“By the latter half of the seventies, disco-mixes – extended versions of tracks – were de rigueur throughout popular music. The trend was particularly suited to reggae, as vocal cuts could be spliced with DJ or Dub cuts to create long-playing versions singles – and there was no greater exponent of the disco-mix format than Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. From 1976 to 1980, Perry created some of the most sublime 12” singles ever to see issue and the very best of these works are collected here on this long over due collection”
The heyday of extended mixes, heavy dubs and smooth Roots Reggae, the arrival of Lee `Scratch` Perry`s Black Ark studio in the mid 70`s helped propel the treasured reggae vinyl mix into a worldwide phenomenon – Some of those early hard to find releases can cost you an absolute fortune. Fantastic sleeve notes with the classic Black Art label design on the two-disc release give `Disco Devil` a quality feel, but of course this compilation has been compiled by enthusiasts not a label expecting a fast buck or two. 18 tracks of meandering Dub mastered by the hands of Lee `Scratch` Perry, a magnificent addition to any Trojan collection.
“This double disc release is not just intended for committed Perry enthusiasts, but also those wishing to discover the very best in Roots Reggae sounds, this is undoubtedly the finest collection of Reggae disco-mixes yet to see issue”.