Glitterbox - A Disco Hi

Glitterbox – A Disco Hï

Alexandre Trochut
Glitterbox - A Disco Hi

Glitterbox – A Disco Hï marks the summer residency of Ibiza’s most flamboyant party at brand new club Hï through a compilation selected & mixed by DEFECTED’s Records boss Simon Dunmore .

Summer 2017 will see Glitterbox returning to its spiritual home to break in this new hotspot on the island, the perfect destination for one of the world’s most sensational parties. Capturing the hedonism of the Glitterbox extravaganza, the album is spread over three mixes by founder and label boss Simon Dunmore, nuanced with all-time house classics, euphoric disco standards and electro-funk rarities. Glitterbox – A Disco Hï documents the progression of soul into disco into house, getting to the very essence of ‘dance music’ in its truest sense; music which moves your body and your soul. The standout tracks are the ones which capture a universal spirit, with iconic grooves that have been creatively revisited again and again. Records like ‘Looking Up To You’ by Michael Wycoff, which was sampled over a decade later by Zhane on their 90s classic ‘Hey Mr. D.J.’, lends its impossibly smooth soul vibe to the album and Harvey Mason’s ‘Groovin’ You’ (which heavily influenced Gusto on ‘Disco’s Revenge’ in 1995) funks things up.

More musical  lightbulb moments come in the form of Angie Stone’s iconic heartbreak anthem ‘Wish I Didn’t Miss You’, a throwback to O’Jays track ‘Back Stabbers’ from one of the most influential and prolific labels during the heyday of soul and disco, Philadelphia International Records. Another golden moment from that label is ‘You Can’t Hide From Yourself’, a firm favourite with Glitterbox crowds from Teddy Pendergrass, giving another subtle nod to this golden era of dance music.

Bringing the album firmly into 2017 is DJ Yellow, re-working On The House and Marshall Jefferson’s ‘Ride The Rhythm’ which was released early this year. Translating the underground stomper into a sparkling dance record fit for any modern club, it sits effortlessly alongside more tried and tested songs with a real sense of authenticity. Finally, no Glitterbox party would be complete without a rendition of Soulsearcher’s joyous ‘Can’t Get Enough’, a track that never fails to capture a dancefloor with its irresistibly upbeat hook.  For the track, Soulsearcher re-worked another late-70s soul record, ‘Let’s Lovedance Tonight’ by Gary’s Gang. The joy of Glitterbox is the knowledge that we can enjoy those same musical moments of joy from decades ago, with the same smiling faces and moving feet.

These tracks are the heart and lifeblood of a Glitterbox – A Disco Hï is a collection of grooves, beats and songs that create magical moments on the dancefloor, never to be forgotten.

Glitterbox – A Disco Hï cd tracklist

  1. Michael Wycoff ‘Looking Up To You’
  2. Billy Ocean ‘Nights (Feel Like Gettin’ Down)’ + Apartment 52 featuring Blak Beat Niks ‘All That I Know’ (Accapella)
  3. Evelyn “Champagne” King ‘I’m In Love’ (12″ Version)
  4. ATFC featuring Lisa Millett ‘Bad Habit’ (Dr Packer Remix)
  5. LaTrece ‘I Want To Thank You’ (MK Downtown Mix)
  6. Tensnake ‘Coma Cat’
  7. Mousse T. & Lovebirds ‘Do Anything’ + Kings Of Tomorrow ‘Let Me Tell You Something’ (Sandy Rivera & C. Castel’s Accapella)
  8. The Ritchie Family ‘I’ll Do My Best (For You Baby)’
  9. G.Q. ‘Disco Nights (Rock Freak)’
  10. Eddie Amador ‘House Music’ (Message Mix)
  11. Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley featuring Sharon Pass ‘The Word Is Love’
  12. Memoryman (aka Uovo) ‘Dance Track’
  13. The Believers ‘Who Dares To Believe In Me?’ (Original Mix)
  14. Alison Limerick ‘Where Love Lives’ (Classic Mix)
  15. Soulsearcher ‘Can’t Get Enough!’ (Dr Packer Remix)
  16. Angie Stone ‘Wish I Didn’t Miss You’
  1. Michelle Weeks ‘The Light’ (Jamie Lewis Original Mix)
  2. Jon Cutler featuring E-Man ‘It’s Yours’ (Original Distant Music Mix)
  3. Candi Staton ‘Hallelujah Anyway’ (Original)
  4. Marques Wyatt ‘For Those Who Like to Get Down’ (DEEP Sunday Retro Vibe Mix)
  5. Demuir ‘Derrick, Body Movin’’ (Third Stanza)
  6. Kathy Brown ‘Get Another Love’ (Dr Packer Remix)
  7. Harvey Mason ‘Groovin’ You’ (12″ Version)
  8. DJ Yellow ‘Ride The Rhythm’ (Ian Pooley Remix) + Skwerl ‘All Woman’ (Tool)
  9. Stoned Butterflies ‘Symphony Orchestra’
  10. Claudja Barry ‘Sweet Dynamite’ (Todd Terje Edit) + Roland Clark ‘The First Time’ (Accapella)
  11. Aeroplane featuring Tawatha Agee ‘Love On Hold’ (Dimitri From Paris DJ Friendly Re-Touch)
  12. Alaia & Gallo featuring Kevin Haden ‘Who Is He?’ (Claptone Remix)
  13. Ashford & Simpson ‘Bourgie Bourgie’ (Joe Claussell’s Classic Remix) + Cevin Fisher ‘Music Saved My Life’ (Accapella)
  14. Teddy Pendergrass ‘You Can’t Hide from Yourself’
  15. Black Ivory ‘Mainline’
  16. Blaze featuring Palmer Brown ‘Do You Remember House?’ (Bob Sinclar Club Mix)
  17. Kathy Sledge ‘Take Me Back to Love Again’ (Roger’s Favorite Mix)
  18. M People ‘Moving On Up’ (Roger S. Moving Mix)
  1. Armand Van Helden featuring Duane Harden ‘You Don’t Know Me’
  2. MD X-Spress ‘God Made Me Phunky’ (Original Mix)
  3. Byron Stingily ‘Get Up (Everybody)’ (Mousse T.’s Extended Mix)
  4. Todd Terry ‘Jumpin’’ (Tee’s Freeze Mix)
  5. Cleptomaniacs featuring Bryan Chambers ‘All I Do’ (Dr Packer Remix)
  6. Instant Exposure ‘I Need A Little More’ (Original Victor Simonelli Club Mix)
  7. Class Action ‘Weekend’ (Larry Levan Weekend Mix)
  8. Ralphi Rosario featuring Xavier Gold ‘You Used To Hold Me’ (Mucho Michie House Mix)
  9. Chez Damier ‘Can You Feel It’ (Steve Bug Re-Dub)
  10. Copyright featuring Song Williamson ‘He Is’ (Ferrer & Sydenham Inc Vox Mix)
  11. Kim English ‘Supernatural’ (Mousse T.’s Raw Vocal Mix)
  12. FCL ‘It’s You’ (Mousse T.’s Teef Vocal Mix)
  13. Hercules & Love Affair ‘Do You Feel The Same?’
  14. Africanism & Liquid People ‘Love Is The Answer’
  15. Hifi Sean featuring Crystal Waters ‘Testify’ (Sandy Rivera Main Mix)
  16. Oliver Dollar & Jimi Jules ‘Pushing On’
  17. The Shapeshifters ‘Lola’s Theme Recut’ (Dr Packer Remix)