Promo's, edits, mega-mixes, the record pools, white labels, acetates, reel to reels.
All of the above were the weapons of choice for the disc jockey's of yesteryear, utilising these tools helped various luminaries pave the way for where we are today on the modern dance-floor. Those 'secret' mixes, 'private' versions and edits of the hottest Disco jams that only the select few had access to could make or break a DJ's reputation in the clubs and on the streets.
It is within this world that the For Discos Only label operates, sourcing the finest underground edits and mixes for the Discotheques. We carefully hand pick and dig for obscure or forgotten versions of the best tracks that may have been previously out of reach for the majority, inviting the hottest editors and mixers to open up their archives and share their secret weapons with us all via the medium of the 12" record.
For our debut release we present South London mainstay Medlar. Already a formidable talent behind the decks across the world and widely known through his releases on London's Wolf Music label, he tackles some choice cuts from the mighty TK Disco catalogue and delivers a 4 track EP of remixed tracks and edits utilising various parts, breaks and sounds from a plethora of classic and obscure TK related music. You may find yourself recognising elements of the tracks, but you haven't heard them like this before. Medlar has gone deep into the music and crafted something brand new from cuts that are almost 40 years old through some very clever rearranging and the addition of analogue synths and fresh, contemporary production methods. This whole EP was conceived and recorded across 7 days spent on Reunion Island in the Indian ocean, off the coast of Madagascar.
These versions are completely brand new, designed to remind the dance-floor of where we came from in a respectful, modern fashion. Giving a nod to the pioneers who came before us in the DJ booth. Absolutely essential tracks for the late night dancers. All mixes are 100% legit, licensed and sanctioned. For Discos Only is a BOOTLEG FREE zone. Too legit to quit.
'Let's dance tonight'
Published: 26th January 2017