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 restructuremix@cox.net or let me know if there are any classics you would like me to perform a "ReStructure Mix" on!

Glenn Rivera

 


 

 

 

• I Remember Yesterday - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donna Summer

Donna Summer is an artist and vocalist that I can remember not only growing up with – but also learning as much about her voice from the start of “Love To Love You Baby” on to her high energy dance material from SAW which was a majestic step for 80s pop-dance music to have a voice accompany these steps. Donna’s early work was an expression of what this voice could achieve. The range and power behind it from the sexy delivery of “Love To Love You Baby” and “Try Me, I Know We Can Make It” to the powerhouse medley of “Mac Arthur Park” – where it seemed our “First Lady of Love” matured into a Queen Of Disco.

“I Remember Yesterday” is Donna’s fifth album and released in 1977 created quite a stir as she delivered not only the innovative vocal for Moroder’s electronic masterpiece, “I Feel Love” – but also a medley of big band to Motown tracks that emulated a sound that was not only close to the feel – but also even more that anyone could expect. I have taken the album version of “I Remember Yesterday” and created a ReStructure Mix to take the big band flavor and compress it into a new package which would haunt us as much as her voice has me since I first hear it.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to the Donna Summer fans who are so generous to keep this spirit alive not only with love but with assurance that it can never happen again.

• Devil Woman - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice is a fabulous disco project from film and TV score composer Lalo Schifrin – who was also a member of Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra. This project on the iconic 70s disco label, Butterfly Records also features Elton Farokh Ahi (Destination, Stereo Fun, Inc., T. Mace) as co-producer and work on synthesizers and percussion in the recording. It is a New York 70s style disco album with the chic sound of disco-funk and the light and airy chorus girls guiding us on several trips – all related to “fire” and “ice”. “Devil Woman” is the cut we focus on now and relays the hypnotic effect of a woman destined to make her love the prey to her own desire.

I have ReStructured the album version in this mix and reworked a few surprises from a disco classic and a classic piece of Schifrin’s magic. It gives the vocals which are provided by Lalo’s wife Donna Schifrin and Cheyenne Fowler more of a powerful spell with some added effects. A favorite album of mine from 1979 with two greats I worship myself, Mr. Schifrin and Mr. Ahi.

• Love School - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix -  Susan Stevens

Susan Stevens is a Canadian disco artist from Gino D’Orazio and Tony Bentivegna – the boys who brought us Blue Lazer, Ladies Choice, Motion and Nightlife Unlimited. It was the early 80s new arrangement for disco music in an all-electronic form. The effects blast here and there like a video game – and add some excitement and energy in a spaced-dance experience.

“Love School” is a single released in 1983 and added more wizardry and winding sequencers to balance out Susan’s delicate and sweet vocal. It has always been a favorite among after-hours dee-jays and high energy clubs of the time. This ReStructure Mix breaks the firm pieces of the songs into parts and reassembles them into a more beat-driven arrangement. Some new pounding breaks and effects arte added along to way to accentuate the style of the Canadian producers.

• Play That Funky Music - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix -  Wild Cherry

Wild Cherry consisted of Allen Wentz, Bryan Bassett, Dominic Ierace, Mark Avsec, Robert Parissi and Ronald Beitle – an American funk band from Pittsburgh, PA. Their classic funk-disco hit “Play That Funky Music” gave the boys a place which can never be de-funked. The song has maintained it edge throughout its release in 1976. The album was produced by Robert Parissi.

I have taken the album version of the track and created a ReStructure Mix which stretches out the grooves in several spots to secure the funk and also played with some of the musical fixtures which provide a groovy place for today, yesterday and tomorrow to remind us just where the funk belongs – on the disco dance floor!

• You Get High In N.Y.C. - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Revanche

Revanche is disco project from Jacques Fred Petrus and Mauro Malavasi. The vocal ensemble includes Christine Wiltshire, Jocelyn Shaw, Mauro Malavasi and Skipp Ingram. The four cut album is one of the high energy dance floor winners of 1979 including cuts “Music Man”, “1979 It’s Dancing Time”, “Revenge” and “You Get High In N.Y.C.”. All tracks in the Goody Music tradition of full orchestration and innovative synthesizer and keyboard play.

I have taken the album version of “You Get High In N.Y.C.” and re-wired it for this ReStructure Mix – adding a new lengthier intro and some drop-outs during the build to give the song some pulses of new excitement. It is one of my favorites from the project and had some fun working on disassembling and reworking it over again.

• Love Is - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gino Soccio

Gino Soccio is a disco producer, musician and artist from Montreal and an innovator of the late 70s disco scene. His 1979 classic “Dancer” took dance floors to another level of both sound and production. It was one of the earliest disco-funk and ambient sounds in dance music. Many of Soccio’s productions stand out in the keyboard and experiomental synthesizer arrangement creative mode. “Love Is” was featured on Soccio’s 1980 project, “S-Beat” and 1981’s “Closer” – a choice again which defined Soccio’s musical influence of soul and a touch of soft rock. The later production focused more of the funk elements of guitar and vibes.

Originally recorded by Bill Withers and from his 1978 album “’Bout Love” – this Soccio reproduction brings a heavy rhytym enhacement and disco-chorus to the rescue.

I have taken pieces of his 1980 cover and the guts of the 1981 masterpiece and worked a ReStructure Mix to give the track a longer life and also some edits to breakdown this lilting piece of beautiful music. Soccio has always amazed me after listening to detail and placement of his work. It has been a great pleasure to work on “Love Is” – one of my many-many favrites from this talented man.

• Do You Wanna Get Away - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Shannon

Shannon and “The Shannon Sound” – hard to resist in 1983 when “Let The Music Play” rocked the heck out of clubs, boom boxes and her career. The sound is a concept from production team Chris Barbosa and Mark Liggett – a New York electronic beat groove which inspired the sound of the 80s dance scene. Quite powerful guns to follow when the groove is so deep you can almost see through the vinyl. Shannon was a big element for dancers, clubs and the adoring sound of funk, disco and pop-dance music. It was that irresistible and sensual element of her voice.

I have taken the 12” version of “Do You Wanna Get Away” (both vocal and dub) and reworked a new ReStructure Mix to give this classic a whole new aim and slide. It pulls in a deeper experience along with some familiar pieces that will splash some fresh water to feel good on a hot sweaty dance floor.

Thank you, Shannon – you gave us a new reason to move and look up to dance music with respect!

• Double or Nothing - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gladys Knight and Kenny Loggins

Kenny Loggins and Gladys Knight are paired in “Double Or Nothing” – from the 1985 soundtrack of Rocky IV and produced by Bernard Edwards. It is 80s pop dance with the haunting sound of two great voices bringing a few facts about love into the light. It is the start of something good and the positive points of things to come. The song had me blending an extended stand-up mix during its release and its 3:42 length with no 12” remixes. It is one of those songs with riffs that hang on. A favorite of mine and another reason Mr. Bernard Edwards rules under many styles of production.

I have taken the short soundtrack version and worked with the drum tracks, guitar riffs and vocals to create this ReStructure Mix – which is to bring this duo upfront in a beautiful way. And of course to extend what was much too short.

• Bring It Back - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Taka Boom

Taka Boom is a voice that engulfs a song. He performances on disco classics “You + Me=Love” by The Undisputed Truth from 1976 and “Mr. D.J. You Know How To Make Me Dance” by The Glass Family are “proof of power” and “depth of soul”. It was a gift to new and recent fans when her solo career began in 1979 with her self-titled disco album. “Night Dancing” and “Red Hot” were instant classics and are two of my favorites of 1979. Following this project later in 1979 Taka released a 12” single titled “Bring It Back” – produced by Jim Callon who also produced The Glass Family project. The single was a big hit for Taka and brought a nice transition to electronic arrangements that were common during the 80s for club disco.

I have taken the long version from the 12” single and created this ReStructure Mix to salute this track which makes each play a bit emotional for those of us who began dancing in the early and mid-70s – and where 1979 was feeling a change in the club environment all together. This ReStructure Mix plays out a longer introduction to build up to Taka’s sensational performance. A few looping areas help to create new spots where the memory can run free as well as the imagination.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Nick and Lindsay who are the keepers of the women of disco, jazz and soul. Thanks to their undying love for the music which always brings me excitement and some new tunes I missed.

• You Gotta Dance - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pacific Blue

Pacific Blue is a disco project from producers Michaele, Lana Sebastian and Paul Sebastian – the three responsible for albums by Madleen Kane, Theo Vaness, Claire and Leonore O’ Malley. This 1978 disco track is the flip side to the 12” “Argentina Forever” which contains a slight Euro-disco feel as their prior work with flamenco feel. Vocals emulate a Bee Gee’s feel and echo throughout this number. It has always been a favorite of mine and was fun to program during playful sets.

I have taken the 12” version of “You Gotta Dance” to rework an arrangement and loop-set for the killer bass trickle and the Spanish flavor. It is a bit more airy with a few new breaks as well as a cold ending which breaks down right where it started.

• Lovergirl - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Teena Marie

Teena Marie (Mary Christine Brockert) was a breakthrough R&B singer, songwriter and producer arriving at the tail end of the disco era. Her music has always played out with a full arrangement enhancing tracks like “Lovergirl” from 1984. During the early 80s and the repackaging of disco as pop-dance Teena had the ability to create a stage for her soulful delivery and funk-driven energy.

I have taken the 12” single “vocal” and “dub” to create a playful ReStructure Mix which takes Teena on a few detours along the way to deliver her message. I have used some deeper segments with a thumping beat along with pieces of the original arrangement to speak the message of “Lovergirl” in a new way. A bit more drops to let the words fade into mind and feet.

• Come Inside - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Fancy

Fancy (Manfred Alois Segith) is a German disco singer and producer who also produced under the name Tess Teiges (Timerider, Slip). His disco project Fancy is one of the memorable arenas of the 80s high energy and electronic disco stage. Many of the tracks share a hypnotic and driving rhythm and sexy mood. An appropriate return to a new sound of disco music with a complete overhaul on production and execution. “Come Inside” is a single released as a B-side to his 1984 release “Slice Me Nice”. It shares a familiar synthesizer riff used by The Professionals on “Law Of The Land” which was borrowed from the original track recorded by The Temptations.

“Come Inside” is presented in this ReStructure Mix in a playful and new way using pieces from two disco classics adding more of an invitation. It is reworked using the “American Remix #1” by Bob Beat Me Black and Terror from the Personal Records release. A few more sleazy moments are added to keep the sensual feel of the song alive and a new energy added.

• Enjoy Yourself - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Jacksons

The Jacksons continued their dropping the “Five” from their title and finding themselves in 1976 under the production of Philadelphia International – Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff. It was a hardcore venture into the new dance arena. Even with the built up talents of this blockbuster entourage their own style and sound became the overall result. “Enjoy Yourself” is one of the first breakout singles which created that funky-disco essence of what we can all remember the mid-70s exuding.

I have taken the album version of “Enjoy Yourself” and worked a new ReStructure Mix to give the track some new beats and pulsating deep-dub effects. The rhythm guitars are the layer of promise from start to finish and again, the Jackson’s create a layer of chorus satisfaction. A great song which always made me feel the power of music and talent - the wonderful Jacksons.

• One Night Queen - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Claudja Barry

Claudja Barry is one of disco music’s earliest stars whose talent created a wave of excitement on dance floors around the world. Her music has always had a definitive sound and this “Disco Star” has remained true to her fans and craft. Claudja’s voice is recognizable and one which helped to give disco fans an identifiable style. “One Night Queen” is a track from Claudja’s 1979 album “Feel The Fire” and is originally placed with a medley along with two tracks: “Get Your Mind Made Up” and “It’s So Nice”. This medley gives Claudja an opportunity to work her falsetto vocals adorably and appropriately. The album was produced by Claudja’s husband, Jurgen Korduletsch.

I have taken “One Night Queen” from the medley and created a ReStructure Mix using the pumping synth riff (which always reminded me of “Louie, Louie” by The Kingsmen) and worked a new extended play. There are pieces of the nightlife tale here in pieces scattered about and some re-arranging to give Claudja another opportunity to work this simple but fun little disco number.

Dedicated to Ms. Claudja Barry who brings a whole new meaning to preserving great uplifting music in her new ventures to educate ears and hearts about music and treating life kindly. Thank you, Claudja for the heart and love.

• Diamonds - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Robin Gibb

Robin Gibb as a member of the family group, Bee Gees helped to make the 70s an outline for many of his compositions and productions. This music helped a generation to come alive with excitement with funky dance pieces and adoring love songs. His solo recording career began in 1970 and followed through his passing in 2012. “Secret Agent” is his 1984 album is a pop-dance excursion featuring producers Chris Barbosa and Mark Liggett – who created the 80s electro-street sound with projects from Shannon, Xena and Steve Rodway.

“Diamonds” is the flip-side to the 12” hit single, “Boys Do Fall In Love” and is one of the tracks I would love to play during evening warm up or after-hours. It has many great hooks as well and a resonating vocal by Robin. It pounds out that street sound that made the mid-80s a bit more innovative. I have taken the 12” version to create this ReStructure Mix that not only extends the adventure here – but also gives a bit of the stage to Dame Shirley Bassey – where she confirms Robin’s obsession.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to the energy of Mr. Robin Gibb who left us in 2012 – thanks for your talent and heartfelt music.

• I've Got Just What You Need - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cheryl Lynn

Cheryl Lynn is one of the voices of disco era that was hard to ignore or forget. Her 1978 self-titled album gave dance floors two giant singles – “Got To Be Real” and “Star Love”. The soaring notes of Cheryl’s voice are some of the most intense and soulful experiences in music history. Her talent was immediately given a rousing welcome with the excitement of things to come. “Got To Be Real” is now a disco-old school classic still has one of the most incredible vocal performances to date.

“I’ve Got Just What You Need” comes from Cheryl’s second album titled “In Love” released in 1979. The project was produced by Barry Blue and is one of the most phenomenal studio projects for a new vocalist – as she displays just what she can do. Many tracks from the album, although not commercial are some of the most incredible recording for fans to remember the magic of Ms. Lynn’s arrival. I have taken the short album version and created this ReStructure Mix which I have always wanted to extend the ecstasy of the vocal arrangements. It is playful and a moment to feel Cheryl as the powerful voice of a soulful universe.

• I Wanna Take You Home - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Patrick Cowley

Patrick Cowley made a mark in the 80s with his electronic sound introduced earlier on his work with projects by Sylvester, Fever, Brenda Mitchell and Beckie Bell. A rolling synthesizer and psychedelic-60 keyboard riffs were the stamps which gave Cowley a place on hardcore dance floors and a hard sound to forget for those who were accustomed to disco music with orchestral and band arrangements. During a period when disco music moved underground. It was a great time for discovering independent artists and label recording new music rather than recreate and duplicate to monopolize on sales rather than creative movement.

“I Wanna Take You Home” is from Patrick Cowley’s album “Menergy” from 1981 and created a double sided 12” release for his first single. It was a huge hit and gave dancers the disco beat with a new edge. I have taken the original 12” version to blend this ReStructure Mix using some of Cowley’s magic from “Megatron Man” and also rearranging the song for a longer and brighter feel.

• We're Gonna Rock - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sabu

Paul Sabu was the producer and artist to top the late 70s off with arrangements and production which are the icing on the disco-cake. Most of his productions have become classics with the style and sound this talented man created. His work has included artists such as Debbie Jacobs, Ann Margret and Sister Power all of which created a whirlwind on dance floors during their release. His 1979 album titled “Sabu” brought a rock-edged rhythm to dance floors and made each night more exciting. His guitar play and vocal in tracks from this project introduced a new energy to dancers. “We’re Gonna Rock” is the single which received a big reception and hands pounding up to the mirror-ball in an anthem like feel.

I have taken the album version of “We’re Gonna Rock” and created this ReStructure Mix breaking apart the infectious rhythm section with some of the playful looping and machine-gun edits to bring an alternative version to feel the fire balls explode right before the deejay booth. It is one of the Saturday night favorites and peak-hour tracks that I would love to transition to for a new layer of energy.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to the “Rockin’ Rollin’ Disco King” himself, Mr. Paul Sabu in appreciation for his talents in producing, mixing and performing to keep the celebration worth it.

• K.I.C. Keep It Coming - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Hydro featuring Lorna

Hydro is a Canadian disco project from producers Joe La Greca and Joe Marandola – who also gave dance floors music from MTL Express, Kat Mandu, Montreal and Melody Stewart. The full-disco attack was accomplished here with the full-bass, funky guitars and the wizardry of the disco-keyboards. A package where every track was a potential dance floor jam. “K.I.C. Keep It Coming” is the second 12” release from the project and features the vocals of Lorna Di Fiore – in the disco tradition of sassy and sexy. A bit more underground and full of the percussion which made dance floor ignite across the globe in the late 70s.

I have taken the album version of “K.I.C. Keep It Coming” and created a ReStructure Mix taking the baseline percussion and looping segments to fill a pair of new pair of disco shoes. Some surprise appearances from K.C. and The Sunshine Band and Bellamy Brothers are added for some excitement.

• Lovin' You Madly - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Narada Michael Walden

The musical career of producer, songwriter and singer Narada Michael Walden is one which can be heard in many projects throughout three decades. His solo recordings began in 1976 and lasted throughout the mid-90s. His productions were the essential pop-dance-funk of the 80s and include Stacy Lattisaw, Sister Sledge, Amii Stewart, Angela Bofill, and Carl Carlton. His work has always given dance floors the groove to keep the energy and excitement alive.

“Lovin’ You Madly” is a single from his 1979 album “The Dance Of Life” and made disc jockey playlists from a nice project with many dance tracks to work from. It is one of the simple funk-productions which rely on a funky guitar and Narada’s undying love for that special one. At times it is “fierce” but always on the level.

I have created this ReStructure Mix of “Lovin’ You Madly” using the album version recreating a new rhythm part to break the funk into a house-like feel. It has the remapping of verses and choruses intended to bring a new slickness to an already hard-edge funk piece.

• Arabella/Home - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Rinder & Lewis

Rinder & Lewis are the duo who made disco music come alive with a sound that was formulated directly from dance floors. Their catalogue of music includes studio groups El Coco, Tuxedo Junction, In Search Of Orchestra, Le Pamplemousse and Saint Tropez. “Warriors” is their album from 1979 which is one of the projects from that year which staged the classic live disco with some of the electronic sounds of where the music was heading. “Arabella/Home” is one of the playable tracks from the project which has the sound and theme of a rock ‘n roll tune – and a bit of their musical influence of the 50s.

I have taken the album version of “Arabella/Home” which was divided into two parts when our ensemble informs our heroine that it’s a done deal and a bit of short riffs describe a warmer and accepting option out of the relationship. I reworked the already fabulous arrangement in a new way to give the intro more build with the sequencer pieces and also worked the two parts into a finale mix. It has always been a toe-tapping winner for me and always is an honor to give these two the accolades they so deserve.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Mr. W. Michael Lewis

• Sir Duke - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder (Stevland Hardaway Morris) has touched hearts and minds throughout his career and with music which has always touched the romantic and sensitive side of the soul without appearing maudlin. His work throughout the 60s became one of the voices of soul music to create an excitement and respect. “Songs In The Key Of Life” is Stevie’s eighteenth album and one of the top selling of that year. “Sir Duke” is the second single from the album and salutes musical geniuses throughout time who have given much to the experience – the title focus on Mr. Duke Ellington and his contributions to jazz. Ellington left us in 1974 which gives a nice memory and uplifting tribute.

I have taken the album version of “Sir Duke” and worked on a ReStructure Mix to give the jazzy arrangement a club-like feel. Adding a few drop zones where pieces of percussion and horns create an eerie rhythmic feel. This has been one of the early tracks to bring me the sensation of what disco was achieving on dance floors. Energy and excitement with the use of rhythm and new arrangements. Soul, funk and Afro-Cuban percussion were with a new foundation.

• Lady Luck - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Ritchie Family

“Life Is Music” is the 1977 project from The Ritchie Family and continues the sound which helped to make disco music a widespread phenomenon. Produced by Jacques Morali and Ritchie Rome – this spotlight for our three divas, Cassandra Wooten, Cheryl Mason-Dorman and Gwendolyn Oliver is another pièce de résistance of dance music’s sophisticated edge. The title track was a club hit and anthem for dance floors which celebrated the freedom this music expressed. “Lady Luck” is the second dance floor single which gives us once again the feel that “The Best Disco In Town” created: excitement and fun.

I have taken the 12” version of “Lady Luck” and worked a ReStructure Mix to honor these lovely ladies of discos best and also give the uplifting song a bit more to move with. There are some vocal pieces reworked and a few new break-edits intended to make any night “lucky” on the dance floor.

Dedicated to Cheryl Mason Dorman for her wonderful talent and also the work to keep the magic alive!

• Music Inspired by 'Star Wars' - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Meco

Meco Monardo is a disco producer and arranger whose music is the disco symphonic sound of the dance floor during the late 70s. His funky beat-driven revivals work with several motion picture soundtracks both classic as he created with his “Wizard Of Oz” project and then leaning towards the pop-edge taking soundtracks from “Star Wars”, “Close Encounters of The Third Kind” and “Superman” to a rhythmic sensation. His 1977project “Music Inspired by Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk” is included in the disco Top 100 since it dominated radio and helped to introduce disco music’s new path to an AM audience.

I have taken the “Star Wars Medley” from this album and created a ReStructure Mix which uses the fantastic theme from John Williams and gives it a new bass driven arrangement to use snippets of the work into a new collage of disco sound. Done in the ReStructure edit style where anything can happen and usually does. It is a return to the pop-sound of disco and a glimpse of impact of both the film and John Williams’s fantastic musical soundtrack.

• Alive With Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cut Glass

Cut Glass is vocalists Mildred Vaney and Ortheia Barnes along with producers Jeffrey Parsons and Jeffrey Steinberg – who also created a disco project title Hott City (or Graffitti) in 1978. Cut Glass was introduced with a double-sided 12” including the disco classic “Without Your Love” and “Alive With Love” – both an electronic style of disco music which helped to bring dance floors into the upcoming 80s high energy genre. “Alive With Love” much like “Without Your Love” featured an incredible vocal from our duo and a space-fused disco arrangement that was dreamy and lightly punchy.

I have taken the 12” version of “Alive With Love” – one of my all-time favorite early evening or after-hours feel tracks and created a ReStructure Mix with not only an extended timing but also a whole new breakdown and sense of yearning for this disco treat. A new electro-vibe drum beats a sensual magnetism that I have always heard below the original. It is one piece that I wanted to add something special so that the dance floor of yesterday may understand the purpose all over again.

• Private Dancer - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Tina Turner

Tina Turner is one of the performers with a fairy-tale return to the music industry in 1984 with her smash album “Private Dancer”. The project took radio and clubs by storm with tracks in the pop-rock and dance genre bringing Tina into a new era of brining the lady a new stage for both respect and awe. The title track was produced by John Carter and featured Tina in a world of confusion and a tired soul looking for hope. It was one of the big surprises from the album as it was featured as a 12” for clubs to take in their arms “The Queen of Rock n Roll”.

I have taken the 12” version of “Private Dancer” and created a ReStructure Mix focusing on the moody essence of the track and adding some new drama. It brings plenty of percussion in and also a stomping breakdown in areas when you will least expect. A favorite mood of mine which takes the song underground and more mysterious.

• Je T 'Aime (Moi Non Plus) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donna Summer

Donna Summer made the disco scene complete during the mid-70s with the productions aimed at figment of disco musical fantasy called The First Lady of Love. Donna’s breakout hit “Love To Love You Baby” gave disco music the appropriate sound for a new life being discovered with a mood and style created by music. Her first three albums were perfection with this formula and iconic phase. One of the peaks of Donna’s fame was definitely the release of the film “Thank God It’s Friday” in 1978 – it also presented her as the disco diva serenading a frantic crowd to her soon-to-be classic “Last Dance”.

The soundtrack featured a bonus 12” single with Donna’s cover of Serge Gainsbourg’s “Je T’ Aime (Moi Non Plus)” – a song written and sung with Brigitte Bardot – a cinema sex symbol. It was another venture into the sexy realm of disco’s take on the sound which made it most explosive. Donna’s version falls close to her sexy – but stylish appeal to make the night seem more intense and desire closer.

I have taken the 12” version which times at 15:51 and created a new ReStructure Mix working in a new funk-drum beat and some rhythm effects to spice up the sexy play on a romantic affair between a couple expressing their love for one another. This new version incorporates some familiar pieces from Donna’s legacy and is intended to bring a new light to this somewhat controversial song.

• Love Plane - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Skyy

Skyy is Anibal "Butch" Sierra, Bonny Dunning, Delores Dunning Milligan, Denise Dunning Crawford, Gerald Lebon, Larry Greenburg, Randy Muller, Solomon Roberts Jr., Tommy McConnell and Wayne Wilentz. A funk-disco band produced by Randy Muller (Brass Construction, Tamiko Jones, Funk Deluxe) and executed in the New York disco-funk style. Refreshing grooves with a touch of those swirling disco strings. Much of their music is recognizable with the raw groove and predominant vocal arrangements.

“Love Plane” comes from their 1980 album “Skyway” and was a huge hit in my club and gave the early 80s an early transition from disco beats to a new electronic-groove. The emphasis here, as most Skyy tunes are falling in love and expressing a deep affection for a lover. And so let’s fly!

This ReStructure Mix give the funky track a longer breakdown and some new beats to bring this “love plane” to its destination. One of the moments I always hoped for when I was spinning this album version – an extended trip!

• Body Heat - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Alicia Bridges

Alicia Bridges burst onto the disco music scene as an unknown artist yet as recognizable with her big hit, “I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)”. It was as if the anthem was created before the scene took hold of the general public. Alicia had a unique voice bringing a whole new flair and style to the club scene. Her first album may have been one of the most recognized covers from the period and the classic track as one of the most played. The album was produced by Steve Buckingham – a guitarist who played with Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Tower Of Power – to name a few. His work on this album was indeed a new fusion in disco music.

“Body Heat” is the second single from the album and was a track that hardcore clubs embraced since many were familiar with Alicia’s voice and sound. A 12” release also featured a remix by Mr. Jim Burgess taking the album version heights above the yearning guitars and Bridges’ powerful performance. It was always a favorite of mine and fit into a rock-edged disco track with that disco flair added.

This ReStructure Mix takes the 12” version into a few new breakdowns and small clips of those rockin’ guitars and peaking chorus riffs. It builds with a few loop-edits to present a new aura to what I consider a genuine and unique piece of dance music.

• Love Is All You Need - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - High Inergy

High Inergy is a soul group discovered by Berry Gordy’s sister and then signed to Motown’s label Gordy Records in 1977. Their first album titled “Turnin’ On” brought back the girl group excitement with the soul flair. The single “You Can’t Turn Me Off (In The Middle Of Turning Me On)” was an immediate hit and only revealed a clue of the tracks from the album which made these voices irresistible. “Love Is All You Need” is the opening song of the project and gives a funky-soul spot for High Inergy to harmonize and express their talent in a young, new experience. It was a turning point for soul music to enter a disco realm.

I have taken the album version of “Love Is All You Need” and created a ReStructure Mix to add some new drum fills and breaks to the beautiful shout out for love. An extended intro and some new breaks are added to extend and add a new feel. Some new beats are pulled from the base of this groovy rhythmic production.

• Sing Your Own Song - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Jeanie Tracy

Jeanie Tracy (Jeanie Autre Tracy) is one of the voices when heard makes you feel energized. The power of this woman’s delivery is a reminder of gospels influence in many forms of music including the late 70s when Sylvester hit the disco scene. Ms. Tracy has performed back-up sessions for many well-known artists – but the real show is when she is in front. “Sing Your Own Song” is an AA-side to the 1984 12” single “Time Bomb”. This track was produced by Tip Wirrick, Michael Finden and Patrick Cowley. The message is so clear your mind is as affected as your feet.

I have taken the 12” version of “Sing Your Own Song” and we-worked it to create this ReStructure Mix. Using pieces of the scat-like chorus riff as another element of energy to this mix. Some new breaks and build-up moments are injected to give us a moment to catch our breath.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Nick and Lindsay – in deep thanks and love for their friendship and also for taking the time to request the obscure pieces of disco music for a ReStructure Mix which is what I love most. You boys are “it”! I appreciate you both!

• Chain Reaction - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Diana Ross

Diana Ross released her album “Eaten Alive” in 1985 which gave Diana a new identity once again with the 80s pop dance arena. The club sound for this period was determined by how well your 12” single release was reworked for the dance floor and by whom. “Chain Reaction” is from this project and was produced by Albhy Galuten, Barry Gibb and Karl Richardson – it is a clever piece which takes us back to a bouncy and stompin’ Motown-esque feel rhythm and Diana sounding as if we had taken a step back in time.

I have taken the 12” version of “Chain Reaction” – remixed by Francois Kevorkian and Ron St. Germain and have created a ReStructure Mix to salute this favorite. Using more of those 60s retro strings that flow like a symphony of sweet memories and also worked a few rhythm loops to give parts of the song a new experience.

• Dance Little Boy Blue - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Freddie James

Freddie James (Frederick Alan Millgan) was one of the youngest disco stars to create a frenzy on dance floors with his big hit “Get Up and Boogie” from 1979. It was one of Tony Green’s disco treats – as he accomplished with France Joli, Caroline Bernier and Freddie’s mother, Geraldine Hunt. The album contained four tracks that were each successes of their own. The production team included Denis Lepage on strings and arrangements, The Sweethearts of Sigma on backing vocals, Peter Dowse and Claude Allard. The release of the US version was assisted by Mr. Ray Caviano.

I have taken the album version of the track which always packed my floor, “Dance Little Boy Blue” – which was appropriate for Freddie’s youth and also reminded us how the dance floor was the place to escape those “blues”. This ReStructure Mix moves into the deep-electronic dub-side of the song which always brought my ears on board. A few more production additions create a longer break in sections where the theme is all about dancing out of our troubles.

• Brazuca - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Simbora Orchesatra

Simbora Orchestra is a disco project from 1978 produced by Silvio Tancredi – who is also responsible for the disco group The Wonder Band (“Whole Lotta Lovin”). “Brazuca” is the single release from Simbora Orchestra and marked a period early in the disco movement when the mood was experimental and celebratory. I have always associated this group with the likes of The Ritchie Family since “Quiet Village” has the lounge and bossa nova feel. The song was quite a cooker during its release and created a nice Mardi gras aura to the dance floors of the time. It has always been a favorite and has many hooks that caught my attention immediately.

I have taken the 12” version mixed by Bob Clearmountain and create a ReStructure Mix which gives the intro and break more time to find the nearest whistle. There is a whole new flow to this version and I was quite excited to break this one down for another celebration!

• Let's Dance - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bombers

Bombers are a disco studio group produced by George Lagios and Pat Deserio (Kebekelektrik, Rational Youth) and introduced a new space-age theme to the growing sound and vision of disco. Their first project from 1978 titled “Bombers” introduced the band as a deeper underground disco sound. “Bombers II” from 1979 gave the band a full open dance floor welcome with the hit “(Everybody) Get Dancing” – which is one of the big disco releases to assist in the music’s mainline success.

“Let’s Dance” is one of the five winning tracks from the “II” project and one which finds hustle dancers and mainstream disco followers the edge it is looking for. I have taken the album version and created this ReStructure Mix to give it a new vibrancy and also call attention to its shining elements. It =has always been a winner with me and continues to spark the sound of disco music which lingers on and on throughout time.

• Emotion - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand joined producer Rick Perry along with The Pointer Sisters on backing vocals in 1984 for an electronic dance number that has the feel of the 80s keyboard craze. A love song which implies the everyday droll of life can be uplifted by the realization of a wonderful partner and love. The arrangement has a gospel like feel which places Barbra in a place where she manages to play it cool and sound beautiful.

I have taken the 12” vocal and Instrumental which was remixed by John “Jellybean” Benitez and worked this ReStructure Mix to extend the intro and bring Barbra down a bit more underground on the dance floor.

• Don't Come Crying To Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Linda Clifford

Linda Clifford is one of the disco stars that you can’t help but have grown excited waiting for the next release. After dance hits like “If My Friends Could See Me Now”, “Red Light”, “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “Runaway Love” you had to have been warmed up by then. “I’ll Keep On Loving You” is Linda’s seventh album from 1982 and hits the target again with the single “Don’t Come Crying To Me” produced by Michael Gore.

I have taken the fantastic 12” single of “Don’t Come Crying To Me” – mixed by Rusty Gardner and engineered by Paul Sabu and had a little ReStructure Mix fun. Adding a bit of drum mayhem to the finger-poppin’ groove this “no-other-than”-Linda track. It has the woman laying it out – now it is your turn to move or get out!

Dedicated to the lady herself, Ms. Linda Clifford – who helped me believe not only in disco music – but also that disco divas are graceful, lovely and forever lasting!

• Midnight Rendezvous - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Linda G. Thompson

Linda G. Thompson is a German vocalist with a long run supporting disco music. Her talent is also spread among several groups including Silver Convention, Love Generation, The Hornettes and Me and You. Her solo recording career in 1975 began with her single, “Ooh What A Night” – also produced by Silver Convention’s Michael Kunze. “Midnight Rendezvous” comes from the B-side Linda’s 1980 single “Flight To Fantasy” – which was a huge hit on my dance floor at the time and also a personal favorite. “Midnight Rendezvous” is a funky hard-hitting disco track with the early 80s transition in mind. It was always one I would love to play during T-dances and early morning programs – it had that hardcore groove.

I have taken the 12” version of “Midnight Rendezvous” and did something I have always wanted to do – extend it and play with these mean beats! This ReStructure Mix pulls in a bass line which should be very familiar to fans of Linda and disco history. It is a high for me to create some fun with this one.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to a hard working friend who has kept the ladies of disco alive for years and continues to – Mr. Hans R. de Vries. Thank you, Hans for always being so kind and supportive of these so very talented artists. I am sure they appreciate your love very much – I know I do.

• Theme from Dynasty - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kat Mandu

Kat Mandu is a disco project from 1979 with a huge disco hit titled “The Break” which helped to solidify the dance floor instrumental with more energy than ever. Produced by Joe La Greca and Joe Marandola and Jimmy Ray on vocals for the remaining tracks. Three albums were released under the name Kat Mandu and then in 1986 were reformulated for singles which were independent productions. The first being a disco-fied version of “Theme from Dynasty” – a pounding recreation of the Bill Conti opening theme. It was produced by Richard Buck and Robert Matichak.

I have taken the 12” release of “Theme from Dynasty/Power” and manipulated several clips from the television show to feature this ReStructure Mix as a sample-esque version for a tribute to the focus, Joan Collins as Alexis. It is a new option for bringing back that night we all waited so anxiously for. A special insertion of Alexis is inserted from her country bar performance to even the homage.

• We've Gotta Dance - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sylvia Mason

Sylvia Mason (also billed as Sylvia Mason-James) is a vocalist who became a disco treat for many during the late 70s in the band Voyage. Her vocal on the disco classics “Souvenirs” and “Let’s Fly Away” have given dance floors the uplifting sensation which disco music is designed to deliver. She has performed in back-up sessions for many artists including Croisette, Wham!, Eddy Grant, Barbara Pennington and The Blow Monkeys. Her self-titled solo album from 1979 contained the single “We’ve Gotta Dance” which follows the path of traditional disco and celebrates the dance floor as the sanity of life. This project included players from Voyage including Marc Chantereau, Pierre-Alain Dahan, Roger Tokarz and Slim Pezin.

I have taken the album version of “We’ve Gotta Dance” and recreated a new ReStructure Mix – playing heavily with the fabulous drum beats and recreated some new energy for this explosive dance anthem. It is one that brought the disco sense back to my dance floor for peak hour when it was released.

• Circles - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Atlantic Starr

Atlantic Starr (formerly Newban) is a soul, funk, and disco band who were originally produced by Bobby Eli. Their third album titled “Brilliance” from 1982 contained the single “Circles” which featured Sharon Bryant on lead vocals. A love song from a confused participant who is finding it difficult to break away from an unfaithful lover. The production by James Anthony Carmichael is the master of this project. A blend of disco groove with great guitar keyboards and strings.

I have taken the 12” version of “Circles” and created a ReStructure Mix with a new intro and a few percussion fused breaks to slow down the drama and heartbreak. Always a favorite and played out so quickly for the dance floor that an extended version I always fantasized of.

• Guilty - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lime

Lime is Denis and Denyse Lepage – a duo who turned dance floors into a frenzy during the early 80s and throughout the early 90s. A powerhouse disco/high energy project which never seemed to disappoint or let up on surprises. Their third album “Lime III” is one of the works which cover the spectrum of dance floor favors influencing new dance artists soon after. Denis had been affiliated with many disco projects during the late 70s and his work paid off for Lime.

“Guilty” is the first single from “Lime III” and has always been an anthem for me. It always gives an emotional message which I have taken to another level with this ReStructure Mix. There is a new haunting edge to the yearning of a romance that is certain to have another chance – thanks to love. It plays out like a mini drama with some new effects and beats to guide familiar feet to a new story.

Dedicated to Mr. George Matiowsky of Facebook – for the upbeat energy and also for keeping the music with a great message alive in his life.

• Pull Up To The Bumper - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Grace Jones

Grace Jones was iconic from the moment she stepped into the lights that revealed a darker image and persona. Her music, style, and presence have always intrigued audiences and even hardcore followers. Her music shifted during the early 80s appropriately with the new wave of electronic funk and rock. It was quite simple for Grace to complete the transformation effectively since she had performing this from the start.

“Pull Up To The Bumper” is from the 1981 album “Nightclubbing” – produced by Alex Sadkin and Chris Blackwell. It is one of the most thought provoking songs as Grace takes the wheel and keys. The production is a sound from period which created an easy stage for funk to make it return in a new form.

I have taken the 12” Remix by Steven Stanley and created a ReStructure Mix to lower this parking lot garage a few levels deeper. More samples and looping are added to make this infectious song stick even closer to your ears and feet.

• You Gotta Problem - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Toni Basil

Toni Basil (Antonia Christina Basilotta) is a singer, actress and choreographer who stamped the 80s with her big hit, “Mickey”. The synth-pop movement of the early 80s existed with the release of talent and music as her album, “Word Of Mouth”. A nice twist of energy in the nu-wave and alternative sound but not moving to far from the motivation of the dance floor. Toni’s first recording was in 1966 titled “Breakaway”.

“You Gotta Problem” is a track from “Word Of Mouth” which was one of the DOR (Dance Oriented Rock) numbers to hit dance floors following the disco sequencer sound. A new age of electronic music was an instant hit on dance floors thanks to a new generation of dancers and innovative minds. I have taken the album version of “You Gotta Problem” and have extended the track along with a few new breaks and inserts to update the arrangement. The song deals lightly on a subject of little pity for a problem which appears to allow distant behavior.

Listen for backing vocals performed by disco master, Mr. Bob Esty – once again making the 80s an easy place for disco-lovers and dance enthusiasts a wonderful place.

• Body Strong - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sylvester

Sylvester (Sylvester James) releases “Stars” in 1979 – his fourth album and appropriately closing a disco era with a theme for each night of the week. “Body Strong” is the vocal/chorus magnificent recording with the rolling anthem of dance floor ecstasy. Along with Izora Rhodes and Martha Wash this piece becomes a stamp for a dance era which ends up in the Bay Area/San Francisco and soon is revitalized there for the 80s.

I have taken the album version of “Body Strong” and few pieces of vocals from a past Sylvester classic and reshaped this beauty for a ReStructure Mix. Giving it a new foundation and sense for that “lost in music” feel. A special thanks to Sylvester for making us feel united and free on the dance floor.

• Power - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Temptations

The Temptations are Motown powerhouse male groups who helped to shape soul music during the early 60s and create stage for male emotions. Their music remains timeless and full of a time period when the music scene was rejuvenated with creative talent and excitement. The group recorded from 1964 to present. In 1980 the group released “Power” produced by Barry Gordy and Angelo Bond – the title track was a pulsating funk song and although the arrangement followed a disco edge the vocals remained layered and continued to express the bands sole purpose.

I have taken the album version of “Power” and have reworked its political and spiritual theme in an extended format with a new jack-swing touch to wrap those vocals even more around your mind. The message may be varied from this number but perhaps in current years as it emphasizes a reality. The titled “Power” is what it has always been about – yet this time let’s focus on the “power” of the funk in the beat!

• Love (Is Gonna Be On Your Side) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Firefly

Firefly is Manu, Maurice Cavalieri, Maurizio Sangineto and Rolando Zaniolo – an Italian disco/funk project from the early 80s. Presenting an electronic take on Italo-disco with a fusion of funk which took the early 80s by storm during the disco energy simmer. The first album from Firefly is one of their most memorable with the single “Love (Is Gonna Be On Your Side)” hit the dance floors and creates the stomping funk sound. It was a go from the start and some of the most infectious of the Italian dance productions.

I have taken the 12” single of “Love (Is Gonna Be On Your Side)” and have re-worked a ReStructure Mix to break those heavy hand claps and beats into a deeper energy. Also taking the message apart – which is friendship, is priceless. A message worth dancing to and keep alive with the positive energy of dance music.

• Forever - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Susanne Meals

Susanne Meals is Dora Carofiglio – who’s beautiful falsetto vocal haunted many Italo-disco projects including The New Company, Jackie Moore, Valerie Dore, Alba and Novecento. The sound of Ms. Carofiglio immediately brings to mind an angelic state of mind. “Forever” is a single from 1990 released under the name of Susanne Meals – this track is the hallmark of Italo-disco – a lovely morning song with several vocal hooks and riffs to bring this one into a dance masterpiece.

I have taken the 12” single version of “Forever” and worked on a long-awaited chance to play with the beautiful elements. There are a few new added breaks and looping effects to create more of that dreamy feel to the track. An all-time favorite and T-dance love brought to a new realm of dance.

• Precious Moments - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Nightlife Unlimited

Nightlife Unlimited is a Candian disco ensemble featuring Tony Bentivegna, Johnny D'Orazio, Louis Toteda and Peter Sciascia. The first album released in 1979 was produced by Peter DiMilo and George Cucuzzella. The project brought all four tracks as classics to a needy dance floor and now a great remembrance and learning experience for new disco enthusiasts.

I have taken “Precious Moments” from the album and have given it a new ReStructure Mix – adding some breaks and drum elements to decorate this lovely love sonnet. It is a beautiful track and features the very talented Louis Toteda on lead vocals. Louis worked on many high energy projects in the 80s including Vera, Elaine Charles and Sweet Brandy.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Mr. Louis Toteda for giving his wonderful talent to a genre of music which has proven loves lives within.

• Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Vaughan Mason And Crew

Vaughn Mason and Crew are a funk-disco project from the early 80s when the shift from dancing feet to skating feet hit the mirror ball reflections. This electronic funk take off of Chic’s “Good Times” reaves up a new chapter in dance music where early pieces of rap and funk make disco music a bit more delicious.

I have taken the 12” single – both Part 1 and Part 2 into this ReStructure Mix along with a few samples from some funk from here and there. It is another reason to bounce – you don’t even have to pay by the ounce. It is the funk!

• I'm Dying - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Dee D. Jackson

Dee D. Jackson (Deirdre Elaine Cozier) is an artist who worked with Giorgio Moroder and Keith Forsey in her early career. Her venture into the music industry began with the single “Man Of A Man” in 1978 and then her well-known classic “Automatic Lover”. Her second album titled “Thunder and Lightning” contained several great tracks – one which was remixed in the 80s – “S.O.S. (Love To The Rescue” ). The short length of the tracks prevented many of them from receiving club play. My favorite song from the project is “I’m Dying” – which displays Dee D. at her best in emotion and power.

I have taken the short 3:49 minute track and have given it a ReStructure Mix to extend and also play with the heavy duty disco production by Gary Unwin and although the song has that rock-heartbreak anthem feel it gives the dance floor a shimmering experience.

• Don't Know Why I Love You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Thelma Houston

Thelma Houston taught us how to feel emotion on the dance floor in 1976 with her big disco hit, “Don’t Leave Me This Way”. From the album “Any Way You Like It” which was Thelma’s fourth recording project. The album was great mixture of funk, soul and one of the early stages of disco music as laid out in the mix and arrangement. “Don’t Know Why I Love You” is another fantastic track which always caught my attention as has one infectious rhythm breaks.

I have taken the album version and have given it a ReStructure Mix to give Thelma another opportunity to remind of what a landmark artist she has been in disco music history. Adding a few new beats and looping those incredible bass tracks. There are some high dive breaks and more of Thelma to make us feel right at home.

• Georgy Porgy - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Toto

Toto is a band including Steve Lukather and David Paich (produced Cheryl Lynn’s first album). Their work is lengthy and also includes a big hot from 1982 “Africa”. Their first project from 1978 was known for the disco single “Georgy Porgy” (which features Cheryl Lynn) – the track was a hit for radio play and clubs. The play on a relationship misjudged works well with the break featuring a teasing Cheryl Lynn injected a touch of soul to the jazz like aura of the track.

I have taken the 12” single of “Georgy Porgy” and worked a new arrangement and feel for the song. It is extended with more percussion breaks and a fade out into an underground sound. The song has always been a favorite and I sure bring many good memories back of either the band or the start of Ms. Lynn’s career.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated by Marialisa of New York – thank you Marialisa for always giving such a great energy my way. It is appreciated.

• I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Daryl Hall & John Oates

Daryl Hall & John Hall Oates are a pop rock duo who started recording in 1972 and are currently involved in projects, Their sound brought a magic to the 70s era and their continuance onto the 80s was a pop-dance excitement. “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” is from their 1981 album “Private Eyes”. It was an instant radio hit and many club jocks were lured in by the pumped-electronic groove. It was close to the “Electric Avenue” sound which was building an alternative sound.

I have taken the 12” version of “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” and have given it a ReStructure Mix which pumps up the groove and bit more and also creates a dreamier aura throughout the resistance of this stern lover. It gives me an opportunity to spotlight that 80s sound and how it kept the disco feeling alive.

• That'll Be The Day - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pamala Stanley

Pamala Stanley is a talented lady whose career began with the 1979 project “This Is Hot” – produced by Joachim Heider a German producer and composer. The title track was an instant hit and made Pamala a welcomed voice and energy. There is a level of determination in this album where Pamala delivers a sweet, yet powerful energy to the disco songs. She was not only a great performer on stage; she had the voice to make it even more exciting.

“That’ll Be The Day” is a song written by Pamala and is a love ballad with the dance floor outline. It plays out in the matured disco sound of the late seventies. It gives a nice Euro-feel with the flowing strings and heavy percussion and bongo elements. This ReStructure Mix takes the song a bit deeper yet holds onto the beautiful message and arrangement.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Nick and Lindsay who have made these projects even more exciting and loving. Boys, you are wonderful. A great source of dedication and love not only for the music, but also the artist.

• Gaz-O-Lean - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Area Code 212

Area Code 212 is a disco project from Joe Bana (Friends & Co. Records) along with Joe Castellon and Stan Bronstein. A classic disco theme album piecing themed dance tracks to the New York independent disco sound. One of the last true disco albums from 1979 with the sound which made hustle dancers feel at home as well as the DJs who fought to keep the disco energy alive during a shut down from the industry.

I have taken one of the most mesmerizing instrumentals from the package titled “Gaz-O-Lean” which is close to that Bombers “Pistolero” sound where bass riffs and thumping beats create a haunting like feel. The original album version gets a ReStructure Mix – pulling those fabulous percussion tracks out into the open even further – and that rolling bass sequencer again onto a mirror reflected dance floor.

• C'est Magnifique - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Santa Esmeralda

Santa Esmeralda is a disco band whose first hit “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” (a disco-fied cover of The Animals 1966 rock hit) helped to change disco music for years to come. The Euro-disco feel and full Flamenco-orchestra fantasy makes the sound of the disco beat feel real. The album was produced by Jean-Manuel de Scarano and Nicholas Skorsky.

I have taken the track “C’est Magnifique” from their 1980 album “Don’t Be Shy Tonight” and have given it a full ReStructure Mix treatment. Extending those fabulous hand-clap effects and also adding a few elements from their instrumental, “Seville Nights” from the “Thank God It’s Friday” soundtrack

• Take Off Your Makeup - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lamont Dozier

Lamont Dozier is not only one of the talented songwriter of the Motown/Supremes era – he is also a producer and singer whose album, “Out Here On My Own” from 1973 contains one of the early singles that was a part of the sprouting disco disc jockey weaving 45 rpms into dance blocks. “Take Off Your Makeup” is an early soul classic that has the flavor of soul and that classic feel.

I have taken the album version and created a new ReStructure Mix to extend and play out this uplifting and song of love and promise. It is one of my favorites that I can remember feeling the sweet sound of soul becoming a new brand of dance music. A new intro and mix-out are the highlight of this new piece – but the message and meaning are still the bones.

• Night Sky - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Rose Laurens

Rose Laurens is a French singer and song writer who is better known for her 1986 dance floor classic “American Love” – produced by Jean-Pierre Goussaud. Her unique vocal delivery can remind one of Tina Turner at moments. “Night Sky” is a single released in 1984 and became an instant dance hall classic for early morning dancers with its fantasy realm using the zodiac as an outline. The English version of the single is actually an interpretation of the French version titled “Zodiacale”.

I have taken the English version of the 12” single – produced again by Jean-Pierre Goussaud and have given it a new ReStructure Mix – extending it with some new arenas of universal beats and some highlighting the 60s backing chorus feel. It is a new journey for those who admire Rose and also the fantasy of the dance floor.

• Ready Or Not - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Deborah Washington

Deborah Washington is a disco artist with the soft and delicate prescience which was introduced with classic remakes of “The Letter” and “Standing In The Shadows of Love” in disco elegance. Her success on dance floors was a part if the excitement of the disco boom in 1978. Produced by George Tobin (Tiffany) and Mike Piccirillo (Robert John, Kim Carnes) – the project was appropriately placed among the periods more playful and chart aimed projects.

I have taken a single from the “Anyway You Want It” album titled “Ready Or Not” which is a sexy and sleek track and infused some new drums and additional phasing to make this dreamy number more of a discotheque delicacy!

• We Can Work It Out - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan has provided a map for funk and soul starting from the early 70s. Her voices gave soul and funk an energy and overwhelming emotion. Many hits have been left behind in funk, disco and in ballads. “What Cha’ Gonna Do For Me” is her 1981 project produced by Arif Mardin which delivered several hits for fan including “I Know You, I Live You”, “Fate”, the title track and also her cover of The Beatles’ “We Can Work It”. Fused with the 80s electro-funk sound and those raging horns – enough for Chaka to play in.

I have taken the album version of “We Can Work It Out” and created an extended and playful arrangement using pieces of the rhythm and horn section to create a new flow. It has some dub-like breaks that are to give the song a few more words to feel secure about as your shaking you butt.

• Stay The Night - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean is an artist with a sound that is warming and sweet. Much of his work defines a mark which resembles a lullaby of sorts. Many of his projects fell into the pop-dance arena giving some great treasures. “Stay The Night” is from his 1980 album “City Limit” produced by Ken Gold – it is one of my favorite songs of that year since the chorus riff was stuck in my head for nights.

I have taken the 12” version of “Stay The Night” and worked a new ReStructure Mix to add some new parts that add instrumental parts to cool down from that wonderful and soulful swooning. It is funky and full of promise – the perfect ingredients during a shift in club music.

• A Gay Time Latin Lover - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Easy Going

Easy Going is an Italian band (named after a gay club in Rome) formed by Paul Micioni and produced by Giancarlo Meo and Claudio Simonetti. The band shared a great success in dance music with their three albums. The biggest hit being “Fear” in 1979 – an innovative electronic piece. The third album was released in 1980 and featured the track “A Gay Time Latin Lover” which uses a funky rhythm guitar and heavy horns to expel the tale of a too-hot-to-handle love interest that can never stop the behavior leaving our band insecure.

I have taken the album version and created a ReStructure Mix stripping down some of the bass, horn and syndrums effects to create a more edged mix with several new breaks and reworking the verses to do without some of the vocal riffs.

• Shoot Your Best Shot - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Linda Clifford

Linda Clifford’s project “I’m Yours” from 1980 was a disco-funk treasure for fans and dancers. It seemed as though Linda would never let her followers do without. “Shoot Your Best Shot” is a track which received tremendous response from DJs and dance floors. The production by Isaac Hayes is one of the year’s best.

I have taken the album version of “Shoot Your Best Shot” and reworked new ReStructure Mix using elements that ‘blast’ throughout the arrangement. Linda’s out-of-sight vocal is the stage here – so the new breaks and trip are strictly to bring a new flavor to the song.

This ReStructure Mix is lovingly dedicated to the kindest and caring woman in music that I have met – Ms. Linda Clifford. Thank you, Linda for sharing your talent and making us believe there is more out there to smile at.

• Same Time Same Place - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Tamara

Tamara Lorincz is a disco singer who was known as part of the big disco album “Bombers 2” featuring “(Everybody) Get Dancing”, “Let’s Dance” and “Shake”. Her placement as a disco chanteuse calling out the dancers and romancers to take their places is one of the gifts of the disc era. “Same Time Same Place” is her disco cooker from the album “Magic Dancer”. It is the beautiful melody of disco music where the scene is projected and played out with dancing and romance.

I have taken the album version of “Same Time Same Place” and have given it a ReStructure Mix to lengthen the lilting melody and mood. It is one of Tamara’s lovely themes and also reminds us of the talented Canadian musicians who play such an important part of disco history.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to the lovely, Tamara Lorincz who reminds me that the disco chanteuse is a gem to our hearts.

• Stay The Night - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Nina Schiller

Nina Schiller’s album “Stay The Night” was produced by San Francisco’s high energy/disco master, Mr. Bill Motley (Boys Town Gang, Magda Layna, Lisa) and gave the early 80s a continuum of beautiful dance music to move to. It was another resurgence of an opportunity to fall in love on the dance floor, once again. With the voice of Ms. Nina Schiller it was hard to resist this magic. The project is best remembered as being the heart-felt emotion of new love and the longing for a deeper emotion. A favorite of mine and one to keep in the spirit of love.

I have taken the album version of “Stay The Night” and have given it a ReStructure Mix to bring more of that love to mind and also to those who are ready to take off to that wonderful feeling of love and warmth.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to the lady herself – Ms. Nina Schiller for bringing us into a place that can come alive in these wonderful love songs.

• Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming (Too Good To Be True) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Jermaine Jackson

Jermaine Jackson brought the early 80s his own brand of funk with “Let’s Get Serious” and “Burnin’ Hot”. It was race to keep up with his own family band, Jackson’s and of course, Michael who seemed to set the world on fire during the 80s. Jermaine’s 1984 album, “Dynamite” was a brand of pop-dance tracks which brought him a few video hits and of course more space on the dance floor. His track “Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming (Too Good To Be True)” produced by Michael Omartian features Michael in a brief cameo above Jermaine’s haunting love song.

I have taken the album version of the song and have given it the ReStructure Mix work to give it a new feel along with a familiar rock-classic drum track. It extends the song and also gives it a bit more mystique with more sweeping effects and some breaks to make it more of an irresistible piece to get lost in.

