Oct
03
2016
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Rocket’s Cat

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Trippy space disco from the classic Alex Cima long play.

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Oct
03
2016
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Samurai

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Samurai

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.

 

 

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Sep
28
2016
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Heart Beat

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Fumio Miyashita – Heart Beat

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!

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Sep
28
2016
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Jungle Duke

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Duke of Burlington – Jungle Duke

Still more from our hero the Duke. This one is from 1972.

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Sep
27
2016
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320 kbps Disco Mix

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Sep
23
2016
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Urania

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Guy Houzet – Urania

Probably the best record I bought this year. The exquisite textures are quite distinctively 1977 with strings linked to sweet and pleasant flavors,  balanced by sharp bitter and umami tastes of the brass instruments. The sensory experience is topped by the additional zing of the synths. Total perfection.

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Sep
21
2016
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Oliver Robotron

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Misha Panfilov Sound Combo – Oliver Robotron

Chase jazz, deep space mysticism, desert disco and sounds made by something in high heels sashaying up from the vaults of Cinecittá – Misha Panfilov Sound Combo’s latest seven combines all that without missing a beat. This is one of those rare records with both sides ready to go down a storm in a dark basement as well as by the pool at sunset. In other words, a perfect Overfitting Disco package.

Space Jogging has sharp electronic motifs that squirm around a huge bassline and fat beats but as always, we must look closely at the b-side. Oliver Robotron is a more detailed walk thru what seems like the neon lit back alleys Soho during the Cool Britannia era when it was still about proper old school clubbing. Here especially, Mr Panfilov and his gang  excel with ultrasharp playing and astute arrangements, keeping the incredients fresh with personal touches whilst looking towards the future.

Recorded in Estonia in 2016, out By Funk Night Records of Detroit.

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Sep
20
2016
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My Boy Lollipop / Sugar Suite

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Suzy Who – My Boy Lollipop/Sugar Suite

Longer and more efficent than the one credited to Aural Exciters.

There is a a gag-proof way to go this deep. Place the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth. Then let it hit the underside of your tongue.

 

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Sep
18
2016
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Vzdej Se Pisnim

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Jezinky – Vzdej Se Pisnim (Dirty Old Man)

The Three Degrees know all about them and so does Jezinky from Czechoslovakia.

 

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Sep
15
2016
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Cha Cha 2000

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Dusseldorf – Cha Cha 2000

Futuristic cha cha from Germany, made in 1978.

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Sep
14
2016
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Isadora

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Nydia Caro – Isadora

Nice latin US disco from the relatively small Libra label

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Sep
13
2016
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Dancing on the edge of danger

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Mikael Rickfors – Dancing on the edge of danger

Great swedish disco from the ’79 LP Kickin’ a dream.

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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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Sep
12
2016
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Traum Und Wirklichkeit

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Satin Whale – Traum und Wirklichkeit

German krautrock band Satin Whale composed the soundtrack for the 1978 movie “Die Faust in der Tasche (Fist in the pocket)”. Quite good record all the way through. Lot’s of synth action!

 

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Sep
11
2016
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Вы Жертвою Пали (You’ve fallen victims)

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Alexander Gradsky – You’ve Fallen Victims

Russia, our spiritual Motherland of abundant resources, stretching across 12 time zones! You will all stand up during the introduction and when the modern disco music begins with the heroic sounds of Kalashnikovs you will all clap your hands in rhythm.

 

 

 

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Sep
11
2016
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Žiješ V Éře Diskoték

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Bezinky Prazske Smycce  – Zijes V Re Diskotek (The Best Disco in Town)

Unexplainably my favourite track of the moment, a Czechoslovakian version of the been-there heard-it-a-million-times medley of hits from The Ritchie Family.

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Sep
09
2016
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Roots Of Evil / Die Brut Des Bösen

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Christian Anders & Madrid-Sound-Orchester – Running Away

Killer instrumental from a 1979 German film featuring karate fights, dwarfs and copious nudity, written and co-directed by none other than Christian Anders of the Divine Emanuelle and “Love Love Love” fame. Of course, Christian also composed this track. Also note: if you look closely at the lower poster, you can see he is wearing nipple rings.

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Sep
07
2016
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Surcide

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Surcide – Rite

Sacred ritual music from France, recorded in 1982. The first part of this can be heard as the opening track of my Disco Dance 7 mix, see a previous post.

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Sep
06
2016
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The Fantastic Pikes

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The Fantastic Pikes – Ghost Riders In The Sky

The Fantastic Pikes has got to be among the best names for a group, ever. They deliver the standard tune exactly the fab fishy way you’d think.

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Aug
31
2016
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Summernight Dance

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A Great strange dream called summer is over. Somehow the ascension to autumn is not yet in the horizon as everything still resembles the summer. Perhaps these days of transition are best spend on the road. Eventually all these roads lead to Tartu, Estonia this Saturday. Enter the empowering world of cosmic disco at the Psühhodisko II Konverents at the Genialistide Klubi. Feel free to join the party and enjoy a mixture of haunting synths, tribal drums and irresistibly pumping disco bass!

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