Discs from dawn of disco - killer riffs from forgotten classics

Scott M, left, and Craig Baillie, right, Todmorden based DJs who are bringing back the Paradise Lost club night at Hebden Bridge Trades Club
Scott M, left, and Craig Baillie, right, Todmorden based DJs who are bringing back the Paradise Lost club night at Hebden Bridge Trades Club

On Saturday, August 24, Hebden Bridge Trades Club sees the return of the underground club night that recreates the start of dance music in the New York clubs of the 1970s.

Building a reputation over the last year, Paradise Lost has steadily gone from strength to strength attracting people of all ages.

Creator and DJ Scott M, from Todmorden, puts it down to one thing, the music. “The tunes are just so funky, you can’t help but dance. We re-edit 70s forgotten classics to give them a contemporary feel and put them together in an irresistable mix. Some people will know the originals, others will recognise those killer riffs from dance hits of the last 20 years.”

Joining him this time round is Craig Baillie, former organiser of Todstock and club night Strictly Vinyl. Craig says, “I’ve found some amazing tunes to play - classics, re-edits and a few mashups that I’ve added a twist to. The word disco carries a certain preconception from people, but a record like ‘Get Lucky’ is the biggest record of the year and that’s just 70s disco through and through. I just want to educate a few people on a bunch of other records that are just as good. That they were made 40 years ago is incredible.”

- If you want to recreate the start of a movement that spawned a global phenomenon and set the template for every dance club in the last 40 years, Paradise Lost is at the Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, on Saturday, August 24, from 9pm to 1am.

Tickets are £6 non-members (£5 members). Tickets are available on the door or are available in advance from website wegottickets.com