• Paint A Rumor/Heaven - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Eurythmics

Eurythmics are a 80s act or artistry and sound that has not yet been topped by a duo today. Their music was haunting and emotional. Anne Lennox on vocals made each song an opera of pleasure, pain and deceit. Dave Stewart as the master behind the music and robotic motions brought a new age of electronics heavily inspired by the innovation of the late seventies. I have taken two tracks: “Paint A Rumor” from their 1983 “Touch” project and “Heaven” from the 1987 act “Savage”. Each track utilizes the heavy rolling sequencer to begin each story.

This ReStructure Mix rolls both tracks into one suite – using the original BPM of each to convey the message as one. Both are favorites as most of Eurythmics creations are. The empty feel of these pieces given off that early morning shade which has a certain mystique that disco music is all about.

The medley is dedicated to Jeff Best – for his love of not only Anne Lennox and her talent but also for the love that I have experienced in his soul. Thank you, Jeff

• Where Is The Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Margaret Singana

Margaret Singana is a singer from South Africa with a unique sound. Her album “Where Is The Love” from 1976 contained the titled track which was featured on the Casablanca 12” Special Mix Edition and gave the song a bit of spark to DJs and dancers at the time. The song is a classic in my mind. It has all of the essence of funk and the transition to disco in the mid-70s. Margaret’s vocal adds a style to the song which gives it an interesting twist.

I have taken the album version and worked a ReStructure Mix which extends and adds some new moves to the arrangement. It gives way to the recordings original sexy intro to wind down those sweaty and hot bodies.

• Crystal - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Elton John

Elton John recorded a few dance floor pieces – his first disco project in 1979 titled “Victim Of Love” and produced by Pete Bellotte. The 80s brought the dance scene into a pop edge with electronic keyboards bringing a whole new modern edge to the formula. Elton’s 1983 album “Too Low For Zero” featured a track titled “Crystal” which was featured as an extended mix by Joseph Watt (Razormaid) on Volume 6 Program 10. The song was a fast moving song bringing an upfront vocal from Elton into the spotlight with a few guitars and keyboards. A 80s feel indefinitely.

I have taken the album version of “Crystal” and re-worked the recording adding a new beat-drum track to emphasize a bit more of the swing excitement. There are a few more loops and play with the keyboards and guitars to add a dub-feel to the arrangement.

• You're The First, The Last, My Everything - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Barry White

Barry White may have been the first artists to explore the possibilities of an early side of pre-Euro-disco. His lush strings and arrangements brought a new excitement to soul music and the dance floor during movement in music. His 1974 album “Can’t Get Enough” contains some of his classic pieces – including the title track and “You’re My First, The Last, My Everything”. Love ballads set to rhythm and the upcoming mood of a new era of dance music.

I have taken the album version of “You’re My First, The Last, My Everything” and have reworked the string section and chopped up some of the drum and snare segments – giving a new arrangement and feeling to a never ending love song. This ReStructure Mix extends the track and also moves into a few fantasy breaks.

• Black Lady - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donna Summer

Donna Summer made the seventies complete with a collection of compositions and recordings which bring the period alive. Her work with Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte are now the greatest parts of music during a great transition of soul and funk becoming a new style. Her album “I Remember Yesterday” from 1977 is one of Donna’s greatest musical challenges as her voice moved away from the breathy style of her early albums. And although it was intended as it was recorded I have always felt, even today she is one of the only female artists with voice and power to achieve this mode.

“Black Lady” is one of the cuts from “I Remember Yesterday” which was a bit odd since it did not stand out as much. It has some of the funk driven moments for Donna – vocals included. I always felt it was her “Lady Marmalade” tribute.

I have taken the short album version (3:47) and have given it a new ReStructure Mix using some of the horn and funky rhythm parts to build not only an extended version but also a new arrangement with new breaks and motion

• Nobody's Stopping You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Peter Batah

Peter Batah is a Canadian disco artist from the early 80s with two powerful dance floor hits. “Rock Me Now” was released in 1980 and was produced by Claude Allard – the following year was his single “Nobody’s Stopping You” produced by Joe LaGreca and the arrangements identifiably Denis LePage of Lime and many high energy projects of the period. This heart wrenching track in a powerful outcast of a lover who has worn out the threat of leaving – and the time has been reached where no regrets are near.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental and created a ReStructure Mix which extends the synthesizer patterns and ominous percussion tracks to add more definition to the heartbreak and strength to end what is obviously done. More chances to move in new direction on the floor also.

• All American Girls - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sister Sledge

Sister Sledge brought the disco era to the peak with their big 1979 anthem “We Are Family” – produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. The sound of Chic was a successful blend with the ladies and their lovely harmony and positive attitudes. During in the early 80s when a funky-edge was being applied to the shift in dance music another anthem was again delivered. “All American Girls” is their 1981 hit produced by up and coming hit-master Narada Michael Walden.

I have taken the album version of “All American Girls” and worked a new ReStructure Mix using the rhythm and bass guitars play a few new pieces to give the track a new energy. The groove of Narada’s disco influence are the sheer magic of the song.

• Sado Maso Disco - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Must

Must is a disco project from Brazil which plays with the sado maso fetish and takes it onto the chic dance floor with chants and play-time for adults. This campy little track proves that you have to have a sense of humor to give into disco music or good strong cat-o-nine-tails. It is a celebratory and dance injected number and comes from Michel Gouty, Celestin Ganou and Pierre Nacabal.

I have taken the original 12” version “Sado Maso Disco” and have given it a ReStructure Mix adding another “playful” track in the 80s synth-pop genre to give it more humor to slap around. It is intended as fun and games – and not to be taken too seriously…otherwise, get a room.

• Angel In My Pocket - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Change

Change is a disco project from 1980from Jacques Fred Petrus who worked throughout the mid and late 70s to perfect the disco sound as he also created the new innovative electronic disco vibe with bands like Macho, Peter Jacques Band and Rudy. The first Change album “The Glow Of Love” is a classic and iconic piece of disco perfection in a cross between his nigh energy bands and the New York/Chic-esque sound. Along with lead vocals by Luther Vandross and Jocelyn Shaw (Brown) there are moments of disco ambience and disco funk that cross paths so slick.

I have taken the album version of “Angel In My Pocket” which was one of the many cuts which aimed at floor-play. It has the powerful voice of Jocelyn Shaw taking us into safety after a bad fall and assuring us that we can look after ourselves when we look back and learn from experience. A new kind of angel. It has some new familiar beats and a long break to pull out more of the diva-in the track!

• Centipede - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Rebbie Jackson

Rebbie Jackson is one of the last of the Jackson-Family clan who emerged with a certain talent to trickle down the family tree. And in an eerie way. Michael who collected animals and critters from all over the world wrote this percolating-funk ditty about a woman named “Centipede” who like the creepy crawler had many arms to sting many lovers whom would adorn her on those hot summer nights. A great theme another electronic winner with its dubbed guitars and funky-kick-ass beats.

I have e taken the 12” vocal and instrumental to create a new ReStructure Mix outlining more of the eerie and hypnotic instrumental beats and guitars which play like a wind instrument in front of a glaring cobra. Also, to outline fabulous back vocals by Martha Wash who really makes this 80s dance piece a classic with her vocal fills in both chorus and ad-libs.

• Holiday - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Madonna

Madonna brought the 80s an exciting new way to look at dance music and bring change to the music industry and place an artist in the driver’s seat. Her first 12” release titled “Everybody” was a promise of more to come – and the album had that proof: “Holiday” is the track that brought a full circle to the first of many which Madonna achieved. Produced by John “Jellybean” Benitez – a club DJ who brought dance floors many of it’s own requests from his own experience behind the spinning vinyl.

I have taken the album version of “Holiday” and have given it a new ReStructure Mix to lay out a new day for celebration for all – as the meaning of disco resembles – all. The bass, guitars and beats as chopped and rearranged along with a few samples from a few past “holidays”.

• You Can't Hide (Your Love From Me) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - David Joseph

David Joseph has one of the 80’s electronic funk singles which marks The Paradise Garage and its progressive dance groove during the new generation of hardcore club movers. The track has the feel of the underground New York sound which helped to influence many new disc jockeys and artists to look towards a more raw and basic feel.

I have taken the US 12” and have given it a ReStructure Mix to add a new dimension to the song. It has many new curves added and I have given the lyrics and meaning more of an opportunity to let the body do the talking.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Alan Hawkins of Facebook – with thanks for his support, kind words and love for the music that goes boom in the night!

• Chanson d'llegance - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - D'llegance

D’llegance is a disco group from Ian Levine and Rick Gianatos whose first single from 1979 was a double sided “Share My Love” and “Midnight Ride” – production in the Ian Levine-disco orchestration and vocals in soulful harmony. The second single in 1982 is a band-anthem titled, “Chanson D’llegance” which gives several French verses as a riff and a definition of the savor faire the band was to portray,

I have taken the Airwave Records 12” vocal and extended instrumental and created a ReStructure Mix which plays a bit more with bits and pieces of the groove and vocal to create a new edit with some new break-fills inserted. The original version was always a hit on my dance floor during its release and helped to being back chic-disco edge in the early 80s.

• You've Lost That Loving Feeling - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Paris Connection

Paris Connection is symphonic disco project from Alec R. Costandinos who brought us Sumeria, Love & Kisses and his disco operettas of “Romeo & Juliet” and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”. His music brought the Euro-disco sound to another end of dance floors along with Cerrone and Don Ray. His project for Paris Connection contained to disco covers of pop-songs from the 60s: “Eloise” and “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling”. Both arranged in the disco symphony formula where new pieces were added to detail the side long versions.

The album was arranged and conducted by Raymond Tarass Knehntsky

I have taken the B-side of Paris Connection (from the LP version) and created a new ReStructure Mix with a much easier intro and few new elements to make this sweet production move differently. The 18:03 long album version is trimmed down and re-waxed.

• If You Can Dance You Can Do It - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Slimline

Slimline is an electronic dance project from producer Mike Leander – who is known for his productions of The Glitter Band in the early 70s. This infectious single from 1982 works on the aerobics craze of the time period and a stompin’ rhythm beat that creates a solid foundation for a “Madison-rap” and peaks that sound sinister as well as energetic. It is the only material leased from Slimline and a number that brings back the disco power of early 80s.

I have taken the vocal and the instrumental (with count) and created a ReStructure Mix that uses for electronics from Kraftwerk to accent the climbing and falling arrangement. It is lengthier and more fun as the trio guide you through this hypnotic dance experience.

• Young Hearts Run Free - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Candi Staton

Candi Staton is a soul singer who began recording in 1970 with a voice that was inspirational and brought a warm to souls. Her singing career eventually brought her into the 70s disco scene where her big 1976 hit, “Young Hearts Run Free” became an instant anthem and classic among club and music enthusiasts. The track was written and produced by Dave Crawford who also helped Candi through a few more dance floor hits.

I have taken the album version of “Young Hearts Run Free” and have given this ReStructure Mix more breaks and some dub-like pieces. It is the flavor of disco music which never grows tired as classic soul and Motown. There are a few pieces of Candi from affiliated feelings in a follow up hit which I had a moment of reflection of how disco music can mark moments in life with such emotion.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Anthony Gioffre – thank you for asking for this wonderful track and "keep feeling it" – it is a great gift.

• Slave To The Rhythm - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Grace Jones

Grace Jones – period! No introduction needed. It has been years that Ms. Jones has held the mystique of art and fierce persona. Fashion and music are just natural for this performer who take the ordinary and creates the uniqueness. Who knows is we will ever see it again? But who cares…just go back to Grace. You’ll find it there.

“Slave To The Rhythm” is from the album of 1985 produced by Stephen Lipson and Trevor Horn - creating a new stage for Grace to give inspiration to the rhythm and sound of art. I have taken the single version from the US 12” single and have created a ReStructure Mix which points towards an early morning rendition of the original production including an overture.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Van Belgie Grace on Facebook and the thanks for keeping the panther out of the cage. Thank you Van Belgie Grace also for the kindness.

• I Got That Feeling - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix -Love De-Luxe

Love De-Luxe is a disco project from Alan Hawkshaw who also worked with Miquel Brown and his own 80s dance group K.I.D. (“Don’t Stop”). His album “Again and Again” features many of musicians from the Munich Disco Recordings – including Les Hurdle, Ray Cooper and Pat Halling on strings. The album was one of the Euro-disco gems of its time with the big crossover song, “Here Comes That Sound Again”.

I have taken the album version of “I Got That Feeling” and have given it a new ReStructure Mix to give the verses a new layout and arrangement. It is one of the most beautiful recordings with the disco orchestration and synthesized backup.

• Dancing Is Alright - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - THP

THP (Three Hats Productions) are the sound of producers Ian Guenther and Willi Morrison who also brought us The Duncan Sisters, Skatt Brothers, Sticky Fingers, The Immortals and Southern Exposure. A bold blaring sound for disco music which helped to bring the power of the big “orchestral’ band sound. THP is a project not only based on their name but each project dedicated to a new sound for a new vocalist: Barbara Fry on “Two Hot For Love” – The Duncan Sisters on “Tender Is The Night” and Joyce Cobb on “Good To Me”.

I have taken the fierce track “Dancing Is Alright” from the “Good To Me” album and reworked it into a new ReStructure Mix for some looped action and fun with segments. One powerful disco album where each track stands on its own. A die-hard piece of vinyl for me!

• Two Of Hearts - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Stacey Q

Stacey Q (Stacey Lynn Swain) is a pop-dance act from producer Jon St James (Bardeux, Red Flag, Anything Box) who made the simple sound of synthesizers fill in the gap of mid-80s dance floors. It was a return to the sweet sound of disco music and a bit of street sampling – for the single “Two Of Hearts” from 1986.

I have taken the 12” “Extended Mix”, “Instrumental” and pieces of the “Acapella” to give this 80s dance classic a ReStructure Mix – working more on the funky kick-ass beats from the break and making them the foundation of this new experience. It is a 80s feel that remains close to our hearts – both of them!

• How - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Flower

Flower is a sexy disco number in the vein of sultry and amorous moods. Her second album titled “Heat” is produced by Richie Rome – who collaborated with Jacques Morali to create The Ritchie Family in 1975. The full orchestration in the Philly-tradition gives his music the fantasy angle which disco music is meant to bring.

“How” is a very sensual number from the “Heat” album and is a favorite among those who savor the full-disco experience. More of the yearning and ecstasy that love and desire are brought to the surface in disco music of the 70s. I have taken the “Long” and “Short” version of the 12” and recreated a drum-fantasy ReStructure Mix to soothe over those “playgirl”-esque vocals of Flower.

• Nothings Gonna Stop Me Now - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Samantha Fox

Samantha Fox is a pop-dance singer who was transformed from glamour model to dance floor sexpot. The early days of Samantha Fox are in the girlish pop singer genre where streets are the haven for being naughty and nice. Her second album features a track produced by non-other than the kings of 80’s dance music Stock, Aitken and Waterman – who transform her style into gold. A nice raging number that maintains sweetness thanks to Samantha’s whispery delivery.

I have taken the “Extended Mix” and “Instrumental” from the 12” single and recreated a new “stop” – and go mix with more emphasis on those SAW classic synthesizers. Pieces of drum beats and lyrics are tossed around to give the new version a dub-like edge. A special cameo by three ladies adds the finale blow to Samantha’s direction.

• Lover To Lover - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Joe Yellow

Joe Yellow (Domenico Ricchini) is an Italian disco singer who released a big Italo-disco hit in 1983 titled “Lover To Lover” – produced by Roberto Turatti and Mikki Chieregato. The track laid out a powerful and pulsating dance beat and sweeping keyboards which created a sound completing the early 80s dance experience. The track played out as a formula for high energy music which was being produced out of the UK during the same time.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental from the US release and recreated a new ReStructure Mix keeping the pleading and loving question upfront and only adding some new playful elements to make the return of this powerful piece fun and infectious again.

Dedicated to all of the hard-core Italo-disco fans and dancers!

• The End - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Change

Change is a disco project from producer Jacques Fred Petrus who also brought us Macho, Peter Jacques Band, Rudy and Revanche. Disco music emerged into a new experience following his innovative electronic arrangements. The project for Change was I am sure intended to create a new sound for the 1980 for dance floors. The tracks were in the pulsating disco vein and also in a New York funk groove which proved successful after the first single from the album, “A Lover’s Holiday” became the anthem of that year.

I have taken the closing track from the project appropriately titled “The End” which is an Italo-disco instrumental which sounds like an instrumental from Space. It is layered beautifully and offers a more ambient and new age sound – along with the pulsating disco sequencers. The production was completed by arrangers David Romani, Paolo Gianolio and Mauro Malavasi.

The new ReStructure Mix adds some new breaks and feel to the flow of the piece.

• Vamp - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gregg Diamond's Hardware

Gregg Diamond is a disco producer who was formerly a member of a rock-band, Five Dollar Shoes from 1972. His 1975 production of Andrea True Connection’s “More, More, More” gave him immediate attention in the soul and disco genre. His style was truly a layered production with many riffs and grooves for the quickly emerging disco sound. His project Bionic Boogie from 1977 is one of the examples of Diamond’s touch in combining soulful vocals with his unique arrangements – along with the assistance of Tom Moulton extending the songs for discotheques which was the new edge on soul and funk music.

Hardware is a project from 1979 with a sound that displays how disco music matured and revitalized itself almost to a mechanical beat and outline. His vocal ensemble is close to the Bionic Boogie projects with a feel of rock infused.

“Vamp” is a clip-track from the album that is actually the closing of another song from the project titled “War Paint (Love Line)” (featuring a saxophone solo from David Sanborn). It is merely one of Diamond’s plays with a vocal riff and the infectious rhythm of his guitar and drum kicks. I have taken the same theme and extended with lots of tricks and new breaks to frame the chant, “Did she dance?”

• Super Extra Sexy Sign - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kano

Kano is an Italian disco project featuring Luciano Ninzatti, Stefano Pulga and Matteo Bonsanto. The sound of Italo-disco hit the roof with their big 1980 hit “I’m Ready”. It was a sound that came from space somewhere or an altar of dance worship. The album was one of the great electronic episodes from the band in the early high energy vein.

“Super Extra Sexy Sign” is one of the singles from the project which was released as a single and made big impact with its keyboard drama and strange vocal incantations. I have taken the 12” version and have given it a new way of feeling – using the intro keyboards to emphasize the groove of the little gem.

• I Hope It's The Right Time - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Inner Life

Inner Life is a disco project from Greg Carmichael, Patrick Adams and lead vocalist, Jocelyn Brown – in continuance of the full-on New York disco sound of the late seventies. The project follows the percussion driven tracks with a fusion of soul and sophistication. Echoes of the Musique and Bumblebee Unlimited sessions are here in a dance extravaganza.

I have taken the album version of “I Hope It’s The Right Time” which was one of the second picks for disc jockeys following the big success of the first single from the album “I’m Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair)” and have given it a ReStructure Mix to add a few more hooks and segues to new breaks. The lead vocal by Jocelyn Brown is that magical sound which made dance floors identify with disco music – and the back-up vocals are the Inner Life experience.

• Race - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - A Taste Of Honey

A Taste of Honey was a disco act formed in Los Angeles, CA - Hazel P. Payne, Janice M. Johnson, Donald R. Johnson and Perry Kibble. Their big disco classic “Boogie Oogie Oogie” from 1978 introduced a smooth soul edge to disco music. Their Grammy award from 1979 as “Best New Artist” gave the group only a part of what they have given dance music history.

“Another Taste” is the bands second project from 1979 and was released during a highly saturated disco market. It was another juicy piece of soul and disco played out well with classic sound of the band. “Race” is a track from the album which made my playlist and remains the “Honey” sound with its groovy bass guitar licks and instrumental beauty.

I have taken the album version to give the song a ReStructure Mix which works more on an extended play on the songs fierce drop-breaks and those sweet vocals.

• Munich Machine Medley - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Munich Machine

Munich Machine is a disco project lead by Giorgio Moroder and created a sound during the mid and late seventies which gave disco a new sound and label. Much of the music coming from Munich consisted of musicians who were apart of the new funky sound which was being formulated and used to make many disco stars including Donna Summer. The 1977 album “Munich Machine” was a blockbuster moment for dance floors and DJs. It was the underground disco sound in a polished form.

I have taken the side two medley which includes instrumental movements from Giorgio’s solo projects, Donna Summer and Roberta Kelly which were making big marks both overseas and in the US. The medley blends each track into a non-stop disco party. I have created a ReStructure Mix and played with some of the elements to create a kaleidoscope-like disco mix.

• Temptation Eyes - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gino Soccio

Gino Soccio marks the end of the seventies with a style of electronic dance which matures in an ambient and new-age vibe – with rhythm and funk. His move throughout the 80s was marked three unique albums to his sound. Each is an innovative and genius attempt for this musician, songwriter and artist.

“Temptation Eyes” is Soccio’s cover of The Grass Roots 1971 pop-rock classic. Performed in Soccio’s programmed rhythm and interpretive style. This was released as a 12” single in 1985 and was a gift for those who could get lost in the simple layering and sound of Gino Soccio’s productions and arrangements.

This ReStructure Mix is an alternative to the 12” and gives a few moments of earlier work on the “Outline” album. It was a reason to play with Gino’s work again and hear that build over and over again.

• You Take My Heart Away - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gillian Lane

Gillian Lane is a Canadian disco artist who helped to fill the gap between disco and high energy during the early 80s. Along with producers Gino D’ Orazio and Tony Bentivegna who also created tracks by Suzy Q, Nightlife Unlimited. Motion, Sweet Heat, Stephanie Wells and Ladies Choice – this was the melodic and pulsating sound of a new disco energy.

A new ReStructure Mix of “You Take My Heart Away” is extended and also teasing in the disco deejay fashion of spoon feeding little by little. It is one of my favorite Canadian disco tracks from this fabulous era and has that haunting sound of a love song with power, passion and a driving underground energy.

• Hang On To Your Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sade

Sade is a British soul-jazz group with the sound of a classic vocalist (Sade Adu) and the reflection of music which paints the atmosphere as well as entertains. Their first album “Diamond Life” was produced by Robin Miller and gave the mid-80s a new sound and group which even today brings excitement and soul satisfaction.

I have taken the single “Hang On Your Love” which was released as a 12” dance single – and have given it the ReStructure Mix treatment to play with the wording, piano riffs and rhythms. It is more of a dub-like feel – but is there to give another listen to a great song. In a new way.

• Lost In Emotion - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam are Lisa Velez , Mike Hughes and Spanador – an 80s funk group who delivered four albums which created a new dance sound for a dance floor ready for a new groove. Their second LP “Spanish Fly” was a welcome site for ready feet. Produced by Full Force a band formed in Brooklyn, New York. It was street sound which could apply to a new generation of dancers.

I have taken the 12” single and used the F.F. remix and “Can’t Find Myself Mix” to create a new ReStructure Mix which begins with a new driving force and adds a few breakdowns and a surprise guest vocalist who is quite fitting

• Sooner Or Later - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Nina Schiller

Nina Schiller (released originally as Crystal & The Team) worked dance floors into a frenzy with her first single, “(Won’t You) Dance With Me” in 1981. The popularity of the track and the power of producer Bill Motley’s part in the dance resurgence in San Francisco created an album, “Stay The Night” on Moby Dick Records.

“Sooner Or Later” is a track also featured on the 12” single and was re-produced with Nina again leading the beautiful and lyrical chorus. This time around the pumping sequencers gave the song and Nina a new energy to make dancers feel lovely all over again.

I have taken the album version of “Sooner Or Later” and have given it a new ReStructure Mix with a new extended play and some fun-tweaks along the way. It is a powerhouse high energy song from the early 80s and should always be included as well as the voice of Ms. Nina Schiller.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to the wonderful, Nina Schiller – and thank you for the “phone call”, Nina – the answer is past tense – I am a fan and always have been!

• Space Warrior - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Munich Machine

Munich Machine is a disco studio group comprised of many members of early recordings from early disco artists such as Donna Summer, Roberta Kelly, Dino Solera and Chris Bennett. The sound of Giorgio’s productions seem to mature here with the popularity of disco music growing and the need for more commercial sets. The first self-titled Munich Machine album featured a medley of tracks from Donna Summer and solo Giorgio albums where the productions feature the Munich ensemble behind the scenes.

“Body Shine” is the fourth album from 1979 which completes the disco journey of The Machine – less of Moroder’s touch, yet still robotic and futuristic in several themes. One of the most secretive was “Space Warrior” which sounds much like Moroder’s “Battlestar Gallactica” project with more of a live band addition with wining guitars and acoustic accompaniment.

I have taken the album version of “Space Warrior” and created a new ReStructure Mix – playing with loops of the driving bass sequencer and more added effects.

• Time Of Your Life - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Stephanie Mills

Stephanie Mills is a soul/funk and disco voice who brought power to the end of the 70s with hits like “You Can Get Over”, “Put Your Body In It” and the early 80’s with Sweet Sensation” and “Never Knew Love Like This Before”. It seemed as through a love affair with Stephanie’s unique vocal and positive themes had only begun. Stephanie’s album (her tenth release) from 1985 contained more of Stephanie’s magnetism on the dance floor with the electro-dance tracks “Stand Back” and “Time Of Your Life”.

I have taken the 12” single of “Time Of Your Life” using the vocal, instrumental and acapella to create a new ReStructure Mix which is lengthier and has a few drop spots to feel Stephanie message which outlines the excitement of making life special by celebrating with an uplifted mind and attitude.

“Time Of Your Life” was produced by Richard Rudolph who co-wrote Minnie Riperton’s “Lovin’ You” and also produced Teena Marie’s “Lady T” album.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Nick and Lindsay in response to their request for this hidden 80s dance piece from Ms. Mills.

• Charmed By You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Caress

Caress is a studio project from Boris Midney – a composer, producer, musician who brought a new techno, space-age, and ambient sound to disco in the late 80s. Borrowing the smooth strings of Euro-disco and the Philly-edge he created a new style of dance music which fascinated dancers and listeners.

His album “Caress” from 1979 followed by his USA European Connection projects, Beautiful Bend and Masquerade - where he doused once again some new elements to add to this audible masterpiece of sound. His sound can be described as an ambient orchestra of keyboards and strings along with the Afro-Cuban percussion moving the rhythm along.

I have taken the track “Charmed By You” – which is one of my favorites of Midney’s many loved pieces and created a new ReStructure Mix. Adding breaks using his rhythmic sections and groovy vocal tracks which became his staple on much of his 80s work.

• Falling In Love Again - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Three Degrees

The Three Degrees paint a lovely picture each time these ladies harmonize – it is sweet and memorable each time they light up a disco anthem. One such track from their album “New Dimension” from 1979 is “Falling In Love Again” – it seems that this song is least anthem-like of the original medley including “Givin’ Up, Givin’ In” and “Looking For Love” but I have taken the track from the medley (from the Disconet medley not the album) and have given it a new ReStructure Mix to give it a new stamp to lift it to new heights.

This new ReStructure Mix adds a new instrumental ending for those who want to add themselves to the ladies line up in harmony or just sway to the lovely melody. The production from Giorgio Moroder contains his jittery and phased keyboards along with the ladies serenading a great moment for the heart – a true disco feel.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Nick and Lindsay – my “Two Degrees” of disco heaven – thanks for the request and for always being so kind and loving the ladies of disco!

• Feel My Love Tonight - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Stacy Lattisaw

Stacy Lattisaw hit the disco scenes in 1979 with her album “Young and In Love” – produced by Van McCoy. It was her 1980 album “Let Me Be Your Angel” which brought her big success both on radio and in clubs with tracks like, “Dynamite”, “Jump To The Beat” and the title ballad. “With You” was released in 1981 and produced by Naratha Michael Walden was another rbig club favorite with “Feel My Love Tonight”.

I have taken the 12”/album version of “Feel My Love Tonight” and created a new ReStrcuture Mix adding a bit more fantasy and layering a well known “love feel” by the Queen of Disco. This mix centers on the funky beats and adds more to the mix with length and some looping.

• Think It Over - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cissy Houston

Cissy Houston has brought some of the big numbers from the disco era – “Think It Over” opened the disco stage and “You’re The Fire” closed the disco era in the early 80s with another lovely Michael Zager production and Cissy’s soulful sound.

I have taken the original 12” version of Cissy’s “Think It Over” and have given it a new ReStructure Mix – taking the drum roll into to create a new drum foundation riff and work it through the definitive track which forces an uneasy lover to actually take responsibility for their action. It is a great classic and is offered her in an alternative version.

• Love and Devotion - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Michael Bow

Michael Bow is a high energy artist from the mid-80s who followed the Bobby O’ troupe of percussion driven dance music which left most dancers drenched and begging for more. The productions by Fonny De Wulf (Rofo, Samantha Gilles, Charity, Bianca) are the 80s electronic period with all of its fantastic energy and along with Michael’s powerful voice it is a classic sound.

I have taken Michael’s 1987 track “Love and Devotion” (the original 12” version and the instrumental) and created a ReStructure Mix with some new parts and edits to make the song another chapter to look back and realize how it was, we never stopped dancing!

• Just Us - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Two Tons O' Fun

Two Tons O’ Fun are Martha Wash and Izora Amstead – who are also The Weather Girls (“It’s Raining Men”) and a back-up extravaganza for many recording sessions including Sylvester, Paradise Express, Rebbie Jackson, Stacy Q as well as many Megatone disco tracks. Their first solo album titled “Two Tons O’ Fun” from 1980 contained the club hit, “I Got The Feeling” and “Earth Can Be Just Like Heaven” – two of the most incredible dance experiences. The single “Just Us” was also a pick for many DJs who preferred the mid-tempo sweetness and positive energy.

I have taken the 12” version of “Just Us” and reworked it in a new ReStructure Mix adding a few elements from George Kranz’s cult-dance classic “Din Daa Daa (Trommeltanz)” – the new version extended and re-loved!

This ReStructure Mix is lovingly dedicated to Ms. Lorna Warden who has been a wonderful light of love and care. Thank you, Lorna – you came at the right time. Life is magic

• Touch and Go Lover - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Carol Jiani

Carol Jiani is one of my favorite dance divas thanks to her unique voice and feel of her delivery. From her 1981 dance floor smashes, “Mercy” and “Hit ‘n Run Lover” there was a spark that began a whole new sound and excitement for disco music. I can remember the floor moving once again to the beat whole-heartedly with her music.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “Touch and Go Lover” (from Carol’s album “Dancing In The Rain”) produced by Joe La Greca and Mr. Louis Toteda and created a whole new ReStructure Mix using the chop and blend concept to make the groove and fast action Carol delivers a new experience!

This ReStructure Mix is lovingly dedicated to Ms. Carol Jiani and Mr. Louis Toteda for their amazing and lasting talent in disco/dance history. Thanks to these wonderful messengers the thrill is just like new!

• Come Give Your Love To Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is another member of the Jackson family who stood out with talent and determination to be a messenger of music. Her early work is a pop-dance edge of electronic funk. Her debut album titled “Janet Jackson” from 1982 was the perfect addition for another sign of stardom. A track which stood out for me was “Come Give Your Love To Me” which was a club hit and also received radio play.

I have taken the 12” version and have worked a ReStructure Mix which strips away the funky-guitar riffs, which sound a bit like a Rick James punk-funk trip. The song is sexy and alluring – so I added a few samba-like elements to not only speed up segments of the song – but also give it more of that sensual feel.

• Love Starts After Dark - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gene Page

Gene Page is a producer, arranger and musician whose career spanned the early 70s throughout the 90s – sadly he passed in 1998. He is known for his soundtrack the black-exploitation film, “Blacula” from 1972. His 1980 album “Love Starts After Dark” was a big addition to the tail end of true disco music- including the title track which is a definite favorite of mine.

I have taken the 12”/album version and have given it a touch of ReStructure Mix – adding a new arrangement and a few touches of “After Dark” which many should feel echoes of the disco era

• Makes You Blind - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Glitter Band

The Glitter Band is Gerry Shephard, Harvey Ellison, John Rossall, John Springate, Pete Phipps and Tony Leonard – the 70s edge on rock-pop with a touch of funk here and there. Their album “Makes You Blind” from 1975 – produced by Mike Leander contains the title track which was an underground club sensation. A rolling bass groove with some injections of funky disco desire. One of my favorite tracks from this genre.

This ReStructure Mix takes the short album version and extends it to nearly 10 minutes along with some help from a “funky” reminder and a phrase to lure the rhythm in completely. A little play here and there makes this one a bit more than just an edit.

Thanks to Richard Lewis for reminding me of this jam-track and it is dedicated to his request and his support for disco and dance music. Thanks, Richard!

• Wanna Be Startin' Something - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson’s legacy is indeed one of the most powerful and unique. From his childhood recordings with The Jackson Five to his solo career in the early 70s onto the millennium where it appeared to be history in the bag. “Thriller” from 1982 is one of the most known albums in the world thanks to hits like “Billie Jean”, “Beat It”, “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing”) and the title cut – “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” is the peak of the dance floor in the 80s – Quincy and Michael style.

I have taken the 12” single – both the vocal and instrumental to create this alternative ReStructure Mix where I have added a few new elements and laid out that wonderful rhythm and keyboard play. It is an amazing track! In dissecting it for this remix I could find myself in allure once again over the sharp production.

• Safe With Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Irma Thomas

Irma Thomas is a blues-soul and disco singer who began recording in the early 60s. A career where Irma has released a current album in 2013 titled “In Between Tears” which features funk and soul tracks. He 1979 album “Safe With Me” was a close shot with the title single and also her fabulous cover of “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch (Can’t Help Myself)”. The title single was released on a promo 12” with a bit lengthier version than the album.

I have taken the promo 12” version and have given it a ReStructure Mix to not only extend the wonderful and warm feeling – but also work on those great piano pieces. It is a bit different in the arrangement as I have given Irma more reason to comfort – but also added a new beat and rhythm tracks to pump it a bit more.

• Keep The Ball Rollin' - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cory Daye

Cory Daye is one of those voices from the 70s that you cannot help but love. It has the warmth and sound of a lady who has got message. From her big hit with Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band in 1976, “Cherchez La Femme” a romance began with dance floors and Cory. Her solo album from 1979 titled “Cory and Me” was a piece of heaven for those who wanted to revamp that sweet feeling again while swaying on the dance floor. The track “Keep The Ball Rollin’” is a clever song that is a favorite among Cory fans and of course one that needed a new version to bring the dance floors closer!

This ReStructure Mix takes the original album version and mixes it up with Shirley Ellis’ “The Clapping S0ong” for a little more fun – Cory’s track was always in the same fun and playful manner so the concept struck me and I went with it!

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Ms. Cory Daye – the lady who made the band work overtime. Love you Cory! And also Michael Harkins – thank you for your kind words and for keeping Cory out there for us to love!

• Last Call For Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Tempest Trio

Tempest Trio is a project from Mr. Mike Theodore and Mr. Dennis Coffey – two of disco music’s most talented performers and producers. This one saluted the pure disco sound with that touch of funk and soul. Deep bongo grooves and the electronic edge burning onto dance floors at the tail end of the 70s. The album contained a track titled “Last Call For Love” which is known by disco-philes as one of those hidden treasures with a chest.
The vocals alone are majestic in a soulful sense.

I have taken the album version and have given it a ReStructure Mix to excite those last moments right before the lights go up and added pieces of two big tracks that most likely were played during those minutes during two generations of club goers. It is a new feel and stage for the song.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to both Dennis Coffey (thank you for your kindness) and Mike Theodore! Last call!

• Looking For Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Candi Staton

Candi Staton (Canzetta Staton-Sussewell) is a disco artist with a history of prolonged love and attention. Starting with her 1976 classic “Young Hearts Run Free” which is one of the master-disco songs which paints the atmosphere for unity and freedom on any dance floor. Her following hits, “Victim” and “When You Wake Up Tomorrow” prove the mood for Candi to continue on as a spectacular disco diva.

Her 1980 album, “Candi Staton” was released during the disco cease from major labels so promotion for her material was minimal – and relied on dedicated disc jockeys. “Looking For Love” is the first track on the album and is the pick hit for me – it was a track I would play with an extended mix using two pieces – and it always worked. The guitars and rhythm is this wonderful song resemble a Chic-esque sound.

I have ReStructured the album version to not only extend it – but give it a new disco feel. It is Candi’s vocals that make this one work once again and she is greatly appreciated here.

Dedicated to Ms. Candi Staton for her continuing love and admiration for the dance community.

• I Can't Dance Without You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Theo Vaness

Theo Vaness is a Dutch disco artist who brought a unique sound to clubs and turntables. His first album “Back To Music” featured a medley of standards and classics which Theo made each his own. It was the start of a romance with Theo for many disc jockeys and dancers as hi dance music progressed. His third and finale album titled “Theo Vaness” featured numerous dance hits produced by Michaele, Paul Sebastian and Lana Sebastian. The single “I Can’t Dance Without You” was the first single from the album and was a huge dance floor hit!

I have taken the 12” single with two remixes by Francois Kevorkian and blended the two and created a new ReStructure Mix to bring the track back to its emotional and funky-disco state.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Mr. Theo Vaness and his wonderful and lovely niece, Loulou Singerling

• Lonely Nights - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Linda Clifford

Linda Clifford is a jazz singer and actress who moved onto disco and soul music in 1977 when she was signed to Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom Records label. It was not long after this when Linda became a headlining act on disco dance floors every night! Her hits “Runaway Love”, “If My Friends Can See Me Now”, “Red Light”, “Don’t Come Crying To Me”, “Don’t Give It Up” and “You Are, You Are” gave a new spice to the soulful and rap of a new sound.

“Lonely Night” is from Linda’s 1979 album “Here’s My Love” and was produced by Munich’s Jurgen Koppers – another one of Linda’s heartbreak anthems which made my dance floor work into a sweaty frenzy – happily. I have taken the album version of “Lonely Night” and worked a new ReStructure Mix adding a duet feel with Mr. Eric Carmen who feels the same way Linda does.

The song was written by Leroy Gomez (Santa Esmeralda) and was featured on his album “I Got It Bad”.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Linda Clifford – one of the kindest and most talented ladies of disco. Thank you, Linda – you will shine as long as emotions are alive in our hearts and soul!

• And Love Goes On - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Earth Wind & Fire

Earth Wind & Fire created a pinnacle sound in soul/funk and disco music during the early 70s. A legacy of energy and peace is always injected in their music. From their 1980 album “Faces” comes the single, “And Love Goes On” – once again outlining the emotions which pour from a pure and unified heart in the kingdom of Earth Wind & Fire.

I have taken the album version of “And Love Goes On” and have given it an alternative arrangement in this ReStructure Mix – giving the intro a longer induction to the swirling chorus which is accentuated with t\hose classic horns.

• Imagination - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Laura Branigan

Laura Branigan made the 80s a stand still when her big dance hit “Gloria” emerged onto the scene. This was a voice that would be recognized and feed dancers and diva-followers a banquet of success. Her hits have always sparked fires all over the world from the inception and throughout her lengthy career. Sadly her passing in 2004 ended a catalogue of memorable material and an opportunity for fans to hear the tracks which marked time performed by the woman herself.

I have taken Laura’s single “Imagination” which was featured on the 1983 soundtrack for the film, “Flashdance” – produced by Phil Ramone with lyrics by Michael Sembello. The rippling bass synth is one of the deepest moods and has a dark and rock-edged feel. I took the opportunity to create a longer mix – looping pieces of the original and adding a few rhythm and effects. It is a relief for me – who would play the short album version and re-loop it from start to finish in order extending it for those Branigan-fans!

• Theme from 'King Kong' - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Love Unlimited Orchestra

Love Unlimited Orchestra is under the conductor wand of Mr. Barry White – a crucial part of disco’s movement and growth from the early 70s throughout the 80s. The sweet strings and funky guitars were the component for Euro-disco and the start of what Philly disco is all about. The 1979 album “Super Movie Themes – Just A Little Bit Different” is an incredible disco fantasy taking several popular and classic themes and giving them the orchestral disco funk which White has been known for.

I have taken the 12” disco single of “Theme from King Kong” along with a few movements from the original soundtrack by Mr. John Barry – which is one of my all-time favorite film sound tracks (the 1976 film score) and most armored. The new mix adds some of the mystery and excitement of the film along with the sweeping disco elements.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Mr. Paul Conway – a friend throughout the years who shares a loved of motion picture scores and also dance music where the connecting of these two come together in this mix!

• Love Action (I Believe In Love) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Human League

The Human League is Ian Burden, Ian Craig Marsh, Jo Callis, Joanne Catherall, Martyn Ware, Neil Sutton, Philip Adrian Wright, Philip Oakey and Susanne Sulley. The band is one of the major influences of 80s electronic dance music and remains one of the corner stones of electronica. The sound of their big LP “Dare” from 1981 still echoes through the hearts of those who dedicated their worlds to the sounds of dance music and the unity of a club dance floor.

“Love Action (I Believe In Love)” is one of the singles from the album which I have taken into a ReStructure Mix to give the track a new sound and execution. The new format keeps the vibrant sound of the arrangement intact – adding some new pieces to spice up the electric dish.

Dedicated to Alan Hawkins who asked for a ReStructure Mix of this giant piece of the 80s in this Special Eighties Edition Mix

• Yes - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Merry Clayton

Merry Clayton is a soul, gospel, r&b and disco voice which brings the warm of a caring and loving woman to mind. Her recording career began in 1964 with “La La Jace Song (Spanish Boy)” and then throughout the 70s and into the 80s. Her single “Yes” was a part of the soundtrack to the film “Dirty Dancing” from the same year. It was a huge hit on my dance floor and reminded me of the excitement and sound of The Pointer Sisters “I’m So Excited” – yet with its own magic!

I have taken the 12” version remixed John ‘Jellybean” Benitez and created a whole new ReStructure Mix which moves faster and faster with some ricochet edits, added percussion and beats – and of course the original energy! It is a fast paced dance track of the eighties which should continue to bring smiles and finger snappin’ dancers!

Dedicated to Nick and Lindsay – Boys, thank you for all your support, love and requests. When you requested this one I was floored – on the dance floor that is! Thank you

• I'm Learning To Dance All Over Again - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lorraine Johnson

Lorraine Johnson us a soul, r&b and disco singer who made a big impact on the Prelude disco label in 1978 with her album “I’m Learning To Dance All Over Again” – it was the New York disco sound which combined the full orchestration and funk edge. Producers Jesse Boyce and Moses Dillard were fresh off of the club success of Constellation Orchestra (“Perfect Love Affair”) and Saturday Night Band (“Come On, Dance, Dance”) with the shine of disco energy and innovative arrangements and club remixes which helped to shape disco music as well as make it a household name.

I have taken the title track from Lorraine’s album and have given it a new ReStructure Mix using the theme to enforce another chance to feel that magic which disco music made crowds experience with its uplifting sound and energetic rhythms. This remix pulls more into the instrumental – however Lorraine is still there assuring us it is alright to step onto the dance floor and let it loose.

Dedicated to the men of funk-disco magic – Mr. Jess Boyce and Moses Dillard

• Techno Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ava Cherry

Ava Cherry is a woman who is known for more than her sexy stance and tantalizing vocals. During the mid-70s and in the early 80s her vocals backed David Bowie artistry. In 1980 her first solo album titled “Ripe” was a hit in clubs with her tracks, “Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire”, “You Never Loved Me” and “I’m Always Ready”. She was a breath of fresh soul-funk and a touch of the 80s woman. It was proven once again with her 1982 album “Streetcar Named Desire” which was produced by disco’s genius, Bob Esty. An arrangers dream, and engineers delight and a vocal paradise for Ava as each track bridged a funky edge with the new electronic mood and sound of the early 80s.

I have taken one of my favorite songs from the album titled, “Techno Love” – which I played in my club extending with two pieces of vinyl – so this ReStructure Mix gives way to a break-beat and dub like mix. I have preserved Ava’s sensual performance and her wonderful energy. It is a new way to program the feet and mind.

Lovingly dedicated to Mr., Bob Esty – how do you do it? And the fabulous and never-failing, Ava Cherry – whose work kept us on the tracks!

• The Morning After/To Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Maureen McGovern/John Williams

The seventies was a groovy place – lots of films, music and talent which emerged from the 60s and also a fades and sounds which marked periods of success. One of the greatest films of 1972 and film history was “The Poseidon Adventure” – from Irwin Allen who gave us great adventure television shows like “Lost In Space”. The music from the film was an excellent composition from John Williams which I have always loved.

I have taken a moment for this Special Seventies Edition and the Academy Award winning song from “The Poseidon Adventure” – “The Morning After – recorded by Maureen McGovern in 1973 and have done a mash up of an excerpt from the soundtrack titled “To Love” – which is a segment used in the dining room sequence prior to the disaster where Gene Hackman give a toast to love and Pamela Sue Martin gets down.

It is more of an atmospheric mix, but who knows? Pamela Sure Martin worked it!

• Candida - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Tony Orlando & Dawn

Tony Orlando & Dawn were formed in 1970 with Tony Orlando, Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent (and later Pam Vincent). The big hit “Candida” from 1970 is one that once heard the melody gives off a brighter aura and message of love. The feel of the 60s travels along with the pop-edge bringing a positive and uplifting message.

I have taken the album version of “Candida” and have given it a longer and ReStructure Feel to preserve the magic of 70s pop. Some new drum tracks, claps and re-looping are made to bring a new message and memories to those who would sing along on the radio!

• Ain't Nobody Straight In L.A. - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Miracles

The Miracles are a Motown group which consisted of Billy Griffin, Claudette Robinson, Marvin Tarplin, Robert Rogers, Ronald White, Sidney A. Justin III, Smokey Robinson, and Warren Moore – members changing out throughout various periods.

Their 1975 album “City Of Angels” contains one of the underground tracks, “Ain’t Nobody Straight In L.A.” – arranged and produced by Freddie Perren. The song emphasizes the places where disco and club music was embraced during the early and mid-70’s – gay bars. It was proven to me as my first experience with disco music was entering a gay club and seeing the energy and vitality the music had on the crowd and me.

I have taken the album version and created an alternative ReStructure Mix using loops and some new elements for a new intro and also extending the new knowledge and understanding The Miracles relay in a harmless chorus and mood. It is one of the earliest songs I can remember ever hearing were acceptance was mutual and beautiful.

Dedicated to the talented men of The Miracles and that city, Los Angeles!

• Secret Love Affair - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Madleen Kane

Madleen Kane hit the disco scene in 1978 with her big classic album “Rough Diamond” featuring the title track and three additional dance cuts which labeled this lady the sexy chanteuse with all which disco was made of. Her second album also produced by Jean Claude Friederich is another beautiful Euro-disco gem – “Cheri”. The project featured a full sided medley which tells the story of a love affair facing unbeatable circumstances yet the desire burns on and on.

I have taken “Secret Love Affair” from the medley and have given it a ReStructure Mix of its own to allow the story to tell itself as Madleen is destined to keep a love alive that is hidden in the shadows of the dark discotheque. It is a fantastic orchestral production and gives the 70s disco scene the magic which dancers clamored for.

Dedicated to Ms. Kane for her love and display of disco love the way it should be performed and marked for future generations to experience the way it was.

• Hot Lover - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - U.N.

U.N. is a disco project from Tony Green who also gave us France Joli, Freddie James, Colorblind, Caroline Bernier, Thunder & Lightning, Black Star, Sharon and Norma Lewis. His productions during the late seventies were a big part of the disco explosion and the roaring wall of beats and beautiful horns and strings. As in several other studio projects, included here are Denis LePage and The Sweethearts of Sigma.

I have taken the track from the 4-track album titled “Hot Lover” and have given it the ReStructure Mix treatment. It is one of those earthy and sensual disco tracks and thanks to the lead vocals from Goldie Alexander (“Show You My Love”) this one sounds like a lion roaring for more.

Thanks to Joey L. of New York for requesting a ReStructure Mix of this underground classic and also giving me a chance to play with the fabulous percussion that both Prelude and Tony Green were made of!

• Terror On The Dance Floor/Soul Dracula - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Hot Blood

Hot Blood is a German disco act - May Ambruster, Peny Duke and Stefan Klinkhammer

Their 1977 album “Dracula and C” is one of the cult-camp projects that continues to bring the sound of 70s disco back to mind – the strings – percussion – camp and strange theme. The 12” single featuring both “Terror On The Dance Floor” and “Soul Dracula” is one of the early disco-boogie singles I can remember buying and being completely taken by surprise.

I have taken both 12” versions and concocted this new medley with the tracks challenging each other and onto a drop break with a familiar ring – or should I say, shriek?

• Time Bomb - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Jeanie Tracy

Jeanie Tracy makes high energy music of the 80s seem like ritual dance. Her powerful and moving vocals are the praise of energy and soul. It can be said that Jeanie was the high energy queen of the 80s since her performance on the television show Star Search brought her cover of Thelma Houston’s “Don’t Leave Me This Way” in 1985 a golden statuette from dancers all over who moved to the classic all over again with a new found emotion and energy.

I have taken Jeanie’s 1984 single, “Time Bomb” – produced by James ‘Tip’ Wirrick and Marty Blecman to the cutting table and have given it a new ReStructure Mix to add some new elements and also give Jeanie another chance to make it sound easy for a voice to give off such influence and style. Seeing Jeanie live at Probe in 1985 singing “Manhunt” (released under Silhouette) was one I never-ever forgot!

Dedicated to the lady herself – Ms. Jeanie Tracy – you are no firecracker Jeanie – yes, a ‘time bomb’ and I thank you for your talent!

• Stop He's A Lover - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Claudja Barry

Claudja Barry is one of disco music’s iconic divas! The look. The voice. The attitude. The talent. It’s all here. Her recording career began in 1976 with the explosive album, “Sweet Dynamite”. In 1979 the disco wave was struck with her big project, “Feel The Fire” – produced by her husband, Jurgen S. Korduletsch (Disco Circus, Araxis, Ronnie Jones, Lipstique and Mick Rowley.

The track “Stop He’s A Lover” has always been one of my favorite cuts from the album – it has the haunting feel of an early morning piece and a fabulous diva edge from Claudja. I have taken the album version and created a new ReStructure Mix and striped down those eerie keyboards that give off the deceit and warning of Claudja’s verse.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Ms. Claudja Barry – who left an indelible memory of a disco diva who rules the stage and speakers!

• I Need Somebody To Love Tonight - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sylvester

Sylvester not only changed the sound of disco music in 1977 with his first self-titled album – but also the face of the genre. His unique still and stage presence was immediately a challenge for anyone to keep still or become memorized by his performance. The heat of the disco fever his album “Stars” was released – produced by Harvey Fuqua and Sylvester himself – this was four track title wave of disco music. The title track in an anthem long before the dance floor expected them. His cover of "I (Who Have Nothing)” is a gem – “Body Strong” is a mid-tempo workout – and the finale cut “I Need Somebody To Love Tonight” is a low-BPM sleaze track with Patrick Cowley penning and performing the slick synthesizers and mood.

I have taken the album track and have given it a new ReStructure Mix to remedy more for that late night desire that is given here in a jazz-scat vocal performance. It is a moody and phenomenal stamp from Sylvester who once again – even though he has left us always brings to mind innovation and awe.

• Summer Breeze - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Seals & Crofts

Dash Crofts and James Seals have the 70s aura in many minds and hearts with their pop-hit ballad “Summer Breeze” – it is a lingering song with a wonderful melody and feel. It truly gives off the early 70s vibe.

I have taken the album version and have given it a ReStructure Mix update with its folk dance feel adding a few more elements to sway to. It is a great early morning or early evening piece to remind us how the 70s were traces of beautiful music and now this one can give off a whole new feeling and groove!

• Love Gun - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Rick James

Rick James was known as punk-funk when he released his album “Come Get It!” in 1978 with the big hits “You and I” and “Mary Jane” – it was only the start for this master of funk and bass driven grooves. His follow-up album “Fire It Up” contained another slammin’ track titled, “Love Gun” which brought dance floors and its dancers to their knees! A fierce track which makes your funk come down no matter what kind of groove your prefer.

I have taken the 12” version and created a new ReStructure Mix with some new pieces of kick-beat tracks that may sound familiar and also a sample from another classic that may have you not only ducking for cover – but also dipping lower to the funk!

• Love Condition - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Nina Schiller

Nina Schiller is one of the 80s dance artists who deserves a revisit and a standing ovation. She has captured the sweetness of disco music not only with her positive and uplifting presence but also her alluring voice. An artist who appeared briefly and yet the music haunts those who may have heard the notes echoing through a club or on a mixed tape.

“Love Condition” is one of those tracks which bring warmth and promise as the feeling of dedication and the realization of just how wonderful love is.

I have taken the album version and have given it a slight ReStructure Mix adding a few more elements to create a new mix and feeling for a lovely track that once I begin humming it becomes contagious and that feeling of love right where the vibe belongs.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Ms. Nina Schiller Richer who makes the gratitude of music easy to understand with her heart and soul.

• Love, What You've Done To Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Celi Bee

Celi Bee (Celida Ines Camacho) is a disco icon who made the end of the 70s shine like a mirror ball with her disco hits, “Superman”, “Macho (A Real Real One), “Fly Me On The Wings Of Love” and “Blow My Mind”. It was a formula which was fitting and fabulous. Her second album “Fly Me On The Wings On Love” contained a suite which was broken down into three parts – I have taken the second part titled, “Love, Look What You’ve Done To Me” and created an extended mix to give its own beauty and hypnotic flare a chance solo.

This ReStructure Mix uses the funky kick back beat and lovely strings as they appear on the suite and I extend to make the magic and loveliness last. The chorus is one of the most incredibly beautiful pieces in disco music thanks to producer Pepe Luis Soto and Celi’s lilting voice.

Dedicated to Celi Bee and those disco dollies who fall in love over-and-over on the dance floor!

• I'll Be Standing Beside You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Passengers

Passengers are Chuck Rolando, Elwanda Contreras, Kim Arena and Mary Shay Collen – a high energy disco troupe whose music is remembered as uplifting and somewhat like a Las Vegas review. Their first album titled “Passengers” was produced by Celso Valli (Lama, Tantra, and Azoto) who brought the group to heights of dance floors magic with tracks like “Hot Leather”, “Girls Cost Money”, and “I’ll Be Standing Beside You”.

I have taken the album version of “I’ll Be Standing Beside You” and have given the love-friendship-anthem another lift into the clouds and a ReStructure Mix – pulling more of the glowing climax of the chorus to excitement. It was a song I played out during its release to a packed dance floor of almost embracing friends and dancers! A real anthem.

Dedicated to Passengers an also Mr. Celso Valli!

• Beeline - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Miquel Brown

Miquel Brown is one of the Ian Levine artists who helped us to believe in disco music again in the early 80s – with a new vibrancy and title: “high energy”. This was an exciting time for dance floors. It seemed like the sound of electronic disco was hard hitting and perfected down the percussion strike. Following her big single “So Many Men, So Little Time” this follow up “Beeline” struck another chord for dancers to move with the grace of the pounding energy of a new era of dance.

I have taken the ‘Gary Otto Remix’ and have given it a new ReStructure Mix to give this love-letter a new meaning – adding some familiar “buzzy” guests from a classic Larry Levan single along with the rolling bass line to break the mix into a new part.

• Love Bomb - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cheryl Lynn

Cheryl Lynn took the tail end of the 70s and the disco dance floor like a whirlwind with her 12” single “Got To Be Real”/”Star Love” – it was as if the voice of a goddess was calling the dance floor to move on to something ‘real’. Cheryl’s second album in 1979 was one of technical and musical advantage – placing her voice among the most significant challenges of the magic vocal chords. “Love Bomb” was one of my favorite tracks from the album (Produced by Barry Blue) and made it to my dance floor only with two copies of the album to extend it.

