This week I got a huge shipment of records from halfway around the world and I pulled the funkiest Italo inspired cuts for this episode. Does. Not. Disappoint!

Tracklist for July 14, 2021

01 :: Vicky “D” – This Beat Is Mine [Sam Records]
02 :: New Paradise – Easy Life [BC Records]
03 :: Patrick Cowley – Get A Little [Gallo]
04 :: Asphalt Jungle – Freakin’ Time Pt. 1 [TEC Records]
05 :: Love De-Luxe With Hawkshaw’s Discophonia ‎– Here Comes That Sound Again [Warner Bros. Records]
06 :: Demis Roussos ‎– L.O.V.E. Got A Hold Of Me [Mercury]
07 :: Tamiko Jones ‎– Can’t Live Without Your Love [Polydor]
08 :: Chilly – For Your Love And For Your Love Suite [Polydor]
09 :: The 202 Machine ‎– Get Up (Rock Your Body) [Fire-Sign Limited]
10 :: Sparks – Tryouts For The Human Race (Long) [Elektra]
11 :: Giorgio Moroder – I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone [Gallo]
12 :: Shirley Lites – Heat You Up (Melt You Down) (Vocal) [West End Records]
13 :: Pineapples Featuring Douglas Roop ‎– Come On Closer [La Discoteca]
14 :: Torrevado ‎– Living In The Shuttle [Principal Records]
15 :: The Energy Section – Break Me Up (The Break) [Matra]
16 :: Gino Soccio – Remember [Atlantic]
17 :: Patrick Cowley – Mind Warp [Gallo Records]
18 :: Asha – I’m Gonna Dance [T.K. Disco]
19 :: Hipnotic – Are You Lonely? [MINC]
20 :: Captain Sensible ‎– Wot [A&M Records]
21 :: Carly Simon Why (Vocal) [Mirage]
22 :: Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five – Pump Me Up (Instrumental) [Sugar Hill Records]
23 :: Gwen McRae – Poyson (Long Version) [Atlantic]

I ventured back in the studio for the first time in 1.5 years, and this is what came out!

Tracklist for June 30, 2021

01 :: Loz Goddard – Juicy Lucy [Razor N Tape Reserve]
02 :: Austin Ato – Heat [Classic]
03 :: Dan Electro – Let Them Come (Greg Gauthier’s Dance Culture Rmx) [Soulab]
04 :: Morgan – Vakonwana [La Casa Tropical]
05 :: Golden Dawn Arkestra – Cosmic Dancer (JKriv Remix) [Razor N Tape Reserve]
06 :: Eli Escobar Feat. Steven Klavier – Back 2 Luv [BBE]
07 :: Elado – Big Baba [Razor N Tape]
08 :: Ikebe Shakedown – Tujunga [Ubiquity]
09 :: Michael The Lion – Keep On Hangin’ On [Diggin Deeper Records]
10 :: Horse Meat Disco – Sanctuary [Glitterbox]
11 :: Faze Action, Zeke Manyika ‎– Mangwana [Faze Action]
12 :: St. David – Jumpin’ Dub [Let’s Play House]
13 :: E & R – Do Me (Reel 2 Real Dub) [Strictly Rhythm]
14 :: Sluts’n’Strings & 909 – Real Rebellion [Cheap]
15 :: Red Rack’em ‎– Wonky Bassline Disco Banger [Bergerac]
16 :: RaBo & SnoB – Yom Yom (feat. Soma Iddrissu) [Razor N Tape Reserve]
17 :: The Patchouli Brothers – Fire [Tugboat Edits]
18 :: Gary’s Gang – Let’s Lovedance Tonight (Danny Krivit Re-Edit) [Sam Records]
19 :: Jayda G ‎– Both Of Us [Ninja Tune]
20 :: The Vision ft. Andreya Triana – Mountains (Danny Krivit Remix) [Defected]

Some Grace in your face! Underground classic house bombs for those who know.

