Mar
26
2017
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Rupert goes to the club

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Actor Rupert Everett is one of the most prominent British disco queens. In the volume one of his memoirs called Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins – stuffed with gossip about people like Helmut Newton, Julia Roberts and of course Madonna – he writes about his nights at the legendary Paris discothéque Le Sept. According to the author the following took place there in 1976: “And then, when ”Carwash” bean to play, Saint Laurent and Nureyev jumped up and came hand in hand onto the dance floor. They started jiving together, as I wiggled my way towards them and danced for five ecstatic minutes by their side. When the backing girls sang “toot toot beep beep” they raised their hands and wagged their fingers in unison”.

Rupert dear, there’s no such chorus in the Rose Royce classic. You’re thinking of Donna Summer’s Bad Girls. If you who supposedly lived on the dance floors of London, Paris, St Tropez and New York during the late seventies don’t know your 1976 Rose Royce track from your 1979 Donna Summer song, how are we to trust anything you write?

In 1977 Rupert lived in New York and that means more disco coverage in the book. By this time the details are no longer to be trusted, however entertaining the whole thing is. But, according to the club lists published in Vince Aletti’s Disco Files, the sounds above are what he must have been dancing to exactly 40 years ago.

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Dec
10
2016
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Disco Mix 8

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Sep
13
2016
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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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Aug
21
2016
0

Disco Dance 7

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Icons Florinda Bolkan, Cat Stevens and Helmut Berger photographed outside a discothéque. It can’t be Le Sept in Paris as there was no canopy to announce the club at 7 Rue St Anne, just an anonymous black door. It’s not the Voom Voom either in Juan Les Pins judging by the clothes they’re wearing as nobody went there off season. Perhaps what we’re seeing is the entrance of the famous Piper club in Rome or the Audium in Madrid?

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May
18
2016
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Classic British

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Classic British

According to a recent poll by the British Council, culture and history are seen as UK’s most attractive features. Weather and food are the worst. The Brits are very polite but they have bad drinking and eating habits.

Shakespeare, the Queen and David Beckham are their biggest cultural icons. We disagree. Far more important: Biddu Orchestra.

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May
03
2016
0

Classic European

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Classic European

Two thirds of the men in our test group rated eurodisco as their favorite. It’s shaped exactly right (to allow more movement) and is lubricated inside and out. Testers said it flexed well and the action lasted a long time.

Our eurodisco provides lasting pleasure for both you and your partner(s) with warm, tingling sensations that allow for the highest possible level of sensitivity.

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Apr
07
2016
3

Los Bomberos & otros

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Los Bomberos & otros

Spring IS here and dancing right now to Viva America and the rest from my recently posted list of faves is a good start to warm up those lazy winter bones. The sound is summer disco, made of of latin and bossa-flavoured easy listening, library music (recordings for so called music libraries from where film, radio and TV producers could license titles for their productions), psychedelia, soundtracks, lightweight pop and lollipop soul.

First up is Banzai featuring les Glodettes whose Viva America is the ultimate summer song if you ask me. The Glodettes were the backup dancers of legendary late French singer Claude Francois and they probably never sang a note on any record, only appearing on sleeves and promo videos. No matter as this tune is fantastic. The synths swirl and flash around on a highly energetic rhythm base topped by a hypnotic bass line, explosive percussion and an animated lead vocalist shouting in Spanish. Impossible not to groove along. You’ll sense the Glodettes all around you twirling madly.

The power of the rhythms increases, some playful intersections appear and the chorus assumes a less hysterical but more seductive tone in the next tune Ninas by Los Bomberos. All following tracks are in a similar vein and definitely a joy to dive into for any devotee of El Bimbo-influenced mondo disco.

Prince Albert Orchestra’s Try To Satisfy Me was included in the list but as this post is all about summer and fun I didn’t want to promote anything too expensive and hard to get. So, it had to give way to others more easily available, like Ela Ela by the Greek band Axis. And it’s just as good. This thing grooves and steams and freaks out throughout the whole record, with a mindripping fuzzed out bouzouki break that pushes you into a quick state of trance you’d want to go on for hours, melting your soul while your body shakes from the impulses and the psychedelic flow of colors. Campasino! Disco Piper! Couldn’t stop and had to throw in Chinese Kung Fu by Banzai as well, and Lalabye, and naturally the OUTSTANDING Magic Combo By African Magic Combo! But does this mix make sense and is it all well mixed in the traditional way? No, it’s more like a frenzied outburst of insane happiness, like oh how I love this music and yes the coming summer will be great!

