Apr
29
2017
0

Snowmachine

I was very surprised and amused recently, to find out that Belgian synth hero Snowy Red had made a pretty outrageous cover version of Supermax’s “Lovemachine”. The plan was then to share it in the usual Overfitting fashion, with a small sound clip, mostly for documentary purposes. But then i discovered that a video actually exists for this drug n alchohol-fuelled mistake of a song. The video is quite low budget and sleazy, and worth a watch, although it is also painfully clear that Mickey Mike was on the way down the slope pretty fast during this period.

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Apr
29
2017
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Gruzia: Iveria

Gruzia: Iveria

You must celebrate the 1st of May with the comrade workers of the Soviet Republic of Gruzia. Here’s your flight ticket (one way).
The group is apparently called Iveria. After the rousing, heroic opening number keep dancing to the (un)related music that follows.

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Apr
26
2017
0

Gruppe Loreley

Gruppe Loreley – Loreley

The beautiful Loreley sits on the cliff above the Rhine river in Germany. She combs her golden hair and distracts shipmen with her song, causing them to crash on the rocks. This was documented in Amando de Ossorio’s 1974 film Las Garras de Loreley / Loreley’s Grasp in which the siren was portrayed by the wonderful Helga Line.

The 1977 track has seductive power as well, luring you thru the Munich-style intro into it’s schlager inferno within 35 seconds.

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Apr
20
2017
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Magical Rose

Magical Rose

From Japan with love. Very Costandinos, very romantique.

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Apr
19
2017
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Здравствуй, Песня

Я Жду Тебя

Венера

Огонь Мы Любим Диско

According to Soviet authorities jazz is a Russian invention. Disco must be, too. Here’s their grandiose take on Io Sono Sempre Quello Que, a great version of the Biddu production Disco Fever with the word fever correctly pronounced as FE-VAH, and a driving interpretation of the classic tune Venus.

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Apr
17
2017
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Party Night at Overfitting Disco

Party Night at Overfitting Disco

Maybe you are like us and been to some clubs and didn’t find them to be your ‘scene’, or maybe you’ve met some friends in the scene and feel like something more intimate? Join us right now!

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Apr
13
2017
0

Man Dole Mera Tan Dole

Babla – Man Dole Mera Tan Dole

If you don’t have a 454 under hood with a tunnel ram and solid lifters then something from the stereos.

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Apr
13
2017
0

Fly

Gate Number 7 – Fly

If there is an offical anthem for the mile high club this could be it. To join you need to have sexual intercourse while on board a flying airplane. Of course the mile high is not an offical club as such, it’s something that people bring up after a few drinks: “oh, last weekend flying back from Torremolinos, know what happened? She was a stewardess, too. I quess that makes me a gold member of the club, right?”

There’s also a vocal dinner disco version by Tony Pacino but this is the one to fly with.

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Apr
10
2017
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Sensación Melancólica

Carlos Cutaia Orquesta – Sensación Melancólica

I almost accidentally on purpose entered some deep and sarcastic one-liners here in order to express something I’m not even thinking. Meaning blaah, just listen, it’s good, it’s rare and plays well with Corn Flakes – Sing 12″ if you want to intensify misery.

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Apr
10
2017
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Thé a la Menthe

Thé a la Menthe – Tahrala

Thé a la Menthe – Lubanga

Finally some ululation disco! Ululation is shrill high-pitched vocal sound produced by a movement of the tongue, practiced in Morocco and thereabouts and even in parts of Spain. Here the thing is done by three experts with shaved armpits in a setting straight out of a James Bidgood fantasy. Pierre & Gilles and David LaChapelle fans should be pleased too. The b-side is more folk-ish but still rhythmic enough for a quick Guedra, the national dance of Tuaregs and Berbers.
(Want more of Tahrala? Check my latest mix in Soundcloud).

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Apr
09
2017
0

Set On Fire

Loukas Thanos – Set On Fire

Hey you behind the camera! Please remember that objectifying is all right only if there’s a mutual agreement. In the picture dancefloor action from Paris in 1985. Greek cult tune with a seductive bassline and easy to sing-along lyrics sure can set carefully curated floors on fire in 2017. Track is so good and delicious to mix that it makes one wonder was it played bitd. It might as well been totally dismissed until the current years. No need for anachronistic over-interpretation even if the track sounds as irresistible as this one.

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Apr
08
2017
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You’re just the same

International Power – You’re just the same

This German Private recording from ’78 sounds and smells exactly as rare as it is. Could have been recorded in one of the guys bedroom or in the garage with a cheap drum kit and a Moog synthesizer. We will never know but we will dance our ass off to it with waving hands in the air!

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Apr
05
2017
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Fly

Kevin Harrison – Fly

“Please know I’m quite aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.” – Amelie Earhart.

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Apr
03
2017
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Dicotyledon

Dicotyledon – Discolioze

One of the tracks of the season for me, a kind of a study or a medical report illuminating the range of movement in a series of joints in the human body. With additional passages of sound after the title music.

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Apr
01
2017
0

Voices

megaphone-1Sound Of Eden – Voices

Feeling deep and looking for a place to find meaning for life? Try forest megaphone installation in Pähni forest in Estonia designed by Birgit Õigus.

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Mar
31
2017
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Introduction

Tom Scherpenzeel – Introduction

It is important that after the guests have been introduced to each other the hostess should undress and disco-dance in a very sexy manner.

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Mar
29
2017
0

Parakeet Island

Space Art – Parakeet Island

If you are planning a tropical vacation or luxury escape then don’t overlook the Overfitting Disco blog as we have the most desirable locations here, completely free of charge. Gorgeous beaches, epic surf, curious fauna, exotic wildlife, flute sounds and the famous Seven Sacred Pools of Pleasure. All without the annoyance of mosquitoes.

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Mar
27
2017
0

Lamuka

Zazou/Bikaye/Cy 1 – Lamuka

Whipping cosmic classic for those into spacing out at 90 bpm.

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Mar
26
2017
0

Maskeraad

Marju Kuut – Maskeraad

Slow motion Estonian funk classic from the relatively rare Eesti Populaarset Muusikat 2-lp has a perfect blend of sensous soulfulness with hard hitting drums and guitars to please the hip teens on the floor.

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Mar
26
2017
1

Rupert goes to the club

NYC 26.3.1977

Actor Rupert Everett is one of the most prominent British disco queens. In the volume one of his memoirs called Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins – stuffed with gossip about people like Helmut Newton, Julia Roberts and of course Madonna – he writes about his nights at the legendary Paris discothéque Le Sept. According to the author the following took place there in 1976: “And then, when ”Carwash” bean to play, Saint Laurent and Nureyev jumped up and came hand in hand onto the dance floor. They started jiving together, as I wiggled my way towards them and danced for five ecstatic minutes by their side. When the backing girls sang “toot toot beep beep” they raised their hands and wagged their fingers in unison”.

Rupert dear, there’s no such chorus in the Rose Royce classic. You’re thinking of Donna Summer’s Bad Girls. If you who supposedly lived on the dance floors of London, Paris, St Tropez and New York during the late seventies don’t know your 1976 Rose Royce track from your 1979 Donna Summer song, how are we to trust anything you write?

In 1977 Rupert lived in New York and that means more disco coverage in the book. By this time the details are no longer to be trusted, however entertaining the whole thing is. But, according to the club lists published in Vince Aletti’s Disco Files, the sounds above are what he must have been dancing to exactly 40 years ago.

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