Jan
30
2015
0

Laser Beam

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Let’s grab another stone cold Italian killer from the disco fridge. This record was purchased on a Danish fleamarket a few years back, and until Carlo told me otherwise, I thought it only existed on Pinnacle Records UK. Most of the LP is pretty bad, but Laser Beam really stands out…to put it mildly. Also used in me & Nixxon’s latest OD B-Day mix.

Gianni & Graffiti – Laser Beam

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Jan
30
2015
0

Elisan’s Song

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This song by the relatively unknown Franco Del Moro falls solidly into the overfitting-italo subcategory, and was perhaps a tribute to his girlfriend at the time? Or his dog? Or parrot?

This was the second of a series of releases on his own private label FDM (his initials). It is also by far the best and most balanced of his productions, that tend to either be too “experimental” or too bland.

Franco Del Moro – Elisan’s Song

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Jan
30
2015
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Higher And Higher

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In the night you often end up building sets around records with strange indefinable presence. I’m looking forward to see if the hard to please disco freaks will approve this Belgian b-side.

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Jan
28
2015
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Dance The Boxer

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John Conteh – Dance The Boxer

John Conteh is a Light Heavyweight World Champion boxer from GB. He also had celebrity status and everything that came with it: fast cars, heavy partying and yes! studio time to record a kickass disco seven in 1975. His younger brother Mike also put one out two years later called Jump The Gun which isn’t half bad either.

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Jan
28
2015
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Nicht Schummeln, Liebling!

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Chris Doerk und Frank Schöbel – Wenn Wir Wollen, Dann Geht’s Los

Chris Doerk – Die Sonne Kommt Immer Wieder

Two in-my-opinion totally irresistible 1974 DDR tunes aus dem DEFA-film Nicht Schummeln, Liebling! / No Cheating, Darling! It’s a football comedy with highly spirited dance scenes performed by tanned girls in miniskirts and white knee-length vinyl boots and boys who are shirtless or wear funky garage workwear stained with motor oil. Super Atmo, super Laune, super Party, supergeil, Super Urlaub, super Wetter, super Sommer, supergeil!

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Jan
26
2015
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Sticky: Overfitting Disco 7 Report

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The exciting sound of the electric guitar, voodoo drums that burst out of the loudspeakers, the Indian Sitar – these are the tools with which thirteen infamous disc jockeys build their rhythmic extravaganzas for the Seventh Birthday Party of Overfitting Disco. Drop out, tune in and dive headfirst into the beat and the psychedelia, a place throbbing with sonic colors that defy reality, a place where the only limits are the limits of your imagination. Here are the mixes. Ready when you are.

Note: please favour the torrent links for bandwidth usage reasons, thank you.

In order of appearance:

