Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A Cosmic Disco Trance

Last year Suss'd Records released, Salsoul Presents: Disco Trance & Cosmic Flavas, a compilation of Salsoul Records' more left-field releases that successfully blended together early electronica and cosmic disco. Some of the standout tracks on this compilation are Orlando Riva Sound's 1977 classic "Moonboots", Judy Cheeks' 1978 club cut, "Mellow Lovin'", and Greg wilson's re-edit of Kebekelektrik's 1978 italo classic "War Dance". My favorite track on this solid compilation has to go to First Choice's "Great Expectations" which originally appeared on the 1979 classic LP Hold Your Horses. During that same year,the song also was released as the B-Side to First Choice's most well-known single, "Double Cross". With all of First Choice's classic disco hits, sometime I think this amazing dancefloor gem gets lost in the pack. Overall I believe Salsoul Presents: Disco Trance & Cosmic Flavas is an amazing compilation that puts together some hard-to-find dance mixes of some hard-to-find Salsoul classics. With so many disco compilations out there, sometimes it's hard to know if there worth the money, this one definitely is.

First Choice - Great Expectations (Tom Moulton Mix)
Kebekelektrik - War Dance (Greg Wilson Re-Edit)

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2 comments:

SFB said...

War dance is my personal favorite of the two..just moved back to Sacramento this week after a 3 week hitch hiking trip up and down Japan.

What, if any, dance spots and record shops do you recommend?

Shane

XMP said...

greg wilson on the remix is a beautiful thing! thank you