VA – Let’s Go Into Space VI [369.064]

Private Records presents „Let’s Go Into Space 6“. The collector series continues with another collection of scarce and unreleased 1980’s Italo Disco, Electro, Cosmic Disco songs.

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VA – Let’s Go Into Space VI [369.064]

Patrick Cowley – Megatron Man [SPLP-7052]

COWLEY, Patrick - Megatron Man (reissue)

Megatron Man is the second studio album by American disco producer and musician Patrick Cowley, released in 1981. Highlights include the vocoder-driven title track and the relentlessly funky “Get A Little.” Cowley is most famous for his collaborations with American disco vocalist Sylvester.

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Patrick Cowley – Megatron Man [SPLP-7052]

Patrick Cowley ft. Sylvester – Menergy [SPEC-1864]

COWLEY, Patrick - Menergy

Unidisc continue to bring us anthems, classics and groundbreaking hits from their vaults, reimagined, reworked and re-presented in celebration of 4 decades in the game. None come much bigger than the pairing of legendary synth alchemist Patrick Cowley and the incredible gay icon Sylvester. ‘Menergy’ is such a classic record, a slamming piece of HI-NRG funk that will have everybody within the nearest vicinity on the dance-floor in a heartbeat, the sound of early 80’s gay San Francisco, unashamed, proud and ridiculously ahead of it’s time. Pair this music with the skills of cult producer and editor extraordinaire Purple Disco Machine and you have a potential new classic on your hands.

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Patrick Cowley ft. Sylvester – Menergy [SPEC-1864]

Antoni Maiovvi – La Ruta En Ruinas EP [IM005]

MAIOVVI, Antoni - La Ruta En Ruinas

Antoni Maiovvi’s debut EP on Italo Moderni with four original tracks influenced by the Bakalao from Valencia in the 90’s. The so-called ”Ruta Destroy” was a direct hit to the “Movida Valenciana” and consisted of the largest clubbing movement in Spain. It started in certain aspects the clubbing movement in the country, and had long-term consequences on the form of nightlife in Spain. Including a remix by Jensen Interceptor and Cardopusher.

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Antoni Maiovvi – La Ruta En Ruinas EP [IM005]

Lime – Angel Eyes (Tiga Remix) [SPEC-1859]

LIME - Angel Eyes

As part of the legendary Canadian label Unidisc’s ongoing 40th anniversary celebrations, Lime’s 1983 HI-NRG masterpiece is back with a super-fresh 2021 re-rub from the one and only Tiga.’Angel Eyes’ was a hit notched up by husband and wife duo Lime (aka Denis & Denyse LePage), a driving vocoder heavy synth fest with whiplash electronic drums and serious attitude to boot that can turn any discotheque into throbbing sweaty hysteria. Rounding up the release is Tiga, whose darker edged and chopped up poppy remix takes ‘Angel Eyes’ into altogether different territory.

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Lime – Angel Eyes (Tiga Remix) [SPEC-1859]

VA – The Dark Side Of Italo Disco LP [ZYX55928-1]

VARIOUS - Dark Side Of Italo Disco

The vinyl compilation “The Dark Side Of Italo Disco” is a contrast to the numerous happy and danceable Italo Disco titles, because this sampler contains deep, mystical and melancholic songs. Flemming Dalum has selected very special titles distinguished by hard and dark beats. Masterpieces like “Body Heat” by Fokewulf 190, “Eagles In The Night” by Dario Dell’Aere, “Blue Room” by Kirlian Camera show an interesting facet of Italo Disco music.

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VA – The Dark Side Of Italo Disco LP [ZYX55928-1]

Monomax Band – Immigrant Song [MZS001]

MONOMAX BAND - Immigrant Song

Covering various classics is not uncommon in Italo Disco. Hardly a song that has not been pressed through the synth mill and spit out again with its own charm. This is also the case with the premiere release from the label “Mattoni Pazzi” with the “Monomax Band”: As the song title already reveals, you will find a reference to the Led Zeppelin classic on side A. In full 80’s Italo fashion, this version is peppered with synth riffs, glittering arpeggios, a thundering DX-7 bassline and almost gothic-tinged vocals. Side B is a remake of the remake and drifts off into the cosmic at a much higher tempo. A hypnotic repetitive bassline is underpinned with loving, oriental-inspired, lead melodies and vibrating soundscapes.

