Social Disco Club
is the moniker of Portugues DJ and producer Humberto Matias. Steadily releasing edits, remixes and finally own productions, he is one of the big players in the Nu Disco secene now. When he reworked an original Daft Punk sample into a highly addictive rhythm salsa groove he scored the summer jam of 2010.
«Daft Funk» was released on Hands of Time Gold in July 2010.
(Casablanca, 1982). One of my favorite tracks, if not the one. 16 minutes of goosebumps on this Patrick Cowley Mega mix. Nothing more need to be said.
(Salsoul, 1981). One of the biggest voices ever (Jocelyn Brown), remixed by one of the best DJ's ever (actually I think that I started to make my transition into disco, listening to Larry's mixtapes and remixes - big influence for me). Those synths near the end, oh my... Sublime.
(BBE, 2006). Finest Maurice Fulton moment in my opinion. He can’t do it wrong but this remix is really something else. Funny story I have about this record: Totally missed it when it came out, and quickly it started changing hands for about 100€, but I managed to grab a mint copy in a «house/techno» shit store in their sales section... the best 1€ I ever spent in my life.
(Open. 1996). I think this record never leaved my bag. Definitly one of the best house records from the 90's, and one of the best remixes from the only and unique DJ Harvey.
(Svek, 1998). If Erot (RIP) was still alive, he surely would be the biggest guy of this music called Nu Disco. Overtalented guy, left us with some masterpieces like this remix, and his own original «Song For Annie».
(DFA, 2005). An amazing acid remix of one of the best new bands around. Also props to DFA, that creates is own sound and is one of the highlights from the 00's.
(Playhouse, 2008). I really like the way Terje deal with is own music, always funny. That’s what we need on today’s dancefloors huh? This is one of the greatest examples, a original techno track turned into an acid disco masterpiece.
(American Standard, 2009). Amazing synth work by Mr Chinn on this Paradise Garage classic tune. It’s always dangerous to mess with such big tracks, but he managed to elevate the track unto a higher level.
(Tiny Sticks, 2006). I only have one word for this Shit Robot remix: Sick!
I had to put my ass on this list, so, this is one of my fave remix. Original track by my portuguese mate and sometimes studio partner, Rui Maia, with his new solo project Mirror People. Together we created last year «The Way You Move», that was remixed by Greg Wilson and DiskJokke and released trough Bear Funk. We have plans to join forces again and try to put together an hole album. With Love Supreme, I tried to give a total diferent aproach to the original, with vocals from Ben Smith from Nuphonic fame.