Dec
14
2016
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Yoyo

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Discothèque sounds of 1978.

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Dec
13
2016
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We Need Each Other

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Metaxas – We Need Each Other

France 1978.

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Dec
10
2016
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Disco Mix 8

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Dec
10
2016
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All The Night (Slowly)

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Wrong speed classic of the month.

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Dec
09
2016
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Fast Friends

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Eldorado – Fast Friends

Did you know this certified Slut Classic was also realesed on 12″, with a longer instrumental section and more vocals from the unidentified but no doubt experienced main character? It’s also interesting to note that the 1979 British record was produced by Biddu and Mike Batt.

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Dec
07
2016
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Saga Of A Secluded Swamp Monster

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G.R.C. Five – Saga Of A Secluded Swamp Monster

Irresistible psychic beach sounds to keep up the hope there will be next summer despite all this darkness. In the picture once again my favourite beach at cape Kolka in Latvija.

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Nov
29
2016
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Boldly, Comrades, In Step

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Boldly, Comrades, In Step

Progressive Soviet Disco Music. Because the Artist knows how to make men mad with desire she begins the first sequence slowly. Then the disco beat begins and the Diva commands you to dance!  Maybe you also like a young girl who sings in an innocent but sexy style? Or perhaps a whole row of rough Russian soldiers all at once? It’s all here.

 

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Nov
28
2016
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Borriquito

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Charo – Porriquito

The classic of the month by the legendary Charo. Sixteen years after being born as María del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza in Murcia in Spain, the girl started learning to play flamenco guitar at a prestigious music academy Madrid.  Her first actual claim to fame was to get married in 1966 at the age of 20 to famous latin bandleader Xavier Cugat, then aged 66. The couple then moved to America where Charo became a hit on the talk show circuit, thanks to her bubbly personality and her bizarre pronunciation of the English language.

In 1976 Charo recorded her first disco single La Salsa (see separate post). The big breakthrough arrived a year later with the Vince Montana-produced album Cuchi-Cuchi which included this fab version of the 1971 holiday hit Porriquito, originally sung by Peret. The Diva is still alive.

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Nov
27
2016
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Love On The Line

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Tommy Seebach – Love On The Line

Dreamy drama from 1979 delivered by the now dead Dane.

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Nov
25
2016
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Mr Surfer

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Captain Finger – Mr Surfer (instrumental)

Captain Finger and Elie Sommers – Mr Surfer

Okinawa is a tropical chain of islands at the southern end of of Japan. Naha, the biggest city of the region, has a cool laidback vibe, a vibrant club and bar scene and about the best restaurants in the universe. The Ibiza of the East. Surfers head for the smaller islands not too far from the town for endless beaches and spectacular waves.

The record is Japanese of course and made in 1979.

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Nov
20
2016
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Maravilhar

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Irmaos do mundo – maravilhar

Italian latin style disco from the album Papagaio Amarelo. Made sometime in the 70s.

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Nov
20
2016
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Branjo Sound

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Branjo Sound – That’s Good

Branjo Sound – Dream of Me

Full of enthusiasm, Brano Hronec who “ranks among those people in Slovakia who are at the top of the pop music profession” and whose “authorship and interpretation are considerably marked by his professional studies at the Conservatory and the academy of Music and Drama”, stroke up his band again in 1977 for a new fashionable project. “It is natural that we accept the latest lp of Brano Hronec which is in the disco style. Bump, hustle and the Philadelphia sound seem to be heard all over the world”. Under the impression that bump and hustle were musical styles like Philly sound, he came up with an interesting and totally confused package. Bpms accelerate, volumes drop without warning and seemingly unrelated themes suddenly appear in the middle of the tracks. On That’s Good, a rising rocket engine sound or a wind effect is thrown over the music for no apparent reason but irritatingly, there are odd sharp noises audible during this passage. I checked the seemingly flawless quality vinyl for visible scratches but could not detect any.

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Nov
17
2016
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Cowboy

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Roger Gravel – Cowboy

His Un Habit en la Bemol is fine but tough guys dance to this.

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Nov
15
2016
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Miss Mystery

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Miss Mystery – A Uno

Another attempt by Italian session musicans to get dance floors jumping with a jazzy, funkier-than-usual groove. As usual the result was half entertaining, half a horrific missfire.

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Nov
10
2016
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Dead End

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Christian Anders – Dead End

Hard times yes, but listen to the words of Christian as he quotes his Sensei!

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Nov
07
2016
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Bazaar

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Bazaar – Hojda Vender Tilbake

Bazaar – Hotel Globus

Hot middle eastern freak out stuff from Denmark, made in 1978. I played Hojda Vener Tilbake as my opening track at Camp Cosmic last summer.

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Nov
05
2016
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Leather Bar Backroom Mix

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Leather Bar Backroom Mix

During the 70s quite a few leather bars didn’t offer the sounds you’d expect. Instead of hard and dark synthscapes the places throbbed with the girliest music imaginable. So step right in, head for the lockers, get your clothes off and your gear on, and dance. It’s AN ORDER, dog.

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Nov
01
2016
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Future

leda-future-pictureLeda – Future

Future feels alright at 120 beats per minute.

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Oct
25
2016
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Love On The American Express

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Hollywood Brown – Love On The American Express

Train tracks are great and it is odd this excellent 1977 one from GB has only been featured here as a part of the Romy Haag mix, ages ago. The tune captures all the excitement of rail travel and it chugs irresistibly along with high speed, just like everybodys favourite train character, Thomas The Engine.

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Oct
20
2016
0

Gimme Your Love

disco-fetishPino Presti & The Hathaway Band – Gimme Your Love 7″ Mix

Pino Presti & The Hathaway Band – Gimme Your Love 12″ Mix

Here are both the 7″ and the 12″ versions to satisfy your hungry needs. As expected the 33 rpm 12″ version offers superior dynamics, but sounds way too polished to my taste. It will tempting to play the 12″ though to feel that bass throbbing through your entire body.

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