An obvious role model for August Darnell’s Kid Creole, Harumi Hosono realesed a series of mock-exotica albums during the seventies, beginning with Tropical Dandy in 1975. He then joined the Yellow Magic Orchestra and in 1982 put out a solo record containing this delightfully demented version of the old opera tune.
Never enough Charo! Here’s tracks from her 1980 album produced by Tom Moulton, with guitars by Charo and Graig Snyder, keyboards by John Davis and Thor Baldusson, strings by the Don Renaldo Ensemble, backup vocals by the legendary Sweethearts of Sigma, percussion by Paulinho da Costa among others and castanets by Village person Felipe De la Rosa.
The webradio is off this whole week, really sorry about that.
Apparently, the frontend server that establishes a bridge between the Internet and the LAN where all the webradio components reside encounters some serious network connectivity problems, I will fix that during this week end. In the mean time… no webradio streaming
Great and overlooked Spanish prog-disco stomper, with one of the longest and most maddening percussion breaks I’ve ever encountered. Believe it or not, for the clip I actually pitched it all the way down. This is one song that could be adjusted for better club use, by slowing it down and shortening the break. But it can also be enjoyed just fine as it is, while cruising down the strip at 110 mph.
You can still make it…summer is here for a while yet, and the beach is bursting with bare bosoms. Maybe you can even hitch a ride on the infamous banana, out into open water, before hitting the beach bar for a drink or two. France, 1977
It has played on the Overfitting radio, featured in many mixes, and been talked about a lot. But until now, it hasn’t gotten the post it deserves. Once again, we are dealing with a disco interpretation of a classic – but this one deserves that label more than most others do. Based on a Ukranian poem – Ochi Chyornye – from the mid 19th century, “Dark Eyes” has gone through tons of variations since its inception. Nobody i know of has done it better than the Arirang Singers, though. With its atmospheric buildup, “oriental” vibe, and heavy electronicially-tinged bassline that can make your mind melt at the right time and setting, this is one song i just can’t seem to get tired of.
1975. Kudu label luminary Ron Carter was apparently the first one to discofy a Cole Porter tune, several others like Chocolats and John Davis would soon follow. This one is mostly about the groove, with just a few snatches of the original melody.
It’s always delightful to see and hear Soccio’s classic disco cut The Visitors in Fellini’s La Città Delle Donne (1980). For some reason The Visitors is not featured on the OST, but please do take the OST with you next time you’re digging. My favorite track is Voci Nella Citta’ Delle Donne with mysterious chants and things cosmic. Goes well into art crowds.
With the majority of horror films coming out from the USA being lame PG-13 borefests instead of gorefests, and the commercial realese of Eli Roth’s fabulously grotesque cannibal epic The Green Inferno still months away, it’s time to go back to the seventies, once again. Do yourself a huge favour and order yourself a copy of Michael Winner’s The Sentinel, a big budget 1977 extravaganza with an all-star cast, made to cash in on the success of The Omen. Equally gory as it’s predecessor but far more tasteless, it’s a must for anyone sane who enjoys watching excessive, prolonged sequences involving cannibal lesbians masturbating each other, as well as actual, real life deformed people paraded across then screen as demons from hell. Fans of glossy haute couture fashion shoots or scenes of eyeballs being punctured Fulci style will not be left disappointed, either.
The British Michael Winner (R.I.P) was the director of the original Death Wish and it’s sequel, plus one of the all time great female vigilante classics, The Dirty Weekend (in which a rapist shoves his hand inside the pants of a 80yrs old bag lady and shouts Awww, I swear there’s a wart in here!).
The music is off a moody early eighties album filled with long electronic rhythm tracks.
A new slot on the webradio will soon open, dedicated to very special content: this new show will be be playing exclusive DJ sets only!
Whether they’re especially made for this programme, posted on the blog or for past radio shows now extinct, expect no less than excellence and awesome selections.
The format is not yet finalized but it should be around one hour long, and broadcasted every week, maybe on Monday or Tuesday nights.
Coming up very soon, stay tuned!
Edit: now we know, and because we have so many materials available, it will be broadcasted both on Mondays and Tuesdays. And it will start next week, July 21!
You will also be able to request the DJ sets to play, just check our catalogue on the radio page: http://radio.ddcr.biz/ and select what you want to listen to; new content will be added little by little so check back from time to time.