Sunday, March 01, 2009

Gino Soccio's Dance Exercise Volume One  

So Gino Soccio and his hits are standards, vets, diggers and collectors will smirk at the notion that I would post such 101 offerings. And its true, I should be villafied, if it wasn't of course for the case that this is Gino Soccio's own megamix of his greatest work, designed and packaged as a workout routine musical backing for the body concious Canadian ladies of 1982.

Gino spliced this together himself, and the mix on the A side is entitled 'Get It Up' and is made up of the tracks 'Dancer' , 'Try It Out' and 'Its Alright'. The B side is a cool down, stretching, hippy yoga mix entitles 'Detente'.

The best part about this short mix is that not only does it flow so well between tracks that really represented the benchmark of production quality at the time, but it also gives you 13 minutes and 12 seconds in which you can leave the DJ booth and go pee or have a smoke and everyone will go home claiming that was probably the best 13 minutes of your set, none the wiser.

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12 comments: to “ Gino Soccio's Dance Exercise Volume One

  • March 1, 2009 at 7:54 PM  

    Great selection! Love the remix of "It's Alright" at the end of the mix.. Prime stuff!

  • March 2, 2009 at 5:30 AM  

    Thanks for this hard-to-find Soccio Stuff!

  • March 2, 2009 at 5:39 AM  

    Of course if you would feel the irrestable urge to also post the b-side, I won't stop you...

  • March 2, 2009 at 7:41 AM  

    Great stuff !! Looking forward to the b-side.... ;-)

  • March 2, 2009 at 1:18 PM  


  • March 4, 2009 at 1:32 AM  

    thanks a lot for this. its bangin'! would you mind if i posted it for my mates?

  • March 4, 2009 at 10:09 AM  

    As long as you link directly to the blog post, rather than hot link the mp3 directly or just repost the mp3 then I'm down.

    As for posting the b-side of the record meant for the warm down and yoga workout, its easy listening, maybe a step or two above Kenny G. Although that being said it really helps you get deep into those long calf muscle stretches.

  • March 5, 2009 at 1:16 AM  

    Gino S doing a Kenny G?

    (still) I'd love to hear how thàt hybrid sounds like...

  • March 5, 2009 at 4:40 AM  

    by the way: just caught an awesome mix from my fellow country men, over at BBC Radio 1 for a memorable guest appereance. Catch their intro mix and disco mix at

    (although several other blogs also have it on offer)

  • March 18, 2009 at 11:33 PM  

    Thanks for this! Also, experienced warriors in tastemaking have no fear of the "101 stuff". No more apologies to the vets, diggers, and collectors who are looking down their noses while everyone else is dancing, 'k?

  • April 3, 2009 at 10:20 AM  

    love your site, this mix is great!

  • June 6, 2009 at 6:39 PM  

    holy cow, I was not expecting the medley to be an instrumental mix

    AWESOME !!