I'm reading Andrew Holleran's classic gay novel "Dancer From The Dance." It's set in New York in the very early years of disco. (1972-74?) I'd like to build up a playlist of some tunes that set the mood, because most of the disco music I know is the later stuff (Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, etc.) [more inside]
My workout music is centered around Public Image Limited's Metal Box ("Poptones," "Swan Lake," "Memories") and the first four tracks on The Walker Brothers' Nite Flights ("Shutout," "Fat Mama Kick," "Nite Flights," "The Electrician" ) What else am I missing when it comes to intense, propulsive jams?
Hello darlings. My, you're all looking proud and healthy today! Delightful. Today, I am looking for song recommendations - in particular, I would like sinister-sounding funk/disco songs. I shall expound on this below the cut. [more inside]
Last year around this time misskaz asked this question that resulted in a Summer Jamz 2013 playlist that was SO AWESOME that it changed my life. Can we do it again? [more inside]
So Im sitting in this dive downtown waiting for a friend to show up, and this lady in her 60's is absolutely destroying at Jukebox. I mean Delphonics, Philly Soul, early 70s Quincy (you gotta love the modern Internet jukebox.) So then, out of nowhere, the greatest song I have never heard comes on. It's Ronnie Laws' "Friends and Strangers" and the song hits me so square-on that I'm on ebay ordering the vinyl before the song even ends. Now I can't stop listening to the album and want more. That's where you come in... [more inside]
I'm trying to learn square dance calling. Friend is doing a disco themed fundraiser, and would like me to call a demo square. I need a ~130BPM singable without a super-trained voice karaoke track that's disco, but not over-played. [more inside]
What is this song I keep hearing (at restaurants, on TV, movies, etc.)? I don't think it's new, but you never know. It has very few words, and the ones I do hear sound like "good time" or "good thing" - maybe even "fun time". The pronunciation is stretched out, and it might have a cowbell. It's sort of a '70s "disco" or "funk" sound. *Please read the extended explanation for what I know it is NOT. [more inside]
I'm making a Summer Jamz 2k13 playlist for a few BBQs I'll be hosting this month, and I'm looking for more songs to add to the rotation. Despite my best efforts I'm a little out of both the indie/hipster loop and the R&B/rap/pop sensation loop, so I'm turning to you for help. [more inside]
I'm trying to find this song. It is from 3'30" until 4'05". I can't make out the lyrics very well. Maybe 'Turn it up' or 'Turn me on'. I recognise it and it's driving me around the bend. Anyone? Thanks
Aspiring bassist, and advanced guitarist, wants to know: what are the canonical rock and roll bass riffs? [more inside]
Help me ID this disco font please? It's from an old flyer I'm trying to restore, the thin lines + jpg artifacts are stumping all the auto font identifiers out there. Thanks!
Is there a name for the kind of aesthetic you find in Sailor Moon, the Sixth Doctor's TV intro, and Robot Unicorn Attack? What's the history of the whole magical-sparkles-in-space thing, and where can I find more of it? [more inside]
Help me identify this song that I heard during a Cut Copy DJ set. [more inside]
A two-fer about eighties music - I'm looking for eighties songs about the cold war, Reagan, Thatcher, US foreign policy, etc. Also looking for music I'll enjoy if I like eighties cellist composer guy Arthur Russell. [more inside]
ISO works of fiction about disco/techno/dance music! [more inside]
What are some disco and/or funk remakes of motown songs/oldies, in the same vein of "Heaven Must Have Sent You?" Making a playlist. Help!
Hey, Music nerds! I'm looking for tracks with the same kind of vibe as Justus Köhncke's "Timecode" or Alden Tyrell's "Love Explosion". [more inside]
Which version of the song "You Keep Me Hangin' On" is at about 1:06:00 in this DJ mix? It's a disco version with (apparently) male vocals and awesome horns - here's the section in question: [mp3]
DISCO music challenge: Disco recording artist, solo guy, one (?) hit in US in 70's (I think) but big in Europe and many albums under his belt, and the recording artist name is like masterblaster or masterbox or blasterbox or something. Suggestions? [more inside]
What is the name of the light that comes in as the background around 1:05 of this video? Bonus points for other wacky disco lights you can tell me about.
Help me make a get your butt swingin' dance music (pop, house, nu disco) playlist! [more inside]
Does the song "Bulletproof" by La Roux sound exactly like a cover of a disco song, or is it just me? [more inside]
Does anyone know who sings the disco song that has the line ' Why don't we do it anymore?' repeated frequently?
Does anyone know who sings the disco song that has the line ' Why don't we do it anymore?' repeated frequently? [more inside]
I imagine it's the music that all the people from "Are You Being Served" got down to in their off hours
When I was in England I was in a bar where I heard a whole night's worth of music that sounded like "Atomic" by Blondie. Is this a genre of some kind? If so, what's it called and where do I get more? [more inside]
Do any of you l33t hax-sawz know a way to capture this Red Bull Music Academy player's stream? [more inside]
Jackson-o-mania (and the nonstop repeats of "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" among his other records) has made me wonder: what disco songs do we still listen to today? Or, in other words, what disco is actually good? Presumably, staying power is some sort of indicator of how good (or, at the very least, how camp) they are.
Can you remember the 1970s disco songs that start with sound effects such as machine gun fire, door opening slowly , and a man laughing ominously? [more inside]
I live in Jerusalem and am going to Tel Aviv for the weekend. I really don't know the area, and am looking for: 1) A good day spa in Tel Aviv Yafo. My solid foam mattress is slowly killing my back, and I am in dire need of a good, strong massage. 2) Discotheque recommendation 3) Other recommendation? Anything? Cool place to visit, shop, good restaurant, anything. I live so close there's a good chance I'll come back too, so it doesn't have to all fit into a weekend. Thanks
Can you identify this 1970s pop/disco/r&b song? [more inside]
Help me identify this zany Christian disco track from the Bollywood classic Disco Dancer. [more inside]
Italo / Disco song identification needed! [more inside]
Were the "R2D2 Circle" and the "C3PO Walk" widespread children's exercises in the late Seventies, or were they just something my Phys Ed teacher made up? [more inside]
What makes disco disco? In particular, what makes it different from funk, r & b or soul? Is it the arrangement? Is it the beat? Is it the horns? Details please.
Resources for Bar owners? [more inside]
Can you identify the disco song and the artist from this short music clip? [more inside]
What was the cultural significance of a hood, this modern american would identify as klan like, in 1960's germany? [more inside]
"I'm not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself. I want it to sound like the composer." -- Leonard Bernstein
Help me discover some great orchestrated pop music. [more inside]
How do I learn to dance - or rather, get away with feeling utterly unself-conscious on the dance floor? [more inside]
We're having a "Disco Party" for my daughter's 6th birthday tomorrow. I've got the music covered, but I was looking for some VIDEO I can burn onto a DVD and just have playing in the background. [more inside]
What are some non-obvious disco songs? Or semi-obvious nods to disco? [more inside]
Who invented the disco ball?
Stupid song filter [again] The falsetto chorus goes: Ahhheeee-Ahhh, nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh; (repeat *2) -waaahhhhhhh. 70s, 80s disco-song, tempo @ ~128bpm (in 2/2?). My wife wants to know and hey, seemed to work for that guy yesterday.
Is there a name for the synthesized "werdert" or "wiggit" sound that's overlaid, every other beat, on exceptionally cheesy disco records and incidental music of that era? It almost sounds like a precursor to hip-hop turntable spinning, but it's distinctly disco.