With nearly 25,000 plays on Soundcloud over the last few days, dj Shmeejay's latest exclusive mix for us shows once again that he is a leading light in AOR Disco world. This selection of the best classic rock edits and reworks also features two other much-loved contributors to the site: RedKen, whose superb Ned Doheny remix was recently released on Be With Records, and Mojo Filter, the man behind our Vintage Edits CD series. And it also includes surprises such as the disco remix of 'Honey' by easy listening legend Andy Williams.

Many thanks to Paul Hillery for his latest exclusive mix for us. "I'm not sure which genre it fits in as a whole," he says.

On July 1st DJ Supermarkt will be launching the third volume of the now legendary Too Slow To Disco compilation series featuring "late 70s Westcoast Yachtpop, you can almost dance to..." (see the event page on Facebook for further details). Two days earlier the compilation will be released on CD and Limited Edition Blue 180g Double Gatefold Vinyl - and once again it has been receiving glowing reviews from publications ranging from The Independent to Mixmag.

Can it really be a year since Volume 5 of Les Fisher's superb 1970s rarities series? Well, it's great to welcome him back. And behold the obscurity of the tracks below. As ever the songs might be hard to find but the quality is high. There are no dollar bin mediocrities here. So thanks again to Les for reviving the music that time unjustly forgot.

Ben Zaven-Crane of Mojo Filter has been a Hall of Fame contributor to AOR Disco since 2010 (check out his edits and mixes for us here, which include the cult classic CD releases of the Vintage Edits series) but he's been a bit low-key over the last few months. So we're very pleased to welcome him back with this preview from Re-Loves Volume 3, the latest compilation of his inventive and idiosyncratic remixes of modern-day artists which is released in July.

Rose Field returns with another top selection of modern day tracks which are infused with the spirit of '70s and '80s yacht rock and soul.

Les Loups – Colourblind (feat.
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Many thanks to Detroit's Bill Spencer for this high-class mix of Westcoast rarities from the 1970s. "It's a similar vibe as the one from two years back (I can't believe its been that long)," says Bill. "And I tried to use songs that have never been featured in a mix on AOR Disco before."

1. Gilles Rivard - Etoile de Mer

2. Adrian Gurvitz - Hit Man 

3. Marc Jordan - Margarita 

4. Positive Force - You Gotta Know 

5. Summer - Firefly 

6. Ayers Rock - So Deep In Love 

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"Some lucky people hear music in colours. Talk about the experience upgrade, those synesthesiacs really trip it hard," says DJ Supermarkt. "Well, we’ve always felt that Too Slow To Disco also has a definite musical palette (even if you don’t have the super powers). So turn off the news, kick off your shoes and stick on the tunes. And let’s remember the good times, when the most orange thing about America was the California sunshine...
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"This time I present to you a colourful space trip, which brings you the best cosmic and psychedelic gems from the 1970s and 1980s," says Martijn Soetens, the man behind the superb Jeff Porcaro Collection and West Coast Sounds of the Netherlands series. "I dug as deep as possible in the crates and searched for all kinds of genres: Pop, Rock, Soul, Folk, Funk, Jazz, New-Age, Fusion and AOR. Between the tracks I added some progressive sounds and space quotes.
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Many thanks to Paul Hillery for his latest exclusive mix for AOR Disco, drawn from the deep vaults of his collection of 1970s Westcoast and folk rock rarities.
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