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Monomax Band – Immigrant Song [MZS001]

VA – Mellow Bangers [IMXX]

The sea breeze, the smell of sunscreen, the first kiss of summer, the sunrises of an island, meals with friends in the sun, fruit in your hands, sky of stars, reflection of the sun in the sea, the nights of summer. Closing the summer with the new compilation of Italo Moderni ”Mellow Bangers” as the name says, italo bangers but with a very club touch, a touch of eternal summer.

VA – Mellow Bangers [IMXX]

Radiators – I Am Sure EP [RAF002]

RADIATORS - I Am Sure

Following on from Mothball’s 2018 reissue of the Italo-oddity Fancy – “Null Null”, comes a follow-up collaboration with the maestro Raffaele Fiume. This time a long-overdue reissue of the sparkling Italo-disco duet by Radiators – “I Am Sure”, originally released in 1984. The original vocal and instrumental tracks are complemented here by an energetic remix from Mario Moretti. To finish off the record is a stripped-back “bonus beats” edit by Hysteric.

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Radiators – I Am Sure EP [RAF002]

VA – RePhrase Collection: HARD FIST EDIT SERIES (Free Download)

A collection of name-your-price/free download tracks compiled by Hard Fist, featuring edits by Aaron Maple, Alexis le Tan, Anatolian Weapons, Curses, Daniel Monaco, Disco Morato, Facets, Fabrizio Mammarella, Hysteric, Jonny Rock, Perdu, Thomass Jackson, Younger Than Me, Zombies in Miami and many more.

VA – RePhrase Collection: HARD FIST EDIT SERIES (Free Download)

VA – Electronic Emergencies Reconstructed By I-Robots [EEXIROB02]

MACHINEGEWEHR/CHRIS DAVIS/SKELETON HEAD/DAS DING/MANOS/BORGIE - Electronic Emergencies Reconstructed By I Robots

Italian DJ and producer Gianluca Pandullo a.k.a. I-Robots has chosen six of his favourite Electronic Emergencies tracks to reconstruct. The second part of a collaboration after a digital-only compilation of EE tracks by the founder of Opilec Music in 2020, the six rigorous reconstructions on this double 12-inch are long, luscious, and full of energy. “Move Like Rays” by Machinegewehr was injected with a high-energy vibe, while Das Ding’s “Want Need” was transformed into an electro classic. Skeleton Head’s queer anthem “Beaten, Bloody, Bruised” was given the percussion treatment, “Danza Obscura” by Borgie got an Italo Wave twist, and New Wave legends Chris Davis and M/A/N/O/S had their tracks worked over by dubby electro and minimal techno. Electronic Emergencies reconstructed by I-Robots consolidates the label’s frontier electronic underground reputation.

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VA – Electronic Emergencies Reconstructed By I-Robots [EEXIROB02]

4 M International – Space Operator [MD31818]

4 M INTERNATIONAL - Space Operator (reissue)

Here’s a brand new EP for the italo lovers. Released for the first time in 1982 on Full Time Production off-shoot Good Vibes, 4 M International’s “Space Operator” is repressed on hand-numbered limited edition vinyl on Mr Disc Organization. This special EP includes the Techno producer Donato Dozzy “Cadillac Rhythms Reshape” and the vocal and instrumental versions of the record. Spaced out disco electro. The mysteriously named 4M International was a side project of the production team behind the Italo group Trilogy (“Not Love”, “Black Devil” etc). “Space Operator” is the only record the outfit recorded and is an ultra spacey, pitched down, cosmic anthem with a wealth of killer sound FX, synth washes and sinister vocoded voices inviting us to join them in some intergalactic space travel.

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4 M International – Space Operator [MD31818]