Mar
01
2008
3

Premature ejaculation

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Bangkok Impact is a project of the Finnish Sami Liuski. His productions were released on labels like Clone, Bunker or Viewlexx with many aliases. Most of them released on Crème like this 12 inches “Premature ejaculation” in 2007 that’s quite progressive and powerful on A-Side while the other is more retro.

Bangkok Impact – Premature Ejaculation (2007)
Bangkok Impact – You Are Rubber I Am Glue (2007)

(Listen complete tracks on MySpace)


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Mar
01
2008
0

Karen Silver

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The canadian singer Karen Silver debuted as chorister for Star City band in 1978. (biography)

Then John Driscoll their producer and Gino Soccio decided to produce her solo album “Hold On I’m Comin” released in 1979 that hits the charts with the so-called single.

It sounds like the cold side of disco with her voice a bit rock.

Karen Silver – Hold On I’m Comin’

(Listen to the full track)

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Feb
28
2008
5

Bollywood Disco

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Nazia Hasan – Boom Boom (1982)

The movie “Star” made a big flop. Like the movie “Disco Dancer” it’s based on disco but the music was produced by Biddu for this one.

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Feb
28
2008
2

Jimmy

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M.I.A. – Jimmy (2007)

Ordinarely M.I.A. is “rapping” on every cool beat full of bass that her producers Switch and Diplo made for her. “Kala” her second album is like that: an incredible mix of electro beats spiced with world musics.

She’s surely not a disco queen but she may has been in another life. “Jimmy” the second single is so kitch but it’s also one my favorites for the fun.

In facts it’s a cover… (more…)

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Feb
28
2008
1
Feb
26
2008
1

Sharevari

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(on Detroit’s local dance show “the Scene” in 1982)

“Charivari” in french is the word to describe a ritual consisting in making noise with cooking instruments to celebrate newly married or to make shame on people for examples.

But this electronic tune has nothing tribal except that it has united the underground Detroit scene with his particular sound.

A Number Of Names – Sharevari (1981)

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Feb
26
2008
3

Funky Boogie

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John Ozila – Funky Boogie (1979)

John Ozila is well known in France thanks to the label Disques Vogue which released his first album and later the hit single “La Koumba“.

Mainly influenced by tropical and african music then he recorded with his orchestra a more electronic album “Boogie Salsa” in 1979 including a cosmic disco hit characterized by his own singing style.

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Feb
26
2008
1

The Force

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Put simply, this is most certainly my Space Disco favourite of all time.

The legend tells that Fabrice Cuitad had this revelation after watching Star Wars at the movies. (But in the end it appears F. Cuitad only co-produced this piece of music while Yves Hayat is credited as being the writer.)

Droids – (Do You Have) The Force (Part 1) (1977)

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Feb
26
2008
1

Stand on the Word

Al Green’s smile

 The Joubert Singers – Stand On The Word (1985)
(Listen to the full track)

This masterpiece is a must-have for every Dj’s led by Phyliss Joubert for the vocals and George Rodriguez as producer.

Note: it’s commonly associated to “Larry Levan mix” which seems to be wrong because the official mixer is Tony Humphries.

Here’s another version by the frenchies Donovan using a sample for one of their medleys:

Donovan – Chord (2007)

And I won’t tell you anything about Keedz… but make up your mind by yourself reading this news.

Thanks to the website Dream Chimney for their work.

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Feb
25
2008
2

Why

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It could have only been a great Pop song but there is definitely too much flanger and the beat is really too funky for a straight Pop song. It’s also good Disco. Chic wrote and produced it, hence why.

Carly Simon – Why (1982)

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Feb
23
2008
0

War Dance

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War Dance” is a long and percussive ascension in space. So join the tribe and dance for the cosmos.

Kébekélektrik – War Dance (1977)
(Listen to the complete version)

Kebekelektrik (read “Quebec Electric”) made big hits with tracks such as “Magic Fly” famous cover of Space (see the post) .

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Feb
21
2008
0

Margherita

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Light-hearted bassline with a distinctive latin flavour. ¡Ai caramba!

Massara – Margherita (1979)

Worthless trivia: Boney M. re-used this theme a few years later in their Felicidad (Margherita)

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Feb
20
2008
2

The Sparrow

567131-6809-cp.jpg The B side of the indefinable Crème De La Crème, this piece of music is unsurprisingly as bizarre as the first one. I still don’t know if I love it or hate it. One thing for sure: Waylon leaves no one indifferent.

I’m just saddened he didn’t produce anything else in the same vein.

Two words: beyond strangeness.

Waylon – The Sparrow (1979)

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Feb
19
2008
0

Space Disco

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Universal Robot Band‘s debut LP

Dance And Shake Your Tambourine” was released after the single (see the post). The main piece more than 11min. long which is also my favorite because of its progression is so cosmic. Take this rocket!

Universal Robot Band – Space Disco (1977)

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Feb
19
2008
1

Dance / I Was Born This Way

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To my knowledge, Dance is most probably the first Disco House tune (i.e. based around a sample from a Disco song) ever produced. A breakthrough at the time of its release and quite visionary in a sense, pre-dating the Disco House production climax that happened around the end of this past decade. It also turned out to be a true underground sell-out rapidly.

Earth People – Dance (1989)

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Feb
18
2008
0

Disco Train

radio_tube_train.jpg Dance Reaction‘s major hit, released in 1981.

Get on the Disco train!

Dance Reaction – Disco Train

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Feb
18
2008
3

The Runner

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The Three Degrees – The Runner (1978)

The Three Degrees are a female Philly soul and disco vocal musical group formed in 1963. The members changed many times. (more informations)

After a few disappointments the album “New Dimension” arrived right in time for a renewal: new producer with Giorgio Moroder and new label with Ariola.

First the single “Giving Up, Giving In” hits the top of the club charts. Then a second single “The Runner” came to complete the real success.

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Feb
17
2008
4

Crème De La Crème

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Produced by one half of Dance Reaction, this tune is so weird it’s intriguing.

Minimalist production and ridiculous voice: la crème de la crème? Maybe 😀

Waylon – Crème De La Crème (1979)

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Feb
17
2008
0
Feb
16
2008
0

Makin’ Music

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Over 9 minutes of pure dubby and trippy goodiness, thanks to Joe Tucci‘s know-how.

The Vocal version is fine too, but IMO the Dub Mix is really the standout track on this release.

Gary’s Gang – Makin’ Music (Dub Mix) (1983)

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