Glitterbox This ain’t No Disco (3CD)

Compiled for the first time by Melvo Baptiste, the latest instalment from Glitterbox turns disco conventions inside out. Rejecting nostalgia in favour of incredible music that resonates on dancefloors in the here and now, Melvo Baptiste makes his impressive first contribution to the revered Glitterbox series.

Comprising three mixes with over 45 tracks, ‘Glitterbox – This Ain’t No Disco’ spotlights nu-disco, vocal-led and uplifting soulful cuts from the last twelve months. Three remixes from edits king Dr Packer – Johnny Corporate ‘Sunday Shoutin’’, Soulsearcher ‘Can’t Get Enough!’ and Shuya Okino featuring Navasha Daya ‘Still In Love’ – funk things all the way up, while new versions of two bona fide classics, The Shapeshifters featuring Teni Tinks ‘Try My Love (On For Size)’ and Shakedown ‘At Night’ (Purple Disco Machine Extended Remix) bring fresh magic. Two reworks from Kon, Mousse T. featuring TAZ & Inaya Day ‘Rock The Mic’ and Krystal Davis ‘So Smooth’, both released as singles on Glitterbox Recordings, represent modern disco at its very finest. More upfront highlights include Peggy Gou’s irresistible ‘It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)’, Sophie Lloyd featuring Dames Brown ‘Calling Out’ (Floorplan Extended Club Mix) and the unmissable ‘Light You Up’ from Luke Solomon featuring Queen Rose & Amy Douglas (Louie Vega Remix).Forever paying homage to the golden era legends, Melvo has certainly not overlooked the artists that paved the way. His selections from the vaults include the sacred ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ by Inner Life, written by Ashford & Simpson for a division of Motown in 1967, and in this instance featuring the voice of Jocelyn Brown and mixed by the legend Larry Levan, Ann Nesby ‘Lovin’ Is Really My Game’ and Double Exposure ‘Everyman’ (Late Night Tuff Guy Rework), a stunning nod to a Salsoul classic.

Proving that disco is contemporary, sartorial, inclusive, and firmly rooted in the now, this is the soundtrack for a party that prides itself on freedom, fluidity and subversion. This ain’t no disco – not as you know it.

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TRACKLIST

Title Performer / Composer
Rock The Mic (Kon Remix) Mousse T. featuring TAZ & Inaya Day
So Smooth (Kon Extended Hit N Run Mix) Krystal Davis
Still In Love (Dr Packer Extended Remix) Shuya Okino featuring Navasha Daya
Beat The Street’ (Vocal) Sharon Redd
I Don’t Want To Be A Freak (But I Can’t Help Myself) Dynasty
The Beat Goes On And On Ripple
The Weekend (Michael Gray Glitterbox Mix) Michael Gray
Don’t Change (Joey Negro Club Mix) Erro
Never Gonna Reach Me (Hot Toddy Mix) Crazy P
Music Is Ruling My World (OPOLOPO Edit) Kutiman featuring Karolina
Love Don’t Live (The U.B.P. Classic Club Mix) Urban Blues Project presents Michael Procter
He Is The Joy (Troublemen Remix) Donna Allen
Hallelujah Anyway (Moplen’s Classic Club Vibe) Candi Staton
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (The Garage Version) Inner Life
Title Performer / Composer
Let’s Go Dancing Horse Meat Disco featuring Amy Douglas
Can’t Get Enough! (Dr Packer Extended Remix) Soulsearcher
So Much Joy Ann Nesby
Don’t Turn Your Love (Dangerous Mix) Park Avenue featuring Tony Jenkins
Let Somebody Love You (Dimitri From Paris Super Disco Blend) Keni Burke
Try My Love (On For Size) (Club Mix) The Shapeshifters featuring Teni Tinks
Give It Up (Clepto’s Classic Vocal Mix) Eminence featuring Kathy Brown
Late At Night Copyright presents One Track Minds featuring Lisa Millett
I’m Free (Yam Who? & Alan Dixon Remix) The Soup Dragons
Human Wave Afromento
Do U Love What U Feel (Joey Negro Club Mix) Joey Negro presents Raw Essence featuring Maxine McLain
You Better (Es Cavelett Mix) Mount Rushmore presents The Knack
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) Peggy Gou
City Song Part 2 (Peace, Love and Harmony) (Ron Basejam Remix) Eli Escobar
U Won’t C Me Mystic Bill
Title Performer / Composer
Do You Want Me Baby Cloud 9
Big Love (The Dronez Mix) Pete Heller’s Big Love
Calling Out (Floorplan Extended Club Mix) Sophie Lloyd featuring Dames Brown
I Believe (Mark!’s Full On Gospel Mix) Mark Picchiotti presents The Absolute featuring Suzanne Palmer
Faith (Original M&M Mix) Annette Taylor
Your Heaven (I Can Feel It) (Soulfuric Dub) Urban Blues Project presents Mother of Pearl featuring Pearl Mae
Sunday Shoutin (Dr Packer Extended Remix) Johnny Corporate
Song For Mr. Lewis Austin Ato
Ease The Pain (Extended Mix) Daniël Leseman
I Want You (For Myself) (KOT Ruff Mix) Kings of Tomorrow
At Night (Purple Disco Machine Extended Remix) Shakedown
Lovin’ Is Really My Game Ann Nesby
Thrill Me (Original Version by Junior Jack) Junior Jack
Cirandisco Anhanguera
Everyman (Late Nite Tuff Guy Rework) Double Exposure
Light You Up (Louie Vega Remix) Luke Solomon featuring Queen Rose & Amy Douglas