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VA - Disco Not Disco 2: Leftfield Disco Classics From The New York Underground (2002)

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VA - Disco Not Disco 2: Leftfield Disco Classics From The New York Underground (2002)

VA - Disco Not Disco 2: Leftfield Disco Classics From The New York Underground (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 421 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb
Label: Strut | # STRUTCD 020 | Time: 01:14:50 | Scans included
Leftfield, Post-Disco, No Wave, Dance-Rock, Post-Punk

Disco Not Disco 2 is a compilation album from the Disco Not Disco series released by Strut Records in 2002. As with the first compilation, this album is a probe to experimental side of disco and punk genres and underground music scene in general. The second volume is more electro and dance oriented and features electro pioneer Alexander Robotnick ("Problèmes D'Amour"), post-punk and dance-rock music groups like Laid Back, Material and The Clash, Can, and Arthur Russell.

Evelyn "Champagne" King - I'm In Love (1981) [2011, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

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Evelyn "Champagne" King - I'm In Love (1981) [2011, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Evelyn "Champagne" King - I'm In Love (1981) [2011, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Funk/Soul, Quiet Storm, Post-Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 58:39 | 437,20 Mb
Label: Big Break Records (UK) | Cat.# CDBBR 0036 | Released: 2011-03-14 (1981-06-21)

"I'm in Love" is the 4th album released by R&B singer Evelyn "Champagne" King on RCA Records in 1981. It was produced by Morrie Brown, Willie Lester, Rodney Brown, Kashif, and Lawrence Jones. By the time her previous album "Call on Me" was released, disco music in the United States faced severe backlash across the country pressuring it to move underground. The now infamous so-called "death of disco" propelled artists to look elsewhere for inspiration, one of which was the way of "one-man bands" pioneered by Stevie Wonder. King was one of the previous successful disco artists who followed the new direction in music. The album peaked at #6 on the R&B albums chart. It also reached #28 on the Billboard 200. It produced the hit singles "I'm In Love", "If You Want My Lovin'", "Don't Hide Our Love", and "Spirit of the Dancer". The album was certified Gold by the RIAA. The album was digitally remastered and reissued on CD with 5 bonus tracks in 2011 by Big Break Records.

VA - Disco Not Disco: Leftfield Disco Classics From The New York Underground (2000)

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VA - Disco Not Disco: Leftfield Disco Classics From The New York Underground (2000)

VA - Disco Not Disco: Leftfield Disco Classics From The New York Underground (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 539 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Label: Strut Records | # STRUTCD 008 | Time: 01:19:34
Leftfield, Avant-Garde, Disco, Jazz-Funk, Electro, Dub, Post-Disco

Disco Not Disco is a compilation album from the Disco Not Disco series released by Strut Records in 2000. The album is a probe for both the experimental side of disco and punk genres, as well as underground music scene in general. The first volume is more rock and funk oriented and features three experimental studio projects by Arthur Russell, namely Dinosaur, Indian Ocean and Loose Joints, British new wave musician Ian Dury, and even musicians like Yoko Ono, Steve Miller Band or jazz trumpeter Don Cherry. It was compiled by Joey Negro, a British DJ and producer.

Shannon - Let The Music Play (1984) [1985, Reissue]

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Shannon - Let The Music Play (1984) [1985, Reissue]

Shannon - Let The Music Play (1984) [1985, Reissue]
R&B, Electronic, Post-Disco, Freestyle | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 37:29 | 293,98 Mb
Label: Emergency/Bellaphon Records (W.-Germany) | Cat.# 290•19•001 | Released: 1985 (1984-02-01)

Shannon wasn't a great singer-as far as dance divas go, she didn't have the chops of Gloria Gaynor, Thelma Houston, Claudja Barry, Donna Summer or Loleatta Holloway. Shannon was merely a competent singer, but a competent singer who sometimes had great material and great producers to work with. And thanks to the production team of Mark Liggett and Chris Barbosa, Shannon's debut album, "Let the Music Play", has a lot going for it. Liggett and Barbosa give the album an attractive, high-tech sound, and some of the songs that Shannon embraces are excellent. Released in 1984, the haunting title song went down in history as a dance-floor classic-and club gems like "Give Me Tonight" and "My Heart's Divided" (both of which Barbosa co-wrote) are almost as strong.