Tracklist for June 23, 2021

01 :: Yazz – Got To Share (U.S. Extended Remix) [Big Life]
02 :: C & D Music Invasion feat. Pantera – Find Yourself (Pantera’s On Fire Mix) [DRC Records]
03 :: Creative Force – It’s So Good (T.M. Remix) [Sub-Urban]
04 :: Beat People – What Must I Do (Vocal Mix) [Gee Man Wax]
05 :: Black Traxx – Catch Me [Night Club Records]
06 :: Tuff Jam – My Love (Mix 1) [Sub-Urban]
07 :: The Sanctuary Project – Running It [House Jam Records]
08 :: Victor Simonelli pres. Inner Faith – I’ve Been Changed (Club Mix) [Playtime Records]
09 :: Grace Jones – Slave To The Rhythm (Ollie D’s House Mix) [ZTT]
10 :: Hardhouse – Check This Out (Club Version) [Easy Street Records]
11 :: Mood II Swing – Nafara [Nite Grooves]
12 :: Brothers Underground – Tribal Prayer (Straight Out Da’ House Mix) [Black Label]
13 :: The Stand – That Oughta Be Good (Sensible House – N.Y. Vocal Mix) [Dream Land Records]
14 :: Plus One feat. Sirron – It’s Happenin’ [MCA Records]
15 :: Insomnia – The Bottle ’91 [Emotive Records]
16 :: Roy Davis Project II – I Got The Music (Tha Musical Dub) [Strictly Rhythm]
17 :: Kerri Chandler – Track 2 [Shelter Records]
18 :: N.Y. House’n Authority – APT. 1B [Nu Groove Records]
19 :: Shinichiro Yokota – Do It Again [Rush Hour]
20 :: Urban Sound Gallery – Introduce My Love (Vocal Introduction) [Clairaudience]
21 :: Vivian Lee – Music Is So Wonderful ’92 (Wonderdub) [Bottom Line Records]
22 :: Da Posse Featuring Martell – Searchin’ Hard (Mike Dunn’s A.C. Mix) [Dance Mania]
23 :: Urban Soul – Alright (Zanzi Club Mix) [Chrysalis]
24 :: Cassioware Featuring Sajaeda – Fantasy (Klubhead Mix) [Shelter Records]
25 :: Outdance – Reality (4 A.M. Mix) [Calypso Records]
26 :: Harmony Funk – Can’t Let You Go [Real Estate Records]

Here’s an eclectic disco and new wave mix that will spear you right through the heart.

Tracklist for June 16, 2021

01 :: ABC – Poison Arrow (Re-mix) [Mercury]
02 :: Lime – Do Your Time On The Planet [TSR Records]
03 :: Rena – I Love Your Beat (Play It Again Sam) [Factory Beat Records]
04 :: T-Connection – At Midnight [T.K. Disco]
05 :: B.T. Express – Give Up The Funk (Let’s Dance) [Columbia]
06 :: 2wice – You Set Me On Fire (Vocal Club Version) [MiaSound]
07 :: Jago – I’m Going To Go [Full Time Records]
08 :: Tony Cook And The Party People – On The Floor (Rock-It) (Special Mix) [Half Moon]
09 :: John Rocca – I Want It To Be Real [Streetwise]
10 :: Freestyle – Don’t Stop The Rock [Music Specialists]
11 :: Midnight Star – Freak-A-Zoid (Vocal) [Solar]
12 :: Akeem The Dream & Hurt ‘Em Bad – The Unbeatable Dream (Vocal) [Las Vegas Records]
13 :: Glen Adams Affair ‎– Just A Groove [Sam Records]
14 :: Paulette – I Want You Back (Vocal) [Prelude Records]
15 :: Wish feat. Fonda Rae ‎– Touch Me (All Night Long) [KN Records]
16 :: Central Line ‎– Walking Into Sunshine [Mercury]
17 :: Touché – Just Like A Doorknob (Disco Version) [SPQR]
18 :: Peter Brown – Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With Me [T.K. Disco]
19 :: Firefly – Love (Is Gonna Be On Your Side) [Emergency Records]
20 :: Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait (Extended Version) [West End Records]
21 :: Herbie Hancock – Beat Wise (Alternative Mix) [Columbia]
22 :: Kraftwerk – Musique Non Stop [Warner Bros. Records]
23 :: B. Blase – Bandolero (Mexican Re-edit) [Limited Edition Records]
24 :: Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Disco Version) [Stiff-Epic]
25 :: M – Pop Muzik (Full Length Disco Mix) [MCA Records]
26 :: Ziggee Toir ‎– ‘Lectric Ziggee Groove [TSOM Records]
27 :: Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F (Re-edit) [MCA Records]
28 :: K.I.D. – Hupendi Muziki Wangu? ! (You Don’t Like My Music) [Sam Records]
29 :: Sting – If You Love Somebody Set Them Free (Dance Mix) [A&M Records]

HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!!! In honor of our LGBTQ+ friends, I’ve put together two 1-hour mixes of classic disco and 90’s vogue anthems. Fly the flag!

Tracklist for June 9, 2021

Hour 1 – Disco Mix
01 :: Nona Hendryx – Keep It Confidential
02 :: MFSB – Love is The Message
03 :: Geraldine Hunt – You Can’t Fake The Feeling
04 :: Chaka Khan – I Know You, I Live You
05 :: Change – Paradise
06 :: Cheryl Lynn – Got To Be Real
07 :: Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face? (Female Version)
08 :: Carl Bean – I Was Born This Way
09 :: Sparque – Let’s Go Dancin’
10 :: Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation
11 :: South Shore Commission – Free Man (Unreleased Acetate Version)
12 :: Patrick Cowley – Menergy
13 :: Donna Summer – I Feel Love
14 :: Sylvester – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
15 :: Debbie Jacobs – Don’t You Want My Love
16 :: Two Tons O’ Fun – Got The Feeling
17 :: Dee Dee Bridgewater – Bad For Me

Hour 2 – 90’s Vogue Club
01 :: Fast Eddie – Let’s Go (Don’t U Want Some More?)
02 :: Deskee – Dance, Dance (Zanzibar 4am Mix)
03 :: Armando – 100% Of Disin’ You (Lazy Crazy Mixx)
04 :: Ellis D – Dub Break
05 :: Banji Boys – Love Thang (Catwalk Mix)
06 :: Junior Vasquez – X (Sound Factory Mix)
07 :: Happy Mondays – Stinkin Thinkin (Junior Style Mix)
08 :: RuPaul – Supermodel (You Better Work) (Couture Mix)
09 :: Safire – Taste The Bass (Taste The Redzone Mix)
10 :: George Kranz – Trommeltanz (Din Daa Daa) (Special “Daa Daa” Mix)
11 :: Royal House – Party People (Club Rub Dub Rub)
12 :: Armand Van Helden – Witch Doktor (Dark Ages Mix)
13 :: King Amazin – Double Asunder (Underground Asunder)
14 :: Clivillés & Cole – A Deeper Love (A Deeper Feeling Mix)
15 :: Krome Avenue – Grace Traxx (Factory Mix)
16 :: The Sound Man feat. Mercy – The Factory (Bass Dub)
17 :: Lectroluv – Got It Goin’ On (Hung Like A Rattlesnake Mix)
18 :: Cajmere feat. Dajae – Brighter Days (Underground Goodie Mix)
19 :: Madonna – Human Nature (Bottom Heavy Dub)
20 :: Fierce Ruling Diva – Atomix (909 Rises)
21 :: Vicky Martin – Not Gonna Do It (Bam Bam Mix)

Here’s a tidy little mix of New Jersey and New York house from the 90s. Enjoy!

Tracklist for June 2, 2021

01 :: LaChandra – Just Started (Just Joshing) [Movin’ Records]
02 :: The Sugarcubes – Leash Called Love (12″ Mix) [Elektra]
03 :: Tracie Daves – We Can Make It (Deep Dub) [Relativity]
04 :: Robert Owens – I’ll Be Your Friend (Mo Mo Beats) [RCA]
05 :: Houz’ Neegroz – How Do U Luv A Black Woman? [Nu Groove Records]
06 :: D D Rave – Get Down, Get Down (Inst. Mix) [Synergy Records]
07 :: Ralphi Rosario feat. Xaviera Gold – You Used To Hold Me (Mucho Michie House Mix) [Hot Mix 5 Records]
08 :: CLS – Can You Feel It (In House Dub) [Strictly Rhythm]
09 :: Jamie Principle – Waiting On My Angel (Club Mix) [Persona Records]
10 :: LaTour – Cold (Ralphi’s Club Mix) [Smash Records]
11 :: MK feat. Alana – Burning (Original Vibe Mix) [Charisma]
12 :: Ty Brunson feat. Chanelle – All Of Me (Alternative Dub) [Nott-Us Records]
13 :: Life On Earth pres. Lifeforce – Altitude [Radikal Records]
14 :: 909 – Got To Have It (Dream Mix) [E-SA Records]
15 :: Pal Joey – Harmony [BPM]
16 :: Daphne – When You Love Someone (Danny Tenaglia Club Mix) [Stress Records]
17 :: Diana Brown & Barrie K. Sharpe – Masterplan (Joey Negro Masta Mix) [FFRR]
18 :: Clubland – (I’m Under) Love Strain (Lost In Jungle Mix) [Buzz]
19 :: Arrested Development – Mr. Wendal (Perfecto Mix) [Cooltempo]
20 :: Crystal Waters – Surprise (Open Your Eyes Mix) [Mercury]
21 :: C + C Music Factory feat. Freedom Williams – Things That Make You Go Hmmmm… (The Clivillés & Cole Classic House Mix) [Columbia]
22 :: Kipper – Livin’ The Nitelife (Classic Style) [IRMA CasaDiPrimordine]
23 :: Kenya Travitt – Come Into My Heart (Basic Mix) [Big Beat]
24 :: Roberta Flack – Uh-Uh Ooh-Ooh Look Out (Here It Comes) (Steve Hurley’s House Mix) [Atlantic]
25 :: The Project feat. Linda Rice – Out Of Control (FHR’s Club Mix) [D.J. International Records]
26 :: Sandy B – Feel Like Singin’ (Erotica Mix) [Nervous Records]
27 :: Deee-Lite – Runaway (Masters At Work Dubb) [Elektra]

Here’s an offbeat mix for your senses, featuring some rare kwaito and a smattering of disco and house from various eras.

Tracklist for May 12, 2021

01 :: Mpumi – Yekela [Kalahari Oyster Cult]
02 :: Hi Power – Cult Of Snap (Jupiter Mix) [Next Plateau Records]
03 :: Mawillies – Gunman [Sony]
04 :: Gari Romalis – Get Away [Eat More House]
05 :: Alice Smith – Love Endeavor (Maurice Fulton Remix) [South Street]
06 :: Daft Punk – Da Funk [Virgin]
07 :: Nu Shooz – I Can’t Wait (Vocal / Long “Dutch Mix”) [Atlantic]
08 :: Frankie Knuckles pres. Jamie Principle – Your Love [Trax Records]
09 :: Strafe – Set It Off [Jus Born Records]
10 :: Aleem – Release Yourself (Dub) [NIA Records]
11 :: RaBo & SnoB – Yom Yom (feat. Soma Iddrissu) [Razor N Tape Reserve]
12 :: Colonel Abrams – I’m Not Gonna Let (Extended Version) [MCA Records]
13 :: Tortuga – Tip Tap Dancer (Let Me Know The Answer) [RCA]
14 :: Loleatta Holloway – Crash Goes Love [Streetwise]
15 :: Rheji Burrell Presents: The Utopia Project – Euphoria [Running Back]
16 :: Parkway Rhythm ft. Boyd Jarvis – Broad St. Pressure (Deep Pressure) [Parkway Records]
17 :: Visual – The Music Got Me (Vocal) [Prelude Records]
18 :: Adventures Of Stevie V – Dirty Cash (Money Talks) (Sold Out Mix) [Mercury]
19 :: Prince – When Doves Cry (Long Version) [Warner Bros. Records]
20 :: Endrik Schroeder – Second Breath [Bordello A Parigi]
21 :: The Skatt Brothers – Walk The Night [Casablanca]
22 :: Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Trevor Horn Remix) [Island Records]
23 :: Geraldine Hunt – Can’t Fake The Feeling [Uniwave]
24 :: Cloud One – Atmosphere Strutt (Part 1 & 2) [P&P Records]
25 :: Sound Stream – Let’s Break [Sound Stream]
26 :: Sluts’n’Strings & 909 – Real Rebellion [Cheap]
27 :: Paul Johnson – It’s A Love Thang [International House Records]
28 :: Southern Comfort feat. Nolan Epps – Let’s Go Disco (Vocal Mix) [Digital Dungeon Records]

