Nov
02
2010
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Oct
24
2010
1

House Of Music Footages

Better late than never…

The never-aired-before video-clip footages of two seminal House Of Music records – and maybe the two songs that define the best song-writing qualities of early Italo Disco: Stop and Dog In The Night.

Stefano Zitto himself put them online on YouTube.

Maybe you’ve already seen them a long time ago, but, as usual, I’m a bit late.

Presumably Helen (the actual track singer), Stefano Zitto’s wife.

The unnamed Australian bloke known as Mr. Master.

It’s the exact same cheap TV set and overall feeling of complete improvisation, not to mention that the camera work is boldly nauseous… but the music excuses everything.

Note that Stefano Zitto dates the Dog In The Night videoclip in 1981, not 1983.

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Oct
21
2010
1

Phone

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Oct
20
2010
0

Can You Understand

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Ethereal Beat – Can You Understand

An 80’s italo version of a 1973 rock track.

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Oct
05
2010
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Sep
27
2010
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Let Me Trouble

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Deborah Haslam – Let Me Trouble (Afro Remix) (1984)

One the very first Gianfranco Bortolotti‘s productions, THE heavyweight Eurodance producer of the early 90s.

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Sep
07
2010
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Aug
30
2010
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It’s The Monkey

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Strada – It’s The Monkey (1984)

Coming up this Friday: the first hour of The Robot Scientists’ live at Magnet/Comet Club, exclusively for the webradio, in place of the regular Spaced Out Disco Session. Beware, no MP3 copy afterwards this time!

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Aug
26
2010
1

Takin’ It Straight

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Cori Josias – Takin’ It Straight (Dub) (1983)

Lots of new tracks to be added to the webradio database tomorrow night.

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Aug
08
2010
0

Mirage

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Louise Freeman – Mirage

Yet another fine Trilogy production. I discovered it on ItaloBot, where the full MP3 is available.

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Jul
26
2010
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Follow Me

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Laura D’Angelo e La Danceterie – Follow Me (Italian Version) (1984)

Digitally available for very cheap almost everywhere.

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Jul
14
2010
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Woman

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Junior Byron – Woman (1983)
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Cheap SID-like arpeggios do always sound great to me. Does anyone know which chip was used?

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Jul
12
2010
7

The 2nd birthday of “Mister Italo”

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Friends of the good old Italo. For those who couldn’t tune in on the second of July because of the FIFA-Worldcup, the hot wheather or whatever: Here is the file of our “Best of Mister Italo”-mix. Only the very best – in our opinion – of this wonderful genre.  Think you know all the tracks.

The Robot Scientists – Mister Italo Special – 2nd Birthday

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Jul
10
2010
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Jul
05
2010
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Jun
25
2010
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Mister Italo 2nd Birthday Special, Fri. July 2, 8pm UTC

At last, everything’s settled and ready to rock.

An Italofest presented by our beloved Robot Scientists, with the best and only the best Italo Disco that ever existed.

Tune in the webradio at 20:00 UTC on Fri. July 2, and be ready to shake, rattle and roll until early in the morning.

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Jun
20
2010
5
Jun
05
2010
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Diamonds

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From their upcoming long-EP Running For Love And Money. Soon on Flexx Records.

The Outrunners – Diamonds (2010)

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Jun
03
2010
3

Fantasy

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This, is cheesy. The cheese fondue of Italo Disco. And it doesn’t even come from the land of pasta and pizza, it’s actually Canadian.

Costanza – Fantasy (1984)

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May
20
2010
2

CCCP Aerobics

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Need some workout tips? Do it the Soviet way! With some help from this 1984 compilation.

Andrei Rodionov – Introduction

Pavel Ovsyannikov – Towards The Stars

Vladimir Osinskij – Safari

Currently sells for as low as €0.01 at some second-hand retailers, a real bargain for your stretched muscles.

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