Staff Picks

Staff Pick Of The Week: Patrick Cowley – Muscle Up [Dark Entries]

We’ve reached the third installment of our new ‘Staff Pick of The Week’ series! Many of your thought we couldn’t even make it this far (Van, we’re looking at you!) but we’re at it again with another top notch selection. This week’s selection comes from Callum Mclean. Many of you might not know what Callum looks like but you’ve probably been seduced by his alluring voice and mixing skills showcased in the monthly Phonica Podcast.

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On paper this may not be everyone’s cup of tea… Following on from the 2013 release ‘School daze’, ‘Muscle up’ is the next instalment of Patricks Cowley’s Gay Porn soundtracks – lovingly put together and released through the ever-wonderful Dark Entries. Recorded before and around the time he was making and remixing hits for Donna Summer and Slyvester, the tracks on ‘Muscle Up’ delves right back into the steamy primordial landscape ‘School Daze’ left off, but this time with more jungle noises and guitar solos. Totally different to the Hi-NRG disco Cowley was making at the time, this sounds like it could’ve sound tracked science fiction movies let alone Porn. It also has an early instrumental version of probably one of my favourite tracks of all time ‘Somebody to Love Tonight’, which would later go one to become a big hit for Slyvester. Totally essential!


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