Kool & the Gang - Something Special (1981) Japanese SHM-CD, 2012

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Kool & the Gang - Something Special (1981) Japanese SHM-CD, 2012

Kool & the Gang - Something Special (1981) Japanese SHM-CD, 2012
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Urban, R&B, Post-Disco | Label: Universal/Mercury | # UICY-25311 | 00:36:26

With their long track record, Kool & the Gang have always offered dance-provoking rhythms and Something Special fits that bill, too. Featuring the number one single "Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)," James "J.T." Taylor approaches the song in a cool, mesmerizing tone, closing out the vamp in his falsetto with a burst of energy while the background vocals chant the subtitle throughout the chorus. Not known to lead a song in falsetto, Taylor further utilizes this talent on the motivated rhythms of the nocturnal scenario of "Steppin' Out." It maintained a steady stride, rising to the number ten spot on the charts. The third single from the album was "Get Down on It." As the title indicates, this is a gritty funk track that worked its way up the charts to claim the number three position, selling more than 500,000 copies. Although there were no more charted singles from this album, the entire collection is deserving of recognition. On a slower note, "Pass It On" and "No Show" received regional airplay.

Freeez - Freeez Frame! - The Best Of Freeez (1993)

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Freeez - Freeez Frame! - The Best Of Freeez (1993)

Freeez - Freeez Frame! - The Best Of Freeez (1993)
Electronic, Jazz-Funk, Synth-pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:13:44 | 505,06 Mb
Label: Music Club (UK) | Cat.# MCCD 131 | Released: 1993-01-04

Freeez were an English electronic music group, initially known as one of the UK's main jazz-funk bands of the early 1980s. Initiated by John Rocca, Freeez consisted of various musicians, originally with Rocca and others such as Andy Stennett (keyboards), Peter Maas (bass guitar) and Paul Morgan or Everton McCalla (drums). They had an international hit with "IOU", and a UK Top 10 with "Southern Freeez".

Stephanie Mills - Sweet Sensation (1980) [2014, Japan]

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Stephanie Mills - Sweet Sensation (1980) [2014, Japan]

Stephanie Mills - Sweet Sensation (1980) [2014, Japan]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Electronic, Post-Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 39:32 | 323,43 Mb
Label: Polydor/USM Japan (Japan) | Cat.# UICY-76178 | Released: 2014-05-21 (1980-04-16)

"Sweet Sensation" is the 4th album by American R&B and soul singer Stephanie Mills. Released in 1980, produced by James Mtume and Reggie Lucas. The album features her biggest hit, "Never Knew Love Like This Before" which peaked within the top ten of the US Billboard Hot 100 and won two Grammy Awards for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female and Best R&B Song, the former becoming her first career Grammy win. Sweet Sensation received gold status by the Recording Industry Association of America for sells over 500,000 copies.

Skyy - Skyy Line (1981) [1994, Remastered with Bonus Track]

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Skyy - Skyy Line (1981) [1994, Remastered with Bonus Track]

Skyy - Skyy Line (1981) [1994, Remastered with Bonus Track]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Post-Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 40:48 | 302,28 Mb
Label: Bethlehem Music/Salsoul (Israel) | Cat.# 20-1015-2 | Released: 1994 (1981)

"Skyy Line" is the 4th album by New York City based group Skyy released in 1981. In the late 70's Skyy landed a deal with the legendary Salsoul Records. Skyy released three albums with some R&B success, but it wasn't until the release of "Skyy Line" in 1981 that the group achieved cross over popularity. The album was their biggest Pop chart placement, climbing all the way to #18 while rocketing to the top spot on the US R&B chart and later winning a coveted RIAA Gold Certification.

Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Wonderful Thing (2000)

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Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Wonderful Thing (2000)

Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Wonderful Thing (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 464 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb
New Wave, Post-Disco, Latin, R&B, Swing | Label: Spectrum | # 544 391-2 | 01:11:35

Influential and diverse New York band led by pop music's one and only big band, salsa, disco, no wave kingpin.

