Jan
16
2016
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Sonnenschein

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Harmonia – Sonnenschein

Kosmische tanz musik designed by Moebius-Roedelius-Rother. Despite the title it’s best enjoyed loud in the dark through an overkill pa-system.

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Jan
07
2016
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Snoopy

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Rod Hunter – Snoopy

’72 track from the French Moog Mania record on Decca. Snoopy is probably some classic like Telstar and Apache but it’s not known to me anyway. Let’s go cosmic!

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Jan
03
2016
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Andrea Mingardi Supercircus

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Andrea Mingardi Supercircus – Funky, Funky

Judging by the cover this must have been yet another tune originally heard and seen during some Italian television extravaganza in 1977. Think 18 girls in silver lamé bikinis dancing around a lewdly salivating host while the studio audience claps their hands in unision. It ain’t bad at all, a kind of a Best Disco in Roma Town with snippets of hits like Ali Shuffle and Disco Duck.

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Jan
03
2016
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Гимн СССР Bimbo

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Maria Lukats – Melodya Bimbo

No better way to start a new year than with El Bimbo with a dash of the surreal! Here’s comrade Lukats proving that while the Soviet Union may have disintegrated into fifteen separate countries, it’s collective spirit will always live on it the performances of it’s artists.

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Dec
30
2015
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Do You Want To Dance (I Do)

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Riviera – Do You Want To Dance (I Do)

It doesn’t get much more disco than this German 7 inch flip side. At first you might be a bit unimpressed but after 1 min. the hook is stock and you don’t want it to stop.

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Dec
29
2015
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Early Miharu

china-town-at-night-timeTwo slices of catchyness by a 19-year-old Miharu Koshi before she became more well known (and less catchy) for working with Haruomi Hosono of YMO. Remarkably positive vibes and strong arpeggiated synth on Sea Of Kardia fail to disappoint.

Fly-day China Town

Sea of Kardia

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Dec
15
2015
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California Girls

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California Girls

Happy holidays everyone! Time once again to honor the real symbol of the Festive Season, miss Dawn Davenport (as played by Divine in Female Trouble, the career highlight of director John Waters). To remind you of the story here it is in a nutshell. Schoolgirl Dawn goes into a rage on Christmas morning. She runs away and immediately gets raped by a hitchhiker with hideously soiled underwear. Dawn then becomes a single mother, a glamorous model and finally, a criminal and a murderess – all thanks to her parents’ refusal to buy her cha-cha heels for her present.

Here’s a medley of disco tunes focusing on problems of teenagers like Dawn. The vibe is pink Americana with big drama, big arrangements and huge orchestras playing behind heartbroken or deliriously happy vocalists. A few of the records are in terrible condition but so what, crank up the volume and keep dancing.

This is my last post for 2015, see you all in 2016! Don’t forget that the first party of the year with several of us Overfitting Disco djs in the international lineup will take place in Berlin on January 15-18th @ Griessmuhle, with people like Bordello a Parigi.

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Dec
13
2015
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Find The Man Bros

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Enterprise – Find The Man Bros

A Josep Llobel Oliver take on the Barry White fave from the Enterprise 2 album. Short but incredibly sweet.

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Dec
13
2015
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Soldaditos De Plomo

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Los Pekenikes – Soldaditos De Plomo

It’s not like the Pekenikes albums are rubbish as such but they only have one standout track each. On the 1979 lp there’s this, an unclassifiable item part rock, part disco, part Semana Santa progression music.

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Dec
02
2015
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La Mer

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Scarlet – La Mer (Beyond The Sea)

Realesed only in Japan in 1978. Other disco acts who dabbled in this tune include Soul Price Orchestra, Juditte, Guitar Twins and Prince Albert Orchestra.

The track was written by the noted French singer Charles Trenet, an admirer of of surrealist poets and Catholic mystics. He recorded for Columbia label and used to hang around with people like Louis Armstrong and Charlie Chaplin. In 1963, he was charged with corrupting the morals of four young men.

