Dec
03
2007
0

Grace Of God

A very danceable track, full of ‘boogieness’, from Machine in 1979.

Machine – There But for The Grace Of God Go I

Senor Coconut did a cover version one year later and lots of recent House productions sample or pay a tribute to the original in one way or another.

e.g. One Hit Wonders – Grace Of God (Raul Rincon Remix) (2005)

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Dec
01
2007
0

Saint Tropez

Only one single known from this band with an odd name, Oyster, in 1979. Could easily have been the main theme for a European B-grade comedy movie from that era…

Oyster – Saint Tropez

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Nov
30
2007
1

Dancing In The Street

Peter Jacques Band, a seminal band in the eighties, released in 1985 the Dancing In The Street LP, a perfect blend of American and Italo Disco. Ecstatic.

Peter Jacques Band – All Right Let’s Go

Peter Jacques Band – This Night

Peter Jacques Band – Drives Me Crazy

On a side note, it is worth noting that Change – Let’s Go Together is actually the exact same song as the first one. Jacques Fred Petrus is the producer of both bands.

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Nov
30
2007
0

Don’t Stop

Fantastic progressive piece of instrumental music,
I’m sure you will get goosebumps.

Black Gold – C’mon Stop (1983)

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Nov
28
2007
0

Discoman

Reprogrammed by disco scientist Johan Agebjörn, Megaman is back to rock the dancefloor! This bootleg is quite an oddity but so fun to play.

Capcom Sound Team – Mega Man 2 (Johan Agebjörn Remix) (2007)

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Nov
27
2007
1

Hand-picked Funk: 1980-1985 (and a bit of Disco and Garage too) – Part 2

Blatant follow-up to Part 1. More groovy gimmicks…

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Nov
26
2007
0

Keep On Holding On

Another fine tune from the Midwest duo Josh Barnes and Justen Parris aka Automatic & Silk. Chicagoan House all the way. Bouncing and cheerful.

Automatic & Silk – Keep On Holding On (2007)

which BTW samples sections from:
Margaret Reynolds – Keep On Holdin’ On (1982)

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Nov
25
2007
2

Basic


Dusseldorf May 2007 – from left to right: Michael Mertens (from the Propaganda fame), Beppe Loda and Francesco Boscolo (MC1 aka Memory Control One)

What a terrific single! The best slow motion disco I was able to listen in ages. Great solo synthesizer along with a perfect uplifiting mood. The drum science of Beppe Loda paired with the ethereal keyboards of Francesco Boscolo. Too bad, it doesn’t appear they’ve teamed up again after this release. Ladies and gents: Memory Control One.

MC1 – Basic (B. Loda Remix 2) (1984)

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Nov
25
2007
2

Hand-picked Funk: 1980-1985 (and a bit of Disco and Garage too) – Part 1

Here’s a quick selection of a few 80s funky tracks you MUST play when you invite me 😀 A common feature is the use of a massive groovy bassline… and sometimes quite a catchy vocal loop.

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