You may have noticed that over the New Year, we didn’t draw up a list of our favourite releases of 2020. Truthfully, we had list fatigue. I feel we have enough, lists, regulating our day to day lives, why be adding more to the pile. That is not to say, some releases stood out more than others. The debut album “Black Country Disco” from Tom Aspaul was one of my most played of the year according to, Spotify Wrapped. (Although, I didn’t NEED Spotify to tell me what I knew already.) If I am having, a day where I am struggling a bit. I listen to the heartbreak disco-pop of “Black Country Disco” it soon has me on the road to feeling like old myself again. I am so happy Tom is following the release up with remix album “Black Country Discothèque.” And that Tom has begun teasing the upcoming release with the track “The Program.” Where he teams up with San Francisco based funk phenomenon, Funk LeBlanc, and feature vocalist and songwriter Madeleine Wood.
The mood set by “The Program” is the 80s. There are not so subtle hints of the evergreen Giorgio Moroder, Phil Oakey track “Together In Electric Dreams,” wrapped around stylish funk disco beats. I already know, I am going to play this track, super lots. Because, of, the vibe being hot like a disco inferno.
It seems Gay Times has been given the full brief about the release. Their article drops more than a few, tantalizing, nuggets of info about what we can expect. If you’d like some spoilers, check the feature HERE.
Whereas under Tom’s guidance, we were cry-dancing at the “Black County Disco.” Because of “The Program” I am of the feeling, only happy dancing will be allowed at the “Black Country Discothèque.”