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Jul 19th, 2015 00:21am

Into the Disco Scene!

I certainly will be there, wow, back to the 70’s Chic style, except it’s 2015 and Nile Rodgers is super star again following his escapades with contemporary artists. The Disco legend has the golden Disco touch, sounding like this was on an old Chic LP from ’79.

Paying tribute to the disco era the song makes references to Chic-related songs and artists produced by the group. Subtle samples from Everybody Dance and Goodtimes. Will be playing this all summer long.

Categories: Disco
May 4th, 2015 07:29am

French Disco Boogie Sounds

Fresh this month comes a new disco compilation compiled by Charles Maurice, French Disco Boogie Sounds 1975-1984. There are some belters on here, all dating back to disco’s golden era there’s a few rarities and obscure gems.

After the Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds compilation, Favorite Recordings follows-up with the concept, this time focusing on its homeland language. Digging into the mysterious Charles Maurice’s vinyl collection, the label and the DJ extracted 10 amazing hidden dancefloor hits, all produced between 1975 and 1984 within the French music scene.

On one hand, tracks by Overdrive, Marché Noir, Didier Makaga or France-Lise, were mostly composed and produced by underground artists and labels from the French Caribbean and African community, and also filled with the raw spirit and power of this Tropical stamping. On the other hand, tracks by Beckie Bell, Kelly, Le Club, or Bernard Guyvan, were all released by major French labels such as Trëma, Carrere, Disques Vogue, or Pathé Marconi, and created by confirmed independent producers, acting not only in France, but also in Canada and the US.

Despite being called Toulouse, this Female disco trio were from Montreal, Canada. They were made up of studio backing vocalists who decided to team up as a group in 1975. C’est toujours comme ça l’amour originally came out as a single in 1981 and featured on the album Trois Dimensions.

Don't miss out on this magnifiqué selection, buy on iTunes here

Categories: Disco, French
Mar 28th, 2015 09:48am

Just the tonic

Every Song made it into @mixmagmagazine Big Tunes for the April edition. And it’s gonna be huge feel good hit of the summer! Dance pop at it’s best, with a hint of Chic disco in there it can’t miss.

Du Tonc are Matt Van Schie and Mighty Mouse from East London.

Categories: Disco, Pop
Dec 6th, 2014 20:36pm

Legendary discotheque

French legend Étienne Daho team’s up with Chic legend Nile Rodgers for some sultry french discotheque, the perfect combination that creates a stellar disco track.

L'étrangère appears on Étienne’s new album Les chansons de l'innocence retrouvée.

Categories: Disco
Nov 23rd, 2014 23:14pm

If you had to live your life all over

Written by Johnny Bristol this 1976 track originally appeared on Coke Escobedo’s 2nd album Comin’ At Ya!

A crate diggers delight, a rare groove, latin funk number that keeps you’re body moving.

It begs the question, would you change a thing if you had to live your life all over?!

One things for certain it sounds great when you play it again and again all over!

Nov 22nd, 2014 22:56pm

I play the street life

This tune is about a year old, but it’s still packing a disco punch a year on, a rework of 1998’s House stomper Life Is Changing by Cricco Castelli which in turn samples Seventies jazz funkers The Crusaders tune My Lady from their 1979 album Street Life, hence the name Street Life for this tune. The German DJ and producer duo Purple Disco Machine keep it clean and crisp, sticking to their familiar formular of taking old disco tracks and making them into new fresh beats by retaining snippets of the best bits. This is still banging.

Official site purplediscomachine.com

Categories: Disco, Electronic, Nu Disco
Aug 10th, 2014 14:51pm

Obscure Disco

Late Night Tales Presents After Dark: Nightshift

Nightshift is cult DJ connoisseur Bill Brewster's second outing in Late Night Tales' After Dark series following on seamlessly from the dubby grooves of the first After Dark compilation. Bill picks out another fine selection of Slo-tempo disco funk, slowly brewed to form another top class musical journey of discovery. Old and rare tracks rub shoulders with new and exclusive previously unreleased tracks. The Grid & Robert Fripp A Cabala Sky is one of five exclusive tracks to feature throughout this emphatic collection, a superb deep and dubby disco chugger that oozes a groovy baseline.

Bonafide dance-floor-fillers from Mugwump and Hubbabubbaklubb ensure the After Dark off-shoot series stays true to the quality output of that we expect from the LateNightTales series. Highly and Totally Recommended.

Aug 10th, 2014 14:05pm

And I never took another mushroom again

Mushrooms Project (DJ duo - Giorgio Giri and Marco Lentano) have put out two EPs this year with two tracks on each to make up a 4 part suite. Psilocybe Odyssey Pt. I, II, III, IV is a cosmic journey through deep house, disco, funk, balearic soul and dub.

This intergalactic opus goes deep and druggy with slo-tempo 110pbm grooves that float around your head, hallucinating rhythms transcend into the dark corners of your mind. With each track at around fifteen minutes long, its’ a truly mesmerising and immersive experience.

