Jan
17
2012
4

Kingdom of Galaxis

Little german 7 inch with great tracks.

Kingdom of Galaxis has a great catchy refrain,and Gignochook seems to be a hommage to captain Kirk and his crew.

Kingdom Of Galaxis

Gignochook

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Jan
17
2012
7

Kissoon Ramasar – My dear friend

Outer space dark  Bollywood horror track on KDR records.

The best track on the Lp, but there is another good one i will post soon.

Kissoon Ramasar

 

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Jan
17
2012
3

Patrizia Brindani

 

bouchet_a_tout

Hotness alert, as this is one of my ever favourite tracks!
When I played it in my set for the latest OD birthday party this created quite some *panic* among you disco freaks. After all, how many italian bangers from 1977 with a sexy voice whispering titillating sentences are still out there?
This is why I truly love disco, even nowadays you can come across incredible unknown records. I want to imagine Patrizia in the depicted setting, like Miss Bouchet. As far as I know Patrizia’s career was limited to another close-to-impossible to find single under moniker after this one. But is it of any importance if everything here has “italian disco perfection” written all over it, from the titty-twisted sleeve to the moanings?

Patrizia Brindani – Ma Tu

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Jan
17
2012
1

Classe Unica

dreamcatcher

I know I know, many of you are wondering “is this really disco”?
Historical facts show that many italian progressive-rock bands active during the late ’70s were intensely fascinated by the disco sound/arrangements, but it was seemingly quite embarassing to show any interest for the Disco movement in public.
Here at Overfitting Disco we actually own *numerous* vinyl evidences proving so far the progressive-rock / disco connection in Italy was absolutely effective. This happened in other countries as well: think about Germany and the disco-influenced Krautrock tunes…….
“Classe Unica” is a band that issued just a handful of singles for a very tiny label, and this is a rare and overlooked gem from 1977, could it be another year? Defo not.
Anyways, despite the glam-rockish taste, please welcome this very “borderline” disco bomb…….

Classe Unica – Augh!

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Jan
17
2012
2

Evelyne Hanack

TAMARINDO-ERBA

The original version of the “Tamarindo” tune, written by Natale Massara and Pino Albertelli in 1977, only appeared as the flipside of Le Streghe’s “Ballerino” 7″ two years later under the name “Tamarindo Bay”. If you are looking for a classic italian disco tune sporting off-key vocals, slapped bass, and synths of course, well, there you go!

Evelyne Hanack – Tamarindo

As often happens with such records, the flipside “Shabalì Shabalà” is a fantasticly purrrring slow disco job, meaow!

Evelyne Hanack – Shabalì shabalà

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Jan
16
2012
2

7″ mix


 

Jussi Kantonen – 7-inch Mix

 

The picture says it all: recently posted tracks thrown into a mix, with some new stuff. Titles include Go: Feast Movable, Jean Claude Petit: Congo Rythm, Soul Chonwa, the Hot Blood version of Le Chat, Cathy Lee: You Are The Song, Sam Clarte Orchestra: Soul Party/Sansoo Dancing ( with a quick snatch of Biddu Ork’s Blue Eyed Soul in the end) , Doverman Gang: Buldog (sic), Spinach Power: Funky Disco Princess, Magical Space Ship: Disco Ultra Seven and the vocal version of Bill Butler’s Notteke 79 Movin’. – Note the infuriating, sticky, impossible-to-handle plastic see-thru sleeves of the Japanese sevens.

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Jan
15
2012
6

Nüüd On Mul Muusika

Laine – Nüüd On Mul Muusika (1979)

A Soviet band singing Patrick Juvet’s I Love America? Yep, it did happen …except that the lyrics were a bit …tweaked. Obviously.

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Jan
12
2012
0
Jan
12
2012
3

Doverman Gang

Doverman Gang – Buldog

Doverman Gang – Lonesome Soul Dog

Yes, the label does read Doverman Gang not Doberman Gang and Buldog, not Bulldog. The year is 1976 but there’s no info which country these things came from. Obviously they have nothing to do with the film about super-intelligent doberman dogs robbing banks.

