Throughout my early period of discovering disco music it was always a thrill for me to hear a redit or remix of a piece of music that I was familiar with.

It was a necessity for the underground feel of a disco hit that it contain the elements which dancers and deejays were accustomed to, and so desired.

With today's dance music it is typical to have 4 to 5 varied mixes to suit different club environments. Most of these customized mixes conform a song with new sound. At times a song may be unrecognizable within 2 mixes.

I have taken several classics and rare selections to reedit and create what I call "ReStructure Mixes" - some are pieces of the original and others are edited remixes. Most of these cuts I have used the original LP or 12" mix - straying from another engineers remix. This is to maintain my own sound with the original recording
I hope you will enjoy them - please let me know by sending me an email at info@restructuremix.com or let me know if there are any classics you would like me to perform a "ReStructure Mix" on

Glenn Rivera
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• Pipeline - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bruce Johnston

Bruce Johnston is a vocalist, keyboardist, guitarist, bassist, drummer, composer and producer who joined The Beach Boys in 1964. His disco track “Pipeline” from 1977as produced by Gary Usher and is one of the innovative instrumentals of the time. He uses drums and percussion in heavy layers to create a piece which also includes a vocal which resembles a Beach Boys number. This one has the elements of the disco era which the full on string elements and breakdowns. The drum tracks and breaks are interesting and hold a rhythmic edge that is powerful and memorable.

I have taken the 12” single of “Pipeline” and reworked a new ReStructure Mix to give this number another spotlight. The kickin’ drums are used throughout the new arrangement along with those bongo riffs.


• Bitter Moon - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Candyland

Candyland is Colin Payne, David Ayers, Derrick McKenzie, Diid Osman and Kenediid Osman – a 90’s psychedelic rock/synth band. Their 1992 project titled “Suck It And See” contained the single “Bitter Moon” which follows in their deep edge of moody esthetics and in the heartbreak mode here. The song has an eerie feel and somewhat mysterious and tense energy. It follows the early morning formula which takes the extreme left field and shifts it into full gear. Vocals work as the tremble throughout the song in a careless sound. The track was produced by Chris Parry.

I have taken the 4 various versions from the 12” of “Bitter Moon” and used each one for a new ReStructure Mix. I have kept the eeriness intact with a touch more of the tribal drums.


• The Sun Always Shines On T.V. - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - a-ha

a-ha is a Norwegian band consisting of Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket and Paul Waaktaar-Savoy. This band became an instant 80’s staple following their 1984 single “Take On Me”. Their project titled “Hunting High and Low” – produced by Tony Mansfield contained their follow up single from 1985 titled “The Sun Always Shines On T.V.”. This track is an anthem in a synth-pop arrangement and a melody that touches the soul. It faired very well on dance floors and within the 80’s realm is a classic.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “The Sun Always Shines On T.V.” and reworked the magic for this ReStructure Mix. A more predominant down beat is placed below this number to pound out the reality of the title chorus and a new wind down for the exit is added.


• Say! - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cleo

Cleo is an Italian disco project from Fabrizio Segalini and features Angela Parisi on vocals. This 1988 release has a nice production with some keyboards riffs which play into the groove nicely. “Say!” is more of a rhythmic piece and fares some nice lines which are performed in an uplifting fashion with the lower bpm energy. This one is a nice production which plays out more against the rattling percussion which supplies a foundation for our diva giving her despair in a romantic situation.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub version of “Say!” and reworked a new ReStructure Mix in a piece by piece manner. A new heavy drum beat is added to funk up parts of the song which ring out most.


• C'mon And Dance - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Liquid Gold

Liquid Gold is a disco band featuring Ellie Hope, Franco Morruzzi, Ray Knott and Wally Rothe – produced by Adrian Baker. The group had a huge disco hit with “My Baby’s Baby” from their self-titled 1979 project. It was the perfect mixture of pop and disco for the period. With the lead vocals of Ellie Hope the band had an unforgettable impact and eventually in the 80’s she pursed a solo career with several dance tracks which did very well. “C’mon And Dance” is another track from their album with more of a laid back and jam-session feel. It uses the group as an ad-lib to the musical interludes which call into the arena the dancers – a formula which was very much what disco music was about.

I have taken the album version of “C’mon And Dance” to recreate this all-at-once party and ReStructure Mix. I have focused more on the high peaks of the song and worked them into a new arrangement using the percussion riffs as a foundation.


• Stop That Man! - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Glamorama

Glamorama is a high-energy/techno project from UK producers Graham Willcocks, Martyn Norris and Richard Cottle – also responsible for bringing us Obsession, Royal T, Rapport, Abracadabra and Shaft. Featured on the legendary Almighty Record label and making a mark in the early 90’s shift from high energy to techno and eventually rave. The three ingredients are blended well with “Stop That Man!” from 1993 –and along with high energy diva Earlene Bentley this one has an aura of attitude and sophistication. The rolling bass lines are the main aspect of this number and work well with the rave and exotic keyboard riffs which plant themselves firmly into this great number.

I have taken the 12” vocal of “Stop That Man!” and read ministered a new angle for introducing this ReStructure Mix. A new percussion track and some sampled pieces from the song add to a few new breaks and build ups for our clever take on infidelity.


• Woman Ad Lib - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - L.A.X.

L.A.X. is a disco/funk band lead by producer Ralph Benatar and members are Galen Senogles, Geoffrey Leib, Kenny Lee Lewis, Larry Lingle, Mike Lingle and Roy Galloway. Their 1979 self-titled project contains their first dance floor hit “Dancing At The Disco” which was welcome for their funk style. “Woman Ad Lib” is another cut from album which received play and is a more disco driven piece in a more club outline. The play is dedicated to the female vocal provided by Laura Lucerno and Roy Galloway in a phrase feeding play. The track is much like a Euro-disco track through the feel of this one and also contains the groups classic funk edge.

I have taken the album version of “Woman Ad Lib” and revisited it for a new take with this ReStructure Mix. The beat thumping intro with the mellow rhythm guitar plays a brighter spot and a new beat added for traction.


• No More Words - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Berl

Berlin is Terri Nunn, John Crawford and David Diamond – an 80’s band who fused electronics with nu-wave guitars. Their dance hits are a staple for the period as much of their elements are great riffs which give the period its feel/ “No More Words” is from their 1984 project titled “Love Life” produced by Giorgio Moroder and Ritchie Zitto. This percolating dance track is a Berlin outline along with a convincing vocal from Terri Nunn. The echoes of Moroder’s 80’s venture are here best as he makes a nice canvas for the band to work over.

I have taken the 12’ version of “No More Words” and read ministered a realignment of the song for this ReStructure Mix. I have used more of the original elements to give this one a new edge.


• Change Of Heart - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Change

Change is a disco/funk ensemble founded in the early 80’s by producer Jacques Fred Petrus and created a sound with a group of well experienced disco, soul and r&b singers that exploded from their first hit “A Lover’s Holiday” from 1980. “Change Of Heart” is their single from their 1984 project produced by the legendary Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The track gives lead singer Deborah Cooper an opportunity to blend into the situation which falls short of a love affair to a relationship. There are the levels of vocal segments that play out wonderfully in this number and make it one of the great funk/dance tracks from this ensemble.

I have taken the 12” version of “Change Of Heart” and guided the works into a new ReStructure Mix. The winding beats and slaps were again used to give the song more layers within this groove. New drums are added to give another illusion of distance.


• Old Wine In New Bottles - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Silver Convention

Silver Convention are the statement from producers Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay and contributed much of the disco appeal of the mid-70’s to their music. “Old Wine In New Bottles” is from their 1976 project titled “Get Up And Boogie” where the title track was on to become a disco classic. Their sound was the emphasis on how chic disco music was becoming and where it was going. The heavy strings and funky band-like rhythms are the canvas works for the style of Silver Convention. The vocals were Linda G. Thompson, Penny McLean and Ramona Wulf who gave the face of the band a sexy and somewhat playful edge.

I have taken the album version of “Old Wine In New Bottles'' and rearranged the piece into a new ReStructure Mix. A heavy drum track I have placed below the segments of the bass lines and more of the sweetness is extended throughout this remix.


• Heart Of Glass - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Associates

The Associates are Billy MacKenzie and Alan Rankine - a synth-pop group from Scotland. Their 1988 album “The Glamour Chase” featured their cover of Blondie’s disco hit “Heart Of Glass” and was produced by Chris Hughes and Ross Cullum. This being one of the rekindles of a classic which lays out another segment of ingenuity. Their electronic take on the Blondie number with their vision and sound. A mildly played arrangement utilizes the ideas of a crescendo placed within the build of the song without exhausting it means. One of the great covers in general where the concept is close to the original yet reaching in another direction.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub mix to recreate a new ReStructure Mix of The Associates “Heart Of Glass”. I have utilized the forming edges of some segments and reused them as riffs and also given the new arrangement a few new breaks and segues.


• Don't Leave Me This Way - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Communards

The Communards are Jimmy Somerville (Bronski Beat) and Richard Coles - a duo who released a few covers of disco classics in the 80’s high energy mode. Their 1986 cover of Thelma Houston’s big disco hit “Don’t Leave Me This Way” is one of the most incredible undertakings in the dance arena. Produced by Mike Thorne this piece is a hard hitting transformation of the soulful disco classic to the incredible performance by Jimmy Sommerville who takes each segment of the track and plays out the drama in his own style. This one was huge on dance floors and reminded those who know the song how wonderful the song was and those new listeners an advantage to experience such a masterful song.

I have taken the 12” version of The Communards “Don’t Leave Me This Way” and have given it a touch of a ReStructure Mix. A new bubbling and thumping beat are added to give it a new form in parts and the original arrangement is broken down into a new segmentation.


• Don't You Want Me Baby - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Mandy

Mandy (Amanda Louise Smith) is a PWL artist who along with the assistance of producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman released a few tracks in their genre of dance music. “Don’t You Want Me Baby” is Mandy’s cover of Human League’s bit synth-pop hit from 1981 with more energy and the SAW sound which rolls out like 3 barrels at once. Mandy’s vocals are faintly distributed throughout rolling bass sequencers and keyboards and yet the familiar chorus and riffs are nice to hear in a more energy driven version overall. The one made its debut in 1988 and did well on several high energy charts and the clubs which are still clamoring for energy dance music.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of Mandy’s “Don’t You Want Me Baby” and worked this cover into a new ReStructure Mix to give the classic song another shot. The sequencers are the main focus of this mix and give a lasting chance to slowly fade in and out of choruses.


• Play That Beat Mr. DJ - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - G.L.O.B.E. and Whiz Kid

G.L.O.B.E. and Whiz Kid are Harold McGuire and John Miller - a duo forming an early 80’s street beat group and releasing their 1983 single titled, “Play That Beat D.J.”. The early 80’s paved the way for rap to become an identity which became one of the inspirations of today's hip-hop genre. Produced by Craig Harris and Tom Silverman and released on the newly formed Tommy Boy Records, this early piece of simulated live rap from the deejay booth celebrates the man who brings it all together night after night - spinning those discs and keeping us on the floor. There are the scratch techniques which became an element in dance music and kept the rhythms and grooves new and fresh throughout the 90’s. A classic among the time period and one track which gives this genre a push into success.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Play That Beat D.J.” and have given it a new motivation for this ReStructure Mix. I have added a few new sampled pieces from 70’s disco classics to speak to the feet in a new way. The overall new arrangement focuses on the building of a new dance and dublike version.


• Kiss You All Over - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Exile

Exile is a pop/country band from Kentucky whose fame hit in 1978 with their #1 pop hit “Kiss You All Over” – produced by Mike Chapman. The track is a vocal treat where the layers of male vocals play out equivalent to a church choir in their crescendo. The song is one of the easy listening treats which fell close to the disco category of its time and also still plays out romantically as well. A 70’s classic which will remain a favorite among many thanks to its wonderful riffs and vocals.

I have taken the album version and instrumental versions of “Kiss You All Over” and laid the track out for a new ReStructure Mix. There is a heavy disco beat applied to bring a foundation of dance floor motivation and a new take on the arrangement.


• Applause - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Angie Gold

Angie Gold is one of the high-energy artists with a voice which transcends the dance floor. “Applause” is her 1986 release produced by Nigel Wright and an appropriate song for this fantastic artist. The song feeds into the realm of needing the audience to have been satisfied and leaving the air with hands applauding and in turn this makes all of the work for our singer worth it all. One of the anthems of the time which has the singer who can bring it to life the right way. This one is a track which makes a dance floor move with appreciation as well.

I have taken the original 12” version and the album version of “Applause” and intertwined the two for this ReStructure Mix. I have added a downbeat for the energy and a few new breakdowns where the give the arrangement a familiar range.


• Living My Own Life - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Earlene Bentley

Earlene Bentley is one of the high-energy divas from the Ian Levine/Fiachra Trench music legacy. “Living My Own Life” is Earlene’s 1984 single and gives us the complete high energy sound in one defiant message. Although the sound of high energy music of the time relied on the pumping bass and percussion it was always the diva which Levine and Trench placed on the track which mattered most. “Living My Own Life” is an anthem of self-esteem and power within ones soul and makes this number pound out more on the message than the orchestra drums. It is the 80’s dance sound which will forever bring about the feeling of an uplifting moment on the dance floor.

I have taken the 12” version of “Living My Own Life” and redeveloped the pieces of this message into a new ReStructure Mix. I have used the existing keyboard riffs and pounding drum break to recreate a new outline for Earlene’s powerful rejoice.


• Sweet and Low - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry is an 80’s icon who covered the music scene in her own way beginning with her big disco hit from 1978, “Heart Of Glass”. Although Harry’s voice was appropriate for those new-wave and rock edged tracks her voice also flowed like a disco chanteuse in a lovely manner. “Sweet and Low” is a single from her 1989 project “Def, Dumb and Blonde” – produced by Arthur Baker. The song is a melodic trip into a love fantasy where no matter what occurs around it cannot interfere with the lure of this love. It is perhaps one of the most lyrical since “Heart Of Glass” in a vocal delivery from Harry. It is now an underground classic and one that should not have anything shoveled over it.

I have taken the 12’ versions of “Sweet and Low” and reignited this ‘sweet’ piece again for a ReStructure Mix. The heavy bass tracks were what have always caught my ear and the flowing of Debbie and her beautiful vocal are rearranged this time around.


• Happy Together - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Terms Of Surrender

Terms Of Surrender is a studio group from 1983 and produced by Mark Berry. “Happy Together” is their beat-box cover of The Turtles 1967 rock classic and down with layers and layers of syndrums and reverberations. The eerie feel of this cover is enough to place it in that early morning music/sleaze category that was so alive in the mid and late 80’s. The vocals are haunting also as they echo throughout this arrangement and give off a new feel far from the original. This one was always a favorite of mine since it covers that morning mood and also transpires a classic into a left field style and very well. This cut was featured on Disconet’s Volume 5 Program 12 Issue.

I have taken the Disconet mix of Terms Of Surrender’s “Happy Together” and worked it in another new way for this ReStructure Mix. The moody sound of those keyboards gave me inspiration to use a classic disco number from Donna Summer and that sequencer weaving a moog bass from “Working The Midnight Shift” – keeping this one underground and rare.


• The Disco Spaceship - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Laurie Marshall

Laurie Marshall is a disco artist from Canada whose act is quite unique with the 1977 song, “The Disco Spaceship” – produced by Ralph Murphy. It is pure camp as Laurie performs the track in a funky-galactic-drag outline. Complete with a powdered white wig and alien makeup. It is the formula where the track is as outrageous as the performer. It works in the deepest sense of disco-camp and confirms again how the 70’s obsession with space and the universe played a fantasy in many ways including in this type of dance track. The simple keyboard tracks are played out in an arrangement which only allows the song to bring an interesting connection between spaceships and dance floors.

I have taken the 45 rpm version of “The Disco Spaceship” and landed a new version for this ReStructure Mix. More layering of the keyboard tracks make new layers of galactic disco for this disco candy treat.


• It Should Have Been You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gwen Guthrie

Gwen Guthrie is a singer who began as a session singer with notable projects as Gregg Diamond’s Bionic Boogie debut album. Her talents as a songwriter also gave her expose with many top pop and soul artists. “It Should Have Been You” is from her first solo album from 1982 – produced by Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare and Steven Stanley. The project gave Gwen a new identity for her unique vocal and sound. The song focuses around missed opportunities in a relationship which may have ended too soon as many of the great elements are wonderful memories and strengths. Gwen performs this as a simple note to give her presence a relaxed delivery and also a flow with the funky groove of this music.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “It Should Have Been You” and have reconnected this piece to a new ReStructure Mix. I have added a new drum track to give it a deeper groove and also created a few new breaks using Gwen’s iconic phrases.


• Evergreen - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Hazell Dean

Hazell Dean is a British pop singer who became the high energy diva of the 80’s. “Evergreen” is her cover of Barbra Streisand’s hit from 1976 and in a production from Willi Morrison & Ian Guenther (THP Orchestra, Sticky Fingers, Duncan Sisters, and Southern Exposure) brings the ballad on the dance floor with grace and energy. The full on electronic production is the 80’s standard where beautiful songs and suggestive orchestral segments met with the new sound of time. The vocal from Hazell is perhaps the more important areas here as not any singer recreate a pop hit with such a smooth impact. This is one of the great moments where the beat and the ballad collide with great accomplishment.

I have taken the 12” version of Hazell Dean’s “Evergreen” and rematches it in this ReStructure Mix along with the original. The segments work together to recreate the tenderness of the song and yet more energy for the dance floor.


• Power Of Persuasion - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pointer Sisters

Pointer Sisters are the powerhouse act of the 80’s. Their music always found a place on dance floors and their energy and lasting stance. “Power Of Persuasion” is a single from 1988 and was produced by Jerry Knight and Aaron Zigman. The song was from the film “Caddyshack II” and plays out as powerful as their 80’s dance hits but with a bit more of a Euro-house sound. The ladies again tease us with the promise of something good as long as the answer is “yes”. This one gives Pointer Sisters another dance track which begins with excitement and ends in satisfaction.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub version of “Power Of Persuasion” and reworked another stamp for this ReStructure Mix. I have taken the riffs from the song and moved them around like a game of Old Maid. The power is added a few new breakdowns to piece the drums, vocals and keyboards into a new segment.


• In Private - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Dusty Springfield

Dusty Springfield returns along with Pet Shop Boys on the B-side of her album “Reputation” – which features the single “In Private” released in 1990. A monumental track of lies, cheats and ultimatums as Dusty pleads with her married love affair to confess what was really going down. It is one of the Pet Shop Boys most powerful and emotional trips and along with Dusty taking the blame but not without justification before the romance and this song ends. A complete disco symphony guides this one directly into the classic bins and keeps the rhythm still moving along.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “In Private” and reignited the questions and the groove with this ReStructure Mix. Extending some of the wonderful swirling string sections for that atmospheric breakup.


• High On The Boogie - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Stargard

Stargard is a disco/funk project from producer Norman Whitfield with a big 1978 dance floor hit titled “Which Way is Up?” – featured in the Richard Pryor comedy film. The trio consisted of Debra Anderson, Janice Williams and Rochelle Runnells and later in 1980 Debra left the group. “High On The Boogie” is a dance track which follows in the funky vein which made these ladies the superlative attraction in the late 80’s. This dance anthem has several juicy riffs and funky vocal segments where the groove is no longer needed to guide your hips. The track is from the 1980 album “Back 2 Back” and gives us again that crossover between funk and disco that is so delicious.

I have taken the album version of “High On The Boogie” and released a new past tense groove for this ReStructure Mix. I have used the effect segments along with a Paradise Garage classic by Winners to emphasize the major funkiness ignited again.


• Be Your Man - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Jesse Johnson Revue

Jesse Johnson (Jesse Woods Johnson) is a guitarist who began with Morris Day’s The Time band. His solo project titled Jesse Johnson Revue was in the spotlight thanks to the success of Prince’s “Purple Rain” and the many projects he accompanied through their starting period. “Be Your Man” is the single from the project and has that 80’s Prince and The Revolution sound which guides it into a wonderful place. A love song with several wonderful moments with keyboards lightening up the space where the heartfelt direction is given. The track is from the 1985 album by the same name.

I have taken the 12” version of “Be Your Man” and realigned a new ReStructure Mix to give this 80’s edge a new place. I have rearranged the intro and original layout of the song and also added a few pieces from the Plez garage classic, “Can’t Stop”.


• Lost In Music - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sister Sledge

Sister Sledge are Debbie Sledge Young, Joni Sledge, Kathy Sledge and Kim Sledge. This ensemble was produced by Chic Organization (Nile Rogers and Bernard Edwards) during the late 70’s and began a whole new style for the group and several major hits, including “We Are Family” and “Reach Your Peak”. Their first album produced by the Chic-duo was the 1979 project “We Are Family” and along with the tilted track a few more hits emerged including “Lost in Music” – a song where music becomes the peak of one’s dream and living an ordinary life is impossible. It is perhaps the most teasingly dance track to solidify the urge to keep music as the top priority and everything else a stepping stone – as worded “lost in music”.

I have taken the album version of “Lost in Music” along with a later released instrumental and worked a new downbeat version for this ReStructure Mix. A new Latin percussion piece is added to once again get us as “lost” as possible in this new sound.


• Baby Dancer - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Carrara

Carrara (Alberto Carrara) is an Italian artist who released a big Italian disco hit in 1983 titled, “Disco King”. The track immediately became one of the uplifting and creative pieces of the time period. “Baby Dancer” is his 1987 single – produced by Ruggero Penazzo and arranged by Walter Bassani. Another clever dance piece with the outline of a love song flowing into a rhythmic edge with plenty of loveable riffs. One of the 80’s Italian disco favorites which made the dance floor welcomes a return to the feel-good and whimsical sound of this countries continuance of disco music during the 80’s.

I have taken the 12” version of “Baby Dancer” and created a new arrangement simplifying the original version for this ReStructure Mix. A new drop beat has been added to give way to a groove which brings the sweetness of the song a bit deeper vibe.


• If U Want My Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Dionne

Dionne (Beryl Dionne Warren) is a club artist recording from the late 80’s throughout 2009. Her releases always have one common trait – her beautiful voice and sensual delivery. “If U Want My Love” is her 1991 release produced by Andrew Komis. This track is presented in 3 versions in the garage house tradition and along with the flowing vocal made this one a top 10 hit in my club during its release. Each segment of the production is stripped raw and pumped with percussion and bass in that garage flair. With the house era moving into a more pop realm this is the sound that helped make the club sound noticeable.

I have taken the 12” versions of “If U Want My Love” and used the powerful elements of each to renew this beauty for a ReStructure Mix. The bass keyboards provide a new segue for the base of this new arrangement along with a few new breaks and movements into Dionne’s lovely vocal.


• Stop The Music - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gregg Diamond's Bionic Boogie

Gregg Diamond gave the 70’s a lesson in funky fantasy. His beautiful and band influenced recordings gave way to the lush sounds of disco in an early period. His recordings with Andrea True Connection (“More, More, More”, “N.Y. You Got Me Dancing”) are the embryo stages of his talent in creating disco music with his style. “Stop The Music” is from his first Bionic Boogie project from 1977 and this session features vocals from Gwen Guthrie and Ullanda McCullough. The uplifting messages that disco music evoked are felt in this number and also Diamond’s touch in blending phrases and musical influences. I always heard his music as a groovy edge with the disco flare added.

I have taken the album version of “Stop The Music” and recreated the message in this new ReStructure Mix. There is a new drum beat pounding out the moments of acceleration and the magic of the voices piecing into our souls the positive affirmations of the disco dance floor.


• I've Got Faith In You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cheryl Lynn

Cheryl Lynn is one of the great voices of soul, disco and inspirational music. There was an impact of her presence in the late 70’s not only with a disco hit but also as a unique voice and delivery. Her second project titled “In Love” is a session which gives her pipes range experimental boundaries. Along with producer Barry Blue does this recording make history as proof to the talent this woman possesses. “I’ve Got Faith In You” was written by Bobby Caldwell (“What You Won’t Do For Love”) and is a statement for Cheryl in more ways than one. The track is worked with a rhythm bass guitar and opens up many exciting moments for this diva. One of my many favorites from this project and from the lady herself with a nice impact delivered with her own style.

I have taken the album version of “I’ve Got Faith In You” and was thrilled to piece this one over again for a ReStructure Mix. There is a new beat track to pump up some of the segments for the new arrangement and a breakdown for an exit.


• Sweet Talk - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Robin Beck

Robin Beck is a singer from Brooklyn, New York who began her career as a backing vocalist for Melissa Manchester, Chaka Khan and Leo Sayer. Her solo career began in 1979 with her project titled “Sweet Talk” – produced by Kenny Lehman (Lemon, Rhetta Hughes, and Quinella). The title single was big release during a period where disco music was reaching the edge of its peak. This track tells the story of a manipulating lover who takes control with a soft approach – “sweet talk”. Robin performs the piece soulfully and with much of her vocal talent as you may hear developed in session recordings. The song is a favorite among the disco audiophiles who followed the trajectory of disco music as this piece is much more of a lower bpm mover.

I have taken the 12’ version of “Sweet Talk” and recreated a new outline for the song in this ReStructure Mix. An added percussion track guides the existing bass lines and strings into a whole new delicate experience.


• Love Has Come Around - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donald Byrd and 125 Street NYC

Donald Byrd and 125th Street NYC is a session featuring Donald Byrd, Eric Hines, Ronnie Garrett and William Duckett. Their big dance club hit from 1981 titled “Love Has Come Around” is one of the Paradise Garage classics and is also assisted by the great Isaac Hayes who produced. The dreamy funk style piece is one that exudes the early 80’s dance floor with the soulful vocal and chorus along with the groove that moved those underground clubs non-stop during the period. This piece can be considered a soul/funk anthem at least – but when you analyze and repeated listens you can feel it deserves much more of its own genre.

I have taken the vocal and instrumental of the 12” version of “Love Has Come Around” and worked to place it among a new sound in this ReStructure Mix. A new tribal like drum track is added to give it more of a deeper feel below its existing powerhouse sound.


• Falling In Love Again - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Technos

The Technos are Bev Sage and Steve Fairnie – an 80’s electronic band whose presence on the dance floor was unique and shimmering experience thanks to ingenuity and their approach in general. “Falling In Love Again” is a cover of the Marlena Dietrich song from the 1930 film, “The Blue Angel” and their version released in 1985 and produced by Phil Harding. Their energetic take on the vamp song is one of the most exciting covers and also includes a few low-samples of the film and also some wonderful riffs. The lead vocal is played out with total camp as it should be and the rest is history,

I have taken the 12” version of the Technos “Falling In Love Again” and reworked the original elements into a new ReStructure Mix. The beats and bass are separated in parts to represent a new arrangement and some breakdowns added to give new excitement.


• No More No War - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Mirage

Mirage is Donald Todd Canedy who created several Euro-disco singles during the mid and late 80’s. “No More No War” was released in 1985 and produced by Pepone. This statement on the human battles that our planet has endured and how there is no longer desired is a strong theme and works well in the powerful drum tracks and deep bass synthesizers pumping out the energy. This single is one of the most exciting club tracks of the period and is a favorite among club jocks and dance music enthusiasts. The electronic production is complemented well this hard edged chants and the swirling bridge.

I have taken the 12” version of “No More No War” and remapped the original pieces into a new ReStructure Mix. The drum patterns are reedited for a new experience and an extended arrangement with the verses and the pounding choruses.


• Let It In (Rock)  - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Caution

Caution is a disco project from Jorge Barreiro and Roy Bermingham. This appropriately moving track is homage to the 70’s rock sound with the distorted guitars pouring out energy during the breaks. The vocal sounds a bit like “Leather Tuscadaro (Suzy Quatro)” to me – but works well with the edgy rock sound placed over the disco bass line and beats. This one may have been the introduction as the early 80’s as it became a more experimental time for dance music. This single from 1980 is a definite stamp of the time period and a moment of sheer genius on the Roy B. Record label.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental versions of “Let It In (Rock)” and rewired the electric guitars for this ReStructure Mix. The new intro uses the awesome bass track to bring the “party’ in with some new gasoline.


• Shake  - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bombers

Bombers is one of the classic disco projects from George Lagios and Pat Deserio. The galactic themes from album covers to music were very appropriate during the late 80’s thanks to pop culture. “Shake” is from the “Bombers 2” album released in 1979 along with their disco classic “Everybody) Get Dancin’”. The piece is accented wonderfully with a bass guitar riff that can only come from Buster Jones who also performs vocals. The hypnotic feel of this classic disco number is one of the most intriguing and leaves to mind no question why dance floors went on-and-on during this disco period.

I have taken the album version of “Shake” and rekindled the magic again for this ReStructure Mix. I have worked to break apart the bass line and the beautiful strings to make an arrangement which pulls new surprises.


• Excitable  - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Amazulu

Amazulu is a British reggae ensemble from the mid-80’s featuring Rose Minor, Annie Ruddock, Clare Kenny, Lesley Beach, Margo Sagov and Nardo Bailey. Their 1985 single “Excitable” is from the self-titled album release and was their most successful in this genre. The steel; drums, horns and lead vocal make this track a nice celebratory number which always brings good vibes to the heart and feet to the dance floor.

I have taken the 12” version of “Excitable” and reworked the percussion of this dance number into a new ReStructure Mix. A longer intro with flat house beats introduces the song in a new way.


• Dream Machine  - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - ORS

ORS (Orlando Riva Sound) is a German disco project featuring Anthony Monn, Herbert Ihle, Mario Argandoña, Rainer Pietsch, Sophia Reaney, Stevie Bi and Wolly Emperhoff. Their project titled “Body To Body” from 1978 is an experience of the disco sound which emerged into the late 70’s with all of the fusion along the way including electronic and funk. “Dream Machine” is a single from the project which is a musical piece that emanates a galactic feel along with a ghostly female vocal which welcomes you into the star system. It is one of the tracks that are the essence of 70’s and makes this time seem as though it is missing something.

I have taken the album version of “Dream Machine” and relaunched the composition for this new ReStructure Mix. I have added some new drum tracks and also a few breaks to enhance the song and also a fade that gives way to more fantasy.


• 8:15 To Nowhere  - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Vicious Pink

Vicious Pink Is Brian Moss and Josie Warden. Their music during the mid-80’s helped to bridge a predominant electronic production to a raw edged style as rock influence. “8:15 To Nowhere” was originally released as a B-side to their club hit, “Cccan't You See...” and later remixed and released again in 1988 as a single. The hard welding keyboards are an edge of high energy and madness with its devouring sound. The piece is celebrated as a cutting-edge piece and now displays the band as the stand with the fusion of electronic music and a hard edge on corners.

I have taken the version of “8:15 To Nowhere” and reworked each of the segments into a new ReStructure Mix. There is a more sliding intro with an introduction to each piece of this musical puzzle. A sample from both of their earlier hits is used within this mix.


• Heart  - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pet Shop Boys

MCL is Microchip League who created an electric-dance current in 1987 with their single “New York” produced by Axel Henninger and Westside. Their project titled “Code Numbers” contained several genres including industrial and new beat. “Don’t Blame It On The Samba” is their single from 1990 which has a more commercial edge and also freestyle beat in place. It is infectious piece that contains some killer Spanish guitar riffs and a wonderful lead vocal from Frank S.

I have taken the 12” versions of “Blame It On the Samba” and rewired this track for a new ReStructure Mix. Adding some new percussion and using the existing guitar riffs as a new base for the remix.


• Blame It On The Samba - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - MCL featuring Frank S.

MCL is Microchip League who created an electric-dance current in 1987 with their single “New York” produced by Axel Henninger and Westside. Their project titled “Code Numbers” contained several genres including industrial and new beat. “Don’t Blame It On The Samba” is their single from 1990 which has a more commercial edge and also freestyle beat in place. It is infectious piece that contains some killer Spanish guitar riffs and a wonderful lead vocal from Frank S.

I have taken the 12” versions of “Blame It On the Samba” and rewired this track for a new ReStructure Mix. Adding some new percussion and using the existing guitar riffs as a new base for the remix.


• I'm Not In Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Basscut

Basscut is an electronic dance project from Elisa Burchett and Heinrich Zwahlen. Using the base of house music this duo creates infectious dance numbers like “I’m Not In Love” from 1991. The smooth effect is a bassline driven energy piece with a unique vocal created as Bassline. The song lead my high energy chart reporting back in the early 90’s and brought to the dance floor another form of Euro-house a new sound. The track has many riffs that work in its favor and a production that is stripped down but working with the effective pieces necessary.

I have taken the 12” vocal of “I’m Not In Love” and have given it a new ReStructure Mix to give this band their longtime notoriety, There are pieces of the classic “Computer Game” by Yellow Magic Orchestra placed to give new excitement to this mix and an extended vocal play that is well deserved.


• Break Away - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Big Pig

Big Pig is an 80’s band from Australia – featuring Sherine, Nick Disbray, Tony Antoniades, Time Rosewarne, Oleh Witer, Adrian Scaglione and Neil Baker. Their big song from 1987 is a powerhouse dance track titled “Break Away” – produced by Nick Launay. This piece has so many pertinent riffs that it exudes energy and excitement. A touch of rockabilly meets 80’s dance floor. One of the big surprises of this year and a definite dance floor packer.

I have taken the 3 mixes from the US 12” of “Break Away” and re-administered a new ReStructure Mix. There are pieces of each remix used in this new arrangement and some drum beats are created using the original tracks to boss-out the remix.


• Without You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Midnight Shift

The Midnight Shift is a dance/disco/high energy project from the UK including some of the great parts of 80’s dance: Ian Anthony Stephens, Ian Gant and Robin Wright. Their 1991 single is a cover of the Harry Nilsson song from 1972 titled “Without You”. This cover incorporates a riff from the ABBA track “The Winner Takes It All” and fits too comfortably in this new arrangement. It is a blessing for the high energy community that this session existed and also for the remnants of the remakes they have covered it is sheer heaven.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub versions of The Midnight Shift’s “Without You” and reworked a new ReStructure Mix. Parts of the original outline this new remix and the feel of this piece.


• Still A Thrill - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Jody Watley

Jody Watley is an extraordinary talent from the disco era who transformed herself into a solo-artist in 1987. Her self-titled project brought the new dance floor of the 80’s its sound and also a new icon. “Still A Thrill” is a single from this album and was produced by André Cymone. This sexy and unforgiving piece is a lasting tribute to the heart and bod feeling which lasts as time shapes and solidifies this relationship. It truly is the top of the funk and sensual pop sound and makes it easy for Jody to display just what this talent is all about.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub of “Still A Thrill” and revamped the beats and hardcore slams into a new ReStructure Mix. The essence of this new remix is an underground dub where the beat meets the diva. A long drawn out beat display is given to this new arrangement.


• Boogiethon - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Biddu and The Orchestra

Biddu (Biddu Appaiah) is a producer, musician and songwriter who also gave us tracks from Carl Douglas and Tina Charles. His work with his orchestra brought the track “Booogiethon” from 1977 and from his project titled “Eastern Man”. This sick and horn driven piece is a great example of how early disco/dance music was gathering a fusion of musical styles. This simple chorus piece is the disco dessert that was served during the mid and onto the disco peak of 1979. A nice funky rhythm makes this one hard to remain still and also that chorus is an all-around singer along.

I have taken the 12” version of “Boogiethon” and rewired the grooves for this ReStructure Mix. I have extended the string and horn segments and created new breaks among the new arrangement.


• Somewhere - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Vicki Shepard

Vicki Shepard is one of the club divas from the late 80’s. Her success was achieved by bringing back several club favorites in her style as well as few new dance floor pieces. “Somewhere” is her disco cover of the majestic song from “West Side Story” and in Vicki’s court she introduces it in the same manner – fabulous! Her dreamy vocals give a mystic and yet energetic twist in this version. It was produced by David Lawson and displays a wonderful electronic arrangement which brings the song the power it relays as a dance floor classic. It has always been a favorite of mine and worked my dance floor for days during its release.

I have taken the 12” version of Vicki Shepard’s “Somewhere” and have taken it “somewhere else” for this ReStructure Mix/ A new intro is a prelude to the magic of Vicki’s vocal and just a breakdown with a new break are added.


• Sharpshooter - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Laura Branigan

Laura Branigan is a singer who began her recording career in 1981 and worked many dance floor hits including, “Gloria”, “Solitaire” and “Self Control”. Her powerful and rock-edged vocals gave her music the power and emotion needed to relay some intense messages. “Sharpshooter” is a track released in 1984 on the motion picture soundtrack of the film, “Body Rock” – it was produced by Jack White and Robbie Buchanan. Another song where Laura’s brings to the surface an emotion which introduces the human connection with sensuality and ease. The track did not have a release as a single so the best part is that it is a gem for a fan.

I have taken the soundtrack version and the unreleased 12” mix of “Sharpshooter” and reworked a new ReStructure Mix to keep this Branigan track alive. The new intro uses the bass sequencers and drums to introduce Laura’s story and a few new breaks added to make the dance floor experience a bit more real.


• Everybody Move - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cathy Dennis

Cathy Dennis (Catherine Roseanne Dennis) is a singer/songwriter from England who brought the early 90’s excitement with her many dance/house releases. “Everybody Move” is from her 1990 project titled, “Move To This” and was produced by Chic’s Nile Rogers. The energy in this track is fast and furious as Cathy takes her sweet yet powerful vocal into the song. It is one of the tracks which followed many of her pervious including “All Night Long (Touch Me)” and “Just Another Dream”. This piece makes the start as exciting as the finish with its antidote for almost everything which was house music for the period.

I have taken the 12” vocal, dub and instrumental of “Everybody Move” and recreated the form for this ReStructure Mix. Using pieces of each mix there is a new arrangement which pulls you right into the energy and excitement.


• Tell Me All Your Secrets - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Nerissa

Nerissa (Nerissa Vitello) is a singer who released several dance cuts throughout the early 80’s including “Tell Me All Your Secrets” from 1990. The track was produced by Darrell Lawrence and is delivered in the deep house “Red Zone” tradition created by David Morales. The heavy drums and key-riffs are the essential dub-like energy of the 80’s house period and at this time being fused with several i9ngredients to keep it rich. The ideal of “Tell Me All Your Secrets” is an invitation to a relationship where no boundaries are present. The song has a sensual feel overall thanks the persuasive vocal by our diva here. One of the great independent dance label tracks from the period and a definite ear magnet.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub version of “Tell Me All Your Secrets” and reemerged the pieces into a new ReStructure Mix. There is a separate space for a few new breaks and also more of an open arrangement for that lost early-morning dance groove.


• I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect For You) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Grace Jones

Grace Jones is the “showgirl” of disco music. Her unique style and music contributions have never sold her short of fabulous. Her 1986 project titled “Inside Story” is again Ms. Jones being, “Ms. Jones”. “I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect For You” is the big single and was co-produced by Chic’s Nile Rogers along with Grace. This one sticks to Grace as it displays her persona undoubtedly and also carries through a play with words in many ways as Grace sells her wares once again. The song became a big club hit made this disco star shine all over again.

I have taken the 12” vocal, dub and instrumental of “I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect For You)” and realigned the track for a new ReStructure Mix. I have flattened out much of the rambunctious portions and given the new arrangement some smooth transitions into verses and some new breaks.


• Once More - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Taffy

Taffy (Katherine Quaye) is a British singer who moved into the Italian disco arena with a big hit titled, “I Love My Radio (Midnight Radio)” in 1985. Her presence has always been an exciting one since most of her music always reflects uplifting themes and celebratory outlines. “Once More” is her single from 1985 and was produced by Claudio Cecchetto. This track is an anthem in the works as she exclaims the excitement to mention her partner and the magic that he gives. It is a soaring track which always rings out like a powerhouse when the chorus builds into the finale of raging keyboards and beautiful rhythmic sounds.

I have taken the 12” version of “Once More” and have taken one of my favorite songs and transformed it into a new ReStructure Mix. A new intro using the bass sequencers and into a new arrangement of the segments which paint this love song into a masterpiece.


• Nightdrive - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kaotic

Kaotic is a deep house project from Timothy Titsworth – his single titled “Nightdrive” was released in 1992 on Underground Level Recordings label. This piece is a rhythmic interlude into a moody and mystique as it beats out a drum track which grabs your ears and feet from the start. It is one of the transition pieces I have heard in many clubs during its release but for me it was always a track that could start the floor early or end the night. One of the early 90’s deep house/electronic numbers that I was caught from the first few beats.

I have taken the 12” versions of “Nightdrive” and realigned the feel into a whole new ReStructure Mix. A spoken intro from the 1967 film “The Graduate” with a bit of explanation for this drive in the hours of the night/ A few new breaks is created to give this arrangement some breathing space.


• Rich In Paradise - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Honesty 69

Honesty 69 is a German electronic project led by Thomas Gesell and Willi Grossmann. Their 1989 single “Rich In Paradise” is one of the Ibiza-esque dance tracks which bring to life the Lil’ Louis track “French Kiss” along with an outline of their own. Using the sequencer bass patterns throughout this arrangement make this sexy record work both as a house and techno number. The sexy infusion of the female adlibs gives the track its own identity as we are immersed into a rolling dance experience. This one always fared well at my club and brought peak hour to a new high,

I have taken the three versions from the 12” of “Rich In Paradise” and fused segments all three into this ReStructure Mix. The new arrangement seems to move backward from the original and holds to light the original genius.


• I Like It - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Players Association

The Players Association is a disco/jazz ensemble who began their recording career on Vanguard Records in 1977. Their self-titled album from that year contained their single “I Like It” which is an early favorite of dance floors and followers. The horn infused track is one which outlines the rhythm in the club manner of the time and also gives us a live band feel with its sectional arrangement. One of the 12” singles of the time which was admired for its early moves to fuse disco and jazz on a parallel.

I have taken the 12” version of “I Like It” and used the keyboard segments to bring on this new ReStructure Mix. I have added a new drum track to accompany this new introduction and also a nice fade.


• Do It For Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ann Consuelo

Ann Consuelo (Ann Consuelo Del Pilar) is a singer from Guayaquil, Ecuador and is one of the voices of the early 90’s house movement. Her club hit, “Do It For Love” was released in 1992 and produced by Douglas Carr and Nick Nice. A big underground hit as her prior single “See The Day”. This one has a serious impact with its house thumping rhythm and the wonderful segments where Ann brings the lyrics into a playful mode. This one was dance floor success for me from day on to the many months of programming it following. One of the big house records that justify the means.

I have taken the 12” versions of “Do It For Love” and worked segments from each one – using the “Euro Club” as the determining outline for this ReStructure Mix. There is a longer and lengthier vocal throughout the new arrangement and some new breaks.


• Super Hero - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Love Drops

Love Drops are Asia Love and Wayne "Smash" Hunter – a house project from the early 90’s. Their single titled “Super Hero” released in 1992 is a deep house piece which closely resembles the aura of the group Deee-Lite with a free love and good time feel. The song has one major factor for its initial success: the kick ass house beat. Every atop is a mild as a few keyboard segments and a saxophone break. In this number the real force is the fantastically carefree vocal from Asia which bounces off the rhythm over and over making her diva debut an original one.

I have taken the 12” version of “Super Hero” and laid out the new ReStructure Mix with more intros and a subtle fade. A new kick beat is added to piece those original house beats with slick intentions. The house dance era is a memorable place thanks to tracks as this.


• Welcome To My Heaven - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kim Martin

Kim Martin is an Italo-house project from Dora Carofiglio, Giuseppe Nicolosi, Lino Nicolosi & Rossana Nicolosi with Cateno Domenico Nicolosi. The label offering their projects from Italy was titled Selector Records and in 1991 released “Welcome To My Heaven” – a wonderful house number which played out with all of the elements which house music encompassed throughout the end of the 80’s and on to the 90’s. This track is a bouncy bass driven number with plenty of recognizable samples sprinkled throughout the arrangement. Its uplifting feel gives it the immediate draw into its memorizing verses and into the organ guided chorus. It is one of the big underground Italo-house numbers which made it onto hardcore house playlists.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Welcome To My Heaven” and retouched the track with this new ReStructure Mix. More of the instrumental pieces are used to accent this new outline and a few new breaks added for a new depth.


• Set Me Free - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Jaki Graham

Jaki Graham is a British soul artist who arrived on the dance scene during the early 80’s and made the dance floor move to a synth-pop sound with a soulful edge. “Set Me Free” is from her 1986 project titled “Breaking Away” – produced by Derek Bramble. This powerhouse track has all of the necessary elements and an intro for anyone who has never heard Jaki release her vocal talents. It tells the story of a woman caught in a possessive relationship and wants to release herself from it. The production gives us the UK funk edge with a new standing diva showing us the rest of the way.

I have taken the 12” remixes of “Set Me Free” and gave it a mere turnover for this ReStructure Mix to pay tribute to the soulful side of the dance floor. There is a new hard edged beat guiding us this time around and some play with Jaki’s incredible vocal.


• Uncle Bob's Burly House - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Uncle Bob

Uncle Bob is Philip Kelsey – his project from 1992 is one of the deep house productions which are progressive and trance-like. The four cut 12” single gives an individual display of the riffs for “Uncle Bob’s Burly House” in a club manner. This short excursion into a realm where voices edge on a sense of hypnotic energy and some mean dub-like breaks. The essence of this groove is the bass works which seem to fluctuate throughout each mix. This one was secret weapon for me when the dance floor was there and ready to go deeper.

I have taken the four cuts from “Uncle Bob’s Burly House” 12” and edited and slimmed down this ReStructure Mix. I used the Latin flare that explodes in the mix as the main emphasis for this tribute to deep house.


• Love At First Sight - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Van McCoy

Van McCoy is the man who ignited the “hustle” craze prior to the disco explosion of the mid-70’s. His hit single titled, “The Hustle” from 1975 was a step in the direction from which soul music began to transition into the disco form. His compositions displayed a lyrical and arranged musical outline of a simpler and more concise groove along with the strings and funky guitars. “Love At First Sight” is from his 1976 project titled, “The Real McCoy” and is a touch of the disco formula in its pubescent stage. The simple arrangement was more of the excitement of the dance arena for the time. This one makes a statement with the lush stings and the breakdowns which later become the outline for disco music.

I have taken the album version of “Love At First Sight” and reworked this disco classic for a new ReStructure Mix. Taking pieces of the track that stand out and staging them forward out of this mix are the remedies here.

This ReStructure Mix was requested by Ricardo Rego from Instagram and is dedicated to him. Thank you, Ricardo


• I Feel Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Messiah featuring Precious Wilson

Messiah is a techno-rave project from Ali Ghani and Mark Davies. Their take on Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder’s disco classic was released in 1992 and is focused on the acid-house/techno/rave feel of dance floors. This powerful and electrifying version sets the track in a whole new arena along with the vocals performed by long-time disco artist, Precious Wilson (Eruption). The rolling sequencers again display the elegant and genius of Moroder and how this piece of dance music changed the music world. There are builds throughout this arrangement that bring about a “mosh-pit” energy since the intent from the original is the excitement.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of Messiah’s “I Feel Love” and reapplied a new edge to this ReStructure Mix. The pieces of the original sequencer tracks are chopped and edited to reform a new energy.


• You Are My World - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Double You

Double You is a Eurodance group featuring Andrea de Antoni, Franco Amato and William Naraine. Their cover versions of disco classics including “We All Need Love”, “Please Don’t Go” and “Who’s Fooling Who” began a string of dance floor successes for this project. “You Are My World” is from their first project, “We All Need Love” and is a Euro-house arrangement with all of the appropriate formula for 1992 during the big club/dance period. It is a solemn love song that plays out with plenty of emotion in a connection that is strong and promising. Great vocal work and some of the breakdowns which made the late 80’s and early 90’s still a great dance period.

I have taken the 12” version of “You Are My World” and re-wired this hot track for a new ReStructure Mix. I have used parts of the existing original to recreate a new remix with more of a moody and dub-like feel.


• SOS - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - ABBA

ABBA is Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus – on of the definitive pop groups of the 70’s and disco era. Their music is always an experience that is unique in their power behind the female vocals and the creativity of the male figures – all which are upfront and effective. “SOS” is their big hit from 1975 and is ABBA with their entire mite. A song regarding the fading of a relationship and the plea to restore that once was. The chorus is an uplifting sound which this band always seems to pull off in each track. It is the magic of ABBA that brings their name to the forefront whenever pop or dance music is relayed.

I have taken the album version of “SOS” and an instrumental to reignite this pop success in a ReStructure Mix. I have added anew intro and of course some new segmentation along the new arrangement.


• Hazme Sonar - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Morenas

Morenas is an Italian house project from Andrea Gemolotto, Angelino Albanese, Claudio Collino, Massimino Lippoli and Riccardo Persi. One of the very successful underground tracks featuring the Latin edge and may have begun a series of releases emulating this arrangement. The smooth complexity of this piece is as easy as a dancer sway with its groove. A nice series of breaks and segments that work together as a nice musical number with only a few adlibs from our lead vocalist.

I have taken the 4 version of “Hazme Sonar” and mixed and matched pieces together for this ReStructure Mix. I have added a new drum track to give a new feel to the groove and also extended those breezy parts of this song which are like heaven.


• Streetwise - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - B-Art

B-Art is a Belgium Beat group featuring David Morley, Errol Jones, Jean-Pierre De Vylder, Jeroen Dejonckheere, Renaat Vandepapeliere, and Rony Brack. Their 1989 single “Streetwise” produced by Renaat Vandepapeliere is a house track which they delivered with a slick arrangement and lead vocal from Jean-Pierre De Vylder. A nice piece of evening candy outlining the nightlife and its energy and excitement. This song was released on the new-beat label R & S Records from Belgium and gives this band a crossover capability in this effort. A big dance floor packer for me.

I have taken the 12” “Ghentlon Mix” of “Streetwise” and revisited the piece with this ReStructure Mix. Adding a new beat track and percussion to give it a new feel. Elements of the vocals are chopped and diced to work as new portions of this mix.


• Sex  Or Sex - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cristiana

Cristiana is an Italian disco project from producers Tano Lanza and Mario Percali – featured on the Ram Production label in 1987. One of the last true Italian disco productions which center on the heavy percussion edge. The intended vocal approach is light and frail as it expresses a sensual desire. The foundation of this track is the keyboard riffs that represent a sweetness and somewhat innocence for this request. With the play on words the two choices are the same: sex or sex? The heavy bongo and percussion tracks are a dub-like feel from the original and make this piece a nice mix in and mix out weapon.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub and re-vamped the energy for this new ReStructure Mix. There is a new heavy beat outlining the sensual feel of this song and a few new spots where the music brings us back to the energy of the song.


• Papillon (Hot Butterfly) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan is The Queen Of Funk Music – her influence began in the early 70’s along with Rufas and many new barriers were opened by this diva. Her 1980 project titled “Naughty” – produced by Arif Mardin contained a cover of Gregg Diamond’s “Hot Butterfly” which was from the Bionic Boogie project by the same name and featured the fantastic, Luther Vandross on lead vocals. This song is one which brings on many emotions as the love relationship comes to an end for two and is poetic in many of its phrases. This was another early moment for Chaka to make a song her own – and she does. A soaring performance is more than teasing and full of emotion. A memorable moment for Chaka as she makes this classic her own which she completes in her own essence.

I have taken the album version of “Papillion (Hot Butterfly)” and worked it as a dub outline for this ReStructure Mix. More beats and percussion are added and some of those memorable echoes find their way into new areas or the new arrangement.


• Everything Changes - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kathy Troccoli

Kathy Troccoli is an American singer who began her recording career in the early 80’s and delivered a dance floor piece titled “Everything Changes” in 1991 and was produced by Ric Wake. This magic track has the melody of a Stock Aitken and Waterman song from the iconic dance floor mode they created. The overall effect is Kathy’s moving vocal which brings on the excitement of how love affects two beginning a new life together. It is one of the anthem-like pieces which made the 90’s house period work the under beats here. One of my favorite vocal sensibilities and a dance floor packer for me during peak hour.

I have taken the 12” Extended Hot Mix of “Everything Changes” and applied a lengthier mix down for this ReStructure Mix. Layering some of the keyboard elements and percussion effects create a new arrangement for this beautiful piece.


• Take My Love  -  Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lickwid Lips

Lickwid Lips is a house ensemble from England and is produced by Steve Davis and Lee Tucker. Their single “Take My Love” released in 1992 is a complete analogy of the club sound movement from the end of the 80’s onto the hardcore 90’s where a fusion of trance, techno and house music was a featured sound in many productions. This track features erotic vocals from Chantzi D. rolls out like an ambient ear orgasm. Many of its elements are deep house infused and the 3 12” mixes are each unique in their own essence. This one was a feature peak number for me and always had the floor packed with adventurous movers.

I have taken the 3 12” versions of “Take My Love” and reworked them into one ReStructure Mix for this tribute to 90’s club music. It is a bit more outlined and the sensual verses are played out with some new breaks and drops.


• We Connect -  Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Stacy Q

Stacy Q is an 80’s pop-dance singer who made 1986 a memorable dance floor moment with her hit, “Two Of Hearts” – it was the return of the high energy bass synthesizers rolling out the energy. Stacy Q made herself an iconic figure with her sweet 80’s gal look and feel as well as the savory vocals. “We Connect” was her follow-up release which made club playlists in the familiar sound of both tracks. The rolling edge of both tracks work well as Stacy makes her sensual and girlish delivery play out for her well.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental version of “We Connect” and reworked the classic edge in this ReStructure Mix. There are more places where we hear the riffs that make the song work and of course more of Stacy Q.


• Medley: "Times Out Of Time / Don't Start Givin' Up -  Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Mike Francis

Mike Francis is an Italian singer who began his recording career in 1984 and leaves behind him in his passing in 2009 a string of wonderful ballads and rhythmic pieces. This ReStructure Mix focuses on two of Mike’s beautiful numbers: “Times Out Of Time” and “Don’t Start Givin’ Up” from 1988 – both tracks are a bit more adult contemporary outlined and have a wonderful resonance in both vocals and arrangements. The 12” single “Times Out Of Time” featured the bonus track “Don’t Start Givin’ Up” – and are produced by Mike Francis and Davide Romani (of Peter Jacques’ Change). Two hidden gems that always weaved magic for me in early evening or after-hours sets.

I have taken both 12” versions of “Times Out Of Time” and “Don’t Start Givin’ Up” and reworked the two songs into a medley for this ReStructure Mix. A new drum track outlines these pieces as one and a mere shuffle from one to another guide you on this journey.


• A Night To Remember -  Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Shalamar

Shalamar is Howard Hewett, Jeffrey Daniel and Jody Watley. One of the original disco groups from the mid-70’s building a connection to funk and soul among the disco scene. “A Night To Remember” is from their 1982 project titled “Friends” – produced by Leon F. Sylvers, III. One of the iconic tracks once again as the harmonies and slick funk production pulls the most for the dance floor. The romantic edge of this one is irresistible and one which always brought a crowd to the dance floor to help celebrate their own nights.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental versions of “A Night To Remember” and re-molded the original tracks into a new ReStructure Mix. There is a dreamy edge focused on much of the new breaks and a hard hitting beat to tap the rhythm into place.


• Hands Down -  Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Dan Hartman

Dan Hartman is a longtime songwriter, musician and singer who began with the Edgar Winter Group and a recognizable 70’s hit “Free Ride” from 1972. The disco era brought immediate success to his feel-good songwriting with his 1978 hit “Instant Replay” which was the height of the disco phenomena and an iconic track to outline the period. His next project featured “Hands Down” released in 1979 and sounded much like the executives over at his label demanded a sound-alike hit. Although it is a long song in the same sense it does however have its own energy and excitement. This is a production that utilized all elements which made disco music crossover and take notice among those who were ready to dance.

I have taken the 12” inch vocal and instrumental of “Hands Down” and revive the energy one more time for this ReStructure Mix. I have layered many of the original tracks to create a new arrangement for this jumpin’ piece which even now sounds like a cheerleader’s event.


