Disco fanatics, pencil in this spring on your financial calendar for a major expenditure because Harmless Records will be releasing four new volumes in their superlative Disco Discharge compilation series.  The titles for the go-round are as follows: American Hot, Disco Exotica, Europa and Midnight Shift.  As always, each set will deliver 2 discs packed to the brim with rare disco cuts, usually in 12-inch versions or album-length mixes.  Read on for the tempting track listings of each sets – and there’s also news about a new spin-off project called Disco Recharge

DISCO DISCHARGE

AMERICAN HOT – DISCO EXOTICA – EUROPA – MIDNIGHT SHIFT

RELEASED APR 30TH

HARMLESS

‘Disco will never be over. It will always live in our hearts and minds.
Something like this, that was this big and this important, and this great,
will never die”
Whit Stllman – writer/director of THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO

Disco Discharge is Harmless’ most successful series to date, no mean feat for a recently launched compilation, considering that the label has been running for 16 years, and record sales have been on the decrease.

The new installment couldn’t have come at a better time as history repeats itself – when the going gets tough, disco gets going!

After taking a year’s break with further delays due to the loss of a considerable amount of Disco Discharge stock at the warehouse that burned down in North London during the London Riots, Mr Pinks has delivered another 8 discs worth of quality. He says, ‘Great care was taken in choosing the tracks and I am confident that the new albums match anything on the previous ones. Disco Discharge has never been just about showcasing rarities. Each album contains a mixture of hits, underground club tracks and choice rarities. I aim to make each disc as entertaining as possible and by peppering them with a mix of the above, it keeps the listeners interested. It’s all about having fun. It’s very personal to me and the albums are what I would like to hear if I was out in a club’

Since the series launched the four themes have worked extremely well covering US disco, disco fusion, european and italo-disco, and gay / hi nrg. This time they are represented as American Hot, Disco Exotica, Europa and Midnight Shift.

Some of the highlights include –  Italo disco classic ‘Soft Emotion’ by Azoto (coming from the same composer behind Tantra and Passengers), much sought after Kid Creole penned and produced ‘A Night In New York’ by Elbow Bones and The Racketeers, Patrick Cowley featuring Sylvester rarity, ‘I Need Somebody To Love Tonight’, Mr Pinks’ glam rock / disco favourite ‘Lay Your Love On The Line’ by Pussyfoot and two Tom Moulton mixes in the form of Salsoul classic ‘Love For The Sake Of Love’ by Claudja Barry and porn star come disco starlet,  Andrea True Connection’s aptly named, ‘Fill Me Up ‘ (Heart To Heart).

Disco Discharge has been the series that catapulted disco back into the public consciousness with genuine fan support and anticipation for each new series. Staple disco nights such as Horse Meat Disco are still going strong with their 5 year running NYC Downlow, a prominent feature at festivals such as Glastonbury, Lovebox and The Big Chill.

The team behind Disco Discharge are launching a new sister label, Disco Recharge this spring as a platform to re-issue seminal disco albums with added unreleased material. The first in line are special editions of the first two Change albums ‘The Glow Of Love’ & ‘Miracles’ which will be a double disc set featuring bonus tracks. The second release will be a very special two disc edition of the first Voyage album ‘Voyage’ which in addition to the classic original album, will feature a complete unreleased instrumental album along with other very rare bonus tracks. Each album will feature extensive liner notes from Alan Jones. More rights have been secured for future releases and these will be announced in the near future.

For more info please contact stephka@elninodiablo.co.uk / +44 7939 015 025

TRACKLISTING:

Disco Discharge: American Hot

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CD 1

1) Claudja Barry – Love For The Sake Of Love (Tom Moulton Mix) 7.43

2) The Brothers – Are You Ready For This (Original 7” Mix) 3.23

3) Randy Crawford – Last Night In Danceland (Original Album Version) 4.53

4) Herbie Mann – Superman (Original 12” Mix) 5.32

5) Tony Orlando – Don’t Let Go (Original 12” Mix) 8.53

6) The Ritchie Family – American Generation (Original 12” Mix) 6.35

7) Slick – Sexy Cream (Original 12” Version) 6.42

8 – Ultimate – Love Is The Ultimate Medley (Original 12” Mix) – 8.12

9) Cissy Houston – Think It Over (Original 12” Mix) 6.00

10) Delores Hall – Snapshot (Original 12” Mix) 7.58

11) Marilyn McLeod – I Don’t Wanna Dance Tonight (Original 12” Mix) – 5.51

CD2

1) Sylvester feat. Patrick Cowley – I Need Somebody To Love Tonight (Original 12” Mix) 6.38

2) Andrea True Connection – Fill Me Up (Heart To Heart) (Tom Moulton Mix) 10.03

3) Saturday Night Band – Touch Me On My Hot Spot (Original Album Version) 11.31

4) Dennis Parker – New York By Night (Original Album Version) 5.07

5) Erotic Drum Band – Love Disco Style (Remix) 9.23

6) Aretha Franklin – What A Fool Believes (Original Album Version) 5.08

7) Luther Vandross – Sugar And Spice (Original Album Version) 4.57

8 – Donald Byrd – Love Has Come Around (Original 12” Version) 7.47

9) Elbow Bones & The Racketeers – A Night In New York (Original 12” Version) 5.48

