Some wel­come news for all the dis­co devo­tees:  Harmless Records has offi­cial­ly announced the details for the next set of Disco Discharge releas­es.  Schlockmania is a big boost­er of this series and this quar­tet of new dou­ble-disc releas­es all look like win­ners.  As with pre­vi­ous install­ments, each set will be a dou­ble-disc col­lec­tion of vin­tage dis­co remas­tered from the orig­i­nal tapes and pre­sent­ed in their album-length or 12-inch ver­sions.  Read on for all the dis­co details, includ­ing titles and full track-list­ings…

DISCO DISCHARGE

Disco Fever USA / Mondo Disco / Euro Beats / Cruising The Beats


RELEASED FEBRUARY 7TH
HARMLESS

When Mr Pinks and co. con­ceived the idea of ‘Disco Discharge’ at the back cor­ri­dors of Harmless Records, lit­tle did they know of the impact it would cause, let alone being given the oppor­tu­ni­ty to build upon their brave con­cept and see it grow as the most suc­cess­ful qual­i­ty dis­co series in the world!

Disco Discharge res­onates with the dis­co-hun­gry afi­ciona­dos, seri­ous vinyl col­lec­tors, the dis­co curi­ous and a younger gen­er­a­tion of DJs, pro­duc­ers and music lovers who are begin­ning to appre­ci­ate the qual­i­ty of the musi­cian­ship and pro­duc­tion val­ues of the vast reper­toire that falls under the ‘dis­co’ umbrel­la. Also remark­able, is how cur­rent dis­co still sounds and with DJs embrac­ing a cross-gen­re of styles in their sets, qual­i­ty dis­co tracks stand out like dia­mond-stud­ded gems.

Disco has sur­passed the notion of being just anoth­er trend as it is now a fixed sta­ble in most dance music fes­tiv­i­ties. It has well and tru­ly had its revenge! Horse Meat Disco’s NYC Downlow is one of the most suc­cess­ful fes­ti­val stage con­cepts pack­ing in the crowds at Glastonbury, Bestival and Lovebox. Even the Chic Organization reformed with Nile Rodgers hav­ing the crowds at Bestival in syn­chro­nised danc­ing to Rodgers-penned clas­sics such as Sheila B Devotion’s ‘Spacer’.

As always the process of putting togeth­er the new series has been a total labour of love.The lat­est four dou­ble CDs are divid­ed in four dis­tinct cat­e­gories – Disco Fever USA, Mondo Disco, Euro Beats and Cruising The Beats with sleeve notes pro­vid­ed by Alan Jones (co-author of best sell­ing book ‘Saturday Night Forever: The Story of Disco).

The music time-line spans the 1970s right through to the mid 1980s bal­anc­ing a per­fect blend of well-known clas­sics with more obscure gems, all in their full 12’ glo­ry or long album ver­sions sourced from the best qual­i­ty mas­ter tapes some of which hav­ing to be baked in order to achieve the opti­mum sound qual­i­ty. A host of tracks make their appear­ance on CD for the first time such as Patrick Juvet’s ‘Got A Feeling’, Voyage’s ‘Souverins’ Instrumental, Who’s Who ‘Hynodance’ (pro­duced by Thomas Bangalter’s dad!) and Noël’s ‘Dancing Is Dangerous’ alongside a wel­ter of hard-to-find rar­i­ties and ultra col­lectible gems. Some of the notable rar­i­ties include Disco Discharge exclu­sive and pre­vi­ous­ly unre­leased track by Adrian Baker, ‘Don’t Take The Night Away’, Gepy & Gepy’s Italian Disco rar­i­ty ‘Body To Body’, Dennis Parker’s cult clas­sic ‘Fly Like An Eagle’, the rare Tom Moulton Mix of Claudja Barry’s ‘Why Must A Girl Like Me’, Raquel Welch’s Hi NRG clas­sic ‘This Girl’s Back In Town’, Technique’s ‘(Looking For Someone To Love) Tonight’ and Jonny Mathis’ ‘Begin The Beguin’.

