Archive for the Disco Category
Originally released on library music label Musical Touch Sound back in 1979, ‘Ducks & Drakes’ is an instrumental disco LP by pioneering French electronic musician Yan Tregger. Reissued this year by BBE alongside his 1978 album ‘Catchy’, Ducks & Drakes has achieved cult status among crate diggers and DJs, thanks […]
YAN TREGGER REMAINS ONE OF THE MORE CULT-ISH NAMES TO EMERGE FROM THE EXPERIMENTAL FRENCH DISCO SCENE OF THE 1970S. BUT TO A GROWING NUMBER OF OBSESSIVE CRATE DIGGERS, THE TWO LPS RECORDED FOR THE MUSICAL TOUCH SOUND LABEL IN 1978/9 “CATCHY” AND “DUCKS & DRAKES” HAVE BECOME LIKE THE […]
Almost two years after the success of the album The Tony Allen Experiments and a few months after the release of the 7″ Amore (2017), the duo Nu Guinea return to the scene with a new LP published by their newborn label NG Records. After touring the world looking for […]
Grammy award winner Louie Vega is known worldwide as one of the finest creators and purveyors of house music, both as an individual artist / producer / DJ. He is back with a new album for Nervous records ‘NYC Disco. Louie was always aware of the many disco hits that […]
Originally recorded at Jim Morris and Rick Miller’s Tampa-based Morrisound Studios, Getting Next To You features a mixture of both local Florida talent plus jazz superstar Nat Adderley and bassist John Lamb at their finest. Originally pressed in a run of just 1,000 copies, with limited distribution, the album has […]
A relatively obscure, but endlessly playable, album of disco/funk/soul originally released in 1977 made by PRANA PEOPLE (aka brothers TAHARQA and TUNDE RA ALEEM, who had previously worked with JIMI HENDRIX). Originally out on PRELUDE RECORDS, this official reissue comes courtesy of OMAGGIO.
In the early ’80s in France, the happy-go-lucky gathered the nectar of each and every new release. Believing in a bright future for videotex and loosened up by budding pirate radio stations, the new generation dreamt of dancefloors and holiday clubs. French Boogie, which preserves the spirit of these years […]
For the third volume of compilations curated by confirmed crate diggers, Spacetalk invites you to take a trip to the magical Mediterranean resort of Club Meduse in the company of Beachfreaks Records co-founder Charles Bals. A creative director, designer and curator by trade, Bals spends the majority of his spare […]
Energized by the funky sounds of 1970´s West Africa Flammer Dance Band go all in on their debut LP. Packed with hip shaking grooves, uplifting vibes, vibrating synths, screaming saxophones and crispy drumbreaks all recorded in a warm and stuffy shack in Oslo.
Pink Rhythm were a mid-80s evolution of Rocca’s London-based band Freeez, featuring the great Andy Stennett and Peter Maas. “Melodies Of Love” was first released in 1985 yet, still sounding staggeringly fresh, it’s no surprise that discerning DJs call on it now more than ever. As the title suggests, it’s so […]
Night Palms is the first compilation from Hobo Camp. It explores the vibes of Adult Oriented Rock, G-Funk, Jazz, Boogie, and Soul; synthesizing these genres to a form more loaded and laid-back (perhaps on a careless night time stroll, returning from the dispensary or watering hole, to the jacuzzi, houseboat, […]
Mondo Groove present a reissue of Azoto’s Disco Fizz, originally released in 1979. Azoto is a project by Celso Valli, one of the most important exponents of Italo-disco. He pioneered the whole Italo sound, with incredibly ahead of their time productions going right back to the ’70s. Disco Fizzcontains “San […]
Fela Kuti believed the identical twins of Basa Basa to possess magical powers, bringing luck and prosperity. Fela co-produced their first LP, and played on their second. But the wondrous powers of the Nyaku twins from Ghana reached their summit on their third album, which they recorded with producer and […]
Cultures of Soul Records is proud to bring to you an anthology of the music of Evans Pyramid. This album features all of the officially released singles plus four previously unreleased tracks. Andre Evans was the mastermind behind Evans Pyramid, a seasoned performer and session player in Boston throughout the […]
You know the summer starts right about now with the arrival of ‘BALEARIC 3,’ the third in the ongoing series of annual ‘BALEARIC’ compilations which capture the rooted and contemporary spirit of laid back Ibiza. Compiled by Ibiza fixture Jim Breese, available on 180 gram double vinyl, CD and digital […]
Rare soul-funk gem from 1981 that gets a much needed reissue – originals of this highly sought after record being rather pricey on the second hand market. Originally released in tiny quantities, the history of “Love Me Love Me” has been an enigma ever-since. When producer Smokey T recorded and […]
Eko Roosevelt Louis has had a music career spanning over forty years, born the grandson of a Kribi tribal chief, his musical persuasion beginning humbly with his village’s local church before his formal education at the Senegal conservatoire and Paris’ Ecole Normale de Musique. Eko then cut his teeth making […]
Double LP version. Gatefold sleeve. They say that good things come in threes… it must be true. Favorite Recordings present the third edition of its acclaimed French Disco Boogie Sounds compilation series. Like on prior volumes, the complete track list is selected by label head honcho, Charles Maurice (aka Pascal […]
Triple LP version. Gatefold sleeve; Includes a track not included on the CD version, Joshiba’s “Gloria”. Soundway present Gumba Fire, a new compilation of rare 1980s South African “bubblegum” and boogie. In 1980s Black South Africa, a local form of pop music evolved as the disco boom died down and […]
NU YORK GROOVE SESSIONS drops a hot collection of 10 rare boogie funk, disco and classics taking it back to essence of the Sound of New York. There’s a definitive cross section of flavors giving you a look into the late 70’s and early 80’s NY club scene. Repressed and […]
NU YORK GROOVE SESSIONS drops another hot LP of rare boogie, disco dub & holy grail cuts! Followers of LARRY LEVAN’s Paradise Garage, crate diggin’ fanatics & trainspotters alike should jump for joy when they hear this.
The first ever official reissue of the 1981 gospel disco monster “HOLDING ON” from the short-lived NYC group is highly sought after. Includes the R&B gospel song “JESUS IS THE LIGHT”. Features full liner notes and an unreleased photo of the band.