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dj ShmeeJay‘s Ain’t No Big Thing radio show, live on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 8pm – 10pm (PST) / 11pm – 1am (EST) on BoxFrequency.fm.

This episode i host Swedish disco dons Drop Out Orchestra, and this show is just my favorite.

It’s hardly a secret that over the past decade Scandinavia has been the epicenter of the nu-disco scene, artists like Lindstrom and Prins Thomas turning out release after release that looked to the cosmos, sparkling like exploding nebula. For Sweden’s Drop Out Orchestra though escape velocity could be found not on the launchpad but in the equally transcendent sweat filled club scene of New York in the late 70s.

Taking their cues from original Disco pioneers such as MFSB as much as DFA, Drop Out Orchestra launched themselves onto the scene in 2008 with a seemingly endless supply of bootlegs, re-edits and covers that glittered like a frost covered mirror ball. Taking tracks by everyone from TLC and Daft Punk to Rick Astley and The Sex Pistols they transformed them into the kind of luxurious, gloriously sophisticated, and indeed soulful disco, that would have made Chic proud.

With their irresistibly taut and funky bass lines, satin sheet strings and never too much cowbell, The Drop Out Orchestra found themselves in demand as official remixes for both club scene peers such as Black Strobe and Flight Facilities and industry legends like Paul Weller. Meanwhile not content with just making other people’s music 100% more disco, original tracks, including collaborations with Ronika and LCD Soundsytem’s Nancy Whang, on labels like Eskimo Recordings and Gomma cementing their position as ones to watch.

Meanwhile whilst most their peers were transitioning to laptops and USB sticks, Drop Out Orchestra continue to bring live elements back into the dance music, not just in the studio but in the clubs too. Blurring the divide between live and DJ performances by incorporating live bass and electronics, a Drop Out Orchestra set is about as close to a guaranteed party starter as you’ll get in this business and seen them hand picked to play alongside everyone from Fatboy Slim to Gilles Peterson.

Drop Out Orchestra can also be found here: Facebook, Twitter, MixCloud, and Resident Advisor.

Drop Out Orchestra‘s set:

Sametinget – Saknadsdubben
Copycay – Unknown
Martin BrodinFunky Gura [MB Disco]
Kris MenaceMetropolis [Compuphonic]
Tal M. KleinThingy Blah Blah 303 [Paper Recordings]
Drop Out OrchestraWhere Is My Man
The Penelopes – This Is Not America (Miguel Campbell Club Version)
James CurdDisco Fool [Expolited]
Chris Massey feat. Courtnay ReddyOn The Run [Paper Recordings]
MoullinexOpen House (feat Tee Flowers) [Discotexas]
Sofa TalkGhanaian Bop [Paper Recordings]
Wuf Ticket – The Key (Cordycep Remix) [DOO Touch-up]
The XXOn Hold (Drop Out Orchestra Edit)

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Sandy Barber – I Think I’ll Do Some Stepping (On My Own) (Opolopo Rework) [BBE]
Nancy Wilson – Save Your Love (Seegweed Edit) [G.A.M.M.]
AdminYou’ve Got Me [Kolour LTD 10’s]
Substance Over Style (T&J Hookers Round We Go Chewy Dub)
Cody CurrieBeer Machine [Better Listen Records]
Vhyce – Love You More Each Day [Diggin’ Disco Deep]
David BowieMagic Dance (Ali Jamieson edit)
6th Borough Project The Weight [Roar Groove]
Ronny Hammond & The Washington Groovers – Magic Funk Attack
HotmoodIn A Disco [Wonderful Times]
Minnie Riperton – Inside My Love (Buzz Compass Re-Work)
Rick AstleyNever Gonna Give You Up (Drop Out Orchestra Dub)
Timmy ThomasWhy Can’t We Live Together (VinylAddicted Rework)

If you like this mix, please take the time to go to my Facebook page and ‘like’ me there. I certainly will like that. And if you want a copy of just Drop Out Orchestra!’s mix feel free to grab it here.

Espania musica,

folO Olof

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dj ShmeeJay‘s Ain’t No Big Thing radio show, live on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 8pm – 10pm (PST) / 11pm – 1am (EST) on BoxFrequency.fm.

Resident Lunarian, subterranean crystal farmer and father to many, Floppy Disco shares with us a page from his galactic travelogues. When he’s not synthesizing crystals for his time traveling jukebox, you can catch his weekly transmissions from The Lunar Saloon on KUCI 88.9 FM in Irvine, California.
Friday 12-2 AM (PST) / 3-5 AM (EST) / 7-9 AM (GMT)

Look for Floppy Disco on SoundCloud,  Twitter, FacebookInstagram as well as Lunar Salon.

Floppy Disco‘s set:

LaserPlanet Of No Return
ElleordeMy Cosmic Partner
TenDisco Chopper
Mori RaGroovyOriental Forest
Cloud OneAtmosphere Strutt
Joe MoksBoys And Girls
Goddy OkuDon’t Ask Me
Midnight RunnersCintaku & Cintamu
LunaHallò
Arpadys – Monkey Star
Tamiko JonesCan’t Live Without Your Love
Jake SolloFather Time Mother Nature
LioSage Comme Une Image
Pino D’AngiòOkay Okay
Sylvia LoveExtraterrestrial Lover
PersimfansE.S.P.
Roger GravelYul 220

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Pablo Moses – A Song (Ricanstruction mix by Estèphe)
Isaac Hayes – Storm Is Over (Domes Instrumental Edit)
Latimore – All The Way Lover (Disco Tech Edit)
Ambrosia – Biggest Part of Me (Tony Jacaloné Re-Edit)
Minnie Riperton – When It Comes Down To It (Scratchandsniffs Extended Re-Rub)
Al GreenI’m Glad Your Mine (The Apple Scruffs edit)
Booker T. Jones with Lou Reed – The Bronxs (Jack Frost‘s Mad Flavor Edit)
Johnny BristolDo It To My Mind (Beaten Space Probe Edit)
RamonesDee Dee (Drop Out Orchestra’s ‘One, two, three, four!’)
QueenCool Cat (Space Duke Edit)
Donna SummerState Of Independence

If you like this mix, please take the time to go to my Facebook page and ‘like’ me there. I certainly will like that. And if you want a copy of just Floppy Disco’s mix feel free to grab it here.

Argentum ascensorem,

folO Olof

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