Like this? Try: Andrew Weatherall - Masterpiece. The Asphodells, Blade Runner Soundtrack, Soft Rocks, Fuck Buttons

Categories: Disco, Dub, Psychedelic
Aug 2nd, 2014 17:43pm

Beach Diggin' again

Guts and Mambo are back with the second insulation of Beach Diggin’ - Vol.2 carries on where Vol.1 left off with an eclectic array of hard-to-find rarities and guilty pleasures. This track kicks off the proceedings with a funky pop loop and Mavis John’s sultry voice. Try stopping your foot tapping to this one!

Dancehall vibes on Hey Mister by Althea Forrest & Togetherness, Folky bossa soul on Amor a Tres by Celeste, funk and disco continues from Lee Alfred and the Hamilton Brothers respectively. Soulful jazz in the shape of Fou De Toi by Bajy & Electrical Haitian Orchestra. Sonya Spence brings it back to a laid back disco vibe before we go off in a reggae tangent with East of Handsworth by Linton Haugton. Moody Leftfield-pop from Letta Mbulu then slides into tropical percussionists The Lain Langley Group on Amazon Trail, this flows nicely into Osmar Milito’s organ led calypso sound, we then mellow right out with Kalalou, a jazz instrumental by Mushi & Lakansyel. Finishing off with Marsha Wilson’s Love Is Gonna Get You.

I’ve not heard any of these tracks before, so it’s a credit to Guts for digging’ deep and unearthing this great collections of gems. See you at the beach.

Buy it on iTunes now, you need it.

Jun 1st, 2014 22:00pm


Get your disco on, heard this in a bar the other night and I'd forgotten just how great this is. Patrice Rushen done some great tunes over the years.

Haven't You Heard was originally released on the 1979 LP Pizzazz (her second album for Elektra Records) and later as a single way back in 1980. Certainly one of her biggest hits after the perennial sampled track Forget Me Nots.

Sounds very Chic!

Categories: Disco, Neo's top choices
Apr 20th, 2014 13:11pm

Lose your mind

Funky Disco mavericks Chromeo tease out another tune from their fourth-coming LP White Woman, Come Alive features a guest spot from Chaz Bundick of Toro Y Moi.

80's synth sounds still in full force with a highly polished sheen, funk guitars that Nile Rogers would be proud of top it off to keep the disco groove on target.

Categories: Disco, Nu Disco
Mar 23rd, 2014 12:08pm

Just an Illusion?

This has a nice summery disco vibe about it, Wine Glass Woman, a track from Hayer Hawthorne's Where Does This Door Go LP from last year. When this materialised around October last year the summer was well and truly over, so i've dusted it down for this summer. Aeroplane’s Vito De Luca's remix transforms the song into epic disco with the help of Imagination's 19982 disco classic Just an Illusion, taking the synthesised riffs and looping them through the track.

Cool mix for a hot dance floor!

Categories: Disco, Remix
Mar 22nd, 2014 11:54am

The Doll That Says No

I picked up this French compilation LP recently called La Musique du Faubourg and there are some superb old french pop numbers on it, compiled by Malik Aiary it concludes with this 1980 version of La Poupée qui fait non by Cristina.

La Poupée qui fait non (English: "The Doll That Says No") is a 1966 song written by Franck Gérald (lyrics) and French singer/songwriter Michel Polnareff the music. It was recorded by Polnareff, becoming an immediate success in France and one of Polnareff most definitive songs. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin/Yardbirds) played guitar on the recording. Later, the english version was a hit for the Byrds and Saint Etienne covered it on the 1999 album A Tribute to Polnareff.

I've since discovered there are loads of cover versions of this song, many in french but also loads in English, German, Italian and Spanish. Cristina Monet-Palaci's 1980 version here adds a funky baseline and cowbells to disco up the track, which is also sampled by Dimitri From Paris' La Rythme Et Le Cadence track from his Sacrebleu LP.


Categories: Cover, Disco, French, Pop
Feb 9th, 2014 23:31pm

Vintage Futurism

New compilation LP out last week Elaste Vol. 4 Meta-Disco and Proto-House compiled by Dompteur Mooner the next instalment in Mooner's Elaste series is a crate diggers delight of rare and obscure gems. Rinder & Lewis' Gluttony is relentless slab of dark disco which sounds like Giorgio Moroder soundtracking a killer on the run in a warped eighties movie. Taken from Rinder & Lewis Seven Deadly Sins Album. Dompteur Mooner's edit adds more weight to the original.

There are more twisted leftfield obscurities on this LP such as Larry Levan's unreleased Garage Demo mix of Man Friday's Love Honey, Love Heartache, Charanjit Singh's Raga Madhuvanti and Shake the Mind by C Cat Trance.

