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Amy Douglas: Musical Milestones of the New York Disco Diva.

Kono Vidovic July 2, 2023 392 1 5


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Embark on a captivating musical journey with Amy Douglas, the undeniable New York disco diva. Not just a singer, songwriter, and pianist, but also a guiding force behind the scenes, Douglas has an enviable track record of releases on prominent labels such as DFA, Soul Clap, and Domino. With penning songs for big names like Roisin Murphy and Horse Meat Disco, and her collaboration with Hot Chip as part of Hard Feelings duo, her influence stretches far and wide. Now, as she readies to release her ‘Freak at Night’ EP on the respected Brooklyn imprint, Razor-N-Tape, we invite you to explore ten pivotal tracks that encapsulate the milestones of her musical career.

10 Tracks throughout the career of Amy Douglas

“Aloha! My name is Amy Douglas. I am a singer /songwriter, pianist, and professional bad influence from Brooklyn New York.”

1. Michael The Lion – Get It On feat. Amy Douglas

Here is the real beginning of my partnership with Michael The Lion and our incredible run of singles for Soul Clap records.

2.  Luke Solomon feat. Queen Rose & Amy Douglas ‘Light You Up’

My first outing with Mr. Luke Solomon and the gorgeous Queen Rose for Classic.

3. Amy Douglas – Never Saw It Coming (Official Video) [DFA Records]

There will never be a song in my career more important than this one. Written by Tim Wagner and myself and produced by Tim, here is my real introduction.

4. Horse Meat Disco feat. Amy Douglas – ‘Let’s Go Dancing’ (7″ Version)

The first of the Horse Meat Disco collaborations. What a thrill to kick off the album.

5. Message To The People (feat. Amy Douglas & Dames Brown)

This is something of a sacred moment on the album. Using Shirley Caesar as a backbone and deploying the incredible Dames Brown, Luke Solomon and I wrote this at my piano here in Brooklyn.

6. HARD FEELINGS – Dangerous (Sunrise Hwy Nefarious Remix feat Rye Rye & Bruiser Wolf) (Official Video)

HARD FEELINGS time. Instead of the OG, however I am putting the remix which features the incredible Rye Rye.

7. Running Out Of Time

This is my favorite song that I wrote for the Hard Feelings album and honestly, I was very crushed when it was never released as a single. I was hoping it would be the lead single instead of Holding on Too Long. Of all of the songs that I wrote during that time, few describe my feelings about feeling like life is about to be extinguished personally so deeply.

8. No in Between (feat. Amy Douglas)

https://youtu.be/KrY15NvG498

No In Between is… one of my favorite moments I love Craig Bratley.  Our little piece of Balearica? Bonafide smash. This is the dub version that everybody really enjoyed.

9. No in Between (feat. Amy Douglas)

I’m pulling us out of chronology a little bit here, because I keep hearing this song popping back up from the past, so feels almost brand new! I did this with Kon, and as of recent, I just noticed everybody starting to pull it out again, so I thought I would include it here.

10. Amy Douglas – Freak At Night (Video) [Razor-N-Tape]

Already an instantaneous classic, I am so immensely proud of “Freak At Night!”

A few final words.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this musical voyage through the career of Amy Douglas, as she reflects on her past and looks to an exciting future. Each of these tracks presents a unique chapter in her career, offering a rich story of progress and perseverance. As she continues to light up the disco scene with her upcoming ‘Freak at Night’ EP, remember to stay tuned to her vibrant journey. Thank you for joining us, and please don’t forget to subscribe for more insights into the world of music.


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