Discovatin

Discovatin

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UK label from the late 1970s.
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chadallen

chadallen

May 11, 2019
My dad bought the "Powerplay 18 Big Ones" LP back when he was a 70s new dad and all round cool dude. The interesting thing about that album is that it's essentially a disco mixtape - all the songs are nicely sequenced together; I guess there's 30 minutes or so of back to back disco tunes on each side. It's still the only compilation LP I own, that is in a mixed format. I also like the fact that they're not super commercial tracks, but would definitely fill a dance floor.

Given how the LP has essentially been part of my entire life, I decided to track down the entire back catalogue...The label was obviously a very short lived venture. "Get Down on the Floor With" is essentially 8 tracks from the Powerplay 18 mix, but as individual tracks.

Madleen Kane's album is a nice mix of pretty fast disco - well produced with nice piano lines and string sections. Her vocals are pretty decent. Interestingly the album is a 45 RPM - again, pretty unusual for an LP. Forbidden Love is a definite highlight, and was released as a single on other labels. A well crafted re-edit of this would be pretty spectacular. Likewise, the Chantal Curtis LP has some great long playing disco tunes - the title track was covered by Kathy Brown, for the highly successful UK house label, Defected Records.

The great thing about these two artist LPs is that the tracks are nice and long - obviously designed with DJs in mind. If you're into disco, it's worth picking up the entire back catalogue from this quirky and funky label.