Al Kent, founder of Million Dollar Disco record label and instrumental in kick-starting the disco revival, has selected his top five disco edits for your listening pleasure.
Kent has been a vinyl obsessive for over 30 years, honing his skills through a delectable diet of house, soul, motown and Northern Soul, so it seems apt that he’s playing in the area where Northern Soul first originated. He played his first gig in a village hall at the age of 15 and moved onto playing for the masses, DJing with the likes of Dimitri from Paris and producing numerous highly funky edits of lost (and subsequently found) disco gems on labels such as Marcel Vogel’s ‘Lumberjacks in Hell’.
He’s down to spread the disco lovin’ on Friday 27th for Fever 105 at The Roadhouse, a perfect place for it with the mirrored ball they’ve installed. Get on down and boogie!
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1. Salsoul Orchestra – It’s Good For The Soul (1976)
“I feel like I’ve been playing this forever, but no matter how often I decide to sack it, it just won’t go away. It’s easily my most requested edit and is just guaranteed to work.”
2. Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (Teddy Pendergrass) – You Can’t Hide From Yourself (1977)
“This one’s an edit of Dimitri’s remix and just sounds incredible over the right system.”
3. Loleatta Holloway – Catch Me On The Rebound (1978)
“This is one of those edits you knock up in a couple of hours but turns out to be better than stuff you sweat over for days. Again, on the right system, this sounds incredible.”
4. Love Committee – Just As Long As I’ve got You (1978)
“Haven’t played this one for a while but have very happy memories of the entire Mint Lounge singing along to it at one of the first Northern Disco parties.”
5. Jakki – Sun Sun Sun (1976)
“A new addition to my arsenal, despite the song being rinsed forever. I couldn’t resist. Add a smoke machine and strobe light for maximum benefit.”