This week we lost one of the true, original disco DJs, Tony Smith. If you hop over to my Instagram profile, you can read about the time I randomly met Tony in NYC, when he had just gotten back into DJing after taking a hiatus away from the decks. I can’t stress just how nice he was to me that night, and how his genuine love for the music came through in his playing.

Tony was the resident DJ at Barefoot Boy, later Xenon, and Funhouse, among others. He was also a good friend of the eccentric DJ/production genius, Walter Gibbons. Most recently, Tony had been holding it down on SiriusXM Studio 54 radio, where he would do a live program where he mixed classics seamlessly. RIP Tony Smith, a true legend of disco.

All of the tracks on this mix (except one) come directly from Tony’s top 10 lists sent to Record World Magazine, which were published in Vince Aletti’s anthology “The Disco Files 1973-78.” These are all tracks he played at Barefoot Boy, or Xenon, or Magique. It was a pleasure mixing them together to honor his memory.

Tracklist for May 5, 2021

01 :: The Trammps – That’s Where The Happy People Go [Atlantic]
02 :: Freddie Perren – 2 Pigs And A Hog [Motown]
03 :: Thelma Houston – I’m Here Again (Edit By Mr. K) [Most Excellent Unlimited]
04 :: Barbara Pennington – Twenty-Four Hours A Day [United Artists Records]
05 :: Vicki Sue Robinson – Turn The Beat Around [RCA Victor]
06 :: Anthony White – Block Party [Salsoul Records]
07 :: Voyage – Lady America [TK Disco]
08 :: Musique – In The Bush (Special Disco Re-Mix) [CBS]
09 :: BT Express – Peace Pipe [Soul Jazz Records]
10 :: LaBelle – Messin’ With My Mind [Most Excellent Unlimited]
11 :: Demis Roussos – L.O.V.E. Got A Hold Of Me [Mercury]
12 :: Lenny Williams – You Got Me Running [ABC Records]
13 :: Jimmy Bo’ Horne – Get Happy [TK Disco]
14 :: JĂ KKI – Sun…Sun…Sun [Pyramid]
15 :: Universal Robot Band – Dance And Shake Your Tambourine [Red Greg Records]
16 :: Andrea True Connection – More, More, More [Soul Jazz Records]
17 :: Silver Convention – Fly, Robin Fly [Midland International]
18 :: Donna Summer – Love To Love You Baby [Casablanca]
19 :: Stevie Wonder – Ordinary Pain [Motown]
20 :: Diana Ross – Love Hangover (1st Take Remix) [JVS Records]
21 :: The Salsoul Orchestra – Nice ‘N’ Naasty [Salsoul Records]
22 :: Juggy Murray Jones – Inside America [Garage Classics]
23 :: Tasha Thomas – Shoot Me (With Your Love) (Vocal) [Atlantic]
24 :: Edwin Starr – Contact [20th Century Fox Records]
25 :: Double Exposure – Ten Per Cent [Salsoul Records]
26 :: The O’Jays – I Love Music [Philadelphia International Records]
27 :: Bambu – I Don’t Wanna Lose It [Zebra Records]
28 :: People’s Choice – Here We Go Again [TSOP]
29 :: Peaches & Herb – Shake Your Groove Thing [Polydor]
30 :: Double Exposure – My Love Is Free [Salsoul Records]

Don pays tribute to the early aughts prog house contributions to dance music.

