Monday, February 14, 2011

DJ Apt One - Best of Philly Disco Volume 2

Happy Valentine's Day from the City of Brotherly Love! I've got some gifts for you!

About 10 minutes into creating my "Best of Philly Disco" mix in 2009, I immediately realized that at least one, if not two sequels were necessary. In trying to represent so many facets of this prolific time in Philly's music history (and make a tasteful mix), I realized that one mix couldn't cover it all.

Here again are the criteria I used to select the tunes:
1. Made by a Philly-born/bred artist
2. Made by an artist on a Philly record label
3. Written/Arranged/Composed someone strongly associated with the Philly sound
4. Played by a Philly label’s house band
This volume is dedicated to the memory of the great Teddy Pendergrass, who passed away in 2010.

As an added bonus (and this week's "Year of the Edit" contribution), you can download my edit of The Spinners - I'll Be Around which appears on the mix!

The tracklist appears in the comments section of the post.

Best of Philly Disco Vol. 2 by DJ Apt One

I'll Be Around (DJ Apt One Edit) by DJ Apt One


DJ Apt One - Best of Philly Disco Volume 1 on Soundcloud

For previous "Year of the Edit" entries, look HERE.

1 comment:

Gentlewhoadie Apt One said...


1. Intro
2. Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - Bad Luck
(Philadelphia International, 1975)
3. Patti LaBelle - Music Is My Way of Life (12")
(Epic, 1970)
4. First Choice - Love Thang
(Gold Mind, 1979)
5. The Jones Girls - You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else (12")
(Philadelphia International, 1979)
6. Evelyn King - I'm In Love (12")
(RCA, 1981)
7. Cashmere - Do It Anyway You Wanna (12")
(Philly World, 1983)
8. Terri Wells - I'll Be Around (12')
(Philly World, 1984)
9. The Spinners - I'll Be Around (DJ Apt One Edit)
(Atlantic, 1972 / White Label, 2011)
10. The Salsoul Orchestra - Ooh, I Love It (Love Break) (12")
(Salsoul, 1983)
11. Hi Voltage - Love Is The Message (12")
(One Way, 1983)
12. Fat Larry's Band - Here Comes The Sun
(Fantasy/WMOT, 1979)
13. Dexter Wansel - I Just Want To Love You
(Philadelphia International, 1978)
14. The O'Jays - I Love Music (Extended)
(Philadelphia International, 1975)
15. South Shore Commission - Free Man
(Wand, 1975)
15. Teddy Pendergrass - The More I Get, The More I Want (Dimitri's Super Disco Blend)
(Philadelphia International, 1977 / BBE, 2010)
16. Outro