Everybody is an oddball in some way and those that show it unrepentantly have the most to gain. – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.
Here’s a clip of the new Japanese Members label cd containing Signore Loda’s set, originally recorded at the Typhoon club of Gambara in Italy in 1983. The trippy discs are available from the legendary Rare Groove store of Osaka. http://raregroove.shop-pro.jp/
Train tracks are great and it is odd this excellent 1977 one from GB has only been featured here as a part of the Romy Haag mix, ages ago. The tune captures all the excitement of rail travel and it chugs irresistibly along with high speed, just like everybodys favourite train character, Thomas The Engine.
Oktoberfest, das heißt Trinken, Essen, Spaß haben und Disco-Tanzen. I come from the central, German-speaking region of Finnland which has many lakes and many mountains, and will now present the best German disco-musik, ein soundtrack fur Brezel, Weißwurst und eisgekühltem Weizenbier!
Possibly the only disco LP italian singer Claudio Villa ever released. Published in 1977, arranged by maestro Vittorio Bacchetta aka Victor Bach (monikers: Bach Gammon’s Easy, Fafe Ya, A&B Corporation), it’s an underrated hybrid between canzone napoletana, disco, and big band. Only apparently an attempt to capitalize on the disco fashion of the time, features the English standard Donkey Serenade in an exciting disco Neapolitized cover.
Here are both the 7″ and the 12″ versions to satisfy your hungry needs. As expected the 33 rpm 12″ version offers superior dynamics, but sounds way too polished to my taste. It will tempting to play the 12″ though to feel that bass throbbing through your entire body.
Your vice is a closed door and only Overfitting Disco has the key.
Now, we are inside. You will strip nude for your dj and dance.
Hiromi Ota is a famous popular singer in Japan. She has many hits, such as “Momen No Handkerchief” “Kugatsu No Ame”. She changed her style in 80s. She chose an aggressive style influenced by New Wave, Funk and similar. She wore heavy makeup and ruffled her hair with grease. “Laundry” is included in her album “Tamatebako”. Prince (r.i.p.) would go to the Laundry.
Strangely named 1974 realese is actually composed and produced by one Jean Michel Jarre whose main claim to fame was marrying one of the most gorgeous woman ever on this planet, Charlotte Rampling. The couple later divorced.
Gimmi More playing at about 120 bpm. Yes, they’re dancing. It’s super hot sexy disco on shiny black vinyl, so what else did you expect? Deep conversations? But what to play next? Fingers running through the box of trusted 7s… Tany Welck – Sexy Man, no no, think it would kill the groove this time… Painfully embarrassing panic attack coming… about 52 seconds left and still no idea. Sure I’m gonna die now and stop playing records forever. But of course I’ve done my homework and made notes on records – this mixes well with that Pasteur Lappé track. No shaky fingers, just bring it in at the first from the closing beats of Gimme More… it’s close… a bit faster… yes… now… no no no… a bit too soon… tap once to brake a little… now… on the beat… slide it in… bass off, bass on, no time for other tricks… and boom, dancers should be happy for the next 6 minutes.
This Finnish schlager personality first tried his hand on dance stuff in 1976 with a rubbish rendition of Reach Out I’ll Be There. The following year it was time for a cover of Drum’s Lalabye, a massive hit in his home territory. As 1977 was drawing close and the buzz on a certain film that had just been realesed in the states grew stronger, the guy was presented to the disco hungry public in horrible white polyester. Unfortunately, the sleeve was slide dyed and the upper half of the suit ended up with a sad shade of yellow.
Opened in 1969 in Palma de Mallorca right off the central Plaza Gomilla in the swinging El Terreno part of town, the Discoteca Barbarela wowed the crowds with it’s capacity for 2000 dancers, a 34 meters long bar, go go girls and boys in gages, plus world class live performers like Wilson Picket and José Feliciano. Of course the octagon-shaped hall switched to recorded music in 1975 and massive disco revelries ensued.
Following a set of rules that later came to be known as the Bushido, a samurai served the warlords and the nobility without fear of death. An honorable samurai was like kami-no-kaze, an elemental spirit of the wind, striking like the thunderstorms of 1274 and the typhoon of 1281 that helped the samurai defenders of Japan hold back the Mongol invaders despite being vastly outnumbered.
Once his master died, or had his master for some reason disregarded him, the samurai became a ronin, a wandering man without home or destiny. The only honorable option then was to commit hara-kiri, a ritual suicide. Some honored this code, some did not. Those who chose to live were forced to sever all contats to their past life and to haunt the night like lonely wolves.
Here’s a couple of tracks for the samurai in you.
Japanese Fumio Miyashita have made quite a lot ambient new age records in the 80s. I’m not too familiar with these but on the Earth LP there’s some really good cosmic downtempo tunes. Heart Beat is at the moment my favourite, but it can change. quality record!