Apr
06
2015
1

Disco General

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Disco General – Adiano To Proskefali

Ah, Greece, the birthplace of western civilization! The epic tragedies, the poetry, the history. The philosphers, the Olympics, the anal sex. Here’s a 1980 Creek tune, the title of which could have something to do with any of those things.

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Mar
25
2015
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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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Sapan-Jagmohan – Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Bollywood tune from the ’83 album Pratibha . I find the vocals very charming on this one, contrary to my girlfriend who absolutely hate them. In that case an instrumental is also to be found on the album.

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Feb
20
2015
3

Polyphase

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Serge Blenner – Polyphase

German efficency from 1981. Everything is done exactly as prescribed – und keine Ausnahmen (no exceptions)!

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Feb
19
2015
1

The Theme from Friday The 13th Part 3

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Michael Zager & Harry Manfredi – Theme From Friday the 13th Pt 3

The only cool guy in a hockey mask got a theme from the maker of Let’s All Chant in 1983.

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Feb
16
2015
2

Love

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B-side, Germany, 1981.

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Feb
16
2015
0

Someone Switched Me On

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Usha – Someone Switched Me On

It’s the mighty Usha Uthup from India of course, here delivering an early eighties tune typically and totally out of sync with the zeitgeist of it’s era. This one comes on like something out of the psychedelic sixties, with added seventies disco vibe. Which, naturally, is a perfect combination.

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Feb
11
2015
2

Hollywood 7

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Alides Hidding – Hollywood 7

Can it be – no Hollywood 7 here at the Overfitting blog until now? High time for this tremendous Dutch disco drama from 1980, about the Omaha Beauty Queen who journeyed to Hollywood to seek fame and fortune in the Film Business. Only the cruel Fates of Tinseltown failed to recognize her talent and so, alone and disillusioned, she was soon forced to change gears and pursue a career in prostitution.

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Feb
08
2015
0

L’Orchestre Electronique

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L’Orchestre Electronique – Bladerunner

L’Orchestre Electronique – Westway

L’Orchestre Electronique – Oxygene

The 80s: black on black, John Woo heroic bloodshed films and lots of synthesizer music like this. Westway was already included in my birthday mix.

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Jan
06
2015
1

Special message to all who are Disco

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Ben Thomas – Sooleymon

Midnight Movers Unltd – Follow The Wind pt 1.

Face it. You’re no saint so indulge to the max in your vices at least once a year. In the evening of 16th of January A.D. 2015, give in to gluttony, lust and greed and celebrate with us all that is excessive, over-the-top and brilliant in the music we love, for hours and hours. Italo, funk, disco and beyond. Rare tracks and anthems. It’ll all be there to really wallow in, from exotic, sophisticated hothouse flowers to indescribable, sick sonic funghi from hell. From deep powerful vocals by mighty Divas to the flimsiest sighs from young girls who look like they’re sixteen but act like they’re twenty-one. No holds barred. Top tunes from a top lineup. The event will be re-broadcast on the 17th in case it’ll all become too much for you – though of course too much of a good thing is the best thing ever.

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Dec
27
2014
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Let Me Love You Tonight

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Vicky Edimo – Let Me Love You Tonight

(1980, Zagora ‎- FR / Mariann ‎- SWE)

Daddy Daft Punk on board, I mean Mr. Vangarde aka Daniel Bangalter is behind this funny production for Victor Edimo. Please don’t say cheesy, it’s a simple song like a marshmallow neither less nor more. And I like it just the way it is… mmm Don’t take it too seriously disco is D.I.S.C.O. SooOo good.

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Dec
16
2014
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Dec
11
2014
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Į Dieną Einam

Į Dieną EinamTeisutis Makačinas – Į Dieną Einam

Lithuanian disco classic (1982) will not forgive if you’ve skipped cardio sessions. Then again, what could be a better way to workout than dancing in euphoria to high speed euro disco?

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Dec
07
2014
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Speed Display

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Moebius & Plank & Niemeyer – Speed Display

Members of ambient intelligenzia give in to speed frenzy in 1984.

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Dec
07
2014
0

Transfer Station Blue

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Michael Shrieve – Transfer Station Blue

American drummer-composer gets a relaxed groove going in Germany. 1983.

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Dec
05
2014
2

Pyar Ka Imtihaan

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Uh. Ah. Uh-uh-uh-uh.

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Nov
22
2014
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Nov
18
2014
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Long Hard Climb

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I kinda like the Skorpio long play with all these dark and weird italoesque tracks. Still would trade it anytime to a Pikes Peak run in a ’69 Fastback racer.

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Nov
16
2014
0

The Actors: Cosmos Music In The Movieland

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The Actors – Like Maddalena

A 1982 French library album with kicking synth versions of Ennio Morricone’s film themes. The sleeve credits Morricone himself as the performer but I can’t find concrete proof of this anywhere.

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Nov
06
2014
0

Escapade With Zero

1156Skorpio – Escapade With Zero

“The possibility of dialectics of desire, of an unpredictability of bliss: The bets are not placed, there can still be a game.” Quoting Roland Barthes here because his theory of jouissance (bliss) pretty much sums how I feel about collecting and playing disco records. It’s not the mere pleasure (plaisir), but the possibilities to unpredictable connections between various sounds, images and desires that keep the game interesting.

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Nov
06
2014
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