Slow Disco After Midnight

Aurélien Buttin
It’s very late, the early hours of Sunday at a discotheque. The customers at the bar are getting tired, but they don’t want to go home. They’re still having a good time and enjoying the music. Others are hanging on couches, ordering a last drink. The disco-dj is digging deep into his boxes. His final tracks are the icing on the cake. Although the dance floor is getting empty bit by bit, people don’t rush to the door. They only want to cool down and listen to the music. The dj starts playing tracks that can be described as a combination of slow disco and ‘quiet storm’ seventies soul. It’s funky chill time. That’s the picture of this new series Slow Disco After Midnight!

Alton McClain and Destiny were an American girl group from Los Angeles. Formed in 1978, the trio consisted of Alton McClain, Delores Marie "D'Marie" Warren, and Robyrda Stiger. They signed to Polydor Records in the year of their formation and Frank Wilson (of Motown fame​) produced their debut LP. At first it was a self-titled album, but after a few months it was renamed under the title It Must Be Love. The very soulful disco title track was released as a single and charted, but the second album did not sell well. The group was dropped less than a year after its release and they split in 1981.

Next week we're going to set sail again!

Tracklist:

Stephanie Mills – Starlight (1979)
Standing Room Only – Take Some Time (1982)
Minnie Riperton – Perfect Angel (1974)
Bill Withers – Can We Pretend (1974)
Shuggie Otis – Aht Uh Mi Hed (1974)
Timmy Thomas ‎– Why Can't We Live Together (1972)
War – The Cisco Kid (1972)
Van McCoy – Party (1976)
Hurricane Fifi – Do You Want Me Mon Cheri (1977)
Al Sunny – Don’t Let Nobody Know (2017)
Atkins – Feel It, Don’t Fight It (1982)
Maysa – Inside Out (2017)
Alton McClain & Destiny ‎– It Must Be Love [Scratchandsniff Re-Rub] (1979)
Stanley Turrentine – Midnight And You (1974)

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