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.