Disco Lounge

The colourful looking ladies on the left are Silver Convention, one of the artists on my new 'Disco lounge' mix. Two albums inspired me to make this mix, which were ‘Cocktail disco’ by Dimitri From Paris (BBE, 2007) and the recent compilation album ‘Disco jazz’ (Universal). I wanted to put in a couple of relaxed, kind of jazzy disco tracks, together with big orchestrated disco (Barry White style) and a little bit of Latin flavour as well, to create a ‘lounge’ feel. I copied two tracks from the forementioned albums, one from Love Unlimited Orchestra ('Brazilian Love Song') and a track from Ritchie Family ('Ferensi'). Two superb disco tracks with all kind of influences.

The very original and stylish 'Cherchez la femme' by Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band (with Kid Creole in it) is one of the tracks you'll hear at the end of the mix. Their Latin disco style is a typical example of lounge disco, I think.

Look out for the new 'Disco discharge' albums. Disco blog 'Disco delivery' wrote about 'Disco discharge' as well: http://discodelivery.blogspot.com/2009/09/disco-discharge-and-other.html

Picture by rokarita


Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On [Da Producers MPG Groove Mix] (2005)
Alex Cortiz - Glamour Girl (2001)
Lack of Afro feat. Steve Marriott – Touch My Soul (2008)
Art Webb – You Can’t Hide Love (1977)
Side Effect – What’s The Heck, Let’s Discotheque (1976)
Ganymed – Dancing In A Disco (1979)
Three Degrees – Midnight Train (1975)
Gene Harris – Getting Down Country (1976)
Ritchie Family – Frenesi (1975)
Azymuth – Triagem (2008)
Blackwell – Give It All Ya Got (1978)
Johnny Hammond – Fantasy [Faze Action Special Disco Edit] (2005)
Tamiko Jones – Let It Flow (1977)
Love Unlimited Orchestra - Brazilian Love Song (1976)
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Cherchez La Femme (1976)
God Help The Girl – A Unified Theory (2009)
Silver Convention – Everybody’s Talking ‘Bout Love (1976)


Ottavio said…
Was Fly Robin Fly ook niet van Silver Convention?
professor Eddy said…
Ja, klopt. Een absolute discoklassieker. Bernard Edwards en Nile Rodgers van Chic hebben hun stijl met veel swingende violen een klein beetje afgekeken van de Duitse producers achter Silver Convention. 'Fly Robin Fly' heeft op nummer 1 gestaan in zowel de pop, dance, disco als de R&B lijst van Billboard! Echt een grensoverschrijdend nummer dus!

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