Artist Focus: Larry Heard

Some artists leave a legacy that stretches far beyond a great single or a number 1 album. 

Artist Focus is a new series hosted by the extended Melodic Distraction family that deep dives into the life and times of the musicians that have defined the sound of modern music. From the stone cold classics to the unearthed gems and forgotten B-sides, our community tribute an hour of music by a single artist that has had a notable impact on their life.

This edition looks at pioneering deep house producer Larry Heard. Widely acclaimed as the man who proved crucial to the development of house music and for  “putting the deep into deep house,” Larry Heard is undoubtedly the unrivalled master of imparting emotion, soul and spirituality into house music.