01 [Jingle] 01j-198613997392 torrent play
02 Nixxon & Vomatron (DK) 02nv-9+5363641541514 torrent play
  1. Franco Del Moro – Elisans Song
  2. Hot Butter – Space Walk
  3. ? – Flamenco (I’m not trying to be secret, but this is version is from some spanish complation with no artist mentioned
  4. Alexander Curly – Jan-Jantjes-Jansen
  5. Anarchic System – Carmen Brasilia
  6. Carlo Rustichelli – Synthetizer Rhythmic
  7. Yvan Guilini – Space 2000
  8. Veronika Fischer & Band – Und Sprach Kein Wort
  9. John Ireland – You’re living inside my head
  10. Le Loup – Then you can believe
  11. Gershon Kingsley and The Moog – Hey-hey
  12. I Manuel Portorico – Lucky Trip
  13. The Laurie Johnson Orchestra – The New Avengers Theme
  14. Gianni & Grafitti – Laser Beam
  15. Orchestra Paul Ovsyannikova – Star Bend
  16. Unit Four – Second wind
  17. Buffalos Band – Slag Solution
  18. Lolita ladies – Toro
  19. Piritta – Ota
  20. Soul Sound Group – Savannah
03 Jussi Kantonen (FI) 03jk-187186178170 torrent play
  1. Dalderi – Anno Domino
  2. L’Orchestre Electronique – Westway
  3. Viridiana – Boogaloo
  4. Lello Santori – Cumbre
  5. Pajaro Azul – Hang Glider
  6. Lucio Lasorte Show – Mascherata
  7. Andre Brasseur – Classical Experience
  8. Area Code 615 – Stone Fox Chase
  9. Veto Matchill – Blowing
  10. Megaton – Standing In The Rain Again
  11. Sky Crackers – Everybody’s Talkin’
  12. Jack-Knife – Walking On Heaven’s Ground
  13. Bob Crewe Generation – An Angel Is Love
  14. Ananda Shankar – Explorations
  15. Nandu Bhende & Chorus – Krishna Dharti Pe Aaja Too
04 M Eugene Lemcio (US) 04et-98176169167.71919 torrent play
  1. Bette Midler – Hang On In There, Baby (Re-edited by Eugene Tambourine)
  2. Donna Summer – If It Hurts Just A Little
  3. Jah Wobble – It Was A Camel (Re-edited by Eugene Tambourine)
  4. Paul McCartney – Secret Friend (Re-edited by Eugene Tambourine)
  5. McFadden & Whitehead – Do You Want To Dance?
  6. Ralph McDonald – Calypso Breakdown (Re-edited by Eugene Tambourine)
  7. King Sunny Ade – Sunny Ti De Ariya
  8. The Salsoul Orchestra – Ritzy Mambo (Re-edited by Eugene Tambourine)
  9. Yello – Downtown Samba
  10. Paulinho Da Costa – Ritmo Number One
  11. UB40 – Tyler (Re-edited by Eugene Tambourine)
  12. Imagination – Tell Me, Do You Want My Love?
  13. John Davis & The Monster Orchestra – Love Magic
  14. Don Armando’s 2nd Avenue Rhumba Band – Winter Love (Re-edited by Eugene Tambourine)
  15. Lou Rawls – See You When I Get There (Tom Moulton Mix) (Re-edited by Eugene Tambourine)
  16. Patti Brooks – Come Fly With Me (Re-edited by Eugene Tambourine)
  17. Joe Bataan – Forever (Re-edited by Eugene Tambourine)
  18. The New York Community Choir – Since You Came Into My Life
  19. Major Harris – Night Moods (Re-edited by Eugene Tambourine)
05 Telexketch Jordi (ES) 05tj-5836171.36361616 torrent play
  1. Black Gold – C’mon Stop
  2. Demis Roussos – I Dig You
  3. Captain Torkive – Flying Saucers
  4. Cerrone – Striptease
  5. The Fitzcarraldo Variatons – Black Cat
  6. G.Bri – Non Rompere
  7. Mike Theodore Orchestra – Disco People
  8. Gepy & Gepy – African Love Song
  9. Commandant Carlos – The Charm Of Love
  10. Cocktail Naïf – Love Concert
  11. Penny McLean – Dance, Bunny Honey, Dance
  12. Gate Number 7 – Fly
  13. Danny Boy & The Serious Party Gods – Castro Boy
  14. Alberto Radius – Poliziotto
  15. Ganymed – We Like you
06 okay_awright (FR) 06oa-861.76.11316 torrent play
  1. Abba – Knowing Me, Knowing You (Okay Knowing It Edit)
  2. Shadow – Let’s Get Together (Dub)
  3. Gary Low – I Want You (Okay Washed Out Edit)
  4. David Appel Group – Feeling Fire
  5. Sheena & Rokkets – Lazy Crazy Blues
  6. Miharu Koshi – L’amour toujours
  7. Chiemi Manabe – Targeted Girl
  8. Angie – Lady-Angie
  9. Jakie Quartz – Mise au point (Okay aggiustamento Edit)
  10. Françoise Hardy – V.I.P. (Okay 1986 Club Mix)
  11. Jakie Quartz – À la vie, à l’amour
  12. Mikado – D’accord, d’accord (Plaisir de France Edit) (Okay, Okay 1986 Club Mix)
  13. François Feldman – Amour de corridor (Okay première expérience Edit)
07 Kristiina and Tero Männikkö (FI) 07ktm-61719911331646 torrent play
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08 Mr Fantasy (SE) 08mf-541.16969116961 torrent play
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09 Rob ‘n’ Zoopsie (BE) 09rnz-818768617651313 torrent play
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10 Le Discoboulet (DE) 10ldb-9817891133616 torrent play
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11 Rutes (UK) 11r-8571639366164517 torrent play
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12 Carlo Simula (IT) 12cs-56147616973232112 torrent play
  1. Nino Soprano – La sigla di Nino
  2. Yma Sumac – Chuncho
  3. Walter Rizzati – Il tempo domani
  4. Tony De Vita e Memo Remigi – Mistral
  5. Dean Siani Orchestra – Tom Dooley Story (discotheque version)
  6. Desire – Lifting Off
  7. Ricchi e Poveri – Jungle Beat
  8. Gilda Giuliani – My friend Superman
  9. La Quinta Strada – Horror
  10. Terra – Silenzio il tempo gira
13 Tiney (DE) 13t-6515178117581755 torrent play
  1. Junior Homrich With Brian Gascoigne – The Burning Of The Shabona
  2. African Head Charge – Down Under Again
  3. Elkin Nelson – Abran Paso–Ahoa
  4. Beauregard, Violletti & Ste-Claire – Ce Soir
  5. Bear Brothers – Love Is (Psychemagik Edit)
  6. Ezy & Isaac – Let Your Body Move ( Oba Balu Balu )
  7. Ennio Morricone – Come Maddalena
  8. Samba Soul – Chove Chuva / Mas Que Nada
  9. Kati Kovács – Ha hiszel bennem, fiú…
  10. Arrabal Orchestra – Parfum De Gorge
  11. Manolo Gas & The Tinto Band Bang – Sweet Life
  12. Danny Darrow – Nene, Deja Tu Amor Correr Libremente (Baby Let Your Love Run Free)
  13. Plaza – Dance, Baby Dance
  14. Malibu – 80’s, 80’s?
14 Andrè Pahl (DE) 14ap-981881631816515 torrent play
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The previous birthday recordings are still available: 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1

