Trash Disco | The Ultimate Collection vol. 7

Trash Disco

Well, I did it. I just knocked out one of my bucket list items that I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time. That is, creating a comprehensive collection of some of the finest Classic Disco Tracks of all time. Coming in at a whopping 222 tracks and 20h:31m:55s, The Ultimate Collection of Trash Disco is hardly comprehensive, but it comes damn close. Certainly, there are plenty more obscure tracks that DJs would insist on including but I did my best in picking the popular hits along with those tracks that are considered underground classics. I would have had to double the size to be that inclusive.

Take note that the Village People’s “Macho Man” did not make the cut — only because there are literally no edits of this song. It’s likely licensing issues but I can’t be for certain.

As previously mentioned, this final set is the one I was dreading most as it includes tracks with a considerably higher BPM count — which are the hardest ones to mix. There is a lot of heavy percussion in many of the songs — which posed a challenge when mixing. Most notably difficult are, Sylvester’s “(You Make Me Feel) Mighty Real” and France Joli’s “Come To Me.” There are multiple versions of Sylvester’s energy infused classic but the one I chose closes with the acapella over an oddly structured percussion. I can’t think of any song that would work well with it but Edwin Starr’s “H.A.P.P.Y. Radio” came the closest. If it sounds a bit off, it ain’t me.

The same can be said for Joli’s “Come To Me,” which has a heavy percussive drop. It would have mixed well with several songs in this mix, but I had to break somewhere to move in another direction starting with No More Tears (Enough Is Enough), which takes the mix in a more synthesized direction thereafter. It’s difficult to explain. Just know that I did my best and that overall — I am very happy with the set.

That being said, it’s time to move on to other things. I’ve got a special re-induction into the Diva Hall of Fame on tap and may try to work out one last X-Mas Dance Mix — even though I only have one new song (so far). From there, we move onto newer material before closing out the year.

I want to give a HUGE shoutout to Paul B., Patrick Z., and especially Anthony S. for their kind donations. Donations for all the hard work I put into your listening pleasure are ALWAYS welcome and certainly very much appreciated.

Party Favorz will start moving in a new direction this next week. Until then…ENJOY!

Album: Trash Disco | The Ultimate Collection Vol. 7
Artists: Various
Genre: Disco
Length: 02:32:26

1. Amii Stewart – Knock On Wood (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

2. Brainstorm – Lovin’ Is Really My Game (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

3. The Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

4. Sylvester – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (12″ Ultimix)

5. Edwin Starr – H.A.P.P.Y. Radio (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

6. Arpeggio – Love And Desire (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

7. Musique – In The Bush (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

8. France Joli – Come To Me (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

9. Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand – No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (Hot Tracks Remix)

10. Patrick Hernandez – Born To Be Alive (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

11. Claudja Barry – Boogie Woogie Dancin’ Shoes (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

12. Machine – There But For The Grace Of God Go I (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

13. Patti Brooks – After Dark (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

14. David Naughton – Makin’ It (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

15. Gonzalez – Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

16. Earth, Wind, & Fire with The Emotions – Boogie Wonderland (7th Heaven’s Mirrorball Mix)

17. Bonnie Pointer – Heaven Must Have Sent You (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

18. Dazz Band – Let It Whip (Ultimix)

19. Sheila & B. Devotion – Spacer (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

20. ABBA – Voulez-Vous (Extended Remix)

21. La Flavour – Mandolay (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

22. Foxy – Get Off (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

23. Cheryl Lynn – Star Love (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

24. Evelyn “Champagne” King – Shame (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

25. Vicki Sue Robinson – Turn The Beat Around (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

26. Destination – Move On Up (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

27. Kat Mandu – The Break (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

28. Liquid Gold – Dance Yourself Dizzy (7th Heaven Mirrorball Mix)

Trash Disco | The Ultimate Collection Vol. 6

Trash Disco

As we near the end of the Trash Disco the Ultimate Collection series, we can only reminisce about better times. In a world where fascism is starting to take hold over our everyday lives, inch by inch which gives way to mile by mile, we become more aware of our rights as a free society which begins to steadily erode. If you have been too busy keeping with what our government has been up to, at some point, it’s going to hit you like a hammer. I am seriously not being alarmist, rather practical in what I see as government systematically disabling all the freedoms and protections we as free people hold dearly.

Despite never owning nor shooting a gun in my entire life (short of a BB gun), I’m seriously considering taking lessons and purchasing one for Rick and myself. When right-leaning lawmakers start talking about 2nd Amendment remedies if elections don’t go their way, I have no other conclusion to draw as to what they’re inferring. Take it seriously.

The current climate is far worse than ever imagined during the 1970s because it’s hidden under a facade of a growing economy, which most economists are expecting to come crashing down as early as 2019. We have a chance to reverse course but only if cooler heads prevail and rid ourselves of those that would do us harm all in the name of power, money, greed and special interests. History has a way of repeating itself, but this time on a much grander scale. All the elements of Watergate and the rise of Nazi Germany are right in front of our eyes. People shrugged it off then as well until it was too late.

This collection of Disco classics is designed to allow listeners to escape into another world that’s carefree and harkens back to another (hopefully better) time. All I ask is that you source your news wisely and read about what’s going on around you at every level of government. For fuck’s sake, don’t get your news from Facebook, which is replete with false stories designed to inflame your worst instincts. From local to state and at the federal level, you will be shocked at what our leaders are doing, laws they are passing, and by how much of our society is being run by the top 1% of the country that does not have your best interest at heart. We really are living in the scariest of times and I’m doing my best to help alleviate as much as possible with my podcasts.

Those that follow Party Favorz regularly already know my positions on social issues and that I tend to preach from time to time. It’s my blog and I can do whatever the fuck I want. Take it or leave, that’s your choice. For the moment, I’ll digress and step down from my soapbox.

In the meantime, please soak-up this 6th set of Disco Classics with all the love and enthusiasm that I’ve put into making them. I should be back sometime next week with the 7th and final installment. I’ve got a couple of other sets in the works before getting around to this year’s Jingle Electric and Holiday Edition. Until then…ENJOY!

Album: Trash Disco | The Ultimate Collection Vol. 6
Artists: Various
Genre: Disco
Length: 03:36:13

1. Yvonne Elliman – Love Pains (Disconet Remix)

2. Kool & The Gang – Celebration (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

3. T-Connection – Do What You Wanna Do (SanFranDisko’s 2016 Re-Visit Edit)

4. Stargard – Which Way Is Up (Art Bleek Edit)

5. George Benson – Give Me The Night (Digital Visions 2015 Re-Edit)

6. Stephanie Mills – Never Knew Love Like This Before (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

7. The O’Jays – Use To Be My Girl (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

8. Teena Marie – I Need Your Lovin’ (Dr. Packer Remix)

9. Chic – Good Times (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

10. Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

11. Bill Withers – Lovely Day (Disco Incorporated Remix)

12. Blondie – Heart Of Glass (Digital Visions Remix)

13. Indeep – Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (Seamus Haji & Dr. Packer Remix)

14. Bell & James – Livin’ It Up [Friday Night] (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

15. Cher – Take Me Home (Ray K Edit)

16. Loleatta Holloway – Dreamin’ (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

17. Carol Douglas – Midnight Love Affair (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

18. Boz Scaggs – Lowdown (Dr. Packer Remix)

19. Lou Rawls – You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

20. Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band – Cherchez La Femme (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

