Sep
28
2017
0

Black Mercedes

Skorpio – Black Mercedes

Mr. Eddy says his 450 SEL 6.9 has 1400 hp. I wouldn’t dare to doubt that. I wish Mr. Lynch had included this Skorpio track in Lost Highway.

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Sep
28
2017
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Sonnenwind

Christian Bruhn – Sonnenwind at 33

One of those that seems to play well at wrong speed.

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Sep
27
2017
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Dun Wanna

Since we started about eight years ago the scene has been going places via the scenic route. It’s been substantially more good looking. Dancing and conversation and the whole bit started responding better to our kind of rhythm, tone, body movement, happy accidents and celestial mechanics. Now intelligence meets ecstasy with a samurai-like sharpness.

Along with disco, discoesque boogie has during these years been injected into our DNA. That kind of vibes are radiating strongly in the UK now, as can be heard in Burnin’, the brand new first realese by Birmingham band Dun Wanna. The track is offically coming out tomorrow Thursday the 28th and is already  getting air play in the city, playing to win.

The music is sleek but strong and not suffering from minimalist bulimia. The arrangement is contemporary in an astute way and we are among it’s areas of responsibility. Above is a preview clip courtesy of one of the band members, so take a listen!

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Sep
11
2017
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Macchinismo E Nostalgia

Recht Herzlich – Macchinismo E Nostalgia

Impossible catchy 80’s wave for these lonely, cold, dark autumn evenings. Plays well with Fumio: Heart Beat.

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Sep
09
2017
0

Ecoute Le Son Du Soleil (Instrumental)

Yannick Chevalier ‎– Ecoute Le Son Du Soleil (Instrumental)

In 1984 we didn’t have recordings from actual sounds of the sun, but what a lovely idea to imagine it sounding like an addicting disco instrumental.

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Sep
06
2017
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Passion

Chris & Cosey – Passion

Personal Chris & Cosey fave slowed down to 100 bpm.

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Sep
06
2017
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Are They Really Gonna… ?

Matterhorn Project – Are They Really Gonna… ?

As a kid I had a questionable privilege to watch numerous nuclear war documentaries at the prime time. A Generation experience with dramatic effects on how to view the world. I played a lot of peace and love themed records last weekend and had this one cued to slow things down, but the porter had to obey the rules and end the party in time. What a pity. I felt we could have easily danced for hours more.

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Aug
24
2017
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New Wave Sequence

Sauveur Mallia – New Wave Sequence

Checking my  1980s Tele Music library for the forthcoming gigs. Matching test bed for this 1983 track would be a Citroën BX 19 DIGIT at 180 km/h. Unfortunately all these vinyls mean I’ve to settle for a lesser Citroën, but yes, it seems to work at high speeds so into the bag it goes.

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Jul
06
2017
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Jul
05
2017
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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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Jun
12
2017
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Beppe Loda’s Elettronica Meccanica

Beppe Loda Elettronica Meccanica

A clip from another stunner of a cd from the mighty Members label, courtesy of Norio Sato of Osaka.

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Jun
01
2017
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High-Ball

Fabio Fabor & Antonio Arena – High-Ball

“On occasion I danced for nights on end, ever madder about people and life. At times, late on those nights when the dancing, the slight intoxication, my wild enthusiasm, everyone’s violent unrestraint would fill me with a tired and overwhelmed rapture, it would seem to me – at the breaking point of fatigue and for a second’s flash – that at last I understood the secret of creatures and of the world. But my fatigue would disappear the next day, and with it the secret; I would rush forth anew. I ran on like that, always heaped with favors, never satiated, without knowing where to stop, until the day – until the evening rather when the music stopped and the lights went out.” – Albert Camus, The Fall

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May
12
2017
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One More Mission (Another Version)

Quinn Martin – One More Mission (Another Version)

No hope I’m afraid, I know we can’t be saved, No peace in my mind, Till I find what’s behind. Just one more mission.

As some of my 11 fans already know, I’ve a very soft spot for Italo. This relatively rare 12″ cover version of the Rockets classic touches the all right spots with dark lyrics and bounding bass. In the picture decaying remains of club Ultimo Impero in Airasca, Italy.

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Apr
09
2017
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Set On Fire

Loukas Thanos – Set On Fire

Hey you behind the camera! Please remember that objectifying is all right only if there’s a mutual agreement. In the picture dancefloor action from Paris in 1985. Greek cult tune with a seductive bassline and easy to sing-along lyrics sure can set carefully curated floors on fire in 2017. Track is so good and delicious to mix that it makes one wonder was it played bitd. It might as well been totally dismissed until the current years. No need for anachronistic over-interpretation even if the track sounds as irresistible as this one.

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Mar
27
2017
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Lamuka

Zazou/Bikaye/Cy 1 – Lamuka

Whipping cosmic classic for those into spacing out at 90 bpm.

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Mar
02
2017
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Jan
29
2017
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Energy Overload

Transwork – Energy Overload

Lo and behold: the flip of the The Robots 12″ has an almost equally electric track which works either at 45 or as heard here at 33.

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Jan
23
2017
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Disco Queen of Venus

Miriam Stockley – Disco Queen Of Venus

I got a bit obsessed about getting this floating space disco greatness in my bag. Take a listen and you’ll understand why.

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Jan
03
2017
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Computer Love

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International Broadcasting Musicians – Computer Love

Being a teen in the 80’s I had a chance to play some “stimulating” computer games with Commodore 64. Unfortunately I never had a chance to try Interlude #99.

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Dec
13
2016
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Yugoslavian Space Program

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Miha Kralj – Robot

This vinyl collection of previously unrealesed electronic tracks from 1981 till 2015 has been available on Discom label for a few months now.  As it’s a strictly limited realese do yourself a favour and get a copy right away. You will definitely not want to miss the two Miha Kralj masterpieces that open the album. Take a listen for proof. The rest of the material is less disco but interesting nevertheless, and that sleeve!  Your all-white neo-minimalist flat-cum-gallery living space demands you  frame it.

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