Thursday, 10 September 2009
The brainchild of disco fanatics Dan Balis, Eugene Cho and Darius Maghen, Escort formed in 2005 to take a love of the classic live dance sound to the 21st century. The trio writes music, and then enlists a massive crew of musicians to record live in the studio. A smidgen of modern knob twiddling gives the tunes a bit more punch, but a decidedly vintage production quality remains. Later, they then take their music out on the road to perform on any stage that will accommodate a performance featuring up to fourteen members.
The first release on their self-titled label,was "Starlight"which is a perfect example of what this talented group is trying to achieve. Their subsequent three releases, along with remixes for Everything But The Girl's Tracey Thorn and Germany's Permanent Vacation label, are further solidifying the group as one to turn to for disco done right. In simply trying to recreate the good vibes of days gone past, those times before the rampant commercialization of the sound in the late '70s, Escort has managed to revive a feeling that is universal in its ability to make people smile and move their feet. Now, if only we could find more stages for them to play on, we would have disco converts truly running rampant. This is their great track "Starlight" which has also seen mixes by Darshan Jesrani of Metro Area. Enjoy. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...
Escort - Starlight by Piece Together