Love Club was an obscure one off project fronted by Jay "Mixin" Dixon, a DJ with a long history at NYCs Kiss FM where he played deep House and Garage on the stations legendary master-mix show in the early 90's. The record also features a mystery, uncredited female vocalist assisted by some top shelf studio personnel manning the boards.
It was released on the mighty West End Records in August 1983 and is Dixon's first foray into releasing music. "Hot Summer Nights" is a real under the radar gem and it bears all the hallmarks of a classic West End production of the time: slick, synth heavy, futuristic sounding production and sultry vocals extolling the virtues of eyes meeting across the dance-floor of a unknown discotech on a sticky summer night, a nice slice of electronic Disco bliss that even features a rapped verse from Dixon himself towards the end of the track! Flip it over to side B for the obligatory instrumental mix / dub where the spacious, stripped back groove really comes to life.
Yet another gem from the vast West End catalogue re-mastered, re-pressed and re-released in conjunction with the label, featuring the original label artwork from 1983. A treat for all serious Disco / Boogie fans.
"A West End Mix"
Published: 2nd October 2014