1) Something magical happened as Disco started petering out....

2) Disco still had some mighty winds left in its sails but I theorize the producers found it too expensive to produce those layered/ polyphonic tracks....

3) A post Disco/ Punk/ Rock underground sound found some life.

4) Stuff like this was being played in the clubs....

5) Stuff like this was being played in the clubs....

6) My fave of those sounds was ESG! They're from the Bronx... I think!

7) I LOVE ESG!!!!

8) Then there was this joint! Grandmaster Flash and Furious Five used this for "White Lines". This bassline is HOT!!!!

9) That time period of the late 70s and early 80s, as Disco was on the way out (due to production costs I theorize) was completely cool! Stuff like this found audience with some of the Disco folks:

10) Blondie dropped this joint! Folks loved it! And yes, if you grew up during those times, you'll recognize the "Zany Zappers" at the end of this video.

11) If you young then you recognize the Blondie refrain from a KRS One classic!

12) Not going into the Hip Hop piece right now. I'll do that another time. Nonetheless, there was a post Disco/ Punk/ Rock musical aesthetic going on in the late 70s and early 80s.

This joint by Nick Straker! HOT DAMN!

13) This "ish" dropped! I think he's from New Zealand. Somehow this found its way on the airwaves of WBLS and WKTU (the local NYC Disco stations):

14) About this time, I had been captured by emergent Hip Hop. Disco and Post Disco fell into the rearview mirror and I became a Hip Hop fascist! I would not listen to anything else until the early 90s.

15) I'll end here. This was the 90s. It had that NYC club music vibe. This is produced by the same person who produced Al B Sure's first album (Kyle West).


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