Totalling 88 tracks across 8 discs this series unashamed­ly takes in the clas­sics the obscure and col­lec­table, the cool and the camp, the afro, the gay and the euro…this dis­co sees no colour!

Full Tracklisting:

Disco Fever USA
Disc one
1) Fern Kinney – Baby Let Me Kiss You (Original Album Version) 8.19
2) Dennis Parker – Like An Eagle (Original 12” Mix) 8.35
3) Richard T Bear – Sunshine Hotel (Original 12” Mix) 6.09
4) THP Orchestra – Two Hot For Love (Original 12” Mix) 6.44
5) Claudja Barry – Why Must A Girl Like Me (Tom Moulton Album Version) 7.29
6) Cissy Houston – You’re The Fire (Original Album Version) 5.58
7) Marlena Shaw – Love Dancing (Original 12” Mix) 7.56
8- Earth Wind & Fire – Boogie Wonderland (Original 12” Instrumental Mix) 6.17
9) John Davis & The Monster Orchestra – Holler (Original Album Version) 6.03
10) Slick – Space Bass (Original 12” Mix) 7.06
11) Chuck Cissel – Cisselin’ Hot (Original 12” Mix) 5.32

Disc two
1) Boys Town Gang – Yester-Me, Yester- You, Yesterday (Original Album Version) 5.14
2) Tedddy Pendergrass – Life Is A Song Worth Singing (Original Album Version) 4.12
3) Double Discovery – Step On Out (Original Album Version) 4.03
4) Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch – One Love (Original 12” Version) 8.02
5) Johnny Mathis – Begin The Beguine (Special Disco Version) 8.29
6) Area Code (212) – Duke’s Train (Original Album Version) 6.53
7) Ultimate – Ritmo De Brazil (Original Album Version) 4.49
8- Paradise Express – Dance (Original 12” Mix) 8.17
9)Gloria Gaynor – Love Is Just A Heartbeat Away (Nocturna’a Theme)(Original Disco Mix From The Soundtrack To Nocturna) 7.27
10) Linda Clifford – If My Friends Could See Me Now (Original 12” Mix) 7.56
11) Vicki Sue Robinson – Nighttime Fantasy (Original Disco Mix From The Soundtrack To Nocturna) 9.25

Mondo Disco
Disc one
1) Patrick Juvet – Got A Feeling (Original 12” Mix) 5.42
2) 5000 Volts – Doctor Kiss Kiss (Original 7” Version) 3.07
3) Gepy & Gepy – Body To Body (Original 12” Mix) 7.39
4) Who’s Who – Hypnodance (Original Album Version) 4.47
5) Boney M – He Was A Steppenwolf (Original Album Version) 6.52
6) Supermax – African Blood (Original 12” Mix) 8.34
7) John Davis & The Monster Orchestra – Bourgie Bourgie (Original 12” Mix) 6.10
8- Grand Tour – Flight From Versailles (Original Album Version) 5.02
9) Space – Prison (Original Album Version) 6.17
10) Voyage – Lady America (Original Album Version) 6.52
11) Cerrone – Call Me Tonight (Original Album Version) 7.36
12) Claudja Barry – Trippin’ On The Moon (Original 12” Club Mix) 7.54

Disc two
1) Technique – (Looking For Someone To Love) Tonight (Original 12” Mix) 4.28
2) Passengers – The Last Romantic (Original Album Version) 4.30
3) Liquid Gold – My Baby’s Baby (Original Album Version) 6.10
4) Adrian Baker – Don’t Take The Night Away (Previously Unreleased) 7.41
5) Eruption – I Can’t Stand The Rain (Original Album Version) 6.27
6) Voyage – Souvenirs (Instrumental Album Version) 6.20
7) Azoto – San Salvador (Original 12” Mix) 6.51
8- The Gibson Brothers – Que Sera Mi Vida (orig­i­nal 12” Mix) 6.43
9) Andy Williams – Love Story (Original 12” Mix) 9.41
10) Disco Circus – Over And Over (Original 12” Mix) 9.01
11) La Bionda – Deserts of Mars (Original Album Version) 6.34

