VA – Aid EP II [MTRONAID2]

“Should you still have any additional good fortune left, we have put together a second Aid EP, to help support the artists in our community and on our label, currently under financial pressure due to the massive amount of DJ gig and live set cancellations within our scene – and to keep the lights on in our collective, which is heavily dependent on income from event production. All sales will be split 50/50 between the artists and ourselves, after production costs have been recouped.”

VA – Aid EP II [MTRONAID2]

VA – Italo Disco [581022]

Italo-Disco, (at times abbreviated as Italo) is a music genre which originated in Italy and was mainly produced from the late 1970s to the late 1980s. The origin strongly tied to marketing efforts of the ZYX record label, which began licensing and marketing the music outside Italy in 1982. The genre faded in the early 1990s. Italo disco evolved from the then-current dance music (including hi-NRG) and developed into a diverse genre. The genre employs drum machines, synthesizers, occasionally vocoders and usually sung in English. This compilation contains some of the long lost tracks of the genre restored for the first time on CD. Vivien Vee “Remember” and Capricorn “I Need Love,” are early work by Italian pioneer Claudio Simonetti (Goblin). All tracks digitally remastered along with its booklet, the original artwork and the original recording and extended versions.

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VA – Italo Disco [581022]

Charlie – Spacer Woman [DE077]

It would be fair to say that Charlie’s “Spacer Woman” is one of the better-known Italo-disco anthems, which makes it all the more surprising that Dark Entries has chosen to reissue it. This is not a criticism, though; they’ve given Maurice Cavalieri and Giorgio Stefani’s original the remaster treatment, and it sounds even more alien, exciting and oddball as it did back in 1983. The original vocal version – all woozy synths, throbbing arpeggios, wonky beats and typically eccentric vocals – is backed by the Instrumental version, which is the preferred mix of choice for many Italo DJs. If it’s not in your collection already, it should be.

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Charlie – Spacer Woman [DE077]