Carly Simon – Why [SPEC1823]

SIMON, Carly - Why

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.

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Carly Simon – Why [SPEC1823]

Kaymany & Asestar – Kaymany & Asestar [DSND007]

KAYMANY/ASESTAR - Kaymany & Asestar

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.

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Kaymany & Asestar – Kaymany & Asestar [DSND007]

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]

John Carpenter – The End [MAXI105312]

CARPENTER, John - The End

Finally available again as a 12 “maxi single! From the legendary film music of John Carpenter’s box office hit “Assault On Precinct 13” from 1976, including the “John Anthony Scratch Mix” and the “Remix” of The End.

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John Carpenter – The End [MAXI105312]

VA – NameYourPrice Edits [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Les Yeux Orange launched a new serie of edits called the NameYourPrice Edits.
As the name says it all, these edits are free download. Some edits are from quite obvious tracks, others from complete obscure sources. This package includes 6 edits from Aaron Maple, Curses, Franz Scala, Hysteric, Leonxleon and Nathan Joy.

VA – NameYourPrice Edits [FREE DOWNLOAD]

VA – DB12 005 [DB12005]

FRANZ SCALA/HYSTERIC/BEATFOOT/DJ DOLLPIN/CHERRYSTONES - DB12 005

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.

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VA – DB12 005 [DB12005]

VA – Adrian Marth Edits Vol​.​1 [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Adrian Marth, the head of Italo Moderni, presents a collection of 6 italo edits ready for download as pay-as-you-want release on his own bandcamp page. Adrian has been crafting his own deeply personal style mixing italo and Electro. His music brings together sounds of the classic start of the Italo disco, space disco and cosmic disco of the 80s, electronic sounds with analog synthesizers and nuances with chill wave detunes.

VA – Adrian Marth Edits Vol​.​1 [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Ars Mundi – El Genio De Los Pies Rojos [THANKYOU010]

ARS MUNDI - El Genio De Los Pies Rojos (reissue)

Completely unorthodox production techniques employed by one of Spain’s maestros from the 80’s, Thank You brings back one of Julian Ruiz’s craziest productions that come with a potential threat to any well tuned HiFi system (careful at 1:26 on A side). A remarkable dubby/italo rhythm section sets the foundation for a dreamy melody that won’t be forgotten so easily. Inspired in Indian mythology, “El Genio De Los Pies Rojos” is a masterpiece that will take any tasteful dancefloor to serious heights. Includes 2 other shorter titles from the album originally released in 1986.

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Ars Mundi – El Genio De Los Pies Rojos [THANKYOU010]

Ital Oscillazioni – Dramma Giocoso / Vaudeville [EDA001]

During this difficult situation where we are forced to see beautiful theaters empty and quiet, the eclectic Ital Oscillazioni (Elvio Seta), offers us a couple of unpublished tracks “obscure-italo” on vinyl, in which he clearly expresses his New Romantic nature. These blend the raw and pure sound of his vintage synths, with the surprising theatricality of the Opera represented here by Gioacchino Rossini’s “L’Equivoco Stravagante”. A retrofuturistic concept italo-disco that, while we are sweaty and busy dancing it in a dirty nightclub, will transport us for a few moments to an elegant Italian theater of 1982, surrounded by heavy red velvet curtains.

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Ital Oscillazioni – Dramma Giocoso / Vaudeville [EDA001]

VA – Boots & Legs Vol.3 [BOOT003]

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.

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VA – Boots & Legs Vol.3 [BOOT003]

Quattro Valvole – Into The Night [FRZ002]

QUATTRO VALVOLE - Into The Night

Quattrovalvole is the future/past/disco/drive project designed by Joone and Miss Zagato. Four on the floor Italo-disco, glossy 80s new wave pick us up in this after dark lifestyle EP. These are three high class disco tunes with real song craft at their heart.

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Quattro Valvole – Into The Night [FRZ002]

Toys For Boys ‎- Your Body, Your Feeling [IDL047]

This song from 1989 is not well-known for the masses, but sought after by many. Very nice melodies and vocals in this Carlo Oliva production. On this 12” you can find a proper extended remix by Sergi Elias. This song deserved such a remix and it is exclusively available on I.D. Limited Records.

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Toys For Boys ‎- Your Body, Your Feeling [IDL047]

Loui$ – Magic Dance [BSTX058]

 

LOUI$ - Magic Dance

Compared to some of the ultra-obscure releases buffed up and reissued on Best, Loui$’ “Magic Dance” is something of a perennial classic, but that doesn’t diminish its value in getting another airing. Loui$ released a modest wedge of killer party anthems in his 80s peak, but this debut 12″ in 1985 was the glittering prize. Of all the versions of this release, the rare Blow Up Records edition is the one that gets a look in here, and it’s all about that special disco mix of “Pink Footpath”. From gutsy analogue bass to shimmering lead pads, it’s a dreamy dancefloor jam in every way.

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Loui$ – Magic Dance [BSTX058]

G.A.N.G. – Incantations [BSTX056]

 

GANG - Incantations

G.A.N.G. was a short-lived studio project from Giorgio Giordano, Giorgio Dolce and Roberto Zanetti (Savage). In 1983 they released “Incantations”, a plush cosmic disco burner that rides a slow tempo but hits heavy with its rich layers of synth and slick guitar licks. Best are giving it a fresh airing with this on-point reissue, bringing the chugging bass arps back into the fold of a sympathetic scene that celebrates just this kind of evocative, sensual slow-mo party fodder. The original mix elevates in the second half with a soaring vocal from Stefania Dal Pino, but if that doesn’t appeal there’s a purely instrumental take on the B side that focuses purely on the groove.

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G.A.N.G. – Incantations [BSTX056]