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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Thanks to Jeff Boozer for this mix of "solid gold sounds of the 1970s and 80s from the soft frequency and beyond."  

Jeff has been hosting an AOR night called Smoothday in Oakland, California for over four years. "It's at a small but very classy bar owned by a few friends," he says.
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Many thanks to Andrew Hill for this exclusive edit for AOR Disco.

"This was a genuine spur of the moment thing," say Andrew. "The intro reminded me of Phil Glass or Steve Reich, so it seemed obvious to lengthen it. I think the lyrical content has a bit more drama with the additional gaps between the vocal lines (and is there reference in there to the early 90s issues in the Ukraine?!).

Thanks to Mark 'Good Vibes' Taylor of La Homage for his latest exclusive mix for AOR Disco. 

Mark will be DJing at the much anticipated Ned Doheny gig at The Social in London on Friday, March 27th. Doheny is a West Coast legend, best known for classics such as Get It Up For Love and Prove My Love and this will be his first ever tour of the UK. 

Mark runs a monthly night called Reference Point with George Arthur (using artwork by Stan Kalopitas).

"This is a small mixtape homage to the 1970s Westcoast legend Ned Doheny, who is touring Europe for the first time thanks to " says Marcus Liesenfeld ask DJ Supermarket, the man behind the recent Too Slow To Disco compilation. "These are just my favourite twelve tracks from the master of Blue Eyed Soul. Listening to some of these great compositions performed live will probably make me shed a tear or two. And I'm honoured to be DJing at his show in Berlin.

Here are the dates:

19.3.
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Les Fisher returns with his latest exclusive mix of aquatic rarities from the 1970s.

The latest instalment in the most popular series running on AOR Disco. It features yet more ultra-rare tracks from the 1970s and 1980s, selected and mixed by Paul Hillery.

On Saturday 31st of January 2015 at the Aloha Got Soul reissue label launch party at Brilliant Corners in London, DJs Cedric Bardawil (Deux Spin), Laura Coxeter (Launette) and Darren Griffiths (Red Greg) played a 100% vinyl selection of Hawaiian Rare Groove, West Coast AOR, Soul and Disco. Here is an exclusive download of the full 6 hour set.

To kick off February here's a "half tempo 1980s power pop rock balearic dub reggae reinterpretation" of Hall & Oates' 1982 hit Maneater by Flying White Dots aka ambient DJ and Bestival resident Bryan Whellams.
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Les Fisher curates another fine selection of mellow 1970s gold featuring artists who enjoyed only the most fleeting moments of soft rock glory.
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