I have created a new ReStructure Mix using the album version and giving the song a new mood and energy – extending the funky-side and placing more emphasis on the “embrace the human race” message and the beautiful performance of Ms. Lynn. It is truly a song that should bring tears to any human who can understand the words and message.

NOTE: Drop a “love bomb” – call someone you love and let them know. Music will save the world!

• Leaving Me Was The Best Thing You've Ever Done - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Scherrie & Susaye

Scherrie Payne and Susaye Greene released their debut album “Partners” as the duo with the “Supreme” past and a bit more to sing about. The project was produced by Eugene McDaniel’s who also gave us projects from Roberta Flack, Voltage Brothers, The Floaters and Nancy Wilson.

“Leaving Me Was The Best Thing You’ve Ever Done” is the big dance single from the project which made its way to many of these ladies dedicated fans and also and “diva-worshiping” playlists. The song has the feel of an anthem in the shadows of love. It gives the girls a nice place to harmonize and sing about the heartbreak and denial of a broken heart.

I have taken the album version of “Leaving Me Was The Best Thing You’ve Ever Done” and have given it a new ReStructure Mix giving it a new intro some new breaks and some phrases a bit of a lift.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Jurgen Lapschies – special thanks for requesting this rare track and also for the support and friendship.

• Body - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Jacksons

The Jacksons topped the pop/dance sound of the 80s along with the slick production of Michael and Marlon Jackson. The big release of the “Victory” album in 1984 introduced another layer of sounds and images for The Jacksons. Tracks like “Torture” and “State Of Shock” were remedies to move towards an area to be discovered. “Body” is one of the singles that pulls the Michael Jackson magic along with the chorus of the very talented band.

I have taken the 12” of “Body” and have given it a new ReStructure Mix breaking down some of the mood in my own way. Extending it with more of the verses and some borrowed percussion and essentials from an earlier hit by Michael

• Medley Of Hits - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Diana Ross & The Supremes

Diana Ross & The Supremes are the ladies who made music history and also created the icon for the girl group with sophistication and excitement. The music and images created during the making of the Motown sound and era has helped to pave many roads for music and arts.

I have taken the concept of “Medley Of Hits” which appeared in 1979 on Disconet DJ Subscription Volume 3 Program 3 as The Supremes Medley – Mixed by Bill Motley and Trip Ringwald. The medley was later released on the Motown label along with two hit tracks from Diana’s “The Boss” album from the same year. This ReStructure Mix takes the concept along with a few new tracks and some new blends and breaks.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Bob Tiedemann – who gives so much support for the music that has made history a great memory for many music lovers and dancers throughout time. That in itself is quite “supreme”!

• Wasn't It Good - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cher

Cher and Bob Esty together were the icing on the disco cake. The dance floor classic “Take Me Home” from 1979 still haunts dance floors with its blend of chic-disco arrangement which Bob Esty created with so many artists who were intrigued with the excitement of disco in the late 70s. The 12” single of “Take Me Home” was quite a mover as the flip side “Wasn’t It Good” from the album was offered an extended mix.

I have taken the fabulous 12” mix of “Wasn’t It Good” and worked a new ReStructure Mix for a new concoction of Bob’s production and talented use of musicians and the disco beats. This new version offers a few new breakdowns and the use of loops for some digging into the original mix.

Dedicated with respect to Mr. Bob Esty and thanks for the magic which never seems to run out of sparkle! Now that is real music!

• Dangerous - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole created quite a stir on dance floors with her high energy-dance track "Dangerous" in 1985. Produced by Gary Skardina and Marti Sharron the track was in resemblance to great 80s dance moods like The Pointer Sisters' "Jump". It was a resurgence of dance music done with the pop flare and excitement that was being generated by the clubs who were continuing to move to great music.

I have taken the 12" remix -- which was produced by Steve Thompson and created a new ReStructure Mix. There are some extended moments and or course Natalie reminding us just how "hot" this man is.

• Superman - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch

Celi Bee is one of disco music’s most unique artist of the late 70s. Her first album from 1977 featured her disco hit “Superman” which is a funky-love tribute to the man of steel. It was later covered by Patrick Adams and Herbie Mann in 1978.

I have taken the album version of “Superman” and had given it a new ReStructure Mix - creating a new slap beat to give it a new sound and also added some new breaks with the luscious clamoring of that “Superman”!

• Get Off Your Aahh! And Dance - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Foxy

Foxy is a disco band with members Ish Ledesma, Arnold Pasiero, Richie Puente Jr. , Charlie Murchiano and Joe Galdo. Their first album in 1976 is produced by Ray Martinez (Amant, Passion, Seven Seas, Sassy, Ray Martinez and Friends) and features the big disco hit, “Get Off Your Aahh! And Dance” which is the disco hustle sound of the period.

I have taken the album version of the track and worked a ReStructure Mix using sample pieces from the follow up hit by Foxy “Get Off” from 1978. The mix centers on the percussion, bongos and some play with the wonderful bass-line.

This Restructure Mix is dedicated to the wonderful man himself, Mr. Ray Martinez - who makes the fantasy of disco music an experience.

• Love Waves - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Alton McClain & Destiny

Alton McClain & Destiny are Alton McClain, D’Marie Warren and Robyrda Stiger and were formed in 1978 with their first disco hit, “It Must be Love”. Produced by Frank Wilson (Diana Ross, The Temptations, FourTops) and John Footman (wrote Cheryl Lynn’s “Star Love”). The trio brought the feel of soul to the sound of disco for the period and from the second album several dance floor hits including: “99 ½”, “I Don’t Wanna Be With Nobody Else” and “Love Waves”. The sound of these ladies is like a river of soft flowing water onto a green garden.

“Love Waves” has always been one of my favorite tracks from the project and is perfect for both early evening dance floors and after hours segments. I have taken the album version and have given the song a new ReStructure Mix adding more of a fantasy and sensual feel with a new elongated intro and some flowing effects throughout the new arrangement.

Dedicated to the “Disco-Diva” supporters who long for that sweet sound of soul and the rhythm of disco!

• Don't (Take My Love Away) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Saturday Night Band

Saturday Night Band is a disco concept group from Jesse Boyce and Moses Dillard and also one of the landmark New York Disco records on the Prelude Records label. The production brought a live band feel to life with the mechanics of disco emerging and maturing for the late 70s dance explosion. The album “Come On Dance, Dance” is one of the classic sounds of the independent disco movement occurring almost overnight and being controlled by the sounds that feet and hips were demanding.

I have taken the track “Don’t (Take My Love Away)” from the project and created a ReStructure Mix for the soulful disco number. The sweet vocal by Jackie Edmonds is the classic sound of the early 70s with a lush and funky environment to sweep dancers off of their feet. A new intro deals with the synthesizer parts from the original track which always set Saturday Night Band apart from many groups of the time.

Dedicated to Mr. Jesse Boyce!

• Free Me From My Freedom - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bonnie Pointer

Bonnie Pointer (Patricia Eva Pointer) is a R&B/disco singer who made a mark in disco music with her big 1979 hit “Heaven Must Have Sent You” - a dance classic. Her first solo album from 1978 contained the single, “Free Me From My Freedom” which also created a stir with many dancers. The track was produced by Berry Gordy and Jeffrey Bowen.

I have taken the 12” version of “Free Me From My Freedom” and have given it a new facelift with this ReStructure Mix. I have not only extended the original arrangement and added a few new drum tracks, but also added a guest vocal from The Queen of Soul - adding her mark on “freedom”.

Dedicated to all of the lovers of the female voices of disco music.

• Love Is A Natural Thing - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Mantus

Mantus is a disco band from New York City who began their fame with a radio hit titled, “Turn Around Boogie Down” from 1978 and soon after became a club favorite with follow up tracks “(Dance It) Freestyle Rhythm” and “Rock It To The Top”. The band members consisted Billy Amendola, Frank DeCrescenzo, Jimmy Maer and Kenny Bee.

I have taken their 1980 single from the second self-titled album titled “Love Is A Natural Thing” which was a return to the independent disco sound which made the club circuit well known with the productions and artists who specialized in creating the mood for the mirror ball nights and underground crowds long before the disco boom in the late 70s.

Taking the 12” version and creating a ReStructure Mix to give the song a longer lasting message which sounds as positive and lyrical as the emotion of disco music. An small anthem now in a new form.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Brian Perry - thank you for the request Brian and keeping the energy and spirit of disco music alive!

• Green Light - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cory Daye

Cory Daye is one of the female vocalists in disco music which is familiar in many aspects - not only from the big dance hit “Cherchez La Femme” from 1976 (with Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band) but also her sweet and beautiful delivery. The 1979 solo-album “Cory and Me” contained many dance floor favorites including “Pow Wow”, “Keep The Ball Rollin’” and “Green Light” - produced by Sandy Linzer.

I have taken the 12” version of “Green Light” and created a ReStructure Mix to not only salute this fabulous diva of song - but also the period of disco music where big-band returns with a new twist. The new ReStructure Mix has an extended intro - some new breaks and a hoppin’ beat to keep the light “green” for dancing.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Ms. Cory Daye - thank you for sharing your beautiful talent with the dancers all over the world.

• Falling In Love Again - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Denise McCann

Denise Mc Cann is a disco artist from the late 70s who had some of the most exciting moments during an explosive time in history. Her big club hit “Tattoo Man” from 1976 is one of my favorite dance tracks of all time - not only does the track give us a taste of a wonderful sweet but powerful voice - it also holds the essence of the female disco artist in images and arrangement.

“Falling In Love Again” come from Denise’s second album “I Have A Destiny” from 1979 - produced by Guy Sobell. This track was featured on the B-side in a Medley/Suite which offers a disco-Broadway like production and stage production. It is one of the most dramatic and wonderful sounds of disco music in all it’s glory. I have taken the song out of the medley and created a ReStructure Mix to bring it upfront and extending the fun elements which break this new mix in segments.

A special thank and dedication to Nick and Lindsay for their loving request of this disco gem! For you boys and thanks you again, for keeping the disco feeling alive! It will shine on and on!

• Looking Up - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donna Summer

Donna Summer released her new sound on the 1980 album “The Wanderer” where she continued using her powerful and able voice to project various sounds and moods. The project was produced by her long-time team Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte - yet there is a new air to these tracks. More of a dance-rock which introduced a whole new destination during the period for Donna. It is now referred to as some of the most loved by those who truly admire her talent.

I have taken the track “Looking Up” and created a new ReStructure Mix to give the rolling synth-rock style piece a new feel - adding a few disco-tech breaks and a new intro. It is one of the string vocal and emotion driven songs by Donna Summer and helps to keep in perspective of what a true artist and talent we have recently lost.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Nick and Lindsay - thank you for asking for a ReStructure Mix of one of my favorite Donna moments - there are many and this is a special one.

• I'm Starting Again - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Grace Kennedy

Grace Kennedy is a disco singer who ‘started’ her disco career in the 1980 musical/sci-fi film, “The Apple” where she performs and sings her single “Desire”. He career brought three albums to the disco arena - each produced by Phillip Swern who also produced Polly Brown, Inner City Express, and Patti Boulaye.

Grace’s 1981 single “I’m Starting Again” is from her album by the same name. It was a big hit in many clubs still clamoring for the classic disco chanteuse songs. It is one of my favorite and also one of the songs co-written by Thor Baldursson who worked with many disco projects from the Munich recordings in the late 70s and also First Choice.

I have taken the 12” single of “I’m Starting Again” and created a new ReStructure Mix to give the song an alternative version - and also play with some of the fantastic keyboard and vocal elements.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Jerry Joseph Arko from Facebook with thanks to his inspiring look back and forward of the great music which has given so many happiness, freedom and dancing feet!

• Can't Give It Up - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Carly Simon

Carly Simon’s album “Spoiled Girl” from 1985 had two dance tracks - “My New Boyfriend” and “Can’t Give It Up” - I have always played “Can’t Give It Up” from the short (3:43) album version and always wanted to extend the track. It was produced by Andy Goldmark and features Luther Vandross on back up vocals.

I have taken the album version and created a ReStructure Mix to extend and play with the fabulous chorus by Carly which sounds like an anthem for the mid-80s. Great track and such fun to remix.

• You Can Get Over - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Stephanie Mills

Stephanie Mills is a vocalist who began a recording career in 1975 with her LP “For The First Time” produced by Hal David and Burt Bacharach. She also starred in the Broadway sensation “The Wiz” which became her vehicle for the 70s and into the disco era with her album “Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin’” in 1979 - a powerhouse project with several hits including “Put Your Body In It”, “Feel The Fire”, Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin’” and the uplifting anthem, “You Can Get Over”.

I have taken the 12” version of “You Can Get Over” and created a ReStructure Mix - focusing on the beautiful string sections and rolling synthesizer breaks. Formulating a new dub-like version with the verses intact with a bit more extending and play on words. It is one of my favorite disco songs of all time and an opportunity to enforce my beliefs on our existence where “we” are the center of the universe and a belief in that power is the future of our world!

Dedicated to us all and the power we all possess.

• Disco Galaxy - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bombers

Bombers is a disco band from Canada produced by George Lagios and Pat Deserio (Kebekelektrik). Their first album was released in 1978 which featured a cover of “The Mexican” and also their first club hit, “Don’t Stop The Music”. It was in 1979 on their “Bombers 2” album where their full potential was executed with “(Everybody) Get Dancing”, “Pistolero”, “Let’s Dance”, “Shake” and “Disco Galaxy” - this session included Busta Jones on bass and vocals - guest vocal on “(Everybody) Get Dancin’) by Alma Faye-Brooks, arrangements by Lee Gagnon and also vocals by Tamara Lorincz.

“Disco Galaxy” is one of the tracks which I played out during the albums released and kept my dance floor jumping after the first single “(Everybody) Get Dancing” was given a break. It is a fantastic trip into a place where disco rules the universe and creates a bass and beat driven groove.

I have ReStructured “Disco Galaxy” and have given it a new arrangement and a few new effects to add to the bumpin’ disco energy! One of my favorite types of dance music and another opportunity to feel what the disco dance floor was really like!

• Countdown (Here I Come) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kofi & The Love Tones

Kofi & The Love Tones is a disco project produced by Kevin Anthony Robert - who also produced Simone, Velvette, Linda Lewis and Segue. His music was a big part of the high energy movement from the UK during the early and mid-80s. “Countdown (Here I Come)” is his cover of 1966 soul single (originally produced by Bobby Sanders and arranged by Gene Page).

This high energy favorite is a swirling high energy track that builds and builds with a nice soulful vocal and rolling drums guiding the synthetic strings into a dancer heart. A big club hit during it’s 1984 release. I have taken the ‘Original Version’ from the 12” single and created a ReStructure Mix adding pieces of the original and editing a new arrangement to give the track a new feel and a variable mix.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to George Matiowsky on Facebook for requesting this track to be placed on the cutting block and also for sharing so much wonderful energy with me.

• Undercover Lover - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Debbie Jacobs

Debbie Jacobs (now known as Debbie Jacobs-Rock) is one of those artists that made disco music complete - her 1979 album “Undercover Lover” - produced by Mr. Paul Sabu, was the crowning touch for the end of the disco era. It was exciting and masterful - with the talent of Paul Sabu’s amazing arrangements and innovative use of percussion and orchestra. This is one needed recording in any disco collection or audiophile who wants to capture the best of this period.

I have taken the album version of “Undercover Lover” and created a ReStructure Mix to further the flawless mix and production to an alternative remix. I have used much of the stomping and funky keyboards to play with new play ground for Debbie’s fantastic vocal track.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Mr. Paul Sabu and Ms. Debbie Jacobs-Rock - two icons of the 70s who will never be forgotten for their amazing talents.

• Fantasy - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lian Ross

Lian Ross is a German hi-NRG and Euro-disco singer who began recording in 1985 with her first single, “Say You’ll Never”. Her career took her to a current release in 2012. Lian’s repertoire include a cover of Sylvester’s “Do You Wanna Funk” from 1987 and also her 1985 single “Fantasy” - which is one of my favorites. The song is a mystical theme about a lover from somewhere in the galaxy who visit’s a love struck woman in her fantasy - pure disco material.

I have taken the 12” remix version from 1985 on Power Records out of Canada and created a ReStructure Mix which extends the elements that flow like a disco symphony along with Lian’s sensual vocal along with the Ambrosian accompaniments. I have added a familiar percussion riff to give the song another identifiable dance floor placement.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to George Matiowsky from Face book - and thanks for recommending this magical track for a reedit and ReStructure Mix - and a special thanks to George for being so wonderful to share memories and the wonder of music!

• Red Light - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Three Degrees

The Three Degree were formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, PA and became the voices which made soul and disco a trio of sweet sounds. From hits like “When Will I See You Again” to “Givin’’ Up, Givin In” their sound has always given the ear a pleasant ring. It was in 1978 when these ladies united with disco producer, Giorgio Moroder when the explosion of disco excitement hit. The first project titled “New Dimensions” was quite an event for dance floors - and the follow up, “3D” the following year was another mark in disco history.

I have taken the track “Red Light” from the “3D” album and have given a ReStructure Mix to add a new layer of excitement and fun to the song. It is one of the disco-grooviest songs of the pairing of Moroder and these beautiful ladies of song. The disco beat pounds like a heartbeat for The Three Degrees and makes their voice sound well at home.

• Romance '83 - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Irene Cara

Irene Cara is known for her big disco hits “Fame” in 1980 and also for “What A Feelin’’ (Flashdance)” from 1983 - many may also remember her in the role of ‘Sparkle’ in the film “Sparkle” from 1976. Her second album in 1983 is produced by disco’s electronic man, Mr. Giorgio Moroder. It was a transition for Moroder from his magic days of creating the sound of electronic disco to moving into the 80s dance trends.

“Romance ‘83” is from the album “What A Feelin’” and was never featured as a single or given much attention - however, I always had a fondness for the lyrical sound of the track and the bouncy 80s synth edge which Moroder created with it. Quite simple but nice for a sample of Irene’s soft and beautiful voice.

I have taken the album version (3:56) and created a new ReStructure Mix playing with the elements and also adding one of Moroder’s classic synth-loops from a well-known hit. It is a whole new experience and ready to bring us back to the simple 80s dance floor

• I Go To Rio - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Peter Allen

Peter Allen is an entertainer from Australia who entertained many with his upbeat style of jazz, blues, pop and disco performances. His 1976 album “Taught By Experts” one of his staple hits, “I Go To Rio” - produced by Brooks Arthur. The track is one of the upbeat numbers which crossed the barrier of adult pop contemporary to world beat/rhythms. A sweet and Latin driven song with the sound of the dance floor diversity of the best clubs of the 70s and even today.

I have taken the short (3:17) album and created a new ReStructure Mix with many breakdowns and extended verses of this hot-hot stage and dance floor song. It is a newer production with new drums, fills and excitement to make Rio last a bit longer!

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Mr. Pete Denis of Coconut Grove, Florida - and thanks for his request to rework this magic song and also for his continued support to keep disco and dance music alive today and forever! This one is for you, Pete!

• Walk Away - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bonnie Forman

Bonnie Forman who released two singles in 1982 - her first “All Night” - a disco single produced by Ed O’ Laughlin (Wild Fantasy, Carol Douglas, Dana and Gene) and Kenny Laguna. She was soon picked up by upcoming and promising disco label Wave Records for “Walk Away” - produced by Mark Berry who was a producer, engineer and remixer from Brooklyn, NY. The single did quite well for the introduction of a synthetic-dance genre taking over the disco edge during the early 80s.

I have taken the vocal and instrumental versions of the 12” single to create a whole new mix of “Walk Away” with a few surprises and new-turns. It was one of my favorites during the peak hours of high energy during the period so remixing it was a fun part of my experience.

 

• I Feel Love Coming - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Modern Rocketry

Modern Rocketry is a disco group from San Francisco - Ken Kessie and Morey Goldstein. Their first album from 1985 titled “Modern Rocketry” featured their big dance floor hits, “(I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone”, “Homosexuality”, “Thank God For Men” and “Cuba Libre!”. It was the resurgence of disco’s high energy sound and this studio conceptual band did it to the hilt.

“I Feel Love Coming” is their single from 1987 - a time when high energy from the UK reached it peak and US labels were cranking the last of the pulsating beat and themes from the souls of the dancers out to a wanting audience. It was an exciting time.

I have taken the 12” vocal and instrumental of “I Feel Love Coming” and created a ReStructure Mix including samples of “love” coming from our Lady of Love’s classic. This gives the song a real ‘disco’ purpose!

• Ain't Nobody - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan (Carole Yvette Marie Stevens) recorded “Ain’t Nobody” with Rufus (Andre Fischer, Bobby Watson, Chaka Khan, David "Hawk" Wolinski, John Robinson, Kevin Murphy , Richard Calhoun and Tony Maiden ) in 1983 - from the LP “Stompin’ At The Savoy”.

I have taken the album version and created a ReStructure Mix with a new intro and more dreamy feel to the intro and a few more loops and effects to give it a new moment. It is one the well-known tracks with Chaka’s voice and is certainly a hot contender as one of the most hypnotic love songs off the 80’s with the funk intact.

• Power and Reason - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Machine

Machine is a disco band formed by August Darnell - who was a part of the group Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band (“Cherchez La Femme”) in the mid 70s. The big disco hit for Machine in 1979 was an innovative song titled, “There But For The Grace Of God Go I” - which took dance floors layers above the then present time with it’s energy and motivation.

I have taken the 12” single “Power and Reason” from their second album titled “Movin’ On” - which is a powerful and funk-driven song and recreated a ReStructure Mix to outline the song again with the statement and energy it brings. A wonderful production which always reminded me of a Norman Whitfield masterpiece with its funky moog synths and funky-kickin beats.

• If You Love Me Like You Say You Love Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Alma Faye Brooks

Alma Faye Brooks is a vocalist who hit the disco scene in 1977 with her hit, “Stop, I Don’t Need No Sympathy” (a disco cover of Lyn Roman’s 1973 single) and immediately became one of the soulful and exciting voices on the club scene. Her follow up single “If You Love Me Like You Say You Love Me” from the same year was releases as a 7” single. It was unfortunate that a 12” single was never issued - this was one of the great missed love songs for the dance floor.

Alma also is featured as lead vocalist on the classic Bomber’s hit “(Everybody) Get Dancin’” from 1978. This performance is unaccredited - but you can definitely feel and hear Alma’s fantastic emotion and delivery.

The production is executed beautifully by Dominic Sciscente and Michel Daigle - known for Alma’s 1979 album “Doin’ It” and disco groups, Space Project, Black Light Orchestra and also the production for “Love Buzz” by Voggue.

I have taken the 45 rpm ‘vocal’ and ‘instrumental’ to recreate a longer and ReStructured Mix for this missed jewel. It is bittersweet and orchestrated with the disco feel which brings to mind a classic soul feel. A new break and some extended verses are added.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Nick and Lindsay - my great disco contacts in Australia who make this music feel like new again. Thank you for requesting a ReStructure Mix of Alma’s wonderful track

• Light A Light - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Peppermint

Peppermint is a disco/high energy project from German musician, engineer and producer, Helmut Rulofs - who also brought us tracks by Gilla, Harry Baier, Vanilla and Touch. His 1985 club hit is an uplifting disco-ditty with a nice rolling sound and celebratory feel. It is one of the electronic disco tracks of the time you would hear from club-to-club during the time.

I have taken the original 12” version and have worked a ReStructure Mix to create an alternative version with more chopping than The Cooking Channel but just as delicious as those disco chorus girls unite to salute a rodeo like showdown. It is pure fun and the mix is intended to keep the sound of 80s high energy on your mind and your feet moving!

• Whistle Bump - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Deodato

Eumir Deodato is a musician, composer, arranger and producer who has given us work from 1964 - through current as well as successful projects from Kool & The Gang, Juicy, and Con Funk Shun. His original work has always stemmed in the jazz arena. Known to bring in instruments which were cutting edge and innovative for his easel of work. His 1979 album “Knights Of Fantasy” was a big event for me since “Shazam” and “Whistle Bump” were two of my personal favorites and movers on my dance floor.

I have taken the 12” single version of “Whistle Bump” and have given it a ReStructure Mix as a breakdown to the funky guitars, bongos and keyboards. It is a bit extended and also some additional percussion is added to enhance the funky-driven track.

• Delicate Jan - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lucrethia and The Azoto 14,008

Lucrethia & The Azoto 14,008 is a Italian disco project from 1978 - arranged by the incredible Celso Valli who also gave us great disco work from Passengers, Tantra, Azoto, Nuggets, Cassandra, Future State and Matia Bazar. One of my favorite producers and musicians. Anyone who has heard the Tantra - Double Album would agree that he is one of the most creative.

“Delicate Jan” is a winding disco track that speaks of the wonderful lady, Jan who captivates and allures men and women with charm and sensual traits. It was featured on a Disconet Issue and is from the album, “Dance Skination”.

I have taken the 4:52 album track and created a whole new view of the song with a new ReStructure Mix adding many new breaks and a new energy. It is my tribute to Mr. Celso Valli and the ReStructure Mix in a whole. You may find yourself signing joyfully just how wonderful and incredible Jan is!

• Shot In The Night - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Paul Parker

Paul Parker is a disco/dance artist who began his recording career alongside producer/artist Patrick Cowley during the dance music resurgence in the early 80s. His big club hit, “Right On Target” is the proof and long tern standing of the power of his vocal and music longevity.

I have taken his 1983 track “Shot In The Night” from his “Too Much Too Dream” project and have given the 12” remix a ReStructure Mix to bring the track new life. It has a longer intro with extended drums from the original track and also some added pieces from Patrick Cowley’s classic “Menergy”.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Mr. Paul Parker – who continues to bring us his wonderful sound even today.

• Red Hot - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson is best known as one of the founding members of the iconic Motown/girl group, The Supremes. Her solo career began in 1979 with a self-titled album featuring a sizzling track appropriately tiled, "Red Hot". The disco/funk track was arranged by Arthur Wright (Wright Bros. Flying Machine) who also worked on Paul Jabara's "Shut Out" project.

"Red Hot" was a big surprise for dance floors and clubs in 1979 and a real treat for true Supreme fans and Motown addicts. I was one of them and played this song out as it made many dancer feel the teasing energy of Mary's vocal.

I have taken the 12" remix and segments of the album version to create this ReStructure Mix which has more breaks and some pairing of a classic disco chorus to add some hardcore dance feel to the lounge style of this piece.

This ReStructure Mix is lovingly dedicated to my good friend, Rick Brissette of Lincoln City, OR and his non-stop love for the girls of style, song and figure of music. Thank you, Rick for keeping me back where music is now classic and the feeling is always new!

• Cathedrals - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - D.C. La Rue

D.C. La Rue is one of my all-time favorite artists in disco music. From the early days of underground dance clubs and circuits comes the sound of disco music using the feel of edgy grooves and funky riffs. "Cathedrals" is D.C.'s album from 1976 - produced by Mr. La Rue and Aram Schefrin (Ecstasy Passion & Pain).

The single was a huge hit on early disco dance floors and helped to set the tone for a sophisticated and glam approach to disco music - my favorite flavor!

I have taken the Disconet Remix from 1980 and have given it a ReStructure Mix - playing with the keyboards and episodes of memorable one-night stands and flash backs to short-lived love and brought it directly to the place D.C. dared to compare. A flawless theme and recording.

Dedicated to Mr. D.C. La Rue and his continued support of disco and dance music even today - the heart can be heard in his music and love for a sound which brought out many fantasies and moving feet on dance floors trhroughout the 70s and even today.

• Crazy Legs - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donald Austin

Donald Austin (Donald Rae Austin) is a guitarist from the early 70s who also performed with Ron Banks, Denise LaSalle and Fuzzy Haskins. His funk album from 1973 titled "Crazy Legs" is one of my favorite "funky-fests" of the time. Some great grooves and the work of strings that make soul and funk music of the early 70s period a groovy experience.

The title track "Crazy Legs" is one I can remember hearing from my childhood and always finding mesmerizing. I have take the 2:38 album track and extended with a ReStructure Mix to outline the early funk which influenced the soul and disco genres.

Always reminded me of the porno-soundtrack feel - and marks an excellent moment for guitar werk!

• Morning Music - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Siren

Siren is a disco group from John Davis - who also gave us The Monster Orchestra ("Ain't That Enough For You". "Love Magic") and productions by Ruth 'Silky Waters ("Never Gonna Be The Same Again"), Philly Devotions, Universe City, John Travolta, Phyllis Hyman, Carol Douglas and Jet Brown. His sound hi is familiar with his John Davis and Monster Orchestra projects.

"Morning Music" is the flip-side to the 12" single "Open Up For Love" released in 1979. I have taken the 12" version of "Morning Music" and have given it a ReStructure Mix for an alternative version with an extended ware on the vocal verses and percussion breaks.

• Bring It On Up - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Love Unlimited Orchestra

Love Unlimited Orchestra is Barry White's 40-piece extravaganza whose classic piece. "Love's Theme" from 1973 helped to introduce a whole new sound and energy into soul music. The sweepings and funky guitars are the classic staple of early 70s dance music slowly emerging into a form of disco music which took dance floors into a whole new realm of fantasy and grooves.

"Bring It On Up" is from the 1975 album "Music Maestro Please" and is the classic sound of this ensemble. I have taken the 4:23 minute version of this funky and sophisticated piece and have given it a new ReStructure Mix. Working on the beautiful arrangement in a new way and adding some play on the intro - which can be remembered by most jocks as the into to the infamous "Party" Mix by Mach.

• Funky Monkey - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Mandrill

Madrill is Bundie Cenac, Carlos Wilson, Charles Padro, Claude "Coffee" Cave, Fudgie Kae, Louis Wilson, Neftali Santiago, Omar Mesa and Ric Wilson - a Latin-influenced funk/disco band.

"Funky Monkey" is from their 1977 LP "We Are One" produced by Jeff Lane - it is the funkiest disco track of that year and one of my further excursions into the realm of disco-fied grooves. It is old-school at it's finest.

I have taken the 12" single and have given it a new ReStructure Mix with a new intro and some disco-pulsed breaks along with a sample that is appropriate!

• Get Up, Action - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Digital Emotion

Digital Emotion is a Dutch group from Adams and Fleisner - who are G. Hessing, A. Mol, E. van Prehn, C. Bergman and E. Veerhoff. They are also known as Gazuzu, Tempo Rubato, Video Kids and X-Ray Connection. This is the early 80s answer to disco-continuance! Simple electronic dance music with a crazy overall feel.

"Get Up, Action" is from their first self titled LP - although the single was released in 1983 on Break Records. Elements, like the looping guitar are similar to "Funky Town" and follow along the same type of fun and whimsical sound and themes.

I have taken the original 12" version of "Get Up, Action" and have given it the ReStructure Mix treatment - adding a few breaks and also looping and creating some new pieces out of the electronic fun.

• Poppers - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Elite

Elite is David Vinson, J. Pickett and Michelle Wilson - a fabulous and chic trio and produced by Tony Carrasco (Klein & M.B.O.) and arranged and conduced by Celso Valli (Tantra, Passengers).

"Poppers" is from the album "Boys On Hollywood Blvd" and is a statement for amyl nitrate which was a party favor on dance floors during the late 70s. This track si campy and fun - even though the outline is a bit silly. It has the full orchestration that we heard from Celso Valli with his Tantra and V.I.S.A. project. Great Italo-disco/high energy.

I have taken the album version of "Poppers" and recreated a ReStructure Mix to enhance the existing power-play production. It was a big hit in my club during the release of the album and has always been a favorite of Celso Valli and Tony Carrasco.

Dedicated to the two gentlemen who made Italo-disco a FAVOR on dance-floors" Mr. Tony Carrasco and Celso Valli

• Sorcerer - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Norma Jean

Norma Jean is a familiar name and voice in disco history. Not only is her voice apart of the magic of the band Chic - she is also the singer who made the weekends exciting with her 1978 dance floor track, "Saturday", Her self titled album from 1978 contained this hit and her follow-up single, "Sorcerer". The production is the masterful sound of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. The guitars and rhythm do not get any more serious than this.

I have taken the 12" version of "Sorcerer" - which is one that I have 3 copies of from wearing out both on turntables and rewinding on cassettes - and re-worked it into a new ReStructure Mix - creating new beat lops with some of the guitar fame of Chic and working Norma's lyrics and theme deeper and deeper.

A favorite and a great time to spend reworking this great track!

• Bad Reputation - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Ritchie Family

The Ritchie Family's 1979 album "Bad Reputation" had to have been the most anticipated release of that year - after all it was The Ritchie Family who made the dance floor a main stage - with their "Best Disco In Town" This production from Jacques Morali and Henry Belolo is one of the most exciting sounds of disco.

The vocals by Vera Brown, Jacqui Smith-Lee and Theodosia "Dodie" Draher simply "kick-ass"! This is my kind of disco!

I have taken the album version of "Bad Reputation" and have given it a new ReStructure Mix. This mix adds to the excitement and energy of the deceitful lover. Well, on to the next best thing...a Ritchie Family remix!

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Hans R. de Vries for his non-stop support of the great divas of disco: The Ritchie Family! Thank you, Hans...you have a "good reputation" with me.

• Never Get Enough Of Your Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Street People

Street People is a disco project from 1976 - produced by Mr. Ray Dahrouge - long before he made us feel the magic of his own album "Rendezvous With Destiny" in 1979. Street People is one of the soulful sounds of disco music. Many of the arrangements give the vocal group a wonderful opportunity to sing wonderful love songs.

"Never Get Enough Of Your Love" is from the 1976 album "Street People" and was the first single originally released in 1975 on Vigor Records. I have taken the album version and have given it a new ReStructure Mix outline to extend the groovy keyboards and funky guitars.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Mr. Ray Dahrouge in appreciation for his great work and continued connection to those who are in awe of his talent...as myself!

• My Forbidden Lover - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Tapps

Tapps is Allan Coelho, Barbara Doust, Candy Berthiaume and Tony DaCosta - a high energy group from the early 80s. Their big track "My Forbidden Lover" is one of the high energy preludes to the impact that dance floors would feel again during the mid and late 80s.

The single was produced by Jean Zevers who also produced Ambiance

I have taken the original 12" vocal and instrumental and created a new ReStructure Mix to tease the synths, vocals and beats of this classic song. It beats as a familiar 80s dance track - yet has it's own feel.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to high energy fans everywhere!

• Searchin' - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Hazell Dean

Hazell Dean is a British pop-high energy artist who is an early diva icon of the Stock, Aitken and Waterman machine. Her 1984 album "Heart First" has the big high energy hit, Searchin"" which became the sounding drum for high energy dance music in the early 80s. It was a big moment for dance floors - only is it could keep up.

I have taken the original 12" version of "Searchin'" and created a ReStructure Mix - breaking the song into more segments and using parts of the vocals to tease the flow of the remix. It is one of many dancers favorite singles of 1983 and continues to remind us of the excitement and fun dance music is all about.

• Every Home Should Have One - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pattie Austin

Patti Austin is a pop/jazz/dance singer from New York who began her recording career in 1976 with her album "End Of The Rainbow". Her 1981 project with Quincy Jones was "Every Home Should Have One" - featuring the singles, "Do You Love Me", "The Genie", the ballad "Baby, Come To Me" with James Ingram and the title track.

I have taken the 12" version which is the album version of 3:31 and have given it a ReStructure Mix - accenting it with a new length and some breaks and few extended verses and choruses. It is one of my favorite pop dance tracks which could never be played due to not only it's short length but also it lacking a club feel.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Ms. Austin and all of the die-hard mean and women who support dance music and the fabulous divas!

• You Make Me Feel Good - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ann Joy

Ann Joy is a disco artist produced in Canada by the the master of disco percussion, Mr. Peter DiMilo. This project was released in 1980 and featured a cover of Giorgio & Chris' "Love Now Hurt Later". Ann displays the favor of the classic disco chanteuse - with plenty of sexy notes and emotions.

"You Make Me Feel Good" is a track off of the album which displays the sound of DiMilo's classic drums as we heard in his Erotic Drum Band projects. My ReStructure Mix takes pieces of a couple of DiMilo classics and adds them to the new edit and production.

Dedicated to Mr. Peter DiMilo in thanks for making the dance floor go 'BOOM' in the late 70s. An experience that can never be replaced or forgotten.

• Boogie Tonight - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Claudja Barry

Claudja Barry brought dance floors many flavors of "boogie" - from "Sweet Dynamite" in 1976 to "Boogie Woogie Dancing Shoes" in 1978. All with the magic created for dance floors and her fabulous and iconic persona.

"Boogie Tonight" is from Claudja's 1978 album "I Wanna Be Loved By You" and was the second release from the project. It is the mellow-side of Claudja's hypnotic vocal and sexy delivery. It has the formula of New York disco and the sophistication of the pop-Euro sound.

I have taken the 12" version and gave a ReStructure Mix to add a new dimension of beats and groove to this fantastic number. Break out the fake-furs and high heels - it is time to "boogie tonight"!

Phonic - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cerrone

Cerrone released his single "Trippin' On The Moon" on Malligator with a B-side piece titled "Phonic" in 1981 - the track was a short piece which always reminded me of a sci-fi film theme with the cross-over of a Space (Didier Marouani) sound. A bit haunting.

As no Cerrone track should be left un-turned, I have taken the short 3 and half minute track and played with it to revive that early electro-sound of Cerrone in the early 80s as he shifted from the full-orchestration and funky band feel to an 80s appeal. This ReStructure plays wi the catchy keyboard parts and haunting keyboard refrains.

Do It (Til You're Satisfied - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - B.T. Express

B.T. Express is Barbara Joyce, Bill Risbrook, Billy Nichols, Carlos Ward, Dennis Rowe, Leslie Ming, Louis Risbrook, Michael Jones, Richard Thompson, Sam Taylor, Terrell Wood and Wesley Hall Jr. - an early 70s funk-disco band. Their mark is evident with hits like "Express", "Does It Feel Good To You" and "Do It (Till You're Satisfied)".

I have taken the 12" version of "Do It (Till You're Satisfied)" and created a ReStructure Mix - adding a few loose elements samples and more reason to "do-it"!

This track was produced by Dock Productions and Jeff Lane

I Ain't Never - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Issac Hayes

Isaac Hayes is the artist who helped to formulate the Memphis-soul-sound in the late 60s and early 70s. He is best known in disco circles with his big 1971 hit, "Shaft" - which made the wah-wah guitar a staple of disco music.

His venture into the late 70s with disco club music included his big hit "Don't Let Go" from 1979. In 1980 his LP "And Once Again" brought the bass and beat together with his single "I Ain't Never". It is presented here in a ReStructure Mix.

A few surprises in this play on Isaac's production including a guest appearance from his "Chef" character from "South Park" and some hard driving loops to make the groove even more infectious!

Tryouts For The Human Race - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sparks

Sparks is Ron Mael and Russell Mael - one of the early 70s pop-rock bands and in the late 70s and early 80s synth-disco icons. Their work with Giorgio Moroder on their 1979 album "No. 1 In Heaven" gave them the creativity to inject their boy-rock vocals over a wall of electronic dance tracks. The same year they created a classic disco album with vocalist Noel ("Dancing Is Dangerous").

I have taken the 12" of "Tryouts For The Human Race" and created a new ReStructure Mix - grabbing the classic Moroder sounds and pieces along with the boys to force a new experience for this play on society and fantasy.

You're The Fire - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cissy Houston

Cissy Houston is one of disco music's pioneers and also a vocalist who has provided accompaniment to many artists including Jimi Hendrix, Roberta Flack, The Rascals, Paul Simon - and also disco groups Bionic Boogie, Love Childs Afro Cuban Blues Band, Michael Zager Band and Charlie Calello Orchestra.

Cissy's solo career left a huge mark on dance floors with her hit, "Think It Over" from the album with same title - produced by Michael Zager. I have taken "You're The Fire" from her 1980 album "Step Aside For A Lady" and have given it a ReStructure Mix. The song is the closest to a sweet ballad - with a disc beat and feel!

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Jerry Joseph Arko from Facebook - enjoy Jerry!

Shut Out/Heaven Is A Disco - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Paul Jabara

Paul Jabara is one of disco music's early risers - and created a world of upbeat and disco-beat driven music which would change the 70s. His first album titled, "Shut Out" from 1977 is a project which featured the title track written by Mr. Bob Esty and produced by Arthur G. Wright and Marc Paul Simon.

The medley features 4 tracks - where I have extracted the first two parts: "Shut Out" and "Heaven In A Disco" - combining them in a new ReStructured medley. This piece from the album features guest vocals from the upcoming-Disco Queen, Donna Summer - with her incredible range and effect.

I have re-arranged the tracks to create a new blended mix with the ReStructure touch. This new version is dedicated to a man and his talent who changed my world - Mr. Bob Esty! Thank you, Bob And also, Mr. Paul Jabara.

Mama Told Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Fantastique

Fantastique is a disco project from The Netherlands - with Marian Pijnaker and Cor van der Hoogt - although vocals on "Mama Told Me" were performed by Astrid Leuwener and Dick Van Dam. The group had one album and various singles which were in the 80s high energy - electronic disco vein.

I have taken the 12" of "Mama Told Me" and created a ReStructure Mix extended the fun-and-frolic of the song - and adding a few elements to give it a swing and "hoe-down" feel. It is great 80s disco in arena which made dance floors feel as though they were back in "Funky Town"!

Give Me Tonight - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Shannon

Shannon (Brenda Shannon Greene) set the 80s on fire with "Let The Music Play" a brand of New York electro-funk which is know as "The Shannon Sound". This beat-and-kick formula utilizes the scratch mix in more ways than one.

"Give Me Tonight" is the second single from Shannon's debut album and as big - if not bigger - than "Let The Music Play". The sound of the 80s is all hear and may bring back more than you can handle.

I have taken the 12" vocal and dub version to give this song a ReStructure Mix and re-funk the mix with some new elements and emphasizing the work of the original.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Mr. Bob Tiedemann - who I thank for his support and for this request! Go get it, Bob - tonight!

Give Me Your Body - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lime

Lime is Denis and Denyse LePage - the duo that set dance floors back into motion and paved the way for 80s high energy with their 1980 hit, "Your Love". Although, Denis was no stranger to disco music - he had arranged many projects in the late 70s and continued to grow and innovate disco with his electronic music.

"Give Me Your Body" is from Lime's third album titled "Lime 3" - another big move for the duo who never seemed to disappoint our ears or feet. I have the album version of "Give Me Your Body" and have applied my ReStructure Mix method to this lovely track. It is the love song of the time - or at least it was on my dance floor: the nights of seeing couples holding each other as if they were moving to a ballad - that's just how lovely it is.

Dedicated to the Lady of Lime - Ms. Denyse LePage. It is that time again Denyse and I thank you for your wonderful talent and your beautiful view on the music even today.

Gimme Your Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Alma Faye

Alma Faye is one of the voices of disco musics which brings to mind and emotional and soulful experience. Her album "Doin' It" from 1979 is one of the great marker in the disco era. The album was produced by Dominic Sciscente and Michel Daigle - who also brought us Black Light Orchestra and Space Project.

I have taken the album version of "Gimme Your Love" and have rearranged and added some minor production to give Alma another chance to work her magic on your hearts and feet. This track is accentuated by a few samples from Star City's "I'm A Man".

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Nick and Lindsay - and special thanks as always to their support and kindness. Also, the knowledge of these special women of disco who have made our worlds beautiful and more lovely. Thank you, boys!

Higher - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Vivian Vee

Vivian Vee is a disco chanteuse who made dance floors jump with her big hit, "Give Me A Break" from 1979 - produced by Claudio Simonetti and Giancarlo Meo (Easy Going, The Mask, Capricorn, Kasso). Vivian's third album titled "With Vivian Vee" was a nice touch for 1983 dancers - more of an electro-funk approach on most cuts and the flowing Italo-disco sound as in "Higher".

I have taken the album version of "Higher" and have given it a rework with this ReStructure Mix - taking the verses out and placing them among some loops and fun with the percussion and awesome synthesizers and sequencers. It was always a favorite early morning track for me and was great fun to remix.

Primitve World - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Patrick Cowley

Patrick Cowley breathed new life into synthesizers and electronic music as Giorgio Moroder created in the early and mid-70s during his work in the late 70s. Cowley's work with Brenda Mitchell's "Body Party" in 1978 and Michelle's "Disco Dance" in 1977 were only segues his classic remix of Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" in 1979. His touch labeled as "Mega" was accentuated in his own track "Megatron Man" in 1981.

From his 1982 album (and finale) "Mind Warp" comes the segment "Primitive World" - which is a play of Cowley's electronic effects and sequenced drums. Into a tribal-like fusion of chants and rhythm.

I have taken the album version and clipped and looped the track into a whole new adventure - with Raquel Welch in that loin cloth in mind. A new ReStructure Mix is to salute Mr. Cowley and his short-lived but highly "worshiped" and adored work.

Feels So Fine - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ultimate

Ultimate is a disco studio group who followed closely in the footsteps of U.S.A European Connection - with more of a Philly-disco feel. The second album contained a track called "Feels So Fine" which features vocals from Barbara Hernandez, Deborah McGriff and Riti Saunders

I have taken the album version of "Feels So Fine" and worked a new ReStructure Mix adding breaks, loops and an extended vocal from the original. It was produced by Bruce Weeden and Michale Forte and on the classic Casablanca Records and Film Works label.

Ecstasy - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Madleen Kane

Madleen Kane moved disco music into a chic and sensual mode with her 1978 album, "Rough Diamond" - it was what disco music was all about. Her music was always accepted widely on dance floors with it's sultry and sophisticated edge.

Her 1985 album "Cover Girl" was produced by UK high energy producer, Ian Anthony Stephens (Hazell Dean, Marsha Raven, The Flirtations) and San Francisco's disco giant, Paul Parker. It was once again the touch that gave that sparkle to disco's Goddess of Sensuality.

I have taken the track "Ecstasy" and have given it the ReStructure touch using the sexy elements and samples to make it fit into a new realm. And also adding a little cameo from another sexpot who will ask that question which falls into the remix perfectly!

No One Home In The City - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Suzi Lane

Suzi Lane is a singer and model from 1979 who brought "Ooh, La La" whole new meaning - chic disco. Along with producer Giorgio Moroder a classic disco project remains one of grandest of dance floor pieces from this year.

"No One Home In The City" is a track from the album which sounds much like the Donna Summer theme tracks from a disco storybook. This time around Suzi takes the track to a lonely home where the nightlife is calling a soul into the arena to find love, mystery and excitement. "Some one must be home..." to take this fabulous diva out!

I have ReStructured this track - extending and looping parts to give it a new meaning and message again - it is one of Moroder's top level productions and along with Suzi it is irresistible!

Theme from 'The Warriors' - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Barry De Vorzon

Barry De Vorzon is a producer and composer from New York City - his soundtrack to the 1979 cult-film "Warriors" has the title theme which sounds much like Giorgio Moroder's work on the "Battlestar Galactic" project - with ripping rock-edged guitars and phasing synths and keyboards. It is one of the tracks I have been wanted to remix for years.

"Theme from :The Warriors" is take from the soundtrack album and given the ReStructure touch - adding new kick drums and an extended arrangement of the 4 minute soundtrack version.

World Wide Party - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Max Berlin

Max Berlin's "World Wide Party" is one of the disco trax from 1979 which played out like a dance floor anthem. Giving plenty of of the drawn out disco mix which dancers clamored for. Accentuating the disco beat with drums, percussion and synths - driving feet from one side of the dance floor to the other.

Jean Pierre Cerrone is noted to be brother of Jean Marc Cerrone ("Supernature", "Love in 'C' Minor", etc.) and also is known for his first project titled, "Disco Dream".

I have taken the US LP release on Emergency Records - using both sides of the medley's - chopping and trimming down some of the groovin' segments with some new breaks and arrangement.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Deejay Chris of Facebook - and thanks for his request and part in keeping disco music here for life's party!

Lovely One - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Jacksons

The Jacksons not only made a transformation from a young members band to soul and from soul to disco and pop - but also achieved it with the highest marks and rhythmic force! Their 1980 album "Triumph" is one of the most spectacular projects from these talented musicians and artists.

"Lovely One" is a track which was released as a single for radio and clubs yet never did have a remix of the track. I have taken the album version and created a ReStructure Mix to give a new floor-lift. It is one of the fullest productions with horns and strings accentuating those harmonic voices.

To all of the hardcore Michael Jackson and The Jacksons' fans!

I'm Free - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donna Summer

Donna Summer moves her mystique of The Queen of Disco into the 80s by working on her perfected vocals for a new direction. Her 1984 album "Cats Without Claws" - produced and arranged by Michael Omartian is one of her most powerful vocal projects. As Donna was in search to refine her talent these recordings proved satisfaction for those who understood her real talent.

My ReStructure Mix of "I'm Free" from this album is worked to create a new interpretation and echo of her past sound which never let - it was only enhanced.

S.O.S. Fire In The Sky - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Deodato

Eumir Deodato De Almedida is a talented Brazilian composer, arranger, and musician who began recording in 1964. His work most know to disco-lovers are his productions with Kool & The Gang ("Ladies Night") and his own projects: "Whistle Bump", "Night Cruiser", "Shazam!", etc.

"S.O.S. Fire In The Sky" is a track from Deodato's 1984 album "Motion" - which once again points to his keyboard genius in creating sounds and elements which wind -up the disco energy and funk style of the 80s. His work in this 80s dance track are another movement of his work surviving another generation of dancers and music connoisseurs.

I have taken the 12" "Disarmamix" and have given it a new ReStructure Mix to pump some of the energy the song has always relayed to me - it is quite beautiful when you hear the vocal and understand the message of the needed love for this soul.

September - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Earth Wind & Fire

Earth Wind & Fire are one of the successful and acclaimed bands of the 70s - expressing their talent through soul, disco, R&B and funk. The talented list of members are lead by Maurice White, Verdine White, Philip Bailey and Ralph Johnson.

Their 1978 album "The Best of Earth Wind and Fire Vol. I" featured their new single, "September" which today is an old-school/disco classic. The use of horns, guitars, vocals and ominous feeling gave this track one of the most memorable experiences.

I have taken the 3:37 minute version and a have added some new parts and pieces to create an underground and moody feel below the blaring celebration and also give it a more hardcore club feel. But not leaving out the horns and sensational vocals. Lots of loops and edits are a part of this ReStructure Mix.

Playboy - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - France Joli

France Joli is the one of the biggest gifts to disco lovers. She is the disco candy any dancer or beat-lover could ever ask for. Her 1979 album "France Joli" is one of the classic New York disco sounds to this day. Combined talents of Canada on this project include, Peter Dowse, Denis LePage, Miguel Fuentes, The Sweethearts of Sigma, and Mr. Tony Green.

"Playboy" is from the "fourgy" of dance-delights on this project and is the sound of disco music in it's changing of club sounds and execution. I have taken the album version and have given the track a ReStructure Mix - looping, chopping and sprinkling some new beats, effects and vocal effects to bring this diva back to front of the stage where she belongs!

Hold Tight - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gino Soccio

Gino Soccio is one of the second wave of disco artists to become a major innovator - following in the footsteps of Giorgio Moroder - using technology and band elements to create a a new disco sound. His first LP "Outline" is held as one of the most influential projects of the time - the big disco hits, "Dancer" and "The Visitors" are the proof.

I have taken "Hold Tight" from Soccio's 1981 album "Closer" and have given it a ReStructure Mix to add a new dimension of rhythm and effect-s to the mix. It was never featured as a 12" mix and so the mood was on when I thought of placing a new edit and remix to this bouncy and infectious tune.

It's For You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Munich Machine featuring Chris Bennett


Munich Machine is one of the disco projects from Giorgio Moroder which became of the electronic disco sound thanks to many talented players who many were apart of the disco movement in Germany during the mid-70s. With a touch of Moroder's synthesizers and sequencers creating the pumping energy new to ears and feet.

"It's For You" is from the second Munich Machine album from the famed disco label Casablanca Records where a new blend of sexuality and the disco beat were created. Vocals on this project featured Chris Bennett - who also recorded with Moroder on his "Love's In Me, Love's In You" project - another experimental disco project where his keyboards and electronic work were being formulated.

I have taken the album version of "It's For You" and worked a ReStructure Mix which falls more in an underground mood - with lots of dark percussion and phasing-reworked synths from the original track. It is a new experience in hearing Chris' beautiful vocals and Moroder's magic!

Physical - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John is an English-Australian singer and began recording in 1971 and throughout present she remains active in music. Her voice was the sound of 70s pop ballads and a glamour celebrity whom always seemed to be in the right place at the right time.

Her 1981 album "Physical" is her 80s homage with the title track which is the pop-dance record that was silly and a bit teasing - but always remained one of the fun aspects of Olivia's repertoire. The project was produced by John Farrar.

This ReStructure Mix takes the album version and brings the simple radio arrangement to a more hardcore feel. I have added a lot of new breaks and vocal-play to make this workout even more fun!

Keep In Touch (Body To Body) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Shades of Love

The Shades of Love are a disco session produced by Lonnie Johnson and Patrick Adams - also appearing are r&b vocalist Melissa Morgan on flawless lead vocals and Peggy Dodson in the backup ensemble.

One of the best disco-funk tracks of 1982 this is the low-down of the transition from disco to funk in the early 80s. Done with sophistication and soul. It is also one of the guaranteed floor packers for me.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Elizabeth Ruiz-Kessep - thank you for the request and the support!

Nightline - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Randy Crawford

Randy Crawford is a jazz vocalist who released her debut album in 1976. Her contribution to jazz and dance music were noted most indefinitely with her recording of "Street Life" with The Crusaders in 1979.

"Nightline" is Randy's album from 1983 and centers on the title track which was released during the 80s dance movement - so much of the production is intense and synth-pop.

I have taken the 12" remix - both vocal and dub to create a new ReStructure Mix -a re-EQ on both both and revitalizing the energy with most of the fast and hypnotic sound of the original mix. It is a new experience.

The Medicine Song - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Stephanie Mills

Stephanie Mills is a disco/soul artist who appeared in the Broadway production of "The Wiz" in 1975. He singing career has been a touching one thanks to her talent of taking a ballad and painting an anthem. We are fortunate that her musical career led her to the disco arena.

"The Medicine Song" is from Stephanie's 1984 album "I've Got The Cure" produced by George Duke. The song immediately became a big radio and club hit. It is the sound of the 80s dance scene with the mood and mix which helped to keep disco alive.

I have taken the 12" vocal and dub to create a new ReStructure Mix along with some old advice from Julie Andrews. This is a newly pieced and edited version to give those who know just what that "cure" is!

It Doesn't Only Happen At Night - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cissy Houston

Cissy Houston is one of disco music long-time vocals including sessions with Sweet Inspirations, Zulema, Herbie Mann, Bionic Boogie, Michael Zager Band and Love Child's Afro Cuban Blues Band. Her 1980 album "Step Aside For A Lady" is another disco project from producer, Michael Zager and contains two of the big disco tracks of that year: "You're The Fire" and "It Doesn't Only Happen At Night".

I have the album version of "It Doesn't Only Happen At Night" and have given it a few lifts here and there - including a new intro and break-beat to make those horns and funky guitars sound even deeper. This is one of favorite from Cissy who reined during the disco era with "Think It Over".

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Nick and Lindsay - and done per their wonderful request and advice to keep those great disco tracks alive!

