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premiere: digby's disco, 'skinny jeans '

Press play on this damn fine edit courtesy of London based Disco don, Digby.

by i-D Staff
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Dec 23 2015, 4:59pm

Digby's Disco champions the underdogs of disco: those tracks that never quite made it to legendary Salsoul status but have an innocence, charm and moment of genius unique to that era of music. 'Skinny Jeans' is a prime example of this. Fraser Boyes aka Digby teams up with Midnight Riot's Yam Who? to chop up a cut by Frisky on the legendary Disco label Vanguard. Keeping the infectious groove and rising strings from the 1979 ballad, the result is a quirky slice of dancefloor disco that's been given the thumbs up from the likes of Soul Clap and Seth Troxler.

While the source material of the series may be disco, the end result could be anything from house to footwork. Look out for the follow-up release due out early next year, which features Weights and Changes turning a balearic synth gem into a slab of Paul White-esque hip hop alongside a straight up rollerboogie jam. All the edits are taken from Digby's personal 7" collection with the artwork in loving memory of friends, family and pets sorely missed, adding that extra sentiment with every release.