Future Disco began in 2009 with a compilation entitled ‘A Guide to 21st Century Disco’. Since then Future Disco has gone on to release seven compilations and host events in every corner of the globe, whether it be Dubai, Estonia, Helsinki, Singapore or Amsterdam, Future Disco has brought a the unique take on house to some of the worlds best venues.
Starting with the compilation series, what makes a Future Disco album so special? Well, each one is re-edited and retouched so you get a totally new experience: even if you know the tracks they won’t all sound the same on a Future Disco album. The selection is also a solid indicator of what’s happening on today’s dance floors. Often recognizing producers who go on to conquer the world, checking back on those early compilations and you will find Tensnake, Aeroplane and Mario Basanov, alongside remixes of bands like Friendly Fires and Metronomy. A clear indication of what was in store was when iTunes named Future Disco vol 2 its Dance album of the year. The first time a compilation had been given the title is both a testament to the wide appeal and cutting edge nature of the album. Today you will also find the sub series Poolside Sounds, a daytime take on the concept that explores those long summer days and party nights.
The albums are only half the story with Future Disco events taking place each month in locations worldwide. Each Summer Future Disco takes residence at Space Ibiza, constantly named one of the best clubs in the world where in 2012 it hosted the Sunset Terrace. Thousands of people each week danced to names such as Maxxi Soundsystem, Clockwork, Tiger & Woods alongside resident Sean Brosnan. In the birthplace of London, Future Disco delivers nights in the capital’s best venues including a recent party that featured James Murphy and Hot Chip. this is alongside residencies in Amsterdam at Club Air and Ahjo in Helsinki.
So the future of Future Disco? One thing is for certain: it will continue to map out the sounds of current dance floors in 2013, with more albums and of course the monthly radio show. Then expect more parties in more places for more people.