Nov
05
2008
0

Jungle Fever

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Chakachas – Jungle Fever (1972)
(Listen to the full track)

It’s getting hot in here ! (X-Rated) A warm and sunny sound for the winter coming. This is the original sexy hit from the ChakachasJungle Fever LP.

Kinkina‘s cover is not very different except principally the electronic production and different voices:

Kinkina – Jungle Fever (1982)

Kinkina – Jungle Fever (Megamix) (1987)

“Little” Louie Vega made also his own version (listen to the full track) to introduce the album “Elements Of Life” in 2004.

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Nov
02
2008
3

Strangers From The Light

0561465446514.jpg …because I know you’re fond of child choirs in your italo.

Baltinore – Strangers From The Light (1985)

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Oct
30
2008
0

Ladys first…

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A tiny selection of sweet female voices in italo:

Helen – Witch (1983)

Clio – Eyes (1984)

Rose – Memories (1986)

Tyrants In Therapy – Too Tuff To Cry (1986)

Daydream – In The Night (1986)

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Oct
25
2008
1

The End

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First released as the B-side of the conventional but well produced Lover’s Holiday, this little gem is really different from anything Change has ever done.

This one has been written by the regular guitarist of the band, Paolo Gianolio, alone, which means that the notorious Malavasi or Romani touch is nowhere to be found in this track. It also appears to be one of his first songs ever as a writer and the end result is frankly awesome: the main melody, carried by a kind of over-processed choir-like sound and supported by lots of syncopated bleeps and electronic soundscapes, is simply gorgeous (but never over-the-top, mind you.)

Change – The End (1980)

P. Gianolio became a regular writer for the band after this song and was then involved in most of Change “electronic”-only tracks.

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Oct
25
2008
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Oct
22
2008
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Oct
21
2008
0

Do I Do

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Thunderous piece of funky music, 100% made in Italy.

Maurice Mc Gee – Do I Do (1983)

Lead by the guy behind the catchy Mrs Moon and who is also known for his work on Mr Flagio’s Take A Chance. Great pedigree.

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Oct
21
2008
0

Hypnotic Samba

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Hypnotic Samba – Stop-Watch (1984)
Hypnotic Samba – Hypnotic Samba (1984)

Two of the very few “original” tracks composed and produced by Ralf Hennings‘ small squad of musicians, better known for their cover versions of John Carpenter‘s themes (see here).

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Oct
16
2008
0

Dark Silence

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Art Fine – Dark Silence (Vocal) (1985)

This music by M. Fontana and Fabrice Bellini is so creepy. I love this obscure face of italo.

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Oct
14
2008
2

Création

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Jean Stephan Regottaz is the real name of this fan of Space Art who released his first album, Création,  in 1982. I’m no fan of his whole work (especially the later albums) but the tracks in preview have the undeniable quality of all radiating sincerity and a strong and positive DIY attitude.

J.S.R. – Création
J.S.R. – Interférence
J.S.R. – Mirage
J.S.R. – Beaubourg
J.S.R. – Tourbillon
J.S.R. – Astronomicum
J.S.R. – Aurore
J.S.R. – La machine à remonter le temps

(more…)

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Oct
05
2008
0
Oct
04
2008
0
Sep
30
2008
0

Castro Boy

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Danny Boy And The Serious Party Gods – Castro Boy
(Somewhat Normal Version)
(1983)

One of the weirdest and funnyest tunes I love!
A fabulous story “sung” by Danny Williams. xD

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Sep
28
2008
1

Get Up (Rock Your Body)

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The 202 Machine – Get Up (Rock Your Body) (1980)

The wicked bassline and the funky space effects occur an instant reaction on my body. So hot! Rock it baby! (discogs)

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Sep
24
2008
2
Sep
22
2008
0

Shanghaied

‘Lectric Funk – Shanghaied (1979)
http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=48dLP5XdY18

Amazing choregraphy! BTW the singer seems very impressed by the dancer’s performance. I couldn’t resist also. Sorry 😀

This ‘Lectric Funk‘s song produced by John Ferrara  appears on the Shanghaied LP released in 1980.

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Sep
21
2008
3
Sep
20
2008
1

Kunda session by night

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Here’s my wide selection mostly underground electronic sounds with a disco flavour:

909D1SCO – Alien Attakk
(2006 – discogs link: no label)

Ali Renault – Zombie Raffle
(2007 – Dissident)

Brain – D.I.X.O.
(1982 – Carrere, Clever)

Black Mustang vs. Kerrier District – Mad As Hell
(2007 – LoEB)

Adal-Scandy Super Band – Piraña
(1979 – F1 Team)

(more…)

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Sep
16
2008
2

“Back From Flea Market” 14/09/08

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Another mini-set composed of records recently bought, ripped from the radio station and available for download. A bit longer than the previous one (the tracks are played to their full extent, almost.)

Various Artists – Back From Flea Market 14/09/08 (right click to save)

The small playlist follows: (more…)

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Sep
14
2008
0

Space Operator

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4 M International – Space Operator (1982)

A short trip (4:21) far away from Earth with a story to dream about, tribal drums and twisted effects.

Released on the label Good Vibes a song written by Trilogy and mixed by M. Muggianu with M. Salvarani (unknown for me and Discogs).

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