Friday, January 23, 2009

Sun-kissed, eclectic and totally Cosmic.

An article by Jude Rogers in today's Guardian Film and Music section on "Cosmic Disco" has grabbed my attention. Here's your link.

Cosmic Disco, as described in the article above, has a lot in common with the Balearic scene/tendency/movement. First and foremost, it's gloriously fun. It's also ultra-eclectic. Excitingly, upbeat dreamy dance pop is in the ascendancy right now. Some people put that down to the "credit crunch" (hereby referred to as "c***** c*****" by me, as I'm bloody sick of the phrase). With VV Brown and Little Boots on the brink of massive pop stardom, we could be witnessing the beginnings of another genuinely thrilling period for pop - perhaps even one to rival the great New Pop boom of the early 80s or the exciting excesses of the house/rave era (87-91).

I recommend the "Balearic Beach Sessions" and "Disco Italia: Italo Disco Classics 1977-1985" compilations which were released last year. I'm also sticking in the links section over on the left of your screen.

Happy dancing. :-)