Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Check out my latest chart on Juno.

Track List (songs roughly by tempo)

1) Let Me Down Easy (78 Edits)
2) Outstanding (Toomy Disco)
3) Rise (Get Down Edits)
4) Track 1 (Jerome Derradji)
5) Ready For Your Love (Ramboiage)
6) Ce Soir (Casinoboy)
7) Social Studies (Plastic Plates remix)
8) Another Night (Greg Wilson edit)
9) Inside My Love (Get Down Edits)
10) Morning Light (Revenge remix)
11) Curious (Chemistry)
12) Feels So Good (Deadly Sins)
13) Wanna Be With You (Craig Bratley)
14) Contagious (Rayko edit)
15) Try It Out (Gino Soccio)
16) Yatchiminou (Jimmy Hyacinthe)
17) Sweet Dynamite (Todd Terje edit)
18) I Want It (Prins Tomas & Lindstrom edit)
19) And You Know (Majesty's Pleasure)
20) Touch It (The Shack)
21) Going to Chicago (Weekend Express)
22) Won't You Talk To Me (Linosaur)
23) I Got (Roberto Rodriguez)
24) Love Is All We Need (Ultracity's Lost City Mix)
25) Look Right Through (Storm Queen aka Morgan Geist)
26) How Deep Is Your Love (The Rapture)
27) Let's All Chant (Social Disco Club)
28) Feel It Baby (Al Kent)
29) Lube Her Up (Gazeebo)
30) Spaced (Pete Herbert)

Monday, August 29, 2011


A new batch of mixtapes from around the world... Most of the mixes can be downloaded by clicking on the players below. First one out... From Brussels, Belgium comes Renaud Deru and Andy Faisca aka Mustang. Here's their August mixtape, featuring their latest track Shooting Love (extended mix).

From New York comes DJ JKriv aka DeepandDisco. His label recently released the debut EP Just Another Night featuring the lovely Adeline Michele on vocals. Besides putting out records, JKriv churns out disco edits. A favorite track is his rework of the Donald Byrd classic Love has Come Around, featured in his guest mix for Plastic Love.

From London, Britain comes the C90s. Here's the August mixtape featuring some smooth disco sounds. Opening track is Golden Super by Jan Driver, followed by the funky first track of the Jerome Derradji EP Play On.

Dancing Beats aka Yam Batalier is a Berlin-based nu disco and house DJ. He serves up a blend of old classics and new beats. Favorite track is the Berlin Machine edit of La Bionda's I Got Your Number.

Hungarian mix by Cosmic Boogie with a fresh batch of nu disco sounds, including Wanted Dub by Brevil.

Music for lovers from Athens, Greece by NTEIBINT. Opening track is the Danny Krivit dub edit of Love You More by Rene and Angela.

From Skåne, Sweden comes the disco dub maestro Drop Out Orchestra.

Downtown Party Network of Vilnius, Lithuania serves up some dance floor beats.

...and back to Belgium. Here's the latest installment in the Magic Mixtape series from Stephen Fasano aka The Magician as well as the latest mixtape from his former musical partner Vito De Luca aka Aeroplane.


Saturday, August 27, 2011


In remembrance of Nick Ashford, here are some recent re-edits of Ashford and Simpson. First track is my own edit of Don't Cost You Nothing from the 1977 album Send It.

Here's the Leftside Wobble version of the same tune, released by Kojak last year.

From Stockholm, Sweden comes the Disco Tech remake of the 1979 disco anthem Stay Free.

One more edit of the same song by DJ Valavanis from Greece.

Friday, August 26, 2011


Friday funk, courtesy of Mark Lehart. First song out is Go and Get Some by Millie Jackson.

Luther Ingram recorded the album Let's Steal Away to the Hideaway in 1976. It features the funky gem I Like the Feeling.

Gene Redding was discovered by soul-jazz legend Etta James at a USO club in Alaska. Subsequently, he released only one album, Blood Brother, in 1974. Here's the title track.

