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Social Disco Club: The Ghosts Of Venice, 88 Palms

  • AVANT GROOVE 122 W Pierpont Avenue Salt Lake City, UT, 84101 United States (map)
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Social Disco Club celebrates the early days of the Disco era.
During that time period, we saw gay liberation, woman's liberation, and racial equality. And they all met up on the dance floor. There was no judgment on the dance floor. 
There was a new technology in a sound system that shook you from the inside out, it overstimulated your senses. Just being on the dance floor gave you a physical high.
By 1980 Disco was dead, the party was over, but we are here to resurrect the message of love and unity that Disco music brought us.

This night is dedicated to classic and new Disco, Soul, and Funk from all over the world, unifying us on the dance floor once more. This is The Social Disco Club!

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Breaking out in 2009 with a string of bootlegs and remixes, Ghosts Of Venice reacted quickly to the levels of online attention with the release of debut "I Learned From The Best" EP free, online. Swiftly snapped up by Strictly Rhythm this was reworked into summer club hit "Without You" featuring the esteemed Errol Reid on vocals and huge mixes from James Talk & Ridney and Siege, not to mention repeated Radio 1 plays from Pete Tong amongst others. The other side of the EP, "Her" was released through US label Solid Bump along with a hefty collection of remixes from Bit Funk and more.
Couple these with a series of remixes for the likes of The Phantoms Revenge, Miguel Migs, and the afore-mentioned James Talk & Ridney saw the run-up to summer 2011 raise his profile in a big way. Not satisfied with this though, Ghosts has taken the time to tour the US and start his own label, Stripped & Chewed, launched in Chicago as well as compile a "classics remixed" disc for the Hed Kandi Classics compilation alongside his rework of β€œDon’t Stop The Music” for single release.

2013 has seen the release of an EP on the Blacksoul label and the single β€œMy Love”, a collaboration with Josh Jakq, through Italy’s La Valigetta label as well as remixes for Todd Terry, Kimbra, Lemaitre, Queen of Hearts, The Knocks & Treasure Fingers.

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Grown from a mutual love of vintage synthesizers, 70s disco, and house, 88 Palms is Morgan Wiley (of Midnight Magic, ex Hercules & Love Affair) vocalist Ria Bouttier realizing their beachy, tropical disco dreams, a throwback to the glory days of Studio 54. 88 Palms brings together spacious sonic landscapes of the West with the tight production sounds of classic New York dance music.

Justin Godina (Caviar Club)
Jesse Walker (New City Movement)
Serge (Nightfreq)
Typefunk (Nightfreq)

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