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Mar
20
2016
3

Overfitting Disco Juice

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Jussi Kantonen mix – D.C LaRue’s Disco Juice.

Broadcast last Saturday night on Newton Radio in NYC in D.C.LaRue’s Disco Juice show, this is 75 minutes of tracks, clips of which were posted at Overfitting Disco ages ago, posted quite recently or, as in a few cases, posted not yet at all. We’re going back to basics here a lot, into content which has always related to our target audience. Encouragement and musical motivation to drop-outs, outcasts and outlaws, people like you and me. That’s the ticket, right? No fucking Abba here.

That’s got to be Erika Blanc in the pic, btw.

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Mar
09
2016
0

dj Nixxon / Nikolaj Birgens: LIVE STREAM tonight!

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Tonight at 8 CET direct from Lowpass/Stengade in Copenhagen, Nixxon the disc jockey! Join the party!

Stream: http://chew.tv/lowpasstv

https://www.facebook.com/events/632408086891347/

“Ever since I was a young boy,
I’ve been into the disco ball.
From Soho down to Brighton
I must have seen them all.
But I ain’t seen nothing like him
In any amusement hall…

That weird, odd and sick kid
We’re sure gonna have a ball!

He never stands like a statue,
Becomes part of the machine.
Feeling all the bumpers
Always playing clean.
He plays by intuition,
The digit counters fall.

That weird, odd and sick kid
We’re all gonna have a ball!”

(with apologies to Pete Townshend)

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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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Feb
02
2016
0

Voodoos ‘N’ Ketamine

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Voodoos ‘N’ Ketamine

There’s a level in-between dreams and reality. In that subconscious state you can get in contact with your biggest fears and passions. Some say ketamine can bring you there, but i will not encourage you to try it out. Maybe what you believe is in-between reality and dreams, in fact is a secret floor between life and death. And who says you can find the escape door when you’re there?

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Jan
21
2016
0

Party with Susana

Susana opened the door and the guests were taken aback with the sight – the Hostess was wearing the skimpiest of dresses and nothing under her highly fashionable satin jacket. “Entre por favor! Edwige, Jimmy, Udo, all of you, make yourselves comfortable. We’re still waiting for the Overfitting Disco listeners. Once they arrive, I’ll turn the music up and we can all start to GET DOWN!”

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Dec
15
2015
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California Girls

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California Girls

Happy holidays everyone! Time once again to honor the real symbol of the Festive Season, miss Dawn Davenport (as played by Divine in Female Trouble, the career highlight of director John Waters). To remind you of the story here it is in a nutshell. Schoolgirl Dawn goes into a rage on Christmas morning. She runs away and immediately gets raped by a hitchhiker with hideously soiled underwear. Dawn then becomes a single mother, a glamorous model and finally, a criminal and a murderess – all thanks to her parents’ refusal to buy her cha-cha heels for her present.

Here’s a medley of disco tunes focusing on problems of teenagers like Dawn. The vibe is pink Americana with big drama, big arrangements and huge orchestras playing behind heartbroken or deliriously happy vocalists. A few of the records are in terrible condition but so what, crank up the volume and keep dancing.

This is my last post for 2015, see you all in 2016! Don’t forget that the first party of the year with several of us Overfitting Disco djs in the international lineup will take place in Berlin on January 15-18th @ Griessmuhle, with people like Bordello a Parigi.

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Nov
16
2015
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At Halston’s

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bpm 101 – 105

We would very much like to arrange a party at one of the most iconic townhouses in New York, the Paul Rudolph-designed building at 101 East 63 Street. In 1974 the property was bought by American fashion designer Halston who turned it into a playground for the likes of Bianca Jagger, Andy Warhol, Grace Jones, all sorts of fashionistas and rentboys and Liza Minnelli.

It would be fitting to start the event with music illustrating the early years of the decadent N.Y disco scene, first with fast beats and tracks with luxurious orchestration. Then, during Bolly and hors d’oeuvers, we could play something more relaxed. The fast section contains the great, very long half-instrumental version of the often injustly ignored Claudja Barry tune “Why Must A Girl Like Me”.

The house is currently for sale. The price is 40 million dollars.

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Sep
23
2015
0

Disco Dance 5 Mix

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Disco Dance 5

Downtempo, uptempo and more queso than at the food court of El Corte Inglés.

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Jul
28
2015
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Disco Dance 4 – corruption by an alien source

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Disco Dance 4 – Heroic Themes – Corruption by an Alien Source.

