Joey Negro will release the third instalment of his ‘Remixed With Love’ series on Friday 16th November.
The longstanding remixer and DJ – real name Dave Lee – has put together yet another edition of his revered compilation, this time with club-ready edits of Sister Sledge, Gwen McCrae, Gladys Knight & The Pips and more.
Noel Gallagher has revealed that he’s started work on his next solo album, adding that it will have a “’70s disco” vibe to it.
Speaking at a Q&A at Kings Place in London to launch his new book, Any Road Will Get Us There (If We Don’t Know Where We’re Going), Gallagher said that he hopes to release the album next year and that he’d been working on it at Abbey Road Studios in recent weeks with producer David Holmes.
In the great mirror ball of history, there’s always one velvet rope to be on the right side of. And once upon a time, on April 26, 1978, in a sleazy neighborhood of West 54th Street between 8th and Broadway, in a former TV studio costing $400,000, Studio 54’s Qualuude- fuelled dancefloor gyrated to a soundtrack of soon-to-be disco classics. Two accidental kings were born: Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager. Together, they invented the modern nightclub experience.
Secret backer Jack Dushey is also interviewed. “At first [Schrager] was reticent, it was difficult to reflect honestly on the period where he went to prison for tax evasion,” Tyrnauer says. But he ends up giving rare truth via unprecedented, careful access, to glorify Studio 54 to its rightful place as the Apple of clubs. “I didn’t want to make a celebrity documentary because that’s been done. And it’s boring.”
In late 1976, a guitarist named Nile Rodgers and a bass player named Bernard Edwards bribed an elevator operator $10 to keep quiet about an after-hours session. Their friend and DJ Robert Drake was working as a maintenance man at Sound Ideas Studios. Along with the rhythm section of their former group The Big Apple Band and by roping in friends such as a pre-fame Luther Vandross, they recorded a song called ‘Everybody Dance’.
You’re living in Europe now after a long stint in NYC. Why did you decide to move over?
Honing his legacy as a DJ playing forward-thinking house records on French radio in the ‘80s, Dimitri From Paris has made a name for himself thanks to his expertly crafted edits and remixes, which never stray too far from disco’s live and deeply-musical roots. Most recently, he’s put together a compilation of re-imagined classics titled ‘Le Chic Remixes’ for Defected, which houses reverent reworks of hits from Chic, Sister Sledge, Norman Jean and SB Devotion.
Returning after a year’s break, Leicester label City Fly are back with a brand new EP from co-founder Ashley Stevenson AKA The Last Trip To Gandahar.
The new EP, ‘Higher!’, finds the sample wizard – who used to produce as Arthur Jnr – taking his new moniker on a sophisticated summertime disco and house spin with three lush original cuts and a typically great remix of the title track by one Byron The Aquarius.
Back in 2010, UK disco, house and funk luminary Joey Negro AKA Dave Lee compiled a thoroughly educational – and massively danceable – retrospective album celebrating the artists and songs at the core of Brit funk.
A collection of rare, previously unreleased and highly sought after tracks from the halcyon days of underground British funk, reggae disco and soul, ‘Backstreet Brit Funk Vol.1’ was a real triumph that we’re still relishing in today.
SUPPLY NY are set to celebrate their fifth birthday tonight (Friday 8th June) with a five-hour boat party in New York City.
Setting sail at 7:00PM sharp, the collective’s long-serving resident DJs will command the on-board booth, with Griffin Camper, Jordan James, Misawa and Animal Feelings all set to spin as the sun goes down.
Additional support will come from local and talented selectors including Haruka Salt, Ria (88 Palms), Nè, Tony y not, and Kate Stein.