France is the country providing one of the highest number of users to my blog, second only to Germany. Taking this into consideration, I’ve made this post. I’m traveling this weekend to Paris, for some “sightseeing” and of course for some parties. If you are following The Hipodrome Of Music and you what to meet for a beer, chat or for some partying, let me know. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or just leave a comment here on this page.
Reissue for this super-rare space funk album from 1983, one of the holy grails of the Cosmic scene. Extremely expensive and hard-to-find in the original, this LP was created by legendary French producers Jean-Pierre Massiera and Bernard Torelli (listed here as Areisam and Bernie) and released on French label Savoir Faire. It is a superb example of the duos innovative electronic disco madness, always pushing boundaries while remaining supremely funky. Stand-outtracks are the Italo classic “Challenger” – heady synths, tough bass and astronaut vocals combine in a strange space odyssey, “Cruisin”, a superb electro-boogie style cut with a hypnotic driving bassline, and the fantastic “On The Border”, a tight funky percussive workout whipped by wild space-rock guitars.
Secret Mixes and Fixes brings more tight edits from The Fanstasy, Detroit…Bill Withers, AR & Machines, Chris & Cosey and Everyday People.
Let’s Get Lost volume 13 welcomes Jacques Renault aboard once more with some synthesizer prodded orchestral disco for the first two tracks and a saxophone and choir led afrobeat gem to round things off.
“Cameloen Chameleon” is the follow up to the hugely successful Cocaine Blues and finds NY disco band Escort goin’ tropical with fun, sunny vibes that takes cues from Kid Creole and the Coconuts. The track rides a catchy midtempo groove with a latin/tropical twist and is chock full of catchy vocals and melodies to make the crowd move. The club mix injects some thumping 4/4 kicks and ups the tempo just enough to hit the dancefloor hard. Also includes the Club dub edit.