More glorious heat from the vaults of NYC’s Disco powerhouse – P&P Records!
One of many labels operating under the equally legendary tutelage of Patrick Adams and Peter Brown, two truly colossal figures in NYC’s music scene, the P&P records catalogue is still fascinating underground dance music lovers to this day. Covering a wide range of styles including Gospel, early Rap and Disco the label’s output continually finds its way into the playlists of respected DJ’s and selectors across the globe. This latest repress from the vaults is a real biggie – a true NYC underground disco CLASSIC!
Cloud One was one of Adams’ numerous studio outfits, featuring a ridiculously healthy dose of the man’s virtuoso keyboard and synth playing. This was a progressive Disco sound, the pairing of extremely danceable funk and R&B with some spaced out over-dubbed analogue synthesizers and keys made for a heady concoction indeed, especially in 1976 when this cut was released. This was one of many Cloud One trademarks and one of the things that make these records still sound so way out today! ‘Atmosphere Strut’ could not be a better title for this immense slice of true NYC space Disco – it’s got it all – the driving rhythms of the Cloud One band, the killer vibes, celestial vocals and Adams’ totally wigged out synthesizer workouts. On top of all this goodness, the main man Kon, Boston’s editor supreme and self confessed DIsco fiend and digger, has dropped a stellar and respectful edit of Atmosphere Strut’ for all your disc jockeys out there, featured here across the length of the B-side thus making this an essential repress of this legendary 12″. If you don’t know this jam, and you’re a Disco head – you’re in for a treat! You’re gonna fly……!
This is a 100% legit reissue, made in conjunction with the Phase One Music group, lovingly remastered with love by Curved Mastering.
A – Atmosphere Strut (12″ Club Mix) (9:24)
B – Atmosphere Strut (KON’s Fly Away Edit) (8:40)