If your perception of disco is tight polyester pants and butterfly collar shirts, then you ought to free your mind and let the grooves of Hed Kandi show you the real deal. If there's one bad thing to say about "Disco Kandi, Volume 5," I can't think of it. Mark Doyle compiles two discs of jams that feature strong beats and wicked grooves of tasteful house. Highlights on Disc One include ATFC's "Sleeptalk," which samples the Donna Summer classic "Bad Girls," Sea Flowers' "Easy Livin'," and the aptly-named "Bring it Down" by Simpson Tune. But what helps "Disco Kandi Volume 5" earn its five stars is the second disc, where things get a bit darker and more underground. Its twin peaks are definitely the club hit "You Can't Change Me" by Roger S. with N'Dea Davenport and the pulsating "The Real Life" by Raven Maize. Of course, a compilation called "Disco Kandi" couldn't be complete without a nod to the old school, so we have an impressive remix of "Love Is In the Air," which, in my opinion, is better than the original. No doubt, this excellent CD is a good reason why the folks at Hed Kandi are among the leading labels in dance music.