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Your musical guide to changing trends in club music: superstar DJ LOLLIPOP serves up delicious beats and satisfying songs to enhance modern living.


January 3, 2015

Before drum machines, before MIDI, and before samplers there were beautiful records created by talented musicians.  During the period of ’78-’79, the foundation for the soon to emerge Hi-NRG, Boogie & House genres were being laid.  Lollipop’s Roller Disco Armageddon is a musical snapshot of this period - taken just barely before “cool” became cliché.  This mix perfectly captures the glossy, last gasps of a genre soon decimated by commercialization.

Of course, no official roller disco soundtrack would be complete without soaring, symphonic strings, scratchy guitar, plucky bass and sexy, growling horns.  The unique experience of the amplified disco sound in the roller rink is also accurately re-created with the assistance of a custom-programmed acoustic reverb mirror.  This podcast mix faithfully highlights songs that packed the skating rink floor and raised the energy level through the roof.  

With an incredible playlist mostly exiled from pop-disco radio programs, many of these “one hit wonders” and the rare 12 inch versions had to be lovingly transferred from my personal vinyl collection to authentically recreate a magical Saturday night at the legendary Hub Axle Roller Rink.

I know you’ll enjoy this mix.  For some of you, it’ll bring back heart-warming memories and for those who missed it, here is your contextually-correct opportunity to experience it for the first time.  Lace 'em up tight – it’s an “All Skate Armageddon!”


Hub Axle Roller Rink Intro
Tuxedo Junction - Chattanooga Choo Choo
Bryan Adams - Let Me Take You Dancing
Peaches & Herb - Roller-Skatin' Mate
Isaac Hayes - Don't Let Go
Lipps, Inc. - Rock It
Cheryl Lynn - Star Love
Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood
Leon Heywood - Don't Push It Don't Force It
The Brothers Johnson - Stomp
The Spinners - Working My Way Back To You
Dan Hartman - Vertigo
Dan Hartman ft Loleatta Holloway - Relight My Fire
Debbie Jacobs - High On Your Love
Deniece Williams - I've Got the Next Dance
Don Ray - Got To Have Love
Bonnie Pointer - I Can't Help Myself
Bonnie Pointer - Heaven Must Have Sent You
Voyage - From East To West
Michael Jackson - Working Day And Night
Debbie Jacobs - Hot Hot (Give It All You Got)
Front Page ft Sharon Redd - Love Insurance
La Flavour - Mandolay
Evelyn Champagne King - Shame
The Isley Brothers - It's A Disco Night
Edwin Starr - H.A.P.P.Y. Radio
Kat Mandu - The Break
Freddie James - Get Up And Boogie
Uncle Louie - Full Tilt Boogie