First up, a timeless dance floor groove from Gary’s Gang, “Keep On Dancin’.” While the first half this 1978 track may have moments that boarder on cheese, the whistles, raw toms and top to bottom synths keep it stylish after the breakdown (cocaine may or may not authenticate experience).
This next track, “Dancin at the Disco,” by Lax from 1979 on legendary disco label Prelude turns up the energy. Switching back and forth from smooth and dreamy to punchy and bright, Lax hooks you in with a huge, driving sound full of brass, synths, percussion and feverish vocals.
Jumping ahead about 10 years to a release from iconic Chicago house label Trax, artists Marshall Jefferson, Curtis McClaine and Rudyard Forbes deliver a pounding, deep track in “Let’s Get Busy,” and we’ll be taking a look at the dub mix. Featuring a dark four on the floor filled in with machine gun claps and snares, as well as a rubber band bass line that pushes and pulls your body along, the trio bring soul and house into one raw, heart-stopping groove.