Like this? Try: Trust, Zombie Nation, DJ Hell

Categories: Disco, Nu Disco, Psychedelic
Jan 26th, 2014 22:00pm

Dance Dance Dance

Listening to Danton Eeprom has put me in the mood for some classic Bertrand Burgalat. Bardot's Dance is originally from his 2012 LP Toutes directions, this remix was an EP from the same year featuring the song Double Peine and 3 edits of Bardot's Dance. Michael Garçon's Studio 54 Club Remix is a supercool re-edit that speeds up the original and adds a disco groove, Burgalat does disco, what's not to like?

Double peine - EP 2012

Categories: Disco, French, Pop, Remix
Nov 17th, 2013 20:04pm

Back to the future

For years this superb exotic disco-noir tune was a mega rare 1984 12”. One-hit German beauties Saâda Bonaire have now made this and 11 other unheard tracks available on digital download via Captured Tracks, Saâda Bonaire’s debut LP was recorded nearly 30 years ago and apart from this track have not seen the light of day until now. The dub-disco sound on the self titled LP could almost be a lost Grace Jones album. 

Originally signed to EMI in 1982, their first and only single, You Could Be More As You Are was produced in Kraftwerk’s studio by legendary Matumbi, Slits and Pop Group producer Dennis Bovell. Composed of DJ Ralf Behrendt, Stefanie Lange, and Claudia Hossfeld plus a plethora of musicians that he picked up working in a immigration centre. EMI budget contraints led to the LP being shelved and the band disbanded soon after.

Full of quirky dubbed out disco, 80's synths and bongos with Middle Eastern flutes and sitars laid over African beats and Moroder style electronics. Even though it was recorded in the eighties it still stands up today like a brand new retro-future LP. Highly Recommended.

But it on iTunes

Jul 22nd, 2013 23:35pm

View from the beach bar

Todd Terje just keeps churning out the big guns - Ragysh, Snooze 4 Love, Inspector Norse, Lanzarote (with Lindstrøm) and now the follow-up Strandbar – which means beach bar - (Disko), already a monster dance-floor smash after a couple of months, the Norwegian producer/DJ is definitely on a purple patch.

Perfect for the summer sound system, Terje is master of the universe right now. The sun-kissed piano hook on this with the key changes is so cool, plenty of hands in the air moments, what's next for the disco superstar?!!

Categories: Disco, Electronic, Nu Disco
Jun 16th, 2013 21:43pm

Slow groovers and funky movers

Late Night Tales have established themselves as the go to mix masters with an outstanding back catalogue of artist curated compilations of exceptional eclectic quality from a diverse selection of compliers. The classics that get plenty of repeat plays include Groove Armada (vol.1 and 2), Rae & Christian, Air, Nightmares on Wax, Zero 7, Fatboy Slim, Midlake, Trentemøler, Lindstrom and Friendly Fires

So, now they are slightly diversifying into an additional series (well I hope it's a series) with After Dark, their website calls it a tangent, let's hope it's the first of many. The first journey then is compiled by expert compiler Bill Brewster. They say: After Dark is New York at 4am, with the lights off and the strobes flaring. It’s a Dalston basement with slow chugging basslines propelling a dancefloor. It’s a starlit night on the coast of Croatia with glittery girls and burnished boys grooving to 110bpm anthems.

A dedicated mission to unearth the unreleased, the impossible-to-find and the darn-right-funkiest music this side of the Dardanelles. I can certainly say this is all achieved with honours. A fine selection that sounds equally as good during daylight hours and after dark, some names you will have heard of, Jamiroquai, Doves, Zed Bias, Toddla T of but the tunes and versions you probably haven't. Slow groovers and funky movers, slinky beats and infectious rhythms set the tone for cosmic drive into the darkness. Highlights include this ultra rare disco tune Love The Way You Love Me by Marti Caine, the super funky Philip Zdar mix of Machistador by –M–, Koolade by Zed Bias feat Toddla T & MDcL and The Love (Exclusive new mix) by Linus Loves and the Previously Unreleased All Around And Away We Go (Hotel Motel Mix) by Twin Sister. Altogether, a Highly accomplished and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED mix. Bring on the next one please!

Download now from iTunes, Checkout Bill's selection process on the LateNightTales website here.

Jun 16th, 2013 16:32pm

WOW 700

A milestone here at neoloop with the 700th blog entry. neoloop started four years ago this month. Thanks for watching!

Daft Punk's momentous release of Random Access Memories has got me digging in the crates for all my old disco records. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter's homage to Giorgio Moroder on the track Giorgio by Moroder is testament to the legendary producers work. This track The Chase is a pulsating driving disco instrumental by Giorgio Moroder from his Academy Award-winning soundtrack to the film Midnight Express (1978). Written and produced by Moroder and Arranged by a young Harold Faltermeyer. Aside from his work with Donna Summer I think this is one of his most influential tracks. You can certainly hear shades of this all over Daft Punks back catalogue and they have been known to play it in their live sets.