• Better Stop -  Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Chilly

Chilly is a German disco group featuring Oscar Pearson, Sofia Eyango, Ute Weber and Werner Südhoff – the concept and production is from Bernt Möhrle. Their first project from 1978 titled “For Your Love” is their disco cover of The Yardbirds’ rock classic with an extreme overhaul and incredible arrangement joining the slick disco sound with a rock feel. “Better Stop” is also from this project and is a friendly warning from one friend to another about the abuses of cocaine in circles. The intent is laid out plainly where the soul is stolen from the addiction and a clear path is waiting. It also contains the strong combination of Ute’s rock edged voice along with a soulful dose from Oscar Pearson.

I have taken the short album version of “Better Stop” and reapplied the original production along with a new bas beat for this ReStructure Mix. A bit more of the dreamy segments which represent the fantasy involved in the misuse of the drug in this warning.


• Hell On Wheels -  Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cher

Cher is one of the talents of our time. Her continuance in breaking barriers and creating her iconic stature as her own is phenomenal. “Hell On Wheels” is Cher’s 70’s contribution to the disco era with a fabulous production by the late-great, Bob Esty. This roller-disco piece has the edge of a teenage rock concert with multi-colored flares igniting along with the energy. Cher is once again giving her performance as only she can deliver with the edge that gives us the resolution before the start and of course the perfection of this song working in her own arena. The track is a monumental disco production which makes a time long gone seem intriguing.

I have taken the 12” version of “Hell On Wheels” and reapplied the slick original production to a new ReStructure Mix. There is more of an intro and sense of flow with the new added pieces of drums and percussion. I have taken the roller rink a step further in the dub arena.


• Don't Break My Heart -  Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Den Harrow

Den Harrow is an Italo-disco act whose vocals are provided by Chuck Rolando, Silvio Pozzoli, Tom Hooker and Anthony James – while the stage performance is given to Stefano Zandri. The production is from Miki Chieregato and Roberto Turatti and brings fullness to the sound of Italian disco music in the 80’s. “Don’t Break My Heart” is from the project “Day By Day” from 1987 and is a plea for a continuance of a love which seems troubled yet here in a realm that is worth saving. The dramatic flair of this piece has plenty of deep sequencers pounding out the disco beat with tears and all. One of the lower energy tracks with that after-hours feel.

I have taken the 12” versions of “Don’t Break My Heart” and realigned the piece for this ReStructure Mix. More of the percussion from the original is outlined and more breaks are added to this arrangement.


• Why Can't We Live Together -  Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kongas

Kongas is a band from the early 70’s and included Cerrone and Don Ray. The band reached a top disco status with their 1977 cover of Steve Winwood’s “Gimme Some Loving” and it’s hard hitting disco energy. Their cover of Timmy Thomas’ “Why Can’t We Live Together” released in 1982 and again, produced by Cerrone. This version lends to the disco percussion and hard beats which ignite the original in a new way. The track has been covered by many bands and artists and this version lands a top level achievement where the elements follow close to the original anthem, yet stand out in their own delivery.

I have taken the 12” version of Kongas’ “Why Can’t We Live Together” and applied a new outline for this ReStructure Mix. The original percussion from Timmy Thomas is used in new segments and a few beaks added to make this one a venture of excitement.


• Hasta La Vista - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - T-Series

T-Series is a German techno project from Peter Ries and Wolfgang Filz – who also gave us “Who Killed JFK” by Mysteria in 1982. “Hasta La Vista” is a take on the 1991 Arnold Schwarzenegger film “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and his memorable line. The hardcore edge is close to a rave energy and much of the power from this track is a rolling sequencer which outlines the dub versions from the 12” I new-beat style of using the heavy bass beats and giving way to challenges from keyboard to keyboard as the breaks. This one is fun and inventive as much of the techno sound of the late 80’s and early 90’s created.

I have taken all 3 versions from the 12” single “Hasta La Vista” and worked on the dub as the intro to this ReStructure Mix. Some of the pieces where the keyboards create the mystery and energy are used in a new way to solidify this execution.


• Everlasting Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sandra

Sandra (Sandra Ann Lauer) is a German pop singer who was also a member of the group, Arabesque in the late 70’s. Her producer/husband is artist, composer and songwriter, Michael Cretu (“When Love Is The Missing Word”) and brought his unique sound to her projects. “Everlasting Love” from 1987 is Sandra’s cover of the 1967 Robert Knight song that has been covered by many artists including another dance version from Vicki Sue Robinson. Sandra’s soft approach is a melancholy approach along with the sometimes striking arrangement created by Cretu. It is an 80’s feel with its dosage of synthesizers and keyboards laying the ground for this classic.

I have taken the 12” version of Sandra’s “Everlasting Love” and reinjected a new edge for this ReStructure Mix. A more power and energy driven edit with several breakdowns and a new dedication to the song itself with more of the new elements from Sandra’s arrangement.


• Touch Me in The Morning - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lydia Steinman

Lydia Steinman is a disco singer from the 80’s who released her cover of Diana Ross’ majestic classic, “Touch Me In The Morning” in 1985. Produced by Jimmy Brown – this electronic production is a percolating energy version with a set of lyrics and choruses that could not go wrong. This one rings several great bells of opportunity to convert this classic into an 80’s dance piece. The sequencers make up most of the foundation of this arrangement and the keyboards are simple yet effective. All in all this is a diva song where this diva makes it work for her cause.

I have taken the 12” version of Lydia Steinman’s “Touch Me In The Morning and reworked it for another chance and ReStructure Mix. Percussion tracks are added to give a slight punch and a re-alignment of verse make this tribute new and exciting.


• It Feels So Good - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sonique

Sonique (Sonia Marina Clarke) is a singer, disc jockey and producer from London who released several projects during the start of the millennium. Her big unforgettable track from 1998 titled “It Feels So Good” is one of the electronic house anthems of its time. The energy in this song has the momentum of the love she sings poetically and in her own vein. There is a mystique about this number which brings on a satisfying ritual within its self. The song was produced by Chris Allen, Linus Burdick, Matt Smith, and Simon Belofsky.

I have taken several versions of “It Feels So Good” including the original 12”, Haus-A-Holics and Breakfast Mix to assemble a new ReStructure Mix for this giant. I have incorporated a new drum track from a classic disco band, Voyage. The rest is left to ecstasy.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Scott Swiech who brought this one back to me in his memoirs. Thanks, Scott.


• You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Marcia Hines

Marcia Hines is a vocalist who began her recording career in 1975 and gave her music a unique feel with her distinct delivery and whole hearted emotion infused. Her dance floor hot from 1981 titled “Your Love Still Brings Me to My Knees” is one of my favorites from the period thanks to Marcia’s incredible vocal. It was also a dance floor igniter where the first few minutes brought many new dancers out. “You” is a track released in 1977 from her album, “Ladies and Gentleman” – which was also recorded by Rita Coolidge the following year. This love song is a testimony for a partner who leaves her mind on feeling excited on what is to come. It is one of the tracks which make it easy to fall in love with love itself.

I have taken the short 3 minutes album version and extended this sonnet for a ReStructure Mix in care of it. The piano tracks are inverted and realigned for more extensive layout of this version and Marcia is still riding on top of this number.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Carla Monsalve who requested this hidden gem. Thank you again, Carla for bringing out the 70’s in a ferocious way! Much love and thanks for your dedication to this dance period,


• Sugar Daddy - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Keren and Chelle

Keren and Chelle are Karen Poole and Shelly Poole – formerly a group titled Alisha’s Attic. Their 1988 single, “Sugar Daddy” is one of the finale and definitive pieces of the 80’s high energy scene. Produced by Steve Slavin, J. George Hargreaves and Mick Parker in a sweet yet with slivers of sequencers shooting out the rhythm along with the SAW-sound alike feel. It is a track that worked in my club for months where peak time reached just that. The song itself is quite irresistible and has the two girls playing the role as close to you can image as the energy prevails.

I have taken the 12” vocal of “Sugar Daddy” and reworked a new lesson for this ReStructure Mix. It plays out with more of a drawn out intro and a fading exit. The new arrangement is a resorting of the original with a few new breaks.


• Running Wild In The Night - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Evelyn Thomas

Evelyn Thomas is reining “High Energy Diva” of the 80’s. Her dance music during the high energy period gave dance floors an anthem with her big 1984 hit, “High Energy” – produced by Ian Levine and Fiachra Trench. “Running Wild In The Night” brings the 80’s nightlife to a peak with its driving sound and the accompanying of Evelyn’s fabulous voice guiding us through the one edge of town to another. It has always been one of my favorite tracks from Ms. Thomas and has always brought the dancers a place where their own legacy is noted and celebrated.

I have taken the 12” version of “Running Wild In The Night” and recreated a new ReStructure Mix to mark this classic. A new arrangement breaking down a few of the bridges into the main pulse of the mix and a few new breaks are added.


• Flames Of Love -  Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Fancy

Fancy is an electronic dance project created and performed by German born singer/musician Manfred Alois Segieth. His growth in dance music has succeeded no only his releases under Fancy but also many of his productions with many artists including Slip and Grant Miller. “Flames Of Love” is his release from 1988 and rings out like a disco love anthem. The keyboards serenade his wondrous and somewhat lost vision of a one-sided love where he plays the fool as he sinks deeper in love. The essence of Fancy can be understood as this one covers all of his mastery in creating an aura of high energy music for a dance crowd waiting for drama.

I have taken the 12 vocal and instrumental of “Flames Of Love” and relit a new ReStructure Mix to homage this vital 80’s dance session. The new drum beats pump over this new arrangement which gives way to more of the love which is somehow a mystery in this track.


• Turn Me On Again -  Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Astaire

Astaire is a high energy project on the UK label Passion Records – produced by Nigel Stock and Nigel Wright. The magic of this session are the vocals of Tracy Ackerman who began her dance floor stent with Astaire and went on to recording as a solo artist in the latter 80’s. “Turn Me On Again” is their single from 1987 and is co-produced by John Davies. This powerful and exhilarating piece is one of the tracks in this genre which peaks over and over with several ricochet effects and the chorus which brings on an uplifting and powerful moment. It is one where Tracy’s vocal yearn more and more giving way to a surrender of her desire.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Turn Me On Again” and reworked the production for a new ReStructure Mix. A layer of new percussion lifts segments of the new arrangement and a few new breaks are added.


• Radio Ga Ga -  Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Queen

Queen is a rock legend and a dance floor diamond. Their music relayed a new outline challenging rock music’s principles and guidelines with a winning on their creative end. Their 1984 album titled “The Works” – produced by Mack and Queen is another genius of weaving a craft of music. “Radio Ga Ga” is homage to old radio which many lost touch with as soon as the video trends of the 80’s took. The track emphasizes an old world of music forgotten and gives a salute to its power even though time shifts the sound of its content and technology. One of the most genius assemblies is the full on electronic production with percolating bass synthesizers and sharp metal-like keyboards playing out this homage. It is another one of Queen's magic moments for the band and Freddie Mercury’s towering vocal.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Radio Ga Ga” and rewired this classic piece for a ReStructure Mix. The synthesizer bubbling below was too hard to resist for a new dance floor arrangement and the closing being one of a definite fade.


• Sahara Nights -  Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - F.R. David

F.R. David (Elie Robert Fitoussi) is a French singer who began his recording career in 1967. His dancer floor fame came from tracks like “Sahara Nights” released in 1987 and produced and arranged by Celso Valli (Passengers, Tantra, Azoto). This track is a dreamy bass track driven dance number that reflects an aura of the desert nights and its beauty. F.R. David delivers a nice enticing vocal gives us the intent of a moonlit night with dunes awaiting romance and adventure. A nice 80’s synth-pop piece that echoes the early morning feel of a dance floor.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental versions of “Sahara Nights” and realigned a new ReStructure Mix for this song. It plays out in a new way with a new drum track added in segments and also a new arrangement leaving the finale a place for the roaring chorus riffs.


• Rocket 2 U- Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Jets

The Jets are a band who is actually a family group formed in 1977. Their popularity grew with their first release “The Jets” in 1985 – produced by Donn Powell and gave them a few singles which made them an addition to the dance community. “Rocket 2 U” is from their 1987 project titled “Magic” and was produced by Bobby Nunn and featured a 12” single remixed by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero. The single became a hit in clubs and gave the band once again their notoriety as one of the most popular family groups since The Jackson Five. The track emphasizes a love relationship which is being outlined for a partner who is missing the point…but not for long.

I have taken the 12” remix version of “Rocket 2 U” and relaunched a new ReStructure Mix to pay homage to this 80’s pop classic. There is a dub-like effect added to the new arrangement and also a few samples from a Patrick Cowley piece.


• Gimme Some Loving - Glenn Rivera ReStrcuture Mix- Fun Fun

Fun Fun is an Italo-disco project from producers Dario Raimondi and Alvaro Ugolini – and vocalists Ivana Spagna, Antonella Pepe and Angela Parisi. “Gimme Some Lovin’” is a sweeter sounding cover of the Steve Winwood/Spencer Davis Group track from 1967, This electronic hi-NRG/Italo house arrangement is a more melodic feel for the classic song and takes on a whole new message with the softer vocal approach. It moves along with riffs done in a fast moving synchronized movement and make this cover version stand alone in its entirety.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub version of Fun Fun’s “Gimme Some Lovin’” and created a new ReStructure Mix for the make shift of a new stance. I have used layers of the existing version to recreate a new experience for Fun Fun to take the wheel.


Spinning Top - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Dream Machine

Dream Express is a Belgium disco group who began recording in 1976. The members include Bianca Maessen, Luc Smets, Patricia Maessen and Stella Maessen. The essence of their sound is the female harmony which blends in with the beauty of the pop sound of the mid-70s. This being the initial points where disco music was being guided and gathering all influence from music passing. “Spinning Top” is a single from 1977 which originally is the B-side to their track “A Million In 1, 2, 3” and with the magic ingredients poured into this one is a memorable feel. There are musical parts which echo the early 70’s and a lovely chorus from the ladies that give the proof of the group’s strength.

I have taken the album version of “Spinning Top” and moved the mid-70’s arrangement into a new ReStructure Mix. Pounding out the message here with a new beat that is heavy and accompanied by a filtered percussion layer.

This track was requested by Carla Monsalve from Facebook and was executed with a dedication to her own “dedication” to 70’s dance music. Thank you, Carla – there is only one “you”.


• Standing Ovation - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - GQ

GQ is a disco/funk band from The Bronx and members were Emanuel "Rahiem" LeBlanc, Herb Lane, Keith Crier, Paul Service and Steve Adorno. Their first hit track “Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)” from 1979 created a style and audience for their funk based disco sound. “Standing Ovation” is from their 1980 project, “GQ 2”. Another great dance number with heavy rhythm guitars guiding their slick arrangements. The sound was a fierce number which gave the dance floors another moment to groove again to GQ.

I have taken the 12” version of “Standing Ovation” and revamped the elements into a new ReStructure Mix. The funk edge is given a new rhythm section and more of the verses put into play.


• Moonlight and Muzak - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - M

M is a synth-pop project from Robin Scott. Their big hit “Pop Muzak” from 1979 became one of the early dance groups to direct their sound with a light nu-wave edge. “New York, London, Paris, Munich” is their album which features their second single, “Moonlight and Muzak”. Another full-on electronic arrangement with a slight touch of romance where the moody voice informs us of a night which began a new chapter of love. The keyboards play out as a series of riffs guide us through the sweet chorus which informs us of just how serious this romance is.

I have taken the 12” version of “Moonlight and Muzak” and rewired this piece for a new ReStructure Mix. A serious of drum tracks are added to bring the light synthesized beats a level up and more of the guitar segments are pieced in new locations.


• Blame It On The Weatherman - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - B Witched

B Witched is an Irish girl group from the late 1990’s – members are Edele Lynch, Keavy Lynch, Lindsay Armaou and Sinéad O'Carroll. “Blame It On The Weatherman” is their single from 1998 produced and written by Ray "Madman" Hedges. This one is a big floor packer for this time period in my club as there were plenty of movers that hit floors at the same time and also the mood of the track itself has a classic heartbreak feels. One of the singles of the time which I played continually and also extended for the fast moving vibes and bass this one commits to.

I have taken the 12” “Amen Club” mix and used portions of the mix to create a new ReStructure Mix. There is new percussion laying down a tribal feel and some new twists on the original arrangement.


• This Is Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Susan Stevens

Susan Stevens is a Canadian disco project from the producers of Nightlife Unlimited - Johnny Dorazio, Robert Brewster and Tony Bentivegna. The project was released in 1983 and utilized an electronic format using sequencers and keyboards to paint the energy from this early high energy sound. Susan Stevens is one of the darling voices of disco music from this period and works the music simply with love sonnets in her sweetness which sounds like the girl groups from the late 50’s. “This Is Love” flows beautifully in its nice rolling energy and gives off the full electric arrangements which these producers worked well in many sessions.

I have taken the 12” version of “This Is Love” and reworked the original elements that blend this new ReStructure Mix. There are pieces of the synth and drum work which are used to punch up pieces of the new arrangement and a longer fade out.


• Don't Make Me Over - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sybil

Sybil (Sybil Ilona Lynch) is a vocalist from Paterson, New Jersey and brought a free style beat to an updated recording of Dionne Warwick’s 1962 song, “Don’t Make Me Over” – written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Sybil’s 1989 release produced by Dolores Drewry and James Bratton is a beat driven downtempo dance piece which gives the song a new life. The vocal from Sybil is a bit more subtle and lilting but blend well with the production which aims towards the bass beats and light keyboard riffs.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of Sybil’s “Don’t Make Me Over” and enlightened the track for this ReStructure Mix. A few new beat riffs are added to top the new version of and pieces of the instrumental planted to give more air to the situation.


• Right On Track - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is a band formed in the late 70’s and consists of Stephen Bray, Dan Gilroy, Ed Gilroy and Gary Burke. Their big hit titled “Right On Track” from 1987 is a slick and unforgettable song which skates on both wheels from the chorus piece. It was produced by Jimmy Iovine and is from their self-titled project. The momentum of dance music in the 80’s was fed by several new remix techniques and the creative songs which followed and this track is the hilt of that time period. It holds up to its sound and of course that slick chorus works all the time.

I have taken the 12” vocal and pieces of each dub version (remixed by John “Jellybean” Benetiz) and worked “Right On Track” with a new emphasis on this ReStructure Mix. The killer keyboard riff which sounds a bit sinister provides more of an even deeper outline for this new arrangement.


• Circle Of Fire - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Penny McLean

Penny McLean (better known as “Lady Bump” from 1975) released her third project titled “Midnight Explosion” in 1878 – produced by Michael Kunze and arranged by John Davis (and The Monster Orchestra). The single “Circle Of Fire” is the track which received the attention with its Flamenco edge and the climbing chorus which Penny brings to hilt with an effective delivery. The success of Silver Convention and Penny also starred in the ensemble brought this production into being. It is one of the disco-camp of the time period and has that sophisticated polish that disco music was formulated on.

I have taken the album version of “Circle Of Fire” and re-ignited the set again for this ReStructure Mix. There is new percussion tracks added to set the flames higher and an arrangement with more breaks added.

This track was requested by Carla Monsalve and is dedicated to her energy and her zest to keep this wonderful music alive. Thank you, Carla.


• Love In Motion - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - 1000 Ohm

1000 Ohms is a Belgium new-wave band consisting of Frank Van Bogaert, Johan Van Herck, Koen Van Assche and Mien Van Bogaert as members. Their 1984 self-produced single “Love In Motion” is a syncopated pop track which pounds out sequencer bass patterns in a percolating manner and along with their unique left-field vocal this one becomes of interest to dance floors of the time and music enthusiasts. It is a definite track that questions the motivations we take when in love and the possible interferences. It is one of the alternative sounds with a hardcore high energy electronic feel covered with that 80’s vocal.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental version of “Love In Motion” and worked on giving this fantastic song a ReStructure Mix with some new additives. A heavy drum track and some new loops from the original provide a new layout and attack on this track.


• Tiger, Tiger (Feel Good For A While) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gregg Diamond's Bionic Boogie

Bionic Boogie is disco producer, Gregg Diamond’s classic group and ensemble which helped to formulate the disco edge of the mid-70s with a mature and funky sound. His early work with Andrea True Connection (“More, More, More”) was an early sign of his creativity and masterful take on lyrics and the sound of a live band assisting his compositions. “Tiger, Tiger (Feel Good For A While)” is from his 1979 project by the same name. This album is an awareness of the changing of dance music from 1979 to the 80’s. His movements here are much more glistening with a rock/nu-wave feel in segments. Vocals are beautifully executed once again by Luther Vandross (an original session singer for Bionic Boogie) and play out a mysterious as this theme.

I have taken the album version of “Tiger, Tiger (Feel Good For A While)” and ran with the menacing sound of this playful theme and reworked it for this ReStructure Mix. There are new percussion and drum beats added and a longer feel for those creeping verses and haunting choruses.


• Show You My Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Goldie Alexander

Goldie Alexander is a vocalist from Canada who released his single “Show You My Love” in 1981 – produced by Tony Green. Goldie is also known for his vocals on the 1979 album “U.N.” and the dance floor hit, “Disco Power”. “Show You My Love” is a hard driving electronic funk piece which throws punches left and right - beginning with Goldie’s heartfelt vocals which always display a soulful and direct approach to his material. The production is a groove which does not let up from start to finish. It is one of the great releases in this genre of that year and kept my dance floor packed during those peak hours.

I have taken the 12” version of “Show You My Love” and re-funked the original into a new ReStructure Mix. A new drum track pounds out this new groove even more along with a lengthy new arrangement for Goldie’s vocals.


• Can't Stop - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Rick James

C.M. Lord (Catherine Mitchell Lord) is a soul vocalist, songwriter and producer who began her recording career in 1976. “You’re The Only One” is a single released in 1983 on a new dance label titled Wave Records and produced by Pete Robinson and C.M. Lord. This is one of the tracks from 1983 which encompass the power of disco music and the move onto the electronic arrangements of the early 80’s: a soulful synth-pop alternative. Vocals are the main point in this piece and give Lord an opportunity to express in her hearty delivery a love that is undeniable and ready. A big club record that has the energy and soul that makes the 80’s dance floor once again stand out as a unique experience to be discovered.

I have taken the Disconet remix of “You’re The Only One” and pieces of the original 12” release to make a mark in this ReStructure Mix. More of the funky keyboards are laid out in segments to bring back that hip shaking feel along with more breaks to stay out on the floor for.


• You're The Only One - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - C.M. Lord

C.M. Lord (Catherine Mitchell Lord) is a soul vocalist, songwriter and producer who began her recording career in 1976. “You’re The Only One” is a single released in 1983 on a new dance label titled Wave Records and produced by Pete Robinson and C.M. Lord. This is one of the tracks from 1983 which encompass the power of disco music and the move onto the electronic arrangements of the early 80’s: a soulful synth-pop alternative. Vocals are the main point in this piece and give Lord an opportunity to express in her hearty delivery a love that is undeniable and ready. A big club record that has the energy and soul that makes the 80’s dance floor once again stand out as a unique experience to be discovered.

I have taken the Disconet remix of “You’re The Only One” and pieces of the original 12” release to make a mark in this ReStructure Mix. More of the funky keyboards are laid out in segments to bring back that hip shaking feel along with more breaks to stay out on the floor for.


• Come On - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sweet Heat

Sweet Heat is an electronic disco project from Canadian producers Johnny Dorazio and Tony Bentivegna – who also gave us Nightlife Unlimited, Blue Laser, Motion and Ladies Choice. “Come On” is their single from 1982 and from their album titled “Do You Like It, Like I Do”. This is a fast moving piece with a slick vocal which resembles the soulful edge of disco music and yet moves like a whirlpool with the energy it creates. One of the releases of the time which helped to create the “high energy” sound which became more evident in the mid-80’s.

I have taken the 12” version of “Come On” and rewired this energy into a new ReStructure Mix. A new heavy pounding beat is added to ensure the message is received on the dance floor and some new breaks to give it a new life again.


• Cry To Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Precious Wilson

Precious Wilson is known for her big disco hit “I Can’t Stand The Rain” with Eruption from 1977. Her solo career continued her fantastic vocal performances with a unique soulful edge and powerful emotional delivery. “Cry To Me” is from her 1980 project titled “On The Race Track” – produced by Frank Farian and also keyboards by Michael Cretu. The song is a cover of the 1962 release by Solomon Burke. Precious Wilson creates a new feel with this version and along with Farian’s disco spectacle production this one is another one of her memoirs which always play out.

I have taken the 12” version of “Cry To Me” and reworked the original track for this ReStructure Mix. A new heavy percussive beat is laid out to express the disco edge even further and a take on the arrangement are the new experience here.


• Disco Star - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Jackie  Carter

Jackie Carter is a singer with her first project titled “Treat Me Like A Woman” was released in 1976 – produced and arranged by Dieter Dierks. The single “Disco Star” is a “boogie” track in the vein of Silver Convention and the early formula of disco in the mid-70s. A heavy bass track and light strings guide this dance number to a hip shakin’ experience along with the male spoken riff which defines it. The vocal from Jackie plays out well as she explains how to make you on alive on the dance floor with her method. It is one of the early disco tracks which make the traces of disco music easily understood and also undeniably irresistible.

I have taken the 3 minute album version of “Disco Star” and extended and tweaked it for this ReStructure Mix. A beat and finger popping percussion track is now guiding this one into a new realm using the pieces of vocals and riffs as a new forte.

This ReStructure Mix was requested by Carla Monsalve and is dedicated to her endless "disco energy"! Thank you, Carla


• Show Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Cover Girls

The Cover Girls are Angel Clivilles, Caroline Jackson and Sunshine Wright – a pop/freestyle trio who released their first single titled “Show Me” in 1986 – produced by Andy Tripoli and The Latin Rascals. This was the start of the trio’s success in the dance music industry. “Show Me” is a beat driven piece with a fierce echo of demand for proof of love in a relationship. The song did quite well for their first release and brought an album release a year later titled the same. The vocals play a tough part in the outline of the freestyle sound and project with an exuberance of excitement.

I have taken the 12” versions of “Show Me” and used the existing beats and production to give way to this new ReStructure Mix. I have extended the layout with more of the elements which make the song pulse and create a hard hitting dance experience.


• Only One Night - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Hurricanes

The Hurricanes is a dance project from disco producer, Manfred Alois who is also known as the group Fancy and Timerider. “Only One Night” from 1988 is a concept single where Alois applies his keyboard work and disco beats for a morning after awakening which rings out in this piece. It has several riffs which define the track and is one of the releases which helped to shift the late 80’s into a new definition of dance music called “Asian Nu-wave”. The haunting edge of this song is one that is somewhat hypnotic and makes a wonderful early morning addition.

I have taken the 12” version of “Only One Night” and re-administered a few cuts and edits for a new ReStructure Mix. I have layered the bass elements to create a new base for the new remix.


• Love's Gonna Get You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Jocelyn Brown

Jocelyn Brown is the female voice of disco music as is Luther Vandross the male counterpart. The many sessions that Brown has participated in have helped to not only shape disco music but also bring it back to life during the 80’s and throughout her continued career. “Love’s Gonna Get You” is her single from 1985 and was produced by John "Jellybean" Benitez. This track is pure New York Garage with its street beats and sharp keyboard riffs – and if that were not enough Brown revisits her classic cover of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” with Inner Life – another Paradise Garage classic. This one not only creates a new anthem but also pays homage in many ways to club music from start to finish. It is also the source of some highly influenced dance pieces from the 90’s.

I have taken the 12” versions of “Love’s Gonna Get You” and rewound the piece for a new ReStructure Mix and homage to Brown. There is a downbeat added to give this some stomping power and also a few segments to pay tribute to Brown’s memorable vocal moments which have led to new classics on the dance floor.


• Give Me Your Love (Inch By Inch) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Buffets

The Buffets are Peter and Mary Buffet whose single “Give Me Your Love (Inch By Inch)” appeared on the San Francisco based DJ subscription label Hot Tracks (Series 1 Issue 9).This piece was remixed by Mike Lewis and was in the early morning genre of dance music with a fast paced bass sequencer pumping out a sensual message along with some psychedelic breaks and segues which have a mystique which belongs to the club period of the time. The track was one which became an underground hit for cruise and after-hours dance clubs since the feel of the song was an outline for this scene. It was one that I would include in many mixed tapes with this aura and also a personal favorite for that dark yet uplifting edge of club music.

I have taken the Hot Tracks/Mike Lewis version of “Give Me Your Love (Inch By Inch)” and rewired this dark and sensual track for a new ReStructure Mix. A new layer of percussion is brought to the foundation to lift some of that energy in a new way.


• Woman In Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ariel

Ariel is a techno house production from Boris Inzhin, Doug Beck and Mauro P. DeSantis – a New York based project released in 2000 on Extreme Records. This cover of Barbra Streisand’s 1980 ballad written by Barry and Robin Gibb is a transition to the fast pulsating techno beats which were being formulated in the mid and late 80’s and rave and techno-house. This arrangement focuses on the ambient sound and gives our vocalist and opportunity to give a performance that a disco version would yield lightly. Lots of drop breaks and clever keyboard riffs make it a memorable track from another period where the dance floor sound was regrouping.

I have taken the 12” vocal, dub and instrumental versions of Ariel’s “Woman In Love” and replayed this one in a new way for this ReStructure Mix. A few new percussion tracks are added and more of the mystique and flowing edge are manifested to bring this new attempt a sound that continues from where the original left off.


• Dream Street - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson grew up physically and musically right in front of our ears and eyes. Her second project titled “Dream Street” was produced by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte – an odd pairing however there was a connection since Moroder has worked with many 80’s artists creating club hits in his own style. With Jackson here there is very little connection however you do hear a touch of Moroder in some of the keyboard tracks. Later, Janet became a full-fledged artist with productions by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis where she was able to emerge like a butterfly out of the Jackson clan to be herself. “Dream Street” has the sound that Janet became in the early 80’s which personified her young and sweet personality with dreams and aspirations. It is a light production by Moroder and Bellotte but still contains that young Janet we were all waiting to see arrive.

I have taken the album version of “Dream Street” and reapplied several new drum tracks and some new percussion for this ReStructure Mix. There are some simple keyboard riffs which I have realigned and resurfaced for the authenticity of this remix.


• Your Place Or Mine - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Quinella

Quinella is a disco project from producer Kenny Lehman (Lemon, Rhetta Hughes) and Thomas Jones released in 1980. This teasingly sensual track is a side of the nightlife which remains open until the club doors shut and when this question arises. “Your Place Or Mine” is a grinding piece of bass winding into a pattern that creates a nice groove. The vocals are a light hearted disco edge with the chorus girls demanding an answer since no other subject at the time tops this offer. It plays out like a rolling wave that that keeps on until the last chorus.

I have taken the 12” version of “Your Place Or Mine” and restated the offer in this ReStructure Mix. A new downbeat and percussion track are added to give the experience more energy and measure for the closing of the night.


• Let's Hang On - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Salazar

Salazar is vocalist Pete Salazar and producer David Perry (Carrie Laporte, The Redz) and released the first project in 1980 containing a cover of Frankie Valli and The Four Season’s 1965 pop hit “Let’s Hang On”. It is no surprise that Salazar as lead vocalist is a Valli sound alike and brings this one not only home but keeps us warm all over again. The song itself is a strong yearning to continue to work with a relationship with so much promise. It is a great dance floor rejuvenator in the disco realm since it has such a positive feel and energy. The production is a post-disco sound with plenty of lite percussion placed in segments where we can bring ourselves to feeling the uplifting sound.

I have taken the 12” version of Salazar’s “Let’s Hang On” and reimagined the track with some new features for this ReStructure Mix. An extension of the greater parts of the chorus breakdowns and a few new realigned moments.


• Diamonds Never Made A Lady - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lift Up

Lift Up is a studio synth-pop band from Dieter Bohlen – and is a cover of Modern Talking’s song. It is executed in the classic essence of the original band and the vocals are placed almost identically. This more pulsating version is an addition to the homage of a great duo as Dieter Bohlen and Thomas Anders. The sacrificing story here of a woman who leaves those who love her for a life of pretention and conceit make a point across in a romantic air and gives to the lure of money over heart. The track is a wonderful dance floor excursion and makes the bass pumping worth it all.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Diamonds Never Made A Lady” and rewove this story with a bit of funky wah-wah guitars and a new down beat. It is a new segmentation of the original classic mix with a few new turns.


• Illusion - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Luisa Fernandez and Peter Kent

Luisa Fernandez and Peter Kent released the track “Illusion” in 1991 – produced by Peter Kent and Peter Wesselmecking. This wonderful song is the idea that love has two faces and you must understand the illusion and well as the reality to make it last. It is a beautiful synth-pop dance track in the vein of Modern Talking but with the tantalizing vocals from Luisa and Peter. The build within the song gives off a beautiful and airy sound that resonates in each chorus. A nice production with some strings sections which sound like a matador given homage in his arena.

I have taken the 12” version of “Illusion” and rearranged the beautiful piece in a new outline for this ReStructure Mix. There is a new percussion track added and many pieces of the original given a new spotlight for this mix.


• Megatrone Woman - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Native Love

Native Love is a disco project from disco producer Joe Long (Midnight Rhythms) along with the influence of Patrick Cowley’s 1981 high energy hit “Megatron Man”. Long transforms the galaxy’s hero into a female hero with a “native” overhaul giving off remnants of the original “Megatron Man” arrangement with more of a tribal feel along with funky plucking bass guitars. The new feel is a heavy beat with more African drum rhythms pounding away for this new mythological woman. More of the high energy influence is definitely captured in this Salsoul Records release and may have been the defining factor in a new dance sound emerging to a new dance floor.

I have taken the 12”version along with the instrumental and re-pounded the pieces for this new ReStructure Mix. I have given way to adding a new beat track to pump up the energy and also utilized some of the sequencer and keyboard effects for more mystique.


• Paradise - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Dance Department

Dance Department is a German disco project from producer/writer/arranger Andreas Drewling. “Paradise” is the single released in 1986 and is in the Euro-disco flavor with keyboards pointing to the message at hand. One of the downbeat tracks which pounding the groove using the formula created by Bobby Orlando in the early 80’s. The vocals are a bit of Modern Talking with more of an edge and not so much harmony - however with the aggressive downbeat they are appropriate. Synth-pop had emerged several periods during the 80’s dance movement and this may have been the finale execution with a bit to spare. A nice dance number and easy to understand how it fits perfectly on the ZYX label.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Paradise” and re-worked the energy again for this ReStructure Mix. Another edit piece in which I use the segments of vocals and keyboards which best describes the meaning of “paradise” on the dance floor.


• Pink Cadillac - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole is the daughter of Nat King Cole. She took the seventies into her arms with many soulful hits and also her charismatic persona. “Pink Cadillac” is from her 1987 project titled “Everlasting” and was produced by Dennis Lambert and written by Bruce Springsteen. This is track that invaded the clubs quickly and made Natalie once again visible to the dance industry. One of the catty and cleverest of her dance number she delivers this one with a yearning and desire which is fitting as the song itself. A big number in my club and took months to wear off.

I have taken the 12” house version of “Pink Cadillac” which includes additional production from Clivillés & Cole (C & C Music Factory) to give the dance floor its need and for this ReStructure Mix. I have used the dub to recreate a new outline and also give this ride a thrill of two.


• Encore - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cheryl Lynn

Cheryl Lynn is a vocalist who leaves not only a string of hit recordings but also brought a new edge to a soulful delivery. “Encore” is from her 1983 project titled “Preppie” – produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. This funk number is one of the memorable moments where Cheryl gives us more of her talent with what she does best. Many of her tracks where she become playful with her vocal arrangements we end of finding out what else she has been hiding. The song initiates a reward to an outstanding partner who delivers love like a hit show and the show is “live”. A great focus and makes the electronic funk come to a mild hilt and then the next level is like a rollercoaster ride.

I have taken the 12” version of “Encore” and remapped its groove into a new ReStructure Mix. Adding a few new drums and percussion to guide this new version with some breaks and new placement of itself.


• French Kiss - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Le Foxxe

Le Foxxe is a street-beat/freestyle track from producer Mitchil Bechet and engineering assistance from Chris Barbosa (Shannon “Let The Music Play”) and vocals by Janice Christie. This sexy track is a statement of love and desire as these lovers confess what they like best in the heat of the night – “french kiss”. The production here is a beat box conglomeration of reverberating beats and kick tracks that knock down walls. It is the sound of the New York street dance from the early 80’s and undeniably sexy and hard mounting. The vocal helps to keep this one on track with many references to the suggestions which make everything alright.

I have taken the 12” vocal, dub of “French Kiss” and pieces of Lil’ Louis’ “French Kiss” to wander into an unexpected ReStructure Mix. There are a few pieces of the original drum tracks which I have used profusely throughout the new arrangement and some drops of the house/techno classic by Lil’ Louis.


• Baby, I Love You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Easy Going

Easy Going is an Italian disco group from Giancarlo Meo and Claudio Simonetti (Vivian Vee, Capricorn, Goblin) and released their first project in 1978 titled “Easy Going” (which was the name of a gay-club in Rome). This project featured Vivian Vee on backing vocals – and she was later produced by Meo and Simonetti. The heavy percussive arrangements are the disco magic of the era and make these energetic tracks come to life. “Baby, I Love You” is a love song that gives a lover the answer to a heartfelt question with a bending verse that hits the point. It is one of the early signs of Italo-disco becoming the next phase.

I have taken the album version of “Baby, I Love You” and have worked to make a ReStructure Mix to pay tribute to this band and their genius producers. There is a longer intro with the phasing of lyric riffs bringing this love note onto the floor again.


• Time Operator - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Off

Off is an electronic group from Germany and members are Sven Väth, Michael Münzing and Luca Anzilotti. Their single titled “Electrica Salsa (Baba Baba)” from 1986 gave them a recognized style and execution which was a hit among many clubs which preferred an alternative sound. “Time Operator” is from their 1988 project titled “Organisation For Fun” and tells the story off a mythical entity which controls the realm of reality through time in the universe. It is quite the super-hero edge and Off uses a spoken dialogue to relay the message. This track very mysterious and plays out with many riffs which roll throughout the arrangement.

I have taken the 12” versions of “Time Operator” and rewound the energy for this new ReStructure Mix. I have added new drums and percussion to beef up the energy and also extended the exit to slowly fade to a halt.


• Musical Freedom (You Got The Love) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Paul Simpson featuring Candi Staton

Paul Simpson is a house music producer and artist who released his project in 1989 titled “One”. The project strongly focused on the house music movement and the unity and love that it relayed to its dancers. His single “Musical Freedom (You Got The Love)” is one of the most popular of the singles and has been used in several shows in media to reflect emotion or positive change. The vocal is provided by disco artist, Candi Staton (“Victim”, “Young Hearts Run Free”) who makes this track into an instant anthem with her soulful and gospel traced performance. The elements in the arrangement are the antidotes which were the most recognizable for the end of the 80s and present this track in an appropriate manner.

I have taken the original 12” version of “Musical Freedom (You Got The Love)” and realigned the message for this new ReStructure Mix. I have used pieces of the original to keep steady with the mood and also pieced the arrangement into a longer remix.


• Come Alive - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - JB Orchestra

JB Orchestra is a project from musician/producer Jimmy Brown and “Come Alive” from his 1991 album titled “Tambourine Fever”. This beat driven track is ethereal and as close you can get to an outer body experience on the dance floor – complete with chants and positive suggestions to accompany this. The track has a foundation much like the sound of the early hip-hop beats from tracks like “The Power” from Snap. Using this base the aural feel gives this piece a relaxing quality that is very pleasing. The unification of energy seems to be pointed in the retro culture of the 60’s with a dose of universal love injected. It is one of my favorite sleaze tracks and still leads my mind in a calm and peaceful place.

I have taken the 12” versions of “Come Alive” and used elements of each one for the assemblage of this ReStructure Mix. I have added a few new percussion pieces to accent some of the existing sounds and brings this one back into the light.


• You'll Never Stop Me From Loving You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sonia

Sonia is a singer from the UK who was the latest artists for the hit making trio, Stock, Aitken and Waterman in 1990. Her single “You’ll Never Stop Me From Loving You” from 1989 became a club favorite thanks to the formula on the synth-pop scene of the time. This became her biggest hit and it also peaked at #1 on the UK charts. The simple love song is the outline of a love which has no barriers and end in sight for this track destroys any delay or disruption of the affair. It plays out sweetly in the SAW manner where each verse becomes more of a build for the chorus.

I have taken the original extended 12” version and the “kissing mix” (which I have always adored) of “You’ll Never Stop Me From Loving You” and rewound the energy into one package for this ReStructure Mix. I have used more elements of the “kissing mix” which is a mash-up using Lil’ Louis’ “French Kiss” for this outline but also injected some breaks and pieces of the original.


• I'm The One You Want - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Les Lee

Les Lee is a dance project from producers Rick Wake and Lou Bolognese and is actually Taylor Dayne in this recording session from 1985. “I’m The One You Want” is a stickler when it comes to vocals thanks to Taylor and her soft rock edged delivery. There are pieces of the acapella which have been sampled in many house, trance and techno tracks following the 80’s. The production is a “garage” feel with many breaks and raw drum beats pounding in segments between choruses. Taylor Dayne’s move to recording stardom is not a surprise when you hear the power she brings to this independent dance release as well as the productions following by Rick Wake. This single is a big start for a huge talent.

I have taken the 12” versions of “I’m The One You Want” and rewired the track for a ReStructure Mix making way for a new intro and outline. The formula of the original is realigned and laid out with layers of the keyboards and bass sequencers.


• I'll Be Good To You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Hydro featuring Lorna

Hydro is a Canadian disco band whose self-titled project from 1979 was a big hit in many clubs now brings back the feel of “disco band”. Produced by Joe La Greca who also gave us Kat Mandu, Vera, Nancy Martinez and Jay Peel. This layout is a rhythm session with lots of funk driven into the disco beat. “I’ll Be Good To You” is a track from the project which is a groove that follows the formula of disco music in its prime where the horns and percussion drive the beat into a layer of solid riffs. The vocal from Lorna Di Fiore make this one funky and raw as underground disco should be. Hydro is a classic among the big year of disco music and the excitement can be heard in a track like this.

I have taken the album version of “I’ll Be Good To You” and reinstated the funkiness of the piece for this ReStructure Mix. The rhythm guitar and the funky bass are brought out for another play with the breaks and a new fade.


• Reflections - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Evelyn Thomas

Evelyn Thomas is “high energy” music’s fuse which set the 80’s dance floor on to a new trajectory. Her big 1984 anthem “High Energy” was the official song to outline the new sound. In 1985 she released her high energy cover of The Supremes 1967 hit “Reflections” – and done with the vocals displaying energy and lasting resonance. This one produced by Ian Levine and Fiachra Trench is a disco masterpiece of electronic pulses and the original injected psychedelic edge updated appropriately. The synthetic orchestra here strikes over and over as Ms. Thomas gives us a helping of her magic over and over again. One of my all-time favorites.

I have taken the 12” version of Evelyn Thomas’ “Reflections” and reworked the breaks into a new outline for this ReStructure Mix. The slow movement from the original intro is utilized here for a new arrangement and a play on some of Evelyn’s vocal are added.


• Come To The Rainbow - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Rainbow Team

Rainbow Team is an Italian disco/funk band created by Luciana Cirrillo and Michele Violante. Their first release was a single titled “Come To The Rainbow” from 1979 and was produced by Maurice Cavalieri and Tommy Cavalieri. The angle of this track is a jazz feel with the horns dominating the build into a simple chorus which defines the dance floor as a “rainbow”. It is one of the singles of its time from Italy which received an honorable praise for it use of a breakdown mix which incorporates the disco sound of the 70’s. The energy level here resides around a more funk edge with lots of percussion bring the rhythm into dance perspective.

I have taken the 12” version of “Come To The Rainbow” and recreated a new ReStructure Mix for a tribute to the early era of Italo-disco. The funk breakdown is taken into more areas of this arrangement and an emphasis on capturing that mellow feel among the original.


• I'm So Hot For You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bobby "O"

Bobby Orlando took over dance floors in the early 80’s with his unique sound and feel of his music which would help in the start of the “high energy” movement. Heavy beats, percussion and retro 60’s keyboards were a flair which lit like fire during a period where disco music was an ensemble of instruments and now with the electronic music period among us this new rhythm could find its stage. “I’m So Hot For You” is Bobby “O”’s 1982 release on his “O” Records label and quickly heard on playlists in clubs everywhere. With the early success of his studio groups as The Flirts this set him as a continued artist for dance floors. This track relies on a flirtatious eye looking for action and laying the line right out. It is one of his favorites among his fans and makes the 80’s dance floor effect return almost immediately.

I have taken the 12” vocal and “dub” versions of “I’m So Hot For You” and re-administered the percussion content and keyboards for this ReStructure Mix. An extended intro for the bridge of the song is used a few times to bring that mystique which Orlando made happen many times.


• Ritespot - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Blueprint

Blueprint is a high energy project from musician/producer Barry Blum and disco pioneer, John Hedges and released their single, ”Ritespot” in 1983. The track was fused with the magic which Blum provided with prior artists Lisa, The Buffets, Jolo and Boys Town Gang. The subject hears lets in on a new gamble on a romance which seems to need that ‘ritespot’ to make it. The drum tracks on this dance track were also interesting to hear drop out of the rolling bass as if it were from another medium yet make the some much more interesting. It was as if someone was rolling dice and the outcome as our love interest here is unknown. The team of Blum and Hedges can also be heard on the huge high energy hit, “Seclusion” by Shawn Benson.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Ritespot” and rewired this chance for another one in this ReStructure Mix. The sequencers and bass lines are reused in touch and go situations here where the song move faster and more of a ‘dance chance’ for you.


• Love Is The Message - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - MFSB featuring The Three Degrees

MFSB is the ensemble which created the evolution of soul to disco during the early 80’s. Their 1973 project “Love Is The Message” was a track written by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff – who also produced this Philly dance anthem. The piece became the outline for the unity and purpose for the underground dance circuit where disc jockeys came into power by choosing their programs by dance floor approval. It is a powerhouse recording which blends the jazz edge of soul music into what would soon become the ‘The Salsoul Sound’ with Vincent Montana Jr. working on this magic also. The Three Degrees sprinkle their beautiful sound over this track as their affiliation with the Philly movement is proven with their hit “When Will I See You Again”. This recording brings the song a new feeling and is ear candy for those who appreciate these ladies as they are.

I have taken the Three Degrees version and also the album version “Love Is The Message” from its original release and relayed the song for this ReStructure Mix. My focus was to bring the energy of the song out into a heavy drop disco beat and make more of the vocals from these talented ladies apart of the new arrangement.


• Caribbean Queen - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean is a singer from Trinidad and began his recording career in 1976 and become one of the most recognized voices in dance music and contemporary pop music of the 80’s. “Caribbean Queen” is a pop-dance single released in 1984 and was produced by Keith Diamond. The track became an instant radio and club hit and still echoes the 80’s dance structure to this day. The production hits the target for club music with its heavy rolling bass and the segmentation of percussion effects throughout the dance remix. It is one of the infectious of male solo singles released in the 80’s and once again gives Billy an opportunity to show his soulful and powerful vocals.

I have taken the 12’ vocal and dub of “Caribbean Queen” to present a new ReStructure Mix for this club classic. I have used elements of the dub to accentuate the vocal version and give way to a whole new delivery of this song.


• Atomic - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Blondie

Blondie is Chris Stein, Deborah Harry, Clem Burke and Jimmy Destri – a nu-wave turned pop-rock band who maintained their unique appeal in the transition of disco taking over in the mid and late 70’s. “Atomic” is from their 1979 project titled “Eat To The Beat” – produced by Mike Chapman. The track is a powerful vocal approach in the focus of keeping a hardcore edge with an arrangement similar to “Heart Of Glass” – complete with percolating sequencers. The song climbs into several crescendos where the main guitar riff becomes a wonderful contender for a Bond film theme. It is a quite exciting moment for Blondie and makes the message known that someone is making the night explode.

I have taken the extended and instrumental of “Atomic” and rewired the song for this tribute and ReStructure Mix. I have added some additional percussion and beats to give the song an underground feel and also extended those beautiful Harry vocals again.


• I Wanna Have Some Fun - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Samantha Fox

Charlie is an Italo-disco project from Giorgio Stefani and Maurice Cavalieri – released in 1983. This innovative “beats” track combined the sound of Italian electronic dance music which was evolving in the early 80’s creating an audience who were faithful and always waiting for the next release from the many talented musicians and producers who were trying out many formulas in their creative forces. “Spacer Woman” features a ghostly haunting vocal which introduces her being as an alien intelligence who means no harm – only to deliver love and peace. The beat wrap around the many keyboard riffs in a street-beat box manner that is infectious and somehow new to the pulsating rhythm. One of the big Italian disco surprises of the time and most likely is around for those new connoisseurs of this sound.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Spacer Woman” and painted a new edge to this ReStructure Mix. The Kraftwerk sounding workings are accented with a few familiar pieces of their work and make this voyage to earth more mysterious.


• Spacer Woman - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Charlie

Charlie is an Italo-disco project from Giorgio Stefani and Maurice Cavalieri – released in 1983. This innovative “beats” track combined the sound of Italian electronic dance music which was evolving in the early 80’s creating an audience who were faithful and always waiting for the next release from the many talented musicians and producers who were trying out many formulas in their creative forces. “Spacer Woman” features a ghostly haunting vocal which introduces her being as an alien intelligence who means no harm – only to deliver love and peace. The beat wrap around the many keyboard riffs in a street-beat box manner that is infectious and somehow new to the pulsating rhythm. One of the big Italian disco surprises of the time and most likely is around for those new connoisseurs of this sound.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Spacer Woman” and painted a new edge to this ReStructure Mix. The Kraftwerk sounding workings are accented with a few familiar pieces of their work and make this voyage to earth more mysterious.


• West End Girls  - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys are Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe – this synth-pop duo has created and produced some of the most incredible dance music since their inception during the early 80’s. “West End Girls” is their first memorable single from 1984 and released with a production by high energy producer, Bobby Orlando. The track is a definite dive into what these innovative men where all about. Creating a mood and depiction of an imaginative substance by tweaking familiar elements in a new way. The song became such a dance floor hit and it was re-released later with a whole new production. Pet Shop Boys can do no wrong and it is has been from the start of their recording careers this has been evident.

I have taken the 1985 12” version of “West End Girls” and a few elements from the original to bring this classic in a new ReStructure Mix. The intro pretty music states where I was feeling this one – it was to set another stage for this number to show its stuff once again.


• I've Been Thinking About You  - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Londonbeat

Londonbeat is Jimmy Chambers, Jimmy Helms and George Chandler – a British pop/dance band from the 90’s. Their big 1990 hit “I’ve Been Thinking About You” has one of the most infectious rhythm guitar riffs of the time and is also one of my favorite songs from the period. It relies on the lead vocal yearning for a lover who was let goes a bit too early and now is a memory which will not go away. The piece was produced by Martyn Phillips and William Henshall and is completely directed at the dance floor of this time period. There is a haunting resonance from this track that gives out the pain of heartbreak yet the excitement of a potential reunion of lovers.

I have taken the album version of “I’ve Been Thinking About You” along with its instrumental and rewired the piece for this new ReStructure Mix. A new intro and several new breaks are created with elements of the vocals and guitar riffs.


• Eskimo Kiss - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Eskimo

Eskimo is an Italian high energy project from producers, Mauro Farina, Giuliano Crivellente and Florian Fadinger. On this track vocals were recorded by Alessandra Gatti and are the pinnacle of this dance number. It is a fast moving number which gives our lady here an opportunity to tell her man that the connection is too distant and growing too weak. The arrangement is wound on a soft bass keyboard which seems to catch up with the energy and yet makes a subtle statement that is effective. However, the real star here is the main vocal which plays out in the Italo-disco fantasy world which was always nice to escape on during those hot sweaty nights of the dance floor.

I have taken the 12” versions of “Eskimo Kiss” and replayed the tracks in another grouping for this ReStructure Mix. The fast moving rolling verses and those playful kicks are used a new way to relay some energy for this new arrangement.


• Sophisticated Lady - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole is a soul/pop vocalist who began her recording career in 1975 and continued onto 2013 and the passed in 2015. Her music is a respectable catalogue of classics, dance tracks and standards. “Sophisticated Lady” is from her 1976 project titled “Natalie” and was produced by Gene Barge. This soul fantasy gives us the style of a vibrant onlooker who describes a woman who brings attention to herself with elegance. It is a nice early groove that gives an introduction to a lady who eventually conquers the pop world with ballads and dance floors with many soul/funk/disco tracks where she adds her resonance.

I have taken the album version of “Sophisticated Lady” and re-funked the track for this ReStructure Mix. Adding a new street beat foundation to lift the groove in a new way. This ReStructure Mix was requested by Ray Duran, Jr. and is dedicated to his love for the music in its entirety. Thank you, Ray!


• Rock-A-Lot - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Aretha Frankin

Aretha Franklin is undeniably “The Queen of Soul”. Her voice has created many experiences for the ears and soul to bring into a whole new definition of emotion in music. “Rock-A-Lot” is from her 1986 project titled “Aretha” – produced by Naratha Michael Walden. This is the 80’s Aretha where she serenades the electronic funk of the time and does it with all her might. The track is one of the memorable pieces from the pop-dance period and contains some serious ad-libs from our diva that knock even the “party” out of the water. It is number that gave us another period of this very iconic woman for more of her talent in a new arena.

I have taken the 12” versions of “Rock-A-Lot” and recreated a new ReStructure Mix focusing on the disco movement uniting with the 80’s dance culture. Several “rocking” samples from some classics outline the new arrangement – but, Aretha is still in charge here, as always.


• Symphonie Pour Danseurs - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Magnum

Magnum is a studio project from producer/artist Denis LePage of Lime. The first edition of Lepage’s move to outline instrumentals from his hit productions was in 1982 with his project Mother (F). In this project he gives us studio instrumentals of tracks from his group Voggue (“Dancing The Night Away”) and a new instrumental titled “Symphonie Pour Danseurs” which is LePage’s signature instrumental as he created in 1979 with “The Break” by Kat Mandu. A layer of lush strings over a bubbling percussion foundation which plays out as a television action show theme. A 70’s disco formulas which began as a simple moment for the band to play out their wares and became quite tuned and mature for dance floors at the end of the disco era.

I have taken “Symphonie Pour Danseurs” and payed homage to the LePage powerhouse concept in this ReStructure Mix. The band striking the signal is realigned for this new mix and holds onto more break downs so that this piece can be revived.


• Club Underworld - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cerrone

Cerrone is master of Euro-disco and introduced the world to a sound which defined an era of dance music. His 1983 project titled “Where Are You Now” featured the track “Club Underworld” – which featured a new element of “rap” and the street-beats of early 80’s formulated by DJs. It was no wonder that Cerrone took a twist in this sound and meshed it with his sensual elegance that he has been so well known for during the mid and late 70s. This piece features an anthem paying homage to the nightlife and all it was from the 70s and now onto the 80s where it survived with a shift in dance music. Cerrone takes another opportunity to give us a moment to stand back and watch his genius take another shape.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub of “Club Underground” and reworked a new ReStructure Mix using the chorus gals and excluding the “rap’ The underground I explore here is the introduction of Cerrone’s underground disco movement during the mid-70s which took dance floors hostage.


• Shame - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gaby Lang

Gaby Lang is a singer from Belgium who released several dance singles during the mid and late 80’s – her last single from 1988 is a cover of the Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King disco classic “Shame”. This full on electronic arrangement works in a mellow and somewhat enticing way. Gaby’s sweet and mild vocals provide a new take on the disco/soul original. The production by Alan Dee takes on a house groove/beat from the period with a lighter edge on the keyboards to provide more of an aesthetic. A nice covers of a disco classic and proves that there is more than one way to skin a cat.

I have taken the 12” version of Gaby Lang’s “Shame” and reworked the original percussion tracks for this ReStructure Mix. A new layer of rhythm is added to give the groove more of a drag-out and slide feel.


