Here’s the discofied version of the Star Trek theme as played by a chubby Japanese guy on a trumpet that you were looking for.
According to the friend who sent me this: “An Indian musician bought some synthesizers in Singapore in the early 80s and made an album of disco ragas.” (Not, as Wikipedia points out, to be confused with raggas.)
1982’s Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat is on Spotify, so I know what I’m listening to today. I could sleep inside this song forever.
Once Upon a Time in New York — The Birth of Hip-Hop, Disco & Punk
This is the first 15 minute chunk of a pretty good BBC documentary about the music that came out of 1970s New York. A few of my thoughts and the rest of the hour here.
What the hell.