Produced by Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards of Chic, this song was featured on the 1982 Soup For One movie soundtrack album. Includes an 8-minute 12” version, instrumental, and radio version. Pressed on opaque olive green vinyl with white detail.
Kaymany & Asestar hail from Rome, a city where many musicians spend most of their days producing sounds for the television industry and even shopping malls. That’s part of the reason the country has such a reparation for great jazz-funk sounds and now adding to that cannon are Kaymany & Asestar. ‘Effimera’ is glossy and feel good disco with retro future chords, while ‘Digressione’ has a Bob James style energy to it with its high speed funky bass and incidental chords. ‘Capao’ closes in Latin fashion with manic keys and more plucked and funky bass slaps making you shake every limb.
Profondo Nero narrates a storyline that goes beyond the borders of Italy’s musical legacy. Cutting across the face of Italo disco’s leftfield musicians between the early and late ‘80s, Profondo Nero champions a multi-faceted sound that nods to the blueprint of Italo disco but tries to dig deeper. The music is unmistakably Italo disco but moves away from the familiar classic sound. Amsterdam based collector Cinema Royale stitches together eleven tracks from 1983 – 1989, celebrating a sound he fittingly describes as ‘leftfield Italo’. The compilation connects the dots between soulful disco (Louise Freeman – Mirage), synth-pop (Mark – Dreamland), electro-rap (Loukas Thanos – Jazzburger), breaks (Santoro – Lover Message), 80s dub disco (Jet Set – Love Break), Balearic (Isamar & Compañia - No Estas), boogie (Tom Hooker – Talk With Your Body) and proto-house (International Music System – An English ’93).
ADSX / Hanoben jump from Berlin to Rimini sul train degli Acidio. “Sina’s Freund” is all fidanzato v 303 303 303. “Werner’s Spiel” acido bumbles, taglia and incolla. “Elvira’s Katzenfisch” inno elettronico Krautrock. Synth anthem. Infine, Mund. Punk slap. Basso. All join hands with…ACEEIID!!
Italian weirdologist Bottin strikes again with another private pressing for Artifact Records. Side A starts off with an edit of a super rare italo-electro utterance, perfect for your breakdancing. A2 is Italian new wave, replete with passionate lyrics and funk guitars. B1 is a collab with balearic legend Leo Mas: Italian freestyle with a hint of new beat, isn’t it? The closing cut is the weirdest of the bunch: trippy strings and & arps, throat singing & ecstatic chanting all around. Hot, hot, hot and limited as a night train on a holiday weekend.
Steve Murphy teams up with his friend and italian Dj Legend, Claudio Di Roma, to deliver this house / disco release for DOMINA TRXXX.
Medical Records return to Italy to present the newest full-length album by Filippo Diana (alter ego of Joe Drive). Where as Joe Drive’s output is in the vein of techno, electro and house, Filippo Diana veers more in the direction of mutated library/soundtrack nu-disco. Consisting of eight tracks, join us on a journey as equally suited for progressive dance floors or the soundtrack to the deep recesses of the mind.
Duca Bianco steps up, welcoming some reel 2 reel stars of 45 for the reprise of various hombres. Italo is our party, Franz Scala (Slow Motion / Bahnsteig 23) representing O Sweeeeeet Carillon. Madness of Hysteric (Public Possesion / Bordello A Parigi) and his epic funk groove Pleides. Perfecto BEATFoOT & DJ DOLLPIN are who, what, where. Osdorp Discoteca is la nouvelle vague with tape axes to sharpen. Finale from heavyweight Cherrystones (Emotional Response / Touch Sensitive) returning to show who is wonky critical King.
Lerosa returns to Lunar Disko with another excellent EP, taking us on another jaunt through the interstellar synth world of Leo Rosa. A 5 track EP which also features another distinguished remix from fellow Roman, Marco Passarani.
Late 70s italo rare groove reissued by Groovin Recordings.
Andy Ash will drop “Not At Home”, his first (official) full length on Still Music. In more than a decade, Andy’s production has matured and evolved. It is now more sonically subtle, superbly arranged and it seamlessly brings you straight to Detroit, Chicago and New York with the perfect blend of Disco, Garage, Acid and House. “Not At Home” is a LP with 6 songs that showcase how much Andy has mastered his craft while staying true to his roots.
On a newly arisen Amsterdam – Berlin axis, Daniel Monaco and Sauvage World unite for their first collaboration EP on San Francisco based Roam Recordings. Includes two remixes by Niv Ast and Fabrizio Mammarella.
The first Avidya release. Starting with The Proposal by A Strange Wedding, this Lyon based producer, builds on their “modern style” slow trance to create a label anthem, a template. Stretched Arp, hypnotic bass and searing melody, underpinned by ocean wide kick. Datasal are next, as this Gothenburg’s trio’s debut arrives. Acoustics (Miyazawa flute / Fender bass) and electronics (Roland RS-09 / Korg Mono) collide; prog rock meets post punk meets dance; outside organised compositions to improvise to the beat. Side two leads back to the origin. 84PC, the dormant Tel Aviv collective (featuring Katzele, Naduve, Asaf and Yovav), return with a previously unreleased remix from Khidja. Their “Welcome To The Pleasuredome” moment is peak time perfection. To close Barcelona’s Iro Aka arrive with another debut. Their bubbling 303 is a tender dreamtime finale that points ahead.
Re-issue of the sought-after new beat inspired Body Party EP produced by Mild Peril.
Duca Bianco brings the disco goodness once more here with Tom Bolas serving up four fresh cuts. ‘Tanz Ohne Planeten’ is a go slow chugger with ling legend drums and glistening chords. ‘Guestlist Of Love’ soars on a slick electro beat with robotic vocals adding some cyborg funk. ‘Fick Mich’ steps it up with withering chords and libidinous vocal cries over stark and steely drums. Last of all, things get seductive and blissed out on ‘Shinjuku Strut,’ a retro future vocal disco gem designed for good times. This is a hugely varied EP that nails four very different but equally brilliant styles.
backtotheparty, focused on restructuring and representing, without compromising the original spirit. Three cuts as versatile as they are captivating, from a crunching acid-laden powerhouse to a jazz funk bomb, rounded off with a hip house flecked, percussive groover.
It’s the start of a new era for the cobbers, as they present their first compilation of 100% original music. Cementing the label’s New Age Italo manifesto, these four tracks straddle neon-tinted nostalgia and sleek futurism. Sounds from yesteryear, for the dancefloors of tomorrow.
Timothy J Fairplay is back on the label with a 7” single containing two tracks cut from a rock of uranium. “Pathfinder Theme” and “UFO’s Over China” might differ in sound and tempo but are connected by a radiant feeling. The two tracks bathes in a greenish/yellow bright toxic aura.