• Superparadise - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Romy Haag

Romy Haag (Eduard Frans Verbaarsschott) is a nightclub performer and artist from The Netherlands who released the single “Superparadise” in 1978 - produced by Raymond Bacharach. This track is a fast winding song with the feel of an opening number of a fabulous nightclub act – in the tradition of “La Cage Aux Folles”. This moving number describes a time in the past where all were welcome and quite a menagerie of gods and partygoers would converge and mix. The song moves fast as Romy takes the helm to make this sound as exciting as it could be from the stage.

I have taken the 7” version of “Superparadise” and stripped down the rolling bass and sexy chorus girls to recreate the mood for this ReStructure Mix. A new drum track and some electronic pacing are placed under the song to give it a more heavy foundation.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Carla Monsalve from FB as her request has brought me to discover this fun number that worked itself during the disco peak where all was possible.


• The Kozak - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Oleksa

Oleksa is a Russian ensemble lead by Oleksa Martynovych. Their 1980 single “The Kozak” produced by Frank Previte and O. Martynovych is a disco instrumental with several builds from a percussion base to a blaring horn section. One of the rare disco pieces from 1980 which follows the dance floor of the 70’s pattern where a series of drums, percussion and rhythm guitars bring dancing feet to the hilt. A nice arrangement with several breakdowns and some nice sensual play on vocals.

II have taken the 12” version of “The Kozak” and reedited the original into a new layered ReStructure Mix. Using the original drums and percussion there is a new fade in to each segment leading into the break and finishing up with more of the horns.


• (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Astaire

Astaire is a Passion Records artist produced by Nigel Stock and Nigel Wright. The high energy era of the 80’s would not have been the same without Astaire and the many dance anthems that this group has left behind. Some more powerful than others and some just incredible – with vocals by Anita Astaire. Her 1991 cover of Bryan Adams’ rock classic “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” is no exception and plays along the lines of recreating the mood and energy of the original in a dance/high energy union. One of the most played for me in my club during its release and many nights the last song of the evening where dancers where still singing it as they left.

I have taken the 12” version of Astaire’s “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” and relayed the beautiful high energy arrangement out in a new way for this ReStructure Mix. New breaks are added and a new fades out for the proper way of ending a beautiful piece.


• Urgent - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Shannon

Shannon is the goddess of dance music who brought back that dance floor feeling in 1983 with her huge hit “Let The Music Play” – produced by Chris Barbosa and Mark Liggett. Her follow up project in 1985 was “Do You Wanna Get Away” – where the title track was another instant hit. “Urgent” is a cover of Foreigner’s 1981 song done in Shannon’s slamming street sound. The track does well as an electro-funk piece and Shannon delivers the vocals in an enticing and sensual way. The deep bass sequencers convert the rock piece into a well arranged dance track.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub of Shannon’s “Urgent” and realigned the original into a new ReStructure Mix. The bass pieces again are edited and reused to create a new intro and breaks throughout this new take on the song.


• Crank I Up - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Joyride

Joyride is a high energy project from producers Rory Slater and Hugh Cooper during the late 80’s. This track is a cover of the Peter Brown disco classic “Crank It Up (Funk Town)” from 1979 – one of the anthems which helped to bring the disco era to an appropriate close. This electronic production is a flowing version which utilizes vocals from George St. Kitts which work well in the new arrangement. This number has been transformed into a disco sequencer edge with the song following closely. It is one of the nice covers of disco classics where a whole new dosage of sounds and energy make it new and complete.

I have taken the 12” versions of Joyride’s “Crank It Up” and moved into the new rolling funk for this ReStructure Mix. Using elements of the track I have also created some new breaks and drop-outs.


• Crazy In The Night (Barking At Airplanes) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kim Carnes

Kim Carnes released her project titled “Barking At Airplanes” in 1985 – produced by Bill Cuomo and herself – it was a follow up to more of her 80’s dance floor numbers with “Crazy In The Night (Barking At Airplanes)”. The track is a hint of loneliness and despair most likely after a split in a relationship where the night becomes an uneasy spot alone. The production utilizes a pop-rock edge with roaring guitars and Kim guiding us through this convincing and scary place. The energy is quite low-key however the chants and lead in to each chorus make it quite exciting.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub of “Crazy In The Night (Barking At Airplanes)” to dive into this pop-dance number in a new way for this ReStructure Mix. More of the drum elements are used in segments to lift the energy and emotion to another night of thinking behind the ball.


• Backfired - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix -Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry introduced the pop-world to new-wave in 1978 with their big project “Parallel Lines” – which also included their disco hit “Heart Of Glass”. Debbie eventually began recording under her own name and during the early 80’s her production was taken over by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic. The project titled “KooKoo” was released in 1981 and featured the single “Backfired” – any heavy bass guitar and horn arrangement driven piece. It was the 80’s conversion from disco to a hardcore “Chic” edge. The story goes that this romance goes astray from the start yet there is much to ridicule about our outed man. “Backfired” is the word which Debbie informs him that she has been no fool since his cards have been flipped over from the start.

I have taken the 12” version of “Backfired” and rewound the groove for this ReStructure Mix. Using more of the groove on the arrangement and taking time for some use of those groovy breaks and segments which are only to be spotlighted and adored.


• Your Blue Eyes - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - A Certain Ratio

A Certain Ratio is a British indie-band formed in the late 70’s and featured
Andy Connell, Denise Johnson, Donald Johnson, Jez Kerr, Liam Mullan, Martha Tilson, Martin Moscrop, Matt Steele, Peter Terrell, Simon Topping and Tony Quigley. During the late 80’s their project titled “Good Together” was noted for a single titled “Your Blue Eyes” – which is an outline for a light grunge sound with a touch of 60’s psychedelia added. The single was an alternative piece which if lucky enough your dance floor inserted the track at the right moment to keep the energy flowing with the drums and high end indie rock feel. One of the tracks which I promoted as a diverse number which would encompass a steel-like beauty with a rhythmic drum beat to power and sync onto the dance floor.

I have taken the 12” version of “Your Blue Eyes” and worked the original elements to pay tribute to this beautiful song in a ReStructure Mix. Focusing more on the drum tracks as a foundation and also adding more of the synthetic effects to bring portions of the song in a more dance underground arena.


• Love's Unkind - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sophie Lawrence

Sophie Lawrence is an English singer and actress who released 2 singles in 1991 one which is a cover of Donna Summer’s 1977 track “Love’s Unkind”. This production from Pete Hammond captures the 50’s edge with an electronic edge with bass pulsating and key sequencers. It plays out with a distant feel of melodic parts echo through the rolling bass. A complete update of the saxophone driven original version. Sophie’s vocals are light and deliver the necessary love forlorn heroine who seems to be caught in a defiant situation in a much wanted relationship. The Summer version of course always rings the best with Donna giving tribute to the Motown era in her own way but this update plays a bit on the level of doing a masterful job at recreating the fun of heartbreak.

I have taken the 12” version of “Love’s Unkind” and re-edited a new ReStructure Mix to bring this disco classic back in the light again. New percussion and a rhythm track add to the layering of the new remix.


• Sexy Dancer - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Prince

Prince is one of the artists who began his recording career in 1977 with the release of his project titled “For You” – which featured a diverse sound of his edge on funk and disco music. It was the early 80’s when his music began to move into a fusion of funk and new wave along with his hardcore messages and themes. “Sexy Dancer” is from his 1979 self-titled album and is one of the tracks which outline a sound which Prince has created from his own genius. The piece is a rhythmic dance track and moves into his own arena with his stripped down band sound and his funky guitars mainlining.

I have taken the album version of “Sexy Dancer” and re-funked the piece with more of a beat pumping intro for this ReStructure Mix. There are a few new breaks using the tag lines and chorus for a brisk new dance experience.


• Slave (For Your Desire) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Tracy Ackerman

Tracy Ackerman is a high energy vocalist who worked on projects under the name Astaire (“The Power Of Love”, “Love Trap”) and also appeared on projects for Advance and Mirage during the 80’s. For myself, I adored Tracy’s contributions to 80’s high energy dance music from her first note. The sweet yearning that she delivers always outlines the themes of love and heart break. Her most recognized label is the British dance label Passion Records in which she helped to give the label its own identifying sound in many releases. “Slave (For Your Desire)” is a single released in 1987 and produced by Nigel Stock and John Davies.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental dub of “Slave (For Your Desire)” and have re-ignited the passion for this ReStructure Mix. The movement is powered by and new deep bass beat and existing keyboards and percussion realigned the high energy track into a new surrender.


• Highway Runner - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donna Summer

Donna Summer was featured on the soundtrack of the 1982 film “Fast Times At Ridgemont High” with her track “Highway Runner”. I can remember reading at the time where this track was originally was to be released on “The Wanderer” project but was not as it was intended to be a double album release. The track is one of the early 80’s recordings where Donna moved her sound into the 80’s with a touch more of a rock edge sound. This piece has the synth-pop edge with the distorted guitars to deliver that promise and Donna’s vocals as always are inventive and always surprising to discover new talents over and over from this legend.

I have taken the soundtrack version of “Highway Runner” and realigned the original production to a new ReStructure Mix. I used the guitars as segues into parts of this new mix and spared no expense at minding Donna’s excursion into a new sound for her career.


• Arena - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Soccer

Soccer is a disco project from producer Tony Valor and consisted of Angelo Venuto, Carmello Venuto, Eve Arrio, Joe (Pepe) Tessuno, Lawrence Venuto, Sal Cruella, Susan Fredo and Vincent Venuto. The band has had several memorable hits including “Come And Get It On” from 1979 and “Give Me Your Love” from 1980. Their self-titled project included the instrumental track titled “Arena” which is a Latin-flavored composition with Flamenco guitars and brass horns serenaded throughout the arrangement. It is a nice production which plays the energy very mellow yet brings out the flare of a dance track.

I have taken the album version of “Arena” and reedited the track for this ReStructure Mix – paying homage to Mr. Tony Valor. The new beat foundation is hard driving and new bongo fills are a new element to pound out the energy for this hot number.


• Double Action - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sarr Band

Sarr Band is a disco ensemble from 1978 who released a single titled “Magic Mandrake” and their project “Double Action” from 1979. The titled track from “Double Action” is one of their memorable rhythm pieces which loop an infectious guitar riff with a mellow groove. The piece is more known as a cult number where its intent is to be placed in the right spot at the right time. It has many elements which make it seem like a small fire being fanned over and over.

I have taken the 12” version of “Double Action” and redefined the existing groove for a new ReStructure Mix. The funky guitars take us into a platform for some early millennium hip hop with some samples from Mystikal. The edge of this one is more beat enhanced and breaks into a chorus extension that is well deserved.


• In Hollywood (Everybody Is A Star) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Village People

Village People are Victor Willis, Alexander Briley, David (Scar) Hodo, Felipe Rose, Glenn Hughes and Randy Jones – the brain-child of disco producer Jacques Morali. “In Hollywood (Everybody Is A Star)” is from their first project from 1977 and is one of the tracks which helped to set these men on the main stage during the disco era. The segment from the side one medley is an outline of the dream of stardom and the worn out effect it sometimes creates. The production here is pure disco during the formulation of a pop-like edge with a club arrangement intact. Lots of strings and horns with heavy percussion guiding us into the groove.

I have taken the album version of “In Hollywood (Everybody Is A Star)” and remapped the aura of tinsel town into a new ReStructure Mix. There is a longer intro and pieces of the instrumental breaking the original vocal segments into new parts.


Get Up And Boogie - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Silver Convention

Silver Convention is one of disco music’s golden girl groups. The line-up for the 1976 project “Get Up And Boogie” include Linda G. Thompson, Penny McLean and Ramona Wulf. These ladies paint their lovely vocals over the chic strings and funky bass rhythms of arranger Sylvester Levay and producer Michael Kunze. “Get Up And Boogie” is a staple from the early days of disco music and creates the aura of the excitement and lure of the dance floors as they began to take notice and shape. The groove of this piece is one of the memorable sounds of the rolling bass and the swirling strings.

I have taken the 12” version of “Get Up And Boogie” and realigned the bass tracks and vocals for this ReStructure Mix. The new outline is a series of segments giving a new take on the original mix and also adds some percussion to give it more of an underground feel.


Fall Into A Trance - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Jimmy Ross

Jimmy Ross is a singer from Trinidad who became one of the early 80’s exciting Italo-disco artists and their ride from producers Luciano Ninzatti and Stefano Pulga (both are members of Kano) is a display of the full-on electronic dance sound. “Fall Into A Trance” is a love song with a juice that keeps oozing more of the magic which made the early 80’s another time for dance music to mature and grow. The lyrics beg a potential lover to give in and let go of all emotions, heart and soul – therefore “into a trance” of love. The music here is a mainstay of power which made the band Kano a forerunner for its time and lasting through time with the futuristic edge – much as Moroder created in the mid-70’s for disco music.

I have taken the 12” version of “Fall Into A Trance” and modified pieces of the drum tracks and keyboards for this ReStructure Mix. There are more of the drop outs using the vocals and pieces of the drum patterns to make his trance a new one.


No More Illusions - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Eraora

Eraora is an Italian disco project with David Sabiu, Marco Sabiu and Michele Centonze. “No More Illusions” is their 1987 single on Ibiza Records and has the deep beats as a house track along with an 80’s Stock Aitken Waterman build which makes it stand out. A track which became an instant hit in my club and chorus riff which still fades in and out of my memory. The vocals are a chorus of troubled voices giving the surrender to a hopeless relationship for the night as trouble ensues. The full on electronic production is a patch work of breaks and rhythm guitars. One of the last of the Italian productions which presented a veer in another direction.

I have taken the 12” version of “No More Illusions” and broke down the layers into a new ReStructure Mix for a new experience. The funky guitars are now spotlighted as well as the anthem-esque keyboard moments.


El Watusi / La Bamba - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix -  Rags and Riches

Rags and Riches is a disco project from producers Vinny DePaola and Bobby Ragona released in 1983 on Casablanca Records. This outline is the dances of the past and outlining two of the most memorable numbers with a Latin flair. “El Watusi” originally released by Ray Barretto and the Ritchie Valens rock classic, “La Bamba” are segued in this medley with a few clever segements added to make this one sound like an instant festival. The spoken words are provided by Barbara Norris and vocals from Chaz Jones in this powerhouse medley of memories.

I have taken the EP version of “El Watusi – La Bamba” and placed the celebration into a new form for this ReStructure Mix. More of those percussion tracks are extended to create a segue into the power of each of these tracks.


Super Freak - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix -  Rick James

Laura Branigan is a singer who brought the 80’s excitement with her big dance hits “Gloria” and “Solitaire”. “Dim All The Lights” is her 1995 cover of Donna Summer’s self-penned hit from 1979 and her “Bad Girls” project. Branigan gives the track her range of talent mildly yet effectively with a production by Orville Brinsley Evans which follows the late 80’s and 90’s pop-house outline. Light keyboards and a kick-house rhythm are the transformation from the disco beats of the original. The song itself is one of those which always sound anthem-like and this cover helps keep it up to par as the song deserves.

I have taken the original short version of Laura Branigan’s “Dim All The Lights” and used a light new drum track and much of the instrumental to create this new ReStructure Mix. This arrangement drops in and out of a mood that gives a moment of reprise to each segment.


Dim All The Lights - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix -  Laura Branigan

Laura Branigan is a singer who brought the 80’s excitement with her big dance hits “Gloria” and “Solitaire”. “Dim All The Lights” is her 1995 cover of Donna Summer’s self-penned hit from 1979 and her “Bad Girls” project. Branigan gives the track her range of talent mildly yet effectively with a production by Orville Brinsley Evans which follows the late 80’s and 90’s pop-house outline. Light keyboards and a kick-house rhythm are the transformation from the disco beats of the original. The song itself is one of those which always sound anthem-like and this cover helps keep it up to par as the song deserves.

I have taken the original short version of Laura Branigan’s “Dim All The Lights” and used a light new drum track and much of the instrumental to create this new ReStructure Mix. This arrangement drops in and out of a mood that gives a moment of reprise to each segment.


She's Heavy - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix -  V.I.S.A.

V.I.S.A. is an Italian disco project from producers Angelo & Felix Piccarreda (Passengers, Nuggets) and arranged and directed by Mr. Celso Valli. The production here is once again majestic thanks to the talent of Mr. Valli and his layering of strings, horns and percussion. His work here stands out with a few familiar riffs but most sounding fresh and groovy. “She’s Heavy” is a cut from the 1979 project “San Francisco” and lends the chorus a stage to frame a woman who brings the floor energy with her presence. The soulful and tendered vocal is the magic of V.I.S.A. and unites that theory that is “disco” music is soul music with a bow tie.

I have taken the album version of “She’s Heavy” and gave this piece a new drum foundation to pounce its new energy for this ReStructure Mix. The existing percussion is placed in layers over a new arrangement and eventual ghostly fade.


Dancing Queen - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kryptonite

Kryptonite is a disco project from Canadian producer Joe La Greca (Hydro, Kat Mandu, MTL Express and Diva) and arranged by Denis LePage (Lime). “Dancing Queen” is their single from 1982 which makes a deep bass and drum groove come to life for the dance floors using the formula which moved the early 80’s into what would become high energy dance music. This one has several nice hooks which rotate in and out of the lead vocal informing us of the moves that make the ‘queen’ in the club. It is infectious in many ways with the horns blaring into the chorus and the heavy drums pumping out the disco groove.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Dancing Queen” and revamped the energy again for this ReStructure Mix. The intro uses a more forceful beat to bring us into the shot and then I have utilized the drum and conga breaks for breaks and a fade.


Always Lookin'  - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lipps Inc.

Lipps Inc. is one of the disco bands who marked the era with dance music which brought the end of the 70’s to a peak and the 80’s with more possibilities. Their 1980 project “Pucker Up” is their follow up to the “Funkytown” album titled “Mouth To Mouth” and utilizes the talents of vocalist Cynthia Johnson and again the creative arrangements and concepts of producer Steve Greenberg. “Always Lookin’” is a track from the project which has the power of Cynthia’s vocals belting out how old nightclubbing habits die hard. It has a nice energy that is lifted with several riffs and a form fitting vocal performance.

I have taken the album version of “Always Lookin’” and re-administered the song a new outline for this ReStructure Mix. A pulsating bass beat and new drum track guide it along this time and the essence is stated over again with a drop out.


I Don't Want To Be A Freak (But I Can't Help Myself)  - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Dynasty

Dynasty is a disco/funk/soul ensemble featuring Kevin Spencer, Leon Sylvers, Linda Carriere, Nidra Beard, Wardell Potts and William Shelby. Co-produced by Solar Records president, Dick Griffey. “I Don't Want To Be A Freak (But I Can't Help Myself)” is from their 1979 project titled “Your Piece Of the Rock” and is a tasty disco/funk track which places the sweetness of disco music among the groove of funk. The infectious chorus makes it difficult to believe that this period would be the last of the disco themed songs. There is a smooth transition from their soulful sound to the disco chorus moments which make this an outline for an anthem.

I have taken the 12” version of “I Don't Want To Be A Freak (But I Can't Help Myself)” and re-funked the pieces with more of a disco edge for this ReStructure Mix. There is more use of that percussion and the groove that makes a body move … and can’t help itself.


Menergy - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Mother F

Mother F is a high-energy project from Joe La Greca and Denis LePage. Originally released as a double album of instrumentals from hits by Carol Jiani, Chris Mills and Lime, this project was a must and desire for DJs spinning in clubs which gave rotation to the original hits. The following project featured their covers of underground disco classics – “Welcome Aboard” by The Love Unlimited Orchestra and “Menergy” by Patrick Cowley. The cover of Cowley’s “Menergy” was released in 1981 and laid the track out in a layer of reproduced in a thinner layer of sequencers remapping the original in a tribute. The arrangement is credited to Kat Dyson which also gives another pat on the back to the genius of Patrick’s imagination and execution of musical thoughts.

I have taken the 12” versions of Mother F and her cover of “Menergy” and reimagined this with a hardcore beat ReStructure Mix. The arrangement is rewired for a new psychedelic journey back into that world of ‘Menergy”.


Lucky Star - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Madonna

Madonna is an artist/singer/actress whose career began as a back-up dancer for disco artist, Patrick Hernandez (“Born To Be Alive”). Madonna’s first album was one of the exciting moments in 80’s music history as we were able to see her dedication and complexity to dance music. Her long run as a celebrity and the never ending shift in her reinvention of sound and essence of her stance have always given us a new way of looking up to her. “Lucky Star” is a single from the first self-titled album and was produced by Reggie Lucas. This love song is in a nursery rhyme feel with a few new injections of the electronic dance scene which was taking part in the early 80’s. The vocal from our diva is along the lines of being childlike to flow with the aim of the tracks adoring desire.

I have taken the 12” version and instrumental of “Lucky Star” to reignite this celestial glow for this ReStructure Mix. A few new hollow beats are added for an endless environment for this wonderful piece.


Diana - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Julius Brown

Julius Brown is a vocalist who was produced by Jacques Morali (Village People, The Ritchie Family) in the early 80’s for two of the periods powerful high-energy tracks – his first single “Party” from 1983 was an immediate hit in clubs and “Diana” the second is an anthem dedicated to the Motown Diva herself, Ms. Diana Ross. The production is a full on electronic arrangement with pulsating bass sequencers generating the energy. Along with Julius’ soulful vocals and approach to each track there is a winning sound all together. “Diana” has a beautiful and powerful chorus in which Brown makes use with his ad-libs using titles from Motown classic from the lady. A nice piece of high energy dance and a plus again for Morali who made a successful transition into the 80’s as a high energy producer.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Diana” and recreated the anthem with a few additions for this ReStructure Mix. The samples of Ross’ classics are layered along with new layered patterns of the rolling bass and keyboards to present the tribute with a bit more power.


Rackety Ride - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Candy Belle

Candy Belle is a high-energy project from German producer Christoph Leis-Bendorff and features vocals from Karin Damen. “Rackety Ride” is the single released in 1987 and is a pumping track with synthetic horns and bass throughout the arrangement. The story here is plain and simple where a weekend is quickly approaching and represents an out of control experience. The energy here is at a mid-pace even though it seems to strike more intense with the deep bass drums. This one is the lead from the mid-80’s energy to a newly amended Euro-energy which focuses more on the layering of the arrangement. Candy Belle makes the end of the 80’s seem well worth dancing through.

I have taken the 12” version of “Rackety Ride” and reworked the piece for this new ReStructure Mix. A new percussion driven drum track is placed as the foundation for a new direction where more of the song is a new breakdown throughout the remix.


The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Dominatrix

Dominatrix is Dominique Davalos and Stuart Argabright – an 80’s group who released “The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight” in 1984 – produced by Kenneth Lockie. This track became an underground hit immediately due to its alternative sound and theme. A full electronic production with riffs which emphasize an unruly night for some except for the mistress herself. The keyboards have a raw edge which follows the new-wave movement yet with a definite New York underground sound. One piece which resurfaces every once in a while in circles where the cult music and dark edge are subscribed.

I have taken the 12” versions of “The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight” and re-emerged the party once again for this ReStructure Mix. More of the focus here are on the riffs which made this song an interest. The new breaks and arrangement are used to give it a new life.


Love Love Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sinitta

Sinitta is a high energy singer who is actually the daughter of Miquel Brown (“So Many Men, So Little Time”) and followed in her mother’s footsteps in the dance music world by recording some of the best energetic tracks. “Love Love Love” comes from her 1989 project titled “Wicked” and produced by Ralf Rene Maue. This super track has a melody that flows like a disco classic and builds as such. It is force of music that pulls Sinitta out to honor a contender to give up the love that can become more than just a fling. Some wonderful keyboards and a roaring bass sequencer make this one hard not to understand.

I have taken the album version of “Love Love Love” and replayed the piece in a new edit for this ReStructure Mix. A new drum track is laid out to introduce the energy little at a time and a few new edit breaks are added.


Never Coming Back - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Shiver

Santa Esmeralda is one of the European disco groups which began a movement in the sound of dance music in the late 70’s. “Seville Nights” is an instrumental piece released on the soundtrack to “Thank God It’s Friday” in 1978 in a double vinyl package. The track was also featured in the film and was produced by Jean-Manuel de Scarano and Nicolas Skorsky. The flamenco instrumental is an outline of the Spanish themes which the band always projected in an orchestral layout. Many of their tracks are disco classics in not only the originality of their execution, but in the full arrangements which Santa Esmeralda was known for.

I have taken the 12” version of “Seville Nights” and replayed the track for this ReStructure Mix which is a tribute to Santa Esmeralda. The Spanish guitars are given more space here and there are a few new breaks and dub moments throughout the new mix.


Seville Nights - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Santa Esmeralda

Santa Esmeralda is one of the European disco groups which began a movement in the sound of dance music in the late 70’s. “Seville Nights” is an instrumental piece released on the soundtrack to “Thank God It’s Friday” in 1978 in a double vinyl package. The track was also featured in the film and was produced by Jean-Manuel de Scarano and Nicolas Skorsky. The flamenco instrumental is an outline of the Spanish themes which the band always projected in an orchestral layout. Many of their tracks are disco classics in not only the originality of their execution, but in the full arrangements which Santa Esmeralda was known for.

I have taken the 12” version of “Seville Nights” and replayed the track for this ReStructure Mix which is a tribute to Santa Esmeralda. The Spanish guitars are given more space here and there are a few new breaks and dub moments throughout the new mix.


Lazer Dance - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Laserdance

Laserdance is Erik van Vlie and Michiel Van Der Kuy – a Dutch electronic duo who created a hard-edged dance sound using industrial drums and keyboards along with the galactic themes. “Lazer Dance” is their first single from 1984 and is a rotating synthesized piece which has some clever riffs working over the sequencer bass foundation. Much in the Italo-disco influence with a touch of their own imagination which include a robotic-sounding lead taking us into each adventure.

I have taken the 12” space version of “Lazer Dance” and reimagined the outer space with a touch of Kraftwerk for this ReStructure Mix. The galaxy instrumental is lifted by new rhythms and “boings” from the techno gods.


Cha Cha Cha - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Finzy Kontini

Finzy Kontini is Bruno Rosellini, Claudia Colombi and Fabrizio Baldoni – an Italian disco project from the late 80s. “Cha Cha Cha” is their 1987 release which helped to keep the flow of disco music filtering throughout the clubs with this magical sound. The piece does exactly what the title says – it “cha cha cha’s”. The clever use of striking keyboards and Latin percussion make this one a hard one to keep still with. It has a sweet and lyrical lead vocal which makes the 80’s a complete overhaul for high energy music.

I have taken the 12” original version of “Cha Cha Cha” and revised the track for this ReStructure Mix. This new layout is more fluent and adds more of the “cha cha” that we are promised.


Finally - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ce Ce Peniston

Ce Ce Peniston is soul/house/disco vocalist who took clubs hostage in 1991 with her hit “Finally” – produced by David Morales. This powerhouse track made the post-Top-10 Disco during its release and made Peniston a welcomed standard to playlists and dance floors everywhere. The staple became even more solid as it became one of the current pieces played in several films following its release. The outline is new found love and the excitement can be felt from start to finish thanks to Ce Ce killer vocal delivery where she makes and breaks her own “breaks”. A classic and now gold classic since I am sure many followers are still igniting each time they hear it played.

I have taken the original 2 vinyl 12” set and used each one by David Morales to recreate “Finally” again for this ReStructure Mix. A new rhythm track is laid out to catch the lite pieces that sift through the original rhythm track and some new placement is created.


If You Love Somebody - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Barbara Doust

Barbara Doust is a high-energy artist from Canada who is well-known as the voice behind the track “My Forbidden Lover” by Tapps. Her solo career from the late 80’s and into the late 90’s gave the dance floor several memorable moments in the high-energy genre – including “If You Love Somebody” from 1987 – produced by Vincent Degiorgio. This piece began as an anthem and finishes that way. It begins with a wall of heavy synths paving the way for a subtle and irresistible delivery from Barbara who shares with us the wonders of ‘loving somebody’. This one did quite well during a period of non-stop releases in this genre and stands out with her fabulous sound echoing throughout the mechanical rhythms.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “If You Love Somebody” and focused on the “anthem” edge to recreate this ReStructure Mix. More of the original sequencers are edited and placed in a new secession as well as a few more moments for the lovely vocals from Barbara to give us more insight.


• Secret Land- Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix -Sandra

Sandra (Sandra Ann Lauer) is a German pop-singer who took the edge of the 80’s with her and her producer husband Michael Cretu (Cretu And Thiers and Enigma) with a powerful electronic dance sound with her subtle and soft delivery. “Secret Land” is a single from 1988 and is a dreamy dance track with rolling bass to bring it the top layer of rhythm. It is one of her most memorable pieces with its haunting and eerie keyboards creeping below the surface. This one is from her project titled “Into A Secret Land” and has the full elements of which sound Sandra made her own during the end of the 80’s.

I have taken the 12” vocal, dub and instrumental of “Secret Land” and reignited a new version for this ReStructure Mix. Adding a few new percussion tracks in areas to give it a new feel and also bring alive the magic that Sandra brought to dance floors.


• Take It To The Top - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Merge

Merge is C.J. "Blood" Johnson, Debbie A., Marc Reaux, Marlon Mathis, Randy Alexander, Reg Morris and Walter Thigpen. The funk band from Chicago released their project titled “Merge” in 1982 and featured the single “Take It To The Top” produced by Carl Davis. The track was a big hit on radio stations that featured the new releases of 80’s funk and their top chart dance hits. The energy here is a non-stop barrage of vocoder chants which bring the energy up to boiling at times. The vocals are a soulful and sassy demonstration and help make this piece irresistible. This one would be one of the underground dance pieces which made it on its own merit.

I have taken the 12” version of “Take It To The Top” and re-funked the groove again for this ReStructure Mix. The outline uses more breakdowns created from the existing vocoders and rhythm tracks to give the new arrangement more space for the groove itself.


Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Brian Davis

Brian Davis is a singer who released a single titled “Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime” in 1991 – produced by Jean-Yves Galmiche and F. Ferry. The track was produced in France and has a Euro-house feel with the resonance of a Stock Aitken and Waterman project. A simple groove that uses more of the breakdowns in percussion and keyboards to build on the energy. The focus of the song relays the lessons learned in a relationship which has gone astray. The single was released as the lone release from Brian Davis and did well for the club play in the proper programming.

I have taken the 12” version of “Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime” and created a new ReStructure Mix to give this mid-tempo piece a new stage. The added percussion is intended to spice up the rhythm and give the message a bit more recognition. The Four Tops make a cameo here also.


Looking For A New Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Jody Watley

Jody Watley began a recording career in a group titled Shalamar in the late 70’s. Her talent, dedication and hard work gave her a solo career in the mid-80s. Her 1987 self-titled project gave her a new opportunity to take the music industry again with five releases from the album becoming club hits. “Looking For A New Love” is the first release and became a staple among many clubs and also pop-radio. Produced by André Cymone and David B. Rivkin this piece made electronic funk lives again on dance floors and airplay. A great down beat and several riffs bring this number home with Jody right alongside. One of that year’s big surprise hits and an opportunity to give Jody the spotlight she deserved.

I have taken the 12” vocal, instrumental, bonus beats and A cappella to rework “Looking For A New Love” in this ReStructure Mix. The new percussion outline brings a more underground feel to the new outline and several edits using vocals and bonus beats create new breaks.


You're Not So Hot - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Carol Douglas

Carol Douglas is a disco diva who has given the disco era many tracks to move on dance floors with including “Doctor’s Orders”, “Night Fever” and “Midnight Love Affair”. Her 1983 project titled “Love Zone” produced by Andy Barret, Eddie O'Loughlin, Ray Rock and Richard Sher features her single “You’re Not So Hot” which is definitive in its own right. This track gives us a Carol fed up with a relationship that is currently challenging and now somewhat done. This statement as the titled says, “You’re Not So Hot” is the end of the romance which seems to bring only lies and pain. It is an early 80s dance floor hit that gives a new sound and a Carol who has moved on both into the 80’s and in songs message.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental mix of “You’re Not So Hot” and revisited this sassy piece again for this ReStructure Mix. There is a down beat and percussion added to give a stomping edge to the rhythm and a few new breakdowns to make this one shine again – or ‘burn” out!


• Sat-is-fac-tion - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Laura Lee

Laura Lee is a soul/gospel vocalist who began her recording career in the late 60’s and reached the disco era where she recorded the single “Sat-is-fac-tion” – produced by Don Davis and arranged by Mr. Patrick Adams. The sensual disco number is a breathy and sexy outline of just how a lover can leave someone when everything is right. The saxophone segments are a deep in the sex appeal realm as much as Laura’s very tender and sensual approach at this dance tracks. It has many riffs that are memorable and make this 70’s diva a stance up on her career into the late 70’s.

I have taken the 12” version of “Sat-is-fac-tion” and realigned the original mix along with a new bas beat for this ReStructure Mix. The sensual and airy feel is accentuated by a sequencer almost yearning for a touch itself.


• Capricorn - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Capricorn

Capricorn is an Italian disco group led by producer Claudio Simonetti – who also is a part of the band Goblin along with Giancarlo Meo. This project was an early influence in Italian dance music with an electronic dance sound fused with synthetic strings. “Capricorn” is a beat-funky track which brings inhabitants from ‘Capricorn’ to find themselves an earth woman to return to their galaxy where there are none. The keyboard riffs are which stand out here much like a well-crafted 70’s funk song. Pulsating sounds and plucking bass guitars unite with a raw-edged vocal which falls into a soft chorus in a very effective manner. This release from 1980 is definitely one for those who prefer funk and adventure in their dance music.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Capricorn” and applied a bongo driven beat track to the ReStructure Mix. The keyboard riffs are segmented in a new intro and the breaks begin the song and play out over this memorable classic.


• Proud Mary - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Chi Chi Liah

Chi Chi Liah is a Dutch disco project from Albert Boekholt and Chris Pilgram. This is a cover of John Fogerty's "Proud Mary" - made a rock staple from the recording by Ike and Tina Turner. The street sound of the early 80's was heavily inspired by the DJs who would utilize the turntables as instruments in early rap music. The manipulation of each beat was accomplished by double beats infused and layer below simple keyboard riffs. One of the innovated and creative styles which impacted many tracks that were breakout hits such as "Buffalo Gals" by Malcolm McLaren and "Rain Forest" by Paul Hardcatle. A similar approach to Kraftwerk’s use of electric sounds and pulses.

"Proud Mary" is given a full-on electronic beat over haul and driven down a new river. The energy and use of Chi Chi's vocals are a laid back yet stimulating experience as the two are mended together. Released 1983 this was a nice addition to high energy set bringing a union of beats and the rolling bass of the 80's.

I have taken the vocal and bonus beats version of Chi Chi Liah's "Proud Mary" and worked to make a shift in the original towering remix for this ReStructure Mix. Focusing more on the flow of energy with less of the drop beats and ticking percussion. The movements of keyboards and bass are pieced closer for a more continuous and street/funk sound.


• Exotically - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Peter Jacques Band

Peter Jacques Band is a disco group formed in the late 70’s by producer Jacques Fred Petrus and arranged by Mauro Malavasi. The sound of this studio band began as a fast driving disco beat accented by synthetic percussion and effects that would outline a fireworks display. Their first album titled “Fire Night Dance” became an instant hit with the four track release and made the late 70s begin to take note of what would become high energy music in the early 80’s. “Welcome Back” is their 1980 release where the influence on New York Disco began to shift a few gears in the project. Petrus has branched out and produced a studio group called Change (featuring vocals from Jocelyn Brown and Luther Vandross) and became a disco art form of electronic pulses and disco strings. The sound is much of what is heard on the track “Exotically” which features again an ensemble of vocals outlining the perfection of a relationship/romance. It has the magic that Malavasi adds many of the production from Petrus and is obvious that the two were working closely to formulate this sound.

I have taken the album version of “Exotically” and rewired the piece for a new ReStructure Mix. The arrangement is a separation of the musical bridges giving more of the identity along with some new breaks created from new and existing pieces of drums, music and chorus riffs.


• Don Quichotte - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Magazine 60

Magazine 60 is a French disco project from producers Jean-Luc Drion and Dominique Regiacorte. Their projects began as Stars On 45 medley productions in the early 80s and later became a full-group ensemble featuring Marc Delval, Pierre Mastro, Veronique Oliver and Yves Delval. “Don Quichotte” is from their 1985 project titled “Costa Del Sol” and was one of the club favorites of that year. The track has several keyboard riffs which outline the theme in a somewhat humorous yet direct mix-down where choruses and sampled sounds and voices play out in the track. It is one of Magazine 60 and their style from start to finish.

I have taken the album version of “Don Quichotte” along with the instrumental dub and recreated a new ReStructure Mix for this novelty dance floor hit. It uses more of the instrumental as a foundation for the new outline and several edits to serve as breaks and a fade out.


• Mighty High - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Mighty Clouds Of Joy

The Human League is the 80’s electronic band which created a new lure to the dance floor in a simplistic yet well defined. Their big hit “Don’t You Want Me Baby” from 1981 is the landmark of their success yet the project which brings the complete sound of this band is “Dare”. From this album comes the track “The Things That Dreams Are Made Of” which once again strips down the electronic keyboards and lays out a robotic-rhythm which gives the lead vocals of Philip Oakey a syncopated finish. This combination is one of the 80’s perfect moments.

I have taken the album version of “The Things That Dreams Are Made Of” along with the instrumental from their The League Unlimited Orchestra release and created a new ReStructure Mix with more of a dance palace feel. More of the keyboards are edited and chopped into pieces where a new pounding drum track can accent them. A tribute here is to The Human League and their talents in making the 80 are a memorable place.


• The Things That Dreams Are Made Of - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Human League

The Human League is the 80’s electronic band which created a new lure to the dance floor in a simplistic yet well defined. Their big hit “Don’t You Want Me Baby” from 1981 is the landmark of their success yet the project which brings the complete sound of this band is “Dare”. From this album comes the track “The Things That Dreams Are Made Of” which once again strips down the electronic keyboards and lays out a robotic-rhythm which gives the lead vocals of Philip Oakey a syncopated finish. This combination is one of the 80’s perfect moments.

I have taken the album version of “The Things That Dreams Are Made Of” along with the instrumental from their The League Unlimited Orchestra release and created a new ReStructure Mix with more of a dance palace feel. More of the keyboards are edited and chopped into pieces where a new pounding drum track can accent them. A tribute here is to The Human League and their talents in making the 80 are a memorable place.


• Magic Carpet Ride  - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bardeux

Bardeux are a high-energy dance project from Jon St. James – who gave us Stacy Q (“Two Of Hearts”). The vocals here are provided by Acacia and Jaz – two harmonic voices who bring a charm to the sound of Bardeux. “Magic Carpet Ride” is from their first project “Bold As Love” from 1988. The track is a winding piece of rolling energy which feeds into diversions of fantasy and love. One of the big radio pieces in dance music at the time of its release. One of my favorites when it comes to a lyrical phrase and the voices which can carry it out.

I have taken the 12” remix vocal and instrumental of “Magic Carpet Ride” and we plotted the journey for this ReStructure Mix. More of the emphasis on the fantasy realm where a dub like arrangement creates a more psychedelic feel.


• Don't Panic!  - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Liquid Gold

Liquid Gold is a disco band from U.K. and was produced by Adrian Baker. Their big disco hit “My Baby’s Baby” from 1979 was one of the exciting releases to experience in a discotheque environment as it contained all of the energy that disco had become. “Don’t Panic” is a single released in 1980 which follows along the same lines as the formula which made their sound work. This one is a fast paced song of bewilderment and confusion as our lead vocalist, Ellie Hope goes through a romance on the breaks. It has a dramatic string section which always outlined the pop-disco tracks of the time and a fast moving rhythm section which doesn’t seem to phase or heroine here what so ever.

I have taken 12” vocal and instrumental of “Don’t Panic” and realigned the segments for a new ReStructure Mix. A few added percussion track open and end the new remix and some of the bridges are removed to give a non-stop energy to the flow.


• Just Like You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Heat

Heat is a soul/disco ensemble produced by David Wolfert and Tom Saviano – featuring vocals from Ed Whiting, Jean Marie Arnold and Tom Saviano. “Just Like You” is the single from their self-titled 1980 project and echoes the disco-funk sound of the late 70’s with a jazz fusion. This powerful track has some great vocal as well as rhythm guitars that administer the groove in more places than one. The album displays the mellow grooves which follow more of a contemporary jazz feel and gives off a nice and laid back yet instinctive edge.

I have taken the album version of “Just Like You” and moved the jazz feel into a more dance floor ReStructure Mix. More of the bass and rhythm guitars given a stage as well as more of the chorus which make the song work well.


• Looking For Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Three Degrees

The Three Degrees are the magic created by The Philly Sound of the mid-70s and along with their big hits “When Will I See You Again” and “TSOP” a landmark group was set. In 1978 a monumental session was created when the girls were produced by disco producer/artist Giorgio Moroder. The first release is “New Dimension” which contained the second half of the side one medley, “Looking For Love” – where this set begins as “Givin’ Up, Givin’ In” ends an unstable relationship and “Looking For Love” sets forth the search for the cure for a broken heart. This project contained The Three Degrees in a motion which literally set them back on the map on dance floors and for another spotlight on stages around the world.

I have taken the album version of “Looking For Love” and created a new ReStructure Mix for homage to the pairing of Moroder and The Three Degrees. A new beat layer is added to give it a new rhythmic section and the girls are divided up in a new way to offer energy new to the track.


• Baila - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Afro-Cuban Band

Afro-Cuban Band (originally Love Childs Afro Cuban Blues Band) is a disco project from producer Michael Zager (Michael Zager Band) and delivered three projects from 1975 – 1978. “Baila” comes from the album titled “Rhythm Of Life” and features the Latin flair with a disco ensemble backing it. The track was released as a single and did very well in clubs where jocks were adding the rhythms of Spanish sounds which were the essence of disco music. This was the last album from the project and is still one of the great pieces of work from Zager.

I have taken the album and 12” versions of “Baila” and rewound the piece into a new ReStructure Mix. I have focused on the piano segments and those fantastic horn sections. The breakdowns added are to provide the necessary rest stops from that infectious percussion.


• Whenever You Need Somebody - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ochi Brown

Ochi Brown is a disco/funk singer who released her third project titled “Ochi” in 1986. The production is by Daize Washbourn, Stock, Aitken & Waterman and Willi Morrison (THP Orchestra). “Whenever You Need Somebody” is a track which was the big single and brought dance floors a new love song with a groove that was unforgettable for the time. The song was also covered by Rick Astley and is one of those 80’s pieces which bring to mind the dedication to dance floors as well as a fond heart.

I have taken the 12” club mix and “pull it off” mixes of “Whenever You Need Somebody” and fired up another ReStructure Mix using the existing beats and percussion. The breakdown between both of the versions is placed in several new arrangements throughout this mix.


• Over The Rainbow - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Viola Wills

Viola Wills is a disco singer who made many marks during several periods of dance music and its reign. Her big dance palace hit “Over The Rainbow” from 1986 is from her project titled “Dare To Dream” – produced by Billy Osborne IV, Mel Simpson and Paul Phillips. This cover of Judy Garland’s classic from “The Wizard of Oz” is cleverly disco-fied with a bass rhythm guitar plucking out a bass pattern that is infectious and a touch of the 80’s dance floor headed into a deeper and celestial arena. Viola again carries this cover in a way that a seasoned disco-diva can. It is both a funky and soaring experience.

I have taken the 12” version of Viola Wills’ “Over The Rainbow” and realigned a new ReStructure Mix for those hardcore dance-attics and enthusiasts. More of the drum beats are accentuated by additional percussion and the song is rearranged for some new drama.


• I Can't Wait - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Giorgio and Chris

Giorgio Moroder and Chris Bennett perform together on the project “Love’s In You, Love’s In Me” from 1978 – featuring Munich Machine. The side one title medley was always one of the delicate disco love duets at a time where the sound of Moroder’s keyboards and sequencers were in an experimental stage. This ballad like medley is simple in execution and holds close the talent of Moroder and the gentle vocals of Bennett and their place among disco music. I have taken the segment “I Can’t Wait” and gave it a spotlight of its own here as I always waited for each piece to come along for each one to shine.

I have given the ReStructure Mix of “I Can’t Wait” a few new elements to bring it a new face in a subtle way. A new extended play of the track was attempted with hope of not breaking the flow of its loveliness.


• The Power Of Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Deee-Lite

Deee-Lite is a house group with Ani Schempf, Kierin Kirby, Super DJ Dmitry and Towa Tei. Their breakout in 1990 created a retro-dance ignition which was homage to disco and funk music. “The Power Of Love” is a single from their first project titled “World Clique” and was another tale on the psychedelic trip meshed into the funky dance scene of the 70’s. The track gave another chance for lead vocalist Kierin Magenta Kirby to express her soulful dedication with the bands assistance. It was one of the last tracks which truly outlined the bands flavor and success.

I have taken the 12” vocal house and dub mixes of “The Power Of Love” to work into the 90’s dance scene in this ReStructure Mix. Using portions of the versions which were fluent and stood out within their own “power”.


• I Feel Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Devastation

Devastation is a techno/rave project from Dennis Pino and Joe Reina. Their cover of Donna Summer/Giorgio Moroder’s “I Feel Love” from 1991 is a wiry and eclectic take on the disco classic. Arranged using segments from the Patrick Cowley remix and a vocal by Laurie Caban and utilizing the feel of the original as close as possible. There are some new rave, acid house and techno elements pumping up the energy. The release came when rave music was working its way through the circuit so it is no wonder that the Moroder masterpiece was thrown onto dance floors again with a then harsher edge. It is a nice homage to the classic and along with Caban’s vocals it will bring you right back to 1977.

I have taken the 12” vocal and acapella of Devastation’s “I Feel Love” and moved in on a new angle with this ReStructure Mix. The mix has become a love song for Donna and a guest spot from Ms. Peggy Lee. The flow breaks into segments as the original, however a few turns into a mysterious ending make this remix “feel” more than love.


• Bring On The Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gloria Jones

Gloria Jones is a soul-vocalist who is best known for her 1964 recording of “Tainted Love” which was later recorded by Soft Cell. Her 1978 project titled “Windstorm” – produced by Richard Jones contained her single “Bring On The Love”. This beautiful piece was released as a 12” disco single and made playlists for clubs utilizing the softer edge of dance/disco music. The theme of this number reunites estranged lovers who are ready to start over again – this time, as friends. It is quite an emotional track and Gloria creates a lovely narrative for the message.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Bring On The Love” and realigned the arrangement for this ReStructure Mix. A longer intro with new beats and percussion guide us into the love and also a few breaks where a breath is needed.


• You and Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Spargo

Spargo is a Dutch disco group formed in 1975 and features
Ellert Driessen, Jeff Nassenstein, Leander Lammertink, Lilian Day Jackson, René van Collem and Ruud Mulder. Their 1980 project titled “Good Time Spirit” contained their single “You and Me” which became a recognizable sound during its release – produced by Steve Yelick 'Mr. Meter' and Dicky Lafour. The bubbly and lyrically simple piece had the essence of the disco experience including the syn-drums exploding throughout the arrangement of rolling bass and funky rhythm guitars. During the early 80’s where dance music arrangements became more electronic and less layered this song is one of the examples of the period.

I have taken the 12” version of “You and Me” and worked at remodeling a new ReStructure Mix for Spargo’s gem. New drums are added as well as a few new layered effects to accentuate this tribute to the 80’s dance scene and Spargo.


• Conga - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Miami Sound Machine

Miami Sound Machine is a Latin American band founded by band leader, Emilio Estefan, Jr. in 1977 –the band went on to continue and soon acquired lead vocalist Gloria Fajardo, later becoming Gloria Estefan and branching off to a solo career. “Conga” is one of the first major singles from 1985 their project titled “Primitive Love”. The track became very popular in the club circuits and revived a Latin dance edge that was missing in the pop realm. It is one of the celebratory pieces which evolved in its own sound and is still one of the staples of the dance era of the 80s.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dib versions of “Conga” and re-invigorated the piece for this ReStructure Mix. A bit more of the piano sections are given the stage here along with more of Gloria’s captivating vocals.


• I Don't Wanna Lose You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Radiorama

Radiorama is a Eurobeat from the mid-80’s founded by Aldo Martinelli – with vocals from Mauro and Clara Moroni. “I Don’t Wanna Lose You” is from their 1988 project titled “The Legend” and is produced by Marco Bresciani and Paolo Gemma. This single was one of the low-bpm pieces which became a staple in my club for its heavy drums and pop-lyrical chorus. It has many of the elements which made Radiorama a group which stood out during the transition from the European disco sound becoming more evident in releases for club play.

I have taken the 12” version of “I Don’t Wanna Lose You” and recreated a new ReStructure Mix to outline this sound and Radiorama itself. The drum beats remain intact with the help of a new back beat to give it a deep feel.


• Touch Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - New Baccara

New Baccara is a disco project from producers Luis Rodriguez and Reinhardt Frantz – the group was originally known as “Baccara” and added the prefix during the 90’s. Vocals in this single titled “Touch Me” are from
María Mendiola and Marissa Perez and are exorcized in a way here which is more majestic. The theme of this high energy piece is a sensual display of a desire to be freed by one touch. One of the Euro-dance tracks with a few riffs which make it memorable.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Touch Me” and reapplied this hot desire to a new ReStructure Mix. Adding some new percussion and beats to make this remix more pounding and top-sided. It is another 80’s dance moment that marks the high energy era at its best.


• Harmony - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Suzy Q

Suzy Q is a Canadian disco project from producer Jerry Cucuzzella. The studio work consisted of three separate lead vocalist representing time periods and releases. The 1985 cover of Suzi Lane’s “Harmony” (originally produced by Giorgio Moroder) is one of the best disco reworks since the vocals come into a diva-like realm and explode throughout this new arrangement. The lead vocal from Angie Vileno are stamp in this production and make the track new all over again. A great 80’s remake and also another example of high energy taking the initiative to keep dance music alive.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of Suzy Q’s “Harmony” and re-managed the great keyboard work into a whole new ReStructure Mix. A play with the vocals in areas and also adding a few new breaks along the way.


• Up Where We Belong - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Deevotion

Deevotion is a Euro-house project from Germany – produced by Jens Lissat and Ramon Zenker. Their 1992 single “Up Where We Belong” is a cover of the Jennifer Warnes/Joe Cocker ballad from the film “An Officer and A Gentleman” from 1982. This slick version and take on a ballad is one of the big moments in Euro-house music as this arrangement plays close to the feel of the original emotion and adds yet a house groove without any regrets. One of the best of conversions from ballad to dance floor stomper since many of the anthem tracks that dominated during the late 80’s.

I have taken the 12” club mix and also “mountains” dub and remerged the two as a new ReStructure Mix. Being one of my favorite pieces of dance music I focused on an ethereal blend to keep the momentum energy of house music moving and the heart felt sounds of the lyrics and ballad.


• Chinese Eyes - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Fancy

Fancy is Manfred Alois Segieth – a German producer who formulated many dance projects that became the sound of the 80’s high energy scene. “Chinese Eyes” is a single released in 1984 and is one of the memorable pieces from Fancy as it hits hard with many heavy bass and keyboard riffs. The 80’s dance scene was ready for this edge of pulsating electronic beats and synthesizers and the formula became a standard. The vocals are a mainstay of Fancy’s singles and give the songs a momentous approach at building to a crescendo. A very popular piece and one which I would have to program over and over during the time it became a staple.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Chinese Eyes” and have reimagined the piece again for this ReStructure Mix. I have added a few new drums on the intro and closing and then worked a few new breaks into the excitement.


• The Desert Place - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Twins

The Twins are Ronny Schreinzer and Sven Dohrow – a German dance/synth-pop band who captured the early 80’s dance sound with a mixture of magnetic keyboard riffs and a new-wave edge on vocals and sound. “The Desert Place” from 1981 is their first big single from the project titled “Passion Factory” – produced by The Twins. This piece is heartbreak of yearning to where a past love takes us to a lonely place when it is over. The sound of this one is ominous and always makes the emotions stir along with the roof shaking. One of the great electronic dance pieces of its time and a start for this band that always seemed to get it right.

I have taken the 12” version of “The Desert Place” and reworked a patch work of the original for this ReStructure Mix. Many elements from the original are reedited and realigned to create a whole new experience.


• The M.B.O. Theme - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Klein and M.B.O.

Klein and M.B.O. is Mario Boncaldo and Tony Carrasco – creating a sound for the dance floors in the early 80’s which centers between the street beat sound of New York combined with the Italo-disco synth-edge. Their first release in 1982 was titled “Dirty Talk” and played out with several electronic riffs which made their sound recognizable. Their album followed soon after the success of the single and featured more tracks in this laid back groove with a percolating layer of percussion riffs. “The M.B.O. Theme” is a keyboard piece opening up the project and uses the familiar guitar riffs and keyboards to playout an overture for their tracks.

I have taken the 12” version of “The M.B.O. Theme” and worked on a new ReStructure Mix to pay homage to Italo-disco and its courage create for dance floors and also to Boncaldo and Carrasco for their many contributions. This new remix offers the original segments with some new down-beats and drum effects to give it a new jolt.


• Instant Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sylvia Love

Sylvia Love (Chantal Pierre) is a singer who after 2 singles from 1979 became an underground sensation. Her sensual vocals floated above her songs, “Instant Love” and “Extraterrestrial Lover” – produced by Trevor Vallis and arranged by Craig Pruess. These singles were a big part of the after-hours dance clubs which would offer dancing until the sun came up with variations of songs that would be dream-like states of dance conciseness. It was the area which I was drawn to immediately since more of these styles and productions were imaginative and heavily layered. The big track “Instant Love” is an introduction to disco-cosmic recordings since it practically takes off on its own with a galactic like edge.

II have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Instant Love” and lost myself to finding a new way of presenting this beauty in this ReStructure Mix. The rhythm guitar pieces and a few keyboard riffs are spotlighted on their own as new breaks and segments to remember this fabulous piece by.


• Rhythm Of the Night - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - DeBarge

Digital Emotion is an electronic disco project from The Netherlands – produced by Adams & Fleisner. The group is Cickie De Beer, Jean François Colombo and Myrna Balrak. Their music from the mid-80’s and onto the millennium brought a sound that was fully electronic yet powerful and infectious. “Humanity” is a single from their 1984 self-titled project and is another example of the outline you can find in this explosion of synths and roaring sci-fi effects. One of the high energy periods that the 80’s made a classic stamp with the energy projects as these brought to the dance floors.

I have taken the 12” version of “Humanity” and re-ignited the power over again in this ReStructure Mix in a new arrangement. More of the layering of keyboard grooves and the rolling sequencers take part in this new mix and it allows us again to take off from this planet to another.


• Humanity - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Digital Emotion

Digital Emotion is an electronic disco project from The Netherlands – produced by Adams & Fleisner. The group is Cickie De Beer, Jean François Colombo and Myrna Balrak. Their music from the mid-80’s and onto the millennium brought a sound that was fully electronic yet powerful and infectious. “Humanity” is a single from their 1984 self-titled project and is another example of the outline you can find in this explosion of synths and roaring sci-fi effects. One of the high energy periods that the 80’s made a classic stamp with the energy projects as these brought to the dance floors.

I have taken the 12” version of “Humanity” and re-ignited the power over again in this ReStructure Mix in a new arrangement. More of the layering of keyboard grooves and the rolling sequencers take part in this new mix and it allows us again to take off from this planet to another.


• Tonights The Night (Good Time) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kleeer

Kleeer is a disco/funk band featuring Eric Rohrbaugh, Isabelle Coles, Melanie Moore, Norman Durham, Paul Crutchfield, Richard Lee, Terry Dolphin, Woody Cunningham and Yvette Flowers. Their big disco hit “Keeep Your Body Workin'” from 1978 gave this ensemble a step into the success of a single which crossed over between disco and funk. The project titled “I Love To Dance” released in 1979 contained the track “Tonight's The Night (Good Time)” which resonates with the grooves which were aimed with a nightlife anthem in mind.

I have taken the album version of “Tonight's The Night (Good Time)” and reworked the track for this new ReStructure Mix. I have added a new beat track and also a new percussion riff to make this groove work all over again.


