One of the hottest club music remix and production teams at the moment is Dirty Disco. Longtime rivals, friends, and now business partners DJs Mark De Lange and JD Arnold are from Houston, TX where De Lange owns several bars in the area including Bayou City Bar in Montrose and the Eagle while the two use their properties as testing grounds for new music. [source: The Boys of Dirty Disco Keep the World Dancing]
Between the two of them, they possess a long history in the club music scene that dates back to the late 70’s and early 80’s. With a musical biography that starts during the Disco era leading up to everything that’s hot now, they apply their historical knowledge to create some of the most beloved and iconic tracks that provide the soundtrack to our gay lives.
I’ve chatted with Mark several times and can honestly say that not only is he a sweetheart, but his appreciation and understanding of the depths of dance music also aligns with mine. It literally takes this kind of firsthand experience to be able to create the modern-day soundscapes that populate the clubs. Personally, I’d put these guys on par with Barry Harris and Matt Consola who have been churning out some great floor-stompers the past decade.
I’ve had to rework this set three times before finally pulling together what I thought worked best. The music included in this legacy-defining set touches on a variety of genres from Tribal, House, Disco, and Progressive. Their catalog is so vast, that I was saddened when I had to drop a ton of tracks to keep it tight. Even then, this set clocks in just over 4 hours — as I decided not to break it in half. It literally is one giant glitter ball packed with originals, current hits and reworked classics and anthems.
Dirty Disco has been working on a new track for Pride that I had been anticipating and wanted to include in this set. Due to touring schedule conflicts with the fabulous Jeanie Tracy, her rendition of “Thank You For Being a Friend” has been delayed until next week. Yes, it’s “that song” written and made famous in 1978 by Andrew Gold and later made even more famous as the theme song to the gay classic sitcom “Golden Girls” that ran from 1985 to 1992 but sung by Cynthia Fee. So there, I let the cat out of the bag. If they manage to get the track out by the end of next week, I ‘may’ go back and update this set with its inclusion.
For now, I’ve got to get to work on the 2019 Catch-Up series that I’ve been teasing for a month. I hope to have that out by the end of next week. After that, we jump head-on into summer.
I hope everyone has a SAFE [<— I cannot emphasize that enough] and joyful PRIDE!
Until the next time…ENJOY!
Album: Dirty Disco | PRIDE Legacy Edition
Genre: Circuit, Tribal, House, Disco
Total Time: 04:03:47
1. Cher – Gimme Gimme Gimme (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)
2. Georgie Peorgie & Barbara Tucker – Love One Another (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)
3. Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out (Dirty Disco Rainbow Remix)
4. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (Dirty Disco Private Remix)
5. Dirty Disco feat. Pepper MaShay – I Got My Pride (Dirty Disco Rainbow Remix)
6. Claudja Barry – Mighty Real (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)
7. Dirty Disco feat. Brenda Reed – I Am What I Am (Dirty Disco Rainbow Remix)
8. Dirty Disco feat. Debby Holiday – Lift (John LePage & Brian Cua Extended Remix)
9. Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy 2018 (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)
10. Dirty Disco vs. Erasure – A Little Respect (Houston Eagle Big Room Remix)
11. Dirty Disco feat. Debby Holiday – Was That All It Was (Wayne G & Porl Young Remix)
12. Taylor Swift – Me (Dirty Disco Eagle Houston Remix)
13. Dirty Disco feat. Kim English – Everyday (Dirty Disco Mainrom Remix)
14. Dua Lipa – IDGAF (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)
15. Carrie Underwood – Love Wins (Dirty Disco World Pride 2019 Remix)
16. Jay Roecker feat. Jedidiah Breeze – Don’t Give Up On Love (Dirty Disco Pillow Biters Remix)
17. Madonna – I Rise (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)
18. Diana Ross – The Boss (Dirty Disco Classic House Remix)
19. Heather Small feat. Dirty Disco & Matt Consola – Proud (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)
20. Dario – Shoulda Stayed (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)
21. Dirty Disco feat. Brenda Reed – Absolutely Not (Eagle Houston Remix)
22. Ariana Grande – 7 Rings (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)
23. Dirty Disco feat. Jeanie Tracy – Fabulous (Leo Frappier Club Anthem Remix)
24. Winthrop Marcinak – We’re All One (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)
25. Kylie Minogue – New York City (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)
26. Pink – Walk Me Home (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)
27. Dirty Disco feat. D Bowie – Let’s Dance (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)
28. Anggun – The Good Is Back (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)
29. Dirty Disco feat. Kim English – Unspeakable Joy (Stand With Orlando 2016 Remix)
30. Sean Finn & Corona – The Rhythm Of The Night (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)
31. Sam Smith & Normani – Dancing With A Stranger (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)
32. Dirty Disco feat. Celeda – Set Yourself Free (Division 4 & Matt Consola Remix)
33. Aretha Franklin – Who’s Zoomin Who (Dirty Disco Private Remix)
34. Dirty Disco feat. Pepper MaShay – Not Much Heaven (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)
35. Kym Sims – Turn It Up (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)
36. Donna Summer & Barbara Streisand – Enough Is Enough 2017 (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)
37. Dirty Disco feat. Barbara Tucker – Precious Love (Dirty Disco Private Remix)
38. Matt Consola feat. Brenda Reed – Coming Back (Dirty Disco Houston Eagle House Remix)