As I journey through life, I imagine creating mixes as a backdrop for an array of environments and moments. Everything from dreaming at home in morning solitude to an afternoon workout. From a relaxed and intimate moment with a friend over tea to hosting a larger group for dinner. From groovin' at a cocktail lounge to the dance floor at the night club. From the journey back home to the bedroom. A soundtrack for life. This year in particular, I really enjoyed creating more chillout and lounge mixes. The Love & The Music continues to breathe new life and learn more about itself.
For those of you who have been following this podcast for many years, and who are likely a little more accustomed to the funky house mixes, your patience has paid off. On the eve of a departure for some extended travel and adventure, we give you a pumpin' 2-hour follow-up to the 2010 original (which is by far the most downloaded episode of this podcast to date). I hope this will quench your thirst; it will be the last mix I post for some time now.
Remember, this is not a mix of classic disco songs. Rather, these tracks are the seeds of the disco tree that have sprouted new life. They are the children and grandchildren of disco. Indeed they have a style and spirit all their own, yet their roots in disco are undeniable (to me at least). Disco is not dead, it continues to live through yet another generation of artists. In metaphorical fashion, I dedicate this mix to each of my 4 grandparents. "I know how much that means to me"
Special thanks again to Aslisu who was the artist behind the original cover photo. It was just so perfect I had to use it again for Volume II. More of her art can be found here: https://tarcinrengi.deviantart.com/ or https://tarcinrengidrawings.deviantart.com/
Thank you to all artists featured below. If you enjoy any song in particular, please support the artist and purchase the track through the artist's online shop (iTunes, Beatport, Soundcloud, etc).
01 Tensnake - Love Sublime feat. Nile Rodgers & Fiora
02 Rabo & Snob - Everybody Knows It (Whiskey Disco 32)
03 The Silver Rider - Good Luvin' Baby (Editor's Kutz #6)
04 Else - Northway
05 Crazy P - The Hit
06 Patrick Alavi - How Much That Means To Me (Miguel Campbell Re-Edit)
07 Daft Punk - Get Lucky feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers
08 Tensnake - Coma Cat (Mark Knight Remix)
09 Boris Werner - Let's Boogie
10 Jayl Funk - Washed Car (Disco Rework)
11 Soul Revenger - Bad Girls (Vocal Mix)
12 Skingz - Take It Higher (Agent Stereo's Not Dead Remix)
13 DJ Zimmo & Shaunyboy - On The Floor
14 Sugarstarr - Hey Sunshine feat. Alexander (Antonio Giacca Remix)
15 Agent Stereo - Sexy Lady
16 Alex BPM - Hold Me Tight
17 Chocolate Puma - For Your Love 2011
18 Disco Freaks feat Rob Li - Take Me 2 The Sun (Freemasons 2009 Remix)
19 Rockefeller - Do It 2 Nite (Club Mix)
20 Stars on 45 - 45 (Addy Van Der Zwan Remix)
21 Discobump vs Triple X (XXX) - Discosound (David Jones Remix)
22 Louis La Roche - Sunshine Hotel
23 Jon Craig - Breakin Up
24 JL & Afterman - Everyman
25 Neon Cat - Love Me Right
26 Flanders - By My Side (Callea & Rispoli Vocal Club Mix)
27 Dimitri from Stoke on Trent (aka Paris) - I Wanna Be Your Lobster