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Saturday, May 07 2016 | 08:36
Image: 1604051 Disco is back! From Paris to Melbourne, Berlin or Athens, a new blend of 70s inspired disco sound is currently taking the dancefloors by storm with artists like Monika, L’Impératrice or LeonxLeon, creating a stir on the international scene. Paying their dues to the pure form of Disco, these new artists, far from mimicking the clichés, are adding an unmistakable millennium twist to the genre. This is Disco 2.0

It’s all down to a few men in New York with a love for Philly Soul and hypnotic grooves. In the early 70s they defined the club culture from scratch: DJs David Mancuso, Nicky Siano, Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles, Label bosses Mel Sheren and Neil Bogart, remixer extraordinaire Tom Moulton were instrumental in shaping a new sound that changed music forever and paved the way for house music and its many sub-genres decades later.

Today, a new scene is shaping up, updating the classic sound of Disco. Young artists like Marvin & Guy in Italy, L’Imperatrice and LeonxLeon in France, or Monika in Athens and the US are producing a fresh blend of Disco-inspired music which is neither a copy of the past glory, nor totally in line of the popular Nu-Disco genre that has flourished primarily in Northern Europe.

The WEWANTSOUNDS crew has carefully selected here the cream of this new Disco wave with the coolest tracks around and added a little nod to the heydays in the form of a rare 1976 instrumental by Sounds of Inner City from the cult West End Records label and mixed by the legendary Tom Moulton.

This tasteful selection will give you a fresh insight into the Disco rebirth, pouring into the mix a huge dose of sensuality, rhythms and an irresistible craving for love… That’s Disco 2.0!

2LP

S 1
1 L'Impératrice La Lune 3:13
2 Bon Voyage Organisation Shenzhen V 5:57
3 Marvin & Guy Makin' Love 9:12
S 2
1 Monika Secret In The Dark (The Juan MacLean Edit) 6:28
2 Joakim Nothing Gold (Todd Terje Remix) 9:03
S 3
1 No Zu Ui Yia Uia 6:38
2 Sounds of Inner City Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (Inst.) 6:19
3 LeonxLeon Acid Disco 7:29
S 4
1 Tensnake Need Your Lovin (Tiger & Woods remix) 7:37
2 Bufiman Running (The Chase) 4:22
3 S3A Theuz Hamtaak 5:52 Available from 15.07.2016
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