I know it must seems, to you regular readers of my Disco column, like I'm talking about Disco's revival over and over
again. But the fact IS that Disco IS having a revival and also... There's beeing produced lots and lots of new music
with a Disco touch these days. Except for all the sampling of course.
One of the first acts I came across when I got access to the Internet and put up my own
Disco Inferno [now disco-disco.com], was a band named Mantus.
Not all of you might recognize the name but I bet you've heard some of their classics like "Boogie to the bop" and
"(Dance it) Freestyle rhythm". You'll recognize these songs when you hear them.
After having written the Mantus piece, I got to know another Disco legend – namely Patrick Adams. He's one the the mega-writer/producers of the Disco era, but yet he's still quite unknown for the big audience. Patrick was the brain behind acts like; Musique - "(Push, push) In the bush" and "Keep on jumping", Inner Life - "I'm caught up (in a one night love affair)", Universal Robot Band and others. He is also still very active in writing and producing.
Since then I've get in touch with several other old Disco acts and written pages about them and their carreer. That list
of acts include people like the lady who never "Can't fake the feeling" -
Geraldine Hunt, Nicky Siano (one
of the pioneer DJ's who was also working in Studio 54),
Mel Cheren – West End Records and Kenton
Nix (writer and producer of Taana Gardner and Gwen McCrae).
What's nice to see is that the demand for these classic Disco acts are that high and that they are still active and
playing popular gigs all around the world. You're favorite Disco act might also be out there playing. Open your eyes
and ears and support them...
Take care and Disco-on,