Too Slow To Disco 2
How Do You Are
Well, like most compilations – or sequels of almost any kind – volume 2 isn’t quite as good as the first one. But Good on DJ Supermarkt for trying his best to supply more of the good stuff, and for mostly succeeding. In fact it’s total success – the only reason it’s not as good is, well, obviously the cream of the crop was selected to go first.
So it’s another voyage on the good ship Yacht Rock, another navigation through the never-stormy waters of soft-jazz-meets-disco, here it’s AOR from the 1970s and 80s and if you don’t know the songs or the grooves you know songs just like them – bits of Steely Dan, hints of Hues Corp, lots of lovely moments (Joe Vitale, Bruce Hibbard, Niteflye, Paul Davis) and a few of the bigger – more obvious – names, such as the great blue-eyed soul of Hall & Oates to kick us off (their wonderful Alone Too Long).
Funky keys (Fat City) great drum breaks (Capsule) are again part of the equation. And it’s another set almost perfectly designed to accompany the next-day Bloody Marys or the afternoon-drinkies to get you in trouble.
Pretty wonderful stuff this – guilty pleasures made good.