Apr
03
2008
3

Rude 66

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Rude 66 is a dutch musician from the oldschool underground working with many bands and different alias since mid-80’s (biography / website).

Now part of the Crème Organization some productions were also released by Bunker Records in between. Not limited in a genre his music is most of the time dark between electro, acid, techno, disco and even more.

Here’s the most discoid and popular part of his work.

First with S.Shapiro and J.Agebjörn for “Disco Romance“.
Then his own prod for “A Tribute To Robert Moog“. 2006

Sally Shapiro – I’ll Be By Your Side (Rude 66 808 Remix)

Rude 66 – Undercover

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Apr
03
2008
0

Try Me

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It really reminds me of P. Lion‘s sound but it is not P. Lion…

B. Boy – Try Me (1984)

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Apr
01
2008
2

Danger Live

4474327.jpg Not Disco at all but his manic beats and epileptic arrangements deserve to be known.My personal favourite from the new ‘distortion-knob Electro’ scene by far: Danger! He’s slowly but surely making a name for himself right now.

Live at Trashbags, Sydney on 09/02/2008 (more…)

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Mar
31
2008
1

Dance All Night

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From left to right: Norman Doray, Pierre De La Touche and College.

This track is IMO a proud example of Disco House at its best. It’s the same recipe as usual, i.e. a funky loop from an old school tune, finely cut up, and a lot of band-pass filtering, but the end result is frankly awesome on the dancefloor. And the remix by Distorded is even better.

N. Doray and P. de la Touche are also part of The Freshmakers (lately re-branded The Frenchmakers), their latest project together, along with Arno Cost.

Pierre De La Touche & Norman Doray – Dance All Night (Distorded Remix) (2006)

which samples:
Haywoode – I Can’t Let You Go (1984)

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Mar
31
2008
2

Les Américains

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Les Américains… tutudututu clap clap” (ad lib)

Instantly appealing.

Jody-J – Les Américains (1983)

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Mar
30
2008
0

Amityville

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Lalo Schifrin has composed the score of the original movie “The Amityville Horror“. The soundtrack released on Casablanca Records included a disco remake of the theme with a full re-orchestration and the same disturbing voices.

Lalo Schifrin – Amityville Frenzy (1979)

 

(Listen to the original main theme)

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Mar
29
2008
5

Padded Cell

 

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Padded Cell is a british duo who made an interesting crossover between the genres. Electro, house, disco, rock, jazz, nothing can stop them to do the music they like.

Padded Cell – Signal Failure (2005)

Padded Cell – Picadilly Line Strut (2005)

Well then make your own mind and watch out for the forthcoming album “Night Must Fall” in May 2008. I recommend “Moon Menace” to listen on their page. (more…)

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Mar
28
2008
0

I Love You Dancer

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The highlight of their 3rd album. Sleek Disco as usual from this band.

Voyage – I Love You Dancer (1980)

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Mar
28
2008
0

High On

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Lifelike‘s album is not yet in sight… 2007 happened to be a very busy year for him as an in-demand remixer, now that it’s a bit more quiet let’s hope he’s on it.

Lifelike – High On 2007 (2007)

This is a slightly edited version of the incredible Adventure mini-EP B side.

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Mar
27
2008
1

Defender

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The Defender single is the latest collaboration known to date between Alan Braxe and Fred Falke on Vulture Music.

Bliss is a fairly enjoyable piece of lazy Disco while Defender is more like a ‘sub-Robot Rock‘ with a housey beat… There’s a track for everyone’s taste: I like the first one.

Defender – Bliss (2005)

Defender included the enigmatic Savage as well, who then works exclusively with Falke.

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Mar
26
2008
0

Herr X

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From the mini-EP Vienna. It is exactly the same track as Mr. X, which was released one year earlier and this time on the Vienna LP, except that it is sung in German. And IMO it sounds even better that way.

Ultravox – Herr X (1981)

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Mar
26
2008
4

Not afraid of the Future World

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Future World Orchestra is a dutch synth-pop duo that released quite successful singles in the early 80’s for Dureco and other labels.

The first LP “Mission Completed” was released in 1982 with a great song “I’m Not Afraid of the Future” (see video below). And the second “Turning Point” in 1983:

Future World Orchestra – Captain Coke

Future World Orchestra – Theme from E.T.
(Ben Liebrand remix)

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Mar
26
2008
5

Synthetic Man

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This is some dirty Punk-infused Electro sh*t… and (surprise) it’s from the early 70s actually!

It was obviously some kind of a joke at that time but retrospectively it sounds as if the Electroclash pseudo-genre was invented by this man. Well… by these two men: Jean-Michel Jarre was fiddling with the knobs of his analog gear on this track.

Samuel Hobo – Synthetic Man (1972)

They surely must have stopped drinking soon after but this “song” was a happy accident.

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Mar
25
2008
0

Shankle

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A pure product of the late-80s Italo Disco industry. Do they all sound almost the same during this specific period? Nonetheless fun (somewhat).

Tozzo – Shankle (1987)

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Mar
25
2008
0

Spaceship Crashing

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“We are a spaceship generation, we don’t need no destination. Are you ready, ready, ready for space? Spaceship crashing, disco flashing” here’s the story, in a nutshell.

Now mix it up with some laser sounds, add a few synthetic layers on top and a steady bassline… ah, and don’t forget to put the flanger on of course. I simply love that recipe because it works every time on me 🙂

Written and produced by the Disco hero Supermax

Bamboo – Spaceship Crashing (1979)

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Mar
24
2008
2

Satellites

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Subway – Satellites (2007)

I don’t know much about Subway an electronic duo but the only thing I’m sure is that this track “Satellites” on their 2nd release for Soul Jazz Records is damn great to my ears.

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Mar
24
2008
0

Q

q-judge.jpg One of those early-80s spacey Disco tracks I never get bored of.Released in 1983.

Q – The Voice Of Q (Vocal)
Q – The Voice Of Q (Instrumental)

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Mar
23
2008
0

Amor De Robot

robot22.jpg Limited pressing from the Spanish Italo Disco label Neon Danza.

Vocoder – Amor De Robot (1985)

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Mar
23
2008
1

Plastic Doll

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Beautiful people behind this classic italo-disco project Dharma. The producers M. Bonsanto, L. Ninzatti, S. Pulga and singer/songwriter Linda Wesley are well known for Kano and Pink Project too. Released in 1982 on System Music.

Dharma – Plastic Doll
(Listen to the “Extended Version”)

Nothing more to say about it but I’m really wondering if it’s Wesley’s voice…

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Mar
22
2008
0

Samantha Gilles

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Two extremely catchy productions from the Hi-NRG veteran Fonny De Wulf a.k.a Rofo.
As usual the vocals are a bit too much (not weak, only dispensable) but it could have been really worse 🙂

Samantha Gilles – Let Me Feel It (1984)
Samantha Gilles – S.T.O.P. (1987)

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