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West End is the Teacher, Salsoul is the Preacher

Had a big birthday this weekend. Friends took me to Capone's for the Alldisco party. Tucked away in the art ghetto of Williamsburg, it's an unpresuming little bar; though it has that hipster vibe, it's not a condescending crowd in the least. If this place had existed back when I was wet behind the ears and living around the area at age 22, I think it might have become a favorite.

Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face (Male Vocal)
Spirited discussion of the song here

I had heard the Alldisco people spun mostly Paradise Garage type records and our Park Slope bourgie crew wanted to dance. Coming out of a gutbuster birthday dinner at nearby Bamonte's, the free pizza with every drink was the last thing we needed to see. Never thought my trainspotter ass would ever get a chance to do the white man overbite dance to Class Action's "Weekend" and other Sleeping Bag goodies. The DJs threw out a few oddities, but mostly were working to move the crowd, I seem to remember some choicely timed Human League got most of the women on the dancefloor.

We were making our way to the doors when the Klein & M.B.O. came on. The dub is quite handy for its catchy keyboard loop, but the Alldisco crew put on the weirder female vocal version. Needless to say, we stuck around a while longer.

Klein & M.B.O. - Dirty Talk
More on Klein & M.B.O. here

Some excellent Alldisco longform mixes here
Or, buy Dan Selzer's mix CD at RVNG