Sep
15
2016
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Cha Cha 2000

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Dusseldorf – Cha Cha 2000

Futuristic cha cha from Germany, made in 1978.

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Sep
14
2016
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Isadora

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Nydia Caro – Isadora

Nice latin US disco from the relatively small Libra label

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Sep
13
2016
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Dancing on the edge of danger

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Mikael Rickfors – Dancing on the edge of danger

Great swedish disco from the ’79 LP Kickin’ a dream.

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Sep
12
2016
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Traum Und Wirklichkeit

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Satin Whale – Traum und Wirklichkeit

German krautrock band Satin Whale composed the soundtrack for the 1978 movie “Die Faust in der Tasche (Fist in the pocket)”. Quite good record all the way through. Lot’s of synth action!

 

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Sep
11
2016
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Žiješ V Éře Diskoték

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Bezinky Prazske Smycce  – Zijes V Re Diskotek (The Best Disco in Town)

Unexplainably my favourite track of the moment, a Czechoslovakian version of the been-there heard-it-a-million-times medley of hits from The Ritchie Family.

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Sep
09
2016
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Roots Of Evil / Die Brut Des Bösen

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Christian Anders & Madrid-Sound-Orchester – Running Away

Killer instrumental from a 1979 German film featuring karate fights, dwarfs and copious nudity, written and co-directed by none other than Christian Anders of the Divine Emanuelle and “Love Love Love” fame. Of course, Christian also composed this track. Also note: if you look closely at the lower poster, you can see he is wearing nipple rings.

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Sep
06
2016
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The Fantastic Pikes

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The Fantastic Pikes – Ghost Riders In The Sky

The Fantastic Pikes has got to be among the best names for a group, ever. They deliver the standard tune exactly the fab fishy way you’d think.

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Aug
31
2016
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Summernight Dance

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A Great strange dream called summer is over. Somehow the ascension to autumn is not yet in the horizon as everything still resembles the summer. Perhaps these days of transition are best spend on the road. Eventually all these roads lead to Tartu, Estonia this Saturday. Enter the empowering world of cosmic disco at the Psühhodisko II Konverents at the Genialistide Klubi. Feel free to join the party and enjoy a mixture of haunting synths, tribal drums and irresistibly pumping disco bass!

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Aug
27
2016
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Habanera

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Union All Stars Band – Habanera

The Habanera means a “Dance from Havana.”  This musical style originated in Cuba’s capitol in the middle of the 19th century and soon spread like syphilis through the rest of the Spanish speaking regions. In 1872 the Habanera captivated European composer Bizet who borrowed the style for his opera Carmen and made it known across the globe.

This odd 1976  disco version of the Bizet hit is of Japanese origin.

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Aug
26
2016
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榊原郁恵 – 燃え尽きるまで (This Is Hot)

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榊原郁恵 – 燃え尽きるまで (This Is Hot)

An improved version of the Pamala Stanley classic.

 

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Aug
23
2016
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The Unnamed Avenger Minimix 2

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It’s essentially the spiritual sequel to The Unnamed Avenger Minimix. It’s still as strange and for sure totally lacks direction. This time we trade cosmic luchadores and Bollywood fighters for Afro super sentais. Sort of. Enjoy.

The Unnamed Avenger Minimix 2 (right-click to save)

Kudos to Jussi and Discotruper for part of the selection. (more…)

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Aug
22
2016
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Besame

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Antonia Rodriquez – Besame

A record played a lot at the sensory twilight zone that was the Budapest discothéque, the oddest chance ever to dance in Helsinki. Originally a failed Hungarian restaurant, the place went disco in 1977 with minimal effort – they simply got a so-so sound system and dragged out the furniture apart from a couple of random wooden chairs. No special disco lights were installed to this zero budget dance palace, or anything else resembling decoration.

Shoving the entrance fee across a table placed in the bare downstairs lobby where the doors to the toilets were, you climbed up a winding staircase and entered a world of loud music and almost inpenetrable blackness. The club was so dark your eyes had trouble adjusting and all you could do is either stay there standing until they did or try to stagger towards a single dim lightbulb flickering across the hall. On your way you’d bump into apparations shaking in the dark like lost souls trapped in some sort of hellish urban cave, announcing their existence with lit cigarettes. When you reached the only illuminated part of the shapeless smoke filled space you noticed the light came from a narrow hole in a wall, cut something like one meter high. This is what constituted a “bar” at the Budapest. On the other side in an equally dimly lit room there was a table next to the hole, with two kinds of bottles lined up: regular beer and Lonkero, a local foul tasting blue-tinged long drink mixture that has, in 2016, suddenly acquired  cult status in Japan. A grim faced matron sat by the table, taking your money without a word.

You’d only hear about thirty different tracks played at the Buda, as it was known among it’s habituées, during any night as the dj favoured the longest possible records. This must have been out of necessity as the booth had one tiny blue spot of light above the decks. Romeo and Juliet, Get On The Funk Train, Watch Out For The Boogie Man, From Here To Eternity, I Love America, here was the place to fully get lost in the sound. You kept on dancing, oscillating and jerking in a state of virtual blindness, hoping your need to piss would go away.

The Buda is STILL there, under a different name and management and with more light.

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Aug
21
2016
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Disco Dance 7

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Icons Florinda Bolkan, Cat Stevens and Helmut Berger photographed outside a discothéque. It can’t be Le Sept in Paris as there was no canopy to announce the club at 7 Rue St Anne, just an anonymous black door. It’s not the Voom Voom either in Juan Les Pins judging by the clothes they’re wearing as nobody went there off season. Perhaps what we’re seeing is the entrance of the famous Piper club in Rome or the Audium in Madrid?

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Aug
17
2016
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Aug
17
2016
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Turkey Turkey

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Dizzy Man’s Band – Turkey Turkey

They sing about shish kebab and raki but forget about the great Turkish sex films from the seventies. Even president Erdoğan must love those.

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Aug
09
2016
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Movin’

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Simba – Movin’

Searing back to 1973 with buzzsaw guitars and everything else you need to feel like a rebel.

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Aug
04
2016
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Luna Luna

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Passionata – Luna Luna

“Recorded at AD & AD Studio, Metro, Manila, Philippine [sic] and Victor Studio, Tokyo, Japan.”

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Aug
02
2016
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Tiksh Billa

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Grutz – Tiksh Billa

“You look ridiculous if you dance
You look ridiculous if you don’t dance
So you might as well
dance.”
― Gertrude Stein

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Jul
30
2016
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スーパー戦隊シリーズ Super Sentai

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Two rousing themes from legendary, long running Japanese television series スーパー戦隊シリーズ Sūpā Sentai Shirīzu, or Super Sentai series in English. The adventures of the heroic seven were produced by the equally legendary Toei studios, who shamefully later sold the concept to the Marvel Company, rubbish merchants hell-bent on reducing everyone to the intellectual level of a suburban American 13-year old boy. Naturally, the resulting new Power Rangers had none of the charm of the original.

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Jul
26
2016
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Turkisch Mann

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Yusuf – Turkisch Mann

Words fail me here.

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