Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year from Disco Monk so Here's Your Trance Dance Now and Auld Lang Syne Uno

Happy New Year from Disco Monk! Here is a couple of tunes that I'm feeling this time of year by the fierce Detroit dance producer Omar S.  This guy has been dropping some unforgettable remixes and original material for the past decade.  His distinctive sound has put him at the forefront of house and techno music. He has been using  old school synths and drum machines taking us back to the roots of dance and Detroit techno yet his compositions sound fresh and futuristic at the same time.   So here is the Shadow Ray remix of "Here's your Trance, now Dance! Enjoy

To continue with the festivities make sure to play this tune exactly at 11:57 and I guarantee you will bring the house down old school and keeping with the New Year traditions with a disco rendition of "Auld Lang Syne Uno" by the DJ/Remix Master Ryan Cavanagh also known as Slow Hands.  Cavanagh is know as the master of "make-out" disco with his sultry mixes and productions.  Wishing you a prosperous New Year. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Best Record of 2011: Kapput

I'm ending the year full circle with hands down the best record of the year and it is indisputably Destroyer's Kapput.  Early this past January, I did a posting titled Going Kapput nominating this fresh new release from revered Canadian musician/song writer Dan Behar, the best of 2011 and so far nothing else has matched the heart felt brilliance and sonic beauty of this album .  Kapput is already a classic in my book and will be for years to come.  I will never get tired of listening to this unique mature, complex, poetic, jazzy, 80's synthesizer and trumpet oddity.  With the aid of gorgeous vocals from Sibel Thrasher, all of the nine songs self evolve and become magical making the listener addicted to the melodies and intricate story telling.  Kapput is an exceptional record so here is the title song to prove it along with the sublime "Suicide Demo for Kara Walker".  To all my dear readers and listeners, I wish you a Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year.  Thank you for tuning in for another year of Disco Monk and see you in 2012! Enjoy

Friday, December 9, 2011

Over and Over

Here is a fabulous disco gem to set you up this weekend by saxophonist and soul jazz organist legend Charles Earland.   This is the second time around featuring Mr. Earland. I In 1978 Earland hit the disco/club scene with a track called "Let The Music Play" from his disco classic LP Perception.  This move clearly made a huge mark on the disco scene with Mr. Earland's master use of the Hammond B-3 organ.  Produced by Randy Muller, the main man behind Brass Construction this  jazz-disco fusion is not to miss for the disco aficionado.  Here my two favorites, "Over and Over" and "Let The Music Play". Enjoy!

Over and Over - Charles Earland

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Slave Of Love

Here is a very sexy and rare new discovery by a disco outfit called Destroyers.  Very little is known about them except that they were the product of Salsoul Records and it was released as a B side of the sublime disco erotic "Letric Love".  Produced by Jeffrey Lester and Rupert Holmes in 1977.  I'm loving the deep vocals, piano and strings here.   Hope this get you in the mood for those looming cold winter nights and to prolong this mood I'm including "Lectric Love" for good measure.  Enjoy!