Welcome to the Word Is Love Show and in this show we explore the boogie of New York's Studio 54 going on a journey through 70's and 80's New York Disco.
Covering Disco, Funk, Rare Groove, House, Latin and Soul, there's a toe tapping and booty shaking range of tracks to listen to.
Expect classic tracks by The Bee Gee's, Chic, Chaka Khan and Diana Ross plus a bunch of tracks you may have never heard before that were played down at the club.
To describe the Hedonism of this legendary 70's New York hot spot here is an article by The Independant:
'"People were tired of being serious," one regular to Studio 54 reflects in a landmark new documentary of the same name about the infamous NYC disco nightclub. The epicentre of ’70s hedonism in the post-Watergate era, it was a magnet for beautiful stars, casual sex, and mounds of cocaine. A den of excess that defined its own rules and enshrined the ostracised, queer, and fabulous.
Studio 54 was a place where people could rub shoulders (and probably more) with the rich and famous, the club's ethos being that money didn't matter but personality, outlook, style and - above all - enthusiasm for life did. Andy Warhol, Liza Minnelli, Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Harry, Grace Jones, Michael Jackson, Calvin Klein, Elton John, Rick James, Truman Capote, Freddie Mercury, Ric Flair, Lou Reed, Al Pacino, Cher, David Bowie, Salvador Dalí, Robin Williams and Jackie Kennedy Onassis were all regulars, and that doesn't even put a dent in the list.'
The mix has been put together in a raw 'Shooting from The Hip' style of cut mixing and blend mixing to give it that authentic New York Loft Party feel that was synonymous of the time.
All tracks are selected and mixed by @thefunkassassin
Now get on the floor, it's Studio 54 you will be coming back for more!
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