• Last Call - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Jolo

Jolo is Jo-Carol and Lauren Carter – previously The Patrick Cowley Singers and a duo who delivered high-energy work throughout the mid-80s. “Last Call” is their 1984 single produced by Barry Beam and John Hedges on the Megatone Records label. This piece is an extraordinary work of beautiful riffs and the longing desires of the night world and playing the scene where the closing of the night only begins after hours. One of the singles from that year which plays out smoothly yet full of energy to pulsate over the dance floor. The production is a keyboard and drum fantasy and work up to a crescendo for the divas to build their notes to.

I have taken the 12” vocal of “Last Call” and reworked a new ReStructure Mix to pay homage to Jolo and the high energy scene of the 80s. Some of the most lyrical pieces are used to bring this one another chance to bring that hour in with some more desire.


• Go Get It - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Metropolis

Metropolis is a 1978 disco project produced by Thor Baldursson and Tom Moulton. It features the trio of Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson and Evette Benton known as The Sweethearts Of Sigma – and also for adoring man of disco music’s hits from the mid-to-late 70’s. “Go Get It” is a funky disco track that uses the rhythm guitars as its main groove and then builds with a horn section which takes over from there. The piece is a track from their “The Greatest Show On Earth” project and reflects the early sounds of disco maturing into a new period of dance music.

I have taken the album version of “Go Get It” and used the guitars and main groove to play this ReStructure Mix into a new version. It has a new percussion layer below the surface to give way to that Euro-disco edge that made the disco floors go mad.


• Potential New Boyfriend - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Dolly Parton

The Art Of Noise is a British experimental pop group featuring Anne Dudley, Gary Langan, Paul Morley and Trevor Horn. Their music was an excursion into the sampled street style of music taking on its own. Their initial release titled “Who's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise” from 1984 contained their abstract title “Close (To The Edit)” which became an instant underground hit. The arrangement consists of pieces of recorded sounds (samples) being laid out a rhythmic parts and segments of melodies. The track like their many aims to work this new genre is infectious and leaves to mind an unfinished yet satisfying experience. Their work is somewhat of a masterful touch of engineering for the mixdown process.

I have taken the 12” version of “Close (To The Edit)” and reworked their pieces of ingenuity into a new ReStructure Mix. The new version which I have laid out focuses more of the piano riffs and adding a new sample to bring this one deeper into the “edit”.


•  Close (To The Edit) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Art Of Noise

The Art Of Noise is a British experimental pop group featuring Anne Dudley, Gary Langan, Paul Morley and Trevor Horn. Their music was an excursion into the sampled street style of music taking on its own. Their initial release titled “Who's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise” from 1984 contained their abstract title “Close (To The Edit)” which became an instant underground hit. The arrangement consists of pieces of recorded sounds (samples) being laid out a rhythmic parts and segments of melodies. The track like their many aims to work this new genre is infectious and leaves to mind an unfinished yet satisfying experience. Their work is somewhat of a masterful touch of engineering for the mixdown process.

I have taken the 12” version of “Close (To The Edit)” and reworked their pieces of ingenuity into a new ReStructure Mix. The new version which I have laid out focuses more of the piano riffs and adding a new sample to bring this one deeper into the “edit”.


I Love Men - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cinema

Cinema is a high energy dance project from producer, Warren Schatz who wrote, arranged and produced this disc. The 80’s high energy scene was always giving the touch of disco a lingering sound on dance floors. “I Love Men” is another take on the hedonism of the male figure and taking it to heart with a love sonnet placed on a fast dance track. This one plays out as a deep fantasy or desire for thought that takes up much of her time. The production from Schatz gives us plenty of the dramatic strings that sweeten this track and also a very nice harpsichord sound for the majestic feel of the dance theme.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “I Love Men” and re-wired the song into a new ReStructure Mix. The intro gives off the full energy from the original version and introduces this idea with an initial blast.


When Will I See You Again - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Magda Layna

Madga Layna is an artist who was a part of the resurgence of disco music in the early 80’s via San Francisco producer, Bill Motley – who also produced Boys Town Gang, Lisa and Margaret Reynolds. His dedication to the sound of disco productions is a period where his music created the lush strings of soaring dance tracks along with the funky guitars and heavy percussion. Magda Layna’s cover of The Three Degrees hit, “When Will I See You Again” is another feat where Motley scored with a more downbeat version in 1983. The sweet essence of the song remains intact along with the added synthesizers and drum breaks to give it that dance floor feel. One of the San Francisco disco classics from the classic Megatone Record label.

I have taken the 12” vocal version of Magda Layna’s “When Will I See You Again” and re-defined the track in this ReStructure Mix. The pieces from the original chorus now become breaks and the percussion breaks bridges to the beautiful verses. It is a new dub-end feel for this 80’s dance classic.


Star - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Claudio Mingardi

Claudio Mingardi is an Italian singer who released his single “Star” in 1983 – produced by Roberto Zanetti. The track is one if the adventurous pieces with the energy which makes the 80’s reflect as the high energy dance era. This track is more mid-tempo however the rolling bass sequence accents the level of power it creates. The theme is more of an imaginary hero who brings the sweetness in the chorus to life. The single was always an early evening warm up for me in my sets to bring on the energy as the evening progressed. A very nice and melodic feel give this one a nice purpose to keep the energy alive.

I have taken the 12” of “Star” and reenergized the feeling with more of a regal opening for this ReStructure Mix. The dramatic keyboard elements are the segments which I brought out and the new break make for a whole new edge for this classic.


Duri Duri (Baila Baila) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - click

click! is an 80’s synth-pop ensemble featuring Adriana Camacho, Claudia Given and Rocio Sobrado – and produced by Alan Coelho (Tapps) and Hernani Raposo. The theme of their music featured Latin compositions to a synthesized dance pop beat. “Duri Duri (Baila Baila)” is their 1987 single from their project “Con Amor Para Ti”. A piece following the high energy sound of the mid and late 80’s with the senoritas serenading us throughout the number. An infectious vocal is the lead in of the song and brings to mind a celebration from then on. One of the big hits in my club and a very popular T-Dance song.

I have taken the 12” long version of “Duri Duri (Baila Baila)” and replanted the energy into a new mixture for this ReStructure Mix. There are a few familiar percussion riffs added from the disco classic band Sana Esmeralda and more music per castanet clack!


I Won't Let Go - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The System

The System is David Frank and Mic Murphy – an 80’s duo who brought to life the sexy and
heartfelt edge of electro-funk. Their 1983 track “I Won’t Let Go” from their project “Sweat” is one
of the love songs which resonates a groove and vibe that pluck the heartstrings. Like their big hit
“You Are In My System” from the same project which was covered again by Robert Palmer. This
pulse of love is one of favorites of the early 80s and contains many riffs both instrumentally and
vocally that make the heart content.

I have taken the 12” long and the album long versions to contain both for this ReStructure Mix of “I
Won’t Let Go”. I have added a few new drum tracks to piece the roof again and extended those
sweet lyrics into a new beat box love theme.


• Fly Like An Eagle - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Habit

Habit is Nick Amour, Andy Carroll and Mick Martin. This trio created a deep house sound which became the staple of many cover-songs during the late 80’s. “Fly Like An Eagle” is their bass-driven effort on the Steve Miller Band rock classic from 1976. This production moves below the surface with a deep bass synth rolling over the houses drums kicking away. It is an effective transition to the dance floor of the early 90’s and brings back that fantasy edge this song always produced.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub versions of “Fly Like An Eagle” and placed it in a new soaring ReStructure Mix. The energy moves along as booming as it did during the release and a few new stops have been added along the way.


• Angel You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Primadonna

Primadonna is Giorgio Dolce, Miyuki Irie and Stefania Dal Pino – an Italo-disco group from the mid-80s. The tempting sound of Italo-disco made the 80s more of a lyrical place on dance floors. “Angel You” is their 1986 single – produced by Giorgio Dolce and living up to the soft and melodic delivery which brought dance floors a sway and gentle release with this concoction of sound. “Angel You” has several hooks that work the beauty into a nice variation of love song meets a mystery. It has that vibrato lead vocal which teases from the first note. This one was always of favorite of mine and my dance floor.

I have taken the 12” club version of “Angel You” and remapped this track for a ReStructure Mix to extend the good feeling. A few pieces of the original via hooks are ornate throughout the mix to bring the groove up to a fluent energy.


• I Can't Wait - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Nu Shooz

Nu Shooz is Danny Schauffler, John Smith, Rick Waritz and Valerie Day – an 80’s dance group whose big 1985 hit “I Can’t Wait” is one of the most distinguishable songs from the time period. Thanks to the sample riffs which are layered in this impatient theme of lovers giving way to the excitement of love. The track produced by The Drone Bros. is a slick r&b feel number that captures the groove from the start. It is one of the classics which remain a memory of good times and once again the delivery of dance music which only purpose is to move your feet.

I have taken the 12” version of “I Can’t Wait” and reworked the elements to reignite a new ReStructure Mix. The foreground is a new drum pattern to give this song a whole new moment on the dance floor.


•  Camino Al Destino (Wishbone) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Tantra

Tantra is an Italian disco project from producer Quelli Del Castello and Celso Valli arranging. This innovative studio project was heavily influenced by the Euro-disco sound of the late 70’s and gave Tantra the freedom to give their music hypnotic and morphing arrangements. A year after their first project the 2 side long tracks were released on a 12” and recorded in Spanish. These covers of both “Hills Of Kat Mandu” and “Wishbone” were more of a collector’s gift and the presence only signifies the creative freedom Valli and producers unleashed. “Camino Al Destino (Wishbone)” is the version of a song which resembles knowledge from ones past soul and is placed with a mysterious sitar and Flamenco rolling guitars. One of the intriguing pieces of this one where the lyrics delve into a journey of a life here and after.

I have taken the 12” version of “Camino Al Destino (Wishbone)” and reinvigorated myself to lay out a new edge for this ReStructure Mix. Some heavily Indian styled drums are added and more of the mystery is fazed.


•  Breakout - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Swing Out Sister

Swing Out Sister is Andy Connell and Corinne Drewery – an 80’s group whom transferred the magic of beautiful jazz lounge into a dance pill. Their big single “Breakout” from 1986 is one of the most memorable and paints a picture of the ominous end-of-the-week sensation that comes over us and delivers it in a lovely message. Vocals are the main layer here with a resonance of Sade’s introduction to pop and how they changed the map for music. This one is a nice them song for that night out where you can refrain yourself while letting go.

I have taken the 3 versions of “Breakout” from the US 12” and utilize pieces of each to recreate a new scenario for this ReStructure Mix. I have portrayed this remix as an abstract musical canvas where the motion changes from verses to chorus.


•  Burn In His Hands - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - P.Lion

P.Lion (Pietro Paolo Pelandi) is an Italo-disco artist whose career began at the start of early Italo-disco sound. The early sounds of his work were the portrayal of the uplifting and imaginative sound of the early 80’s scene from Italy and gave him the chisel of the electronic disco sound. In the 1991 Italo-house/techno piece “Burn In His Hands” this artist releases a whole new energy onto the dance floor in a new concept and placement. Using supposed vocal segments from Mahalia Jackson’s “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands” (“burn in his hands”) he creates a fierce “carnival style piece that builds and builds with only a few segments of sampled vocals. It is one of my favorites and a lump of samples I could never get out of my head after hearing for the first time.

I have taken all 4 12” versions of the original version of “Burn In His Hands” and reedited the pieces of each for this ReStructure Mix. A hard hitting percussion/bongo piece layered over some drum beats from Lobo and the new version is ignited.


•  I Want A Man - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bonnie Forman

Bonnie Forman is a high energy vocalist from the 80’s whose initial success came with her productions with producer, Bobby Orlando (The Flirts, Waterfront Home, Hotline, WOW, Oh! Romeo). Her 1984 release “”I Want A Man” is one the most memorable of her HI-NRG tracks since it is the perfect edge for her voice. Given the directness of her desires we are commanded by this fast moving electronic dance piece. It has all of the keyboard staples which Orlando created specifically his brand and this one makes the floor move on its own.

I have taken the 12” version of “I Want A Man” and used the existing keyboards and synthetic percussion to re-capture this one for a ReStructure Mix. There are a few new segments which are intended to assist in the breakdown and also give us more of what Bonnie needs.


•  Gimme, Gimme, Gimme - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Three Degrees

The Three Degrees and Stock, Aitken and Waterman in 1985 – “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme”. The efforts of the trio of hit masters and the lovely voice of this ensemble were a close return to the disco edge of “The Runner” and their high-energy sassy delivery. The 80’s took the piece into a more into the pop-synth arena yet the energy thanks to the vocals gives off that magnificent disco era feel. The song is a teasing promise of love with the delivery of the goods and has the drive of a classic sexy disco classic.

I have taken the 12” version of “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme” and re-energized the song for this new ReStructure Mix. A new drum pattern moves the energy along and a few new segues are created to give the song more energy.


•  Miss Me Blind - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Culture Club

Culture Club is an iconic 80’s band and their music gave the scene and the generation an identity. “Miss Me Blind” from their 1983 project titled “Colour By Numbers” – produced by Steve Levine. The track is another one of lead singer, Boy George and his vocal mysticism of the time. His gentle yet directed emotion always gave these tracks a fullness that was more like a love anthem. The band also includes Jon Moss, Michael Craig and Roy Hay – who along with the outline of a new direction for music and the “culture” formulated the 80’s into a memorable place that was uplifting and yet provoking.

I have taken the 12” vocal and the instrumental of “Miss Me Blind” and revamped the song for this ReStructure Mix. This time around more drums are added for a more club-underworld type feel and segments of the instrumental give some of the flowing beauty more of a stage.


•  The Age Of Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Age Of Love

Age Of Love is Bruno Sanchioni and Giuseppe Chierchia – an Italian based techno project which their first single “The Age Of Love” from 1990 brought the attention to the techno and new trance movement. The piece is eclectic in its formulation where many sounds and vibrations play part in the rhythm. As experimental as Kraftwerk was in the mid-70s. The track has mystic feel to its somewhat claustrophobic groove yet plays out with a hypnotic effect – which in turn became the sound of trance music throughout the 90’s.

I have taken the 12” versions of “The Age Of Love” and focused on the real pieces that make this one click in this ReStructure Mix. I have added a touch of beats and percussion to lift the energy a step higher.


•  Dirty Looks - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Diana Ross

Diana Ross made Motown a classic sound for girl groups along with The Supremes in the 60’s and throughout the 70s she found her new title “The Boss” in disco music. In the 80’s her venture made a new place for her move on 80’s pop-dance tracks. “Dirty Looks” is from the project “Red Hot Rhythm and Blues” from 1987 and is produced by Tom Dowd. This track plays with the sexy innuendo and gives our lady a chance to use her vocals with a lure and sexy edge. It has the heavy percussion which makes the dance floor the perfect landing and as this number continues on it takes off with Diana’s sexy overture.

I have taken the 12” vocal, instrumental and bonus beats of “Dirty Looks” and revamped it for this ReStructure Mix. There are extended bridges throughout this new take and also a couple of new breaks to give it a new lift for the soul.


•  Dolce Vita - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ryan Paris

Ryan Paris is an Italian singer whose and one of the early voices of early 80’s Italo-disco which gave the style an identity. His music along with producer Pierluigi Giombini helped to set the stage for the sound of dance music which would take a new place in dance history. “Dolce Vita” is a single from 1983 and perhaps one of his most haunting. This piece is a level of celebratory remembrance and emotion which transforms itself into a majestic piano concerto at times. It contains the 80’s dance feel and logic of the stamp that Italo-disco would be proud and influence many new artists to take the opportunity to be as creative.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Dolce Vita” and realigned the track for this ReStructure Mix. Adding a light touch of new beats and bongos to accentuate areas of the song and also maintain the fabulous instrumental pieces which make this song a wonderful as it is.


•  It All Comes Down To Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Stainless Steal

Stainless Steal is a disco project from producer Pete Bellotte (Donna Summer, Trax) and arranger Geoff Bastow (K.I.D.) and features a full-on orchestrated disco ensemble. The project is centered on a disco version of “Can-Can” and in many ways a following of the disco themed projects. More of the studio work here is layers and layers of strings, horns along with the heavy disco beat and funky rhythm guitars. “It All Comes Down To Love” is a segment of grooves with a disco chorus enlightening a message that resonates throughout the piece. The flowing strings make this one almost a symphonic experience. It is another one of those dance numbers that pulls the groove out and stretched it beyond its label.

I have taken the album version of “It All Comes Down To Love” and reworked the rhythmic piece into a new ReStructure Mix. I have added some new percussion pieces to outline the arrangement and also created a few new breaks along the way.


•  Love Thang - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - First Choice

First Choice is a trio featuring Annette Guest, Debbie Martin and Rochelle Fleming. Their 1978 album “Hold Your Horses” is one the disco banquets of the time period. Produced by Tom Moulton, Norman Harris and McKinley Jackson this project was a shining example of who delivered during the peak of the disco music explosion. “Love Thang” is the funky piece which plays out appropriately for the ladies and their soulful pipes. It is a touch of the disco sound bringing the elements that have been polished from the early 70’s.

I have taken the album version of “Love Thang” and made a new ReStructure Mix by rewiring the elements. A new percussion piece levels in the new intro and throughout the mix there are extended bites of delicious disco.


•  Let Go - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - France Joli

France Joli became of the disco music’s gem and the start of her career became the flame that burned on in discotheques from the release of her classic “Come To Me” in 1979. This powerhouse project was produced by Tony Green and featured some of the best performers of disco music from the near past, The Sweethearts of Sigma and future bloomers including Denis LePage (Lime). “Let Go” is the second cut from the project and is the girl-talk ad-libs of a bad relationship and feeling early remorse over ending it. This one is as outlined as disco music allows and gives of the power of the bass and strings in the disco music genre. France also delivers a wonderful vocal which gives of the pain that the theme is intended to outline.

I have taken the album version of “Let Go” and made way to use the original elements to recreate a new experience for this ReStructure Mix. The breaks and percussion riffs and realigned for the energy once again.


•  Melting Pot - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Soundblast

Soundblast is a Canadian studio disco band who covers Booker T & The MG's 1971 soul/psychedelic instrumental “Melting Pot”. The remake released on Uniwave Records in 1980 is a groove with more downbeats and a vocoder added for the technology advance effect. This one has a true allegiance with more determination on the climbing bridge which almost feels gospel backed with the keyboards blaring out their refrain. It is a nice taste of the past roots of soul and where the groove began to educate those involved with a more underground dance experience.

I have taken the 12” cover of “Melting Pot” and used more of the rhythmic elements to create this ReStructure Mix. The bongos and rhythm parts are given a faraway into the excitement of this laid back, yet funky-ass track.


•  Into The Groove - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Madonna

Madonna released the single “Into The Groove” in 1985 and was featuring in the soundtrack “Desperately Seeking Susan” – a film she also starred in. The single was produced by Madonna and Steve Bray. It is one of my favorite tracks from that year as it has an infectious groove and also lifts the spirits with its positive message. The song became one of the top dance chart entries and also helped to give Madonna a new iconic track to her fans. This one has the simple keyboard ruffs that echo the 80’s sound yet the dedication that Madonna gives to her tracks makes it even more of a dance floor move.

I have taken the 12” vocal and the instrumental versions of “Into The Groove” and stripped down the essence of the song for this ReStructure Mix. I have layered pieces of the lyrics and vocals for an opportunity to create some new breaks and rhythm loops.


•  I Need Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Novencento

Gazuzu is a production from Cat Music (Adams & Fleisner) a Dutch electronic dance team. Their music is always in the realm of lighthearted fantasy and play – and always with a heavy drum beat. It is the lighter side to disco Calypso with an ensemble assisting in the chorus and ad-libs. “Go Go Gorilla” is their 1984 track from their self-titled album. The theme here is a zoo-keeper who returns late at night to find the inhabitants partying on down in a funky way. An escape in a way that disco music created in the late70’s with a theme and concept. This one is only sheer fun with some kick ass beats and claps programmed for dancing.

I have taken the 12” vocal, instrumental and bonus beats versions to recreate that partying for “Go Go Gorilla” in this ReStructure Mix. More of the melodic pieces are used to give the track a more sweeping sound.


•  Go Go Gorilla - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gazuzu

Gazuzu is a production from Cat Music (Adams & Fleisner) a Dutch electronic dance team. Their music is always in the realm of lighthearted fantasy and play – and always with a heavy drum beat. It is the lighter side to disco Calypso with an ensemble assisting in the chorus and ad-libs. “Go Go Gorilla” is their 1984 track from their self-titled album. The theme here is a zoo-keeper who returns late at night to find the inhabitants partying on down in a funky way. An escape in a way that disco music created in the late70’s with a theme and concept. This one is only sheer fun with some kick ass beats and claps programmed for dancing.

I have taken the 12” vocal, instrumental and bonus beats versions to recreate that partying for “Go Go Gorilla” in this ReStructure Mix. More of the melodic pieces are used to give the track a more sweeping sound.


•  D.J. I Wanna Be Your Record - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge is a Slovenian group whose sound follows the Italo-disco fare of the early and mid-80’s. Their 1988 release “D.J. I Wanna Be Your Record” is one of that years which so few were successful high energy which were memorable. This uplifting track has the rolling bass with a few breakdowns which work well in the flow of Italo-disco and makes a mark of course with the titled “D.J.” included. It does have several riffs that mark a memorable dance experience for that peak set. Produced by Fabio Sparago, Kosi Matiage and Riccardo Persi – the full-on electronic arrangement is broken into parts with samples and catchy verse interactions.

I have taken the 12” version of “D.J. I Wanna Be Your Record” and reworked the flowing pieces into am continuous energy force for this ReStructure Mix. There are new breaks created with vocal pieces and the cha-cha keyboard parts for the energy breaks.


•  Love Hangover - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Players Association

The Players Association is a disco/funk ensemble lead by producer, Danny Weiss. One of the early signs of soul and funk emulating a new sound that was fully dedicated to the dance floors of the time. Similar to The Salsoul Orchestra with more of that jamming essence in arrangements and production. “Love Hangover” is their instrumental cover of Diana Ross’ big soul classic from 1976 a year following its success. This recording is a full on instrumental as a live band would project its sensual allure. The layout is identical yet minus Ross’ sex appeal. It is from their first self-titled release. The disco history is all contained in bands like The Players Association and the lure of many who were curious of what disco music was or was becoming is a big part of this sound.

I have taken the 12” version of The Players Association’s “Love Hangover” and laid down some new beats and heavy percussion to recreate this ReStructure Mix. Some of Diana Ross’ original acapella is added to remind us of just how sexy and infectious this track is and was.


•  It's Inevitable - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Charlie

Charlie is rock band from London, England formed in 1971 and released their seventh, self-titled album in 1983 – produced by Kevin Beamish and Terry Thomas. “It’s Inevitable” is a single from the project which was also released as a 12” dance single. With an electronic path leading the rocked guitars into a dance arena this track depends widely on the lead vocal which gives way to that 80’s edge called DOR. It pulsates a vibration from the start and makes a nice fusion for 80’s dance and rock combined. The powerful 12” version makes for most the songs long and alluring qualities here for the dance floor. A great crossover and fusion for the 80’s.

I have taken the12” version of “It’s Inevitable” and remapped the track with new beats and segment arrangments for this ReStructure Mix. More of the keyboard riffs are placed with new energy to spike this one back for a rock-out moment on the dance floor.


•  Hungry For Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bad Boys Blue

Bad Boys Blue is Andrew Thomas, Trevor Taylor and John McInerney – a trio who started their fame in Europe in 1985. “Hungry For Love” is a single released in 1988 – produced by Tony Hendrik & Karin Hartmann. This love song is a yearning for a feel and emotion with a touch of that club anthem energy. The orchestral strikes are the introduction which makes this one feel like it is climbing the peaks of the mirror balls above. It has always been a favorite of mine and received allot of response from my dance floors during its release.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Hungry For Love” and recapped the song again for this ReStructure Mix. It is guided by some new percussion and beats added to the foundation of this new journey.


•  Envy - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Rinder and Lewis

W. Michael Lewis and Laurin Rinder are pioneers of the disco sound and may have been one of the deciding factors on relying on disc jockeys and dance floors to help shape the sound of genre itself. “Seven Deadly Sins” is their 1977 release which outlines exactly what the title says in a disco fluent style that plays out in their discotheque lounge style. “Envy” is the focus of this ReStructure Mix and is replayed with an edit of the second part of this piece titled “Animal Fire”. The flow of the instrumental parts remains the sound that Lewis and Rinder were known for and became their unique gift to disco history.

I have taken the track “Envy (Animal Fire)” from the album and removed the vocal segments to create a new ReStructure Mix for this classic. A new foundation is laid out from another innovative source in the electronic dance movement of the 70’s, Kraftwerk. The tease here is the ongoing keyboard pieces bringing this “sin” into a lighter place: the dance floor.


•  Love Waves - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Patty Heart

Patty Heart is a German dance project from producers Andy Free and Jozef Smits. This hard ponding piece has some nice electronic dance qualities including the defiant lead vocal which at times reminded me of an 80’s rock anthem on an imaginary theme. “Love Waves” is a yearning for that last minute love opportunity as the night grows older and the meaning become disturbing. This piece is laid out into segments with pull on a keyboard riff and a male chorus shouts out that echoes into the night. It is one of my favorite underground early-morning songs and has a nice mystique about itself.

I have taken the 12” dance mix and “bass waves” version of “Love Waves” and worked to create a deeper messaging using the weary keyboard pieces. This ReStructure Mix also adds a heavy techno thumping beat to bring the ideal to light.


•  Love Oasis - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Patris

Patris is an electronic dance project from producers Craig Peyton and Nelson Cruz – and released on the New York dance label, Emergency Records in 1985. The vocals by Patris here are soft and subtle yet the beats pound out the ominous search for that “love oasis” at the end of the day. One of the nice synth-pop pieces with a direct hardcore club feel. This one compares to a Latin-free style with more emphasis on the drop beats. Nice segments into a rock-styled guitar break which bring the essence of a nice fusion on board.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Love Oasis” and laid out the beats and the heavy bass sequencer in a new way for this ReStructure Mix. A bit of play with phrases add a new break and some new percussion above those80’s beats work a track again.


•  Fancy Dancer - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gregg Diamond's Star Cruiser

Star Cruiser is a studio project from producer Gregg Diamond (Andrea True Connection, Bionic Boogie, Hardware) from 1978 and released on Henry Stone’s Marlin Records label. The project highlights not only Diamond’s studio magic in creating a slick sound for disco but also features in this vocal ensemble, Diva Gray, Gordon Grody, Jocelyn Brown and Zach Sanders. “Fancy Dancer” is the low groove which Diamond created with his early production of “More, More, More” by Andrea True Connection – a sound called “boogie music” and eventually “disco”. Diva Gray is the lead on this one and gives off the early injection of disco funk crossover in the chic-est sense. It is not hard to understand how Gray was transformed into many studio projects including Lemon, Oyster and he solo career.

I have taken the album version of “Fancy Dancer” and reinjected a heavy drop beat below intro segments and percussion in this ReStructure Mix. The rearrangement is provided to relay the power in each portion of this disco-funk number.


• All Right Now - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Witch Queen

Two Minds Crack are David Hewson, Kevin Jones, Mark Davies and Pete Martin – an 80’s synth-pop band who released their album titled “The Victory Parade” in 1986. The project included a single “Cry Cry Cry” which was a post killer 80’s dance track with many elements that mark it as an unforgettable piece. The guitar and drum effects are the slamming side of this dance track and the vocals are a subtle New-Romantic edge leading the song into that soaring mode. The song did quite well in clubs who favored the high energy sound and made the band unforgettable even though there was never a follow-up album.

I have taken the 12” “club version” of “Cry Cry Cry” and rewired the synth-pop number into a new ReStructure Mix. The opening of this new version focuses on the keyboard riffs that use the song as a stage for their sound.


• Cry Cry Cry - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Two Minds Crack

Two Minds Crack are David Hewson, Kevin Jones, Mark Davies and Pete Martin – an 80’s synth-pop band who released their album titled “The Victory Parade” in 1986. The project included a single “Cry Cry Cry” which was a post killer 80’s dance track with many elements that mark it as an unforgettable piece. The guitar and drum effects are the slamming side of this dance track and the vocals are a subtle New-Romantic edge leading the song into that soaring mode. The song did quite well in clubs who favored the high energy sound and made the band unforgettable even though there was never a follow-up album.

I have taken the 12” “club version” of “Cry Cry Cry” and rewired the synth-pop number into a new ReStructure Mix. The opening of this new version focuses on the keyboard riffs that use the song as a stage for their sound.


• If You Love Somebody Set Them Free - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sting

Sting is Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner is a musician, songwriter and singer who is also known at the start of his career with the band, The Police. His solo ventures in the mid-and late 80’s includes his single “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free” from 1985. Produced by Pete Smith and Sting this track resonates as one of Sting’s profound pieces with a dire message of love and life. This one made dance floors take note with the 12” versions which brought the track an immediate success. This one plays out just as a heartfelt message which brings solace to the mind and feet.

I have taken the 12” remix and William Orbit piece and have given “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free” a new pounding edge for this ReStructure Mix. A booming downbeat now takes the stage as the track is broken down into new segments for this 80’s classic.


• What's In It For Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Zalmac featuring Zulema

Zalmac is Al MacDowell along with Zulema Cusseaux (”Change”) released in 1982 and defining a new period for dance music in the early 80s in a New York soul depiction. Having soul-diva Zulema on board is a big lift for the sound itself as she represented an untapped soulful edge during her solo-career. “What’s In It For Me” is a single from the project titled “Whatcha Gonna Do” and is one piece that gives several surprises – the theme of a distant lover assisting in survenlance to a secret love whose interest is detained. Zulema performs this one with all of her power and mite and helps bring this street-sound to a new level. It is one of my favorite underground hits and always made my dance floor go “boom” early in those evenings.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “What’s In It For Me” and reworked the track as if it were an old friend in this ReStructure Mix. The percussion riffs that stand out are brought the core of the mix and an extended chorus is added.


• Action Tonight - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - V.I.S.A.

V.I.S.A. is an Italian disco project from producers Angelo Piccarreta & Felix Music Production – with arranger Celso Valli bringing his style to the project. This one is very reminiscent of the 1979 session titled, Nuggets. Lots of disco orchestrations that blare like a Village People number from the late 70’s. The album titled “San Francisco” is one the complete Italian disco pieces which encompass that celebratory edge which disco music thrived on. “Action Tonight” is a cut from this album which has the feel of a love song transformed into a Main Street parade. It gives way to the wonderful chorus which is very reminiscent of Peter Jacques Band. Disco gem this one shines as the memory and influence of disco continues.

I have taken the album version of “Action Tonight” and rebuilt this number for a new ReStructure Mix outline. Using pieces of the rhythm guitars and horn sections to create more momentum with a heavy bass beat also.


• That's When (We'll Be Free) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - State Of Grace

State Of Grace is an 80’s synth-pop band consisting of Adrian Thomas, David Inglesfield and Pat Thomas. Their 1982 single “That’s When (We’ll Be Free)” is one of their memorable pieces which utilizes a heavy bass beat and light spotty keyboard layers to execute the rhythm. It was produced by Lawrence Burrage and the band itself. This one gives way to a promise of freedom as the night progresses and every in store is positive and momentum. A nice crossover number for either early evening or early morning.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “That’s When (We’ll Be Free)” and have given it a new ReStructure Mix using more of those pounding drum beats as a foundation. The energy is given a lift some new added percussion and accenting of those drums.


• Hold Me, Squeeze Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Michele

Michele is a studio project from producer, Pierre Jaubert – featuring vocals by Chantal Sitruk (Chantal Curtis). The album “Magic Love” is one of the early disco solutions to make the clubs excited to worship that dance floor nightly. “Hold Me, Squeeze Me” is a single from the project which caught my attention with the sexy chorus riff that seemed to be all that disco music was an interpretation for. The backup vocals are performed by The Sweethearts of Sigma and are the staple of the 70’s not only as they were heard on many studio sessions – but they were also so darn perfect for the disco fling. This track was a single from the album and I am sure had allot to do with the success of early disco music.

I have taken the album version of “Hold Me, Squeeze Me” and interpreted it in an EDM style with a new heavy bass beat accompanying the sensual directions in this ReStructure Mix. I have given this remix a slim down of the bridges and segments and keep the rhythm tracks and verses more on top.


• Bahia - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - El Coco

El Coco is W. Michael Lewis and Lauren Rinder - duo who began working with disco music in 1975 with their first album titled “Brazil”. A dance ode to the lounge sound of the 50’s with a rhythmic beat enticing the sweet melodies and heavy percussion. “Bahia” is a track from their first album and is a masterpiece of wonderful “mall music” in its own formation. The tropical theme explodes here with the flowing of keyboards and the drifting percussion. It is a masterful take on the early disco sound where an orchestra is being led on the dance floor once again in a new way. One of my personal favorites from El Coco and one of the geniuses of theirs from the start.

I have taken the album version of “Bahia” and realigned the lounge edge with some new heavy duty elements to make it pop for this ReStructure Mix. It has a lengthier intro and nice fade where you can almost hear someone asking for the tanning lotion.


• Watch Your Step - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Anita Baker

Anita Baker is a blues/soul vocalist who brought a gift to the end of the 80’s with her album “Rapture” – produced by Michael J. Powell. The track “Watch Your Step” was always one of interest to those club jocks who were enamored by this voice which became the new artists that immediate demanded attention. The track is a soulful r&b number that resonates thanks to Anita’s incredible vocal style. It is one which brings to mind the crossover necessary for artist to create a track for clubs at this time.

I have taken the album version of “Watch Your Step” and have given it a new presence for this ReStructure Mix. I have added additional percussion and broke the song into new segments to give it a new meaning for the dance floor.


• Sister Power - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sister Power

Sister Power is a disco project from producer Paul Sabu (Debbie Jacobs, Sabu, Ann Margret) who takes the best of disco and brings it to another level. The group is headed by vocalist Gwen Jonae who also brings to mind the Sabu outline where a powerful female voice works his music. The project from 1979 is one of the fabulous concept groups for the play of disco all around. “Sister Power” is a track that introduces the ensemble as they describe their direction and funky means – it is a track that has layers of Sabu’s rock-edged keyboards and guitar riffs that echo his style. This one has always been a favorite with the strings leading my ears and heart and along with Gwen’s vocals it is priceless.

I have taken the album version of “Sister Power” and re-played this disco overture for this ReStructure Mix. Use of the existing drums and keyboard pieces are used to re-piece the energy all over again.


• Seduction - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Val Young

Val Young (Valaria Marie Young) is an artist who worked with George Clinton (Funkadelic), Roy Ayers and The Gap Band. Her solo career began in 1985 with her project “Seduction” – produced by Rick James. This electro-funk exercise is a laid out groove and offers the enticing sound of Val’s breathy vocal. The keyboards are the sound that Rick James uses in a push-and-pull style and is adapted well in the 80’s funk piece. There is a cameo from Mr. James which plays out to bring this song to the next level.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Seduction” and remapped the sensual yearning into a phase for this ReStructure Mix. Using the keyboards as an outline for a new break and intro for this desirous track.


• The Dream - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Irene Cara

Irene Cara is a singer and actress who brought some big hits to dance floors at the end of the 70’s ( ”Fame”) and the start of the 80’s (“Flashdance…What A Feelin’”). Her music along with disco producer Giorgio Moroder is another shot at capturing that disco anthem track as in “The Dream” from 1983. Along the lines of a struggle to make one’s dreams come true with the soaring chorus and the big lead-ins. This one was also featured in the film, “D.C. Cab” from the same year. The Moroder/Cara blend is one that brings to mind the 80’s in the spotlight sense.

I have taken the 12” version of “The Dream” and relit the track for this ReStructure Mix. Giving it a lift using the existing syndrums to pound out the dedication to dancing in this positive/winning piece.


• In The Sky - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Loose End

Loose End is a project from Eddie Amoo and Chris Amoo – a single with a fusion of funk/soul and a touch of modern jazz. “In The Sky” released in 1982 is an uplifting love song with a beautiful vocal which flows as if it were lifted by a summer breeze. One of the pieces which display a use of a jazz influence with funk rhythms. A great after-hours number which surges the dance floor into a fantasy world. Lead vocals are provided by Jane Eugene who made her star shine in the projects with Loose Ends (with the ‘s’).

I have taken the 12” single version of “In The Sky” and reapplied these wonderful elements into a new recipe for this ReStructure Mix. The delivery for a new dance experience is painted another shade with added Afro-Cuban percussion accenting the groove.


• Drives Me Crazy - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Peter Jacques Band

Peter Jacques Band are a piece of disco history that has a beginning and an end. Their first release from 1978 is a project which helped to shape disco music and prepare it for the electronic Fusion coming at the end of the 70s .”Drives Me Crazy” is from their 1985 album title “Dancing In The Streets” produced by Jacques Fred Petrus . The production feels more of a mid-tempo energy but still have the hooks that the Peter Jacques Band has been known for. It was a favorite of mine during its release and a resurgence for the group to keep their name in disco music alive .

I have taken the 12-inch version of “Drives Me Crazy” and re-wired the track to create a whole new sound for the song in this ReStructure Mix . I have used the wobbly keyboards and “boppy” bass rhythm with new edits for this outline.


• Livin' It Up (Friday Night) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bell and James

Leroy M. Bell and Casey James are a duo who released three projects. Their debut album featured a single which became a dance floor hit the instant it was laid down – “Livin’ It Up (Friday Night)” from 1978 is one of the iconic songs of the disco era. The production is the stripped down funky arrangements which made the pop-edge of disco music irresistible. This one has the vocals that also resonate of the 70s male figure in disco and funk. The two also are credited for writing the disco hit “This Time Baby” recorded by Jackie Moore in 1979.

I have taken the 12” version of “Livin’ It Up (Friday Night)” and gave it some new petroleum to pump it into an anthem like ReStructure Mix. Using the grooves and fantastic keyboard riffs I have realigned the song for a whole new area of the dance floor.


• The One - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lipps Inc.

Lipps Inc. is producer Steve Greenberg and vocalist Cynthia saved the 80s from a complete sanity. The feel of their music always contained the dose of freeing the serious brain into a disco insanity. “The One” comes from their third project from 1981 titled “Designer Music” and is one of the hidden gems from this ensemble. A killer thump bass riff makes this track hit the mark as soon as the plucking begins. Cynthia Johnson takes the disco edge to a new side of funk with endless energy. This one was always a favorite and still makes me listen sometimes more than dance.

I have taken the album version of “The One” and reworked this troubled love song into a new ReStructure Mix. There are some new heavy percussion pieces to pound the beats out some of the riffs become more of this version.


• Sea Hunt - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Patrick Cowley

Patrick Cowley is pioneer of mastering the layer of electronic sounds over dance rhythms. It may have been Giorgio Moroder’ s creation of “I Feel Love” which evoked Cowley’s journey to find the center of the disco beat through swirling effects. In 1981 his project, “Megatron Man” was a turning point for electronic dance music and disco music in general. Included in this package is a cover of the theme from the1958 television show “Sea Hunt”. The composition by David Rose is disco-fied and given several new levels of mystique as Cowley brings on Carol McMackin, Jo-Carol Block and Lauren Carter (Jo-Lo) to create a haunting vocal that emulates the wailing of the goddess of the sea. The disco version also integrates an electronic castanet sound giving it a rather interesting fusion.

I have taken the album version of Patrick Cowley’s “Sea Hunt” and reworked the percussion and basslines for this new ReStructure Mix. A new arrangement in segments is created and a cameo from Mr. Lloyd Bridges added.


• Tonight - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Suzy Q

Suzy Q is Michelle Mills in 1981 project titled “With Your Love” and is produced by Jerry Cucuzzella (Nightlife Unlimited). “Tonight” is one of the singles which helps to set this set on fire as it contains many of the hooks that make the electronic 80’s futuristic and rhythmic as it can get. The piece gives Suzy Q an opportunity to pour her heart to a lover who she is excited to reunite with on the nightlife frontier. This one has the entire keyboard riffs move it from one end of the dance floor to another. One of the hidden gems of this project and now an outline for that 80’s electro-sound.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Tonight” and relit the energy for this ReStructure Mix. There is a deep bass beat added to give off a nuance of rhythm to its existing form and some back-beat effects to ignite this message all over again.


• Open Your Heart - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Madonna

Madonna’s 1986 project titled “True Blue” was perhaps her most adorable in the synth-pop arena. “Open Your Heart” is an irresistible track that has the yearning and appealing love call as any of her recordings. The song is one of my favorites during the Madonna 80’s rein and gives me to this time how her timing in music has always been “on time” and “to the point”.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub of “Open Your Heart” and rewired the energy for a more deep electronic synth experience. This ReStructure Mix uses more of the sequencers to create a foundation that gives the vocals a whirling place to exist.


• Playing For Time - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Madleen Kane

Madleen Kane is the beauty behind many big disco hits. Her music has always surprised as her talent and dedication to become involved in creative process. “Playing For Time” is from Madleen’s 1981 project produced by disco-pioneer and innovator, Giorgio Moroder. The early 80’s were a challenging time for disco artists heading their music in a new direction. Madleen is one of the artists who seem to overcome this hurdle and much of her 80’s productions were successful in her iconic past and moved her following along with her. The Moroder production on the project “Don’t Wanna Lose You” gives Madleen the synth-pop edge which emanated success and proof that the 80’s had not shifted dance floors far from home.

I have taken the 12” remix of Madleen’s “Playing For Time” and have given the ReStructure Mix not only a tribute to her talent, but also a salute to Moroder and his 80’s appeal. A riff from Moroder’ s genius is thrown in for an echo of his music and Madleen is enough in her adaption to her own style in a new arena of music.


• To My Heart - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Mark Farina

Mark Farina (Mauro Farina) is an Italian producer/artist whose recording career gave a new resurgence to the Italo-disco period of the mid-80s. “To My Heart” is his single from 1988 and is one of the most beautiful dance pieces to fade onto dance floors. The production hits hard with the beats and percussion and there is more layered in this one to bring it out above the rest. The lovely guitar accompaniments add a nice feel which gives it a lasting attraction. One of my favorites of that period and a fast floor-packer for me.

I have taken the 12” versions of “To My Heart” and re-expressed this love song in a new way for this ReStructure Mix. Only original elements have been used here to give this beauty a new pump.


• You Can Win If You Want - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Modern Talking

Modern Talking are Dieter Bohlen and Thomas Anders. Their music is perhaps one of the golden moments in dance music. Their sound utilizes heavy beat soften by a bass accompaniment which became the 80’s dance formula and magic. The sweetness of their songs is another lure to their talents and even though the themes may be quite simple they are delivered with a romantic edge on vocals. “You Can Win If You Want” comes from their 1985 project titled, “The 1st Album” – this one has their signature riff which is a chorus riff and a nice supportive tale of a love who ventures off to discover ones future. And even though the divide will be difficult there are the positive words for success.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “You Can Win Of You Want” and made use of the beautiful synth-pop track for this ReStructure Mix. Adding just a touch of new percussion and re-igniting pieces with a new arrangement.


• You Make My Heart Beat Faster (And That's All That Matters) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kim Carnes

Kim Carnes’ is a singer who took a turn to dance floors following her big pop-single “Bette Davis Eyes” from 1981. Her voice is recognizable in her music and gives off a unique feel and genuine edge. “You Make My Heart Beat Faster (And That’s All That Matters)” comes from her 1983 album titled “Café Racers” – produced by Keith Olsen. This fast paced synth-pop number is unforgettable with its many hooks and the main console which is Kim’s vocal. It climbs with the bass pumping out the energy and dedication to the romance here. The 80’s has this sound plastered over the dance floors and this track brings the best of it alive.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “You Make My Heart Beat Faster (And That’s All That Matters)” and rewired the energy again for this ReStructure Mix. More of the bass is pumped out and some of the vocals are accented for breaks and fades.


• I Will Find You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Mohikana

Mohikana is a trance version of Clannad’s “I Will Find You” from 1992 and displays the power of 90’s electronic dance music. The reiterating verses echo in a smooth and translucent feel throughout this production. The vocal by Mohikana is a spiritual experience in itself and with the pounding drums among this track is moving. A nice transition for a ballad and adding enough energy to give the new mode a satisfying effect.

I have taken the 12” vocal, acapella and dub into this new ReStructure Mix of “I Will Find You” for another hypnotic experience. The intro stretches far beyond the original and more of the dub-drums are displayed for this new mix.


• Somebody Tonight - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Alexis

Alexis is an Italian disco project from producer Giacomo Maiolini and his 1991 single “Somebody Tonight” features vocals from Emanuela 'Taleesa' Gubinelli. This piece is a fast moving dance floor piece which for its time created the continuum for the high energy or then labeled Euro-dance stay alive. The outline on the hooks on this track resembles Pet Shop Boys’ “Always On My Mind” with its crashing symphonic pieces. The outline of this one is a night out on the town knowing that somewhere – someone will be waiting to take the blues from this heroine.

I have taken the 12” version of “Somebody Tonight” and re-hashed the original into a new ReStructure Mix with more drops and breaks to make it new again. There is a cameo from The Eagles and one of their rock hits giving the other side of what is to come.


• I Don't Want To Be With Nobody Else - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Alton McClain and Destiny

Alton McClain and Destiny are D'Marie Warren, Robyrda Stiger and of course, Alton. This trio brought a nice blend of soulful vocals to a polished disco and r&b sound. Their second album titled “More Of You” from 1979 is another supreme display of their beautiful harmonies as well as Alton’s incredible play with phrases. It had been since The Emotions burst onto the soul music scene that the excitement was met. “I Don’t Want To Be With Somebody Else” is another cut with gives the ladies another opportunity to work the groove. It is a slick love song with a few of the best vocal arrangements of these talented ladies.

I have taken the album version of “I Don’t Want To Be With Somebody Else” and revisited it for the ReStructure Mix piecing the original in a new way. Some new percussion is placed to give moments a new shine and new breaks added to break the song into a dance floor experience.


• Like An Old Time Melody - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Teresa

Teresa is a vocalist who is featured here along with producer, Sandy Linzer (Cory Daye, Odyssey, Dr. Buzzard's Original "Savannah" Band) and also Paul Shaffer arranging. The project titled “Class Reunion” is a big-band retro feel project much like the “Savannah Band” outline. “Like An Old Time Melody” is a dreamy torch number with a flowing with saxophones and clarinets and along with the sultry vocal it makes its mark. A beautiful touch with the layered backing vocals which bring to life the smooth edge.

I have taken the album version of “Like An Old Time Melody” and reworked the retro feel with only a new beat foundation added for this ReStructure Mix. There are a few new segments blended to create a new arrangement for the dance hall horns to resonate even more.


• State Of Independence - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donna Summer

Donna Summer made the 70’s the disco era and also took the 80’s with a new sound which she displays as natural as her ability to vocalize her music. Along with Quincy Jones her 1982 album self-titled album featured a more rhythm and blues pop sound on many tracks and a few surprises – “State Of Independence” is a track written by Jon Anderson and Vangelis. This world beat/new age song is rebuilt by Donna and delivers the voice and energy in this percolating anthem. The track has the touches which Quincy Jones is known for and also gives Donna the opportunity to make this piece her own in many ways.

I have taken the album version of “State Of Independence” and re-invigorated the foundation with a new world beat and also bringing out more of the beautiful segments of the song. This ReStructure Mix also makes way for a fade during the most lyrical and hypnotic part of the song itself.


• Really Sayin' Somethin' - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bananarama

Bananarama is Keren Woodward, Sarah Dallin and Siobhan Fahey – a trio from the 80’s dance scene whose lasting aura exists even today. The girl group with the 80’s appeal brought many dance floor hits in the mid and late 80’s. “Really Sayin’ Somethin’” is their 1982 release produced by Dave Jordan and Fun Boy Three (who also accompany the ladies on this single). This cover of The Velvelettes 1964 hit single is laid over a heavy tribal drum fare which makes this piece a nice piece of 80’s dance. The vocals are light and sweet and use each drum break as freshener.

I have taken the 12” version of “Really Sayin’ Somethin’” and placed the drums in new layering to begin this new ReStructure Mix. More of the verses are placed among this new arrangement and a minor use of the original for the fade.


• Blue Monday - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - New Order

New Order is Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert – a band from UK whose big dance hit “Blue Monday” from 1983 brought an innovative hard-edged groove to life in an underground display of warped keyboards and thumping beats. The piece became an instant hit and gave the band the notoriety and label as the new-metal sound of dance music. The band created a new edge to dance music with their sound as Depeche Mode and Yaz had pronounced.

I have taken the original 12” versions of “Blue Monday” and reassembled some of the well-known riffs as well as some of the rhythmic pieces for this ReStructure Mix. More of a play on the heartbreak is drawn out with the raw sound of the band bringing on the purpose.


• Love Me In The Moonlight (Lay Your Body Down) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Valentine French

Valentine French is a disco project from Eugene Moule and John Mealing – and features vocalist Patricia Snaric on sexually-fused disco vocal. One of the disco pieces from the late 70’s which uses a hook to play out a sexy urge to make love. It is the Euro-disco formula which was formulated by tracks like “Love In ‘C’ Minor” and “I Feel Love” and presented in a new raw form with percussion pounding out the disco orgasm. The build on this one is quite dramatic and gives of the ideal that “moonlight” is the place to be for that moment in the night.

I have taken the Disconet version of “Love Me In The Moonlight (Lay Your Body Down)” from Volume 3 Program 2 ?and reworked those familiar bongos into a new ReStructure Mix. More of the sexy feel is extended across this mix and delivered with some extended segments with a bit more of the sultry verses to lure one into the den.


• Just How Sweet Is Your Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Rhyze

Rhyze is a disco/soul group from New Jersey from the early 80’s produced by Paul Kyser. The ensemble included "Jojo" McKnight, Charles Holmes, Ellsworth Anderson, Kenneth Hicks, Kevin Barbee, Richard Menter, Roscoe Taylor and Vince Jackson. “Just How Sweet Is Your Love” is their single from 1980 which became one of the underground club hits almost immediately as the shift from disco to New York funk hit. This piece makes a simple statement and the real sound is the vocal edge of this arrangement. The soulful feel gives their music more of a standing especially when more and more of the New York disco began to slowly become less and less produced. This piece remains a club classic to those who understand the music or experienced it themselves.

I have taken the 12” version of “Just How Sweet Is Your Love” and rolled up this piece with some latter elements for this ReStructure Mix. A realignment of the original production are the new properties as well as pieces from a cover of this song using the chorus melody – “Baby, I Need Your Love” by Lee Marrow featuring Ce Ce Houston from 1993. A clever drift for Marrow to bring back these club classics in his own way.


• No Regrets - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Amanda Lear

Amanda Lear is a disco magnificent icon. Her music has always been directed appropriately with the elegance and chic attitude which disco music represented during its inception. The haunting allure of her vocals has always been the focus of her sound and also the mood in which she continues to create with each number. “No Regrets” comes from her 1983 project titled “Tam Tam” – produced by Roberto Cacciapaglia and features Amanda’s shift into the 80’s electronic dance forum. This piece is a memorial to her near past which Amanda gives us to apologies for any outrageous or questionable degree. It is a mini-anthem and plays out with a musical outline as haunting as her vocal.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “No Regrets” and used the keyboard elements and the rolling bass sequencer to rework for this ReStructure Mix. More of the instrumental in injected to give the stage appeal for a show which once again pleads, “no regrets”.


• Crazy Over You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Desire 

Desire is an electronic high-energy project from producer Sabby Rayas and Steve Galindo. Their 1986 release “Crazy Over You” is one of the underground pieces which brings back the sound which makes the 80’s exciting. The pumping bass and lyrical keyboards give off a spark which made dance floors move with dedication to the beat/ Vocals are provided by Rae Flores and deliver the riff which make this one so memorable. It is again one of the releases that make it easy to understand high energy music and how it works.

I have taken the 12” vocal and beats version of “Crazy Over You” and reignited the powerhouse track for this ReStructure Mix. The play with pieces of the vocal and the keyboard riffs are new to make this one fly again.


• Hypnotic Tango - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - My Mine

My Mine is Carlo Malatesta, Danilo Rosati, Darren Hatch and Stefano Micheli – an early mark in Italo-disco during 1983. “Hypnotic Tango” is the breath behind the dance genre which became the move into electronic pulses and arrangements along with the melodic sweetness of disco music aura. Italo-disco became a new edge from innovative productions as this. The mild percolating sequencers guide the chorus which makes another alley for 80’s dance music. This classic does stand out in the execution which brings home the foundation for the Italian disco machine of the time.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Hypnotic Tango” and made a new set of steps for this ReStructure “Tango” Mix. A standard tango classic is matched and serves as the driving force behind this new remix.


It's My Turn - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Venus Dodson

Venus Dodson is a vocalist whose talent appeared in many disco classics as they were in the making – including Herbie Mann’s “Superman” and the project Phreek from 1978. Her first project titled “Night Rider” is one of the disco transition pieces vocally even though the sound of Patrick Adam’s resonates throughout each song. Venus takes her voice into a more relaxed delivery and makes each line a calming and assured verse. “Night Rider” is one of my top 10 picks of all-time. It is one of the perfect moments in pure disco music. “It’s My Turn” is from the same album and gives a mature breakup some words for closure. It has some wonderful riffs and also that calm and bluesy-like delivery which Venus makes her own.

I have taken the album version of “It’s My Turn” and realigned the pieces which make the track groove in this ReStructure Mix. New drums are used to bring the rhythm some new energy and Venus again is saluted as she deserves.


Moody - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - ESG

ESG is Marie Scroggins, Renee Scroggins and Valerie Scroggins – a trio from South Bronx whose first album “Come Away With ESG” released in 1983. More of an experimental recording with several dance genres taking over their raw instrumental which present the underground dance feel of its time. “Moody” is one of the more recognizable pieces and is simply a drum groove with an early bass line of the house sound. The faint and distant vocal has been used in several house mixes and became one of the moments where a hall full of dancers was place in a hypnotic trance on the floor. This one truly has its own power and makes the point which the band intended.

I have taken the album version of “Moody” and reworked the message to a new ReStructure Mix. Adding some classic percussion from the Chicago/New York underground house movement which would soon follow. A guest vocal from the “King Of Soul” is also hosted in this new mix.


• Love Is On The Way - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Duncan Sisters

Helen and Phyllis Duncan are The Duncan Sisters - an unforgettable duo making the last days of disco memorable and hard to leave behind. The production from Three Hat Productions (THP Orchestra) recorded a rousing backdrop for these magic ladies powerful vocals. They can also be heard of the “THP 2” and Sticky Fingers projects. “Love Is On The Way” is a above the clouds number that not only exclaims the joy but explains it with the ladies quite eloquent performances – much that reminds us of the powerful of those groups like The Three Degrees. The horn section here is a striking celebration of a 20’s big band pounding out the energy. This one may be a filler piece from the project but still unforgettable.

I have taken the album version of “Love Is On The Way” and played with the commencing celebration in a new feel for this ReStructure Mix. New beats and the original bongo fills are used to dress up the piece for a few more surprises.


• Beat Of Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson is vocalist from New Zealand whose past work includes Manfred Mann’s Earth Band and Alan Parsons Project. His single “Beat Of Love” from 1991is one of the highlights of the early morning set pieces. It was produced by Harold Faltermeyer of Munich disco sessions and plays out in a whirlpool of love and admiration to a relationship. The rock-edged vocal over the rolling bass sequencers and haunting breaks made this one a part of my program for after hours or simply a life-dance tape. It has Chris wailing a beautiful masculine outline and brings up to an early sunrise on any dance floor.

I have taken the 12” version of “Beat Of Love” and re-kindled the mood for this ReStructure Mix. More of the instrumental is placed in this mix to give way to the mystery and haunting unrest which is heard over and over.


• All Of Me For All Of You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - 9.9

9.9 are Leslie Jones, Margo Thunder and Wanda Perry – an r&b trio produced by Richard 'Dimples' Fields in the mid-80s. Their big pop-dance hit “All Of Me For All Of You” from 1985 is a memorable piece with the synthetic funk edge which slams vigorously along with the vocals from these gals. It is a love song full of emotions and also a few moments where the uplifting serenade takes on its own. This one was always a nice number during a funk set or early evening when the floor needed to be ignited.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub of “All Of Me For All Of You” and re-funked the groove for this ReStructure Mix. There is a longer intro using the groove formulated by the bass guitars and some play with the beats to place this one back on the floor with more evidence of the winning sound it created during its time.


• Funky Celebration - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Queen Samantha

Queen Samantha is producer Harry Chalkitis and vocalist Gloria Brooks. The concept band began in 1978 with their first project titled “The Letter” which included a cover of Box Tops 1967 rock-classic by the same name. The sound of Queen Samantha consisted of the falsetto lead painting a mood over Euro-disco and electronic arrangements. “Funky Celebration” is from the 1979 project “The Queen Samantha” and is the eclectic sound of disco in its finale 70s form. This one uses horns and a heavy percussion layer to move from rhythmic sessions to the verses and acapella verses. One of the iconic sounds for this fabulous group and another reason they will always be remembered.

I have taken the album version of “Funky Celebration” and realigned the wonderful horns and vocals for this ReStructure Mix. I have extended the vocalese pieces of the song and made use of a new exit where the energy attempts to slowly due down.


• Goddess Of Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Soif de la Vie

Soif de la Vie is Christian Krusch, Helmut Wittler, Leo Walter, and Oliver Hardt – a German high energy project from 1984. Their single “Goddess Of Love” became the staple for high energy dance music of the period. The rolling syntheses and heavy jungle drum beats are the pinnacle master of disco music. The theme is sung by vocalist Rosary in a wicked delivery where she gives out the message from her thrown. This one is a fast moving and rhythmic adventure and is no wonder why it was such a favorite in the wee-hours of those big dance palaces.

I have taken the original 12” vocal and instrumental of “Goddess of Love” and re-tamed the track with a new intro for this ReStructure Mix. There are more breakdowns at the fade and again the vocals that rage among the dance floor.


• Space - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Viola Wills

Viola Wills is a disco legend who made dance floors not only recognize a fitting voice for the dance floor but also the number of times she struck more than a chord. Her hits include many cover versions with a dance arrangement including her big 1980 classic of Gordon Lightfoot’s “If You Could Read My Mind”. Viola took many different turns throughout her recording career but always remained faithful to the dance floor. “Space” is a track from her 1983 project by the same name – it was produced by Viola and her husband Robert Ashmun. The question here is how much we know of the relationships we work at and a rule of law where time apart creates growth also. The arrangement is much like a Broadway number which reaches several heights and gives off a chorus of bold believers.

I have taken the 12” versions of “Space” and laid out the song for a new ReStructure Mix. The intro is a longer fade in with some added percussion and more of the dub-like feel for this fast moving 80’s dance number.


• Dancing Machine - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Jackson Five

Jackson Five are Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon, Michael, Randy and Tito Jackson. Their career has spanned from the early 70’s throughout the late 80’s first as family band and then as a force in pop music. “Dancing Machine” is a track from their 1974 album by the same name and was produced by Hal Davis and arranged by Arthur Wright. The single is one of the group’s iconic pieces in that it introduced the soulful sound of their music along with early signs of themed disco song. The energy behind this piece is the riffs which drop in and out as horn sections and bring the song to a higher level.

I have taken the album version of “Dancing Machine” and the instrumental version to bring a new ReStructure Mix to salute this classic. The new down beat brings this one a new edge of hardcore floor action. Pieces of the song are drawn more focus for this arrangement to secure a new listening experience.


• Mamy Blue - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Claire Chevalier

Claire Chevalier is a memorable talent from the late 60’s to the late 70’s whose music always gave way to her vocal performances. There is a meek yet sensual approach to her lyrics and the true essence of a stage magnet. “Mamy Blue” she recorded in in a production by Gay Vaquer. Claire approaches this now classic piece with no fear or holding back. The tale of an estranged mother and child is delivered with the emotion the song was meant to deliver.

I have taken the original 7” version of Claire’s “Mamy Blue” and revisited the track with more production using beats and key effects throughout the new ReStructure Mix. The mood is dug a few deeper with the hard beats and mystical pieces of a Laura Branigan classic.


• Infatuation - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Midnight Passion

Midnight Passion is an Italian dance project from producer Shany with arrangements by Romano Trevisani. “Infatuation” is their 1986 release with takes a basic street sample and blends it into a fierce horn break and plenty of electronic riffs which flow together in a challenge-like fashion. It is one of the crossover pieces which feel like high energy yet leaves behind the energy which Italo-disco presented a few years earlier. This is their second single and gives out the same energy but with more of a stage for the instrumental.

I have taken the 12” version of “Infatuation” and remapped the energy into a new ReStructure Mix. This time around the pieces of this number are given more time to play a foundation for this new arrangement.


• In The Name Of Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Thompson Twins

Thompson Twins are Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie and Chris Bell – one of the many memorable groups from the 80’s. Their first dance floor hit “in The Name Of Love” from 1982 was produced by Dennis Bovell, Mike Howlett and Steve Lillywhite. This was a powerhouse single who gave the band their identity with its nu-wave edged vocals, heavy percussion and drums. It was the synth-pop sound of the early 80’s exploding with a new direction. “In The Name Of Love” has several riffs which keep the energ moving at a steady pace along with the somewhat distorted groove.

I have taken the 12” original mix, the 1988 dub and house versions of “In The Name Of Love” to rework the classic into a new ReStructure Mix. More of the rhythm is pulled out to give it a spotlight and the flow continues along the same lines where a crescendo brings on more energy.


• Temptation - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Corina

Corina (Corina Katt Ayala) is a freestyle artist who released her 1991 single “Temptation” to dance floors waiting for the next big thang. This track immediately took off and became the top on club playlists. Produced by Chris Paul and fed more beats than one song can handle. This backbeat/freestyle dance release has been said to have saved freestyle music at the time. These hard edged beats will take the dance floor and pound out a new surface with its razor sharp sound and ominous energy. One of the top picks from my club at the time and gave the dance floor no empty spaces.

I have taken the 12” version of “temptation” and re-pounded the awesome beats for this ReStructure Mix. A new foundation of key pieces are injected and given they spot to rewire this 90’s classic.

• Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ciao Ciao

Ciao Ciao is an Italian-disco project from producer Mauro Farina (Alan Barry, Coo Coo) who worked in the transformation of Italo-disco from the early 80’s to the high energy/girl twirl sound of the mid and late 80’s. This duo consisted of Cristina Cucchi & Rachel Fellini on vocals. “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” is their first single from 1988 – and on the classic Italian dance label, Asia Records. This is one of the fluffy dance numbers that plays out using the formula of rolling bass and soft pounding beats. The essence of mid-80s Italian dance is all here and the melody even flows closely to a Bananarama style (“Love In The First Degree”). It is one of the memorable tracks from catalogue of Italo-dance with the foundation which always works.

I have taken the 12” version of “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” – both the vocal and bonus beats and revisited this song with a ReStructure Mix. There is more emphasis on the bass beats and sequencers creating more of dub-like environment for the light and celebratory feel.

• Somebody Save The Night - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sharon Redd

Sharon Redd defines an introduction to the New York funk/disco sound emerging during the early 80s. Her dance floor hits “Beat The Street”, “In The Name Of Love” and “Love How You Feel” were the structure of this artist’s powerful delivery of funk-charged numbers and anthems. Her legacy continues as many dance enthusiasts new and old discover her unique sound and presence. “Somebody Save The Night” is from her 1983 project “Love How You Feel” – produced by Eric Matthew (Gary’s Gang). This number is an outline of the Redd-experience where she takes a groove and lays out her song in a streetwise yet sophisticated approach. This one is a promise of being captured on a lonely rather than returning for the same for longing over and over.

I have taken the album version of “Somebody Save The Night” and re-funked the track into a new ReStructure Mix. Using the existing percussion and rhythm tracks to remold them into a new experience. And allowing Sharon’s pleading chorus to maintain its place.

• Age Of Reason - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - John Farnham

John Farnham is an Australian singer whose recording career began in 1968 and became a best-selling single in 1960. His career continued through 2001 - including duets with Olivia Newton-John. In 1988 his project titled “Age Of Reason” brought an anthem-like dance track which became an underground classic in many clubs. This piece is one of the powerful crossover recordings for the dance floor and stays powerful from start to finish. The yearning for a movement of understanding for humanity and a time where peace and serenity is necessary are one that ring true throughout time and even more so that this lesson gives us a challenge to use of minds along with our hearts. The production id from Ross Frazer and plays out in a several moving crescendos and a wonderful cool down into the rhythm tracks.

I have taken the 12” version of “Age Of Reason” and played tribute to the dance hall classic in this ReStructure Mix. New intro and several inserts to remind us of the power behind this song are expressed with love and the need to remind us of the reason for this need.

• Down Down Romeo - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Meccano

Lime is one of the lasting flavors of disco/dance history. Denis Lepage and Denyse Lepage brought to the dance floor a more simplistic edge with plenty of percussion and colorful riffs to make their style memorable and lasting. “Take My Heart Away” is from their 1991 project titled “Caroline” and gives off a sensible energy that Lime is known for – but also displays the longevity of Denis Lepage genius with a full on electronic arrangement as he always applied in his work.

I have taken the album version of “Take My Heart Away” and given homage to the Lime sound in this ReStructure Mix. A new bass beat is added to pound out the energy and a riff from a Lime classic added to bring us back home again.

• Take My Heart Away - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lime

Lime is one of the lasting flavors of disco/dance history. Denis Lepage and Denyse Lepage brought to the dance floor a more simplistic edge with plenty of percussion and colorful riffs to make their style memorable and lasting. “Take My Heart Away” is from their 1991 project titled “Caroline” and gives off a sensible energy that Lime is known for – but also displays the longevity of Denis Lepage genius with a full on electronic arrangement as he always applied in his work.

I have taken the album version of “Take My Heart Away” and given homage to the Lime sound in this ReStructure Mix. A new bass beat is added to pound out the energy and a riff from a Lime classic added to bring us back home again.

• Peeping Tom - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix -Rockwell

Rockwell (Kennedy William Gordy) released his second album titled “Captured...By An Evil Mind” in 1985 – following the success of his first single “Somebody’s Watching Me” from the prior year. “Peeping Tom” was the single from the second project and caught my attention immediately with the sheer string bridge which brings to mind the disco effect. The theme of the track is clever once again as Rockwell provides a story of eyes lured by an unknown force and making this synth-pop number stand out with his vocal and touch. Although the release was not as noticed as his first hit, it still remains a hidden treasure from am 80’s artist who left an indelible mark in dance music.

I have taken the album and 12” version of “Peeping Tom” and refocused the ReStructure Mix on a strip down of its elements and power. I have made use of the keyboards and thumping bass lines to recreate this number in a new phase.

 

• Body Heat - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Partners

Kano began as an Italian-disco project featuring Luciano Ninzatti, Stefano Pulga and Matteo Bonsanto. The edge of this dance music centered on a powerful mystic influence from another universe perhaps where the groove is the thing. Their big hit “I’m Ready” from 1980 featured a B-side titled “Holly Dolly” which was not included in their album release. The track was another futuristic styled theme with a voice bringing the light on a female figure who rules all during the night. It is one of the provoking pieces as much as “I’m Ready” with familiar elements however; it flies on its own.

I have taken the 12” version of “Holly Dolly” and scrambled the message into a new ReStructure Mix for a new temperature of dance. I have utilized the cowbells and clap drops in a new way to bring this “doll” back to the dance floor.

• Holly Dolly - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kano

Kano began as an Italian-disco project featuring Luciano Ninzatti, Stefano Pulga and Matteo Bonsanto. The edge of this dance music centered on a powerful mystic influence from another universe perhaps where the groove is the thing. Their big hit “I’m Ready” from 1980 featured a B-side titled “Holly Dolly” which was not included in their album release. The track was another futuristic styled theme with a voice bringing the light on a female figure who rules all during the night. It is one of the provoking pieces as much as “I’m Ready” with familiar elements however; it flies on its own.

I have taken the 12” version of “Holly Dolly” and scrambled the message into a new ReStructure Mix for a new temperature of dance. I have utilized the cowbells and clap drops in a new way to bring this “doll” back to the dance floor.

• Gonna Lose My Heart - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Thu Thuy

Thu Thuy (also known as Sher’e) is an 80’s dance music artist who released a single in 1987 titled “Gonna Lose My Heart” – produced by Skip Saylor. The single was one of the electronic dance productions which were being labeled as Asian Nu-wave. This piece is a rolling bass synth-pop outline with a nice catchy verse and execution with Thu Thuy’s engaging vocal. It is a bittersweet remedy for those who followed the Italo-disco fad of the early 80’s onto the late part of the dance era.

I have taken the 12” version of “Gonna Lose My Heart” and rewired the bass and beats for this ReStructure Mix. Taking the pieces of the dance number and re-stabilizing it with some hard street beats.

• Get It Up For Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Tata Vega

Tata Vega is one of the talents of the 70s whose voice remains one of the unique sounds in soul and R&B. Her career includes a contribution to the disco era of 1978 with her classic song “I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby” from her project “Try My Love”. The flip side of this 12” disco single is “Get It Up For Love” which is another delivery that is unforgettable and gives Tata another opportunity to create a stage for her style and energy. The production by Winston Monseque is disco/funk arrangement which brings out the best of the beats.

I have taken the 12” version of “Get It Up For Love” and recreated a new play for this ReStructure Mix. A more layered intro for the arrival of Tata to bring the message to us again with some familiar 80’s syn-drums.

• Everyman - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Double Exposure

Double Exposure is one of Salsoul Records early marks in dance history. The group included Charles Whittington, Jimmy Williams, Joe Harris, and Leonard Davis – and backing the ensemble were members of the Salsoul Orchestra sessions. This brought the soulful edge of vocals and gospel energy to disco music. As the strings wind into each verse and chorus the funky basslines provide that bumpin’ rhythm base that later became house music in the 80s. “Everyman” is from their 1976 project titled “Ten Percent” and gives a new shine to disco music of the time. One of the great pieces and outlines on the Salsoul label and now a classic.

I have taken the 12” of “Everyman” – both the vocal and instrumental and transformed the piece into a new ReStructure Mix. Pounding out the bass line with new beats to give it more power and several new breaks to make this one a welcome once again.

• Fall In Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ryan Paris

Ryan Paris (Fabio Roscioli) is an Italian singer whose first single from 1983, “Dolce Vita” became a huge dance floor hit. Produced by Pierluigi Giombini and John Bini this arrangement and sound became an outline for Italo-disco produced in the early 80’s. It was a soft and majestic edge that brought sophistication along with the disco beats and claps. “Fall In Love” was his 1984 single which is another beautiful love song with Ryan’s romantic delivery and the building crescendos of lilting music. This one has always been a favorite of mine and always brings to heart the soul of Italian disco music.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental and replayed a new version for this ReStructure Mix using the pianos and the moody breaks as the new pieces of this version. It still contains the wonderful bridges and breaks in a new arrangement to keep this piece alive.

• Feel Your Way Around - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ann Joy

Ann Joy (Anna Gioia) is a disco artist produced by Peter Dimilo from 1980 – the project titled “Love Dance”, as he achieved in his Erotic Drum Band releases Mr. Dimilo brings a barrage of percussion which outlines a sexy flavor in his music. The percussion makes love the beat while Ms. Joy here gives us the sensual layering of soft intimate vocals. This was one of my favorite singles of the dance 80’s period and makes the dance floor continue to move in and out as the bongos do.

I have taken the 12” of “Feel Your Way Around” and made a new outline for this ReStructure Mix. Taking those bongos into new breaks and making the bassline work overtime.

• It's Up To You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lian Ross

Lian Ross (Josephine Hiebel) is a German vocalist who became one of the welcomed artists of the mid-80s on dance floors. Her big hit, “Fantasy” from 1985 is one of the high energy releases which I savored during the time period – it not only featured a great and majestic electronic dance edge but also Lian’s beautiful vocals. “It’s Up To You” is another single released in 1986 – produced by Luis Rodríguez-Salazar. This lovely track is an uplifting and haunting sound that resonates the beauty that high energy music can sound right on the dance floor. There are angelic effects that make the wind blow right on the dance floor.

I have taken the 12” version along with the “Love Call Version” and morphed a new ReStructure Mix for Lian’s track. There is more emphasis on the fading of elements and a new fade that works the original intro.

• Superman - Glenn Rivera ReStructure MiX - C.K.B.

C.K.B. is a disco project from Luigi Ojival – who also gave us Diva Gray and Oyster from 1979. “Superman” is their single from the “New York City Women” project released in 1978. Another disco tribute to the “Man of Steel” and even today maintains his spot in entertainment. This fast moving dance track features some great rhythm guitars and imaginative lyrics/vocals. An adoring chorus of “Superman” fans gives the super-hero a life in a few statements and makes the chorus uplifting and fun.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental version of “Superman” and reignited the energy for this ReStructure Mix. Giving the foundation a new base beat for stability and reworking those guitars for a new adventure.

• You Blow Me Away -  Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Paul Lekakis

Paul Lekakis is an 80’s singer who brought an anthem to clubs in 1986 titled “Boom Boom (Let's Go Back To My Room)” – produced by Miki Chieregato. The risqué track became an instant hit in many clubs and gave Lekakis his head start in dance music. “You Blow Me Away” is a single released in 1989 and produced by Shep Pettibone. This piece gives way to a high energy love song with the classic Pettibone sample tracks. This one was a popular pick on weekend packed dance floors and gave another anthem riff to Paul’s reputation.

I have taken the 12” vocal, dub and bonus beats versions of “You Blow Me Away” and moved them into the ReStructure Mix feel. There is more of that ripple bass line that makes the skin jump and more of the edits using the vocal sequencer effects.

• Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Inner Life

Inner Life is a disco project from producers Patrick Adams and Greg Carmichael and features Jocelyn Brown on vocals. Their big dance floor hit “I'm Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair)” from 1979 made an impact as an anthem for the end of the 70s disco era. Their 1981 project “Inner Life” features their fabulous cover of the Motown classic “Ain't No Mountain High Enough”. One of the Garage classics beautifully remixed by Larry Levan himself and along with the incredible vocal from Jocelyn this one will live forever. One of the great early revival pieces of the early 80s when the underground scene again to prove that the dance floor was not yet closed.

I have taken the 12” Garage Version of Inner Life’s “Ain't No Mountain High Enough” and displayed this one in the ReStructure Mix mode. The arrangement is recapped in a new way and several new drum and percussion tracks added.

• Express - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - B.T. Express

B.T. Express is funk band from Brooklyn, New York and is well known for their sexy 1974 hit, “Do It (‘Til Your Satisfied)”. Produced by Jeff Lane and features early member, Billy Nichols (“Give Your Body Up To The Music”). “Express” is a memorable track since there were a few dance releases featuring the train theme as energy on the dance floor. This one delivers the brass and horn section which makes the early 70s funk scene jump start the disco era. The arrangement is a smooth groove along with a breakdown of instrumentals along with the popular chorus line. A piece of the funk and dance scene which makes the 70s groovy.

I have taken the album version of “Express” and stamped the ReStructure Mix seal on it with a downbeat to level the groove into a new energy. The bass and horns are given another opportunity to give those sweat glands a chance to work overtime.

• Party Light - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Munich Machine

Munich Machine is a staple disco project from producers, Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte. The fusion of Euro-disco and electronic elements from Moroder’s early masterwork. Their big dance floor track “Get On The Funk Train” has always given the disco elegance to the nightlife and are an important part of the path of dance music. “Party Light” is from the 1979 project titled “Body Shine” and gives this session an anthem for the time period. It has several movements pieced into a slick mover that takes the project into a new phase.

I have taken the album version of “Party Light” and make a new effort to bring the track alive again in this ReStructure Mix. The beats and bass lines are reedited and placed into a new step by step celebration for the dance floor.

• Burn Me Up (With Your Love) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Frisky

Frisky is a studio group from producers Moses Dillard and Jesse Boyce – and features Joy Cannon and Lorraine Johnson on vocals. The project simply titled “Frisky” is more of the New York disco/funk which Boyce and Dillard made their own. On projects by Saturday Night Band, Constellation Orchestra to the solo album from Lorraine Johnson there is a groove which
captures disco music in its most influential time. “Burn Me Up (With Your Love)” is a hot single from the project which gives off a subtle sleaze edge with lots of funk guiding the way. A nice sassy vocal gives this piece its own remedy.

I have taken the album version of “Burn Me Up (With Your Love)” and stripped down pieces of the chorus and groove for this ReStructure Mix. This time around it is more emphasize on a dub-like delivery with more breaks and ominous fade.

• Makin' Music - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gary's Gang

Gary’s Gang is Joe Tucci (Eric Matthew) and Gary Turnier – who also marked a vital period in disco history with their 1978 dance floor hit, “Keep On Dancing”. A lightly woven sound which encompassed a soft disco edge with percussion and a few harmonies. Their 1983 release “Makin’ Music” is a return to that soft-disco feel with more of the energy which dance music acquired from the late 70s and became high energy in the 80s. This one is the same formula with a touch more of that sweetness which makes Gary’s Gang a favorite in the disco realm.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Makin’ Music” and reworked the arrangement with a new ReStructure Mix outline. More of the sequencer riffs are outlined and shaped into new breaks and drops.

• Faith In You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kiss Like This

Kiss Like This is Richard Hennassey – a synth-pop project produced by Robin Goodfellow. “Faith In You” is a 1990 love song which has the anthem energy of the time and also brings to mind the Stock, Aitken and Waterman period of the late 80s with the swirling chorus and beautiful breaks. The winding feel of this magic has always been one of my favorites and made the top of my playlists during a set which demanded a touch of magic.

I have taken the 12” version of “Kiss Like This” and reworked the arrangement in a new direction for this ReStructure Mix. More of the orchestral edge is my focus here and that fabulous guitar bridge.

• You're All The Booge I Need - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Teena Marie

Teena Marie created a style of her own as many 80’s artists had the freedom to rewrite for a whole new dance floor and sound. Her funk-edged sound gave her the ability to send messages in a new way for female artists; “You’re All The Boogie I Need” is from her second album from 1980 titled “Lady T” – produced by Richard Rudolph. This percolating piece is a great piece for Teena’s exuberant delivery and sweetness combined. It plays out with energy and also brings a nice funkiness to its own groove.

I have taken the album version of “You’re All The Boogie I Need” and reworked the keys into a new ReStructure Mix. I used pieces of the backing vocal and lead to place new breaks and a feel to the track.

• You Can't Steal My Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Azure

Azure is hi-NRG producer Steven Schani and Mark Ligget (Shannon) along with Jennifer Matthews on vocals. Their music from the late 80’s through the mid-90s was one of the welcomed high-energy sets on the dance floor. The energy is pumping though their first three releases and makes a sweeping sound on their catchy keyboard riffs and Ms. Matthews' fantastic vocals. “Can’t Steal My Love” is their first release from 1989 and was also released on San Francisco’s Megatone Label. A fast moving statement from a worn-out relationship where our divas asserts her final warning. One of the high energy gems of the late 80s.

I have taken the 12” versions of “Can’t Steal My Love” and reworked the magic in this new ReStructure Mix. There is some play with the originals sequencer tracks and a bit of playful looping for some new breaks.

• Proud Mary - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Nuggets

Nuggets are disco project from Italian producer, Celso Valli who also gave us Tantra, Passengers, Lama, Azoto and Future State. This release from 1979 was a promise of many good things to come as he ignites the early sound of disco building into a solid energy for dancers. “Proud Mary” is his cover of the classic made most famous by Ike and Tina Turner. This rendition is a Broadway spectacle with fanfare and long drawn out breaks. It is his arrangements on horns which make this one most noticeable. The power builds immediately and continues throughout.

I have taken the album version of Nugget’s cover of “Proud Mary” and leveled out the energy with longer segues for this ReStructure Mix. Lots of play with phase looping and also utilizing a new hard core beat to pound out more of the energy.

• Glori, Gloria - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sheila

Sheila (Annie Chancel) is a French singer who took on the huge 1982 dance hit “Gloria” from Laura Branigan. This version sung in French is quite enticing with the smooth delivery. Arrangement from Mathias Camison is mirrored from the original with a new layer of excitement from Sheila. A nice ripe alternative to the original. It always worked for my dance floor in many ways on those nights where a classic was desired in a new way.

I have taken Sheila’s 12” version of “Glori, Gloria” and reworked it for this ReStructure Mix. There are a few dub inserts to give this relay a new edge and also more of the edited horns for new fun.

• Beat My Drum - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Claudja Barry

Claudja Barry is the “muse of disco music” – throughout her recording career she has continued todeliver one hit after another without losing her stance or dedication to the dance floor. Always a delicacy for me her voice is an operatic diva serenading the floor with her energy. “Beat My Drum” comes from her 1983 EP titled “No La De Da Part 2” – produced by Jürgen S. Korduletsch. This dive into the lounge music of the 50’s transforms the dance floor into a nightclub complete with Ricky Ricardo on the congas. A nice theme and driving rhythm that gives Claudja a home for her fabulous vocals.

I have taken the album version of “Beat My Drum” and pounded out the beats for this ReStructure Mix. A new rhumba beat is added to give it a new foundation is segments and some loop-effects to drive the message home…or to the clubs!

Castro Boy - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Danny Boy and The Serious Party Gods

Danny Boy and The Serious Party Gods are John Hedges, Lester Temple and Barry Beam. One of the delicious camp records of the early 80s as there were so few in dance music at this extreme. Taking the grossly-silliness of Moon Zappa’s “Valley Girl” and flipping it on the hardcore San Francisco Castro scene. This one takes the ridiculous nature of Moon Zappa’s strange song and converts it into some kind of sense. The music is a nightmarish take of Frank Zappa’s play and works like an early morning “stand and pose” piece.

I have taken the 12” vocal, and dubs to recreate a new “Castro Boy” for this ReStructure Mix. I have added the bass guitar line from “Valley Girl” and a classic old school beat track to really take things somewhere else.

• Stop! In The Name Of Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Quantize

Quantize is Chris Lucas and Damien Paule – a high-energy dance session that was released on Passion Records (UK). Their 1990 cover of Diana Ross and the Supremes, “Stop! In The Name Of Love” is one of their streamline electronic disco productions with the hip-hop swap beat used to bring it into the 90s. One of the more intriguing of the groups since the sweetness of the original is fully intact. A nice keyboard rendition and hard hitting street beats make this one an instant feel good track.

I have taken the 12” version of Quantize’s “Stop! in The Name Of Love” and rewound the Motown classic for this ReStructure Mix. There is a new drop beat to bring the power into a more slammin’ feel and more of the wonderful keyboard inserts.

• If You Feel It - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Taffy

Taffy (Katherine Quaye) is one of the Italian groups from the 80d best known for her big hit from 1985, “I Love My Radio (Midnight Radio)”. Her popularity on the dance floor gave way to many tracks following in a celebratory feel – including “If You Feel It” from 1988 – produced by Steve Taylor. This one falls into the Miami-freestyle category of beats and rhythms. An infectious chorus and more of Taffy’s irresistible vocals are the portions that make this song a lasting one.

I have taken the 12” version of “If You Feel It” and re-stamped a deep beat with some new percussion for this ReStructure Mix. The layout is designed to create more energy and revive this wonderful dance number.

 

• Je T' aime - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Saint Tropez

Saint Tropez is a session band from W. Michael Lewis and Laurin Rinder (El Coco, Le Pamplemousse, Tuxedo Junction) which became an icon for the erotic approach at recording disco music and displaying it as well. The first project from 1977 contained a disco-fied cover of Serge Gainsbourg's “Je T’aime” with the orchestral swirling strings and lustful adlibs. This version is one of the sensual moments of disco where the art is the timing of the bass lines and the striking of violins. A wonderful time for this during disco music formulation and a successful time on the dance floor.

I have taken the album version of Saint Tropez’s “Je T’aime” and added a little fire to this ReStructure Mix. The strings are used to create new segments for some added breaks and a looped opportunity for the sensual moans for energy and mystique.

• Loving You, Losing You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Phyllis Hyman

Phyllis Hyman is a talent from the 70’s whose voice helped to stamp soul and jazz over pop music. Her music has always told a story in many ways as the master story teller always captures the listener – and indeed Phyllis did just that. “Loving You, Losing You” is from her first self-titled project from 1977 – produced by Jerry Peters (Brainstorm) and features The Sweethearts of Sigma on backing vocals. The track is a never ending crescendo of doubts and a question of the time spent being useful. It is a heart break dance number that is told in several acts and Phyllis leads this orchestral dance movement like a mother guiding a child. There is a lot of experience in Phyllis’ voice which is why she resurfaced in the 80’s with a focus on standards, ballads and blues.

I have taken the 12” version of “Loving You, Losing You” and reintroduced the dramatic flair in a whole new way. A more fade in intro and exit are used to bring us to the point of being just as confused as Ms. Hyman in her testy relationship. New drums tracks pound out each crescendo and percussion leads the rhythm.

• Takin' A Chance On You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sticky Fingers

Sticky Fingers is a production from Three Hats Productions (THP) – Willi Morrison and Ian Guenther. The vocals of Phyllis and Helen Duncan (the second THP Orchestra album, Duncan Sisters) are the main attraction here as they recreate the dreamy and disco-soul feel of an orchestrated love song. This one dwells into the possibilities of a love experience into a future of lasting moments. A wonderful and soaring piece that is reminiscent of the “THP #2” project which is a disco masterpiece.

I have taken the album version of “Takin’ A Chance On You” and realigned the heart felt signals for this ReStructure Mix. There is a percussion riff from a classic high energy 80s piece which also begs, “take a chance” and a new alignment for the gal’s dreamy sound.

• Midnight Music - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Martin Stevens

Martin Stevens is a singer from Quebec whose 1979 project “Midnight Music” brought us the magic of his title cut which brings to light the music of the 70s in a nice midrange crescendo dance piece. Produced by Michel Daigle and the righty amount of electronic disco fantasy to make this one come alive over and over again as it plays out into the night.

I have taken the 12’ version of “Midnight Music” and rewired this beauty into a new ReStructure Mix. There is a familiar funk element from an old school classic by Lakeside added to secure the base of this piece to the dance floor.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Carla Monsalve who once again reminds me of a goddess from Xanadu and never lets us forget where the real music is coming from.

• Warm As Mamas Oven - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Teena Marie

Teena Marie is a funk-master who transformed the female agenda on soul and dance music in the late 70s and early 80s. “Warm As Momma’s Oven” is from her 1994 project “Passion Play” and displays again her move into the 90’s with a swing/hip-hop feel and Teena’s illustrious vocal ability. This one is a great sound and tribute to her own style and talent.

I have taken the album version “Warm As Momma’s Oven” and reapplied the groove with some new beat and kick elements. This is a request from an old school expert, Mr. Ray Duran, Jr. – thank you Ray for always bringing the heat up where it needs some fire.

• Little Bit Of Soap - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Nigel Olsson

Nigel Olsson is a drummer from England who played for Elton John and Uriah Heep in the 70’s. His solo career gave him the opportunity to explore his star-side and vocal abilities. “Little Bit Of Soap” is Olsson’s cover of the 1961 song by The Jarmels and done in a pop-disco edge which follows closely of The Doobie Brothers’ “What A Fool Believes”. Nigel takes hold of this classic is his own style vocally and works it in an effective manner.

I have taken the 12” version of Nigel’s “Little Bit Of Soap” and washed out some of the more pop essence and dipped it into a more house feel in this ReStructure Mix. Some new keyboard riffs and percussion are added to bring the groove to the surface again.

• Let Go - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sharon Bryant

Sharon Bryant is a vocalist who I know best as the voice behind the Atlantic Starr track “Circles” from 1982. Her solo project titled “Here I Am” from 1989 contained the funky-street beat track “Let Go” – produced by Denzil Foster. This slamming number is one of the funk regimes of the late 80’s and displayed all which was brought forth from years earlier. A great vocal and a tickled hard hitting beat that strikes the right chords for this divas fabulous performance.

I have taken the 12” versions from “Let Go” and rewired the funk and beats for this ReStructure Mix. More drop beats are added and also splicing the drum patterns into new breaks and segues.

• Village People - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Village People

Village People are Alexander Briley, David Hodo, Felipe Rose, Glenn Hughes, Randy Jones and Victor Willis. Produced by Jacques Morali and brought to the stage where liberation was excitement. The 70’s were brought to a whole new light with this group and their music. “Village People” is from their first self-titled project from 1977 – it is a touch of an anthem for their introduction and some of their energy and courage to make change in the music industry.

I have taken the album version of “Village People” and moved it into a ReStructure Mix forum by request of Steven Farias of Facebook. The layers of chanting are realigned with the bass patterns which make this track its own sound all together.

• Go Home - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder brought the earliest disco rhythms to soul music with his 1976 project “Songs In The Key Of Life”. His continuance throughout the 70s and into the 80s was also a successful venture for his talent. “Go Home” is from his 1985 project titled “In Circle Square” and again displayed his use of current musical elements to combine with his endless soulful reign of music. This one is an irresistible recording that plays out with his energy and staple sound of pure soul and funk.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Go Home” and re-played the motion here into a new ReStructure Mix. Using a touch of percussion to build an extra layer throughout the new remix.

This one is for Roddy! Thank you, Roddy!

• Girls Cost Money - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Passengers

Passengers are Chuck Rolande, Elwanda Contreas, Gesualdo Arena and Kathleen Flynn – and this project produced by Celso Valli. “Girls Cost Money” is another one of the fantastic dance tracks from Passengers which embodies the nightlife and troubles financing it. The light and somewhat whimsical piece has that Valli touch which makes the disco edge fun and phasing into an original sound. A great dance number and some memorable riffs.

I have taken the album version of “Girls Cost Money” and reworked the debt into a new ReStructure Mix for this visit back to nightlife disco-world. A slight adjustment on the arrangement and some new twists to start a new dance floor.

• Hello Superduper Star - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sylvia Mason

Sylvia Mason is a voice which helped the 70’s to lure dancers into the disco lullaby sound. The sweet and powerful essence of pure disco is a woman igniting the energy with strength and vibrancy. Her performances in Voyage’s “Souvenirs” and “Let’s Fly Away” are the pinnacle of disco’s mold. “Hello Superduper Star” is from Sylvia’s 1979 solo-project and with the help of Voyage members Slim Pezin, Marc Chantereau and Pierre-Alain Dahan. The track exudes the power that disco music has always strived to create and makes high energy begin its embryonic stage in the early 80s.

I have taken the album version of “Hello Superduper Star” and used the existing elements to bring this ReStructure Mix a tribute to Voyage and Ms. Mason. There are a few new breaks along the way to make those who know the track a bit more imaginative in the movement of their

• Whenever You Go - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Danuta

Danuta (Danuta Lato) is a disco vocalist from Szufranowa, Poland who became well known following her dance hit, “Touch My Heart” from 1987. The following year a second single titled, “Whenever You Go” – produced by Gerd Rochelle became another memorable dance track. This time around the rhythm and execution of this piece was sweet and broken down by a thumping double beat and smooth keyboards. He vocal is light and airy as the sexy disco divas in the 70s promoted the club sound and goes well with the simple love message relayed here.

I have taken the 12” vocal of “Whenever You Go” and rewound the original beats with more pronunciation with some new percussion. This new ReStructure Mix also gives though lovely interludes the spotlight where they belong.

• 1,000 Ways - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Martin King

Martin King is a British singer who released the track “1,000 Ways” in 1987 produced by Werner Pensaert and Martin King. The track was a retro high energy piece for its time and respreads the magic that electronic music created in the early and mid-80. One of the beautiful flowing male vocal pieces of the time and also the keyboard structure which brings on the symphonic feel of disco music. A favorite of mine and a mover – even today!

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “1,000 Ways” and re-created a flowing ReStructure Mix with more of the wonderful instrumental segments. There are more of the percolating bongo fills and a step deeper into breaking the track into a new dance segment.

• Send Your Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sharon Redd

Sharon Redd took dance floors prisoner from the start of her career on dance floors – her performance with Front Page on the track; “Love Insurance” is a masterpiece. Her solo career began with open arms and her music became a sound which moved dance floors into a new era of dance music. “Send Your Love” is from Sharon’s project from 1982 produced by Eric Matthew and Daryl Payne. A love letter in this song plays out in a plea for a love connection and works with that New York funk sound of the 80’s.

I have taken the album version of “Send Your Love” and rewired the song for this ReStructure Mix. New bongos and a few samples from a disco classic are sprinkled on the remix.

• Autumn Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Electra

Electra is a late 80’s project from producer, John Rocca (Freeze, Secession) and Paul Oakenfold. This endeavor is a mild take on the sound created by Soul To Soul and Enigma with heavy drop-beats and a light swing. “Autumn Love” is their single from 1989 and uses segments of Donna Summer’s “Love To Love You Baby” to bring the sensual jazz-like overtone to life. It is one of the sounds that was picked up by the New Beat community and later hailed as “Balearic beat” among followers and disc jockeys.

I have taken the 12” version of “Autumn Love” and refined the Summer influence in this ReStructure Mix. A few more of Donna’s memorable hits are added to the flavor of this mix and a nice kick back Latin rhythm added.

• Fantastic - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Meccano

Meccano is an Italian disco project from Walter Bassani and Andrea Bassani. This powerhouse duo has brought to the mid-80s a group of exciting dance tracks that echo throughout the end of this period. “Fantastic” is a single released in 1988 and is one of the uplifting pieces of the love sings brought to the beat. This one has that rockin’ feel thanks to Andrea’s moving vocal style and delivery. This one has always been one of my favorite moods and ear candy of the 80s.

I have taken the 12” version of “Fantastic” and made a new pact to bring more energy out of this blockbuster. There is a new rolling intro which explodes into the chorus which always seems to bring me out of any shell that I may be in.

• Help! Help! - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gilla

Gilla (Gisela Wuchinger) is an Australian singer whose recording career began in the mid-70s and through 1980. Her 1976 dance track “Help! Help!” is a hard hitting rocked edged piece produced by Frank Farian. This one uses a filtered percussion track which makes the mind bend along with it wavering sounds. The vocal by Ms. Gilla is a nice hard hitting and defiant piece for this disco number and makes the track more memorable.

I have taken the 12” version of “Help! Help!” and resurfaced those filtered bongos for a new ReStructure Mix. There is a lot of power in the original and the new swing funk drums pound out more of it energy.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Carle Monsalve from FB

Something Ya Got Makes Me Hot - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - El Coco

El Coco is the disco trench dug by W. Michael Lewis and Lauren Rinder during the mid and late 70’s. Their productions brought to mind old-school disco with a new flair with a funky edge and refined groove. It was the raw sound of disco in a new approach. “Something Ya Got Makes Me Hot” is from the 1980 project titled “Revolution” and plays out in the formula to the ‘t” during a period of change in dance music. El Coco has always maintained their sound with the pumping bass and rhythm guitars making their way to the hilt. One of their most guiding moments in disco and a true sign of genius all the way around.

I have taken the album version of “Something Ya Got Makes Me Hot” and rewired the energy for another trip around the disco clock. This ReStructure Mix focuses on the drop beats and those rhythm guitars that never seem to get a rest.

First Time Ever - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Joanna Law

Joanna Law is a singer/songwriter from UK who took on the unbelievable task of taking Roberta Flacks 1972 soul/ballad “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and adding rhythm to the beautiful piece. Joanna sticks in an alternative lounge arena with her vocal which works incredible well with the production from Simon Law where the beats are hard hitting and laid back with a jazz-esque touch. A very nice and successful attempt at the classic song and another reason why the early 90’s took some hard lessons from the 80’s and turned it around and into gold.

I have taken the 12” versions of “First Time Ever” by Joanna Law and retraced the bass line and those drum roll beats into a new ReStructure Mix. There is a longer and more defined intro and an exit that questions this curtain as it closes slowly.

• Crystal World - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Crystal Grass

Crystal Grass is an early dance project lead by producer, Lee Hallyday. The first album from 1974 is a definite beginning of disco to come with the sound of funky rhythms, a downbeat and accompanying strings. “Crystal World” is a single from the project which lasted throughout the time period and became an iconic sound used in 1988 by S’Express and their single, “Theme from S-Express”. The horn section became one of those recognizable pieces in disco history.

I have taken the album version of “Crystal World” and remapped this track into a new ReStructure Mix. Adding a light beat and kick track to pull more of the rhythm onto the new foundation. Some surprise elements are added to boost the realm of this disco classic and the horns used again as the lead.

• Music Makes My Night - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Madleen Kane

Madleen Kane is the disco chanteuse who made dreams come true on the dance in a lovely way. Her music has always been a Euro-flavor with a powerful impact thanks to her stature and talent. “Music Makes My Night” is from Madleen’s 1980 project titled “Sounds Of Love” – produced by Jean-Claude Friederich. This is the closing number on the B-side and was always one that I admired as it is a curtain call for Madleen as a dance number. This one has a rolling energy and makes it point across in her sweet and passionate manner. A great Friday opener also and now that is what it is directed at.

I have taken the album version of “Music Makes My Night” and realigned the track into new ReStructure Mix using elements of a new drum track throughout. I have also made use of the horn sections which give out a unity beyond the crowd – the theme that this lyrics relay.

• High Above The Clouds - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Narada Michael Walden

Narada Michael Waden is one of music’s rare talents – as an artist, songwriter, musician and producer. His 1985 project titled “The Nature Of Things” was another surprise with the single “High Above The Clouds” taking dance floors on another journey. This one is just what it says – it is celestial and flows into streams of fantasy and emotion. One of the mid-80’s memorable moments on the dance floor where the high energy outline of the period was matched with a unique touch that only Walden could bring.

I have taken the 12” vocal version of “High Above The Clouds” and worked on extending our flight with more of the rolling bass edge and the sweetness of each chorus. A new drum beat pounds us out into the heavens and the closing is a fade from the peak of the song.

• Jour de Neige - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Elsa

Elsa (Elsa Lunghini) is a French singer and released her self-titled project in 1988 produced by Vincent-Marie Bouvot. “Jour de Neige” – meaning “snowy day” is one of the deep house movers that helped my dance floor to understand the power of a French vocalist. The track carries throughout a deep thumping rhythm with an soft concerto rock feel. It is one of those dance pieces that is both haunting and refreshing.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Jour de Neige” and have given it the ReStructure Mix outline. More of the moody intro is kicked into a new groove with some drums and use of the wavering effects and orchestral strikes.

• I Like It - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - D:Ream

D:Ream is Pete Cunnah and Al McKenzie – a house/dance duo who began their journey onto dance floors in 1991. “I Like It” is from their 1993 project titled “D:Ream On Vol. 1” and is one of the cuts which drew my attention thanks to the extensive diva (Linda Dugan) working her way through this track. A retro disco bassline winding up and down this piece and lots of nice breaks with our lady of the dance floor taking us on a trip of full ecstasy.

I have taken the 12” version from their EP “4 Things 2 Come” and worked the hot stuff with a new stomping beat and some percussion to bring out the rhythm. This one plays out with more of the sweet key-strings sweeping over the jam.

• American Soviets - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - C.C.C.P.

C.C.C.P. is Rasputin Stoy and Frank Schendler – a synth-pop band from the late 80’s who struck an appropriate chord with their dance track, “American Soviets”. A middle-eastern feel throughout the song gives the funk-edged beat and clap tracks a nice flowing edge as the vocals reminiscent of that 80’s poker-face style delivery makes a nice layer. This one was always a secret weapon to make the dance floor come alive during a lull and always made the turntable take note of its extended play.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental mix of “American Soviets” and rewired the territory for a few new surprises. There are extended loops on the riffs that make this clever piece an 80’s classic for this ReStructure Mix.

• Dirty Cash - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Adventures of Stevie V.

“Dirty Cash” is one of the deep-house / hip hop tracks of the early 90’s which rings over and over the social messages with groups like Snap! ventured in to. Stevie V. is like a mini series of dance segments all bringing forth the supposed answer to all happiness. This one has memorable hooks and a dive into the deep bass house edge with a tribal foundation. “Dirty Cash” brought into the 90’s all of the promise of 80’s from the dance floor and help to keep it hardcore. Produced by Stevie V. and featured vocal by Kevin Dozier.

I have taken the 12” vocal, sax and instrumental of “Dirty Cash” and made this reality show a new ReStructure Mix. All of the original elements are used in loops and overdubs to create the same energy with a new need for that “green”.

• Motion - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Deodato

Eumir Deodato is best heard with his productions of Kool and The Gang (“Ladies Night”, “Celebration”) and his own work as, “Knights Of Fantasy”. His work also includes his early work with jazz and film scores. “Motion” is from his 1984 project by the same title where he finds himself outlining the celebration of the movement which creates human satisfaction. This hard hitting piece contains vocoders and key strikes that empathize more than you can use on one dance floor. It is a celebration of sound and dance and so close to the edge that you may have to hold on.

I have taken the album version of “Motion” and re-vitalized the rhythm tracks into a new “motion” with some help from Boris Midney. There are some new drum fills to make the floor shake even more with this one is planted.

• You Are My Desire - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Shy Rose

Shy Rose is an Italo-dance project from producer, Antonio d’Addezio and is one of the sweetest dance sounds from a female artist. Valeria is her real name and the delivery she brings to this high-energy and lovely dance notations are lilting and resonant. “You Are My Desire” is her 1989 release and plays out with a piano crescendo and percussion driven foundation where a romantic feel is startlingly wonderful. Her first release titled “I Cry For You” from 1987 is the start of this wonderful artists high energy love songs and this track is quite a finish.

I have taken the 12” version of “You Are My Desire” and relit the candles of a romantic dinner for lovers in this ReStructure Mix. An intro with the piano concerto brings us into a bongo fritz to move to with my new infusion.

• I Feel Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Fax Yourself

Fax Yourself is a Belgium New Beat project from producers, Fabian Van Messen, Jack Mauer and Marc Meuttiens. Their single from 1989 contained two covers – Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” and Rocker’s Revenge’s “Walking On Sunshine”. The focus of this ReStructure Mix is “I Feel Love” which is presented here is a thumping bass beat format close to the New Beat solution that took over in the mid and late-80s. Vocals are provided by Carrie Ann and play out in a sensual nature once again minus Donna’s range and power. It works closely with the scaled down production and is satisfying for another “twerk” of this disco classic.

I have taken the 12” cover of “I Feel Love” by Fax Yourself and went free-range on the beats and sampled effects. The new arrangement contains a lengthy and more continual vocal segment and still breaks along the way to make this classic remain just what it is.

• I'll Be All You Ever Need - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Trinere

Trinere (Trinere Veronica Farrington) is one of the early Miami freestyle tracks to slam the dance floor with beats in 1986. “I’ll Be All You Ever Need” is a love song with a street edge and the resonance of innovative projects from the past like Kraftwerk and early rap-music beat box. Produced by Pretty Tony for the Jam Packed Record label this one pounds into our feet what Trinere is allowing her lover to know. Hard hitting and makes the floor move on its own. A new dance arena for the sound of Miami’s new iconic sound.

I have taken the 12” club mix and instrumental of “I’ll Be All You Ever Need” and added a new intro which starts with a few mild hints and then slams you into the wall. The beats have always made this one worthwhile and everlasting and now it is time to prove it.

• Magic - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Brian Soares

Brian Soares is one of the San Francisco artists whom helped to make the 80’s a continual dance celebration. His work included endeavors with David Diebold and also the big dance floor hit, “Dancing In My Sleep” by Secret Ties. “Magic” is one of his memorable dance tracks where he takes the love song from the film, “Xanadu” (originally performed by Olivia Newton-John) and transforms it wonderfully into a male lead dance anthem. An exciting moment for its release in 1985 as it did not seem possible for this to be done by a male artist. Dance floors worked their bones to this one as the excitement was also bound to the fast moving high energy groove.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of Brian Soares’ “Magic” and waved a ReStructure Mix wand over this magnificent cover. There is a longer into with play on the keyboards and sequencers and a lasting fade for the magic to dissipate.

• High Energy/Reach Out, I'll Be There - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sandy Linton

Sandy Linton is a disco project from the mid-80s produced by Ronald Thorpe. This medley takes Evelyn Thomas’ big dance floor hit “High Energy” and combines it with Four Tops’ soul classic “Reach Out, I’ll Be There”. The electronic arrangement spikes a whole new feel for the blend of the two tracks and gives new energy to the iconic “high energy” anthem also.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental into a new ReStructure Mix and blended the pieces of both to maintain a new level of energy. There is a new drum track to pace out the excitement and a longer segues for both songs.

• It's You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lime

Stephanie Mills is a r&b/soul vocalist from Brooklyn, New York and made her big introduction in the Broadway production of “The Wiz”. Her debut in the disco arena was a welcomed one and several big dance hits ensued including “Put Body In It” and “You Can Get Over” in 1979. Her 1982 project titled, “Tantalizing Hot” made another mark with her dance floor hit titled “You Can’t Run From My Love” – produced by James Mtume and Reggie Lucas. This statement is one of the tracks again from Stephanie which allow us to hear her voice as intended – strong and certain. A big dance floor hit for my club and one which helped to ignite more fire for her later in the 80’s.

I have taken the 12” remix of “You Can’t Run From My Love” and worked another ReStructure Mix out of it. There is a slight percussion accompaniment and also more of what this piece delivered originally – funk and movement.

• Sweet Drums - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cerrone

Stephanie Mills is a r&b/soul vocalist from Brooklyn, New York and made her big introduction in the Broadway production of “The Wiz”. Her debut in the disco arena was a welcomed one and several big dance hits ensued including “Put Body In It” and “You Can Get Over” in 1979. Her 1982 project titled, “Tantalizing Hot” made another mark with her dance floor hit titled “You Can’t Run From My Love” – produced by James Mtume and Reggie Lucas. This statement is one of the tracks again from Stephanie which allow us to hear her voice as intended – strong and certain. A big dance floor hit for my club and one which helped to ignite more fire for her later in the 80’s.

I have taken the 12” remix of “You Can’t Run From My Love” and worked another ReStructure Mix out of it. There is a slight percussion accompaniment and also more of what this piece delivered originally – funk and movement.

• You Can't Run From My Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Stephanie Mills

Stephanie Mills is a r&b/soul vocalist from Brooklyn, New York and made her big introduction in the Broadway production of “The Wiz”. Her debut in the disco arena was a welcomed one and several big dance hits ensued including “Put Body In It” and “You Can Get Over” in 1979. Her 1982 project titled, “Tantalizing Hot” made another mark with her dance floor hit titled “You Can’t Run From My Love” – produced by James Mtume and Reggie Lucas. This statement is one of the tracks again from Stephanie which allow us to hear her voice as intended – strong and certain. A big dance floor hit for my club and one which helped to ignite more fire for her later in the 80’s.

I have taken the 12” remix of “You Can’t Run From My Love” and worked another ReStructure Mix out of it. There is a slight percussion accompaniment and also more of what this piece delivered originally – funk and movement.

• Get The Look - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - New Paradise

New Paradise is a French disco project from producer, Leo Carrier and features an ensemble of driving vocals guiding the energy of their dance numbers. “Get The Look” is a 1981 single from their self-titled album and is one of the fast moving electronic tracks with several great hooks. The sequencers are loaded for play from the start to finish. The girls are shouting about a fashion statement that obviously is being made on dance floors and making them excitement with every minute. This one was always a favorite of my clubs with its wild guitar cha-cha break and then the chorus exploding over and over.

I have taken the album version of “Get The Look” and redirected this energy into a new ReStructure Mix. The movement is still quick and the pace if fast with some new drum tracks and percussion to make the trip an whole new experience.

• She's A Star - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kano

Kano began as one of the innovative groups of the early 80’s with their big dance floor classic “I’m Ready” from 1980. The project is Luciano Ninzatti, Matteo Bonsanto and Stefano Pulga – who were joined on the second album, “New York Cake” with vocalist, Glen White. “She’s A Star” is a single from this 1981 project and is a lighter play of Kano’s initial hardcore/underground approach. The piece is still exciting and has some nice keyboard elements and lure on this mystery lady who makes the night stand still when she is a part of it.

I have taken the album version of “She’ A Star” and translated the energy in a new way to this ReStructure Mix. The new percussion and drum tracks give the song more of a disco pulsating sound and make the energy more evident.

• Cecilia - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Mike Mareen

Mike Mareen (Uwe-Michael Wischhof) is a high energy project which helped to shape high energy music from the roots of electronic disco. His big hit “Dancing In The Dark” from 1984 is very much an influence from the synthesizers and approach of Giorgio Moroder from the mid and late 70’s. Mareen used a light edge of wizardry and also a proclaimed “Power Play” which defined his high energy sound. “Cecilia” is Mike Mareen’s cover of the Simon & Garfunkel 1970 pop-hit in a hardcore electronic package. The flow of the song is sweeping and uses Mareen’s edits and drops to entertain the dance floor. It is a sweet remake since the original song is infectious and quite moving.

I have taken the 12” version of Mike Mareen’s “Cecilia” and reedited the segments of rolling bass and sequencers into a new ReStructure Mix. This one plays out with more segues and breaks so that one can feel the energy that was released on dance floors with this style of dance music.

• Don't Leave Me This Way - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Slip

Slip is a Euro-disco project from producer, Manfred-Alois Segith – who also gave us Fancy and many Euro-disco/dance projects by various artists. Slip is one of early 80’s sessions which began with a cover of the Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes/Thelma Houston disco classic, “Don’t Leave Me This Way”. This electronic piece is a production which takes the vocals into a dreamy and sexy wonderland with a Marilyn Monroe feel. The chorus builds unlike the original soulful versions are campy and sweet – the underground disco way. A nice take on a disco classic and a new twist on the heartbreak in the femme fetale arena.

I have taken the 12” version of Fancy’s “Don’t Leave Me This Way” and played out this sexy drama in a new way. This ReStructure Mix utilizes the syn-drum breaks in parts of the track where e definite energy is new and surprising.

• Dr. Doo-Dah - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kongas

Tantra is one of the most intense disco tracks in all of dance music history. The “journey” in fact the genius of arranger/producer Celso Valli who worked with producer La Drogueria Di Drugolo. “Las Colinas De Katmandu” is a released version of the huge club hit “Hills Of Katmandu” from 1979 and is one of the forerunners of Italian produced disco music. The track has always been hailed as an innovative production and used over and over in many programs to give that high energy, yet mystic feel of music. A great history and also still a great song – in English or Spanish.

I have taken the 12” version of “Las Colinas De Katmandu” and decided to enter and approach this experience in a new way. The ReStructure Mix follows many of the tools that I utilize in my play and often you may find that you are lost if you expect the original order.

• Las Colinas De Katmandu - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Tantra

Tantra is one of the most intense disco tracks in all of dance music history. The “journey” in fact the genius of arranger/producer Celso Valli who worked with producer La Drogueria Di Drugolo. “Las Colinas De Katmandu” is a released version of the huge club hit “Hills Of Katmandu” from 1979 and is one of the forerunners of Italian produced disco music. The track has always been hailed as an innovative production and used over and over in many programs to give that high energy, yet mystic feel of music. A great history and also still a great song – in English or Spanish.

I have taken the 12” version of “Las Colinas De Katmandu” and decided to enter and approach this experience in a new way. The ReStructure Mix follows many of the tools that I utilize in my play and often you may find that you are lost if you expect the original order.

• Jumpin (Get Hot, Hit The Spot) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Vera

Vera is a Canadian disco project created by Louis Toteda and features one of the loveliest vocals on dance music, Ms. Patti Masi. This project caught my attention immediately in 1981 as it was one of the projects to bring a new energy to dance floors. The edge which is laid out here is the beauty of disco music with the sweetest messenger and also a band backing which plays out with the grooviest intention. “Jumpin' (Get Hot, Hit The Spot)” is the single which became the B-side to Vera’s huge club hit, “Take Me To The Bridge” and gives an early sign of this lilting voice building a party all on her own. A nice pumping sound enlightened with Patti Masi’s sweet delivery – yet giving the dance floor the reason to be there.

