web, so watch out for upcoming projects. Currently getting inspiration from DJ's like Craig Richards, Three, Michael Mayer, and Bill Patrick, Larry Ursini is all about pushing the records you may not know, but really enjoy shaking your ass to. Minimal is changing, and the people who are really invested are moving forward. Who knows where it will go, but if you’re after quality and not chart topping hits, you might want to give Crazy Larry a listen.

Past Shows


Feb
18
th
2011
Mainroom
Feb
18
th
2011
Mainroom

BASSGASM

with Krafty Kuts, REID SPEED (Play Me/LA), Chris Liberator and more!

More Shows

Feb
15
th
First Avenue

Apocalyptica

with Lacuna Coil
Sep
21
st
Palace Theatre
May
27
th
Fine Line

Waxahatchee

with Ohmme
Dec
17
th
Live Stream

Lucinda Williams