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    • Esoteric Disco – Sample One
    • Esoteric Disco – Sample Two
    • Esoteric Disco – Sample Three
    • Esoteric Disco – Sample Four
    • Esoteric Disco – Sample Five
    • Esoteric Disco – Sample Six
    • Esoteric Disco – Sample Seven
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    BACK IN STOCK!

    Exclusive to Sounds of the Universe!

    We're delighted to be able to offer you this limited edition mix CD from DJ Zeus AKA Joel Martin of Quiet Village!

    Joel's 'Esoteric Disco' mix from 2002 has achieved legendary status among hardcore music fans and helped revive or introduce to a wider public loads of brilliant records!

    This is an excellent mix and you can really hear the genesis of the trademark Quiet Village sound in these sleazy late night selections!

    NB This is an underground release and comes in a slim slipcase - all put together by Zeus himself!

    Needless to say, this comes with our highest recommendations and because its a limited edition, it won't be around forever so grab one while you can!

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