21. Chic – I Want Your Love (Dimitri From Paris Remix)

22. T-Connection – At Midnight (Sanfrandisko Re-Edit)

23. Heatwave – Boogie Nights (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

24. Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (Dr. Packer’s Multi Track Mix)

25. Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up (Dr. Packer Remix)

26. Instant Funk – I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl) (SanFranDisko Rework)

27. Blondie – Rapture (Dr. Packer Remix)

28. Eartha Kitt – Where Is My Man (SanFranDisko 2014 Rework)

29. Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation (Dimitri From Paris Re-Edit)

30. The Emotions – The Best Of My Love (V Loves To Do It Edit)

31. Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman (DJ Meme’s Knuckles Tribute Mix)

32. Phyllis Hyman – You Know How To Love Me (Joey Negro Extended Disco Mix)

33. Tavares – Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel (Mikeandtess Edit 4 Mix)

34. Barbara Roy and Ecstasy, Passion & Pain – If You Want Me (Dr. Packer Remix)

35. Heatwave – Groove Line (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

36. Change – A Lover’s Holiday (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

37. Voyage – From East To West (Dim Zach Edit)

38. Donna Summer – Last Dance (Ultimix)

Trash Disco | The Ultimate Collection Vol. 5

Trash Disco

There are many accounts about the rise of Disco bubbling up from as late as the 60’s. Frankly, I won’t go back that far because it really wasn’t on people’s radar until around 1973-74. Many soul artists were picking up on the faster rhythmic beats and had massive success with songs like “Armed and Extremely Dangerous” by First Choice, “The Love I Lost” by Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes, “You’re The First, the Last, My Everything” by Barry White, “Doctor’s Orders” by Carol Douglas, “Get Dancin'” by Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes, “Rock Your Baby” by George McCrae, “Never Can Say Goodbye” by Gloria Gaynor, “Rock the Boat” by The Hues Corporation, and many more.

By 1975-76, the disco sound moved from the underground clubs and minor radio hits to mainstream radio and number one hits like “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” by Barry White, “The Hustle” by Van McCoy & The Soul City Orchestra, “Love To Love You, Baby” by Donna Summer, “Movin'” by Brass Construction, “Brazil” by The Ritchie Family, “You Sexy Thing” by Hot Chocolate, “Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry, and even “Fame” by David Bowie.

By 1977, all bets were off and Disco had made the final leap from the underground to mainstream domination and it only got more popular from there for the rest of the 70’s into the early 80’s before the backlash began.

The first 12″ extended play single goes to “Love To Love You, Baby” by Donna Summer. After Giorgio Moroder had played the single at a party, people began requesting it over and over. He soon came to the notion of creating a much longer version that people could enjoy in the clubs, which gave birth to 15 minutes of orgasmic perfection with Donna’s sultry vocals. Technically, there were other earlier long plays but this track is wildly credited for making them more mainstream.

If you lived in New York, Studio 54 was the place to be for anybody that was somebody. All the “A” list stars showed up to see and be seen. Grace Jones, Cher, Debbie Harry and many more were regular fixtures at the club. For those that couldn’t get into 54, Paradise Garage and The Loft were the go-to spots for the anything-goes openly gay experience and played many notable underground tracks that never made it to radio.

This era of the late 70’s and early 80’s is notable for its excesses. Drugs, open sex, and basically an anything-goes attitude, gave way to the AIDS epidemic of the early 80’s. You cannot exactly discount the connection between the two. Nevertheless, it was a time of carefree expression when people wanted to escape the realities of high inflation, high gas prices, and a staggering economy of the post-Nixon-Watergate era.

I’ve often dreamt about growing up during this period but even I admit to my own personal excesses during the 80’s and 90’s and would likely be dead today had I grown up during the disco revolution.

Regardless, you just can’t escape the amazing music that came out of this period, which is the basis for everything that has succeeded it. Whether it was House Music, NRG, Techno, Trance, and on down the line, Disco and all its glorious variants are what started it all and is the main reason it’s so heavily sampled in today’s music.

For all its lack of social values and hedonistic tendencies, I adore Disco. While I am a massive fan of ALL music for my many moods, Disco is the only one I always gravitate towards when I need a pick-me-up. It’s like a good friend that I can always rely on to make me happy.

I hope everyone is enjoying these sets as much as I am putting them all together for you. I’ve already got volume 6 in the can and then need to start working on the fast beats, which will likely be the final set. Since I’m running behind in my schedule, I’ll likely drop the next volume on Friday. Until then…ENJOY!

Album: Trash Disco | The Ultimate Collection Vol. 5
Artists: Various
Genre: Disco
Length: 02:52:44

1. Donna Summer – Hot Stuff (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

2. Donna Summer – Bad Girls (Hot Tracks Mix)

3. Gene Chandler – Get Down (Sanfrandisko Re-Rub)

4. Jimmy “Bo” Horne – Spank (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

5. Ecstasy, Passion & Pain – Touch and Go (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

6. KC & The Sunshine Band – I’m Your Boogie Man (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

7. MFSB feat. The Three Degrees – TSOP [The Sound Of Philadelphia] (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

8. Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony – The Hustle (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

9. Inner Life – I’m Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair) (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

10. France Joli – Gonna Get Over You (BriaK DJ Re-Edit)

11. The Whispers – And The Beat Goes On (Dr. Packer Remix)

12. Sister Sledge – He’s The Greatest Dancer (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

13. Evelyn “Champagne” King – I’m In Love (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

14. The Brothers Johnson – Stomp! (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

15. Brass Construction – Movin (Good Night Keaton Edit)

16. John Davis & The Monster Orchestra – Bourgie’, Bourgie’ (Louie Vega Mix)

17. Jean Carne – Was That All It Was (SanFranDisko Re-Edit)

18. Cheryl Lynn – Shake It Up Tonight (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

19. Rose Royce – Car Wash (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

20. Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

21. First Choice – Doctor Love (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

22. KC & The Sunshine Band – That’s The Way (I LIke It) (Tony Mathe Rework)

23. Peoples Choice – Do It Any Way You Wanna (SanFranDisko Mix)

24. Hamilton Bohannon – Let’s Start The Dance (Danny Krivit Edit)

25. KC & The Sunshine Band – (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty (V’s Edit)

26. Diana Ross – Upside Down (SanFranDisko Re-Edit)

27. Kool & The Gang – Ladies’ Night (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

28. Evelyn “Champagne” King – Love Come Down (Dr. Packer Remix)

29. Sharon Redd – Can You Handle It (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

30. MFSB – Love Is The Message (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

31. Geraldine Hunt – Can’t Fake The Feeling (DJ “S” Remix)

32. Patti LaBelle – Music Is My Way Of Life (Joey Negro Funk In The Music Mix)

Trash Disco | The Ultimate Collection Vol. 4 | Expanded

Trash-Disco-The-Ultimate-Collection-Vol -4

Trash-Disco-The-Ultimate-Collection-Vol -4It’s getting HOT in here! Based on the internal numbers, the new Trash Disco series is blowing the roof off! I knew there was a hunger for this back in 2016 when I posted the original 8-set series, but this is crazy. For the uninitiated, the Trash Disco Ultimate Collection is quite possibly the most comprehensive compilation of non-stop classic Disco tracks from the 70’s and 80’s ever put together in one giant collector’s box. You’ve got the majority of the biggest hits that we all know and love (even if you didn’t grow up during this period) and a massive swath of hits that charted on the Billboard’s Disco Chart and many that did not, but are considered classics as today’s current crop of crate digging DJ’s sample the shit out of the most obscure releases.

