Music To Roller Skate To.

"Fluid roller motions provide the skate arena with a different dynamic to that of a traditional dancefloor and the selections here reflect that difference, offering a somewhat lighter and less rhythm-heavy musical appeal. They still bang, but maybe just with a little more sophistication."

 - Alex Dimitriades

The following selections have been picked by some of my favourite DJ's in the country in hope to give you a better understanding of what constitutes a great roller boogie track.

BOOGIE MONSTER

The emphasis and common thread between this trio of tunes is rare Disco-era Soul cuts by groups emanating from NYC, who's material can only be found on the 7 inch single format and who never realised full length album recordings."

Ila Vann & Business Before Pleasure - Prime Of Love

This project never saw actual commercial release, and most existing copies were deleted, making it extremely rare. A decade old tip-off by Keb Darge via Kenny Dope, who dug this one out of the company vaults. Bizarre arrangements combined with delicious vocals make it a real grower and just ripe for the rink.

Personal Touch - It Ain't No Big Thing (PAP Records)

Original version of a song later cut by vocalist Donna McGhee under the guidance of Greg Carmichael, this is the brainchild of musical maestros Patrick Adams and Leroy Burgess. Swirling, melancholy, midtempo perfection.

MELBOURNE SYNTH FUNK WIZARD WHO WOULD PREFER TO BE LEFT OFF THIS LIST

Plastic Bertrand - Stop Ou Encore (Ron Hardy Re-Edit)

Mighty Ryeders - Evil Vibrations

Vinzerrelli - Skate Dancer

INKSWEL

(Fallin' Like) Dominoes - Donald Byrd

Kool Moe Dee - How Ya Like Me Now

Freestyle - It's Automatic

HANS (TRANSITION)

Suzy Q - Get On Up

Super Jay - Super Jay Love Theme

Magnifique - Magnifique

ANNIE SCHILLING

Mariah Carey - Fantasy

Barbara Lynn - You're Losing Me

Michael Jackson - P.Y.T

EDD FISHER

George Smallwood - You Know I Love You

Double Vision - Clock On The Wall

Frank Washington - Ice

JAMIE PELLEGRINO

Zig Zag - Stop Stop Stop

Slave - Feel My Love

Slyck - Trust Me

HVCK

Bitty McLean - Walk Away From Love..

Althea Forest & Togetherness - Hey Mister

Kornel Kovacs - Utopia Ohio

BRADLEY

Harry Mosco - Sexy Dancer

Alice Smith - Love Endeavor

CFD & CO - Today I Want You

NANTALE

Family Of Eve - I Want To Be Loved By You

Shabba Ranks - Ting-A-Ling

Gil Scott Heron - The Klan

MEDHI

Virgo - R U Hot Enough

Leon Haywood - I'm Out To Catch

Nightwind - Later For That