Nov
27
2010
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Caliente

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Caliente Orchestra – Caliente

Spain 1977. By Georgie Dann, the man behind “Soul Dracula” and “Big Bamboo”, the man every woman wants and every man wants to be.

Note the boiling liquid effect – this one could mix nicely with Celso Valli’s “Pasta Fagioli” or what?

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Nov
26
2010
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Frenesi edit

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Frenesi edit

Originally this impossibly lush Technicolour fantasy was the middle section of a medley of discofied latin standards on Ritchie Family’s first album, placed between “Peanut Vendor” and “Brazil” in 1975. Dj Jerry Bonham spinned it at the White Party in San Francisco this year. Here we have a new extended edition with added breaks. Bring on the showgirls.

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Nov
26
2010
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Mas Que Nada

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Bruno B. D’Amario – Mas Que Nada

Your new assignment: Rio (in Cinecittá). The weapons are loaded. It only gets hotter after dark.

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Nov
25
2010
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Adrienne Edwards e Gli Spin – Mystic Night

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Pure Italian disco perfection in its 1979 highest form of insanity coming from the ultra tiny ASA label. There’s a moment – you’ll hear that – when male and female voices melt perfectly together, and the drums, the bassline and the “incredibile”, “eccitante”, “ohh what ecstasy” moanings will directly teleport you to a 70s club, full of smoke, sleaze and sex. Be aware: this has never been an easy catch and when around has always been very pricey.

Adrienne Edwards e Gli Spin – Mystic Night

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Nov
25
2010
1

Bette vs Spaghetti

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Spaghetti Head – Funky Axe

Spaghetti Head – Big Noise From Winnetka

Bette Midler – Big Noise From Winnetka

The Spaghetti Head version of the 1938 jazz track is from 1975, Bette’s cabaret disco interpretation from 1979.

In the picture: Laurie Dann, a serial killer from Winnetka, Illinois.

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Nov
24
2010
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Surprise Surprise

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R.B & Company – Surprise Surprise

Germany 1978. The image is from “The Day The Fish Came Out” by Michael Cacoyannis, released a decade earlier. The film has a team of nuclear experts searching for a radioactive bomb on an isolated Creek island, all the while stripped to tight white briefs. This sight triggers a chain reaction in hipsters seeking new playgrounds and soon the place is swarming with minimally and outlandishly costumed tourists, madly doing a dance called The Sonic Boom on the beaches by day and on the town square by night. The music is okay as such but something like “Surprise Surprise” would have been better.

In any case the film has the best fashions and hairdos since “The Tenth Victim/La Decima Vittima” and the dancing is great. Learn the groovy moves, dress accordingly, and surprise everyone during the next party:

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Nov
24
2010
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Rotation

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Rotation – Rotation

Progressive Wirtschaftswunder funk from Germany, made in 1971.

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Nov
16
2010
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Contact Has Just Been Made

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Checking out the musicians on the recent Madame post by Jussi, I noticed Joël Fajerman, a French musician, born in 1948 in Paris was involved. Joël started out in the sixties and seventies as a backing musician with various French bands before a fateful introduction to the god like power of the polyphonic synthesizer changed his life forever.

In 1978 he composed his first instrumental piece for Nippon Japan and in France, he opened Phonorgan, one of the first stores selling organs and synthesizers in Paris with Korg synth importer Dominique Alas. His career took off at the turn of the 80s, after he composed the end credits of the French game show ‘Treasure Hunt’. He is perhaps most famous for the soundtrack he did for the seventies French nature documentary series L’Aventure Des Plantes by the botanist Jean-Marie Pelt and journalist Jean-Pierre Cuny, especially the title track, the ambient classic Flowers Love released in 1982.

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Nov
15
2010
3

Crash And Burn (Night Spirits remix)

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D.C LaRue – Crash And Burn (night spirits remix)

Drumrolls, please: With the kind permission of Mr LaRue Himself, we are proud to present an excusive mix of the new recording Crash And Burn. The whole track! Let the party begin.

