LUSH ,SEXY, AND PULSATING RHYTHMS!
Patrick Frierson | 04/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Had your fill for Disco Connection Vol 1 and you're looking for another fix, Disco Connection Vol 2 ought to do the trick. This CD is every bit as good if not better than the first volume. In this volume, there's a higher emphasis on r&b minded disco than the first volume (which was a highly eclectic set touching on nearly every dance music style).
"Bourgie Bourgie" is perhaps Ashford and Simpson's best track next to "Solid". The track gradually builds to a climax with a jazzy piano loop and a solid backbeat substaining the groove. "Cosmic Lust" is a deep slab of funky disco courtesy of Mass Production. The track does a great job of using the synthesizer to create this acid/phychadelic effect to build up to a funky groove. While "That's where the happy People Go" by The Trammps is not a standout on the set, I prefer this over the dated and overplayed "Disco Inferno". I love the tracks by Chaka Khan and Goody Goody, but the song that steal the show is "Why Leave us Alone" by Five Special. This song is the climax of this set as it touch on every style of music that's on the album by extending itself to the 10 minute mark.
While every song on here is great in every way, there are a couple of questionable choices. Why is Chic's "Everybody Dance" and Sister Sledge's "He's the Greatest Dancer" on a set with underground cult classics? Correct me if I'm wrong but weren't those pop hits?
They're great songs, but since those songs were major mainstream hits, they don't fit in well with the rest of the tracks on the album (since this album is suppose to present listeners with tracks that were famous in the clubs and not pop hits). But then again, they were also club hits and that could the reason for them being included on this set.
Those questionable song choices aside, what you're get from Disco Connection Vol 2 is nothing short of sweet and sweaty satsifaction.
If you can't get to that, get the CD and see where I'm coming from when I tell you these grooves beat hard enough to shatter a mirror ball!
I you love this, check out these titles ;
Salsoul Presents: Definitive 12" masters vols. 1&2
Salsoul Presents: Essential Boogie Flavas
Salsoul Presents: Latin Funk Flavas
A Tom Moulton mix
Any Larry Levan compliamation
Much like this compliamation, those are the bread and butter of authenic dance music without the cheese!