Beam Me Up Disco
Toronto’s dancers, both young and old are flocking to the soulful sounds of disco for the first time in a long time. It seems to us that a deep affection for the music is the only thing that could put this widely misunderstood genre on the comeback trail. A Digital Needle and Cyclist, the DJs behind the Beam Me Up disco parties at the Piston, no doubt love the music to a borderline obsessive degree. This is becoming more evident with every month of their killer dance parties, but the boys on stage believe it's more of a circle of love that creates their deadly dance-floors. They know they've been blessed with a crowd full of open minds and loose legs and a bar that pays meticulously attention to the details that matter – sound and ambience.
"The crowd loves to dance, sometimes the Piston is packed but the bar is empty because they're all crammed on the floor, often to the Piston's dismay." laughs John McLeod of A Digital Needle. But John admits that the Piston is partially responsible for the full-on floors. Beam Me Up comes full circle with the venue putting so much care and attention into the bar's booming backroom sound system. “The sound of things back there allows one to easily grasp how timeless this underground disco is and why it's influenced all dance music to come after it.” gushes John. Sneak a listen to the sounds of Beam Me Up here, and if an aurally-atmospheric roomful of open-minded dancers is up your alley, then catch Cyclist, A Digital Needle and hostess Cynthia's Beam Me Up Disco at the Piston, this Saturday February 9th.