Category Archives: disco

luv313

luv313-because-disco

…because disco

in the 1970s i was but a child and, even though disco was around, i was a bit too young to hit the clubs. i really began appreciating disco music when i started falling for house music. my curiosity made track down the samples and opened my ears to the disco sound. so here’s a good end of summer late seventies disco mix for those who like to party and can’t stop dancin’.
image : Popeye, a Magazine for City Boys (Japan, 1979)
Tracklist
  1. Open Sesame – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite Records (1976) > buy link
  2. Welcome To The Party – Wood Brass & Steel – Turbo Records (1976)
  3. We Like To Party…Come On – Switch – Motown (1978)
  4. Galaxy (Disco Mix by Manny Slali) – War – MCA (1978) > buy link
  5. It Only Takes A Minute – Tavares – Capitol (1975) > buy link
  6. Come On Down To Earth (Disco Mix by David Todd) – The Choice Four – RCA Victor (1977)
  7. I Can’t Stop – John Davis Orchestra – SAM Records / Strictly Breaks Records (1976/2001) > buy link
  8. Make Me Believe In You (A Tom Moulton Mix) – Patti Jo – Soul Jazz (1975/2006)
  9. Are You Ready For Love (’79 Original) – Elton John – The Rocket Record Company / Southern Fried Records (1979/2003) > buy link
  10. (Everybody) Get Dancin’ – Bombers – Telson (1979) > buy link
  11. On Your Knees (A Tom Moulton Mix) – Grace Jones – Island (1979) > buy link
  12. Block Party (Disco Mix by Walter Gibbons) – Anthony White – Salsoul Records (1977) > buy link
  13. Dance To The Music (Disco Mix by John Luongo) – Sly Stone – Epic (1979)
  14. I Love Music – The O’Jays – Philadephia International Records (1975) > buy link
  15. Haven’t You Heard – Patrice Rushen – Elektra / Rhino (1979/2006) > buy link
  16. No Goodbyes – Curtis Mayfield – Curtom Records (1978) > buy link

luv286

luv286 Following The Current pt1

Following The Current part 1

this fall i will be teaching a Personal and Cultural Enrichment class at McGill University called Following The Current : A Brief History Of Electronic Music. this, the first of a three part mix, covers the years 1952-1979 and outlines some of the artists and music that will be discussed. for more info on the class and how to enroll click on
photo : electricity
Tracklist
  1. Beton-Studie – Karlheinz Stockhausen – DOXY (1952/2011) > buy link
  2. Main Titles-Overture (from Forbidden Planet) – Louis and Bebe Barron (1956/1978) > buy link
  3. Over The Rainbow – Paul Tanner with Andre Montero and his Orchestra – Omega Disk / Aero Space Records (1959)
  4. Daisy Bell – Max Mathews – Cacophonic / Finders Keepers (1961/2013)
  5. Telstar – The Tornados – Decca / Mr. Suit Records (1962/2013) > buy link
  6. Doctor Who Theme (Original 1963 Version) – Delia Derbyshire and Ron Grainer from BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Harkit Records (1963/2013) > buy link
  7. Girl From Venus – Jean-Jacques Perrey & Gershon Kingsley – Vangaurd (1966) > buy link
  8. Tomorrow Never Knows – The Beatles – Parlophone (1966)
  9. Daily Nightly – The Monkees – Colgems / Rhino (1967/1986) > buy link
  10. excerpt from Silver Apples Of The Moon Part II – Morton Subotnick – Nonesuch Records (1967)
  11. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major : Second Movement – Walter Carlos – Columbia Masterworks (1968)
  12. Peace Three – Paul Beaver & Bernard L. Krause – Nonesuch Records (1968)
  13. Cybernaut – Tonto’s Expanding Head Band (Robert Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil) – Atlantic (1971/1975)
  14. Girl Blue – Stevie Wonder – Tamla / Motown – (1972)
  15. Rain Dance – Herbie Hancock – Columbia (1973) > buy link
  16. Movements Of A Visionary – Tangerine Dream – Virgin (1974/1977) > buy link
  17. Assault On Precinct 13 (Main Theme) (from Assault On Precinct 13) – John Carpenter – Record Makers (1976/2003) > buy link
  18. Disco From A Space Show – Guitar Red – Mod-Art / Chocolate Industries (1976/2012) > buy link
  19. I Feel Love – Donna Summer – Casablanca Records (1977) > buy link
  20. Rocket U.S.A. – Suicide – Red Star Records (1977/1999) > buy link
  21. United – Throbbing Gristle – Industrial Records (1977/1981) > buy link
  22. Trans-Europe Express / Metal On Metal – Kraftwerk – Capitol (1977) > buy link
  23. Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop) – Parliament – Casablanca Records (1978) > buy link
  24. Fantastic Man – William Onyeabor – Wilfilms Records / Luaka Bop (1979/2013) > buy link
  25. I Nearly Married A Human – Gary Numan + Tubeway Army – Beggars Banquet (1979) > buy link

