Tag Archive: dance


Nikko Gibler @McAllen 2013

Disco and Synth Pop Songs

I really love Thursdays. It is the day when I usually like to post the playlists I make, usually covering specific subjects; and today you’re in for a real treat!  I’ve been using things like Grooveshark and LastFM and Pandora lately and I’ve been stumbling upon (no pun intended) tons of really cool songs from the early golden ages of synth pop / discofunk. These need to be re-presented to the younger generations on the internet today. This is music from an era when there was no massive use of MIDI, quantization, autotune or anything of the sort. Grooves, soul, harmony, melody, lyrics… Real songs rather than beats or tracks. What happened to the golden days of music production when it was strictly about talent? Many of these songs I had heard before, several I didn’t know existed. The question is…. Which ones do you like?

The playlist includes tracks by artists like Midnight Star, Dazz Band, Chaka Khan, Cameo, Michael Jackson, Skyy, Sheila E, Thomas Dolby, Con Funk Shun, Ronnie Hudson, Slave, Prince and more…Click on either the image above or the image below (instructions) to stream the playlist on your browser immediately. No hazzle. I promise.

Comment below…. No need to be shy.


Daft Punk

As I keep listening to this new album, I can’t but think about all of the countless moments in my life that had a Daft Punk tune as part of their soundtrack. Digital Love, One More Time, The Funk, Around The World, Short Circuit, Faster, Better, Harder, Stronger… You name it. The list could go on and on…. This time the french duo really outdid itself by putting together an incredible score for a full-length Christmas, Disney Pictures, monster of a film, “Tron: Legacy”. Look for it at a theater near you.

You can listen to the complete Daft Punk – Tron: Legacy Soundtrack

HERE

Remember to BUY IT if you like it.