27 January 2010

Disco is Dead... in Toronto

Apparently, it’s 1979 all over again and the groove queen known as lady disco is dying up north.  The Post-Ups was in Toronto last weekend and, along with Paperless Mag, attended LOVEmusic v1.0 at The Sound Academy.  

The Martinez Brothers, underage sages of American house and techno, spun in one room and DFA's Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem) and DJ Andy Butler (Hercules and Love Affair) spun lovely disco in another.  One was packed.  One was empty.  Guess which one I was in.  

It wasn’t until Switch (who not only helped define fidget house, but also coined the term) came on around 3am that the disco room finally started to fill.  Discophobic Torontonians can love their techno all they want, but when Mahoney and Butler team up the way they did, you get on that floor.  All I can say is this wouldn’t fly in En Why.

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