Studio 54, the nightclub at the center of the disco scene in 1970s New York City, has launched a record label called Studio 54 Music. Its debut release is Night Magic Vol. 1, a four-track EP featuring newly reimagined versions of disco club tracks such as Don Ray’s “Got to Have Loving”, Brainstorm's "Lovin' Is Really My Game", Voyage's "Souvenirs" and T-Connection’s “At Midnight.”
Night Magic shares a name with the five-month Brooklyn Museum exhibition that premiered on March 13, just before the city was locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic, and is now set to return July 2020.
The band features former Tower of Power lead singer Tom Bowes (vocals on “At Midnight”); Escort frontwoman Nicki B (vocals on “Got To Have Lovin”); rising R&B star singer Adeline (vocals on Lovin' Is Really My Game) and hustling funk singer RickExpress singing on "Souvenirs". The record was produced by Escort’s JKriv and co-produced by Morgan Wiley who has worked with some of today's finest disco/dance music crews including LCD Soundsystem, Hercules & Love Affair, Midnight Magic, and Dimitri From Paris. Hamilton music director Jonny Dinklage is also featured on the project, taking care of all string arrangements.
Published: 23rd July 2020