Volume 4 slows the tempo down quite a bit and throws in a lot of Funk into the mix. Tracks like “Dazz” by Brick, “Ffun” by Con Funk Shun, and “Flash Light” by Parliament were massive party grooves during this period. It’s hard to discern the difference but Funk is just a sub-category of Disco, which later became 80’s R&B Dance. Regardless, these fantastic tracks fit in quite nicely within the entire spectrum of the genre.

You’ll notice a lot of the same names come up in the track list for the creation of these classic edits. Dr. Packer and Dimitri From Paris are some of the more established DJ’s that are household names (amongst others). That being said, Freddy from Digital Visions Remix makes some of the greatest edits to these gems. Y’all know I don’t like to share music. If you’re interested in having some of these edits for yourself, just message Freddy on his Facebook page and he’ll work out something reasonable for you. I promise you, he doesn’t bite and is a super nice guy.

I want to thank Weno for pointing out that some of the original Trash Disco compilations had broken links. They’ve all been fixed now, so if you only want the hits, that would be a good starting point.

I’m not certain how many sets there are going to be in this final Disco anthology. Each one is well over two hours, and I still have a ton more to create. I may release a couple more and then take a break to post some newer material and then revisit the remaining sets in late December. I’ll just play things by ear.

In the meantime, get ready for some booty-shaking good times!…ENJOY!

This set has been expanded to include 5 new songs.

Album: Trash Disco | The Ultimate Collection Vol. 4
Artists: Various
Genre: Disco
Length: 03:11:04

1. Love Unlimited Orchestra – Love’s Theme (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

2. Bionic Boogie feat. Luther Vandross – Hot Butterfly (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

3. Taana Gardner – Heartbeat (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

4. Yarbrough & Peoples – Don’t Stop The Music (Digital Visions 2017 Re-Edit)

5. The Jones Girls – You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else (Buzz Compass Edit)

6. Barry White – It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me (Dr. Packer Remix)

7. The Rolling Stones – Miss You (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

8. Rod Stewart – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

9. Andrea True Connection – More, More, More (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

10. Silver Convention – Get Up And Boogie (That’s Right) (Hot Classics Remix)

11. The Brothers Johnson – Strawberry Letter #23 (Dr. Packer Remix)

12. Grace Jones – Pull Up To the Bumper (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

13. Silver Convention – Fly Robin Fly (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

14. Herb Alpert – Rise (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

15. Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive (Digital Visions Remix)

16. Peter Brown – Dance With Me (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

17. David Bowie – Fame (V’s Bumpy Way To The Top Edit)

18. Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music (Ultimix)

19. Dazz – Brick (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

20. Parliament – Flash Light (Dr. Packer Remix)

21. Con Funk Shun – Ffun (Hot Classics Remix)

22. L.T.D. – (Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

23. Peter Brown – Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me (Keep Schtum Re-Edit)

24. Change – Change Of Heart (Dr. Packer Remix)

25. Donna Summer – Love To Love You Baby (José Ferrando Remix)

26. Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

27. Eruption – I Can’t Stand The Rain (12″ Mix)

28. The Hues Corporation – Rock The Boat (Digital Visions 2015 Re-Edit)

29. Odyssey – Native New Yorker (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

30. Tina Charles – Dance Little Lady Dance (Northern Lights 12″ Mix)

31. Johnnie Taylor – Disco Lady (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

32. Earth, Wind & Fire – Fantasy (Dr. Packer Remix)

33. Bee Gees – Night Fever (Digital Visions Remix)

34. Chanson – Don’t Hold Back (Oldwhibbler Edit)

35. Commodores – Brick House (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

36. George McCrae – Rock Your Baby Remix 2014 (Unknown)

37. Barry White – Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

Trash Disco | The Ultimate Collection Vol. 3 | Updated

Trash Disco

Party Favorz is back with volume 3 of the Ultimate Collection of the greatest Trash Disco tracks of all time. I’ve been running a bit behind because I noticed after the first volume, some of the transitions were misaligned once exported to file. This tends to be the case when I’m dealing with mixes over 2 hours long and I’ve been performing a multitude of tasks on my computer involving mastering, whether it be automated or manually. I have a super fast computer with an i7 3.2 GHz processor and 32 GB of RAM, so it can handle the workload. However, I find that I frequently need to flush my temp files and reboot the computer to dump the memory to prevent these mistakes from happening. Nevertheless, they still do. I’ll likely need to go back and comb through volume 2 to ensure its integrity.

This shouldn’t be confused with some of the beats sounding like they’re mismatched when in fact they’re not. These are old songs from the days when they used live musicians to create the disco tracks; violins and all. Using today’s technology to align the beats for a DJ friendly transition, makes it easier for folks like me. However, since these songs were created by real persons, timing is always off on the originals, which is where the automated beat correction comes into play. It usually creates a garage type sound that was common in the 90’s when it aligns the beats adding an extra 1/8 to the beat. I like to call these dirty beats.

There is one song by Carol Jiana “Hit ‘N Run Lover” where the entire drums and percussion were so misaligned, you’d think the session players were novices. To fix that entire song, you’d literally need to isolate each sound and then recombine them, which would be time-consuming. I compared the original 12″ with the Digital Visions edit and the same issue persists, even though the actual beats were aligned properly. It’s a great song that’s been reworked a multitude of times over the years, including a new vocal version by Carol herself. If it wasn’t so important to the annals of Disco history, it would not have been included.

Now that I have totally bored you with information you likely don’t care about, it’s time to dive back into the Disco scene. Before we do, I want to thank David B., Ludovic D., Stephane D., David J., Ignacio G., and Paul B. for their donations. A couple of these are duplicates because they donated more than once. Donations are ALWAYS appreciated. Now…ONTO THE MUSIC!

The original Barry Harris remix of “Got To Have Loving” by Don Ray has been replaced with the Digital Visions Re-Edit, which is truer to the original release.

