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Nancy Whang & Bonar Bradberry – Working The Midnight Shift


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Donna Summer’s 1977 double album Once Upon A Time marked the peak of her studio relationship with Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, it’s segued second side presaging electronic music by years with its pulsing grooves and flickering synthesised textures. Back then it was simply too far ahead of its time, even in a world which had just been poleaxed by ‘I Feel Love’.

Overlooked for years but a private obsession for many, the album’s been crying out for recognition and former LCD Soundsystem singer Nancy and PBR Streetgang’s Boner have done a magnificent job in capturing the song’s poignant melancholy against a sparkling backdrop of electronic disco heaven, delivered with all the necessary dynamics for modern dancefloors.

There’s a radio edit, glistening Extended workout and panoramic Disco version which will make many senior disco devotees very happy but, at the same time, packs all the ingredients required to demolish modern hothouse dancefloors. Maybe now the world will catch up.

Words: Kris Needs


Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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