Articles tagged with alt-disco

Mr. Vacation with Special Guest Brett Burton

February 7

Mr. Vacation is back and this time he’s got a new DJ partner — Brett Burton. Two DJs with very different methods will have to work together if they’re gonna see this thing through. Their reputations on the line, a friendship on the edge and a dance floor caught in the middle, it’s an explosive cocktail. This action packed, all-vinyl thrill ride will delight fans of Funk, Disco, Garage, Soul and more!  ★★★★

No Tears January

No Tears – Our Friends Electric

January 29

“It’s cold outside
And the paint’s peeling off of my walls
There’s a man outside
In a long coat, gray hat, smoking a cigarette…”

Stop watching the paint peel off your walls!  Come in from the cold!  You too, man in the long coat (at least you’re dressed weather appropriate).  Come join your Friends Electric, Ed and Brett as they play your cold wave, new wave and dark disco favorites —At Friends and Lovers in Crown Heights.  It’s Free!!

Let’s Go Further Mixtape

January 9

I thought I’d kick off the 2015 with a new mixtape. This one’s more laid back than my usual selections. I went a little ADHD on some weird disco, electro oddities and a bit of early house. It’s probably more of a repeat listen type thing, so if you don’t get it on the first try, it’s your fault. All kidding aside though, if you don’t record this on cassette immediately and pop it in the tape deck of your car, you’re doing something wrong.  This is the soundtrack for your winter drive to the outlet mall to buy some post holiday marked down Pumas.

Escort – Camèleon Chameleon (Black Russian Remix)

October 19

I wrote this a few weeks back, but then Escort decided to hold off on promoting the remixes until the single officially dropped.  So now I’m reposting.  Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…

-Dope Werewolf

Escort’s Camèleon Chameleon had a lot of good stuff going on before The Black Russian Party got their hands on it. The track was a nice pop-disco romp with jaunty horns and catchy sprinklings of keyboards. Fun and danceable but maybe a bit on the tame side. The Black Russian Party, Rok One and Mike Dextro, held onto what worked in the original mix, and upgraded the bass to a springy electro bounce. They open with some drums from the Yazoo school and then send the percussion ricocheting off the walls with dubby delay. Cranking the tempo from 112 up to about 120 and finishing with some latin percussion gives the remix sort of a Tom Tom Club meets Jimmy Castor Bunch alt-disco feel. This is only the second remix from this crew, following an awesome reworking of Washed Up by the Glass, but something tells me they’ve just begun. Make way for the Siberian Soundsystem.

-Dope Werewolf