Posted on: July 13th, 2007 tape #3: I Hate To Disco
I’ve had this conversation many times over the past few years:
So what music are you into right now?
[eyes pop open, gawks]
Dude… you’re joking, right?
I mean, Disco?
|Aaron:||No no no, you don’t understand…|
This is followed by my long-winded spiel about why disco is important, how it’s one of the few remaining unrevived, under-exposed, unknown dance musics, how disco is directly connected to post-punk, hip-hop, electro, and house, how there’s a huge and varied pool of music from BEFORE Studio 54 and Saturday Night Fever, and after Disco Demolition at Comiskey park in 1979, when disco had to go back underground.
Following the manifesto, my friend usually gives me a blank stare and changes the subject. So for the non-believers, I present “I Hate To Disco”, a disco mix for disco haters.
I’m not promising to convert anybody, but at the very least, this mix might make you think of disco as something more than a white polyester suit. Enjoy.