Top notch discoist and all-round good chap Sheridan celebrates his appearance at the 10 Days Off festival (alongside DJing luminaries Moodyman, Richie Hawtin, Greg Wilson and Aeroplane) with this well-crafted promo mix of electronic disco.
Held in Ghent, the spiritual home of Belgian dance music, the 10 Days Off festival takes place over (surprise, surprise) 10 days from 15th to 25th July. Sheridan is playing on Monday 25th. Should be a cracker!
Legend alert! Tom Moulton, the man responsible for the modern art of the remix and to a large degree the 12" single discusses his career and influences in this excellent interview promoting his brand new Philly Groove Remixed 2 album. Cracking listen. Thanks to the excellent Disco Outcasts blog for bringing this to my attention.
Here's an artist I've been meaning to post about for a while now and his forthcoming live set at Glastonbury tomorrow seems to be the perfect opportunity to big up Germany's house sensation Tensnake. Hailing from Hamburg, Marco Niemerski has been bubbling under for a couple of years now but has gone firmly overground with remixes and productions such as his fantastic mix of Aloe Blacc's megahit I Need A Dollar and his re-rub of electronic legend Alexander Robotnik's Disco Sick.
His own stuff is pretty good, too, here's the fantastic video for recent single Something About You.
Very saddened to hear of the passing of a production genius. He was behind some of the greatest records of the post-punk era; Buzzcocks, Stranglers, Altered Images, the Associates, the Go-Gos and, of course, the Human League's magnum opus Dare, all were touched by the magic hand of Rushent.
He also invented the remix album with his truly groundbreaking League Unlimited Album, Love & Dancing. A dub version of Dare, the record was painstakingly assembled over many many hours using tape splicing and became a smash hit in its own right, peaking at number 3 and going platinum.