It seems that the summer of disco is upon us following the huge splash of Random Access Memories, the funk-filled album marking Daft Punk’s return to the spotlight after a considerable break. With the voice of Pharrell and guitar riffs of Nile Rodgers blaring over the waves of mainstream radio, everyone seems to be taking a collective look back to the days of disco for some inspiration for their music. Webster Hall brought together an amazing lineup of artists that have kept the funk alive even today on 6/14 with names such as Solidisco, Viceroy & RAC.
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The night will begin with Brooklyn-based & Fools Gold Records supported artist Solidisco. Keeping a lot of the original soul influences of disco in his music, you might as well think you’re in a scene out of Saturday Night Fever when he takes ot the decks. With plenty of original tracks and remixes of artists such as Daft Punk, Icona Pop & Bruno Mars, he will have the perfect setup to lead us dancing merrily into the rest of the night.
Icona Pop – I Love It (Solidisco Remix)
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With a motto like “Summertime, All The Time”, its not hard to realize why we’ve ben HUGE on the stock of Viceroy for well over a year. With a particular aesthetic in mind for his music from the get-go, he never wavers far from feel-good fun in the sun vibes with big colorful synths, congas and bongos and finger-licking good bass lines. His “Jet Life” remixes span artists such as Ginuwine, Montell Williams, Will Smith & Notorious B.I.G. so you know this is gonna be a full blown party.
Viceroy – “Jet Life” Mixtape Series
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The Remix Artist Collective otherwise known as RAC is headed by Andre Allen Anjos with contributions also coming from Andrew Maury & Karl Kling. They have over 200 synth-based remixes but they are clear to make the distinction that although they are electronic remixes, they are certainly not “club tracks”. With remixes of artists such as Two Door Cinema Club, Phoenix, Ellie Goulding & the original track Hollywood with the help of Penguin Prison, these guys are sure to have your feet moving well into the night.
Capital Cities – Safe & Sound (RAC Mix)
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If you’re ready to spend a night feeling like you should have an umbrella drink in hand and feet in the sand, there are still tickets available to see these guys Friday 6/14. Check out tickets and tables here and be sure to keep an eye out for the TNJ stickers floating around Webster Hall!
Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam