There was something about the 80′s that made starlets feature in fantasy films and de-robe for no apparent reason other than to fill a gigantic plot hole or to place them self in an apparent danger. With most independent labels now opting for a tastefully re-synced video instead of leaking tracks out to the internet, we stumbled across this gem for James Curd’s new single ‘Guide Me’. He’s worked his magic for countless labels including DFA, Greenskeepers, Permanent Vacation and Bang Gang, and now it appears he has jumped on board with Australian indie label etcetc. Delivering a re-sampled Chicago house jam, this track stirs the loins and generates some serious vibe. But that’s nothing new from this one man disco band is it?
If this was a real relationship, we have no doubt that you would have kicked us to the kerb right now. Saying things have been a little sparse around here lately is a bit of an understatement – we’re sorry, but we have a good excuse. After indulging in a bit of spring cleaning and me time, we were courted and seduced by someone new… actually… there are four of them.
Following in the footsteps of Rocco Raimundo and Del Rio, who have been bringing you musical release since 2009, we’re welcoming some new blood and new sounds into the family. With four new contributors coming on board across the next few weeks, we promise to become that little bit more consistent with posts, and a little more diversified with content. Occasionally, we will even be inviting some friends, new and old, to come in and guest post, but for now, it’s time to smile and get ready for something new.
Rocco returns with yet another slow burner. This time, he keeps things slow, and gives The Whispers the same treatment as his recent edits.
‘Keep On Keepin’ on will be released soon (hopefully), alongside ‘Looking For You’ and ‘Love Glow’. Stay tuned!
Over the weekend, Rocco stepped up to the plate, spread his wings and jumped onto the one’s and two’s for the very first time, at the final Flight Facilities gig of 2011. Mr. Raimundo will now start to take on gigs here and there, so keep an eye out!
New York is one of those places in the world where you can easily lose yourself for months amongst the second hand record stores, subway turnstiles and deli meat sandwiches. Some may even find themselves stapled to the dancefloor of a dimly lit warehouse party in Williamsburg, while Tiger & Woods spin some 9-minute marvels. It’s a bit of a circus. Sound-tracking the R-Line journey through this city was, ironically, a French disco rock band Martin Circus. It’s just one of those records that is a staple for nearly every cat out there spinning the right kind of sounds. It’s not every day that you get 14 minutes of funk out of a single track. Like most of the anthems out there, Disco Circus has been edited, re-edited, extended, dubbed, and sampled more times than any track rightfully should. Panning the gold from the over-quantised silt, it’s hard to look past Gazeebo for delivering a tasty delight, and this is more than true for his reworking of this gem. Adding just enough Red-White-and-Blue to the jam, these two tracks have worn their way through most of my gigs for the past 3 years, and I think it’s about time you all had them for yourself.
We’ve been away on an adventure of late… Both of us… New York, London, Rome. The ambient voyage of Rocco Raimundo and Bennie Del Rio through an intercontinental holiday of aural delights has kept us from you for far too long. But we are back. There is much for us to discuss, so take a seat, pour yourself another drink… We have some stories to tell…
Timothy Sullivan (or better known as Das Moth) is a super great friend of ours, and basically an all-round legend.
Hailing from Melbourne, and now residing in Tokyo, Tim never disappoints when it comes to working his magic in the studio. After his ever so successful debut 12″ ‘Moon/Wrong‘ was released onCutters Records, he thought he’d try his hand at a few disco edits, and boy are we glad he did.
He has FINALLY decided to give out his insanely cool edit of France Joli’s 1981 classic ‘Gonna Get Over You’ which was released on Prelude Records. This edit has been on repeat ever since he sent it to us, has been played over and over again by all of our pals and has also had an immense response on his SoundCloud!
Make sure you send Mr. Sullivan some love, as its quite the generous gesture. To add to the generosity, he’s even giving out the .WAV. What a guy!
Carol Williams was born in New Jersey and was the first female artist signed to Salsoul Records.
During her amazing career, Carol worked with the Salsoul Orchestra among many others, and her most notable recording, ‘More’, was very popular at a time when disco was just breaking into the mainstream music scene. ‘More’ was the first 12″ commercial single that one could buy in stores all over the world and was released on Salsoul Records in 1976.
The success of ‘More’ led to the ‘Lectric Lady album, released in 1977 and featuring the hits ‘Come Back’ and the club classic ‘Love is You’.