Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Disco Photography

Diana Ross boogies her way into 1978 at Studio 54

Fly Life and a Happy New Year

Last day of 2014! It has been a great year with some ups and downs but for the most part a great one.  I decided not to do the best of 2014 this year so instead I pretty much will leave you with an amazing 1997 British House anthem "Fly Life" by Brixton's own Basement Jaxx which brings back memories of celebrating New Years at Twilo.   Basement Jaxx was named after a club night they created there  in during the late '80s  and it consist of  Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, these guys have now become pioneers of the whole British House movement which is making formidable resurgence recently by some recent releases and re-works. Here is the original and the sublime  "Fly Life Extra" which is always perfect for a big room event. Wishing you all Disco Monks a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. Here is to 2015! Enjoy

Friday, December 19, 2014

Winter Melody: Missing Donna

Here is some sweet Donna Summer to warm you up during the cold winter nights! I'm missing this lady around this time of year.  Wishing everyone a very joyous and happy of holidays filled with kindness and peace. Much love!

Disco Monk/Dj Glamjack

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Disco TV: 1990 South Bank Show with Vivienne Westwood Part 1 & 2 and Bow Wow Wow

Here is a very intriguing world where music, art and fashion meet.  Vivienne Westwood,  a true genius and my favorite designers of all times! Learn it/Live it because no ones like that anymore!

 I could listen to her forever! Brilliant!


and here is the amazing video by Bow Wow Wow! Enjoy

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The enduring brilliance of Chicago House: Shake Your Body

Here are two versions of a huge house classic "Shake Your Body" by Jeanette "JT" Thomas to get your Saturday groove going. It was produced and mixed by legendary Mitchbal at Time Zone Studio in Chicago.  This song pretty much epitomizes the brilliance of Chicago house music.   I'm including Timmy Regisford's daring edit as well. It is a slightly different take than the originally, longer with heavier bass breaks and some nice conga riffs sprinkled to heighten the vibe.  Nothing beats the original but it still holds up pretty well and still sounds daringly amazing to this day! Enjoy