First Listen: Mike Maurro mixes up a Trammps classic

(June 13, 2021) When thinking about the Disco Era of the mid to late 70s, music fans get to The Trammps pretty quickly. The group pioneered the Disco sound, with Earl Young's four on the floor beat, and with prototypical Philly full-bodied production keeping the train moving on.

So when mixmaster supreme Mike Maurro was looking for the right music for his most recent labor of love, he went right to the catalog of singer Jimmy Ellis and company, landing on their now classic dance cut, "Soul Searchin' Time" (backed with "Hooked for Life").

Mike tells us, "What I was going for with that mix was to basically give it a bit more than a basic 5 min disco mix which was the early standard back in 75/76. With every mix I do I try to picture it as a version that was done on acetate back in the day specifically for select discos and maybe put away in a shelf and never released.

(June 13, 2021) When thinking about the Disco Era of the mid to late 70s, music fans get to The Trammps pretty quickly. The group pioneered the Disco sound, with Earl Young's four on the floor beat, and with prototypical Philly full-bodied production keeping the train moving on.

So when mixmaster supreme Mike Maurro was looking for the right music for his most recent labor of love, he went right to the catalog of singer Jimmy Ellis and company, landing on their now classic dance cut, "Soul Searchin' Time" (backed with "Hooked for Life").

Mike tells us, "What I was going for with that mix was to basically give it a bit more than a basic 5 min disco mix which was the early standard back in 75/76. With every mix I do I try to picture it as a version that was done on acetate back in the day specifically for select discos and maybe put away in a shelf and never released.

At a hefty 9:27, the remixed "Soul Searchin' Time" is a dancefloor magnet, and simply sounds fantastic with Maurro's additions. Check it out below, and enjoy the Trammps all over again.

The Trammps
"Soul Searchin' Time" (Mike Maurro Remix)

 

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