"Barbarians"

This 17-piece New York dance orchestra was churning out period-perfect disco homages years before Daft Punk got lucky. Escort's latest finds them in fine form: Adeline Michèle belts and wails ("Stand up! Stand up! Bang your drum!") as the music flows seamlessly from disco to funk to go-go and beyond.

From The Archives Issue 1185: June 20, 2013
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