Categories: Disco
May 6th, 2013 06:49am

Neomix Volume Two

Finally after so many people bugging me, I've put together another mixtape in the Neoloop series Neomix (I guess I can call it a series now there is a second volume!). Volume Two is as eclectic as the first and covers all the stuff we love on Neoloop.


Tracklisting is as follows:

  • 1. Get Free: Major Laser
  • 2. Why: Carly Simon
  • 3. On and On (Ruined by Rick Rubin): Justice
  • 4. Big Love: Matthew E. White
  • 5. Without You: Behling
  • 6. I Walk This Earth: King Biscuit Time
  • 7. I'm on Fire (Cousin Cole's Bad Desire Remix): Bruce Springsteen
  • 8. Hamjam (Tofu Mix): The Soul Session
  • 9. Social Studies (Plastic Plates Remix): Body Language
  • 10. So Good At Being In Trouble: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • 11. Big Shot: Dr.John
  • 12. Bombay: El Guincho
  • 13. Tear Club: Moullinex
  • 14. Chip Off The Old Block: Chic
  • 15. Destiny: John Talabot
  • 16. Le Grand Sommeil: Ginger Ale
  • 17. Get Lucky: Daft Punk
  • 18. Utopia: Footprintz
  • 19. Juicy Onion: Brusco
  • 20. Benediction: Hot Natured & Ali Love
  • 21. Bourgie Bourgie: John Davis & The Monster Orchestra
  • 22. Inspector Norse: Todd Terje
  • 23. Lost: Frank Ocean
  • 24. Sea: Roosevelt
  • 25. Done and Over It: Marie Madelenine
  • 26. Goblin City (Holy Ghost Remix): Panthers
  • 27. Island: The Whitest Boy Alive
  • 28. La La La: Snoop Lion
  • 29. Fashion Killa: A$AP Rockey
  • 30. Perfidia: Phyllis Dillon
  • 31. The Baddest Man Alive: The Black Keys
  • 32. Blue Skies: Willie Nelson



Jan 2nd, 2013 23:29pm

A big slab of Nu-Disco!

I didn't know I loved it until I heard it. Superb tune to warm you up on a cold winter evening from the excellent Plastic Plates.

Categories: Disco, Electronic, Nu Disco
Nov 24th, 2012 14:47pm

A maniac on the floor

Moullinex's debut album Flora released on Gomma Records last month mixes up that classic 70's chic disco sound with a new polished edge. Flora encompasses French house, nu-disco, neo-pop and future-retro with panache and style.

Munich-based Luis Clara Gomes, originally from Portugal has made an album that effortlessly mixes from the couche to the dance floor, with a wealth of talented friends in tow Moullinex creates a real organic live-sounding nu-disco sound. Featuring an array of vocal excellence from Luis himself as well as guests Peaches, Iwona Skwarek and Da Chick.

With an impressive back catalogue of remixes behind him the disco aficionado certainly has an ear for a catchy hook and a deep baseline. Including a very credible cover of Michael Sembello's eighties hit Maniac from the Flashdance soundtrack which features vocals from Peaches.The sun-drenched melodies of Flora will spawn many underground hits, let's hope one breaks into the mainstream and give's Moullinex the exposure they deserve. A timeless album that is highly recommended.

Moullinex official site, Buy it on iTunes

Next month Moullinex release Flora Club Versions.

Categories: Disco, Nu Disco
Nov 17th, 2012 20:17pm

Outer Space 

Yet more Scandinavian cosmic-disco from another Norwegian space cadet, Daniel ‘Blackbelt’ Andersen completes the trilogy of nu-disco Lp's with Linstrøm and Prins Thomas this month with his new album Blackbelt Andersen 2, released Nov 06, 2012 on the Full Pupp label. A longtime player in Norway's dance music scene Andersen brings us a slight twist in flavour -  Mann på Mars delves deep into the cosmos with a layer of balearic house and latin vibes giving his sound an altogether sun-flecked feeling. So, that's your comic space disco sorted for the foreseeable future then. 

Get it on iTunes click here

Nov 17th, 2012 19:35pm

Tuba Disco!

Following up from fellow Norwegian and collaborative associate space-disco maverick Lindstrøm we have a the perfect partner LP in Prins Thomas's new offering - Prins Thomas II. Cosmic-disco never sound so healthy, Prins takes this particular space jam into a hypnotic Lil Louis French Kiss' vibe, the tuba bubbling under the pulsating rhythms and a melody of I feel love Donna Summer, absolutely kills it!

More of the same on Prins Thomas II Out now. Buy it on iTune click here

Nov 11th, 2012 19:29pm

Cosmic Lindstrøm is back!

Smalhans is the new album from the Norwegian space disco man. Vōs-Sākō-Rv is my favourite on the first few listens, Each track is named after a traditional Norwegian dish, check it out.


Jun 30th, 2012 18:28pm

Caught up in a Rapture

Seven minute disco-punk from The Rapture courtesy of a compete overhaul from Ashley Beedle, Colleen Cosmo Murphy and Yam Who. Originally appearing on the NYC bands 4th album In the Grace of Your Love released last year. This DarkStarr Diskotek remix shapes the original into a house monster with cowbells and ESG style baseline in a future retro diskotek. Cool and catchy hooks that will have your head nodding and feet tapping all day long.

Official Rapture website click here

Apr 4th, 2012 00:32am

We dream by accident 

Kindness aka Adam Bainbridge's latest LP World, You Need a Change of Mind is on constant rotation at the moment. This track is my current favourite from an excellent album produced by Cassius' Philippe Zdar.

The finest disco-funk tune this year!

Categories: Disco, Electronic, Funk
Feb 21st, 2012 01:24am

A world of discovery

Here we have our first big contender for album of the year status. Barcelona's John Talabot releases his first album, ƒIN and it's a stunner! Talabot takes on many different styles on this record and weaves them together seamlessly with confident grace. Bursting with a rainbow of colours, intricate textures and deep atmospherics that delve in and out of deep house, disco, and indie pop with shades of tropical lushness and Balearic beauty.

Quiet and loud, dreamy haze and pulsating beats. There are so many moods on this LP and that's what makes it so interesting, I discover something new with every listen and the more you listen the more it opens up. Destiny a co-production with Madrid's Pional is an outstanding house tune that's sounds as good on headphone as on the dancefloor. Pional turns up again for the album closer So Will Be Now, another house track that leaves you wanting more. Outstanding and Highly Recommended.

Buy it on iTunes, John's place in MySpace

Like this? Try: SBTRKT, Delorean, Caribou, Boards of Canada, Matias Aguayo, Nicolas Jaar

Feb 19th, 2012 22:29pm

It's bigger than me and it's bigger than you!

Following the posting of Whitney's last track below, here's the tune that it was sampled from. Loleatta Holloway who died early last year recorded We're Getting Stronger (the Longer We Stay Together) back in 1973 and is a bonafide disco classic, taken from her debut album Loleatta. The American singer was mainly known for her other big disco hits such as Hit and Run (also from her debut) and Love Sensation, both of which have been sampled extensively as well.

Black Box's No.1 best selling single of 1989 - Ride On Time samples heavily from Love Sensation. Her vocals were originally used without credit, but she successfully sued the band and received an undisclosed share of the royalties. She also sang on Relight My Fire by Dan Hartman. I love what Alicia Keys and Whitney Houston done with this song, but the original still holds a class of it own. Holloway was a powerhouse of a singer and will remain one of the most respected divas of her generation.

Buy the album on iTunes, a classic from start to finish.

Categories: Disco, Soul
Dec 4th, 2011 18:13pm


NYC's Escort Caméleon Chameleon is the lead track from their self-titled debut LP, modern day lush disco that sounds like Kid Creole and The Coconuts have made a new tune.

Totally tropical and feel good, Escort are a 17 strong disco orchestra, and although it's got a classic disco sound, it still sounds fresh and nu. Feel the groove and soak up the beats!

Buy it on iTunes

Categories: Disco, Nu Disco
Jun 18th, 2011 18:18pm

I'm well into to Jessica 6, their debut album See The Light is very infectious. New York trio Nomi Ruiz (vocals, songs), Andrew Raposo (bass), Morgan Wiley (keyboards) are causing quite a stir. P-funk and electro-punk attitude take on the dancefloor with passion and sassy classy sound. This is a remix of Fun Girl by Keinemusik is a very hypnotic nu-disco monster, fucking brilliant riff!

Bands place in MySpace, Buy it on iTunes

If you like this try: Matthew Dear

Categories: Disco, Electronic
Jun 11th, 2011 17:32pm

Brooklyn Nu-disco/electropop trio Jessica 6 (named after a Logan’s Run reference) are of former members of Hercules & Love Affair and have just released their debut album, See the Light, through Peacefrog Records. It's full of stomping nu-disco groovers and hypnotic funk, including another guest vocal from Anthony Hegarty on Prisoner of Love. To celebrate the band has released a B-side, a party-starter called East West Funk as a free download. If you liked the first Hercules & Love Affair LP then you'll love this.

Like this? Try: Hercules & Love Affair, Lindstrøm & Christabelle, Prins Thomas, Diskjokke, Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Chic

Categories: Disco, House
Feb 27th, 2011 22:10pm

My new favourite track from Toro Y Moi's new LP, New Beat taken from Underneath the Pine. Electronic pop let's go! Sounds like a Sebastain Tellier jamming with Chic in 70's Disco! Love it!

Album out now on iTunes!

