Jun
03
2010
3

Fantasy

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This, is cheesy. The cheese fondue of Italo Disco. And it doesn’t even come from the land of pasta and pizza, it’s actually Canadian.

Costanza – Fantasy (1984)

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May
31
2010
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31
2010
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May
30
2010
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May
23
2010
0

Loquita

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Dave Valentin – Loquita

USA 1983. Classy hi-nrg (jazz-nrg?) track with vocals by Bruni Pagan of “Fantasy” fame.

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May
20
2010
2

CCCP Aerobics

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Need some workout tips? Do it the Soviet way! With some help from this 1984 compilation.

Andrei Rodionov – Introduction

Pavel Ovsyannikov – Towards The Stars

Vladimir Osinskij – Safari

Currently sells for as low as €0.01 at some second-hand retailers, a real bargain for your stretched muscles.

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May
16
2010
0
May
15
2010
5

Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat

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Would you believe it if I told you that Acid House was invented in 1982?

Synthesizing – Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat clearly leans more towards proto-House than it is just straight Indian folk music. It already featured that typical TB-303 bassline 5 long years before Phuture began fiddling with their gear.

Charanjit Singh – Raga: Bhairav

Charanjit Singh – Raga: Bhupali

Charanjit Singh – Raga: Meghmalhar

All those samples come from the 2010 reissue by Bombay Connection and the re-mastering is flawless.

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May
10
2010
4

The Spaced Out Disco Session – May 2010

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The Robot Scientists – The Spaced Out Disco Session – May 2010 (Right click to download)

Loads and loads of both cheesy and groovy tracks inside: the main motto here is “Hi-NRG is fun”. It must be one of their very finest DJ sets so far IMHO.

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May
09
2010
4

Spooky

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Supermax – Spooky

Germany 1980.

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May
02
2010
3
May
02
2010
1

Non Rompere

gbnr586181176369689874415146566 It cost me an arm and a leg but it’s definitely worth every cent: it’s uplifting Italian disco at its best! Check out the full length webradio copy – along with a recently added Angela Werner track, pretty rare too.

G. Bri – Non Rompere (1980)

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Apr
30
2010
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29
2010
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28
2010
1
Apr
27
2010
2

King Giorgio turns 70! Happy Birthday

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Ok it was yesterday, but I couldn’t connect at a point…….also, some say it’s in july…..close insiders say Giorgio is in Ortisei, Italy right now with his family….I think we all like to imagine him in a Beverly Hills villa-style surrounded by hot babes sipping champagne by the pool…..

Official and less official bios state Giorgio Moroder was born yesterday 70 years ago……HAPPY BIRTHDAY and long live the only one and true legend of disco………

What to say about one of the greatest music producers ever? Rivers of ink might flow………so this is just a selection of my fav Giorgio hits….

From here to eternity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NASaU97sLDk

Knights in white satin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTX-86_6hos

The Chase

and of course, I Feel Love, original not Patrick Cowley remix….still at least 10 new versions a year of this pop up ……….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Mwxk_g7w5o

and perhaps my ever favourites, which are Munich Machine – La Nuit Blanche (and “In love with love”)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03VzHZQCUNM

and Utopia

Said that, to date no one still knows how many songs he has written, produced or performed as GM or  under the immense amount of monikers……..a complete official discography still doesn’t exists, not to mention any attempt of tracing back all the songs derived or taking samples from the works of Gm…….

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Apr
07
2010
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Apr
07
2010
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Apr
07
2010
1

I’m Ready Edit

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Ken Adhitya – Ready (2010)

Samples the seminal Kano – I’m Ready (1980.) Pretty well balanced IMO and full of all the current tricks and sound manipulations one would expect from a 2010 production. Check out his other edits.

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Apr
03
2010
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