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Disco Discharge Presents Box Of Sin

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The influence that 80s gay nightlife had on electronic music, pop music in general and the evolution of clubbing for subsequent generations is pretty much incalculable. In spite of the shadow of AIDs and reactionary political and media forces both at home and in the USA, the period 1980 – 1990 bore witness to a dazzling explosion of dance music that artfully drew a line from the peak of late-70s disco to the emergence of house and its 90s glory days. The art of the 12” single, the thrill of the remix, the rise of the superclub, the electronic spark of chart pop, the challenging of gender barriers... all had their origin in the gay clubs.

Over 4LPs and 24 tracks, Box Of Sin strives to tell the story of that decade, and to tease apart the strands of 80s gay clubbing to show a period of unrivalled creativity and disco diversity. Along the way, Box Of Sin unearths some overlooked gems rarely compiled today: meanwhile some of the decade’s biggest names in club music gather to get into the picture – from Whitney Houston to Dead Or Alive, Bananarama to Bronski Beat, Aretha Franklin to Inner City. Based on the actual club charts at the time and with a stunning design package inspired by the small ads section of 80s gay press, Box Of Sin comes fully annotated and with an introduction by renowned gay author Paul Burston. Throughout, it’s illustrated with photography documenting 80s gay clubbers in action, provided for Demon by The Bishopsgate Institute, the UK’s LGBTQ+ archive. The project also resurrects the much-loved brand ‘Disco Discharge’, a
recognisable hallmark of quality among collectors and aficionados of club music heritage.

Released: September 2023
Label: Demon Records



A1. High Energy (Extended Version) - Evelyn Thomas 
A2. In The Evening (Original 12" Version) - Sheryl Lee Ralph
A2. Another Night (Dance Mix) - Aretha Franklin
B1. Body Rock (Dance Mix) - Maria Vidal
B2. Tell It To My Heart (Club Mix) - Taylor Dayne
B3. Love Will Save The Day (Extended Remix) - Whitney Houston

A1. Passion (Full Length Album Version) - The Flirts
A2. So Many Men So Little Time (Extended Version) - Miquel Brown
A3. Can't Take My Eyes Off You (12” Version) - Boys Town Gang
B1. The Male Stripper (Original Extended U.S. Remix) - Man 2 Man Meet Man Parrish
B2. Love Reaction (12" Version) - Divine
B3. Rocket To Your Heart (Remix) - Lisa

A1. Why? (12” Version) - Bronski Beat
A2. You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Murder Mix) - Dead Or Alive
A3. Theme From S ‘Express (12" Version) - S ‘Express
B1. No G.D.M. (Dedicated To Quentin Crisp) (12" Version) - Gina X Performance
B2. Relax (New York Mix) - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
B3. Don't Drop Bombs (Extended Remix) - Liza Minnelli

A1. Oh L'Amour (The Extra Beat Boys 12” Mix) - Dollar
A2. Fascinated (Club Mix) - Company B
A3. Love In The First Degree (Jailers Mix) - Bananarama
A1. You Came (The Shep Pettibone Mix) - Kim Wilde
A2. Call Me (Viva Mix) - Spagna
A3. In Private (12” Version) - Dusty Springfield

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