Categories: Disco, Electronic
Oct 10th, 2010 02:36am

Three years on from their critically acclaimed Fancy Footwork, Dave-1 and P-Thugg have returned with Business Casual. Eighties electro funk is the order of the day, some of tunes on here sound like they were recorded in 1986, just with a modern production sheen. This is my fav track on it so far, Don’t Turn the Lights On (featured on the video game FIFA 11) It's all Hall and Oates for the 00's. Phillippe Zdar is behind the mixing desk working in some retro pop to the proceedings.

Buy it on iTunes

Like This? Try: Aeroplane, Giorgio Moroder, Hall & Oates

Categories: Disco, Electronic, Funk
Jul 13th, 2010 00:35am

Norwegian prog-disco anyone?!

Oslo-based producer Joachim Dyrdahl unearths his new LP titled En Fin Tid (a happy time) this month and it's been picking up good reviews. Like fellow Norwegians Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas - Diskjokke enthrals us into deep hypnotic spacey disco fever. This album sits very comfortably next to Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas' collection but also has a style of it's own. While the compositions have deep penetrating groove they still sound light and airy with a happy heart and magical melodies. Norwegian prog-disco never sounded so good, another one for your late summer nights.

Buy it on iTunes, Diskjokke's place in MySpace

Categories: Disco, Electronic
Jul 11th, 2010 17:52pm

Los Angeles' HEALTH's last LP Get Color gets the remix treatment on Disco 2 LP, following the trend of their first remixed album DISCO. Pick of the remixes for me is this Tabacco remix of Die Slow (Which is an epic track anyway!) search HEALTH for more of their stuff here on neoloop. 

Like this try: Joy Division, Atlas Sound, Wavves, My Bloody Valentine

Bands disco place in MySpace, Bands place in MySpace

Categories: Alternative, Disco
Apr 26th, 2010 00:40am

Following an excellent gig by LCD Soundsystem on Friday night I've been listening to all their old stuff and been digging a bit deeper into some old Disco influences. When you listen in very closely to James Murphy's arrangements you hear a plethora of old Disco nuances, it's no secret that James loves his old disco collection, some of which was showcased on the excellent Fabriclive 36 mix he did with Pat Mahoney. This track from A Taste Of Honey was an old favourite of mine back in the day and I remember dropping it in my old sets to great appreciation. We've Got The Groove was never really big hit, they were of course best known for their 1978 hit Boogie Oogie Oogie from their self titled debut LP. Because of the massive success of that seminal disco tune they were often passed off as just a one hit wonder, but they did record some great tunes on 4 albums. This tune is from the 1982 LP Ladies Of The Eighties (Not to be confused with The Roy Ayers produced band of the same name). The subtle cowbell on this reminds me of a few LCD tunes.

Like This? Try: Chic, Heatwave, LCD Soundsystem, Mtume, Mary Jane Girls

Buy on iTunes


Categories: Disco, Neo's top choices
Feb 28th, 2010 11:45am

Get your groove on for some Nu-Disco extravaganza now! New from the vanguard of NU-Disco, Norwegian producer Hans-Peter Lindstrøm together again with Christabelle Solale. Baby Can't Stop comes on like a lost Quincy Jones backing track from the Thriller sessions, but while you half expect Michael Jackson to enter with a Hee Hee, instead we get Christabelle Solale dead-pan vocal style mixing an arty chanteuse and disco diva. It all sounds 1980s funk-pop but still keeps a foot in 2010 and it never completely slips into retro pastiche. The whole album Real Life Is No Cool is quite possibly a major contender for all the album of the year top tens. Lindstrøm & Christabelle works like Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer bringing a fresh and very catchy, danceable sound for the dancefloors of today. Nu-Disco has now firmly arrived and Real Life Is No Cool is the staple of which all future-nu-disco will be measured. Get your dancing' shoes on we're going for a ride! Released last month - Highly Recommended.

Like This? Try: Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas, Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Chic

Buy it on iTunes, Lindstrøm's place in MySpace, Official site

Categories: Disco, Nu Disco, Scandinavian
Feb 27th, 2010 23:39pm

The last post in my trilogy of Lost In Music comes the original Sister sledge Disco Classic, this is actually a later extended remix that was re-released in 1984, I think slightly edges it over the original 1979 We are Family album track. We Are Family is one of two albums produced by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers in 1979, the other being Chic's second album C'est Chic including hit singles Le Freak and I Want Your Love. True pioneers of the 70's disco sound Edwards and Rodgers' Chic are for me the ultimate disco band. Their track Good Times is one of the most influential songs of the era and formed the backbone of Grandmaster Flash's Adventures on the Wheels of Steel and The Sugarhill Gang's breakthrough hip-hop single, Rapper's Delight. The production skills of Rodgers and Edwards raised Sister Sledge into the mainstream with their We Are Family album, it has that unmistakable Chic production sound and includes disco anthems We Are Family and He's the Greatest Dancer. Classic. Nile Rodgers went on to produce classic album's Let's Dance by David Bowie (1983), Like a Virgin by Madonna (1984), Inside Story by Grace Jones (1986).