Tracklist for April 28, 2021

01 :: Bent – Always (Ashley Beedle’s Black Mahavishnu Remix) [Godlike & Electric]
02 :: Örtz – We Don’t Talk (Brother Brown Remix) [Additive]
03 :: Moogroove – Deuce (Mara’s Chooicide Remix) [Saw Recordings]
04 :: Wally Lopez & Dr. Kucho – Necronomicon [Weekend Records]
05 :: X-Press 2 – Smoke Machine [Skint]
06 :: Who Da Funk feat. Jessica Eve – Shiny Disco Balls (Main Mix) [Subusa]
07 :: Peace Division – Beatz In Peacez 1 [NRK Sound Division]
08 :: Kings of Tomorrow – I Want You (For Myself) (Luke Fair Remix) [Yoshitoshi Recordings]
09 :: David James – (Always) A Permanent State (Original Mix) [Hooj Choons]
10 :: Different Gear – A Little Bit Paranoid (Extended Mix) [City Rockers]
11 :: Tim Deluxe – It Just Won’t Do (Club Mix) (Spanish Free) [Milk & Sugar Recordings]
12 :: Cutlab – Comparsa [Harlem Traxx]
13 :: Mendo & Chab – Afrofunfunk (Original Imago Mix) [Stereo Cool!]
14 :: iiO – Rapture (Tastes So Sweet) (Deep Dish Space Mix) [Ministry of Sound]
15 :: Critical Phase – Phase One (Futureshock Mix) [Fuju]
16 :: The Grifters – Flash (D.Ramirez ‘VUDU’ Mix) [Duty Free Records]
17 :: DJ Nukem – Instinct (Original Mix) [Imago Gramophone Records]
18 :: 16th Element – Warp (X-Press 2’s 4a.m. At Fabric Remix) [Loaded Records]
19 :: Romanthony’s Nightvision – Never Fuck (Futureshock Remix) [You]
20 :: Schiller – Ruhe (Humate Mix) [What’s Up ?!]
21 :: Behrouz – What You Do In Life… Echoes (Main Mix) [Shinichi]
22 :: Brother Brown Featuring Frank’ee – Under The Water (Deep Dish Remix Edit) [FFRR]
23 :: Dirty Vegas – Ghosts (Original Version) [Credence]

Inspired by the birthday of Luther Vandross, Don drops some eclectic warm weather jams from across the globe.

Tracklist for April 21, 2021

01 :: Pender Street Steppers – Our Time (Vocal) [Mood Hut]
02 :: Gaznevada – I. C. Love Affair (Italian Version) [DFC]
03 :: Change – Hold Tight [Atlantic]
04 :: Beck – Deep Sky (Edit by Mr. K) [Most Excellent Unlimited]
05 :: JKriv – Babaluae (JKriv Rework) [Razor N Tape]
06 :: Konk – Konk Party (Master Cylinder Jam) [Celluloid]
07 :: Wham! – Young Guns (Go For It) [Inner Vision]
08 :: Harvey Sutherland – New Paradise [MCDE]
09 :: Phyllis Hyman – You Know How To Love Me [Arista]
10 :: The Vision feat. Andreya Triana – Mountains (Danny Krivit Remix) [Defected]
11 :: Luther Vandross & Janet Jackson – The Best Things In Life Are Free (Def Version) [Perspective Records]
12 :: Zulema – Giving Up [Sussex]
13 :: Merchant – Tumble Down [Straker’s Records]
14 :: Skyf Connection – Friday Night [La Casa Tropical]
15 :: Shina Williams & His African Percussionists – Agb’oju L’Ogun (Original 12″ Version) [Strut]
16 :: RaBo & SnoB – Yom Yom (feat. Soma Iddrissu) [Razor N Tape Reserve]
17 :: Black Joy – Untitled [Project Recordings]
18 :: Donato Dozzy & Tin Man – Acid Test 07 [Absurd Recordings]
19 :: Kimouts – Down To Earth (Original) [Buzzin’ Fly Records]
20 :: Conclave – Sunny [Most Excellent Unlimited]
21 :: Omar S – One Of A Kind [FXHE]
22 :: Royal Crown of Sweden – Soft Things [Proibito]
23 :: Maja – If You Love Me Tonight (Passarani Mix) [Nature Records]