On another disco binge at the moment, spurred on by the purchase of an 1980s Acoustic Research ‘The Turntable’ which is making my vinyl sound fantastic (after two weekends spent with a cloth and some alcohol to make those dirty old records vintage-turntable-worthy) and a recent excursion to hear Derrick Carter spin a three-hour disco set (which was, quite simply, amazing… but more on that later), as well as packing Tim Lawrence’s incredible disco tome Love Saves The Day to re-read in Barcelona last week. Which, by the way, everyone should read.
With nothing better to do today than nurse an enduring hangover from Friday night, I compiled a YouTube playlist of my favourite Paradise Garage-era tracks (you can find it here) and came across this gem from Stephanie Mills. A killer tune in its own right, it also underpins one of my all-time favourite house tunes, the Mark Grant mix of Chicago Connection’s Dancin’, an insanely infectious track to which I used to dance myself senseless in the late 90s. I suspect Larry Levan would have had no qualms dropping this at the Garage.