Nov
17
2016
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Krishna

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Yumi Murata – Krishna

Yumi Murata is a vocalist of infamous group “MARIAH”.
This song tells us amalgam of holiness and eros.

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Nov
09
2016
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Scoretrack

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What are the odds of finding something this weird from a Finnish flea? Kudos to DJ Piitu for his amazing digging skills and unselfish friendliness handing me this cosmic gem originating from Austria. Most perfect soundscape for fine-tuning the moods for things to come later in the night or those peak moments of slow motion disco.

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Nov
01
2016
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The Enchanted One

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Pesniary Group – The Enchanted One

Everybody is an oddball in some way and those that show it unrepentantly have the most to gain. – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.

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Oct
30
2016
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Beppe Loda live at the Typhoon Club

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Beppe Loda live at the Typhoon Club

Here’s a clip of the new Japanese Members label cd containing Signore Loda’s set, originally recorded at the Typhoon club of Gambara in Italy in 1983. The trippy discs are available from the legendary Rare Groove store of Osaka. http://raregroove.shop-pro.jp/

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Oct
11
2016
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Feel The Need In Me

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Kikki Amity – Feel The Need In Me

From Belgium, a True Star with one of her very best tunes. The track is from 1981 and slowed down a bit for maximum enjoyment.

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Oct
09
2016
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Laundry

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Hiromi Ota – Laundry

Hiromi Ota is a famous popular singer in Japan. She has many hits, such as “Momen No Handkerchief” “Kugatsu No Ame”. She changed her style in 80s. She chose an aggressive style influenced by New Wave, Funk and similar. She wore heavy makeup and ruffled her hair with grease. “Laundry” is included in her album “Tamatebako”. Prince (r.i.p.) would go to the Laundry.

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Sep
28
2016
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Heart Beat

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Fumio Miyashita – Heart Beat

Japanese Fumio Miyashita have made quite a lot ambient new age records in the 80s. I’m not too familiar with these but on the Earth LP there’s some really good cosmic downtempo tunes. Heart Beat is at the moment my favourite, but it can change. quality record!

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Sep
13
2016
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The 80s

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The 80s

The 80s were about wearing black on black, not exhanging bodily fluids, forgetting about New York and flying to London instead. Grace Jones and Pedro Almodóvar made immense impact. The best fonts were by Neville Brody, seen in magazines like Face and the Arena. From France, Philippe Starck emerged as the new designer god. Communism fell, MTV was born and there was famine in Ethiopia. Nights were spent on watching horror movies in cinemas and ultraviolent Hong Kong gangster films on vhs but people still danced on weekends. Computers took over. Anything else…no, that’s pretty much it.

The sounds? Here’s some of the right stuff in a mix.

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Sep
07
2016
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Surcide

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Surcide – Rite

Sacred ritual music from France, recorded in 1982. The first part of this can be heard as the opening track of my Disco Dance 7 mix, see a previous post.

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Aug
27
2016
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Melodya C-60 – 18365

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St John’s Ensemble – St John’s Cosmic Concerto

Heroic space themes from the USSR, from an unidentified album made in 1982. The lp has a generic sleeve with pictures of yellow flowers, no texts of any kind. Track number 3 has an intro apparently lifted off the St Johns tune from 1979.

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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
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
15
2016
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Hyper Space

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One of my all time fave space disco sevens sounds the part at the parties at 33 rpm. Plays well with Laserdance. In the picture bikes and fashions to match.

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Aug
02
2016
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Banánvirág

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Harangozó Teri – Banánvirág (1980)

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Jul
31
2016
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Jul
28
2016
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Divine Emanuelle Theme

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Christian Anders – Love Love Love

All hail The Divine One, played by none other than Laura Gemser, and to Christan Anders who wrote and sang the theme song for the film, known as Die Todesgöttin des Liebescamps (Death Goddess of Love Camp), Divine Emanuelle or simply Love Camp. And get this: herr Anders not only also wrote and directed the whole thing, he co-stars in it as well!

The film has everything except a character actually called Emanuelle. There are frenzied dance displays to wild 70s style disco music on a Greek island, rampant nudity, endless soft core groping sessions, violence, amazing hairdos and huge amounts of totally crazed dialoque. The Divine One is a sight to behold, a flaming creature who rules the hippie members of a sex cult with an iron hand – anyone not embracing her free love ideology is subjected to vicious whippings, or bluntly put to death. And the title theme! Oscars for best soundtrack songs have been given to lesser entries, that’s for sure.

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Jul
27
2016
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Jul
15
2016
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A Few More For The Road

moreroadNights are gradually getting darker and the nightly trips to the nearest lakes feel much more dreamy. My favourite swimming spot is located about one hour drive from Turku. The road includes a short highway passage and twisty floating roads in the forest. Here are a few grooves tested on those roads. Some already approved on the dance floor too.

Charlie Hillson – Disco Flight 905

Krackers – Machines

A Band Called “O” – Coasting

TCP – Oasis

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Jul
11
2016
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Marco Polo

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Simo Laiho – Marco Polo

Absolutely the most heroic disco track ever attempted by any Finn.

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Jun
26
2016
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Total Eclipse

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Klaus Nomi – Total Eclipse

Klaus Nomi – Wasting My Time

The high operatic notes reached by Waylon on his record Crème de la Crème have been documented here several times as has been the output of Sylvester. Now let’s hear it for Klaus Nomi, born as Klaus Sperber in Immerstadt, Bavaria. Nomi was a one-time usher at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, as well as a performer at a gay discothèque Kleist Casino, before moving to New York in 1972 where he became legendary in the city’s art and club scenes.

The voice you hear is a falsetto, not a castrato. A castrato singer’s voice is the result of a castration done before puberty.

The creation of castrati singers became popular first in Rome during the mid-16th century, when the pope banned women singing in churches or on the stage. Italian boys with promising voices would be taken to a back-street barber-surgeon, drugged with opium, and placed in a hot bath. The expert would snip the ducts leading to the testicles, which would wither over time. By the early 1700s, it is estimated that around 4,000 boys a year were getting the operation. Some lived thru the mutilation and many died from complications. Few became celebrated singers.

The high notes of a pre-pubescent boy wafting from the lungs of an adult were said to sound magical and ethereal. The prowess came from an increased breath capacity. The lack of testosterone allowed the skeleton to continue to grow beyond what was normal. Limbs would elongate. As would ribs. This was why castrati had such exceptional lung power. Nobody now actually knows what a castrato singer sounded like, as the practice became illegal in 1861, before recordings could be produced.

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