Jun
25
2010
3

Mister Italo 2nd Birthday Special, Fri. July 2, 8pm UTC

At last, everything’s settled and ready to rock.

An Italofest presented by our beloved Robot Scientists, with the best and only the best Italo Disco that ever existed.

Tune in the webradio at 20:00 UTC on Fri. July 2, and be ready to shake, rattle and roll until early in the morning.

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Jun
24
2010
3

El Pasador & Karina Huff – Mexico

mexico posterAutumn evenings on TV in Italy in 1981 were quite nice with the TV show “Signori si parte”, presented by Gianfranco D’Angelo and Karina Huff, most famous for her roles in the Vanzina bros flicks “Sapore di Mare” and “Vacanze di Natale”, thanks to her previous appearance on the cover of the italian edition of Playboy. Immediate popularity arrived, as well as another nude exploit in 1984 on Playmen. Right before she completely gave up on cinema, she played the role of Rosy Mainardi in Lucio Fulci’s horror “Voci dal Profondo”.

El Pasador feat. Karina Huff – Mexico

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Jun
20
2010
5
Jun
20
2010
0

Warp Factor One

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Air – Warp Factor One (1980)

Back from a short recess, and with my hands full of goodies such as this amazing Air – Warp Factor One. Tonight “Latest Entries” webradio session will feature some of the wildest, most bizarre, and grooviest cosmic tracks I was able to recently gather from flea markets and online stores, and it will be mixed live BTW (well sort of, don’t expect much :)).

Soon to be disclosed: The Robot Scientists have a special gift that will be broadcast on the webradio, so more about that later.

Stay tuned… and see you tonight.

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Jun
16
2010
0

Karate

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Bappi Lahiri – Karate

Bollywood, India, 1982

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Jun
16
2010
5
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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May
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
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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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