Forgotten Treasure: China Burton “You Don’t Care (About Our Love)”
Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: China Burton “You Don’t Care (About Our Love)” (1979)

Disco is a tricky genre to explore. On the one, hand it’s a natural progression from soul harmonies into a slick, slightly overproduced approach to incorporating new musical technology. On the other, the sound quickly evolved into a formulaic strings+handclaps +4/4 beat, paint-by-numbers way for record companies to capitalize on …

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Disco

The Madness of Disco Demolition Night (1979)

Disco Demolition Night was an ill-fated baseball promotion that took place on July 12, 1979, at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Wacky promotions were very common in Baseball in the 70’s, anything to liven up the slowest game on earth right? Apparently, the people behind the Chicago promo hadn’t learned a …

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Music Books
Disco

Pictures from the New York Disco scene (1979-1980) by Bill Berstein

From Bill Berstein: One thing that struck me as I photographed the New York City Disco and nightlife scene in the late 1970’s was the inclusiveness and overall diversity and cultural mix these clubs. I had never experienced a place where gays, lesbians, transgender people, black, white and straight people …

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Throwback Thursdays
Disco

40 Years Ago Today in New York Disco (October 1975)

One of the most prized music books in my collection is “The Disco Files” by Vince Aletti, a week-by-week chronicle of New York’s Underground Disco Scene from 1973-1978. The book is such a goldmine of information that it goes for anywhere from 100-300$ on the market. A essential reference guide …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Boban Petrovic “Zora” (1984)

via DISCOM: Boban Petrovic‘s ”Zora” is our first release that has been made under Disco not Disco record label and which had huge international success reaching N#1 at Juno Bestseller chart in July 2014 (first time one name from the Balkans took N#1 in one UK chart). It was made …

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Future Classics
Disco

Future Classic: Psychemagik “Magik Sunset Part 2” (Leng Records)

via SoundsOfTheUniverse: ‘Magik Sunset Part 2’ completes Psychemagik’s ‘Magik’ series and what a killer set of compilations these have been. Fans of the earlier volumes will not be disappointed by this closing installment. Danny and Tom have searched outa set of supreme artists from across the globe to bring together …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Mike & Bill “Somebody’s Gotta Go” (1975)

Forty years ago, this little nugget landed in New York’s blossoming Disco scene and even the most expert DJ’s and disco heads like legendary columnist Vince Alleti didn’t know what to make of the mysterious 7″ inch vinyl. “From all appearances, “Somebody’s Gotta Go” is piece of homemade product put together by …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Two Man Sound “Que Tal America” (1979)

I’ve always loved this cheeky disco track, a bit of a guilty pleasure. I found a copy in Toronto a couple years ago and I’ve been playing it ever since. The kind of cover or band name that you wouldn’t really pay attention to (you can still find it on …

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Disco Worldwide Sounds

“Disco Dildar” Rare Gems from Pakistan’s Lollywood 70/80’s era

via the always amazing Finders Keepers Records: Never one to merely scrape the surface of a niche genre, the Finders Keepers bloodhound digs deeper still into the core of the Indian subcontinent exhuming a concise party pack of opulent, off-centre Pakistani party targets driven by the pounding drum box rhythms …

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Victor “Go On Do It”
Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Victor “Go On Do It” (1984)

I am sharing this one especially for our friend and MIMS collaborator Doc’trin. He’s really quite the disco aficionado and heard me play it in a club and went bananas asking about it. In fact, now that I think about it, this track was featured on the monthly MIMS Show …

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24 HOV Mixes
Disco Soul Soul & Funk

24 Hours Of Vinyl #9 Sets: RAHAAN (Chicago)

Set recorded during the 9th edition of the 24HOV event in Montreal. (@ Le Bleury) Presented by Mixcloud & 101 Apparel Download Link If you need track ID’s simply leave your request in the comment field. Check out all the pictures from 24HOV #9

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Guest Mix
Disco Soul Soul & Funk

MIMS Guest Mix: WAXIST (Lyon, Red Stripe Disco)

Brand new edition in our great Guest Mix series following recent editions from Bolts, Dr. Kwest, Abjo and others. This one comes from WAXIST, our cousin from across the pond in France. We first heard of him through his great Red Stripe Disco mixes and then found out he also …

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