Album: Trash Disco | The Ultimate Collection Vol. 3
Artists: Various
Genre: Disco
Length: 02:46:50
  1. Sister Sledge – Lost In Music (Dimitri From Paris Remix)
  2. Karen Young – Hot Shot (Joey Negro Sure Shot Mix)
  3. Linda Clifford – If My Friends Could See Me Now (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  4. CJ & Co. – Devil’s Gun (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  5. Don Ray – Got To Have Loving (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  6. Inner Life – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (WhiteNoize Remix)
  7. Donna Summer – I Love You (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  8. Gloria Gaynor – Never Can Say Goodbye (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  9. Village People – San Francisco [You’ve Got Me] (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  10. Chic – Le Freak (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  11. Sister Sledge – We Are Family (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  12. Peaches & Herb – Shake Your Groove Thing (SanFranDisko Re-Edit)
  13. A Taste Of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  14. Earth, Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove (Disco Incorporated Remix)
  15. Carol Douglas – Doctors Orders (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  16. Sister Sledge – Got To Love Somebody (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  17. Gary’s Gang – Keep On Dancin’ (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  18. Front Page feat. Sharon Redd – Love Insurance (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  19. Diana Ross – The Boss (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  20. Delegation – Stand Up [Reach For The Sky] (Discotron Edit)
  21. Michael Zager Band – Let’s All Chant (Hot Classics Remix)
  22. Gino Soccio – Dancer (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  23. Kano – It’s A War (Babert Remix)
  24. Suzi Lane – Harmony (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  25. Chas Jankel – Glad To Know You (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  26. The Jacksons – Shake Your Body [Down To The Ground] (Joey Negro Extended Disco Mix)
  27. Patrice Rushen – Haven’t You Heard (Mikeandtess Boot Edit)
  28. Voyage – Souvenirs (Tony Mathe Rework)
  29. Donna Summer – MacArthur Park Suite (DJ Meme Remix of Epic Proportions)
  30. Boney M – Sunny (Mousse T Sexy Disco Club Nu Vox)

Trash Disco | The Ultimate Collection Vol. 2 | Fixed

Trash Disco The Ultimate Collection Vol 2

Trash Disco The Ultimate Collection Vol 2I’m back with Trash Disco | The Ultimate Collection Volume 2, and this one is a whopper!

Since Disco isn’t monolithic in its styles nor liberal use of varying BPMs, I broke these mixes up into three distinct categories. First, you have the 90 to 121 BPM tracks, which will be the second of this series that I have not started yet. Then there is the average tempo ranging from 121 to 128 BPM, which is what I’ve been posting. We have one more to go on Thursday. Then there’s the break-neck speed tracks that go anywhere from 131 – 140 BPM, which I’ll post last. That will be the most challenging to put together. Think, “Knock On Wood,” “Born To Be Alive,” “Get Off,” etc.

That’s not to say that these first three sets have a been a cakewalk. Since I’m pulling from early 70’s soul tracks by the likes of The O’Jays, M.F.S.B., Barry White, and Van McCoy & the Soul Symphony, into the mix, it can be a challenge making this all work. Then there are popular Funk tracks and many 80’s tracks which have their own distinct style; especially a lot of the 80’s songs, which is about the time that beat machines and synthesizers became affordable and were responsible for a lot of the 80’s sound, which tended to be less warm and had a cold feel to them. Nevertheless, I do my best to make it all work.

Then there is the mastering. A lot of the DJs who create these fantastic edits (mix-friendly edits of the originals) are only as good as the masters they have to work with. A lot of the CD rips are still not the great. Some need more bass to bring these songs up to today’s standards, others lack fidelity and need more mids, while others overcompensate in both areas and need to be tempered. Pro Tools would solve a lot of these problems but unless you’re at the level of Barry Harris and DJ Meme, those plugins are cost prohibitive for most folks. So, I painstakingly went through each one to ensure quality and fidelity for today’s modern playback devices. I hope I’ve succeeded.

In the next posts, I’ll give shoutouts to the DJ’s that make this all work and maybe even discuss some history behind the history of the Disco machine.

For now, I want everyone to sit back, relax, loosen up and as always…ENJOY!

Album: Trash Disco | The Ultimate Collection Vol. 2
Artists: Various
Genre: Disco
Length: 03:22:42
  1. Jackie Moore – This Time Baby (John Morales M+M Mix)

  2. Sylvester – Do Ya Wanna Funk (Dr. Packer Remix)

  3. Lipps Inc. – Funkytown (Digital Visions 2015 Re-Edit)

  4. Poussez! – Come On And Do It (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

  5. Change – Angel In My Pocket (Nicky Holloway’s Pablo Discobar Mix)

  6. Barry Manilow – Copacabana (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

  7. The O’Jays – I Love Music (Joey Negro Sweet Music Mix)

  8. Edwin Starr – Contact (Disco Incorporated Remix)

  9. Carol Jiani – Hit ‘n Run Lover (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

  10. Chic – Dance, Dance, Dance [Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah] (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

  11. Deniece Williams – I’ve Got the Next Dance (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

  12. Debbie Jacobs – Don’t You Want My Love (Dimitri From Paris Classic Re-Edit)

  13. The Originals – Down To Love Town (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

  14. Cerrone – Love In C Minor (Dimitri From Paris Remix)

  15. Donna Summer – Could It Be Magic (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

  16. Giorgio Moroder – The Chase (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

  17. Madleen Kane – Forbidden Love (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

  18. Gwen McCrae – Keep The Fire Burning (Alien Disco Sugar Mix)

  19. GQ – Disco Nights [Rock-Freak] (Appo Remix)

  20. Alicia Bridges – I Love The Nightlife [Disco ‘Round] (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

  21. Boys Town Gang – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Alien Disco Sugar Remix)

  22. Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out (Barry Harris 2018 Remix)

  23. Anita Ward – Ring My Bell (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

  24. Debbie Jacobs – High On Your Love (SanFranDisko ReRub)

  25. Thelma Houston – Don’t Leave Me This Way (Almighty Mix)

  26. The Trammps – Disco Inferno (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

  27. Bee Gees – You Should Be Dancing (Retro Edit)

  28. Love And Kisses – Thank God It’s Friday (Digital Visions 2016 Re-Edit)

  29. Rufus & Chaka Khan – Any Love (Sanny X Club Mix 2014)

  30. Cerrone – Paradise (Joey Negro Full Club Mix)

  31. Manhattan Transfer – Twilight Zone (Digital Visions 2018 Re-Edit)

  32. Viola Wills – If You Could Read My Mind (SanFranDisko Re-Rub 2018)

  33. John Paul Young – Love Is In The Air (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

  34. Cheryl Lynn – Got To Be Real (Alien Disco Sugar Remix)

  35. Irene Cara – Flashdance… What A Feeling (Hot Tracks Remix)

Trash Disco | The Ultimate Collection Vol. 1 | Updated

Trash Disco The Ulti Collection Vol-1

Trash Disco The Ulti Collection Vol-1Growing up as a kid, I never received any type of allowance. My parents were firmly upper-middle class but my father was generally pretty tight when it came to money. Like most kids, I had my chores like washing dishes and taking out the garbage. By 6th grade, my father decided I should start mowing the lawn as well. One day, one of our neighbors saw me mowing and asked if I would do his yard for $20. From there, I started getting requests from all over the neighborhood.

It wasn’t until I was asked to do a backyard job that things took a turn for the better. When I woke early on a Saturday morning, I got to the house and the backyard was like a jungle with weeds and grass taller than I was. It never occurred to me to cut everything down first, so I fired up the lawn mower and started plowing away. This particular job took an entire day that went on well into the evening. During the course of the day, the wife had come out to give me lemonade several times. With temperatures that soared into lower 100’s, this was not a job for the faint of heart. It was at that point that I decided to negotiate the prices after assessing the amount of work that needed to be performed.

Eventually, I was able to purchase my own lawnmower, edger, and hedge clippers. The money I made allowed me to pay for my unquenchable thirst for music. When I didn’t have a weekend job, I’d hop on my bike and ride 10 miles to the local record store to buy my 45’s. I was lucky when my father took me to work in the local mall where he had a shoe store and I would spend all day perusing the record bins at Sound Center, a hybrid record and stereo equipment store. I was there so often that the employees knew me by name, which eventually landed me a job there my freshman year of high school.

I like all kinds of music but nothing piqued my interest like Disco. I was a HUGE disco freak. While my first double album purchase was Barry Manilow’s live album, it was my second purchase of Donna Summer’s “Bad Girls” that put me in a tailspin. I would listen to it over and over again. I loved it so much that I bought the album and the (clears throat) 8-track so I could take it with me everywhere with my portable boombox.

I was also the kid that always got invited to parties if I wasn’t having one myself. Kids always knew that I was the one with the music and I would bring my stack of 45’s (hence party favors) to their gatherings. I was the goto kid who had all the latest hits if you wanted to have a successful party.

By the time I got into high school, my musical tastes changed based on all the new friends I was making. I was in the closet about my love for disco and began listening to Scorpions, Def Leppard, Billy Squier, etc. The posters I got from Sound Center of Donna Summer all came down from my room and up went Debbie Harry and Pretenders. I even had a punk phase I went through but my secret love for disco never abated.

It wasn’t until the early 90’s when Rhino Records released their 7 volume Disco Anthology set that I began to dive back in. Granted, they were all radio edits but it was a good starter. I started reading up on the era only to discover all the other artists and tracks that I was never aware of (even though I remembered seeing their promiscuous album covers in the store), like Loleatta Holloway, Sharon Redd, Bionic Boogie and a host of others. Pretty soon, I was going down the rabbit hole of disco and became an avid collector.

So many of these classic riffs have been sampled in today’s music, that I started playing a guessing game of “which song did that come from?”

For the first time ever, I have compiled, mixed and mastered over 300 Disco Classics into multiple non-stop party mixes. If you’re just a casual fan of Disco and fondly remember the radio hits or the ones played on American Bandstand, then the original Trash Disco series may better suit your needs and is still available on the site. For those that want to dig deeper with all the hits, including all the underground classics, then this series is for you.

It’s difficult to include every single song but I dare you to find a series as comprehensive as what I am releasing over the course of the next two weeks. The Ultimate Collection is a project created out of love, devotion, and passion for all things Disco. For the diehards like myself, I hope to leave you wanting for not. ENJOY!

This set has been modified, tweaked and updated with one song version replacement. 

Album: Trash Disco | The Ultimate Collection Vol. 1
Artists: Various
Genre: Disco
Length: 02:09:59

1. Ashford & Simpson – Found A Cure (Dim’s Blue Losange Re-Edit)

2. B.B.& Q.Band – On The Beat (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

3. Young & Company – I Like What You’re Doing To Me (Mikeandtess Edit 4 Mix)

4. Bionic Boogie – Risky Changes (Joey Negro Bionic House Mix)

5. Aretha Franklin – Jump To It (Twism & B3RAO Mix)

6. McFaddden & Whitehead – Aint No Stoppin’ Us (Twism & B3RAO Remix)

7. Diana Ross – Love Hangover (Joey Negro, Micky More & Andy Tee Classic Disco Blend)

8. Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive (Phil Kelsey 12” Mix)

9. Dan Hartman feat. Loleatta Holloway – Vertigo/Relight My Fire (Amazing Maxi Extended Rework Harris Edit)

10. Cerrone – Supernature (Barry Harris 2018 Monster Mix)

11. Alec R. Costandinos – Romeo & Juliet (Leonidas Mix)

12. The Gibson Brothers – Cuba (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

13. The Village People – Y.M.C.A. (Hot Tracks Mix)

14. Dan Hartman – Instant Replay (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

15. Earth, Wind & Fire – September (DJ ”S” Bootleg Extended Dance Re-Mix)

16. Chic – Everybody Dance (Extended Rework Carlos Vargas Disco Mix Edit)

17. Donna Summer – I Feel Love (Digital Vision Re-Edit)

18. Sylvester – Dance (Disco Heat) (SanFranDisko Mix)

19. Irene Cara – Fame (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

20. Musique – Keep On Jumpin (Kornum & Karma Edit)

21. The O’Jays – Love Train (Hannu Club Mix)

Trash Disco | Good Times

Trash Disco

Trash DiscoWelcome to the final installment of the Trash Disco series. ‘Good Times’ had been put on hold due to the remaining songs not being cohesive enough to stitch together.

With some recent releases I picked up at JunoDownload, I was able to put the last nail in the genre-defying category that is DISCO. By no means is this even close to complete but the eight sets that make up this series are a damn good start to sink your teeth into and make for one helluva throwback party.

I pulled in the remaining Chic classics, ensuring that Nile Rodgers and company were well represented throughout. This last set also leans heavily on its sister decade the 80’s. The catchy and sophisticated ‘Saturday Love’ by Cherrelle, Dr. Packer’s updated Gwen Guthrie classic ‘Ain’t Nothing Going On but the Rent’ and the down and dirty funk of Lakeside’s epic ‘Fantastic Voyage’ stitch the seams of this bulging set of disco gems from the 70’s.

In an effort to control bots and certain elements of society from draining my server and bandwidth, I’ve implemented a registration and login requirement for Party Favorz. I’m good at digging into the numbers and have zoned in on certain individuals and countries that are like vampires. If this doesn’t slow them down, I’ll roll out full blocks by next month.

I’ve also updated the site icon and logo that leaves behind the grunge rendering that was so three years ago, in favor of a cleaner and modernized look. I know it’s hard to get too excited about, but I spent several days designing and putting this together. Let me know what you think.

Finally, I’ve set up ALL of the categories (DANCE, Circuit, Funky House, etc.) as their own separate entity in iTunes. For instance, if you only come here for Classic House and Divas you can subscribe to just those and they’ll download into their own individual folder. If you love everything but want to keep it all separate so you can easily visit it based on your mood; subscribing to each category individually will create an individual folder for each.

Then again, some folks like the element of surprise, in which case subscribing to the main feed is fine. You can find and subscribe to all the categories in iTunes at Podcasts By Party Favorz. How cool is that? [brushes off dust from shoulder, hmmph.]

As we edge into the Thanksgiving holiday, I want everyone to be thankful for at least one thing and putting Party Favorz at the top of that list would be an excellent suggestion [grin].

I’ll be back soon with a Black Friday 2 for 1 special. Until then …ENJOY!

Album : Trash Disco | Good Times
Artists : Various
Genre : Disco
Length : 1:31:26
  1. Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up (Dr. Packer Edit)
  2. Chic – Good Times (KON Remix)
  3. Cherrelle feat. Alexander O’Neal – Saturday Love (80s Child Re-Work) (Chris Price Edit)
  4. KC & The Sunshine Band – (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty (V’s edit)
  5. The Trammps – Disco Inferno (DJ ”S” Bootleg Remix)
  6. Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive (Sugar Hill & Nytron Remix)
  7. Chic – Dance Dance Dance (Dave Gerrard Re-Twerk)
  8. Herb Alpert – Rise (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  9. Gwen Guthrie – Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent (Dr. Packer Remix)
  10. Donna Summer – Love To Love You Baby (José Ferrando Remix)
  11. Bee Gees – Night Fever (Digital Visions Remix)
  12. Teena Marie – Square Biz (Dr. Packer Remix)
  13. Lakeside – Fantastic Voyage (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  14. Heatwave – Boogie Nights (Disco Purrfection Version)
  15. Chic – I Want Your Love (Dimitri From Paris Remix)

Trash Disco | Shake Your Groove Thing

Trash Disco vol. 8

Trash Disco vol. 8Shake Your Groove Thing will be the last for awhile in the Trash Disco Series. There are other things I’d like to put out in the BackSpin category so I’ll be setting these on the back-burner for the moment.

