13 November 2014

Chicago '77 (Colourzone Extended Edit)

Lovely down tempo 
yet firey track by Kiki.
I really wanted to beef up 
the beat on this one but
decided to keep it 
I might still remix it 
with a heavier beat later on.

22 October 2014

22 September 2014


Myself and my good friend Simon John (DC2012)
have decided to join forces
and create a new blog.

We Are Now Open For Business !

Tom Savarese In The Mix Part 1 (78 mins.) Superb !

Tom Savarese is a DJ best known for his role in the 1970s Disco music scene. He was born on April 26, 1944 in New York City, and grew up in the Bronx neighborhood. He eventually attended Fordham University.[1] Savarese began his career as a DJ in 1969, playing apartment and house parties. Over time he became the full-time first professional Disco DJ in the US, and doing remixes for record labels in NYC.[2] By the late-1970s Savarese was interviewed as an expert in the Disco music scene by major publications, including the New York Times[3] and Billboard Magazine,[4] calling Savarese the "key New York Disco DJ" in 1977.[5] Billboard Magazine named Savarese the New York DJ of the Year that year,[6] as well as national DJ of the year in 1976 and 1977. Savarese' remixes also charted in the top 20 tracks of the New York Daily News Disco charts.[7] The clubs Savarese played during this era included 12 west,[6] and famously turned down the opportunity to become the first DJ to play and hold residence at the club Studio 54.[2][8][9] He was also one of the first DJs to play live during New York City fashion runway shows.
From Wikipedia.

I will always remember seeing his name on that 
Chic 12 inch of Dance, Dance, Dance 
for the very first time.
I tried to go to 12 West once to 
hear him play live but I could not get 
into the Club.
I  was only 17 or 18 then and 
spent my time going to 
listen to the best Dj's around NYC's 
Club Scene.
I finally heard one of his sets 
on Cassette in 1979 as usual 
from a guy who knew a guy 
and so on, and finally realized 
what I had missed.
Most Dj's today have no clue 
what it was like mixing records 
during that time period 
from 76 to about 80 
with those old decks and 
rotary knob Bozak mixers.

I don't recall when I came across these 
2 sets but it shows how Savarese 
was never afraid to play what he wanted 
versus what was charting and popular.
And don't get me wrong,
you got the hits too !
In my humble opinion 
this is the trademark of a 
great DJ who is on 
the leading edge 
and not just 
following a blueprint.
Get educated some.

Enjoy the journey !

18 September 2014

4 September 2014

My Name Is Giorgio !...From Here To Eternity (Colourzone TGIF Mix)

Made this for Greg Womack 
of Womack Reworks around 
April/May 2014.
He was working on a
"Thank God It's Friday" 
Remix project.

R.I.P. Greg.

28 August 2014

Re-Up: Disco Sensations Volume 1 (Colourzone Mixset 2008)

Pure Disco Sensations.

01- Charanga 76 - C.U.B.A. Is Cuba
02- First Choice - Love Thang
03- Queens Samantha - Sweet San Francisco
04- Evelyn "Champagne" King - Smooth Talk
05- Love De-Luxe - Here Comes That Sound
06- Don Ray - Body And Soul
07- Voyage - I Love You Dancer
08- Roy Ayers - Running Away
09- Nick Starker Band - A Little Bit Of Jazz
10- Chilly - For Your Love (Colourzone's Love, Love, Love Edit)
11- T-Connection - At Midnight
12- Jimmy "Bo" Horne - Spank
13- BLack Ivory - Mainline
14- Third World - Now That We Found Love
15- Erotic Drum Band - Everybody Get Dancing
16- M.J. - Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
17- Narada Michael Walden - get Up!

26 August 2014

Re-Up: Dj Colourzone presents The Afro-Cosmic Sessions Vol. 1

I made this set a few years ago.
I lost the playlist 
so I could not remember 
some of the obscure tracks 
I mixed in.

So let's play
Name That Tune !

20 August 2014

Re-Up: Dance All Night (Colourzone Extended Mix)

Beautiful TSOP track 
that was never released as a 
Disco Version, 
so here is an extended edit.


5 August 2014

My New Blog: Paradise Garage Trax

I decided to dedicate my new 
blog to the man who in many ways 
inspired me to become a better Dj.
I will never forget visiting this 
magic place in my youth 
and listening attentively to everything 
that was played and how it was played.
I will be posting 1 to 2 singles per week 
Until the entire Larry Levan playlist 
is exhausted. 
I hope you enjoy the journey along 
with me.

18 July 2014


These 2 mix sets were done many
years ago when a bunch of DJ's
and Disco lovers that belonged
to a private blog called
We mixed a couple of songs
each and sent it over the net
to the next guy to do
their thing.
The Players:
Jimmy Michaels
Max (DJ Pied Piper)
Jay Negron

Nice & Sleazy A Jimmy Michaels & Colourzone Mix

This Collaboration dates back 
at least 5 years...
This is done in the
Classic Morning Music, Sleaze Style.
Jimmy Michaels Mixes 
shines throughout the first 47 Minutes 
And then I added another 30 
minutes myself.


10 July 2014

Life Force - Funky Mama (Colourzone Funky Break Mix)

From the Elusive 1977 Lp 
"Life Force" 
Comes this excellent Funky track 
with some blues overtones.


25 June 2014

Summer In The Shade (Colourzone Extended Edit)

Cool, like a refreshing Soul 


World Of Pain (Colourzone 12 Inch Version)

Picked this track a couple of weeks ago.
Decided to turn it into the 
12 inch version 
I always wished for
but was never released.



30 May 2014

Colourzone Mixed Set Oct. 2012...Set #7 FINAL SET (For Now)

Final set for this series 
for now.
Brought the tempo a bit higher 
for a good climax.
Just In Time For The
Week End.
Will make fresh ones soon.\


28 May 2014

Colourzone Mixed Set Oct. 2012...Set #6

One more set of garage style.
Only one more left after this one 
in this series.

23 April 2014

Colourzone MashMix - Let's Change And Live Together

I am embarrassed to say
I don't even remember
when I made this mix
and what song I used with
Timmy Thomas.
Upon hearing it again
the steady Horn Break
was mesmerizing.
Socially Conscious.