Lillo Thomas - All Of You (1984) [2013, Remastered Reissue]

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Lillo Thomas - All Of You (1984) [2013, Remastered Reissue]

Lillo Thomas - All Of You (1984) [2013, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Post-Disco, Urban | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 37:11 | 407,70 Mb
Label: Capitol Records/PTG Records (Netherlands) | Cat.# PTG 34163 | Released: 2013-10-19 (1984-09-08)

Lillo Thomas was a world-class sprinter at 16, setting the world record for the 200 meters at 20.8 seconds. But an automobile accident in Brazil prevented him from appearing in the 1984 Olympics, for which he had qualified. Thomas left athletics behind for music, and toured with comedian Eddie Murphy in 1985. He became a successful session vocalist, doing vocals on releases by Evelyn "Champagne" King, Kashif, James Ingram, George Benson, and Melba Moore, among others, while also writing "Mind Up Tonight" for Moore. He landed his own solo deal with Capitol, and began getting singles on the charts.

Nona Hendryx - The Art Of Defense (1984) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

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Nona Hendryx - The Art Of Defense (1984) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Nona Hendryx - The Art Of Defense (1984) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Pop/Rock, Electronic, Urban | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:14:39 | 661,78 Mb
Label: Sony Music/Funkytowngrooves (USA) | Cat.# FTG-276 | Released: 2012-02-27 (1984)

It is amazing how polarizing (for listeners) Bill Laswell's Material side projects can be. They are either fresh and inventive or stale and uninspired. Unfortunately, Nona Hendryx's 1984 Material-produced album "The Art of Defense" falls into the latter category another case of some very talented folks making a very bland record. Nona and the Material crew are obviously capable of great things, but despite the formidable pedigree of the artists involved, "The Art of Defense" falls short of expectations.

Telex - "Belgium... One Point" (1993) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Telex - "Belgium... One Point" (1993) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Telex - «Belgium… One Point» (1993) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.54 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 591 Mb | Scans ~ 415 Gb | 04:17:58
Electronic, Synthpop, Technopop, Dance Pop, Post-Disco | Label: J'M2 | # J'M2-93031-204

74-track 4-CD set featuring Telex's back catalogue with Neurovision, Wonderful World, Looney Tunes, Sex and Looking For Saint Tropez, each disc is housed in a card slipcase which still retains the original,opened, factory shrink and includes a special booklet with history and comments by the band introducing each album section (in French and English), each section contains all the sleeves (including singles) plus all the lyrics.

Kashif - Kashif (1983) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

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Kashif - Kashif (1983) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Kashif - Kashif (1983) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Electronic, Post-Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:03:25 | 625,81 Mb
Label: Sony Music/Funkytowngrooves (USA) | Cat.# FTG-283 | Released: 2012-06-08 (1983-09-14)

"Kashif" is the self-titled debut album of Kashif. The single "I Just Gotta Have You" was an R&B hit. The album also includes the hits "Stone Love", "Help Yourself to My Love" and "Say Something Love". The album was digitally remastered by Funky Town Grooves in 2012 and includes five additional tracks.

Cheryl Lynn - Preppie (1983) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

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Cheryl Lynn - Preppie (1983) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Cheryl Lynn - Preppie (1983) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Post-Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:10:39 | 531,30 Mb
Label: Funkytowngrooves (UK) | Cat.# FTGUK-007 | Released: 2012-09-28 (1983-11-04)

"Preppie" is the 5th studio album by American recording R&B artist Cheryl Lynn, released on November 4, 1983, by Columbia Records. Preppie includes the hit singles "Encore" (#1 R&B hit) and "This Time" (#49 R&B hit). It reached #8 on the R&B albums chart. The album was primarily produced by Lynn herself, with the exception of "Encore," which was produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

Aurra - Send Your Love (1981) [2013, Japan] {Remastered with Bonus Tracks}

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Aurra - Send Your Love (1981) [2013, Japan] {Remastered with Bonus Tracks}

Aurra - Send Your Love (1981) [2013, Japan] {Remastered with Bonus Tracks}
R&B, Soul/Funk, Post-Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 47:18 | 397,54 Mb
Label: Octave Lab/Ultra-Vybe (Japan) | Cat.# OTLCD-5040 | Released: 2013-03-20 (1981)

A sextet, Aurra featured the vocals of Starlena Young and Curt Jones. Originally released in 1981, none of the set's nine cuts come in under four minutes, but then there are no nine-minute workouts either. The reggae-influenced "Kingston Lady" and their disjointed, disco hit "Are You Single" are the most memorable selections. Every song is pleasant, but often indistinguishable from the rest; if your mind wanders you have to consult the track listing to check what tune is playing and which one you just heard.