But hey, you’ve got a total of seven, yes seven in this group should you want to throw a disco party.

The beats or (BPM) in this final set start around 128 and slowly build up to 134, so it is a bit faster than the last two. If you’re wondering why Amii Stewart’s classic Knock on Wood doesn’t make an appearance despite being on the cover art, is because I just could make it work. I’ll set it aside for a future set to see what I can do.

In the meantime, get ready for some more rump-shaking fun and shake your groove thing!

I’ll be back next week with Madonna’s birthday celebration mix. Until then …ENJOY!

Album : Trash Disco | Shake Your Groove Thing
Artists : Various
Genre : Disco
Length : 1:37:43
  1. Dan Hartman – Relight My Fire (WhiteNoize Insecure Dub)
  2. A Taste of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  3. Alicia Bridges – I Love The Nightlife (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  4. Inner Life – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (WhiteNoize Remix)
  5. Donna Summer – On The Radio (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  6. Carol Douglas – Doctors Orders (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  7. Anita Ward – Ring My Bell (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  8. Love and Kisses – Thank God Its Friday (Digital Visions 2016 Re-Edit)
  9. David Naughton – Makin It (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  10. Dan Hartman – Instant Replay (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  11. Linda Clifford – If My Friends Could See Me Now (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  12. Edwin Starr – Contact (Sir Mix-a-Lot Remix).wav
  13. Voyage – Souvenirs (Marco Magrini Re-edit)
  14. Peaches & Herb – Shake Your Groove Thing (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  15. Evelyn Champagne King – Shame (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  16. Musique – In The Bush (Telexketch Edit)
  17. Gonzalez – Haven’t Stopped Dancin’ (Digital Visions Re-Edit)

Trash Disco | Groove Line

Trash Disco vol. 6

Trash Disco vol. 6Picking up where we left off yesterday, Trash Disco [Groove Line] continues the same theme with a few brand new Dr. Packer remixes thrown in.

At this point, I’ve pretty much convinced myself that Odyssey’s Native New Yorker is quite possibly my all-time favorite disco anthem. At the time, I hadn’t saved enough money from mowing lawns to buy my own record player yet and had to rely on my sister’s which for some inextricable reason was located on a top shelf in her bedroom closet, though connected.

When she wasn’t there, I’d have to grab the ladder from the garage and set it up so I could listen to this 45, which I would play over and over, while imagining myself on roller-skates dancing with my favorite unknown boyfriend under the disco lights. I was a weird kid for certain but often fantasized about unrealistic things of where I saw my future life. To this day, the song still conjures up those same feelings.

Each tune in this set is massive and reached the upper-echelons of the Billboard disco chart. So sit back and relax or put on your spandex and platforms and get ready to boogie!

Music plays, everyone’s dancin’ closer and closer

Makin’ friends and findin’ lovers
There you are lost in the shadows, searchin’ for someone [Searchin’ for someone]
To set you free from New York City

And, whoa, where did all those yesterdays go
When you still believed love could really be like a Broadway show
You are the star, win the applause

Oh, oh, oh [Oh, oh, oh]
You’re a native New Yorker
No one opens the door
For a native New Yorker

I’ll be back tomorrow with the final set. Until then …ENJOY!

Album : Trash Disco | Groove Line
Artists : Various
Genre : Disco
Length : 1:23:08
  1. KC & the Sunshine Band – I’m Your Boogie Man (The Crystal Ship Edit)
  2. Diana Ross – Upside Down (Almighty Anthem Mix)
  3. Patrick Juvet – I Love America (Marcelo Dub Rework)
  4. Chic – Le Freak (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  5. Odyssey – Native New Yorker (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  6. The Rolling Stones – Miss You (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  7. Heatwave – Groove Line (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  8. Dr. Buzzards Original Savannah Band – Cherchez La Femme (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  9. Carol Douglas – Midnight Love Affair (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  10. Lou Rawls – Youll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (Leroy Davis Remix)
  11. First Choice – Let No Man Put Usunder (Dr. Packer Edit)
  12. Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots (Dr. Packer Edit)
  13. Teena Marie – I Need Your Lovin’ (Dr. Packer Edit)
  14. Cher – Take Me Home (Ray K Edit)

Trash Disco | Everybody Dance

Trash Disco vol. 7

Trash Disco vol. 7It’s Trash Disco week here at Party Favorz! I hooked up with one of the best disco-edit queens on the internet DJ FreddyG a.k.a. Digital Visions whose 70’s and 80’s recreations are simply outstanding!!

You’re gonna see a lot of his work in the next three sets, which mixes in various bootlegs from Soundcloud and some new stuff from Dr. Packer that I picked up at Juno Downloads.

Right now, it’s all about rump-shaking bootylicious classics that have been perfectly updated for your disco indulgence.


Album : Trash Disco | Everybody Dance
Artists : Various
Genre : Disco
Length : 1:11:42
  1. Chic – Everybody Dance (Joey Negro Edit)
  2. B.B.& Q.Band – On The Beat (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  3. Geraldine Hunt – Can’t Fake The Feeling (DJ ”S” Remix)
  4. Stargard – Which Way Is Up (DJ Vas Rework)
  5. Rose Royce – Car Wash (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  6. Lipps Inc – Funkytown (Digital Visions 2015 Re-Edit)
  7. Barry White – Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe (V Edit)
  8. George McCrae – Rock Your Baby Remix 2014 (Unknown)
  9. MFSB – T.S.O.P. (The Sound Of Philadelphia) (Rafael Cancian Rework)
  10. France Joli – Gonna Get Over You (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  11. Chas Jankel – Glad To Know You (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  12. Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony – The Hustle (Mister Dee Rework)
  13. Andrea True Connection – More, More, More (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  14. The Hues Corporation – Rock The Boat (Digital Visions 2015 Re-Edit)

Trash Disco | Get Down

Trash Disco v4

Trash Disco v4True to my anal-self, I got up early this morning to post the latest Trash Disco to make sure everyone’s Memorial Day weekend is complete. Then, I started digging around for a replacement mix of Dazz as the version I had was appreciable but the guy who did it was pretty much out of his element.

Then, I stumbled upon Digital Visions who is one of a multitude of devotees to all things re-edits, especially in the Disco realm. How I missed him previously is beyond me because while several of his like-minded rivals range from really bad to fairly decent; he just blows them out of the water LOL. I’ll be reaching out to him shortly to work out some sort of deal for use of his work but we’ll keep that under wraps. DO check out his SoundCloud page if you’re a fan.

Here’s a list of the songs that may not immediately stand out to you until you listen to them:

  • I hope everyone has a fantastic Memorial Day weekend and if you live somewhere else, find a party; I’m pretty sure there’s one going on near you.

Until the next time …ENJOY!

At this point, I can safely say that Party Favorz has all of the bases covered for your holiday weekend needs. Whether it’s funky house, EDM, circuit or disco; I’ve been rolling them out on a conveyor belt in a chocolate factory.

