I love music that plays somewhere in that glitterball-lit realm between disco, house, dub, funk, rock 'n roll, and pop. This site will host mixes I've made and songs I like that dance across the genres. Let me know what you think. And if you've got a party or night you'd like moving to this sound, drop me a line on rorychallands (at) gmail (dot) com.

Seeing The Light Mix

I'm working on a new mix at the moment. But in the meantime, here's my oldest disco influenced mix. I made it in the spring/summer of 2005 - a stomper of a year for me. This was the first thing I gave my wonderful new girlfriend, and it was also what I took as gifts on my first trip to the Burning Man festival in America. I burned about 50 copies of it and brought about 42 back with me, so I'm obviously not as giving as I thought I was.

I was very into Arthur Russell at the time (and still am), so there are several of his tracks in various different guises. I kicked it off with his wondrous In The Light Of A Miracle. It's a gently ecstatic epic of a track that always manages to transport me and my head somewhere beautiful. I also used his totally uplifting Tell You Today, and the smuttily titled Is It All Over My Face? It's not all Arthur though. There's boogie, Italo, dub, and some mash-up filth to keep the censors busy.

Arthur Russell: In The Light Of A Miracle, Sinnamon: Thanks To You, Midnight Star: Midas Touch, Loose Joints: Tell You Today, Charlie: Spacer Woman, Colourbox: Looks Like We're Shy One Horse, Colder: To The Music, The KBC: Poisonous Emblem, Dopplebanger: Pussylicker, Kerrier District: Let's Dance & Freak, Loose Joints: Is It All Over My Face?, Freeez: I.O.U., Alexander Robotnik: Problems D'Amour


If you're interested in the Arthur Russell stuff there's plenty available on Amazon and iTunes. I recommend starting with the Soul Jazz compilation, The World of Arthur Russell. Links below:
Arthur Russell

Here's a little plug for something else. Henry's Yuppy Disco Podcast is a facebook music page linking to some great mixes. I'm listening to the African Pop mix at the moment and I'm struggling with not leaping up to dance around the room. Sod it, I'm going to.

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