The spirit of *"Nouveau Disco" lives with a RFW Dance Floor session featuring Donny Hathaway remixed by Dimitri of Paris, David Bowie remixed by James Murphy, LCD Soundsystem, Legowelt, Kraftwerk, The Sisters of Mercy, Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band and The Arcade Fire!
The question is not "can you get on up?" - it's "can you keep it on up?".
Live For Dance!!
T8813 is a 141mb 320k mp3 1:02:14 in length made loud to be danced to louder.
"aint nothing but a party, y'all"
*"Nouveau Disco" was a memorable and influential radio show on WMBR, Cambridge that debuted in 1979, hosted by the talented and beautiful Thom Lane, (who along with me) was also one of the original five hosts of the legendary Late Risers Club , (in fact the LRC is still aired on 88.1FM 36 years after it's inception). His Saturday Night must-listen was just one of many accomplishments in a storied career and Thom remains one of my closest radio brothers, life advisors and confidants.
I recently called Coach Lane, now living in Lost Wages, NV and asked him to describe the original concept behind his "Nouveau Disco" vision:
"Hello- ughhh - every time I pull my phone out of my pants pocket I push the off button"........
After calling back, I asked - "Could you please stay on subject, Coach Lane?":
"Punk stripped away Rock back to the basics. "Nouveau Disco" was a search for the essence of Dance music without the excesses, that surrounded you and (allowed you to) free your mind so your ass would follow. Guitars, synthesizers, or reggae dub all fit in. Dave, if it has a good beat and I can dance to it, I give it a 10".
Thank you, Thom. Hello, Thom - are you still there still there.....?
*This is a favorite from the newest Daft Punk album "Random Access Memories". "Lose Your Self To Dance" features those loveable French technobots along with Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers and MJ busting back with a few lethal moves. Sweat!