Uploaded on Jun 11, 2009
Mo Glimmer, Dave Glimmer, Ben Brunin, Stephane Misseghers, François De Meyer, Tim Vanhamel
Director: Hans Buyse
Postproduction: Maarten Van Vooren (VISUAL CREATIONS) and Karel Vandezande.
PIMPZ, Poëtry In Motion ProductionZ, www.pimpz.be
DISKO DRUNKARDS MAKE YOUR BODY TALK
From the depths of the infamous Glimmers basement HQ rises an infectious groove, a rumbling clatter of analogue beats, synth stabs and bellowing bass. At the heart of this, six shady figurines. They call themselves the Disko Drunkards.
Four seasoned musicians sweating out red-hot funk licks, razor sharp breaks and gibberish scatting. Conducting this noisy barrage: Mo & Benoelie AKA The Glimmers; feeding their lifelong affection for schizoid disco and off kilter club music into these henchmen as if they were a battery of walking, talking samplers the duos mammoth record collection a source of sonic inspiration.
Disko Drunkards were conceived during late night jam sessions kick-started in 2005 with a steaming take on Jesus Loves The Acid, a long time Glimmers fave from Ecstasy Club. Their sleazy rendition of Olivia Newton Johns legwarmer classic Lets Get Physical (commissioned by Swedish clothing company WeSC), although not released commercially, became a staple on national radio playlists. More impromptu, on-the-spot recorded jams followed, the rough sketches later edited by The Glimmers into full bodied tracks.
The aftermath of these intense showdowns is a 12-track, self-titled, self-released, -composed, -performed and -produced album. Distributed not through your regular music outlets (on- nor offline) but exclusively AND freely by The Glimmers on their nightly missions and/or wherever Disko Drunkards take the stage and perform their intoxicating boogie. Imagine the minimal but explosive raw power of The White Stripes crossbred with the percussive, dub-infested urban jungle funk from Liquid Liquid and the psychedelic freakishness of Funkadelic or The Revolution. Disko Drunkards are a live testament to the legacy of Nile Rodgers Good Times and The Purple Ones Lets Go Crazy - high powered in delivery, loose on the limbs.
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