Larry Heard

Real Name:
Larry Heard
Born on the South Side of Chicago on May 31st 1960.
Larry Heard is an USA DJ, producer and musician, playing drums in various bands between 1977 & 1984. He left bands in 1984, purchased a keyboard, a drum machine and composed deep house classics "Mystery Love" and "Washing Machine". Since 1986, Larry Heard produced several dance hits, as well as underground, deep house and ambient albums.
He is managed by Rene Gelston. As founder of the influential group Fingers Inc. along with Ron Wilson and Robert Owens, he is widely known as a pioneering figure in 1980s Chicago House music.
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BMI 020 LP Larry Heard - Sceneries Not Songs, Volume One album art Larry Heard Sceneries Not Songs, Volume One (Album) Black Market International BMI 020 LP UK 1994 Sell This Version
B50930-1 Larry Heard - Sceneries Not Songs - Volume Tu album art Larry Heard Sceneries Not Songs - Volume Tu (Album) MIA B50930-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
MCD 80038 Larry Heard - Alien album art Larry Heard Alien (Album) Black Market International MCD 80038 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
SUB4845.2 Larry Heard - Dance 2000 album art Larry Heard Dance 2000 (Album) Distance SUB4845.2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
Di 0862 Larry Heard - Dance 2000 (Part 2) album art Larry Heard Dance 2000 (Part 2) (Album) Distance Di 0862 France 1998 Sell This Version
AICT 20 Larry Heard - Paradise album art Nookie Featuring Larry Heard Nookie Featuring Larry Heard - Paradise (Album) Labello Blanco Recordings AICT 20 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
MECCD008 Larry Heard - Genesis album art Larry Heard Genesis (Album) Mecca Recordings MECCD008 UK 1999 Sell This Version
TMCD 1001, ML-9013 Larry Heard - Love's Arrival album art Larry Heard Love's Arrival (Album) Track Mode, Alleviated Records TMCD 1001, ML-9013 US 2001 Sell This Version
TM-046 Larry Heard - Where Life Begins album art Larry Heard Where Life Begins (Album) Track Mode, Alleviated Records TM-046 US 2003 Sell This Version
TMCD1006, ML-9015 Larry Heard - Soundtrack From The Duality Double-Play album art Larry Heard / Loose Fingers* Larry Heard / Loose Fingers* - Soundtrack From The Duality Double-Play(CD, Album, MP) Track Mode, Alleviated Records TMCD1006, ML-9015 US 2005 Sell This Version
RA.EX300 Larry Heard - RA.EX300 Larry Heard album art Larry Heard RA.EX300 Larry Heard(File, MP3, 320) Resident Advisor RA.EX300 UK 2016

Singles & EPs

BMI 015 Larry Heard - Black Oceans album art Larry Heard Black Oceans (EP) Black Market International BMI 015 UK 1994 Sell This Version
LC003 Larry Heard - Premonition Of Lost Love album art Larry Heard Presents Ona King Larry Heard Presents Ona King - Premonition Of Lost Love La Casa Records LC003 US 1995 Sell This Version
GDR_013 Larry Heard - The Calm & Chaos EP album art Larry Heard The Calm & Chaos EP (EP) Guidance Recordings GDR_013 US 1997 Sell This Version
NLB25 Larry Heard - Mystical People album art Nookie Featuring Larry Heard Nookie Featuring Larry Heard - Mystical People Labello Blanco Recordings NLB25 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Di 0866 Larry Heard - Dance 2000 - The Glasgow Connection album art Larry Heard Dance 2000 - The Glasgow Connection(12") Distance Di 0866 France 1998 Sell This Version
MECT1015 Larry Heard - Night Images (Swayzak Remixes) album art Larry Heard Night Images (Swayzak Remixes)(12") Mecca Recordings MECT1015 UK 1998 Sell This Version
Di 1356 Larry Heard - Dance 2000 - The Chicago Connection album art Larry Heard Dance 2000 - The Chicago Connection Distance Di 1356 France 1999 Sell This Version
TM-022, ML-2215/1 Larry Heard - Missing You album art Larry Heard Missing You Track Mode, Alleviated Records TM-022, ML-2215/1 US 2000 Sell This Version
TM-032 Larry Heard - Direct Drive / Time Machine album art Larry Heard Direct Drive / Time Machine Track Mode TM-032 US 2001 Sell This Version
TM-035 Larry Heard - Another Night (Re-Edit) album art Larry Heard Another Night (Re-Edit) Track Mode TM-035 US 2001 Sell This Version
TM-036 Larry Heard - Praise album art Larry Heard Praise Track Mode TM-036 US 2002 Sell This Version
6726086000 Larry Heard - Trip Do Brasil 2 - EP5 album art Mental Remedy / Larry Heard Mental Remedy / Larry Heard - Trip Do Brasil 2 - EP5 (EP) RYTHMiX 6726086000 France 2002 Sell This Version
LL 1027 Larry Heard - Reminisce album art Larry Heard Reminisce Life Line Records (2) LL 1027 US 2003 Sell This Version
TM045 Larry Heard - Space Jungle album art Larry Heard Space Jungle Track Mode TM045 US 2003 Sell This Version

