Aug
15
2017
0

War & Peace

Dark Tan – War & Peace

Disco, 70’s.

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Aug
13
2017
0

Santa Cruz String Band

Santa Cruz String Band – Funky Flamenco

Not to be confused with the Soul Iberica Band track of the same name. This one is obviously heavily in debt to Santa Esmeralda but not bad at all an sich.

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Aug
12
2017
0

Epic Deep Male Vocal Classics

Epic Deep Male Vocal Classics pt 1

Epic Deep Male Vocal Classics pt 2

Political awareness, passion, universal love, chauvinism and warped sexual politics – it’s all here in disco tracks sung by some of the greatest voices ever.

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Aug
10
2017
0

Mitchie Fever

Mitchie – Mitchie Fever The Tombi

The sleeve says Mitchie Fever but the sticker inside got just Mitchie printed as the artist. The man – apparently a television personality – presents typically melancholic Enka-style singing over MFSBish backing by Terry Terauchi Super Grand Orchestra. The even more dramatic b-side Bye Bye Horse (?) is near the end of my Disco Dance 10 mix, check it out there.

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Aug
09
2017
0

Guest mix: Geoffrey LaRue

DETROIT, the home of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, the birthplace of Motown and techno. Unexpectedly there’s dark and dangerous disco throbbing there too, as can be heard in this  mix from Detroit dj Geoffrey LaRue. Now, strip to your underwear and take a trip to (Ho)Motor City.

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Aug
07
2017
0

Barbara Rey

Spain, 1976. One year after the suppression of the Franco censorship, and basically what was happening was: FREEDOOM, LIBERATION, SEX, SEX and more SEX.
Barbara Rey, along with possibly only Susana Estrada and a few more, has been one of the absolute divas of this era, called “destape”.
After being discovered by Valerio Lazarov and becoming super popular on tv, no surprise someone came up with the idea of let her sing on a record. This is the B-side of her only single “Si No Valgo La Pena”, which is a cheesy ballad. Of course the killer tune is on the b-side: “El Libro de Amor” is a Georgie Dann-penned track, and you can totally tell by the blueprint arrangement.
The result is as sleazy as we love, with the cherry on top of Barbara’s off-key singing, which of course, to our eyes, a little pitched up, makes it reach even higher levels of perfection.

Barbara also starred in one of the most successful (and controversial) movies of the era, 1977’s “Me siento extraña”: probably one of the early pioneer movies depicting female homosexuality on a screen in Spain.

Barbara Rey – Mi libro de amor

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Aug
07
2017
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Aug
07
2017
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Thunder

Biwi – Thunder

Brontophilia: Sexual arousal from a thunderstorm.

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Aug
06
2017
0

Disco Dance 10

 

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Aug
06
2017
0

Emotions of Love

Dark Victory – Emotions of Love

She told him that emotions are meant to be enjoyed, not feared.

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Jul
31
2017
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Jupiter

Odysseus – Jupiter

It’s August soon. The most beautiful month here in Finland with dark warm nights and exciting lights.

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Jul
24
2017
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Blue Bahamas

Blue Bahamas – Bobo Step

One of the endless versions, and one of the best (?).

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Jul
20
2017
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Jul
20
2017
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Tuna Disco

Tuna De Ingenieros De Montes – La Morena De Mi Copla

A Tuna is a group of Spanish university students who wear traditional dresses and wander around the town, playing old instruments and serenading pretty senoritas and everybody else they see.  This thing is something everybody in the country is familiar with, and the songs have been passed on from generation to generation since the 13th century.

The singers  got glorified in one of my favourite neo-slashers,  the gorgeously photographed Tuno Negro / Black Serenade – a senior member of a tuna is a “tuno” – directed by the team Barbero & Martin in 2001. A sinister masked killer stalks the streets of the university town Salamanca, following an ancient sinister pattern and targeting on students too interested in drugs, sex and partying. In one astonishing sequence, a guy tripping on acid is stabbed in the arm by the psychopath. In the eyes of the fascinated druggie his own squirting blood turns into a red Chinese-style dragon that gracefully floats around his dying carcass.

Tuna De Ingenieros De Montes could be the only group of it’s kind to discofy the big tunes of the genre so the album is an important one for sure.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jul
15
2017
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Cocaine Classics

 

 

 

 

 

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Jul
12
2017
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Vulcano

Vulcano vs Doris D

The Dutch group’s 1981 Shut Up track goes well with Doris D’s Shine Up, from the same country & year.

 

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Jul
10
2017
0

Ac Nelaukian

Nerija – Ac Nelaukian

Lithuanian hunks went one better with Joe Dolan’s Midnight Lover. 

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Jul
06
2017
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Jul
05
2017
0

Everybody Needs It

Orient Express – Everebody Needs It

“I long for those rare moments when I shiver with the rush of altered consciousness. In an ephemeral blast of time’s breath, it’s like the universe reveals itself and there is a mutual recognition of all things. But as quick as it manifests it slams shut it’s window, only leaving the essence like some intoxicating perfume that remains after someone has left the room.” – Stendhal.

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Jul
03
2017
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Cinderella Honeymoon

Hiromi Iwasaki – Cinderella Honeymoon

Oh this 1978 song by Hiromi, it’s so Kawaii, so cute!

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