Disco Symphony - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lightning

Lightning is a disco band from John Henderson and Jeff Ross - both guitarist from nu-wave/rock bands who created some of the most beautiful and funky disco music on this project. A member of the glam-rock band Kiss (Paul Caravello) played drums on the project also.

The project was produced by Lewis Merenstein (The Main Attraction, Van Morrison, Phyllis Hyman, The Spencer Davis Group), Ralph Moss and disco DJ and remixer Howard Merritt (who remixed Ultimate's "Touch Me Baby" 12")

"Disco Symphony" is the first and most memorable track from the collection love songs with a beat here. It rings out with a great mellow-rock edge vocal and the elements of late 70s disco music. It is one of the most contagious pieces.

I have given the track a ReStructure Mix with a new intro-exit and some curring here and there. It is a wonderful song to get lost in and still captures my heart!

Don't Turn Away - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Thomas Dolby

Thomas Dolby is a name which stood out following his big dance floor hit "She Blinded Me With Science" in 1982. It was a new take on the electronic pop-wave of the period. His work included artist Ofra Haza, Adele Bertei, Magic's Wand and also the soundtrack to the 1987 film, "Gothic".

"Don't Turn Away" is a song from the soundtrack of "Howard The Duck" from 1986 - also featuring his project Dolby's Cube. The album version was always one of my favorite ways to start out the evening. It has a wonderful bass line and melodic feel. One of Thomas Dolby's most lovely pieces. It also features Steve Wonder on harmonica.

I have taken the album version of "Don't Turn Away" and created a ReStructure Mix with a new intro and a few breaks. The song was featured as a longer 12" version with a vocal by Lea Thompson which is nice although Dolby's is much more fitting for me.

Lady Night - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Patrick Juvet

Patrick Juvet is a vocalist from Montreux, Switzerland who began recording in 1973 - he has worked with Jean-Michel Jarre on his 1977 disco album "Paris By Night". In 1978 he was added to the artist roster at the monster disco label Casablanca Records and paired with producer, Jacques Morali - who was on a roll with his projects with The Ritchie Family, Village People, and Phylicia Allen.

"Lady Night" is the second album from Patrick on Casablanca and has the disco edge that dominated the top disco influence of the time. The title track I have created a ReStructure Mix to give the song a new spotlight with some elements to make this night more exciting.

Back In The Day - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Jones Girls

The Jones Girls are Brenda Jones, Shirley Jones and Valorie Jones - a soul/funk/disco trio from Detroit, Michigan. Their first big disco hit is "You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else" from their first album in 1979. One of the last great Philly-disco tracks.

"At Peace With Woman" is their second album from 1980 - produced by Dexter Wansel, Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff. I have taken the album version of "Back In The Day" from the project and have given it a ReStructure Mix to give it a bookmark - where I would spin the album version hoping someday for an extended version.

The song has a fun and light take on the reflection of good times but with a great resolution of good times were just as crazy and well as good times today. A very nice hook!

Hazy Shades of Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Amant

Amant is a disco band from Ray Martinez - a man who is a dance music icon dedicated to the sound of disco music and the loving and admiring mood it creates. Ray worked with some of Miami's forerunners prior to disco making it's mark in the late 70s - offering his own style as the shaping tool of it's sound and popularity.

"Hazy Shades Of Love" is the second single and side to the 1978 project "Amant" released on Henry Stone's Marlin Records and as single on T.K. Disco. This has and always be one of my favorite songs. There are layers and layers of elements from grooves to percussion riffs which are what made disco music exciting and adventurous of the time.

I have taken the full album version and gave it a ReStructure Mix working in my own new and existing elements to layer in a new chapter for this fabulous song. My prime motivation is to pay homage to one the disco greats, Mr. Ray Martinez and Amant.

Bayou Village - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Voyage

Voyage is a disco band from France produced by Roger Tokarz featuring Marc Chantereau, Pierre-Alain Dahan, Sauveur Mallia, Slim Pezin and Sylvia Mason-James. Their first self-titled album began a disco odyssey around the world featuring a departure theme and various instrumental and vocal tracks representing each location. the project caught on well on dance floors during 1978 and brought a second LP with a continuation of he journey.

"Bayou Village" is the spot for a visit back to old Mississippi River land and on the river where the rhythm is set to a hill billie jam session. Complete with violins and washboards. The cut was featured on the side-B of this trip and was always a fun track to bring in that square-dance moment during a fun period of disco music.

This ReStructure Mix extends the celebratory piece of music and gives me a chance to mix-up a silly number - featuring a favorite show of mine from the 60s and it's theme. I am sure Oliver and Lisa would approve!

"Green Acres" theme by Vic Mizzy

Climb/Rushin' To Meet You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Midnight Rhythm

Midnight Rhythm is a disco project from Joe Long and Robby Adcock - who always gave us Hallelujah 2000, C.M. Lord, Liquid Gold, Joe Long Sound. This production is a complete orchestrated and arranged dance sensation which took dance floors to a place called "disco heaven". A sound where a crescendo builds and builds to a satisfying climax.

"Climb/Rushin' To Meet You" is from the self-titled album and is contained there as a 15 minute suite. It is one of the most extensive pieces of disco music and remains a classic. Vocals include both Joe and Robby as well as Hodges James and Smith.

I have taken the full album version and ReStructured the pieces into a new version. Dedicated to Mr. Ramon A. Sandoval - for sharing in insight and talent with myself and the world - his note is to thank Marsha Stern as production assistant on this recording as well as Patricia Hodges for her vocals and DJ Bobby Viteritti for the support.

Get to movin'!

He's So Shy - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pointer Sisters

Pointer Sisters made the 80s a fun place to dance in with their big hits, "Jump", "Could I Be Dreaming", "We Got The Power", "I'm So Excited", "Automatic", "Baby, Come and Get It", and "Neutron Dance". Whew! Thank is allot of music which powered dance floors and dance attitudes.

Their album "Special Things" from 1980 had a radio hit - which played out in the Pointer Sisters tradition and sound - "He's So Shy". However, the album version was the only track available so unless you ran across a club with a dedicated and skillful disc jockey, you may not have been able to dance to it.

I have taken the 3:37 minute album version and have given it a ReStructure Mix with a new drum track to pound the heck out of that keyboard track. It is a lengthier and more dub-like - the genre I always love getting lost on the dance floor to!

Heartbreak In Disguise - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pattie Brooks

Pattie Brooks is known for her onstage performance with lovely fans - I know her as one of the disco divas whom introduced the lush-sweet sound of disco anthems. "After Dark", "This Is The House Where Love Died", "Girl, Don't Make Me Wait" and "Party Girl" are the magic of disco which created the fantasy world that made dancers feel free.

Pattie's second album produced by Simon Soussan contained the sound which made disco mature and chic for the time period. Lots of percussion, strings and lovely songs about 'heartbreak' and 'love'. It was quite a moment in disco history.

I have taken the 12" remix of "Heartbreak In Disguise" (mixed by Bob Stone and Manny Slali) and have given it a new ReStructure Mix. Using most of the lush-strings and piano tracks I wanted to make this one not only lengthier, but also remind us of just how fabulous disco music was as it captivated hearts and feet!

Dedicated to Ms. Pattie Brooks - the lady of true disco feeling!

Don't You Feel My Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - George McCrae

George McCrae brought the Miami disco sound alive in 1974 with his big hit, "Rock Your Baby". His music has always reflected a progressive style of disco music remaining in the underground club genre.

His 1979 single "Don't You Feel My Love" is another big club dance track which uses the Afro-Cuban percussion like a cannon - blasting the beat and rhythm with energy.

I have taken the 12" version on Sunshine Sound Disco Records and have given it a new ReStructure Mix to give the song a new stage and added a few new light touches to give it a new arrangement and opportunity to funk-you!

Inside You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Isley Brothers

The Isley Brothers are Chris Jasper, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley and Rudolph Isley - the group has been recording since 1959 - their big classic "Shout" among the most memorable. The group lasted throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s.

"Inside You" is a single from their album by the same name from 1981and is one of the most endearing dance singles of that year - and one of my favorites. The fabulous vocal is a yearning and love which I always was brought to tears or a hypnotic trance. Always reminded me of the best of a Marvin Gaye feel.

I have taken the 12" and have given it a ReStructure Mix - making it even dreamier than ever with those echo-driven guitars and swooning vocals. Some new production to bring it out a bit more into the dub arena. Ahhh!

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

Lime is Denis and Denise Lepage - a duo who took dance floors in the early and mid 80s to a new extreme. High energy is the sound which took over the disco legacy and made dancers find more moves between beats than ever.

"I Don't Wanna Lose You" is from their 1984 album "Sensual Sensation" and is one of the project from Lime which is progressive in the state of electronic dance music and a new group of songs which play out in their style once again, very well.

I have taken the album version of "I Don't Wanna Lose You" and have given it a new ReStructure Mix - playing on the synth loops and kick drums. Also, adding a few new words from a couple of dance classics.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Gillian C. from Facebook - thank you Gillian for always being so uplifting!

Boogie Boo - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bionic Boogie

Bionic Boogie is a disco group from Gregg Diamond who at the time was better know for his production of Andrea True Connection's classic "More More More". The band is one of the most respected as cutting-edge disco/funk and soul. Thanks to the participating talents of Cissy Houston, Gwen Guthrie, Luther Vandross on vocals - Brad Baker arranging and Jimmy Maelen on percussion.

I have taken the track "Boogie Boo" from this project and stretched out that "funky-ass" guitar into full fledged disco-funk piece. Adding a few samples of one of Diamond's later tracks from Starcuiser and a special guest who makes the boogie go "boo"!

I Love My Radio - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Taffy

Taffy is Katherine Quaye and producers Claudio Cecchetto (Sandy Marton, Tracy Spencer, Sabrina) - both created an Italo-disco classic from 1985 which took clubs by storm and had dancers bouncy joyfully. It is one of the well-known dance tracks from the mid-80s and even today brings back wonderful memories to many - as the lyrics suggest!

I have taken the 12" version from Flarenasch Records (Italy) and have given it a new ReStructure Mix to give praise to one of the happiest and wonderful moods of disco music. I have added a few surprises and new breakdowns to enhance the experience!

Whoa-whoa-whoa" - dance on!

Theme from Disco '77 - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sassy

Sassy is a disco group produced by Mr. Ray Martinez - who also brought us Amant, Passion, Ray Martinez and Friends, a few productions by Foxy, George McCrae, Celi Bee, Seven Seas and the disco label Paris International which featured artists Evelyn Thomas and Jill.

Ray's track "Theme from Disco '77" was the theme from the disco-dance television show which featured many popular and upcoming disco artists. This track is one of my all-time favorites and one big hit for me during my mobile disc jockey years.

I have taken the 12" single from TK Disco and have given it a ReStructure Mix - for a revisit to the days when dancing was made for couples and disco music was for falling in love. It has the classic Ray Martinez stamp which for me always excited and had me swaying.

Dedicated to "the man" himself - Mr. Ray Martinez. Thank you, Ray - over and over your music brings so much joy and love to many. This is for you!

Below The Belt - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Grace Jones

Grace Jones is the "avant-garde" diva of disco. Her years of performing, recording and giving to the clamouring audience throughout her continual re-creation of her style. Even today, her recent release proves that Grace does not have to do more than be Grace to win. Not many artists have that drive or acceptance.

"Below The Belt" comes from her 1978 album "Fame" - produced by the man who taught us how to dance to the beat, Mr. Tom Moulton. The track is similar to the drama and disco-opera which Grace entered the limelight. It was all about her attitude and poise.

I have ReStructured "Below The Belt" using the album version and enhancing it with a new intro break and "punch"! It is one of those songs which grows on you...on and on.

Special thanks to my cinema and disco friend, Paul C. from New York for requesting this Grace-anthem and also for being just who he is! This is for you, Paul!

Rock It To The Top - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Mantus

Mantus is a hardcore disco band from 1979 - their first monster project "Midnight Energy" contained their big debut single "(Dance It) Freestyle Rhythm" and "Rock It To The Top" - along with two stomping disco tracks which also received clkub play. This was the disco sound in complete form as if they were the rock-n-roll of disco.

I have taken the album version of "Rock It To The Top" along with a few pieces from the 12" remix and created a ReStructure Mix to once again "rock you body"! A hot piece of dance music and a reason to pull the furniture out of the way.

Mantus is Billy Amendola, Frank DeCrescenzo, Jimmy Maer and Kenny Bee

Burn - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Melba Moore

Melba Moore is a singer and actress from New York who took the disco world by storm with her 1978 album "Melba" and her two big dance floor hits, "Pick Me I'll Dance" and "You Stepped Into My Life". Melba is still performing today keeping the fire alive with her energy, soul and fabulous vocals.

"Burn" is a wicked track from the 1979 by the same name - and also produced by Pete Bellotte (Donna Summer, Munich Machine, Trax). This is one song that had my dance floor jumping and screaming on Saturday nights. It is also one of my favorite disco tracks from Melba as it shows a versatile and workin' side of Melba's voice.

I have taken the album version and ReStructured the song to give it a new lift and also salute Ms. Moore for all she has and continues to give!
Burn, Melba!

Can't Get To Sleep At Night - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donna Summer

Donna Summer released her second double-record set project in 1979 - and the album was one of the most satisfying releases of that year. Through disco/dance and ballads the album had it all and each segue to the next was a good as the last. Produced by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte.

The cut "Can't Get To Sleep At Night" was penned by Donna's husband, Bruce Sudano and percussionist Bob Conti. A nice synth-driven love song which is placed well within an early morning set or a nice long drive.

I have taken the album version of "Can't Get To Sleep At Night" and have given it a ReStructure Mix with a few new surprises and effects to give Summer fans an alternative version to dream to.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated top Bob T. - and a thanks to Bob for always being kind and dedicating another Donna Summer song which should not be hidden away. Thank you, Bob

Oh, La La La - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Love & Kisses

Love & Kisses is a disco band created by Alec R. Costandinos in 1977 - with their first Euro-disco album "Love & Kisses" ("I Found Love (Now That I Have Found You)").

The Euro-disco sound became one of the foremost movers of the disco boom occurring in the mid and eventually the late 70s. It was a full orchestrated production which gave disco a whole arena and sound. The last album from Love & Kisses in 1979 was "You Must Be Love" - I have taken a track from the album titled "Ooh, La La La" and have given it the ReStructure Mix edge to give the lyrical song a place once again to remind us of the disco history which continues to ignite excitement and dancing all over the world.

Take My Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Nancy Wilson

Nancy Wilson is the jazz singer who recorded more than 70 albums and holds three Grammy Awards to her success. In 1980 Nancy recorded her album "Take My Love" - produced by Larry Farrow and Carolyn Johns. The project gave Nancy an opportunity to grace a wonderful disco track - "Take My Love".

This album contains Nancy's style in her jazz style and also soul/disco genre. It was quite exciting to hear this iconic voice again to a beautiful and lyrical dance number.

I have taken the album version of "Take My Love" and have given it a ReStructure Mix to strike up that Nancy feeling again with that touch of soul. It is a sound that began to emerge at the end of the disco boom as tracks like "Sweet Talk" by Robin Beck began to make club charts.

Hot For You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Brainstorm

Brainstorm is Belita Woods, Charles Overton, Deon Estus, Gerald Kent, Jeryl Bright, Lamont Johnson, Larry Sims, Renell Gonsalves, Robert Ross, Trenita Womack, andWilliam L. Wooten, III - a 70s funk/disco band who brought to the disco round a classic titled "Lovin' Is Really My Game" in 1977 - a classic with the lead vocal by Benita Woods!

"Hot For You" is from their 1979 album "Funky Entertainment" and pulls another big punch with a fast paced funky disco piece. It is one of my favorite high energy disco numbers of that year.

I have taken the original 12" extended mix by Mr. Rick Gianatos and ReStructured the song to pull a few more punches, add a familiar classic disco riff and give Benita another chance to make your feet and hips work!

Dedicated to the wonderful memory of Ms. Benita Woods who passed this year - her energy is still here - feel it!

Radio Action - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Claudja Barry

Claudja Barry is a performer who began her career in Munich, Germany and eventually became one of disco music most celebrated artists.l He early hits "Sweet Dynamite", "Dancin' Fever" and the big "Boogie Woogie Dancin' Shoes" are track which expose the disco beat properly.

"Radio Action" is from Claudja's 1981 album "Made In Hong King" - produced by her husband Jurgen Koduletch (Disco Circus, Ronnie Jones, Lipstique). This track is in the uplifting disco genre with a high chorus which makes any dancer feel higher than the mirror ball.

I have taken the 12" version and have given it a ReStructure Mix to pull that classic sequencer layer out and play a bit with the vocals and verses. It is a whole new track now with some of the new beats guiding the promise of success as the lyrics say.

Bad Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cher

Cher has taken over the dance floor again! "Take Me Home" is a classic disco track created by Bob Esty and the fabulous essence of Cher. It was not long until a follow-up and more, were demanded.

"Bad Love" is a track written by Cher and produced by Giorgio Moroder from the soundtrack of the motion picture "Foxes" from 1980. This electronic whirl into the sound that Moroder created and perfected is a risque and tantalizing piece of disco work.

I have taken the soundtrack version and created a ReStructure Mix - making the synthesizers work for Cher in a new way. It is a whole new ball-game so get your mitts and head to the dance floor - ala Cher!

What About Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - France Joli

How can you say France Joli without saying "Come To Me"? The biggest dance floor painted "disco" in the late 70s. France has come a long way back claim her fame as it always should have been.

"What About Me" is a track from her 1985 album "Witch Of Love" - which also featured her song, "Does He Dance" featured in the film "Perfect". The song "What About Me" is a 3:45 minute track that I always had a heck of time trying to extend when the album was new. Thanks to a request by friends, Nick and Lindsay (from Australia) I have taken on a ReStructure Mix for the dance number.

New intro - added effects and a familiar chorus to give France more to think about as a love ends and leaves someone lonely...as love always does when it ends.

For Nick and Lindsay! Thank you boys - here is the longue version!

How High The Moon - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gloria Gaynor

Gloria Gaynor is the voice which brought disco music to a frantic celebration. Her first LP "Never Say Goodbye" produced by Jay Ellis, Meco Monardo and Tony Bongiovi seemed to capture a sound which discotheques where searching for. Along with the help of Tom Mouton and the disco mix the rest was made by dancers and history.

"How How The Moon" is a cover of the Benny Goodman & His Orchestra recording done with disco flare and excitement. Complete with vocals by the queen of dance! This is truly a blockbuster moment!

I have taken the album version which holds true to the first Gaynor album in the antidote for disco's sheer way of symphony and funky grooves. A new ReStructure Mix gives the bass line a front and of course the swooning strings a chance to tell their story.

Nick and Lindsay - Once again, for you both. Thank you for requesting the hidden giants and helping me to keep the sound of disco in it's great shell alive!

Don't Worry Baby - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Good Vibrations

The Good Vibrations is a disco project from producer Stewart Levine - known for productions with Hugh Masekela, The Crusaders, Minnie Riperton and Rare Earth. His project "I Get Around" is a disco-fied production of songs by The Beach Boys.

This is one of the early disco projects which fit into the complete arrangement and orchestration of an ensemble. Very well placed and also features the late, great Luther Vandross on vocals and also David Lasley and Arnold McCuller - crooning a new sound for the pop-beach sound of the 60s translated to the disco dance floor.

I have taken the album version of "Don't Worry Baby" and have given it a new ReStructure Mix adding a few pieces from another disco cover of the Beach Boys tunes by Sea Cruise. The drum beats of the original are the foundation again and the sweet ballad feel of the song.

Happily Ever After - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donna Summer

Donna Summer took discotheques on a magical journey with her 1977 double-album "Once Upon A Time". And with musical arrangement in the hands of disco producer, composer and conductor Bob Esty the story was complete. Each track in this package is a golden moment filling in the make-believe fairy tale of a modern day Cinderella.

I have taken the finale closing dance track from side 4, "Happily Ever After" and decided to play with the rejoice in the closing of our tale. It is a ReStructure Mix which extends the original album version and gently takes segments into a deep-breakdown. It is a playful remix which only lends my play in one of my favorite musical productions ever!

I Can See Him Makin' Love To You, Baby - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ray Dahrouge

Ray Dahrouge is a singer, producer, writer and arranger who has worked on many projects in the recording industry since the late 60s. His 1976 production of Street People and his genius of blending a Philly sound along with the sound of the growing disco trends is one of his talents I have been moved by.

"Rendezvous With Destiny" is 1979 album with the hit "I Can See Him Makin' Love To You, Baby" which helped the big year of disco sound complete. The track is a catchy post-love song with the pain and regrets. The emotion that flow along with the dramatic strings and funky guitars pulls it all together in the production. Disco producer John Davis assists here on the arranging and conducting along with Billy Terrell co-producing.

I have taken the 12" version of "I Can See Him Making Love To You, Baby" and rerouted the mix with the emphasis on those infectious wah-wah guitars to give this new ReStructure Mix a new feeling.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to the man himself, Mr. Ray Dahrouge who has given a new shade of sound to disco music with his talent and love. Thank you, Ray!

You can find Ray on Facebook along with more of his recent music at: https://www.facebook.com/ray.dahrouge

J'ai Deux Amours (Two Loves Have I) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Phylicia Allen

Phylicia Allen is a singer/actress who had a brief moment of disco stardom with her LP "Josephine Superstar" from 1978 - a tribute to dancer/singer and actress, Josephine Baker. The project was produced by Jacques Morali - who is also very well known for his disco work from Village People and Ritchie Family.

"Two Loves Have I (J'ai Deux Amours)" is the hit from the album and does well in creating a new stage for transforming the Baker 1931 hit into a swirling disco number. I have taken the album version and have staged a ReStructure Mix to give the song a new arrangement and length - also removing the tail end of the duo track, "Josephine Superstar" to enable the song to stand alone.

• Gloria - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Laura Branigan

Laura Branigan is pop-disco recording artist who was heavily influenced by Donna Summer, Gladys Knight and Stevie Nicks. Her big break came with a cover of Italian singer, Umberto Tozzi's "Gloria" in 1982. The song took off instantly in clubs and radio making Laura and instant star.

I have taken the 12" version of "Gloria" and worked a new ReStructure Mix to give the song a new reason to feel the power of the song itself - as Branigan seems to speak of a fast-track woman who should catch herself before everything collides. A great track!

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Miss Laura Branigan who sadly left us in 2004 - her voice and music continue to bring out the drama of dance music and the beauty of this lady.

• Street Life - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Crusaders

The Crusaders are a jazz-dance group with members Wilton Felder, Nesbert "Stix" Hooper, Joseph Sample and Larry Carlton. Founded in 1956 and began recording albums in 1961.

"Street Life" is their 1979 project and features jazz vocalist Randy Crawford on the title track. A nice jazz-disco number with the vocal topping the shine of the production.

I have taken the album version of "Street Life" and have given it a new ReStructure Mix with a new arrangement and some sprinkles of disco-dub throughout. It is one of my favorite tracks from The Crusaders and with Randy on vocals it has always been in the back of my mind - along with the memory of a crowded dance floor when I programmed the song.

• Flashback - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Rozalin Woods

Rozalin Woods in a disco singer who released her first and only album in 1979 titled "Flashback" - the first big single and hit in the clubs during it's release was "Whatcha Gonna Do About It". The production by Ed Martinez (Al Wilson, Papa John Creach, N.E. Philly Band) is a full orchestrated and rich disco sound.

"Flashback" is the second single released which was released on a promo 12". It is a cover of a B-side from a 1973 45 single by Paul Anka. The disco version moves like a dramatic torch song and gives a moment to go back to the disco diva selling her emotions for the dancers to sweat to. There are a few samples to remind Rozalin of the reality of a lost love.

Dedicated to Nick and Lindsay - thanks for the request and bringing the disco-drama to life, once again!

• You're The One - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Boys Town Gang

Boys Town Gang is a disco project from the late disco producer, Bill Motley - whose intention was to provide dance floors with beautiful disco music in the early 80s - since many club-goers were not quite done dancing yet.

The first LP "Crusin' The Streets" is a classic with the glorious high energy/disco cover of Diana Ross' "Remember Me" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (features Cynthia Manley on vocals). The follow up single is a remake of Little Sister's "You're The One" from 1970 - produced by Sly Stone.

I have taken the 12" mix on Moby Dick Records (San Francisco's own disco label in the early 80s) and ReStructured the track giving it a longer groove and also adding a few new surprises. The funky keyboards and horns are the heart and soul of underground disco music.

• Traffic Breakdown - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Boogie People

Boogie People is a Canadian produced disco project from Dominic Sciullo (Nancy Martin, Montreal) and Vincent Ciambrone (Claudia Hart, Tamara) - arranged in the full disco power mix - with plenty of bass, percussion, bongos, vibes and breaks.

"Traffic Breakdown" is a single released in 1980 - and was originally titled "Boogie Breakdown" as a B-side. This is a full force instrumental for the high energy portion of the night and also requires the dancers to follow each beat and synth loop. Very hypnotic and drenching!

I have taken the 12" version on Unidisc and ReStructured the instrumental in a new arrangement to remind us of just how those disco bongos were very contagious during the disco era.

• I'm Gonna Dance - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Asha

Asha (Asha Puthli) has been recording since 1974 - and creating a captivating style of funk which began moving dance floors in a new way. It was her 1979 LP titled "L'Indiana" which struck the single "I'm Gonna Dance" on the Henry Stone label T.K. Records and created an underground hit in an new electro-vibe sound, yet Asha's commanding vocal style.

I have taken the 12" version of "I'm Gonna Dance" and created an alternative ReStructure Mix - editing the haunting like feel of the track with more of a echo of rhythm and drum fills which make the original the classic disco track that it has became.

Dedicated to Ms. Asha Puthli and thanks to her wonderful years of music and talent shared with the disco community.

• The Visitors - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - ABBA

ABBA creates a classic dance track in 1981 - just when you thought their prior project, "Super Trooper" had elevated their rein in both pop and disco music. This production is truly one of the most imaginative and pop-savvy ever!

This ReStructure Mix takes the album version 3 layers deeper with some samples from a one of ABBA's prior hits and another group of "visitors". Dedicated to ABBA fans around the world and the magic of disco music!

• Jump - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pointer Sisters

Pointer Sisters (Anita Pointer, June Pointer, Ruth Pointer) have been one the groups of the 80s whom helped save the disco mood and theme. Many of their pop-tracks stayed close to the dance formula and keeping the dance floor alive with energy and excitement.

"Jump" is from their big 1983 album "Contact" - where it seemed like an endless barrage of singles and hits were spinning out of control for the girls. Thank goodness for them and luck for us.

I have taken the 12" vocal and instrumental of "Jump" and created a new ReStructure Mix making the mood as festive and celebratory yet adding some new loops and edits to the recipe!

• Straight From The Heart - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Loose Change

Loose Change is Leah Banks, Donna Beene and Rebecca Anderson - under the production of Mr. Tom Moulton in 1979 the impact of disco and it's power is displayed.

"Straight From The Heart" is from their self-titled album which features John Davis, Thor Baldursson, Larry Washington and Don Renaldo's Strings and Horns - it is complete and honest disco music.

I have taken the 12" version of "Straight From The Heart" and have given it a ReStructure Mix to give it a new feel and to continue on the disco sound which makes the disco lover proud to dance and claim the legacy.

Dedicated to Mr. Tom Moulton - the man who made the 70s such a great place to live in and continue the memories with heart and soul!

• It's Over - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Alma Faye Brooks

Alma Faye Brooks is one of the artists from 1979 who brought excitement to the soul of disco music. Her album "Doin' It" was produced by Canadian producers Dominic Sciscente and Michel Daigle (Black Light Orchestra, Space Project).

"It's Over" was released as a 12" with the flip-side "Don't Fall In Love" - one powerhouse single for clubs during the finale phase of the disco era. Backed with the emotional and soulful vocals of Ms. Brooks you can sense the dedication to the art and creating dance music with intensity.

I have taken the original 12" version to recreate a new ReStructure Mix using a few new elements and breaking down that incredible rolling bass lines. This is one of the songs which brings to mind the word "classic" in it's first few minutes.

Dedicated to Nick and Lindsay and thanks for requesting this project which keeps the disco diva legend alive!

• Working Girl - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cheri

Cheri is disco group from Montreal - Amy Roslyn and Rosalind Hunt (Geraldine Hunt's daughter and Freddie James' sister). Their first self-titled LP from 1982 featured their first big disco hit, "Murphy's Law".

"Working Girl" is from their Lp "Love Stew" from 1983 which was also a bug club record thanks to its bouncy house-like feel with a sassy, yet lyrical vocal.

I have taken the 12" of "Working Girl" and have given it a ReStructure Mix and work-over - creating another opportunity to "work it"!

• Time Of The Season - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Neil Cloud Orchestra

The Neil Cloud Orchestra is a disco project from Neil Cloud - who was formerly a member of a 70s rock band titled Rabbitt. His production along with Mike Arato and Steve Thompson of The Zombies classic, "Time Of The Seasons" is a wonderful disco version with a soaring femme edge to the track. The percussion and rolling bass provide a wonderful transformation from psychedelic to mirror balls!

I have taken the original 12" version (both vocal and instrumental) on T.K. Disco and ReStructured a new version using samples of the original and rearranging and adding more of the beautiful instrumental for a dreamy sound.

Dedicated to Mr. Steve Thompson - thank you Steve for your wonderful work and talent!

• Music Machine - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Joel Diamond Experience

Joel Diamond is a producer/songwriter who founded his own label, Silver Blue Records in the 70s - we were fortunate enough that his focus was on dance music - even though his credits include a long list of pop, blues and soul artists.

Joel Diamond Experience is a project from 1978 which uses all of the sounds and energy of disco music as it evolved from the early 70s. The album featured a list of performers and musicians who helped to make this project a disco-fun house. Vocals include Jocelyn Shaw (Brown), Zach Sanders and Gordon Grody.

"Music Machine" is a single from the album and is ReStructured here to emphasize the excitement and outline of disco music - with a country-edge added to give it a new touch.

Dedicated to Mr. Joel Diamond for his longevity in the music industry and his continued part in keeping the ears and feet satisfied!

• Rock Me Now - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Peter Batah

Peter Batah is a Canadian disco artist whom released 2 big club hits during the early 80s transition from disco-to-high energy. "Rock Me Now" is his single from 1980 which created a craving for high-disco tracks all-over again in the early 80s. The track was produced by Claude Allard who also produced Black Star and Miki Hope - and also worked on tracks for Lime, France Joli, Freddie James, Suzy Q and U.N.. Some notes suggest this may even be Denis LePage under an alias.

I have taken the original Canadian 12" - using the vocal and instrumental creating a ReStructure Mix for "Rock Me Now" using more of the electronic features of the mix for a longer intro and more fantastic drop breaks in between. It is one of those rock-pop disco numbers similar to what Paul Sabu was releasing as Sabu.

• I Want A Man - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Noel

Noel is a disco artist from 1979 brought to us by Ron Mael and Russell Mael - better known as the rock band Sparks. Following the release of the Mael Brothers LP "No. 1 In Heaven" which was produced by Giorgio Moroder - the electronic disco formula may have been a bit contagious and perplexing to these artists.

Taking their nu-wave-ish muse and applying a disco edge to the pulsating rhythms brought the LP "Is There More To Life Than Dancing" to life - the entire project is looked at by disco-collectors as classic dance material.

I have taken the album version of the closing track, "I Want A Man" (which I played out during it's release and in stand up bars in the 80s) and extended it and tweaked it into a new ReStructure Mix for you lovers of Noel, Sparks and the Moroder disco sound.

• Don't Leave Me This Way - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Carol Jiani

Carol Jiani has been giving her unique touch to dance music since the late 70s. Her vocals bring to mind a torch-like feel and powerful resonance. In 1981, her big high energy track "Hit and Run Lover" gave her name a moment in dance floor history which is referred to frequently.

"Don't Leave Me This Way" is a cover of Thelma Houston's classic - in Carol's own flavor and execution. A great variation to bring the song into a mellow and haunting feel. During the early 80s the song was covered by many artists - this being one of my favorites for it's variance.

I have taken the song from the 1984 album "Dancing In The Rain" project - produced by Joe La Greca and Louis Toteda - and had created a ReStructure Mix to give this wonderful cover another place to spotlight Carol's talent and dedication to her fans and disco music.

• Tonight I Feel Like Dancing - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples of The Staple Singers brings her solo career into the sparkling discotheques in 1979 with her single "Tonight I Feel Like Dancing" - produced by Barry Beckett and Jerry Wexler (Philadelphia International). An exciting and "break down the walls" anthem.

This ReStructure Mix celebrates that 70s disco feeling to celebrate the dance mode we all go into when we reach deep into our souls to release the tension and feel good. It's all here in a new antidote.

Dedicated to Nick and Lindsay - thank you for the request! What a great song!

• Lies - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Thompson Twins

Thompson Twins are an 80s synth-pop band with Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway and Tom Bailey. Their 1983 album "Quick Step and Side Kick" featured the single "Lies". This single was a huge club single and helped to bring a new sound and speed to dance floors in the early 80s.

I have taken the 12" vocal and dub to recreate a ReStructure Mix with a new edit and message for feet and the mind. This combination of percussion, synths and vocal approach were a welcomed sound to dance floors and now celebrated as a great piece of dance music history.

• Life Is Music - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Ritchie Family

The Ritchie Family are the fabulous divas who made disco music so luring and beautiful in the mid-70s. Created by producer Ritchie Rome (The Three Degrees, Jimmy Ruffin, Flower, African Suite) and co-produced and continued with Jacques Morali (Village People, The Lovers, Gypsy Lane, Patrick Juvet, Phylicia Allen, Dennis Parker).

The project "Life Is Music" from 1977 was headed by the title track - and anthem of the same name. I have taken the 12" version on T.K. Records and have given the ladies a new ReStructure Mix to give the song a new feel and extended celebration. It is a true anthem - pure and simple.

Dedicated to Nick and Lindsay who requested this beauty for a new sound. You boys make the dance floor in my mind to tempting and also allot more fun with the memories of the past in the current day! Thank you.

• One Night In A Lifetime - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donna Summer

Donna Summer's album "Bad Girls" is one of the finale shaping moments of disco music in history. Taking Summer, Moroder and Bellotte to a new extreme of blending pop-rock and disco and created a monstrous dance floor 2 record set.

"One Night In A Lifetime" is from the B-Side medley and I have given it a new ReStructure Mix - taking pieces and parts to create a whole new experience with Donna's fabulous vocal delivery. A masterpiece and another piece of the magic double album!

• Pick Up The Pieces - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Average White Band

Average White Band is one of the big r&b-soul bands from the early 70s. Their two big hits "Pick Up The Pieces" and "Cut The Cake" are the influential dance grooves of their time and helped to create a cross between funk and soul.

The band consisted of these members:Alan Gorrie, Mike Rosen, Hamish Stuart, Owen 'Ormie' McIntyre, Malcolm 'Mollie' Duncan, Roger Ball and Robbie McIntosh.

I have taken their 1974 hit "Pick Up The Pieces" and applied a ReStructure Mix attitude to the album version to lengthen and play with some of the funkiest guitars, horns and groove ever! It is a new version that is only intended to give the original another play in a new way!

• The Scratch - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Surface Noise

Surface Noise is a British disco/jazz ensemble created by Chris Palmer in the early 80s. Their dance hit in 1980 "The Scratch" is reminiscent of the jazz piece as Rodney Franklin's "The Groove" - but with more the disco flair intact.

I have taken the 12" single and have given the jazz-jam a ReStructure Mix creating a mixable intro and an extended mix of the session. It is quite the groovy jazz dance gem and becomes a bit infectious as a few plays.

• Disco Express - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Plastic Surprise

Plastic Surprise is producer, Peter DiMlo and his concept of what disco music is - a driving energy for dancing feet to appreciate. His past work including Erotic Drum Band, Extensive Care, and Pussycats are the framework of great Canadian disco music.

"Disco Express" from the "Bang Bang" project feature the fabulous Sweethearts of Sigma (Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson, Evette Benton) guiding us through a disco fantasy.

I have taken the Canadian 12" single and recreated a ReStructure Mix addign some elements that may be familiar to retro-television fans. Mixing the track in-and-out of a journey for disco lovers everywhere! Dance! Shout! Freak Out!

Dedicated to the very talented, disco producer, Mr. Peter DiMilo!

• High On Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Claire

Claire is a disco artist from France with a single titled "High On Love" from 1978 produced by Thomas Davidson Noton - who also produced "Solitaire" (the original French version) by Clementine and French artist, Renaud.

This track is the French edge of disco music in the late 70s - very similar to the sound of artists like Michelle and Madleen Kane. This session was arranged by Raymond Taras Knehnetsky who also worked on Alec R. Costandinos' Paris Connection and Trocadero Suite albums, Regine and a few notable disco projects.

I have taken the US 12" on Prelude (mixed by Francios Kevorkian) and created a ReStructure Mix - focusing on the lush strings sections, drums and keyboards. This is the elegant sound of disco music and is always a nice representation of the impact and direction disco moved in the late 70s.

NOTE: Written by Jack Robinson who wrote "I Love To Dance" for Tina Charles and also James Bolden (David Christie) who also wrote "Do Or Die" and "Saved" for Grace Jones, "All Night Man" for Loose Change, the Frantique LP, and of course "Saddle Up".

• Sugar Frosted Lover - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Flakes

Flakes is D'Lanie McQuaig, Darryl K. Roberts, Harry Kim, Marilyn McLeod, Mel Bolton and Perry Peyton - a disco/funk band whom had a dance floor hit in 1980, "Sugar Frosted Lover". The 12" track was remixed by Jim Simpson and given a nice bounce with Jimmy's touch.

I have taken the 12" vocal and instrumental to create a new ReStructure Mix with more bounce and beat-clap to create a new treat. A few samples of a familiar voice accent the disco mix and give your morning a new rejuvenating feel!

Dedicated to funk-disco lovers everywhere! Pour it on!

• Relight My Fire - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Dan Hartman

Dan Hartman began his disco career with a bang - "Instant Replay" was a huge hit on dance floors in 1978 and ignited a high energy sound in clubs that began a new era of dance music. His second album "Relight My Fire" in 1979 was the time period for the height of disco madness. The title cut is now a classic along side the instrumental piece "Vertigo".

I have taken "Relight My Fire" and have given it a new ReStructure Mix to place a new emphasis on the feel and importance of Dan's music both at the tail end of the 70s and during the early 80s. This mix works on the excitement of the strings, pianos and Dan's fabulous composition and theme.

Sadly, Dan Hartman passed in 1994 - but his music lives on in the energy of disco and the hearts of many who experienced it. The music always gives way to new life and is here to create new memories for those willing to free their souls and feet.

For you, lovingly, Mr. Hartman

• Eurovision - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Telex

Telex is Dan Lacksman, Marc Moulin and Michel Moers - an electronic disco/pop dance band formed in 1978. Their nu-wave-ish take on disco music in the late 70s gave them the stamp of tongue-in-cheek type humor and odd themes. Much of their music is formulated as bands like Kraftwerk were influenced by electronic geniuses like Giorgio Moroder of the disco era.

"Eurovision" is from the 1980 album titled "Neurovision" and is the percolating sounds of robotic-disco during the changing 9of sounds and ideas of disco and dance music in the early 80s. The short near-3 minute version is extended here using ReStructure techniques - striping away layers and uncovering some wonderful synths elements which I have played with to create a near 10 minute track.

• Mother Africa - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Tantra

Tantra is a disco project from the late70s created by Italian composer and producer, Celso Valli - he also created Azoto, Passengers, Adal-Scandy Super Band, Nuggets, Silence, and The Green Future Orchestra. His work has always been the forerunner of disco music - combining electronics, the heavy disco band sound and orchestrations.

Tantra is one of Valli classic sounds - taking over where big disco producers like, Alec R. Costandinos, Cerrone and Boris Midney left off in the late 70s. It was a step deeper into a new realm of sound and themes.

"Mother Africa" is from an album originally released with "Hills of Kat Mandu" and was later packaged in the US as "The Double Album" - containing most of the work Celso Valli created under the groups sessions.

I have taken the album version of "Mother Africa" and extended in adding a few more percussion elements to stomp out the ominous breaks. I have also mixed and edited some of the vocal pieces to create a non-stop rhythmic feel.

Dedicated to Mr. Celso Valli and his wonderful contributions to the imagination and energy of the dance floor.

• Sex - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sylvester

Sylvester’s 1984 album titled “M-105” is one of his most electric club projects from the 80s. Utilizing the high energy feel to it’s extreme on many of the dance tracks. “Sex” is the second single from the project and was produced by Tim Wirrick.

I have take the album version of “Sex” and reworked the energy to a new ReStructure Mix . It has a bit more of the ricochet edits and the ominous build of the dark and sensual feel of the song.

• Wonder Woman - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Wonderland Band

The Wonderland Band is a studio disco group from producer Morrie Brown - who also worked with Evelyn King, Melba Moore, Al Wilson and Howard Johnson. This ensemble includes the full disco arrangement with stings, lots of percussion, and keyboards outlining the tracks. In the chorus are Clydene Jackson, Deedee Dennard, Julie Waters and Maxine Waters.

The album was centered around the comic character "Wonder Woman" and of course the television show with Lynda Carter may have given allot of inspiration. Many other cuts are fantasy-filled with themes of Superman and exotic places described with the disco touch.

I have taken the 12" European Remix and have created a new ReStructure adventure - keeping the sensual vocal of our disco-Wonder Woman - and worked a new edit with breaks and the funky chorus riffs.

• From Now On - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Linda Clifford

Linda Clifford is one of disco music's divas with a well-built reputation of always meeting expectations of her fans. Linda began as a jazz singer and soon recorded her solo album in 1977 - produced by Gil Askey and Leroy Hudson. The single "From Now On" from the album became one of the clubs favorites for a touch of the sweeping disco arrangements with echos of soul and funk.

I have taken the fabulous 12" remix and have given it a ReStructure Mix working - and extended the track with more of the percussion drop outs and a looping of the beautiful strings. Linda's vocals are intact, as they should be with a bit of play with some phrases.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Nick and Lindsay - thank you for always educating me and reminding me of just how wonderful disco music really is. You boys are treasures in my collection of musical loves!

• Jive Talkin' - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bee Gees

Bee Gees topped the charts in 1977 with the soundtrack to "Saturday Night Fever" - the single "Jive Talkin'" was featured on the soundtrack - however it was released in 1975 on the album "Main Course". It was produced and arranged by Arif Mardin.

I have taken the album version of "Jive Talkin'" and have given it the ReStructure Mix treatment - extending those funky guitars, bass tracks and the kickin' percussion. It is a dub-extended mix that takes the soulful-pop track to another dance experience.

Dedicated to the Bee Gees and their marvelous talent and contribution to disco music!

• Just Let Me Dance - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Scandal

Scandal is a disco band produced by Paul Freitas and Richard Freitas - they released two singles in the early 80s. "Just Let Me Dance" being the first - and the biggest. A disco anthem from 1980 with the funk and soul of disco music which displays a wonderful flow of energy and rhythm.

I have taken the original 12" version with the mix by Mr. Jim Burgess and have given the track a ReStructure Mix - taking parts and pieces of the irresistible song and rearranging it for another chance to celebrate it's power!

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Kimberly Kohler on Facebook - and her fabulous flavor of disco music - keep on dancin' Kimberly!

• Don't Let Go - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Tasha

Tasha (Tasha Joan Paul) is a European disco artist who released a pumping electronic dance single. "Don't Let Go" in 1986 - produced by Fred Bekky (also produced Trillion). The frantic energy in the song always reminded me of a more tame "Maniac"-esque feel. Tasha's vocals are the 80s high-energy style and are at times quite irresistible.

This ReStructure Mix was requested by "nep30" - so I have taken the "U.S. Remix" and the "U.S. Dub" which was released on RJM Records and recreated a new sweaty routine with a few new surprises to heat up the track.

• Thief Of Hearts - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Melissa Manchester

Melissa Manchester recorded "Thief Of Hearts" in 1984 for the soundtrack of the film by the same name. It was produced by Giorgio Moroder and Harold Faltermeyer and reflect the hard hitting electronic dance edge of the 80s.

I have take the 12" version and created ReStructure Mix adding a bit more instrumental elements to establish an more eerie introduction to the mysterious feel of the song. It was a popular pop-dance track and many hear it as a outline for the 80s dance mix.

• Keep It Confidential - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Nona Hendryx

Nona Hendryx began her recording career with Pattie LaBelle (LaBelle). Her career path was always destined as a source of soul and energy giving life to many projects. Her solo album "Nona" from 1983 was quite a welcome project during a transition period for dance music.

"Keep It Confidential" is the first single from the album and was a huge favorite among dance floors and club addicts. It is one of the most beautiful dance songs with a mixture of soul, rock and dance rolled into one incredible performance by Ms. Hendryx.

I have taken the 12" version and created a new ReStructure Mix extended much of the rolling piano tracks and Nona's wonderful vocal. It has a few new breaks and drop outs that only bring on another build.

• Stand Back - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks former member of Fleetwood Mac released her first solo album, "Bella Donna" in 1981. During the big pop-dance 80s era many artists were releasing songs that were formulated as a new style of pop-dance. Many of them actually released as 12" single with remixes for extended club play - just as the 70s 12" disco single.

"Stand Back" is from Stevie Nicks' 1983 follow-up LP titled "The Wild Heart" - the song became an instant favorite among her fans and also 80s dance floors. Produced by Jimmy Iovine, the song uses a heavy synthesizer base, which I always associated with a mild Patrick Cowley - and a clever rock edge to bring the song a pop-rock feel for Stevie and a place in clubs.

I have taken the 12" single and did a few chops and edits to create a new ReStructure Mix - focusing on the roaring synthesizer, of course and also bringing some of the hidden elements out. It pulls the original mix to a little over 9 minutes.

• Fire - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Linda Imperial

Linda Imperial is a club diva who began recording with the disco group Loverde in 1980 - featured in the big disco hit, "Die Hard Lover". Following this induction to the dance floor, Linda has since released her singles, "Stranger", her own cover of "Die Hard Lover", "Killing Me Softly", a fabulous high energy version of Brenda Russell's "Get Here", and a high energy take on "Where The Boys Are".

Linda makes the dance seem like a disco lounge at times with her beautiful vocals - and in her 1987 track "Fire" (produced by Leo Frappier) she sets the dance floor into flame over this fantastic 80s production encompassing all of the energy into one single.

I have taken the original 12" single version and created a new ReStructure Mix dividing the arrangement into a whole new "4 alarm" mix. I have also added some new surprises and extended this hot number into a 9 minute version.

Dedicated to Ms. Linda Imperial - with thanks to her diva "fabulous-ness"! And also Mr. Leo Frappier for taking the reins of high energy music in the 80s - making the fantasy last!

• Say Something Nice - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donna Summer

Donna Summer's "Once Upon A Time" is the disco message from 1977 which made critics and the music industry take notice. A double album set with a production along the lines of a non-stop disco opera. Produced by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte and arrangements, keyboards, percussion and also backing vocals from Bob Esty.

"Say Something Nice" is the closing track from side A - which fits in this Cinderella-like take of a siblings and a evil step-mother who can never give credit to a princess in waiting. It is one of the most incredibly layered from the album and blends the funky-disco flavor with an orchestral accompaniment that lifts the message and Donna's vocals higher and higher. You may find your hips moving again!

I have taken the album version and mixed up an new ReStructure Mix to bring the song out again - with an intro using a few words from gossip shows that never seem..."to say something nice!"

Dedicated to Mr. Bob Esty! Music is a better world with your baton leading this disco symphony - thank you.

• In The Middle Of The Knight - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Giorgio

Giorgio Moroder's "Knights In White Satin" (cover of the Moody Blues classic) is one of his earl experimental disco albums. Released on Casablanca's subsidary, Oasis Records in 1976 it is one of Moroder's early signs of genius. His use of moog synthesizers, percussion, guitars, disco strings and phasing are explored here.

"In The Middle Of The Knight" comes from the A-side "Knights In White Satin" medley - dividing the side long performance for a break into a mysteriously phased message that we can only guess pertains to a missed loved and a lonely night staring at the ceiling.

I have taken the album version and trimmed off the "Knights..." elements creating a lone remix for "In The Middle Of The Knight". It is one of the early sleaze pieces in disco music - and I have worked to create the same mode with touch of new drums and effects.

Dedicated to Mr. Giorgio Moroder and his hard-core fans everywhere!

• Soul - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Frankie Valli

Frankie Valli began a recording career 1967 and became an American icon in pop music. His move into the disco arena came in 1976 with his album, "Fallen Angel" - it was the luck of the dance floor to have a voice as Valli's to grace the rhythmic beats of disco. His 1980 LP "Heaven Above Me" featured two disco hits, "Soul" and "Heaven Above Me" - it was time when disco music in the US was changing and yet this production brought it back to life once again.

I have taken the album version of "Soul" produced by by Bob Gaudio and featuring Gene Page on horns and strings and the incredible Greg Mathieson on rhythm arrangement. I have created a new ReStructure Mix which extends the conga and percussion elements and also the beautiful lush strings segments.

A big disco hit during the early 80s can be remembered again!

• Let Them Dance - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - D.C. La Rue

D.C. La Rue released his third album, "Confessions" in 1978 - along with magnificent disco producer, Bob Esty they managed to create a stamp in disco history outlining the talent of create true disco music. The album features the dance single, "Let Them Dance" which during it's release became one of the dance anthems for hardcore dance palaces.

I have taken the fantastic 12" version on Casablanca Records recreated a new ReStructure Mix - which faces the original mix mildly and only as an alternative "trip" for D.C.'s classic. The strings, horns, synthesizers and hand claps are the dose of disco energy and dance perfection that are the leader on 1978 dance music.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated with much respect to D.C. La Rue and Bob Esty who have made my life a fantasy of music and aural ecstasy - and it doesn't come in a pill! Thank you, boys!

• Come Fly With Me/Let's Do It Again - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pattie Brooks

Pattie Brooks is the disco diva who made people fall in love while dancing in discotheques during the 70s. Her sensual voice fit the groove of disco music and ignited many fires on Saturday nights. Her classic "After Dark" is considered one of the best recordings in disco music history.

From her "Our Miss Brooks" album I have taken "Come Fly With Me/Let's Do It Again" - produced by Simon Soussan - and have given it a new ReStructure Mix working with the bass and string elements to create a new experience along with Pattie's beautiful vocals. It has always been one of my favorite Pattie Brooks tracks -with it lush strings and die-hard percussion.

Dedicated to 'Our Miss Brooks' and Simon Soussan

• Steppin' Out - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ray Dahrouge

Ray Anthony Dahrouge is a producer/vocalist with many projects produced under his belt - including Street People and "Mon Amour" by Gary Criss. His solo album "Rendezvous With Destiny" from 1979 was a fantastic recording which gave the disco scene a wonderful soundtrack. The album was co-produced by Bill Terrell and featured John Davis as arranger and conductor.

I have taken his disco hit "Steppin' Out" - the original 12" version - and have given it a ReStructure Mix work over using those classic Davis bongos and working the track with more of the strings and vocals pieces. Some surprise breaks and a fade out.

Dedicated to Mr. Ray Dahrouge and Mr. John Davis

• Magic Man - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Broadway

Broadway is disco project lead by producer and arranger, Willie Henderson and features a dreamy vocal by Patti Williams. This album was one of the disco gems which remained underground - for the hardcore discotheques and dancers to appreciate.

"Magic Man" is the title cut and one of the most soaring love songs with a disco beat - complete with a soulful disco backing that brings a memory of great Supremes songs. This number is a little anthem in it's own right.

I have taken the album version and have reworked it into a new ReStructure Mix trading off the intro for the fade out and playing with some of the words and breaks. It is my own little tribute to one of those great disco songs that make the dance floor an escape for lovers and dancers who love to embrace the floor.

• From Now On - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Caren Armstrong

Caren Armstrong is a vocalist who wrote along with Herb Jimmerson of Paradise Express on their second album, "Let's Fly". "From Now On" is a single produced by Herb Jimmerson and featured on the Fantasy Record label in 1980.

The aura of "From Now On" is similar to the sound which Jimmerson created with Paradise Express along with his lead vocalist and wife, Vi Ann. It is an electronic fantasy vibe with inserts of synergy.

I have taken the 12" of "From Now On" and have given it a longer intro which it lacked - and also extended parts and pieces of the song which I have always dreamed of hearing in a club or spinning myself. It is a dreamy and at the same time bouncy track that I have always loved and felt expresses the transition of electro disco to 80s dance.

Dedicated to the memory of Herb Jimmerson of Paradise Express.

• Disco Queen - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Paul Jabara

Paul Jabara is an actor, singer and songwriter best know for penning "Last Dance" for Donna Summer and also being a big influence on the Casablanca disco wave during 1977 for his album "Shut Out".

In 1978 Paul starred in "Thank God It's Friday" and also was featured with two songs in the double album soundtrack. "Disco Queen" is his funky-camp outline following closely the films mood. It was produced by Paul along with the master of disco arrangements, Bob Esty.

I have taken the special 12" version from the soundtrack and have given it a new ReStructure Mix - taking the funky bass and long piano and string breaks to extend and give the arrangement a more dub-like feel - without losing the lighter disco feel.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Mr. Bob Esty and also the memory and talent of Mr. Paul Jabara.

• Can He Find Another One? - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Double Discovery

Double Discovery is Boris Midney and his magic touch with disco music. A full orchestration along with the funky guitars leading this track from 1982. One of the big disco-retro pieces with a touch of Midney's studio magic.

"Can He Find Another One" is a sign of a confused lover wondering if love can be returned from a distant lover - the pain and bewilderment is felt with the lovely keyboards and strings creating a bit of a strange platform which works.

I have taken the 12" "West Side" and "Instrumental West" versions and recreated the take with a whole new intro and arrangement - extending the melodic instrumental parts - which always stole my heart.

Dedicated to Mr. Boris Midney in thanks for his gifts to the dance floor which resonate the beauty of disco music.

• I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - P'zzazz

P'zzazz is disco group produced by Frank Pezzola and Lowell Mark from 1980- one of the high energy disco tracks that helped to save dance floors in the early 80s. This cover of the Marvin Gaye/Motown soul classic is a fast and rolling disco version that makes it seem easy to move to the disco beat.

Lots of great guitar tracks and bass on percussion - a nice slick production which is the one and only from this studio group.

I have ReStructured the original 12" mix by Mike Pace and Ray Velazquez to recreate a new chop-and-go feel. I have used much of nice rhythm guitars and of course that jungle percussion to move this mix along!

• When You Wake Up Tomorrow - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Candi Staton

Candi Staton began recording in 1970 with her first album "I'm Just A Prisoner" and her warm and soulful voice lead her into the disco era which gave her a few classics's including "Young Hearts Run Free", "Run To Me", :Victim" and "When You Wake Up Tomorrow".

Her eighth album "Chance" contained her single, "When You Wake Up Tomorrow" - with Patrick Adams co-writing, playing and arranging. The project was produced by Jimmy Simpson and Candi Staton. The classic 12" single mix contains the Simpson magic.

I have taken the 12" version of "When You Wake Up Tomorrow" and have given it the ReStructure Mix treatment to recap this fantastic song for Candi and the last of the disco era mood and nightlife affair theme. I have given the song a lengthier mix with a few new breaks and turns.

Dedicated to Candi Staton and Mr. Patrick Adams!

• Shake It Up Tonight - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cheryl Lynn

Cheryl Lynn is one of disco musics classic discoveries and most recognizable voices. Her first album "Cheryl Lynn" - contained the disco hits "Got To Be Real" and "Star Love" - two of the most incredible recordings in dance music.

"Shake It Up Tonight" comes from Cheryl's 1981 album "In The Night" - produced by Ray Parker Jr.. One of the early 80s funk/dance hits which outline the nightlife scene once again by telling the story of itself.

I have ReStructured the 12" version of "Shake It Up Tonight" and have given it a new face-lift with some deep-dub effects and once again gave Cheryl the time to get us up on the floor for hardcore satisfaction!

• In The Pocket - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - African Suite

African Suite is a disco project from Richie Rome (of The Ritchie Family fame) - a project centered around a raw African rhythm concept. Much like the disco projects that focus on a theme and dig deep to create a fantasy edge for the dance floor.

The album "African Suite" was cutting edge for the time and fit the deep bass rhythms with the track "In The Pocket" - which leads a side long adventure into odd-like chants, whisper vocals and heavy percussion.

I have taken the album version of "In The Pocket" and recreated a ReStructure Mix with more fantasy and mystery to go around. This is a track to merely get lost in the rhythm and feel deep inside your mind for that escape. Go there!

• Love Machine - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Tempest Trio

Tempest Trio is Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey - a studio disco band with a funky edge which makes the end of the 70s era tasty and satisfying.

"Love Machine" is the first single from the project which features one of Dennis Coffey's fantastic guitar riffs which make the song a classic from the first beats! The vocal is Theodore's studio ensembles and make this song a resonance of disco energy and intrigue. Plenty of great parts to make one feel the power of disco music all over again.

This ReStructure Mix take my favorite pieces and creates a new experience with that classic vocal build! It is intended to bring back the disco era with all of it's glory and magic.

Dedicated to Mr. Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey - two of disco music's "greatest" talents!

• Porcupine - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Natural Zone

Natural Zone is Steve Feldman and bass guitarist, Tom Dawes (Red Rubber Ball, Neon) creating a disco sweep with the 1976 "Porcupine" single. Released on London Records as a single with the flavor of funk/soul and the outline of disco music during it's growth. At times you may feel you are listening to pieces of The Salsoul Orchestra...

I have taken the 12" single version and created a new ReStructure Mix using loops and edits to showcase it's groove and funky-flare. It really is one of the early disco instrumental gems of the time.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to a long-time friend, Mario - who requested this piece to be remixed and also reminded me of just how funky disco music can be! Thank you, Mario - for you undying input and support!

• What I Do To Men - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ann Margret

Ann Margret is an actress and singer from the 60s. Her career began when she was discovered by George Burns as she was performing in a nightclub. Much of Ann's work during the 60s were the musicals and film credits which placed her in the role of the "sex-kitten" or the female counter part to Elvis Presley.

In 1979 Ann released a disco project which featured her single "Love Rush". Produced by disco producer, Paul Sabu (Debbie Jacobs, Sister Power) and fitting for a new age of sexy-cover for Ms. Margret during the disco era.

I have taken the album version of "What I Do To Men" and have given it a ReStructure Mix - pulling out the synth and bass to give the track a longer groove. Ann sings about the mystique of her effect on men and then takes the opportunity to work it again. A great camp track and also a nice play for Ann's sexy vocal.

• Dance With Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Tangerue

Tangerue is a disco studio ensemble led by Bruce Weeden and Canadian disco producer, Eddy Strauman who also worked with Nightlife Unlimited, Plastic Surprise and Ultimate. Many of the players in this project have also worked on late 70s disco projects which helped to complete the late dance era.

"Dance With Me" is a sweet disco track from the Tangerue project which has the touch-disco feel with the old 40s big-band gals enticing the floor. It is one of the orchestrations of disco music which mark a fabulous period of dance music.

I have taken the album version and have given it a bit of a ReStructure Mix touch adding a new intro and some new effects to beef up the invitation.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to a legend: Ms. Summer Channing - just hold on tight to the window my dear if you decide to serenade the crowd below! Much love and respect for your wonderful friendship! Let's work on a Summer Channing revival!

• Do You Want The Real Thing - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - D.C. LaRue

D.C. LaRue is an innovative and unique disco artist from a period of dance history which marked the minds and fantasies of club goers around the world. His music helped to move the dance floor into a new stage of imagination and shape the sound of disco music that even today is worshiped and adored.

"Do You Want The Real Thing" is a single released in 1978 in the big disco soundtrack, "Thank God It's Friday". The production of this single by Bob Esty rings a mysterious and tribal-like feel. It is one of the most perfect sleaze tracks from the time period.

I have taken the 12" extended version of "Do You Want The Real Thing" and decided to take the track even deeper into the fantasy - with a few guest spots and jungle drums to add a layer of excitement to the teasing flare.

Dedicated to the incredible team of disco pioneers and my earliest influences of disco music: Bob Esty and Mr. D.C. LaRue - thank you boys...it will go on forever!

• Metropolis Suite - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bobby 'O (released under Lyn Toddd)

"Metropolis Suite" is a brief instrumental piece from Bobby Orlando which was featured on his production of 80s rock-artist, Lyn Todd. The 1980 was formulated as a play for Orlando to take his electronic disco sound into a new arena. One of the more memorable tracks for me was this Orlando number that features his classic keyboard sound. Much of what he did with Divine, The Flirts and his own solo career during the time.

I have taken the just over 2 minute track and have given it the ReStructure Mix to extend and give an opportunity to return to the sound which we all knew on dance floors during the 80s.

• I Cry For You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Shy Rose

Shy Rose is an Italo-disco artist produced by Antonio d'Addezio in the mid-80s - her first single "I Cry For You" - which is basically a new disco track utilizing The Twins' "Face To Face (Heart To Heart)" riff and flowing melody as the basis for new lyrics and meaning.

I have taken the original 12" version and have given it a new high energy - ReStructure Mix update using the fabulous percussion fills and synthesizer pieces. It is fast moving love song and may give many an opportunity to discover the high energy era of the 80s, if missed.

• Is There More To Life Than Dancing - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Noel

Noel is a disco act created by Ron Mael and Russell Mael (better know as Sparks). The LP "Is There More To Life Than Dancing" is the sound of the electronic edge of dance music of the late 70s heavily influenced by Giorgio Moroder.

"Is There More To Life Than Dancing" is intriguing - not only the theme and title are a bit appropriate for the end of a disco era but the eerie sound of the chorus and synthesizers. Perfect for escape and fantasy.

I have ReStructure the LP version and gave it a bit more of the pulsating synthesizers and bongo loops. If you have any question in your mind about the track - are your feet moving?

• Boys Will Be Boys - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Duncan Sisters

Helen and Phyllis Duncan are Duncan Sisters - along with the disco producers, Ian Guenther and Willi Morrison. Their first solo album from 1979 would qualify as one of the best disco albums recorded.

"Boys Will Be Boys" is the second single from the LP and is a favorite among disco connoisseurs and followers of The Duncans from THP #2 and Sticky Fingers. The track has a Western feel with a twang here and there.

I have taken the 12" version and created a ReStructure Mix with a bit more of the bongo, bass and rhythm tracks - along with the wonderful vocals of the Duncan Sisters laid on heavy.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Nick and Lindsay - thank you for asking - it was fun!

• Gimme Back My Love Affair - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sister Power

Sister Power is a disco group from Producer Paul Sabu - who also brought us a couple of solo disco projects, Debbie Jacobs, an Ann Margret disco album and singles, and many engineering and remix projects during the early 80s.

Gwen Jonae supplies the lead vocal for Sister Power - and she fills the rolls of "disco diva" quite well. "Gimme Back My Love Affair" was the first single from the "Sister Power" album. One of the most exciting and innovative disco tracks of the last period of the disco era.

I have taken the promo 12" and have given the song a new ReStructure Mix with some breakaway moments and extended elements. It is intended to give the song another moment to feel the energy and power of disco music.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to George T. from Facebook for his support and for giving the disco diva a home again!

• La Bamba - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Antonia Rodriguez

Antonia Rodriguez is a disco singer producer by German producer, Horst Hornung in the late 70s.Her LP "Dance With Me" featured a cover of the Mexican folk song, "La Bamba" (which means to 'shake" or 'stomp').

It is perhaps one of the slickest adaptions to disco music igniting a new energy with strings, horns and a uplifting disco chorus and vocal. The production features musicians, Mats Bjorklund and Geoff Bastow (Stainless Steal, K.I.D.). A fantastic arrangement and execution.

Antonia was mistakenly released as 'Antonio" in the US on domestic labels - but her performance has always been noticed in discotheques as one of the liveliest and memorable of the disco-cover era.

This ReStructure Mix consists of the 12" single re-blended and reworked to create a whole new experience! Ole'!

• Mondo Disco - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - El Coco

El Coco is W. Michael Lewis and Laurin Rinder - a duo moving underground disco of the mid-70s into a new phase. Their first LP "Mondo Disco" is a successful experimental session using their musical talent to capture the funky elements of a new lounge/dance sound.

"Mondo Disco" is one of the grooviest pieces of dance music utilizing the wah-wah guitar and dreamy keyboards in a peculating groove. It is one of my favorite - sensual - songs from Rinder and Leiws.

I have taken the 12" version and created a whole new arrangement and feel for the disco-esque feel of this wonderful song.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Mr. W. Michael Lewis and Mr. Laurin Rinder - thank you for shaping the dance floor in the right direction!

• Run To Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kelly Marie

Kelly Marie - the disco diva from Scotland brings her unique voice into the disco arena in 1976 with her album "Who's That Lady With My Man" - produced by Roberto Danova. It was her second album, "If I Can't Have You" which brought us her 1977 disco hit, "Run To Me".

The track has a Miami feel to it - thanks to the rhythm guitars. It is one the definable tracks from Kelly where her sweet ands lush vocals paint it's own picture.

I have taken the 12" single and have applied a ReStructure Mix for an alternative mix and a feeling that passed my though my mind and mental disco. Its still holds the original a bit intact adding a few more elements and new breaks.

• Starstruck Lover - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Boiling Point

Boiling Point is a Canadian disco project from Peter Frost - who also brought us Tapps ("Runaway With My Love"). The sound of mid-80s high energy driven my riveting synthesizers and Latin percussion. The simple elements which defined a new period of dance music.

Johanna Vanderkly who is also a part of the trio of Harlow - the big early high energy album "Taking Off" from 1981 returns as lead vocal of Boiling Point. Her direct and appealing vocals tease and accentuate this track nicely in her own style.

I have taken the main A-side version of the 12" and have given it an alternative ReStructure Mix pulling the percussion, drums and some of the synthesizer riffs out. It is a need to keep and define this great period of dance music. POne of my favorite!

• The House of The Rising Sun - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Santa Esmeralda

Santa Esmeralda is Jean-Manuel de Scarano, Jimmy Goings, Leroy Gomez and Nicolas Skorsky - a disco band created in 1977. Their first album, "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (a cover of Nina Simone's 1964 classic) was an instant disco classic. The rich and full production from Jean-Manuel de Scarano and Nicolas Skorsky (The Monstars, Crystal Grass) are some of the most impressive form the late 70s disco era.

I have taken the full 15 minute album version and created and new ReStructure Mix using the parts which always brought the song to mind for me. It is a new episode for the disco version and in hopes to keep it's magic alive!

• Without Your Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Nina Schiller

Nina Schiller is a disco artists from producer Bill Motley. She is better known as Crystal and The Team - with a single titled "Won't You Dance With Me" from 1981. It was not long after the underground club success of this single when Nina was introduced on her solo project.

"Stay The Night" is the album and the single "Without Your Love" is the second single from the project. A 12" single was released the same year - with a fabulous remix from Paul Sabu (Debbie Jacobs, Sister Power, Sabu, Gwen Jonae) and Rusty Garner.

I have taken the album version and have reworked the beauty love song - giving it a whole new meaning a feel. It is one of my favorite 80s disco revivals from the city of San Francisco and Mr. Bill Motley and still outlines a beautiful feel with Nina Schiller's vocals.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Steven Casey from Facebook - and thank you Steven for requesting a ReStructure of this wonderful song!

• Tahiti, Tahiti... - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Voyage

Voyage is a French disco group with Marc Chantereau, Pierre-Alain Dahan, Sauveur Mallia, Slim Pezin and Sylvia Mason-James

"Fly Away" is the second album/journey from 1978 - produced with Claudette Tokarz and Roger Tokarz - the second half of a disco odyssey using music from various regions of the world. Along with a few anthems which are uplifting and Euro-disco gems.

I have taken "Tahiti, Tahiti..." from the side one medley and extended it into a whole new realm - it does help that my brother was a Polynesian dancer and a few songs I was accustomed to - where I use "Vini Vini" the disco version from Two Man Sound in segments.

Aloha!

• Saturday Night - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Arpeggio

Arpeggio is a disco group created by Simon Soussan (Shalamar, Pattie Brooks, The Sharonettes, Charisma, Romance) during the height of disco music in 1978. "Love and Desire" is the first successful project - displaying Soussan's sound that he developed with earlier artists and his band members.

"Saturday Night" is a cover of Bay City Rollers 1973 pop-rock hit with a nice disco curve. It features a orchestrated arrangement with plenty of breaks and percussion pieces, which Simon was so well as creating.

I have taken the album version and created a whole new arrangement using the "stomping" effect as the emphasis on the tracks charm. It is one of those peak hour songs the requires only a free soul and willing feet!

Dedicated to Mr. Simon Soussan himself!

• Dance With Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Peter Brown

Peter Brown's classic disco album "A Fantasy Love Affair" continues to be one the most exciting recordings in disco history. The big disco wave could find this record on the crest!

I have taken the LP version of "Dance With Me" and created a ReStructure Mix for a whole new dance montage - dedicated to Mr. Peter Brown for his incredible talent.

• Casanova Action - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Latin Lover

Latin Lover is a high energy disco-studio band from German producers Mark Kramer and Theo Werdin (Scott Marlowe "Living In Chinatown"). The group had three dance floor hits: "Laser Light", "Dr. Love" and "Casanova Action" in the mid-80s.

"Casanova Action" is a fine example of how high energy music took 80s dance floors hostage with it's powerful fusion of heavy synthesizers, infectious keyboards and odd-themes.

I have taken the 12" original mix of "Casanova Action" and have given it the ReStructure Mix treatment - adding a few machine-gun loops and new drum breaks. It is truly one of the tracks that made my feet move during its time and is now a classic among club collectors.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Vivian Marie C.. from Facebook - work it, Vivian!

• Good, Good Feelin' - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - WAR

WAR is a soul/funk band which started in the early 70s out of Southern California. Their producer Jerry Goldstein brought them into the recording music scene and the rest has only benefited our ears and feet.

"Good, Good Feelin'" is from their "The Music Band" LP and the second big disco single from the band.

I have ReStructured the 12" single version by request of Mario (DJ Teacher) and dedicated this re-working of a great dance number to him!

• Wonderful Medley - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Wonder Band

The Wonder Band is a disco studio group produced by Armando Noriega, Isreal Sanchez, and Silvio Tancredi - all who worked on Simbora Orchestra ("Brazuca") and Lourett Russell Grant ("Hot To Trot").

"Wonderful Medley" is from their 1979 album "Stairway Of Love" which features disco covers of Led Zeppelin classic songs. This was a great production with lots of the sounds which made disco fun to move to at the end of the 70s.

I have ReStructured the side long medley using more of the funky pieces I loved very much. Another journey has begun!

• Substitute - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gloria Gaynor

Gloria Gaynor is the elegant soul diva of disco! Her vocals have brought many dancers and music lovers to the heavens with her lovely and smooth approach. Gloria's first project, "Never Can Say Goodbye" on MGM Records was an instant hit on dance floors and was the first disco record to offer a non-stop medley of dance covers - assembled by the legendary, Tom Moulton.

Her fifth album during the big disco boom in 1978, "Love Tracks" contained a single which was assumed as the big hit of the project - "Substitute". It is said that "I Will Survive" was placed as a B-side for the single but became the classic anthem standing on its own and even today being the most requested and played disco track ever.

I have taken the 12" version of "Substitute" and have given it a ReStructure Mix to bring that wonderful pop-disco sound with a 50s flavor. Produced by Dino Fekaris and Freddie Perren this classic album is a mature sound for a disco performer who worked so immensely at her growing style.

• Tango In Space - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Space

Space is Didier Marouani, Jannick Top, Janny Loseth, Joe Hammer, Madeline Bell, Patrice Tison, Roland Romanelli, Roy Robinson and Yann Benoist - a French group created by Didier Marouani (aka Ecama) and Roland Romanelli

Their 1977 LP titled "Magic Fly" contained not only the title disco classic - but also the instrumental "Tango In Space" which the band is very well known for - a space symphony of sound.

I have taken the track "Tango In Space" from the 12" release and played with it to create a ReStructure Mix which is an alternative mix including a vocal piece from Boris Midney's "Festival" project.

• Does It Feel Good - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Jump

Jump is Canadian disco producer Peter Di Milo - better known for Erotic Drum Band, Ann Joy, Champagne Explosion and Nightlife Unlimited. His work in disco music bridged the gap from the late 70s to the early 80s continually bringing a contagious sound with his synthesizers and heavy conga and percussion rhythms.

"Does It Feel Good" is an electro-vibe "delight" from 1979 during the transition of American disco to the hardcore Canadian and European sound. It is what Cerrone would sound like minus the strings and horns - and keeping the lusty and sexy chorus girls intact.

I have taken the original 12" single version and ReStructured a whole new version to bring back that need to bump in the night to that sexy disco beat. "Does It Feel Good?" - it always has to me!

Dedicated to Mr. Peter Di Milo!

• Nightflight To Venus - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Boney M

Boney M. is a disco group created by Frank Farian in 1975 - following the success of his initial song, "Baby, Do You Wanna Bump" the group was formed with Maizie Williams, Marcia Barrett, Bobby Farrell and Liz Mitchell.

"Nightflight To Venus" is the third album from the disco group from 1978 and gives a fantasy-dance trip on space travel to the planet of love, Venus. A distinctive sound on this project gives plenty of rolling drum beats and cosmic-filler. It has always been one of my favorite tracks from Boney M. even though there is little vocal and more fantasy.

This ReStructure Mix takes the album version and reshapes the journey with some new beat-loop edits and rearranging bits and pieces.

• Angel 43 - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Marsha Raven

Marsha Raven (Marsha White) is a disco vocalist from the early 80s and during electronic phase of dance music where high energy became the recipe for a excitable dance floor. Her first single from 1982 was "I Like Plastic" and the flip-side "Angel 43". The single was produced by Pierre Tubbs and Steve Rowland and headed an alternative and camp-like dance single with "I Like Plastic"

"Angel 43" is the flip-side was always interesting to me as an early evening or early morning song with it's galactic whirlpool of sound and Marsha's robotic and sensual vocal. It was one of those numbers very difficult to mix into from the original 12" mix. I have taken the big single mix and created an even more cosmic-rearing sound with the elements and the light and haunting phrases where Marsha convinces her lover to allow her passage to another galaxy called love.

• Get Your Kicks - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Fancy

Fancy is Manfred Alois Segieth - a German disco group that moved upon the 80s high energy scene and gave it another taste of the mystique which makes the music an underground phenomena.

"Get You Kicks" is the groups first LP from 1985 and features the sound which makes Fancy a staple in most club play-lists at the time. A rolling wall of bass synths and dark but uplifting themes. The song is one of the time which gives Fancy it's place as one of the innovative of the time.

I have taken the 12" version of "Get Your Kicks" and have reworked the track with some new and familiar "kicks".

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Lloyd C. on Facebook - thanks for the request Lloyd!

• Take Me To Paradise - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kelly Marie

Kelly Marie is one disco diva who is hard to forget! With dance hits like, "Run To Me" from 1977 and "Feels Like I'm In Love" from 1979, Kelly was a fixture that would not soon go away.

Here LP "Feels Like In In Love" was a great way to transition from 70s disco to 80 high energy - the sweetness and simple message to dance was intact. "Take Me To Paradise" is a track from the project produced by Peter Yellowstone.

I had always admired the sensual feel of this song and also climatic moments we find our diva in. It was a great early morning song and worked for me each time. I have given the album version a ReStructure Mix and focused on a more electronic mix in along with more crescendos to make this escape a more memorable experience.

Dedicated to Ms. Marie for her unique vocal style and talents to bestow to disco dance floors everywhere.

• Not The Boy Next Door - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Peter Allen

Peter Allen is a performer and artist from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. His music releases span from 1974 through 1990. His approach was a slick-Broadway fare for pop-dance music and disco which displays the elegance of the night club scene and the stage drama of a Barry Manilow concert.

"Not The Boy Next Door" is from his 1983 LP by the same title and has the message which gives way to the impression that experience has not matured this man in heart and manner. It is one of the themes which make up a sense of excitement for the soul.

This ReStructure Mix was requested from Paul C. from New York City and who I admire very much for his savvy in both music and films. The album version was used here for the ReStructure Mix and a whole new mood I worked to create for a new dance experience holding onto the same energy!

• Marisa - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Machine

Machine is August Darnell, Clare Bathé, Jay Stovall, Kevin Nance, Lonnie Ferguson and Melvin Lee - their big disco hit "There But For The Grace Of God (Go I)" was one of the most innovative and intense dance floor tracks on of it's time.

The first LP was a nice production from August Darnell (who also gave us Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band, Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9, and Don Armando's Second Avenue Rumba Band. The second single from their first self-titled album was "Marisa" - one of my favorites!

I have taken the 12" version of "Marisa" and used the funky-keyboards and groovy guitars to create a whole new ReStructure Mix for this bass-thumping love song.

• Hit! - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Tommy Seebach

Tommy Seebach (Tommy Seebach Mortensen) is a Danish musician and singer. He was formerly a member of a band called Sir Henry & His Bustlers in 1965 and later branded his own style of disco music with his first album "Wheels" in 1975.

From his 1981 LP "Love On The Line" comes the track "Hit!" which was the theme for a TV quiz show by the same name. It is a melodic instrumental with swirling sytnhesizers and angelic-like choirs. It was introduced to me by Jussi K. and instantly became a favorite!

I have take the album version and have given it a new ReStructure Mix extending the sweeps and crescendos. A real treat for those high energy/hardcore dance moments and a lingering feel of the 80s.

Thank you again, Jussi - this one is for you.

• Arista Vista - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gregg Diamond's Star Cruiser

Gregg Diamond is mastermind behind disco groups Bionic Boogie, Hardware, I.O.B. and Star Cruiser. He also produced projects by Gloria Gaynor, Andrea True Connection, and George McCrae.

Star Crusier's 1978 album is one of the most iconic and tightest disco productions from the period. The first single off of the project to hit dance floors is "This Side Of Midnight" featuring vocals from Diva Gray. Several other cuts also became favorites for DJs and record collectors. One of my favorites from this incredible album is a funky instrumental called "Arista Vista" - a rhythm and percussion similar to Andrea True's "More More More".

I have taken the album version and ReStructured the piece to play with the guitar, percussion and rhythm tracks to see what I could come up with - this is it!

Dedicated to Jussi K. and Lloyd C. from Facebook - thanks boys for reminding me what a "genius" Mr. Diamond is and continues to influence.

• Newsy Neigbors - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Double Exposure

Double Exposure is Jimmy Williams, Joe Harris and Leonard Davis - a soul vocal group originally called United Image in 1968. Their disco ventures are some of the original Philadelphia classics including "My Love Is Free", "Ten Percent" and "Every Man (Has To Carry His Own Weight)".

"Newsy Neighbors is from their 1978 album " Fourplay" and is built on that classic rolling Philly-disco sound. It is the outline of those who just cannot keep their noses out of someone elses business. Wouldn't be bad of it were a dance circle and they were invited in.

This ReStructure Mix is using the album version and extending the drum and bongo intro along with some loops and pieces to give a disco track some "exposure" and respect to a great vocal ensemble.

• Benihana - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Marilyn Chambers

Marliyn Chambers is a porn star from the mid 70s who also starred in David Cronenberg's horror-flick "Rabid" from 1977 - and also her one-and-only disco track, "Benihana" is featured in a short segment.

The disco 12" "Benihana" was more of a novelty recording obviously attempting to place Chambers in the disco arena along with successes like Andrea True also a porn star with her smash hit "More More More" - the great part about this recording is that it was produced by Michael Zager ("Let's All Chant").

It is one of my favorite sexy/camp disco tracks and I have taken the 12" and given it a new ReStructure Mix and added a new intro and some sexy loops.

• Counting On Love (One, Two, Three) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Peter Jacques Band

Peter Jacques Band is studio band from disco producer Jacques Fred Petrus and composer and arranger Mauro Malavasi. "Fire Night Dance" was their first Lp from 1978 and changed the disco scene to a high energy mode. It was electronic dance music in it's early stages along with a full disco orchestration.

"Welcome Back" is the second album from 1980 and contained the single "Counting On Love (One, Two, Three)" which is a fast paced disco extravaganza with the energy level of a Studio 54 dance floor. The album was a departure to a new era of dance music and did so appropriately.

I have taken the album version of "Counting On Love (One, Two, Three)" and have given it a ReStructure Mix focusing on much of the riffs and fast paced synthesizer pulses.

Dedicated to Tina A. from Facebook - for her kindness and undying disco energy!

• Love and Passion - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cheryl Barnes

Cheryl Barnes is a pop-singer and actress who starred in the Milos Forman's film version of "Hair" in 1979. In 1980 she was featured on the "American Gigolo" soundtrack - produced by Giorgio Moroder - singing "Love and Passion" - a point of the film which features a Hollywood club (The Probe) and an somewhat underground dance party.

"Love and Passion" is an essential cross over track for Moroder, as It was a bit more on the rock-edge with his disco fusion as you can hear with his deep-production. A nice transition to the 80s.

I have taken the album version and recreated a whole new ReStructure Mix to emphasize the pounding beats, roaring guitars and glory-esque choruses.

This ReStructure Mix was requested from Rick S. - who I thank for reminding me this song needed an update and longer mix.

• Lost Angeles - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Giorgio

Giorgio Moroder has made many marks in both disco music, innovative motion picture soundtracks and pop-dance projects. His genius has created a world where imagination and dance collide. One of the motivations for my disco excursion as a teenager was thanks to Mr. Moroder.

"From Here To Eternity" is Moroder "masterpiece" of electronic disco music - it is a trip to another level of existence. I have take the movement "Lost Angeles" from the side one medley and created a whole new mix for another taste of Moroder's sound and brilliance. Using loops and phasing to give the once new edge a whole new pump up.

Dedicated to Moroder fans and of course, the man himself!

• I Was Made For Loving Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ellie Warren

Ellie Warren is from the Scottish seaside town of Gourock. She recorded her first single "Lover's Theme" in 1979. Her second single "Shattered Glass" from 1980 was later covered by Laura Branigan in 1987. "I Was Made For Loving You" was released the following year in 1981.

I have taken the original 12" version of "I Was Made For Loving You" and haven given it a ReStructure Mix to extend the intro and add a few breaks along the way. The production is much like an Italo-disco high energy feel with the rolling synthesizers. This cover of Kiss' 1979 is a lighter fare but gives a nice disco-fluff added for a new dance floor experience.

Dedicated to Ian S. and Ms. Ellie Warren

• I Was Born This Way - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Carl Bean

Carl Bean broke a barrier in 1977 with the Motown 12" single "I Was Born This Way - a gay who decided to follow the "homophobic" church and become a clergyman. His faith is felt and heard in this powerful anthem.

I have taken the 12" vocal and recreated a ReStructure Mix which centers more on the classic disco production by Norman Harris, Ron Kersey and T.G. Conway - also Tom Moulton mixing and engineering. The new anthem add a new intro and fade out with some recent historic words from President Obama.

This ReStructure Mix was requested by the wonderful and talented, Mr. Bob Esty - and is directed as energy to bring on the calling of diversity acceptance and of course, disco energy! Thank you again, Bob for your beautiful music and care.

• Breakaway - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Watson Beasley

Watson Beasley are Alfred Beasley and Gina Watson - an incredible duo from 1980 - their LP "Watson Beasley" produced by Peter Alves and Watson Beasley.

"Breakaway" is the big hit from the album and has become a classic at the end of the disco era. It remains one of the most loved high energy/disco tracks for many disco connoisseurs. The vocals always brought to mind an Ashford and Simpson-like driving disco energy sound.

I have taken the album version (not the 12" remix) and ReStructured a longer and more break injected mix for the lovers of this monster hit.

Dedicated to Mr. Alfred Beasley and sending lots of good energy and thanks for your talent!

• White Horse - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Laid Back

Laid Back is John Guldberg and Tim Stahl - am electronic 80s band that infused a unique blend of pop, reggae, and synthetic dance. Their 1983 album "...Keep Smiling" was a notable project thanks to the single, "White Horse".

I have taken the album version of "White Horse" and created a new ReStructure Mix taking the "White Horse" for another wild-and-chopped ride. This mix utilizes lots of the funky-synth grooves and makes a new effort to take this horsey to the floor again!

Mixed for those innovative 80s dancers - you know who you are!

• Dancing In A Disco - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ganymed

Ganymed is an Austrian space-disco group consisting of Rudolf Mille, Gerhard Messinger, Ernst Nekola, Daniele Prencipe, Yvonne Dory and Gerry Edmond

"Dancing In A Disco" is from their 1979 album "Future World" - it is the electronic 70s blending to a disco format. A simple yet contagious song with lots of galactic effects.

I have taken the 12" single version and ReStructured this cool-cosmic number - extending and adding few new elements. It was great fun to play back in the day and a nice little planetary homage to the band.

• Super Sweet - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Wardell Piper

Wardell Piper (formerly a member of First Choice) recorded her solo LP in 1979 - produced by John H. Fitch Jr. and Reuben Cross. "Super Sweet" went to #33 on the R&B charts in 1979 and many clubs were giving this funky-disco treat a home.

"Super Sweet" always struck me as an early visit to the garage sound with Wardell's soulful vocal and the raw bass guitar which keeps the groove lazy and tight! It was always a favorite of mine and a great way to start the dance in the early evening.

I have taken the 12" mixed by Jimmy Simpson and have given it a new twist in this ReStructure Mix - using parts of Wardell that always made me snap my fingers - and create this funk-a-fied tribute to this diva!

Thank you, Wardell - your are "The Wonder Boogie-Diva" in my book! This mix is for you!

• Magic Dancer - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Tamara

Tamara (Tamara Lorincz) is the voice behind the classic disco hit, "(Everybody) Get Dancin'" by Bombers from 1979. Her solo LP "Magic Dancer" is one of the early Canadian disco gems of the 80s. Produced by Vincent Ciambrone - who also gave us Boogie People, Debbie Wilson and Valdaro.

Tamara's title "Magic Dancer" is a roaring high energy/disco number that is powerful beyond belief. This one was a huge hit in my club after a few plays during peak hour. It remains one of my favorite early 80s dance tracks and is one of those songs once I start humming I cannot get it out of my head.

This ReStructure Mix takes the LP version and re-edits and segues the big parts of this "mover" - for another chance to create some magic.

Thanks to Tamara Lorincz for her kindness and also for sharing her talent with disco fans everywhere. This mix is for you, Tamara!

• Shadow Of Your Heart - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Risque

Risque is a Dutch disco "four-gy" of lovely vocals that makes one wonder who came first: Bananarama or Risque? Does it matter - they are both workin' the feet and soothin' to the soul.

"Shadow Of Your Heart" is a single released in 1984 and produced by John Tilly - a nice musical escape from the dreamy disco sound to a more funky almost Miami-electro beat edge. It is a nice track and thanks to a request from Juergen L. from the UK - a new ReStructure Mix outlines the funky synthetic percussion and the gals on their sensual vocal journey!

For you, Juergen and thank you again for all of your wonderful support!

• Crusader - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Trax

Trax is Pete Bellotte of Donna Summer/Giorgio Moroder fame and Keith Forsey a drummer and producer of Mick Rowley, Gen X (Billy Idol) and Icehouse. This project created two albums - "Watch Out" in 1977 and "Dancing In The Streets" (a disco cover of Martha Reeves and The Vandellas) in 1978.

"Crusader" is a track from the "Dancing In The Streets" and is one of the first big percussion instrumental pieces from this period. It rolls over-and-over with plenty of cowbell, bongos, and congas beating to the chorus riff. I have taken the album version and created a ReStructure Mix with some new segues and production effects.

NOTE: This mix does not give my approval of the crusades, which is where the term "crusader" is from. I do not support violence that the Christians used in military campaigns nor do I support their current standing in today's social realm or politics.

• Mirage - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kebekelektrik

Kebekelektrik is a studio concept group from disco producer, Pat Deserio (Bombers, Bob-A-Rela, Rational Youth) - he was originally a part of the disco band, Dogs of War along with Derek Kendrick and Jack August.

"Mirage" is from the only LP Kebekelektrik released in 1977 - assisting on the project is Gino Soccio. The track is a bouncy keyboard odyssey with a Eastern-feel. It has always been on the great instrumentals from the band - which seems to be the trend from the project - they are all classics.

The album was remixed by Mr. Tom Moulton

I have taken the LP version and ReStructured a new experience with a few new riffs and break beats to spice up the the rhythm. It is a pleasure to work on a track like this and it may seem to go on-and-on but wait until it's over. You may want more!

• Computer Music - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Suzy Q

Suzy Q began a studio concept by Canadian producer, Jerry Cucuzzella - during the period of "Computer Music" which was released in 1985 lead vocals were performed by Angie Vileno.

"Computer Music" is one of the 80s high-NRG gems. It has the lovely and sweet melodic disco diva welcoming fantasy for the dance floor and music pumping out an aerobic-like workout.,

I have taken the original 12" and ReStructured a journey for this track and added a few "computer" elements to fit into a new technology and meaning.

• The Second Time Around - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Shalamar

Shalamar began as a studio session and quickly became a successful group on Solar Records (Soul Train label) - with members Jody Watley, Howard Hewitt and Jeffrey Daniel.

"The Second Time Around" is from their third album titled "Big Fun" - the song became an instant club anthem following it's release - and even today is one of the most loved "old-school" or classic disco tracks alive!

I have taken the 12" single and ReStructured the song to give it a new energy and meaning. Recently, after seeing Ms. Jody Watley live and sing the complete song solo - I fell in love with it all over again!

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Ms. Watley and her marvelous talent and the voice which has only gotten better!

• Back In Love Again - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donna Summer

Donna Summer and her "I Remember Yesterday" album two of the greatest moments in 1977. Not only has the classic and innovative track, "I Feel Love" come from the album but some of the best Giorgio Moroder studio recordings also.

The Motown and retro sided A gives a medley of great dance pieces including "Back In Love Again" - which I have taken from the blend and ReStructured into it's own play. The feel of the Motown sound echoes throughout the mix even more with a special appearance from Diana Ross herself.

Dedicated to Donna Summer "die-hards" everywhere - I know I am one!

• Disco 9000 - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Johnnie Taylor

Johnnie Taylor is one of R&B/soul musics treasures. His 1976 soul hit "Disco Lady" became the movement into a whole new icon for soul to merge into a new sound in the late 70s. In 1977 he released "Disco 9000" - a soundtrack to a black exploitation film by the same name - the film was later titled "Fass Black".

The title track is one of the soulful pieces merging the band sound into the growing club scene - but maintained Taylor's flavor of horns, bass guitars and his landmark vocal sound.

I have taken the album version and created a ReStructure Mix to bring back the funky sound of early soul/disco. It has plenty of new elements to update segments - but also Johnnie's great sound to make us realize what a loss it was when he passed in 2000.

Johnnie, this ReStructure honors your talent and the gifts you have left behind!

• Deetour - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Karen Young

Karen Young is one of the "ferocious" voices of disco music. Her hits, "Hot Shot", "Bring On The Boys", "Baby You Ain't Nothing Without Me" are the notes that disco power is made of. Her first album in 1978 produced by Andy Kahn and Kurt Borusiewicz remains one of my favorites when it come to sassy and powerful tracks.

"Deetour" is Karen Young's 1982 single produced by Walter Kahn (Cindy & Roy, Jean Wells, Mizz) and an early 80s departure from the disco arrangements to an electronic funk sound. Karen is a bit tame on vocals and nothing like "Hot Shot" but there are some funky guitars and piano pieces that I have accentuated to bring the original 12" version to life again.

Karen also recorded a few more singles in the 80s before passing in1991 - including "Dynamite", "Expressway To Your Heart", "You Don't Know What You Got" and "Change In Me".

• Give Me Your Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sisley Ferre

Sisley Ferré is actually Jody Pijper - a Dutch vocalist who worked with bands Stars On 45. "Give Me Your Love" is her 1986 high-NRG track from producers Erik van Vliet and Michael van der Kuy.

The track has the simple electronic elements which made the strip-down production period of disco music. It also has the hooks which ring throughout a dance floor which is how it became a hit in 1987.

i have taken the US-Magatone Ultimix by Bradley D. Hinkle and Les Massengale and reworked some of the hooks and rolling piano pieces into a new ReStructure Mix.

• Feels Like Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Louise Thomas

Louise Thomas is a UK high-NRG diva from the 80s who brought us several dance singles from 1985 - 1990. Her first single "Feels Like Love" from 1985 is one of my favorite early morning/high energy tracks. The song has a wonderful arpeggio introduction which gives the song a nice ring.

This production is from John Davies and Nigel Stock who also gave us Astaire, Kelly Marie (Passion releases), Mirage, and Tracy Ackerman.

I have taken the original 12" single version and ReStructured the electronic arrangement with a new beat intro and break.

Louise Thomas covered the high-energy song, "I Can Fly" later in 1988 - also noted singles are "Reflex Action" and "Head Over Heels".

• À La Vie, À L'Amour - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Jakie Quartz

Jakie Quartz is a French singer from the 80s who was quite popular with chanson-style (poem) and a mixture of pop-music. Her 1987 track "À La Vie, À L'Amour" is one of the club songs which contained the 80s underground dance sound which is also one of my favorites. It was produced by Gérard Anfosso.

I have taken the original 12" version and ReStructured it for a new feel and statement. Although the French lyrics reflect a strange overtone of life - more moody and sad - the song still has elements which contain the 80s hardcore club feel.

• So Close To Heaven - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Trix

Trix is a group consisting of triplet sisters from Buenos Aires, Argentina - Maria Laura, Maria Emilia and Maria Eugenia Fernández - the groups actual name is Las Trillizas De Oro - which translates into "The Triplets of Gold".

"So Close To Heaven" is from their second album from 1981 produced by Jimmy Lim. The track was a single released in The Netherlands backed with "Just Wanna Dance Tonight"another big high-NRG hit. "So Close To Heaven" was also featured on the disc jockey subscription service Hot Tracks in a medley called "Heavenly Medley".

I have taken the 4:38 minute 12" version and extended and ReStructured into a whole new arrangement and extended some of the "heavenly" parts of the song. It is a song that once I hear I cannot stop singing in my head. It has such an uplifting and sweet sound.

• Sound Of My Heart - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sleeping Lions

Sleeping Lions are Gaynor Sadler, N. Sadler and Tony Sadler - a trio which began as a nu-wave act and then recorded one of the 80s most memorable high-NRG love songs - "Sound Of Heart" in 1983. You may be taken back to the 60s with the feel of this classic. It has a bubbly and uplifting energy with the touch of 60s British pop.

I have taken the 12" - both the "Slightly Baroque" and "Heart Version" and created a new ReStructure Mix - a new intro and a few more lengthy breaks and a mix out.

Another favorite of mine and any other dancer or disc jockey who admires beautiful dance music.

• Angel Man (G.A.) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Rhetta Hughes

Rhetta Hughes recorded her first blues/jazz album in 1965 - following this in 1969 she recorded "Re-Light My Fire" (not the Dan Hartman song). In 1980 her LP "Starpiece" was her first project with disco producer, Kenny Lehman (Lemon, Chic, Hi Tension, Roundtree, Robin Beck)

"Angel Man (G.A.)" a single from 1983 which was a big club hit and favorite of mine -it had the hardcore electronic sound of the period and a roaring diva-vocal! The song gives the description of the volunteer organization from New York formed in 1979 to help combat the widespread violence and crime occurring there.

Rhetta works this song as if she were respoding to being rescued herself.

I have taken the 12" "Uptown Version" and created a new ReStructure Mix to once again not only salute the great cause but also give your feet another chance to feel this songs power!

• Kasso - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kasso

Kasso is Claudio Simonetti and Giancarlo Meo - they are known for their disco bands Easy Going and Capricorn - also productions for Vivian Vee, Walter Martino and The Mask.

"Kasso" is an Italo-disco piece from 1981 with a touch of jazz infused to bring it to life. It is one of the successful instrumentals of the early 80s along with another track from the album titled "Walkman".

I have taken the original 12" version and created a ReStructure Mix as an alternative mix - using more of the percussion and looping those wonderful piano segues.

• Need Your Passion - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sweet Connection

Sweet Connection are June La Vonne Polichio & Inge Schaubschläger - a German high-energy duo with several singles which set dance floors in motion during the lat-80s. Lead by producer Reinhard Frantz with a full electronic feel which is reminiscent of songs by Two Girls ("Another Boy In Town").

"Need Your Passion" is one of their biggest singles with the roaring chorus that feels like a choir celebrating ecstasy. This number always worked well on my dance floor and was at times mistaken as a Stock, Aitken and Waterman session.

I have taken the original 12" version and created a ReStructure Mix adding a few samples from "passion" tracks which express the same longing for affection and steamy moments. It is a downbeat synth-beat edge which creates a sexy aura.

• Walk Away Satisfied - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Zino featuring Jayne Edwards

Zino is Steve Algozino - who was also the founder of the disc jockey subscription service Hot Tracks at the start of the 80s. He also started Pacific Records which featured the release "Walk Away Satisfied" featuring disco artist, Jayne Edwards on lead vocal. This was a powerhouse disco/high energy track and was a frequent play in most clubs during it's release.

The song is also one of my all-time favorite diva-numbers made possible through Jayne's fantastic vocal.

I have take the 12" version - both vocal and instrumental and recreated a whole new scenario for Jayne to give a healing word. It was a fun track to ReStructure and also brought back memories of a packed dance floor and many drives home from the club at 4 am with the song still blasting on my own car stereo.

This mix is dedicated to Steve Algozino who left us in 1986 - also to Nick and Lindsay for asking for a new ReStructure Mix.

• It's Party Time - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pattie Brooks

Pattie Brooks had a fabulous career in the late 70s. She is best known for her big disco classic, "After Dark" from the motion picture, "Thank God It's Friday". This notch is not the only success "Our Miss Brooks" has celebrated - she also had five albums, provided backing vocals for Donna Summer and made a guest appearance on the popular television show, "Battlestar Galactica".

"It's Party Time" is a track from her final album on Casablanca Records. It was produced by Michael L. Smith. Although the album was released during a bad period for most disco artist (during the disco back lash) the cut did have some potential.

I have ReStructured the album version adding a few new elements to spice up the underground-party energy of this number. It does have that classic disco feel and arrangement with strings and horns. Pattie also does her best to remind us that "party-time" has arrived!

Dedicated to the lady of "The Fans" - Miss Pattie Brooks!

• Love Massage - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Musique

Musique is Patrick Adams sensual disco extravaganza - the group includes Christine Wiltshire, Denise Edwards, Gina Taylor, Jocelyn Brown, Mary Seymour and Rainy Davis

"Love Massage" is the title track from their second album - follow up on "In The Bush" and "Keep On Jumpin'" from1978. This track is one of the most erotic and teasing disco tracks recorded - in Patrick's sophisticated "disco" manner.

This ReStructure Mix takes the song deeper and deeper using many of the phrases and "moans" to a next climax of dance fantasy.

Dedicated to Mr. Patrick Adams - work it, Patrick!

• Keep Those Lovers Dancing - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Saturday Night Band

Saturday Night Band is Jesse Boyce, Moses Dillard, Donna McElroy and guest vocals from Lorraine Johnson. Their first LP "Come On Dance, Dance" was one of the first signs of the arrival of disco music to the masses. Combining the elements of a live band and the sweet strings of a disco arrangement were the trademarks of Dillard and Boyce productions - as heard here.

"Keep Those Lovers Dancing" is the second project from the band released in 1979. The title track gets a ReStructure Mix - where I have tamed the song down and made a smoother intro and placed parts where I felt appropriate. It is like ear-candy - the way disco music was intended to sound.

Dedicated to Jesse Boyce - thank you for the emails, Jesse and again thank you for the wonderful music that makes my life and so many others a special place!

• Su-Ku-Leu - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Tantra

Tantra is a project from Celso Valli - produced by La Drogueria Di Drugolo and Quelli Del Castello - a group that has influenced and maintained the disco edge in the early 80s. "Hills Of Kat Mandu" is from the 1980 album titled "The Double Album" - and held as one of the greatest pieces of underground disco music from the late 70s.

"Su-Ku-Leu" is a piece from this album and also released on an earlier trimmed down version of "The Double Album" titled "Mother Africa". I was a fan of this movement and played the short album version extending it via 2 pieces during the release. This ReStructure Mix extends and also adds some nee elements to create a stomping dance number.

Dedicated to Celso Valli and his creation, Tantra

• Party Line - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Andrea True Connection

Andrea True (Andrea Truden) is a Nashville artists who not only sang the disco hit, "More, More. More" but also performed it as an adult film star. After disco producer, extraordinaire put together a production for Andrea's first single - and after it became a hit the album was recorded and history was made.

"Party Line" was my favorite below "More, More, More" and was one of the first songs I can remember hearing blaring through speakers ina discotheque as a teenager. It really left an impact on me.

I have taken the album version of Gregg Diamond's classic production and Tom Moulton's magic and created a new ReStructure Mix adding a down beat and a guest appearance from Kraftwerk. It is one of the true disco hits I vouch for and still a big favorite!

• I Will Fight - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gladys Knight and The Pips

Gladys Knight and The Pips have been recording since 1965 - their music has brought soul and R&B and pattern which is now a part of music history. Throughout the period of 60s, 70s and 80s Gladys and the men have maintained a level of superior sound with the changing of music and times.

"Touch" is the groups album from 1981 - produced by Nickolas and Valerie Simpson. The magic is captured again with "I Will Fight" (album version mixes by John Luongo) which is powered by a strong disco-production.

I have taken the album versions from 4:10 to a little over 9:30 - taking pieces of the song which strike hard like a beat pounding from floor bass speakers and spreading a message to dancing feet. This track was always a favorite and I resorted to extending and remixing the album version curing the time to keep my dance floor jumping. Now, this extended version with new into, breaks and an echo out make it easier.

• Tinsel Town In The Rain - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Blue Nile

The Blue Nile is a Scottish band from Glasgow. The band released it's first album in 1983 titled "A Walk Across The Rooftops". The single "Tinsel Town In The Rain" was an underground synth-pop hit in clubs which offered an alternative dance selection and many after-hours clubs. It is the perfect lilting melody for this style of club music.

The track was introduced to me at the time through a good friend, Marty Parriot (who passed in 1994) and was a favorite during Sunday tea-dances for my dancers. I have always had an affection for the strings and moodiness of the song - so this ReStructure Mix is an homage to my friend, Marty and also the fantastic track.

The song was produced by Paul Buchanan and Robert Bell

Thank you again Marty - you are still with me in my music room and we are sharing hours and hours of music together!

• Ask Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ecstasy Passion and Pain

Ecstasy Passion and Pain is Barbara Roy, Althea Smith, Carl Jordan, Jimmy Clark, Joseph Williams, Jr., Ronald Foster - one of the well known soul/funk/disco bands of the mid-70s. A full force of grooves that have helped to shape the sound and era of disco music - their hit "Touch & Go" is a landmark dance classic.

"Ask Me" is from the 1974 self-titled album and is one of the funkiest pieces of soul/disco in history. The roaring horns and righteous vocals of Ms. Barbara Roy are quite an experience.

I have taken the album version of "Ask Me" and created a whole new ReStructure Mix for a groove that is deeper and more amplified. Taking more riffs from the track and making them echo even more.

Special thanks to Claude for requesting this one - and it is all for you! Keep moving those feet! Or like DJ Bobby Speed says, "...or somebody may steal your shoes!"

• Don't Stop The Music - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Yarbrough and Peoples

Yarbrough and Peoples are Alisa Peoples and Cavin Yarbrough - their group was formed along with The Gap Band. Their debut LP "The Two Of Us" contained a big funk/dance hit titled, "Don't Stop The Music" which was one of the biggest dance tracks of 1980.

The album was produced by Lonnie Simmons

I have taken the 12" version of "Don't Stop The Music" and created a new ReStructure Mix and added some new beats and rhythm loops to accentuate the already hot-sucker. It happens to be one of my mother's favorite songs and this ReStructure Mix is for her - since at every family event she would come up to me and say, "Don't Stop The Music" - as a request and advice.

• Gonna Get Along Without You Now - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Viola Wills

Viola Wills' cover of Teresa Brewer's 1952 recording of "Gonna Get Along Without You Now" is a disco classic. Viola recorded her dance version in 1979 and was produced by Francis Day and Jerry McCabe (who produced most of Viola's early material).

"Gonna Get Along Without You Now" is a swirling and melodic experience with the torch-like vocal of the late Miss Wills guiding it. One of of the big singles from 1979 and a lead for Viola who later took discotheques by storm with her big disco hits, "If You Could Read My Mind" and "Stormy Weather".

This ReStructure Mix takes the 12" from Sugarhill Records and gives an alternative experience using those lovely strings and the bass arrangement a step further!

• Snapshot - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Delores Hall

Long before Rupaul's "Supermodel" there was Delores Hall's "Snapshot" - from her 1979 self titled LP. Delores was also a stage and television actress from the Dick Van Dyke show, "Diagnosis Murder" from 1993-1995.

"Snapshot" is a trip down to the campy-disco days of Studio 54 and the "me" "me" "me" period of social-life. This track explains why this dancer is the hottest thing on both the dance floor and in a frame. It is quite a fun trip.

I have taken the album version and ReStructured it per the request of two of greatest disco-lovers, Nick and Lindsay who make it all a ball again. The song is a blast from Delores and gives her an opportunity to play out her soulful sound in a disco arena. The album was produced by Robert Thiele Jr. and Mark Kamins (Madonna's early 80's producer and founder and president of Sire Records).

I have added a few clips and a cameo from Divine from both "Hairspray" and "Female Trouble" to add more fun to the camp!

• Video Games - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ronnie Jones

Ronnie Jones released his 1980 album "Games" - produced by Jurgen S. Korduletsch with a very nice 12" single featuring the songs, "Video Games" and "Tonite".

"Video Games" became one of the favorites among electro-disco jocks - I know it made a permanent place on my clubs dance floor at the time. A funky electronic look at the world of then-video and pinball madness. It is a fun track which takes excepts and titles to create a robotic groove.

I have taken some of the pieces which I have loved and recreated a ReStructure Mix to keep the song alive and the 80s dance mode memorable.

• More - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Carol Williams

Carol Williams is the first disco-diva of Salsoul Records - her 1976 LP "L'ectric Lady" is a Vincent Montana, Jr. extravaganza! The project contained two of the big Salsoul classics, "Love Is You" and Carol's cover of the Italian instrumental (from1962's "Mondo Cane") with the adapted English lyrics by Norman Newell, "More".

I have taken the 12" version of "More" and ReStructured the lovely orchestrations into a few segments while giving the band a few breaks with some new beats and drop outs. It is one of the disco classics here the diva makes the mood deeper than love itself and the band strikes up the energy like a power drink!

Dedicated to all of The Salsoul Disco Lovers!

• Mama Rue (C'est Moi) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Queen Samantha

Queen Samantha is Charles Ibgui, Harry Chalkitis and Gloria Brooks

"The Letter" and "Take A Chance" are the first big hits from this disco ensemble - and like most of their tracks a mystical sound emerges from both the vocal arrangement and production. "Mama Rue" is from the third and finale self-titled album.

I have taken the 12" version of "Mama Rue" and created a whole new ReStructure Mix taking the syn-drum and clap pieces to a new high - and also extending some of the vocal pieces. The story of a new experience for our heroine is again enthralling as her confession.

• Cosmic Voyager - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kano

Kano is Luciano Ninzatti, Stefano Pulga and Matteo Bonsanto - their first album from 1980 contained some of the progressive dance floor material with a heavy Italo-disco influence. "I'm Ready" from this LP is an icon for disco, electro and break-beats and continues as a powerful disco track.

"Cosmic Voyager" is an instrumental track from the album which closes the set. It is one of the genuine sounds of Italo-disco with an electronic approach to the coming of techno music - most likely influenced by producers like Giorgio Moroder.

I have taken the album version and created a new ReStructure Mix laying out an extended intro and giving segments an opportunity to feel more evident - and also add a special guest computer: "HAL" to the mix.

• Don't Turn Around - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Raes

The Raes are a disco duo who released three albums under the production of Harry Hindle. Their first big disco hit was "A Little Lovin' (Keeps The Doctor Away)" from the album "Dancing Up A Storm". Following were two singles form the LP "I Only Wanna Get Up And Dance" and "Don't Turn Around".

The sound of The Raes is quite the pop-disco edge and creates a nice vocal arena for both vocalists.

I have taken the 12" version (same as album) and have given it a ReStructure Mix using the rolling bass and percussion as the framework and rearranging both vocals, strings and piano parts.

This ReStructure Mix goes out to Nick and Lindsay - and once again boys, isn't it exciting again! Thank you for your support.

• Magic Of You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cameron

Cameron is a soul/disco singer who was signed to Salsoul Records in 1980 Brass Construction's Randy Muller - he also performed with Muller's group Funk Deluxe in the early-80s.

"Magic Of You" is from the Cameron self-titled LP from 1980 and is the sound of Salsoul-funk ala Skyy - which Muller also produced. It is a lovely track with a nice flowing love note with electro-funk guiding it. Backing vocals are provided by the female part of Skyy.

I have taken the LP version of "Magic Of You" and extended the into from a pounding phase level-in and then played with some of my favorite parts of the mix. It is intended to give the song another opportunity to make it's way into new "spinning" minds.

• Keep It Hot - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cheryl Lynn

Cheryl Lynn became an overnight disco diva in a matter of notes. Her first album featured the disco classic, "Got To Be Real" and the disco cooker, "Star Love". This was an exciting time for dance floors and Cheryl's career. A turning point for disco history where a voice became a icon for the music.

"Keep It Hot" is from her second LP titled "In Love" produced by Barry Blue - and although it did not share the same success this project is a technical achievement for the pipes this woman possesses. Amazing when you listen to her delivery and range in many of the songs from the album.

I have taken the album version - since it has been untouched and also has the best elements of the session, in my opinion to create a new mix. This ReStructure has more of Cheryl's climatic chorus and also some of the vocal hooks that to this day make me stand and move all over again!

• African Queens - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Ritchie Family

The Ritchie Family's third album "African Queens" from 1977 is one of the early disco-fantasies and wonderful Euro-disco feel project. Produced by the late, but forever fabulous Jacques Morali and features Ralph McDonald and Horace Ott on string and horn arrangements - the sound of Jacques' magic disco era.

"African Queens" is a side long medley and the disco romance of Nefertiti, Cleopatra and The Queen of Sheba - a dousing adventure and quite fun to feel the beat to.

