It's a fact, although not often recognised, that disco was key to the development of what appeared many years later as electronica and house music. Much of what we hear today in the clubs of the UK and around the world is just an extension of what was experienced in the 70's as a musical phenomenon which gave rise to dance crazes like the Bump and the Hustle; artists such as Donna Summer, Cerrone, Sylvester, Crown Heights Affair and Loleatta Holloway; the brilliance of producers and mixers like Tom Moulton, Giorgio Moroder and Patrick Cowley; the magic of DJ's such as Nicky Siano and New York Clubs Studio 54 and The Loft.
Disco was a music which drove everyone to feel the energy and have a great time amongst the lights, the clubs, the fashion and the individualism which oozed out of disco's every pore.
Take a listen to some of the sounds in the Disco Heaven playlist. This was an era whose high spots were relatively short lived and which spawned a drug culture to taint the phenomenon, however some of the the depth and creativity which emerged from disco's heyday was nothing short of inspirational.