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BRUCE HAACK

Party Machine

BRUCE HAACK

Party Machine

A legendary obscurity, dug out in its original glory by Stones Throw.

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PABLO MANDELBROT

Hot Swap

PABLO MANDELBROT

Hot Swap

Hypnotic, heavily dubbed and rude swinging edit jam from an unknown head.

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Space System

Sorrow Show

Space System

Sorrow Show

Cosmic stunner, all the way from Jakarta, Indonesia!

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Sapho

Carmel

Sapho

Carmel

The secret weapon of notorious Balearic mover, Moonboots. An absolute peach!

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Storm Queen

Look Right Through (Vox)

Storm Queen

Look Right Through (Vox)

Morgan Geist lays bubbling proto-house beats for a diva-esque vocal from Damon C. Scott

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Klein & MBO

Dirty Talk (Greg Wilson Edit)

Klein & MBO

Dirty Talk (Greg Wilson Edit)

A hugely influential anthem, edited by a massively respected DJ.

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Soundforce

Viva La Dolce Vita

Soundforce

Viva La Dolce Vita

Helplessly addictive psych-boogie prototype. Obscure and awesome.

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Peter Gordon & Love of Life Orchestra

That Hat

Peter Gordon & Love of Life Orchestra

That Hat

An unearthed diamond from the early '80s downtown scene, feat. Arthur Russell!

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Charanjit Singh

Raga Megh Malhar

Charanjit Singh

Raga Megh Malhar

Prototypical acid exotica, from Bombay, circa 1982!

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Chicken Lips

You're Not Ready Yet (Bonus Track)

Chicken Lips

You're Not Ready Yet (Bonus Track)

Dubbed-out and strutting disco boogie edit from the masters.

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The Midas Touch

The Nightlife

The Midas Touch

The Nightlife

Sought-after and psyched-out discosoul with crazy FX.

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David Gamson

No Turn On Red (Fat Camp Version)

David Gamson

No Turn On Red (Fat Camp Version)

Tried and trusted edit from lord of the disco, Bill Brewster.

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GLISSANDRO 70

End West

GLISSANDRO 70

End West

Polmo Polpo's Sandro Perri and Craig Dunsmuir pay tribute to the West End label.

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Afrobutt

Cracks All Gone

Afrobutt

Cracks All Gone

End-of-the-rope anthem. Who do we ring to get some more?

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This time on 14tracks:

“14 tracks: Scanning the scene”

Making a return to disco's parallel universe in the years before House domination, we've picked out 14 electronically enhanced grooves, from the obscure and eccentric, to essential edits and epoch defining anthems. The common thread between these tracks is an aptitude for groove and a taste for the more psyched, dub-rubbed and wriggly end of the floor, taking in squelchy '70s strutters like Soundforce's 'Viva La Dolce Vita', proto-house wiggle from Klein & MBO (edited by Greg Wilson) and Morgan Geist aka Storm Queen, crafty edits from Chicken Lips and Pablo Mandelbrot, and boundary blurring, mould setting classics from Arthur Russell and Peter Gordon's Love of Life Orchestra. We've purposefully drawn for those tracks with mental electronic touches like The Midas Touch's 'The Nightlife', Space System's 'Sorrow Show' or Charanjit Singh's groundbreaking 'Raga Megh Malhar', besides trippy avant-disco like Glissandro 70's 'End West', heavy dance pop sounds from Storm Queen and David Gamson, and Nu-Disco from Chicken Lips for good measure. Like any scene, there's enough chaff, but sift through and you'll find absolute nuggets like these....

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On 20 Oct 02:53 BeachSloth said:
http://beachsloth.blogspot.com/

“Excellent”

Wow, this is a very excellent 14 tracks, someone clearly did their research.

On 20 Oct 11:02 Ralph Borland said:
http://ralphborland.net

“Yes”

Great selection. In the vein of the - less obscure? - Rockers Revenge B-side, Arthur Baker produced 'Dubbing in Sunshine'...

On 20 Oct 13:35 Dub Defector said:

“tuff”

The Sapho tune is just fantastic! Is that infact CJ's Siouxsie Sioux mix?

On 20 Oct 21:13 stuart fone said:
http://14tracks.com

check my mixes

On 21 Oct 10:12 abdul said:

disco sucks

On 21 Oct 10:21 Ransom Note said:
http://www.theransomnote.co.uk

“Super-fly selection”

Wow, this is an absolutely lush lush selection. Crazy for the money. Shame it wasn't the Warehouse edit of Dirty Talk but still, super great. I didn't know the That Hat track but it's an absolute banger (haven't been paying attention to my DFA reissues!). Thought it sounded like Arthur Russell had, had a hand in there... and lo behold there he is!
Buy this selection now. :)

On 21 Oct 11:34 Maxwell Clark said:
http://soundcloud.com/smojphace

“simply belter!”

so so so gorgeous! esp. the Charanjit Singh!

On 04 Nov 03:26 fashoom said:

“lolo”

love of life orchestra were so great. early 80's was such an incredible time for music in nyc.