We’re very excited to announce the Pangaea Disco’s launch party.
This December we’ll be taking to Brixton Jamm, bringing disco, soul and funk jams from every corner around the world with us. From the dance floors of Lagos to the underground of Detroit, Pangaea unites the sounds of the world on the dance floors of London. Prepare yourselves for a smorgasbord of musical delights with everything from afrobeat and highlife to classic disco jams.
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☉ Plastician (DISCO SET) ☉ The legendary Plastician will be joining us for a headline set. Though many will know him for his disposition for bass, his seminal work in the early days of dubstep and alongside some of Grime’s biggest names, Plastician is no stranger to disco and all that comes with it. On the back of several sold out London disco sets, he’ll be taking to the controls to showcase the funkier side of his talents.
☉ Dom Fader ☉ With a diverse range of funk, soul and disco, South London Disco Don Dom Fader is sure to be lighting up the main room. Definitely a name to watch out for.
☉ Don’t Walk, Boogie ☉ We are very lucky to be joined by the finest purveyors of disco: Don’t Walk, Boogie. Having put on sell out shows in the South West on a regular basis, we are thrilled to have them join our line-up. With a lethal combination of classic edits and unearthed gems, their residents do not mess about.
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☉ TICKETS: AVAILABLE FROM £6 FROM THE LINK ABOVE ☉
When it comes to African disco written during its incredible zenith in the seventies, you needn’t look any further than mastermind Joni Haastrup. The son of a Yoruban king, Haastrup grew up among Nigerian royalty and made his name on the dance floors of his adopted country. While he’s often overlooked nowadays in favour of bigger names such as Fela Kuti and Orlando Julius, in the seventies he was known as ’soul brother number one’, and made an incredible contribution to afrobeat, highlife and African disco. Nothing typifies his incredibly funky sound better than the single ‘Greetings’ from his LP ‘Wake up Your Mind’. The song begins with Haastrup’s cries panning around the listener before his band kicks in with the song’s incredibly groovy bassline and funky rhythm. Haastrup’s powerful vocals hit the listener over the backing, and the sax solo midway through the song is simply irresistible. Surely one of the greatest examples of African disco ever recorded.
An absolutely beastly tune by Voilaaa on Favorite Recordings. A blissfuly funky rendition of The Police’s Every Breath You Take, this one does the business every time. Think wakah-chikah guitars, sultry backing vocals and heavy trumpet action. The saxophone solo in the middle is absolute class as well.
Favorite Recordings have just released an EP with a remix of this by Africaine 808, as well as Voilaaa’s On te l’avait dit, remixed by none other Dimitri From Paris. Check it out:
Pink Footpath is an Italo-disco masterpiece produced by Loui$ in 1985. It’s pretty much the instrumental version of it’s A-Side, Magic Dance and has that whole futuristic, spacey vibe going on with those dreamy, delayed synth leads and catchy guitar noodling. Don’t even get us started on the bassline – it’s so funkin’ funky it hurts. After you listen to this once, you’re going to want to listen to it again and again and again! So soulful, so bellissimo!
God. This. Is. Good.
Some seriously funky stuff from the father of soca himself. From when Lord Shorty demands to hear the kick drum, the track just builds and builds as the rest of the band is introduced. The call and response with the female vocals are particularly on point, and the whole track is just plain tight and super danceable as it chugs along.