In 2015 we were proud to premiere this outstanding Kenny Dickenson remix of Ned Doheny's 1979 classic, and now we're thrilled that it's getting a 12" vinyl release from elite reissue label Be With Records, who released the original version a few months back and brought Doheny over for a most memorable and triumphant UK tour.  Also, the 12" features a cover by AOR Disco contributor Pete Fowler from psychedelic yacht rock legends Seahawks. 

Kenny (aka Red Ken) made his debut on AOR Disco in 2010 with his monumental rework of  Steve Perry's 'She's Mine', a track which was a defining moment for this site and hugely influential on other producers.

dj ShmeeJay returns with his latest top-notch seasonal mix for AOR Disco, featuring the best reworks of rock and pop from the '70s and '80s. As always he blends much-loved edits from a few years back, such as Jimi Bazzouka's Wings remix, with brand new ones like The Starkiller's revamp of a Neil Young classic.

It great to welcome Robert E Lee back to AOR Disco. Based in Sheffield, England - "but with my heart set on Haight Ashbury '67, Laurel Canyon '72, Baia degli Angeli '78 and Ibiza '87" - Lee contributed one of the earliest mixes when the site began in 2009 and we've featured a number of his edits over the years too (we'll be re-uploading his cheeky

Gilbert O'Sullivan revamp soon). Lee's latest mix features the mellow, acoustic side of Black Sabbath.

The first mix in a new series by Rose Field featuring the best modern day tracks which continue the smooth traditions of the golden age of '70s and '80s yacht rock and soul.


Many thanks to Mark 'Good Vibes' Taylor for his latest ultra-classy exclusive for AOR Disco, featuring rare Westcoast and wolf rock classics from the 1970s. Mark is best known as for his remix work with La Homage and his Reference Point events - and he is the co-creator of the acclaimed Americana: RockYour Soul series (Volume 3 will be coming out later this year).

"So finding wild old tracks and producing remixes and edits is all peachy and that, particularly when DJs you admire pick them up and run with them," says Jack Sellen of The Flying Mojito Bros. "But we always knew there was hella lot more that could be done, different methods for smelting that ol' gold ore we'd mined into something really desirable to people.

What a start to 2017. Out of nowhere AOR Gods Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins reunite for their first collaboration since 'No Lookin' Back' in 1985. And what a track it is: conjuring the spirit of classic Westcoast smooth but idiosyncratic and cheeky too. Some have criticised the spoken word introductions to Loggins and McDonald's contributions as 'gimmicky' but we think it's only right to pay respect to the legends in this way.

Many thanks to Martijn Soetens, the man behind the superb Jeff Porcaro Collection and West Coast Sounds of the Netherlands series, for this exclusive mix which celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Chicago. Today the band are best known as the gargantuan balladeers who scored a series of David Foster-produced hits in the 1980s - such as Hard Habit To Break - but this mix showcases their smooth and funk/jazz influenced work from the 1970s when they were a highly regarded virtuoso live act.

Regular visitors to AOR Disco will be familiar with Barney Hurley's AOR Rarities Playlists,  a true connoisseur's guide to Westcoast music. He's also well-known as the founding member of Samuel Purdey, possibly the smoothest band ever to emerge from the UK, whose mid-1990s album Musically Adrift has had an extraordinary comeback in recent years. Barney now records under the name Powder Blue Tux, and 'Mayfair', his first single, was released in the summer of 2015.

"I'm a big fan of Gino Vannelli, especially of his music from the mid '70s and I'm often amazed by his musical arrangements," says Parisian DJ and producer DOCTORSOUL. "This beautiful song was initially recorded on the 1975 Storm at Sunup album (where you can also find the anthem 'Mama Coco'). The talented cast of musicians on this album include Jo Vanelli (Gino's brother) and Graham Lear, an incredible drummer who would top on to join forces with Carlos Santana in 1977.