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Jan
24
2015
0

Gypsy Spirit

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Kitschy but catchy tune with all too many words. Thanks to the bounding bass I’ve almost played it out loud. Recorded from a Canadian DJ 45 with thicker labels and longer mixes.

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Jan
24
2015
0

Jesabee Lancer (The Belly Dancer)

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Poor Jesabee Lancer…all she ever wanted was to be a belly dancer. But the men wanted more…More…MORE!

Reparata (yes, the same who made “Shoes”) indulging in some surprisingly heavy oriental sounds on this one.

Reparata – Jesabee Lancer (The Belly Dancer)

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Jan
24
2015
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Les Chevaux De Feu (Le Samouraï)

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Caravelli was every bit as prolific as Raymond LeFevre and Franck Pourcel, but has been somewhat overlooked. This is not because he couldn’t deliver the goods though, as this one proves. I just love those early Atari sounds sweeping in and out in the chorus section.

Caravelli – Les Chevaux De Feu (Le Samouraï)

On the same album (Confidence Pour Confidence from 1981) you will also find a nice cover version of Kim Wilde’s Kids In America.

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Jan
23
2015
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Tommy Martin & Ricky Collins

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Tommy Marten & Ricky Collins – Disco Baby

Feel the sheer animal magnetism of Tommy and Ricky, awakens the roaring beast in you, ja? In any case check the tune and slip from disco to schlager and back again.

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Jan
21
2015
0

Space Caravan

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Chris Craft – Space Caravan

The eyes of the envious shall pretend to sleep; but the eyes of the pure and the faithful shall gaze towards the Moons.

“And I will return with numerous Naptha Wah camels, and Z’ab be my guide”.

Thus Yahia Ben and Z’ab and the poets of Anahita journeyed until they came to the Oasis of Malik, where they discovered flowing streams, date-trees, warbling birds, and sweet-smelling substances; and the Oasis appeared like a blessing to enliven the sorrowing heart; and there was much music and dancing and smoking of Haschisch.

– Verses addressed by the Mizar Keita

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Jan
20
2015
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Killing Me Softly

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Harold’s Band – Salome

Glen Burton Experience – Killing Me Softly

The gang’s all here in the first track – Harold is Harold Faltenmeyer from München, backed by his whole posse, meaning Mats Björklund, Pete Bellotte and all the rest from Munich Machine plus Peter Moesser, even. The 1976 tune is yet another kitschy discofication of an evergreen. An acquired taste, certainly, one that takes some experience to get used to. The 2nd cut is more of the sound, this time from the US.

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Jan
16
2015
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Birthday party line-up

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Tune in tonight at 20:00 UTC on the webradio and listen to our special birthday party!

Here’s the DJ line-up:

  1. Nixxon & Vomatron
  2. Jussi Kantonen
  3. M Eugene Lemcio
  4. Telexketch Jordi
  5. okay_awright
  6. Kristiina and Tero Mannikko
  7. Mr. Fantasy
  8. Rob ‘n’ Zoopsie
  9. Le Discoboulet
  10. Rutes
  11. Carlo Simula
  12. Tiney
  13. Andrè Pahl

Each slot is approx. 1 hour long.

