Best of House Music, Vol. 5: Disco-Tech

Best of House Music, Vol. 5: Disco-Tech

     
 

Truth be told, disco didn't really die with the 1970s -- it simply changed its name to dance-pop in the '80s and continued to use that name in the late '90s. Indeed, a lot of the deep house, hi-NRG, and Latin freestyle that has come out in the '80s and '90s is basically an extension of late-'70s disco. But at the same time, a lot of underground club music (everything…  See more details below

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Truth be told, disco didn't really die with the 1970s -- it simply changed its name to dance-pop in the '80s and continued to use that name in the late '90s. Indeed, a lot of the deep house, hi-NRG, and Latin freestyle that has come out in the '80s and '90s is basically an extension of late-'70s disco. But at the same time, a lot of underground club music (everything from acid house, techno, and jungle to trance and tribal) has rejected the type of melodic song structures that characterized disco. The interesting thing about the fifth volume in Profile's Best of House Music series is the fact that it is, to a large degree, a collection of underground club items that acknowledges classic disco. The collection even includes rave-like remixes of the Trammps' "Disco Inferno" (arguably disco's national anthem) and Sharon Brown's "I Specialize in Love," but many of the selections are about the track and the beat rather than vocal personality. You won't find an actual song structure on Jump's "Luv It Up," Chubby Chunks' "Testament One," or the Mighty Dub Katz' "Return to the Valley of Yeke Yeke," all with rhythms influenced by classic '70s disco, yes, but not a real song structure. Essentially, these tunes are coming from an underground perspective; if you've found yourself uttering the words, "I just don't get this rave thing, " Vol. 5: Disco-Tech won't convert you. This is an interesting collection, to be sure, but one that isn't for the uninitiated; you have to have a taste for underground '90s club music to appreciate this CD.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/23/1993
Label:
Profile
UPC:
0015151144626
catalogNumber:
1446

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Trammps   Track Performer
Jump   Track Performer
Brothers Love Dubs   Track Performer
Sharon Brown   Track Performer
Rhythm Inc.   Track Performer
Chubby Chunks   Track Performer
Disco Biscuits   Track Performer
Happy Larry's Big Beat Orchestra   Track Performer
Hustlers Convention   Track Performer
Son of God   Track Performer
Mother   Track Performer
Disco Biscuit   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Jump   Producer
Brothers Love Dubs   Producer
Norman Cook   Producer
Bobby Gillespie   Composer
Hyper Go-Go   Producer
Andrew Innes   Composer
Jools   Composer,Producer
Ron Kersey   Producer
Pluto   Producer
Gary Pini   Executive Producer
Eddie OLoughlin   Producer
dB   Executive Producer
Rebecca Meek   Art Direction
Patrick Dickins   Producer
Rick Klotz   Illustrations
Happy Larry   Producer
Greed   Producer
Robert Young   Composer
Lee Fisher   Composer
TST Fever Posse   Producer
Marc Dillon   Producer

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