Since 2003, El Diablo’s Social Club has been a source of disco deviance for Manchester’s open-minded. Dodgy boozers, derelict grocery shops and canal barges have all played host to EDSC parties. Soaked in cosmic, disco, balearic, italo, house and techno, with detours into anything else suitable for your dancing feet. An impressive array of international guests have featured over the years, but – as is true of any party of note, it’s the ever-reliable residents who’ve cemented the nights reputation.
With that in mind, April 11th’s Monday Mixtape is the work of EDSC resident, and promoter, Neil Diablo… vinyl junkies who score on Manchester’s Oldham St. may also recognise Neil from behind the counter at Piccadilly Records. Piccadilly being one of the last bastions of bloody good, decent sized, independent record shops in our fair city.
Trivia aside, the mix itself is a loose concoction, with a welcome bias toward Balearic / synth-y stuff. The ‘good colours’ title? A comment uttered to Neil from OiPolloi co-owner Nigel Lawson. Seems he’s good at matching stuff other than tunes from time to time.
Emerson Lake and Palmer – From the beginning
Steve Moore – Feel the difference
Kim Carnes – Draw of the Cards
Synthesizers Unlimited – Funky dromedary
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Plastic Bamboo
Eurythmics – I did it just the same
Weather Report – River People
Wally Badarou – Mambo
Tilio de Posipco – Stop Bajon (instrumental)
Can – Hunters and Collectors
Tame Impala – Sundown Syndrome
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round and Round