Monday, November 16, 2009

Week 25: New Disco

Over the last decade-and-a-half there's been a big disco revival afoot in the dance music (and, really, rock music) communities. Maybe you've noticed: since about 1997, a lot of music has borrowed really heavily from disco, whether it's French house acts like Daft Punk or Dimitri from Paris, or dance rock bands like The Rapture, The Juan MacLean, or even Franz Ferdinand, or next-big-thing dance genres like Electroclash & Blog House. I'm a huge disco person, but to be frank a lot of the disco-influenced output of the last several years has struck me as pretty obnoxious: unoriginal, derivative, shamelessly trendy, etc. Anyway, I've thrown together a little mix of disco revival stuff I've liked over the last decade. Enjoy!

Chrissy's Year of Mixtapes Week 25: New Disco
  1. DJ Hell & Erlend Øye; Keep On Waiting (International Deejay Gigolo Records, 2003)
  2. MSTRKRFT; Easy Love (Last Gang Records, 2006)
  3. The Rapture; House of Jealous Lovers (Morgan Geist Version) (DFA, 2002)
  4. Ssion; Credit In The Straight World (unreleased, 2009)
  5. The Juan MacLean; One Day (DFA, 2009)
  6. DMX Krew; Lies Inside (Ghostly International, 2002)
  7. Scream Club; I'm Going Crazy (Rock Machine Records, 2006)
  8. Sally Shapiro; He Keeps Me Alive (Extended Mix) (Diskokaine, 2007)
  9. Max Fresh; Intro (Loungin' Recordings, 2005)
  10. Kerrier District 2; Ce Porte (Rephlex, 2006)
  11. Codebreaker; Dream Lover (Disco Demolition, 2008)
  12. Hercules & Love Affair, You Belong (DFA, 2008)
  13. Cosmo Vitelli; Party Day (Disques Solid, 2001)
  14. Ssion; Wolves Eye (Sleazetone, 2008)
  15. The Juan MacLean; You Can't Have It Both Ways (Live) (DFA, 2002)
  16. Low Foney; Glow (Same Soul Different Body Imprint, 2008)
  17. The Polyamorous Affair; Face Control (Manimal Vinyl Records, 2009)
  18. Ssion; Ah Ma (Chrissy Murderbot Remix) (Sleazetone, 2009)
  19. Kerrier District; Let's Dance & Freak (Rephlex, 2004)
  20. Zongamin; Tunnel Music (XL Recordings, 2001)
  21. Bangkok Impact; Premature Ejaculation (Crème Organization,2008)
  22. The Knife; Like A Pen (12" Version) (Rabid Records, 2006)
  23. Miss Kittin & The Hacker; 1000 Dreams (Radio) (Nobody's Bizzness,2009)
  24. Legowelt; 2002 (Ghostly International, 2002)
  25. Alexander Robotnick; Obsession For The Disco Freaks (Fool's Gold, 2009)
  26. Kerrier District; Yesco (Rephlex, 2004)
  27. !!!; Me & Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A True Story) (Touch & Go, 2003)
  28. LCD Soundsystem; Yeah (Crass Version) (DFA, 2003)
NEXT WEEK: Ragga Jungle Classics


  1. Found this site today...I'm loving it and looking forward to hearing more!

    Any chance of getting this set up as a podcast? I couldn't get the RSS subscription on feedburner to work.

  2. podcast!

  3. No love getting the podcast to work. As you can see, I tried 3 different ways of getting the rss feed to work (including filtering it through Google Reader). It was strange...Firefox and Google Reader seemed to be able to deal with it, but not iTunes. Anyway, I ended up writing a short python script that downloaded all the mp3s to my local drive, so I could import them directly into iTunes.

  4. sick with it esee!!!

  5. You show an understanding of an abundant amount of work. Damn. You the man. You coming out to Portland Oregon for a show anytime?


  6. no concrete plans, but talking to some portland promoters, so perhaps this summer I'll be out there!

  7. Killer mix! Like the way it is going from something closely related to the 'old' disco to total acid mayhem at the end.