Tag Archives: disco

This second label release is an introduction to productions lovingly slaved over by myself and my studio partner/old friend, Leonidas.  We started working together about four years ago and this debut collaborative EP demonstrates our mutual love of classic disco, … Continue reading

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A lot of people have been talking about Daft Punk’s new hit, Get Lucky, over the last few weeks, with the majority seeming to agree that it’s pretty big.  Now I don’t hate this record but i don’t think it’s … Continue reading

Here’s last week’s NeW IDoLs recording from 99 Hanover St in two parts. I was back-to-back with DD for the night.  DD is resident at Compakt and produces his own music as part of The Set Up. Part I runs … Continue reading

RIP Donna Summer

24 May 2012

Hard to believe that Donna Summer has just died of cancer, aged 63.  The Queen of Disco was probably the first disco artist i was truly moved by, when she had a top twenty hit covering Jon & Vangelis’s 1981 … Continue reading

Cosmic (disco), adj/proper noun, aka Afro Cosmic, also Space Disco Originally an highly eclectic, down-tempo (90-105 BPM) style, which nowadays generally exhibits a lot of space, reverb and echo/delay in the production, bubbling synths, delicate keys, langurous guitars and percussion instruments more often found … Continue reading

  Balearic, or Balearic beat, adjective Spanish origin but formally cultivated by British DJs, Balearic came to be identified with a certain kind of mid-tempo (i.e. 100 – 120 BPM) dance music. Origins: Pioneered in the late-Eighties by certain key DJs on … Continue reading

Italo (disco), adjective Style of disco music commonly attributed to records of Italian origin, c.1978- 1985. Essentially electronic disco made with synthesisers and drum machines, Italo has a very white, rigid, European feel compared to its much looser, black American cousin (which … Continue reading