Saturday, February 23, 2013

First Choice : Let No Man Put Asunder (Moplen remix)

First Choice was an American girl group vocal music trio from Philadelphia. The group produced the disco hits "Armed and Extremely Dangerous", "Smarty Pants", "The Player", "Love Thang", "Let No Man Put Asunder" and "Dr. Love". They were signed to soul label Philly Groove Records and to disco label Salsoul Records. The group was influential to early house and techno music, because of sampling by numerous artists, including Todd Terry and The Jungle Brothers, mostly from First Choice's 1983 track, "Let No Man Put Asunder."

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Chicago : Street Player (Le Visiteur Edit)

One of the biggest-selling bands in U.S. history, hailing from the Windy City (Chicago, Illinois). Formed in 1967 as "The Big Thing", they were one of the first groups to successfully fuse rock with a horn section. This blend worked well for them into the late 1970s, until they started to shift towards a more adult-contemporary style, with bassist Peter Cetera becoming the main vocalist. They haven't put out much original material in recent years but tour to the masses every year since they started. In dance music circles, they are best known for their minor hit, "Streetplayer", which Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez sampled for his 1995 track, "The Bomb!", released under the alias of The Bucketheads.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

D. D. Sound : Burning Love

Released in 1977 in Italy and written by A&C La Bionda a musical duo formed by brothers Carmelo and Michelangelo La Bionda, who are considered the inventors of Italian disco music. The two brothers began in 1970 as composers, artists, record producers and publishers. The popularity came after turning to the disco scene. They moved to Munich, and their first successes came under the pseudonym, D. D. Sound, that accompanied them for their entire recording career.

Chanson : Don't Hold Back

Released in 1978 and written by David Williams and James Lee Jamerson Jr.
David Williams was an American rhythm guitarist, producer and songwriter, born November 21, 1950; died March 06, 2009. He collaborated with many artists including Earth, Wind & Fire, The Jacksons, George Howard, Boz Scaggs, Michelle Gayle, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Bryan Ferry on Roxy Music. He also was part of the back up band for The Temptations.
His signature funky strumming famously anchors the end of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean".

Aretha Franklin : Get It Right

"Get It Right" is a song written by Luther Vandross and Marcus Miller which was a hit for Aretha Franklin in 1983. Released from the album of the same title, it reached number one on the Hot Soul Singles chart in August 1983 and peaked at number 61 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single reached number nine on the Hot Dance Club Play chart and number 74 on the UK Singles Chart.

Chain Reaction : Dance Freak (Moplen Edit)

Chain Reaction was the project of piano keyboard player Dwight Brewster and percussionist Harold Sargent. They released a couple of 12 inches under this name during the eighties.