Where would we be without Disco? From the very beginning this genre of music captured the imagination of many with its flamboyant club scene and elite clientele it attracted.
In the late 70s, clubs across New York were creating a storm with, what we call ‘disco music’. Everybody wanted a piece of the action. Studio54 was one such club that set the benchmark, it had an extremely stringent door policy, pioneering ‘mix’ djs and boasted the best quadrophonic sound system!
In the early 80s, disco had lost almost all its popularity across America, partly due to the anti disco protests held in Chicago… One such event dubbed ‘Demolition Night’ in 1979 ended in riots across the city!
However, having said that Disco is still here and continues to create an uplifting vibe for those that appreciate the ‘Four on the Floor’ rhythmic beat. There was no doubting disco went underground and emerged inside a new medium we call today ‘House Music’ – and continues to thrive!
Keeping the disco movement alive, you can catch MJ selecting the best disco house cuts at the Oakleigh, Guesting for ‘Studio Fridays’ 26th July 2019 – Free Entry all night!
In support of Studio Fridays, MJ has put together a Top 5 track listing (see below) that is currently raising heart rates on the dancefloor and within his top 20 mixcloud charting podcast!
Studio Fridays – MJs Top 5
First out the box is this cracking disco thriller from 1979, on Glitterbox, need i say any more – Uplifting, infectious beat – it worked then and it really works now!
1) Don’t You Want My Love (Full Intention Extended Disco Mix) – Debbie Jacobs / Full Intention
The magic of Defected DNA running all the way through this summer track, in 2018 this track was off the scale, Italian producer Qubiko has refreshed this for 2019.. and its really good!
2) In My Arms (Qubiko Extended Remix) – Ferreck Dawn, Robosonic, Nikki Ambers, Qubiko
Lifting keys & vocals from the original Carole King track of 1971, ATFC can do no wrong with this epic version for 2018…
3) I Feel the Earth Move – ATFC
Entry 4 takes its roots back to 1978 when hi nrg disco was hitting the clubs hard, remixed in 1998 by Byron Stingily and now for 2019, Michael Gray – it will not disappoint!
4) You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (Michael Gray Remix) – Sylvester, Michael Gray
And finally, a cracking vocal track from Mirko & Meex, using lyrics from Janet Jackson’s ’Thats the way love goes’, it was a stonker back in 1993, and just as impressive for 2019
5) That’s The Way (Original Mix) – Mirko & Meex
Catch MJ & Bully 3rd Friday of every month at the Bread & Cheese Benfleet!