If you’re as much into the new disco movement as I am, you may also have noticed something is missing. Something that has been an integral part of disco music since its very start in the early-to-mid Seventies. That’s right: gayness. Where are all the gay people amongst the earnest, beard-stroking straight disco afficionados (yes, people like me) of the 21st century century? Reclaim your dancefloor! One flamboyantly gay disco producer and singer making excellent records right now is Hard Ton. His new single “Flawless” is #nowplaying on 22tracks’ disco playlist and is a record I very much look forward to spinning during Foxes & Wolves, this Thursday at Amsterdam’s Melkweg club.
“I’m the biggest disco ball” sings Hard Ton on “Flawless”. An obvious precursor to the Italian performer is the late American drag queen, singer and actor Divine, who scored an Dutch Top Three single with “Shoot Your Shot” in 1983. This is a performance from the same year, at Manchester’s infamous Haçienda venue:
There’s no video for “Flawless”, but Hard Ton has another single out at the moment, and that one has. Brace youself for “Earthquake”: