"Disco is not dead. I hear a lot of music on the radio today that is very clearly disco derivative, inspired by classics like ABBA's "The Visitors," Yello's "Vicious Games" or Grace Jones' "Feel Up," declares the king of disco himself - Barton. The Berlin-based singer / songwriter / producer aims to add a few of his own songs to the list of tracks that will endure on worldwide dance floors. Two of his singles have already become staples: the dark extended mix of "Take Me Up" (featured on the soundtrack of the film Boy Culture) and his ascendant dub of "To Call My Own." This summer, Barton will release his next full-length album, Lessons Learned. The first single is "On the Beach," a song that artfully blends metaphors of nature with unforgettable lyrics. It's a deep track; one that may not play on Top 40 radio but that's OK with Barton. "I am not and never intend to be a Madonna or a Depeche Mode" he says. "I'm incredibly lucky to be able to make music that I love. I will be known and appreciated well by some people - not all - and that is exactly right for me."