Jul
18
2008
2

日本国 The seventies In Japan

Disco was introduced in Japan with the US military base in the mid-60’s. Then… (Read the history here)

Iwasaki Hiromi – Cinderella Honeymoon (1978)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=h9XD6Tbd8oY

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Jul
14
2008
1
Jul
09
2008
0

Space Is The Place

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Newcleus is a famous crossover band, oscillating between electro funk and hip-hop and born in the late 70’s in Brooklyn’s block parties. (biography)

Space Is The Place” is the second LP, released in 1985. Not the most known but it is wicked too. Let’s jam on it!

Newcleus – Space Is The Place
(Listen to the full track)

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Jul
08
2008
3

Cosmic Tune

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Daniele Baldelli is one of the Euro DJ pioneers in disco who began his career in the end of the 60’s till nowadays. He used to mix disco but also afro funk, synth-pop, house music and even more.

Here are a few tracks that are more alike slow-down disco with tribal rhythms. It is a hard task only selecting the best tracks on this album, “Cosmic Sound” (2006), because I just love it as a whole, thanks to its diversity.

Daniele Baldelli – Cosmic Tune
Daniele Baldelli – Electrodub
Daniele Baldelli – Pluton

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Jun
19
2008
0

The Mistery With Me

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IMO the best track from The Best Disco In Town and what a tune! Check out the bassline.

Jo Bisso – The Mistery With Me (1978)
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Jun
14
2008
0

Love Explosion

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Is it necessary to introduce you to Alden Tyrell ?
One of the best producers of the dutch electro scene working with such labels as Viewlexx and Clone since the end of 90’s and involved in many projects.

Alden Tyrell – Love Explosion (vox) (1999)

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Jun
11
2008
0

Just Blue

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Space managed to do an obscure music full of mystery. They’re best known for the hit “Magic Fly
(see the related post).

One of my favorites from the classic third LP “Just Blue” is this cosmic flight:

Space – Final Signal (1978)
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Jun
03
2008
3

Avventurieri

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I’ve patiently browsed almost all the tracks released by Jo Squillo in the 80s and the 90s, from her debuts with the Kandeggina gang to the pop collaborations with Sabrina: IMO no other track from hers has the tremendous appeal of this specific one.

Jo Squillo Eletrix – Avventurieri (7” Mix) (1983)

(“buccaneers” appears to be a rough translation of “avventurieri”, I wish I could understand Italian because I’m quite intrigued by the lyrics)
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May
31
2008
6

Light My Fire

Amii StewartLight My Fire (1978)

(Listen to the extended version)

Cover of The Doors famous hit in 1967 (video).

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May
19
2008
1

Space Invaders…

I-fSpace Invaders Are Smoking Grass (2001)

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=NsdwLBYekK4

An abstract video for this electro classic. (more…)

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May
19
2008
0

Elektronik Supersonik

Zlad! – Elektronik Supersonik

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=lp_PIjc2ga4

Zlad! is a superhero (or zero…)
The Story says he should have represent his country Molvanîa for the Eurovision show in 2004 with this song but he missed because he didn’t manage to pass the drug test on his arriving at the airport… (more…)

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May
17
2008
0

Desire

Roni GriffithDesire (1981)

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=mRMN4IDJomQ

(Listen to the “Extended version”)

She was working with the magnificient Bobby Orlando. On a side she’s also been part of the band Kid Creole & The Coconuts.

A canadian duo formed by the songwriter/producer Allan Coelho and the singer Carlos Borges made a nice cover.

Yoh-Yo – Desire (The Exotic & Erotic Mix) (1987)

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May
11
2008
2

I Feel Electric

Rubies – I Feel Electric (2008)

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=pl95M0bRAYQ

The two californian ladys from the Rubies, an indie pop project, just released their first album. Nothing really exciting (for me) but still a sweet song yet. (more…)

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May
05
2008
1

Cybernetic Love

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A huge ‘classic’ from 1983, released on the same record label as every other Zito & Favilli‘s productions; it also implies that this track sounds way ahead of its time.

Casco – Cybernetic Love (Dub Version)
Casco – Cybernetic Love (Vocal Version)

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May
05
2008
4

Stop

B.W.H.Stop (1983)

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=3BJvKASUYFI

a funny cheap video by 1,2,3 Party!

This is just a simple yet very groovy classic italo tune by Carlo Favilli & Stefano Zito(more…)

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May
05
2008
1

Stress

Justice – Stress – album: † (Cross) – 2007

Video clip directed by Romain-Gavras (Kourtrajmé Prod°) that should be sooner or later removed by the censorship for its violent content so watch out now!
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May
02
2008
1

Sexual Sportswear

Sébastien Tellier – Sexual Sportswear (2007)
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x40ixy_sexual-sportswear_music

The french musician released his new album “Sexuality” in 2008 working with the famous producer Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo a half of Daft Punk. (more…)

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Apr
26
2008
0

No doubt about it

Hot ChocolateNo Doubt About It (1980)

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr9fRIIziXY

Here’s a sensual funky space tune with a groovy bassline by this english band formed in the early 70’s. (biography)

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Apr
22
2008
5

Automatic Lover

Dee D. JacksonAutomatic Lover (1977)

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=bTFCwKvlKZo

This is D.D.‘s second single and first excerpt from her first album “Cosmic Curve” released in 1978 on french label Carrere.

The english disco singer became universally famous thanks to this big hit. (biography on a fansite)

A few covers each in a different range of style:

Sylvia – Automatic Lover (1978)
Key Motion – Automatic Love (1993)
Jay Jay Johanson – Automatic Lover (Michal Mix) (2002)

And speaking about lovers… what about this:

Sylvia Love – Extraterrestrial Lover (1979)
(listen full track / related post)

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Apr
19
2008
2

From: Disco To: Disco

Whirlpool ProductionsFrom: Disco To: Disco
http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=BBsq1tE–1Q

This funny and easy single is on the album “Dense Music” released on Ladomat 2000 in 1996.

Whirlpool Productions is a german trio that recorded 4 albums with no much success except a few singles.

Behind this project a man called Justus Köhncke in between. (more…)

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