I have taken the album version of “Jumpin' (Get Hot, Hit The Spot)” and redecorated the ReStructure Mix using Vera’s big dance track. “Baby, Won’t You Dance With Me” as the starting point. The energy is brought to life again with a new arrangement and pulling out some of those great hooks.

Dedicated to Ms. Patti Masi and Mr. Louis Toteda

• San Salvador - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Azoto

Azoto is an Italian disco project from Celso Valli – formerly titled Lucrethia and The Azoto 14,008. One of the early signs of disco music maturing all around. The electronics and strings working together along with beautiful arrangements on bass, synths and keyboards. The project titled “Disco Fizz” was released in 1979 and brought the promise of future projects from Valli like Tantra, Lama, Pete Richards, V.I.S.A. and many more arrangements in various sessions. “San Salvador” uses the high falsetto sound which is reminiscent of the Bee Gees in the disco world. This number is a celebration all around and from start to finish proves just that.

I have taken the album version of “San Salvador” and relit another chance to party in the streets. It is enhanced by its own percussion in new places and layered into a new feel in this ReStructure Mix.

• Over You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Wendy

Wendy is a Hi-NRG project from producer Andrew Reynolds. The track “Over You” from 1988 follows the independent label sound of high energy music as it was transformed into an electronic production with pulsating bass synths and a power anthem-like theme. This song about a heartache falls into a self-alerted message from our heroine whom has come to recognize that her heart has finally let go of an abusive relationship. There are elements here that are standard 80’s feel yet the full picture delivers a message in a unique way.

I have taken the 12” single vocal and instrumental of “Over You” and replayed this drama using a slight shift in arrangement and also some new percussion tracks. It is one of the pieces that my dance floor would remain on the floor for its entirety and now it would make more sense as the drama continues.

• Enchanted Garden - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Giovanni Fenati / Madeline Bell

Giovanni Fenati is an Italian pianist, composer and orchestra director. His project with vocalist, Madeline Bell from 1980 – an unreleased project produced by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte. This piece of disco in a full-on European delivery is a lovely take on an imaginary place where love is of abundance and life begins over again. The vocals are from Madeline Bell who enjoyed a solo career 1967 – 2014 and also is known for her lead vocals in projects by Space (“Prison”, “My Love Is Music”, “Save Your Love For Me”). The original version of “Enchanted Garden” is an extended disco play which gives way to several orchestra and band movements that are truly in the disco arena at its finest.

I have taken the original version and have worked on this ReStructure Mix to give it a new buff and shine. Adding drum and percussion to pull out more of the dance stamp in this new version. It was requested by Carla Monsalve from Facebook – so all of the beautiful feel is for this wonderful lady.

• Let's Get It Together - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - El Coco

El Coco is W. Michael Lewis and Lauren Rinder – a musical duo who brought the real deal to disco music – long before disco was “disco music”. Their edge was a lounge-esque feel with a funky groove. Taking the Barry White approach substituting the orchestral section with a 50’s lounge take. Their music is soothing with an infectious bass and lead guitar taking us on to the dance floor with no regrets. “Let’s Get It Together” is from their 1976 project and label AVI Records. This lovely piece of music may have been inspired by pieces like “Quiet Village” by Les Baxter – with a 70’s take. A great part of disco history and a reminder of what a fusion is all about.

I have taken the 12” version of “Let’s Get It Together” and attempted a fusion of percussion and new breaks to make this great number come to life again. The loops and new segmentation of the chorus are of the ReStructure Mix family and hopefully make the feet and hips move once again . . . smoothly!

• Escapade - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson made the world a “rhythm nation” in 1989 with her project produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. “Escapade” is the single which brought a celebration with a smile from Janet with her moves which made us move to emulate the unity. This track is one that made my club go wild as it takes Friday and makes it forever. One of the big ones for me from Janet as even today makes the punch seem new and real.

I have taken the album version vocal and instrumental of “Escapade” and remade the energy into bits and pieces of energy. The most memorable moments are chopped and a realigned for a whole new experience. Let’s go!

• Tower Of Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Romance

Romance is one of producers, Simon Soussan deep disco projects from 1978. The sound he created with disco music has always been the innovation between the mature formula with heavy beats and percussion. It was his lead that helped to pave the end of the 70’s to a full-on disco production with all of the elements that worked the floor. His groups French Kiss, Arpeggio, Charisma and his Pattie Brooks masterpiece album, “Our Miss Brooks” were the staying power of not a pop-edge, but more of the true underground disco feel. “Tower Of Love” is from the project “Dance My Way To Your Heart” and has always been a favorite of mine from the outline and still sounds mystifying. The lyrics reveal a love built throughout the years in jeopardy and undying allegiance to keep it alive.

I have taken the album version of “Tower Of Love” and placed it in that ReStructure Mix realm for Mr. Simon Soussan. This is the movement that made me believe in disco music and it is my time to give my homage to this talented man. Thank you, Mr. Soussan.

• Wind Beneath My Wings - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Menage

Menage is a disco ensemble from pioneer disco producer, Warren Schatz (Vicki Sue Robinson, New York Community Choir, The Brothers) and vocalist, Ellen Bernfeld. Their three 80’s releases began with a big dance floor cover of “Memory” – the theme from the Broadway show, “Cats”. The re-introduction to disco music’s intention to make the dance floor a stage. “Wind Beneath My Wings” is their third single and a wonderful cover of the theme from the motion picture, “Beaches”. The strings and fusion of keyboards make a mark once again on a dance version of a song that celebrates just as disco music always has.

I have taken the vocal and instrumental of Ménage’s “Wind Beneath My Wings” and added a new edit to this ReStructure Mix. Taking the drama onto a whole new purpose for this great dance cover.

• A Good Man (Is Hard To Find) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Boys Town Gang

Boys Town Gang is a studio recording group whose first big hit, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” from 1981 featured Cynthia Manley on lead vocals. The project eventually led to a gamut of dance floor hits from their first hit through 1985. “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” is from their last album titled, “A Cast Of Thousands” which features Jessica Williams, Debbie Jacobs, Martha Wash, Izora Rhodes, Sylvester and Margaret Reynolds. It is producer, Bill Motley’s tribute to disco music and its lasting presence. Featured vocals on “A Good Man…” are JoLo – Jo-Carol Block and Lauren Carter. A big surprise from the group since the track was the last to surface from the many cuts that were classic Boys Town Gang merits.

I have taken the album version of “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” and reworked it for a new time for this one to play out. More heavy beats and a challenge from Cass Daley and the Cerrone ensemble to remember.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Martin KJ Kellerman – thanks, Martin for the kind words and for requesting this one!

• Give It To Me Baby - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cheri

Cheri is Amy Roslyn and Rosalind Hunt who are best known for their dance floor hit, “Murphy’s Law” from 1982. Their self- titled album was produced by Freddie James (“Get Up And Boogie”), Geraldine Hunt (“Can’t Fake The Feeling”) and Peter Dowse – and features Alma Faye on back-up vocals. “Give It To Me Baby” is the single that merged the funk into the disco realm with its intense directive and hard hitting rhythm. The piece was a big hit for me in my club and created quite a stir among those who were catching its groove from afar.

I have taken the 12” version of “Give It To Me Baby” and re-pumped the funkiness of the track over again for this ReStructure Mix. It has been leveled out with a few new breaks and a new arrangement using the duos’ enticing sensual lure.

• I Want A New Drug - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Huey Lewis and The News

Huey Lewis and The News brought the pop sound of rock ‘n roll alive along with the synth-pop edge. Their 1983 album “Sports” contained several radio hits and few aimed at the dance floor including “I Want A New Drug”. One of the tracks that challenged the hearty emotions of a romance with the undying need to be high on love alternatively. A great twist one of the unforgettable dance pieces of that year.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “I Want A New Drug” and shot into this ReStructure Mix pieces of Ram Jam’s “Black Betty” as a side note for rhythm. This one takes the percolating sequencers into many new purposes – but mainly to shake those hips.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to my good friend, Bonnie Shoultz – who still insists that Huey as “got a new truck”!

• Doctor's Orders - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sunny

Sunny Leslie (Heather Wheatman) is a singer who began her recording career in the 60’s and throughout the 70’s. Better known in the disco arena as a part of the trio, The Midnight Ladies – who were the backing vocals on the first Munich Machine project (“Get On The Funk Train”) produced by Giorgio Moroder. Sunny also appears on backing vocals for Donna Summer (“Four Seasons Of Love”), Love and Kisses (“I Found Love”), Roberta Kelly (“Zodiac Lady”) and Sumeria (“Golden Tears”). There is a definite star quality to this singer when it comes to the disco circuit. “Doctor’s Orders” is a track she recorded in 1974 for her first solo album produced by Roger Greenaway – the song was made a disco standard by Carol Douglas who recorded it a year later in 1975. Sunny’s version has that 60’s pop edge with the new transitional sound of “boogie” music as it began during the period.

I have taken the album version and pieces of Sunny’s Spanish recording of “Doctor’s Orders” and moved it into a hardcore ReStructure Mix. Adding some new percussion and beats to ground this fabulous lead into this classic. This was requested by Carla Monsalve of Facebook who makes disco music shine with resilience from her dedication and inspiration – which is where this remix is aimed to. Thank you, Carla.

• De Musique En Musique - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Caprice

Caprice is a Euro-disco project from producer Jacques Fred Petrus from 1980 – and one of the true final albums of its kind. The orchestrations and arrangements are by none other than, Celso Valli – who always created magic with his own talents with Tantra, Passengers, Azoto, and Nuggets. This outline defines the power of producer Petrus who seemed to wave a wand and create the dance sound he was envisioning – hiring the right talent for each session. He proved this over and over with his groups Macho, Peter Jacques Band, Revanche, Change and Midnight Gang. Caprice is a venture into the heart of Euro-disco with the completeness of all encompassed. “De Musique En Musique” is a segment of sexy chorus gals serenading an orchestra-la disco in a sparkling display. This one always stood out to me from the project and I am happy to give it the stage it so deserves, again!

I have taken the album version of “De Musique En Musique” and dropped a new deep seeded beat below the rustic Italian disco feel. There is play with those sexy voices in the ensemble and more to peak into dance frenzy with such a beautiful arrangement.

• Take It Up - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lime

Lime is that color-wheel spinning on the old metallic holiday trees – igniting colors over a celebration. Their music has given dance floors a new found energy in the early 80’s and throughout 2002. “Take It Up” is from their 1984 project titled “Sensual Sensations” and is producer/musician/vocalist, Denis LePage in a new spectrum of high energy music. The heavy bass beats remain intact along with the light and romantic themes – yet there is a new side to Lime in this period. High energy music was growing quickly and LePage was the Godfather of it all. Many projects from various countries and artists emulated his style and execution. This track is a touch of Denis’ rock ‘n disco edge with a vocal that brings energy and the vitality which kept Lime in DJs grips always.

I have taken the album version of Lime’s “Take It Up” and resurfaced a new outline using the synthesizer in pieces and rewiring the energy once again. There is some play with the beats and heavy bass and the traction should keep the feet satisfactory to the dance floor itself.

• Running Up That Hill - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kate Bush

Kate Bush began her recording career in 1978 and became one of the unique rock creators of our time. The project “Hounds Of Love” – her fifth album from 1985 contained one of her most intriguing tracks titled, “Running Up That Hill”. This piece is mystifying and engulfing with her haunting performance and moody edge. One which I immediately placed in an early morning environment for splashing a crowd with something to dance worship to. This song makes the soul feel lonely and engulfed with emotions. One powerful track produced and performed by Ms. Bush.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental to rework “Running Up That Hill” with more of a ReStructure Mix outline. An intro which gives it a flowing celestial start and ending the same. Of favorite of mine and thought of long before touching this masterpiece.

• Give Me You Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Soccer

Soccer is a disco project from producer, Tony Valor (Tony Valor Sounds Orchestra, The Hustle Factory, Touch and Carol Williams). The lead vocals are supplied by Angelo Venuto and play out in this disco realm as an exact outline for underground disco in the late 70’s. The heavy percussion breaks, the funky guitars along with the sexy and romantic aura of themes applied as, “Give Me Your Love” from 1979. This one is from the self-titled album which also contains their first classic, “Come On And Get It On” – this is genuine Hustle music and down the beat it plays out as disco satisfaction.

I have taken the 12” version of “Give Me Your Love” and used a breakdown of the bouncing bass tracks and swaying feel to this new ReStructure Mix. A few new segues back and forth from verses to chorus are the new outline here and give Soccer and Tony Valor the attention once again to make the dance floor what it was and continues to be.

• Heaven - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gibson Brothers

Gibson Brothers are Alex Francfort, Christian Francfort and Patrick Francfort – a trio from Martinique, West Indies who have ignited dance floors in the mid and late-seventies with hits “Que Sera Mi Vida (I You Should Go)” and “Ooh, What A Life”. Their distinctive vocal sound is one of the refreshing sounds of the disco movement with a powerful male force behind it. “Heaven” is a single from their 1978 album by the same name and was produced by Daniel Vangarde (Ottawan, Who’s Who). A driving love song with a powerful need to let the heart go to extremes.

I have taken the 12” version of “Heaven” and re-wired the track with more Latin percussion to give it center stage once again. The outline is brought out with more breaks and long rhythm interludes and this ReStructure Mix makes it more electric.

• Love Rescue - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Project

Project is an ensemble from producers André Perreault (The Zebras) and Ralph Esposito (Boogie People, Tamara Lorincz) and features a laid back rhythm which builds into a disco lullaby feel. Also gives a spot on backup vocals to Mr. Benny Diggs in this fantasy love song. The essence of nightlife works throughout this number as our heroine finds love in the cloudy atmosphere of the discotheque. The guitars and horns work like electricity throughout this almost-jazz-like flair.

I have taken the 12” version of “Love Rescue” and did the de-piecing of the rhythim and chorus to recreate this new ReStructure Mix. Using the drums and percussion break throughout make the new energy hard to ignore.

• Can't You Feel It - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Time

Time is an Italo-disco formulation from producer, Piero Fidelfatti – with lead vocals from Glenn White, who soon after became the voice of Kano. “Can’t You Feel It” is their first single from 1982 and is one of the heavy beat and synth creations in the early stages of Italian dance music. It helped to define a spot on the dance floor for many more artists and producers. This funky and uplifting piece features an interesting chorus which sounds like Lilliputians serenading the club and then Glenn White delivering a rap that is "rad" and infectious. One of my favorites from the period of Italo-disco where you never knew what to expect next.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Can’t You Feel It” and focused more on bring the pieces with most of the electronic riffs and chorus to life. Re-arranging segments to “feel it” all over again!

• Shine Up - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Doris and The Pins

Doris and The Pins is a synth-pop ensemble featuring Debbie Jenner, Dona Baron, Ingrid de Goede, Irene van der Hoeven and Yvonne van Splunteren – a group which later became Risqué minus Debbie Jenner (Doris). Produced by Piet Souer a Dutch guitarist, producer, arranger and songwriter. “Shine Up” is from their debut project from 1981 which takes dance music into the early 80’s with a driving heavy layer of rolling synthesizers and funky guitar licks. An early presence of Bisque’s “The Girls Are Back in Town” a year later in 1982. “Shine Up” has the uplifting vocoder break which gives the robotic edge which electronic music was always attuned to on dance floors.

I have taken the track and reworked it again as an after-hours mystical experience where the gals lure us into a love song movement. It uses the keyboard segments as separate intros to the homage the girls pay to this dream man who lifts their spirits.

• Suspicious  Minds - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Thelma Houston

Thelma Houston has taken on the Elvis Presley 1969 #1 track, “Suspicious Minds” – a song that was originally recorded in 1968 by the writer, Mark James. Thelma gives a new disco/soul presence in this masterpiece of an insecure story. It has always enveloped the opposite side of a defense in a relationship where the movement of our protagonist is constantly challenged. The vocal from Ms. Houston is as lovely and soulful as usual and the rolling disco production gives it a luster that the mirror ball has always projected. It is from her 1980 project “Breakwater Cat” – produced by James Gadson and Michael Stewart.

This is a request from the fabulous Nick Bunning from Facebook and is executed with a new instrumental added to give this ReStructure Mix a new flair. The extension moves in and out of both the original and some new breaks and beats to guide it along.

• That's What Keeps 'Em Dancin' - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Persia

Persia is disco project produced by 70’s pop-singer/songwriter Kenny Nolan (“I Like Dreamin'”) and features Zell Black (“I Been Had By The Devil”) along with Munich engineer Jurgen Koppers. Their self-titled project from 1979 was known to many discophiles thanks to their first single from the album titled “Inch By Inch”. The group was obviously formulated to be a disco band and unfortunately was a closing of the disco era of timing. “That’s What Keeps ‘Em Dancin’” is another track from the project which always reminded me of the pop-essence of disco music and the influence it created. The piece has a touch of a light-rock feel and may have been that energy which brought the disco era to the success it became.

I have taken the album version of “That’s What Keeps ‘Em Danciin'’” and relit this flame for a new ReStructure Mix. I have added a techno-edge to the new outline and pieced together the disco-rockin’ sound to bring a tribute to Kenny Nolan, Jurgen Koppers and vocalist, Ms. Zell Black..

• If You Wanna Get Back Yor Lady - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pointer Sisters

Pointer Sisters began their reign of dance floors during the early 80’s. Each project from this period on was building a path to success in the mid-80’s. “If You Wanna Get Back Your Lady” is from their 1982 project “So Excited” – produced by Richard Perry. This one always moved like a wave of funk-energy for the ladies to work their wonderful harmonies with. Many of their tracks have memorable riffs and this one of no exception. This one is an outline for the “sisters” to make their way too many hits to follow.

I have taken the 12” version of “If You Wanna Get Back Your Lady” and realigned the groove for this ReStrcuture Mix. A heavy force beat is added to transcend the foundation and more of the sequencers and play-breaks are used also.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Ray Duran Jr. – thanks for requesting this powerhouse piece and for always being so kind.

• Dealin' With The Boogie - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Westside Strutters

Westside Strutters is a disco project originally from producers Phil Hurtt and Ritchie Rome with the single “Dealin’ With The Boogie” released in 1978. The desire to make the disco format one which contained all of the riffs and elements of disco music to this period were alive. This production makes use of the rhythm guitars and funky-disco breakdowns along with the chorus girl ensemble serenading the dance floor to do what they came for. The track lead to an album release in 1979 and featured disco version of songs written by George and Ira Gershwin.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Dealin’ With The Boogie” and placed the dramatic arrangement in this ReStructure Mix in a new way. A new heavy drum beat pounds out with the melody and lead guitars riffs to plaint a new dance identity.

• Boys - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Mary Jane Girls

Mary Jane Girls are a group who began as back-up singers for his touring and eventually became one of his protégé with a few dance floor hits on their hands. Members included Candice Ghant, Cheri Wells, Joanne McDuffie, Kim Wuletich, Lisa Sarna, Tabby Johnson, Val Young and Yvette Marine. Their 1983 hit “Candy Man” gave the female ensemble the break they needed although much of the funky innuendos and grooves were solid as Rick himself polished. “Boys” is from their first album simply titled “Mary Jane Girls” and is one of the tracks that playout in the flavor these gals exude. A sexy and funky play with the way “boys” affects their wellbeing and the street smarts to handle these toys.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Boys” and re-funked a new version for this ReStructure Mix. A new bass rocky beat is added to take hold of the funk and shake it up some more. There is also more of the bridge that flows like the sexiness this gal group is well known for.

• I Just Died In Your Arms - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Savage

Savage is Roberto Zanetti – an early Italo-disco project which was known for his emotion moody dance tracks like “Only You” and “Don’t Cry Tonight”. In 1989 his cover of Cutting Crew’s “I Just Died In Your Arms” made his standing on the high energy/Euro-disco playlists more visible and also added to his sound of a full electronic arrangement and adding as much emotion to the genre. This version plays out as the original with more of a bass sequencer foundation to pump the dance floor initiative. I know that it worked for me on many nights on closing a high energy set for the night or building up to one.

I have taken the 12” version of Savage’s “I Just Died In Your Arms” and reedited a new ReStructure Mix for homage to this artist. I added a few elements of the original by Cutting Crew and added some new drum patterns and percussion effects to give it move of the energy it deserves.

• Full-Tilt Boogie - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Uncle Louie

Uncle Louie is Eugene Pistilli and disco producer, Walter Murphy (“A Fifth Of Beethoven”) in a session band which was released 1979 during the disco wave. The recording also features backing vocals by Alex Brown, Stephanie Spruill and Angela Winbush – a definite trio for these tracks and heard throughout the songs. “Full-Tilt Boogie” is the first single from the project and one of the driving pieces which define this combination of talent. It plays out with plenty of groovy riffs and blaring horns and defines the 70’s funk era in a nutshell. Perhaps one of the TK Records 12” singles which I would reach for as an alternative piece in this genre.

I have taken the 12” version of “Full-Tilt Boogie” (remixed by Michael Arato and Steve Thompson) and revised the funkiest pieces of this track for a new ReStructure Mix. Moving of few pieces of the original layout into re-edited grooves make this play out in a new junky way.

• I Don't Wanna Be Lonely - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Joan Orleans

Joan Orleans (Joan Schmitt-Parks) is a vocalist from the late 80’s. Her 1989 project titled “With You Or Never” was produced by Nigel Wright – who also gave us many Passion Records high energy classics from Astaire, Dolmann, and Charade. He also produced for the British dance/jazz group Shakatak. His touch on Joan’s single “I Don’t Wanna Be Lonely” are a sharp, energetic and claims the Passion Records high energy formula that he created with a touch more. This one was always a favorite as the vocals from Joan play out like a Chanteuse freeing her emotions for her lover and are heard by all. It is also a beautiful piece with many wonderful moments where the yearning and emotions are heart felt.

I have taken the 12” version of “I Don’t Wanna Be Lonely” and reaffirmed the parts of this wonderful song for a new ReStructure Mix. Some of the parts are reinserted at new timing for a new flow and a fade out is used to give it a classic stage feel.

• Lip Service (Rumor Control) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams is a vocalist known for her energy and unique power in her vocals. Her recording career includes work with disco bands Arpeggio, French Kiss, and also a long list of her own dance floor hits. “Lip Service (Rumor Control)” is Jessica’s 1987 release produced by Man Parrish and Paul Parker. This track is a fast moving dance number with plenty of bongos taking the energy into layers of movement. The outline regarding the gossip of her beau and her reckoning with it by sticking by him no matter what. Jessica performs this one in her calm and assuring delivery with the right amount of power needed for pounding drums and percussion.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Lip Service (Rumor Control)” and reignited this one for a ReStructure Mix. A few new percussion effects are layered into the mix for a new foundation and Jessica’s verses played out in a new arrangement.

• Danger - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Flirts

The Flirts are a session group created by producer Bobby Orlando. The success of the trio is due to the changing sound of dance music in the early 80’s to a full electronic sound and also a touch of nu-wave fusion. Their big 80’s dance floor hit “Passion” was one of the pinnacle moments for Orlando where his sound became a reality for dance floors to clamor for. “Danger” comes from their 1983 project titled “Born To Flirt”. It is one of the master outlines for the gals who seem to capture the essence of sensual high energy in more than one way.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental; of “Danger” and re-signaled a new ReStructure Mix for this high energy classic. There are a few drop outs for the new intro to give way to the pulsating energy that is on its way.

• It's Passion - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The System

The System is David Frank and Mic Murphy. An electro-soul band who gave dance floors the tracks “You Are in My System” and “Don’t Disturb This Groove”. Their music began as a fusion of computerized effects and sounds blending in to yearning love songs. A nice phase of sounds for the early 80’s and with their soul injection into the music more was promised for these two. “It’s Passion” comes from first project titled “Sweat” released in 1983. It begins as a sharp edge with enough jabs to make a computer move. One of the pieces that crossed over into my club and created quite a shake on the dance floor.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental dub of “It’s Passion” and rewired this electro-funked piece for a ReStructure Mix. I have stripped the riffs into a new arrangement focusing more on those creamy segments where a reality seems endless.

• Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Moonstone

Moonstone is a disco project from Ian Levine and Fiachra Trench. The recordings featured quite a list of talent in the disco/high energy genre including Liza Strike, Helen Chappelle, Kay Garner, Katie Kissoon, Tessa Niles, Nicci Gable, Lance Ellington, Joycelyn Phillips, Tracy Ackerman, Jackie Rawe and Vivieen Ray. “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter” is a single released in 1988 and is a wonderful love song with that Broadway-orchestral feel that Levine and Trench left embedded in our minds and feet many times. It is one of the B-sides that I was aware of from their big cover of ABBA’s “The Visitors” from 1989. This one has many nice qualities and stands out with a unique flavor.

I have taken the 12” version of “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter” and placed in in the ReStructure Mix realm. I have taken several of the beautiful musical movements and made them more a part of the mix and of course the keyboards and percussion are used in a new way.

The One - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Crocodile Mark

Crocodile Mark is a pseudo name for the Italian dance project from
Giuseppe Troccoli, Paolo Cocchini and Pino Di Pietro – and their 1992 cover of Elton John’s anthem from the same year are a bass thumping Italo-house piece. The original as beautiful as it lies still remains here as the trio creates only new rhythm foundation with a house bass track and drums guiding this Taupin and John song into a new heaven. This one was a big peak hour track in my club and thanks to the simple but masterful new arrangement the song was kept alive in a whole new way.

I have taken the 12” vocal, instrumental and dub of “The One” and transformed it into a new ReStructure Mix. Giving it more percussion along the path of the build and also more of the nice melodic riffs in its own way.

• Under Fire - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Jackie

Jackie is a disco artist who released her 1979 track “Under Fire” and gave a transition piece a nice touch into the electronic disco period. This number is one that has many hooks that are infectious and worthy of an anthem along the edge of rock where the energy is transformed. It was produced by Terry Britten and is an instant disco classic thanks to the arrangement and of course Jackie’s mild yet hard hitting vocal. One of the nice tracks that was also covered in 1980 by Debra Dejean.

I have taken the 12” version of “Under Fire” and reloaded the pieces of this great dance number for this ReStructure Mix. It is more of a laid out synth-pattern play with the rolling bass playing out for the feet.

• Maneater - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Daryl Hall and John Oates

Hall and Oates are one of the lasting duos from 1967 to current where they continue to record live and new material as the band. “Maneater” comes at their second career recharge in the early 80’s – it is a warning regarding a figure in the clubs who works her beauty to take from unsuspecting men who believe she is theirs. Sounds a bit complicated, but with the tables turned on the sexes this track sizzles brightly as a sort of anthem. The guitar work of course from John Hall is another outline for their return in the 80’s and Daryl Hall brings his blue eyes soul feel to this pop-dance piece The bassline always reminded us of the Motown classic “You Can’t Hurry Love” but even with the echoes this Hall and Oates number still works on its own.

I have taken the album and instrumental versions of “Maneater” and re-tracked the bass beats and some new drums for this ReStructure Mix. There is more of the moody and mystical night music for a lasting effect and added a few breaks along the path.

• Break My Stride - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Matthew Wilder

Matthew Wilder is a songwriter, musician and producer who’s 1983 single “Break My Stride” was more glue for the 80’s dance period. Not only were the 80’s alive with a bold edge on persona and style it also invigorated a fusion of uplifting music for dancing. This pumping pop-dance track is given a steel drum for a light Calypso feel yet moves in a Congo-line fashion. Perhaps one of the least of the remembered but one of the light hearted and fractured heartbreak numbers of its kind.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Break My Stride” and gave it a new send off for this ReStructure Mix. More play with the keyboard riffs and a few new drop outs. This is a tribute to the 80’s and its dance floor joy in full swing here.

• Up The Ladder to The Roof - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - John Kydd

John Kydd assists divas Scherrie Payne, Jayne Edwards, Cindy Birdsong and Lynda Lawrence in this Rick Gianatos production of The Supremes 1970 classic “Up The Ladder To The Roof”. This release from 1987 is vocal ear candy featuring some of the ladies from the second wave of The Supremes. Rick Gianatos takes a Motown classic and makes it work with a complete 80’s electronic arrangement and with his touch on mastering vocals this one raises again in the realm of disco heaven. Keyboards at one point play out where a mystic edge on this cover makes it pure magic.

I have taken the 12” vocal and house version of John Kydd’s “Up The Ladder To The Roof” and rewired a new ReStructure Mix. Using the keyboards and vocals in a new way to create a new path for this wonderful remake.

• Body Music - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Chris Rainbow

Chris Rainbow (Christopher James Harley) is a musician whose career includes sessions with Alan Parsons Group in the 70’s. His 1981 single “Body Music” is a wonderful dance/jazz fusion piece with a nice flow and vocal. It is the outline of the night life scene and the focus is on a femme dealer who supplies the players with their substances to make the evening complete. It is a pop-oriented dance number that was also featured on the DJ subscription service, Disconet. Many jocks including myself found it a nice number to program during early evening sets or after-hours wind-downs. The irresistible arrangement is a bit haunting gives off a nice resonance that plays out well in the night club scene,

I have taken the 12” version of “Body Music” and realigned a new ReStructure Mix to give this dance track another story to play out. A new heavy drum is added to lay down the bass with more power and a couple of new breaks included.

• Boogie Nights - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Heatwave

Heatwave is a band featuring Byron Byrd, Calvin Duke, Derek Bramble, Eric Johns, Ernest Berger, J.D. Nicholas, Johnnie Wilder Jr., Keith Harrison, Keith Wilder, Mario Mantese, Peter Allatt, Rod Temperton, Roy Carter and William Jones. One of the early signs of the dance era on the horizon with their big hit “Boogie Nights” from 1976. – produced by Barry Blue. The sound of this polished ensemble gave the mid-70’s an opportunity to hear what was to come on dance floors. “Boogie Nights” is one of the iconic disco tracks that fits in the soul and funk category and still makes waves with its sharp production and moving vocals.

I have taken the album version and instrumental of “Boogie Nights” and rewired a new ReStructure Mix. Taking elements and rearranging them to give the funky piece a new opportunity to pay homage to one of the greats.

• Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lisa

Lisa is a disco artist whose career began with a big club hit titled “Jump Shout” in 1982 and helped to start a movement in San Francisco to bring disco-oriented tracks back to the dance floor. Her influence was uplifting and positive from the inception of her music and its energy. Her 1985 release was a cover of Diana Ross and The Supremes classic “Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart” – produced by Ian Anthony Stephens and Paul Parker (“Right On Target”). This dance twist works very well with Lisa’s unique vocal delivery and in places leaves an indelible mark. A nice electronic production works like a well-oiled machine here.

I have taken Lisa’s 12” vocal and instrumental of “Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart” and re-vamped the song for this ReStructure Mix. I have used the bass keyboards as a new guide for the arrangement and added some new drum tracks to bring it alive again.

• Cuba - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Man 2 Man

Man 2 Man is Miki Zone and Paolo Cilione along with musician and producer Man Parrish. This HI-NRG is one of the 80’s groups with some exciting results as in their 1986 energy piece, “Male Stripper”, one of the devoted projects to the high energy scene and its growth. “Cuba” is their 1988 cover of The Gibson Brothers disco classic – produced by Man Parrish and Paul Zone. The original is transformed into a stomping electronic dance piece that is hard to resist. It plays out well as a remake and as another release from the duo it surely gives us another sound that they are known for which is energy and excitement.

I have taken the 12” version of Man 2 Man’s “Cuba” and re-worked the piece with some new Cuban percussion and effects. It is displayed here in parts where the break takes up some breathing space for that non-stop energy.

• Angel Eyes - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lime

Lime has brought to the 80’s an excitement that soon took over the ready feet and hearts on dance floors everywhere. Denis Le Page took his sound and made it an icon which would become high-energy dance music in the mid-80’s. “Angel Eyes” comes from their third album titled “Lime 3” and is another example of the imaginative fold in which Lime creates in every dance track. It is as if the formula were created and programmed into place all along – only this time around a unique vocal approach aided their success also. “Angel Eyes” is a love song that pulsates with son many keyboard riffs and syndrum fills that it also jumps right out at the dance floor. It is one of Lime’s truly outstanding pieces and remains one of my favorites.

I have taken the album version, 12 remix and a special sub version of “Angel Eyes” and rewired the energy for this ReStructure Mix. There is more moving of verses and chorus pieces to give a new outline and also a play with those drums.

• Please Don't Go - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Digital Game

Digital Game is an Italian disco project lead by Italian producer Alessandro Novaga. Their delivery was three releases from 1983 – 1985 and all three were covers of disco classics. “Please Don’t Go” is their electronic production of K.C. and The Sunshine Band’s 1979 release from their album “Do You Wanna Go Party”. This placemat in Italo-disco gave the track more of notoriety and with the yearning melody it was revived on dance floors again. Novaga’s electronic piece is close to the original and contains a proper male vocal to pull this heartbreak treat into a nice finished piece.

I have taken the `12” vocal and the instrumental of Digital Game’s “Please Don’t Go” and reworked a new ReStructure Mix. The edit is more of an instrumental focal mix and uses layers of the original mix to give it a new face.

• Who's Your Boyfriend - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Eric

Eric is a Bobby Orlando project from 1984 using his high energy format from the period which was winding up from the early 80’s onto the mid with a passionate high-energy storm. The heavy percussion and ricochet syn-drums are placed in rotation here that is powerful and overwhelming. “Who’s Your Boyfriend” is the scorned lover wanting to feed his own jealousy by igniting a revealing question. All in good fun and some camp on top of it. This is the Bobby Orlando progression at its peak.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Who’s Your Boyfriend” and reloaded the drums and percussion up for this ReStructure Mix. The layout is more sparing for those rolling bass sequencers and the drums still pound out the question.

• Stand By Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Jam Tronik

Jam Tronik is a German Euro-dance group with vocalist Anja Lukaseder and producer Ulrich Fischer. Their cover of the pop-classic “Stand By Me” from 1992 is a wonderful shine in the essence of the many covers of this song. This time around heavy drum beats accompany a swirling keyboard arrangement and deep house feel. The vocal is a nice twist and is a bit like Kim Carnes and in her raw fashion. This one was a closing favorite of my club at the time and remains a bit infectious with it use of an uplifting edge for this already fantastic piece of music. It stands with some of the best covers in the Euro-house tradition and makes it easy to understand how the 90’s became a path for the sound of a heavy synthesized disco feel.

I have taken the 12” version of Jam Tronik’s “Stand By Me” and worked in many of the drop outs for this ReStructure Mix. The extended intro and more lyrical feel of the musical pieces are accentuated with a new drum beat.

• French Kiss - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lil' Louis

Lil’ Louis (Marvin Louis Burns) is a DJ and producer who took the concept of house music and placed several of his innovative twists into the mix during the end of the 80’s. “French Kiss” is his big 1989 techno/acid house track that took dance floors by storm and also influenced many in the New Beat genre to enhance their own creative minds in a new direction. This sensual pulsating track has the vocals of Shawn Christopher (“Don’t Lose The Magic”, “Another Sleepless Night”) making it surge with a feeling of sheer ecstasy on the dance floor. This one has been recreated by many instrumental bands with the original flair intact. One of the big house thumpers and a start for Lil’ Louis to stake his claim during the house music era.

I have taken the 12” version and instrumental of “French Kiss” and re-ad mistered a new edge for this ReStructure Mix. A Latin percussion track guides the sexy feeling into a new arrangement and re-edit. This piece is a salute to the electronic genre and of course the house mix.

• Band Of Gold - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sylvester

Sylvester is an artist and vocalist who began a recording career breaking away all of informalities of the recording industry, His persona as a disco artist is one of the iconic moments in music history. His 1983 project titled “Call Me” contained a cover of the Freda Payne soul classic “Band Of Gold” and once again gave us a unique version of this track in an 80’s dance genre. Produced by Sylvester and given a nice mid-tempo energy to guide this story of heartbreak into another generation. This one is perhaps one of the pieces where you may recognize the melody yet there is something fresh and new about this version. That of course, is the magic of Sylvester.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of Sylvester’s “Band Of Gold” and reworked the arrangement to introduce it in a new ReStructure Mix. The energy is built from the start and takes us into the original fading out as dramatically as it started.

• On The Upside - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Xena

Xena is Paula West – a vocalist who stepped into the sound created by producers Chris Barbosa and Mark Liggett – the duo responsible for Shannon’s big hit “Let The Music Play” from 1983. This electro-street beat edge took over dance floors and made a place for the heavy beats and percolating sequencers. “On The Upside” is another outline with the basics of Shannon’s track with more of the sounds injected as a rhythmic foundation. Very similar yet the sound brings back the period of dance where street beat was alive and making dance floors move in a whole new way.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub of “On The Upside” and remapped the beats into a new ReStructure Mix. More of the downbeat is used to pull the song into a pattern which guides those thumping beats into a new direction.

 

• No Life Without Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Jeanne Dee

Janne Dee is a house/disco project from producers Aron Friedman and Damon Rochefort. This 1993 release gave another breath of that swirling disco sound which paints the perfect funky groove moving the dance floor. A touch of heavy bass in the house genre makes this one a retro-dance track in its own sense. A beautiful vocal from Jeanne Downs who takes the chorus into a celestial aura. This one is one of my favs from the 90’s and deserves another chance to remind us of what the disco fantasy is all about.

I have taken the 12” disco vocal and instrumental of “No Life Without Love and recreated the mirror ball effect again in this ReStructure Mix. A new drum track is provided to piece through those funky guitars once again and a new arrangement makes way for this monster.

 

• I Can't Get Enough - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Chyp-Notic

Chyp-Notic is Vlad Mint, Jan Eric and Walter Bee – a German Euro-dance group who sound became the answer to smooth pop-male dance energy. “I Can’t Get Enough” is their 1991 single from the project by the same name. It was produced by Don Chereyne and Tom Jamski who execute a wonderful melodic track that in some ways resembles Londonbeat’s single “I’ve Been Thinking About You” from a year earlier. And although those rhythm guitars resemble this piece it remains its own in many other ways. “I Can’t Get Enough” pumps out a love song that has a certain touch where the yearning is felt through and through and gives off a haunting feel. This one was always a favorite of mine and worked for an early evening jam set or peak hour. The magic of this song is the lasting feel and more and more I hear it I continue to want to share its essence.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “I Can’t Get Enough” and reworked some of the nice rhythm tracks and keyboards for this ReStructure Mix. A new drum track and bongos are added to give you “enough”.

• The Pleasure of The Music - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ester B.

Ester B. is an Italo-house track from Severo Lombardoni. The house music takeover of the mid-80s is one of the most definitive as it was concocted by disc jockey themselves using the raw elements of a heavy bass beat and keyboards punching against the beat to kick up any rhythm not awaken. The formula is expressed here in this 1989 release “The Pleasure of The Music” which uses the piano and heavy bass riffs but on its own terms. This production by studio group Esther B. has one of the sexiest vocals which resemble Eartha Kitt in her Cat Woman garb playing with her prey. The vocals are the outline of the track and always reminded me of a clever take on the Lady Kier of Deelite in a new way. The song explores more of sliding rhythms than a direction and parts of it are glued together like a kick drum on a set.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “The Pleasure of The Music” and moved the pieces of the original groove into new segments. The vocal remains intact with a few extras thrown here and there for effect.

• Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Faces

Faces is an electronic high energy project from Jean Claude Alves, Marvin Howell-Kashff and Tony Atkins. It is one of the 1977 disco breaks through songs thanks to an extended and additional production remix from the master himself, Mr. John Luongo. This 80’s electronic cover does quite well in taking the song into a new era of dance music. The sexy vocals are taken further as a female vocalist joins in on the promise. One of the best stripped down productions of a disco classic.

I have taken the 12’ of Faces’ “Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet” and rewired the energy for a new ReStructure Mix. There are some areas where the vocals are extended for good measure and few new breakdowns to take advantage of the energy.

 • Another Sleepless Night - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Shawn Christopher

Shawn Christopher is best known for her erotic vocal on the 1989 Lil’ Louis track “French Kiss”. Her solo project in the house genre of the late 80’s been a success and gave new light to former vocalist from My Life With The Thrill Kill Cult. “Another Sleepless Night” is one of the big dance floor movers of 1990 – produced by Mike 'Hitman' Wilson. This one is ignited by many riffs and of course Shawn’s lovely and soulful vocals. It is the last time this girl will wait up for her man as you will learn. It is one of the powerful moments in house music where the ‘play is the thing’.

I have taken the 12” versions of “Another Sleepless Night” and reentered this phase and expose of direct house tags for this ReStructure Mix. There is a longer intro to give the drama more of a stage and a fade using pieces of a disco classic from the 70’s to tie it all together in a new way.

Certain Things Are Likely - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - KTP

KTP (Kissing The Pink) is a band from England and one of the synth-pop bands whose ignition centered from the nu-wave edge of the early 80’s. “Certain Things Are Likely” comes from their project by the same name and also one of their biggest dance floor numbers from 1986. The track is a rolling piece of positive energy and a chorus that is unforgettable in many ways with its roaring sound. The track was remixed by Phil Harding and given new life with that bass sequencer which made up many Stock Aitken and Waterman hits of the time period. There is however many riffs from the song to take notice and always plays out with an anthem-like quality.

I have taken the 12” versions including the Phil Harding master dance mix and recreated a new play-out for this ReStructure Mix. New percussion and drums are beat into the mix and a fading exit for a lasting resonance.

•  Daddy - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - (212)

(212) is a disco project from 1979 produced by Joe Castellon and Stan Bronstein and brings several big band tracks to life and another classic piece titled “Gaz-O-Lean”. “Daddy” is a swing classic written by Bobby Troup (yes, the Bobby Troup from the 70’s show “Emergency”.). The song was recorded by Sammy Kaye and released in 1941 and is another femme de shark story of a woman of the night club scene with dollar signs bigger than her heart. The song is all in good fun and lays out this way as this disco-fied version which takes on the disco chorus girls working their gifts long before Madonna had a chance in the 80’s. The production is a definite 70’s throwback with the cowbell ringing out the energy but there is nice big band flare which plays with any dance floors imagination.

I have taken the 12” and album version of (212)’s “Daddy” and gave it a twirl for homage to the independent label Friends and Co. in this ReStructure Mix. A downbeat pounds out the bands passages and use of that old cowbell are used again.

•  Requiem - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - London Boys

London Boys are a Dennis Fuller and Edem Ephraim – a German band started by producer Ralf René Maué in 1988. Their album “The Twelve Commandments of Dance” contained their big single “Requiem” which was set perfectly amongst a time period where haunting chorus brought light into this rolling love song. The production is based upon many of the street beat elements with sampled keywords and direct strikes make out the rhythm. It has always been one of my favorites from this duo and remains on that continues to haunt my musical heart.

I have taken the 12” version of “Requiem” and revamped a new version with an extended intro and a fading of the haunting chorus in this ReStructure Mix. A new percussion track is added to pieces of the crescendo here and some scattered pieces of the original synth bass are used throughout to add new break parts.

•  Rock Me Tonight - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Chip Chip

Chip Chip is an Italo-disco project from Mauro Farina – and was previously known as Two Girls (“Another Boy In Town”). “Rock Me Tonight” is their 1987 release which follows a formula for a high energy dance experience and most likely influenced of course by Fun Fun. The clean execution of this electronic arrangement and much like the initial release, “Never Say Goodbye” from 1986. The energy in this single is definitely the target for both a transition for Italo-disco to their “girl twirl” period of the late 80’s.

I have taken the 12” version of “Rock Me Tonight” –using the vocal and instrumental for a revisit on this ReStructure Mix. The wonderful instrumental version lured me into breaking the verse and chorus into segments and more of the build in the energy is extended

•  Daydream - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Buckbeats

Buckbests are Andreas Drewling, Christian Wilckens, and Holger Kopp –a trio who also recorded under the name Beagle Music Ltd. Their 1986 song “Daydream” is remixed and re-released in 1988 by Giuliano Crivellente, Laurent Newfield and Mauro Farina. The excitement created in this work is much like a Stock, Aitken and Waterman touch where the keyboards and bass jump out of the speakers. The vocals are fremescent of a 60’s pop band and build mildly throughout the song. It is one of the nice gifts from the 80’s to have as a love song with a “dreamy” chorus.

I have taken the PWL 12” remix of “Daydream” and reimaged the song with more of a downbeat for this ReStructure Mix. The song is extended with more verses added and that magical chorus line fading us out.

•  Darling Forever - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Baiser

Giorgio Moroder made his mark in the 70’s with his innovative work with electronic music and style and this eventually led him into scoring a motion picture soundtrack for the 1978 film, “Midnight Express”. The movement titled “Chase” became focus for a dance version which became a big hit on dance floors. My experience with Moroder’s soundtracks brought to mind the organ music behind the silent movie; out lineg the drama as it unfolds. In 1985 Moroder released a compilation of his work up to date titled, “From Here To Eternity..And Back” which also featured a new recording of “Chase” for the 1985 sound. This new version was kicked with new beats and stripped down the basics of the composition. It displays a raw feel and a bit less of what the original created yet it is still one of Moroder’s must feel as his music continues to influence artists and minds.

I have taken the album version of “Chase 1985” and reapplied some effects and phasing for this ReStructure Mix. The keyboards play out in several segments for a new effect and new percussion gives it a slight lift.

•  Chase 1985 - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Giorgio

Giorgio Moroder made his mark in the 70’s with his innovative work with electronic music and style and this eventually led him into scoring a motion picture soundtrack for the 1978 film, “Midnight Express”. The movement titled “Chase” became focus for a dance version which became a big hit on dance floors. My experience with Moroder’s soundtracks brought to mind the organ music behind the silent movie; out lineg the drama as it unfolds. In 1985 Moroder released a compilation of his work up to date titled, “From Here To Eternity..And Back” which also featured a new recording of “Chase” for the 1985 sound. This new version was kicked with new beats and stripped down the basics of the composition. It displays a raw feel and a bit less of what the original created yet it is still one of Moroder’s must feel as his music continues to influence artists and minds.

I have taken the album version of “Chase 1985” and reapplied some effects and phasing for this ReStructure Mix. The keyboards play out in several segments for a new effect and new percussion gives it a slight lift.

•  The Louder - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Peter Jacques Band

Peter Jacques Band is a studio ensemble placed by Jacques Fred Petrus whose work with Italian arranger, Mauro Malavasi stood more than the test of time during the disco era – it created a variable of sounds for it. With many groups to their credit including Macho, Revanche, Change, B.B. & Q Band, Caprice, Rudy and Midnight Gang their music matured in various grooves. The pulsating energy of Macho and Peter Jacques Band was morphed into their funky disco arrangement by Change and B.B. & Band. The success of this sound brought them to a wider market and dance floor response. “The Louder” comes from their 1980 album titled “Welcome Back” and is an electronic-funk piece that may have been well to being a new sound for the studio bands original disco energy. It is a funk fest and another opportunity to hear the talent in arranger Mauro Malavasi’s magic.

I have taken the album version of “The Louder” and worked on bringing the groove back into another place in this ReStructure Mix. A new set of bongos are added to bring that low groove into a new place and several new breaks are added.

•  My Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lime

Lime is the disco group who ignited the high-energy phase of dance music. Their 1980 release “Your Love” is one of the big releases with the full execution of non-stop energy and an electronic arrangement with quite a force. Following their initial release the group never ceased to make another impact on dance floors everywhere with each project. Denis Le Page is the mastermind behind the compositions and much of his work in the late 70’s is more early successes. These projects include releases by France Joli, Freddie James and Kat Mandu. “My Love” comes from their 1984 project titled “Sensual Sensations” and plays out beautifully with another arrangement that pulsates from bass to a melodic keyboard crescendo and is topped with Lime’s unique vocal duo: Denis and Denyse Le Page.

I have taken the album version of “My Love” and aimed at giving these one another spin with more breaks and a different build for this ReStructure Mix. It has always been one of my favs from Lime so keeping it spinning was never a problem. A new drum tracks and percussion are placed to give this version a new feel.

•  The Roof Is On Fire - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Westbam

George Benson is a talented guitarist, composer and vocalist in modern jazz music. His work always relayed a dedication to his work and the sound he built project after project. His 1980 album titled “Give Me The Night” was produced by Mr. Quincy Jones and together they create a fusion of soul and jazz which takes on the 80’s for a challenge. “Love X Love” is a track which gives both an opportunity to give their best and combine the sound in a soulful manner. The song has the Jones production and arrangement from start to end yet George still stands in front with his vocal and finger play. Perhaps one of the best cuts from the project and one which makes one want to turn down the lights and grab a bottle of wine with that special someone.

I have taken the album version of “Love X Love” and added a few new rhythm elements to give a new foundation for this ReStructure Mix. A new drum track plays out over this love song and the Afro-Cuban percussion adds a new form to it.

•  Love X Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - George Benson

George Benson is a talented guitarist, composer and vocalist in modern jazz music. His work always relayed a dedication to his work and the sound he built project after project. His 1980 album titled “Give Me The Night” was produced by Mr. Quincy Jones and together they create a fusion of soul and jazz which takes on the 80’s for a challenge. “Love X Love” is a track which gives both an opportunity to give their best and combine the sound in a soulful manner. The song has the Jones production and arrangement from start to end yet George still stands in front with his vocal and finger play. Perhaps one of the best cuts from the project and one which makes one want to turn down the lights and grab a bottle of wine with that special someone.

I have taken the album version of “Love X Love” and added a few new rhythm elements to give a new foundation for this ReStructure Mix. A new drum track plays out over this love song and the Afro-Cuban percussion adds a new form to it.

•  Nightlife - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donna Summer

Donna Summer is one of the icons of music. Her career was one of the most exciting in the music industry that her talent was always underestimated. Her first project, “Love To Love You Baby” was a sexy innuendo and gave her the title “The First Lady of Love” – one that she would have to live with and one she refused to fade away with when the disco era began to change. Her initial vocals in the sexy track “Love To Love You Baby” many regarded less as talent and more of a voice which was not promising – except for those growing fans who listened closely and could her range and power in even the simplest tracks. “Nightlife” is from Donna’s 1980 album titled “The Wanderer” where she claimed her “Disco Queen” prize and wanted to continue her career as an artist wherever change was in her and necessary. The entire project was aimed at stripping away the disco production and giving her a rawer environment to work her magic. This one has the feel of the disco scene as it is titled yet we do have the opportunity to her that powerful gift in a whole new way.

I have taken the album version of “Nightlife” was worked into a new ReStructure Mix with the intent of extending as well as spotlighting. New drum tracks beat the energy into a new purpose and several new breaks give it that disco remix feel.

•  Lost In A Dream - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Nick John

Nick John is 80’s artist/producer whose career began on the legendary San Francisco record label Megatone Records – founded by Patrick Cowley and Marty Blechman. “Lost In A Dream” is Nick John’s 1987 high energy release which also features JoLo (Jo-Carol and Lauren Carter of The Patrick Cowley Singers) on backing vocals. This one is an inspired mood created from heartbreak and a distanced ex-love. The play on the fantasy seems to bring out the lure of dance in this one. Nick plays his keyboards here with many sequenced elements and breaks. It is one of the songs that always sound best echoing through a dance palace,

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Lost In a Dream” and reworked the track into a new ReStructure Mix as homage to Nick John and the 80’s high energy sound. The keyboards are reedited for a new feel and arrangement.

•  Don't Stop - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Digital Emotion

Digital Emotion is a Dutch electronic disco group with Cickie De Beer, Jean François Colombo and Myrna Balrak – and produced by Adams & Fleisner. The early 80’s began to utilize the elements left from disco music of the 70’s in many hardcore areas of those who had not yet received their fill of dancing. Digital Emotion is a take on that energy and groups like this re-wired dance floors for “high energy” music throughout the rest of the 80’s. “Don’t Stop” is their 1983 release and is a segmentation of effects and rolling synthesizers that build the power behind this style. The vocals are only the chants and mantras of the theme in each piece. Even the title of the band or project emphasizes the complete digitalized world of electronic music.

I have taken the 12” version of “Don’t Stop” and have given it a whole stripped down identity in this ReStructure Mix. The chorus become the alter and the sequencer help to layer in the breaks and guest appearance from another disco classic.

•  Someday (I'm Coming Back) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lisa Stansfield

Lisa Stansfield is a vocalist who cannot be mistaken for. From the start of her career she brought a soulful edge to her pop-dance music and was always a promising bet for something better to come. Her single “Someday (I’m Coming Back)” from 1992 – produced by Andy Morris and written by Dave Crawford (Candi Staton). It was also a part of the soundtrack to the film “The Bodyguard” with Whitney Houston. The track is another loving piece from Lisa and although a problem in the past her vocals are always sincere and bring a promise to love.

I have taken the 12” of “Someday (I’m Coming Back)” and have given the two mixes a unifying connection in this ReStructure Mix. There is more of the wonderful jazz feel as well as some new surprises from this very talented lady.

•  Under The Lights Of Montreal - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Montreal

Montreal is a disco project from producer Joe Le Greca and features an introduction to the fabulous voice of Carol Jiani (labeled as Uchenna Ikejiani. This disco production is one of the Canadian sounds which echoes the rhythms and power of sessions from Kat Mandu, Hydro, Nightlife Unlimited and the heavy percussion and bass grooves making dance floors move. “Under The Lights of Montreal” is a nice instrumental number from the project which uses the percussion and heavy bongos as a guide to the beautiful interludes of music. It has always reminded me of a concept from Erotic Drum Band and their powerful contributions to dance music history.

I have taken the album version of “Under the Lights of Montreal” and remarked the mood in this ReStructure Mix for another disco night on the town. A few 50’s lounge numbers are placed in the break areas to give this night out an interesting twist.

• Crisis - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Rhetta Hughes

Rhetta Hughes is funk/soul singer who began a recording career in 1965 and brought this talented lady into the dance arena of the early 80’s. Two big singles were to her credit and a nice staying power it was – “Angel Man (G.A.)” and “Crisis” – both produced by Kenny Lehman (Lemon). Both tracks pulled in some wonderful riffs and dance elements and help to bring the soul diva onto the dance floors of 1983. “Crisis” is just that – a woman fighting to keep her troubled relationship from breaking to the last piece of love and care. It can all be heard in Rhetta’s vocals once again where she makes the point several times and then brings it home.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub of “Crisis” together for this ReStructure Mix and worked a new angle for this one. A new focus on intro and also the breaks where all of the wind down is a waste of time.

• Love Queen Boogie - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Nonchalance

Nonchallance is a disco project from producer Tony Richard and lead by Patricia Snaric. Released in 1978 the single “Love Queen Boogie” is pure disco camp and more of what the magic realm of sexy disco music was for. The simple melodies are delivered in a light weight fashion along with our chanteuse giving her private fantasies reality. The track is a hidden gem for many of the hardcore French disco lovers and gives us another peak at the world that was formulated so many beautiful disco divas pouring out their hearts.

I have taken the 12” version of “Love Queen Boogie” and rewound the song into a new delivery using an iconic classic as an outline for this ReStructure Mix. There is a winding path now for the sensual yearning that is delivered and now as a pumping that cannot be midnight.

• You'll Never Find (Another Love Like Mine) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bill Fredericks

Bill Fredricks is a soul vocalist from an ensemble titled The Drifters and his career eventually lead him through the 70’s and 80’s dance movement where he recorded a cover of the Lou Rawls Philly classic of “You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine”. This dance cover was produced by Jerry McCabe (Viola Wills) and Nick Straker. More of an homage to the track in a simple of sincerity of delivering this beauty back to the dance floor in the 80’s manner. Bill leads into a nice warm vocal and leaves one wanting more of his own style in the timely cover.

I have taken the 12” version of Bill Fredricks' cover of “You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” and rewired the track for a new ReStructure Mix. There are parts of the original instrumental placed to bring back the feeling in some segments and more of Bill’s wonderful simplistic take on this classic.

• Love In 'C Minor - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sphinx

Sphinx is an Italian disco project with Luciano Ninzatti, Matteo Bonsanto, and Stefano Pulga. The trio also brought us Kano and Jimmy Ross. The electronic production is one of the albums which made the transition to the 80’s a slick move to hold on to many of the dance elements left from disco rein in the 70’s. Cerrone’s “Love In C Minor” is covered here and displays a wonderfully arranged instrumental with all of the bass and key segments intact. This venture gives the trio a nice credit to their musical abilities and also concludes how close their minds were attentive to the disco era of the 70’s. A close resemblance is the title of their group being “Sphinx” and the original song being written by Alec R. Costandinos who also has a disco group titled “Sphinx”.

