Wednesday, May 12, 2010
the different colours of Disco
Most of my post on this so called "new phase" of this blogs are very much inspired by old trends, old styles that are meant to stay current just as long as people holds them as their own and elevate them for new generations to enjoy. Like Disco, a movement that emerged from the deep deep underground just to be exploded into the mainstream and later spit on by rock purists who denied its power. By the late 70s, it was declared that Disco was dead but it wasn't. It lead the way for other genres that never went away, like electronic music, trance, house music and even the ultra cheesy Italo Disco.
Few people these days are holding the Disco flag way up high, but the ones who do are revered for their effort. For example, the mysterious MrPinks, a guy who's love for the genre and, most importantly, for his distaste on typical and generic compilations and his desire to give music listeners a peek on the diferent vertients within Disco, made him approach Harmless Records with the idea of Disco Discharge, where's there is room for everyone, the afficionado and the curious for strange delights with wonderous sound quality. So far, 4 CD's of this series are released (Classic Disco, Euro Disco, Disco Ladies and Gay Disco & Hi-NRG) and are highly recomended. Next month, in June, other 4 records will be in stores (Diggin' Deeper, European Connection, Disco Boogie and Pink Pounders), and I hope you will be soughting them as much as I sure will.
In honour of these great compilations, I made out a mix of upcoming Disco, Funk and Italo Disco classics that will be included on the next 4 CD's of Disco Discharge. Hear this out, grab your boogie shoes and your bad self and let's go dancing!
Ode to Disco Discharge by dieWs
Ode to Disco Discharge mix setlist:
Freddie James - Get Up And Boogie
Gino Soccio - Remember
Vivien Vee - Americano
Patrick Cowley - Lift Off
The Immortals - The Ultimate Warlord
The Ring - Savage Lover
Vin Zee - Funky Bee Bop
D Train - Keep On
Sharon Redd - Love How You Feel
Julius Brown - Party
Peter Richard - Walking In The Neon
The Flirts - Danger
Divine - Shake It Up