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Cerrone

Cerrone is a legendary multi-GRAMMY award-winning disco artist, having sold millions of records when originally signed to Atlantic Records in the 1970s & 80s.

Sampled by The Beastie BoysLL Cool JRun DMCNasAction Bronson and many more over the last 40 years, Cerrone released his first new studio album in 7 years – ‘Red Lips – in October 2016 via Big Beat Records. Featuring world-renowned musicians Nile RodgersAlexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Aloe Blacc, and Kiesza, the fourteen-track album is a celebration of disco’s halcyon days anchored by “Move Me,” ft. Brendan Reilly. Now in his 60s, Cerrone continues to perform his own original DJ sets around the world.

Let’s take a look at Cerrone’s Top 5 favorite records of All-Time…

Cerrone's Favorite Records: Michael Jackson - Thriller

1. Michael JacksonThriller

There is nothing more to say other than that this is the LP of the century.

Cerrone's Favorite Records: Prince - 1999

2. Prince1999

For me, Prince is one of the more influential artists of the last 30 years

Cerrone's Favorite Records: Carlos Santana - Soul Sacrafice

3. Carlos SantanaSoul Sacrifice

Carlos Santana is one of the major influences in my work with his art of of rhythm and melodies.

Cerrone's Favorite Records: George Benson - Weekend in L.A.

4. George BensonWeekend In L.A.

Who can groove and exhale sensuality better than George Benson does in this album? I haven’t come across anyone else who can! He’s one of the best!

Cerrone's Favorite Records

5. Chicago25 Or 6 To 4

Chicago was probably the greatest influence for brass arrangements (by Jerry Hey), all of which are still very original. One finds the signature of Jerry Hey in Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Phil Collins, and many more (including some of my own music).

Grab these records, and dig into Cerrone’s impressive catalog on Discogs!