Our beloved Horse Meat Disco are proud to announce their first ever full-length album Love & Dancing, a joyous, 14-track collection of the nightlife titans’ exquisite productions. Released on Friday 2nd October for download and streaming, the album will also be available on limited Deluxe Edition pink vinyl, featuring a download link and fold-out poster. Available to pre-order now, along with new single 'Message To The People', featuring Amy Douglas & Dames Brown.
The four-strong DJ collective of Luke Howard, Severino Panzetta, James Hillard and Jim Stanton started their disco shenanigans on New Year’s Day, 2004 at The Eagle, Vauxhall and over the 16 years since, their nightlife tenure has seen them become a global brand. With residences in Berlin, New York, Lisbon and their London bedrock, as well as regular appearances at our Glitterbox parties across the globe, the group have become one of the most revered and adored acts on the international club circuit.
Now evolving from expert selectors to creative, freewheeling disco inventors, the group have fashioned a record gilded with the fleet-footed spirit of their disco forebears. Under the masterful tuition of nightlife don and Classic Music Company head Luke Solomon, Love & Dancing is the culmination of seven years’ work, fashioned from the demos the four have been working on simply for the love of making music. Free of cover versions and tired samples, it is documentary evidence that disco has a present and future every bit the platinum-grade equal of its storied past.
Horse Meat Disco's debut record is seven years in the making.
Posted by Resident Advisor on Thursday, September 17, 2020
Working with an array of A-List collaborators including close friend, main feature and co-writer on the album Amy Douglas, founding member of Sister Sledge Kathy Sledge, acid jazz pioneer N'Dea Davenport, rising star Fiorious and the inimitable trio Dames Brown. Highlights from the LP include the adored Glitterbox anthems ‘Let’s Go Dancing’ and ‘Falling Deep In Love’, the laid-back disco jam ‘Message To The People’, collaboration with The Phenomenal Handclap Band ‘Sanctuary’ and the irresistibly soulful ‘Home’ featuring Atlanta songstress Hadiya George. Love & Dancing is an album to get lost in, flawlessly arranged, produced and curated from start to finish.
The album’s artwork is designed by James Rosamond, an old flat mate of James Hillard and a regular at The Eagle. Previously working on the group’s flyers for their Sunday night parties at the Vauxhall pub, he has now created 14 characters (one per track on the album), each representing a regular at the weekly parties. Made up from horse hooves, penises, electrical items and more, they have developed into purposefully abstract ‘weird and wonderful’ disco freaks you’d find losing it on the dancefloor to Horse Meat Disco’s DJ sets. James’ illustrated characters will populate the designs for forthcoming singles, merchandise and production on the group’s future gigs.
1. Horse Meat Disco featuring Amy Douglas ‘Let’s Go Dancing’
2. Horse Meat Disco & Kathy Sledge ‘Falling Deep In Love’
3. Horse Meat Disco featuring Annette Bowen & Fi McCluskey ‘I’m You Dancing’
4. Horse Meat Disco featuring Amy Douglas & Dames Brown ‘Message To The People’
5. Horse Meat Disco featuring Fi McCluskey ‘Love If You Need It’
6. Horse Meat Disco featuring N’Dea Davenport ‘Fight For Love’
7. Horse Meat Disco featuring Xavier & ROY INC. ‘Self Control’
8. Horse Meat Disco & The Phenomenal Handclap Band ‘Sanctuary’
9. Horse Meat Disco featuring Doug Hiller ‘Burn’
10. Horse Meat Disco featuring Amy Douglas ‘Spacebound’
11. Horse Meat Disco featuring Fiorious ‘Give Me All Your Love’
12. Horse Meat Disco featuring Amy Douglas & Valerie Etienne ‘Feed Your Hungry Mind’
13. Horse Meat Disco & Kathy Sledge ‘Jump Into The Light’
14. Horse Meat Disco featuring Hadiya George & Aaron Sokell ‘Home’
15. BONUS TRACK: Horse Meat Disco featuring ROY INC. ‘Waiting’ (Extended 12” Mix)
16. BONUS TRACK: Horse Meat Disco featuring Amy Douglas & Dames Brown ‘Message To The People’ (Philly Mix)
Love & Dancing will be available to download & stream via Glitterbox Recordings on 2nd October 2020, pre-order here: https://gbox.click/LoveAndDancing.
Deluxe pink double 12" vinyl pack is available to pre-order here: https://defected.com/love-and-dancing.html