Monday, July 28, 2008

Caught Up In Risco Music

In the late 1970's, Joe Isaacs put together a very unique disco project titled, Risco Connection. In this project's short life span, Risco Connection released some amazing 12" singles covering some classic disco tracks including McFadden & Whitehead's 1978 "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now", Inner Life's 1979 "I'm Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair)", Chic's "Good Times", and Diana Ross's "It's My House" to name a few. This group was able to successfully take these original songs and make them their own, adding their own unique blend of laid-back latin-disco, as well as elements of dub and reggae. Risco Connection tracks make for great 'cool-down' songs within a disco set, as well as great sample material for House, Hip-Hop, and Dub producers. Regardless, Joe Isaacs not only put together a solid disco project during the late 1970's, he was able to put together one that had one of the more unique and interesting sounds. When you put on a Risco Connection record, you definitely know what your getting into, sound wise, however for this particular case, that's a good thing!

Risco Connection - I'm Caught Up
Risco Connection - Ain't No Stopping Us Now

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