Chiara – Rec / Studio Line [BAP137]

The summer sun is high in the sky. A cocktail in hand. The soundtrack: Chiara. Steeped in Latin rhythms, produced with the golden touch of Francesco de Bellis (Francisco), this two-tracker is set to a serious groove. Beats chatter and mingle in the evening heat of “Rec”. Bass smoothness and brassy blasts are sweetened by Chiara’s vocals before dramatic strings flash like lightning, igniting this already energy-packed encounter. “Studio Line” continues that theatrical touch. Bold keys, echoing the cinematic grandeur of Italy, are supported by dynamic drum patterns as a vocal sample circles. Styles spin and spiral, the track twirling between genre tags refusing to be pigeonholed. Elements of East and West glide and pirouette hand in hand across this stunning 7”, Chiara offering the perfect soundtrack to dance from dusk to dawn.

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Chiara – Rec / Studio Line [BAP137]

Awesome Orientalists From Europa – Vol. 2

Awesome Orientalists From Europa is an edits project dedicated to awesome music and new politics. Inspired by record labels and DJs that specialise in reissuing ‘world’ music, A.O.F.E. turns the tables on the perception of exoticism by rediscovering obscure and forgotten western dance floor tracks. The music published in the project fantasises about the foreign, tribal and oriental, but was in its whole created in the west, for the west.

All profits from this release are donated to NGOs that fight Islamophobia, antisemitism and racism in Europe.

Awesome Orientalists From Europa – Vol. 2

Thee J Johanz – More Love! [RB090]

Producer veteran Thee J Johanz from the Netherlands, a master of technology, deepness and a pinch of humor, debuts on Running Back with a 4 tracker that pays homage to the innovators of electro disco: Giorgio Moroder and Patrick Cowley. “Kickin ‘In” is actually a Patrick Cowley cover, the proceeds of which go to the San Francisco Aids Foundation.

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Thee J Johanz – More Love! [RB090]

Nat Bush – Taste Of Love Again [SPQR1117/R]

A soul-funk studio project for the Italian label S.P.Q.R. (Sound Production Quality Record) featuring vocals by Nathaniel Bush and arranged by Marco Colucci (aka Mark Owen).

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Nat Bush – Taste Of Love Again [SPQR1117/R]

Crazy Gang – Crazy Gang (Remastered 2020) [MD31815]

Mr. Disc Organization is back again with the reissue of some italo classics, this time from Crazy Gang. Remastered tracks from their ”We Are The Crazy Gang” album from 1983.

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Crazy Gang – Crazy Gang (Remastered 2020) [MD31815]

Luca dell’Orso – XXX009 [XXX009]

XXX009 provided by a really talented guy from the east of the Netherlands who goes by the name of Luca dell’Orso. Full on italo on this EP from high energy italo to more sophisticated slow burners. Machinegewehr on remix duties who takes one of the originals into a more darker approach suitable for dark basements when we’re able to party again.

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Luca dell’Orso – XXX009 [XXX009]

VA – Diamonds In The Night [BAP134]

Bordello is back with a new compilation series: Diamonds In The Night. An homage to the hours of darkness (and the great composer who went by the name of Felli – R.I.P.). From ecstatic peak time dance floor action to erotic euphoria and its more edgy after hours just before dawn. For the first volume we’ve selected four fine diamonds by The Hacker and Voiron from France, Armonics from Italy and Discobeton from Bulgaria.

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VA – Diamonds In The Night [BAP134]

International Music System – International Music System Vol. 4 [MD31813]

The International Music System series is finally complete, with Volume 4 released on Mr. Disc Organization. It’s another essential vinyl for collectors with four killer tracks extracted from the International Music System second LP dated back to 1984 and all remastered for 2019. Often abbreviated as I.M.S. the project was created in Vicenza, Italy in 1983 by Maurizio Cavalieri and Giorgio Stefani, the same musicians who brought you “Spacer Woman” by Charlie. Under this moniker, the two would release two albums of stylized and syncopated electronic dance songs showcasing the still-evolving advancement of computer and keyboard-generated music.

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International Music System – International Music System Vol. 4 [MD31813]