Stephen Encinas ‎– Disco Illusion / Lypso Illusion

Kalinda ‎– KDS-2020
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single

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A Disco Illusion
Backing Vocals – Andy*, Judy (18), Kenny*, Wendy*Bass – A. Nuncs*Drums, Percussion – M. 'Toby' Tobas*Guitar – A. Alexander*Keyboards – S. Encinas*Lead Vocals – Stephen Encinas, Wendy EligonProducer – Stephen EncinasSynthesizer – K. John*
B Lypso Illusion
Arranged By – K. John*, S. Encinas*Bass – A. Nunes*Drums, Percussion – M. 'Toby' Tobas*Keyboards, Vocals – S. Encinas*Producer – Stephen EncinasRecorder – K. John*Steel Drums [Pan] – A. Hadeed*

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): SE 002 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout): SE 002 B

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KDS-2020 Stephen Encinas Disco Illusion (12", Unofficial) Kalinda (2) KDS-2020 2015 Sell This Version
ICE-004 Stephen Encinas Disco Illusion(12", RE, TP) Invisible City Editions ICE-004 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
ICE-004 Stephen Encinas Disco Illusion(2xFile, FLAC) Invisible City Editions ICE-004 Canada 2013
ICE-004, ICE - 004 Stephen Encinas Disco Illusion(12", RE) Invisible City Editions, Invisible City Editions, Kalinda, Kalinda ICE-004, ICE - 004 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
ICE-004P Stephen Encinas Disco Illusion / Lypso Illusion(12", W/Lbl) Invisible City Editions ICE-004P Canada Unknown Sell This Version


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January 9, 2018
*2017 Repress * Back again, in a fresh new sleeve. Invisible City Edition descend to even further depths and give us a fully re-mastered issue of this mythical treasure! BIG Limited Edition TIP!
"For many this is the ultimate Disco Illusion; a record that should have been epoch making in its day, something that would have been a staple for David Mancuso, Larry Levan & Ron Hardy had it ever gotten distribution when it was originally released 34 years ago. Somehow time passed it by and it was only re-discovered in a warehouse in Trinidad last year. Since then it has been gaining momentum fast, with DJ support from Moodymann, MCDE, Floating Points & Kon, as well as original copies selling for four-digit sums. Part of the illusion is in the structure of the record. The A-side begins with beautiful, but relatively normal disco song, but suddenly an Egyptian sounding bridge turns the things inside out and the song opens up into a proto-house jam complete with bubbling Sun Ra synths and Black Ark tape delay action. The there’s the b-side, which sounds like Bob James after he had a taste of callaloo, with deep electronics and a mind-melting steel pan solo. Finally, thanks to Invisible City this record is getting the life it has always deserved. "


December 10, 2017

The sound quality of a clip I heard from a mint copy of the original Caribbean pressing had clicks and pops, noticeable hiss and crackle in a few places, which will sound exponentially worse on my high-end system. Spending big $$$$ on a record of mediocre-to-poor manufacturing quality that does not play cleanly from start-to-finish is foolish. Buy the Canadian repress instead, which plays cleanly.


August 23, 2017
The cord change ruins this,shame nice Roy Ayers style bass your money and donate it to a worthy cause


August 19, 2017
edited 5 months ago

The vinyl quality and pressing quality of Caribbean records in general is mediocre-to-poor. Even brand new copies of a given title will have vinyl impurities and manufacturing defects that result in clicks, pops and crackle in places. Sometimes, very bad and in many places throughout the track. There are exceptions, where you get a few reasonably clean pressings out of an overall batch. I have a couple of very clean original thick vinyl deep groove pressings of Ain't No Stopping Us Now by Risco Connection that sound great. So, before spending big bucks on an original Caribbean pressing, you should inspect it carefully and play it to evaluate the vinyl, sound and pressing quality.


March 3, 2017
Repress up at Redeye.


August 10, 2016
I'd like the original please! Thank you very much !


June 8, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
Difficult to tell without having the original to hand, but this latest repress sounds pretty heavily eq'd? Still great tracks just hoping the repress is true to the original...


March 18, 2016
I hope the girl stopped singing since. . . .


March 16, 2016
New reissue is coming in four weeks. Don't waste your money....


November 19, 2013
Nice inst - listening now - nutty keys