French or French Canadian Disco Funk only. The kitsch factor is pumped up to the maximum.
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.
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.
The tracklisting follows: (more…)
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barbara Norris – Strategy (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:
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.
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.
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.