Haunted Cocktails (Extended Edit)

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Intro was a Synth-Pop Belgian duo composed by Jimmy O’Neill and (gorgeous) Jacqui Brookes. They released two singles in 1983, the last one “Haunted Cocktails” was produced by Mike Hedges: a killer dance track with a nice use of the concertina. This extended version by Frank Schmidt was released for the Disconet Program Service the same year.

Intro – Haunted Cocktails (Extended Edit) (Discogs)

Jimmy Ruffin – Hold On To My Love

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From the Disconet DJ News: “Here’s the song that RSO forgot the 12″ on… Jimmy Ruffin’s “Hold On To My Love. “The 3 minute 7” single had a great instrumental as its backside, and Robbie Leslie made his own acetate which he wore out in a few weeks. Robbie has recreated his remix, which has become legend at Underground and The Pavillion on Fire Island where Robbie plays. Raul engineered the remix, and it was supercut by Jack Supercutter Skinner to bring out all those great sounds and the energy inherent in the tracks. Jimmy probably got lost in the r&b/pop shuffle, and it was just not fashionable a year ago to make 12″ remixes for clubs. Maybe things are now changing, as Atlantic and CBS are sure selling a lot of commercial 12s in the northeast. Robbie’s remix shows, once again, that you can’t keep an exceptionally fine song away from the dance floor. It was written by Robin Gibb and Blue Weaver, who also produced the song together. Jimmy is at his finest on “Hold On”, and Robbie’s energy intro and smooth outro should make this special version very useful. While the tempo is high (129 BPM), the texture is smooth. Enjoy!

Jimmy Ruffin – Hold On To My Love (Extended Remix) (Discogs)

Starlight (Extended American Edit)

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A record which I’m so proud to finally have in my collection. This extended edit made (and signed) by Casey Jones was also released on the Disconet Music Service. A must have for all the lovers of slow disco music.

RISQUé – Starlight (Extended American Edit) (Discogs)

The Patrick Cowley MegaMix

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Written by Frank Loverde, Don Minley and James Wirrick. Sung by Izora Amsted and Martha Wash aka the Two Tons O’ Fun. Remixed by Patrick Cowley.

This is how the Disconet Service launched the promo in 1983.

Two Tons 0′ Fun (more recently known as The Weather Girls) are next with a very special Patrick Cowley MegaMix of their 1980 classic, “I Got The Feeling.”  Harvey Fuqua produced the original tracks for Fantasy/Honey, which were originally mixed by John Kovarek.  Nancy Pitts was executive producer.  Patrick sent us his special MegaMix in 1981, and the tape surfaced during a massive cleanup of some 300 tapes in the Disconet studios a few weeks ago.  We believe that the mix is so strong that after the dust settles, someone’s just got to put this one out commercially.

And it happened.

I Got The Feeling (The Patrick Cowley MegaMix) (Discogs)

Amy Bolton – Do Me A Favour

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Raul A. Rodriguez was a true disco wizard. Along with his C.O.D. project he produced many remixes, exclusive for the Disconet Program Service: the never forgotten “subscription” label founded in 1977 by Mike Wilkinson. He had a unique touch. This disco-rock remix for Amy Bolton is remixed with Mark Berry.

Amy Bolton – Do Me A Favour (A Raul Dance Mix) (Discogs)