Two words; THE BOOG!

Tonight we bring you THE BOOG; four local DJ's / producers bringing the best of boogie and disco to the dance floor. Good vibes assured. For the first time ever we are bringing together two DJs that are already well known for their love of that good 70s stuff, with two DJs that are better known for making some of the best hiphop on these shores, to all share their love of disco and boogie.

We caught up with Frank Booker, Hudge, Lucky Lance and Eno to ask them a few questions about what boogie means to them, the relationship between hiphop and disco, and even get a few tune recommendations.

FRANK BOOKER

Although Boogie was given birth by Disco Music in the early ’80’s, the influence has carried through into a lot of other genres like Hiphop, House, Techno and even Pop right up to present day. What do you think it is about Disco that continues to inspire and stay relevant now? 

Wow, big question! I guess Disco is at the roots of many styles (whether or not that is acknowledged!). Disco grew up alongside Hip Hop, and is the father of House obviously. The reason I think the best of it remains relevant is that it still works for dance floors and inspires that escapism that is at the root of all good parties.

Hiphop is riddled with Soul and Funk samples, but there's some pretty great tracks with Boogie samples. What's your favourite Disco/Boogie sample?

I'd go with Floating Points 'Love Me Like This' which samples and reworks Real to Reel 'Love me like this'

The BOOG will be our first jam dedicated solely to Disco and Boogie. What are you looking forward to the most?

I'm looking forward to partying with friends new and old, and hopefully giving some shine to some records that people maybe haven't heard before. 'Edutainment' as my man Recloose says!

Frank…Who is Lucia? Are you going to bring her?

Lucia is the source of all things good, and she is my secret weapon. She is always at my side. It's my mixer made by Medhi El Aquil at Condesa Electronics in Adelaide, Australia. He made me the first in the series, and has gone on to make almost 200 of them by hand. It sounds unbelievable. Let's dance!

Above: Floating Points 'Love Me Like This'; one of Frank Booker's favourite samples.

HUDGE

Although Boogie was given birth by Disco Music in the early ’80’s, the influence has carried through into a lot of other genres like Hiphop, House, Techno and even Pop right up to present day. What do you think it is about Disco that continues to inspire and stay relevant now?

It's a hard one to put your finger on really. Boogie has less of the cheese factor that Disco had so I think the groove, musicality and deep basslines resonated with producers across the board and still remains to today.

Hiphop is riddled with Soul and Funk samples, but there's some pretty great tracks with Boogie samples. What's your favourite Disco/Boogie sample?

Alicia Myers - I wanna thank you and Picked up by Busta’s Thank You

The BOOG will be our first jam dedicated solely to Disco and Boogie. What are you looking forward to the most?

I can not wait to hear the music…I’m a fan of all the guys playing and I know they all have exceptional taste so its gonna be a tune fest for sure. Chris Cox aka Frank Booker is the Disco Don too so he always has a couple of musical treats up his sleeves. I think we are all going to go” in” on Friday!

Hudge…How did you get into Boogie music?

I first started DJing at 15 with a group of friends from school. One of em was a fella called Bez and he had a crazy collection of Funk and Rare Groove records. We went on to form a crew called Take it 2 the Bridge with 4 other mates in ’98 which is actually still going strong today. It was just prior to this time, probably mid 90’s, that Bez went deep into the Boogie sound. I’ve been listening to his mixes and biting his tunes ever since hahaha.

Above: Hudge's sample pick, Alicia Myers - 'I want to thank you'

LUCKY LANCE

Although Boogie was given birth by Disco Music in the early ’80’s, the influence has carried through into a lot of other genres like Hiphop, House, Techno and even Pop right up to present day. What do you think it is about Disco that continues to inspire and stay relevant now?

People still love to dance .

Hiphop is riddled with Soul and Funk samples, but there's some pretty great tracks with Boogie samples. What's your favourite Disco/Boogie sample?

I don’t really have a favourite but off the top of my head, Biggie - mo money mo problems, and Diana Ross - I'm coming out.

The BOOG will be our first jam dedicated solely to Disco and Boogie. What are you looking forward to the most?

Apart from playing alongside the sweet line-up, the vibe. I've got a good feeling about this one.

Lucky…You're at a house party and for the last hour it's been straight Rap. You get your hands on the aux cord, what Disco/Boogie tune are you playing that'll turn it out?

S.O.S band - high hopes

Above: Lance's sample pick, Diana Ross - 'I'm coming out'

 

ENO

Although Boogie was given birth by Disco Music in the early ’80’s, the influence has carried through into a lot of other genres like Hiphop, House, Techno and even Pop right up to present day. What do you think it is about Disco that continues to inspire and stay relevant now?

The groove for sure, you cannot deny the bounce nor that warm fuzzy feeling it gives you that just makes you wanna dance

The BOOG will be our first jam dedicated solely to Disco and Boogie. What are you looking forward to the most?

I'm looking forward to smiles and the dancing but also keen to see if the younger generation will come out and get down to it

Eno…You're well known for your work as a Hiphop producer but your Boogie set beachside at Splore showed us a whole other side of Eno (you killed it by the way). Are you tempted to re-make/edit/release some Boogie yourself?

Definitely keen to get more hands with some re-edits and just making some more funky stuff as it resonates with people from all walks of life.

 

Coming along tonight....THE BOOG; Friday 31st March at Neck of the Woods. 10PM, $15 on the door! Head over to the Facebook event page to find out more.