On Saturday April 18th our friend DJ Supermarkt will be arriving in London from Berlin to play Too Slow To Disco sets at Rough Trade East at 12:30 to 2pm and then at the Royal Academy of Arts from 9pm to midnight at California Soul, an event "inspired by Richard Diebenkorn's Ocean Park series which he painted from his beach front studio in Santa Monica."  

Last week DJ Supermarkt announced the sequel to Too Slow To Disco (which was Rough Trade's Best Compilation Album of 2014) and below is an exclusive preview mini-mix.

"Deep cuts from 75-82," says Greg Brown of The Softest Stone. "Styles range from mellow folk to slinky funk to moody pop-rock, while the vibe runs throughout.
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Many thanks to FabioLouis Barker for this exclusive remix for AOR Disco. The best known versions of 'Carpet Crawlers' are the original from the 1974 album The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway and the 1999 re-record by the band themselves. But this is a remix of the version which originally appeared on the classic Seconds Out live album from Genesis' 1976 tour, which featured Bill Buford from Yes and King Crimson on drums.

"With four AOR Disco Vintage Edits compilation CDs ram-packed under my belt and a new MOOG synth squeezed in the new studio, I've started a new venture featuring my original works," says Ben Zaven-Crane of Mojo Filter. "The new album is called Escape Aid and I've self-released it on my new label which is set to carve out a new direction for me.

"It's Spring here in Northern California, and it has been incredibly warm and dry, with little reason not to get swept up in vintage West Coast sounds," says Jeff Boozer of Smoothday.  "This mix looks forward to Summer, and less responsibilities. It dispenses with the bedroom bong and grabs for your big sister's bead and feather decorated roach clip for an afternoon waterfall hike or casual beachfront cruiser ride with a friend.
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Paul Hillery continues his explorations to the frontiers of 1970s soft rock and disco obscurity. And in this mix he outdoes himself with the inclusion of Chandos Music's 'To See One Eagle Fly', recorded from the 7" Peter Beaver owns, which is the only copy in the whole world.

Many thanks to Kenny Dickenson aka Red Ken for this exclusive remix for AOR Disco. 

Labor of Love originally appeared on Ned Doheny's 1979 album Prone, which is about to be released on vinyl for the first time outside of Japan by Be With Records (who also organised Ned's triumphant European tour last week).

Red Ken was one of the earliest contributors to our site and his take on Steve Perry's She's Mine remains the gold standard of AOR remixes.

To celebrate the release this week of the brand new Toto album X1V - arguably their best since The Seventh One in 1988 - here's an exclusive edit of the smoothest track on the record by AOR Disco regular Northern Rascal. 

'Chinatown' started life as a demo recorded during the sessions for the band's debut record in 1978, a time when the members of Toto were best known as Boz Scagg's backing band.

In this fourth volume in the series,  Les Fisher takes a break from his collection of ultra-rare vinyl from the 1970s and features instead an entire set of tracks recorded after the year 2000. From late works of veteran LA masters such as Bill LaBounty and Ned Doheny to new acts who are steeped in the smooth traditions of old, such as Sun Rai and State Cows, this mix shows that AOR/Westcoast music is still going strong in the 21st Century.
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