Heroic themes for space travel and alien insemination, including many tracks heard during my set at Camp Cosmic last Saturday night.

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May
03
2015
0

American Classics

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American Classics

Brash, excessive, aggressive, flashy, compulsive, humorous, enthusiastic, uninhibited, extravagant, vulgar, funky, thrusting, jazzy, energetic, ostentatious, neurotic, exuberant, dramatic – American disco can be like that. Check it out here. Long versions, of course.

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Apr
17
2015
0

The Brad and Janet Rocky Disco Mix

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The Brad and Janet Rocky Disco Mix

The immortal Touch a Touch a Touch a Touch Me is here of course in a stunning dancefloor friendly 1975 version, along with other numbers huge at each Annual Transylvanian Convention as well as on the planet Transsexual in the galaxy of Transylvania.

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Jan
26
2015
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Sticky: Overfitting Disco 7 Report

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The exciting sound of the electric guitar, voodoo drums that burst out of the loudspeakers, the Indian Sitar – these are the tools with which thirteen infamous disc jockeys build their rhythmic extravaganzas for the Seventh Birthday Party of Overfitting Disco. Drop out, tune in and dive headfirst into the beat and the psychedelia, a place throbbing with sonic colors that defy reality, a place where the only limits are the limits of your imagination. Here are the mixes. Ready when you are.

Note: please favour the torrent links for bandwidth usage reasons, thank you.

In order of appearance:

