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

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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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