NYC staples Mike Simonetti and Max Pask share their favorite exotic disco records before they make you dance at Le Bain one Thursday a month. Next party: Thursday, August 2nd.
MAX PASK: La Bellini's “Satan In Love”
"I’m obsessed with this Italian disco (but not Italo) record. I paid way too much for it, but I just had to have it. One day I’ll get my hands on the Finnish version."
MIKE SIMONETTI: Rebles' "Sweetest Taboo 12" "I found this record in the used reggae section of a local record store here in suburban New Jersey, I think for $3.99? I don't remember what I paid for it, but I knew exactly what it was when I found it. Needless to say, I was pretty pumped considering what it sells for these days (a shit ton of money)… I still play this song all the time. It's the perfect summer track– a laid back, drum machine-filled, reggae/disco cover of Sade. Always a floor filler."
MIKE SIMONETTI: Ofo The Black Company's "Allah Wakbarr 7" "My Canadian friend found a few stock copies of this 45 a few years ago, and I immediately snagged one from him. If you aren’t familiar, it's heavy as fuck African psych of the highest order. The song is such a ripper. The guitarist shreds his ass off, the organ player is sloppy, the vocals are raw—exactly how it's meant to be. I'm not sure if this is playable in a club setting, but I had to mention it. Their music is more of the funk realm, so this particular song stands out. They have a few LPs out, but I doubt I'll ever see one in my lifetime…"
MAX PASK: Jo Bisso's "Your Love" "Jo Bisso is from Cameroon and has recorded many amazing songs. This one is a classic I never get tired of."
Peter Britto's "I Want Your Love"
"I don't know much about Peter Britto. I think he's from Trinidad. This is not technically a 'disco' record, but it's an amazing track to dance to!"
MIKE SIMONETTI: Marcos Valle's "Estrelar" "Classic Brazilian boogie funk made by one of the all time greats…there's not much more needed to be said. Another perfect summer song. Perfect for your daytime rooftop party."