Shigeki Ito: Buro 24/7 Singapore Playlist #136
2017 has been a super fun year for me, filled with incredible opportunities and great memories. Wrapping up the year, I've picked 10 tracks in the feel-good disco and boogie tip that brought much joy to me whenever I played them. Thanks for listening!
There were plenty of fine new disco cuts by the likes of Joey Negro, Aeroplane and Horse Meat Disco. Joey Negro's CHIC-esque 'Prove That You're Feeling Me' is a super funky and catchy gem from his superb Produced With Love album. He's one of the few producers who has always stayed true to his disco and house roots and is still at the top of the game.
Purple Disco Machine's productions never fail to put a smile on my face, whether it be disco, funk, boogie or house. When he remixed Jamiroquai's 'Cloud 9', the result was exactly what the title suggested. It was one of the most played tracks in my sets this year. Sylvester-inspired 'Body Funk' was another dance floor pleaser.
One of my favourite albums of the year is Joe Goddard's second solo album, Electric Lines. It's a gift that keeps on giving. The album itself is a masterpiece, blending a number of genres and serving an intricate musical degustation. A stellar string of remixes, including 'Music is the Answer', came from the album and kept me hooked all year long.
Plastic Plates' 'Good Times' was a great opener where no warm-up was required. It has a great intro and gets me into the party mood instantly. Hercules & Love Affairs' 'Controller' was a staple in my nu-disco sets as well. I can't get enough of the '80s electro pop styling.
Shigeki will be playing for WOOBAR Singapore's New Year's Eve countdown party.