* In New York in the early 70s clubs such as the Sanctuary and the loft parties run by David Mancuso were creating a more open, mixed (both racially and sexually) dance scene, created in part by the loosening of social mores. If a record was championed in one of the leading clubs it could go on to become a hit. Record companies soon realised they could tailor sounds to the scene. Tom Moulton led the charge.
* Moulton, a former fashion model, had an instinctive ear for what would work in a club, and began to create mixes of records that catered to the dance crowd. He mixed hundreds of records for a myriad of labels, but his initial work was done at Scepter Records. The very best gathered together on the two volumes of the LP "Disco Gold", from which we have distilled this CD.
* Moulton's remixes extended parts that kept the floor full, and created the peaks and troughs that would send a crowd wild with excitement. The music on this CD defines the remix for those who followed: from Walter Gibbon through Masters At Work, to Harvey and Ashley Beadle.
* Moulton chose sublime tunes to work on. So here's his extension of Patti Jo's 'Make Me Believe In You', the Independents' 'I Love You Yes I Do', where he carefully adds a minute to its playing time and a world of difference to its excitement levels, or Bobby Moore's '(Call Me Your) Anything Man' one of disco's earliest and most compelling tracks. In the late 70s disco became over-commercialised and boom would turn to bust, but Moulton's earliest mixes, the ones on "Disco Gold" stand as examples of highpoint of the genre.
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