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

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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
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Gimme Your Love

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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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Oct
20
2016
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L’assassino è costretto ad ballare ancora

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L’assassino è costretto ad ballare ancora

Your vice is a closed door and only Overfitting Disco has the key.

Now, we are inside. You will strip nude for your dj and dance.

Oct
08
2016
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Helza

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1602 – Helza

Strangely named 1974 realese is actually composed and produced by one Jean Michel Jarre whose main claim to fame was marrying one of the most gorgeous woman ever on this planet, Charlotte Rampling. The couple later divorced.

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Oct
06
2016
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Gimmi More + Na Real Sekele Fo’ Ya

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Pasteur Lappé – Na Real Sekele Fo Ya

Gimmi More playing at about 120 bpm. Yes, they’re dancing. It’s super hot sexy disco on shiny black vinyl, so what else did you expect? Deep conversations? But what to play next? Fingers running through the box of trusted 7s… Tany Welck – Sexy Man, no no, think it would kill the groove this time… Painfully embarrassing panic attack coming… about 52 seconds left and still no idea. Sure I’m gonna die now and stop playing records forever. But of course I’ve done my homework and made notes on records – this mixes well with that Pasteur Lappé track. No shaky fingers, just bring it in at the first from the closing beats of Gimme More… it’s close… a bit faster… yes… now… no no no… a bit too soon… tap once to brake a little… now… on the beat… slide it in… bass off, bass on, no time for other tricks… and boom, dancers should be happy for the next 6 minutes.

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Oct
06
2016
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Markku Aro

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Markku Aro – Lalabye

This Finnish schlager personality first tried his hand on dance stuff in 1976 with a rubbish rendition of Reach Out I’ll Be There. The following year it was time for a cover of Drum’s Lalabye, a massive hit in his home territory. As 1977 was drawing close and the buzz on a certain film that had just been realesed in the states grew stronger, the guy was presented to the disco hungry public in horrible white polyester. Unfortunately, the sleeve was slide dyed and the upper half of the suit ended up with a sad shade of yellow.

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Oct
05
2016
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Barbarela’s

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At the Barbarela’s

Opened in 1969 in Palma de Mallorca right off the central Plaza Gomilla in the swinging El Terreno part of town, the Discoteca Barbarela wowed the crowds with it’s capacity for 2000 dancers, a 34 meters long bar, go go girls and boys in gages, plus world class live performers like Wilson Picket and José Feliciano. Of course the octagon-shaped hall switched to recorded music in 1975 and massive disco revelries ensued.

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Oct
03
2016
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Rocket’s Cat

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Trippy space disco from the classic Alex Cima long play.

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Oct
03
2016
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Samurai

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Samurai

Following a set of rules that later came to be known as the Bushido, a samurai served the warlords and the nobility without fear of death. An honorable samurai was like kami-no-kaze, an elemental spirit of the wind, striking like the thunderstorms of 1274 and the typhoon of 1281 that helped the samurai defenders of Japan hold back the Mongol invaders despite being vastly outnumbered.

Once his master died, or had his master for some reason disregarded him, the samurai became a ronin, a wandering man without home or destiny. The only honorable option then was to commit hara-kiri, a ritual suicide.  Some honored this code, some did not. Those who chose to live were forced to sever all contats to their past life and to haunt the night like lonely wolves.

Here’s a couple of tracks for the samurai in you.

 

 

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Sep
28
2016
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Jungle Duke

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Duke of Burlington – Jungle Duke

Still more from our hero the Duke. This one is from 1972.

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Sep
23
2016
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Urania

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Guy Houzet – Urania

Probably the best record I bought this year. The exquisite textures are quite distinctively 1977 with strings linked to sweet and pleasant flavors,  balanced by sharp bitter and umami tastes of the brass instruments. The sensory experience is topped by the additional zing of the synths. Total perfection.

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Sep
20
2016
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My Boy Lollipop / Sugar Suite

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Suzy Who – My Boy Lollipop/Sugar Suite

Longer and more efficent than the one credited to Aural Exciters.

There is a a gag-proof way to go this deep. Place the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth. Then let it hit the underside of your tongue.

 

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Sep
18
2016
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Vzdej Se Pisnim

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Jezinky – Vzdej Se Pisnim (Dirty Old Man)

The Three Degrees know all about them and so does Jezinky from Czechoslovakia.

 

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