featuring over 30 minutes of music recorded between 1973-75 found on tapes in maurice tanis attic. all songs have been remastered for vinyl by george horn at fantasy studios. the jacket features an alluring photo of candida seductively sprawled with a broken virgin mary statue around her head, originally commissioned by jorge socarras for an indoor life single, and shot by arne svenson. each copy includes a 16-page booklet with never seen-before photos, interviews and liner notes from patrick and candida’s friends, roommates and musical collaborators.
dark entries and honey soundsystem records have teamed up again to release another volume of gay porn soundtracks by san francisco-based musician and producer, patrick cowley. “muscle up” is a collection of cowley’s instrumental songs recorded between 1973 and 1980 found in the fox studio vaults. this compilation also includes bonus compositions found in the basement of megatone records owner john hedges and the attic of former bandmate maurice tani.
* kickin in*, an epic 12-minute journey through disco, that patrick cowley recorded in 1978. the song encapsulates the hi-nrg dance music that patrick became known for. it was an * up* sound for the gay disco scene, music that would compliment and sometimes enhance all night dancing. on the flip are two earlier songs produced between 1975-77 featuring basslines by college classmate and studio mate maurice tani. both songs feature patrick narrating erotic gay sex fantasies inspired by san franciscos leather bars, back rooms and bathhouses. these songs show the sleazy side of cowleys slow burning, oozing electronic creations
dark entries and honey soundsystem have teamed up to release to release a special double vinyl edition of *catholic*, the lost opus of disco pioneer patrick cowley and indoor life vocalist jorge socarras. this compilation features over 80 minutes of minimal proto-techno and synth-driven post punk recorded between 1975-1979.
2nd single from the patrick cowley & jorge socarras album >catholic<. bleeding edge remixing by oni ayhun and noble editing by morgan geist added for your pleasure. while still everybody keeps guessing whos behind the mysterious and burning hot works of oni ayhun, macros got the mans first ever remix! o.a. obscured cowleys >memory fails me< with his trademark darkness and took it to the edge of engineering. and its got all that feeling, too! if you asked yourself what a forward-thinking patrick cowley might have done today - here is a serious offering. >burn brighter flame< is the disco heart of the album. with all disco crate digging of the decade, >bbf< is the ultimate find. since the original artists had intended this one to be a single theres also a stunning instrumental! we just remember how everybody got tears of joy when finn johannsen mixed the different versions of this for the first time at berlins picknick. who could have been asked for an edit of this gem other than metro areas morgan geist? creating a dialogue between the vocal and instrumental versions, his edit offers even more variety for the dj to mix in and out of this great tune.
lost for 30 years - unreleased masterpieces by disco legend patrick cowley and indoor life singer jorge socarras - remixed by morgan geist (metro area) & kink (rush hour)! first single from the forthcoming album “catholic” by patrick cowley & jorge socarras. “soon” is a dark proto-techno track with hypnotic lyrics and warped synths, while “robot children” builds on a rigid sequencer bassline and futuristic sounddesign. these masterpieces were lost for 30 years and get released for the very first time! the first remix comes from no one less than metro area’s morgan geist - and it’s arguably one of his best mixes to date. responsible for environ’s unclassics series, he certainly was the first call for the job. his rework transforms cowley’s trademark production sound into 2009, respectful for authenticity and forward thinking at the same time. rush hour’s kink has turned heads with his incredible production skills and live appearances. his remix of “soon , derived from the original’s drum machine sounds, catapults the track to the future. bass heavy with a rugged beat, this is one to cross boundaries from techno to dubstep to experimental!
