May
22
2017
0

Everybody’s Talkin’

Sky Crackers – Everybody’s talkin’

1977. The only known disco version of Nilsson’s hit single from the 1969 Midnight Cowboy ost.

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Feb
20
2009
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From the archives:
Night Shift

Night Shift

Den Haan – Night Shift (2008)

The Glasgow-based band Den Haan produced this funny tune for the underground label Dissident. They keep a pure old school italo style just adding their own electro touch.

Thanks to the Keytars and Violins blog for sharing.

Stay tuned for their forthcoming “Release The Beast
(listen on their profile)

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May
21
2017
0

Afeik ir Nueik

Afeik ir Nueik

Afeik ir Nueik means the Awakening of the Senses.

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May
19
2017
0

Sultan’s Dance

Ismael and the Minaretts – Sultan’s Dance

“It is related that Ab’Allah, the son of Nousur Kilabeh, went forth to seek a camel that had run away, and while he was proceeding over the deserts of El-Yemen and the district of Seba, where the most delicious dates are cultivated by the calif of B’Bhour and his seven daughters, he chanced to arrive at a vast city encompassed by enormous fortifications, around the circuit of which were pavilions rising high into the sky. So when he approached it, he imagined that there must be inhabitants within it, of whom he might inquire for his camel; and, accordingly, he advanced, but on coming to it he found that it was desolate, without any one to cheer its solitude.

“I alighted,” says he, “from my camel, and tied up her foot; and then, composing my mind, entered the city. On approaching the fortifications, I found that they had two enormous gates, the like of which, for size and height, have never been seen elsewhere in the world, set with a variety of jewels and jacinths, white and red, and yellow and green; and when I beheld this, I was struck with the utmost wonder at it, and the sight astonished me. I entered the fortifications in a state of terror and with a wandering mind, and saw them to be of the same large extent as the city, and to comprise elevated pavilions, every one of these containing lofty chambers, and all of them constructed of gold and silver, and adorned with rubies and chrysolites and pearls and various-coloured jewels. The folding-doors of these pavilions were like those of the fortifications in beauty, and the floors were overlaid with large pearls, and with balls like hazel-nuts, composed of musk and ambergris and saffron. And when I came into the midst of the city, I saw not in it a created being of the sons of Adam; and I almost died of terror. I then looked down from the summits of the lofty chambers and pavilions, and saw rivers running beneath them; and in the great thoroughfare-streets of the city were fruit-bearing trees and tall palm-trees. And the construction of the city was of alternate bricks of gold and silver; so I said within myself, No doubt this is the paradise promised in the world to come. And suddenly dancers appeared, dressed in robes interwoven with gold and adorned with precious jewels such as cannot be described nor calculated nor defined, and for all eternity there was singing and dancing.” – the Delirevance of Nousur Kilabeth

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May
18
2017
0

No means no?

Why do bans draw us so irresistibly? Give to any child in this world a no as an answer around his interest to wake up. A tip to the concealed truth that nothing can substitute for the value of self-lived experience. Now go have some fun!

Greek Salad with Gus Kamaras – Taboo

 

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May
17
2017
0

Gypsy Sky

Another geat record from the cheapo bins. Conducted by french singer/guitar player Alain Labacci, who also appears on Toni Van Duyne’s Cosmic Dancer album. The spanish guitar and my Discos Movieplay pressing initially led me to the conclusion it’s español, however français it is.

Heredia & Co. – Gypsy Sky

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May
17
2017
0

Colour Generator

This bagel has been lounging around for quite some time, but it’s still tender and luscious. Released in ’76, it has all the right ingredients- infectious groove, seraphic voice and oh these Moogs! It won’t break the bank either and gets the deck sharks going.

The Lime & Lemon Co – Colour Generator

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May
14
2017
0

Arena Caliente

Arena Caliente – Oh Faby

For something completely different try Arena Caliente, four extremely hot looking, possibly dangerous girls from Madrid. They’re looking at you and measuring you up so you better dance to this b-side of their hit ballad Matame – or else!

