Dimitri from Paris and Joey Negro take us back in time to introduce a set of vintage tunes from that glorious era when Disco ruled as king of mainstream dancefloors. What's nice about this compilation is that the tracks featured here are not the well-worn Disco standards that are de facto at any 70s theme night, rather lesser-known gems that slipped out of public consciousness, making them sound fresh and new to the modern ear.
Dimitri and Negro show a definite fondness for the funkier side of Disco with slow grinds like Derrick Harriott "Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys" and "Take Me I'm Yours" from Mary Clark as well as the minimally vocal and wonderfully dated "Skate Dancer" by Vinzerelli. Clymax's dreamy "Musicland" comes off sounding like a disco version of Santana and makes for a suitable companion piece for "When the shit hits the fan" from Master Boogie Song & Dance with its "Find a joint and pass it to your friends" refrain. Other standouts include the sweetly swirling female vocals on "I'm Caught Up" by Risco Connections, Touché's campy "Just Like A Doorknob" ("everybody gets turned round and round"), and trainspotters especially will enjoy Johnnie Taylor's soulful "What About My Love?" which supplied the riff used in Shapeshifter's currently massive "Lola's Theme."
Amidst such stolidly 70s fare, Yazoo's early-80s hit "Situation" seems like a bit of an odd choice for the CD as stylistically it's a very post-Disco song, but the fact that it's one of the many tracks specially re-edited for this compilation should make it of interest for any Yazoo/Yaz/Vince Clarke/Alison Moyet completists.