We’re on the hunt for a red hot October. It might not warm outside (thank gawd we can postpone that bikini panic till 2014) but the tunes we have for you are mighty hot. First up is something to snuggle up to. Rae & Christian’s Mercury Risin on Late Night Tales sees Ed Harcourt and Gita Langley join the duo for some truly inspired downtempo adventures. Yep a varied tale that will stay with you all night long. If you need it house then we would highly recommend the first longplayer from Wolf Music. Medlar’s Sleep is a slice of forward thinking house music that has us all a quiver. As does the wonder that is Small Pyramids’ Slow it Down on Glasgow Underground. A real delight that nods in the direction of classic house with plenty of disco tendencies, its become a constant companion.
As for our longplayers of the month? Simple. Firstly Deetron’s Music Over Matter on Music Man Records had us by the heartstrings within one play. Its glorious deep yet intelligent house is divine with artists including Seth Troxler, Ben Westbeech, Ripperton and Hercules and Love Affair getting in on the action. If you treasure the decent it has to be Deetron. There are times in your life when your body tells you to dance, to love, to live. Deetron provides the soundtrack.
And finally its time to stand by your disco beds, dust down those dancing shoes and do the diva thing. Yep Donna Summer’s remix album is about to hit the shops and we can safely predict a queer stampede. Love To Love You Donna boasts some mighty fine remixers including the godfather of disco Georgio Moroder, Hot Chip, Chromeo & Oliver, Frankie Knuckles and those Masters at Work resulting in hot dancefloors and purists enraged debate. Its disco dears, but not necessary as we know it, which is probably why we love to love it so. Enjoy.
12”s of October Beauty
1. Donna Summer Sunset People (Hot Chip Dub Edit) Verve
Everything we love about 21st century disco and then some.
2. Waifs & Strays vs. Lukas & DJ Sneak Gimme Luv (Sneak’s House Gangster Boogie Mix) Heidi Presents Jackathon Jams
The king of Jack took the roof off Audio and we are still recovering.
3. Mannix featuring Dina Vass Standing Right Here Favouritizm
Disco as it should be? Made in 2013? Bimey we are so disco impressed.
4. Ejeca Together (Terrence Parker’s Motor City Soul Mix) Needwant
Fuelled with the kind of piano that makes you wish for summer all over.
5. Minéo Turn Out The Lights Hot Creation
Do as the man say. Turn out the lights and dance mother!
6. Al Bradley pres. Audiotonic Beartrap / Moosebeats Deep Site Space
Deep bear action that Queenie is most fond of.
7. Maceo Plex & Maars feat. Florence Bird Going Back Ellium
Intense sexiness that will ensure a fevered state after one play. Yikes.
8. Jack Fell Down Bump 2 Bump Dabit Records
Jack goes deep for a perfect house heads anti-natal exercise class.
9. Him_Self_Her feat. Kieran Fowkes Gone Too Long Crosstown Rebels
As thrilling as a Ibiza terrace at dawn – with added British grit.
10. Flashback Do Anything For You http://www.houseofdisco.com
Fluffy feelgood deep house that insists the sun will shine again soon.
For Simon. Save a spot on the heavenly dancefloor for us sweetie. RIP darling disco boy.