Entitled Neon Nights, Volume 4 of the lush Future Disco series out on Needwant next week sees iconic tracks from The Revenge and Soul Clap to 2020 Soundsystem and The C90s. Mixed by Sean disco Brosnan, wonders like Jacques Renault’s 2010-changing remix of Midnight Magic are sat beside the Classixx ultra-Balearic remix of Holy Ghost. In anticipation we speak to Mr Brosnan about his future disco dreams and how he keeps getting confused for a relation to James Bond.
You have the same name as Pierce Brosnan’s son which makes it very difficult to google you. Have you found this to be a recurring issue in life?
Just yesterday I went to a meeting and I was asked if I was related and that I even look like him, which was a very nice compliment, but it was an A&R guy, I think he was still drunk from the night before. But I have had national newspapers ring me up and ask how the party was at the weekend. I thought it was a bit strange that the Daily Mail was suddenly interested in how my gig went at a pub in east London.
Having run Future Disco for a few issues now, do you think you’ll ever move on to a Future Dubstep or Future Dutch House comp?
Well I did Future Balearica last year which was the first step I guess in world future genre domination. I was really happy with that album and lots of people tell me they love it too which is great, but I think that’s as far as it goes. I often get reminded by people that in fact the records aren’t from the future. Which is very true of course, I’m still trying to figure that one out.
Where does your affinity for disco stem from?
I’m really not sure because my parents weren’t particularly into disco, my dad was really into 60s soul, but mainly our house was filled with big pop 12″ LPs from the 80s, the kind you now see at car boot sales for 50p. I think it’s because I had an early love for house music when I was a teenager. House and deep house in particular in the 90s was made up of mainly disco samples. Then I discovered the originals and was like ‘wow’, these records are amazing. I love that about dance music that it’s always grabbing bits from all over and somehow constantly creating something fresh and exciting.
If you were to invite a round table discussion on disco, who would be your ideal attendees?
I think better to move the table to the side of the room, get the disco ball out, turn out the lights and turn up the music. Invite, dead or alive; Harvey, Larry Levan, David Mancuso and Ron Hardy to play records. I think the music is much better at explaining it all and a whole lot more fun too.