“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. Coincidentally - just like last year- the party was accompanied by a huge dust storm, making it impossible to see what was around us.

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.
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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.
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"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.

EAST OF EDEN : TWO WORLDS. DAVE HOLLEN : THIS COULD BE THE DAY. GERRY LIMPIC & MARK RAYBURN WITH DAVE POLLARD : SAMUEL.

Welcome back to Paul Hillery aka pH for another supreme session of the deepest soft rock rarities from the 1970s.
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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.
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This is what happens when Santana's Black Magic Woman meets Blue Oyster Cult's Don't Fear The Reaper during a live remix set by Luxxury...
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"This is a collection of unique and fun covers of classic yacht rock and AOR tracks that I've gathered over the years.," says Melbourne's Dave Mack. "Pure vinyl.
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"Sound of Summer 2016. We did this one for the express purpose of getting people sweaty when we're DJing out," say Flying Mojito Brothers. "Love George Plasketes' description of the track in his biography Warren Zevon: Desperado of Los Angeles: "the pulsating song was Zevon doing disco noir; more shadow than strobe, boogie or mirrorball." Amen to that.
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