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PLAYLIST: Meatpacking District
Mat Colegate , May 16th, 2016 12:15

Mat Colegate selects a number of classics and new favourites for the Meatpacking District night ahead of its one-year anniversary this Saturday at the Redchurch Brewery

The Meatpacking District became the place it is now through a crowding of different ideas, all vying for the same little patch of turf. What links Cloak And Dagger, The Bitter Tears Of Petra Von Kant, the clatter of drum machines left running on fire escapes, Willem Defoe in the Ostia night, Spider-Man's black costume, The Village People's Can't Stop The Music and Cruising both being nominated for the inaugral Razzie awards, John Carpenter, the ritual suicide of Yukio Mishima, Mary Woranof and Sesame Street?

Disco.

The Meatpacking District is a celebration of the unlit back alleys that Disco has taken in the past and continues to take today. A steam blasted walk through the shady parts of town, soundtracked by chattering 909s, glossalaliac strings and heartbroken helium evangelists. A reckoning with the betrayers of the Disco ideal, and a damn good party. This Saturday we celebrate one year of existence in the magnificently boozy surroundings of the Redchurch Brewery, and it would add to the magic if you could join us.

Below is a playlist of classics and new finds that you can expect to hear. See you on Saturday.

Tantra – 'A Place Called Tarot' (Idjut Boy's Re-Edit)

There's a rave in the cave, 'cos the Camp is on fire.

Yarborough & Peoples - 'Heartbeats'

The ultimate in digital love accessories.

Aeroplane - 'Aeroplane'

Ceefax Disco from the Cloud Monastery.

New Egypt – 'Flight To Egypt'

Stalk like an Egyptian.

Pankow - 'Kunst Und Wahnsinn'

Monarca of the Meaty Thwackers.

Harry Thumann – Underwater

Oh the Thumann-ity.

Broken Arrows – So Few Truths

Heat City Nights will be back after these messages...

Kim Carnes – Voyeur

Abberant behaviour.

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