another volume of gay porn soundtracks by san francisco-based musician and producer, patrick cowley. perhaps one of the most revolutionary and influential people in the canon of disco music, cowley created his own brand of hi-nrg dance music, the san francisco sound.by the mid-70s, patrick s synthesizer skills landed him a job composing and producing songs for disco superstar sylvester, including hits like “you make me feel (mighty real)”, “dance disco heat” and -stars.- this helped patrick obtain more work as a remixer and producer. his 18-minute long remix of donna summers i feel love and his production work with edgy new wave band indoor life were both of particular note. by 1981, patrick had released a string of dance 12 inch singles, like menergy and megatron man. he also had founded megatone records and released his debut album, menergy. on november 12, 1982, he passed away. in 1979 patrick was contacted by john coletti, owner of famed gay porn company fox studio in los angeles. muscle up is a collection of cowleys instrumental songs recorded between 1973 and 1980 found in the fox studio vaults. this compilation also includes bonus compositions found in the basement of megatone records owner john hedges and the attic of former bandmate maurice tani. influenced by tomita, wendy carlos, and giorgio moroder, patrick crafted an electronic sound from his collection of synthesizers, percussion, modified guitars, and hand-built equipment. the songs on muscle up are divided into four sides, each showcasing a different facet of cowley s work. side one opens with an ambient journey through the amazon. tension builds on side two, with the instrumental demo version of the slow-chugging masterpiece i need somebody to love tonight. on sides three and four things go interstellar with ecstatic space-funk and galactic workouts. featuring 75 minutes of music, this compilation contains soundtrack music from two fox studio films, muscle up and school daze, plus additional songs from the same era, never before released on vinyl. the vinyl comes housed in a extra wide spine jacket and giant fold-out poster featuring a handmade collage using photography and xerox graphics of classic gay porn imagery from the fox studio vaults by berlin-based artist gwenael rattke. each double album also contains a 8x11 glossy promotional muscle up replica poster with original vhs artwork plus an essay from maurice tani
lost for 30 years - the revolutionary album by one of dance music’s most influential producers finally sees the day of light! containing an incredible array of synth-driven innovation, electonic musics history books will be rewritten.
monstruous tracks straight from the basement feat. one of the original house music creator ron hardy.all the real djs were looking for those for years. grab it before it s sold out, we have very few copies. a must have
disconet greatest hits vol. 9 contains quite possibly the best collection of remixes from the series. all 4 tracks are pure gold dancefloor dynamite and are extended versions exclusively made for discos by djs of the time. we kick off with bilbos fantastically quirky take of james browns sex machine, giving it the electronic funk treatment. next producer extrondinaire patrick cowleys megatron man is a heavy hitting 9 mins of hi nrg disco. on the flip magnifiques self titled magnifique is stretched out and given more oompth and finally skatt brothers classic walk the night is given several re edits, adds druggy vocal snippets, and even breaks out into relax... it truly has to be heard to be believed!
suss d records – the home of 2 legendary disco labels: salsoul & p&p, coined the phrase deep disco to draw together the very cool but much underrated world of rare & underground disco music, that for whatever reason remained largely unknown until now!
der londoner dubstep-pionier und hotflush-labelbetreiber scuba aka paul rose beweist seine einzigartigkeit mit einem 75-minütigen fabric-set aus 42(!) über- und nacheinander gelegten tracks. unterschiedliche künstler wie pearson sound und patrick cowley, donato dozzy und midland treffen in einer düster-verführerischen atmosphäre aufeinander, so dass man sich zwischen pumpendem lo-fi techno und subsonischen bässen im rave-kosmos verliert.
two djs, one tracklist - an innovative double dj mix concept by the makers of macro. two djs, one tracklist. probably for the first time in the history of dance music a release focuses on extracting the pure sound signature of the dj. when the tracks to choose from are limited to one playlist, the sequencing decisions and mix styles of the djs reveal their individualities. as well as the different possibilities the music allows when formed into one continuous stream.macrospective is the first conceptual double mix offering a 1 on 1 comparison of the art of djing with two masters of the craft. but you’ll also love it for being a comprehensive retrospective of one of the most intriguing contemporary label catalogues in electronic music. the two mixes by macro founders stefan goldmann and finn johannsen highlight key works of the label (including poll winners the maze, law of return, arcade & lunatic fringe), bringing out the versatility and individuality of each track.