Thursday, 13 December 2018
Friday, 7 December 2018
Cosmic Disco and Space House mix featuring tracks from my forthcoming Westlake72 E.P for Sirsounds Records and other top tunes from Leonardos, Cavego, Rambla Boys, Italo Brutalo and Velferd!
Dan Westlake, aka Westlake72, is a London based producer, DJ, and conceptual artist. Westlake spent the 90's promoting his own house and disco nights at venues such as 'The Brain' club in London's Soho, before moving behind the decks towards the end of the decade to spin an eclectic mixture of disco, funk, and boogie in London and New York. Westlake's sound borrows liberally from the history of dance music, merging disco,boogie and classic house elements to create his own contemporary sound palette. He namechecks 80's NYC post-disco producers Darryl Payne, Paul Simpson and Patrick Adams as his key influences.
His first EP on Sirsounds Records shows he talent and love for timeless music.
Apres Ski has been remixed by Tonbe.
Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Friday, 16 November 2018
Junior Park Allstars is the new NuDisco project from Westlake72 inspired by the halcyon post-disco sounds of early 1980s NYC's warm summer days and even hotter nights...
Kicking of with When Ur X Wants U Back - a soulful female vocal plays out over a rolling post-disco DMX drum groove that evokes Cheryl Lynn's Jam & Lewis Produced boogie classic Encore. An arpeggiated, new wave style, bassline provides a nicely contrasting middle eight section. More DMX action follows on The Weekend - a Jellybean Benitez inspired Latin freestyle groove. Imagine a young Madonna Louise Ciccone, all faded 501s and jangling bracelets, dancing with wild abandon on a night out at the Funhouse in 1983 and you'll get the picture!
We switch to the classic 808 sounds of early electro and freestyle to round things of with I Can't Take The Heartache! Here a compelling bassline, insistent cowbells, Juno-60 stabs, and a furious female lead are juxtaposed with a deep and soulful chord progression.
Tuesday, 6 November 2018
Monday, 24 September 2018
Saturday, 30 June 2018
Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Friday, 15 June 2018
Monday, 4 June 2018
Friday, 30 March 2018
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
Monday, 18 December 2017
Thursday, 19 October 2017
Cool new disco sounds to listen to while taking a night drive through the city of Lost Angels.
1) Westlake72 - Driving in LA
2) Joyce Muniz - Mushroom Disco
3) Étienne De Crécy - Audio Galaxy
4) Jason Rivas - Robots Are Welcome
5) Johannes Albert - Giovanni Frizzante
6) Westlake72 - Bubble Factory (unreleased)
7) Leonardus - Music Is My Way Of Life
8) Moon (DE) - Light of Virtue
9) Velferd - The City That Drowned
10) Lindstrøm - Tensions
Sunday, 15 October 2017
My remix of Detroit's Deep House legend Rick Wade's track 'Be There' is out now on 100% black vinyl along with Rick's original mix and 2 more brand new Wade deep house cuts.
"London's Westlake72 contributes a stunning remix of “be there”, injecting a fierce disco groove and vibe." - Lars Berger @Swedish Brandy Productions