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Updated classic Disco from Horse Meat Disco

Do you miss Disco? Well, OK. Me neither. But, if you ever find yourself feeling nostalgic or think a disco vibe might be good for your party for a bit, this is a hand-picked, well-mixed collection from a few hot DJs from the London scene. I am from America and had never heard of Horse Meat Disco so Brits, please allow me to take a minute and bring the rest of the world up to speed a bit.

It's like actual horse meat, only gayer.

It's like actual horse meat, only gayer.

Horse Meat Disco is a regular disco party held on Sundays at The Eagle, a nightclub in London. The vibe is gay friendly – or perhaps I should say the vibe is hetero friendly gay, and the music is…well, fabulous. DJs James Hillard, Jim Stanton, Severino, and Luke Howard dig up some true gems, update the sound a bit, and keep the room moving with superior mixing skills. The party itself has grown quite a reputation.

‘Horse Meat Disco’ is the first compilation CD released by the group and though you can hear a variety of house, rave, and electronic music at a Horse Meat Disco, this collection focuses on the main staple of the outrageous Sunday night parties: Disco.

To be honest, I’m not usually a fan of house party discs. If you’re not actually dancing in a nightclub, the groove usually gets tiresome. I need the full experience to make the energy work. I’m also not a big fan of disco. I was a kid when this stuff was on the radio and I don’t think the sound aged well. That said, I can see how this disc would definitely work in the right kind of party. The music is danceable, the production is top notch, and the flow is uninterrupted. This is two full scoops of disco, so you really have to be in the mood for it, but there are a couple tracks that you might want to listen to if you missed them when they were new.

  • I Depend on You” by The Two Tons [sic] (This song was released by Two Tons O’ Fun, who eventually became The Weather Girls and released the gay anthem “It’s Raining Men” in 1982) is a great song with which I had previously been unfamiliar.
  • “And I Don’t Love You” is a mostly instrumental piece featuring some light vocal samples from Smokey Robinson. The MP3 isn’t available from Amazon and it’s not on YouTube, but it’s a good track.
  • Let It Flow” is an oozy song from Tamiko Jones that displays a patience and evolving groove you might expect from a modern jam band.

I can’t get terribly excited about a disco revival, but “Horse Meat Disco” does this about as well as it can be done. If you want to immerse a room in 1975, this is a perfect disc to do it.

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October 15, 2009 - Posted by | Classic Rock, Popular

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