Dec
26
2017
0

Tatuaje

Fama – Tatuaje

Hors de question the track of 2017 for me. Originally a hit for Conchita Piquer during the forties, the classic song was picked up by Basque country star of stage and screen Fernando Tellextea Fama for a dramatic makeover in 1983. Here’s the translation:

He came in a boat with a foreign name
I found him at the port one dusk
When the white lighthouse was letting fall its
Silver kiss over the sailboats

He was beautiful and fair-haired, like a lager
His chest was tattooed with a heart
In his bitter voice there was sadness
Aching and weary of the accordion

And in front of two glasses of liquor
Atop the stained bar-top
He went along telling me through his teeth
The old story of his love:

“Look at my chest tattooed
With this woman’s name
It’s a reminder of the past
That will never come back

She loved me once and now she’s forgotten me
I, on the other hand, didn’t forget her
And I go around forever marked
With this woman’s name.”

He went away one afternoon,
In the same boat that brought him to me
But he left behind between my lips
A lover’s kiss that I asked of him

Wandering, I search for him in all the ports
I ask the sailors for him
And nobody can tell me if he’s dead or alive
And I continue in my doubt, faithfully searching

And I go about slowly bleeding
From bar to bar
In front of a glass of liquor
Where I drown my pain

Look at your name tattooed
In the caress of my skin
By a low flame I’ve marked it in
And I always go around with it

Maybe you’ve already forgotten me
I, on the other hand, didn’t forget you
And for as long as I haven’t found you
I will search for you, without rest

Listen to me, sailor
And tell me, what do you know about him?
He was fine-looking and haughty
And his hair fairer than honey

Look at his foreign name
Written here on my skin
If you happen to find him
Tell him that I… I’m dying to see him.”

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Dec
17
2017
0

Symphony for the Apes

The Dread Orchestra – Symphony of the Apes

Beats from 1975 that gradually grow and become beastly.

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Dec
14
2017
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Baby Boum

Alain Chamfort – Baby Boum

B side of EP “Paradis”. Serge Gainsbourg wrote a lyric of this song.

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Dec
13
2017
0

Hit Machine

K.T.585 Band – Hit Machine

Anonymous Disco project by Kyohei Tsutsumi, one of the most important songwriters in Japan, plays Salsoul-like Disco. Scat by Singers Three makes this tune elegant and erotic.

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Dec
11
2017
0

Cinzano Disco Classics

Cinzano Disco Classics

The effects of images, rhythms and sun collided, spinning fragments of a story she couldn’t quite remember, or never really knew.

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Dec
10
2017
0

Orfeo 9

Tito Schipa jr – Vieni Sole

This euphoric protodisco tune is off the recording of the first ever Italian rock opera, performed at Teatro Sistina in Rome in 1970.

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Dec
08
2017
0

Gaja

Kozmetika – Gaja

One of my most played records at home.

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Dec
06
2017
0

City Of The Devils

Cool Machine – City Of The Devils

Italian Magma label party fave recorded at 128 bpm.

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Dec
06
2017
0

Spy

M & W Band – Spy

Forget Lady Jeannette and flip it for the Spy.

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Dec
05
2017
0

La Massagiste

Wilma Diaz – La Massagiste

Superior version of Painel De Controle’s Relax with French lyrics. Whispering vocalist Wilma Diaz sounds like she has found a relaxing massage therapist. My current working place has a complicated massage chair system to help the workers feel more relaxed and motivated. Sure it’s a great idea… but I’ve been too afraid to try it, because it looks as intimidating as vintage massage toys and is made of dead cows. I’m quite sure it can’t compare to human touch.

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Dec
05
2017
0

Les Planètes

Goldorak ost – Les Planètes

You have to check quite many Goldorak sevens to find the right one(s). This Canadian release has all the required elements to please dancers into psyched sounds. Seems to make sense when mixed with Massiera/Torelli cult item Hercule – Little Green Men.

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Dec
05
2017
0

Disco Chopper

Ten – Disco Chopper

Get your feet of the ground with the Disco Chopper. An ’82 release that sounds more like ’77.

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Dec
03
2017
0

Flying To Eternity

Dolores York – Flying To Eternity

German WPL-records track for the peak moments. Yes, it’s alright to sing-a-long with Dolores.

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Dec
01
2017
0

Prélude

Channel – Prélude

A French record.

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Nov
28
2017
0

Mafioso

Calderon – Mafioso

Romanticizing the mob with the Spanish maestro. Made in 1975 and seemingly only available on a 7″.

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Nov
23
2017
0

Hazatérés

Szörényi Levente – Hazatérés

Mood music for dreamy November evenings. Try with liquid lights and a few sips of homemade Estonian brandy.

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Nov
22
2017
0

Wie Phönix Aus Der Asche

Karl Mzik ‎– Wie Phönix Aus Der Asche

Lot’s of talk about Austrian disco lately. Tiney posted a lot of obscure stuff here not so long ago, so let me add to the hype with this banger from 1982. If you’re still hungry for more Austrian stuff i can highly recommend Mike Burns mix that was made for the last Overfitting B day party.

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Nov
21
2017
0

The Retired Cosmonaut’s 30 Minute Nap by Johan Solo

The Retired Cosmonaut’s 30-minute nap

An expansive spatiodynamic mix by dj Johan Solo: “a succesion of space melodies triggered by the blurry memories of a retired cosmonaut on his bygone rocking chair. A short nap that draws back the curtains of the world of dreams to welcome us to oneirc landscapes inhabited by nightmares and illusions”

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Nov
19
2017
0

The Fly

Lene Lovich – The Fly

Goth rock woman Lovich wrote the lyrics to Cerrone’s Supernature. She understood the kind of disco that throbbed in the brain of the man turned into…The Fly!

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Nov
17
2017
0

Los Maracaibos

Los Maracaibos – Magic Bimbo

A devotion to disco spirituality is one of the central purposes of life of each of us. My personal awakening took shape during 1974 at a very tender age after hearing Bimbo Jet’s seminal El Bimbo.

The success of the French track, written By Claude Morgan and produced by Lauren Rossi, immediately launched the production of countless cover versions worldwide and importantly, gave birth to inspired soundalikes such as Viva America by Banzaii featuring Les Glodettes and Ninas by Los Bomberos. Still, as a whole, the Bimbo Jet school of disco is a largely unheard body of work. This one by Los Maracaibos is a good example of the more obscure titles and is an absolutely essential collectors item.

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