Aug
15
2017
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War & Peace

Dark Tan – War & Peace

Disco, 70’s.

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Nov
30
2007
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From the archives:
Dancing In The Street

Peter Jacques Band, a seminal band in the eighties, released in 1985 the Dancing In The Street LP, a perfect blend of American and Italo Disco. Ecstatic.

Peter Jacques Band – All Right Let’s Go

Peter Jacques Band – This Night

Peter Jacques Band – Drives Me Crazy

On a side note, it is worth noting that Change – Let’s Go Together is actually the exact same song as the first one. Jacques Fred Petrus is the producer of both bands.

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Aug
14
2017
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Bombay Royale

While most bollywood stuff these days tend to follow modern, global musical production trends, there are still those who seek the sound of those all-but-forgotten, good old days. The Bombay Royale draw on a lot of different sources in their music, but the action mostly revolves around their Indian-speaking male/female vocalists. Backed by an ensemble full of musical skill and creativity, they actually succeed to capture that oldschool, soundtrack-y feeling that we love here on the blog. I can very much recommend their first two albums, there a many good songs on, with influences also from disco, psychedelic rock, surf and much more. Below are just a few examples.

Wild Stallion Mountain
Ankhiyan
Sote Sote Adhi Raat
The Island of Dr Electrico

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Aug
13
2017
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Santa Cruz String Band

Santa Cruz String Band – Funky Flamenco

Not to be confused with the Soul Iberica Band track of the same name. This one is obviously heavily in debt to Santa Esmeralda but not bad at all an sich.

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Aug
12
2017
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Epic Deep Male Vocal Classics

Epic Deep Male Vocal Classics pt 1

Epic Deep Male Vocal Classics pt 2

Political awareness, passion, universal love, chauvinism and warped sexual politics – it’s all here in disco tracks sung by some of the greatest voices ever.

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Aug
10
2017
0

Mitchie Fever

Mitchie – Mitchie Fever The Tombi

The sleeve says Mitchie Fever but the sticker inside got just Mitchie printed as the artist. The man – apparently a television personality – presents typically melancholic Enka-style singing over MFSBish backing by Terry Terauchi Super Grand Orchestra. The even more dramatic b-side Bye Bye Horse (?) is near the end of my Disco Dance 10 mix, check it out there.

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Aug
09
2017
0

Guest mix: Geoffrey LaRue

DETROIT, the home of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, the birthplace of Motown and techno. Unexpectedly there’s dark and dangerous disco throbbing there too, as can be heard in this  mix from Detroit dj Geoffrey LaRue. Now, strip to your underwear and take a trip to (Ho)Motor City.

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Aug
08
2017
0

Viens Philosopher

Kuniko Yamada – Viens Philosopher

Hei hei baby Bonjour! This song is composed and arranged by Haruomi Hoshono, who is famous for a member of YMO. This song is included in the B side of “Tetsugaku Shiyo”. Art nouveau decadence! Logique panique oh la la!

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Aug
07
2017
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Barbara Rey

Spain, 1976. One year after the suppression of the Franco censorship, and basically what was happening was: FREEDOOM, LIBERATION, SEX, SEX and more SEX.
Barbara Rey, along with possibly only Susana Estrada and a few more, has been one of the absolute divas of this era, called “destape”.
After being discovered by Valerio Lazarov and becoming super popular on tv, no surprise someone came up with the idea of let her sing on a record. This is the B-side of her only single “Si No Valgo La Pena”, which is a cheesy ballad. Of course the killer tune is on the b-side: “El Libro de Amor” is a Georgie Dann-penned track, and you can totally tell by the blueprint arrangement.
The result is as sleazy as we love, with the cherry on top of Barbara’s off-key singing, which of course, to our eyes, a little pitched up, makes it reach even higher levels of perfection.

Barbara also starred in one of the most successful (and controversial) movies of the era, 1977’s “Me siento extraña”: probably one of the early pioneer movies depicting female homosexuality on a screen in Spain.

Barbara Rey – Mi libro de amor

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Aug
07
2017
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Aug
07
2017
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Thunder

Biwi – Thunder

Brontophilia: Sexual arousal from a thunderstorm.

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Aug
06
2017
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Herzschlag

Mau Mau – Herzschlag

I’ve played this new wave disco(ish) tune a lot this last year and i’ll promise you that every time the needle hits this groove the dancefloor sets on fire! By Michael Kemner and Wolfgang Spelmanns from D.A.F. fame

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Aug
06
2017
0

Disco Dance 10

 

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Aug
06
2017
0

Emotions of Love

Dark Victory – Emotions of Love

She told him that emotions are meant to be enjoyed, not feared.

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Aug
03
2017
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Sodom

Reinhard Lakomy – Sodom

The Sodomites were destroyed for wickedness which had prompted the Lord to send Angels to the city to investigate, and because the people of Sodom had tried to rape the investigating Angels many times, and because the men of Sodom had tried to engage in homosexual intercourse with the Angels 471 times, and because of inhospitable treatment of visitors sent from the Lord.

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Jul
31
2017
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Jupiter

Odysseus – Jupiter

It’s August soon. The most beautiful month here in Finland with dark warm nights and exciting lights.

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Jul
24
2017
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Blue Bahamas

Blue Bahamas – Bobo Step

One of the endless versions, and one of the best (?).

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Jul
20
2017
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Jul
20
2017
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Tres Cosas

If the weather doesn’t make you sweat, perhaps this will. Erotic starlet Teresita “La Mojada” (Die Nasse), who completely disappeared in the 80s and Josep Llobell delivering the perfect sound track for your next beach partyTeresita – Tres Cosas

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Jul
20
2017
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Tuna Disco

Tuna De Ingenieros De Montes – La Morena De Mi Copla

A Tuna is a group of Spanish university students who wear traditional dresses and wander around the town, playing old instruments and serenading pretty senoritas and everybody else they see.  This thing is something everybody in the country is familiar with, and the songs have been passed on from generation to generation since the 13th century.

The singers  got glorified in one of my favourite neo-slashers,  the gorgeously photographed Tuno Negro / Black Serenade – a senior member of a tuna is a “tuno” – directed by the team Barbero & Martin in 2001. A sinister masked killer stalks the streets of the university town Salamanca, following an ancient sinister pattern and targeting on students too interested in drugs, sex and partying. In one astonishing sequence, a guy tripping on acid is stabbed in the arm by the psychopath. In the eyes of the fascinated druggie his own squirting blood turns into a red Chinese-style dragon that gracefully floats around his dying carcass.

Tuna De Ingenieros De Montes could be the only group of it’s kind to discofy the big tunes of the genre so the album is an important one for sure.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jul
15
2017
0

Cocaine Classics

 

 

 

 

 

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