Jun
05
2008
0
May
31
2008
6

Light My Fire

Amii StewartLight My Fire (1978)

(Listen to the extended version)

Cover of The Doors famous hit in 1967 (video).

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May
30
2008
5

Discobsession

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Ajello is an italian duo formed by Luca Roccatagliati (aka DJ Rocca for his break-ground) and Fabrizio Tavernelli.

They released several vinyls mostly for Mantra Vibes producing a powerful house with sci-fi effects and good breaks. Here 2 tracks I love:

Ajello – Discobsession (2005)

 

Ajello – Amore Alieno (2006)

Listen other tracks and latest releases on MySpace.

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May
29
2008
0

Space Trip

astronaut.jpg I always wanted to get a decent copy of this one… I only had a dirty VHS rip featuring a short musical sequence of Grégory – Space Trip and nowhere to find the vinyl.

Now ARAWA has an MP3 for download!

At least now I can feed the radio programme with this major spacey tune 🙂

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May
27
2008
0

Manureva

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‘Manureva’ was the Tahitian name of a ship that sank during a yacht racing in 1978. It inspired the musical genius Serge Gainsbourg to write the lyrics for a Disco track written and arranged by Alain Chamfort and Jean-Noël Chaléat.

On a side note, J-N. Chaléat is also responsible for the incredible V.I.P., already presented in these pages.

Alain Chamfort – Manureva (1979)

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May
27
2008
5

Planet O

planet-o.jpg This is the cheesy soundtrack of the Italian dubbing of a Japanese anime series called Lupin III.

I believe this Disco-ish song was especially created for the opening credits but, oddly enough, the song title has really nothing to do with the series theme actually.

Anyway, it was also concurrently released on 12” (and the cover art is boldly hideous).

Daisy Daze and the Bumble Bees – Planet O (1979)

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May
27
2008
0

Whispers

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Aeroplane is a duo from Belgium working with the label Eskimo Rec. Here’s their third release with a good sense of deepness including a remix.

Aeroplane Feat. Kathy Diamond – Whispers (2008)
(Listen to the full track here)

(more…)

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May
26
2008
2

I’m OK, You’re OK

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American Gypsy is a live funk band from the 70’s.
After 2 quite succesful LP’s they released this single in 1980 with a longer remix by Raul A. Rodriguez later known as C.O.D.

American Gypsy – I’m OK, You’re OK (A Raul Dance Mix)

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May
22
2008
0

Night Must Fall

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Padded Cell – Triple X Syndrome (2008)

Padded Cell‘s first album “Night Must Fall” is out now on D.C. Rec. and it’s insaaane!

Remember those crazy people ? See the related post.
I highly recommend to listen to their madness on MySpace.

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May
20
2008
2

Warlord

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The Warlord – The Ultimate Warlord (1979)
The Warlord – I Shall Return (1979)

This second track can also be found on the album Super Nova by The Intergalatic Orchestra. The producer is in fact the same person. (more…)

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May
19
2008
0

Elektronik Supersonik

Zlad! – Elektronik Supersonik
http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=lp_PIjc2ga4
Zlad! is a superhero (or zero…)
The Story says he should have represent his country Molvanîa for the Eurovision show in 2004 with this song but he missed because he didn’t manage to pass the drug test on his arriving at the airport… (more…)

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May
17
2008
0

Desire

Roni GriffithDesire (1981)
http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=mRMN4IDJomQ
(Listen to the “Extended version”)

She was working with the magnificient Bobby Orlando. On a side she’s also been part of the band Kid Creole & The Coconuts.

A canadian duo formed by the songwriter/producer Allan Coelho and the singer Carlos Borges made a nice cover.

Yoh-Yo – Desire (The Exotic & Erotic Mix) (1987)

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May
16
2008
0

Daisy Lady

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7th Wonder‘s first LP “Climbing Higher” released in 1979 and produced by Jerry Weaver (who worked also with Janet Jackson) and Ronald LaPread (from Commodores).

This is a pure funky song and a classic sample in hip-hop (for ex. Sugarhill Gang, Salt’n’Pepa, LL Cool J…).

7th Wonder – Daisy Lady (1979)

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May
14
2008
1

Cosmic vibrations

Sammy Barbot – Mexico (Lovefinger’s Barrio Edit)

The original from Sammy BarbotNew Mexico” was released in 1979. This time edited by Lovefingers for Blackdisco Vol 1 in 2008. (more info)

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Grackle – Disco (original version) (2007)

Actually no sure who is Grackle, but the release comes with Strange Life Records = Legowelt
Note: don’t look for more nice song by Grackle, this song is the only one that is worth to listen.

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Tensnake – Hanselstadt (2007)

Funky space disco. The best song of the release. Not bad either “Seconds Of Gwernd“, “Show Me” & “White Dog” from the “Fried Egg EP“.

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Aeroplane – Aeroplane (2007)
Aeroplane – Caramellas (2007)

Recent & flaming belgian cosmic disco.
From another release you can find “Pacific Air Race“.

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Lexx – Sirocco (2006)
Lexx – Slow Burning (2006)

Balearic disco. Captive sound, specially Slow Burning.

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Mark Shreeve – Storm Column

Max Berlin – Elle et Moi (instrumental)

Rare cosmic and edit versions released on Cloud in 2007.

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Landlord Feat. Dex Danclair – I Like It (1989)
Sometimes I hear these house from that age and I get instant butterflies in the stomach. With a nice piano riff. (by ALX)

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May
13
2008
0

Machine Gun

The CommodoresMachine Gun (1973)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rrz080KooA

First single of a legendary funk band formed in Alabama in the late 60’s (read a biography). Released for Motown this music is produced by J.Carmichael.

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May
12
2008
1

Space Shuttle Ride

1058968824_f505c76bb7_o.jpg The trademark sound of Carmichael and Adams (both part of The Universal Robot Band and Bumblebee Unlimited for example): trippy.

Bumblebee Unlimited – Space Shuttle Ride (1979)

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May
08
2008
6

Devil’s Gun

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C.J. & Co – Devil’s Gun (1977)

C.J. & Company made their biggest hit with this first single released on Atlantic or Westbound and very well produced by the duo Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore.
Warning! their soul is possessed…

More recently Maelstrom did an edit released on SolardiscoEdits EP#1“.

Maelstrom – Devilish Fun (2008)

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May
08
2008
3

My Other Voice

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A moody and ethereal production by Giorgio Moroder, it also features a great backing choir. The vocal part is quite irritating though.

Sparks – My Other Voice (1979)

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May
02
2008
1

Cosmic Wind

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Mike Theodore Orchestra – Cosmic Wind
(Listen complete)

This Orchestra was led by the influent producer Mike Theodore who had already known the succes with the guitarist Dennis Coffey with C.J. & Co. ‘s big hits
(more in videos).

His solo first LP “Cosmic Wind” was released in 1977 for Westbound. Very trippy tunes mostly instrumentals.

Mike Theodore Orchestra – The Bull ‘El Tore’
(Listen complete)

Mike Theodore Orchestra – High On Mad Mountain
(Listen complete)

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May
01
2008
0

Spacer

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“He’s… A spay-ay-cer. A star… Chay-ser”

Sheila & B. Devotion – Spacer (1979)

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