I Lie!. This weeks Black on Red special will be taking it to the disco to celebrate the Unabombers comin to town and to celebrate a great era for this music. I'll try and post a more detailed thread if i get time tomorrow but let's just say we will be concentrating on the quality side of the disco era. It's on saturday 7-10PM www.redfm.ie
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This Saturday on Black on Red i'm also rolling out a disco special
I've got an Only Child tune (something Latino) that sounds exactly like a Canadian disco tune called Rollerboogie. I think you should confront him about this on Saturday, Steve.
Sorry 'bout the ropiness of information - haven't played either in years.
It's such a misunderstood form of music really with the YMCA's and Don't Rock the boats of the world but those in the know will point to disco's influence on practically all of modern dance music. Think about it. Go into Go Deep or Bass or Jam or 110th St or anywhere really and you will hear grooves that hark back to some of the most innovative Djs and producers in the disco era.
Of course, as it blew up it became diluted and everyone and his mother tried to release a disco record but look beneath the surface and again you will be rewarded. Look at the Djs like Larry Levan and Dave Mancuso, clubs like the Loft and the Paradise Garage, producers/remixers like Tom Moulton, Francois K & Danny Krivit, artists like Chic and Jocelyn Brown, labels like Salsoul and Philadelphia International i could go on all day.
Having had the good fortune of collecting, buying and playing this music over many years i'm delighted to serve up another one hour music special which should hopefully successfully thread the fine line between keeping both the music heads and the not so familiar happy.
Expect to hear:
Young & Co
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes
And much much more!