Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Alonzo Turner “Whoever Said It” (1978, LA Records)

Forget everything you know: this is the best love song ever written. Don’t let the steamy saxophone solos fool you though, this rare disco holy grail is not about an infatuated lover, but rather about love itself. Turner, seemingly concerned about the metadiscourse, is screaming soul-shattering falsettos directly into the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Worldwide Sounds

Zohra “Badala Zamana” (1977)

Late 70’s Arabic language Folk/Disco from France. I first became aware of this one via my pals at Beach Freaks. At the time, I couldn’t afford to cop the OG and wondered when I’d find an affordable copy. Alas! It’s been reissued and is a 10th of the price of …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Tim Lawrence presents “Life & Death On A New York Dancefloor” (Compilation)

Tim Lawrence follows-up his book of the same name with a two-part double disc vinyl compilation series – ‘Life & Death On A New York Dance Floor’ Parts 1 and 2. Disco-Not-Disco is the name of the game here, a sound originated and made famous in New York City. ‘Life …

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Guest Mixes
Disco Eclectic Jazz

MIMS Guest Mix: CLÉMENTINE (Chuwanaga Records, Paris)

Clémentine of Chuwanaga Records delivers a selection of grooves to shuffle and sway to. Feel good with this one! “In this mix I wanted to make a spontaneous selection that represented me at the moment. It’s a concentrate of music I love and I like to play, from Jazz-Funk, AOR, …

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Interviews
Disco House / Techno

Marcel Vogel’s Lumberjacks In Hell Continues Upwards

In eight years, DJ, producer and label boss, Marcel Vogel has curated the Lumberjacks in Hell imprint into a highly respected portal of how the essence of Paradise Garage, Detroit Techno, and Chicago House can be tastefully brought into the contemporary dance music zeitgeist. When pressed about his sound, the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Broken Beat Disco Eclectic Soul & Funk

Alex Attias Presents “LillyGood Party!” (BBE Records)

Even on the fourth installment of his “LillyGood Party” Compilation, Veteran producer Alex Attias is still cognizant of details that transform undetermined bodies moving, into a dance floor. About four minutes in on the forgotten 2009 foot-stomper ‘Midnite Magic’ by Tokyo based New Wave trio Cro-Magnon featuring Roy Ayers, the …

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Guest Mixes
Afro Disco Worldwide Sounds

MIMS Guest Mix: Déni Shain (Atangana Records, Marseille)

Déni Shain is DJ, producer, and percussionist. After having travelled the world for almost 20 years searching for new music and artists, he discovered along the way a stash of rare musical pearls – in Europe, Africa and Latin America – music which he shares with us to enjoy in …

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Forgotten Treasures Compilations
Disco Soul & Funk

DJ Platurn “Breaking The Ice” (Needle To The Groove)

“Breaking the Ice” is an extended mix of rare – mostly never before heard – Icelandic tracks that are heavily underscored with Funk, Soul, Disco, and in-the-pocket rhythms, all of which are expertly mixed by renowned DJ and turntablist DJ Platurn. The music presented in the form of two mixes …

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Exclusive Preview
Brazil Disco

Exclusive Premiere: Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra “Give It To Me”

Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra returns with Black Sun, its second full-length album of 100% original, unadulterated disco sophistication, featuring all three original members of pioneering Brazilian jazz-funk trio Azymuth; a full orchestra with arrangements split between Arthur Verocai and Azymuth’s late maestro Jose Roberto Bertrami; plus members of the …

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Guest Mixes
Disco

MIMS Guest Mix: Dislocated Disco (London, UK)

Launched in 2013, Dislocated Disco is a London-based DIY dance party run by Thomas Theodore and Anton Spice. “We’ve been friends for years and have a developed a bit of a sixth sense for what makes the Dislocated Disco sound, but this is the first time we’ve distilled the free-form …

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Exclusive Preview
Disco House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: D. Lynnwood “Gospel Discotheque (feat. BodyMoves)”

D. Lynnwood’s latest shaker from his forthcoming “Connect” EP out soon on Shapes Of Rhythm. You’ve probably heard a few of D. Lynnwood‘s tracks without even knowing it. The South London-based Parisian has been releasing music on a number of UK labels for quite some time now, and has recently …

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Guest Mixes
Disco Soul & Funk

MIMS Guest Mix: Andrea Dallera (Dualismo Sound, Italy)

Dualismo Sound Records is an independent vinyl-only label started in August 2017 specializing in reissuing forgotten Italian Funk jams. For this mix, Andrea digs into the period from 1975 to around 1981, one of the funkiest times in Italy’s music history where Italian Disco became a solid reality. “I’ve selected …

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