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Nov
24
2015
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The Devil’s Bride

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The Devil’s Bride

There’s an exhibit called Radical Disco: Architecture and Nightlife in Italy, 1965-1975 at the ICA in London right now. Most of the interiors on show are long gone, no trace of any past glories remain on the face of the earth. No matter. Totally forgotten disco interiors from the seventies remain intact elsewhere in clubs still active today. A two hour drive north from Helsinki, in a very small community called Sysmä, The Uoti Club continues to thrive. The name Uoti is an ancient Fenno-Ugric (?) translation of Saint George, a soldier in the Roman army who later became canonized as a Christian martyr. I would love to present an Overfitting Disco night at the Uoti, playing the most obscure material possible, such as this slab of Soviet strangeness salvaged from a store in Tallinn, Estonia earlier this year.

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Nov
24
2015
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Disco mit Andreas Holm

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Andreas Holm – Silvi

From wild to mild. Eschewing anything like chest rugs and calf length boots previously displayed this week, here’s a post focusing on Andreas Holm. Let’s give him a chance, too.

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Nov
23
2015
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Cogwheel

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cogwheel – Latin Glasses

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2 very nice tunes from the German Kraut band Cogwheel or Coghweel as it’s spelled on the Slide-Projection 7 inch. The Latin Glass tune is from their ( as far as i know) only LP -Sightsound.

 

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Nov
23
2015
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Hot one from Paul

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Paul Simul – Jezebel

What does it take for a guy to be so macho he’s off the Man Scale? Chest hair, moustache, mega superstud attitude? Whatever you think you got, Paul Simul got more. For starters check that HOT pair of beige boots ready to walk all over you. And what about the voice, and the choice of the tune! Seriously strong in all departments.

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Nov
20
2015
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Club Lido

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Planning to visit Finland in November? Why not if you’re into darkness. Last November the sun shined about 5 hours here in Turku. Can’t say that I’ve noticed any difference this year. I’ve been listening to dark industrial records at 100 bpm. Anything faster or happier feels disturbing. Why Club Lido then? I tried it at 33, but it still sounded too cheesy and sunny. So here it is for the happy people at 130 bpm with all those vocals and violins.

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Nov
16
2015
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At Halston’s

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We would very much like to arrange a party at one of the most iconic townhouses in New York, the Paul Rudolph-designed building at 101 East 63 Street. In 1974 the property was bought by American fashion designer Halston who turned it into a playground for the likes of Bianca Jagger, Andy Warhol, Grace Jones, all sorts of fashionistas and rentboys and Liza Minnelli.

It would be fitting to start the event with music illustrating the early years of the decadent N.Y disco scene, first with fast beats and tracks with luxurious orchestration. Then, during Bolly and hors d’oeuvers, we could play something more relaxed. The fast section contains the great, very long half-instrumental version of the often injustly ignored Claudja Barry tune “Why Must A Girl Like Me”.

The house is currently for sale. The price is 40 million dollars.

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Nov
11
2015
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Ciao Ciao (instrumental)

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Vita Romana – Ciao Ciao (instrumental)

Ah, Rome, you old whore! Here’s a hymn for your sagging but still alluring charms from 1976, made in France.

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Nov
09
2015
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Nov
06
2015
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Diabolo

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Cech Schlagerstar Helena Vondrackova delivers this slow motion bullet in 1978

 

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Nov
06
2015
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Manhattan

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Michael Holm – Manhattan

“We became addicted to disco. We went to the Toilet. We went to Crisco’s. These were the places. Toilet, Crisco’s, the Vault, the Mineshaft, the Anvil. Mineshaft had tubs where people would defecate into the tubs with men in them, and there were levels of, like, Dante’s Inferno. So you went lower and lower, and some men wore masks because they were doing such terrible sex acts they wanted no one to see their faces.

Once, friends of mine were getting married, and I remember I went to the temple and the rabbis were all blessing the people, and I couldn’t go right in because I had to check my face for pubic hairs.” – Flaunt magazine.

Yes, Manhattan was great in 1976 when Michael Holm (real name Lothar Bernhard Walter) realesed his Zwei Gesichter album.

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