luv238

Carbide Doped Dusks

an abstract house mixtape full of disco dubs with grooves so deep that light never reaches the bottom.
photo : x-rays from black holes in distant galaxies courtesy of the satellite of luv
Tracklist
  1. Bless The Darkness – Black Science Orchestra – Junior Boy’s Own (1996)
  2. Columbo’s Mac – Frankie Valentine – Auto Extension (1998)
  3. In a Golden Haze – The Morning Kids – Balihu Records (1996)
  4. Northbeach (Mix 1 by Diesel / Jarvis / Harvey) – George Duke – Moton Records Inc. (1996)
  5. Rubbish – Seiji – Smash Hit Music Co. (2006) > buy link
  6. Labocatocs – The Emperor Machine – DC Recordings (2007)
  7. Disco Train (Morgan Geist Caboose Mix) – Dance Reaction – Environ (2003)
  8. The Freakout – Deep Fuzz – Noid Recordings (2000)
  9. In & Out – Faze Action – Nuphonic (1997)
  10. Under The Moon (Original Deep Mix) – Keiji Shimazaki – Illsun Wreckords (1997)
  11. Feast Of Freeks – Chicken Lips – Kingsize Records (2002) > buy link
  12. Foolin’ (Beatin’ On Dave) – Idjut Boys & Laj – U-Star Records (1995)
  13. On Just Foot (Dub) – Black Devil Disco Club – Lo Recordings (2007) > buy link
  14. Mambo Bonus – Ray Mang – Noid Recordings (1996)
  15. Fashion Bush – Brian MacBlade – Noid Recordings / Smash Hit Music Co. (2003/2005) > buy link
  16. Miura – Metro Area – Environ / Source (2002) > buy link
  17. A Sordid Foursome (Dub Mix) – Extended Family – Auto Recordings (1997)
  18. Roll Over And Snore (The Long Stayer Mix) – Idjut Boys – Nuphonic (1997) > buy link

luv224

Just Dance

80selectroboogiefunksynthpopdisco.
ain’t nobody luvs you better.
photo : Christopher Morris, NYC 1981
Tracklist
  1. Body Work – Hot Streak – Easy Street Records / Polygram (1983/1984) > buy link
  2. Body Music – The Strikers – Prelude Records (1981) > buy link
  3. I Can’t Stop – West Street Mob ft. Cheryl The Pearl and Joey Robinson, Jr. – Sugar Hill Records (1984) > buy link
  4. You’re The One (You’re My Number One) (Dub Version) – Katie Kissoon – Jive (1983) > (searching for buy link)
  5. Let’s Start II Dance Again – Hamilton Bohannon ft. Perri Johnson – Phase II Records / Domino Records (1981/1986) > buy link
  6. Burn Rubber On Me – The Gap Band – Mercury (1980) > buy link
  7. The Bounce – Jumpp – RCA (1981) > (searching for buy link)
  8. Take Your Time (Do It Right) – The S.O.S. Band – Tabu Records (1980) > buy link
  9. Shy (Special Re-mix) – Patti Labelle – Philadelphia International Records (1985) > (searching for buy link)
  10. Walking On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge ft. Donnie Calvin – Streetwise / Mastercuts (1982/1994) > buy link
  11. Give Me Tonight (Dub Version) – Shannon – Emergency Records (1984) > (searching for buy link)
  12. Didn’t Mean To Turn You On – Cherrelle – Tabu Records (1984) > buy link
  13. Mama Used To Say (Club Mix) – Junior – Mercury (1981) > buy link
  14. Ain’t Nobody – Rufus and Chaka Khan – Warner Bros. (1983) > buy link
  15. I Hear Music In The Streets – Unlimited Touch – Prelude Records / Soul Jazz (1980/2002) > buy link
  16. Don’t Tell Me – Central Line – Mercury / Soul Jazz (1981/2003) > (searching for buy link)
  17. All American Girls – Sister Sledge – Cotillion Records (1981) > buy link

luv194

Is It Goods Enough For Ya?

