Well... Yes – what is Obscure Disco?
I would say that Obscure Disco music is great Disco songs that never made it into the charts. That's a little rough
explanation but I'll explain more if you read on...
Part of the reason why some great Disco tunes are Obscure, is probably because most of them were released on small
labels. Labels which sometimes just released one or just a few records. These records wasn't pressed in anywhere near
the same quantity as the big hits.
So... Now you're wondering... Give me an example on a Obscure Disco tune. Often these Obscure tracks are instrumental
Disco orgies or sometimes it's an instrumental version of a less successful vocal track. This was the case with for
example Francine McGhee's "Feelin' good", this vocal track was really bad while the instrumental flip side
of the 12" single - "Delirium" is a very sought for and awesome Obscure Disco track.
If you hear all the new songs with all the samples they use you can find two different types of "sample users". Many artists choose to use the well-known Disco classics (the Chart hits) to sample in their songs. That way people recognize the samples quite easily, but then there's the other type of "sample users" – the artists who wants to find hooks or other special parts of Obscure tracks to sample. A example of that is the Mighty Dub Cats song "It's just another groove" in which they sampled the Patrick Adams act Cloud One's Obscure Disco track - "Disco Juice".
I hope you've got some idea of what a Obscure Disco track might be. There's really so much more to Disco than the "Chart
Take care and Disco-on,