VA – Red Laser Records EP 11 [RL38]

CODE RED/BOB SWANS/KID MACHINE/IL BOSCO - Red Laser Records EP 11

As a New Era beckons globally, Manchester’s primo Manctalo merchants – Red Laser Records – quietly unveil their latest clutch of specialist space-age kinetics. A fifth-kind encounter enabling users to bridge the continuum of dance & interaction between our Earth-dwelling selves and the inter-dimensional overlords. Containing three brand new movements in machine music from our treasured production stable of Kid Machine, Bob SwanS and Il Bosco; it also houses an honorary appearance from revered Danish spearhead Flemming Dalum, who serves up a particle-splitting redux of a lesser-known proto-techno nugget from Belgium. 

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VA – Red Laser Records EP 11 [RL38]

Simon Bennett – I Wanna Tokyo’u [GR005]

BENNETT, Simon - I Wanna Tokyo'u (reissue)

Giorgio Records presents Simon Bennett and his beautiful track ‘I Wanna Tokyo’u’, which is reborn on vinyl again after 37 years. An elegant track, written and sung divinely by Lorenzo Lombardino aka Simon Bennett. Remixes from legendary Flemming Dalum and Marcello Giordani.

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Simon Bennett – I Wanna Tokyo’u [GR005]

VA – Modernation Vol​.​ 3 (Special Edits) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Italo Moderni brings Modernation Vol. 3 it’s third digital compilation. “We have edits from the likes of Marcello Giordani. Hysteric, Les Yeux Orange , Flemming Dalum, Adrian Marth etc. All tracks have been carefully edited without overdubs, in order to bring the spirit of classic disco to today’s dancefloors! in this bad situation we will adapt the edits to Name your price so everyone can buy music for free in this difficult times.”

VA – Modernation Vol​.​ 3 (Special Edits) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Il Bosco – Bare Hits From The Manctalo Diskotek [RL29]

Il Bosco is back at the controls ably assisted by The Bat & Flemming Dalum. Four Red Laser bangers ready for your local diskotek – Forgotten Euro dreams, euphoric Italo & boogie tinged pop-pretenders.

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Il Bosco – Bare Hits From The Manctalo Diskotek [RL29]

VA – Italo Disco Legacy (Soundtrack) [369.047]

A journey into the past and the future of Italo Disco music through the stories of the original 80’s heroes and cult DJs and the voice of the new generation of artists, radio broadcasters and fans ready to carry on the Italo Disco Legacy.

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VA – Italo Disco Legacy (Soundtrack) [369.047]

Brina – Stranamore [DSM002]

The second release of Disco Segreta – catalogue number DS M 002 – is titled “Stranamore” and comes after the successful release of the first label imprint “Andromeda”, already turned into an underground disco classic. Sung in italian by mysterious singer Brina, “Stranamore” and “Per Te” are two italo-disco tracks written in the ’80s by Mario Baldoni (aka Miro) of the “Safari of Love” fame: a teenage girl shares her heartbreak, then it’s just the instant magic of italo, italian language and those synthesizers, in a freeze-frame taking back to that spring of 1984 with the car windows open, listening to the radio, waiting for summer to arrive.

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Brina – Stranamore [DSM002]

Marge & The Marvellous – A Distant Dance [NMP002]

The second release of No More Pop features an obscure sideproject of the famous dutch minimal synth group “Ensemble Pittoresque”. Originally released on a promo compilation for local bands in 1984 called “De Wassenaarse Slag”, the single “A Distant Dance” is a truly unique journey into dutch synth wave. The composer and producer Ton Willekes and Paulus Wieland teamed up with Marga Visser for the vocals for their last creation before the final end of Ensemble Pittoresque. Besides the original version the record also features a special rework of the original Ensemble Pittoresque Demo of “A Distant Dance”, produced by Murphy Jax. On the remix front, the silvery Celina S resang the vocals for both Keen’s and Flemming Dalum’s remixes, which are shining due to their unique , dreamy and melancholic mood.

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Marge & The Marvellous – A Distant Dance [NMP002]

Transport – Emotions [NMP001]

Produced in June 1985, under the lead of Panagiotis Papachatzis, the rare LP “Just A Dream” featured several italo disco stylistic songs and became legend for its unique touch and excellent synth lines. Now No More Pop teamed up with the former band lead P. Papachatzis to make it possible to officially rerelease their hit single “Emotions”. This release features also remixes by Flemming Dalum, Steen Gjerulff and Murphy Jax.

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Transport – Emotions [NMP001]

Giusy Dej – Walking In The Night [GIUSY001]

When “Walking in the Night” by Giusy Dej was first discovered as an incomplete track on the rare ‘A Touch of Class’ compilation, many italo fans were really surprised when it was later found as a single. And that the b-side “Follow Me” was also great! Both tracks represent the perfect mix of dark italo-disco and minimal-synth elements with raw lo-fi production. Without a doubt one of the most cult and sought-after discoveries in recent years. Flemming Dalum and Hysteric on remix duties.

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Giusy Dej – Walking In The Night [GIUSY001]

Kermesse – Mrs Moon [FNGRM002]

A bona fide Italo classic that reminds us why the genre remains as influential and fun to play with; playful lyrics, nagging hooks and forward-thinking synthesis, this would have blown minds back in 1983. To be fair, it still blows minds now. Especially with Danish edit maestros Flemming Dalum and Steen Gjerulff and Italoconnection on remix duties. The former remain faithful to the instrumental version to the very end with slight additional production on the middle eighth while the latter apply more beef in the kicks and arpeggiated bottom end.

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Kermesse – Mrs Moon [FNGRM002]

VA – Hits From The Manctalo Diskoteque 2LP [RL016]

Red Laser conductor general Il Bosco once again turns his beam on 8 tracks of mind melding italo. Providing a double vinyl release of tracks that have been inspirational to Red Laser Records and the labels releases. This isn’t by any means your run of the mill italo selection. Il Bosco knowingly selects a set that shows the true girth of style and fashion in the genre. Face grillers are ramped up next to sleazy pop sensibilities. Goth-synth disco frottages with 8-bit machine gun bass lines. Chugger masterpieces salivate on crystalline new romantics. As the compiler says ‘Truth is loads of Italo is shite but when its good it’s up there with the best electronic disco music you will ever hear’ Check this album and you’ll agree. For maximum disco potential several Red Laser protagonists have suitably revamped and edited some of the selections with Kid Machine & Il Bosco uniting in the cut, Flemming Dalum sprinkling his magic dust over a bonafide classic & Parisian Romain Bezzina repairing an old banger. As always Red Laser pay close attention to detail with all tracks carefully restored & remastered whilst the vinyl comes in full colour heavy card inners with two riso print poster sleeves & a gatefold pvc cover.

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VA – Hits From The Manctalo Diskoteque 2LP [RL016]