Cool Down… After Party!

A small after party (ending up sleeping in the hallway...), following the new beginning of 2013 disco party last week. Enjoy! Picture from Poolside. Poolside began in early 2011 as the recording project of Los Angeles musicians Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise. Nikolic was a Danish-born producer and DJ who spent some time as the bass player in Junior Senior before relocating to LA and Paradise lived in San Francisco playing out as a DJ and as the frontman of hardcore band the Calculators before also moving to LA. Duo members Nikolic and Paradise began honing their collaborative creations in a pool house that they converted into a makeshift recording studio, producing sunny tracks of subaquatic indie dance music. The group surfaced first in the form of a YouTube video for the catchy track ‘Do you believe?’.

Poolside were soon gaining local and national attention, with underground DJs spinning their tracks at events and a growing online following. Throughout 2011 they made waves with the sound they were calling daytime disco through tracks like a reworking of Neil Young's ‘Harvest moon’ as well as original songs. Last year Poolside worked on a remix for electro act the Rapture ('In the grace of your love') and held fans over with ‘Slow down’, before releasing their debut album, ‘Pacific standard time’ on their own Day & Night label (source: Allmusic.com).

Another great track is 'Sleeping in the hallway' from Mirror Kisses. Producer/songwriter George Clanton and drummer Doug Sexton (from Harrisonburg, United States) are inspired by vampire dance parties and the sense of excess that rocked the 80s:
"Mirror Kisses brings dark secrets to light in the old style."
I edited their remix of 'Sleeping in the hallway' a tiny little bit. You can download the full version (and other remixes) for FREE right here.

Tracklist:

Chaplin Band - Let's Have A Party (1976)
Koffee Brown – After Party (2000)
Notenshun – Cool Down (2005)
How To Dress Well – Running Back (2012)
Chromatics – There’s A Light Out On The Horizon (2012)
Poolside – Take Me Home (2012)
Patrice Rushen – Let Your Heart Be Free (1977)
Bob James – Westchester Lady (1976)
Ted Taylor – Ghetto Disco [Edit] (1977)
Stevo – Party Night (1979)
Tom Tom Club – (You Don't Ever Stop) Wordy Rappinghood (1981)
Alicia Keys – Typewriter [Demo] (2011)
Earth, Wind & Fire – That’s The Way Of The World (1975)
Michelle Lamb – Natural High (197?)
Fred Wesley – House Party (1980)
Hearts Of Fire – Let’s Party All Night (1984)
Ray Parker Jr. – I Don't Think That Man Should Sleep Alone (1987)
Mirror Kisses – Sleeping In The Hallway [Future Feelings Remix] (2012)

Cool Down… After Party! by Professor Eddy on Mixcloud


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