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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Black Devil - Disco Club

Don't let the Disco tag fool you. This isn't your typical happy-go-lucky type of disco, but rather its dark atmospheric doppleganger. BA one-off collaboration between French producers Bernard Fevre and Jackie Giordano, who credited themselves respectively as Joachim Sherylee and Junior Claristidge Originally released on Italy’s Out label in 1978, Disco Club became slightly infamous in the disco underground despite its extreme scarcity. Don't let the Disco tag fool you though. This isn't your typical happy-go-lucky type of disco, but rather its dark atmospheric electronic doppleganger.

It was made manually in a recording studio in the suburbs of Paris using synths and occasional tape loops and a drummer. No midi or computers. According to an interview given by Bernard Fevre in January 2007, Jacky Giordano only financed the recording sessions. His being credited as co-composer was just a deal for recouping his financial investment.

A copy eventually fell into the hands of the Rephlex label’s PP Roy and soon won the hearts of Richard James and Luke Vibert. Rather than do a straight reissue, Rephlex opted to first release a 12” including four tracks from the original vinyl; after that, they annoyingly trickled out the two other tracks, along with a couple outtakes and a remix from Luke Vibert (under his Kerrier District guise), via 12” and CD single releases that featured different track lists.

Year of Release: 1978
Label: OUT Records
Genre: Disco/Electronic
Bitrate: 192kbps

Track List:
1. H Friend
2. Timing, Forget The Timing
3. One To Choose
4. We Never Fly Away Again
5. Follow Me
6. No Regrets

Download: Black Devil - Disco Club
Download Size: 41MB


grapepowder said...

This is cool, thanks! Not that i'm very knowledgable about disco from that period, but this sounds way ahead of its time. My only frame of reference to this is Waxtrax stuff, but this has way more soul--probably cuz it's live studio rather than computer.

kingpossum said...

Wow, wow, wow! Thanks a million for posting this gem. Truly hard to believe this stuff is 30 years old, it wouldn't be out of place in club right now. Incredible.

Anonymous said...

Re up?

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Anonymous said...

Wow! Thanks for this. I just heard some clips of this on youtube and it sounds great. It kinda reminds me of 'From Here to Eternity' by Giorgio Moroder although with a more organic sound. Great shtuff. Thanks again X