Wednesday, November 26, 2008

STUDIO! Tonight @ Havana
A 'Pre-Thanksgiving' Boogie Down!

Join us tonight at STUDIO! (inside Havana - 1010 E Pike Street) for our 'Pre-Thanksgiving' Disco Party! This week there are no excuses, as deejays Pat Les Stache and H.M.A. will be spinning another dose of rare 70's gay disco, italo, mustache, and cosmic grooves all night long. Start your Thanksgiving weekend with us as we enjoy amazing night of disco music, holiday drinkin', and lot's of 'Love-Dancin' tonight inside Havana. See you there!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Do You Sweet Talk?

Here is a funky disco rarity that I've been enjoying a lot lately in Sweet Talks 1979 "Do The Beat". This classic cut is the single and opening track to the groups selt-titled record. I believe this was the only release for the group, Sweet Talks, which was produced by McKinley Jackson who also helped produce artists like First Choice, Tower of Power, The Jones Girls, Lamont Dozier, and many others. Sweet Talk's "Do The Beat" is a rare funky classic that I highly recommend hunting down.

Sweet Talks - Do The Beat

Monday, November 24, 2008

Double The Pleasure

I was extremely excited recently when I came across Tantra's classic 1980 Double Album LP. This is one of those records I thought I would never come across, however, one day when I was walking through Seattle's Capitol Hill district I noticed it in the window of a record store called Wall of Sound and I instantly stopped in my tracks and when in bought the record without flinching. This amazing record, which was written and arranged by legendary disco mastermind Celso Valli, is combination of Tantra's 1980 Mother Africa LP and their classic 1979 "Hills Of Katmandu / Wishbone" twelve-inch. "Hills Of Katmandu" and "Wishbone" probably represent the group's most standout cuts on this double vinyl collection, however you can't ignore the solid afro-disco classic "Su-Ku-Leu" and the funky album cut "Get Happy". Regardless of what you enjoy best, this is definitely a true disco classic. I'm just happy that I stubbled across it at least once in my lifetime.

Tantra - Hills Of Katmandu
Tantra - Wishbone

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Club Nouveau

Hope you all enjoy.

Tracklist is included in the mix (look under lyrics)!

Have a great Thanksgiving week!


Club Nouveau Mix: Nov. 2008

P.S. All of the links to the right under "Mixes" have been fixed! No more Zshare!

Thanks. H.M.A.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

STUDIO! Tonight @ Havana!

Join us this Wednesday Night at Havana (1010 E Pike Street) for rendition of STUDIO!, Seattle's only weekly gay disco night! Deejay's Pat Les Stache, HMA, and TK Disko (Premiere Disco Deejay from San Francisco!) will be spinning rare disco, italo, cosmic, and moustache grooves all night well as a bunch of Tom Moulton produced cuts as always! Should be another amazing night of drinking, disco music, and love dancin'!

See you there!

STUDIO! - Tonight
w/ special guest TK Disko

Joining Residents Pat Les Stache and H.M.A. tonight will be Special Guest TK Disko from San Francisco! TK Disko has shared the disco decks with just about everyone, from Metro Area to Greg Wilson to Prins Thomas, etc. We are delighted to have him up here in Seattle for STUDIO!

Don't miss out on what will definitely be an amazing night of disco music and body love dancin'!!!

A Look Inside the Lost Disco Library

Here is a very interesting and creative new release from the great guys over at that I highly recommend checking out. Basically they got together a bunch of unreleased disco library music and had it re-edited by some of today's best disco producers. Here's the 'official' story told by the guys at

"A whole album of never-heard original disco, lovingly retouched by the world’s finest remixers. In 1979 the cream of French and British session musicians gathered to record some of the most scorching disco music ever committed to vinyl. As a series of ‘Disco & Co’ albums on the Tele Music library label, this ended up as radio talk-show sound-beds and backing music for car chases on French cop shows. Le Sweeney, anyone? The few copies that slipped out were highly prized: today an original copy of the Arpadys LP goes for £300, if you can find one. As a service to disco, DJhistory has unearthed the original tapes and recruited an all-star cast of splicing fingers – The Unabombers, Ray Mang, The Idjut Boys, Leo Zero, Mudd, Al Kent, Faze Action, Mudd and Toby Tobias – to polish them up for today’s dancefloors. The results speak for themselves."

