One year after Discobox Records' debut release, the label is proud to present its first compilation: Our Disco Vol. 1. As the name suggests, Our Disco will be a series presenting fresh music from the label’s already established roster in addition to new faces joining the cast.
Opening the pack is De Pin Up Club, an artist known for work that stands as a testament to his musical inspirations, quoting its history, but always adding in new ideas. The feel good disco of "New York Groove" draws from the Paradise Garage … and ever-so-tastefully. Rhythmic guitar and chic vocals combine with old school synths for a spin underneath the disco ball.
Dansoul, the production alter ego of DJ Daniel D, explores nu-disco influenced by '90s house rhythms on "Get Down". He uses Moog synths and a resonating bass line with hip-house vocals for plenty of bounce per ounce.
Next, two very well known names in the Brazilian music scene join the label. Alvinho L. Noise and Nytron drench piano chords in filters on "Say What", a superb work that lays down an infectious bass groove and a punchy beat accentuated by cowbell hits.
Zister is another well known talent from Brazil. With its bass line on overdrive, funky, wailing electric key riff, and hard hitting percussive groove, "Rise For Love" is a dance floor force to be reckoned with.
Rounding the package out is DJ Juliano Maia’s Funk4Mass project. A track characterized by broken beat electro-funk with booty bass, "Shake" is full of fat sounds. The accompanying vocals are primitive and straight to the point.
From disco to house, blending nu-disco, tech-house, and classic old school electro sounds, this is what Discobox is all about. Get into the groove!
Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe) - “Wonderful … right on time.”
Tensnake - “I like ‘New York Groove.’”
Chris Todd (Crazy P / Hot Toddy) - “Really feeling the much more off-the-wall ‘Shake’ … good stuff.”
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - “My pick is ‘New York Groove,’ but ‘Shake’ is great too.”
Danny Ward (Moodymanc / Dubble D) - “Nice grooves here … Zister’s Rise For Love' doing it for me on first listen, thanks.”
Dave Mayer (Strictly Rhythm / Hardsoul) - “‘New York Groove’ is perfect for my beach residency!”
Distant People (SSRadio / Foliage) - “Spaced-out hypnotic vibe on Alvinho L. Noise & Nytron’s ’Say What,’ a wicked, dark back room track … I can imagine the room all moving in time to this one.”
Flash Atkins (Paper Recordings / Into The Valley) - “’New York Groove’ for me baby.”
Lorenzo al Dino (7th District) - “Perfect package of tracks! I specifically like Dansoul’s ‘Get Down.’”
Michael Fossati (Spirit Of House Web Zine) - “The uplifting, old school infused ‘New York Groove’ is a sure-fire floor weapon.”
Booker T. (Kings Of Soul / Liquid Sessions) - “Nice soulful disco vibes on ‘New York Groove.’”
DJ Nova (Rodon FM 95, Greece) - “‘Rise For Love’ by Zister, the most energetic of the release, is a killer and the Italo synth magic of Dansoul’s ‘Get Down’ moves me too.”
DJ Jazzy L (Jazzy Lounge Radio) - "'New York Groove' is an ear-grabber, head-nodder, and butt-mover. Sweet!"
Marcia Carr (Mi-Soul Radio / Ladyz) - “Old school vibes on the real house tip on 'Say What' -- which is fab -- and 'Shake' is a delightful electro funk gem.”
Myxzlplix (Subdivisions Global Radio Show, San Diego) - “This is nu-disco done right … so much goodness to play out here.”