DarkStarr, the DJ team consisting of Ashley Beedle and Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy, are ready to release their first mix CD, entitled Psychedelic Disco-Tech.
Hailing from London and New York respectively, DarkStarr have bags of electronic music history between them; Beedle is a former member of the groups Black Science Orchestra and X-Press 2 and a longtime staple of London's club scene, while Murphy honed her craft at The Loft and worked closely with disco pioneer David Mancuso. In the studio and behind the decks, the pair champion a diverse style of cosmic-leaning disco, as loosely described by their new mix CD's title.
"How do we describe the amalgamation of trippy, far-out tunes we play at our nights?" asks Murphy. "What term can depict the variety of moods and emotions we portray without locking us into a certain category? We needed an illustration that was all encompassing and 'psychedelic disco-tech' just seemed to cover it."
The compilation consists of two discs, one mixed by Beedle and the other by Murphy. Mostly contemporary disco is featured, plus a few eclectic gems like Chicago Transit Authority's "I'm a Man." Some of the duo's other projects are featured as well, with tracks by The Wild Rumpus (Murphy and Gary Lucas) and a DarkStarr remix of Mavin (Beedle and Darren Morris).
CD 1 - Cosmo's Mix
01. The Wild Rumpus - Kazan
02. Chicago Transit Authority - I'm A Man
03. Still Going - Spaghetti Circus
04. Mass Production - Cosmic Lust
05. Shirley Lites - Heat You Up (Melt You Down)
06. Yam Who? - Wax the Van (Yam Who? Rework)
07. Sidwho? - Vote Bowie for President
08. Fontan - ....You Too
09. Mavin feat. Candi Station - Revolution (DarkStarr Remix)
10. Vincent Montana Jr. - Warp Factor
11. Bob Holroyd - African Drug
CD 2 - Ashley's Mix
01. Grandadbob - Pictures (Quiet Village Remix)
02. Little Big Bee - City, Country, City (Franck Roger Remix)
03. Blackjoy - Djomani (Disco Jams Mix)
04. Shake the Dog feat. Jepthe Guillaume - Kite Yo Danse
05. Joey Negro & the Sunburst - Man of War (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
06. The KDMS - Never Stop Believing (Nicky Siano Jaguar Remix)
07. Supernova - Sweet Disco Music
08. Simone Fedi - Belzebu Tales
09. Yam Who? - The Star of a Story
10. Afrikanz on Marz - The Road We Travel (Suspension)
11. Illa J feat. Bebi Nova - Sounds Like Love (Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson's In Space Remix)
MRR will release DarkStarr's Psychedelic Disco-Tech on June 21st, 2010.