Six years in the making and now it’s officially released: “The Men In The Glass Booth” includes re-edits and remixes by the most influential DJs of the disco era, starting with a then totally new and obscure format, the 12″ single on Salsoul Records (“Ten Percent” by Double Exposure, 1976) and continuing on two 5-LP box sets or on a 3-CD set, compiled by Glasgow-based DJ Al Kent, responsible also for “The Best Of Disco Demands”.
I haven’t heard the full box set yet, but the John Gibbs & the Jam Band track “J’Ouvert”, remixed by Frank Sestito, is already a very promising and classic-disco entry which really whets your appetite for more of those hilariously ground-breaking disco cuts. There is also a pretty quirky, but effective remix of “Magic Bird Of Fire” by The Salsoul Orchestra, courtesy of Francois Kevorkian. We need more of these, please!
The huge collection also includes, just to mention a few of my own favorites from the past, “L.A. Sunshine” by Aurra in a Robert Ouimet remix, “Love Thang” by First Choice, remixed by Tee Scott, or “It’s A Better Than Good Time” by Gladys Knight & the Pips, remixed by Walter Gibbons.