I have ReStructured the medley and pulled out parts which accentuate the disco flavor of the late-70s. Swirling strings and pulsating rhythms. A new Intro and exit are featured to give the song a new feel.

• I'm Here Again - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Thelma Houston

Thelma Houston is a gift from the 70s. Her talent has given soul/R&B and disco music a lift for lasting emotion in many of her recordings. Her career in the industry began in 1969 with her LP "Sunshower". In 1976 she created a window for disco music with her Grammy award winning cover of "Don't Leave Me This Way" (originally recorded by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes in 1975).

"I'm Here Again" revisits a similar sound and feel with more of Thelma's magic - it is from her 1977 album "The Devil In Me". Produced by Brenda and Michael B. Sutton. Although this track and her prior year hit are along the same sound - there is a wonderful sound here again.

I have taken the 12" version and have given it another spin with some ReStructure Mix elements including a new intro and exit. The original has a great build - even though my focus was to introduce the song with a wall of the beautiful strings and tambourines.

Requested from Nick and Lindsay - you wonderful boys make the music more than it is - that in itself is a gift! Thank you - and this is for you both.

• Bad Girl - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sphinx

Sphinx is an Italo-disco project from Luciano Ninzatti, Matteo Bonsanto and Stefano Pulga - the boy who created Kano. These musicians and producers formulated the Phil Spector sound for disco - a wall of synthesizers on a disco beat.

"Bad Girl" is from their 1983 self-titled album - many mistake for the Alec R. Costandinos symphonic-disco production. This track is one of the powerful vocal and keyboard wailing numbers - close to an electronic rock experience. It has always been one of the many on the album I admire.

I have ReStructured the album version (not the 12" remix) and recreated the energy with a few clips and samples from another "Bad Girl" to add to the powerful instrumental.

Dedicated to L. Ninzatti, M. Bonsanto and S. Pulga

• She Wants To (Get On Down) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bill Withers

Bill Withers (William Harrison Withers Jr.) was a mechanic for Lockheed Aircraft Corporation but after demos and his 1971 single "Ain't No Sunshine" he became a major soul artist. His 1977 album "Menagerie" contained his classic "Lovely Day" (later covered by C.C. Music Factory) and also a song featured in the film, "Looking For Mr. Goodbar".

"She Wants To (Get On Down)" has always been one of my favorite pre-disco boom tracks. It has the funky essence of the Stevie Wonder keyboard feel and a bumping bass track. It builds over and over with vocals riding on top of the groovy rhythm.

I have taken the 3:15 album track and ReStructured it into over 8 minutes adding a new intro and some breaks along the way - as well as some looping.

• No Regrets - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Quartzlock

I like to think of Quartzlock's "No Regrets" as the crowning touch of high energy in 1988. This song is one of the most recognizable songs in the clubs of hardcore high energy and club music. It features Lonnie Gordon on vocals presenting an emotional and powerful delivery for a disco track. I would say the "I Will Survive" of the late 80's.

"No Regrets" is a disco cover of The Walker Brothers 1975 hit - written and performed originally by Tom Rush. The production by Marc Andrews is flawless - with a gentle yet effective pounding to present a stage for heartache.

I have taken the 12" Musclebound Mix and ReStructured the piece into a new journey for memory sake. I can remember hearing this track for the first time and thought I heard Bette Midler singing? What a night that must have been!

• Sexy Cream - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Slick

Slick is Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson, Evette Benton and Brandi Wells

Their LP "Slick" from 1979 is one of the memorable projects from the "disco boom era" - with two big dance floor hits, "Space Bass" and "Sexy Cream". It as the funk of Philly and the harmonies which made The Sweethearts of Sigma (Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson and Evette Benton) irresistible either backing up or leading the chorus.

"Sexy Cream" is an erotic disco trip which I have taken onto the ReStructure Mix block - using the LP version which has the full arrangement and pieces I was looking for verses the 12" which chops much of it out. This new ReStructure Mix pulls the sexy feel "in and out" several more times and adds some new elements to take disco again on sexy experience - which is what the sound was all about.

• Dance, Dance, Dance - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Supermax

Supermax is an Austrian disco/rock fusion band formed by Kurt Hauenstein in 1976. Their 1977 album "Supermax" contained several nice dance tracks including the underground classic, "Lovemachine".

"Dance, Dance, Dance: is also from the LP and one of my favorites - in an afro-cuban dark and deep tribal-rock sound. It is featured on the album as a 3:45 track and a closing 3:27 as Part II. I have ReStructured both album versions into a close to 10 minute remix featuring some new percussion tracks and intro.

This is a break through piece from the time and always reminded me of the 60s psychedelic rock scene with a touch of jungle rhythm. A fantastic recording!

• Native Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Divine

Divine (Harris Glenn Milstead) is unmistakable in any sense. He began as a drag performer in cult classic films by John Waters - even more perfect is his role in disco/high energy music in the early-80s. Teamed with producers Danny Weiss and Bobby Orlando a camp-driven hardcore synthesized dance edge was created.

"Native Love" is from Divine's album "My First Album" from 1982 - an array of simple and fun dance tracks. It has become a classic among club goers and now work that identifies this drag-diva's style all together.

I have taken the 12" version and mixed and looped parts for a whole new experience. I have also added surprise vocals from Divine's early cult films "Pink Flamingos" to work the mood slowly, but surely.

• Rofo's Theme - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Rofo

Rofo is Ronny Verrept and Fonny De Wolf (Charity, Samantha Gilles, Michael Bow, Bianca). The first single from Rofo from 1983 "Flashlight On A Disco Night" egnited a new high energy sound in electronic music - followed by "I Want You" and "You Got To Move It On". A blend of rolling synthesizers and male/lounge-like vocals.

"Rofo's Theme" is an instrumental track from 1987 which brought dance floors to their feet with it's fast furious keyboards and rolling-rolling bass sequencers. This on has always reminded me of "a day at the horse races" - it has that much energy!

I have ReStructured the original 12" remix version and created an extended flowing intro and then had some fun chopping and re arranging much of the keyboard bridges and segues.

• Boys On Hollywood Blvd - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Elite

Elite is Jon Pickett, Michelle Wilson and David Vinson - a disco project arranged and conducted by the fabulous, Celso Valli (Passengers, Azoto, Tantra). Co-produced and keyboards from Tony Carrasco.

"Boys On Hollywood Blvd" is the title single and first release from the album - a story of dedication and hardships of the up and climbing stars in tinsel town. A great operetta-style vocal and club oriented track. Lots of sweeping strings and horns in the Italian-disco production style ala Revanche, Rudy and Macho.

I have ReStructured the track since it is one of my favorite from 1980 as the disco energy is one of the powerful and pleasing sounds of the time for high energy bound DJs.

Dedicated to Celso Valli and the magic Tony Carrasco!

• Op Oop Op Oop - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Esther Phillips

Little Esther (alias Esther Phillips) is the queen of blues and soul. Her move to disco music in the late 70s was a treat to dance floors and now music history. The 1979 LP "Here's Esther...Are You Ready" produced by Harvey Mason is a gem.

The project contained a disco version of the standard "Our Day Will Come", a dance version of Elton John's "Philadelphia Freedom" and the disco-mover, "Op Oop Op Oop" - transforming the disco chant into a diva standard!

I have taken the 12" version of this smokin' track and transformed it into a ReStructure movement with lots of loops and rearranging to make you wonder where your feet will move next. A great fun time was had by my mind and soul on this one.

Special thanks and dedicated to Lindsay and Nick - you magic men! You make the music feel deeper and more exciting than ever!

• No Romance/Keep On Dancin' - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Theo Vaness

Theo Vaness (Hendrikus Theodorus van Es) is a disco singer who made a time when disco was chic, complete. His disco music career began in 1978 with the LP "Back To Music" produced by Lana Sebastian, Michaele and Paul Sebastian (Pacific Blue, Madleen Kane).

"No Romance/Keep On Dancin'" comes from his big disco LP "Bad Bad Boy" from1979. It was a big hit in clubs and helped to define disco once again as a romantic sound with energy.

This ReStructure Mix gives the album the new arrangement using the mellow driving elements as well as the infused percussion elements. A new feeling for a track which has always satisfied both energy and emotion for me.

Dedicated to Loulou S. from Multiply for her work and love - and most of all friendship.

• Cream (Always Rises To The Top) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bionic Boogie

Gregg Diamond is responsible for a unique sound in disco music. He began his disco career in 1975 with Andrea True Connection's disco hit, "More, More, More". He managed to create a funky groove with the sweetness of disco strings and horns. Much like the Silver Convention.

Bionic Boogie is a studio project from 1977 which takes Diamond's magic to another level. Studio musicians for these sessions were always the some of the sharp elements in these albums.The second album titled "Hot Butterfly" featured Luther Vandross, Cissy Houston, David Lasley and Zach Sanders.

"Cream (Always Rises To The Top)" is a track from the project that was released as a 12" single with "Chains" on the flip side. The album is one of my favorite disco albums - both visually and disco wise.

I have taken the LP version of "Cream..." and have given it the ReStructure personality - breaking down various segments of the original and adding a few more effects.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Mike Ronsensteel who always taught me the exciting feel of disco naturally.

• Blue Disease - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Vivien Vee

Vivien Vee is a disco star from Italy discovered by Claudio Simonetti and Giancarlo Meo. Her big hit "Give Me A Break" from 1979 helped to bridge the gap from disco music to high energy during the early 80s.

"Blue Disease" is from her LP "With Vivien Vee" from 1983 - a project which features many tracks following the funk/Italo-disco style being modeled after New York disco - much like the sound created by Change. "Blue Disease" is the true essence of the robotic synthesizer sound created by songs like "I Feel Love" by Donna Summer - earlier Vivien followed with the production by Simonetti and Meo on the flip side of "Give Me A Break", a track called "Remember".

I have ReStructured "Blue Disease" using the album version and adding a drop beat to give the song a funky edge and also extending and looping moving parts of the song.

• Need-A-Man Blues - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donna Summer

Donna Summer hit the club hard with her first album "Love To Love You Baby" in 1975 - a said-to-be mimic version of Diana Ross' "Love Hangover" in an extreme package, the title track is a now defined by the success and controversy throughout time.

"Need-A-Man Blues" is a track from the album which is an aphrodisiac to love making from start to finish. One of the 70s themes of the time since Barry White made sensual music himself.

I have taken the album version of "Need-A-Man Blues" and have given it an extended beat intro and added some breaks and effects to bring Donna's sexy panther-like vocals out onto the floor again. The First Lady of Love has always done it for me - now I have done it for her!

For Donna fans everywhere! She still takes the floor hostage!

• All My Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - L.A.X.

L.A.X. are Galen Senogles ( Nite School - "Do You Speak French?") and Ralph Benatar (Black Blood, El Chicles, J.J. Band) - creating a disco/funk band whose first hit "Dancing At The Disco" in 1979 was a bit hit for dance clubs.

"All My Love" is the title hit from the second LP in 1980 and features lead vocals by Geoffrey Leib. A big hit for Prelude Records during the period and also helped the transition from disco to funk.

I have taken the 12" version and chopped and re-edited the track in a whole new ReStructure mix. Some great drums and guitars make this track a bouncy groove. Lead vocals keep it close to the disco sweetness along with the thin strings that melt over the funk of it.

Dedicated to Rick and Dean - for being so wonderful and also the support and love. Thanks for requesting this winner, Boys!

• Can't Live Without Your Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Suzy Q

Whats started as a studio project for disco producer Jerry Cucuzzella and diva, Carol Jiani and the single "Get On Up And Do It Again" later became one of Canada's big disco artists.

Suzy Q was officially an artists in 1981 with the release of the first featuring the funky-sleaze title single "Get On Up And Do It Again" - but minus the 12" singles vocals by Carol Jiani - the project credits Michelle Mills with vocals. There are many singles following this period and a second LP. It was during 1986 when high energy was solid in clubs and the single "Can't Live Without Your Love" was released in Canada under 'Suzy Q' and in USA as 'Suzy'.

I have taken the original import 12" single 'extended version' and transformed it into a bits-and-pieces ReStructure Mix using the fabulous dreamy vocals and the strong percussion base. It has been a favorite of mine and I know of many crowded dance floors! This re-visit to the energy and beauty of it's flow was a pleasure to resolve.

• Score - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Carol Lloyd

Carol Lloyd is a disco artist produced by Bruce Weeden - a songwriter, engineer and guitar player who worked along side Boris Midney on the USA European Connection ("Come Into My Heart/Good Loving") album and also the similar claim-to-the-dance floor group, Ultimate - where most of the studio players take part in both studio projects. Carol is a fierce singer and brings to mind a sassy Melissa Manchester of sorts when you hear the soul and heart of her delivery.

"Score" is from the LP by the same name and features the dreamy sound that Weeden and arranger, Mike Forte created with Juliano Salerni with Ultimate - as a matter a fact the back-up vocalist on this project are the trio from USA European Connection's first two projects. Also featured this album are Marc Paul Simon and iconic percussion by Larry Washington.

I have taken the 12" version of "Score" and recreated a "pep-rally" ReStructure Mix using parts of the song which give it lasting sound both on the dance floor and a toe tapping audio experience. Adding some words of wisdom from a friend at the tail end.

This ReStructure Mix was requested from Nick and Lindsay and is dedicated to their love of great dance music - which keeps me motivated!

• Ain't No Smoke Without Fire - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Eddie Kendricks

Eddie Kendricks solo career was just as exciting at his time with Motown's classic group The Temptations. His 1978 LP "Vintage" contained his dance single "Ain't No Smoke Without Fire" produced by Jeff Lane. The track gave Eddie an opportunity to deliver a yearning affection for a true love and a few pointers on how to stay in love.

I have taken the 12" single and given it a new ReStructure Mix to lighten up the groovy-disco feel with some pounding drums and raging "fire"! It is a nice venture back into the soulful sound of Kendricks who gave us the funky Tamla classic "Girl You Need A Change Of Mind" in 1973.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Rick and Dean of Australia - two of the best men of the disco beat and help to keep the energy flowing through my soul and heart - I love you guys!

• One Way Ticket - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Eruption

Eruption is a band from the late 70s founded by producers Frank Farian and Rainer M. Ehrhadrt and features Eric Kingsley, Gerry Williams, Greg Perrineau, Morgan Perrineau and Precious Wilson on
vocals for the first 3 albums.

Their first big hit in 1977 was a cover of Ann Peebles' "I Can't Stand The Rain" (from 1974) which became a big disco smash hit. Their second German released LP was titled "One Way Ticket" and featured the title track - which also became a late 70s disco hit.

I have taken the 12" long and short vocal mix and recreated another ReStructure Mix to push and pull that great chorus and those funky-ass bongos. Always a favorite and now in a new form!

• Galaxy Of Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Crown Heights Affair

Crown Heights Affair is given a ReStructure Mix from their LP "Dream World" from 1978 - a big shot into outer-funky-space with this ReStructure Mix with lots of horns and space-funk! It is truly one of the rewards of the Crown Heights Affair catalogue.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Andy Langley and his request for my play time with this fabulous song!

• Love In The Night - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - VHF

VHF is a studio project from Rod Gammons who also brought us Lewis Berry, Amanda Scott, Sadie Nine and Smalltown Boys. "Love In The Night" is a 1987 high energy tribute to E.G. Daily's "Love In The Shadows" from 1985. It is the identical instrumental and melody set to new lyrics - which was quite a phase for high energy when bands like Offshore (with Lonnie Gordon) again took the vocal from "No Regrets" and created "All Work and No Play".

I have taken the 12" version on Record Shack and given it a whole new ReStructure Mix breaking the energy down into parts and accentuating the climatic choruses. It is one of the "copy-cat" tracks that always created the proper mood with a crowded dance floor and the right soundtrack for the night club!

• It's My House - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Diana Ross

Diana Ross made the disco era complete with her 1979 LP "The Boss" - it was one of the moments in music history where the puzzle seemed complete. The title single of course is a landmark hit single for Diana - yet, "It's My House" being the second single release was just as powerful in a lower energy form.

I have taken the 12" remix by Jimmy Simpson and have given it a new electro-vibe ReStructure Mix - using lots of the fantastic horns and strings arranged by John Davis to a new sound. The song is one that you can't stop singing once you have started - so "come on in!"

Special guest appearance by Rupaul!

• New York City Rhythm - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow brought the 70s a wonderful collection of pop ballads in a style all of his own. He is truly one of the talents who made love songs feel even warmer.

His memorable disco era hit "Copacabana (At The Copa)" is one of the pop-dance tracks which made disco music alluring for many artists to dabble themselves. His double album "Barry Manilow LIVE" from 1977 featured "New York City Rhythm" which gave the city another meaning for the excitement and diversity of such a city.

I have taken the LP version and ReStructured the song with a few new angles - extending the Latin breaks and accentuating some of the wonderful lyrics for a deeper listening and dance experience. It is an uplifting Broadway-meets-discotheque sound.

Thanks to Paul C. for requesting this little gem. I appreciate the love you have for your city. I can feel it again, in this song.

• Get Dancin' - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Disco Tex and The Sex-O-Lettes

Disco Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes is Sir Monti Rock III and his outrageous rock and roll review. The project featured many familiar players: Charlie Calello, Denny Randell, Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan. This album plays out like a out-of-bounds concert with a burlesque show and pop and lockers entertaining.

"Get Dancin'" is the the second track from the two sided medley and takes it's sound from the "boogie" sound of the mid-70s. As disco music has always evolved with the times this project may as well been influenced by outrageous tracks like "Disco Duck".

I have take "Get Dancin'" to give it the ReStructure Mix treatment adding a new bass guitar loop and some new beats and effects. It is extended a bit further than the original 4:08 LP version. It was quite fun to work with by trying on my patience, as the beats drop in and out of the original mix.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Alex from youtube.com/cohetedisco - thank you for the suggestion and "hear" you go!

• Pride - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Grace Jones

Grace Jones is truly the "muse" of disco music. The Jamaican diva has truly left an image in the sound of disco, reggae, funk and new wave sound. Her recording career of the disco era was a unique experience for dance floors and became the forefront of its true essence.

"Fame" is Grace's 1978 LP produced by disco extraordinaire, Mr. Tom Moulton. The side one medley was one most celebrated disco productions of its time. I have taken "Pride" from the medley and created a new ReStructure Mix to remind those of us who were there of what excitement it was - and any new listeners to wonder what it must have been like.

Thank you, Mr Tom Moulton - you are the king in disco castle and have made it last forever!

• He Said, She Said - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Venus Dodson

Venus Dodson is a disco artist who worked closely with Leroy Burgess and Patrick Adams - she appeared in many projects including Sine, Herbie Mann's "Super Mann", Phreek, Kay Gee's "Burn Me Up" a few album by The Salsoul Orchestra.

"Night Rider" is Venus' solo LP - which is one of my favorites of 1979. The production by Patrick Adams and Leroy Burgess is the finale disco sound of the late 70s and also has Venus as the chanteuse of the disco arena of the time - check out that cover!

I have taken the 12" version (same as LP) and given it a whole new ReStructure Mix to once again give those "tattle tales" a chance to tell their stories and Venus an opportunity to defend her man.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Venus Dodson - thank you for the emails, Venus!

You may find Venus Dodson at: http://www.imaramusic.com/Venus/ and http://www.myspace.com/venusdodson

• You Are A Danger - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gary Low

Gary Low (Luis Romano Peris Belmonte) is one of the earliest Italo-disco artists to ring in the sound which dominated progressive dance floors of the time.

"You Are A Danger" is his first recording wa produced by Paul and Peter Micioni, a Italian disco production team. It was a big hit on its release and made Gary a star on European dance floors.

I have taken the original 12" version of "You Are A Danger" and ReStructured the track into new arrangement - adding only a few new touches. It has one of the catchiest riffs from the period and also some killer keyboard and synthesizer work!

• Imagination - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Helen Reddy

Australian born singer, Helen Reddy dominated the charts in the early 70s with many of her singles. She is one of the well known artists with lasting talent for singing and songwriting.

Her dance repertoire in the late 70s disco scene began with a cover of Kelly Marie's "Make Love To Me" from her 1979 LP "Reddy:. In 1983 her album "Imagination" was the source of her single by the same name. The 12" single was played by those jocks who could program this high-energy/early morning track cleverly. It has always been a favorite of mine and the instrumental has sound that disco bands like Space or Romanelli would weave.

I have take the 12" single and created a new ReStructure Mix adding some "imagination" and new beats. It is a very nice swirling number and deserves a place in the 80s dance movement.

• You Keep Me Hanging On - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Soiree

Soiree is a studio project from producer, Billy Jackson with a cast of disco stars including Alfonzo Thornton, Jocelyn L. Brown, Sharon Redd, Ula Hedwig, Yvonne Lewis and Luther Vandross. This album consists of disco version of Motown, 50s and classic soul remakes. Full disco orchestrations make this project sound like gold.

I have taken the single and Diana Ross and The Supremes classic, "You Keep Me Hanging On" and have given it a ReStructure Mix to bring the top production a new sound. I have added some of the elements from the Motown classic into this playful mix.

In editing this disco piece I have reconnected with this marvelous album and wonder will we ever hear this kind of flare in future music?

• Got To Get To You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Charade featuring Jessica

Charade released "Got To Get To You" in 1983 - a single that helped to jump start the high energy resurgence. Dance floors were already warming up to similar production with energy like "Searching" by Hazell Dean and "So Many Men, So Little Time" by Miquel Brown.

Although the single gives credit to Jessica as vocals - it is actually Norma Lewis ("The Fight (For The Single Family)", "Maybe This Time"). Producer Ian Anthony Stevens is the master mind behind this high energy classic.

I have taken the Passion label Megamix 12" and used both the vocal and instrumental to create a new need for this flowing and lovely disco track.

• I Don't Want To Talk About It - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pamala Stanley

Pamala Stanley is a singer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who hit the disco scene in 1979 with her huge hit, "This Is Hot". It was not long after that her career exploded into a ball of disco fire when her single (released and distributed on her own label) "I Don't Wanna Talk About It" marked her return.

Pamala always had the talent and voice to carry her music to both stage, recordings and diverse audiences. It was 1983 with the success of "I Don't Want To Talk..." which made dance floors anticipate her next move.

I have taken the original 12" version of "I Don't Want To Talk About It" - both vocal and instrumental and had a bit of fun with both lyrics, mood and instrumental. It is a whole new arrangement intended to make the song as fun as it was when released.

This ReStructure Mix was requested by Nick and Lindsay - and is dedicated to their love for the divas and dance music. Thank you again, boys!

• Dancer Dance - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pussyfoot

Pussyfoot is vocalist Donna Jones (New Seekers, The Springfield Revival) and producer Mick Flynn. This 1978 disco track is very reminiscent of Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" - both in vocal delivery and sequencer programming - yet, something new is added here. A harpsichord lightly trickles and accents the sleaze-like chorus.

This has always been a favorite of mine that I played throughout the 80s for early morning sets and this ReStructure Mix has given me a ploy to combine the track along with Patrick Cowley's classic Mega-mix of "I Feel Love" to connect the two songs together yet leave a space for the unique flavor of Pussyfoot's dance piece.

• Flight To Fantasy - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Linda G. Thompson

Linda G. Thompson is a German vocalist who is better known for her vocals with Silver Convention and The Hornettes (with Lucy Neale). Her single from 1975 "Ooh What A Night" is another single that echoes the sound of the funky/disco Silver Convention feel.

"Flight To Fantasy" is a single from 1980 produced by Uve Schikora that is an electronic dance piece which reflects the changing of disco music during the period. It is a hard edged rock-feel with a dreamy sound and vocal. Lots of moog synthesizers pounding out the sensual mood of this record.

I have taken the 12" inch version and recreated a ReStructure Mix that lends to many moments of the song that have always relayed the message clear. There are many loops and edits to extend the 5 minute original mix.

• Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donna Summer

Donna Summer took her incredible talent into the 80s with legendary producer, Quincy Jones with her 1982 LP "Donna Summer" featuring a new approach to her diverse range and style.

"Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)" was the first single from the album and changed the shape of dance floors as well as a new pop/jazz and funk approach to dance music. It was quite a "smoker" and an exciting time for Summer fans everywhere.

I have taken the 12" remix by Bruce Swedien and Craig Kostich and used both the vocal and instrumental (featuring a sax solo by Ernie Watts) and reunited the classic pieces into a new ReStructure Mix. It is truly a new sound and edit for the song.

Dedicated to my late "best friend" Roy (Angelo) Orozco - he was one of the die-hard Donna fans who made her magic come alive where he went. And thank you Donna for the Las Vegas show and making Roy feel special.

• Stuff Like That - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones is a living legend in the music industry. His productions and arrangement have made many artists shine like gold. His 1978 LP "Sounds...And Stuff Like That!!" is a project with pieces of funk, soul and jazz accentuated by Jones' magic touch.

I have taken the single "Stiff Like That" from the album version and have given it a new twist with a ReStructure Mix - it bears a few more breaks and some new kick-beats to jump start the hot track.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Ed DeNaro - thanks for the request and it is always fun to party with at GoBang! See you soon!

• Plug Me To Death - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Erotic Drum Band

Erotic Drum Band is one of the Canadian disco bands that headed the disco boom in 1978 with the LP "Plug Me To Death" - which featured 4 classic percussion driven pieces. This is the kind of disco music from the underground scene and made it way to move dance floors in a new way.

I have taken the LP version of "Plug Me To Death" and reworked this instrumental track for a whole new ReStructure Mix. The killer percussion has always been infectious and builds like a wall of bricks until the whistle break blows it to smithereens!

It has been a question of which came first? Pattie Brooks' "After Dark" which shares the same percussion and and bass line similarities - I say, who gives a fetch? They are both disco classics and deserve a stage of their own.

Dedicated to Peter DiMilo - check his new Erotic Drum Band recordings at: http://www.peterdimilorecords.com/biography.html

• Hold Me Down - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lipps Inc.

Lipps Inc. is a disco icon band with their "Funkytown" hit!

Producer Steven Greenberg worked his special brand of synthesizers and funky guitars along with the fabulous vocals of Cynthia Johnson - on the first three albums.

"Hold Me Down" is from the "Designer Music" project which was one of the singles which gained allot of play in clubs. I have taken the synthesized and moog track into a new ReStructure Mix using the album version. There is more play in my mix focusing on the drums loops and some added effects.

• 1-2-3 - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Salazar

Salazar is a disco band created by David Perry ("Keep On Walking" by Carrie Laporte) and features covers of 50s and 60s classics. "1-2-3" from their first LP was a big hit in clubs at the end of 1979 and continued on the disco energy tradition. The original was recorded by Len Barry in 1965.

I have taken the original 12" version from City Records in Canada and cut and re-worked a whole new ReStructure Mix - there is a lot more vocal and the breaks are broken down the the start to the completion of the finale countdown!

• Rescue Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Taste Of Honey

Taste Of Honey is Donald R. Johnson, Hazel P. Payne, Janice M. Johnson and Perry Kibble - they are well known for their 1978 disco hit "Boogie Oogie Oogie" - and also the award for first black group to win the Best New Artist Grammy in 1979.

"Rescue Me" comes from their third LP "Twice As Sweet" from 1980 - produced by George Duke. It was a pop radio hit and made some club play lists: the 3:20 minute album version was the only version available at the time.

I have taken the album version and have given it an extended ReStructure Mix with a bit of an underground flavor. It has some drop out surprises and a long take on those funky guitar tracks!

• It's Too Late - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Simone

Simone is a high-energy artist from the early 80s whose first single "It's Too Late" (a cover of Carole King's classic) is one memorable single from the disco sound called high energy. It was produced by Les Hunt who also gave us "Countdown" by Koffie and The Lovetones and "Eat You Up" by Angie Gold. The cover is a fast and flowing dance track with Simone's sweet but defiant vocal.

I have taken the 12" remix by Ian Levine and created a new ReStructure Mix focusing more on the gentle keyboard arrangements and pieces of the remix vocal ad-libs for energy and filler. The drums are still there - but are injected in part.

• Don't Stop - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - K.I.D.

K.I.D. is a project led by Geoff Bastow (Stainless Steal, Foxx, Patto) who worked with Giorgio Moroder closely during The Munich Years. His performances include the early Donna Summer and Munich Machine albums.

The ensemble of K.I.D. released the single "Don't Stop" in 1980 from their LP "Number One" - it was released in the US in 1981. The sound consisted of heavy synthesizers and Bastow keyboards. It was a nice return to the mechanical disco sound with the uplifting chorus vocals.

I have taken the 12" version of "Don't Stop" and recreated a mix with more of depth and break-wise moments - not leaving out much of that beat-and-clap sound.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Geoff Bastow who sadly passed in 2007.

• Don't Fall In Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Alma Faye

Alma Faye Brooks is the disco artists who brought the soulful vocal and theme of heartbreak to dance floors in 1977 with "Stop, I Don't Need No Sympathy"- produced by Dominic Sciscente (Black Light Orchestra, Space Project) and Michel Daigle .

Her 1979 LP was a fabulous return to the disco energy ala "torn love affair" with "It's Over" and "Don't Fall In Love" from the LP "Doin' It" - a project full of great surprises. I have taken the 12" version of "Don't Fall In Love" and created a new ReStructure Mix to extended the intro and add a few breaks and effects into the already hot mix by Lee Gagnon.

This ReStructure is dedicated to Nick and Lindsay - thank you for faith in another year of disco energy!

• Pop Pop Shoo Wah - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Erotic Drum Band

Erotic Drum Band is a disco concept group from Peter Di Milo (Champagne Explosion, Ann Joy, Nightlife Unlimited, Pussycats, Sugar Band Express) which represented the maturity of the disco sound in the late 70s. Their first LP "Plug Me To Death" is one of the most played albums I can remember during the period for hardcore and progressive clubs.

"Touch Me Where It's Hot" is the second project from 1980 and features the first single release "Pop Pop Shoo Wah" - a bouncy and catchy disco number. It has the lighthearted and energy of a catch-phrase that lifts any ones spirits higher on the dance floor.

I have ReStructured the 12" version and have introduced the fun with more of the synthesizer tracks that pour excitement onto the beats. There are some new breaks and points of the song to give a new meaning to "pop-pop-shoo-wah"!

Dedicated to Mr. Di Milo in thanks for his wonderful music and dedication to disco music.

You may find Peter Di Milo at: http://www.peterdimilorecords.com/

• I'm Not In Love / Girl, You're In Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Scherrie Payne

Scherrie Payne (sister of Freda Payne) became a member of The Supremes in 1973 - 1977 - a powerhouse diva. Her solo career also took shape in the late 70s, 80s and presently with many high energy productions with disco master, Rick Gianatos.

Her 1982 single "Girl, You're In Love/I'm Not In Love" is a fabulous cover of 10cc's classic ballad - done with a touch of diva. This production from Rick Gianatos is a mild-disco rendition during the early 80s and makes the magic of disco live all over again.

I have restructured the US 12" single using both the vocal and dub to recreate a new feeling for Scherrie's wonderful approach to this song. It was always a favorite and now it remains one that I loved bringing alive again.

Dedicated to Lindsay and Nicholas for their support and great energy!

• D.I.S.C.O. - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ottawan

Ottawan is a disco group produced by Daniel Vangarde (Gibson Brothers, Who's Who) during the big disco boom of the late 70s. Consisting of vocalists from Pam and Pat (a group formed following the success of Ottawan).

'D.I.S.C.O." is now a disc jockey standard used at weddings, and family events since it has that uplifting and "sing-a-long" feel. It is silly at times but has that flavor to make disco music fun and popular among those looking for a good time on the dance floor.

I have ReStructured the original import 12" single on Carerre and create a few more breaks and fun-moments to raise the letters once again: D.I.S.C.O.

Dedicated to my English Bulldog: "Disco" - who is everything disco!

• Au Revior - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Noel

Noel is an artists introduced with an LP titled "Dancing Is Dangerous" - produced by Ron Mael and Russel Mael of the brothers band, Sparks. This session was truly influenced by their own LP "#1 In Heaven" - produced by Giorgio Moroder.

"Au Revoir" is a track from the segued album and is one of my favorite cuts from the album - even though it runs at 3:10. I have always played the song using 2 pieces of vinyl to extend for either a dreamy early morning set or lounge sets.

I have ReStructured the short LP version and chopped the song into parts and also created loops and breaks to extend this nice piece of jazz-like dreaminess.

• Menhungry - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Maxine Dee

Maxine Dee released her single from Germany, "Menhungry" in 1983 - produced by J.P. Garattoni. It was one of the electro-disco tracks of this period which returned to the heavy synthesized feel of Giorgio Moroder-ish disco arrangement. The premise of the original mix was a flowing 3 part sequencer feel which gave Maxine a chance to admit her weakness: "men".

I have take the original 12" on Disc-O-12, both the "Computer Club Mix" and the "Instrumental Dub Mix" to create a blend of these piece of the formula and weave a whole new experience.

• Take A Chance - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bizzy & Co

Bizzy & Co is Fabrizio Gatto - an Italian producer who also gave us Italo-disco classics by Doctor's Cat, Martinelli, Cat Gang, Topo & Roby and Raggio Di Luna. His synthesizer sound in the early 80s is an excellent blend of high energy and a hypnotic dance sound.

"Take A Chance" is a single released in 1982 and along with writer/musician/producer Tony Carrasco (Klein and MBO) make this upbeat and fun tag-along track allot of fun to move and celebrate to.

I have ReStructured the Import 12" on DeeJay Records to give it a "spacious" mix and accentuate on some of the percussive drums and effects.

• You Can - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Madleen Kane

Madleen Kane is one of disco music's sexiest artists ever! Her first LP "Rough Diamond" has a stamp of the sultry sound of disco without compromising on rhythm and pulsating charm. Her fourth LP was more than a welcome sight in 1981 - it was a production by disco extraordinaire, Giorgio Moroder that also created a new vehicle for Moroder's mature production for the 80s.

"You Can" was the first release from the project and one of the more level tracks expected from both Moroder and Kane's sensual appeal. It is a smooth and elegant love song that is as fitting as "Rough Diamond".

I have ReStructured the LP version including the lovely keyboard intro - pitching it to the song's blasting sexy feeling. It is intended to give the song a new splash of disco perfume and another opportunity to give Madleen a chance to prove her quote from 1979, "People fall in love in discotheques. Lixstening to disco music!"

This mix is for you Ms. Madleen Kane!

• Girls Are Back In Town - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Risque

Risque is Yvonne van Spluteren (later replaced by Denise van der Hek), Donna Baron, Ingrid de Goede and Irene van der Hoeven a Dutch girl-group with a hypnotic sound and feel. Their first single "Girls Are Back In Town" is an appropriate synthesized disco track with the sound of the early 80s and the transition from orchestrated disco music to the simplified keyboard and sequencer arrangements.

I have taken the Casey Jones 12" remix on Importe 12 and have ReStructured it - as it is one of my favorite tracks from the period. It is winding and at times roaring and I have looped and extended a few moments to give it another chance to haunt your feet!

• Don't Turn Your Back On Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Eloise Whitaker

Eloise Whitaker is an artist produced by Laurin Rinder and W. Michael Lewis in the early 80s - featured on the new dance label Destiny Records along with Butterfly exec A.J. Cervantes.

"Don't Turn Your Back On Love" is one of the powerhouse dance tracks on the time with the energy and soulful feeling of a diva-anthem! This ReStructure Mix gives the vital parts of the original 12" single a play once again - in high gear!

Dedicated to Lindsay and Nicholas! Go get it!

• Change - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Zulema

Zulema Cusseaux began with a trio called Five Crystals and then later worked with Van McCoy with Faith, Hope and Charity. She also became a studio group titled Zalmac in the early 80s.

Her 1978 LP "Z-licious" is the brand of 70s funk, soul and disco rolled into a nice package. "Change" is the single from the LP which gained a nice repetation for being the solo-sound of Zulema - a roaring track with question of judgement and damnation - neither of which I foster or believe in. But it is a great song and the fictitious theme makes great fun for a dance floor motion.

I have ReStructured the 12" single and added a few new curves and turns to make the song new and a bit more exciting.

Thanks to Lindsay A. Smith and Nicholas J. Bunning, once again for influencing this ReStructure Mix - it's for you and with lots of good nurturing energy! No damnation! :)

• Baby Come and Get It - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pointer Sisters

Pointer Sister became the breaking of pop-high energy and dance music in the early 80s. Their album "Break Out" produced by Richard Perry was just that for these soulful divas.

"Baby Come and Get It" was the third 12" release from the project and one the sexiest! It has some of the most intense drums and synth effects.

I have taken the 12" single and ReStructured the song into an extended dub-like mechanical mix which is meant for the late nights or early morning moments to deepen the effect of the sensual and rhythmic sound.

• Whatcha Gonna Do About It - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Rozalin Woods

Rozalin Woods is a disco artist who released one album during the height of the disco era and then was never heard from again in the music industry. The album was "Flashback" and it was produced by Ed Martinez (Papa John Creach, N.E. Philly Band).

The album had three singles: "Flashback", "Go Shake Yourself" and "Whatcha Gonna Do About It" (written by Russ Ballard) - each with the full-potential and sound of the disco period. Rozalin's always reminded me of a sweet-Candi Staton-like feel.

I have taken the 12" version of "Whatcha Gonna Do About It" along with the instrumental and created a new arrangement with several new breakdowns. The song has a very strong emotion feeling to it and has always been one of the likable songs of the hardcore female disco diva followers.

• Solitaire - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Laura Branigan

Laura Branigan is one of the voices of the 80s that is instantly recognizable. Her dance classic "Gloria" is one of the most powerful dance songs ever recorded. This gave Laura a career in music that moved throughout the 80s and early 90s with several big ballads and a many dance singles.

"Solitaire" is from her second LP titled "Branigan 2" which took dance floors to another phase of pop dance and influenced a whole new phase of high energy dance music as well as the powerful femme vocal. Produced by Jack White

I have taken the 12" version of the track and worked to enhance the performance by Laura by adding new extended bridges and effects to make the already dramatic phase even more climatic - and eventually a dreamy wind-down.

Dedicated to the wonderful energy of Ms. Branigan who sadly passed way too young in 2004

• You Really Touched My Heart - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Amii Stewart

Amii Stewart is one of the visions that make the disco era exciting and as memorable as a the mirror ball itself. Her cover of "Knock On Wood" made dance floors jump with excitement. The project was produced by Barry Leng (Stephanie De Sykes, Simon May) who brought a tough-disco sound to life at a time when needed most.

"You Really Touched My Heart" is one of the tracks from this project I always loved and most of all the LP version. I have taken the album version and ReStructured it to save the fierce keyboard pieces intact and only extend them for a dub-like vocal version.

• On The Run - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Colleen Heather

Colleen Heather's LP "Heartbreaker" was one of the West End Records releases in 1979 that marked the disco boom with dance sparklers and the production of disco in the making. Produced by Bob Motta - who also gave us the New York Rubber Rock Band which also featured Colleen Heather on "Put Your Love In My Hands" single.

I have taken the 12" long version of "On The Run" from the album and have given it a touch of ReStructure Mix to keep this little masterpiece alive. It is a fast moving track - with a great vocal. The piano track can remind you a bit of an old silent movie with the villain approaching close by.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Lindsay A. Smith and Nicholas J. Bunning - thank you for listening and for the very kind words!

• Don't Stop Your Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Booker T.

Booker T. is a musician, songwriter and arranger from Memphis Tennessee - he is also the founding member of Stax' band Booker T. & The MG's from the early 60s. His production in the early 80s were a memorable contribution to dance music. "Don't Stop Your Love" is from his LP "I Want You" and a huge soul/disco classic from the period.

I have taken the original 12" remix dance mix and given it a ReStructure treatment for a whole new arrangement - also extending the rhythm guitar movement along with the mesmerizing vocal - which many have initially mistaken for Issac Hayes.

I dedicate this ReStructure Mix to DJ Steve Fabus from San Francisco and his true heart to keep the beat and the meaning of disco music alive in his unique style and mix. Steve, you are a sweetheart and I honor you, my friend.

• My Heart Belongs To You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pattie Brooks

Pattie Brooks is one of the veteran disco images and influences in dance music history. Her big move with Casablanca Records was backing vocals for artists like Donna Summer - her lead to the fr stage was welcome site in 1977 with The Simon Orchestra.

Pattie's big #1 disco hit "After Dark" is still considered one of the finest disco records ever. Her 1979 LP "Party Girl" was produced by Bunny Sigler (with a single titled "Got Tu Go Disco" produced by Jurgen Koppers). The album arrived at the demise of disco record sales - but fans still made the project a big asset to Pattie's recording career.

"My Heart Belongs To You" I have taken from the LP and given it a new ReStructure Mix to bring out the haunting melody and Sigler's fabulous production. A slight techno edge in an attempt to create a new rhythm sound.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to DJ Bus Station John from San Francisco and his energy to keep the pure sound of disco alive for many more to live and enjoy. Thank you, John - I love you!

• Going Through The Motions Of Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Danny Lugo and Destination

Danny Lugo and Destination are a powerhouse group with a classic disco album produced by Elton Farokh Ahi (Fire and Ice, Stereo Fun, Inc.) - a disco moment in time with this LP "From Beginning To End" and a marker for label Butterfly Records.

"Move On Up" was a high energy disco cover of Curtis Mayfield's soul classic and done with all of the right moves and grooves. A follow-up for the group took three years and it was released on San Francisco label C&M Records (label of the late Craig Morley and Larry Cory - a San Diego DJ).

"Going Through The Motions" was written by Gerald Lee and Marti Sharron (sadly passed in 2007) who also wrote "Music Is My Way Of Life" for Patti LaBelle and "Jump" for The Pointer Sisters. It is a great track that sounds as if it may have been a track from a Michael Jackson project from the early 80s.

I have ReStructured the original 12" version with the instrumental to create a whole new mix experience and also mark the song as pone of the great dance songs of the 80s.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to the great Elton Farokh Ahi

• Dance Wit Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Rufas featuring Chaka Khan

Rufas and Chaka Khan recorded their first LP "Rufusized" in 1974 with a fusion of soul and funk and also a road for a whole new sound. The music quickly became the aura of pop-soul music during the mid-70s. "Rufus featuring Chaka Khan" was released the following year and managed the two hits, "Sweet Thing" and "Dance Wit Me".

I have taken the 3:57 LP version of "Dance Wit Me" and managed to hold onto the funky-drum track and re edited and arranged the song to give it not only an extended version but a new groove. It is one of the killer funk tracks I can remember being driven by at a young age and now feel dedicated enough to pass it on.

• Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sheena Easton

Sheena Easton took over the pop charts in 1981 with her pop hit "Morning Train (Nine To Five)" - it was a couple of years later that she moved intro the pop-dance arena with producer Greg Mathieson. The track was released with a powerhouse dance remix by Rusty Garner where every beat was emphasized and hit the mark.

I have taken the 12" vocal and given the song a new twist in this ReStructure Mix - adding a few pieces to it which seem to fall into place when you listen to layers of that fierce kick beat.

• Fly Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Zell Black

Zell Black is a vocalist from the mid 70s who had a minor radio hit with a track titled "I Been Had By The Devil" on Motown Records. A year later Zell recorded again with Bob Gaudio as producer with a single "Fly Me" on Mike Curb Records.

Zell also joined the disco band Persia in 1979 and gave her vocal-ese edge to the classic, "Inch By Inch" on Casablanca Records.

The single is a rare funk-soul piece and has some of the grooviest drums and guitar pieces - and along with Zell and her unique vocal style the song is fantastic. I have ReStructured the 45 version from 2:53 to a 9:30 - adding lots of effects and capturing those cool riffs.

• Helpless (You Took My Love) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Flirts

The Flirts are a creation from the fingers and mind of Bobby Orlando - who also gave us many sound-alike bands like Waterfront Home, One-Two-Three, Tony Caso, WOW and his own Bobby 'O' titles.

"Helpless" is from their "Made In America" album from 1984 and features a whole new line up of vocalists - Debby, Christy and Christina. It is a powerhouse 80s disco track and has a sound very much like Laura Branigan's "Self Control" - complete with manly chants. I have removed those pieces for this ReStructure Mix and focused more on the percussion and bass keyboard riffs.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Wai Lam - thank you for the request - and the opportunity to have fun with this track!

• Baby, I'm Burnin' - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton joined the disco ranks in 1978 with her dance floor hit, "Baby I'm Burnin'" - from her LP "Heartbreaker". Co-produced by Gary Klein. The song crossed over from the pop-range and also made an opening number for her television variety show.

I have taken the12" version mixed by Al Garrison and Warren Schatz and gave the song a mix using more of the syn-drums and bongo loops. It is a lengthier and "disco dynamite" tribute to Ms. Dolly Parton who makes it all seem easy as heck!

• Let This Night Go On For Days - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Giorgio & Chris

Giorgio Moroder and Chris Bennett were the late 70s duo who brought magic together on the Munich Machine LP "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" in 1978 - giving Chris another opportunity for her lovely vocals within the electronic notes of Moroder's compositions. Chris Bennett had recorded a single in 1976 titled "Disco Man" which was also produced by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Belotte.

"Let This Night Go On For Days" is from the LP "Love's In You, Love's In Me" and closes the project with Moroder's haunting sequencers and keyboards. It is the sound which brought on the innovation of disco throughout the late 70s.

This ReStructure Mix brings the song a lengthier version as well as a few new effects and choruses with Chris' wonderful sound.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Randy from YouTube - thank you for requesting the song and bringing to mind a whole new version.

You may also find Chris Bennett at www.chrisbennett.com - for more of her beautiful music and personality

• I Have A Destiny - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Denise McCann

Denise McCann is an vocalist who hit the disco scene with a track called "Tattoo Man" which was originally intended as rock/pop - but after a disco over-haul became a big club hit in 1977. The next year gained her a contract with Butterfly Records - at the time one of the most promising disco labels of the late seventies.

Her 1979 LP "I Have A Destiny" was one containing more of Denise's unique vocal style. The project was produced by Guy Sobell and have several tracks that were dance floor worthy. The title track I have ReStructured, since it has always been one of my Denise McCann favorites.

It is the glitzy and glam edge of the disco era and has many riffs which make it fun to listen and dance to. I have added a few pieces to give it a new feel.

Dedicated to Ms. McCann and thank you for the emails

• Accidental Lover - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Love and Kisses

Love and Kisses is a group created and produced by Alec R. Costandinos. The first self-titled album gave way to two powerhouse Euro-disco hits, "I Found Love (Now That I Have Found You)" and "Accidental Lover". This was the starting line for dance floors to dance to a full orchestrated disco production and a stylish groove.

I have ReStructured "Accidental Lover" to give the side long cut a new feel using the bass breaks and striking string movements. The track is a classic which many may remember as the sound which brought discos into a new age.

• Let's Dance - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - David Bowie

David Bowie began a career in rock music during the late 60s. His iconic style and image became one of the most influential through the 70s and during the early 80s. His 1983 project with disco producer Nile Rodgers was one of the most awaited albums of the time.

"Let's Dance" was a big club single which was assisted during the video era. I have taken the 12" version and created an alternate ReStructure Mix using the kick-ass beats and horns as a segue to a whole new experience.

Dedicated to Bob T. and a special thanks to him for the support and good energy

• Work Me Over - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Claudja Barry

Disco queen Claudja Barry has also been the "sweetest dynamite" to hit dance floors and stages during the late 70s, 80s and even today. Her stance is a powerful one - as well as her unique range and vocal approach.

Her 1983 release "Work Me Over" is a open arms to high energy music - it was one of the big dance floor hits of the time. Her then husband and produced Juergen S. Korduletsch works with up-and-coming high energy producer Bobby Orlando to create is non-stop roaring disco piece.

I have taken the 12" version and have given it a whole new ReStructure Mix blending in Claudja's majestic vocals and more of the synthesizers to create new breaks and a whole new arrangement.

• Tequila - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bo Boss

Bo Boss is Paolo Micioni, Massimiliano Di Carlo and Roberto Masala - a production trio who also brought us "Not Love" by Trilogy and "Freedom" by Thanya. This was an innovative electronic sound for the 80s and sounds family with many Italo-disco production during this dance period.

"Tequila" is an electronic and robotic feel version of the 50s classic from The Champs. A fantastic version here with some distant chorus girls that make the song feel as though it were being funneled from another galaxy. A nice disco venture.

I have taken the 12" single "vocal" and "dub" as well as pieces from the original classic to create a whole new dance experience that should make you feel as though you have had a shot or two!

Dedicated to Alex Nikitin of Euro-Flash (www.euro-flash.net)

• Bi-Coastal - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Peter Allen

Peter Allen is an entertainer from Australia - his career spanned the mid-80s throughout his passing in 1992. His single "Bi-Coastal" from his 1980 LP is a wonderful piece of dance/pop that was released as a promo 12" and caught the ears and hearts of those who clamour for a mixture of stage and dance floor.

I have taken the 12" mix and created an alternative remix using a few hand-me-downs from the big stage - thanks to Paul C. from New York for requesting a new mix - it is different and still needs a little moving to! Thank you, Paul.

• If You Feel The Funk - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - LaToya Jackson

LaToya Jackson releases her first solo LP in 1980 with various production sessions - "If You Feel The Funk" from the project was produced by Ollie E. Brown and features guitars by Ray Parker Jr.

The track was a big hit in clubs thanks to the funky-flavor and LaToya's big debut. Her frail vocals work well over this track and create a nice groove. I have taken the album version and extended not only the short and difficult intro - but also added a few new breaks and a fade out that allows more time.

• Ain't Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Teri DeSario

Teri DeSario released her first album in 1978 titled "Pleasure Train" which contained two dance floor classics soon remixed and released as a 12" single. "The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of' and "Ain't Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You" both become dance floors hits and now classics. I have taken "Ain't Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You" from the 12" remix and ReStructured it per the guidelines of a new effect.

The song was co-produced and written by Barry Gibb and features his backing vocals. The magic can be heard all over this recording from the strings, guitars and lyrical feel for love and harmony.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Paul O'Driscoll - thank you for the request and for listening

• Master Blaster (Jammin') - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder has brought soul and disco together. One of the earliest noted disco/soul projects being his 1976 album "Songs In The Key Of Life". Wonder has been active in the recording industry since 1963 and one of Motown's most celebrated talents.

His 1980 LP "Hotter Than July" brought a dance/reggae and light disco edge together to introduce a whole new period of 80s soul and dance music. I have taken the single "Master Blaster (Jammin')" into the ReStructure phase and added a few elements to subject the track to the full-disco dance floor treatment. It was always a pleasure to remix this track during the time for a new dance floor - and now it is easier to understand the completeness of it's dance appeal.

• Black Is Black - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cerrone

Jean-Marc Cerrone is man when it comes to disco music. His compositions, arrangements and productions define the Euro-disco sound. His first LP "Love In 'C' Minor" is perhaps one of the perfect among much of his work. Many tracks stand out over each other when you are searching for a message or mood, which is why this man has lead an incredible career- and he continues to fascinate even today.

"Black Is Black" is his cover of the 1967 rock classic by Los Bravos - the song has been covered by many artists in many genres of music. This disco version is the morning glory of disco music. The strings flow wonderfully with the chorus of divas explaining the mind of blue.

I have taken the LP version and given it the ReStructure touch breaking it down several times to give the track a new dance experience and life.

Dedicated once again to the master of the disco symphony - Mr. Jean-Marc Cerrone

• Rock It - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Deborah Washington

Deborah Washington is a true disco diva. Her first LP "Anyway You Want It" brought a disco version of The Four Tops "Standing In The Shadows Of Love" to many dance floors and completed sound that disco music was all about during the time period. Her follow up project titled "Love Awaits" contained the single "Rock It" which brought Deborah's soft and sexy vocals out again in their place.

I have taken the 12" version of "Rock It" and have given it a ReStructure Mix adding a few samples from early 70s rock and re-pacing the arrangement - using more of the drums and guitars to the advantage of any dancer!

Sample from "Open Your Gate" by Ron Savage

• Not Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Trilogy

Trilogy is Paolo Micioni - a DJ and producer from Rome, Italy. His work in the early 80s can be heard in releases by Easy Going, Gary Low, Traks, Thanya, Gazebo, Blue Night and various remix projects. His style of Italo-disco helped in the early 80s to create a mood which reshaped dance floors and stand up clubs around the world.

"Not Love" is a release under the name Trilogy and is one piece of entrancing dance music - a blend of 80s modern electronics and 60s rock vocals buried below the pulses and sequencers. It is a favorite of mine and I am sure many hardcore dance addicts and jocks.

This ReStructure Mix takes the 12" vocal and re-edits segments to create a whole me phase in the song. It is intended to move the track once again to recognize it's genius.

• San Francisco Hustle - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Silver Convention

Silver Convention is the creation from German producers and songwriters Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay - their first single in 1974 "Save Me" began a part of disco music history which remains one of the most memorable even today.

"San Francisco Hustle" is from the 1976 LP "Get Up and Boogie" - and is one of the swirling string and disco beat experiences of a lifetime. Even when the chant repeated over-and-over the infectious rhythm becomes also hypnotic. It is one of my favorites from the team and is the focus of this ReStructure Mix.

The new appeal centers on the bass rhythm and creates a new intro and fade for a dub-like trip.

• Oh, People - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle needs no introduction - once the voice begins to emanate a stand is taken and a deeper soul is released. Her contribution to soul and disco music are the proof of talent and heart.

One memory that always haunts my mind is 6 AM at The Probe (in Hollywood, CA), 1986 - DJ Lance Wise is spinning his extended remix of Patti's "Oh, People" and a crowded dance flow is swaying to the mesmerizing song and some holding and embracing each other in love. This is the meaning of the dance floor when disco music is playing - not just partying and fun - but love and unity.

I have taken the 12" version of "Oh, People" and have given it a ReStructure Mix for this purpose - there is only so much time we each have - touching those we care and love is what it's all about.

Dedicated to Jurgen L. - thank you for requesting and bringing this one to life! and for your support.

• Standing In The Rain - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Don Ray

Don Ray is a musician during the mid and late 70s who has worked with Alec R. Costandinos, Crystal Grass, Santa Esmeralda and Cerrone. His solo project in 1978 is "The Garden Of Love" was an opportunity for Ray to compose and arrange along with Cerrone.

"Standing In The Rain" is a track from the album which became a favorite among disc jockeys and fans during the late 70s and continues to be a choice among Euro-disco fans. I have ReStructured the LP version giving it a new intro and pacing out the verses and bringing a storm into the arrangement.

• Begin The Beguine - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis covers the Cole Porter masterpiece "Begin The Beguine" written in 1935 and introduced in a Broadway musical titled "Jubilee". The song is from his 1978 LP titled "The Best Days Of My Life" - produced by Jack Gold. The track was remixed in 1979 by Steve Thompson - with an arrangement from the legendary, Gene Page.

The sweeping strings, haunting melody and divine moments of the 12" single are ReStructured and given a breakdown in several areas to re-introduce or reacquaint a beautiful disco lullaby of musical class and excitement.

Dedicated to the wonderful disco producer, Marvin Howell and a thanks to his work to keep dance music alive!

• Must Be The Music - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Secret Weapon

Secret Weapon is 'The' Roy Skip Snider, Djuana "DJ" Thomas, Jerome Prister, Kevin Walker, Michele Blackmon, Rickey Paige and Russell Thomas - New York funk/disco group produced during the shifting of disco music in the early 80s. The self titled LP fulfilled the single "Must Be The Music" and brought the lighter-side of rap and funk to a head.