If you cannot listen to the whole show tonight, we will broadcast a re-run tomorrow at the same hour. All DJ sets will be featured once again, but in reverse order.

Enjoy!

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Jan
14
2015
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New Guitar

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Santiago – New Guitar

Those funky Germans! This one is from 1974.

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Jan
14
2015
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Dillon’s Downtown

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Dillon’s Downtown

Dillon’s Downtown was an enormous upmarket disco in the corner of West 5th Street and South Grand Avenue in Los Angeles. The venue, a converted hotel with a ballroom and meeting areas, had three floors with slightly different music in each. The main space throbbed with a mix of popular hustle beats, anthemic big-room bass, sleek ’n’ shiny synths, strings, cosmic arps, grand pianos, huge FX and Epic Drama. The crowd was somewhat dressy but they certainly danced. Going up the stairs from the main hall to the smaller rooms you would see people teaching each other the latest moves in the lounges. The too-tired-to-move-anymore were slumped on the carpeting, rubbing their feet or leaning silently against the walls.

Apart from the intro the music in the mix contains big hits played at the club during the second week of June 1978. Check the final track I Wanna Dance by Marathon, an El Bimbo on speed kind of frantic pounder from Pete Bellotte & co. Quite a tune.

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Jan
13
2015
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A Gay Virgil

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I admit, i am not a big fan of Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy”, too many negative judgements on all these wonderful sexual sinners; nevertheless the part dedicated to Hell is my favourite. I only would have added a little bit more joyful action, sleazy sex and pumped music in it. Among the records played there could be one i casually found one month ago: it’s a Hansa label test pressing 12″ of 1979. The artist is…..Virgil! Exactly same name as the Roman period poet (October 15, 70 BC – September 21, 19 BC) which conducts , in the “Divine Comedy”, trough a journey to Hell and Purgatory, Dante Alighieri himself. The 12″ (45 rpm) has two different tracks, both quite queer: A-side is “Boys In The Street”, while B-side is “Golden Gay Frisco”.

So…let’s imagine Virgil in a club located in Hell packed of naked bodies dancing, and having sex, with the weirdest, rarest, most glamourous disco!

Virgil – Boys In The Street

Virgil – Golden Gay Frisco

 

 

 

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Jan
10
2015
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Emilienne

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Nino Ferrer – Emilienne

Emilienne was based on an already existing novel but no doubt rushed into production in 1974 to cash in on the enormous success of Just Jaeckin’s Emmanuelle. The less lavishly budgeted Guy Casarel film focuses on a concerned-looking forty-something housewife with bourgeous values, her moustachioed sleazebag of a husband and a bisexual hippy chick ready to rock their boat.

The first half of the film proceeds somewhat sluggishly until the director throws in his pièce de resistance, obviously calculated to top the big shocker sequence in Emmanuelle in which a hooker smokes a cigarette with her vagina. Here, Emilienne the housewife, having been introduced to the delights of Sapphic amour, visists a luxurious bordello for lesbians. In a large room a line of completely naked girls are inspected and fingered by chic old dykes in formal outfits in a harshly lit Helmut Newton-style tableau, while Emilienne looks on. Then, one of the prostitutes is ordered to lay down, and a huge Alsatian dog is called by it’s name. What follows is indeed a bit of a jawdropper.

Later on, Emilienne and the husband are stranded on a rainy coast, seeking refuge in the house of an old hag who naturally turns out to be another dyke. Only she has a harem made of blond, decidedly non-model-like women who stare ahead like The Children of The Damned grown up to be rampant lesbians.

In the picture, the Finnish poster for the film.

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Jan
10
2015
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He’s A Man

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Transatlantic Soul Express – I’m A Man

Transatlantic Soul Express – Sunshine Superman

Transatlantic Soul Express – Let’s Get On

So, Macho’s disco version of I’m A Man wasn’t the first one after all. Here’s a Dutch take from 1975 plus two more cuts from the album.

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Jan
09
2015
0

Take Off ’77 Part II

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Wonder why it doesn’t read 33 rpm + 8% on the label, because then this innocent looking 7″ transforms into a cosmic monster. Apparently models in the picture have found the rare 12″ version.

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Jan
09
2015
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Paranoid

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Rolf Kuhne – Paranoid

Finally this tune becomes listenable, and danceable.

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