- 2 years ago
Playing tracks by
Julio Bashmore, Eddie Hooper, Brian Bennett, Mistral, Patrick Cowley and more.
More of a Disco graduation thesis than a mix, this has taken over 9 months and was supposed to be a sequel to Disco Queerness but kind of exploded!
From Space Disco, Italo Disco, space funk, disco covers of psychedelic rock, indian and Bollywood disco to electro, library music, modern nu-disco and re-edits inc several of my new remixes. It's an attempt to prove that disco isn't cheesy, and there is a lot of psychedelic and heavier themes if you dig deeper. In fact hearing modern 'deep house' is what triggered this, I wanted to prove that not only house is 'deep', there is a history there.
Around 1978 there was a Star Wars led explosion of space disco, but also throughout the 70's a searching for deeper things - from the frankly strange Venus Gang - Dies Irae (Gregorian disco? It's not alone in disco with religious themes) and flirting with the occult and tarot in electronic music and society as a whole and disco wasn't an exception.