Nu disco - the good bits

Yeah, yeah, we’re all about cassette only IDM and Flexi disc school music project street soul now, but what gems have transcended the genre?

Maurice Fulton is arguably a genre unto himself but this is very much of that time.

Dream team! Rob Mello x Zaki Dee x DJD x Harvey (in the toilet)

The dons. Probably the biggest influence on me. So many to choose from but going with this. S/O to Raj too, of course!

This is a recent, killer mix that I think references the wild creativity of those early days, before it all went to shit…

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I’ve never understood Maurice Fulton (do i get banned already on the second day now?) but still love that Reel Houze record which i occasionally play. Don’t think that the best Idjut releases ever will sound totally wrong maybe a little dated.
Here’s another of the big classics which still sounds great

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Great topic! I started out dj-ing in 2006/2007 and I bought a lot of nu-disco records back then. I had been more or less ignoring that part of my collection for years and sold about half of them a couple of years ago, but kept a few that I couldn’t part from, for instance:

Lee Douglas - Our Song
Lee Douglas - New York Story

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Great topic indeed…some great records in those early days, memories of Harvey’s early morning sets at Ministry, and of The Blue Note, Space etc. These still stand up…

Harvey turns Crispin Glover’s DIY deep houser into a percussive monster

Diesel does the business!

Gotta have the Idjuts as you say…this one for me

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I remember first hearing this at Atlas records in Soho on the listening deck, I think I listened to the whole fifteen minutes without skipping any!

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Incredible record. Also

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This crept back into my bag in the year pre-lockdown. Love it.
Every time I played it the dance-floor erupted. Sounds amazing on a good system.

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…this one too, cheap as chips and sounds great in the dance!

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While we’re on Paper Recordings - this definitely deserves a mention - a ‘classic’ perhaps?

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Yellow card for your first offence - watch your step son, I’ve got my eye on you :wink:

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still stands up for me.

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I don’t know what they ate/drank/smoked in Norway but damn they made some good dance music. Here’s my choice:

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All the Jisco stuff was pretty decent.

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No idea what Mu disco is but I like Jori :+1:
talk talk - it’s my life (jori hulkkonen bootmix) by TheOfficialJoriHulkkonen on #SoundCloud

Surely… Lee Douglas - Same Changes.

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Idjuts laying down the law with this on their ‘Saturday Nite Live’ comp on Nuphonic (2000). https://www.mixcloud.com/tangoterje/idjut-boys-saturday-nite-live-nuphonic-2000/

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Sunset classic

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YES! Love that track for exactly that kind of reaction.

I have this, but always picked the other side…gonna be flipping it more often