Back To Mine With Hobbs And Ron Mexico – Disco Special

Hobbs and Ron Mexico have been turning heads with their debut ‘Scolarisé à Domicile’ EP (‘Home Schooled’ in French) on Doorly’s highly respected label, Reptile Dysfunction. The EP includes the filtered disco house anthem ‘Good Times’  – as premiered by Danny Howard on BBC Radio 1 and recently awarded the coveted title of Mistajam’s ‘Future Anthem’ on his Radio 1 show. Hobbs and Ron Mexico are bringing the good times back with their disco-flavoured anthem, so we thought it would be a good idea to catch up with them for a ‘Back To Mine’ Disco Special… 

1. Hobbs (UK) & Ron Mexico – Good Times (Reptile Dysfunction) 

‘Good Times’ came about after a lengthy chat and mutual discovery of love for French filtered House and Disco records – we both felt it was time to resurrect that feel good vibe that is a natural addition to the music of those eras. 

Hobbs & Ron Mexico - Good Times

2. Donna Summer – I Feel Love (Casablanca)

This track was the very first track that inspired me to to really delve into the world of disco – Donna’s sexy sultry vocals over some classic Moroder synth work gets me every single time! 

Donna Summer I Feel Love Original 8 minute 12" version 1977

3. Mike Woods – I’m In Love (All My Friends)

This track is an absolute mainstay in all my sets still! The bassline and kick just punch you in the gut with the hauntingly satisfying vocal elements make this a true crowd pleaser.

4. Melvo Baptise – Bad Company (feat. Phebe Edwards) (Glitterbox)

Melvo has smashed this out of the park! Such an incredible track that is sure to stand the test of time on the dance floor.

Melvo Baptiste - Bad Company (feat. Phebe Edwards) [Extended Mix]

5. Sarah Brightman, Hot Gossip – I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper (Ariola Hansa)

This record was the first for Sarah on her own, I love the vocals on it, I love the lyrics and the energy of the track. Its a powerful, yet fun track. 

Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip - I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper

6. Kris Menace & Lifelike – Discopolis (Armada)

This is such a BIG record, I remember hearing it at Snowbombing for the first time years ago, then the following year we booked Kris for our Data Transmission mountain top party.  The combination of the Kris & Lifelike is deadly, and this is the creme de la creme.

Kris Menace & Lifelike - Discopolis (Official Video)

7. LCD Soundsystem – Disco Infiltrator (Parlaphone Records)

One of the big tracks from the first record, a disco track that has some electro grit to it. LCD are probably my favourite band and this record has now spourned our Disco Infiltrators channels and live stream series. Its a big record for me.

Disco Infiltrator (Radio Edit)

8. Roy Ayers – Sugar (The Reflex Revision) (BBE Music)

A good friend of mine put me onto this track a few years ago and I have it on repeat ever since – Roy Ayers is a don! Silky smooth funk. 

Roy Ayers - Sugar (The Reflex Revision)

9. Le Knight Club – Soul Bells

We could have easily picked a top 10 full of our favourite tracks from the Crydamour back catalogue but our agreed entry had to be Le Knight Club’s epic ‘Soul Bells’.

Le Knight Club - Soul Bells

10. Phenomenal Handclap Band – Remain Silent (Ray Mang Extended Version) (Toy Tonics

I heard this remix on the Glitterbox podcast at the beginning of the year, its such a delightful track, the vocal and groove puts a smile on my face. I think i listened to it 20 times a row when i first heard it.  It’s been a big feature of my lockdown kitchen sets this summer. 

Phenomenal Handclap Band - Remain Silent (Ray Mang Extended Version)

Hobbs & Ron Mexico ‘Good Times’ is out now on Reptile Dysfunction: Stream / Download here: