Saturday, June 2

Slick Leo, the Godfather of DJ Culture in New Orleans


"It’s seafood Tuesday at Caesar’s on the West Bank of New Orleans, and it is cold and blustery and, believe it or not, hailing outside. A bummer of an East Coast winter night, perhaps – but for a January in Louisiana, damn near apocalyptic. The next few days will see the city covered with a thin patina of frost, enough to induce power outages, shuttered schools, panicked city-wide travel warnings and an intense-sounding 'boil-water advisory.' Which means the folks who have left their homes to party tonight with Captain Charles and Papa Smurf must be the hardcore of the hardcore. The club’s a quarter full at best, but there are half-pints of cognac for sale and a plastic tub of Trustex condoms in the bathroom, and the floor stays covered with packs of line-dancers falling easily into synchronized formations. In here, it’s all ages: A memorable scene breaks out when a 60-something fellow in a fedora grinds up on a 20-something woman with platinum hair, and, in the process, to great cheers, drops his cane. ..."
Red Bull Music Academy Daily
Soundcloud: SLICK LEO SNIPPET FROM THE FAMOUS DISCO '83 ON WAIL 105 FM NEW ORLEANS (Audio)