Sleaze to Please: 10 Sleazed-out Jams Selected by Dennis Citizen Kane

The term “sleaze” as applied to disco goes back to the mid-70s, and was used to describe the slower, often vocal-lead tracks that DJs would spin toward the end of a party, in many cases in the early hours of the morning. The always informative Horse Meat Disco guys used the sub-genre as an inspiration for one of the discs on their third compilation with us, and there is of course an ongoing and healthy debate taking place online as to what technically is and isn’t bona fide “sleaze.”

As Dennis Citizen Kane (the man behind the Disques Sinthomme / Ghost Town labels, one of our favorite DJs in New York, and another great source for disco history and information) is launching a new club night at the Soho Grand this Friday featuring some authentic sleaze sounds, we thought we’d take the opportunity to have him share some of his favorites.

Says Kane: “These songs are not ranked in any specific way, they are just 10 great sleazy jams, they all have tremendous atmosphere and great sonic palettes. All of them convey such an intense mood and intimacy, elegant, erotic, exotic, and modern.”

Kane’s newest release is a remix for Liz Torres out this week on Luxor records, and we highly recommend checking out his Disques Town podcast.

Sleaze to Please – 10 sleazed-out jams selected by Dennis Citizen Kane

10 Pino Presti – Disco Shitan

9. Shock Taktix ~ Morocko

8. Puccio Roelens – Northern Lights

7. Jo Dassin – Le Jardin Du Luxembourg ( TeeTwo Mariani Edit )

6. Night Creatures – That’s the night

5. Crystal Bird – Tunnel

4. Francis Lai – #1

3. Marti Cane – Love the way you love me

2. Bob Chance – Jungle Talk

1. Double Fantasy – Food for fantasy