Like This? Try: Chic, Grace Jones, Mary Jane Girls

Categories: Disco
Feb 27th, 2010 20:14pm

We love a big disco stomper at neoloop, Lost In Music - originally recorded in 1979 by Sister Sledge, written and produced by the legendary disco mavericks Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of the band Chic. Danton Eeprom's cover features a lead vocal performance by Au Revoir Simone's Erika Forster sounding like The Human League doing a disco-pop-techno hybrid, looping the classic riff into a hypnotic groove. Taken from Danton's new album - Yes Is More - out Now.

Like This? Try: Au Revoir Simone, Christabelle & Lindstrøm, Joakim

Danton's place in MySpace, Official Site, Buy the album on iTunes

Categories: Disco, Electronic
Feb 7th, 2010 16:29pm

Some Phenomenal Psychedelic funk for you right now, The Phenomenal Handclap Band from New York City that includes members of TV ON THE RADIO, Jon Spencer (from the Blues Explosion!), the Amy Winehouse band, and a few hot Lower East Side and Brooklyn kids. Big up the Latin Soulful vibes add a bit of Psychedelic AfroSoul and Funk, hell yeah! Add in Disco legend Anthony Mansfield to remix it up and your done!

This lot are playing at Cargo in London next month!

Buy their stuff on iTunes, Bands place in MySpace

Jan 22nd, 2010 00:13am

I'm Overdosing on old Gil Scott-Heron tunes at the moment, and they don't get any funkier that The Bottle. Definitely Gil's biggest and most commercial tune, Gil signed a one album deal for the Strata East imprint, out of New York, in 1974 with Brian Jackson, and released the album Winter In America, which contained the original version of The Bottle. It was later reissued during the mid-1980s on Champagne Records in the United Kingdom. The track features Jackson's superb flute playing and Scott-Heron on keyboards, while singing and rapping about alcoholism, drug addiction, abortion, and incarceration, but it sure is funky.

Scott-Heron later said of the single's success and style, "Pop music doesn't necessarily have to be shit." Indeed!

See that black boy over there, runnin' scared his ol' man's in a bottle. He done quit his 9 to 5 to drink full time so now he's livin' in the bottle.

Like This Try: Roy Ayers, Sly and the Family Stone, Fatback Band

Categories: Disco, Funk, Soul
Dec 31st, 2009 17:01pm

How about a quick interval for the funk, some classic 70's shake your booty from The Bar Kays (Mark II). Cool shit, the funk don't get much better than this, plenty of little instrumental breaks, many have been sample over and over. Play it loud!

Originally formed in '66 the band biggest hit was Soul Finger, then most members of the band died in the same plane crash that killed Otis Reading. The funk lived on in Bar Kays second reincarnation.

Buy Bar Kays on iTunes

Categories: Disco, Funk
Dec 30th, 2009 23:49pm

A pounding heavy slab of white noise, yet strangely melodic, distorted sounds crash and collide beating each other up until the most powerful one pushes to the fore until it get smashed away by another creating a captivating chaos. You need to turn the volume up to stun on this one. If you imagine My Bloody Valentine jamming with Giorgio Moroder in a dark heaving disco you come close, The main riff is oddly reminiscent of Sly & the Family Stones' Into My Own Thing (as sampled by Fatboy Slim on Weapon of Choice). Die slow is taken from their 2nd album Get Color, out now. LA's HEALTH are best known in the UK for their collaboration with Crystal Castles on hit dancefloor filler Crimewave, something of a disco departure from their usual brand of ear punishing cacophony. Also available is an album of remixes, HEALTH//DISCO featuring new versions of first their first album. Check out the video for Die Slow, pretty gruesome!

Like this try: No Age, Atlas Sound, Wavves, My Bloody Valentine

Official Site, Bands place in MySpace, Buy all HEALTH albums on iTunes

Dec 19th, 2009 20:28pm

Wow what a riff! Portishead come storming in with this dark disco stomper, sounding like a futuristic version of Joe Jackson's Stepping out with Beth Gibbons haunting vocals. Chase The Tear released for Amnesty International organisation. Wicked tune!

Official Site, Portishead on iTunes

Nov 11th, 2009 00:45am

See you down the roller disco! 

Strangely addictive looped voice samples, odd lyrics about roller-skates, just another mad little tune to hum along to. The whole tune is completely made up of human voice samples and beat-boxing. Chilean-born Matias Aguayo takes a break from his usual funky house sound (he's half of minimal duo Closer Musik with pal Dirk Leyers) with this quirky experimental tune.

buy it at Kompakt, MySpace page

Categories: Disco, Electronic, Lo-Fi
Oct 31st, 2009 21:54pm

There's not a problem that I can't fix 'cause I can do it in the mix. You've probably heard this tune a hundred times before, but it's an absolute classic with one of the greatest baselines ever!

