Easter Weekend Disco Excitement

Just like last week The O'Jays introduce the mix the best way. They create exactly the right mood for 'Easter Weekend Disco Excitement'. In my opinion disco has everything to do with excitement. The joy of dancing, making love or the weekend to begin. When the excitement disappeared out of disco, around 1985, it was at dead end (although it would arise in many shapes later on).

One of the tracks is by Sydney disco duo Midnight Pool Party. Their brand new single is called 'Linger'. The single’s inception began when Darren Morilla and Oliver Dela Cruz locked themselves away, with nothing but a vintage turntable and a stack of vinyl, from late 1990s to early 2000. Drawing on the nostalgia of their favourite, classic chart dominators, including Mojo, Stardust, Moloko and Jamiroquai, the result is the infectious disco track that is Midnight Pool Party’s second official single, ‘Linger.’ Luke Million gives it a classic Giorgio Moroder discotheque-vibe.

Theo Vaness is Dutch, just like me, but no one really knows him as a disco singer in the Netherlands. He was the singer of rock band The Shoes in the 1960s and 1970s. When they split he started to record disco music, but he was not succesful with it in his home country. He was on national Dutch television some time ago, but he did not say a word about his disco career. This is a bit strange of course, because he made quite a few good disco tracks.

During her heyday as a actress in adult movies, around 1975, record producer Gregg Diamond went to Jamaica to visit Andrea True. He had a tape in hand, to which True added her vocals. The result of their collaboration was 'More, More, More'. Eventually remixed by disco legend Tom Moulton, 'More, More, More' became a favourite on many dancefloors at the time. It peaked at #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the UK Singles Chart.

Thanks to Irfane for some bits and pieces that I borrowed from him. Happy Easter holidays!

Tracklist:

The O'Jays – Livin' For The Weekend (1976)
Alicia Meyers – Weekend (2011)
Five Star – Another Weekend (1988)
Billy Griffin – Hold Me Tighter in the Rain (1982)
Chaka Khan – Heed The Warning (1981)
State Of Grace – Touching The Time (1983)
Ashford & Simpson – It's A Rush (1983)
Breakwater – Say You Love Me Girl (1980)
Marta Acuna – Dance Dance Dance (1977)
Dave Valentin – Astro March (1980)
Obatala – I’ll Remember April (1976)
Who's Who – Hypno Dance (1980)
Andrea True Connection – More More More [A Tom Moulton Mix] (1976)
THP Orchestra ‎– Two Hot For Love (1976)
Art Webb – Good Times in Life (1977)
T-Connection – Saturday Night (1979)
Love And Kisses – Thank God It's Friday (1978)
New Guys On The Block – Saturday Night (1984)
Midnight Pool Party – Linger [Luke Million Remix] (2014)
Yvonne Elliman ‎– If I Can't Have You (1977)
Diana Ross – No One Gets the Prize [Danny Krivit Edit] (1979)
Pearly Gates – Fandango Dancing (1979)
Theo Vaness – Love Me Now (1979)
Todd Terje – Preben Goes To Acapulco (2014)
One Way Feat. Al Hudson – Music (1979)
Euro Funk – Everybody’s Dancing (1982)
Bohannon Feat. Dr. Perri Johnson – Let’s Start II Dance Again [Eddy's Edit] (1981)


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