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Cerrone: From France with Love

by DJ Alex Gutierrez Miami/ Rewind 1039 / SFDJA In 1976 at the age of 15 & 16, two aspiring DJs , unable to get into any of the straight…

The James Bond Disco Connection

I’m a huge James Bond fan,so you can imagine when in the opening credits of ” The Spy Who Loved Me” 007 evades several machine gun wielding adversaries while on…

The Young Man's Guide to Disco

By Alex Gutierrez Yeah, Yeah I know Disco, The white suits, pointing your finger towards the sky, Disco Duck and the stuff you have been conditioned to hate by basically…

Disco goes Green

So for St.Patrick’s I thought I would search out tracks with the word Green in the title , not necessarily songs about the holiday itself, although I did find something…

Alec R. Costandinos Exclusive Interview on Open House Radio

This is something we are extremely proud of.Growing up and listening to his records and then years later being able to actually have a conversation with the Master himself was…

He Made us Feel " Mighty Real "

December 16 marked the 26th anniversary of the death of one of Disco’s greatest performers, Sylvester born Sylvester James, Jr. September 6, 1947 in Watts, Los Angeles, California.His music was…

Foxy " Get Off Your Ahh and Dance"

Produced by Disco Music Icon Ray Martinez founder of Paris International Records and creator of the groups Amant and Passion, Foxy was formed in 1976 here in Miami. The group…

Land of 1000 Dances " El Watusi/La Bamba " 12 inch Version… Still a Classic

Since it’s release on Casablanca Records in 1983 Rags to Riches ” El Watusi/ La Bamba ” has been a standard must play in the progamming schedule of every veteran…

December 14, 1977 Saturday Night Fever ( The Movie) Released

Although it only represented a ” localized” Disco experience, specifically that of Italian Americans living in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City. The film helped propel…

Disco Undercover

So Disco became a “bad word’ Radio stations  went back to playing Top 40 and Rock and before you knew it Hip Hop took over.But did it go ” Undercover” ?…

Disco: Yes or No? Paul McCartney & Wings " Goodnight Tonight"

Even one of the Beatles had to give it a try. Paul McCartney’s attempt at this genre wasn’t half bad. ” Goodnight Tonight” released in 1979 is a catchy track…

Put a Little Disco in your Holidays

It’s the holidays, everyone’s over the house when suddenly somebody yells ” Put on some Christmas music !!” Instead of the usual Elvis ” Blue Christmas ” or the Bing…

DISCO: YES or NO? Queen " Another One Bites the Dust"

The Bass line on Queen’s 1980 single ” Another One Bites The Dust” ( written by Queen’s Bass player John Deacon) is clearly a variation of the one used in…

DISCO: YES or NO? KISS "I Was Made For Loving You"

During the peak of the Disco craze most notably in 1978-1979 many FM radios around the country switched formats and began programming Disco as their primary format. Established Pop and…

Disco Culture : You are The People Who Keep The Music Alive

Disco Music has survived the test of time. The parodys, the satires,Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park in 1979. Contemporary Dance music draws upon the structure created by the pioneers…

Le Freak Reaches #1 December 9, 1978

The song started with explicit instructions to immediately lose control as if anticipating the effects that this track would have on anyone listening to it.Chic was no stranger to the…

Giorgio Moroder Returns with " 74 is the New 24"

Take a 1/2 cup of his Academy Award-winning theme from the 1978 movie Midnight Express and add 1/4 cup of Donna Summer’s ,Moroder produced track ” I Feel Love” throw…

Disco's Only Grammy Award

Without question some of the best Disco material was released between 1978 and 1979. Many consider the most popular year for disco was in 1979. Disco in some form or…

DJ ALEX GUTIERREZ

In 1976 I bought two BSR Belt driven Turntables with no pitch control and a Radio Shack microphone mixer mixer with no CUE, with money I had saved working as…

Happy Birthday Melba Moore ( October 29, 1945)

Her real name is Beatrice Melba Smith.Her first break came in 1967 as a member of the original cast of the musical ‘Hair’.1976 saw her biggest chart success with the…