I have taken the album version of Sphinx’s “Love In C Minor” and realigned the production into a new ReStructure Mix. Using the major pieces of the song to make this new version homage to the original in another new way.

• Baby Gets High - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Peter Brown

Peter Brown has made a mark in dance music history as one of the multi-talented musicians and writers in the industry. His work speaks for itself and lends to an achievement where each new release captures a new essence of his sound. The 1983 project titled “Back To The Front” is again one of his surprises where he takes pieces of his dance experience and ignites a new torch to carry. “Baby Gets High” is one of the releases from the project which is still one of the tracks which many has not received the club play but is a gem among jocks and collectors. This number is a night life stimulant with it light fuzzy sound and of course, Peter’s recognizable and mildly exciting vocal.

I have taken the 12” version of “Baby Gets High” and stripped as much of the rhythms that come into play for this ReStructure Mix. Added are a couple of new breaks and a bongo riff to dress up the new version.

• Silent Morning - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Noel

Noel Pagan is a Cuban-American vocalist who took hold of a freestyle groove in his track “Silent Morning” from 1987 and made dance floors move. This street-beat pounding rhythm of freestyle has been used early in the 80’s taking a new approach at breaking down the beat from the disco formula and adding a Latin feel with percussion and light keyboard riffs. It was a whole new sound that dance floors from New York, Miami and across the West Coast began to make a new stage for. Noel’s “Silent Morning” is one of the tracks produced by Paul Robb and features David Cole from C&C Music Factory on keyboards which emphasize the true maturity of this sound.

I have taken the 12” vocal, dub and instrumental of “Silent Morning” and re-patterned the beats and style of the track for this ReStructure Mix. A downbeat is placed in segments of the track to introduce the Miami street beat in a whole new way.

• Stop - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - valery Allington

Valery Allington is An Italo-disco project from Maurizio Sangineto (aka Sangy) – whose song titled “Stop” released in 1982 was a gift for those admired the electronic disco feats that had creased during the late 70’s. Italian disco has reformatted the whole arrangement with a simple structure of keyboards and sequencers along with vocalists relaying the message. As Vallery Allington informs her lover here that time is running out on their relationship when he constantly leaves her alone. This one was an instant hit in many of the progressive clubs who jocks could weave in this percolating energy into a program. It also gave was to Ms. Allington as a new act from a producer whose career took off into many direction in the 80’s. An Italo-disco gem!

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub mix to re-blend a new energy into this ReStructure Mix. Taking using of those filters sound to make the song once again relive its exciting elements.

• Love Will Find A Way - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pablo Cruise

Pablo Cruise is a 70’s soft-rock band whom started recording in 1975 and created an elegance of fans throughout the early 80’s. Their project from 1978 titled “Worlds Away” contained their big single “Love Will find A Way” – produced by Bill Schnee. Even though the song was a top radio hit in the rock arena it emphasized the rolling bass lines which made up the disco formula and although it is a soft rock styled ballad the sweetness, build and uplifting edge always gave me the pop-disco feel. The song’s vibrancy lives on with the many wonderful elements including the lead vocal by David Jenkins.

I have taken the album version of “Love Will Find A Way” and redefined the song in this ReStructure Mix. A more rhythm defined outline is created by using elements of the original song. Also, a segment from a classic Mike Oldfield project is injected to bring to mind the fusion in rock music during the early and late 80’s.

• L'amour Toujours L'amour - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Leonore O'Malley

Leonore O’Malley is a pseudo-artist produced by Michaele, Lana & Paul Sebastian – the trio that also gave us Madleen Kane, Theo Vaness, and Pacific Blue. Leonore released two projects and the first in 1979 titled “First..Be A Woman” which gives us the title track which gained some popularity and play and also “L'amour Toujours L'amour” which is homage to the heart and soul of love. The lead vocals are performed by Catherine Russell – and as many disco projects were to relay an image or so did this outline.

I have taken the album version of “L'amour Toujours L'amour” and realigned the funky drops and rolling energy into a new ReStructure Mix. The essence of the song is delivered in a new way and more of the full-on power is outlined.

• Exotic and Erotic - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sandy Marton

Sandy Marton is a singer from Zagreb, Croatia who began his recording career in the early 80’s and his arena followed the synth-pop sound with the Italian disco flare. “Exotic and Erotic” is a big single from his 1986 project “Modern Lover” and produced by Italian producer, Claudio Cecchetto (Bizzy and Co., Taffy). The track is one of the pieces which stand out with a chorus which builds from a story of an encounter with a woman who is eye catching and hypnotic. This was one of Sandy’s big numbers as became a club favorite for those who could not stop moving to that uplifting and energetic Italian disco.

I have taken the 12” versions of “Exotic and Erotic” and revamped the energy in this ReStructure Mix. I have added some new bongos to help the story along and also more of the bass driving this song into a frantic pace as it builds.

• Planet of Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Le Pamplemousse

Le Pamplemousse is W. Michael Lewis and Laurin Rinder – the duo who brought the underground to the surface with their funky and laid back dance tracks. Formerly El Coco and Discognosis these talented musicians are responsible for setting the 70’s disco movement into a new realm of rhythmic songs and compositions that extend into a light orchestral flare. “Planet of Love” is from the 1979 project by the same title and is one of the funkiest numbers created by Rinder and Lewis. It engages in an erotic motion of this play land where a groove makes it all seem real. Lead vocals by Carmen Twillie are an extra added sense of fantasy here. It is another hit for Le Pamplemousse and gives way to a new disco funk that in the hands of this group was created on the dance floor – for the dance floor.

I have taken the album version of “Plant of Love” and reworked a new takeoff for this ReStructure Mix. Some down beats are added to give the flimsy percussion a run for its money.

• Just A Gigolo - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Village People

Village People are the essence of the disco era. The fantasy, the escape, the groove. Created and produced by Jacques Morali who brings to the period a whole new feel of artistry and stage appeal. The second album by Village People is perhaps the most memorable for the underground cult following as its title presents “Macho Man” – one of their greatest stamps to their own commodity. Included in this package is also a cover of Louis Prima’s “Just A Gigolo” which is fitting once again for the outline of the group and also another opportunity to discover Victor Willis’ fabulous lead vocal which are soulful and spastically disco!

I have taken the album version of “Just A Gigolo” and recreated a fantasy ReStructure Mix bringing home Louis Prima’s version to warm up spots of this new version. Also beats pump up the already movin'’ energy to a new place for a new break and fade.

• Put A Little Love In Your Lovin' - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gene Page

Gene Page is a musician whose first project from 1972 was the soundtrack to “Blacula” – a black exploitation film. His work during the early 70’s including many talents from the jazz arena. His final solo project from 1980 titled “Love Starts After Dark” is one of the pieces from that disco-funk arena which brings some great tracks to life. “Put A Little Love In Your Lovin’” is an anthem within itself. It has a positive and uplifting message and many powerful moments when it is told by guest vocalist, Alex Brown. The track was one that I would enjoy breaking into a peak set and watching the rhythm and energy take over the floor. It was a nice hidden gem to break out every once in a while.

I have taken the album version of “Put A Little Love In Your Lovin’” and worked into the deeper edge of this ReStructure Mix. Giving way to the powerful vocals from Ms. Brown and the funk infused energy of the song. A new message is given in a whole new way.

• Unexpected Lovers - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pseudonym

Pseudonym is a high energy dance project from British producer, Nigel Stock – who also brought us Astaire, Charade and Mirage. This focus is on the 1985 Lime song “Unexpected Lovers” and a mild cover of the classic written by Denis and Denyse Le Page. The track is presented in the Passion Records flavor with heavy rolling bass and a dedicated arrangement to the original with only a switch on lead where it becomes “her” story rather than “his”. The beauty of the composition where two strangers suddenly find themselves falling in love overnight is a hard one to resist for a club record.

I have taken the 12” version of Pseudonym’s “Unexpected Lovers” and recreated a new arena for this ReStructure Mix. Some reminders of the power of the 80’s group Lime are sprinkled throughout the remix and the bass loops are used again to outline the new direction.

• Band On The Run - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Paul McCartney and Wings

Wings are a band from the early 70’s featuring Paul McCartney one of the disbanded members of The Beatles. They recorded throughout the 70’s and produced several pop-hits including “Goodnight Tonight”, “Live and Let Die” and “Band On The Run” which is spotlighted here as a new variation of dance fusion with its pop-rock edge. The track builds to a paced energy where the title outlines an escape of some sorts which most likely has a social attachment. It is one of the memorable moments from the early 70s in rock history and gives way to another sound and edge created by Mr. McCartney.

I have taken the album version of “Band On The Run” along with a previously released instrumental version to rework a new ReStructure Mix for this rock classic. It is driven by new beats and some percussion and yet still gives it the homage for pop-rock that it marks in history.

• Free - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kate B

Kate B is an 80’s new beat/house project from Frank De Wulf and J.P. Ruelle and features Caty Teirlynck and vocals. This hypnotic piece is one of the finales of the Belgium Beat era during the late 80’s. Heavy beats and bass are taken from the house movement and placed over more scarce arrangements as done with this somewhat airy piece of love song where Kate B implores an acquaintance of her availability for going the round. The keyboards here are simple yet effective. They play out in a segment in parts of the track that add to the eerie feel of the song.

I have taken the 12” versions from “Free” and added a more beat conscience base to this ReStructure Mix. It gives the after-hours sound to this already deep grinding recording. The vocals play out again as the sensual overtones and are kept along with the original feel from the keyboards and bass.

• More, More More - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Dayl

Dayl is an Italian disco project from producers Danny Fisher and Tommy Evans. If you are familiar with this duo as a production team then you are aware of the disco magic they performed on many of their project during the late 80’s under their own title: Evans and Fisher. This cover of Gregg Diamond’s production of Andrea True’s More, More, More” from 1976 is a Las Vegas crescendo explosion with a synthesized symphony accompanying Dayl’s sweet and light vocal. It is a showgirl extravaganza and plays out quite beautifully and in a new way. As this being one of the first disco tracks to catch my attention as a teenager this one is a must to preserve and no one other than Evans and Fisher make it work in a new way.

I have taken the 12’ vocal and instrumental of “More, More, More” and reunited the groove with more of a segmented approach on tis ReStructure Mix. I added some new drums and carried some of the existing percussion along for an extra punch.

• Take Away The Rain - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sidewalk

Sidewalk is high energy/electronic project from producers Ian Levine and Steven Wagner. Following their work on high energy dance music throughout the late 70’s and early to mid-80’s a perfected outline and arrangements. High energy music, a continuum of disco music had reached the peak of its own sound during the mid-80s. “Take Away The Rain” is one of the dance tracks which play out with perfection in arena for which it was created. The swirling sounds of electronic strings are the disco compass of time. The vocals have a touch of the 80’s free form and work well over the smooth arrangement which both Ian Levine and Steven Wagner created many times before and once again with this release.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Take Away The Rain” and recreated a dance storm for this ReStructure Mix. More of the bass sequencer patterns are used in several areas to give this new version a whole new direction.

• Disco Darling - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Top Secret

Top Secret is disco project from Canadian producers, George Lagios and Pat Deserio – both responsible for Bombers and Bob-A-Rela. This 1979 project is an electronic dance layout with the sensual vocals lending to the hypnotic beat of each track. One of the more popular tracks is a cover of the 1975 Walker’s song, “Dance On (Disco Darling)” which plays out as another “Dancing Queen” with the identity similar and the spotlight ion the same direction. This version from Top Secret is close to perfection as the female vocal winds in and out of the track with just the right amount of sex appeal and excitement. It is one of those sexy disco pieces that outlines the disco era in its space.

I have taken the album version of “Disco Darling” and recreated a new device for this ReStructure Mix. A new rhythm and clap track are used to bring the song into a more ecstatic arena and the ooh’s and ahh’s are once again used in new ways.

• Where's Your Love Gone - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Julie Stapleton

Julie Stapleton is an artist from the early 90’s who recorded the deep house track titled, “Where’s Your Love Gone” produced by Alexandre Kalunszynski, Chris Forbes and Nick Austin (better known as V4 Visons). This eerie piece has a whispery delivery from Julie when she states to her lover that is amicably over. The distance from the deep house edge and her somewhat carefree vocals work well in the mixture. Although this one may resemble one you may have heard during this extensive fusion period of house music it has many great qualities to remain in a memorable piece.

I have taken the 12” inch version of “Where’s Your Love Gone” and worked the deep bass mix into a new ReStructure Mix to pay homage to this period of house music. There is a new rhythm track to bring out the mellow edge of the song and a new fade out that calls for more closure.

• Keep It Up - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - L.U.P.O.

L.U.P.O. is Lutz Ludwig – a DJ of a Munich nightclub who took his mixing craft into recording his conceptual house music on the Low Spirit Recordings label in 1990. “Keep It Up” is his first single and one of the underground tracks which caught the attention of the hardcore club jocks. The emphasis on the groove is the power behind this one and the light spoken rap is an antidote for any party on the floor. This one is perhaps one of the cutting edges of new beat and house music where the groove is hard core art form and the layers working above are the fascination of an offbeat subject.

I have taken the 12” vocal, dub and afterhours mix of “Keep It Up” and moved this party into another space for this ReStructure Mix. Not only do we have a dialogue by “Cathy” here but also a cameo from another party starter from the 70’s, Ms. Gloria Gaynor.

• Midnight Rhythm - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Midnight Rhythm

Midnight Rhythm is a disco session project from producers Joe Long and Robby Adcock. This album released in 1978 is one of the monumental sounds of the shit and popularity of disco music. A full orchestra with layers of strings and horns along with the soon to be high energy feel which the end of the 70’s disco era demanded. The first single from the project “Workin’ and Slavin’ (I Need Love)” is one of the uplifting songs of that year and one of the big hits on dance floors. “Midnight Rhythm” is a single from the project which encompasses the nightlife as it moves and becomes a fantasy playground. This one is the sound of disco as it moved onto its final stages and uses the excitement that this period will always be known for.

I have taken the album version of “Midnight Rhythm” and rewired a new play for this ReStructure Mix. I have added some new drums and used the existing pieces that give the song its magic in a new edit.

Special thanks to Mr. Ramon Sandoval from Facebook who worked in this production bringing us the power of disco music forever.

• Work Hard - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode is an English electronic band who became one of the innovators of the 80’s dance sound. Their rein began quickly and lasted to this day and their sound continues to resonate with their original edge intact. The band consists of Alan Wilder, Andrew Fletcher, Dave Gahan, Martin L. Gore and Vincent John Martin. “Work Hard” is a single recorded in 1983 as a B-side to their hit “Everything Counts”. This is one of the moody and somewhat diabolical sounding tracks with their haunting vocals expressing the reality of life. It is one of my favorites as during its release it also created a new style of 80’s mixes where a sudden still may occur at any time in the song no matter what the energy level or typical flow may have allowed.

I have taken the 12” “East End Mix” and reworked the track for this ReStructure Mix giving more attention the into and of course a few new breakdowns. There are some great keyboards riffs which I have extended and recreated a new path for this new version.

• Get Ready To Go - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Tantra

Tantra is an Italian disco project from La Drogueria Di Drugolo, Quelli Del Castello and arranger, Celso Valli. Their project titled “Hills Of Kat Mandu” from 1979 is one of the wonders of dance music with its haunting yet enlightening sound. The session plays out like a mystic journey through each song as it gives an explanation of what is now and to come. It truly is one of the masterpieces of recordings. “Get Ready To Go” is a track from this project that also gives off a deep sense of understanding and mind full thinking with the tambura breaks giving off the powers of a meditative soul. The production is also one of the key factors where each track although somewhat similar give off its own energy. A trait with arranger Celso Valli many do not even realize the power of his work.

I have taken the album version of “Get Ready To Go” and took a deep dive into the piece as the outline for “Hills Of Kat Mandu” achieved. This ReStructure Mix gives a introduction to the answer and then plays out the lesson these verse from the chours bring to the light.

• I Can't Live Without You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor is a disco artist produced by disco pioneer, Jacques Morali (Village People, The Ritchie Family, Phylicia Allen) in 1983 and released on West End Records. This jittery electronic love song has some nice qualities which welcome Morali into the early 80’s dance arena where all of his big orchestrations are covered by heavy synthesizers and keyboards. This single was another of his new ventures as was his stint with the Earth Kitt disco tracks of the early 80’s.

I have taken the 12” version of “I Can’t Live Without You” and reimaged the track with a more melodic mix as the song intends. Breaking up the percussion breaks along with verse and the roaring chorus into a new ReStructure Mix.

• Zero - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gepy and Gepy

Gepy and Gepy are a disco group headed by Italian singer, Giampiero Scalamogna. Their 1979 project titled “Body To Body” is one of the early sings of disco music still holding its court in the early 80’s. Geoff Bastow who also gave us the 80’s gem “Don’t Stop” by K.I.D. arranged the tracks and does a beautiful job with “Zero”. This one always reminded me of an Engelbert Humperdinck love song cast to the disco beat. There is desperation of love here and a plea that creates a wonderful resonance for this love song. It is one of the pieces that fit into many of my high energy sets although the melody gives off a swirling orchestral like edge.

I have taken the 12’ version of “Zero” and redirected the love again for this ReStructure Mix. A new hardline beat and percussion are added to stir up the feet as well as more emotions.

• Barry White Medley - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Band of Gold

Band of Gold is an ensemble pieced into a session group by Dutch producer Jaap Eggermont – the man who made the “Let’s Do It” Medley into “Stars on 45” during the early 80’s. This 1984 project features a medley of hits by Barry White and done quite beautifully with the arrangements and these session vocalist reinterpreting the soul and disco hits again. This one was more of an impact with the top line production and gives each one of the cover versions a new appeal. From the early 70’s when Barry White was bringing his new orchestral fusion to soul music and bringing disco into the light – is captured here with the motion and heart.

I have taken the 12” version of Band of Gold’s “Barry White Medley:” and focused on the beautiful strings and swirling crescendos in disco form for this ReStructure Mix. Much of the content is rephrased and used only in pieces along with some new percussion and extended melodic parts of the dub version.

• I'll Dance To That - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sylvester

Sylvester is alive again with this track titled, “I’ll Dance To That” – from his 1980 album titled “Sell My Soul”. Produced by Harvey Fuqua and Sylvester this track gives us a nights celebration where life is good and promising so that the dance floor is “thanks”. A big chorus makes this one irresistible and uplifting. One of the great tracks from Sylvester which missed it opportunity as a big dance floor mover if released as a 12” remix – however Fantasy Records may have been grooming him for a big change as we find a year later in his jazz-fused “Too Hot To Sleep” project. It was the music that 1982 brought with Megatone Records which is what Sylvester was made to create.

I have taken the album version of “I’ll Dance To That” and rewired the energy for this ReStructure Mix to fill in lost time with this very talented man. Sylvester’s message gets relayed again with a more extensive move into the dance realm. It is what we know of Sylvester and will never forget.

• I'm Your Boogie Man - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Digital Game

Digital Game is an Italian disco project with Alessandro Novaga leading the project. They released three singles in the early and mid-80’s which were covers of K.C. and The Sunshine Band – with the electronic twist. “I’m Your Boogie Man” is their 1983 initial release which gives the bouncy rendition from the disco horns of the original version. Vocoders dictate the verses and chorus in an obviously robotic flare to give off a camp-like feature. The sequencers here are the sticks that make this Italian disco piece play out as a sort of mystery. It is clever and hard to resist for anyone who can remember doing “the bump” to the original.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub mix of Digital Game’s “I’m Your Boogie Man” and recreated a new kind of mischief for this ReStructure Mix. There are more flash edits to make the notes jump out into the crowd and a breakdown for the close.

• Burnin' Hot - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Jermaine Jackson

Jermaine Jackson is the oldest of The Jackson family and is also one of the successful solo artists of the 80’s. His work from a solo artist beginning in 1972 always displayed another talented man from the Jackson family. His 1980 project titled “Let’s Get Serious” contained another sensational dance track titled “Burnin’ Hot” which plays out just as it sounds. Another winding track with a funky baseline which builds into a rolling break full of energy. Produced by Jermaine and has some wonderful riffs which hold up the works where his success in the latter part of the 80’s gets real.

I have taken the album version of “Burnin’ Up” and rewired a new ReStructure Mix taking complete control over the breaks and flow of the new remix. There are several new segues into drop breaks and a winding fade out.

• Freak Your Boom Boom - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Hank Ballard And The Midnighters

Hank Ballard and The Midnighters is a vocal ensemble whose recording career began in 1958. The group went through several member changes – Hank Ballard, Henry Booth, Charles Sutton and Sonny Woods are the members who recorded their 1979 disco single, “Freak Your Boom Boom” – which was produced by Hank Ballard (also writer) and Luther Dixon. This track takes the soulful road with vocals that express that deep groove which plays out with a bass guitar and a lite drum beat. One of the great pieces which was lost in the many releases of that year. “Freak Your Boom Boom” is the outline that disco music was built on where the dance floor follows along and works out to the record. A nice return to the retro disco sound of the era.

I have taken the 12” version of “Freak Your Boom Boom” and resurfaced the song for this ReStructure Mix. There is a new heavy drum beat added along with some percussion to bring this one back to the floor for more.

• Premintal - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - D.A.N.

D.A.N. is an Italo-disco project from 1982 and produced by Romano Trevisani. This instrumental track uses heavy bass rhythm guitars to work a groove. It is one of the early Italo-disco pieces which once again took musicians utilizing their present skills to take part in the formulation of what this music from Italy was all about. It was the reshaping of the disco sound in a whole new way. “Premintal” is one of those pieces which may have been used for a transition mix, but the recording itself still plays out as a forerunner in a new style of music which would last throughout the 80’s.

I have taken the 12” version of “Premintal” and focused in a whole new direction for this ReStructure Mix. The new version plays out with excerpts from the 1976 version of “A Star Is Born” and features pieces of the soundtrack as a placement for this exercise.

• Catch Me (I'm Falling In Love) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Marsha Raven

Marsha Raven is a high energy vocalist from the U.K. whose first single titled “Catch Me (I’m Falling In Love)” began a whole new era of dance music called ‘high energy’. Produced by Ian Anthony Stephens in 1983 this powerhouse spectacle brings together the electronic age of disco arrangements with drums and soaring strings. The track itself has a built that takes on several movements and with Marsha Raven at the helm of vocals this one makes the return of the “disco dolly” inevitable for the 80’s. The song is one of the big moments dance floors again shifted into a “high” gear literally and also made dance labels aware that people were not quite finished with disco yet, again.

I have taken the 12” version of “Catch Me (I’m Falling In Love)” and rewired the energy into a ReStructure Mix which extends once again the energy and excitement. There is a cameo from Fontella Bass to clear the air and more breakdowns than ever thought possible for this classic.

 

• Love and Desire - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gina Desire

Gina Desire is an electronic disco project from Bobby Orlando. One of the big moments again for Orlando as he gained his momentum with projects and releases – where this single “Love and Desire” paints a similar edge to his past work yet plays out fresh. This single is a simple statement however the rolling bass synthesizers are the magic once again. It is as hypnotic as his earlier work at the start of the 80’s yet this one gives us the camp-side of high energy disco/dance music in a form that works. The vocals are provided by a studio vocalist in a sexy and vigorous performance.

I have taken the 12” version of “love and Desire” and re-lit the fire for this burning love song in this ReStructure Mix. The new power comes in loops and edits which outline the percussion and some of those heavy bass drops.

• The Promise - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - When In Rome

When in Rome are Andrew Mann, Clive Farrington, Michael Floreale and Rob Juarez. This English ensemble created one of the unforgettable dance tracks from 1987 titled “The Promise”. Produced by Ben Rogan this immediate hit was all over dance floors with its pleading vocals leading the chorus into many feet and minds. The track was a radio hit also where the band gained some notoriety and released a follow up CD in 2006. A heart fond of the love and dedication to their music makes this piece an old-school classic.

I have taken the 12” vocal. Dun and instrumental and reworked “The Promise” for this ReStructure Mix and in a new way. I focused on an underground and more after-hours feel for this version and have added the keyboard riffs for an airy and moody effect.

• Romance - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Billy Newton Davis

Billy Newton Davis is a soul, gospel and jazz singer/songwriter who released a singer titled “Romance” in 1981 – produced by Boh Tanasijczuk. This track is one of those pieces which have the elements of a classic underground number. It has a nice rhythm guitar and bass lead and rolls over and over into a fulfilling destination. It was one of the secret weapons that I would use to either win down a high energy night set or beef up an after-hours program. The production is dance floor intended and along with Billy’s vocals this track works like magic. Appears to be a simple execution but there is more under this great dance song as you let yourself go with it.

I have taken the 12” version of “Romance” and reworked a new ReStructure Mix to homage to both Billy as the leader of this recording and also the songs underground feel. I have reintroduced it with a new downbeat intro and a couple more added breaks.

• Rush Rush - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry is an icon of the 70’s. Her career beginning with Blondie, a nu-wave band made her move onto a solo career a lasting presence throughout the 80’s. “Rush Rush” is a single she released in 1983 – produced by Giorgio Moroder and is featured on the soundtrack to the motion picture, “Scarface”. This electronic pulsating piece has Moroder’s 80’s sound at the start of the transition. A wind-pipe sounding effect gives the song a nice rhythmic sound which echoes a touch of nu-wave-ish feel with the off notes and pattern. Debbie does another wonderful sexy delivery here that gives the song more mystery and movement for its play.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Rush Rush” and re-ignited a new force for this ReStructure Mix. There is a new strip down on the bass and some new pounding beats added atop the already frantic mix.

• Pump Up The Volume - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - M|A|R|R|S

M|A|R|R|S is Alex Ayuli, CJ Mackintosh, Dave Dorrell, Martyn Young, Rudy Tambala, Russell Smith and Steven Young. This innovative dance project was aimed at the house music sound which was becoming the outline for remixes and a new genre of music in the late 80’s. “Pump Up The Volume” is one of the big dance tracks of 1987 and plays out with emphasis on the scratch DJ and the rolling bass line. This one uses samples from pretty much all arenas and gives initial exposure to vocalist Ofra Haza. A medley of sorts yet it contains more of an art form of pieces and parts all united in one song.

I have taken the 12” club, instrumental and dub version of “Pump Up The Volume” and resliced the track in a new ReStructure Mix. My concept here is a step back to the disco rule and a few of the big riffs which made the dance floors move. There is more of a medley feel here and also a breakdown of some of those segments.

• We Must Believe In Magic - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gregg Diamond Bionic Boogie

Gregg Diamond Bionic Boogie is one of the forerunners of the early disco generation to create the outline of the music of its time and what was to come. His arrangements and productions were a touch of musicians playing out the groove along with the orchestral strings and rhythmic percussion of the dance floor fantasy. “We Must Believe In Magic” is from the first project from 1977 and features on vocals Gwen Guthrie, Yolanda Mc Colclough and Zach Sanders. The track is one of the uplifting anthem-like pieces from Diamond and plays out with a great deal of heart and soul. Like most of Diamond’s work there is an alternating message in the track that works within its own. A great piece from a classic album and the master mind of Gregg Diamond.

I have taken the album version of “We Must Believe In Magic” and refocused on extending this wonderful message. The intro has more of a whirling sensation applied and a closing with a fade out is provided for a reoccurring chance.

• Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Tears For Fears

Tears For Fears is Curt Smith and, Roland Orzabal. Their recording career began in 1983 and leads them onto releasing an 80’s anthem which outlines the sound of the synth-pop era. “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” is a rolling dance track which creates a hypnotic and realistic thought of where we are now. The chorus is perhaps one which holds on through time and falls well into the lyrics and power of the songs dynamic. Tears For Fears makes the 80’s seem more real than many songs of the time.

I have taken the 12” version and instrumental of “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” and reimagined the song as an early morning dirge to the suns rising. This ReStructure Mix takes pieces of the song and reworks the arrangement and adds a few new breakdowns and breaks to give it a lasting feel.

• Love On The Rocks - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lama

Lama is an electronic dance project from La Drogueria Di Drugolo and Quelli Del Castello also known as Katmandu Productions. Best known for their work on the Tantra/”Hills Of Kat Mandu” project along with conductor and arranger, Celso Valli (Passengers, V.I.S.A., Nuggets, Tantra) the magic is once again achieved in this cover of Lucio Battisti's song "Il Veliero" from 1976. The arrangement here transforms the original acoustic feel into a whirling pattern of sequencers and echoes of piano overtures. “Love Is On The Rocks” is a moody piece which works well with the genre that Katmandu Productions is best known for in the Italian disco genre. The vocals are as haunting as the silent yet crashing effects that seem to portray a relationship heading for disaster.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of Lama’s “Love Is On The Rocks” and reweaved a ReStructure Mix for another trip down this road. It features a new drum track and some percussion added to give the haunting effect of the song more of a push of energy.

• Drums On Fire - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gazuzu

Gazuzu is a group from The Netherlands led by Adams & Fleisner – a production team also known for tracks by Digital Emotion, Dr. Groove and Tempo Rubato. The full electronic assemblage was the sound of the mi-80’s with a touch of the street beats to give it flair. “Drums On Fire” is their 1982 single and plays out as it states – a drum beak with lots of ad-libs and fun along the way. A jungle disco in the works is more of a description. The group consists of Annelies Graave and René Portegies and is one of the pieces that made my dance floor party even more when the drums were placed on the dance floor.

I have taken the 12” long and instrumental versions of “Drums On Fire” and relit a new ReStructure Mix. This time around more of the crazy pieces of the feedback from the clan are extended and presented with new edits

• Pilot Error - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Stephanie Mills

Stephanie Mills is a diva among discophiles. Her music has been an effect on the dance floor from start which creates a powerful and lasting dance experience. “Pilot Error” is her 1983 release from the album “Merciless” – produced by David Wolfert and Gary Klein. This funk-disco track is an outline of a relationship whose problems arise from the lack of experience in dealing with issues – as the song portrays a serious moment gone awry. The production is one that plays out well with the beats and bass as the song catapults into an emotional disaster – but the dance aura works in the opposite direction.

I have taken the 12” version of “Pilot Error” and remapped the track into a new trip for this ReStructure Mix. Pieces of the percussion are used in new ways and there are some trigger loops to make up some new breaks.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Steven Greer – for his everlasting love for this great diva.

• Music Box - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Evelyn "Champagne" King

Evelyn “Champagne” King is a voice that will not soon be forgotten. The impact her talent made on the music industry is one that begins a soulful experience in disco music. Her single “Shame” from 1977 bridged the sound of soul and emotions to the disco arena. The effect was instant and gratifying giving this wonderful voice a stage for her music and energy. “Music Box” comes from her follow-up project from 1979 by the same title. Produced by Sam Peake and Theodore Life – along with Instant Funk and Luther Vandross as musicians and backing. This single is another example of Ms. King’s powerful vocal which play out with a rendition which gives the soul a moving experience. The piece is just as effective as her initial hit with a build and breakdown which makes the dance floor once again pay close attention.

I have taken the 12” version of “Music Box” and rewired a new ReStructure Mix to give this one another place. There are a few new breaks and looping edits to give it a new shine with the original soul intact.

• C'mon And Get My Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - D Mob introducing Cathy Dennis

D Mob is a British house music producer named Danny Poku – his venture with vocalist Cathy Dennis in 1989 is a Euro-house track that brought her to the forefront. Cathy Dennis became one of the club artists who seemed to pump out hit after hit during the early 90’s. “C’mon And Get My Love” is a fantastic track and gives Cathy an opportunity to exude her sensual and hypnotic vocal appeal. It would be her mainline to a new audience and a dance floor awaiting her next move.

I have taken the 12” vocal, dub and piano mixes of “C’mon And Get My Love” and rehoused the song with some new breaks and elements for this ReStructure Mix. Cathy’s sweet vocals are broken into segments for the beats and house bass to play a whole new game.

• Love Comes Easy - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Vera

Vera is one pf those dance projects which mark for me a period of new discovery and excitement. Following the fading of the disco era for myself there were a shortage of dance tracks that were beautiful, melodic and built of a pulsating beat. Vera is a project which was began by producer and musician Louis Toteda along with Patti Masi at the vocals – which created an instant club classic titled “Take Me To The Bridge” released in 1980. The production was a new found energy for dance and although it encompassed the disco edge the sound created a new need for this concept in the early 80’s. It was magic for me to hear a beautiful voice over sweeping music once again. “Love Comes Easy” is a single from Vera released in 1984 and was produced by Louis Toteda and Joe La Greca. It is another fine example of the new energy being created in the 80’s for dance music.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub version to recreate a new ReStructure Mix for those homage to the talented individuals involved. There are some new percussion riffs added and a cameo from The Commodores as fitting with the lush but tame energy here.

• In The Heat Of The Night - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Tapps

Tapps are a high-energy/dance project from Allan Coelho and Tony DaCosta and features vocalists Barbara Doust and Candy Berthiaume. Their music from 1983 to present has always been a welcomed feat to dance floors. Many of their singles are club classics that are now featured and rediscovered by many dance music enthusiasts. “In The Heat Of The Night” is their 1985 single – produced by Carolynne Saxton and John Forbes. This track is a departure from their fast moving energy pieces and takes on more of an 80’s rock-anthem in the after-hours form. A bit moody and emotional yet the essence of the single is the Tapps recipe which always brings together the group as a standing project for the dance floor.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental version of “In The Heat Of The Night” and reworked them for this new ReStructure Mix. There is more of the vocal and verse laid out for the power of this heartache in the night track. New drums are also added to give it a new shine.

• Prison - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Space

Space is a French disco project from Jean-Philippe Iliesco, producer and Ecama, and Roland Romanelli, arrangers. This band was a forerunner in the synth-electro sound where innovation was taking their sound into a realm in a futuristic arena. Their 1977 project titled “Deliverance” is one of their most incredible contributions in this genre of disco music. As Cerrone and Alec R. Costandinos set precedence for Euro-disco in the mid-70s – so did Space for this futuristic sound and delivery. “Prison” is the initial track from the album and features a powerful vocal from Ms. Madeline Bell – a vocalist who always has a recognizable and extreme edge to her tones. This track paints the story of an outside influence on an individual trapped in a torturous relationship and a plea to flee to arms that can release them. It is always the most incredible emotions in music Space and on the side of the spectrum their instrumental always relay a force beyond our own planet.

I have taken the album version of “Prison” and relaunched it in to new sound for this ReStructure Mix. There is a new intro to ready us for the drama ready to begin and more of the drums and percussion added to give this rhythm a new place.

• Want Ads - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ullanda

Ullanda McCullough is a voice that you have heard in dance tracks by Michael Zager Band, Thelma Houston, Joel Diamond, Quincy Jones and Rice and Beans Orchestra. Her debut solo album released in 1979 titled “Love Zone” gave this lady an opportunity to work her talented voice throughout several big disco numbers. The project was produced by Bernard Drayton, George McMahon and Leon Pendarvis. This package included a cover of the soul classic “Want Ads” from Honey Cone originally released in 1971.This polish disco version is a drama in a new way with the full arrangement bringing this song to life again. It is Ullanda’s step out into the spotlight and it was an exciting moment to hear this talent grow.

I have taken the 12” version of Ullanda’s “Want Ads” and redelivered it in a new package for this ReStructure Mix. Snippets of the original are placed for memorable moments and more of the track in reworked into a new play.

• Valley Of The Dolls - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Giorgio

Giorgio Moroder is the master player whom brought electronic music to the surface in the mid-70’s and on to becoming a motion picture composer using his own skills. His early disco projects are not only classics in the disco arena – they are also a plateau for many current artists and music followers. His trademark has always been the phasing of electronic keyboards and sequencers – the sound he brought to life with Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love”: in 1977. “Valley Of The Dolls” is another piece created for the motion picture “Foxes” release in 1980 – where he also produced several dance tracks on the double album. This movement of music contains points of the film where the drama plays out in extreme circumstances and relays the emotion and danger the film displays. Although it is most known to his hardcore followers it has the elements of Moroder and his best.

I have taken the album version of “Valley Of The Dolls” and rein spired a ReStructure Mix that aims right to the heart of the score itself for the dance floor. The fantastic rolling bassline is used over and over to give this new version a face that is indelible.

• On Hold - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Jolo

Jolo is Jo-Carol and Lauren Carter – two ladies who are better known as The Patrick Cowley Singers (along with Paul Parker). Performing on Cowley’s first two albums gave these ladies exposure and an audience. “On Hold” is their 1983 single – produced by Maurice Tani, Arthur Adcock and Jolo. This piece has a pop-edge to the sound and feel – it may have been an influence to mold to the rock-dance sound. Their harmonies are a bit more directed at a more Go-Go’s type of sound. This was a Megatone 12” single which marks the history of dance music from the masters who helped to take over the 80s – following the disco era of the 70’s.

I have taken the 12” version of “On Hold” and have given it a complete re-wiring for this ReStructure Mix. Adding some new downbeats and using the existing drum fills to give it more of a bold club feel. There is an edit on the arrangement and strip down closing to a drop out.

• Beat Of The Night - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Maggie

Maggie is a Canadian disco project from the one and only Mr. Robert Ouimet – the man who is one of the talented individuals who have dedicated his life to making dance/disco music his cause and reputation. His production here with “Beat Of The Night” from 1984 is one of the pieces I always considered “spectacle” disco where the heart and soul is set on celebrating the aura of the club scene. The mood sets a fantasy of a night filled with excitement and always something to lift the spirit. It is the true essence of what I always believed disco music was about also. Maggie does a wonderful time here with her convincing lure of promise where the song makes the temptation hard to resists.

I have taken the 12” club and instrumental version of “Beat Of The Night” and reworked the “beats” to focus a new direction in this ReStructure Mix. I have pulled the fabulous drum beats into several new areas where the display of the “beats” makes way for a new experience.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Mr. Robert Ouimet – thank you for life’s work in making the mirror ball shine on-and-on!

• High Energy - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix -Timbuli

Timbuli is a Euro-house/techno cover of Evelyn Thomas; 80’s classic, “High Energy” – produced in Germany by Rachid Nouri, Amir Saraf, Mehmet Sönmez and Ulli Brenner. This cover is aimed at the techno dance floor where the beats reave up faster and faster to keep pace with a hopping dance floor. It is quite mild and flowing along with the new vocal from Timbuli which is somewhat buried in the back but adds a new mystique in the new experience. The pulsating beats make this as exciting as the context of the track where the new energy is definitely “high”.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub of Timbuli’s “High Energy” and reignited it for this ReStructure Mix. There are pieces of the original version produced by Ian Levine and Fiachra Trench to punch up moments of the new remix and pieces of the new version that are extended and re-flashed.

• Under The Boardwalk - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Tom Tom Club

Tom Tom Club is a spin off from Talking Heads led by Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz. Their big club hit “Genius Of Love” from 1981 gave them a led in an alternative synth-pop dance arena. Always a sense of creativity and innovation in their sound and approach to dance music. “Under The Boardwalk” is a cover of The Drifters 1964 pop/soul hit. This again another creative approach at a remake where a reggae stylized rhythm is applied and the cartoonish-like vocals fit perfectly and snug in their place. This was a big hit for my club and also for many nights where a wind-down was required and this one always worked magically.

I have taken the 12” version of “Under The Boardwalk” and reapplied the rhythms here to a new ReStructure Mix. The original plays a part in this version and also gives way to a longer and more laid back arrangement.

• Warlord Part 2 - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Immortals

The Immortals are an electronic disco project from Ian Guenther and Willi Morrison – the duo who brought us some of the most phenomenal dance projects including. THP Orchestra, The Grand Tour, The Duncan Sisters, Sticky Fingers and Skatt Brothers. This venture from the disco productions of the 70’s to the synth-pop of the 80’s was a curve ball for their game. “Warlord Part 2” is the B-side to their 1979 release is a sense of power in the direction to where dance music was headed. This fantasy tale of a “game of thrones” feel of players is an all most make shift for a theme for action as it plays out with a reality. It is one of their turns into a new area and genre of dance music and is successful as many underground disco fans are aware of this club record.

I have taken the 12” version of “Warlord Part 2” and have taken the fantasy into a new ReStructure Mix. The beats have been electrified and pulsed up for a new groove for this almost theatric sound and imaginative feel.

• Tie U Up - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Three Degrees

The Three Degrees are one of the golden voices of soul and disco music. Many of their hits are made thanks to their beautiful harmony and delivery. “Tie U Up” is from their 1989 project titled “..And Holding” – produced by Buzz Amato and John Abbey. A departure from their high energy disco numbers of the late 70’s and early 80’s and onto a funk-driving bass and kick drums. A touch of the Jimmy Jam – Terry Lewis feel from Janet Jackson’s “Control” project. This one gives the ladies a bit of defiant love and dedication to a heart. The chorus is self-explanatory and gives this piece a touch of sleaze but still elegant thanks to these three ladies.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental versions of “Tie Me Up” and re-secured it for this ReStructure Mix. There are some new beats and percussion added to guide the funk of the groove into a hardcore dance track.

• Together Forever - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Rick Astley

Rick Astley (Richard Paul Astley) is a singer from the U.K. whose voice ignited the mid-80’s with beautiful and soulful results. His first project produced by Stock Aitken and Waterman is one of the most memorable of the time. Rick has a fantastic voice which has the effect that Barry White had in the early 80’s. It was a romantic feel and the dance tracks which SAW created were perfection for this celebrated new star. “Together Forever” is from his 1987 album “Where Ever You Need Somebody” and is the outline of the powerhouse productions that the three producers were well at creating and along with Rick’s vocals the music is still intriguing and uplifting.

I have taken the 12” version of “Together Forever” along with a short instrumental the new “reimagined” ballad piece and reworked a new ReStructure Mix for this classic. The bass synths are realigned and re-patterned and a break in the energy is put to a halt for a slow climb back to the energy.

• Rock City - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Roderick Falconer

Roderick Falconer is a glam rock artist from the mid-70's. His second album titled “Victory In Rock City” from 1977 featured the track “Rock City” – which is a tribute to the rock genre and mentioned artist, The Beatles and their contribution at creating rock and roll history. Falconer’s single became a part of the disco single phenomena thanks to it 60’s edge groove and upbeat rhythm. It is one of the pieces that are a crossover during a time when rock and disco could share their identities calmly. This one works for those who love alternate tracks that move like a club anthem.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Rock City” and have re-wired the song for this ReStructure Mix. The fantasy that exists within Falconer’s lyrics playout as The Beatles make their cameo several moments within this mix.

• You Can't Help (Sentimental Sunday) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Flesh

Flesh is Coral Gordon, Janice Hoyte, Stephen Lironi and Douglas Macintyre – an ensemble produced by Steve Harvey from 1985. “You Can't Help (Sentimental Sunday)” is one of my favorite club records of that year. A big hit for my dance floor and one that was infectious drawing more and more to the floor as the track played on. There is so much in this track that it feels complete and secure within its own sound. I always pictured this as an underground hit for The Pointer Sisters at the time – however Flesh is one with two great female vocalists who make the songs lesson – where meeting a new love interest on Saturday makes Sunday feel “sentimental”. It has everything from great keyboard breaks to vocal riffs.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental versions of “You Can't Help (Sentimental Sunday)” and rewired the energy into this ReStructure Mix. I have extended the intro and placed more of those gospel-hard hitting organ breaks into play in this mix.

• Donna Rouge - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Fake

Fake is a Swedish band whose big hit “Donna Rouge” from 1982 is an Italo-disco gem. A touch of the 80’s synth-pop edge on the reminiscent vocals and has always brought to mind the “new romantic” sound of the 80’s, This slick piece of dance material flows like a wonderful melody in the Italian disco flair. It is perhaps one of the most influential for those who were hearing this sound for the first time. Produced by Fabio Sbaragli – this one bears all of the innovation that Italian disco music had successfully utilized brining the 80’s a new catalogue and artists and songs such as Fake’s “Donna Rouge”.

I have taken the 12” version of “Donna Rouge” and the 7” instrumental to rework its magic into a new ReStructure Mix. A heavy downbeat brings this version into more of house feel and some elements that are used to push the limits a bit more are a part here.

• Ending Up On A High - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Seventh Avenue

Seventh Avenue is a high-energy project from “the masters”, Ian Levine and Fiachra Trench. This is a concept group which began in 1979 with their album “Midnight In Manhattan” and then revised in 1984 with the release of the single “I Hear Thunder” which brought their upbeat Broadway celebration feel disco arrangements into a new dance period with a full electronic arrangement. A new line up of men were assembled for the group and a make-over created a whole new, yet reminiscent view of the concept group. “Ending On A High” is another bright and swirling love song with the two discovering a new found affection when close to a break up. The track did quite well in the dance palaces which featured anthem dance tracks as a norm and club that clamored for high energy.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Ending Up On A High” and as being a favorite of my own, I reignited the piece for this ReStructure Mix. The accapella intro has become the movement of the remix and some new arrangements on verses and choruses are newly placed.

• Stop In The Name Of Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gloria Gaynor

Gloria Gaynor is disco music’s muse. Her voice has been the soulful sound of disco music since the inception of her recording career in 1975. “Stop In The Name Of Love” is her cover of the Motown classic from Diana Ross and The Supremes. It is from her project “Gloria Gaynor” released in 1982 and produced by Amir Bayyan. This is one of the most in-depth approaches at a cover of a classic where it is completely edged with a new sound as Gloria’s vocals transform the pop track into a soulful rendition. A nice rhythm and blues arrangement and sound make it shine as if it were bringing the song to light for the first time.

I have taken the 12” version of Gloria’s “Stop in The Name Of Love” and revised it again for this ReStructure Mix. There is a longer intro and a take on the original arrangement for a new approach.

• Money Runner - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Scotch

Scotch is an Italian disco ensemble created in the early 80’s and features
Fabio Margutti, Franz Felleti, Franz Rome, Manlio Cangelli and Vince Lancini. Their single “Money Runner” from 1985 is one of the pieces which helped to move Italo-disco into a new sound utilized the power beats and keyboards with a touch more of the house-sample touches along the way. It is one of their strongest dance tracks and a story that is up to whatever you feel within the chants and verses. It is produced by Zambelli Bros and has a lasting crescendo that will bring back that brightly lit dance floor igniting from the motion and energy of the music.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Money Runner” and retouched the song for this ReStructure Mix. The rap segments are removed and more emphases are placed on delivering that breaks and chorus pieces.

• What Have I Done To Deserve This? - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pet Shop Boys / Dusty Springfield

Pet Shop Boys are the magic of the 80’s. Their contribution to the 80’s is priceless when you look closely at the music and their main focus which has always been to deliver a dance track celebrating that entire disco created in the 70’s. Their clever wits and phrases helped to make their new sound as alternative as possible while feeding beats and rhythm into the dance floors. “What Have I Done To Deserve This” is a fine example of a feeling of walking into the middle of a conversation and still understanding its presence. It is from their 1987 album titled “Actually” and shines along with a guest vocal from Dusty Springfield – making this more confusing and even more of a gem.

I have taken the 12” and dub version of “What Have I Done To Deserve This” and descrambled their message in this ReStructure Mix. It is displayed as a montage pf the song itself and reworked to give itself a whole new identity.

• Too Hot To Stop The Rock - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Keith Zorros

Keith Zorros is a rock artist from the late 70’s who recorded one of the big energy dance tracks of 1980 – “Too Hot To Stop The Rock”. This single was a big hit for many clubs that were breaking the rock edge with their disco program as this piece is a cross between pop-rock and disco. The vocal plays out with a nice rockin’ feel and also breaks down in parts of the track with some nice harmonies. This one is recognizable piece and gives off the disco era when many artists were still friendly and attempting to delve onto the dance floors to give the disco edge their own flavor.

I have taken the 12” version of “Too Hot To Stop The Rock” and broke it down to recreate this ReStructure Mix. There are more of the bongo fills and some breaks that appear from chorus lines and that rolling bass line.

• Nasty Girl - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Vanity 6

Vanity 6 is Vanity (Denise Katrina Matthews), Brenda Bennett and Susan Moonsey. This trio is one of project brought together by Prince who was moving in many directions at the time with his music and talent. “Nasty Girl” is there single from 1982 and has a rolling funk beat pattern which is a strip down of the groove itself. It is a sleaze number that always raised quite a few feet and eyebrows. Now an 80’s old school/.funk classic this one plays out as always in the deepest of eroticism.

I have taken the album version and instrumental of “Nasty Girl” and rewired the segments into a fast moving ReStructure Mix. The rhythm is pumped with more drum tracks and the vocal are spared with a more censored application.

• Mind Over Matter - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - E.G. Daily

E.G. Daily is an 80’s artist whose recording career began in 1985 and a big club hit produced by Harold Faltermeyer titled “Love In The Shadows” – which became an instant dance floor anthem. Her singe “Mind Over Matter” was released in 1987 and was a Stock Aitken and Waterman powerhouse dance track. It was the sound that made the 80’s worth dancing to and along with E.G.’s driving vocal this one is always remembered. One of the big peak songs for my club and always a welcomed piece for those tea dances.

I have taken the 12” versions of “Mind Over Matter” and have given it a new ReStructure Mix for a tribute to a great combination of artists and producers. The main ingredients are still intact where I have only added a new dropout break and a few new percussion pieces.

• Runaway - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - One-Two-Three

One-Two-Three is a dance project from producer Bobby Orlando in 1983 – and features Bobby Orlando, Debby Gaynor and Tony Caso on vocals. The electronic dance project opened with the single “Runaway” which is another tale of a man distraught over the grattude for assisting a lover through hard times – very much a continuum of Human League’s “Don’t You Want Me”. The eerie feel of this track gives you more of the ominous heartbreak and disposal of ones necessity in a shattered relationship. This one is another one of Orlando’s brain-child projects of the time and gives us another outline of what his talent can create.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Runaway” and reworked a new ReStructure Mix feeding off of the moody sound of the original. I have placed a few pieces of soundtrack from Ennio Morricone into the mix for a sound that plays out just as mysteriously as the song itself.

• Love Is Calling - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ella Toy

Ella Toy is an Italo-house project from Walter Cremonini and Mario Albanese released in 1991. Following the success of the 1990 Italian group Black Box it was the open gates for the Italian house movement to create their own style of bass driven dance music. More of the sample feels as in the M.A.R.R.S. track “Pump Up The Volume” and a unique edge where recorded vocals could be used in the same manner. “Love Is Calling” is an infectious piece in this genre that makes it all worthwhile. The intricate weaving of the big band horns are the energy that makes the song work like magic. This was always a favorite of mine and one that lit many nights a fire on dance floor.

I have taken the 12” club and dub versions of “Love Is Calling” and rewired the pieces into a new ReStructure Mix. I have spaced apart the vocal and added a new drum beat along with a fierce kick to guide the song in its new form.

• It's A Way - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lucrethia & The Azoto 14,008

Lucrethia & The Azoto 14,008 is an Italo-disco project from producer and arranger Celso Valli from 1978. This is one of the Italian disco projects which headed the end of the 70’s onto a whole new sound for disco music. The electronic sequencers and keyboards became a standard outline for the energy as it evolved. “It’s A Way” is the initial track from the project and it one of the happiest tracks with an uplifting feel. It outlines the chorus of carnival in celebration. This may have been one of the influences of productions like Peter Jacques Band during the mid-70’s. Celso Valli leads this project again and you feel and hear his influence over the magical arrangements where even mandolins are used to accentuate the rhythms. It is one of the great disco albums with more of what was to come later in disco history,

I have taken the album version of “It’s The Way” and reworked the synthesizers and joyous keyboards for this ReStructure Mix. There are more breaks along the road here and a fade out for the excitement to slowly subside.

• Standing In The Shadows of Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cerrone

Fever is a group featuring Dennis Wadlington, Joseph "Joe" Bomback and Dale Reed. Their self-titled first project from 1979 is disco classic and was produced by Dale Reed, Marty Blechman (Megatone Records) and Johnny Hedges. The 2 sided double medley contains some of the most exciting dance tracks from the period. The production is an early sign of the disco sound and production maturing into a synth-pop vehicle for the 80’s and eventually become high energy. Fever has always delivered the dance tracks that made an innovative statement. “Over The Edge” is the finale track from the side two medley and is the focus of this ReStructure Mix. I have used the slamming piano tracks and percussion to recreate a closing of the powerful statement that this group has made in the closing of the disco era.

I have taken the album version of “Over The Edge” and placed it in a montage of the Fever project for this ReStructure Mix. It moves along with some new drum tracks to beat the power up a few and also some new breaks.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Mr. Dennis Wadington and his work with Fever and his contributions to disco history.

• Over The Edge - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Fever

Fever is a group featuring Dennis Wadlington, Joseph "Joe" Bomback and Dale Reed. Their self-titled first project from 1979 is disco classic and was produced by Dale Reed, Marty Blechman (Megatone Records) and Johnny Hedges. The 2 sided double medley contains some of the most exciting dance tracks from the period. The production is an early sign of the disco sound and production maturing into a synth-pop vehicle for the 80’s and eventually become high energy. Fever has always delivered the dance tracks that made an innovative statement. “Over The Edge” is the finale track from the side two medley and is the focus of this ReStructure Mix. I have used the slamming piano tracks and percussion to recreate a closing of the powerful statement that this group has made in the closing of the disco era.

I have taken the album version of “Over The Edge” and placed it in a montage of the Fever project for this ReStructure Mix. It moves along with some new drum tracks to beat the power up a few and also some new breaks.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Mr. Dennis Wadington and his work with Fever and his contributions to disco history.

• Walk Like A Man - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Divine

Divine is one of disco performers who landed in the right direction during the early 80’s. His early career as John Waters’ cult movie icon was a definite twist for a 6’2” transvestite to find his way to the disco stage. His early recording with disco producer, Bobby Orlando captures the camp and energy that his stature presented as a performer. In 1985 Divine released a cover of the 1963 Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons hit “Walk Like A Man” – this time around done in a more camp-esque fashion. The single was produced by Barry Evangeli and gives a full electronic production for this diva to play in. Lots of sequencers mimicking the Moroder “I Feel Love” outline and of course just enough percussion to give it that Dead Or Alive feel.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental to the cutting board for this ReStructure Mix and worked this one with more of arrangement based on the vocals. There is a new drop bear added and some jaw harp accepts to fulfill the western edge of the song.

• New York - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Flower

Flower is a singer who is known in the late 70’s as a sexy playmate turned disco singer. Her first project was produced and arranged by Ritchie Rome (The Ritchie Family) and gave her the underground classic “How” in 1979. Her career moved throughout the 1983 where her sensual voice still echoes the sound of the disco era. “New York” is her single from her 1982 project produced by David Chackler – a song which emphasizes a distraught lover whose love is taken away by the glitz and glamour of New York City’s nightlife. This one fits into the early high energy genre for not only the fast moving chorus but also the pumping rhythm section. It was a welcome track on my dance floor for the time and gave the peak hour a nice workout.

I have taken the 12” of “New York” and rewired the song for this ReStructure Mix. I have used one of the keyboard riffs as the outline for a new dub-like mix. More breaks are dragged into the scene here and Flower again is given her stage.

• Time Bomb - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Angie Gold

Angie Gold (Angelina Fiorina Kyte) is one of the high energy vocalists whom helped to bring the era to excitement. Her big dance floor hit “Eat You Up” from 1985 was a track that made dancers move to the threats of a disheartened romance in a new outline. The Passion label is the force behind the productions by Les Hunt and the piercing vocals by Ms. Gold. The same year she released “Time Bomb” which is another track that made dance floors go “boom”! It was the delicate approach that Angie takes to her delivery and those in a chorus can add the energy to the crescendo. She is always known for this style and is one of the most celebrated of it.

I have taken the 12’ vocal and instrumental of “Time Bomb” and reignited a ReStructure Mix using more of the instrumental to add to the fuse. There is build every so often to remind us of the power of Angie Gold.