Written by Michael Cleveland. It features vocals from Reggie and Rose Marie Ramsey, and its protagonists recall how they were bored to death until a DJ played a hot song and saved their lives by giving new energy to the night. Released in 1982 and reached number ten on the R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, and it peaked at number thirteen in the UK.

Categories: Disco, Electronic
Oct 31st, 2009 17:44pm

Don't get in to deep brother, don't get in to heavy, Don't fix so you can't move about whenever you get ready. Holy Moly slowly going down. Groove central, classic disco funk from 1975. Not a big hit for the sisters back then, but I reckon this is one of their best!

The Pointer Sisters are from Oakland, California, they achieved mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s

Official site

Categories: Disco, Funk, Soul
Oct 25th, 2009 14:49pm

Gotta make a move to a town that's right for me. Regular visitors to Neoloop know we love a bit of old school Disco, and they don't get more funky than than this dancefloor classic, I've always loved this tune, never tire of it. This is the original 12" mix that Soulwax used large chunks of for there hit NY Lipps from the Nite Versions album.

Lipps Inc. was a studio band that achieved a significant hit with Funkytown in 1979. It reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Dance charts in 1980, also reaching number 1 in Austria, Switzerland, Norway and The Netherlands. It reached No. 2 in the UK and Sweden. It was Lipps Inc's only U.S. Top 40 hit.

Categories: Disco, Funk
Aug 16th, 2009 14:37pm

Let it flow baby!

Summer funky disco vibe, soak up the rays flowing out this little disco gem from 1976. I love the way it goes in to 'Kool and the Gang Summertime style' instrumental. Just add your own sunlounger and a Pina Colada.


Categories: Disco, Funk
Aug 12th, 2009 00:49am

This bloke has 9 problems and the bitch is all of them!

Look out here it comes, Heartache No. 9 is a funny song about eight bad romantic experiences that the lead singer has had in the past, with a warning about the ninth disaster that is about to arrive and will surely do him in. An old school disco stomper!

But it - iTunes

Categories: Disco
Aug 10th, 2009 00:10am

"We're gonna party and have a good time" The chorus smokes through the spooky hum of a gospel choir singing outside the gates to the end of the world. Sci-fi landscapes and funky house collide resulting in a strangely soulful cocktail of dancefloor lunacy!

Released as single from the album Organism in 1999

Jimi Tenor (born Lassi Lehto, 1965, Lahti, Finland)

Official site - jimitenor.com

Buy it - iTunes


Categories: Disco, Electronic, Leftfield, Pop, Soul
Jul 30th, 2009 01:22am

I'm still digging their 2008 hit Hold On, but this nu slab of 80's Disco is catchy as barbed wire! 

Brooklyn duo Holy Ghost! (Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel) bring their love for old-school synthesizers to their new single, I Will Come Back, featuring the angelic voices of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus

This latest Green Label Sound single will also be featured on Holy Ghost!’s highly-anticipated debut album due out early next year on DFA Records. Looking forward to that!

Download more - www.greenlabelsound.com/holyghost

Bands place in Myspace - www.myspace.com/holyghostnyc

Categories: Disco, Electronic
Jul 17th, 2009 01:25am

I'm in love with you, Sweet Sweet Sweet.

Let me see you sweet!

Disco pop for dirty dancefloors, 80's synths and hand claps take you on a ride in open top Honda with a dent in the side and a broken tail light.

STEVE MASON brought us Beta band and King Biscuit Time, now he's having a BLACK AFFAIR. Sweet!

Band place in my space

Categories: Disco, Electronic, Pop
Jun 26th, 2009 01:18am

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

Just heard the news of MJ's death, love him or hate him, he was a global icon. I've always loved Off the Wall and Thriller albums.

I thought I'd post up one of his lesser know tracks from the Jackson 5 days. A great little tune!

"Dancing Machine", originally recorded for the group's 1973 album G.I.T.: Get It Together, was also the title track of their 1974 album Dancing Machine released in 1974 as a remix for a response to the success of the single. This song was sampled recently in 2008 by Q-tip for the fantastic album The Renaissance ("Move")

R.I.P  Jacko.


Categories: Disco, Pop
Jun 2nd, 2009 16:17pm

The sun is shining in little old London town, everybody's got a bit of the feel good factor! Now all you need is a soundtrack to document the summer of 2009.

I've been filling my head with this lush soundscape from Kleerup for some time now. Pure beauty on a summers day, lying under a clear blue sky with the warmth of the sun caressing your face.

The rest of the album, out this week... is an eclectic array of polished grooves, from club to beach and back again via lip smacking Scandinavian disco pop!

Kleerup is Swedish producer Andreas Kleerup. He went to number one in the UK co-writing and producing Robyn’s 'With Every Heartbeat'.

Fellow Swede Lykke Li lends her babydoll vocal to 'Until we bleed' with dreamy results, spellbinding!

More info on kleerup.net

More Lykke Li - lykkeli.com


Categories: Chill, Disco, Lo-Fi, Pop