Jul
25
2014
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Dark Eyes

Arirang Singers - Dark Eyes

It has played on the Overfitting radio, featured in many mixes, and been talked about a lot. But until now, it hasn’t gotten the post it deserves. Once again, we are dealing with a disco interpretation of a classic – but this one deserves that label more than most others do. Based on a Ukranian poem – Ochi Chyornye – from the mid 19th century, “Dark Eyes” has gone through tons of variations since its inception. Nobody i know of has done it better than the Arirang Singers, though. With its atmospheric buildup, “oriental” vibe, and heavy electronicially-tinged bassline that can make your mind melt at the right time and setting, this is one song i just can’t seem to get tired of.

Arirang Singers – Dark Eyes

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Jul
25
2014
0

Continents

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Peru – Continents

Already during the late 70s pagan initiation rites could be set to electronic music, too.

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Jul
22
2014
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Krimoogulus

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Klaus Wunderlich – Krimoogulus

When we needed to walk, limbs appeared. When we needed to dance, we got disco. Here we have an interestingly titled prototype still looking for an identity but already circa 75% in shape.

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Jul
22
2014
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Anything Goes

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Ron Carter – Anything Goes

1975. Kudu label luminary Ron Carter was apparently the first one to discofy a Cole Porter tune, several others like Chocolats and John Davis would soon follow. This one is mostly about the groove, with just a few snatches of the original melody.

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Jul
20
2014
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Midnight Spirit

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If the party looks like a club scene from Diabolik, you know you came to the right place.

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Jul
17
2014
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Voci Nella Citta’ Delle Donne

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It’s always delightful to see and hear Soccio’s classic disco cut The Visitors in Fellini’s La Città Delle Donne (1980). For some reason The Visitors is not featured on the OST, but please do take the OST with you next time you’re digging. My favorite track is Voci Nella Citta’ Delle Donne with mysterious chants and things cosmic. Goes well into art crowds.

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Jul
17
2014
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Larson Airport

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Claude Larson – Airport

1979, the Concorde era. A huge personal favourite.

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Jul
17
2014
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Sentinel

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Nights Of Babylon – Sentinel

With the majority of horror films coming out from the USA being lame PG-13 borefests instead of gorefests, and the commercial realese of Eli Roth’s fabulously grotesque cannibal epic The Green Inferno still months away, it’s time to go back to the seventies, once again. Do yourself a huge favour and order yourself a copy of Michael Winner’s The Sentinel, a big budget 1977 extravaganza with an all-star cast, made to cash in on the success of The Omen. Equally gory as it’s predecessor but far more tasteless, it’s a must for anyone sane who enjoys watching excessive, prolonged sequences involving cannibal lesbians masturbating each other, as well as actual, real life deformed people paraded across then screen as demons from hell. Fans of glossy haute couture fashion shoots or scenes of eyeballs being punctured Fulci style will not be left disappointed, either.

The British Michael Winner (R.I.P) was the director of the original Death Wish and it’s sequel, plus one of the all time great female vigilante classics, The Dirty Weekend (in which a rapist shoves his hand inside the pants of a 80yrs old bag lady and shouts Awww, I swear there’s a wart in here!).

The music is off a moody early eighties album filled with long electronic rhythm tracks.

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Jul
17
2014
1

Affric Heatsco

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Les Stamping – Affric Heatsco

Hot, or what!

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Jul
17
2014
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Atoll

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Atoll – Smarto Kitschy

A surprisingly jazzy Arabella label release, for some reason selected to promote Coca Cola for French markets in 1979.

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Jul
17
2014
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Machine

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Goude – Machine

A 1980 borderline entry from Ramses label. Of course, a borderline is not where something stops, but where something begins.

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Jul
15
2014
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New show on the webradio!

A new slot on the webradio will soon open, dedicated to very special content: this new show will be be playing exclusive DJ sets only!

Whether they’re especially made for this programme, posted on the blog or for past radio shows now extinct, expect no less than excellence and awesome selections.
The format is not yet finalized but it should be around one hour long, and broadcasted every week, maybe on Monday or Tuesday nights.

Coming up very soon, stay tuned!

Edit: now we know, and because we have so many materials available, it will be broadcasted both on Mondays and Tuesdays. And it will start next week, July 21!

You will also be able to request the DJ sets to play, just check our catalogue on the radio page: http://radio.ddcr.biz/ and select what you want to listen to; new content will be added little by little so check back from time to time.

 

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Jul
07
2014
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Mr. Joe

mr joeMaurizio Junior – Mr. Joe

B-side, Italy, 1973.

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Jul
05
2014
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Run Shaker Life

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B-side groove from 1970.

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Jul
03
2014
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Streaking And Streaking

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Morris Mann – Streaking And Streaking

1974 tune with a message.

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Jul
03
2014
1

Also Sprach Geoff Love

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Geoff Love Orchestra – Also Sprach Zarathustra

During the sixties bandleader Geoff from GB used work with luminaries like Shirley Bassey. From the seventies on the objective was orchestral albums with themes ranging from Waltzes With Love to Themes For Superheroes, sometimes with touches of disco lite-ness. On this barely recognisable take on the classical thing he kicks ass though as you can hear. – Sorry Russians for the swearing (bad language was offically outlawed from all media there yesterday).

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Jul
02
2014
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Jul
02
2014
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กระแซะเข้ามาซิ

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พุ่มพวง ดวงจันทร์ – กระแซะเข้ามาซิ (198?)

Apparently very, very popular in the country of release

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Jul
02
2014
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Jul
02
2014
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Criss Cross

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Duke of Burlington – Criss Cross

Another seriously spaced out dance tune from the French Duke – or is he in fact Italian?

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