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A wonderful crossover club classic! The track's certainly got enough disco to earn its name – but it's also got these cool dark keyboards, jerking along in a Danceteria style that gives the track a very different twist. The cut's quite striking – and the medley flipside has these ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
An obscure 80s groover on Prelude! The record has a choppy funk style, with vocals that might be called "rap", but which are more in that sharp spoken style that you find on some New York slick funk records from the time. Most interesting is that James Mason co-produced and wrote the ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
A Prelude classic from The Strikers – served up here in a doubly-mixed version by the team of Francois K and Larry Levan! The cut builds with a skittish sort of rhythm that has a few post-disco elements – including some cool moogy synthesizer that shows up even more heavily on the ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
A wonderful crossover club classic! The track's certainly got enough disco to earn its name – but it's also got these cool dark keyboards, jerking along in a Danceteria style that gives the track a very different twist! 12-inch, Vinyl record
Genius, pure genius – and one of our favorite Prelude singles ever! "I Hear Music" is one of those tunes that takes a single track and creates a mini-symphony of groove – starting with a snapping catchy 80s groove sort of mode (one that's clearly inspired by Roy Ayers) – ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
A classic early 80s groover by Nick Straker – not really as jazzy as you'd expect, but with some nice piano work that hints at use of the instrument in later house singles. "Space Age" is more of an electro track – with vocoded vocals and lots of keyboards. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Maybe a bit goofy, but now a classic club track that's survived the test of time nicely as just about every DJ's theme song, with a monster scratchy guitar riff, and lots of that rolling bass pedal groove that was so popular in the early 80s. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Disco remix of this nicely progressive soul track by Vernon Burch. The track's not as classic sounding as some of his work, but it does have a nice enough hook, and some righteous lyrics that keep the groove strong. 12-inch, Vinyl record
A nice hook, cool keyboards, and a sweet flanged-out vocal style all make this one a nice bit of 80s groove! Curtis sings in a wonderfully warm style, and he delivers the song in an excellent sort of way that should have made him one of the bigger soul acts of the 80s! 12-inch, Vinyl record
An offshoot of the 4AD rock scene from the UK, this number sampled Rakim from "Paid In Full" to great effect – and it made quite a bit of sense that the track was issued on 4th & Broadway in the US (probably also a legal move, so that the label wouldn't sue 4AD for copping a ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
A shameless bit of pop house – but we love it! Lidell's original tune is super catchy, with a "nu nu" vocal refrain that will keep you humming for days – and it's presented here in a bunch of different extended mixes! 12-inch, Vinyl record
One of our favorite tracks ever from Prince – an instantly funky, instantly catchy tune that never fails to blow us away with its dexterity! The jam sounds great, even after all these years – and it's backed by a non-LP cut, "Another Lonely Christmas" – in which Prince ... 12-inch, Vinyl record