Megatron Man is the second studio album by American disco producer and musician Patrick Cowley, released in 1981. Highlights include the vocoder-driven title track and the relentlessly funky “Get A Little.” Cowley is most famous for his collaborations with American disco vocalist Sylvester.
Unidisc continue to bring us anthems, classics and groundbreaking hits from their vaults, reimagined, reworked and re-presented in celebration of 4 decades in the game. None come much bigger than the pairing of legendary synth alchemist Patrick Cowley and the incredible gay icon Sylvester. ‘Menergy’ is such a classic record, a slamming piece of HI-NRG funk that will have everybody within the nearest vicinity on the dance-floor in a heartbeat, the sound of early 80’s gay San Francisco, unashamed, proud and ridiculously ahead of it’s time. Pair this music with the skills of cult producer and editor extraordinaire Purple Disco Machine and you have a potential new classic on your hands.
Craft Recordings and Soulwax celebrate Pride by producing a fresh and joyful remix of Sylvester’s 1978 disco classic, ‘You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)’.
Storming electronic disco anthem from 1982 on official repress. Patrick Cowley and Sylvester’s megaton bomb of a record is often cited as being one of THE definitive disco records from the dawn of the 1980’s. Influencing everything from the burgeoning house sound to Italo disco, synth-pop and way beyond, ‘Do You Wanna Funk’ is simply a classic in every respect. Released on the seminal San Francisco 80s Disco/Hi-NRG label that Cowley had founded, it found it’s way onto the turntables – and in turn – onto the dance-floors of every self-respecting disc jockey and nightclub for the next few decades. This is it, pure energy, uplift, body shocking electronic funk of the highest order. On the flipside of this very special reissue you’ll find Sylvester’s ‘Don’t Stop’ lifted from the ‘Do You Wanna Funk’ long player, yet another roof raising, slamming and soulful performance from one of the most influential disco performers and figures of all time, an unmissable 12″ for real.
Richard Rogers’ Black Booby re-edits return with BB07, which sees Chi-town original and Ron Hardy protege Gene Hunt -a Black Booby veteran from BB04 – digging out more vintage DAT dopeness on the double-A-side; which features raw-as-hell analogue house workout ‘1015’(a take on the Dion & Tony track from his ‘Chicago Dance Tracks’ collection on Rush Hour back in 2011) alongside the very aptly-named (and appropriately drum-fuelled) ‘Dr Roland’. Meanwhile on the B-side you’ll hear UK house music OG Terry Farley sharing production duties with another 90s house veteran, Stuart ‘Stretch’ Silvester. ‘Play House’ (Original Mix) is a synth-heavy jacking houser with serious dancefloor intent; plus check out the ‘KKlassik Mix’ by another Chi-town don, K’Alexi Shelby, who chases the original headlong down a dark alley littered with emotive samples and thumping keys.
Hypnotic mixes of hypnotic classics… Gay Marvine fixing ”Love Hangover” by Dianna Ross, I Need You (unreleased Tom Moulton mix)” by Sylvester, ”Daily Disco” by Yello and ”Emerald City Sequence” by Quincy Jones.
Amazing 3 Ron Hardy edits straight from the basement… A1 brings ‘I Need you’ from Sylvester, more than 7 minutes of pure maddness. On A2 we get the brillant & timeless ron hardy mix of Robert Owens cult track ‘your mind’. On the B an obscure track called ‘Hardy goes acid’.