Disco Discharge: Disco Exotica

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CD1

1) Who’s Who – Dancin’ Machine (Original Album Version) 5.03

2) The Chaplin Band – Madman’s Discotheque (part 1 & 2) 6.30

3) Pussyfoot – Lay Your Love On The Line (Original 12” Mix) 8.24

4) Disco Circus – In A Gadda Da Vida/Garden Of Eden (Original Album Version) 7.14

5) Liquid Gold – Substitute (Original 12” Mix) 6.30

6) Patrick Hernandez – Born To Be Alive (Original 12” Mix) 6.05

7) HOT RS – The House Of The Rising Sun (Original Album Version) 14.35

8 – Sylvia Love – Extraterrestrial Lover (Instrumental 12” Mix) 6.53

9) Klein & MBO – Dirty Talk (European Connection) 8.22

10) Toni Basil – You Gotta Problem (Original Album Version) 4.33

CD2

1) Voggue – Dancin’ The Night Away (Original 12” Mix) 7.24

2) Bette Midler – Hurricane (Original Album Version) 7.30

3) Jeanette – Don’t Say Goodnight To A Lady Of Spain (Original 7” Mix) 4.21

4) Gino Soccio – Dance To Dance (Original 12” Mix) 7.09

5) Azoto – Soft Emotion (Original Album Version) 5.39

6) Passengers – I’ll Be Standing Beside You (Original Album Version) 8.20

7) Patrick Juvet – Swiss Kiss (Original 12” Mix) 7.12

8 – Boney M – My Cherie Amour (Original 12” Mix) 8.55

9) The Chaplin Band – Il Veleiro (Original 12” Mix) 12.01

10) Theo Vaness – Sentimentally It’s You (Original 12” Mix) 7.30

Disco Discharge: Europa

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CD1

1) Taco – Puttin’ On The Ritz (Original 12” Mix) 6.03

2) Radiorama – Hey Hey (Original 12” Mix) 5.55

3) Lian Ross – Say You’ll Never (Original 12” Mix) 6.56

4) Loco Loco – Hey Mr DJ (Original 12” Mix) 6.20

5) Rose Laurens – Africa (Voodoo Master) (Original 12” Mix) 5.15

6) Silver Pozzoli – Around My Dream (Original 12” Mix) 5.40

7) Baltimora –Tarzan Boy (Original 12” Mix) 6.15

8 – Diviacchi – Waiting For Heaven (Original 12” Mix) 6.46

9) Jock Hattle Band – To Be Or Not To Be (Original 12” Mix) 6.20

10) Aleph – Fly To Me (RMX) 6.43

11) Digital Emotion – Go Go Yellow Screen (Original 12” Mix) 8.33

CD2

1) Jago – I’m Gonna Go (Original 12” Mix) 5.12

2) Cleo – Go Go Dynamo (Original 12” Mix) 6.14

3) Swan – Don’t Talk About It (Original 12” Mix) 6.10

4) Lee Marrow – Mr Fantasy (Original 12” Mix) 5.20

5) Fancy – Bolero (Hold Me In Your Arms Tonight) (Original 12” Mix) 5.45

6) Brian Ice – Talking To The Night (Original 12” Mix) 6.00

7) Lili & Sussie – Oh Mama (Original 12” Mix) 6.26

8 – Fun Fun – Living In Japan (Original 12” Mix) 5.15

9) Alan Barry – Tell Me The Reason (Original 12” Mix) 6.12

10) Sweet Connection – Need Your Passion (Original 12” Mix) 8.43

11)Vanessa – Upside Down (Dizzy Does It Make Me) (Original 12” Mix) 6.57

12) Dr Groove – Freak It Out Mr DJ (Original 12” Mix) 5.12

13) X Ray Connection – Get Ready (Original 12” Mix) 6.59

Disco Discharge: Midnight Shift

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CD1

1) Bette Midler – My Knight In Black Leather (Original 12” Mix) 6.57

2) Patrick Juvet – Lady Night (Original 12” Mix) 6.56

3) Lipstique – At The Discotheque (Original Album Version) 15.00

4) Love Twins – Miami Heatwave (Original 12” Mix) 10.29

5) The Flirtations – Earthquake (Original 12” Mix)  6.55

6) Astaire – The Power Of Love (Original 12” Mix) 6.30

7) Suzy Q – Can’t Live Without Your Love (Airwave Mix) 6.55

8 – Pussyfoot – Dancer Dance (Original 12” Mix) 6.20

9) Kim Carnes – Voyeur (Original 12” Mix) 5.45

10) Lisa Lougheed – Run With Us (Original 7” Mix) 4.30

CD2

1) Lili & Sussie – Candy Love (Original 12” Mix) 6.30

2) Roni Griffith – Love Is The Drug (Original 12” Mix) 4.51

3) Fancy – Slice Me Nice (Original 12” Mix) 5.20

4) Lian Ross – Fantasy (RMX) 6.41

5) Lime – Wake Dream (Remix) 7.07

6) Diva – Double Trouble (Original 12” Mix) 7.23

7)Tapps – Burning With Fire (Original 12” Mix) 6.30

8 – People Like Us – Deliverance (Original 12” Mix) 7.06

9) Quartzlock – No Regrets (Muscular Mix) 9.20

10) Boystown Gang – Dance Trance Medley (Original Album Version) 14.24