In the bag: Luke Howard [Horse Meat Disco]

The four man DJ collective of Horse Meat Disco have become a household name in the dance music scene across the globe, but still maintain their regular residency at the Eagle in Vauxhall, London, where they put on a vintage style of club night by invoking the spirit of disco. It is the music that is at the forefront of this aesthetic. They guys pride themselves on playing bona-fide disco classics alongside rarer underground gems from the 1970s and 80s. After Horse Meat Disco’s incredible set at HiFi on Friday, where punters got an all-too-short taste of their unique take on the dance party, we spoke to Luke Howard about what was in his record bag.

(Remember to look out for Horse Meat Disco at the HiFi again in a few months, when they join us for the next instalment of their quarterly residency.)


Name: Luke Howard [Horse Meat Disco]

Hometown: Sheffield


First record ever bought?

Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking


Best floorfiller?

Diana Ross – The Boss


Best crate dig?

12” of Anambra by Ozo for 25p I sold it online for £120 many years later


Sleaziest record?

Hi Gloss – You’ll Never Know


Most valuable record?

I have a 7” of a brazilian version of Rapper’s Delight called Melo de Tagarela which sells for over £130 – not the most valuable in the world obvs but it seems quite pricey


Weirdest record?

Natalie Cole’s version of Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds from her live album is pretty out there


Last record you bought?

An Japanese disco record called Yoru by Rie which is an edit of a track called Shinayakan Yoru by Rie Nakahara