roberto lodola is one of the first italian deejay and producers devoted to the afro and balearic sound from the early eighties and still active in the north side of italy. best record has rediscovered his first studio project from 1986 marimba do mar with the precious addiction of two outtakes: feeling of the sun and hey george!. four essential songs for everyone involved in the balearic genre, now very hard to find but finally reissued as a remastered limited edition!
limited remastered edition of an all time italo classic gem from 1983. today is one of the rarest italo releases in big demand by collectors, now reissued in the right form including both vocal and extended instrumental versions.
limited remastered official reissue of a boogie masterclass from 1983, mixed by the legendary morales and muzibai (m & m productions), this grabs you from the off with its super-funky bassline, tight double handclaps and compulsive cowbells before andrea stone’s dreamy falsetto vocals jab funk shaped holes all over the heady groove. flip over for the mind-blowingly tasty full dub mix including full intros and reprise (for some reasons unavailable on the original and promo releases), a big favourite of many in-the-know disco djs and hugely in-demand since being one of the standouts on dimitri from paris nightdubbin compilation.
ltds repress best record italy take the time machine all the way back to 1979 to revisit the wonderful italo-disco delights of adolf stern, whose -more... i like it- represents the strangest end of the genre as it was taking shape. with heavily processed vocals injecting some serious strangeness into the chirpy disco backdrop, it s the kind of track to turn heads without a doubt. -twenty seven- on the b-side is equally magical in its capturing of the era, with the more obvious surface elements underpinned by a truly intoxicating line in synth arpeggios. once again best comes up trumps refreshing the history of italian music of all shapes and sizes.
best record italy came out with another obscure italian disco production from 1977 containing the fully extended disco versions of vibrations and baobab previosly available on the billy woost album like -one continuous edit-, but this time we have these two strong disco songs fully extended and in the right form!
limited edition of the terrific funk groover party freak by alan shelly and dance together on the flip. only released as a 7 inch cut in italy in the mid seventies now reissued in the full 12-maxi single with no fades so fully extended !
amin peck is an electronic studio project, contaminated by the new wave from u.k. like most ’80s electronic bands. amin-peck walked a fine line between disco and minimal wave throughout the course of the early 1980s, oftentimes incorporating shameless pop melodies and avant-garde leanings. amin peck were an italian band leaded by giorgio fioroni (aka george fyron, arrangements, production, vocals) with leonard parker (arrangments, keyboards) and max marne (production). incredible but true, amin peck started as hard rock guitar band in the 70s... and becoming one of the best examples of italo disco. this limited edition it contains full-length versions plus uncut audio material (a2) tracked down during tape restoration. (the first pressing coming from 1982 was pressed only on 7inch in u.k.)
remastered reissue of one of the rarest boogie-funk oriented italian releases : matakena a one-off italo boogie studio project from the same producers behind kano. the plus on this one is the instrumental version of aphrodisiac that for strange reasons wasnt available on the original release.
the mbo theme represents one of the first hits on the early days of chicago house movement. now came back with the plus of the unreleased italian version (on the side b instead of the unnecessary radio cut). this project is being managed by mario boncaldo the same man behind some other great italo-disco projects like tullio de piscopo - stop bajon and plastic mode - baja imperial today is enriched with this unreleased edit produced by mario himself back in the days and availabel only on the studio tape this cut is more heavy and club oriented because there are no vocals so there is more space for synth and bassline parts, a must play for every set!
limited edition remastered release of another wicked boogie joint from delirium records that is just as good as jagg and neddy smith from the same label and previously reissued by best record italy. this one luckily has the highly playable instrumental and the soulful vocal version both mixed by the legendary tee scott. don t sleep!
this time best record italy presents an italo masterpiece from 1983 produced by the duo : francesco paolini (pasta dj) and alessandro novaga that became a massive dancefloor classic in chicago house with the likes of the -hot mix 5- on cult radio station wmbx and regularly played by the legendary ron hardy at the infamous muzic box. it was very influential at it s time on the early chicago house and acid movement.
pino presti comes back in 2018 on best record italy with another top class disco production. this time featuring the hot voice of roxy robinson on three unreleased extended disco songs from his 1977 quality archive. the drum groove is enriched by the percussions played by one of the biggest italian drummer tullio de piscopo.
limited edition remastered reissue of an obsure italian balearic disco song produced and arranged by victorio pezzolla the same man behind the project -asso - don t stop- that was a big hit during early 80s in the n.y.c. underground clubs, regularly played by larry levan at paradise garage and by david mancuso at loft. the plus on this limited edition reissue is that the production is directly handled by the former producer to obtain a more accurate sound compared from the first release.
best italy continues to do a wonderful job of unearthing much-sought after gems and giving them the re-press they deserve. lily ann was a quintessential one hit wonder of italo disco perfection that surfaced in 1984, and -going crazy- captures the mood of early 80s dance music perfectly. adding value to the release beyond the fresh mastering job and high-end modern pressing, as well as the previously released vocal and instrumental we also get treated to a dub mix of -going crazy- to give you even more options for dropping this impeccable slice of italian dance music history.
once more scouring the annals of disco history for the hottest jams, best look beyond italy and snap up this much-vaunted slice of american funk from 1982. while second hand prices can get out of control, it s not hard to hear why this glittering prize from jagg would be so coveted - it s got everything. jazz-leaning slap bass, mean synthesizer chops and soaring vocals - -take time- is prime to set the party off, and no longer is it the preserve of wealthy collectors. originally a single-sided affair, best have done the right thing and filled the b-side up with an extended version to let that groove roll on even longer.
limited edition remastered reissue (vocal + instrumental). lamè is an italo disco project born from an idea of pietro conti and marco meletti and is now considered from most collectors and deejays one of the best italo tracks ever produced.
rare and obscure boogie disco funk bomb from italy, recorded in 1981 but pressed in 1983 and featuring: roland zaniolo the lead voice of the italian disco-funk group of firefly. this release is a collector’s edition, limited to 300 copies like the first release but it comes with a nice picture cover artwork plus liner notes containing infos and pictures provided from the original producer.
limited edition remastered 12” reissue, it contains the extended versions of “let’s go” and “mustang” from sandwich one of the most obscure project from the small independent italian label tank records, very rare and in demand ... some used copies reached about 500 euros!
limited collectors edition of 300 copies only of this rare italian disco funk studio project from 1977 run by pino presti. today is very rare but the value of this reissue is that contains for the first time ever all the original versions plus the long version that never saw the light, because for some reason both 12 and the 7 inch original vinyl contains only the short cuts (called part 1 / part 2).
we are proud to announce the release of *funky bump* special 12 inch version, containing the unreleased extended version of the most sought after italian disco funk song produced from the great italian producer & arranger: pino presti. remastered limited edition, with special picture cover on best record italy. best record italy is the new label concept specialized on quality italian disco productions from an idea of claudio casalini, one of the pioneer italian disco dj and former chairman of best record.
future state, one of the most electronic disco project, arranged and produced by celso valli was released in 1984, one of the most important and profitable years of the golden age of italo-disco genre. it represents the last disco project of this great italian musician before starting a long and successful musical career as songwriter and producer in the italian pop music.
remastered limited edition: originally released in 1984 on eyes and distributed by best record. comes with the original picture cover art as was originally planned to be released.