Spotlight On DISCO!

The Spotlight

Does it have a high-hat on the offbeat? Does it make you feel that wearing polyester is OK? Then it must be DISCO! Here are three rump-shaking nuggets of dance floor sugar from our vast collection of rump-shaking nuggets.

Venger Collective

Venger Collective start of the proceedings with their cut, “You And I.” Venger Collective was formed in Moscow in 2006 by guitarists Alexander Lygin and Vladislav Vengerovsky. Made a trio with the addition of Alexandra Magerova, Venger Collective now numbers ten musicians.

Though they speak of acid jazz, deep house and soul as their influences, “You And I” clearly springs from the music factory that produced John Travolta’s hairspray and silk shirts.

Website

Tracky Birthday

We can’t help ourselves: we think Tracky Birthday is pretty funny. Maybe it’s the line where he says he’s “fancy, trancy, underpantsy,” rapped over a Nile Rodgers-style groove, complete with those electronic drums that go “oooh.”

He doesn’t sound like 2 Live Crew (though he’d like to) and his website is da bomb. Or maybe it was hit with a bomb.

Midnight Magic

Midnight Magic

We used to have an compilation album of 70s slow jams called “Midnight Magic.” Maybe that’s where they got the name for this nine-person ensemble, consisting of “the secret love children of Donna Summer and George Clinton (who are) serving up an orgasmic feast of funk, disco, electro and soul.”

This one, called “Heat,” is on the Scion A/V album What The Eyes Can’t See (and we’re feeling a groove coming on).