Jun
28
2011
4

Sources of Power Edit

It was relatively tedious but I’ve finally managed to extend my previous very short edit and turn all those various tiny snippets into one 8-minute-long monster edit. Additional production kept to the bare minimum. Enjoy.

John Fiddy & Sammy Burdson – Sources Of Power (Okay Edit) (?/2011)

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Jun
27
2011
0

Moonraker


Shirley Bassey – Moonraker (instr&vocal)
It’s the Pride Week here, and I’ll be spinning at the main gala on Saturday night http://helsinkipride.fi/index.php?id=15. There’ll be diamond hard electronic cuts, “Safari Of Love” by Miro, lots of midtempo euro stuff with violins and moaning girls plus soundtracks like this epic 1977 Diva thing that turns into a disco glamourama half way thru. All you Flaming Creatures, start choreographing the grand entrance.

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Jun
24
2011
3
Jun
13
2011
0

Great Battle

Everyone saw classic rasta-movie “Rockers” or, at least, this snippet with a battle between Soul Music and Roots Rock Reggae:

A name of the winning song isn’t much interesting for visitors of this blog (just in case, this is The Jays and  Ranking Trevor’s “Queen Majesty”).

Second place is taken by acid-disco track (in style of Horse Meat Disco) “Get On Up (Get On Down)” (1978) of Roundtree:

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May
11
2011
1

Cunga

Bob Esty – Cunga (1979)
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Apr
20
2011
1

Freak Out Music


R.P. Burman – Freak Out Music
Frank Sinatra – Night And Day (disco )
Two left field tracks: Freak Out Music from the 1973 soundtrack of “Heera Panna” and a very questionable 1977 version of “Night And Day”, sung by once legendary crooner and rumoured Goodfella (person closely connected to Mafia) Frank Sinatra himself.

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Apr
11
2011
0

Hokuto No Ken

From the OST of an old Japanese cartoon where a guy, looking like Bruce Lee, and dressed like Mad Max, makes people literally explode just by pointing his fingers on their bodies (!)

The album contains lots of tracks based on the same theme, with funky rhythms, and four-to-the-floor beats.

[Unknown] – Hokuto no Ken (1984?)

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Mar
24
2011
2

Yury Chernavsky “Hello, Bananan Boy!” (How_Beezar Instrumental Re-Edit)

Here’s maestro Yury Chernavsky again. You might hear his earlier groovy disco classic “Discs Are Circling (How_Beezar Re-Edit)” performed by Krasny Maki band.

3 years later, in 1983 Chernavsky recorded his 1st solo album “Banana’s Islands” which never has been officially released.  In 1987, at the height of the Perestroyka, track “Hello, Bananan Boy” was included in film “ASSA” OST. This film is the cult for every kid grown up in 80s in USSR. I, for example, decided to become a musician right away after the final credits of the film.

“Hello, Bananan Boy” illustrates Disco-Not-Disco influence on indie dance enthusiasts in Soviet Union: bass, drums, infectious guitar riff and freaky vocal with absurd lyrics about little boy Bananan living in a telephone receiver.

In this How_Beezar Instrumental Re-Edit words are cut out, and we can delight with pure rhythm and amazing guitar riff.

[soundcloud]http://soundcloud.com/how_beezar/yury-chernavsky-hello-bananan[/soundcloud]

Mar
17
2011
1

Run Cheetah Run


Malaika – Run Cheetah Run
1978 Nico Fidenco-penned theme from “Via Delle Prostituzione / Emanuelle And The White Slave Trade”. The track pops up several times during the film but you never see Laura Gemser dancing to it.

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Mar
03
2011
0

Piacere Sequence

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Teo Usuelli – Piacere Sequence

An early eurodisco masterpiece repeating the words “sexually…sexually…again…again!” for several minutes, over a groovy bassline. What more can you ask for? The track comes from Silvio Amadio’s classic 1972 giallo “Alla Ricerca Del Piacere / Amuck”, starring the icy blond Barbara Bouchet and the curvaceous Rosalba Neri (in the picture).

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Feb
19
2011
0

I Can’t Stop (schlager version)

John (The Monster) Davis’s breakbeat classic is covered by soviet ensemble “Disco”. Yes, simply “Disco”. The chorus sings just one word in russian: “Orchestra!”.

This rare clip is taken from soviet TV music film “Urban Fantasy” (1978) and demonstrates that there are no frontiers for music.

Thanks to rare soviet groove diggers Musicdawn and zencd.

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Feb
10
2011
0

Driving Funk

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Anthony King – Driving Funk (1978)

Update:

  • The Robot Scientists will spin a mix of 100%-guaranteed old school electro funk tonight on the webradio. Don’t miss it.
  • I’ve just added around 30 new tracks in the webradio database, it goes from regular disco to weird electronic library music. Enjoy.
  • New batch of t-shirts for sale, with record covers like Cellophane – Music Colours, Cariocas – Batida, Clio – Faces. New record label logotypes will come in the next few days.
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Feb
07
2011
8

Green Line

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Omni – Green Line (1980)

Sigla del programma TV “Agricoltura Domani”. Written by one half of the almighty Automat.

Yep, it’s that short. It’s not a sample, but the full track indeed. I really wanted to extend it but never had the time to do it. I’ve enclosed the Flac within the post, hoping someone might want to edit it and post his results here.

Omni – Green Line [FLAC]

No it’s not, see comments for the long Flac

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Feb
05
2011
4

Sven Grünberg (“The Dead Mountaineer Hotel” OST)

Euphoric space-rock theme of Estonian electronic musician Sven Grünberg (in nowadays he is a director of Buddhism Institute in Tallinn).

This film (1979, Tallinn-film, Estonia) is based on sci-fi novel of Strugatsky brothers (soviet writers duo) and primarily curious as an example of estonian representation of west-europian capitalistic life-style: cosmic music, scandinavian interiors, bald-headed women-robots and, well… of course, sex.

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Jan
19
2011
1

Simon Templar

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Indiana – Simon Templar (1982)

The end title of the Italian-dubbed 70s sequel of The Saint “Il ritorno di Simon Templar” on Canale 5.

Kudos to Discotruper. A whole new batch of tunes soon available on the webradio.

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Jan
13
2011
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Nov
28
2010
6

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

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Various Artists – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Don’t expect a refined selection, nor any sharp mixing skills. It just goes bang! and that’s what matters for about one hour.

(more…)

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Nov
05
2010
2

Dance On

Most probably the grooviest Ennio Morricone’s song I know.

And you can even sing out loud “Supercaaaaar Gattigeeeeer” over the chorus… neat.

Ennio Morricone – Dance On (1978)

From the OST Cosi’ Come Sei

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Nov
03
2010
0

Hari Om Hari

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Bappi Lahiri – Hari Om Hari

The mighty Usha Uthup takes on the Eruption hit “One Way Ticket”. No need to hear the original again. From the 1980 film Pyaara Dushman.

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Oct
05
2010
0

Donga Donga

LFO-modulated bassdrums, hissing hi hats, Syndrum pings aplenty, catchy melody, off-key bass riff, over the top vocal duet: everything is here! Even the official dance moves.

The following copy is made from a VCD made from a VHS: you know what to expect – but it’s still the best rip around, by far.

K. Chakravarthy – Donga Donga (Movie Edit) (1985)

The full soundtrack album had been properly released, but who knows where the very few copies left are hidden right now… The movie version above is identical with the album version, except for the first 10s.

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