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03
2016
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Гимн СССР Bimbo

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Maria Lukats – Melodya Bimbo

No better way to start a new year than with El Bimbo with a dash of the surreal! Here’s comrade Lukats proving that while the Soviet Union may have disintegrated into fifteen separate countries, it’s collective spirit will always live on it the performances of it’s artists.

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Dec
30
2015
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Do You Want To Dance (I Do)

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Riviera – Do You Want To Dance (I Do)

It doesn’t get much more disco than this German 7 inch flip side. At first you might be a bit unimpressed but after 1 min. the hook is stock and you don’t want it to stop.

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Dec
29
2015
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Early Miharu

china-town-at-night-timeTwo slices of catchyness by a 19-year-old Miharu Koshi before she became more well known (and less catchy) for working with Haruomi Hosono of YMO. Remarkably positive vibes and strong arpeggiated synth on Sea Of Kardia fail to disappoint.

Fly-day China Town

Sea of Kardia

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Dec
27
2015
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Alain Lacaux - Les Indiens

 

Alain Lacaux – Les Indiens Sont Dans La Plaine

Who knows what this song is about, but you can be sure it is indeed a one-of-a-kind mutant disco pearl. The indians are on the plaine, and, for the first time, that’s actually a good thing for all of you disco cowboys.

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Dec
27
2015
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Des Cousins de Miel

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Jacqueline Taieb – Cousins de Miel

Something concerning cousins and honey? Could be a redneck’s fetish dream but it’s just a french song from a children’s LP stating the love for one’s family. You’d dance to this with your cousin, tough.

Btw, Jacqueline Taïeb never lets you down.

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Dec
15
2015
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California Girls

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California Girls

Happy holidays everyone! Time once again to honor the real symbol of the Festive Season, miss Dawn Davenport (as played by Divine in Female Trouble, the career highlight of director John Waters). To remind you of the story here it is in a nutshell. Schoolgirl Dawn goes into a rage on Christmas morning. She runs away and immediately gets raped by a hitchhiker with hideously soiled underwear. Dawn then becomes a single mother, a glamorous model and finally, a criminal and a murderess – all thanks to her parents’ refusal to buy her cha-cha heels for her present.

Here’s a medley of disco tunes focusing on problems of teenagers like Dawn. The vibe is pink Americana with big drama, big arrangements and huge orchestras playing behind heartbroken or deliriously happy vocalists. A few of the records are in terrible condition but so what, crank up the volume and keep dancing.

This is my last post for 2015, see you all in 2016! Don’t forget that the first party of the year with several of us Overfitting Disco djs in the international lineup will take place in Berlin on January 15-18th @ Griessmuhle, with people like Bordello a Parigi.

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Dec
13
2015
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Find The Man Bros

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Enterprise – Find The Man Bros

A Josep Llobel Oliver take on the Barry White fave from the Enterprise 2 album. Short but incredibly sweet.

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Dec
13
2015
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Soldaditos De Plomo

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Los Pekenikes – Soldaditos De Plomo

It’s not like the Pekenikes albums are rubbish as such but they only have one standout track each. On the 1979 lp there’s this, an unclassifiable item part rock, part disco, part Semana Santa progression music.

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Dec
09
2015
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Little Ghosts

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BB – Little Ghosts

Children? Pros: they give off Oxy-tocin, a chemical that makes (some of) them likable. Seeing quiet, smiling and well behaving children is pleasant and makes people happy. Children can be trained to serve food, clean the house and do moderately demanding work outside as well. Cons: Children grow up to be teenagers. Seeing teenagers is usually unpleasant. They have horrible taste in music and interior design, they are not intelligent and because they make noise, they should not be allowed f. ex. in cinemas past six in the evening.

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Dec
09
2015
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Data Transfer

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Pluta Connexion – Data Transfer

Pluta Connexion – Ic D’Amour

The standard compact cassette is a popular way of data storage for personal computers. Typical data rates for compact cassettes are 2,000 bit/s. You can store about 660 kB per side on a 90-minute tape.
The music is from Germany, made in 1981.