This ReStructure Mix of "Must Be The Music" accentuates the groove and the hit hat to the extreme using a few samples from Pointer Sisters and Kraftwerk to make the mix complete.

Dedicated to the die-hard New York funk fans who make old-school possible!

• I'll Do My Best (For You Baby) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ritchie Family

Ritchie Family moved into the 80s with disco Jacques Fred Petrus (Revanche, Peter Jacques Band, B.B. & Q. Band, Change) pulling together Giuliano Salerni (Hi-Gloss, Bonnie Boyer, Strange Affair) arranging and conducting along with Mauro Malvasi. The project was a move for the ladies to explore the electronic disco funk movement coming from New York.

The vocals are Vera Brown (lead), Jacqui Smith-Lee and Theodosia "Dodie" Draher. "I'll Do My Best (For You Baby)" is the first single from the album and is the most memorable of the time. It is close to the sound of groups like Change and B.B. & Q. Band from the masters themselves.

This ReStructure Mix gives the track a dub-like presence focusing on the dreaminess of the song and also a hard hitting percussion to top it off.

• Dead On The Case - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Disconnection

Disconnection is Robert Lee Holmes Jr. - producer of the late jazz.funk artist Freddie Waters. Holmes worked to create a jazz/disco/funk project on Prelude Records in 1977 which became one of the most obscure projects for this top disco label. The track "Dead On The Case" was a short cut (3:27) from the LP which gained some attention but was much too short to use - it was also featured on a Rare Preludes Volume 6 in 1993.

I have ReStructured the fabulous instrumental using e thumping break as an intro and break for this remix - it outlines the wonderful jazz and free style feel of the piece. It has always been one that reminded me of a sort-of "Shaft"-es-que flavor and here is extended to make this magic episode work.

• Doctor Kiss-Kiss - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - 5000 Volts

5000 Volts is Kevin Wells, Linda Kelly (later replaced by Tina Charles), Martin Cohen, Martin Jay and Mike Nelson. Their self-titled LP from 1976 is one of the big disco memories of the disco era which points to one of the highest "disco-fevers" with "Doctor Kiss-Kiss", The single is one of several from the project which make this album a classic.

I have taken the LP version which times out at 3:10 and ReStructured the song to give it not only a longer play time, but also a sleaze factor which it is so worthy of. A great vocal, incredible guitars, keyboards and backing vocals make this track as infectious as Saturday night itself.

• Disco Connection - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Isaac Hayes Connection

Isaac Hayes Movement is Charles "Skip" Pitts, Gary Jones, Isaac Hayes, Lester Snell, Michael Toles, Mickey Gregory, Ronald Hudson, Sidney Kirk, Tommy Williams and Willie Hall. The ensemble began recording in the late 60s creating a path for soul music to reshape dance floors in the early 70s.

"Disco Connection" was the second project released in 1975 and featured the titled cut as the single that innovative DJs would create the disco environment with the energy and excitement of growing scene. It was one of the earliest tracks that caught my attention during the early years of club-going.

I have ReStructured the track giving it a new intro and some breakdowns that take advantage of the "cat-like" slaps - incorporating a sample from the film "Car Wash". It is one of the tracks that is reminiscent of Hayes genius track, "Shaft.

• Passion - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Flirts

The Flirts are the 80s answer to the synth-pop disco/nu wave dance sound - with the master of 80s dance Bobby Orlando as the conductor. The group emerged in 1982 with their first dance floor hit, "Passion" and lead the way for Orlando to conquer and leave dancers yearning for that rolling synthesizer and rhythmic percussion.

The changing trio of chorus divas has left many tracks which have lasted throughout time regardless of their campy and sometimes silly themes. The Flirts have truly managed to keep the camp and beat alive.

I have ReStructured their big one, "Passion" into a breakdown of that bass synth and some of the tie-lines of the song to give it an alternative mix. It has always been one I have reached floor to pack the floor and even today cannot get the words "passion" out of my mind once it starts!

• Friends - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Amii Stewart

Amii Stewart (Amy Nicole Stewart) is one of disco's most regarded diva's since her big hit "Knock On Wood" struck dance floors in 1978. Her career has spanned a series of dance floor hits as well as work with some great composers including Ennio Morricone, Naratha Michael Walden, Giorgio Moroder and Bolland and Bolland.

Her 1984 LP "Try Love" is a lighter edge of disco/pop produced by the late Italian artist and producer, Mike Francis (passed in 2009). The single "Friends" is in Francis' wonderful 80s keyboard sound with a touch of adult contemporary flare. It is a sweet song that brings the lover out in two friends who find that more comes from caring and sharing.

I have ReStructured the song any have pulled more of a groove out of the mellow 12" mix - giving a new intro with some bumpin' beats pushing the beautiful keyboards outward.

This ReStructure mix is dedicated to Jurgen L. of UK - thank you for the support and for requesting this lovely number

• Gonna Get Over You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - France Joli

France Joli burst upon the music scene during disco's dynamic period and her big hit "Come To Me" remains one of the most memorable of dance floors around the world. Her 1981 single "Gonna Get Over You" is from her LP "Now" - the single produced by Raymond Reid and William Anderson (of Crown Heights Affair) - with strings and horn arranged by Giulliano Salerni (Strange Affair, Hi-Gloss, Bonnie Boyer, Tangerue) and a 12" remix by Francois Kevorkian.

This ReStructure Mix focuses on bringing a more classic early morning feel and removing a few of the horn elements and adding a few sampled breaks to accentuate "the pain" in this diva's heart. It is a quite a beautiful track and an honor to remix.

Dedicated to Ms. France Joli for her fabulous touch in the world of lovely music!

• Take It To The Zoo - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sunshine

Sunshine are Donna Summer's sisters. Dara Bernard and Mary Bernard - they began as back-up for Donna during her few projects prior to the release of the "Thank God It's Friday" soundtrack. The project was produced by Arthur G. Wright (Paul Jabara, Rare Gems Odyssey and also from the soundtrack "Leatherman's Theme" from Wright Brother Flying Machine).

The track is one of the memorable tracks not only the way it plays out "The Zoo" disco from the film - but also it's funk production and disco strings. The Bernard Sisters do a great job at giving a performance which is laid back, but also encompasses the energy of disco of late 70s.

• You and I - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Rick James

Rick James changed the face of soul/funk and disco music during his rein from 1978 throughout the 80s. His productions enhanced the hardcore edge of a sound which began in the early 70s with experimental artists like George Clinton and Bootsy Collins. A hard hitting emphasis of rhythm guitars and rock-edged yet soulful vocals played a big part in the outline.

His initial album with The Stone City Band was titled "Come Get It!" and contained the hits, "Mary Jane" and "You and I" - the track "You and I" made a big debut in discotheques during a time when Euro-disco and pop-dance was on top - it was quite an impact!

I have ReStructured "You and I" and have given it a face-lift for the bottom line groove and the clever and sometimes naughty lines. It is a deeper mix which emphasizes the 70s era in its creative state and a current remodel for remembrance of a great dance era.

Dedicated to Mr. James and hit great sound and courage to live life on his own terms.

• (Your Love Has Got Me) Screamin' - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Blacksmoke

Blacksmoke's "(Your Love Has Got Me) Screamin'" is from their 1976 self-titled LP - the track was released as a 45 rpm single and also featured on a Casablanca dance EP compilation - in it's 3 minute version. It took 2 copies for me to extend it them/ This over-8 minute ReStructure Mix remedies that problem and pumps up the intro and breaks with some massive percussion.

Disco-funk junk! Work it!

• Substitute - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Liquid Gold

Liquid Gold is headed by vocalist Ellie Hope and produced by Adrian Baker (an artist in the early 70s). The bands first success came in 1979 with their smash disco hit "My Baby's Baby". The song solidified the sound of Liquid Gold and each following release reflected this winning formula. The same year their following release, "Dance Yourself Dizzy" created the same excitement.

"Substitute" is their 1980 release which also features the excitement of the swirling strings - funky guitars and Ellie's fantastic vocal. I have ReStructured the track and re-arranged and re-edited the funky-ass guitars into a new experience.

• You Are The Reason (I Feel Like Dancing) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Fifth Dimension

The Fifth Dimension began recording in 1967 and is better known for their worldwide 60's hit "Up-Up And Away". The group was formed by Billy David Jr.and featured his wife Marilyn McCoo - they went on to recording a disco classic in 1978. The group had a mild success with their 1978 LP "Star Dancing" which featured the single "You Are The Reason (I Feel Like Dancing)" - which was also featured in the film "Thank God It's Friday" but not included in the soundtrack.

I have taken the 2:48 LP and extended it to a little over 9 minutes adding some new intro - breaks and a col ending. It is a soulful disco track which brings to mind the uplifting feel that disco music has given the world - a celebration that should never end.

• Gimme Some - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Jimmy 'Bo' Horne

Jimmy 'Bo" Horne's 1978 album "Dance Across The Floor" brought The Miami Disco Sound to a new high. The production by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch of K.C. and The Sunshine Band gave a new expression of their funky/soul/disco style.

"Gimme Some" is another track from the LP which also shared success in clubs as one of the uplifting disco tracks which also combined the sound which made K.C.'s hits like "Get Down Tonight" and "That's The Way" a sure win for dance floors.

I have ReStructured "Gimme Some" and devoted the mix to not only extending the track, but giving pieces of it a front on the stage. It is one of the catchiest riffs and also the "feel-good" sound of disco music.

• Fever - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sylvester

Sylvester's fifth solo album is "Sell My Soul" - produced by Harvey Fuqua. The project contained several wonderful dance tracks: "I Need You", "I'll Dance To That", "Doin' It For The Real Thing" and a cover of the classic song "Fever".

I have taken the LP version of Sylvester's gospel-edged synth version and weaved a completely new arrangement and direction for the recording. It is one of my favorites of Sylvester's and one of the hard-hitting vocal tracks from this diva!

Dedicated to all of those who support disco/dance music today and also the feeling that is in the air whenever the music is played.

• Save Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Silver Convention

Silver Convention is the mid-70s answer to boogie music - slowly becoming the disco-pop of the era. Produced by Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay - this powerhouse ensemble emphasizes the power of a few riffs and disco bass-lines.

"Save Me" is from their first album and is the formula that gives the group it's outline and everlasting energy. Even today it is every bit as effective and infectious. This ReStructure Mix takes the album version and pops on a new intro and a few breaks to give that chorus more power.

This ReStructure Mix was created and dedicated to Jurgen from London, UK - thank you for the support

• Music Is All You Need - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - THP

THP began in 1976 with their first LP "Early Riser" - produced by Willi Morrison and Ian Guenther. Their disco influence was based on a full orchestration of the Euro-disco sound with a funky band edge. It was big during their second release titled, "Two Hot For Love". The LP "Tender Is The Night" hit the discotheques during a period where a transition of the music was motivational.

"Music Is All You Need" is from the third LP (even though it is titled THP #2) and is one of the wall of disco sound from the group and also features vocals from Phyllis and Helen Duncan (Duncan Sisters) - it is a phenomenal statement and also a rousing piece of dance music. I have ReStructured the song using most of the parts which left a mark in my mind. It is segmented in edits and parts to create a whole new version.

• Look At You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - George Mc Crae

George Mc Crae exploded on the early disco scene with his monster soul hit, "Rock Your Baby" in 1974 - the LP was Produced by K.C. and the Sunshine Band's Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch and under Henry Stone's classic label T.K. Records.

"Look At You" is a track from the album which has the classic Casey/Finch guitar and groove sound - quite dreamy and funky. The song has always been the second choice for deejays and audiophiles as another hit and dance floor mover. I have ReStructured the track and extended it for a not only a deeper sound but also to pull more out of the great feel of the song.

Dedicated to Wendelien from The Netherlands

• Give Me A Break - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Vivian Vee

Vivian Vee (Viviana Andreattini) is a disco star discovered by disco producers Claudio Simonetti and Giancarlo Meo (Easy Going, Capricorn) in the late 70s. Her first single "Give Me A Break" was a huge disco hit internationally and in the states. It was the resurgence of uplifting and "feel-good" disco music and began a whole new period of disco music which would soon become high energy.

I have taken the 12" version of this monster club hot and ReStructured it to pieces and glued it back in a re-edit that is sure to give a new feel for your ears, but maintain the power of the original.

Dedicated to the masters Claudio Simonetti and Giancarlo Meo

• You Got Me Dancing In My Sleep - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Frisky

Frisky is a disco studio concept band from Jesse Boyce and Moses Dillard -the producers who brought New York discos alive in the late 80s with their album by Saturday Night Band and Constellation Orchestra. A refined and orchestral flavor of dance music which helped to bring disco music to the top of the charts and make it a household word.

Frisky features vocals by Joy Cannon and Charnissa Butts - each singing with the sass and exuberance of disco excitement.

"You Got Me Dancing In My Sleep" is the opening track from the LP - t has the energy of an early Salsoul Records classic and lots of disco syn-drums and horns. I have ReStructured the track using the hand-claps and bongos to create break-pieces between the roaring verse and chorus.

• Funkin' For Jamaica - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Tom Browne

Tom Browne (Thomas Fredrick Browne) released his second jazz album in 1980 titled "Love Approach" - a big surprise was the funk/jazz track "Funkin' For Jamaica" which became a hardcore track on dance floors that went lower BPM and experimental for some good. The song is now considered an old-school classic.

I have taken the LP version and ReStructured the funky grooves, as well as Tom's kick-ass trumpet to create a dub-like groove version to pull the rap and jazzy arrangement into a new piece.

• All Night Dancing - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lipps Inc.

Lipps Inc. is Steven Greenberg and Cynthia Johnson - their 4 albums from the early 80's left quite a landmark in disco history. From their first LP "Mouth To Mouth" - the track "Funkytown" helped to change dance and pop-music forever. It is a pop-classic and may now be heard on wedding DJ play-lists.

"All Night Dancing" is also from the first album is an underground favorite for both dancers and disc jockeys. It has the feel and sound of disco with a beautiful and punchy arrangement. I have ReStructured the song and have given it an intense re-arrangement to give the song a whole new feeling.

Dedicated to the "Lipps" themselves, Steven and Cynthia

• Dance and Shake Your Tambourine - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Salsa '78 Orchestra

"Dance and Shake Your Tambourine" is a track originally recorded by Universal Robot Band in 1976 produced by Greg Carmichael and Patrick Adams. The band included members from the band Kleeer ("Keeep Your Body Workin'") - Woody Cunningham, Richard Lee and Paul Crutchfield.

I have used a cover version recorded in 1977 by Salsa '78 Orchestra on an independent label, Springboard International. The type of record you would find at a five-and-dime store. I just though the cover was done well by the band - so it was used for this ReStructure Mix.

• Don't Stop Dancing - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - France Joli

France Joli is the Canadian disco diva who took dance floors prisoner after the release of her first LP "France Joli" - tracks like "Come To Me", "Let Go" and "Don't Stop Dancing" were instant hits. It was the refined disco formula that had been in the works during the late 70s.

I have ReStructured "Don't Stop Dancing" and edited the original album version to give the song a whole new arrangement and feel. It was a pleasure to hear the horns, strings, percussion and sound of this great period in disco history.

The album was produced by Tony Green and arranged by Denis LePage

• The Night (La Noche) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Azul y Negro

Azul y Negro is Carlos Garcia Vaso and Joaquin Montoya - a synth-pop duo from Spain. Their 1982 LP "La Noche" contained the title cut "The Night" which became an instant dance floor hit from the moment it blared from the speakers - pounding the beats and sequencer bass. The song outlines the maturity of electronic music and delivers it in an 80's club format. Quite simple and effective.

I have taken the 12" version and ReStructure it to give it a longer and re-edited format with lots of "twists, turn, loops and effects". It has always a fan of the band and this single - it is offered here for an alternative trip!

• The Love Train - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Crystal Glass featuring Kristi B.

Crystal Grass is a disco band from the early 70s that initially featured many players from the Euro-disco movement including Slim Pezin and Marc Chantereau. Produced by French producer Lee Hallyday - there is a distinct sound from the Cerrone and Alec R. Costandinos recordings here. It is what helped to shape another faucet of disco music during the experimental period.

"The Love Train" is the 1978 album from Crystal Grass and features vocal by Kristi B. - the project is similar to those of Voyage where the a symphonic disco sound travels to locations around the world offering a flavor to each track with a distinct disco beat.

I have ReStructured the opening track "Overture To The Love Train" taking parts of the movement to create a whole new piece. It is a bit more concise and offers an alternative party-mood for this wonderfully produced disco album.

• Searching - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Change

Change is one of Little Macho Music's (Jacques Fred Petrus) finest productions during the disco era. It clearly pulls all of the experience and talent from both Petrus and co-producer Mauro Malavasi and arranger/composer/conductor's David Romani and Paolo Gianolio.

"Searching" is from the first album "The Glow Of Love" and features a lead vocal by the late and very talented, Luther Vandross. The track is one long standing favorite of many dancers and DJs.

I have ReStructured the song and used parts of the song which I favored along with the fabulous vocals from Mr. Vandross.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to the late Jacques Fred Petrus

• Kechak Fantasy - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Voyage

Voyage is Marc Chantereau, Pierre-Alain Dahan, Sauveur Mallia, Slim Pezin and Sylvia Mason-James. A band that solidified the disco era with some of it's most memorable and indelible classics. Tracks like "Souvenirs" and "From East To West" are disco music's European connection perfected.

"Kechak Fantasy" is from the "Fly Away" project which is the second LP from the band which features two-sided medleys of themes and rhythms from around the world mixed in a beautiful package. The track featured chants from Bali Kecak dances - and is most memorable as the track which drops from "Souvenirs" on side one - during the albums release most disc jockeys would allow this tracks to play through or into - since it was so infectious.

I have ReStructured the short 3:02 segment into a full track using the fantastic instruments which bring the ancient ritual for the Gods during the Balinese rituals. Many added elements help to create a formation with new energy.

• Don't Stop - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Motion

Motion is a Canadian production from Gino D' Orazio and Tony Bentivegna - a production team who also brought to dance floors, Blue Lazer, Ladies Choice and Nightlife Unlimited. The changing sound of disco music in the early 80s became electronic and infused with the keyboards which introduced a new technology of sound for the period.

"Don't Stop" is from Motion's first LP and was one of their most memorable tracks - it has a rolling bass sequencer that is the main formula for most of the projects of the time but work best with the infectious chorus and simple yet effective vocal. This ReStructure Mix breaks the song into many spots and adds a longer break arrangement. My attachment to this song came during a time when disco and high energy were being reintroduced to a whole new dance crowd.

• Dancing In The Dark - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Mike Mareen

Mike Mareen began a as drummer in a rock band in Berlin, Germany - his artistic and studio skills eventually lead him to the freedom and fantasy-feel of high energy-disco music in the mid-80's. His first LP "Dance Control" contained his first big dance floor hit "Dancing In The Dark" - a new style of synthesizers moving into a new realm using high energy as the framework.

I have ReStructured "Dancing In The Dark" taking the elements that make this bouncy and intense track and creating a new arrangement and some new breaks. It is one of those songs that if you were lucky enough to have caught it at 4 AM watching a dance floor react - you were marked with it forever!

• Put Your Feet To The Beat - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Ritchie Family

The Ritchie Family are the wicked ladies of disco - they show no mercy in tracks like "Put Your Feet To The Beat" - a ominous wall of sassy and sophisticated vocals over the magic of Jacques Morali. Disco at it's height is the energy of this fantastic beat and clap driven tune.

This ReStructure Mix explores a new dimension with the 12" remix and takes the beats to another realm - what a night it was moving to this monster. Sounds like a cheerleader reunion to me. Try and match it!

• Take All Of Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Barbara Law

Barbara Law is a artist who recorded a French track in 1963 titled "Aur Revior, Auf Wiederseh'n" - it was years and years later when she resurfaced during the disco era with a project project produced by Harry Hinde (of The Rae's success). The production included many familiar names including Cissy Houston, Yvonne Lewis, John Luongo, and Jimmy Maelen.

"Take All Of Me" is the tiled track and the 12" single from the album - it is morning sleaze at it's best. Very sensual and enticing - one of my favorites forms of disco and so appropriate. I have ReStructured the 12" version - originally mixed by Michael Barbiero - and have given it a new electric intro and few re-editing pieces to give it a new feel.

• Thunder and Lightning - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Risque

Risque is a female group from The Netherlands: Yvonne van Spluteren, donna Baron, Ingrid de Goede, Irene van der Hoeven and Denise van der Hek. The Dutch group was an hit in the US dance market with their first disco hit, "Girls Are Back In Town" (released on Importe 12 Records). Their follow up single "Thunder and Lightning" displayed once again the magic of producer John Tiley - and his electronic wizardry following in a pop genre.

I have always loved the group and the magical sound they created - very similar to what Bananarama became in the mid-80s. "Thunder and Lightning" is ReStructured here and given an extended beat intro with use of the instrumental flip side to extend the sweetness of the songs energy.

Dedicated to Loulou of The Netherlands

• Can You Handle It - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sharon Redd

Sharon Redd is foremost known as the vocalist for studio project Front Page and their big disco classic "Love Insurance" - you can hear the voice that makes the disco beat go boom! She has truly helped to give disco music a history that is well-deserved.

Her 1980 project "Sharon Redd" produced by Willie Lester and Rodney Brown - featuring backup vocals by Bobby Thurston is one of New York disco's most treasured moments. "Can You Handle It" is the first single that rings "louder than words"! It is one of disco's sassiest and sexiest singles along with Sharon - that was an easy achievement.

I have taken the full-length LP version and chopped and re-arranged it to create this ReStructure Mix - and keep Ms. Redd and her fabulous aura alive. It is truly one of my favorites and now works out another moment in time for those hips to move again!

• On The Beat - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The B. B. & Q. Band

The B. B. & Q. Band (Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens Band) is a funk/disco project between producer Jacques Fred Petrus and arranger/conductor Mauro Malavasi - a big follow up from their very successful and familiar band Change from 1980. It is a move from Italo-disco to New York disco with the help of keyboards and the groove's created from the magic guitars of Chic from the late 70s.

"On The Beat" is the LP and single from the 1981 LP which is one of the finest of the period in funk and disco. Being one of the most played funk tracks of the time and a refined old-school feel.

I have ReStructured the song creating a mild intro with the groove and beats kicked up for a few to give the song a burst of energy and pizazz. It is one of my favorites and one of the few I can stop singing once I start.

• Goin' Home - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Patrick Cowley

Patrick Cowley's album "Mind Warp" from 1982 is a very important piece of work from a genius who had dedicated his life to creating music. Even today his music continues to inspire many with it's innovative edge and futuristic feel. The package he leaves behind is a period of disco/dance music which emulates a robotic world using dance rhythms.

"Goin' Home" is the final cut from the album which Patrick gave much of his final talents and emotions during his finale days in 1982. The song borrows a few lines from his earlier track "I Wanna Take You Home" with a fantasy-like escape from problems and stress of life.

This ReStructure Mix is intended to pour a new meaning to its message and display Patrick's keyboards and synthesizer genius.

• Kiss Power - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Firefly

Firefly is Jay Rolandi, Maurice Cavalieri and Maurizio Sangineto - better known for their 1981 dance hit "Love (Is Gonna Be On Your Side)". The Italo-disco group qualifies for a adult-contemporary disco edge since the vocals of Roland Leonard give each song an easy feel and relaxing edge.

"Kiss Power" is a track from their LP "Firefly 3" from 1982 - with the production assistance of Sangy the synthesizers are pumped up to a disco delight. One of the initial singles from the project, "Love Is Coming" was featured on a Disconet issue.

I have remixed the LP version and have opened the intro up to a longer and breaking piece before that lovely piano piece hits the mix. It has always been a favorite of mine and I was happy to bring it back to life.

• Looking For Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Fat Larry's Band

Fat Larry's Band is from Philadelphia and is titled after drummer "Fat" Larry James - their music recordings began in 1976 with "Feel It". Since their start they have featured an album a year - in 1979 their LP "Lookin' For Love" featured the title track and it did quite well in club play and radio.

"Lookin' For Love" was arranged by Peter De Angelis and the 12" version is ReStructured here to break the awesome song into pieces and paste it with a few loops and new breakdowns. It is the funk and disco sound that helped to make the transition into the 80s funk period easy and satisfying.

• Disco Extravaganza - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The George Bussey Experience

George Bussey is an soul and disco arranger who worked with many artists including The Trammps, Loleatta Hollloway, The Four Tops, Instant Funk and Linda Clifford. His sound is a cross between the sweet sound of Philly and the chic sound of Euro-disco. In his project The George Bussey Experience he creates a album side long medley titled "Disco Extravaganza" which takes trip through a disco orchestration of swirling strings and the conga breaks well-known to disco in the late 70s.

I have taken the 12" single and re-worked the arrangement to add a few new beat breaks and intro - the vocals supplied by Angie Griffin are reminiscent of the fabulous Salsoul recordings. This album was produced by Stan Watson and Mr. Bussey.

This ReStructure is intended to re-vamp the disco arrangement for either a mind-trip or a retro-dance into disco-space!

• How High - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Salsoul Orchestra

The Salsoul Orchestra is disco music's soulful-symphony ensemble. The concept began with their first album in 1979 under the direction of Vincent Montana, Jr. and lead to a whole new dimension in disco music based on the Philadelphia sound.

Their project "How High" from 1978 contained the title track which also features the vocals of Cognac. It was an instant hit in clubs and now is one of the most recognizable tracks from The Salsoul Orchestra.

I have taken the 12" single onto a ReStructure trip using the ominous and rolling bass line as the foundation for a whole new version. This one takes several turns and gives the song a new meaning all together.

Thanks to all the die-hard disco fans and the new jocks who continue to discover and keep this music on the turntables and clubs!

• Take Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donna Summer

Donna Summer's "I Remember Yesterday" project from 1977 contained one of disco music's innovative classics: "I Feel Love" - along with Giorgio Moroder our "First Lady of Love" was reshaping dance music to a soon to be imitated and duplicated style.

"Take Me" is a track from the album that stands out as a Munich production masterpiece - with it's wonderful string section and also a deep-funky moog by Thor Baldursson and guitars by Geoff Bastow (Stainless Steel) and Mats Bjorklund. This track also has some of Donna's falsetto-panther-like vocals which give disco it's sexy edge.

I have taken this favorite of mine into a ReStructure Mix to extend it with a longer intro and a mild beat addition to accentuate it's funk-like disco sound.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Bob Tiedemann

• Love No Longer Has A Hold On Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Johnny Bristol

Johnny Bristol is a soul singer from North Carolina whose 1974 hit "Hang On In There Baby" became a disco classic throughout time - and was re-recorded with Alton McClain in 1979. Bristol's 1981 single "Love No Longer Has A Hold On Me" is a track in the early morning feel with a beautiful theme of being-freed from a distant relationship and also a lovely arrangement produced by himself- with a 12" mix by Rusty Garner.

I have taken the 12" single and have given it a reworking in the ReStructure vein - giving the track a new intro, arrangement and exit. The song is one of my favorite in it's category and makes one believe in the power of disco music.

• You're My Heart, You're My Soul - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Modern Talking

Modern Talking is Dieter Bohlen and Thomas Anders - their trademark sound is close to the Italo-disco feel of the early 80s - with a bit more. The rolling bass lines and symphonic-like keyboards are the addition to the style. Their success thanks to the simple and warming vocals that accentuate each production are dreamy and bring a reflective state. It is a match made on dance floors and pop-music from Berlin.

"You're My Heart, You're My Soul" is their first single which was #1 for 6 weeks on German pop-charts - and also caused some movement on dance floors here in the US - as well as a faithful following.

I have ReStructured the domestic 12" single mix and have given it a new lay-in and lay-out. Mixing much of the basics with some new arrangements and phrasing.

Dedicated to Rick and Dean from Australia, Loulou from The Netherlands and Joey Luciano from New York

• Party Boys - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Foxy

Foxy brought a unique blend of funk/soul and a definite disco drive to dance floors in the late 70s. Lead by the very talented Ish Ledesma, the band created disco classics "Get Off" and "Hot Number". In 1979 their vinyl LP "Party Boys" completed set.

"Party Boys" was remixed and released in 1980 by Mike Lewis and brought the energy to dance floors and the excitement of disco music all over again. A fantastic breakdown of the album version and much more of of a crowd pleaser. I have taken the TK 12" single and gave it a ReStructure Mix with a few more tic-toc's and chopping to give the mix a new feel.

Dedicated to Ish Ledesma and the "Party Boys"! Those nights of being expelled from the club were worth it!

• Jesus Christ Superstar - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Champagne Explosion

Champagne Explosion is a studio project featuring the disco talent of Denis LePage, Peter Di Milo and George Cucuzzella. The project was in the Canadian high energy disco vein and although the album was recorded in 1978 there is a definite feel of how these masters were reshaping disco music and creating a new sound.

"Jesus Christ Superstar" is their cover from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical from 1971 - its covers the events from the story in a political way and he struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus.

I have taken the LP version and added a new intro a few excepts from Yvonne Eliman's "I Don't Know How To Love Him" track from the play. It is a trail mix where the instrumental parts of the original take the mix over.

• #1 Dee Jay - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Goody Goody

Goody Goody is Vincent Montana (Salsoul Orchestra) and Denise Montana (lead vocals) on a studio projects which reflects the wonderful sound of Philly and the jazz-end of dance music. An enlightening project with much of Montana's disco experience leading the production.

"#1 Dee Jay" is the main release off the album and is the ReStructure Mix I have worked on along with help from Donna Summer - letting all those #1 Dee Jay's out there, they are appreciated - the man in booth!

Dedicated to Vincent Montana, Denice Montana and those #1 Dee Jays!

• Magic - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Colleen Heather

Colleen Heather is a vocalist from Bob Motta's New York City's Rubber Band from 1977 ("Put Your Love In My Hands") and in 1979 released her solo LP "Heartbreaker". It was one of the projects on West End Records that expressed the sound of disco music which released the inner soul of a disco femme in a traditional state.

"Magic" is a single from the project which received some club play and also displayed the full arena of disco production. Motta's arrangement gives the song a nice build and a love-anthem climatic ending.

I have taken the track since it stayed on my mind when hearing it in a club and watching a dance floor move to it's lovely feel and moved it into a whole new feel with this ReStructure Mix - adding a new intro with some new beats and effects.

Dedicated to Mr. Bob Motta and Colleen Heather

• Give Me The Night - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - George Benson

"Give Me The Night" is George Benson's jazz-disco fusion project which gave the early 80s a breath of nightlife once again. A breezy and funky track that takes Benson's jazz guitar talent where it feels right.

Produced by Quincy Jones and has that ethereal production sound that leaves the mind somewhere "out there". This ReStructure Mix is a piece-by-piece remix that is intended to rearrange verse, chorus and parts of the song that make it what disco and experimentation is all about.

Dedicated to Rick in Australia and sending energy for a speedy recovery - we need you in "Discoland"!

• The Glow Of Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Change

Change is one of the landmark moments of the early 80s. This production by Jacques Fred Petrus and Goody Music Orchestra is a magnificent breath of New York disco and the innovative sound of Italo-disco/funk - most likely influence by Chic.

"Glow Of Love" is the title track which features the late Luther Vandross on lead vocal - leading the way into a track that climbs and climbs with a nice roller-skate beat and feel. One of the treasures of the period.

I have ReStructured the song and have given it a complete new arrangement to treat the ears to something different and new - for those who have danced to it over-and-over.

• Give It Up - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Claudja Barry

Disco chanteuse Claudja Barry made the 70s a wholesome disco experience. Many of her tracks produced by her husband Jurgen S. Jorduletsch and include many muscians and studio ensemble from The Disco Munich Period.

"Give It Up" is a cut from her 1978 Lp "Boogie Woogie Dancin' Shoes" and received some airplay during the big peak of disco radio. It has some definite "funky" grooves and I have given it a new face lift.

• Shanghied - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - 'Lectric Funk

'Lectric Funk is the full-on disco synthesizer movement at it's peak during 1979. touch of mysterious and soulful male vocals over a campy theme and morphing keyboards. Big hit on many dance floors ready for the high energy phase. The track is listed as produced by John Ferrara of "Love Attack" fame.

I have ReStructured this track utilizing the familiar elements and adding a few new twists. A favorite among myself and I am sure many disco and high energy enthusiasts.

• Runaway (With My Love) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Tapps

Tapps is a high energy disco ensemble from Allan Coelho who pulled the band together with Tony DaCosta and Paul Silva - along with the vocals of Cindy Berthiaume.

"Runaway (With My Love)" is the groups 1984 release and is one of the pieces from Tapps that utilizes their successful assets. Moving along with the rolling synthesizers and simple keyboard riffs the single has the 80s disco scene covered well.

I have ReStructured the 12" vocal to break the classic remix into longer segues to both verses and choruses. It was my job to make sure the track comes across as a new mix and experience.

• My Simple Heart - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Carol Douglas

Carol Douglas is the First Lady of Disco when you look back in time at her start and continuance to give to the disco/dance community. Her recording career began in 1963 with the recording of her single "I Don't Mind (Being Your Fool)" - following a hiatus she returned in 1975 with the now disco classic "Doctor's Orders".

"My Simple Heart" brought Carol into the 80s following a long disco-ride in the 70s. The track was originally recorded by Three Degrees in 1978 - Carol delivers the song again in a funky 80s arrangement.

I have ReStructured the original 12" single and broke the song down into several breaks and re-looping back into the lovely verses and the powerful chorus. It is a great track to feel free with and also raise the power of love five pegs up!

• Macho (A Real Real One) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Celi Bee

Celi Bee is the disco diva who took 1977 with a pure style of disco music along with producer Pepe Luis Soto and his studio band, The Buzzy Bunch. Their first released LP which featured the classic disco hit, "Superman" lead to the next album titled "Alternating Current"- containing "Macho (A Real Real One)".

I have taken the "macho" track, which seemed to hit the disco scenes when the Village People made "Macho Man" a 70s icon. The song has the funky bass guitars and sweeping string arrangement which helped to bridge the Philly sound to pop-disco. It is an alternative mix for those who feel apt to take disco back to the floor with it's funky live-band flavor.

• Busting Out - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Material with Nona Hendryx

Material was an experimental punk/jazz/funk and noise electro band from the early 80's - appropriately given the title as "Mutant Disco". Their 1981 project featuring funk/soul artist Nona Hendryx is "Busting Out" - a track which created a big stir on dance floors during a shift in dance music. The track has a very powerful appeal and lasting power - thanks to Nona's fantastic vocal, also.

I have ReStructured the track and have broken down some key elements of the rhythm and synthesizer sequences. It is mere alternative version to a song that had me moving on to a new sound during the 80s - easily!

• Once Upon A Time - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donna Summer

Donna Summer's "Once Upon A Time" disco operetta is one of the monumental times for dance floors. The power of Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte and the magic of Donna Summer are truly an event here. The album is referred by many discophiles as unsurpassed in creativity and execution.

I have taken the title track into a ReStructure Mix fantasy and enhanced the horns and strings with a few new beats and bass additions. The flow of the track is still pounding and dramatic - just extended and given a longer exit.

Dedicated to Donna Summer fans everywhere! Once upon a dream...it can happen again!

• Dance With The Devil - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cozy Powell

Cozy Powell (Colin Flooks) was a British rock drummer (recently passed in 1998) who also played in bands Black Sabbath, Emerson, Lake and Powell, Jeff Beck Group and Whitesnake.

"Dance With The Devil" is his 1973 single which contains the a roller-coaster ride of drums that would bring a stadium to its feet. Quite an early 70s rock-dance anthem.

I have taken the rare 7" single and given it a few twists and turns here and there only to give the track a once over again. It would be well known among Boney M ans as the opening to the "Nightflight To Venus" LP from 1978 - where their chant is added to the mania!

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Jussi K. for his rarity in excursion!

• Jungle Drums - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Wild Fantasy

Wild Fantasy is a studio concept band produced by Tony Hiller - the theme is a sensual drum fantasy with a touch of disco power. The big cuts from the LP are "Jungle Drums" and "Africa".

I have taken the cut "Jungle Drums" and have given it a ReStructure Mix make-over adding a surprise cameo appearance from the fabulous Abbe Lane - ringing in a tribal standard!

• Feel The Drive - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Doctor's Cat

Doctor's Cat is Aldo Martinelli, Fabrizio Gatto and Simona Zanini - an Italian studio concept band with the sound of early 80s Italo-disco fever. It was 1983 when the music began to emerge as a solid formula which consisted of a full electronic sound with heavily paved percussion.

Much of Italo-disco did not make much sense in a relative fashion - it was more about the energy and experimentation - much like the funk of the early and mid-70s took a play on themes and words.

I have taken "Feel The Drive" from Doctor's Cat and played with it to create an alternate ReStructure Mix using the heavy synthesizers and percussion as a start for a new mix. Adding some new effects and beats to enhance this favorite of mine.

• Hideaway - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Maxine Nightingale

Maxine Nightingale hit the boogie scene in 1976 with her big hit "Right Back Where We Started From" - her recordings gave her the standing of a pop-vocalist. It was in 1979 when her title LP track "Lead Me On" made Top 100 charts.

"Hideaway" is also from this LP and is one of the fast-moving disco tracks that make the disco scene exciting and pop oriented for the time. I have take the track - which I have always played the LP version - but have given it an alternative ReStructure Mix - adding a new fading-in intro and easy to follow exit.

• Action Is Tight - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Champagne Explosion

Champagne Explosion is a studio concept group featuring the talents of Denis LePage (Lime), Peter Di Milo (Plastic Surprise, Erotic Drum Band) and George Cucuzzella (Suzy Q, Nightlife Unlimited) - in the Canadian disco style with heavy percussion and roaring trumpets and horns.

"Action Is Tight" is from the 1978 LP which features the sound of disco music's merge to a "tighter" beat driven groove. It have always been one of my favorite pure touch disco instrumental tracks.

I have ReStructured the song and have given it a whole new face lift - with lightning edits and percussion drops to give this remix an energetic feel.

• Action Man - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Spinach (Giorgio Moroder)

Giorgio Moroder is now know as the Godfather of Electronic Disco Music - as well as his productions with Donna Summer. Before his venture into the disco arena and market, Moroder worked with Michael Holm to create the project Spinach in 1971. The project featured the single, "Action Man" - a wonderful track is very similar to a rock/cha-cha number (ala "Oye Como Va" by Tito Puente).

I have taken the 7" single version from 3:58 to a lengthier version a little beyond 8 minutes giving a track a much longer flow and a few new breaks and added percussion parts.

Dedicated to Jussi K. - and a special thanks for keeping the obscure disco alive!

• We Call It The Box - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bill Summers Summer Heat

Bill Summers is a percussionist who began as a solo artist in 1977 with "Feel The Heat" - eventually this lead to his project Bill Summers Summers Heat. Their forth project "Jam The Box" featured the big club electro/funk track "We Call It The Box" - which is one of the New York street beat influences of 1981.

I have ReStructured the song taking beats and clanking into a new arrangement and adding a few more extended sections to give the song a new feel.

• Got To Give It Up - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye was a Motown artist whom surpassed the emphasis of soul and funk - his music touched deeper than a groove. Most refer to his voice as sweet and emotional experience - with material to match.

His 1977 LP "Live At The London Palladium" contained his single "Got To Give It Up" - a big old school dance classic which revolves around the start of the discotheque experience on a soul edge. It is a big time percussion driven experience with Marvin's vocals to frame the groove.

I have ReStructured the 12" version to break the track down into a few more breakdowns and added effects. This song is one of the masterful blends of soul and disco - and built to last.

• Don't Lose That Number (Mumbo Jumbo) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bionic Boogie

Gregg Diamond's Bionic Boogie was a sign of thing to come in 1977 - disco music had begun to take it form and shape with many of the soulful recordings - it was the glitter that the strings, bass and light celebratory themes added to create the real atmosphere.

The samba is "Mumbo Jumbo" in "Don't Lose That Number" and the production from Gregg Diamond's magic along with Brad Baker is now history. The vocals are provided by Gwen Guthrie, Zach Sanders and Yolanda McCullough - who at the time were session singers. The track is bright and has a feel of uplifting power when it reaches the ever building chorus. It is also the start of Gregg Diamond's ability to take parts of grooves and crescendos and work a track around them.

I have taken the LP version and have given it a fading into and then extended the verses and that fabulous Fender Rhodes piano, which sounds familiar to Diamond's magic with Andrea True Connection's "More More More".

This song has always been a favorite and this opportunity gives it an extended and alternate version.

• We Can Make It - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Purple Flash

Purple Flash is Pierre Perpall - who is also Pluton & Humanoids ("World Invaders") - his second single as Purple Flash is "We Can Make It". The track was released in 1984 and is a beautiful love song with a lasting essence. It was a choice track in many dance clubs during the mid-80s and has many discophiles continual praise.

I have taken the 12" single vocal version and have given the track a ReStructure Mix with more of the peculating percussion tracks looping in various segments and also breaking the lovely keyboards into a new arrangement.

• Concert From The Stars - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Silvetti

Bebu Silvetti (Juan Fernando Silvetti Adorno) is a pianist, composer, arranger and producer who is best known for his big Salsoul disco hit "Spring Rain" - a track which captured the lyrical sound of symphonic disco with the Afro-Cuban percussion backing the beats.

His music spanned from the LP "World Without Words" in 1976 and continued throughout his final LP "I Love You" in 1980 - he passed in 2003.

"Concert From The Stars" is Silvetti's majestic dance symphony which is one of my favorites. It is has the beauty of a classical movement encompassed with a killer drum and bass line that bring to life a disco-like ballet. It has always done wonders for an after-hours dance floor and brought new life to an early morning crowd. Pure magic!

I have ReStructured the 12" single and given it a beat intro into the crashing symphony and ended it again with the magic sound of Silvetti's beautiful elegance.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Silvetti who is no doubt conducting from the "stars".

• Dynomite - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Tony Camillo's Bazuka

Tony Camillo's Bazuka is funk band which took of in the mid-70s using the sound of the growing dance sound of soul to disco. It was a time where disco music attributed much of it's pop sound from soul and funk.

"Dynomite" is a hit from Tony Camillo from his 1975 LP titled "Bazuka" - the track did very well on pop/soul radio and also made many high school dances complete.

I have taken the song and chopped a few areas that are essential pieces and looped and redirected the mood with the rhythm track in mind. Adding a light percussion track to give a reminder that this is a remix!

• I'll Do Anything For You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Denroy Morgan

Denroy Morgan is a Jamaican musician who had a big club hit with his single "I'll Do Anything For You" in 1981. He has since been called the "King of Spiritual Reggae" - his energy and devotion to love are felt strongly in this funky-reggae dance track.

I have ReStructured the original 12" version to give the song a new-longer intro and also a few added effects to make this song stick even more with its dedication to beats and love.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Bob T. for requesting this track over and over - I get it Bob, and it feels good!

• Your Song - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Laura Lee

Laura Lee is a soul singer who began recording in the mid 60s - best known for her track "Rip Off" on Chess Records. Laura recorded a disco single in 1979 on Fantasy Records titled "Satisfaction" produced by Don Davis and arranged by disco genius Patrick Adams (Phreek, Musique, Inner Life, Universal Robot Band).

The 12" single featured a flip-side titled "Your Song" which was a mellow and short (3:26) version of a sweet and soulful track - I had always loved the song and played it as a closing number for years during early morning sets - both dance floor and stand up clubs. It always worked well - but the 3 minute version was always too short. With no dub or instrumental - I ReStructured the track looping and adding a few drums beats and keyboards.

Thanks to Dean and Rick for reminding just how beautiful and lovely it is to feel the energy of this song.

• Show Me Yours - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Corruption

Corruption is a studio band produced by Barry Blum and John Hedges - a fast and intricate electronic track that is hypnotic and sensual. It centers around the emphasis of 'show and tell' with a bit more intention.

The song was released in 1981 on a double album compilation called "Prime Cuts 1 (The Double Album)" on Importe/12 Records and also on Disconet Program Service. It is one of the perfect sleaze records that works on both dance floors and stand up clubs.

I have ReStructured the track and given it a bit deeper push off of the edge adding a bit more of the heavenly sensual vocals and choruses. It has always been one favorite and now giving a new version.

Dedicated the master disco producer, John Hedges

• Party On - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pure Energy

Pure Energy is Curtis Hudson, Lisa Stevens, Raymond Hudson and Wade Hudson - their 1980 disco track "Party On" is one of the songs which helped disco music to stay alive during the time period. A definite kick-ass production in the disco band mode - complete with horns and strings.

I have taken the track - since it is one of my favorites for both vocal and production and given it a mild ReStructure Mix - and although the original 12" is flawless - a new mix is give here only preserve and keep the song alive.

Killer ass vocal and theme!

• New York At Night - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kelly Marie

Kelly Marie began her solo recording career in 1976 with "Who's That Lady With My Man" - her hit "Run To Me" came with her second LP "If I Can't Have You". Her career on the disco dance floor remained true throughout the 80s with her biggest hit, "Feels Like I'm In Love".

From the LP "Feels Like I'm In Love" comes the single "New York At Night" which made the flip side to her US single "Feels Like I'm In Love" - with a remix by Bobby DJ Guttadaro - and an added dialogue with Bobby and DJ Lance Wise. This moment on the record holds a special place: meeting Lance Wise in Los Angeles in 1984 and spinning along side him as well as dancing to his outstanding sets at The Probe. He was a very special man and his recollection of this recording was hysterical - it holds a special place in my memory,

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to the memory of Mr. Lance Wise - a very special friend and music influence.

• Give It On Up (If You Want To) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Mtume

Mtume is Basil Fearington, Edward Moore, Howard King, Hubert Eaves III, James Mtume, Philip Field, Raymond Jackson, Reggie Lucas and Tawatha

James Mtume and Reggie Lucas have also produced disco hits by Stephanie Mills ("You Can Get Over", "Put Your Body In It") - their ensemble under the name Mtume centered on the funk and soul infused within the time period of each production - their LP "In Search Of The Rainbow Seekers" from 1980 gave us the single "Give It On Up (If You Want To)" which was a hit on many dance floors offering their lovely blend of funk and sophisticated disco.

I have taken the track into the ReStructure mode and have extended and re-edited it's components - adding a few new drums and effects. The song's message is simple: release the pressure and feel the power of lie - that alone is enough for me to believe.

• All Through Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Laura Taylor

Laura Taylor had her first big disco hit in 1978 with "Dancin' In My Feet (Theme from 'Disco Magic')" on TK Records. Her album which was release in 1979 contained her single hit along with her follow up single, "All Through Me" - produced by Steve Wittmack.

I have taken the sensual track "All Through Me" and ReStructured the 12" version mixed by Cory Wade and Steve Thompson into a new breakdown and arrangement. The song has always been a wonderful early morning aural sound that also has a nice 70s pop quality.

• Moonboots - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Orlando Riva Sound (ORS)

Orlando Riva Sound is a German disco project formed in 1976 by Anthony Monn (Amanda Lear, Magnifique) and Rainer Pietsch. The band later added Wolfgang Emperhoff, Sophia Renay.

"Body To Body" is their 1978 LP which featured the track "Moonboots" - a funky and space age-feel track with some great elements that make the project a memorable ensemble. It is a great piece of dance music with the feel of the late 70s outer-space feel.

I have ReStructured the song giving it a few samples from the Apollo landing to complete the fantasy of letting loose on the surface of the moon. It is a chopped and looped edit that gives the guitars and keyboards an opportunity to display their groove.

• Girl, Don't Make Me Wait Too Long - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pattie Brooks

Pattie Brooks released her first LP titled "Love Shook" which featured The Simon Orchestra in 1977 - produced by Simon Soussan. It was one of the early disco projects on Casablanca Records which outlined the full disco orchestra along with a featured disco artist as proved formula.

"Girl, Don't Make Me Wait Too Long" was the single from the LP which received immediate play and soon after became one of Pattie's first hits. The track was originally recorded in 1966 by Bunny Sigler, in 1968 by Timebox and again in 1974 by Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods.

In 1978 Pattie's second LP featured her biggest hit, "After Dark" which was that years biggest disco hits of all time.

I have taken the song and given it a new face lift in the ReStructure Mix vein - a new intro, break and synths along the new arrangement.

Watch for Pattie's new release from Nu & Improved Records titled, "It's All About The Music" - produced by disco genius, Rick Gianatos - http://www.nuandimprovedrecords.com - release is set for February 2011

• Mandatory Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lisa

Lisa (Lisa R. Fredenthal-Lee) hit the disco scene in 1982 with the club classic "Jump Shout" - making waves in the new sound of dance music: high energy. Produced by John Hedges and Barry Blum - with a remix by Bill Motley and Craig Morley. The song was one of the first release on San Francisco based disco label Moby Dick Records.

Lisa's album "Lisa" was released in 1983 and contained a few more singles that made it to dance floors. "Mandatory Love" was released in Germany as single and did quite well.

I have ReStructured the song giving it some new funky beats and arrangement to give it an underground feel. It has that killer synth track that is pumped with an extensive loop.

• Tragedy - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bee Gees

Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and the late Maurice Gibb are the Bee Gees - their music of the 70s is an essential part of music history. It has paved a direct connection to pop, dance and soul music in both production and influence.

Their 1979 LP "Spirits Having Flowing" is one of the most awaited of the time as their stardom approached the next hit. "Tragedy" is the single from the album and displays a great tone of feeling and drama with the theme of heartbreak.

I have taken the 12" version and ReStructured the track for a new extended synth-movement feel - it was a project that came as it was created.

• Don't Give Up - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Simon Orchestra

Simon Soussan who brought up the first Shalamar project "Uptown Festival", Arpeggio, Romance and French Kiss gives his sir-name as the front to this disco studio project, The Simon Orchestra. It features some outstanding vocalists including Jessica Williams, Alex Brown and Lamarr Stevens - who sings "Don't Give Up" from the album.

I have taken the song - which is a favorite of mine and reintroduced the track with a new intro and a few edits and loops to give it a new version. It is one of those Soussan productions that gives a disco symphony-like layered feel. One of the great projects from the end of the disco era of the late 70s.

• Don't Stop Keep On - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kat Mandu

Kat Mandu is a studio concept group created by Denis Lepage and Joe La Greca - their big hit "The Break" was a disco sensation. The album was released shortly after the singles success and included the single "Don't Stop Keep On" which features backup vocals including Cissy Houston (Whitney's mother).

"Don't Stop Keep On" was later remixed and released as a 12" Canadian import single - I have ReStructured the LP version and created a fast paced mix with enough conga-kick to tame a tiger. This one is quite the cooker. Vocals on the album are provided by Jimmy Ray.

Dedicated to the master-mind of Joe La Greca and Denis Lepage

• True Love Is My Destiny - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - James Wells

James Wells created a disco treasure with his disco LP "My Claim To Fame" - the underground feel of disco music infused with full orchestral feel. This was the sound that made disco music the sound that even today is looked back as the most innovative. Producers and artists took the sound and gave an interpretation of their own - creating a new style.

"True Love Is My Destiny" is a track from the album that has always caught the attention of dance floors thanks to the infectious lead and bass guitar riffs. The positive feel of the song itself is a wonderful air itself.

I have taken the album version and ReStructured it adding a new intro with beats and percussion to brighten the already exuberant song. It is one of the most adventurous sounds in disco and one that should be kept alive.

Dedicated to the master, Mr. Ian Levine and Mr. Rick Gianatos who created the mix that moved many. (Check out Rick's new productions with Pattie Brooks at http://www.rickgianatos.com)

• Everybody Get Up - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ren Woods

Ren Woods appeared on television at the age of 10 singing - and then later formed a pre-teen vocal group titled Soul Five. She then starred in the National Tour of "The Wiz". Her career had begun early. She also was in the film "Car Wash".

In 1979 Maurice White (Earth, Wind and Fire) produced her first solo LP titled, "Out Of The Woods" - although Ren did not get a break from this or second LP the single "Everybody Get Up" was a pick-hit for may disc jockeys and disco collectors of the time. The track had the soulful flavor and flow of a then-current disco track.

I have taken "Everybody Get Up" and ReStructured the track with a new intro layered with break elements and also broke the song into a new arrangement. It was a song I would play out early in the evening with success in starting the dance for my evening.

• Don't Stop I Feel Good - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Queen Samantha

Queen Samantha is a studio concept group from Harry Chalkitis and Charles Ibgui - their first LP "The Letter" features George Rodi (from Voyage) on synthesizer. One of TK Disco/Marlin's domestic releases for 2 projects, Queen Samantha created a couple of disco classics, "Take A Chance" and also their cover of "The Letter".

"Don't Stop I Feel Good" is a cut from the album which I always loved thanks to the erotic vocal segments and those killer breaks with the horns and flute solos. The track builds nicely on the album version - but I decided to play with the killer breaks and intro to create a whole new version.

Queen Samantha is one of my favorite studio bands thanks to the very talented Harry Chalkitis. His style and essence is felt throughout this track. The ReStructure Mix is dedicated to his talent.

• Blow My Mind - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Celi Bee

Celi Bee (Celina Ines Camacho) began recording in 1977 and had a big disco hit with "Superman" - later to be covered by Herbie Mann. Her next few albums made her a unique addition to the disco roster. She continued recording onto the late 80s.

Her four LP featured the titled track, "Blow My Mind" - the song had a hard hitting disco edge with the funky riffs to make it a dance floor hit. This track was one of the finale of the disco period for Celi Bee until she recorded with Ray Martinez in 1983 on a cover of "I'm Free".

I have ReStructured "Blow My Mind" and pulled allot of synthesizer and beat tracks to create an extended and new arrangement. It is a slick track and still makes the ears and feet tap with that infectious disco groove.

• San Francisco - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Village People

Village People are another sign that disco music was a part of a generation and its history. Their stage appearance and fantasy-like appeal gave way to a part of the success - but also, the music was fantastic. With their first LP simply titled, "Village People" the side A featured a medley of West Coast cities, including "San Francisco".

I have ReStructured "San Francisco" added some pieces from a generation prior to the the disco era - the 60s who always emphasized the beauty of city who stands by freedom and individuality. The rest are new breaks and some added percussion.

• You Make Me Feel The Fire - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Claudja Barry

Claudja Barry has taken the dance floor many times with numerous disco hits that continue to bring us back to the sheer energy and passion of a true diva. Her stance began in 1976 with "Sweet Dynamite" under the production of her husband Jurgen S. Korduletsch.

In the late 70s her hits became infused with the electronic wizardry that disco music began to emerge with - "You Make Me Feel The Fire" is her 1979 follow up the the prior years big hit, "Boogie Woogie Dancin' Shoes".

"You Make Me Feel The Fire" brings a pop-rock edge to the rousing track that pushes and pushes under the climatic chorus becomes ominous. This is a true power hit for its time and utilizes the rock edge wonderfully with the sequencers right behind.

I have ReStructured the track using the original 12" single and made way to more breakdowns, new drum tracks and a few pieces added for some new energy.

• Up and Down - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Wonder

Wonder is a band that comes from Italy and brings high energy disco LP titled "Up and Down" to dance floors in 1980. At a time where disco music in US became scarce this project was one of the welcomed sights for club DJs.

The first single "Up And Down" was released out of Canada on Uniwave Records - it was an underground club hit for dancers still clamoring for beautiful and energetic material. The song emphasizes a pumping edge of positive affirmations about life - where it is full of "ups" and "downs" - and working with it and releasing it on the dance floor is all that its worth. Makes perfect sense to me.

