Jul
20
2011
1

“Back From Flea Market” 20/07/11

French or French Canadian Disco Funk only. The kitsch factor is pumped up to the maximum.

Various Artists – Back From Flea Market 20/07/11

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Jul
07
2011
2

Quand tu danses

Micky Milan – Quand Tu Danses (Y’a Tout Qui Bouge, Qui Balance !…) (1982)

This one was written by François Feldman, a skinny white guy who used to produce awesome electronic funk in the early 80s and then, for unknown reasons, only utter pop garbage at the end of the decade.

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Jul
05
2011
0

Elephant Funk

La Mama – Elephant Funk (1982)

Now, if you switch the chorus line from “Let’s do the elephant funk” to “I am the disco machine” you’ve got the following track, which is slightly better IMO: (more…)

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Jul
05
2011
2

Wake Up

Epsilon – Wake Up (1976)

Oh yeah.

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Apr
30
2011
4

Die Unersättlichen

Various Artists – Die Unersättlichen

A false sequel to Hard Dixo.

The first half is dedicated to hard electronic basslines and French stompers, the other one slows down a bit and features some oddities and exotic curiosities.

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Apr
11
2011
0

Comin’ On Strong


Everybody loves this short hypnotic guitar riff.

Calendar – Comin’ On Strong (1977)

 

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Apr
09
2011
7

Fight Is Going On Again

One of main and mightiest soviet propaganda song (1978)  is curiously laid on funky beat and contains heroic “spaghetti-esque” trumpet solo.

All-Union Radio Orchestra – Fight Is Going On Again (How_Beezar 7 inch Re-Edit)

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Ready to join Communist Party? Just call your regional representative!

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Mar
06
2011
0

Spaced Out Session February 2011

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Not sure if anybody noticed our Oldschool-Electro-Set we presented in the beginning of February. So if you missed the session here you can catch it up.

The Robot Scientists – The Spaced Out Disco Session – February 2011 – Old School Electro Mix

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Mar
01
2011
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Feb
19
2011
0

I Can’t Stop (schlager version)

John (The Monster) Davis’s breakbeat classic is covered by soviet ensemble “Disco”. Yes, simply “Disco”. The chorus sings just one word in russian: “Orchestra!”.

This rare clip is taken from soviet TV music film “Urban Fantasy” (1978) and demonstrates that there are no frontiers for music.

Thanks to rare soviet groove diggers Musicdawn and zencd.

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Nov
25
2010
1

Bette vs Spaghetti

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Spaghetti Head – Funky Axe

Spaghetti Head – Big Noise From Winnetka

Bette Midler – Big Noise From Winnetka

The Spaghetti Head version of the 1938 jazz track is from 1975, Bette’s cabaret disco interpretation from 1979.

In the picture: Laurie Dann, a serial killer from Winnetka, Illinois.

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Nov
24
2010
0

Rotation

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Rotation – Rotation

Progressive Wirtschaftswunder funk from Germany, made in 1971.

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Oct
31
2010
0

Super Dragon

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Superdragons – Super Dragon pt 2

Usa 1976. The kung fu track of the month, produced by Bunny Sigler.

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Sep
19
2010
0

Dead On The Case

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Add some mad effects and flangers and you get Skyline – Dead On The Case/Land Of Death

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Sep
17
2010
4

Viennetta

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Club Viennetta avec Disc-Jockeys Stanley Frank (Chilidog), Jason Kendig (HNYSNDSYSTM) et Jussi K (Overfitting Disco) Vous propose un menu raffiné, dans un cadre élégant et chaleureux. Nos vynils sont séduisants. Discrétion absolue, formule de qualite.

Viennetta, Underground SF, 424 Haight St. San Francisco, Les États-Unis d’Amérique, Lundi 11 Octobre 2010 a partir de 22 h. Entrée libre, couples, hommes et femmes célibataires ou mariés. Strictement interdit aux mineurs.

Viennetta presents 3 international djs at Underground SF, 424 Haight Street San Francisco, Monday Oct 11 2010.

Entering Viennetta

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Jul
14
2010
0

Woman

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Junior Byron – Woman (1983)
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Cheap SID-like arpeggios do always sound great to me. Does anyone know which chip was used?

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Mar
24
2010
0

Heavy Hitter et al.

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They’re all clustered together on this post because they’re obviously made using the same recipe. Most of the production team is the same.

Karen Diggs – Infatuation (1982) – and no, this is not an alternative version of Plastic Doll.

Barbara Norris – Strategy (1983)

Karen Diggs – Congratulations (1983)

The last one is my favourite from the lot, and unquestionably the most well known – what a catchy hook, everything’s in the name:

Barbara Norris – Heavy Hitter (1981)

Barbara Norris – Heavy Hitter (Remix Instrumental)

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Feb
15
2010
0

Wake Up And Move “Funky”

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No arpeggio from outer space this time, nor any minimalist lyrics sung with a thick Italian accent and quickly laid on a cheap Casio beat… it’s just something “funky”, and kitsch. The forced falsetto voice and the “wow wow” in the talk box are priceless.

Eddy Rosemond – Wake Up And Move “Funky” (1979)

It’s just been added to the radio database today, along with two rare and mysterious killer tracks, one sung in Italian and the other one in French.

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Nov
08
2009
0

I Wanna Piece Of The Action

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K.I.D. – I Wanna Piece Of The Action (1982)

Behind K.I.D. hides Geoff Bastow, an impressively good library musician, who also produced a few movie soundtracks at one time too. G.Bastow is actually renowned for having  participated in a bunch of successful records, such as Amanda Lear‘s and Munich Machine‘s (mind the vocoder work and the syncopated bassline in the track in preview). He also had his own personal share of fame though, notably with the first K.I.D.’s LP: Don’t Stop.

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Oct
24
2009
0

3,000,000 Synths

cj3ms68177817381781-1531 Stupid trivia: the counting voice one can hear in the song actually indicates the pattern index (bar number) from the music score sequence.

Chaz Jankel – 3,000,000 Synths (1981)

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