Euro Beats
Disco One
1) Ryan Paris – Dolce Vita (Original 12” Mix) 7.32
2) The Twins – Desert Place (Original 12” Mix) 6.01
3) Modern Talking – Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. For Love) (Original 12” Mix) 5.23
4) Meccano – Activate My Heart (Original 12” Mix) 5.12
5) Taffy –Walk Into The Daylight (Original 12” Mix) 5.18
6) Fun Fun – Baila Bolero (Original 12” Mix) 9.23
7) Cruisin’ Gang – Chinatown (Original 12” Mix) 6.07
8- Sabrina – Boys (Original 12” Dub) 5.37
9) Deborah – Danger For Love (Original 12” Mix) 5.34
10) Green Olives – Jive Into The Night (Original 12” Mix) 6.20
11) Gipsy & Queen – Gipsy Queen (Re-edit) 5.53

Disc two
1) Moon Ray (Raggio Di Luna) – Comanchero (Original 12” Mix) 7.53
2) Kano – Can’t Hold Back (Original 12” Mix) 7.07
3) Stefano Pulga – Love Taker (Original 12” Mix) 6.21
4) Passengers – He’s Speedy Like Gonzalez (Original 7” Mix) 4.00
5) Raffaella Carra – 1,2,3,4 Dancing (Original Album Version) 3.07
6) Digital Emotion – Get Up Action (Original 12” Mix) 5.48
7) L-Vira – Talkin’ About Rambo (Original 12” Mix) 6.51
8- The ‘V’ Project fea­tur­ing Vanelle – First Hand Experience In Second Hand Love (Original 12” Mix)6.00
9) Doctors Cat – Feel The Drive (Original 12” Instrumental Mix) 5.53
10) Cruisin’ Gang – America Medley With Machinery (Original 12” Mix) 7.28
11) DJ Professor Feat Zappala – We Gotta Do It (Original 12” Mix) 8.51

Cruising The Beats
Disc one
1) Boys Town Gang – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Original 12” Mix) 9.35
2) Dan Hartman – Vertigo/Relight My Fire (Original 12” Mix) 9.38
3) Voyage – Golden Elderado (Original Album ver­sion) 4.56
4)Who’s Who – Palace Palace (Original 12” Mix) 5.40
5) Night Force – Dance (Original 12” Mix) 6.42
6) Noël – Dancing Is Dangerous (Original 12” Mix) 9.14
7) Lifeforce – What A Way To Go (Original 12” Mix) 4.51
8- Norma Lewis – Maybe This Time (Original 12” Mix) 6.48
9) Sleeping Lions – Sound Of My Heart (Slightly Baroque) (Original 12” Mix) 6.30
10) Claudja Barry & Ronnie Jones – The Two Of Us (DISCONET Extended Remix) 8.30

Disc two
1) Janet D’Eon – Anything You Like (Original 12” Euro Mix) 5.53
2) Ellie Warren – Satellites (Original 12” Mix) 8.41
3) Jackie Rawe – I Believe In Dreams (Original 12” Mix) 7.26
4) Raquel Welch – This Girl’s Back In Town (Original 12” Mix) 6.46
5) Waterfront Home – Take A Chance On Me (Original 12” Mix) 5.39
6) People Like Us – Midnight Lover (Original 12” Mix) 7.34
7) Bobby O – Suspicious Minds (Original 12” Mix) 6.29
8- Fantastique – Mama Told Me (Original 12” Mix) 5.37
9) Area Code (212) – Manhattan Shuffle (Original 12” Mix) 6.12
10) Technique – Can We Try Again (Original 12” Mix) 5.10
11) Patrick Juvet – The “Gay Paris” / French Pillow Talk (Original Album Medley) 11.18