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Nov
13
2010
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Dance Madame

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Madame – Gettin’ On With The Thing

Madame – Dance Madame

Madame – Quand Tout Va Par Deux

France 1980. Musicans include Sauveur Mallia and Pierre Alain Dahan so you’re in good company.

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Nov
11
2010
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First official remix available

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It’s a kind of strange story about our first official remix. We already thought that it wouldn’t never be released anymore – but like a little miracle it’s finally done yet after more than a 14 months waiting.

You can take a look at discogs or get it at beatport (unfortunately the author gave the wrong name to our remix there – it’s the fourth track in the list).

Greg Punkov – Tzaka tzaka celophane (The Robot Scientists Remix)

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Nov
11
2010
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Do You Want My Love

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Mandy Perryment – Do You Want My Love

…or is it just my outfit? Long pianohousesque 1979 tune from GB.

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Nov
10
2010
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We Are The Children

kids-with-guns1The J.P. Massiera & Bernard Torelli freaky deaky French madness continues with a 1982 Italian remix of the 1981 single by the duo called Misa Criolla. The original track is an an adaption of the ‘Gloria’ hymn section of Misa Criolla, written in 1964 by Argentine composer Ariel Ramírez as a non-Latin catholic mass combining Spanish text with indigenous Argentinean instruments and rhythms.

It was first released in 1981 as a 7 inch single on the Général Music France record label under the artist name Usted Del Fuego (see separate post for the other single release by Massiera & Torelli under this name) and then subsequently released in both 7 inch & 12 inch form by Montage Records in Canada and America (for this release the Usted Del part of the name was dropped). (more…)

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Nov
10
2010
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L’Amour Bon Dieu L’Amour

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Charles Aznavour – L´Amour Bon Dieu L´Amour

California Special – La Mamma

Cote D’Azur c. 1978 – wash you hair with Evian, apply half a bottle of Brut, hit the Voom Voom club and dance with the girls of Madame Claude to this Aznavour disco track (!), followed by a great drama queen version of his “La Mamma”. The girls will love it.

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Nov
08
2010
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Massiera & Torelli On Fire

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In 1981 our two favourite French sonic cosmonauts J.P. Massiera & his half-brother Bernard Torelli released two singles on the label Général Music France using  the artist name Usted Del Fuego. Perhaps the more well known of the two releases is Misa Criolla, an adaption of the ‘gloria’ hymn  by Ariel Ramírez. The other single is Cancion Del Fuego and though credited to Massiera and Torelli on the record label, it seems to be an adaption of the twelth movement from the ballet El Amor Brujo by Manuel de Falla written in 1915

According to the sleeve notes, the track appeared on the soundtrack to the 1982 French film Espion, lève-toi directed by Yves Boisset. The film itself, a political thriller has been described as a cross between the Alan J Pakula 1974 conspiracy-noir The Parallax View and the John Frankenheimer original The Manchurian Candidate. As these are two of my all time favourite films, I have wanted to see Espion, lève-toi for quite a while. (more…)

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Nov
07
2010
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The Spaced Out Disco Session – November 2010

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You missed our Friday session? Here is it again and we hope it’s worth again to listen to. Enjoy!!

The Robot Scientists – The Spaced Out Disco Session – November 2010

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Nov
07
2010
4

War and Peace

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Take Five – War And Peace

Germany 1977

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Nov
07
2010
7

Apple Sauce

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Apple Sauce – Indian Disco

A strange, addictive track off a Bulgarian album. According to the liner notes, the track itself is of Dutch origin.

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Nov
07
2010
3

Grand Circuit

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Grand Circuit – Roller Skate Symphony

France 1979. Off a baroquely orchestrated 16 minute lp-side long track by Baciotti of “Black Jack” fame.

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Nov
07
2010
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Mini Killers

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Johnny Teupen – Mini Killers

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Educational personal hygiene music from Germany you can dance to.

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