Posts Tagged ‘sleaze’

Week 12: Touch & Go

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This is one of my all-time favorite disco records: kind of a missing link between the soul groups of the 1960s and the beat-driven NY Garage and proto-House of the late 1970s and early ’80s. I made it a little easier to beatmix, and drew it out a little, and built in some big dramatic breakdowns to freak out the people who already know the original.

Week 10: Showdown

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Here’s an edit of a tune from one of my fave New York post-punk / disco labels. The singer & producer on this both did a lot of work throughout the disco/punk/new wave/art kid scene that existed in New York in the early 1980s, but this particular song seems to have be a forgotten one. It’s a great seed of a song but there were some parts that hadn’t aged very well, so I took out the dumb bits, extended it, dubbed it out, and structured it to be a little more DJ friendly.

Week 2: Change of Mind

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This is one of my all-time fave disco tunes, which itself is a cover of one of the very first disco songs. I first heard it in a Farley Jackmaster Funk mix from WGCI (way way WAY after the mix initially aired, obviously). It’s an AMAZING tune, but the lyrics have not aged well, the structure is kind of a mess, and the tempo is all-over-the-place (live drummers amirite???) So I tidied it up a bit.