Feb
08
2015
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L’Orchestre Electronique

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L’Orchestre Electronique – Bladerunner

L’Orchestre Electronique – Westway

L’Orchestre Electronique – Oxygene

The 80s: black on black, John Woo heroic bloodshed films and lots of synthesizer music like this. Westway was already included in my birthday mix.

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Feb
04
2015
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We Can Live Together

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Oberreit & Wieser – We Can Live Together

Oberreit & Wieser – Do it

A tribal tattoo does not spell cool, hot music does.

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Feb
03
2015
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Compravendita

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Magnum – Compravendita

Easy listening warhorses occasionally get it right, either accidentally or after having decided enough schlager is enough. Here’s a gritty 1979 midtempo track by Alberto Salerno and Angelo Valsiglio, more known for their contributions to the careers of people like who Ornella Vanoni and Julio Iglesias. Interestingly Angelo Valsiglio’s cv also includes the ghastly/hilarious Buone Vacanze by Ilona Staller.

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Feb
03
2015
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Insh’Allah

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Mike Batt – Insh’Allah

And from behind Yuhua Ben and Z’Ab twenty maidens appeared, carrying large plates of Sikbaj made with vingar; from the tribe of Fazara seven pots of Fattoush with mint, cucumber, olive oil, garlic, and onions from IbnZuqqa; rice puddings; mint tea; Quwarmah Al Dajaj with nutmegs and dates and cooked in Khudr Almazad juice of rather startling green color; orange blossom Khafeh; roasted and salted broad beans; sole fillets poached in fish stock and lime and garnished with shellfish and served under a rich buttery sauce as teached by the great Naswad Asaf ud-Dowlah; elephants milk; eight hundred sparrows killed by the the falcon of Quraysh Abd al-Rahman, who escaped by his cunning the spearheads of the lances and the blades of the swords of Appasid Al-Mansur, after wandering solitary through the deserts; four camels stuffed with sheep, chicken, fish, rice, lemons, honey and eggs; lamb cooked by man who was the son of a cook, wise, honest and pleasant; fish produced by the same hand and with equal sagacity in it’s preparation; and Yhua Ben cried it to be neverending.

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Feb
02
2015
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‘Na Sera ‘E Maggio

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Giancarlo Chiaramello – ‘Na Sera ‘E Maggio

From the ’78 Italian LP “Naples pop dimension”. This entire album is just incredible. Full on orchestra disco with lots of synth tweaking and not by anybody, but the synth genius behind the Automat LP, Mario Maggi. I’m not even sure if i find this track the best. “Tu Ca Nun Chiagne” is also banging or the slow one on the b side I Te Vurria Vasa!… if you don’t have this one, go get it!

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Feb
01
2015
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Itchikdana

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I remember way way back, always finding the Sherry 12″ “Let’s Go Wild” at fleamarkets. I bought it at least twice, hoping it was any good. It wasn’t, and still isn’t, but this track from the LP is an excellent little piece of orientalism.

Sherry – Oriental Magic (Itchikdana)

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Feb
01
2015
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İsyanimi Bír Sen Anla

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Özdemir sounds like he could really use a glass of water, but nevertheless pulls off a nice riviera-disco style on this one. No relation to Tayyip (I think)

Özdemir Erdoğan – İsyanimi Bír Sen Anla

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Jan
31
2015
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31
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Jan
30
2015
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Laser Beam

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Let’s grab another stone cold Italian killer from the disco fridge. This record was purchased on a Danish fleamarket a few years back, and until Carlo told me otherwise, I thought it only existed on Pinnacle Records UK. Most of the LP is pretty bad, but Laser Beam really stands out…to put it mildly. Also used in me & Nixxon’s latest OD B-Day mix.

Gianni & Graffiti – Laser Beam

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Jan
30
2015
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Elisan’s Song

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This song by the relatively unknown Franco Del Moro falls solidly into the overfitting-italo subcategory, and was perhaps a tribute to his girlfriend at the time? Or his dog? Or parrot?

