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Welcome to the most creative decade of dance music 1977-1987, when disco went underground and became black dance music - the foundation for house and R´n´B. For the first time ever you´ll be able to get hold of the tracks as if someone gave you multi-track tapes from late 70´s and early 80´s disco underground dance tunes.
Classic Disco contains 35 construction kits in disco underground, funk´n´soul, proto house, hi-nrg and funky disco styles from 107 to 125 bpm, plus tons of additional piano, electric piano, guitar, bass, drum & percussion loops - and all in pristine 24bit audio.
The seductive and often-sampled sound of Salsoul Orchestra, SOS band, Evelyn Champagne King, D-Train, Chaka Khan, Quincy Jones, George Duke, Rocker´s Revenge that have been shaped into giant construction kits (some of which are 16 bars long!) will keep you busy for months - each construction kit is divided into individual instrument loops, down to every drumloop part! We´ve even included some fantastic disco funky vocal "whispering shouts" so often used in Chic, Odyssey or Instant Funk chartbusters.
So get down and experience the ultimate in retro dance!
* 35 Full Construction Kits
* Bass & Guitar Loops Matched Pairs
* Eighties Machine Drumloops
* Piano Loops
* Electric Piano Loops
* Vocal Chants
* Percussion Loops
The producer and multi-instrumentalist Davor Devcic aka D3 writes:
"I started to listen funk´n´soul records when I was 15 years old back in 1981. I was seduced by the rich harmonies and arrangements of Quincy Jones, Kashif (producer of Melba Moore and Evelyn King), Jay Graydon (Al Jarreau), Tommy LiPuma (George Benson), Earth, Wind and Fire and many others.
My musical taste grew not only from mainstream funk´n´soul, but, more importantly for my house music foundations, from what is called the "Disco Underground". Those rare grooves founded on funk, soul and jazz left a big mark on my musical knowledge. Alphons Mouson, Shakatak, Light of the World, George Duke, early S.O.S. band, Eumir Deodato, to name but a few. My whole musical biography is in fact a constant search for that fantastically creative sound.
This library sums up (in my opinion) the most creative period of black dance music: from the merging of disco with funk somewhere about 1977 up to the arrival of early house music around about 1987. I have attempted to create the sound of the records from that golden age by using as many authentic live instruments as possible together with early 80s drum machines (such as the LinnDrumm) and other synths from that time.
All the instruments are played by myself apart those brilliant vocals by Andrea and Mirza from Zagreb."
This Multi Format Library (included formats listed on top) does not include any playback software for your computer. A compatible software is required to load and play the sounds of this product.