Enchantment was formed in Detroit by Emanuel "EJ" Johnson, Bobby Green, Mickey Clanton, Joe Thomas and Dave Banks. They are best known for the songs It's You That I Need and If You're Ready from the 1977 album Once Upon a Dream.

A Taste of Honey released the album Twice as Sweet in 1980, featuring the track Rescue Me.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


House of Disco has released Shoes Off, a four track EP featuring a remake of the Gap Band classic Outstanding by Argentine beat crafter Toomy Disco.

Here's the Gap Band original.

Another good track is the Nicholas remake of Curtis Mayfield - Give Me Your Love.

Here's the full release.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Nick Ashford, soul singer and songwriter, died yesterday at the age of 69. He is known for his life-long collaboration with Valerie Simpson.

Ashford and Simpson achieved their first fame in the 1960s by writing songs for several soul legends. In 1966 they joined Motown, where they wrote the song Aint No Mountain High Enough, recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.

Later on, they worked with artists such as Diana Ross and Chaka Khan. In 1978 the voices of Chaka, Nick and Valerie appeared on the Quincy Jones tune Stuff Like That.

A favorite Ashford and Simpson song is Taste of Bitter Love, recorded by Gladys Knight and the Pips and released in 1980. Here's a recent re-edit by Scratchandsniff.

The B-side of the Gladys Knight 12" is the Ashford and Simpson disco classic Bourgie Bourgie which the duo also recorded themselves.

Another disco classic is the title track from the album Stay Free, released in 1979.

The album also contains the classic tune Found a Cure.

Their last big hit was Solid from the same-titled 1984 album.

RIP Nick Ashford (May 4, 1942-August 22, 2011)

Monday, August 22, 2011


A fresh batch of mixtapes with summer chill sounds from deep disco to classic soul...

Cosmo Baker serves up some relaxing summer soul, jazzy breeze and folksy tunes such as Minnie Riperton - Les Fleur, The Main Ingredient - Summer Breeze, Quincy Jones - Summer In The City, Cris Williamson - Shine On Straight Arrow, and Nina Simone - Feeling Good.

More chill vibes can be enjoyed in this Balearic beat mix by DJ Zak Hamburg featuring a relaxing edit of the Marvin Gaye classic Mercy Mercy Me.

Picking up the pace a bit, London-based Musica Hermosa presents his first Musica Mixtape. Opening track is the Neon Heights dub remake of the country classic Wichita Lineman.

More chill delights from Neon Heights in this half hour crazy beatz mix.

From the Baltics comes this Mario Basanov Balearic mix for the beach...

Sunny disco from Brazil in this summer mix by Fernando Iervolino.

Last, but not least, enjoy these smooth Superbreak sounds straight outta Greece. Opening track is Locussolus - Next To You.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Some recent reworks of Sade...

British DJ Andrew Clarke has retouched the Sade debut single Hang on to Your Love (above) from the album Diamond Life, released in 1984. From Australia comes the Fantastic Man slow house remake of Never as Good as the First Time (below) from the second Sade album Promise, released in 1985.

Favorite Sade rework comes from Sweden and Drop Out Orchestra.

Friday, August 19, 2011


Rosebud released the album Discoballs in 1977. It features a funky remake of the Pink Floyd tune Money. Disco Tech has revamped the track, bringing out the funk.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


London-based Majestys Pleasure has churned out an impressing series of disco beats. The first four track EP was released this summer. It features the fave track And You Know.

The second MP EP contains some mighty fine beats as well.

The third MP EP is scheduled for a late August digital release.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


New release by Toby Tobias / Casinoboy on Tracky Bottoms. Favorite track is Ce Soir a rework of the Melisa Morgan classic Fool's Paradise.

Here's the original.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Brisbane-based four man nu disco outfit Mitzi is out with the EP Vinyl Versions  featuring four remixes. Favorite track is the Revenge remix of Morning Light.

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Nice edit from Vins DJ of the lovely track Lovesick by Norwegian producer Lindstrom and singer Christabelle.

Friday, August 12, 2011


The Fantastic Aleems featuring the fantastic Leroy Burgess on vocals released several club stompers in the early 80s. A favorite is Release Yourself from 1984. The original can be downloaded here.

