Released in 1979 Queen Samantha's "Take A Chance" has gone down in Disco history as an all time classic.
Produced by former Aphrodite's Child bassist Harris Halkitis and featuring elongated naked "DJ friendly" drum breaks and uplifting vocals and synths the record was sure to be a hit in Discotheques on it's initial release. The record was a huge success and has been sampled, edited and re-appropriated countless times, it even captured the ears and minds of the nascent Hip Hop movement that was brewing in New Yorks Bronx neighbourhoods a few years after it's release with Afrika Bambaataa including it on his game changing "Death Mix" session with Jazzy Jay in 1983.
Both sides of the 12" are bona-fide Disco gold, pairing Queen Samantha's soaring vocals with the stripped back, percussion heavy back drop of Halkitis and his band. "Take A Chance" still sounds as fresh, epic and driving today as it did in '79 and still finds favour with forward thinking Disco DJ's who include it in sets now.
This is only one of many underground Disco classics that the mighty Miami based TK Disco label brought to the world, officially re-mastered, re-pressed and re-issued in conjunction with Joe Stone / TK Disco.
File under - Classic / Essential
Published: 27th November 2014