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May
14
2017
0

More Cicciolina

Radio Vendetta, you wished! Let’s just pretend, Ilona “Cicciolina” Staller has been a co-host like she pretends “I Was Made For Dancing” (some gents know better)

Ilona Staller – I Was Made For Dancing

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May
13
2017
0

Vetrina Di Hit Parade

Back after a god knows how long offline period with a promise. And a hit. Ofcourse everybody in the multiverse knows it but how about this version by The Droogs (if I remember right)? The tune is taken from Vetrina Di Hit Parade Vol.10 and the sleeve doesn’t offer any artist info. In any case, you know what you should do until your soles glow like mine. It’s saturday!

Dancing

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May
12
2017
0

One More Mission (Another Version)

Quinn Martin – One More Mission (Another Version)

No hope I’m afraid, I know we can’t be saved, No peace in my mind, Till I find what’s behind. Just one more mission.

As some of my 11 fans already know, I’ve a very soft spot for Italo. This relatively rare 12″ cover version of the Rockets classic touches the all right spots with dark lyrics and bounding bass. In the picture decaying remains of club Ultimo Impero in Airasca, Italy.

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May
11
2017
0
May
11
2017
0

Lena D’Água – Bela Adormecida

Bela Adormecida means, literally, sleeping beauty.

And this beauty has been sleeping since 1987.

Let’s hope it finally wakes up and gets played more often.

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May
10
2017
0

Gluck Track

Gluck Track – Love Concert

Do we really need another version of Tchaikovsky’s piano concert number one? Yes if it’s this good, if it’s produced By Detto Mariano and if it comes with a triumphant chicken noise intro.

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May
09
2017
0

Thorleifs

Thorleifs – American Generation

Strapping bunch of Swedes take on the Ritchie Family summer classic. As my H1 got low battery this was recorded with the old Iriver for inferior sound quality.

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May
03
2017
0

Bangkok mysterious

Thai track pt 1

Thai track pt 2

A Stars on 45-style medley of tunes from operas like Madame Butterfly and other classics, seemingly projected from a retro-futuristic dystopia. The album was made in Thailand and has no credits in English.

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May
02
2017
2

Queen Of Night

Magic – Queen Of Night

“It was okay to be desperate, to be tender, to sit alone or share the company of others. There was a great warmth and tolerance in this destitute setting.” – Anders Petersen on Café Lehmitz.

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Apr
29
2017
0

Чист Извор На Радост

Bulgarian rock-disco from ´81. I’ve played it out a few times and it works well as a kind of break anthem in between the more electronic stuff. En-joy.

Mimi & ”Start” – A Sheer Source of Joy

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Apr
29
2017
0

Snowmachine

I was very surprised and amused recently, to find out that Belgian synth hero Snowy Red had made a pretty outrageous cover version of Supermax’s “Lovemachine”. The plan was then to share it in the usual Overfitting fashion, with a small sound clip, mostly for documentary purposes. But then i discovered that a video actually exists for this drug n alchohol-fuelled mistake of a song. The video is quite low budget and sleazy, and worth a watch, although it is also painfully clear that Mickey Mike was on the way down the slope pretty fast during this period.

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Apr
29
2017
1

Gruzia: Iveria

Gruzia: Iveria

You must celebrate the 1st of May with the comrade workers of the Soviet Republic of Gruzia. Here’s your flight ticket (one way).
The group is apparently called Iveria. After the rousing, heroic opening number keep dancing to the (un)related music that follows.

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Apr
26
2017
0

Gruppe Loreley

Gruppe Loreley – Loreley

The beautiful Loreley sits on the cliff above the Rhine river in Germany. She combs her golden hair and distracts shipmen with her song, causing them to crash on the rocks. This was documented in Amando de Ossorio’s 1974 film Las Garras de Loreley / Loreley’s Grasp in which the siren was portrayed by the wonderful Helga Line.

The 1977 track has seductive power as well, luring you thru the Munich-style intro into it’s schlager inferno within 35 seconds.

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