This Disco and Nu-Disco mini mix kicks off with a tune from German House production duo COEO, “Like It Is” features on the four track Disco Volante EP released on Brooklyn based record label Razor-N-Tape in late 2016. The sample in the track is from Luther Ingram’s song “Do You Think There's A Chance”.
I first heard this track played by DJ Pippi at Glitterbox in December 2016 at the Ministry of Sound, and haven't stopped playing it since. Expect to hear another track from the Disco Volante EP entitled “Pajama Stomp” in a later volume of Funky Classix.
Next up is a Re-Edit by Butch Le Butch of the classic Disco track “K-Jee”, which was originally recorded by the Nite-Liters and then recorded by MFSB. The original featured in a key scene in the film Saturday Night Fever, and the Butch Le Butch Re-Edit features on Austrian Disco zealots We Mean Disco!! release Allstar Nuggets Volume 1. There is also a rumour that Joey Negro has a remix of the Disco classic in the pipeline.
The third song in the mix is one of my favourite Disco track’s of all time “Stomp” by The Brothers Johnson. The rework featured in Volume 2 is from Deep & Disco, and stay’s very true to the original Disco classic that was released in the UK in 1980 and peaked at #6 in the Singles Chart.
The next funky classic is the Guynamukat We Love Ryota! Boogie Remix of “Real Clothes” by Japanese group Jazztronik. This is another track I heard DJ Pippi play in his set at Glitterbox and managed to track down a rare copy on Discogs.
The Trammps provide the fifth funky classic with their tune “The Night The Lights Went Out”, the actually commemorates the historical event in that year of the New York blackout. The Re-Edit comes from the legend that is Dimitri from Paris, expect to hear plenty more Re-Edits and remixes from the Disco edit genius.
The last track in the mix is “Armed and Extremely Dangerous” by First Choice, the song featured on Philly girl group’s first album by the same name that was released in 1973. The remix comes from Disco legend and inventor of the remix, Tom Moulton. With the original lasting only 2 minutes 48 seconds the Moulton remix makes it a six minute masterpiece.