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7 tracks that turned Love International into pure bliss on the Croatian coast

The festival enjoyed a fantastic second year

  • Words: Marc Rowlands | Images: Here & Now
  • 12 July 2017
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6 Horse Meat Disco feat. ROY INC 'Waiting For You To Call'

Horse Meat Disco boat party and Barbarellas, Tuesday

The disco is strong at this festival, particularly on the boat parties. Everyone returns ecstatic from Sunday afternoon's Futureboogie boat with guests Ron Basejam, Neil Diablo and residents Christophe and Dave Harvey. Of many highlights, Dave's dropping of uplifting 1978 release Tenderness 'Gotta Keep On Trying' (which Joey Negro has re-edited to predictably enormous effect) stands out. Horse Meat Disco's debut original production, a newly released single, is used by the gang as their final track on both their boat party and their all night set at Barbarellas, which Mixmag opts into despite feeling wary of hearing a whole club set of nothing but disco. Our apprehension is completely unfounded and given six hours over which to stretch the music covers enormous ground, as distinct differences between Horse Meat Disco's residents become very apparent.

James Hillard ventures into cosmic disco territory on the boat and offers a completely different deep diggers selection of US vocal disco at the club. Long sections are left in the more than competent hands of Severino, but when Jim Stanton returns to the decks he displays a brilliant enthusiasm for newly released music and veers welcomely into house music. Similarly, Luke Howard's second set, flawlessly mixed and highly distinct, delivers some of the evening's other best musical moments in Sylvester and vintage Chicago favourite 'Peaches and Prunes' by Canadian outfit Nightlife Unlimited. We're left wanting for more.

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