This download courtesy of, R. Rossa & Tom Tom Disco, have offered up a tune titled “Funky Music”. It’s a fine example of Slo-Mo Disco and this can serve as that certain cut that will begin to elevate a crowd.
Ju-Par Universal Orchestra was released in 1976 and Bruce Swedien is credited as co-writer and production who later went on to become the main engineer for Michael Jacksons studio recordings for more than two decades. Enjoy!
“Sisters & brothers! Here´s another one for you, Easy to love!” (Tom Tom Disco)
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Linda Hopkins started singing Gospel early in her father’s church only to be discovered by Mahalia Jackson at age 11 and then touring with Jackson’s Southern Harp Spiritual Singers. Later moving into Jazz after hearing greats like Bessie Smith aka Empress of the Blues remains to this day her main inspiration. Linda’s 1977 release of “It’s In Your Blood” on Columbia lends itself brilliantly to Linda’s vocal range and that bass line is right on. Linda has starred on Broadway and continues to tour to this day and has her own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Enjoy!
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Don Downing’s “Doctor Boogie” gets a rework/nu-disco groove from the Brazilian team of Carlos Francisco & Jefferson Celestino. This slo-mo disco track from 1978 boogies its way in a hypnotic groove coming in at 99 BPM. These guys will fit right in with the likes of Get Down Edits and Luxxury along with others on the low end. This free download provided as a kick off to a Brazilian DJ collective called Juicy! Agency, get it and dance with your favorite sexy somebody. Enjoy.
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Yvonne Fair was always a favorite of mine, her brashness, hutzpah along with that hardened raucous voice resonated deeply with me the first time I heard…
“It Should Have Been Me”. I was in Portland; OR. at a friend’s house and right there in front of me was “The Bitch Is Black”, a solo recorded LP and a must for any record collector. Get it now.
I contacted Eugene Tambourine in Brooklyn to see if he’d be interested in doing an exclusive rework for us of Yvonne’s classic “Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On”, the result is (E.T.’s Loops of Fury) which has been described as the definitive version of the song. “It’s very loopy, but kinda organic and structured at the same time. I was inspired by the groovy space between her main vocal bits actually.” says Eugene.
Another little known tidbit Diana Ross’ Lady Sings the Blues from 1972 watch it again; Yvonne Fair is in it as is Isabell Sanford and a slew of others. Enjoy.
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The term Balearic is often thought of as being on the slower end of the BPM spectrum always drawing from a laid back selection of not only electronic dance music, but also jazz, soul, rock, dub and world both past and present. I thought I would draw upon all of those elements while being a little adventurous in some of my selections. Call it laid back; call it chill, or even lounge, it’s really more homage of a soundtrack playing while celebrating with friends.
So picture yourself on a beach somewhere on an island or just off the beaten path where you can close your eyes and relax and think of warm weather. Enjoy.
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This Maze release of “Color Blind” from 1977 was the B-side of a 7”that also appears on their self-titled debut Lp “Maze feat. Frankie Beverly”. The Scratchandsniff guys do simple cuts and paste edits with nothing added to stay true to the original material. The extended guitar lick is definitely true to a smooth steppin’ funky soul groove.
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Gloria Lavern Collins, better known as Lyn Collins’ single “Take Me As I Am” gets a subtle re-work from Sweden’s Disco Tech. Released in 1973 Lyn is most famous for her massive hit “Think (About it) also with Godfather of soul Mr. James Brown. This slow space/sleaze groove comes in at a whopping 82bpm, perfect for that last track of the night.
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Berliners Chopstick and Johnjon, real names (Chi-Thien Nguyen & John Muder) are behind the label Suol. The pair along with DJ sets, production, remixing and a discography that is ever expanding, is not afraid of the lower spectrum of the BPM range 80-116. They have a new album scheduled for release in April titled “Twelve”. This free download is a driving house beat on the meaty side certainly drawing from their influences of Funk, Soul and Hip Hop. “John, the Heavy weight Champion of arrangements, always knows how to identify the main theme of a song right away” says Chopstick). “Listen” and Enjoy.
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Are you looking for that jazzy track that people will ask, what is this? Pagliacci is from Maynard Ferguson’s 1976 release Primal Scream. The original remix was done by Joaquin Joe Claussell. This rework was done by JMJ edits out of Chicago. It is indeed magical. Enjoy
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Jack Ashford’s “Hotel Sheet” from 1977 gets a rework from LTJ Experience. I really like these obscure, fresh outta the record crate songs. It’s a what?
It’s a super hyper bluesy funky vibe, y’all. The track certainly has a Norman Whitfield, BT Express vibe to it, which lends itself perfectly for that sleaze/sweat set.
Jack Ashford, known to his friends as Jashford, is an African-American musician, widely known as the percussionist for Motown Records’ in-house Funk Brothers band during the 1960s and early 1970s. Ashford is most famous for playing the tambourine on hundreds of Motown recordings. His definitive performance is on “War” by Edwin Starr; other notable songs. (Wikipedia)
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Baron Von Luxxury is from LA he’s a producer, DJ, remixer, writer, editor formerly under contract at Razor and Tie Music. He’s worked with Vanessa Daou, Little Boots and sometimes puts out some slo-mo disco mixtapes. He is also a co-founder of the MP3 blog Disco Workout. This free download from his Soundcloud page is a mixtape that comes with an hour’s worth of <100bpm slow edits, designed for a laconic Sunday drive to the ocean. So slow down and put on the headphones. “Life in the slow lane will surely make you regain your mind; the past never sounded so present.” Baron Von Luxxury [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/129270903" params="color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]