Never underestimate the power of Disco. It is because of Disco that we have House music today in both a music & cultural sense. The driving 4/4 rhythms were the backbone for early house productions. Disco paved the way for modern club culture and arguably created the notion of superstar DJ’s via Larry Levan playing marathon sets. At it’s peak Disco was making waves from deepest and dirtiest sweatbox parties to the most ultra-glamorous events going. A pattern that house music (and dance music in general) still emulates to this day (not to mention all the drug taking).
I’ve put together a playlist celebrating some of the disco nuggets that have been sampled by various house tunes through the decades.
I’ve also created the same playlist on Apple Music
Kicking off with an obvious choice, Love Sensation by Loleatta Holloway, sampled by countless tracks most notably Black Box’s ‘Ride On Time’. From there it’s a treasure trove of samples that you’ve heard in house tunes such as ‘Anthem’ by N-Joi, ‘The Bomb’ by The Bucketheads, ‘Big Love’ by Pete Heller, ‘Disco’s Revenge’ by Gusto and loads more.
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