01 [Jingle] 01j-198613997392 torrent play
02 Nixxon & Vomatron (DK) 02nv-9+5363641541514 torrent play
  1. Franco Del Moro – Elisans Song
  2. Hot Butter – Space Walk
  3. ? – Flamenco (I’m not trying to be secret, but this is version is from some spanish complation with no artist mentioned
  4. Alexander Curly – Jan-Jantjes-Jansen
  5. Anarchic System – Carmen Brasilia
  6. Carlo Rustichelli – Synthetizer Rhythmic
  7. Yvan Guilini – Space 2000
  8. Veronika Fischer & Band – Und Sprach Kein Wort
  9. John Ireland – You’re living inside my head
  10. Le Loup – Then you can believe
  11. Gershon Kingsley and The Moog – Hey-hey
  12. I Manuel Portorico – Lucky Trip
  13. The Laurie Johnson Orchestra – The New Avengers Theme
  14. Gianni & Grafitti – Laser Beam
  15. Orchestra Paul Ovsyannikova – Star Bend
  16. Unit Four – Second wind
  17. Buffalos Band – Slag Solution
  18. Lolita ladies – Toro
  19. Piritta – Ota
  20. Soul Sound Group – Savannah
03 Jussi Kantonen (FI) 03jk-187186178170 torrent play
  1. Dalderi – Anno Domino
  2. L’Orchestre Electronique – Westway
  3. Viridiana – Boogaloo
  4. Lello Santori – Cumbre
  5. Pajaro Azul – Hang Glider
  6. Lucio Lasorte Show – Mascherata
  7. Andre Brasseur – Classical Experience
  8. Area Code 615 – Stone Fox Chase
  9. Veto Matchill – Blowing
  10. Megaton – Standing In The Rain Again
  11. Sky Crackers – Everybody’s Talkin’
  12. Jack-Knife – Walking On Heaven’s Ground
  13. Bob Crewe Generation – An Angel Is Love
  14. Ananda Shankar – Explorations
  15. Nandu Bhende & Chorus – Krishna Dharti Pe Aaja Too
04 M Eugene Lemcio (US) 04et-98176169167.71919 torrent play
  1. Bette Midler – Hang On In There, Baby (Re-edited by Eugene Tambourine)
  2. Donna Summer – If It Hurts Just A Little
  3. Jah Wobble – It Was A Camel (Re-edited by Eugene Tambourine)
  4. Paul McCartney – Secret Friend (Re-edited by Eugene Tambourine)
  5. McFadden & Whitehead – Do You Want To Dance?
  6. Ralph McDonald – Calypso Breakdown (Re-edited by Eugene Tambourine)
  7. King Sunny Ade – Sunny Ti De Ariya
  8. The Salsoul Orchestra – Ritzy Mambo (Re-edited by Eugene Tambourine)
  9. Yello – Downtown Samba
  10. Paulinho Da Costa – Ritmo Number One
  11. UB40 – Tyler (Re-edited by Eugene Tambourine)
  12. Imagination – Tell Me, Do You Want My Love?
  13. John Davis & The Monster Orchestra – Love Magic
  14. Don Armando’s 2nd Avenue Rhumba Band – Winter Love (Re-edited by Eugene Tambourine)
  15. Lou Rawls – See You When I Get There (Tom Moulton Mix) (Re-edited by Eugene Tambourine)
  16. Patti Brooks – Come Fly With Me (Re-edited by Eugene Tambourine)
  17. Joe Bataan – Forever (Re-edited by Eugene Tambourine)
  18. The New York Community Choir – Since You Came Into My Life
  19. Major Harris – Night Moods (Re-edited by Eugene Tambourine)
05 Telexketch Jordi (ES) 05tj-5836171.36361616 torrent play
  1. Black Gold – C’mon Stop
  2. Demis Roussos – I Dig You
  3. Captain Torkive – Flying Saucers
  4. Cerrone – Striptease
  5. The Fitzcarraldo Variatons – Black Cat
  6. G.Bri – Non Rompere
  7. Mike Theodore Orchestra – Disco People
  8. Gepy & Gepy – African Love Song
  9. Commandant Carlos – The Charm Of Love
  10. Cocktail Naïf – Love Concert
  11. Penny McLean – Dance, Bunny Honey, Dance
  12. Gate Number 7 – Fly
  13. Danny Boy & The Serious Party Gods – Castro Boy
  14. Alberto Radius – Poliziotto
  15. Ganymed – We Like you
06 okay_awright (FR) 06oa-861.76.11316 torrent play
  1. Abba – Knowing Me, Knowing You (Okay Knowing It Edit)
  2. Shadow – Let’s Get Together (Dub)
  3. Gary Low – I Want You (Okay Washed Out Edit)
  4. David Appel Group – Feeling Fire
  5. Sheena & Rokkets – Lazy Crazy Blues
  6. Miharu Koshi – L’amour toujours
  7. Chiemi Manabe – Targeted Girl
  8. Angie – Lady-Angie
  9. Jakie Quartz – Mise au point (Okay aggiustamento Edit)
  10. Françoise Hardy – V.I.P. (Okay 1986 Club Mix)
  11. Jakie Quartz – À la vie, à l’amour
  12. Mikado – D’accord, d’accord (Plaisir de France Edit) (Okay, Okay 1986 Club Mix)
  13. François Feldman – Amour de corridor (Okay première expérience Edit)
07 Kristiina and Tero Männikkö (FI) 07ktm-61719911331646 torrent play
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08 Mr Fantasy (SE) 08mf-541.16969116961 torrent play
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09 Rob ‘n’ Zoopsie (BE) 09rnz-818768617651313 torrent play
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10 Le Discoboulet (DE) 10ldb-9817891133616 torrent play
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11 Rutes (UK) 11r-8571639366164517 torrent play
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12 Carlo Simula (IT) 12cs-56147616973232112 torrent play
  1. Nino Soprano – La sigla di Nino
  2. Yma Sumac – Chuncho
  3. Walter Rizzati – Il tempo domani
  4. Tony De Vita e Memo Remigi – Mistral
  5. Dean Siani Orchestra – Tom Dooley Story (discotheque version)
  6. Desire – Lifting Off
  7. Ricchi e Poveri – Jungle Beat
  8. Gilda Giuliani – My friend Superman
  9. La Quinta Strada – Horror
  10. Terra – Silenzio il tempo gira
13 Tiney (DE) 13t-6515178117581755 torrent play
  1. Junior Homrich With Brian Gascoigne – The Burning Of The Shabona
  2. African Head Charge – Down Under Again
  3. Elkin Nelson – Abran Paso–Ahoa
  4. Beauregard, Violletti & Ste-Claire – Ce Soir
  5. Bear Brothers – Love Is (Psychemagik Edit)
  6. Ezy & Isaac – Let Your Body Move ( Oba Balu Balu )
  7. Ennio Morricone – Come Maddalena
  8. Samba Soul – Chove Chuva / Mas Que Nada
  9. Kati Kovács – Ha hiszel bennem, fiú…
  10. Arrabal Orchestra – Parfum De Gorge
  11. Manolo Gas & The Tinto Band Bang – Sweet Life
  12. Danny Darrow – Nene, Deja Tu Amor Correr Libremente (Baby Let Your Love Run Free)
  13. Plaza – Dance, Baby Dance
  14. Malibu – 80’s, 80’s?
14 Andrè Pahl (DE) 14ap-981881631816515 torrent play
private tracklist

The previous birthday recordings are still available: 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1

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