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Jan
11
2012
1

Methusalem “I’ll Get You!”

Methusalem’s “The Black Hole” (1980) in soundtrack  of  “I’ll Get You!” (Nu, Pogodi!) — extremely popular series of Soviet animated shorts (14th episode, 1984).

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Jan
11
2012
0

Dancing In The Wonderland

Maiya – Dancing In The Wonderland

Japanese Red East label 12″ from 1979. The singer has a great snarling Esther Phillips-style voice.

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Jan
09
2012
3

Drums that changed a world

It’s always interesting to discover nodes where music flow changed its direction, especially when these nodes are the songs. Here are a few of such milestone songs.

“The Love I Lost” of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International Records, 1973) gave to world “Four-on-the-Floor” rhythm pattern.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN7mQtcLRCs&feature=player_embedded

BTW 2nd pretender to the palm is Temptation’s “Law Of The Land” (Motown, 1973), but actually it has only 4/4 kick drum without hissing open hi-hat.

Certainly I could not miss the song that gifted its own standard rhythm pattern to Hip-Hop. This is fabulous The Soul Searchers’ “Ashley’s Roachclip” (Sussex, 1974). Short drum break on 3:31 and the rest is… 5 pages on whosampled.com.

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Jan
09
2012
1

La Renault 9

Macadam Star – La Renault 9 (1982)

Promotional record for the launch of the Renault “is it a car or a joke?” 9.

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Jan
09
2012
5

Soucoupes Volantes

Moon Child – Soucoupes Volantes (1979)

Totally awesome.
It’s sung in French but the crew is Italian. Sorry for the sound quality, the copy is damaged beyond repair.

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Jan
07
2012
1

Any Day Now

Four On The Floor – Any Day Now

A gorgeous, fittingly opulent disco hommage to Burt Bacharach, one of the coolest cats in the universe.

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Jan
06
2012
0

Magical Space Ship

Magical Space Ship – Disco Ultra Seven

Welcome to the Magical Space Ship – all stainless steel and sharkskin plastic interior, heated seats and fire extinquishers in case it gets too hot.

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Jan
06
2012
0

Madleen Needs You

Madleen Kane – Want You Need You Love You

A Madleen curio from 1979.

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Jan
05
2012
2
Jan
05
2012
9

Fourth Birthday Report – The 12-hour-long recording is here!

Tada!
If you’ve missed our blog’s birthday party – originally aired on Fri. Dec. 30, or just want to listen to the DJ sets once more, the recordings of the 12-hour Disco marathon night are now available for download.

As usual, we’d like to wholeheartedly thank the DJs who accepted the invitation, and, of course, all the radio listeners, who, we hope, enjoyed this night as much as we did.

Note: Please, favour the torrents over the direct links if you can.

In order of appearance:

00 [Jingle] Direct link
Torrent
01 Mark Boon Direct link
Torrent
02 Chris Kontos Direct link
Torrent
03 Carlo Simula Direct link
Torrent
04 Jussi Kantonen Direct link
Torrent
05 spAceLex Direct link
Torrent
06 Loud-E Direct link
Torrent
07 okay_awright Direct link
Torrent
08 Spaziale Direct link
Torrent
09 Casionova Direct link
Torrent
10 The Robot Scientists Direct link
Torrent
11 Rob’n’Zoopsie Direct link
Torrent
12 How_Beezar Direct link
Torrent
13 Mystic Rock Direct link
Torrent

Compared to the previous birthday reports, the DJ sets for download are (almost) pristine material, without any of the cosmetic changes or jingles or heavy re-mastering that were added during the original broadcast. No tracklisting this time around, sorry.

P.S. The previous birthday recordings are available here, there, and finally here.

Jan
05
2012
0

Soul Wakamisugi

Doctor Nagumo to Silver Headphone – Soul Wakamisugi

A seriously heavy disco hommage to legendary Sumo wrestler Wakamisugi Akiteru (1937 -1983).

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