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Video Digs
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

“The Godfather of Disco” Documentary on Mel Cheren & West-End Records

This documentary is more than just about the life of Mel Cheren, it’s a a great time capsule for what was a great era in New York City club culture; the burgeoning disco sound, unified dance floors consisting of every race and sex and a record label that wasn’t afraid …

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The Cannibals "She Knows"
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: The Cannibals “She Knows” (1981)

“Is there anything more anti-climactic than New Years?” my friend asked. Finding myself in King’s Cross Station at 5.30 am with nothing but a 6-inch Chicken Teriyaki sub under my arm, my response was a resounding, “No”. Sensing my rapidly increasing despondency, he rescued me with his iPod; “Here, listen …

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24 HOV Mixes
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

24HOV Mixes: EDDIE C (Berlin)

Here is another great mix taken from our last edition of the 24 Hours of Vinyl (March 2nd 2013 in Montreal). This one comes from none other than Disco Don, EDDIE C! Not only did Eddie C deliver a killer 2 hour set but he stayed with us until the …

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Positive K "I Got A Man" (1992)
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Positive K “I Got A Man” (1992)

I’m always a huge fan of tracks from the 90’s golden age of hip-hop that are slightly faster and more on the disco tip. Generally more at the front end of the 1990’s there are a bunch of classics like De La Soul’s “Roller Skating Jam” or Black Sheep‘s “Strobelite …

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Mix Of The Day
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Mix of the Day: Eddie C “Beats In Space Mix #665″

Great mix from Eddie C (Canada via Berlin) who is also playing at our upcoming edition of the 24 Hours of Vinyl in Montreal on March 2nd. Live on www.24Hov.com starting at 7pm (Eastern Time). I met Eddie a couple months ago and i’m thrilled to have him be a part …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Paul McCartney & Wings “Good Night Tonight” (1979)

Many years ago, my friend used to run a Post-Punk night at Korova Bar in Montreal during the same time I also did a night there. I’d go to her Post-Punk night and she’d come to my Disco Boogie night and we’d support each other while enjoying slightly different styles …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: The Jammers “Be Mine Tonight” (1982)

Disco is a goldmine for heart melting romantic themed music, and in light of this upcoming lover’s holiday, I thought I would share one of my favorites. It’s not a conventional Valentine’s Day song but I think the message is pretty clear. The opening line is what does it for …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Donald Byrd “Love Has Come Around” (1981)

In Memory of Donald Byrd  Donald Byrd was a legendary and striking Jazz musician and has the longest discography, releasing albums since 1955. Mr. Byrd has been sampled over and over again, specifically within Hip Hop, and the first song I ever heard by Donald Byrd was Love Has Come …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Don Ray “Got To Have Loving” (1978) + The Revenge Rework

Don Ray’s Got To Have Loving features one of my favorite Disco breaks of all time. This song was among my earliest encounters with classic Disco music, and was the beginning of my obsession with Disco breaks. When I used to DJ, I’d shamelessly drop this jam in half way …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Gino Soccio “Who Dunnit?” (1982)

I love listening to Gino Soccio. If you want to get into Italo Disco but don’t know where to start, I’d say Gino Soccio should be one of the first thing you get your hands on. Fellow MIMS writer Matt Englund already highlighted this under rated disco monster with his …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Nightlife Unlimited “Peaches & Prunes” (Ron Hardy Edit)

This is a really funny one because we posted this years ago and I’ve been playing the track for ages now and I somehow got the titles of the A and B sides of the white label vinyl completely mixed up. We even played this on one of the earliest …

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Classic Mixes: Paul Nice “Soul on the Grill vol.2″
Mix Of The Day
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco Soul

Classic Mixes: Paul Nice “Soul on the Grill vol.2″ (2003)

Second instalment of my two favorite 80’s Boogie mixes called Soul on the Grill from NY’s Paul Nice, a name very well known by diggers but still somewhat slept on by the average listener. These Soul on the Grill mixtapes are pretty much the main reason why I’ve never done one …

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