• Satisfied - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Madeleine Uzho

Madeleine Uzho is a vocalist whose 1983 project “Satisfied” was released on Galaxy Records – produced by Tommy Ekman and Christer Sandelin from Sweden. The single “Satisfied” was included on Disconet Records (Volume 5 Program 12) and received her much deserved exposure to discotheques whose jocks were giving a taste of lower bpm electronic funk. This one plays out in a sexy manner as Madeleine tempts her lover into the realm of being complete and the effect lingers on. This is one of those import singles for the US which was discovered only by those DJs who knew what to place and where.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Satisfied” and re-erected a new ReStructure Mix moving a new intro and some new elements to the mix. This is more room for Madeleine to take her stance and some drop outs to take the rhythm seriously.

• Don't Let Me Down Again - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - M.B.O. 99

M.B.O. 99 is an Italodance project from Mario Boncaldo and Angelo Valsiglio. The theme of the band is an obvious continuum of their 1982 project Klein and M.B.O. and the sharp electronic riffs and girlish vocal by Naimy Hackett. “Don’t Let Me Down Again” is a slick moving high energy piece with the hand claps which make the foundation of the song rock and the down beat synthesizers to move the floor. This one will capture the attention of anyone who is a lover of Italo-disco. It has a wonderful arrangement and a few riffs that may hold on to your senses.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Don’t Let Me Down Again” and refocused on using the pieces that make this magic for a ReStructure Mix. Some pieces of the song are used in a new way and the vocal is once again yearning for understanding.

• Against All Odds - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Willie & Co.

Willie & Co. is an Italo-disco project from the Disco Magic Record Company. Their 1993 release of “Against All Odds” is an Italodance piece that is a cover of the Phil Collins song from the same film title. This execution is similar to the style of Double You and their cover of “Please Don’t Go” a year earlier in 1992. The house beats are the formation of the rhythm and pump on and on as most house music of the end of the 80’s and early 90’s create. This one has a familiar vocal also which directs the source from that era of dance music. It is done quite well with the melody placed into the dance beats and also is successful in creating emotion for the dance floor.

I have taken the 12” versions of Willi & Co. and their cover of “Against All Odds” and reworked the arrangement for this ReStructure Mix. A longer intro and some new drum beats are added to give the song more of a stage appeal

• Together - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lime

Lime is Denis Le Page and Denyse Le Page and this duo changed the direction of dance music in the early 80’s. Their sound became iconic on dance floors from the inception of their first single in 1980 titled “Your Love”. The heavy percussive framework, igniting keyboard riffs and their unique vocals made the 80's the right place and time. “Together” is from their 1983 project titled “Line 3” and again is the genius of Denis Le Page and his dedication to creating an electric symphony of sound for his love songs and unusual themes. This piece is the groups sound rolled into one offering. It has Denis leading the vocals into a mesmerizing love song which pours out heart with a sweet and simple melody. It is the energy which made the 80’s a great place to dance.

I have taken the album version of “Together” and reworked the track again for this ReStructure Mix. Adding new drum beats and some percussion to help emphasize the love and excitement and also rearranging the choruses to give it a new flair.

• Fire - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Radiorama

Radiorama is a Euro-synth band from Italy with a hardcore edge for any lover of Italo-disco. Their music created by Mauro Farina and Giuliano Crivellente is always a bit mystical in execution. “Fire” is from their 1988 project titled “The Legend” and has a powerful punch with several riffs which create a fantasy and play with the obvious ‘fire’ brought on by desire. It has always been one of my favorite of the genre and still presents that glorious celebratory feel with its imaginative arrangement.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental and rewired this track for this ReStructure Mix. Blending more of the instrumental into this remix are the guidelines to give way to more of the playful theme and energy of the song.

• Calling All Boys - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Flirts

The Flirts are a female trio created by producer Bobby Orlando. Their first album titled “Dime A Dance” was an 80’s sensation as it introduced the trio with an electro-new wave sound and also a synth-pop dance arena. Not only did the alternative dance floors favor their tracks, so did the dance floors whom were wondering into a new era of dance music from 70’s disco. “Calling All Boys” is one of the pieces that 1982 welcomed with the percussion driven and heavy synthesized arrangements that Bobby Orlando was bringing to dance floors. The piece is a campy rip into women adoring the hot shots on the horizon and letting them know. It is pure fun and has always been a favorite of fans of The Flirts.

I have taken the 12’ version of “Calling All Boys” and rewired the track for this ReStructure Mix. A new neutron beat is laid over the original and the pieces of the song that emphasize the most are given a new stage.

• Always On My Mind - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys are the 80’s super group in the direction of keeping dance music alive in the electronic age of synth-pop. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe were creating a new edge of music which encompassed a moody feel in many new areas and themes. In 1987 their production of a dance version of Willie Nelson’s 1982 ballad “Always On My Mind”. Quite a feat for the raised energy and sound of the new Pet Shop Boys venture with a symphonic edge layering the rolling sequencers. This one was an instant hit for the duo and for me kudos to them for taking one of the beautiful ballads and placing it on the dance floor in a whole new way.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of Pet Shop Boys’ “Always On My Mind” and rewound the recording for this ReStructure Mix. I have used more of the bass beats as a foundation for the new layout and also added a few new beats and percussion for the finishing touch.

• High - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Skyy

Skyy is a New York City funk/disco group produced by Randy Mueller (formerly of Brass Construction). The band included Anibal Sierra, Bonny Dunning, Delores Dunning Milligan and Denise Dunning Crawford with a sound that became the New York funk explosion and later fused the early 80’s with the Prelude label funk era. “High” is from their 1980 album “Skyway” and is a love anthem with many wonderful riffs which explain how this band and Randy Mueller were able to make them an icon and now classic band. The track is one of their signature numbers that not only lays out their ability to create a groove but also bring back the disco-funk era in full.

I have taken the album version of “High” and reworked the track for this ReStructure Mix and homage to the Skyy-sound. The beats are given some new tread with some percussion and the arrangement is separated for a lengthier message.

• Disco Squeeze - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Extensive Care

Extensive Care is a disco ensemble from producer Peter Di Milo – the master who brought us early underground club disco from Erotic Drum Band and also pieces from Ann Joy and The Pussycats. Extensive Care is one of his early 80’s releases and makes disco music as exciting as it was during the mid-70’s. The fast rolling energy of this piece titled, “Disco Squeeze” is a workout for the feet and again gives Di Milo his creative freedom to give the disco chorus more than a place for fantasy. This one is from start to finish the high energy sound which became the crescendo of the disco era.

I have taken the album version of “Disco Squeeze” and rerouted the energy into this ReStructure Mix. The percussion riffs are broken down throughout the new arrangement and more placement of the excitement is created.

• Jealous Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Hazell Dean

Hazell Dean is another voice in the early 80’s who brought high energy music to the board. Her 1983 dance floor hit “Searchin’ (I Gotta Find A Man)” was a contribution to that period of dance music and helped make the transition a welcomed moment. Hazell had been recording since 1975 and made her move onto dance floors seem somewhat effortless – but there is plenty of talent behind this woman. “Jealous Love” is her single from 1983 produced by Willi Morrison and Ian Guenther – who were responsible for THP Orchestra, The Grand Tour, The Duncan Sisters, Southern Comfort and Sticky Fingers. This was also their moment to transition from their big band disco productions of the 70’s into the electronic high energy sound of the 80’s. “Jealous Love” is a last-chance for romance for a lover who makes every opportunity for drama. The sequencers and percolating keyboard effects make this one a flowing number with enough of the diva to make us connect to its force.

I have taken the 12” version of “Jealous Love” and reworked the track with more of a dub-feel for this ReStructure Mix. There is a new under beat to kick up the drama and of course the sequencers working again, overtime!

• The Rain - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Oran "Juice" Jones

Oran “Juice” Jones is a vocalist who helped bring the end of the 80’s to a full-funk closing with his 1986 track “The Rain” – produced by Russell Simmons and Vincent F. Bell. Also on the early Def Jam Recordings label with a hard beats foundation which was being used as dub-mixes from popular tracks being stripped down. This story of double sorrows occurring simultaneously with a romance. The song was quite the answer to the soulful and funk necessities of its time and remains one of the memorable moments on dance floors at the time.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub beats versions of “The Rain” and brought them into a new ReStructure Mix and a few pieces of new grooves. The Spinners and Grace Jones make unusual cameos and help to make this groove one with more than just heartbreak taking place.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to John Manning – with thanks for requesting it as a project along with the Spinners classic and also for being just an all-around good guy.

• Mind Warp - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Patrick Cowley

Patrick Cowley is one of the early musicians who could fuse the sounds of melting sound waves onto a dance floor and create energy. Following the steps of pioneers like Giorgio Moroder, he moved the 80’s into whole new realm of music with his talent and devotion to dance music. “Mind Warp” is from the album of the same name and is a continuum of his “Menergy” phase where a weaving of sequencer and keyboards play out like a rolling wave. This one is hos simplest of programming yet contains all of the pieces which create his art in the basic form. Cowley made the 80’s a psychedelic disco arena and many dancers followed.

I have taken the album version of “Mind Warp” and recreated a new trip for this ReStructure Mix with Cowley’s purpose in focus. I have added a few accepts from Dr. Timothy Leary to bring some knowledge to the mind willing to use it.

• Now That We Found Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Third World

Third World is a Jamaican reggae band who fused soul, funk and disco with their rhythms. Their 1978 album “Journey To Addis” contained their single “Now That We Found Love” which also made a big move to the dance floors and gave the band their first disco 12” single. The track is a unifying anthem which takes the elements of reggae and transforms the song into an anthem. Produced by Alex Sadkin and written by the Philly-legendary team, Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff. A big dance treat for those who love the alternative dance tacks.

I have taken the 12” version of “Now That We Found Love” and worked a new ReStructure Mix to pay tribute to Third World and this classic number. More beats and percussion are added to give the rhythm more emphasis. The winded remix uses all of the energy with more love added.

• Can't Get Enough Of Your Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Taylor Dayne

Taylor Dayne is one of the 80’s notable pop-dance artists who made dance floors come alive with excitement. “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love” is her 1993 cover of Barry White’s soul/disco classic – produced by Robert Clivillés and David Cole of C & C Music Factory, This one is an example of how a new voice can capture the magic over again with a deviate delivery and range. The production is close to the arrangement as the original although the double 12’ remixes released during the album were hardcore club house trax. Taylor gives this number her own style yet she brings more emotion to the realness of this love song.

I have taken the 12” extended album club mix of “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love” and also the instrumental to bring to play a new ReStructure Mix. The extended intro is one of the pieces that give this new take more mystery and the works on Taylor’s word play are also re-traced.

• Get Ready For The Future - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Winners

Winners are Andrew Gadsden, Bobby Gene Hall, Jr., Herbert Ford, John M. Wells, Michael L. King, Steve Scales, Tinker Barfield and William Armour. A funk/disco band produced by Steve Tyrell and Fred Frank on one lone album and various singles. “Get Ready For The Future” is from their 1978 self-titled project and is one of the well-known underground classics from The Loft during its rotation. The piece is a funky mood with plenty of bongos, keyboards and psychedelic synth breaks – a close following of The Temptations 60’s hip approach. This one plays out with a groove that is contagious and continually rolling. One of the big hits from this band and still sounds like a disco standard.

I have taken the album version of “Get Ready For The Future” and revamped the beats and funk-fest with some new beats and percussion. More of an intro is used to bring the mood into focus and more breaks are added with those space-luster breaks.

• I Need Yoour Lovin' - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Teena Marie

Teena Marie is a music icon. Her work has always encompassed emotion and an edge of funk which is her own style. Throughout the 80’s her blend of dance and ballad numbers have made us dependent on her talent and image. Being one of the artists who received support from Mr. Rick James also. “I Need Your Lovin’” is from her 1980 project “Irons In The Fire” and is a lifting melody in spirit and groove. This unique sound is one that Teena Marie worked with soul and gave us tracks that will always compare to the greatest of the 80’s in more than one way.

I have taken the album and instrumental version of “I Need Your Lovin’” and reworked this beautiful love song into a new ReStructure Mix. I have stripped away parts of the bass and groove to use as a new break over this new remix and also faded out the end to give this piece center stage.

• Popcorn - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Slotmachine featuring Gemini 7

Slotmachine is Günther Eckert and Torsten Hartmann – a German techno ensemble who created the 1992 cover of the Gershon and Kingsley song “Pop Corn”. This techno fused version is a rolling explosion with all of the elements of the 90’s techno period to make it official. The vocoders guiding the musical elements into the fast moving rhythms are the toppings for this dance desert – and for those who cannot get enough of this classic a new fav. Production is like a joust of energy with some breaks that make the outline work as well as ever.

I have taken the 12” version of “Pop Corn” by Slotmachine and reworked the segments as they are new in this ReStructure Mix. There is a longer intro to fade into the song and a few new musical breaks to make the melody echoes out into the slowly fade to robotic heaven.

• In The Name of Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Astaire

Astaire is an 80’s high energy project from John Davies and Nigel Stock – and also from the Passion Records collection. One of the vital parts of the early 80’s dance transition from disco to high energy. “In the Name Of Love” is their 1985 single and once again marks a moment when the rolling drums and heavy beats made the dance floor shake with excitement. The vocals provided again by Tracy Ackerman are the sweetness which create the emotion and stir the energy into a hypnotic sound. Much like their early releases this piece is more centered on effect in many ways as the words seem to project heartache and despair even though the build within the song is always celebratory. A wonderful number and one of my favorites from Astaire.

I have taken the 12” version of “In The Name Of Love” and reworked the sequencers and keyboards for this ReStructure Mix. The intro fades in from a sweeping keyboard arrangement and some new percussion guides our story along in a new way.

• So Far, So Good - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sheena Easton

Sheena Easton was a voice which started in 1981 and from a “whisper to a scream” Her initial pop-radio sound notable thanks to her fantastic range and energy which she wrapped into her songs. It was the 80’s synth-pop scene which became her placement following her big 1983 hit “Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)”. It was very comfortable arena for Sheena and she took this step further and further till you found yourself dancing to one of her new dance floor hits without even knowing it. “So Far So Good” is a track she recorded in 1986 which was from the film “About Last Night” – it was produced by dance greats Nile Rogers and Narada Michael Walden. It has that 80’s overall feel with a definite place for Sheena to once again “strut” her stuff.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub version of “So Far So Good” and have given it a new “go” in this ReStructure Mix. More of a Latin flare is added with some new percussion and drums to give it a new shine and also new groove.

• You Killed The Magic - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Arpeggio

Arpeggio is Jessica Williams, Fred Sawyers, Jason Reed and Jerry Scott. A disco ensemble by producer Simon Sousson in the late 70’s and throughout the 80’s. Their first album titled “Let The Music Play” from 1978 contained their biggest hit, “Love and Desire”. It was a complete sound for disco music of the time as innovative for technical and orchestral sounds for the time – it was all new and very exciting. “Breakout” is the follow-up project released in 1980 and even though the disco backlash had affected the industry the excitement and disco craft was evident. “You Killed The Magic” is a bitter sweet love song on a romance gone wrong and just why. The signal in this number is the funky rhythm guitars which take the song into a hypnotic dance effect. This again was a display of Soussan’s touch with a “chic” edge to his disco music and the vocalists and studio musicians who gave off the attitude in a wonderful display.

I have taken the album version of “You Killed The Magic” and rewired the drama for a new ReStructure Mix. A new disturbed drum pattern is overlaid in some segments to represent the “magic” becoming less consistent. The vocal arrangement is also broken into a few more pieces and then rewound for a new experience with Arpeggio.

• Shake It Up, Shake It Up - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Managers

The Managers is Richard Finch of K.C. and The Sunshine Band and Ish Ledesma from Foxy. Their single “Shake It Up, Shake It Up” from 1982 is that Miami disco sound that was so truly disco during the golden years. Lots of rhythm guitars and bass to move the planet. The arrangement is quite simple – a few words and “shake it up”! A formula which was the emphasis of “boogie” music. This one is more of an experimental piece for the time to find those hardcore dancers. It is on the Henry Stone Miami “Sunnyview” Records label and is one of the many released on it after the closing of T.K. Disco.

I have taken the 12” vocal and “your mix” versions of “Shake It Up, Shake It Up” and realigned the rhythm into new segments for this ReStructure Mix. I pulled away most of the moving pasts to reconnect the track in a new way.

• Mar de la Tranquilidad - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Azul y Negro

Azul y Negro is an electronic band whose place in the 80’s became a wall of sweeping synthesizers pouring into a robotic mixture. Their big hit from 1982 titled “The Night” is one of the underground club pieces that resonate over and over. “Le Edad De Los Colores” is their project from 1981 and contains the instrumental “Mar de la Tranquilidad” which sounds like a spaghetti western soundtrack put to a disco arrangement. It is a wonderful fantasy play and gives Azul y Negro their style for giving disco music an artistic slant in the 80’s.

I have taken the 12” version of “Mar de la Tranquilidad” and reworked the mysterious guitar segments into a new ReStructure Mix. There are breaks that are new and give the musical piece a club underground touch.

• Dance - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Snoopy

Snoopy is an Italo-disco project from Franco Finotti, Massimo Monti and Vincenzo Giuffrè from 1982 on the Il Discotto Productions label. This single is an early Italian dance track which plays out with funky rhythm guitars and deep beats. This one is an innovative approach for Italo-disco where many of the projects focused on synthesizers and keyboards to guide the groove. The break downs are infectious and give off an endless energy to this rack.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Dance” and shaved away much of the chorus and replaced it with edits of the guitars and beat elements for this ReStructure Mix. This new version is more like a dub with the best of the tracks taken apart and fused together in a new way.

• Follow Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Real Man

Real Man is Jan Vanroelen and Theo Linder – an 80’s electronic group who released three singles from 1988 – 1990. “Follow Me” from 1988 is a cover of the Amanda Lear disco classic which is created with heavy downbeats and a steel plate driven keyboard arrangement which sounds a bit Belgium Beat with a high energy twist. The vocals are also a nice take with a whispery male vocal recreating the Faust-ian tale of the dark side and a convincing lure into selling ones soul for pleasure. This take is one of the musty welcomed of the time as it not only follows closely on the original – but it also adds to it with the heavy beats and its mysterious sound.

I have taken the 12” versions of Real Man’s “Follow Me” and revisited the track with a new edit for the piece. There is a longer intro into the swirling sound of this temptation. A few new drop off section provide the new breaks.

• Ooh, La La - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Princess Bay

Princess Bay is disco project from Joe La Greca and M. L'Esperance with a pulsating energy dance floor “goody” released in 1985. A blend of high energy and Italo-disco with a polished and indelible result of drama and a sweeping chorus which is somewhat haunting. The uncredited vocal is one of my favorite and echoes out like a Nancy Wilson standard with rhythm. One of my all-time favorites that I always believed missed its glory and should be a classic in the vaults. The story goes that a “strange” turn in a relationship leaves out heroine in dismay and questioning her distant lover. The arrangement is fast and heated leaving the dance floor in its wake. A wonderful high energy blend with fabulous production.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental to re-weave the drama here into a new ReStructure Mix for tribute to this gem. There is a much longer intro and a replacement of the chorus to give us more of a reason to feel the energy.

• Can't Believe - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Nancy Martin

Nancy Martin (Nancy Catherine Julian Martinez) is a Canadian singer who brought a large list of dance classics to the dance floors in the 80s. Her initial talents were known in the 1982 project Jade – “I’m Gonna Get Your Love” – produced by Marc Racine and Danny Tallon. Her 1983 album “Lay It Down is one project that I was driven to with the great high energy pieces that were accompanied by Nancy’s beautiful voice. “Can’t believe” is a single released in 1982 – produced by Dominic Sciullo and follows the electronic dance explosion of the period with a hypnotic low pulse rhythm and Nancy giving it a new feel with her unique style. This one was one of my favorites and may have been played out in a matter of weeks in my club. It has many nice hooks and of course mystiques feel that I always admired.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Can’t Believe” and re-wired the energy into a new ReStructure Mix. I have added my own mystique with a touch of “Oz” magic and a few new breaks using the bass synths in pieces and new arrangements.

• Three Steps From True Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Margaret Reynolds

Margaret Reynolds is a soul/disco singer who began her recording career in 1974 and throughout the late 80’s continued to bring dance floors into her wonderful performances. “Three Steps From True Love” is her 1985 single produced by Joe Gibbs and a cover of the 1975 classic by The Reflections. The conversion from the original soulful male lead by Margaret is a nice turn. The electronic dance arrangement gives the new 80’s version the same shine that the original had with more of a crescendo for Margaret’s range and soul adlibs. One of the big dance floor hits for me and in memory is one of those tracks that once you hear in a club t sticks with you for a while.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub versions into the ReStructure Mix arena and re-lifted the song with some new segments added. There is more of the break pieces used in this new version and Margaret stays right on top where she belongs.

• Litterbug - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gentle Persuasion

Gentle Persuasion is Leza Holmes, Renee Johnson and Sharon Williams. These three ladies were obviously being targeted as the new Three Degrees as the trio here has some beautiful effects. Many hardcore disco music followers may remember them on the first USA European Connection album titled “Come Into My Heart” – where they made both the title track and “Love’s Coming/Baby Love” a success along with Boris Midney. “Litterbug” has the feel of a First Choice production with the stomping horns and a tale of heartache. These ladies once again make the song sweet and a pure Philly disco droplet. The production here is from Jerry Ross and Meco Monardo along with Van McCoy arranging. It is one of the early periods of disco music where the dance floor began directing the music as well as the disc jockeys.

I have taken the 12” version of “Litterbug” and reworked a new ReStructure Mix with a new foundation of kick beats to drive it up a few. There are the lovely voices of our ladies and more breaks to give the stage to the dancers.

• The Look of Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - ABC

ABC is Martin Fry, David Palmer, David Robinson, Mark White, Stephen Singleton and Mark Lickley. After joining with producer Trevor Horn (Chromium, The Buggles, Yes and Frankie Goes To Hollywood) in 1982 the band became one of the most recognized sounds of the 80’s. Martin Fry taking the lead vocals in with a bold and unique style takes each number as if he were performing in 50’s nightclub as one of the brat-pack. “The Look of Love” is their single from the album “he Lexicon Of Love” and is a lush and orchestrated track with the electronic funk of artists like D-Train. A very nice blend of worlds which work incredibly well. The song was released with several 12” editions with various mixes and dissections of the incredible production.

I have taken the album, 12” and part 2 versions of “The Look of Love” and rewired the track with much of the orchestra alive and some dub-breaks and effects. The vocals are still intact but are broken into different segues of the new layout.

• Valparaiso - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Paula Moore

Paula Moore is a singer/songwriter who recorded the single “Valparaiso” in 1983 – produced by Daniel Vandgarde who also gave us Gibson Brothers and Who’s Who. This piece is one of the laid back disco numbers that makes the room fill with a hypnotic rhythm and vibe that is close to the 50’s lounge sound. The beauty of this song holds to the wonderful vocal which Paula Moore delivers in a heart of fondness and memories. This one made its way to many jocks at the time who knew how to start off an evening or close an early morning all night dance party.

I have taken the 12” version of “Valparaiso” and recreated a new ReStructure Mix to keep this wonderful swirling number alive. I have added a few new percussion elements to fill in the exotic sound of the lasting call.

• Double Trouble - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Diva

Diva is a session ensemble from prouder, Joe La Greca and arranger Denis Lepage. One of the early 80’s definitive sounds is this energy bolting out over and over. The electronic arrangement of Denis Lepage in the period was his most effective. The horns and strings painted a slight variation to a James Bond flick and the heavy percussion was the new guideline. “Double Trouble” also features Denyse Lepage with her recognizable sweet delivery that is a take on the dance energy itself. One of the great projects on the side and the mood set is one to be dealt with.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Double Trouble” and rejoined the rhythm for another ReStructure Mix. Some new piece open the drama and a percussive challenge sloes it.

• Tobacco Road - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bob-a-Rela

Bob-a-Rela is a space disco project from producers George Lagios and Pat Deserio from Canada. The disco explosion could never have occurred without their work with Bombers and the talent which came from their sessions. “Tobacco Road” is a cover of the John D. Loudermilk 1960 classic. This is a prime example of the genius of these musicians who use the original to push out more of it with electronics and modern riffs. The Bob-a-Rela project is one of the best of that finale of disco orchestrations with that ring around it as Saturn has. This one plays on with the ragged feel of the original and a few shinning disc touches,

I have taken the album version of “Tobacco Road” and also the 12” remix by Richie Rivera and created a new ReStructure Mix. This one pays tribute to my favorite period of disco and two of the great producers who interpreted it very well.

• Disco Kicks - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Original Mass

The Original Mass is a disco project from Mark Lindsey and Perry Botkin Jr. – creating the dance anthem for the end of the disco era and a new start for the 80’s dance scene. “Disco Kicks” was released in 1981 and features the energy of the finale stage of the disco arrangement. A rolling bass and a few excerpts of horns and strings make this one a definite anthem for the period. The track was also recorded by San Francisco’s Boys Town Gang the same year from their “Disc Charge” album. This one will always bring to mind the dance era of the end of the 70’s and the 80’s new high energy roots.

I have taken the 12” version of “Disco Kicks” and resliced a touch of energy for this ReStructure Mix. It features a new surprise from one of the 80’s dance shows and again, the magic of those rolling bass lines that define disco.

• Tell It To My Heart - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Taylor Dayne

Cameron is Rafael Cameron – a funk/disco singer from Georgetown, Guyana. His work on Salsoul Records are the relative funk fused production from Randy Mueller (Tamiko Jones, Skyy, Funk Deluxe) who moved the 70’s disco scene with his grooves worked on throughout the end of the 70’s and on to the 80’s., Cameron is a 1980 disco/funk project which plays out with more of the teasing sounds which he produced with Skyy – yet each track has its own life. “Together” is a bit of Cameron’s touch with a sensual breakdown and rolling bass line which follows. Mueller once again creates that infectious groove that achieved with Tamiko Jones’ classic “Can’t Live Without Your Love”. It is a nice piece of romance layered out with a beat. One of the tracks from the album which breaths with the sultry air that would make the early 80’s remember where dance floor owned its allegiance – the disco era.

I have taken the album version of “Together” and recreated a new arrangement for this ReStructure Mix. I have added a light touch of new drums and a few percussion elements to add to the lightly mastered original. I have kept the wind down of the original intact to only explode back into that groove for more energy.

• Together - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cameron

Cameron is Rafael Cameron – a funk/disco singer from Georgetown, Guyana. His work on Salsoul Records are the relative funk fused production from Randy Mueller (Tamiko Jones, Skyy, Funk Deluxe) who moved the 70’s disco scene with his grooves worked on throughout the end of the 70’s and on to the 80’s., Cameron is a 1980 disco/funk project which plays out with more of the teasing sounds which he produced with Skyy – yet each track has its own life. “Together” is a bit of Cameron’s touch with a sensual breakdown and rolling bass line which follows. Mueller once again creates that infectious groove that achieved with Tamiko Jones’ classic “Can’t Live Without Your Love”. It is a nice piece of romance layered out with a beat. One of the tracks from the album which breaths with the sultry air that would make the early 80’s remember where dance floor owned its allegiance – the disco era.

I have taken the album version of “Together” and recreated a new arrangement for this ReStructure Mix. I have added a light touch of new drums and a few percussion elements to add to the lightly mastered original. I have kept the wind down of the original intact to only explode back into that groove for more energy.

• I'm Leaving - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Joy

Joy is an Italo-house project from producers Corrrado Rizza, Alvaro Ugolini and Dario Raimondi. This one is a leading piece in the elements that make up the house drive at the end of the 80’s. Released in 1989 and plays out like as a heartbreak message to a lover who is being left behind. Joy vocals are sweet and a bit unthreatening yet the message is given with a sincere departure. One of the nice Italo-house projects of the time and a notable from the producers who worked this formula for dance floors at the time.

I have taken the 12” ‘disco mix’ and ‘anxious mix” into a new ReStructure Mix taking the pieces that pumps the most energy for this new arrangement. There is a new beat added to the foundation and some new percussion.

• Takin' It Straight - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cori Josias

Cori Josias is an artist who created a stir on dance floors with her 1983 single “Takin’ it Straight” – produced by Colin Green, Steve Barnacle and Cori. This is a blend of an electronic arrangement which sounds like the Italo-disco feel of the period and yet contains its own balance. Along with Cori giving heartache no sympathy with her stance on dealing with an unfaithful lover with defiance and a nice rippling groove. This one surprised many DJs with its sound and found itself on many playlists as an underground number. I have always remembered the dance floor becoming alive at the touch of this bass driven sequencer taking on the floor.

I have used the 12’ vocal and instrumental of “Takin’ it Straight” and recreated a new ReStructure Mix to pay homage to Cori Josias and her dance classic. There are parts of the original mix used in new ways to give the track a new life.

• California Dreaming - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Midnight Shift

The Midnight Shift is a studio project from producers, Ian Anthony Stephens, Ian Gant and Robin Wright – three major motivating individuals in the high energy music scene of the 80’s. “California Dreaming” is their cover of The Mamas and the Papas pop classic from 1970 and follows closely on duplicating their sound with a Euro-house bass and beat. This production is of their best with many dance elements working with the outline and mood of the song. It features Issy Van Randwyck on vocals and also has a wonderful sound that brings to life harmony over the thumping beats. A big dance floor hit in 1990 on its release and also played a very important role in being on many hardcore underground house playlists for a Euro-house release.

I have taken the 12” vocal, dub and instrumental versions of The Midnight Shifts “California Dreaming” and recreated a new ReStructure Mix. The original finds its way into this mix and also leads to the unation of what this cover stick close to the original and makes magic before our eyes and feet.

• Bahamas - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kangaroo

Kangaroo is a disco project from producer, Harry Thumann who also gave us the dance floor classic, “Underwater” and “American Express”. His work was always refining and innovating music production along with his creative process. The best example is “Underwater” from 1979 where an electronic symphony echoes throughout outer=space. Kangaroo is a studio project where he worked with the very talented Lucy Neale (Silver Convention, Giorgio, Marsha Hunt, Donna Summer, Munich Machine) as she wrote the lyrics to outline his showcase music. “Bahamas” is a Calypso celebration with a touch of that light hearted mood. It was a huge hit for me in my club for peaks and also T=dances where a party could occur at any given moment. The production here is a layering of drums and percussion along with some funky rhythm guitars and breaks to give it a place on the dance floor.

I have taken the album version of “Bahamas” and reinvented more of the energy and excitement in for this ReStructure Mix. More of the percussion is empathized throughout the new remix and some new pieces are inserted to give this celebration a few more surprises.

• The Freeze - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Spandau Ballet

Spandau Ballet is one of the 80’s more successful New Romantic groups. Members include Gary Kemp, John Keeble, Martin Kemp, Steve Norman and Tony Hadley. Their first album titled “Journey To Glory” from 1981 was produced by Richard James Burgess. The single from the project titled “The Freeze” is their first synth-pop releases which outline the 80’s dance scene in vigor and excitement. The electronic elements are the influence of many years prior during the funk, disco and boogie layouts and only applied with a new goth-like edge. “The Freeze:” is a poetic sounding piece which always makes segues more exciting throughout the arrangement. A great dance number for a new layer of music to keep dance music alive.

I have taken the 12’ vocal and instrumental of ”The Freeze” and revamped a new ReStructure Mix for this special 80’s edition. The energy is guided throughout the new remix with only samples of what had originally existed.

• Satisfied - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donna Allen

Donna Allen takes the 80’s by “funk force” in 1986 with her album “Perfect Timing” – produced by Lou Pace and injected with his beat master arrangements. “Satisfied” is one of the singles from the project which plays out like a sensual call to a lover where Allen plays it with a bit of dare and lots of promises. One of the funk moments of the 80’s when the arrival of a new voice and energy was obvious. This one beats into a nice groove and then plays out with Donna’s wonderful soulful performance.

I have taken the 12” vocal and dub version of “Satisfied” and replanted a heavy thumpin’ bass beat to give this ReStructure Mix a touch of that early am dance floor mystique. It takes on a whole new feel and gives the purpose a new edge.

This one is dedicated to Ray Duran Jr. who requested the work on this classic. Thanks, Ray and as always, you are so right!

• One Less Bell To Answer - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pearly Gates

Pearly Gates (Viola Billups) is a vocalist from the early 70’s whose career leads her into the arms of high energy producers, Ian Levine and Steven Wagner. Their 1989 rendition of the Burt Bacharach and Hal David classic “One Less Bell To Answer” (originally sung by Marilyn McCoo) is brought to life here in this moving dance version. The tracks is a solid piece of heartbreak with great lyrics and preface which makes this venture an win for Pearly and those who can’t get enough of the swirling ballads turned to high energy anthems. It plays out with allot of keyboards pounding out the rhythms and Pearly playing the femme fetal in this episode.

I have taken the 12” version of “One Less Bell To Answer” and reworked a new ReStructure Mix for this return to the drama. A slight twist of the original instrumental is added for a fade in and out of this heart wrenching work.

• Stars On 45 - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Stars On 45

Stars On 45 is an 80’s dance project produced by Dutch producer Jaag Eggermont and was inspired by a popular disc jockey medley titled “Bits and Pieces III – Let’s Do It Again” from 1980. The medley was a mix of various hits – disco, pop and rock blended over the beat/clap track of “Nanu, Nanu (I Wanna Funky Wich You” by Daddy Dewdrops. The medley was extended in the Stars On 45 version and released in several volumes featuring many genres of music and artists. It was a successful venture for the period and brought back the attention to many past pop hits.

I have taken the opening segues to the Stars On 45 medley’s and recreated a separate mic for this ReStructure Mix. Using parts of each and adding new percussion to give the new layout some energy.

• I Only Have Eyews For You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bonnie Forman

Bonnie Forman is a high energy project from Bobby Orlando from the early 80’s and during the reformation of dance music. Bonnie had a single released in 1982 titled “Walk Away” which charted very well on the dance charts and drew some attention to her raspy and rock edged vocal delivery. Here in this cover of The Flamingo’s classic “I Only Have Eyes For You” she gives another edge to the song which blends Bobby Orlando’s hardcore synthesizer and heavy percussion as a tough and raw love song – almost as a hard rock version would. This one is quite a surprise where an odd approach works in more than one way. Bonnie’s version was a welcome to those who wanted that 80’s edge and a rough of the upcoming high energy feel that was new for the period.

I have taken the vocal and instrumental of “I Only Have Eyes For You” and reedited a new ReStructure Mix for this winding and punchy version. There is a touch of the original doo-wop version injected to give those who love the piece another chance to find themselves lost in it again.

• Can You Feel It - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cindy and Roy

Cindy and Roy are Cyndi Wallman and Roy Wallman. This talented pair is husband and wife and also has shown a dedication to their music as they continued to entertain currently as The New Censations. Their disco project from 1979 was produced by Walter Kahn who also gave us Karen Young and Mizz. “Can You Feel It” is the single which received the most play and gave them a short lived prominence among the fading disco era into the 80’s. The production is one of the full on orchestrated moments and gives way to the end of the majestic disco period with a nice touch. The Casablanca Records finale in the new artist regime was one of substance for these two since they shared a talent in music as they continue to display today.

I have taken the album and 12” version of “Can You Feel It” and reworked both into more of a dub-like mix for this ReStructure Mix. It adds a few new elements via drum tracks to give the new “feel” a new sound. It is a tribute to the talents of Cindy and Roy and also the great Walter Kahn – who left us in 2013.

• The Man With The 4-Way Hips - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Tom Tom Club

Of Love” from 1981 became an instant classic for funk and alternative dance floors. Their unique style and execution always gave a groove something to study and move to. “The Man With The 4-Way Hips” is from their second album titled “Close To The Bone” from 1983. More energy in this single than their first trial gives a new drum in an Afro-theque ritual a run for the words and money. Their tale of a man whom can move to any groove makes this one a perfect contender for the bands alternative use of synthesizers and feedback. It is one of the surprises from the period and kept the band in the midst of where the 80’s had gone and was going.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental/dub versions of “The Man With The 4-Way Hips” and reworked a new ReStructure Mix for this tribute to The Tom Tom Club. I placed the original; percussion pieces in a new edit of breaks and some special lifted samples.

• So Glad - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pepper Watkins

Pepper Watkins (Carolyn Watkins) is a vocalist who performed in The Alabama State Troupers and Mount Zion Singers. Her solo career gave us a single from 1986 titled “So Glad” – produced by Ross Vannelli who also gave us Gino Vanelli’s “I Just Wanna Stop”. This Euro-disco piece is one of the singles released on TSR Records which echoes the specialized dance etiquette the label was dedicated to. The high energy edge to this electronic production is given a beautiful vocal from Pepper Watkins which moves closer to a standard vocalist creating this love song.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “So Glad” and rearranged the dance track in a new way for this ReStructure Mix. It works on the percussion riff and then uses the heavy synthesizer elements to keep it moving in a new way.

• Cruising - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sinitta

Sinitta is a UK artist who also happens to be the daughter of high energy singer, Miquel Brown (“So Many Men, So Little Time”). Her 1984 single “Cruising” is one of the moments of HI-NRG when the return to the basics payoff. This flirty track produced by George Hargreaves and Mick Parker is a mover that takes sweetness and brings the power that the early 80’s high energy marked. The rolling synthesizers and heavy sequenced hand claps pump up the song to several crescendos. This one was another excitement for dance music when a breath of energy was needed.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Cruising” and retaken the energy into a ReStructure Mix that plays to the hilt. A slight replacement of the original that pulls out a new arrangement and a few new breaks.

• Two Pillows - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Joanne King

Joanne King (Léona Mills) is an 80’s pop singer from Germany who released a single titled “Two Pillows” in 1982. The track was produced by Idris Cheba and Michael Andrew. This heartbreak tale is an interesting blend of disco and synth-pop with a few riffs that give the song a bit of mystique, The bird call loops throughout the song give it a haunting edge and flow with the uncertainty of the waiting if the forlorn. This piece is one of the nice transitions to 80’sdance music with the direction in the disco realm. The lead vocal is a nice blend of sweetness with that touch of defiant heartbreak.

I have taken the 12” version of “Two Pillows” and have worked on a new ReStructure Mix to give this classic a lift. There is a new lengthy intro into the Calypso feel vibes and the hard hitting breaks,

• Vision Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Topazz

Topazz is Alex Saltos, Evette Vera and Jesse Ramos. This 80’s hi-energy/euro-house trio has brought the late 80’s a finale jolt of house energy. “Vision Love” is their first release from 1988 which was an independent label release and in the realm of what real disco music has in its ability to produce excitement from Indi-artists to add to the spectrum of dance music. This rolling track is a bit of a break on break sound where the keyboards take hold of each segment and make it whole. One the exciting pieces of its genre and another reason how disco music has survived throughout time.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Vision Love” and added some new but well known elements to this ReStructure Mix, I have extended the riffs which make it memorable and given it a tribute for the world of dance music and how it has influenced and survived.

• Flash - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Flash Back Band

The Flash Back Band is an Italo-disco project from Gilberto Gattei and Max Sierra and was released in 1983. The prime time for innovative Italian disco music was the period where many releases held a unique form and sound along with the heavy beats, bass and sequencers. “Flash” is originally a segmentation of jazz fell horns dueling with the disco keyboard riffs. A single that held many riffs which took the edge of dance music from the period and placed them into a new realm. This one was more of an early evening warm up track which would build and drop into complete silence. More of a jam session complete with the sequencers and breaks.

I have taken the 12” version of “Flash” on the Il Discotto Productions ‎label and realigned the instrumental with some new energy and theme. Adding the main theme from the 1980 film “Flash Gordon” performed by Queen into the mix to give the title new drama. There are some breaks along the way and hope that this “Flash” can rejuvenate your ears.

• You Make It Hard To Love You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Abbe

Abbe is Abbe Lane is an entertainer whose career began in the mid-50’s. Her long list of recording along with her bandleader husband. Xavier Cugat is the outline of the lounge and club sound which helped to bring Latin rhythms to America. Always known as a “sexpot” she eventually landed in the 70’s disco period when she recorded her album “Rainbows” in 1980.The project was produced by Norman B. Ratner who produced Bob McGilpin and various disco artists from the mid 70’s. “You Make It Hard To Love You” is the single with the most impact from her return to the mic experience. This one is a heartbreak tag with lots of the electronic disco elements that became the staple of dance records. One of my favorite pieces that play out with a diva from the past blending into the disco world.

I have taken the album version of “You Make It Hard To Love You” and reworked a new ReStructure Mix playing tribute to Abbe Lane and the Butterfly Disco Label. There are some new elements added to pound out that disco rhythm with more of the percolating edge that was exciting for the time.

• Charming Prince - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sylvie Stone

Sylvie Stone is an Italo-disco project from producers Ennio Manuel (Cruisin’ Gang) and Enzo Vallicelli (Max-Him, Hugh Bullen). This 1983 single is one of the fantastic pieces of early Italo-disco which displays the heavy synthesizer influence and creativity. The strange theme is also of interest where it points to a title “Charming Prince”. The vocal is a childlike delivery and plays out to a promise of intimate closure. This one was a big hit for me during the early 80’s and always brought the curious record seekers asking of the artist and title. The vocal always sounded to me like an Angela Bofill in a different setting.

I have taken the 12’ vocal and instrumental of ”Charming Prince” and reworked this fairy tale dance track in a new ReStructure Mix. I have taken the wonderful rhythm pieces and reassembled them along with a cameo by Donna Summer.

• Dancing With You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - PAX

PAX is a German dance project lead by Robert Poerschke (Slizzy Bob) whom creates a beautiful Euro-pop track titled “Dancing With You” from 1994. This song is one of the nice laid back pieces that bring to mind the great dance palaces where morning music was the vital piece to the event. The vocal here is a nice blend of Martika like jazz echoes with a nice smooth energy. It has always been among my favorites of this genre of dance music and even today brings many nice emotions to the surface with its haunting sound.

I have taken the 12” dance extended version and ballad track to recreate a new magic for “Dancing With You”. I have made the intro more of a fade to a new fantasy where romance is all about dancing and loving the one you are doing it with.

• Wonderful City - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Marika

Marika is Andrea Delfino – an Italo-disco vocalist who began recording in 1989 and with the single “Wonderful City” with her captivating sound. The single was produced by Franco Diaferia and Marika and features a percussion driven arrangement which has an anthem like quality n its simplicity and wonderful piano segments. It is one of the lovely pieces from the Italo-disco world and even today sounds as beautiful.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental versions of “Wonderful City” and remapped a new ReStructure Mix and plays out with more of the samba-feel bongos. There are more pieces edited and looped for some new changes within the play.

• Move This - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Technotronic

Technotronic started as a Belgium Beat studio concept and eventually became one of the 80’s most prominent sounds and echoes. This electronic movement was a cross between house music’s deep beats and heavy bass and a nu-new wave essence in style and arrangement. Lead by producer Jo Bogaert and eventually becoming the new riff for rap. It was another period in dance history where two mediums of dance united for excitement. “Move This” is one of the singles from the “Pump Up The Jam” project from 1989 and again features Felly on simple words and energy. This one is a touch of flavor for the end of the 80’s and a huge influence on dance music in the 90’s.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Move This” and rejammed a ReStructure Mix using more of the pieces to recreate some new sound. There is more bass pumping in and out of the mix and some fades that give the vocal a new spot.

• Sweet Dreams - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Hip On Ice

Hip On ice is a German electronic dance project from Alexander Henninger who is better known as the innovator on 80’s dance ensembles Micro Chip League, Deborah Sassoon, Celebrate The Nun, J.W.B. Hits The Beat and Axodry on the Westside Music Label. The mid and closing years of the 80’s made many hardcore projects using the elements of sounds which were incorporated in dance music during the creative and innovation. “Sweet Dreams” is a synth-pop track that takes the mood into an industrial feel of works. Much like the work with Micro Chip League, Alexander brings this one into a dark edge where night feels like a hardcore fantasy. A nice deep sound that is appropriately influenced by Kraftwerk and the synth period of disco music. “Sweet Dreams” always reminded me of a Bowie vocal floating over a light Bronski Beat sound. Successful to me and one of the big picks for my dance floor of the time.

I have taken the 12” versions of “Sweet Dreams” and used segments of each to recreate a new experience in this ReStructure Mix. The electronic sequencers are tagged and used for more mystique and the “Missing The Days” mix to calm down the moody exchange.

• Tokyo - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donna Summer

Donna Summer is not only one of the most incredible voices in the music industry – she is also one of the most driving in momentum for keeping her music and presence alive. Following the disco she released several projects displaying her vocal and versatile talents. “Tokyo” is from her 19863 album titled “She Works Hard For The Money” – produced by Michael Omartian. The track is a slight shift from her pop-synth dance material with a touch of light jazz infused. The tale of her travel and fond connection to this place make way for a nice transformation for her vocals again as most hardcore fans could never get enough of. The bridge of this track are what lure me into it in memory and paying tribute to it and Ms. Summer are always in the back of my mind.

I have taken the album version of “Tokyo” and pitched it up a few for this ReStructure Mix. I have added a few new percussion riffs and played with the existing drum and keyboard parts to create a more under-tone to the song.

Give Me Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix – Fun Fun

The Time is Morris Day, Jesse Johnson and Jerry Hubbard – one of the 80’s leading funk-dance ensembles. This band was produced by The Starr Company who is also 80’s artist Prince and his dedication to keeping new talent rolling. “Ice Cream Castles” is from their album by the same name released in 1984 and following their appearance in the film “Purple Rain” which brought them into focus. This track always gave me attention from the first beats with its wobbly bass effect over driving funk drums. It is one of the elements of the song that makes it a dance floor hit from the start. The tale here is a lyrical fantasy of falling in love and comparing it to an enchanted placed where the wonderful dreams overflow. One of the magical pieces of this one is the connection to Prince’s organization and talent yet maintains its own. A great number from the 80s and The Time and another salute to the dance/funk of the period.

I have taken the album version of “Ice Cream Castles” and reworked the groove which was something I welcomed for this ReStructure Mix. The double vinyl was the only way to play out this one during its time which always made the dance floor or stand up patrons catch on to the groove also.

Ice Cream Castles - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix – The Time

The Time is Morris Day, Jesse Johnson and Jerry Hubbard – one of the 80’s leading funk-dance ensembles. This band was produced by The Starr Company who is also 80’s artist Prince and his dedication to keeping new talent rolling. “Ice Cream Castles” is from their album by the same name released in 1984 and following their appearance in the film “Purple Rain” which brought them into focus. This track always gave me attention from the first beats with its wobbly bass effect over driving funk drums. It is one of the elements of the song that makes it a dance floor hit from the start. The tale here is a lyrical fantasy of falling in love and comparing it to an enchanted placed where the wonderful dreams overflow. One of the magical pieces of this one is the connection to Prince’s organization and talent yet maintains its own. A great number from the 80s and The Time and another salute to the dance/funk of the period.

I have taken the album version of “Ice Cream Castles” and reworked the groove which was something I welcomed for this ReStructure Mix. The double vinyl was the only way to play out this one during its time which always made the dance floor or stand up patrons catch on to the groove also.

Dance In America - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix – Boogie People

Boogie People are Bruno Perri, Yves Charbonneau and Vincent Ciambrone. This Canadian based project is a disco extravaganza with the focus on percussion and a bass groove along with the showgirl chorus celebrating an era of dance. “Dance In America” is the studio ensembles first project and plays out like a disco anthem. This may have been the last of the crescendos of the disco era and plays out quite dramatically as such. A stripped down production with the feel of a Euro-disco piece.

I have taken the 12” version of “Dance In America” and rewired the feel of this track for a new ReStructure Mix. I used the percussion once again as the mainframe and added only a few more rearranging of the chorus girl segments.

• Don't You Want Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix – Jody Watley

Jody Watley is one of the artists from the 70’s who successfully transformed herself into funk singers who made a light of her own career. From her first appearance as a “Soul Train dancer” and then onto being a member of one of the most exciting disco groups of the late 70’s – Shalamar. Throughout the 70’s it seemed as though her singing career had become the worthy investment and in the 80’s her solo career was the big win. “Don't You Want Me” is from her first solo project and was produced by Bernard Edwards of Chic. This track is one of the most iconic pieces which give off Jody’s aura of a gentle sweetness and yet a hard hitting funk edge. One of my favorites of mine from productions to the last vocal piece it is hypotonic.

I have taken the 12” club version, dub and vocal dub into a dreamy like arrangement for this ReStructure Mix of “Don’t You Want Me”. There is an added hint of Jody’s past and also a few new breakdowns and a fade.

• (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix – Modern Rocketry

Modern Rocketry is Morey Goldstein and Ken Kessie. Their disco project from the early 80’s is a studio ensemble keeping dance floors moving with an electronic arrangement and a new energy. “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone” is a cover of the Paul Revere and The Raiders 1966 rock song in a bass rolling arrangement. The 12” version was a top pick for a changing sound in the early 80’s and in the wake of new-wave and pop rockabilly releases of the time. The San Francisco Disco edge here is the sound that Megatone Records used throughout the 80’s in various production and artists.

I have taken the 12” vocal version of “(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone” and reworked this ReStructure Mix for a new turn in placement and arrangement. I have utilized the cowbell percussion to the hilt for more of a pulse in this new version.

Garden Of Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix – Don Ray

Don Ray (Raymond Donnez) is an arranger and musician who are well known as one of the pioneers of the European disco sound as it progressed in the mid and late 70’s. Along with Cerrone and Alec R. Costandinos this man achieved a notation in the creative process of symphonic disco productions. “Garden Of Love” is the title track to the 1978 project produced by Cerrone and Don Ray along with many other talents from the Euro-disco pool including Madeline Bell, George Rodi, Ray Cooper, Kay Garner, Mo Foster and Sue Glover. This number is one of the nice Calypso-disco feel rhythms with a smooth vocal provided by Lee Rich and Rob King. One song that was least to receive the play due to the big disco energy pieces “Got To Have Loving” and “Standing In The Rain” but every bit as exciting and worthy.

I have taken the album version of “Garden Of Love”: and worked on playing more on a down beat in this ReStructure Mix. The aura of the smooth and whimsical melody is intact with more of a kick-drum rhythm track placed to give it a new energy.

Mommie (Erotic) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix – Kryptonite

Kryptonite is a Canadian disco project which began in the early 80’s along with producers Joe La Greca and John McDiarmid Their initial singles featured a production with heavy percussion and bass sequencers rolling out the energy – very close to the feel of Denis Le Page and his Lime sound. Kryptonite was taken over by Italo-disco producer Biagio Farina in 1986 and a new antidote was created for a single titled “Mommie”. The new sound was a mambo-like track that encompasses a mystique and edge as if it were a theme from a James Bond film. It plays out in a clever arrangement where a confession from a loyal boy to his mother gives us a teasing reading. One of the big numbers in my club for the time and no stranger for Farina who is known for his work with various dance projects in the 80 are including Ray Vista, Judy B., Claudia Hart, and Kim Lamour. Another wonderful production by Biagio who always displayed his dedication to dance music by the great results,

I have taken the 12” version of ”Mommie” and rewired the track for this ReStructure Mix. There is more laid out using the fantastic percussion track and some play with the segments to take this version on another new path.

Get Down Saturday Night - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix – Oliver Cheatham

Oliver Cheatham is an r&b singer whose career spanned from 1982 through 2002. His big dance hit “Get Down Saturday Night” from 1983 is one of the tracks that received a notable amount of play and also one of the pieces which was produced by Al Hudson, Dave Roberson and Kevin McCord of One Way (“You Can Do It”). This one is a slick dance number that carries out the message that resonates throughout the disco and 80’ synth-pop era which was the excitement to come on each weekend while stepping out. Oliver does perform this song with the mild enthusiasm and funky style which makes it hard to resist. The production is a soulful approach with a nice appeal for disco crowds as well as the laid back funk edge.

I have taken the album version of “Get Down Saturday Night” and rewired the song for a new ReStructure Mix. A longer intro with a touch of Earth Wind and Fire’s “Boogie Wonderland” bringing the promise of a little more and a few new breakdowns to move the soul.

Jump Into My Life - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix – Stacy Lattisaw

Stacy Lattisaw is singer who began a career at the early age of 12 and worked a path on dance floors in the early 80’s following her classics “Dynamite” and “Jump to the Beat”. Her music displayed the youthful energy of the 80’s dance scene and gave her an immediate response of welcome. “Jump Into My Life” is a single from her 1986 project titled “Take Me All The Way” – and was produced by Kashif. This track is one of the outlines of Stacy’s lure which is a funky rhythm along with her lovely and gentle vocals. It plays out as a love song where the excitement of things to come is the promise of love and fort us an energetic dance play. One of my favorites from this spectacular lady and a big dance floor hit for me for the time.

I have taken the 12” vocal, dub and instrumental to recreate a new ReStructure Mix for “Jump Into my Life”. There are pieces of Stacy’s two classic hits added to remind us of the place that she made for us to feel good about the music and ourselves.

Heroes - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix – Big Ben Tribe

Big Ben Tribe is Renato Posani, Riccardo Persi and Stefano Previsti. This trio released three singles from 1983 and 1984 and caught the attention of Italo-disco lovers with their melodic and somewhat sultry sound. Heavy on drum-like percussion from a jungle feel and synthesizers pulling along whimsical themes is the basis of their arrangements. A cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes” is their second release and one of the most memorable. This one plays out with the romantic fantasy which Bowie created in the original with a full on synth-pop sound. It is quite haunting and works well for the band. This one always worked for me early in the morning for afterhours set and makes the mystery of the song more enticing than ever.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental in the ReStructure Mix arena for another spin on "Heroes”. There is a new intro featuring spots from Bowie himself and also a drop for breaks along the new version.

• Love and Fantasy - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix – Eskimo

Eskimo is an Italo-disco project from producers Mauro Farina, Giuliano Crivellente and Florian Fadinger. This trio transformed the Italo-disco sound into a high energy feel with many of their releases during the late 80’s and early 90’s. “Love and Fantasy” is their 1990 release on Asia Records and displays the vibrant energy which became the rolling sound of disco and high energy with a lighter edge. The vocals by Antonella Melone and Daniela Rando are reminiscent of the early 80’s Italian productions by Fun Fun and Chip Chip – however their harmonies create a unique sound which works well with the wind up energy number. This is the execution of both worlds where dance music takes us to another world.

I have taken the 12” vocal, dub and bonus beats to create a new version for this ReStructure Mix. A longer play with the chorus and an added beat track from the Dazz Band give this new edge more of a breakdown on energy.

• Don’t You Want My Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix – Nicole

Nicole (Lillie Arlene Nicole Jade McCloud) is one of the exciting voices of the mid-80’s dance movement. Her first solo album titled “What About Me?” is one of the productions from Lou Pace (Donna Allen, Stacy Lattisaw, Joy and Pain). The single from the project titled “Don’t You Want My Love” are one of the explosions of the dance floor during the period. It encompassed the energy of the pop-80’s dance scene and also along with Nicole enticing vocal makes this one a bomb. One of the floor-packers in my club and amidst the energy there was always the recollection of watching the hard hitting horns take on a reaction from the crowd. This one is a promise of lasting energy since there is no way to put it out.

I have taken the 12’ vocal and dub of “Don’t You Want My Love” and reworked a new found energy in this ReStructure Mix. The synth pieces are aligned more as the foundation and the kick-ass beats are the motivation now. It has always been one of my favorites and now expressed in a club feel environment.

Sleepin' (Now That You're Gone) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cabballero

Cabballero is Ricco Raggazzi, Ronald Bähr – a Eurodance studio group whose repertoire includes their covers of classic 80’s dance tracks and a few disco classics. Their electronic productions are powerful and motivating where the riffs take over and create a techno influence. “Sleepin’ (Now That You’re Gone” is their cover of Rick Astley’s 2001 track – and although their version was released in 2004 there is newness with energy about this dance version. The vocals are close to the original and play out as a nice heartbreak drama over the pumping Eurodance groove. This track is one of those that is haunting for the mind and moving for the feet.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of Cabballero’s “Sleepin’ (Now That You’re Gone)” and redesigned a ReStructure Mix. This one lends more to the sound of those bass sequencers and thumping of those beats – a classic Moroder riff is used throughout to make this one pop even more.