Summer is with us once more and its time for the 6th instalment of the Beach Disco sessions. Six years of summer music for the sun? yup time flies. This year (as in 2014) we have enlisted the help of the highly able DJ skills of “Situation” from the west country of the UK. Ben Vacara and Mr Mullato have done a swell job of selecting and mixing a fine slice of Balearic disco summer for the 17 track CD.
Things open up from the left field and 1980. Mysteriously mislaid tapes from Roland Romanelli and Jannick Top, who had just finished on sessions for Space /(Magic Fly) 3rd album. A slow burner opener. Next we head off Vilnius, Lithuania where Downtown Party Network present a slice of chunky nu disco grooviness. Beach Disco hosts Situation are next up with their “Get To Know Me” a fine slice of soul-disco party, vocal house. Next its jazzy house disco with “County Clonk” with Norwegian Nordic disco-meister Lindstrom on the quirky remix.
Spring time again, time for the yearly slice of Nang Arrayness. Our recipe stays the same for the 6th year in a row, that being 1/3 Nang hits from the past year 1/3 up and coming Nang hot hits and 1/3 new and groovy tunes that have floated in to us across the Nangscape.
First through the doors is a the lead single from one of our favourite new Italian acts, Disco Doubles. They have an album primed for Nang release later in the year. For now though "Poseidon" with its big swinging beats and elastic grooves is the perfect opener. TK Wonder adding some old school 1981 New York rap flavors.
For their debut release here at Nang we are pleased to present the Sun-drenched proto-classic "Beach Coma". How many lyrics can you make out of the letters B,E,A,C,H,C,O,M,B,E,R ? give it a go and then take a listen… The original mixes in darting acoustic guitars and disco bass guitar over sun-washed pads and layers of Balearic summertime groove.
Proper Heat have always been one of the key bands/artists of Nang's roster, releasing in the past 5 years 2 albums and 4 singles. Their unique style mixes magical lyrics and ethereal melodies with a hint of dance music, all merged in futuristic Nu Disco. In November we proudly present their second full-length album, after being introduced by their 'Believe / On & On EP', out at the beginning of the month and backed up with Permanent Vacation's Ilya Santana's remix.
Sometimes we like to try something a bit different. Often the process of creating an album can be a not-so-simple task: which tracks are the singles? Which is the “breather” track? Do we have ten songs? Have we covered all the bases? The list goes on. Sometimes the answer is to throw convention out the window and just try to harness a burst of energy and get it down on eighteen minutes-a-side of vinyl.
The "Space" project was put together by producer JP Illescuo in 1977. It all started with the "Magic Fly" melody which was originally a slow-tempo piano piece by Didier "Ecama" Marouani. JP added Paris session musician stalwarts Roland Romanelli, and Jannick Top into the mix and energized a upbeat and futuristic sound based around synthesizers and a pounding 4/4 beat. The 'Magic Fly' single was originally released in 1977 and became a hit all over Europe and the US. The album of the same name followed the same year featuring 7 tracks of futuristic soundscapes for the downtrodden 70s.
The Parisian band embarked on series of European tours and appearances. On stage they used to wear Astronaut's helmets: their stage presence and their unique look and sound have inspired a wide number of artists, from minor to major acts, including the world wide famous duo Daft Punk.