Sunday, November 30, 2014

Disco Photography: Chic Men

Nile Rogers, Tony Thompson, Bernard Edwards

Here is a beautiful photo of the men of Chic and a great song to go along with it! Hope everyone had a happy holiday this weekend. Enjoy

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Disco Photography: Divas to the dance floor please!

Happy Sunday. Here is the break from house and voguing classic "In The Mix" by Mix Masters from DJ International channeling back the days of nyc's Sound Factory circa 1990 with DJ Junior Vazquez! Enjoy!

Derrick Magnifique, 1989

Saturday, November 8, 2014

A Glamjack Presure Cooker Mashup

New remix hot off the press! Here is crazy mashup using one Brazil's most beloved songs "Manhã de Carnaval" featured on one of my favorite Brazilian films Black Orpheus with DIII's insane house anthem "Pressure Cooker".

Friday, November 7, 2014

Paying homage to the great Arthur Russell

Recently released, this amazing compilation celebrating the legacy and work of one of the greats of dance, experimental, classical and folk, Arthur Russell delivered by the Red Hot Organization, a not for profit international organization dedicated to fighting AIDS through pop culture. This offering titled Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell is a very nice hefty catalogue consisting of 26 well crafted re-interpretations, interludes and covers ranging from Hot Chip, Robyn, Sufjan Stevens, Scissor Sisters and Davendra Banhart to name a few showcasing the genius, depth and prolific nature of his music which is still clearly showing some rippling effects in today's music. Standouts are Jose Gonzale's interpretation of "This is How We Walk The Moon" and Blood Orange's seamless mash-up of "It's All Over Your Face and Tower Of Meaning".  Honorable mention goes to Hot Chip's cover of  dance classic"Go Bang" which manages to capture the fun and weirdness of the original. There are a few near misses but for the most part is well edited with some interesting takes making this a must have for fans of Arthur Russell.  Enjoy!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Disco TV: Check out this amazing new instrument!

This acoustic instrument creates sounds like a digital synthesizer!

The Yabahar is a new acoustic instrument designed by Istanbul based musician Gorkem Sen. The Yabahar can be played many different ways using mallets or with a bow with a combination of two drum like membranes, long springs and a tall fretted neck to create beautiful music. You  can find out more via The Creators Project. Enjoy