Culture.pl Mixtape: Be My Disco Polo Valentine!
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Be My Disco Polo Valentine!
In search of classic Polish dance music, we take a sentimental journey to Valentine's Days of the past. From thumping power dance, through street sing-a-longs, all the way to reinterpreted italo disco in the spirit of Depeche Mode. What music were Poles listening to during the transformation? What made their hearts beat and their feet move?
contemoporary polish music
First of all, there's an attractive dissonance in disco polo which probably arises when joyful amateur musicians get help from professional producers. While admiring the exploits of the amateurs sucked into the mafia-governed production machine (it's a well-known fact that the mafia controlled a large part of the disco polo market), I feel as if they were not just enlisted but rounded-up, forced to perform; what they're doing looks like fun but their facial expressions say otherwise...
- Konrad Jeliński, music journalist and DJ
- 1. Duo Night – Będę Kusił Cię, 1996 (editor's translation: I Will Tempt You)
- 2. Extasy – Kochaj Mnie, 1997 (House mix) (Love Me)
- 3. Karolina – W Pustym Kościele, 1996 (In an Empty Church)
- 4. Brutal – Żal, 1996 (Regret)
- 5. Jauntix – Trzymaj Się Dziewczyno, 1992 (Hang On, Girl)
- 6. DASS – Bez Zmian (No Changes)
- 7. Onnex – Tylko Ty (Only You)
- 8. La Strada – Nie Trzeba Mi Ciebie, 1996 (I Don't Need You)
- 9. Afisz – Muzyka Twoje Imię Ma (Music Has Your Name)
- 10. Domino – Filmowa Miłość, 1996 (Movie Love)
- 11. MC Diva – Panie, Coś Pan (Club mix), 1994 (Man, What'd You Do)
- 12. Meffis – Królowa Nocy, 1989 (Queen of the Night)
- 13. Antares – Moja Mała, 1995 (My Little Girl)
- 14. Dream – Wirujące Światła (Twirling Lights)