Here's a recent edit of Release Yourself by Portuguese nu disco beat crafter Social Disco Club.


Candi Staton recorded a sweet soulful version of the Bee Gees disco hit Nights on Broadway in 1977.

The Candi classic has been given a mean makeover by Rayko....

...and a nice re-do by Scratchandsniff

Here's a vintage video featuring Candi performing her song on Broadway.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Falling in Love by 80s soul trio Surface has resurfaced in several different version. The latest flavor comes from Deadly Sins with the track Feels So Good.

Another great edit comes from Gazeebo with the track Red Hearts.

From Spain comes the track Low Luv by Kastil.

London-based Musica Hermosa has remade the track into a dub edit.

From Sydney, Australia comes this InnerWestSoul edit.

And finally, Casual Touch edit from Los Angeles-based Sean Michael.

Here's the Surface original.



Monday, August 8, 2011


Track List

1. D-Pulse - Velocity Of Love (Hot Toddy Mix)
2. Toomy Disco - Outstanding
3. Late Nite Tuff Guy - Keep Forgettin' [LNTG Rework]
4. Soho808 - Get Up Disco
5. Francis Inferno Orchestra - Me And You (Original Mix)
6. Mark E - Smiling
7. Jkriv feat. Adeline Michèle - Another Night (Greg Wilson Version)
8. Gazeebo - Red Hearts
9. Ron's Edits - Serious
10. Megadon Betamax - He Can't Love You (Instrumental)
11. Larse - So Much Fun
12. Paul Monroe - Summer Dream (Original Mix)
13. The Kings Arms - No Good For You
14. Pete Herbert - Spaced

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Ramboiage aka Vitor Silveira from Lisbon, Portugal has released the three track EP Big Black Dog on Sound Designers. Favorite track is Ready for Your Love - an edit of 80s funk band Mtume.

Here's the original Mtume song...

...and here's the full Ramboiage release.

Friday, August 5, 2011


Touchsoul aka Adrian Dickinson is a British DJ with a taste for sweet soulful sounds and 80s funk and boogie. Here are some dance floor faves given his magic touch.

Starpoint was an 80s band featuring the lovely Renee Diggs on lead vocals. Their greatest hit was Object of My Desire from the 1985 album Restless. Touchsoul has given the title track from the 1984 album It's All Yours a slight makeover...

Cherelle is another favorite 80s female singer. Her music was touched by producer duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis who provided fresh soulful sounds for artists such as SOS Band, Change, Human League, Janet Jackson and Herb Alpert.

Favorite Cherelle tracks include You Look Good to Me and Didn't Mean to Turn You on as well as the sweet soul duet Saturday Love performed with Alexander O'Neal.

You Are My Melody is another Jam-Lewis production featured on the 1984 album Change of Heart by Italian-American disco group Change.

Howard Johnson was a Miami singer who recorded three albums in the early 80s. His most cherished song is So Fine, the opening track from his first solo album Keepin Love New. Touchsoul has selected the second track from this album for a slight retouch.

The Jones Girls was an early 80s soul group. Their most memorable tunes are You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else released in 1979, Nights Over Egypt from their 1981 album Get As Much Love As You Canand You Can't Have My Love from their 1984 album Keep It CominTouchsoul has selected the lesser known, but truly sweet and soulful song Knockin from their 1983 album On Target.

Unlimited Touch was an early 80s disco group signed to Prelude Records. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1981. It features the club classic I Hear Music In The Streets. Unlimited Touch then disbanded due to some major disputes, but reformed in 1983 and released the album Yes We're Ready. Here's the opening track Yes I'm Ready retouched.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Fresh band released the club classic Come Back Lover in 1984 on Are'nBe Records. It was the third release of this small label, and the follow up to the 1983 club track You're My Number One - posted previously.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Rocco Raimundo has reworked the Change classic Glow of Love - featuring Luther Vandross on lead vocals - into a slow disco jam.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


From Helsinki with love. Check out the latest deep boogie track from Finland's Roberto Rodriguez - I Got.