Album : Trash Disco | Get Down
Artists : Various
Genre : Disco
Length : 1:38:27
  1. Karen Young – Hot Shot (Joey Negro Sure Shot mix)
  2. Chanson – Don’t Hold Back (DJ Dan & DJ Mes Edit)
  3. Delegation – Stand Up (Discotron Remix)
  4. Gene Chandler – Get Down (Dr. Packer Edit)
  5. Grace Jones – Pull Up To The Bumper (DJ Mark Brickman Bootleg Mix)
  6. Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop (JCG’s Essential Floor Filler)
  7. Indeep – Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (Dave Gerrard Edit)
  8. Parliament – Flash Light (Dr. Packer Edit)
  9. Dazz – Brick (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  10. Change – A Lovers’ Holiday (Jim Burgess Mix)
  11. Rose Royce – Car Wash (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
  12. Jackie Moore – This Time Baby (Masestro Mix)
  13. Sylvester – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (Kon Edit)
  14. KC & The Sunshine Band – (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty (V Edit)
  15. Gino Soccio – Try It Out (Diamond D Remix)
  16. Sister Sledge – He’s The Greatest Dancer (Dr. Packer Edit)
  17. Barry White – It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me (Dr. Packer Edit)
  18. Bill Withers – Lovely Day (Copycat Edit)

Trash Disco | Boogie Wonderland

Trash Disco v3

Trash Disco v3The hardest part involved in making these sets is tracking down the songs; especially songs whose title is flip-opposite of what you would expect. As a result, once you narrow down the genres where you know they’re likely to show up at, you listen …and listen …and listen until you strike gold and then pick up where you left off.

In fact, that process takes hours to pour through all the potential songs that ultimately make up the Trash Disco series. Fortunately, I am a die-hard disco fanatic who is very studied in the genre and can sniff out the beat in a new recording 30 years after it was originally released, in most cases. Some sampled tunes these days are lifted from really rare releases making it damn near impossible to identify unless I stumble across the original and have an “a-ha” moment (which has happened).

With the exception of the originally titled re-works in the tracklist, here’s what else is buried between the grooves should your inquiring mind want to know:

  • D-I-S-C-O, Funk, and Soul …it’s all represented and I got one more of these heading your way tomorrow just in time to start your Memorial Day weekend.

Until then …ENJOY!

Album : Trash Disco | Boogie Wonderland
Artists : Various
Genre : Disco
Length : 1:42:16

1. Diana Ross – Love Hangover (Almighty 12” Mix)

2. Anita Ward – Ring My Bell (Funkstar De Luxe Remix)

3. Gwen McCrae – Keep The Fire Burning (Joey Negro Feed The Flame Mix)

4. L.T.D. – (Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again (JedX & Tim Brown Edit)

5. Rick James – Give It To Me Baby (DJ Agent 86 Edit)

6. Prince – Erotic City (Scotty Boy Remix)

7. Evelyn ”Champagne” King – Love Comes Down (Big Bubba Remix)

8. Change – Change Of Heart (Dr. Packer Epic Voyage)

9. Donna Summer – I Feel Love (Dr. Packer Edit)

10. Liquid Gold – Dance Yourself Dizzy (7th Heaven Mirrorball Mix)

11. Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free (John Morales Mix)

12. Boz Scaggs – Lowdown (Kenny Summit Remix)

13. Silver Convention – Fly, Robin, Fly (Michael The Lion Edit)

14. The Brothers Johnson – Strawberry Letter #23 (Dr. Packer Edit)

15. Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation (Dr. Packer Remix)

16. Rufus & Chaka Khan – Any Love (Sanny X Club Mix 2014)

17. Earth, Wind, & Fire – Boogie Wonderland (7th Heaven’s Mirrorball Mix)

Trash Disco pt. 2 | Disco Hits Remixed & Re-imagined

Trash Disco pt. 2

Trash Disco pt. 2After dicking-around with my logo all morning, I’m finally getting around to posting the second installment of Trash Disco

Personally, I’m shocked at the overwhelmingly positive response the first set received. I really wasn’t expecting that kind of reaction. I am pleased to tell you, this set was actually supposed to be part 1 but I swapped it at the last moment because I thought this was the stronger of the two sets and was going to use it to kick-off the subscription service. In fact, this set is so groove-a-licious, it can lift the laziest of you off the sofa to shake your ass.

Since I don’t have everything in place yet, this one is on the house (pun intended), so get your roller-skates on because it’s time to get down and B-O-O-G-I-E.

I finally have a weekend without any obligations and I plan on using this time to get everything up and running. The goal is to make the service fully automated without subscribers waiting up to 24 hours for me to email them back with a code. Everything needs to be self-sufficient so that my time is only spent between work (the kind that pays the bills) and doing what I do best, which is serving up sizzling hot platters of house music.

I may take some time off, so it might be at least two weeks before posting resumes. I know everyone is eager for me to get back to my normal pace of releases, so please give me some time to get everything tidy around here and then I’m on it.

While I’m at it, I want to give a HUGE shout-out to Keith M. and Glenn A. (aka DiscoBall) for their generous donations. Sorry, Glenn had previously forgotten to mention you but you know I heart you.

Until the next time …ENJOY!

Album : Trash Disco pt. 2
Artists : Various
Genre : Disco
Length : 1:20:32
  1. Gino Soccio – Dancer (Alien Disco Sugar)
  2. Magazine 60 – Don Quichotte (Michael The Lion Edit)
  3. Blondie – Rapture (Dr. Packer Remix)
  4. A Taste Of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie (Boogie In The House Edit)
  5. Chic – I’ll Be There (Fabiolous Barker Remix)
  6. Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation (Shep Pettibone 12” Mix)
  7. The Emotions – The Best Of My Love (V Loves To Do It Edit)
  8. The Whispers – And The Beat Goes On (Dr. Packer Remix)
  9. Ashford & Simpson – Found A Cure (Deelicious Remix)
  10. Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots (CHKBRND Remix)
  11. Sister Sledge – Lost In Musique (LOG Mashup)
  12. The Brothers Johnson – Stomp (V’s All Night Edit)
  13. Cheryl Lynn – Got To Be Real (Alien Disco Sugar)
  14. Jimmy “Bo” Horne – Spank (Do It) (Alien Disco Sugar)

Trash Disco pt. 1 | Disco Hits Remixed & Re-imagined

Trash Disco

Trash DiscoHappy Saturday everybody! Well, well, well…I bet nobody saw this one coming. I’ve had a massive disco hard-on for some time now that’s left me with shiny disco blue balls and I just needed to get some relief.

Over the years, I’ve snuck in these little disco re-make gems into my house sets and decided it was time to start compiling them and put them all together. Because many are re-named other than what they actually are (likely due to copyright agreements), it’s hard tracking these all down in my massive collection of dance music. I went back and picked up a few more and laid down the first of two sets in this new series. If you’re looking to own any of these, most can be found by the track name listed here at

I wasn’t sure what category to file this under so I went with BackSpin. I can see this expanding into 80s music as well, so the list of possibilities with this new series is endless. I hope ya’ll enjoy this as much as I did putting it together because if you don’t, I still have another one on tap for next week.  We’ll get back to normal operations soon enough but trust me when I say, you ain’t missing much at the moment.

I want to thank Benjamin W. for his thoughtful donation he just sent my way. That’s going to go a long way towards covering my costs for this month.

