Tools Of The DJ Trade

Making magic happen, one peel at a time. Interested in finding out about the magic of DISCO CLASSICS for yourself? Boogie on down to The Monster this Sunday evening for my special Disco Classics set in honor of John Dowd’s birthday! Everybody will be there. Special surprises will amaze. 6-10PM Free.

Sleaze Volume One by DJ Luke Howard

The good news about Luke Howard’s, “Sleaze” disco mixes? – There are fifteen volumes in this expertly curated disco reference tool. How wonderful to have an encyclopedic knowledge! Personally I am downloading all of them twice and having one set etched onto titanium plates as binary code then stored very deep underground at a classified location. The other set I’ll be mounting in the meditation room of my sacred disco temple where I frequently commune with and keep up with the dearly departed dancers from The Saint. Oh yes, they are still dancing and yes, Gay, there is flag dancing in heaven….it’s not easy because a lot of these guys have those big wings…sort of like the circuit queens’ costumes but…well they’re not actually costume wings…anyway…wings can make a lot of the old flagging moves difficult due to tangling, lost feathers, even broken wings from what I heard during last week’s session. oh yes girl, it’s heaven in heaven but shit still happens…from what I hear…and girl, did you hear who nearly fell through her cloud at last week’s High Tea?…I mean, how high does she need to be? This is heaven…top floor sweetie…GET OFF THE ELEVATOR! Bitch is dead and gone and still nearly killing herself on the dancefloor….she IS sweet though.

HERE IS YOUR SLEAZE DISCO ENCYCLOPEDIA by LUKE HOWARD

I hope I don’t die before I listen to all of them because they only have harps in heaven and I love a harp but I mean…all the time?…forever? No. I need my disco down here on earth.

Early Morning Music

https://www.mixcloud.com/nicklondon/2nd-avenue-early-morning/

Do you know Mister Leatherman Disco? He’s from Mixcloud…A must know!!  Mixcloud, hun. What I do is, I eat sorbet when I listen to this and that really works for me. Raspberry, today. mmmm. yeah. Thanks, Leatherman.

For (Town) Cryin’ Out Loud


Sept 30th – Grand Central – 5 Masonic – Provincetown – 9 to 1 – With me, your music maestro toute la nuit


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Earlene Bentley – Point Of No Return

I owe this one to DJ’s Sister Dimension and Jeffrey Hinton. If you have carpeting, this track will give you a lot of static. ZAPP!

Earlene Bentley, people, a regal New York lady and the best friend of Miquel Brown! She did a duet with Sylvester. Ahkay?

Told.

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Great cover. The lips are a masterpiece. Keep it simple.

Does anybody out there have the DUB VERSION? Need it. Want it. Trouble sleeping with out it.

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Lorraine McKane – Let The Night Take The Blame

I can’t believe I forgot to play this at the Laforce and Stevens party at The Eagle…

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This is truly classic gay disco. It’s like disco Scarlatti. The arpeggios in the breakdown bring the classical drama and the arrangement is superior. The feeling is melancholy but energized – fully alive. The lyrics encourage abandoning your concepts of your own lifetime and living only for “these few hours.” Wow. As I look at it now what seemed then to be so shallow and fleeting appears to be so deep and enduring… or am I (still) just too much?

Ladies and gentlemen, from 1984 and Beyond, Profile Records recording artist, Miss Lorraine McKane

coming up! Earlene Bentley. And now back to your DJ, Anonymous.

DJ Billy Beyond – Favorite Disco Classics Vol 1

Enjoy over two and a half hours of non-stop funky, swishy, classy New York City style disco-era classics. Every one of them is a personal favorite of mine. These are the exciting sounds and intricate rhythms of Manhattan – City of Satin. The mood is elegant funk that leads us to an elevation in spirit – a higher level of disco-teric understanding. There is celebration in the music but it’s not without it’s natural counterpoint, a certain disco sadness. There are instrumental journeys, empowering chants, soaring vocal duets and there is The Hustle. Throughout the collection there remains an authentic musical mastery of the form that is as powerful and magical today as it was thirty-five years ago.
This is serious disco, people.

“Semper Disco   Semper Boogie   Semper Amare”

My cover model is the embodiment of elegant funk,  Miss Pat Cleveland.

XO

Join Me At The Monster NYC for Disco Classics

I’ll be there tonight from 6 to 10 PM filling in for Bunny. The last time I did this the staff freaked out and the dance floor was full from 6:30 onward. I’m not the type to boast so I won’t tell you I received a very gracious and surprising round of applause after my set! I do it all for the dancers.

Come and dance – I’ll be doing it all for you.

The legendary MONSTER NYC – 80 Grove Street – ( Gay Ground Zero  )-  from 6PM till after dark.

It’s their 32nd Year on the Square , Sheridan Square.

I’ll be there next Sunday too but it might be very crowded after tonight!

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