And to get you hooked on this record, here is Faze Action's funky re-edit of "Disco Free".

Le Disco: Tele Music - Disco Free (Faze Action Re-edit)

To listen to more samples and purchase the record, visit's record shop.

Good Ol' Italo

Plastic Mode

Baja Imperial was on Morgan Geist's Unclassics comp a few years ago, but here is the original, unmixed version. Mi Amor is off ZYX's Best Of Italo Vol. 4. I love that comp sooo much!

Hope you enjoy these tracks!

Plastic Mode - Baja Imperial
Plastic Mode - Mi Amor

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sesame Street, Blues Brothers, Cerrone

What do those three things have in common?


She sings on Sesame Street Fever, was in the film The Blues Brothers and sang on Cerrone IIV among various other accomplishments. That is, before she ditched music to become a born again christian preacher.

But you have to admit. This song is fierce!

Ullanda - Want Ads (12" mix)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday Night Dancin'

On this Friday, I think I will post my favorite Taka Boom track in "Night Dancin'". This song was included as the leading single off of her 1979 self-titled debut album. I was happy to find this record when I visited my hometown of Sacramento, Ca. this past summer. For those that don't know, Taka Boom, who's name is really Yvonne Stevens, is the sister of Chaka Khan. Even though I think "Night Dancin'" is by far the best track off of her self-titled record, I also find myself enjoying other album cuts like "Red Hot" and "Cloud Dancer". Now go enjoy your Friday night!

Taka Boom - Night Dancin'

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Jade - I'm Gonna Get Your Love


Jade - I'm Gonna Get Your Love (Long Version)

According to Discogs there is an instrumental version of this. I would love to hear that!

I purchased this for $1.99 a year ago, and you have to agree, that was a steal!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

STUDIO! - Tonight @ Havana!

Join us Tonight at Havana for another night of STUDIO! This week deejays Pat Les Stache, H.M.A. and special guest deejay, Ben Cook (owner of Rong Music) will be spinning another dose of rare 70's gay disco, italo, mustache, and cosmic grooves. We have a lot of new amazing disco gems that we have picked-up for you this week including some rare Macho, Boogie People, Shelia & B. Devotion, Sister Power, Tantra, Hot Blood, V.I.S.A. and many many more. Plus, I plan on dropping a thirty minute 'Cerrone/Don Ray/Kongas/Costandinos' set for those French disco lovers out there. Should be another amazing night this Wednesday inside Havana. Don't Miss It!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Up Jumped The Disco

Here is another fine disco classic from John Davis & The Monster Orchestra, this time being the 1977 cut "Up Jumped The Devil". This was the title track, as well as featured twelve-inch single off of the group's second album. This record was, of course, written and produced by disco legend John Davis and featured other solid cuts including "The Magic Is You (Main Theme)" and "You Gotta Give It Up ". Overall, it's just one of the many classic songs and records John Davis and his Monster Orchestra released during a brilliant career.

John Davis & The Monster Orchestra - Up Jumped The Devil

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Where are all the Disco Dancers?

Lately I've been getting into Bob McGilpin's second LP, Get Up. This record was released in 1979 on Butterfly Records (a label that released many of my all-time favorite disco records). This record consists of some solid disco classics including "54", "Get Up & Do It Again", "Get Loose", my personal favorite in "Disco Dancer", and the record's single "Sexy Thing". This was McGilpin's last great record in my opinion, with his 1980 self-titled follow-up creating little excitement. However that being said, I think McGilpin, like many disco artists, put together some solid disco releases within a relatively short amount of time during the late 1970's.

Bob McGilpin - Disco Dancer

STUDIO! Tonight @ Havana
Obama Victory Celebration!!!

Join us Tonight at Havana (1010 E Pike Street, Seattle, WA.) for our 'post-election'/ Obama Celebration addition of STUDIO!. We had one of the best summers, the music was great, the dancefloor was packed, and the people were beautiful. That being said, since fall hit, the night hasn't been able to catch the same feeling and we are endangered in losing the night all together. So if you think this town can benefit from a weekly disco night, come join us for some rare disco gems, too much drinkin', and lot's of love dancin'!!!

Hope to see you tonight!!!