Speaking of which, I’ve got the new system down to two options that I will be playing around with tomorrow before I finalize the new payment plan for the site. Those of you who have been faithful in a variety of ways the past year and a half can expect to be getting an email invitation from in the coming week; so be on the lookout for that.

In the interim, put your roller skates and bell bottoms on and get ready to B-O-O-G-I-E! If this is all new to you, give it a spin and you may just recognize a song that was the basis for something current you’ve been digging and then think to yourself …WOA! they just up and stole that shit from the past.

Have a fantastic weekend and as always …ENJOY!

Album : Trash Disco pt. 1
Artists : Various
Genre : Disco
Length : 1:25:20
  1. Thelma Houston – Don’t Leave Me This Way (Almighty Mix)
  2. The Boystown Gang – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Alien Disco Sugar)
  3. The O’Jays – I Love Music (Joey Negro Sweet Music mix)
  4. First Choice – Dr. Love (Dr. Packer Remix)
  5. Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman (DJ John Culture Rework)
  6. Tina Charles feat. Funky Spacer – Dance Little Lady Dance (Sanny X Disco 54 Remix)
  7. David Bowie – Fame (V’s Bumpy Way To The Top edit)
  8. The Jones Girls – You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else (Buzz Compass Edit)
  9. People’s Choice – Do It Anyway You Wanna (Alien Disco Sugar)
  10. George Benson – Give Me The Night (V’s Giving It Edit)
  11. Kool & The Gang – Ladies Night (V-Sound Remix)
  12. GQ – Disco Nights [Rock-Freak] (FederFunk Remix)
  13. Diana Ross – The Boss (SH Club Mix)
  14. McFadden & Whitehead – Aint No Stoppin’ Us Now (Twism & B3RAO Remix)
  15. Earth, Wind & Fire – September (Throttle Original Mix)

Donna Summer [The Casablanca Years] | The Diva Series

Donna Summer Casablanca Years 1

Donna Summer Casablanca YearsI remember the first time I heard the word “fag.” It came out of my mom’s mouth while I was watching an Elton John concert on TV. You know the one, where he’s wearing a Donald Duck costume and banging the piano pretty hard. Despite having all of his 8-tracks, somewhere along the way she decided she didn’t care for him any longer.

The word was a bit jarring to me, but I didn’t really understand what she meant other than I knew it was likely something you didn’t want to be called. Sadly, it wouldn’t be the last time she used the word at least up until my brother’s death from AIDS in 1986. Now, she’ll just say “that looks gay.” LOL

It would be several years later before I heard the word again, when I was working for a local Record and Stereo equipment store called Soundcenter. Half the building was all high-end stereo equipment, while the other side was albums, 12 inches, singles, t-shirts, buttons, Walkman’s etc.; the side I worked on. I was in charge of re-orders and displays.

One morning in June of 1980, there was a news broadcast on something like Good Morning America talking about Stonewall. It showed pictures of gays being arrested during a riot at this bar in New York. This guy Ray called me over and pointed at the TV and said that’s going to happen to you, you FAG. They’re gonna arrest you and throw you in jail with all the other fags.

Damn! There was that word again and this time it’s being directed at me. One of my co-workers Johnny J who was a local DJ told me to ignore Ray; he’s just an asshole to everyone. Even though I didn’t fully understand what it meant, I was shaken by his use of the word and how he was using it to describe me.

When you’re jerking off to the cover sleeve of an Andy Gibb 45 you kinda know you’re different. Gradually, I came to the understanding that a Fag meant I liked guys and was something I should keep hidden from everyone else.

Somewhere along the way I got the preconceived notion that being gay meant you wore leather, and was into whips and chains. I had convinced myself that I’m not a fag because that was nothing like me. After all, I was attracted to the construction guy from the Village People, not the biker guy with the big mustache who I figured was gay (but not the rest of the Village People …go figure).

Prior to getting the job at Soundcenter, I would mow lawns for the money I needed to buy my records. I was a musically obsessed child and my Zenith stereo I saved and purchased was my parent’s weapon of choice if my grades were not up to par. They’d take it away until my grades picked up. I was a latchkey kid, so I’d just sneak into their closet and pull it down and spin my records while they were still at work LOL.

While I usually only purchased 45s because you got more for less, I remember buying Donna Summer’s “Bad Girls” album and what it set me back. This was the second album I had ever bought (the first being Barry Manilow Live). I love the split open sleeve, with additional artwork, the smell of vinyl when you pull the record out for the first time. I would play that album obsessively and knew the words to all the songs. Ultimately, I decided I wanted to listen to it on the go, so I ended up saving for the 8-track version as well for my portable player I had received for Christmas. My brother criticized me for asking for a portable 8-track boombox because he said cassettes were the future; what did he know? [grin]

I had already owned the 45s of Donna’s “I Feel Love,” “I Love You,” “Last Dance,” and “MacArthur Park” but the Bad Girls album was like the icing on a cake. I scored my biggest win when Soundcenter got multiple copies of the promotional poster for “On the Radio: Greatest Hits,” and I happen to be in charge of displays. You know one of those made it to my bedroom wall.

By the end of my freshman year, the writing was on the wall and in order for me to have friends over to my house; I knew Donna had to come down and Debbie Harry went up in its place (another gay icon). I was already in a transition phase and discovered the Pretenders (their debut album to this day is one of my all-time favorites) the Cars, AC/DC, Pat Benatar, Blondie all courtesy of my older sister. Disco was out, new wave and big hair rock were in; so I was in to whatever my friends were into, unless I wanted to be called a fag. I had a pretty good grasp on the meaning of the word by then.

Often I had fantasized of being several years older, living in New York and dancing my ass off at Studio 54 listening to Donna, and all of my other favorite disco artists; but I wouldn’t change my musical education, which spans a variety of genres for anything. Nevertheless, disco and Donna was my first true love. To this day, if I need a pick me up, I can slap on some Donna and it will always put a smile on my face.

This final set is devoted with love and respect to the Queen of Disco and my first true love, Miss Donna Summer.

As for Ray, he committed suicide about a year after his comments. That’s also the time I figured out that people who are vehemently anti-gay are typically closeted themselves. I can’t say that I felt any sorrow for his loss, but at least I can understand his pain.

Album : Donna Summer | The Casablanca Years
Genre : Divas, Disco
Year : 2014
Total Time : 01:48:38
  1. Love To Love You Baby (Extended Version)

  2. Could It Be Magic (Extended Mix)

  3. Try Me, I Know We Can Make It (Extended Mix)

  4. Spring Affair (Extended Version)

  5. Heaven Know (Party Favorz Special Extended Mix)

  6. With Your Love (12” Single)

  7. Rumour Has It (Extended Version)

  8. I Love You (Extended Mix)

  9. I Feel Love (12” Extended)

  10. MacArthur Park Suite (Party Favorz Special Edit)

  11. Hot Stuff (12” Extended)

  12. Bad Girls (Extended Version)

  13. Dim All The Lights (12″ Extended)

  14. Sunset People (Jandry’s Neon Sign Remix 2010)

  15. Our Love (Extended Version)

  16. Walk Away (12” Remix)

  17. No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (Hot Tracks Remix)

  18. On The Radio (Long Version)

  19. Last Dance (Promotional 12” Single)