Space Disco Flight (To Planet 2016)

Guardians of the Galaxy
Hello Earth, we’re flying to 2016 with our disco spacecraft! ;-) Space disco is the fusion of disco music with futuristic themes, sounds and visuals. This kind of music became popular in the late 1970s and was heavily influenced by sci-fi movies like ‘Star Wars’ and the growing popularity of electronic instruments. The main idea behind this subgenre was a musical or lyrical exploration of the wonders of outer space, and many bands often included robotic shapes, laser illumination and computer screens sequences in their live performances. The artists themselves often dressed in a way inspired by glam rock and somewhat futuristic fashion. They looked like astronauts on stage. The lyrics about going into space have sometimes a sexual connotation, which I try to parody in my track ‘Counting down tonite’ with a George Clinton sample. In fact, George Clinton was the one who introduced the P-Funk Mothership in 1975. Later bands like Earth, Wind & Fire and The Jacksons used space elements in their outfits as well. The fading popularity of disco and especially the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986 made this subgenre disappear. People were fed up with space themes.


The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra – Star Wars Main Theme (2004)
Sheila & B. Devotion – Spacer (1979)
Slick – Space Bass (1979)
Kraftwerk – Spacelab (1978)
Steve Winwood – Spanish Dancer (1981)
Cerrone – Supernature (1977)
Cloud One – Doin’ It All Night Long (1977)
Galaxy 42 – Star Wars (1977)
Space – Magic Fly (1977)
Flight Facilities – Apollo (2014)
Professor Eddy – Counting Down Tonite (2013)
Roisin Murphy – House Of Glass [Maurice Fulton Remix] (2015)
Vicious Pink – The Spaceship Is Over There (1986)

Space Disco Flight (To Planet 2016) by Professor Eddy on Mixcloud


Manuel Cerreda said…
Excelente recopilacion, como siempre, gracias.

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