Paul Hillery aka pH returns with his latest mix of ultra-rare tracks from the 1970s in his long-running and much-loved series for us. The selection features Paul's customary expertise when it comes to folky AOR but this time he brings in a jazzy, leftfield element which works so well - and which hints at the direction this series might take now. 

Spinning Motion - Devotion To You

Justen O'Brien & Jake - Time Will Tell

Johnny Cobb - My Love Will Find You

Endaf Emlyn - Santiago

Ron Drago - Loving You

Jeffery Liberman - Transition

Gary Marks - Gathering

NazJazz - Nuclear Dream

Mark Horn - Someday

Parrish & Gurvitz - Another Time, Another Day / Take What You Want

Harpo - D.J.

A couple of years ago our friend Luxxury ran into a bit of bother with Don Henley and the Eagles' lawyers over the extraordinary, vocoder-led remake of 'Hotel California'. Undeterred (or perhaps unaware) of Henley's wrath Hugo Villanova, the veteran Portuguese DJ, has done his own slow disco take on this 1976 soft rock classic. Get it while you can...

The AOR Disco legend that is DJ Same kicks off our autumn with this superb selection of soft rock and balearic remixes.

1. Slip Into Something More Comfortable - Kinobe (Psychemagik Remix) 

2. Gimme What You got - Le Pamplemousse (Poolside Edit) 

3. Planet Caravan - Black Sabbath  (Poolside Edit / Ozzy Intro) 

4. For Your Love - Massimo Vanoni (Cosmic Inspiration Mix) 

5. Qu'est - Ce Que L'Amour - RobJamWeb 

6. Come Outside (Sweet Love) - Laurels and Hurdles 


“This was the second year for a smooth party on Christina, the yacht on wheels at Burning Man," says Jesse Houk aka leading house and techno DJ The Scumfrog and also the man behind the AOR rarities goldmine that is the Less Obvious Yacht Rock Facebook group. "Last year’s party was largely centered around Yacht Rock, and this year’s set is still deserving of the ‘smooth’ label, although the mix is too eclectic in its genres and eras to properly call it Yacht Rock.

Sunshine Love is a transatlantic collaboration between two of our favourite contributors: Oakland's Jeffrey Boozer of Smoothday, and Holland's Martijn Soetens, the man behind the Jeff Porcaro Collection and Westcoast Sounds of the Netherlands series. It features a host of soul, disco and yacht rock rarities, and demonstrates once again why Boozer and Soetens are two of the leading lights in the rediscovery of lost smoothness from the late 1970s and '80s.

Here's another brooding and majestic new remix by Shai Vardi aka Virgin Magnetic Material, and proof once again of his unerring ability make even the most overplayed rock classic sound vibrant and interesting again. You can listen to Shai's other remixes featured on AOR Disco here.

Representing the Pacific Northwest chapter of the worldwide AOR brotherhood dj Shmeejay has long been one of this site's most excellent and regular contributors.  Here he presents another smooth, club-orientated mix of a dozen re-interpretations of soft rock, pop and disco classics.

"Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) is a genre of AOR music I've delved into since the mid 2000's and collected," says Mark 'Good Vibes' Taylor of La Homage and Reference Point. "I've found the genre to contain some great hidden musical nuggets, and hope you'll find a few beauties in this mix." Many thanks to Mark for another classy exclusive mix for AOR Disco.


Welcome back to Paul Hillery aka pH for another supreme session of the deepest soft rock rarities from the 1970s.

DJ Same starts off July for us with his latest superlative mix which delivers smoothness with a kick. It features new tracks and edits by much-loved AOR Disco regulars such as Kauf, Luxxury and Flying Mojito Bros, as well as golden '70s classics by Exile and Boz Scaggs in all their original glory.