One of the legendary labels of the New York disco era. The Cayre brothers, who had already been releasing Latin music for a few years, originally set it up to capitalise on the burgeoning disco market. It was named after the Joe Bataan album of the same name, beginning in the mid-’70s and spanning the next decade, they were responsible for releasing some of the solid gold disco classics of the period, including music by First Choice, Loleatta Holloway, Double Exposure and many others. Salsoul was the first label to appreciate the sales potential of the 12-inch single, releasing the first commercially available on the format: Double Exposure’s ‘Ten Percent’. They were also pioneers in the use of DJs remixing records, with influential jocks like Walter Gibbons, Larry Levan and Shep Pettibone all remixing numbers of Salsoul songs.