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Dec
09
2015
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Ala Mia Thra

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La Formule Du Baron – Ala Mia Thra

Another Bernard Estardy discothéque classic, utilizing a Korg Polyphonic Ensemble synthesizer, a RMI keyboard computer, an E-MU Drumulator, a Mellotron and a Tubon, all processed thru a Gunther Loof mixing console.

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Dec
03
2015
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Sacerdotisas de Baal

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Alaska Y Dinarama – Sacerdotisas De Baal

“And at the time of the offering of the oblation, Elijah the prophet came near and said, “O Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that you are God in Israel, and that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your word.” And the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench, and the creatures large and small that lived in it, and a wailing was heard eleven times. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, “The Lord, he is God; the Lord, he is God.” And Elijah said to them, “Seize the Priestesses of Baal; let not one of them escape.” And they seized them. And Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon and fornicated with them.” – 1 Kings 18.

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Dec
02
2015
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Rocket Men – Rocket Man

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My favourite weapon is a rocket carrying perfumed hearts which spread sexual desire and love all around. Exactly the same depicted in the sleeve from the Disc’Az label 7″ “Rocket Man”, by French project Rocket Men, issued in 1974. The vocal version is on b-side, but i absolutely prefer the instrumental one, on a-side. Rocket Men are no else than the later called Rockets, and this track already has the space-influenced characteristics of the group. It is not an obscure disco track naturally, but i think it deserves to be posted.

 

Rocket Men – Rocket Man

 

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Dec
02
2015
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La Mer

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Scarlet – La Mer (Beyond The Sea)

Realesed only in Japan in 1978. Other disco acts who dabbled in this tune include Soul Price Orchestra, Juditte, Guitar Twins and Prince Albert Orchestra.

The track was written by the noted French singer Charles Trenet, an admirer of of surrealist poets and Catholic mystics. He recorded for Columbia label and used to hang around with people like Louis Armstrong and Charlie Chaplin. In 1963, he was charged with corrupting the morals of four young men.

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Nov
30
2015
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Computer Talk

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BB – Computer Talk

Electronic beats, sonic diffusion and psychoacoustics from 1983, as manufactured by a private laboratory in Finland. Thanks to Matti J.M.

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Nov
26
2015
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Feast For Flies

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Mikko Saarela – Kärpästen Juhlat (Feast for Flies)

Here’s a poke in the ribs for those waving flags in squares in patriotic frenzy, ready to fight against immigrants, the EU or whatever they currently hate. Of course the 1981 track gets it’s message across only to the very small percentage of the world’s population who understand the Finnish language but trust me, we got enormous amounts of morons here who should give it a listen. – not a bad dance track in any case.

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Nov
24
2015
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The Devil’s Bride

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The Devil’s Bride

There’s an exhibit called Radical Disco: Architecture and Nightlife in Italy, 1965-1975 at the ICA in London right now. Most of the interiors on show are long gone, no trace of any past glories remain on the face of the earth. No matter. Totally forgotten disco interiors from the seventies remain intact elsewhere in clubs still active today. A two hour drive north from Helsinki, in a very small community called Sysmä, The Uoti Club continues to thrive. The name Uoti is an ancient Fenno-Ugric (?) translation of Saint George, a soldier in the Roman army who later became canonized as a Christian martyr. I would love to present an Overfitting Disco night at the Uoti, playing the most obscure material possible, such as this slab of Soviet strangeness salvaged from a store in Tallinn, Estonia earlier this year.

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Nov
24
2015
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Disco mit Andreas Holm

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Andreas Holm – Silvi

From wild to mild. Eschewing anything like chest rugs and calf length boots previously displayed this week, here’s a post focusing on Andreas Holm. Let’s give him a chance, too.

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Nov
23
2015
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Stop The Bullshit

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If you’re not as lucky as Paul below on the chest hair department, why not try psychokenisis? Or better still, just don’t give a fuck and feel the bass! Germany, 1981.

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Nov
23
2015
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Cogwheel

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cogwheel – Latin Glasses

coghweel – Slide-Projection

2 very nice tunes from the German Kraut band Cogwheel or Coghweel as it’s spelled on the Slide-Projection 7 inch. The Latin Glass tune is from their ( as far as i know) only LP -Sightsound.

 

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