Dec
03
2016
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Horizon

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Deep road trip disco.

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Oct
30
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Nov
29
2016
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Boldly, Comrades, In Step

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Boldly, Comrades, In Step

Progressive Soviet Disco Music. Because the Artist knows how to make men mad with desire she begins the first sequence slowly. Then the disco beat begins and the Diva commands you to dance!  Maybe you also like a young girl who sings in an innocent but sexy style? Or perhaps a whole row of rough Russian soldiers all at once? It’s all here.

 

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Nov
28
2016
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Borriquito

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Charo – Porriquito

The classic of the month by the legendary Charo. Sixteen years after being born as María del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza in Murcia in Spain, the girl started learning to play flamenco guitar at a prestigious music academy Madrid.  Her first actual claim to fame was to get married in 1966 at the age of 20 to famous latin bandleader Xavier Cugat, then aged 66. The couple then moved to America where Charo became a hit on the talk show circuit, thanks to her bubbly personality and her bizarre pronunciation of the English language.

In 1976 Charo recorded her first disco single La Salsa (see separate post). The big breakthrough arrived a year later with the Vince Montana-produced album Cuchi-Cuchi which included this fab version of the 1971 holiday hit Porriquito, originally sung by Peret. The Diva is still alive.

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Nov
27
2016
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Love On The Line

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Tommy Seebach – Love On The Line

Dreamy drama from 1979 delivered by the now dead Dane.

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Nov
25
2016
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Mr Surfer

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Captain Finger – Mr Surfer (instrumental)

Captain Finger and Elie Sommers – Mr Surfer

Okinawa is a tropical chain of islands at the southern end of of Japan. Naha, the biggest city of the region, has a cool laidback vibe, a vibrant club and bar scene and about the best restaurants in the universe. The Ibiza of the East. Surfers head for the smaller islands not too far from the town for endless beaches and spectacular waves.

The record is Japanese of course and made in 1979.

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Nov
24
2016
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Stormy Love Affair

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During the November of 2014 there were 6 minutes of sunshine in Mekrijärvi in Eastern Finland. Please take me there and release me from all these Balearic sounds and visions.

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Nov
23
2016
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Disco-Disco

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Vocal Group M – Disco-Disco 1

Vocal Group M – Disco-Disco 2

Another perfect package from Balkaton, with a visual rendition of the sound on the sleeve. The album is from 1980, the design timeless.

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Nov
20
2016
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Maravilhar

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Irmaos do mundo – maravilhar

Italian latin style disco from the album Papagaio Amarelo. Made sometime in the 70s.

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Nov
20
2016
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Lena D’Água – Papalagui

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Lena D’Água – Papalagui

Environmentally and morally conscious Lena D’Água drops the bomb back in ’83. “Papalagui is an individual that does senselless things that get him sick on the inside, though he brags about it.” Somehow, still makes sense today.

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Nov
20
2016
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Carine Costa – Annonce Espoir

 

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Carine Costa – Annonce Espoir

I know, I know. This sounds like the teenager hit song version of a Rita Lee cover.

Well, it is.

Judging by her last name, singing is probably the daughter of Portuguese immigrants in France. Good thing she recorded it before Le Pen won the elections.

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Nov
20
2016
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Branjo Sound

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Branjo Sound – That’s Good

Branjo Sound – Dream of Me

Full of enthusiasm, Brano Hronec who “ranks among those people in Slovakia who are at the top of the pop music profession” and whose “authorship and interpretation are considerably marked by his professional studies at the Conservatory and the academy of Music and Drama”, stroke up his band again in 1977 for a new fashionable project. “It is natural that we accept the latest lp of Brano Hronec which is in the disco style. Bump, hustle and the Philadelphia sound seem to be heard all over the world”. Under the impression that bump and hustle were musical styles like Philly sound, he came up with an interesting and totally confused package. Bpms accelerate, volumes drop without warning and seemingly unrelated themes suddenly appear in the middle of the tracks. On That’s Good, a rising rocket engine sound or a wind effect is thrown over the music for no apparent reason but irritatingly, there are odd sharp noises audible during this passage. I checked the seemingly flawless quality vinyl for visible scratches but could not detect any.

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Nov
17
2016
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Krishna

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Yumi Murata – Krishna

Yumi Murata is a vocalist of infamous group “MARIAH”.
This song tells us amalgam of holiness and eros.

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Nov
17
2016
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Cowboy

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Roger Gravel – Cowboy

His Un Habit en la Bemol is fine but tough guys dance to this.

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Nov
15
2016
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Miss Mystery

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Miss Mystery – A Uno

Another attempt by Italian session musicans to get dance floors jumping with a jazzy, funkier-than-usual groove. As usual the result was half entertaining, half a horrific missfire.

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Nov
13
2016
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Melodya Tango

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Melodya Tango

A disco version of Hernando’s Hideaway found on a Melodya label album with a generic sleeve and no text in English. Had the Russians made soft core sex films like the fabulous Greek production Tango of Perversion back in the seventies tunes such as this could have been put into good use.

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Nov
10
2016
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Dead End

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Christian Anders – Dead End

Hard times yes, but listen to the words of Christian as he quotes his Sensei!

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Nov
09
2016
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Scoretrack

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What are the odds of finding something this weird from a Finnish flea? Kudos to DJ Piitu for his amazing digging skills and unselfish friendliness handing me this cosmic gem originating from Austria. Most perfect soundscape for fine-tuning the moods for things to come later in the night or those peak moments of slow motion disco.

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Nov
07
2016
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Bazaar

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Bazaar – Hojda Vender Tilbake

Bazaar – Hotel Globus

Hot middle eastern freak out stuff from Denmark, made in 1978. I played Hojda Vener Tilbake as my opening track at Camp Cosmic last summer.

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Nov
05
2016
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Leather Bar Backroom Mix

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Leather Bar Backroom Mix

During the 70s quite a few leather bars didn’t offer the sounds you’d expect. Instead of hard and dark synthscapes the places throbbed with the girliest music imaginable. So step right in, head for the lockers, get your clothes off and your gear on, and dance. It’s AN ORDER, dog.

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Nov
01
2016
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Future

leda-future-pictureLeda – Future

Future feels alright at 120 beats per minute.

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