Larry Heard Presents Mr. White: The Sun Can’t Compare

This week focuses on artists we discovered while in South Africa during Design Indaba 2014

For this week’s #PrivateJam, Swiss-Guinean anthropologist and photographer Namsa Leuba—currently in an artist exchange program at Johannesburg’s 12 Decades Art Hotel—selected “The Sun Can’t Compare” by a master of Chicago-style acid house, Larry Heard. Released in 2006, the song’s stripped-down vocals and rhythms (created from scratch, not samples) channels something pure and raw, back to the origins of house. Leuba explains: “From the first note, the song creates a craze inside me and all my body is taken by the rhythm. It reminds me of the many times I danced and let go on the dance floor with my crew P15 in Switzerland, all of us filled with so much love.”