It is a favorite of mine and all of that trickling percussion was great to ReStructure and create a new mix for old and new ears.

• Never Gonna Say Goodbye - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Poussez!

Poussez! is a studio concept group produced and conceived by Alphonse Mouzon - with the breathy vocals of Christine Wilshire (Musique), Holly Oas, Linda Ledesma, and Ruserial Blackwell. The project was co-produced by Marry Berry.

"Never Say Goodbye" is the finale cut of the four on this album - it was released in 1986 with a remix by Ben Liebrand - and also as a 12" single during the LP release. The music of Poussez! emphasizes the sensual eel of disco music with a funky groove. Much of it is simple but infectious and with the lush strings, quite beautiful.

This ReStructure Mix takes the LP version and creates a whole new break and more choruses and verses. It is dedicated to Mr. Alphonse Mouzon and Ms. Christine Wilshire.

• Let Your Body Run - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Francie Simone

Francie Simone's "Let Your Body Run" was released on BC Records in 1979 - produced by Began Cekic (Brooklyn Express, Sugar Daddy and Began Began). The record was buried under a slew of disco promo releases and missed the potential it was worthy of. But, at times the underground hit is more fitting.

I have taken "Let Your Body Run" and added a few elements to spice up the "hot" percussion riffs and Francie's sexy disco femme vocal. I extracted a few keyboard and piano pieces and made them a major part of the new mix. This track has always reminded me of Erotic Drum Band - and now with this new remix fits closer in the mold.

• Lady Of The Night - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ray Martinez and Friends

Ray Martinez blends the sound of bid band and sexy lounge beats to create "Lady Of The Night" from 1980. This track is a classic among dancers and collectors and for good reason. It brings to mind the sound of bands like Dr. Buzzard and The Original Savannah Band and Charlie Callelo.

Other projects from Ray Martinez include Amant, Passion, Foxy, George McCrae, Jill, Angie and Celi Bee

I have taken Ray's wonderful song and ReStructured it with a new intro and few breakdowns to give the song a new aim. It is still one of the sexiest tracks I know and will always be on my top 20 list.

Dedicated to Mr. Ray Martinez - and thank you Ray for your friendship!

• Heaven To Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Technique

Technique released their first LP title "Michael Angelo" in 1983 on ERC Records in England - their first single "Can We Try Again" was an instant disco hit - it lead the way for high energy in the mid-80s. Produced by Daniel Boone (The Warlord, The Intergalactic Orchestra) and Muff Murfin (also wrote "Looking for Someone To Love Tonight" and Norma Lewis' "Life Is The Reason").

Their sound on the first project was much like an ABBA-esque feel. Their second release is a single titled, "Heaven To Me" - from this end the sound became a full fledged high energy orchestra much-like the Norma Lewis, Marsha Raven and UK disco hits of the time. Yet this single was a bit more anthem held in clubs like The Saint. It was produced by the wonderful Marvin Howell.

This ReStructure gives the song my treatment with many more breakdowns and emphasis on the quality of a dub mix.

Dedicated to Mr. Marvin Howell.

• Sweet Conversation - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Charity

Charity is a project from Fonny De Wulf (Rofo) featuring a lovely vocal by Karie Hillery. This high energy track from 1985 is a standard for the time period of heavy percussion and simple, yet intricate keyboards.

A very "sweet" love song which featured a version in Spanish on the B-side (sung by Carlos Perez) - I have ReStructured the track using the B-side as a dreamy residue to the original. This remix features allot of new pieces added and placed among the song for a fresh feeling.

• I Believe In Dreams - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Jackie Rawe

Jackie Rawe's "I Believe In Dreams" is the high energy answer to "The Morning After" - disco style. A beautiful anthem that peaks over and over with every chorus. Released in 1985 on Fanfare Records out of the UK and produced by Marvin Howell-Kashi and Tony Atkins.

This song rings out the excitement of love and the energy of the dance floor. It was one track during its release that had me excited and running to the dance floor each time it played in a club - and on the other end was my favorite to play with two vinyl pieces: both peak and after-hours.

My ReStructure Mix takes a whole new intro and a different spin on the arrangement with a few drop outs and new breaks. High energy with a new twist.

Dedicated with respect to Mr. Marvin Howell and thanks for his friendship and dedication to the dance arena.

• Manhattan Shuffle - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - (212)

"Extensions from Area Code 212" is an LP from Freida Ann Williams, Sherroil. Jennings and Steve Shelto - a disco project that centered on the disco sound of New York in the late 70's. "Manhattan Shuffle" was a single from the project that became a favorite in clubs and among collectors due its big band sound and doo-wop style vocal.

I have taken this track - which was one of my favorites during the time and enhanced a few of its strong points - one being that fantastic sequencer from the intro - taking the drum rolls and adding them as riffs. It is allot more spread out than the LP version- and a bit longer.

• There's A Way Into My Heart - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - USA European Connection

Boris Midney created disco music with a heart and artistic mind - beginning with his brain child USA European Connection in 1978 ("Come Into My Heart/Good Loving"). It was the blend of the US Philly sound and Euro-disco - and also allot of innovative rhythm and electronic fusion. It was a dream come true for dance floors.

"There's A Way Into My Heart" is from the follow up LP for USA European Connection - there is a definite move from his first project into a more current disco feel in 1979. The sweet strings and horn section remain - yet the vocals take on a more consistent role. I always felt it was a Broadway sound.

My ReStructure Mix for Boris Mideny's "There's A Way Into My Heart" was a choice to stay close to the original yet shuffle some of the sounds and pieces into a whole new movement. The killer-ass break with the thumping bass is still intact and more of the sweetness is continued.

Dedicated to the man, Mr. Boris Midney and the "midnight" dancers who help to embellish this beautiful sound.

• Capitol Tropical - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Two Man Sound

Two Man Sound is a Belgium Latin disco band - Lou Deprijck, Sylvain Vanholme and Yves Lacomblez

Their 1982 disco hit, "Capitol Tropical" was a high energy tour though a Latin Salsa. It is one of the most memorable underground club hits of the time. Re-released in the US on TSR Records - it became a huge hit in clubs.

All of the right ingredients are here for this dance piece - percussion, Spanish guitars, and catchy lyrics and vocals.

I have taken this track and broke it into pieces and added some new drums pounding out, percussion loops and a few surprises. This one was always a floor packer for me - so it is my tribute to it's wonderful energy!

• Number One - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Musique

Musique is Christine Wiltshire, Denise Edwards, Gina Taylor, Jocelyn Brown, Mary Seymour and Rainy Davis and is the brainchild of disco genius Patrick Adams. The first release was 1978 and titled "Keep On Jumpin'" - the LP was an instant hit and formulated a new sound for dance floors.

I have ReStructured a track from their second album titled "Number One" - the song uses the lush string arrangement that Adams was known for on their previous project. It is like glitter sprinkled over the dance floor.

This mix is dedicated to Mr. Patrick Adams - again, a thanks for his wondrous talent.

• The Groove Line - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Heatwave

Heatwave is Billy Jones, Calvin Duke, Derek Bramble, Eric Johns, Ernest Berger, J.D. Nicholas, Johnnie Wilder Jr., Keith Harrison, Keith Wilder, Mario Mantese, Rod Temperton, Roy Carter and William Jones

With hits like "Boogie Nights" and "The Groove Line" it is no wonder they were the forerunners in disco music from 1976. Their music emphasized a growth in pop culture.

From their 1977 LP "Central Heating" I have taken "The Groove Line" and worked with the extended 12" version to create a whole new ReStructure Mix - much more action and energy going on here with looping and new intro and fade out.

Dedicated to my wonderful partner, Ken

• Flashlight On A Disco Night - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Rofo

Rofo is Fonny de Wulf and Ronny Verrept on "Flashlight On A Disco Night" - released in 1983 during the electronic resurgence of disco music. It quickly became the high energy label for the mid and late 80s.

"Flashlight On A Disco Night" is a club classic and outlines the feel of Rofo's sound and delivery. It has been one of those unforgettable synthesizer experiences that follows closely with Giorgio Moroder's innovation and Patrick Cowley legacy.

I have ReStructured "Flashlight On A Disco Night" with the attempt of pumping the already fast paced movement of the original 12" single. Adding a few of my own ideas and enhancements.

Dedicated to Cal Sakaniwa and Rick Shezoray (www.backtodisco.com) - "move your body!"

• Too Tough - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Angela Bofill

Angela Bofill released her first LP in 1978 - making a mark in jazz music with producer composer Dave Grusin. Her third LP "Too Tough" had one of 1983s funkiest electronic dance tracks of the time. It was moving Angela's vocals into a whole new arena. Clubs immediately grew found of the kicking back beats and memorable rap.

I have taken the 12" vocal onto the ReStructure block by request of "chikostar" from YouTube and created a whole new message - adding new beats, claps and rap. It has always been a favorite of mine and now has an alternative mix.

• Dancing In The Sheets - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Shalamar

Shalamar worked a single from the soundtrack of the 1984 film, "Footloose" titled "Dancing In The Sheets" - a nice play on words and rhythm The track was produced by Bill Wolfer and the 12" single remixed by John 'Jellybean' Benitez.

I have taken the 12" vocal version and ReStructured the fantastic rhythm track and clap pieces into a whole new arrangement - creating a deeper underground feel with the synthesizer elements.

• Low Down Dirty Rhythm - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sarah Dash

Sarah Dash is a soulful vocalist and also the third "lady bird" in Patti LaBelle's trio LaBelle ("Lady Marmalade") in the early and mid 70s. Moving onto a solo career in 1978 Sarah recorded her disco classic, "Sinner Man". The LP fared quite well and brought a follow up project titled, "Oo-La-La".

In 1983 Sarah began working with San Francisco based high energy label Megatone Records and synthesizer genius Patrick Cowley - her second single was "Low Down Dirty Rhythm" a sleaze number featuring the magic of Patrick Cowley's growing sound. This was a perfect example of how soulful disco synthesizers could bring out the right vocal - and with Sarah it was a winner.

I have ReStructured "Low Down Dirty Rhythm" with a new intro and some looping to keep the sleaze here "sleazy". A great number to work with and also a hard piece to choose from Sarah's funky and soulful vocals.

• The Night They Invented Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Noel

Noel is an 80s dance project created by Ron Mael and Russell Mael who are also Sparks. Their work with disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder ("Beat The Clock") had obviously influenced their synthesizer and sequencer curiosity in the late 70s disco movement.

"The Night They Invented Love" is from the LP "Is There More To Life Than Dancing?" which was released in 1979 - this project offered a light twist on a new-wave vocal with the pumping edge of electro-disco. It is a celebrated sound among disco audiophiles - and Noel is somewhat of an underground hit.

I have taken "The Night They Invented Love" as one of my favorite tracks of the time and placed parts of the song into a re-edit and surface face lift to give it a whole new aural journey. The song still sounds mystifying and gave me a whole new purpose for the sake of keeping it alive.

• Disco Lady - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Johnnie Taylor

Johnnie Harrison Taylor began his recording career in 1967 and became a integral part of soul music's growth in the pop culture. His 1976 LP "Eargasm" was a part of the soul movement and upcoming label of a new style of music called disco.

"Disco Lady" became an instant classic with it's slick laid back feel and Taylor's soulful vocal approach. It made the transition easy for soul followers to look to disco music for an alternate dance remedy and style.

I have ReStructured this classic taking pieces of the extended 12" single and giving it a few new parts and beats, as well as a new bass riff to give the song a hypnotic feel. It has been a part of my teen years and now I am able to bring a flavor to it that I feel of where my feet feel it.

Dedicated to the man, Johnnie Taylor - in his memory and soulful energy (1937 - 2000)

• Keeep Your Body Workin'- Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kleeer

Kleeer was originally called The Universal Robot Band - signing with Atlantic Records in 1979 they used the name Kleeer - members were Norman Durham, Paul Crutchfiled, Richard Lee and Woody Cunningham. Their bog hit in 1979 from their LP "I Love To Dance" was "Keeep Your Body Workin'" - a funky bass driven track that had a nice disco polished edge with funk infused.

I have taken the original 12" track and ReStructured it scraping the bass out and creating a whole new intro and breaks using it. A great song and has a wonderful infectious groove.

• Got Tu Go Disco - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Pattie Brooks

Pattie Brooks holds one of the #1 disco songs of all time: "After Dark" from 1978 - and featured in the film "Thank God It's Friday". Pattie has a history of making songs work as a backup singer - but as a solo she brought class and mystique (those fans) to the stage and excitement to discotheques.

Her 1979 single "Got Tu Go Disco" was produced by the late Jurgen Koppers of the Munich legacy of disco musicians. The track was written by John Davis - it was sad that the disco era had reached it's peak and pop music was moving onto a new realm. This track by Pattie encompasses all the energy of disco music in it's own form. It is bright and bubbly.

I have ReStructured the song as it broke into my mind one morning as one of the happier disco tracks of the period.

Dedicated to Ms. Pattie Brooks and special thanks for her wonderful talent.

• Let's Get Started - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Voyage

"One Step Higher" was the finale project for disco band Voyage in 1982 - their standing on both dance floors and with music connoisseurs was a lasting five year with the excitement of each project. Classics like "Souvenirs", "From East To West" and "I Love You Dancer" are few tracks that are now stamped in disco history.

"Let's Get Started" reverts to the bands lyrical and uplifting chorus feel - it is a great direction and close for the bands creative and musical talents.

I have taken "Let's Get Started" into a ReStructure Mix to extended and add a few pieces to weave a new sound for this anthem. It was requested by Rick and Dean from Australia - two wonderful gentlemen and I dedicate it to both lovingly.

• Hands Up - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ottawan

Ottawan is a disco duo from France produced by Daniel Vangarde - who also brought dance floors Gibson Brothers, Starbow, and Who's Who. One of the most popular singles is "D.I.S.C.O." from 1980. Following the success of this single a second LP was released in 1981 called "Ottawan 2" - from this album came "Hands Up" a party anthem.

I have ReStructured "Hands Up" and added some new elements to lead to the excitement of the chorus and enhanced a few areas I felt needed more "umph"! It is a favorite of mine and always did well during peak hours on a crowded dance floor in creating a happy celebration - the way life should be!

Dedicated to all of those who have helped me to create by supporting the sound of these remixes. Thank you.

• Strawberry Letter 23 - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Brothers Johnson

The Brothers Johnson are George Johnson and Louis Johnson - their second LP from 1977 titled "Right On Time" was produced by musical genius, Quincy Jones. It contained a funk-disco classic, "Strawberry Letter 23" . The track did quite well on soul charts as well as fusing the funk sound with disco music.

I have ReStructured the track and added a deep bass feel to the track and intended to keep the glorious feeling of fantasy and love intact. It is a breezy mix that is pieced in a new arrangement and works to hold the original message upfront.

Dedicated to my partner, Ken - thank you for allowing me the love and freedom to create.

• Blood and Honey - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Amanda Lear

Amanda Lear is a performer who end has yet to be met. She hit the disco scene in 1977 with her LP "I Am A Photograph" - produced by Anthony Monn (Magnifique, Judy Cheeks). Harold Faltermeyer is featured on keyboards.

The single "Blood and Honey" from the project was a big hit in discotheques thanks to the mystique which Amanda brought to imagination and stage presence, It was not long after where she became a lasting image in the disco arena.

I have ReStructured "Blood and Honey" and kept the bongo tracks as the vocal point for a groovy new arrangement and flow. More of a dub with Amanda's lasting verses haunting us to go lower in the night!

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Loulou from The Netherlands - Happy New Year my friend.

• Grateful - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sylvester

Sylvester (Sylvester James) hit the disco scene in 1977 with a self-titled album containing the garage classic "Over and Over". His second project titled "Step II" was co-produced by Harvey Fuqua and featured synthesizers by Patrick Cowley.

"Grateful" is another track from the "Step II" album which contained the energy of the disco era and encompassed Sylvester belief in life - "to be grateful!" It is a celebratory track and still holds the key to keeping your life humble and happy.

I have ReStructured this track and extended it's 3:27 timing to a little over 8:00 to give the happiness a go at it a bit longer!

• Remember - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gino Soccio

Gino Soccio released "Face To Face" in 1982 - it was his fourth project beginning with the success of his classic LP "Outline" - his sound was a unique blend of disco and the sharp edge of electronics. Quite a genius in his own time and even today is respected as an innovative writer, producer and musician.

"Remember" is from the 1982 LP and is a track that emphasizes on sequencers and a dreamy-like feel. A great off-beat choice for disco music and was a big part of the 80's dance scene allowing disco artists to experiment a bit more.

• Discognosis - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Discognosis

Discognosis is an early project from 1977 by Michael Lewis and Lauren Rinder - along with producers, Ed Cobb and Ray Harris. The starting phase for AVI Records who became a trademark for disco music in the mid and late 80's.

This LP was similar to El Coco which Rinder and Lewis brought to life in 1975 with the first LP titled "Mondo Disco". The single "Discognosis" is a session with the funky bass line that their projects were so namely for, as well as plenty of slick keyboards.

Disco music has grown and yet learned from projects as this and continue to return to the roots for the base of this funky formula.

This ReStructure Mix creates another breakdown mix for this classic sound - and also adds a few new pieces to give a whole new sound to move to.

Dedicated with respect and homage to the wonderful men who keep the faith of disco music alive, forever - Michael W. Lewis and Lauren Rinder

• First Hand Experience In Second Hand Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Giorgio

Giorgio Moroder receives another visit to his "From Here To Eternity" project - this time around the track "First Hand Experience In Second Hand Love". The disco answer to "Love Potion #9" - where a man visits the mystic lady to find a clue and instead finds love.

One of Moroder's most hypnotic projects and weaving of sequencers and keyboards create a classic that continues to mystify listeners and dancers throughout time.

I have ReStructured the track by extending segments and adding a few new drum and rhythm beats - as well as some new features to help bring the song to life again.

Dedicated to the hardcore Moroder fans who keep his wonderful music alive.

• Memory - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Menage

Menage is a disco project from Warren Schatz (Vicki Sue Robinson, The Brothers, The New York Community Choir) and Eric Matthew (Gary's Gang, Sharon Redd) that creates disco melodies from Broadway tunes and pop-hits. Their 1983 single "Memory (Theme from Cats)" was a instant hit - since dance floors in the early 80's were still searching for the lyrical sound of disco music.

I have taken the track and given it a new arrangement and flow with a ReStructure Mix - a request made from Tony B. from San Diego. I promised Tony I would create a new mix and here is that moment. The cover has always been one of my favorites so remixing it was a joy!

• Miss Broadway - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Belle Epoque

Belle Epoque is Evelyn Verrecchia, Giusy ortes and Marzia Thear - their 1977 LP "Miss Broadway" was producer Prima Linea and his artistic femme concept. The single is the first of the numbers from the group to make a mark on dance floors and is one of the well-known.

I have taken "Miss Broadway" with it's memorable lead and bass guitar track and extended pieces and added a few new beat tracks and percussion. It is a project long coming since the track did some good for me in programs at the end of the 70's.

• Anybody Wanna Party - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Gloria Gaynor

Gloria Gaynor's "Love Tracks" LP from 1978 does not only contain the disco anthem, "I Will Survive" - on the funkier side Gloria has asked the question that many of us have answered, "Heck yah!" "Anybody Wanna Party" And so the disco era was complete.

The song is ReStructured thanks to a request from Bob T. - it is broken into bits and then pieced back to together with a new drum beat and some new effects. I have always favored this song and had a great time remixing it for you.

• Trippin' On The Moon - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cerrone

Cerrone traveled throughout many periods of dance music without losing a beat. His innovative nature gave him the opportunity to thrive in the disco garden throughout the mid 70's and even currently.

In the 80's Cerrone faced a time where disco music became more electronic - leaving the sound of symphonia and big production sound behind. IT was during this time where an artists is challenged and the worthy survive. Cerrone handles this very well with his production of "Trippin' On The Moon". The LP "Backtrack" offered several concepts that keep the disco theme alive.

I have taken the now cult classic "Trippin' On The Moon" and have sprinkled my own concept of "the sounds that last throughout time" - embellishing the classic track with the energy and power it has - hoping to keep it alive for more celebration.

• Dancing and Romancing - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Passion

Disco music evolved during the mid 70's thanks to producers like Ray Martinez - a Cuban born songwriter, musician and singer. His style was a smooth Euro-disco feel done with a Miami flair. It was unforgettable on dance floors and helped to tame many dancers looking for the beauty in dance music.

Passion is a project Martinez produced and created in 1979 which marked not only the changing of an era but also the breaths of what disco music had become. "Dancing and Romancing" is from the LP and has always been one of my favorites.

I have ReStructured "Dancing and Romancing" using the piano, strings and bass elements to work a whole new feeling. The wonderful bongo and rhythm tracks of the original have also been slightly enhanced.

Dedicated to Mr. Ray Martinez for being one of the great producers who truly respected disco music and it's dancers.

• It Must Be Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Alton McClain and Destiny

Alton McClain and Destony (D'Marie Warren and Robyrda Stiger) are girl group responsible for the 1978 dance floor hit "It Must Be Love" - produced by John Footman and Frank Wilson.

The song became an instant radio hit and it's response on dance floors was equally positive. The song is a funk/soul recipe with a fantastic vocal performance by the trio. It is reminiscent of great Motown productions with the alluring girl group sound.

I have ReStructured the track since it is an all-time favorite and have given it a new intro and stretched a few segments out as well as rearrange the flow. It is still one of those classics that bring to mind the disco edge with lots of soul.

• Can't Stop The Music - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Village People

The big close of an era of disco music is the climatic track from Village People and Jacques Morali, who produced and composed. The theme from the short-lived film which was awaited so as the big disco epic. It did not do so well in the theatre arena but picked up on the soundtrack end. And with Village People and The Ritchie Family as featured artists it was all disco fans needed.

"Can't Stop The Music" is ReStructured from the 12" long version and given a few new pieces to remind you of the disco floor and it's allure.

Dedicated to the boys from the troupe and their everlasting effect on the uplifting sound and period of disco music.

• Love Now Hurt Later - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Giorgio and Chris

Giorgio Moroder and Chris Bennett created a disco project in 1978 that began a period in dance music that became the innovative electronic edge that forged dance music ahead. It was the sound of Moroder's keyboards and Bennett's beautiful vocals which marked a sound for disco similar to what Captain and Tennille did for pop music. It was upbeat and fun.

"Love Now Hurt Later" is from the LP "Love's In You, Love's In Me" which also reflected the sound of the second Munich Machine project which title track was a cover of the Harem Procol classic "A Whiter Shade Of Pale". This was later covered in Canada by Ann Joy.

I have taken the track into a ReStructure trip using the rolling synthesizer and Bennett's exquisite vocal as a foundation for a whole new version.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to the wonderful Chris Bennett - check out Chris' new music at www.chrisbennett.com

• Hot Wax - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Mother (F)

Denis Lepage is Mother (F) - he was the Instrumental for many Canadian high energy classics in the early 80's (ex. Carol Jiani, Chris Mills, Voggue) as well as the genius of Lime along with Denyse Lepage.

The classic sound of the 80's dance scene was a deliberate electronic arrangement taking disco music into the 80's with a new emphasis on percussion and recording. Lepage certainly helped to modify this new sound with his music and innovation.

"Hot Wax" is a very well known instrumental that rings familiar with Lepage's recordings and yet holds the essence of it's own. I have taken the track to give it a new ReStructure Mix which is more of an edit taking parts and pieces of this solid beauty and scrambling it into a new arrangement. Using some of the keyboards and percussion to invoke a new rendition.

• Copacabana (At The Copa) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow was apart of the disco generation with the uplifting and rhythmic song, "Copacabana (At The Copa)" from his 1978 LP "Even Now" - the track emphasized the celebratory feeling that disco music was all about. With touches of rumba and hustle dance steps injected.

The song has been included as the pop-disco classics of the 70's and I always felt was waiting for an alternative mix on the original recording. This ReStructure Mix is playful and digs deep into not only the story but some of the wonderful percussive tracks.

Dedicated to the memory of Tony Davila - a dancer here in San Diego who always made this song come alive.

• So Excited - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Nancy Martin

Nancy Martin may be a name that you may not recognize but is a voice you have definitely heard - Nancy is the voice behind Jade's "I'm Gonna Get Your Love" from 1982. Also, her tracks "Can't Believe", and under Nancy Martinez "For Tonight" and "Move Out".

Her Canadian productions were covered by Joel LeGreca (Erotic Drum Band) and featured the early 80's disco feel. "So Excited" is one of the first to bring that high energy flair back to disco in the early 80's. It was a sound that was the soft and lyrical sound that many longed for.

I have ReStructured "So Excited" and gave it a new pieces added with loops and effects to bring back that "excitement".

Dedicated to Danny Butler of The #1!

• With Your Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donna Summer

Donna Summer reigns on all counts during the 1978 release of her first film role and soundtrack to "Thank God It's Friday" - not only had all of her hard work and dedication to disco music paid off but there was also a style and chic-ness to her presence.

The soundtrack included 3 cuts with Donna Summer - one of them being "With Your Love" - which was released as an extended remix on a special 12". This track emphasized the Giorgio Moroder influence along with Summer's falsetto vocal pulling hearts and minds into the disco sound. It was truly one track that caught my ears.

I have ReStructured the track giving it a whole new arrangement using the parts which I favored most along with Donna's knockout velvet/panther like vocals. It is one of my favorites by Donna and hopefully can serve a new purpose with this ReStructure Mix.

• I'm Coming Out - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Diana Ross

Diana Ross has brought the late 70's a renewed sense of passion to dancers and music enthusiasts who knew all along that disco and "Diana" were synonymous. Her early hit "Love Hangover" helped to emphasize the outline on soul and disco music as they began to intermingle.

"I'm Coming Out" is her second big smash hit from the 1980 dream-project for disco lovers - with production by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers of Chic. The studio session made dance floors regain a new sense of hope for dance music at the start of the 80's.

I have taken "I'm Coming Out" and ReStructured it with a new meaning, breaks, and loops - it was a feeling that came around 4 AM so the completion was necessary with that influence!

• Boogie Wonderland - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Earth, Wind and Fire

Earth, Wind and Fire made the 70's complete with their big disco hit "Boogie Wonderland" - a sensational dance track which also featured The Emotions. The song has lasted throughout time to give the excitement and fusion of soul and pop music in the disco arena.

I have ReStructured the original 12" vocal mix and added a few breakdowns with a dub-essence. In addition to allot of looping there is a new arrangement.

• Ten Hertz - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Steel Cream

Steel Cream is an Italian studio concept group by Vincenzo "Vince" Tempera - the song was featured as the opening track to a TV show under the same name and ran during 1978-1979 It is a a unique track which utilizes a chorus to bring the song into a build of excitement and ecstasy.

The original release was on a 7" single and never followed up with any remix or release. It was brought to my attention by Jussi K. and a requested extended remix - after hearing the track for the first time, it was a done deal. The song reminds me of an early "Magnifique" by Magnifique with the ominous synthesizers pouring a heavy foundation for the funky guitars and irresistible femme vocals.

Dedicated to Jussi K. and a special thanks for sharing the hidden gem with me for this ReStructure Mix.

• Too Hot - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Kool and The Gang

Kool and The Gang worked with pop/jazz producer Eumir Deodato in 1979 for their LP "Ladies Night - not only the title track became a hit - but the follow up the single, "Too Hot" also became a hit. The track uses a simplified jazz and pop arrangement with a fusion of disco sweetness to relay it's message.

I have taken the song and played with it's LP mix to create a morning feel and add some heavy duty dance floor elements. It was all in a thought and it meant to bring a new breath of life to the song.

• Calypso Disco - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Beckett

Beckett (Alston Cyrus) is brought into the disco arena in this single from 1977 which also appeared on the soundtrack to the film "The Deep". The track has a layer of reggae splashed over the disco beat arrangement. The original soundtrack and LP mix never allowed for a proper mix in and many layers prevented the actual loss of feeling the value of each element.

I have ReStructured this underground in hopes of adding a new flavor to the great song of celebration.

• Stay With Me - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Charo

Charo is the "cuchi cuchi" girl of the stage - during the 70's she entertained many audiences with her gags and sex appeal. It was during the late 70's when she paired up with the biggest disco symphony from New York, The Salsoul Orchestra and several disco hits joined the disco boom.

"Stay With Me" is from her LP "Ole Ole" which is more of a novelty collection of songs with Charo's fun and carrying on throughout a staple of disco arrangements. The original track was remixed by Rick Gianatos and released as a 12" single.

This ReStructure Mix takes the 12" mix and chops and loops some of the most frenetic conga and bongo work in disco. It is a supposed love song with a few verses left to question along with Charo's wonderful misinterpreted vocal. It is a fun song.

• The Natives Are Restless - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Ray Martinez and Friends

Ray Martinez became the Miami-disco genius following his production and arrangement of "Get Off Your Aahh! And Dance" by Foxy in 1976 - a new sound was emerging with the beauty of touch dancing and the funky edge of soul. This became the sound which Martinez mastered well. Soon, pieces of tracks like "Get Of Your Aahh! And Dance" became familiar as television themes and ad marketing.

His productions with his studio concept group Amant during 1978 gave his touch in music a new sophistication and style. In the early 80's Ray continued to produce singles and projects and Ray Martinez and Friends was released as a 12" single with "Lady Of The Night" and "The Natives Are Restless" - where "Natives Are Restless" became a mix additive for many medleys and DJ mix projects.

I have taken the drum oriented piece and ReStructured it adding a new bass track and also giving it a break and measured chorus line. It is one of the greatest themes and early morning pieces I have used on the dance floor.

Dedicated to Ray Martinez for his love and craft in creating beautiful music to move with.

• Don't Push It, Don't Force It - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Leon Haywood

Leon Haywood (Otha Leon Haywood) is a singer, songwriter and producer - recording since the 60's his soulful voice and delivery were easy to detect. His career spanned through the 80's. One of his most memorable tracks from the post disco era in 1980 is from his LP "Naturally" - "Don't Push It, Don't Force It".

It is a track that worked well in a time when BPM's were dropping and funk was infused in many club tracks. Most high energy material was coming from Canada or the UK.

I have taken "Don't Push It, Don't Force It" and given it a complete overhaul leaving the chorus as a statement. There are some new breaks and beats added for funky measure.

• You Got What It Takes - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bobby Thurston

Bobby Thurston hit the disco scene during the late 70's - his LP "You Got What It Takes" featured the title track and a few other disc jockey favorites. The project was produced by Willie Lester and Rodney Brown and features their funk and disco flavor blended like rich "disco brew".

I have taken "You Got What It Takes" into a ReStructure phase and paved a whole new intro with a few loop and definitive effects. The song definitely has the power of funk and the slick sound that disco music is all about. Perhaps one of the best Prelude Records has to offer!

• Outa-Space - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Billy Preston

Billy Preston (William Everett Preston) is a soul musician who had a successful career - Grammy Award-winner and collaborated with such artists as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Nat King Cole, Sly Stone. Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.

His 1972 hit instrumental "Outa-Space" is a soul dance classic and is one of the funkiest pieces of guitar and keyboard numbers from the period. Surely influencing many musicians and artists in the years ahead.

I have taken this soul classic and given it a ReStructure Mix with a new edit adding a new mix-in drum arrangement with a whole new feel to emphasize take off to "outa-space' - and of course the Starship E. to guide you through this trip!

• Eat You Up - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Angie Gold

Angie Gold (Angelina Fiorina Kyte) released her first self titled LP in 1982 - there was a great career awaiting her in the dance arena. Her 1985 single "East You Up" is now a high energy classic. Absorbing the sound which made the early 80's a rejuvenated disco period with new rules.

Angie voices immediately captures your attention in her recordings. In "Eat You Up" her power over comes you and rolls along with the crashes and impact of the incredible production by Les Hunt (Simone, Linda Lewis).

I have taken the awesome song onto my ReStructure cutting board and had breathed a few new methods of "getting even" with Angie. There are lots of surprises and new breaks.

Dedicated to the lovely and very talented, Ms. Angie Gold

• Paradise Island - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Wonderland Band

One of the last big disco productions - The Wonderland Band is a campy studio session with the theme of super-heroes. With Wonder Woman and Superman included. But, the production gives off the serious end of the full and satisfying disco sound.

"Paradise Island" is another track from the album that explores a make-believe place where love and happiness grown and mystery and intrigue are alive. This is the perfect disco fantasy and rightfully so. The flashing lights and and freedom on the floor are endless if you understand and let yourself go.

I have ReStructured the 12" remix into a new atmosphere keeping in mind that this song soars several times into a place where the dance floor can take advantage of. It has a bit more breakdowns and slices the long drum break into segments.

This production was by Morrie Brown and features lead vocals by Deedee Dennard and backing by Clydene Jackson, Julia Waters and Maxine Waters.

• Reverend Lee - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Paradise Express

Paradise Express is one of the pinnacle disco bands of the late 70's - along with producer/musician Herb Jimmerson (who left us in 1998) and his then wife, Vi Ann the disco scene was elated. Their first single "Dance" (a cover of Paul Jabara's hit) was released in 1978 on their initial album. The excitement started, but did not end there.

"Reverend Lee" is a track from the LP which was featured as a B-side to "Star In My Life". It is a cover of Roberta Flack's recording from 1972 (the flip side to "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face".

ViAnn is living and enjoying her beautiful horses - but unfortunately, no longer singing. I had communicated with her last year and she asked about a remix for this track - so it is dedicated to ViAnn of Paradise Express and for what she has given to her disco music fans - it will last forever.

Thank you, ViAnn - peace and love.

• Come And Get Your Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Redbone

Redbone is Pete de Poe, Anthony Bellamy, Lolly Vegas and Pat Vegas - a band former in 1968 from Fresno, California.

Their big 1973 boogie hit was "Come And Get Your Love" - a funky laid back groove with tempting vocals to fit the 70's dance field and a growing need for more. Redbone had a another hit in 1971 titled "The Witch Queen of New Orleans" - a pop-rock track. Staying power and catchy groove of "Come And Get Your Love" have made it a favorite among soul and disco audiophiles.

I have take the album version along with the accapella intro and created an extended ReStructure Mix to keep dance floors swaying their hips left and right for a while longer. New beats, claps and mild effects are added for giving it a new feel.

• Agent 406 - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lime

Another big instrumental piece from the fingers of Denis LePage of Lime. This comes from the first album titled "Your Love". The track is similar to much of the keyboard work of LePage in the early 80's working with talented artists such as Carol Jiani, Chris Mills and much of his solo work ("Hot Wax"). However, the classic cowbell percussion track always provided a great foundation for his free will.

"Agent 406" wraps a layer of dynamic strings and the model keyboard that worked for Lime during the early years.

I have ReStructured the track giving it longer intro to the orchestral pieces and added few effects to give more excitement to the story occurring on the dance floor.

Dedicated to Lime ans everywhere!

• They Only Come Out At Night - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Peter Brown

Peter Brown is a musical genius. His work in the late 70's helped disco music to become funky and creative. His tracks "Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me", "Dance With Me" and "Crank It Up (Funk Town)" are disco classics. What many are not aware of is that he also wrote Madonna's big hit, "Material Girl".

"They Only Come Out At Night" is from Brown's LP "Snap" from 1984 - a sensitive time for dance musicians and artists from the 70's - it was a time to see who could stay a float with the slight changes in music and demands. Brown pulls it off very well his with his electronic orchestra and style.

I have ReStructured the track with a new meaning in mind for both dance floor and those creatures of the night - both past and present.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to Armando A. from Mexico for his continuing support and love for dance music.

• Fly With The Wind - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Peter Jacques Band

Jacques Fred Petrus produced many disco sessions in Italy during the late 70's - some of his best know are Macho ("I'm A Man") and Peter Jacques Band ("Fire Night Dance" - with the help of arranger Mauro Malavasi there was distinctive sound that displayed how disco music was growing and adapting with time.

"Fly With The Wind" is the finale track on this album and always amazed me (as the entire session has) on how beautifully produced and arranged it was. My only attempt at this ReStructure Mix was to expose the song to new listeners and create a new version to become hypnotized to.

• Dance Yourself Dizzy - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Liquid Gold

Liquid Gold is Ellie Hope, Ray Knott, Syd Twynham, Wally Rothe and Tom Marshall - a disco group from Brackley in Northamptonshore, UK

Their 1979 disco hit, "Dance Yourself Dizzy" is one of big sounds of the disco era which has the uplifting feel that made this music a household name. It was released in the US as a single following the success of "My Baby's Baby" which was remixed by Ritchie Rivera.

The group was produced by Adrian Baker

I have ReStructured "Dance Yourself Dizzy" by scrambling the original 12" version into a few more breaks and a longer intro and fade out.

• Let's Start The Dance - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bohannon

Hamilton Bohannon began his career in the early 70's. Many of his early projects were centered on soulful dance tracks that eventually lead to the Bohannon sound of disco music.

"Let's Start The Dance" is from his 1978 LP "Summertime Groove" - it is one Bohannon's best known pieces and was re-released in 1981 as "Let's Start The Dance Again" with an added rap to the formula.

I have ReStructured "Let's Start The Dance" and add heavy drum tracks along with a few new elements to help bring a new version alive.

• Discotique - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lipstique

Disco producer Jurgen S. Korduletsch brought to dance floors some of the most disco glittery tracks and artists. His 1977 studio production of Lipstique was recorded in Munich, Germany and was a wall of disco sound. From the fabulous cover of Chubby Checker's "At The Discotheque" to the pieces mixed within.

"Discotique" is a piece of music from the side one medley which always caught my attention - some may know it as the theme o the "American Bandstand" Disco Dance Contest. It is a disco fantasy complete with hand claps, stomping beat, percussion on swirling disco strings. A great piece of disco music which expresses the excitement of the period.

I have ReStructured the piece and extended it with a new intro, new beats and a few surprises. It had always been one of my favorite tracks and once again reminds us of the moment disco music took off into the pop world.

Dedicated to Mr. Juergen S. Korduletsch

• Ooh, La La - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Suzi Lane

Suzi Lane was one of 1979's big surprises in discotheques - not only had Suzi's sensual and captivating vocals captured hearts on the dance floor. It was also a production from Giorgio Moroder that returned to the Munich formula which captured the magic and mystique of disco music.

The title track "Ooh, La, La" was penned by Chris Bennett (Munich Machine) and featured a synth-funk feel along with the pulse of Moroder and Harold Faltermeyer's winding music. It was a release that also encapsulated the eel of the disco night life.

I have taken Suzi's incredible vocals and created a whole new arrangement in this ReStructure Mix - allot of teasing a sample-loops to pull a more mystic-like feel with the song.

Dedicated to Suzi (Lane) Brooks and Chris Bennett for their talent and beauty as women of disco music

• Eloise - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Paris Connection

Alec R. Costandinos brought Euro-disco to America along with artists like Cerrone, Alan Hawkshaw and Don Ray during the mid 70's - a sound which bridged a gap between disco and rock as the Philadelphia sound joined soul and disco.

Paris Connection is a project from 1978 arranged by Raymond Tarras Knehnetsky which covered the 1968 song "Eloise" recorded by Barry Ryan an English pop singer. Also brought the disco symphonia was the Righteous Brothers classic, "You've Lost That Loving Feeling".

I have taken the magical feel of "Eloise" and have given it a slight re-edit with a new intro and keeping in mind the sweetness expressed in the lyrics and disco symphony which Costandino's favored so well.

• (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - L.T.D.

L.T.D. originally consisted of backing musicians from Sam & Dave and were signed to A&M Records in 1968. Jeffrey Osborne's vocals gave the group a memorable flavor - and with their 1977 hit "(Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again" a place in the disco hall of fame. The song has echoed many nights on crowded dance floors with it's funky guitars and blaring horns.

I have taken the single into a new ReStructure Mix using all of the powerful pieces that make this one an all-time winner. It is one of soul music's earlier distinctions between disco and it's own style.

• Walk The Night - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Skatt Bros.

Skatt Bros. are Sean Delaney, Pieter Sweval, Richard Martin-Ross, David Andez, Richie Fontana, Craig Krampf and Danny Brant - their project "Strange Spirits" was produced by disco producers, Ian Guenther and Willi Morrison of THP, Southern Exposure, Sticky Fingers and Duncan Sisters fame.

The project was to present the Canadian band as the alternative Village People group - thanks to Guenther and Morrison the project had a flavor close to the infectious sound of disco with a rock edge. "Walk The Night" is an underground favorite among disco audiophiles. It has a dark feel with some sado masochistic overtones of heavy "night-cruising".

I have taken the track into a darker electronic feel and given it a slight arrangement adjustment - lots of new curves to explore here.

Thanks to "djmarka" from Multiply for suggesting the ReStructure Mix - it was in the queue for some time and finally worked it's way out.

• Keep Smilin' - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Carrie Lucas

Carrie Lucas began recording on her husband,the late Dick Griffey's label Soul Train Recording Co. in 1976 - there a big dance movement being formulated at this time to become the disco era.

"Keep Smilin'" is one of Carrie's big dance floor classics and is truly an anthem with all of the elements to stand the test of time. As Carrie sings about staying "hurt-free" there are pounding drums and sequencers keeping her heart from breaking - it is the 70's "It's My Party" track.

I have taken the track and given it a new dub feel with lots of looping and phasing to create that disco fantasy that so many of us were lost about in the 70's.

I dedicate this ReStrucure Mix to the late Mr. Dick Griffey - in thanks for all of the wonderful artists and music he has brought to disco/soul history.

• I Just Can't Help Believing - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Boys Town Gang

Boys Town Gang brings to light a pop-rock song titled "I Just Cant Help Believing" - recorded by B.J. Thomas in 1970. The tune was also covered by Elvis Presley.

Bill Motley once again gives the disco production with a full orchestration and band feel with the 1983 project "A Cast Of Thousands". This being one of the most reflective disco periods and sounds in dance history. Vocals are provided here by Jackson Moore who covered additional songs from the project as well as her solo career in the 80's.

I have given the powerhouse love song a new extended ReStructure Mix with a few new elements here and there - focusing on a new intro and fade out.

• X-Factor - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Patrick Cowley

Patrick Cowley's "Menergy" project is one of the memorable moments in disco history during the re-surge of power and production. I have taken the track "X-Factor" and given it a new face-lift in the ReStructure style.

The song is based on synthesizer loops and guitar elements - I have reorganized the entire feel to give a whole new meaning to the recording.

• Sweet Dynamite - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Claudja Barry

Disco diva extraordinaire Ms. Claudja Barry was a burst of energy during the mid-70's. Her stature and charisma in disco music are one of the factors that make the style lasting and memorable.

"Sweet Dynamite" is from her 1976 LP by the same name and is one of the classics of the Salsoul label. The project was mixed by Mr. Tom Moulton and displays the early declaration of a pure disco production.

I have taken the track into the ReStructure realm focusing on the beats and bass lines - and having a little play with the funky guitars and a few riffs. It is one of the most definitive disco tracks.

This ReStructure Mix is dedicated to my wonderful partner, Ken - it is one of his favorite disco tracks.

• Armed And Extremely Dangerous - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - First Choice

First Choice was a breakthrough for the Sound of Philadelphia in 1973 with the LP "Armed and Extremely Dangerous" - produced by Stan Watson and arranged by Vincent Montana. It was the birth of a sound that would haunt the 70's disco era.

"Armed and Extremely Dangerous" is a classic not only for being a leader in music trend but also it's infectious melody and theme. First Choice consisted of Rochelle Fleming, Joyce Jones and Annette Guest - and were originally known as The Debonettes.

I have ReStructured the tune by a adding a whole new base to the intro and a few new effects and loops. It was not an easy task to break the song apart since the original is flawless - this mix only provides a new feel for admirers.

Dedicated to Danny B. of San Diego (formerly of #1 Fifth Avenue)

• Autumn Changes - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donna Summer

"Four Seasons Of Love" is Donna Summer's third US album release from 1976 - closely following the formula of Giorgio Moroder's disco arrangements along with Donna's sexy and versatile range. This project in my opinion remains as one of disco's finest productions and results.

I have taken "Autumn Changes" from the theme and created a whole new edge to the track giving it a few new elements to give it new life. The track is one of the the variable styles from Moroder/Bellotte and Summer with a nice disco flair added.

• Hold On To My Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Jimmy Ruffin

Jimmy Ruffin holds one of disco musics most loved anthems of all time - "Hold On To My Love"

The track was produced and written by Blue Weaver and Robin Gibb in 1980 for his album "Sunrise" - the song has been remixed and released for dance floors on various labels to extended and perfect the track. It is an absolutely beautiful piece.

I have taken the original remix and ReStructured the song with more drums and a new outline. It still peaks but in a completely new way. It is an alternate mix to give a whole new feeling to the energy.

Dedicated to Dan B. of San Diego

• By The Way You Dance (Knew It Was You) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Bunny Sigler

Bunny Sigler produced projects by Double Exposure, First Choice, Linda Clifford, Pattie Brooks and Force of Nature. Much of his work outlined the Philly-Salsoul connection using soul and the sophisticated edge of disco.

His solo LP "I've Always Wanted to Sing...Not Just Write Songs" became one of the examples of Sigler dedication to the craft of disco music. The big single from the album was "By The Way You Dance (Knew It Was You)" which featured the musicians and players of Instant Funk - another Salsoul talent.

I have taken the track and stretched out the intro, breaks and added more of the segments that make the track funky and fun to dance to. It is truly on of Salsoul's hidden treasure - freshly dusted off and ready to work you.

Dedicated to Bunny Sigler - thank you for your talents.

• Countdown/This Is It - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Dan Hartman

Dan Hartman moved disco music into a fantastic pop-stage during 1978 with his LP "Instant Replay" - with his musical past with Edgar Winter Group ("Free Ride") during the mid-70's it was a touch of pop-rock with the energy of disco music.

"Countdown/This Is It" is from Dan's album "Instant Replay" and blends the excitement of falling in love and the yearning for that special heart that satisfies. It is quite a magical piece and was quite successful as the second release from the project.

I have ReStructured the medley of two songs and segued them into each other even more so with a few new effects and build.

Dan passed in 1994 but will always be remembered as one of disco music's pioneers and dreamers who made many hearts come alive!

• Dance It's My Life - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Midnight Powers

Midnight Powers was a big surprise for 1981 - a high energy disco track in the tradition of great Philly sounding strings and 80's percussion tracks. The song became quite a sensation following it's release on a compilation titled, "Prime Cuts 1" on Importe 12 Records.

The original label Overseas Records from Japan lists the producer as Mark G. Hill - and the domestic release as Masaharu Yoshioka. It is quite strange that the instrumental track became the most played and popular verses the vocal track which sound something like a Tavares vocal. Either way, the track is still an underground classic.

I have ReStructured the instrumental version and gave it a new intro and complete arrangement moving the mix towards the downbeat sections of the invigorating party track.

• Run Away - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Salsoul Orchestra with Loleatta Holloway

The Salsoul Orchestra combines jazz and soul and creates a disco sensation with their orchestral feel and band-like flavor. "Magic Journey" is their 1977 project which contains "Run Away" with vocals by Loleatta Holloway - this track jumps all over the disco radar with the funky guitars and Vince Montana's vibes.

I have ReStructured the track by giving it a few new beats to give it more of an ambient feel with some looping and effects to keep the pulse of the original with a few new spots of fun and rhythm.

• Jingo - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Candido

Candido is a Cuban-born percussionist who began working in music with Afro-Cuban and jazz acts. Eventually his talent lead him into 70's disco music and on the classic Salsoul label.

His LP "Dancin' and Prancin"" from 1979 was a moment in disco history that sprinkled the magic of Candido's bongos and percussion directly where it was needed - the dance floor. It was produced by Joe Cain. "Jingo" is a single that did quite well and inspired a few remakes in the 80's.

The track sounds familiar to a track that would be created on the Kebekelektrik project produced by Pat Deserio - because of the mysterious winding keyboards.

• Faster and Faster To Nowhere - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Donna Summer

"Once Upon A Time" was the disco gem of 1977 - a dance fantasy of a woman finding love amidst the walls of life. This project has always been compared to the classic Cinderella theme.

From the A-side medley I have plucked the second track "Faster and Faster To Nowhere" and worked on energy and mystery of the song to extend and create more of the claustophonic edge.

The album was produced by Giorgio Moroder and arranged with the help of Bob Esty. The amazing mastering and mix down of the full production is an amazing feat. In the distance you can hear a full orchestra awaiting it's opportunity to season the disco beat - it is truly one of the earliest signs of disco musics evolution moving forward.

Dedicated to Loulou of The Netherlands - thank you

• On The Grid - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Lime

Lime is a disco group which changed the course of disco music in the early 80's. Their single "Your Love" in 1980 brought a new vigor into clubs and an innovative edge to electronic dance music.

Their third LP titled "Lime 3" was once again no disappointment to dance music lovers - "Guilty" being the first single from the LP and then many other tracks from the LP were receiving club play in various venues. "On The Grid" was obviously a take on the sci-fi film "Tron" - it has the rolling bass synths and playful keyboards with the full essence of Lime.

I have ReStructured the track to give it more of a drawn out electro-funk edge and built upon some of the already juicy elements. It is more of a beats dub track - and works like a dub should.

• Like An Eagle - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Dennis Parker

Dennis Parker began as a soap star and then recorded his disco LP in 1979 - produced by Jacques Morali (Village People, The Ritchie Family) which had a couple of short but successful dance floor hits: "Like An Eagle" and "New York By Night". Both with the signature production sound of Jacques Morali and assistant producer, Henry Belolo.

"Like An Eagle" is an underground early morning favorite among disco audiophiles and is ReStructured here with a few new elements of lots of chopping and looping for a whole new version.

Dedicated to the memory of Mr. Jacques Morali and Dennis Parker

• Give Me Love - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Cerrone

Cerrone is indeed one of the lasting master of the disco touch - his music has influenced artists, dancers and moods since the early 70's and even today.

"Give Me Love" is from his 1977 project "Supernature" and leads the way from 70's pop-rock to disco. It is one of the finest recordings to date and gives us the opportunity to discover disco music all over again at it's peak once again.

My ReStructure Mix of Cerrone's masterpiece is a tribute to the genius displayed throughout this project - added effects and loops are intended to give a psychedelic disco experience again.

Dedicated to Rick and Dean from Australia for the love and support.

• Hot Hot (Give It All You Got) - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Debbie Jacobs

Debbie Jacobs brought dance floors to the hilt with her classic disco tracks "Don't You Want My Love", "Undercover Lover", "High On Your Love" and "Hot, Hot (Give It All You Got)" in 1979 and 1980. Big action there.

I have taken "Hot Hot (Give It All You Got)" and given it a makeover - ReStructure style. The lush strings, kickin' bass, and funky guitars have always made me throw my hands up ion the air!

This one is dedicated to Debbie Jacobs herself - a truly wonderful soul who continues to entertain many even today with more of a humanitarian purpose - but the party feel will always be there. Thank you, Debbie.

• Zulu - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Quick

The Quick is Colin Campsie and George McFarlane - their contribution to the late 70's was their big track, "Sharks Are Cool, Jets Are Hot". It was a moment to realize the electronic disco age was taking over dance floors.

"Zulu" is from their 1982 LP "Fascinating Rhythm" and is a deep pulsating track with all the percussion on "thumpus" any dance floor could handle. The odd play on words (as usual) portray the song as a rhythm and rhyme segue to the African tribe and their motion.

I have ReStructured the track and brought it deeper into the zone of tribal beats and loop play - a hand clap guides most of the new arrangement.

This mix is dedicated to Bob T. - thank you for requesting this stomper!

• Clouds - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan releases her 1980 LP "Naughty" which features the single "Clouds" - written by Ashford and Simpson and one of the dance floors celebrated pop-rock entries. This track is one of the fulfilling sounds of Chaka Khan and the power of her vocal presence and production quality by Arif Mardin.

There is a complete feeling of emotion in this song with the dark and gloomy edge - yet the excitement is unbearable - now that is a great dance track!

This ReStructure Mix takes the song and breaks down some of the haunting elements and gives it a new face for the murky skies.

• Only You - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Teddy Pendergrass

Teddy Pendergrass was originally known as the lead singer in Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes ("The Love I Lost") and in 1977 began his solo career. His 1978 LP "Life Is A Song Worth Singing" featured the song "Only You" - produced Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff.

I have ReStructured the track with a whole new intro and several new breaks and enhancements. This is the sound of Philadelphia disco, which maintains the soulful sound of the 70's and infuses the disco elements smoothly.

• Beat The Clock - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Sparks

Ron and Russell Mael are Sparks - along with Giorgio Moroder during the big disco boom in 1979 created the "#1 In Heaven" project. Heavy on Sparks pounding drums to Moroder rolling synthesizers and phasing. "Beat The Clock" speaks the life of a small child who never seems to fit into life's "norm" and therefore makes an effort to conquer it's demands.

I have taken the domestic 12" mix and spread the drums and bass synths into an extended ReStructure Mix.

• Take That To The Bank - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Shalamar

Dick Griffey and Simon Soussan created Shalamar in 1976 - the band and vocalists went on to great success throughout the late 70's and early 90's. Their first LP which spotlighted a medley of Motown classics gave the band their uplifting and sweet essence.

In 1978 their single "Take That To The Bank" brought a soulful and funky flavor to disco music. Along with the full production of strings. keyboards and percussion it was an instant win for the group.

I have taken "Take That To The Bank" and have given the song a new identity - extending Jody Watley's vocal bridge segment that builds like to hot sticks rubbing over lighter fluid! The song is an all-time favorite so remixing it was indeed a pleasure.

• Astro Disco - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - Apollo

Apollo is Benny Medina, Cliff Liles, Kerry Gordy, Larry Robinson and Lenny Greene - the project was produced by Ray Singleton and assisted by Gene Page and Greg Phillinganes (Penny Ford's husband).

This was Motown Records claim to disco fame - the single "Astro Disco" is a hallmark recording close to the energy and momentum of The Trammps "Disco Inferno" - it is one heck of a track!

I have ReStructured the song and have given it a whole new funky-back beat mix with a new arrangement and sound to bring back this awesome disco number.

• I Feel Disco Good - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Ritchie Family

Ednah Holt, Theodosia "Dodie" Draher and Jacqui Smith-Lee were The Ritchie Family line-up in 1978 for "American Generation" project - produced by Jacques Morali who later created Village People.

This was the period where disco music was underground and evolving into it's innovative stage from years of dance floor participation. It was exciting and very uplifting as the music continued to take over radio and markets.

"I Feel Disco Good" is the segue from "American Generation" and has all of the excitement that The Ritchie Family was intended to deliver. It was a formula that captured the DJs attention and the dancers fascination.

This ReStructure Mix gives the track a new intro and chops and pastes lots of the disco pleasure into a whole new feel.

This mix is dedicated to Hans R. de Vries - thank you for keeping the artists alive with all respect intact!

• Baby Baba Boogie - Glenn Rivera ReStructure Mix - The Gap Band

The Gap Band are brothers Charlie, Ronnie and Robert Wilson - their 1979 LP titled "Gap Band" contained a big disco floor track titled "Baby Baba Boogie" - a uplifting chant-like number with some great bass and keyboard work. Later, these talented guys became a household a few big follow up songs in the 80's including "Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)", "Oops Up Side Your Head" and "You Dropped A Bomb On Me".

"Baby Baba Boogie" is the essence of funk and disco in a smart package - this ReStructure loops it's way into a whole new arrangement using the pieces that always made my dance floor jump in the air and get to know "Baby Baba" quite well!