Franz Scala – Mondo Della Notte [SLOM046]

FRANZ SCALA - Mondo Della Notte

As head of Italian (centric) Slow Motion label (and international artist sister imprint, Wrong Era), and through his own productions and remixes, Franz Scala has been pioneering the retro-futuristic aesthetic of club culture weaving together elements of proto-house, wave and Italo for the nuovo contemporary dancefloor long before it’s current vogue. Now alongside Bordello A Parigi, and supported by Sameheads, Slow Motion presents Scala’s euphoric debut album Mondo Della Notte. A homage to the world of the night where Franz plies his trade. Solid production and understanding of the various references informing the contemporary dancefloor imbues this set with a quality of permanence. Each track clocks-in at around the seven minute mark accommodating all Scala’s retro influences providing the space for walls of sounds to expand and unfold along these infectious rhythm voyages.

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part I / part II

Franz Scala – Mondo Della Notte [SLOM046]

Louiselle – La Mosca [DSM011]

LOUISELLE - La Mosca (reissue)

Disco Segreta brings another most-desirable italian holy grail disco gem. Originally released in 1979 as a 45 single on the tiny private label “Papaya”, “La Mosca” is the very first version of the “Andromeda” track, already reissued by Disco Segreta in 2015, but this sports completely different lyrics and is sung by a different voice, that of italian folk pop chanteuse Louiselle. This reissue sports the original 45 vocal version, restored to its glory in two versions, and in addition will include a previously unreleased version found on the tape, with a completely different arrangement , “fly” sound effects and different lyrics.

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Louiselle – La Mosca [DSM011]

VA – Modernation Vol​.​1 [IMxxx]

Italo Moderni brings Modernation Vol.1 it’s the first compilation on cassette and digital from 4. Another dimension of obscurities and eighties weird sounds, all focused on a new club era of madness and sad situations. Best moment to get some inspiration with the best wizards from our modern music life.

VA – Modernation Vol​.​1 [IMxxx]

Tantra – Hills Of Katmandu [MS501]

TANTRA - Hills Of Katmandu (Patrick Cowley & Jurgen Kopper remixes)

Bologna born Italo Disco legend Celso Valli’s ‘Tantra’ project had one aim; to push the boundaries of disco. Released in 1979 in the vein of Cerrone and Giorgio Moroder, ‘Hills of Katmandu’ is a unique, progressive slice of classic Italo Disco. The pulsating ‘Moroder-on-steroids bassline’, menacing female vocal and warbling synths take you on a trippy disco journey. Patrick Cowley’s “Original Underground Mix” is a work of pure genius that unleashes his skills on the synths and somehow manages to surpass the original. On the flip-side, there is the original 16’20 minutes version of the Jurgen Koppers mix, an extended re-edit of the original Celso Valli version, which appeared first on Disconet in 1979, and in the following year on the US (Importe/12) release of the “Tantra – the Double Album” longplayer.

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Tantra – Hills Of Katmandu [MS501]

GAG – Flyin Bolero / P.T Dance [GR004]

GAG - Flyin' Bolero (reissue)

Giorgio Records presents the first official reissue of the experimental project GAG, from 1983, which includes two very different songs. Flyin’ Bolero is spacey and hypnotic while P.T. Dance is lively, and perfect for disco nights. Unknown and obscure, these two tracks are cataloged as Italo Disco tracks but go further. As always, Giorgio Records enriches the reissue with two remixes. Flyin’ Bolero has been entrusted to Armonics, Bari producer and great artist. P.T. Dance to Kid Machine.

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GAG – Flyin Bolero / P.T Dance [GR004]

Kid Machine – The Lone Wolf [AH007]

KID MACHINE - The Lone Wolf

No presentations are necessary for one of the boss referents in the international scene as far as Synth and Italo Disco are concerned. Our admired Kid Machine is in charge. This extremely prolific artist comes to Aspecto Humano after releasing real gemms in reference labels such as Viewlexx, Red Laser or Cyber Dance. The record consists of five tracks and is conceived open-mindedly and with sounds which refer us to Synthwave, Electro and Italo Disco.

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Kid Machine – The Lone Wolf [AH007]

Luca Dell’Orso – A New Paradigm EP [RL35]

Mushrooming into Red Laser Corp’s continuing & stringent program of providing the best modern Manctalo (TM) and related flavours, Luca Dell’Orso follows up his taster session on Red Laser EP9 (RL28) with a fully realized solo EP. Based in Holland and obviously taking in the might of European dance influences that surround him, ‘A New Paradigm’ spawns a new natural genome, between Italo disco, Belgium new beat and our own, homegrown synth jizz that we’ve championed from the start.

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Luca Dell’Orso – A New Paradigm EP [RL35]

Technobeton – Technobeton 2020 EP [IM003]

TECHNOBETON - Technobeton 2020 EP

Technobeton debuts on Italo Moderni with three powerful original tracks to smash the dance floors. Including a remix by Franz Scala. Hypnotic electro Italo bass lines to keep the floor packed and sexy female vocals with melodies that fly in all directions illuminating the sky. Two more remixes from Antoni Maiovvi and Donald Dust are available on bandcamp.

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Technobeton – Technobeton 2020 EP [IM003]

Logic System – Unit / Clash [TD004]

LOGIC SYSTEM - Unit

Tempo Dischi is an Italian label created on a mission to discover and repress classics and rare Italian gems of the italo disco, afro and cosmic scene. With the support from all the main players who has made that era magic, we work to put back on records stores shelves a piece of art that may have been lost but it’s still timeless. The fourth release is a double A side release from the japanese electronic music pioneer Hideki Matsutake. Composer, arranger and programmer he is certainly known as member of the Yellow Magic Orchestra with Ryuichi Sakamoto from 1978 to 1982. In 1981 he launched his own project Logic System, producing essential songs like ‘Unit’ and ‘Clash’ that are included in the seminal album ‘Logic’.

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Logic System – Unit / Clash [TD004]

Zero Call – Stellar Wind [OR81]

ZERO CALL - Stellar Wind

The italian project Zero Call produces pure Italo Disco with perfect brushes of EBM- infused retro synthwave. Punchy snares, pulsing basslines and dramatic synths behind monochromatic female spoken vocals. Including the main track “Stellar Wind” + 2 remixes by Technobeton and Arkademode + 2 recovered tracks from his past discography.

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Zero Call – Stellar Wind [OR81]