i have been deep in training for The Goods 11th Halloween party ever since the honorable Andy Williams & Scott C asked me to join them behind the decks. this is one of my warm up mixes. The Goods is a place where dancers go to give it up and turn it loose. i want to make them dance. i want to dance. come dancing, it’s Saturday night.
image : that guy
Tracklist:
  1. Black Thoughts – The African Dream – Eight Ball Records (1994) > (searching for buy link)
  2. Goza – Afro Force – 2000 Black (2001) > (searching for buy link)
  3. Not Reggae (Dub) – Idjut Boys & Laj – U-Star Records (1995) > (searching for buy link)
  4. I Wanna Be Loved By You (Kenny Dope Extended Version) – Family Of Eve – BBE (1979/1998) > (searching for buy link)
  5. Pumashuffle – Leroy Hunter Quintet – Spinning Wheel (2002) > (searching for buy link)
  6. Diamonds – LV ft. Okmalumkoolkat – Hyperdub (2012) > buy link
  7. I’m Selfish – Jamie Lidell – Warp (2013) > buy link
  8. You In My Hut Now (Tee’s Bass Mix) – The Raid – Inhouse Records / Loudhouse Records (1997) > (searching for buy link)
  9. The Lowest 1 Of My Desires – Van Hunt – Blue Note (2007) > buy link
  10. Get You Some (Capt. P Boogie Remix) – Captain Planet ft. Brit Laurén – Bastard Jazz Recordings (2012) > buy link
  11. Cosmic Blast (Dub) – Captain Rock – NIA Records (1984) > (searching for buy link)
  12. Do It! Do It! – The Alliance – First Priority Music / Rawkus (1987/2000) > buy link
  13. Jump On It – Masters At Work – Cutting Records (1991) > (searching for buy link)
  14. Love Woman So – Mad Lion – Break A Dawn Records / Soul Jazz (1994/2009) > buy link
  15. Makin’ A Living – Kenny Dope – Tu Chicks (2000) > (searching for buy link)
  16. Digital Watch – Will Saul – Simple Records (2004) > buy link
  17. Somali – Blackhouse – Mello Music Group (2012) > buy link
  18. Third World Revolution – Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson – Arista (1978) > (searching for buy link)
  19. Funkanova (12” Edit) – Wood, Brass & Steel – Turbo Records / Jazz Funk (1976/2003) > (searching for buy link)
  20. Friendly Pressure (Into The Sunshine Mix by Sunship) – Jhelisa – Dorado Records (1998) > buy link
  21. Fly Juice – DVA – Hyperdub (2012) > buy link
  22. Hold It Down (Teebone Remix feat. MC Gods Gift) – 4hero ft. Lady Alma – Talkin’ Loud (2002) > (searching for buy link)
  23. Pennies From Heaven (Kevin’s Tunnel Mix) – Inner City – Virgin (1992) > buy link

luv063

Disco of Ages

disco : a type of dance music designed to be played in discos, with a solid THUMP on each beat.

this mix spans the ages of the genre with fine representatives from the past four decades.
are you jivin’ yet?

photo : Disco Stu

    Tracklist:
  1. Dancing In Outer Space – Atmosfear – MCA / Soul Jazz (1979/2003) > buy link
  2. Tango In Space – Space – United Artists (1977) > buy link
  3. World Invaders – Pluton & The Humanoids – VS Records / Environ (1981/2003) > buy link
  4. Disco Circus (Special Mix) – Martin Circus – Prelude / Ballroom Records (1978) > (searching for buy link)
  5. The Balloon Room – Ashley Beedle presents The London Heavy Disco Revue – Out Hear Audio (2006) > (searching for buy link)
  6. Moon Boots (Special 12 Inch Disco Mix – A Tom Moulton Mix) – ORS – RCA (1977) > (searching for buy link)
  7. Seconds – The League Unlimited Orchestra – Virgin (1981) > buy link
  8. Art, Drugs, Sex, Rhythm – Daniel Wang – Balihu Records (1997) > (searching for buy link)
  9. Machina Jam – Konk – Dog Brothers Records / Soul Jazz (1987/2004) > (searching for buy link)
  10. Are You Anywhere? – Padded Cell – DC Recordings (2006) > buy link
  11. Fear (1980 Lost Edit) – Easy Going – Unidisc / Arcoedit (1980) > (searching for buy link)
  12. Automatic Lover – Sylvia – Vibration (1978) > buy link