Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Benita “Time For A Change” (Athens Of The North)

via AOTN: You probably don’t know this disco banger. There is about four or five known copies on 7″, and everyone who has a copy has been keeping it quiet. I first heard it from David Haffner about 4 years ago and had been after it since then. Time For …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Seaquence “Mix Faze” (1980, High Jazz)

via Juno: Seaquence was a short-lived Disco-Funk and Soul outfit from San Diego who only ever released one album via private press. That album, “Mix Faze”, has long been considered something of a slept-on classic amongst record collectors, so it’s little surprise to see it finally get the reissue treatment. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Atle Lauve “Atle Lauve” (1979-1983, Preservation Records)

Absolutely killer AOR track the forthcoming vinyl release on Preservation Records. The album consists of selected demos and tracks written and arranged by Atle Lauve between 1979 and 1983. Recorded in Fristad Studio (Sandefjord) when Atle was in his late teens. “It’s an old childhood dream come true,” says Lauve. …

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Disco Soul & Funk

Album Premiere: Galaxians “Let The Rhythm In” (Dither Down Records)

Within the music of Galaxians – the trio of Emma Mason, Matt Woodward and Jed Skinner formed in 2012 – lies a powerfully hedonistic strain that does much to loop a thread through the party lineage of their hometown of Leeds. Coupled with the first impressions of what the trio …

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Future Classics
Disco

Vedit “Vedit 02”

via JUNO: Less than two months after the first mysterious VEDIT release sold out in record time, the publicity-shy re-edit series returns. The first of a trio of untitled scalpel works is a thrilling low-slung dub disco affair that wraps sparkling electronic sounds and vocal samples around a surging, bass-heavy …

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Disco

Exclusive Premiere: Chaka Khan “Some Love (Scrimshire Edit)” (Wah Dubplate)

“Scrimshire’s edits are synonymous with our imprint, and every one has been of the highest quality, often hand-picking the more obscure works you never knew you loved, from some of your favourite soul voices. As we turn 21 (release-wise) he pulls it out of the bag once again, reworking Chaka …

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Disco House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: Michael The Lion “Get It On feat. Amy Douglas (Bosq Remix)”

Music continues to evolve and lions continue to roar! Thus is the case with Michael The Lion and his first EP on Soul Clap Records. Great music often pays homage to its foundational past and Michael’s original music accomplishes this with his sample-based focus rooted in a disco-funk-soul core but …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Guy Cuevas “Obsession” (1983, Trad Vibe)

Pioneer DJ Guy Cuevas made his name by being one of the first residents in the famous Parisian club Le Palace, shortly after it opened in 1978. Attracting some of the biggest names in the entertainment business like Prince, Madonna, Kenzo, Serge Gainsbourg, the location was a must-go for any …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Y. Gershovsky “Disco Baby – Floating Points & Red Greg Edit” (1979, Melodies International)

via Melodies: A few years ago, Melodies family members Floating Points and DJ Red Greg got their hands on a couple of original 70s obscurities. While these standout records shone brightly in their own right, the two DJs saw the potential to create their own edits behind the scenes, finely …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Arian “Arian” (1981, Favorite France)

via Juno: In 1981, Macedonian singer Arian Krliu headed over to New York to record a bilingual album of disco and boogie treats. The resultant set was self-released in relatively limited qualities and has since gone in to become an in-demand item amongst collectors of global disco and synth-pop sounds. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Charles Earland “Coming To You Live” (1980, Columbia)

via SOTU: Official Sony / Columbia reissue of Charles Earland’s Coming To You Live another one of those rare infectious 12″ releases which has grown in stature over the years. Championed by big names such as Gilles Peterson, Theo Parrish and Moodymann, it has become a firm favourite with DJs …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Rupa Biswas “Disco Jazz” (1982, Ovular Records)

via Piccadilly: After adding a heaped teaspoon of spice to the Piccadilly Records pot with two volumes of “Early Pakistani Dance Music”, Ovular return to the shelves with a red hot reissue of THE Indian disco holy grail. Engineered at Calgary’s Living Room Studios in 1982, “Disco Jazz” was the …

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