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Jun
24
2010
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Tonica & Dominante

 

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Tonica e Dominante – Tigre

This one has been under the radar for a while now, and one of my major secrets that it’s now time to reveal to the world…..another obscure true italian gem from 1979, Tonica & Dominante’s “Tigre” 7″ on the similarly obscure Dominant label, is really a unique track: it is pure disco power sung in Neapolitan dialect.

This little pearl is filled with orchestra parts and amazing winds, and belongs to the next-big-thing in the disco scene revival: the Neapolitan afro (jazz-funk-ethno-pop-disco) scene of the middle 70s-to-early 80s, that gave birth (and a fruitful career) to the likes of  Tullio de Piscopo, Tony Esposito, Teresa de Sio and the now ultra mainstream cheese-spreader Pino Daniele. Therefore you can easily imagine there must be some more real disco masterpieces still buried under the ashes of the Vesuvio………

Oddly (or luckily) enough, even the flipside, “Gennarino O’ Sioux” is ultra killer material.

Tonica e Dominante – Gennarino O’ Sioux

This is one of the rarest and most expensive italian disco releases, as it was a private press in small numbers, pretty ignored at the time!

UPDATE: Tracks uploaded to the radio playlist

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Jun
24
2010
3

Raffaella Carrà – Male

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Italian TV entertainment legend and eternal show-woman, here depicted in some of her most legendary outfits, respect!

Actually, there IS something decent in her productions……..This is a lovely Shel Shapiro/Gianni Boncompagni produced track from 1975, and you can hear it, classic disco with strings and orchestration.

Raffaella Carrà – Male

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Jun
21
2010
2
Jun
21
2010
0

Sans Toi

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Cortex – Sans Toi (1978)

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Jun
20
2010
5
Jun
20
2010
4

Must Be Love

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Malibu – Must Be Love

Go on, spread that cheap cheese all over you and let the violin players lick it off. I ain’t ashamed to say I love it. And anyway Pablo Picasso did say good taste is the arch-enemy of creativity.

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Jun
20
2010
0

Warp Factor One

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Air – Warp Factor One (1980)

Back from a short recess, and with my hands full of goodies such as this amazing Air – Warp Factor One. Tonight “Latest Entries” webradio session will feature some of the wildest, most bizarre, and grooviest cosmic tracks I was able to recently gather from flea markets and online stores, and it will be mixed live BTW (well sort of, don’t expect much :)).

Soon to be disclosed: The Robot Scientists have a special gift that will be broadcast on the webradio, so more about that later.

Stay tuned… and see you tonight.

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Jun
18
2010
1

3 from the Sound Sampler 10

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Cool club cuts selected by Norio of the amazing Rare Groove store of Osaka. The tracklist is here: http://raregroove.blog4.fc2.com/blog-entry-443.html

The The pic is the poster for “Sentô shôjo: Chi no tekkamen densetsu” aka Mutant Girls Squad, which opened May 22.

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Jun
17
2010
0

Astral Trip

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Kitaro – Astral Trip

Japan 1978

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Jun
16
2010
0

Karate

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Bappi Lahiri – Karate

Bollywood, India, 1982

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Jun
16
2010
5
Jun
16
2010
0

Tam-label Kung Fu

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Way Of The DragonEnter The Dragon

A kicking protodisco version of Enter The Dragon by The Stanley Maxfield Orchestra and what sounds like the original theme from Way Of The Dragon by Joseph Koo.

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Jun
07
2010
0

The Spaced Out Disco Session June 2010

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Are you lying comfortably in a canvas chair? Then let yourself be served with a nice cocktail, close your eyes, enjoy the sunshine and last but not least our relaxed Cosmic-Beach-Club-Set.

The Robot Scientists – The Spaced Out Disco Session – June 2010

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Jun
05
2010
5

Star Dust

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The Robot Scientists – Star Dust (Demo) (2010)

Will be released in a near future in our own galaxy. Correct me if I’m wrong :)

Check out their gorgeous new Spaced Out Disco Session from June 2010, soon to be posted on these pages.

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Jun
05
2010
0

Diamonds

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From their upcoming long-EP Running For Love And Money. Soon on Flexx Records.

The Outrunners – Diamonds (2010)

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Jun
03
2010
3

Fantasy

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This, is cheesy. The cheese fondue of Italo Disco. And it doesn’t even come from the land of pasta and pizza, it’s actually Canadian.

Costanza – Fantasy (1984)

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May
31
2010
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May
31
2010
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May
30
2010
0

Last Train

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Ladies Choice – Last train (1979)

Gérard Salesses trying to sound like Peter Jacques Band, perhaps.

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May
30
2010
2

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