Dec
14
2017
0

Baby Boum

Alain Chamfort – Baby Boum

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

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Dec
12
2017
0

Rétro-Mélo-Disco

Imagine – Rétro-Mélo-Disco

Rétro-Mélo-Disco is not retrospective. It sounds like a little bit futuristic disco.

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May
17
2017
0

Gypsy Sky

Another geat record from the cheapo bins. Conducted by french singer/guitar player Alain Labacci, who also appears on Toni Van Duyne’s Cosmic Dancer album. The spanish guitar and my Discos Movieplay pressing initially led me to the conclusion it’s español, however français it is.

Heredia & Co. – Gypsy Sky

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Mar
14
2017
0

Pauvre Enfant

Kevin Dester – Pauvre Enfant

Kevin Dester – Eva

Was it an accident or did she deliberately choose death? With references to “alcohol” and “la mort” this 1983 track is very serious in any case. The flip is more lightweight, seemingly focusing on events before the tragedy.

Among the names credited on the sleeve is Bernard Torelli.

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Mar
07
2017
0

Mon Ami Sico

Sico et Cloé ‎– Mon Ami Sico

Cute French Space Disco. It is fun just to imagine that Rah Band plays for pre-adolescent children. This Production’s name is “Corporation Robotique Internationale”. What a nice name!

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Mar
06
2017
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Rise

Christian Morin ‎– Rise

This is a cover version of Herb Alpert’s “Rise”. Very impressive strange sound effects. Gabriel Yared plays the piano in this track.

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Jan
31
2017
0

Le Troublant Témoignage De Paul Martin

Paul Martin’s “Le Troublant Témoignage De Paul Martin” is well known as a sampling source of Kza’s “Le Troublant Acid” in Japan.

Paul Martin is also known as Jean-Pierre Castaldi.

Paul Martin – Le Troublant Témoignage De Paul Martin (pitch up plus7)

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Jan
31
2017
0

That ’s The Night

“That ’s The Night” is written by Jean-Pierre Sabar and Raymond Gimenes.

Jean-Pierre Sabar is well known as an arranger of Jean-Pierre Mirouze’s “Sexopolis”.

Night Creatures ‎– That’s The Night

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Sep
13
2016
0

The 80s

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The 80s

The 80s were about wearing black on black, not exhanging bodily fluids, forgetting about New York and flying to London instead. Grace Jones and Pedro Almodóvar made immense impact. The best fonts were by Neville Brody, seen in magazines like Face and the Arena. From France, Philippe Starck emerged as the new designer god. Communism fell, MTV was born and there was famine in Ethiopia. Nights were spent on watching horror movies in cinemas and ultraviolent Hong Kong gangster films on vhs but people still danced on weekends. Computers took over. Anything else…no, that’s pretty much it.

The sounds? Here’s some of the right stuff in a mix.

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Aug
23
2016
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The Unnamed Avenger Minimix 2

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It’s essentially the spiritual sequel to The Unnamed Avenger Minimix. It’s still as strange and for sure totally lacks direction. This time we trade cosmic luchadores and Bollywood fighters for Afro super sentais. Sort of. Enjoy.

The Unnamed Avenger Minimix 2 (right-click to save)

Kudos to Jussi and Discotruper for part of the selection. (more…)

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Apr
04
2016
1

Ragazza Della Sera

Ragazza Della Sera
Lonely streets, electric nights, neon lights, dark ladies walking, solitary, searching for some unspeakable pleasure, or pain. These are the ingredients of the track Ragazza Della Sera, sung entirely in Italian by Eva Nora, but released in 1985 by French label Trema. It’s a quite weird tune, which varies from a slow Italo disco to a dark synth pop style. The authors are Laurence Matalon and Jean Musy, who are the composers even of the A-side from this 7″, the track Vagabonda, previously included in the movie La Palombière (Jean-Pierre Denis, 1983). Central part is maybe less interesting, but the opening and ending minutes, with their dark lyrics and a slow, hypnotic rhythm, are worth a listening.

Eva Nora – Ragazza Della Sera

 

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Feb
23
2016
0

Classic French

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Classic French minimix

As a part of the Collection Les Classiques, Overfitting Disco launches a new interpretation of the classic French mix.
This aromatic sonic fragrance contains spicy accords enriched with warm, deep, woody notes of Cannabis Sativa. Subtle, playful citrus and used condom bring an elegant and sensual side to the composition.

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Jul
09
2015
1

Gregory – Space Trip

Space dustI saw there was a previous post in this blog talking of the track “Space Trip” by Gregory, but as there were no samples, i provide here. This track, done together with Cerrone Malligator label, was distributed as 7″ and 12″ by RCA in 1980 (and in Germany, as 12″, by TELDEC). It was used the same year as theme of  two radio programmes, “Boom Hollywood” and “Hit Parade des Clubs” (the second conducted every sunday afternoon by Yann Hegann), both on french Europe1 radio. Gregory himself, in 1981, will provide another theme for the same two programmes with the track “Obsession”. A curious thing about “Space Trip” is that on labels the title is “Knight Music for Space Trip (part. 1 and 2)”. The person of Gregory deserves attention too, as after 1982 he created his own FM-radio, and started doing radio programmes in the Paris clubs of which he became art director, the Metropolis, the Midnight Express and the Pacha-Club, but most of all he became the manager of FR David, helping him to build his millions reccords sold career. Here is the sample of part 1 from the french RCA 12″.

So, prepare your best space-disco outfit, close your eyes, and let your body fly to the stars!

 

Gregrory – Knight Music For Space Trip (Part I)

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May
08
2015
2

Müzik ve Ben

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Claire Evren – Müzik ve Ben

To my surprise Vomatron didn’t post this one. So let me introduce this Turkish/French disco wonder from ’81. To my knowledge Claire was a Turkish singer living in France. The track is produced in France, but only released on the turkish Öncü label (the one that looks like a redbull logo). The lyrics are in french except the chorus which is turkish. What a blend!

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Dec
09
2014
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Qui?

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Sep
07
2014
0

Energy

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Poncho Pueblo – Energy

The biggest, the priciest and the brashest don’t necessarily equal the best, as this inexpensive little number from Editions Makossa label (1975) effectively proves.

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Apr
27
2014
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Apr
21
2014
2

The Sand Flowers

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The Sand Flowers – Sahara Casino

The Sand Flowers – Pacific Grapefruit

When i heard Carlo’s birthday mix this year, i was laying very cosy on the couch enjoying his italian vibes when suddenly i was pulled up on the floor, moving my arms, hips and legs in mysterious ways that could only have been seen at a mushroom eating gipsy party. The track was Sahara Casino by the French group (project) The Sand flowers. Of course i had to get this ’74 record immediately. To my surprise the flip side was also a bomb!

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Jan
17
2014
0

Auidny

Ahmed Fakrun - Auidny

Ahmed Fakrun – Auidny

Auidny by Libyan born Ahmed Fakrun. Released on Italian and french press in ’77. Flip side is a winner too!

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Nov
18
2013
0

Dilemma

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Moderne – Dilemma (1981)

Not everything ending with “wave” as a musical genre has to be desperate and gloomy. It’s just a tad melancholic and chilly here, as expected.

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