This was the second of a series of releases on his own private label FDM (his initials). It is also by far the best and most balanced of his productions, that tend to either be too “experimental” or too bland.

Franco Del Moro – Elisan’s Song

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Jan
30
2015
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Higher And Higher

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In the night you often end up building sets around records with strange indefinable presence. I’m looking forward to see if the hard to please disco freaks will approve this Belgian b-side.

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Jan
28
2015
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Dance The Boxer

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John Conteh – Dance The Boxer

John Conteh is a Light Heavyweight World Champion boxer from GB. He also had celebrity status and everything that came with it: fast cars, heavy partying and yes! studio time to record a kickass disco seven in 1975. His younger brother Mike also put one out two years later called Jump The Gun which isn’t half bad either.

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Jan
28
2015
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Nicht Schummeln, Liebling!

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Chris Doerk und Frank Schöbel – Wenn Wir Wollen, Dann Geht’s Los

Chris Doerk – Die Sonne Kommt Immer Wieder

Two in-my-opinion totally irresistible 1974 DDR tunes aus dem DEFA-film Nicht Schummeln, Liebling! / No Cheating, Darling! It’s a football comedy with highly spirited dance scenes performed by tanned girls in miniskirts and white knee-length vinyl boots and boys who are shirtless or wear funky garage workwear stained with motor oil. Super Atmo, super Laune, super Party, supergeil, Super Urlaub, super Wetter, super Sommer, supergeil!

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Jan
24
2015
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Gypsy Spirit

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Kitschy but catchy tune with all too many words. Thanks to the bounding bass I’ve almost played it out loud. Recorded from a Canadian DJ 45 with thicker labels and longer mixes.

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Jan
24
2015
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Jesabee Lancer (The Belly Dancer)

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Poor Jesabee Lancer…all she ever wanted was to be a belly dancer. But the men wanted more…More…MORE!

Reparata (yes, the same who made “Shoes”) indulging in some surprisingly heavy oriental sounds on this one.

Reparata – Jesabee Lancer (The Belly Dancer)

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Jan
24
2015
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Les Chevaux De Feu (Le Samouraï)

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Caravelli was every bit as prolific as Raymond LeFevre and Franck Pourcel, but has been somewhat overlooked. This is not because he couldn’t deliver the goods though, as this one proves. I just love those early Atari sounds sweeping in and out in the chorus section.

Caravelli – Les Chevaux De Feu (Le Samouraï)

On the same album (Confidence Pour Confidence from 1981) you will also find a nice cover version of Kim Wilde’s Kids In America.

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Jan
23
2015
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Tommy Martin & Ricky Collins

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Tommy Marten & Ricky Collins – Disco Baby

Feel the sheer animal magnetism of Tommy and Ricky, awakens the roaring beast in you, ja? In any case check the tune and slip from disco to schlager and back again.

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Jan
21
2015
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Space Caravan

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Chris Craft – Space Caravan

The eyes of the envious shall pretend to sleep; but the eyes of the pure and the faithful shall gaze towards the Moons.

“And I will return with numerous Naptha Wah camels, and Z’ab be my guide”.

Thus Yahia Ben and Z’ab and the poets of Anahita journeyed until they came to the Oasis of Malik, where they discovered flowing streams, date-trees, warbling birds, and sweet-smelling substances; and the Oasis appeared like a blessing to enliven the sorrowing heart; and there was much music and dancing and smoking of Haschisch.

– Verses addressed by the Mizar Keita

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Jan
20
2015
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Killing Me Softly

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Harold’s Band – Salome

Glen Burton Experience – Killing Me Softly

The gang’s all here in the first track – Harold is Harold Faltenmeyer from München, backed by his whole posse, meaning Mats Björklund, Pete Bellotte and all the rest from Munich Machine plus Peter Moesser, even. The 1976 tune is yet another kitschy discofication of an evergreen. An acquired taste, certainly, one that takes some experience to get used to. The 2nd cut is more of the sound, this time from the US.

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