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July 5, 2021
One of the most important figures in the original House music scene. I first heard him via Real Ibiza 2 with "Precious Tears", which put him in my mind as a Chillout producer, but in later years I learned he was so much more than that. Larry has roots in the early years of Acid and Chicago House, with the more melodic and dream-like variations on the latter being my favourite.

His Mr Fingers albums "Introduction" and "Back To Love" are fantastic and brought my attention to a whole new sound. With such a rich catalogue of music, it's difficult to pick out certain favourites. I would recommend anyone go through his albums and see what grabs you. I'm happy to see he's still producing today, and has even remixed some familiar modern names like Dua Lipa and Lana Del Rey.


February 12, 2021
The man is a genius of our time. The forefather of a generation. God bless you Larry.


December 25, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
You have Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Nikola Tesla, Nostradamus, Rembrandt van Rijn and I could go on. They are all geniuses in their own fields and changed it single handedly on their own with their own vision. Am i overreacting? Maybe, that’s for you to decide but there is only one Larry Heard. The chicagoan who owns the nickname: “The man who made house music deep”. The EP "Washing Machine & Can You Feel it" was released in 1986. There is no other record with that age coming close to the geniusnes of what it still is today. An age-less record that gave birth and inspired so some many other great records. This was the bassline of Deep house the starting point as you will when It got serious.

His releases always have that warmth which feels like seeing a good old friend after many years. Everything he ever made has been made with so much craftsmanship they I can say hands down that there is not a single filler on any of his albums or EP’s. He touches all area’s of the deep with elements of Techno, Dub-Techno, Hip Hop, Ambient, Jazz, Drum n bass, Acid house and what not. Around 2006 Larry lost his faith in the music industry and retired and destroyed many of his DAT’S!. If it wasn’t for Clone Records head honcho Serge to convince Larry to make a comeback he would never release again. Luckily Serge could convince him and after a hiatus of 10 years Larry puts out great music again since 2016. Since then all his release are again other worldly with a modern twist to it when he investigates the outskirts of all deep electronica. His track: Mr. Fingers – Qwazars from 2016 (His come-back EP!) even was voted in the best tracks of the decade list by resident advisor 2010-2019. Larry is also a man who got severe tinnitus in the summer of 2012 which almost make him stop DJ-ing or playing live forever. No matter the circumstances he also said he would be producing until his last breath. Luckily the medical developments didn’t stand still in the field of tinnitus and somehow he kept touring and even played live as Fingers INC.

I already seen Larry DJ a rare set in Rotterdam on a Friday in 2007. My second time came at the last day of the best electronica festival in the world Dekmantel in 2017. Larry would do a Live-PA as Fingers Inc. As many dek-goers know you sometimes have to do a heart breaking decisions in the Timetable. Fingers Inc was in the same time frame as the legendary German D.A.F but I choose to see Finger INC. It was almost a spiritual experience of the perfect live-set on a perfect summer night(you know who is one of the House-Cats ;0)), it brought tears to my eyes. Even though I know now that I won’t see D.A.F ever Live again after the passing of Gabi Delgado in March of 2020. Larry please don’t ever stop creating music and keep inspiring the next generation of (Serious!) producers. Nobody else will ever carry the name: The man who made house deep that will be yours forever with no questions asked. Thank you until infinity and beyond.


September 7, 2018
Listening right now to "Night Images", God bless this outstanding artist. Larry, If you are reading this, all the best to you and your close ones. You are just a hero to me and many others!


April 29, 2017
In the dark ages of instant fame, dance floors filled with iphones, and generic music produced in 5 minutes on the train to the office you'd want a bit more kids to be inspired by LH. From the early gems like "mystery of love", thru "Glancing at the moon" and "feathers floating" to the recent "outer acid" ep LH is continuously delivering invalueable "food" for your imagination - or "soul" if you believe in having one. A proper role model if you asked me.



August 16, 2016
I know that there is a single track (or remix ) titled " Can you feel it " by Larry Heard . Here I found only a compilation of that name and is play by Mr. Fingers ....


April 30, 2022
edited over 21 years ago
I've been trying to think of a way to write a comment on Larry Heard without sounding like a sad trainspotting fan. I can't. Larry Heard's music is great, and every dance music enthusiast, in fact everyone, should have a listen. If you think that electronic music has no soul, then prepare to have your mind changed.

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