kо,,,ф,,,е,,, aka kofe aka coffee was one of the pioneering russian new wave bands in the mid 80 s although they were not very known in that time. the band was founded in 1983 in leningrad and in 1986 they released their amazing second album balance , which was re-issued 5 years ago on baran records / other voices records. bordello a parigi had the opportunity to release a 12″,,, single of this album with two album tracks and additional edits by lithuanian born kgbk who you might know from his london based parabox radio show. balance!
from performer in the notorious roxy club and director of the party animals videoclips, to songwriter, amanda lear interpreter and italo aficionado. the multi talented duvall is back in action as singer and covergirl on this second release on bordello a parigi: brace yourself!
ichisan s 2017 aperitiv was so good that we ve decided to return for a second helping from his sumptuous album. four choice cuts have been selected and reworked with a specific instrument focus. the harpsicord version of -hotel- keeps the intoxicating melody of the original but allows beats to relax as notes shine with an incandescent brilliance. drums put their feet up for the rhodes version of -modri tunel.- deep stings and lounging lines mingle in this work of smoke swirling seduction. -kozmetika (trumpet version)- dances to a different tune. rich bass is again central but this time brash and bold brass intertwine with funk filled bars. the last waltz arrives with the piano version of -terminal e.- alluring notes ascend, rising and falling against heartwrenching guitar strings for a finale to end this ballroom inspired beauty.
for years nathan church has been cutting up floors in his native bilbao. recently the basque man s attention has turned from the dj booth to the studio. under his wldv (we love dolce vita) this iberian electronic inspiration has cast long shadows and brightened rooms with his blend of horror score intensity and disco exuberance. wldv arrives at the bordello with a four tracker of serious intent. sepulchral and sinister synthlines characterise a dying feast, nowhere more than in the haunting samples and clean drums of -a bucket of blood-. cold chords gleam with icy menace while crisp claps punctuate the entrancing funk of -danza macabra-. ecclesia toys with set parameters, exploring what lurks in the twilight between terror and titillation. this flirtation with the divine and the profane is plain to hear in the uneasy elegance and uplifting elation of -far, far away-, a work of steady kicks, unsettling extracts and soaring strings. this -feast- ends on a delectable note. keys dance and spiral in the intoxicating -laying down on cosmic dust-, an enthralling end to and enthralling ep.
bordello a parigi is on the hunt once again, this time journeying to southern france to unearth an up and coming sect of synthesizer sorcerers: blind delon. hailing from toulouse, the triumvirate of mathis kolkoz, théo fantuz and coco thiburs offer a sound that combines indie and wave with seemingly effortless execution. the soft interlude of -sometimes- introduces assassin. a groove grips pulsing rhythms, subtle strings and throaty vocals in the captivating -sombre soleil-. those vocals become even deeper in the dreamy -j ai honte-. smoke spirals around keys in this brooding work of guitars rifts and bruised egos. the title piece perfectly melds warm strings with cold synthlines for a superb climax to an ep that exudes modern synth-wave chic.
a new year means new musical horizons here at the bordello. curses formed his sound in the distortion and sweat of back alley dive bar bars amidst the crash of guitars and the audible gulp of beer. hints of disco and wave balance this rougher edge, smoothing down those creased lines for a style that adheres to no boundaries. -pedal to the metal and don t look back- is a perfect introduction to curses multifaceted sound. beats orbit burbling bass and brash strings in a work of dreamy hypnotics. -knife in teeth- comes from a similarly shadowy lair. dark bars are further inked by industrial percussion in a track born on the factory floor to strict ebm parents. terr takes on -pedal to the metal and don t look back- and does the original proud. bass rumbles to the tune of a guttering engine before lighter notes take hold. murky currents are cleared by bright synth blasts in this uplifting remake. the bird of paradise closes the ep with his psychedelic take on -knife in teeth.- drums take on a more sinister tone as tribal rhythms give rise to jungle imagery and the immediate threat of what might lurk behind those supposedly innocent sounds.
italoconnection is back on bordello with a remix ep of the song humanize , which appeared on their critically acclaimed metropoli album in 2017. accompanied with the beautiful voice of francesca gastaldi an all-star team of producers got on remix duties. on top a bonus track with a new version of neon disco by the king of the cut!
temperatures are dropping and we re all feeling the effects. bordello a parigi is letting the cold winds of the north swirl inside its doors with russia s volta cab bringing a fresh 2lp to the table. a spread of influences come together for the eleven tracks of rise again. take -emerald s phantasy-, a piece built on layers of percussion that blends elements of disco with notes of techno. -dark room- is a different affair. arctic chords are cut with electro and distant vocals for an unsettling treat. -kruger- stomps to a terse beat before lush pads bloom in a work that builds to dizzying peaks. warm blasts balance these colder moments, the rich grooves of -savage fury-, the floor filling funk of -board scandinavia- and the removed romance of -sweet exorcist- all show another shade to the volta cab sound and of course there s more. rise again is an audio collection of vibrant colours and hues, tracks pitch from icy blues to autumnal ambers and fiery reds, a musical kaleidoscope that stretches across a spectrum of styles.
bordello a parigi has just returned from a fruitful expedition to russia to secure a four tracker from st petersburg synthesizer playboy kito jempere. super sax sounds is a rich and varied expression from an artist who has explored a spread of sounds during his career. the a-side is the product of one diverse machine, the yamaha qy-70. -bueller s dance- gets the show on the road with latin showband flare. the opener brims with cruising notes, crisp claps and smooth bass, a track guaranteed to put a smile on any face. moods change with the tear stained chords of -space commercial-, a superbly subtle work of joy and heartbreak. a colder wind permeates the flip as a cinematic and sinister element enters. toms and snares support the descending bars of -atmosphere-, a track where tropical dreams cloud into despair. those dreams are purged by -tomohawk-, a dark prowler who stalks with a maniacal glint and menacing intent. an audio feast care of kito jempere.
it s with two kisses and a hearty handshake that bordello a parigi welcome stalwart of electronic music: mr pauli. schooled on the west coast, this pivotal figure has worked extensively with likeminded visionaries to create iconic tracks as the novamen, matzo & pauli and sumerian fleet whilst producing his own unique works on labels like moustache and viewlexx. after such successes pauli returns as a solo producer, delivering to the bordello mansion two tracks of pure class. -at night- is big, bright and brilliant. hooks grip as soon as the needle lands. vintage vocoder lyrics, a particular favourite of this trailblazer, tell a tale of twilight romance while crisp beats snap and notes sail. the flip keeps the fires burning. synthlines are soaked in mediterranean sunshine, an italo disco influence coming to the fore, with lovelorn vocals used to balance this cheer-filled creation. golden sounds from a true pioneer.
in 2012 bottin presented a mysterious neo-italo-wave band: cristalli liquidi. this album, finally, unveils the mystery: cristalli liquidi is not a band, not in the conventional sense of the word. it s entirely bottin s music, lyrics and vocals, with a little help from his friends. this long overdue lp not only introduces original works, but also breathes new life into remakes of obscure italian pop songs. sun-blushed synthwork is embraced by vocals steeped in romance, vocals en italiano no less. the many guises of the glitterball are unveiled, from the deep bass and smooth funk of 70s disco into the catchy hooks of the 80s and beyond to darker tones and lovelorn laments. across nine tracks the venetian takes you on a journey, as his homeland of italy is musically explored through past and present. cristalli liquidi is an album some five years in the making, five years at first glance. in reality, this lp is a narrative that spans almost thirty-five years. from the poets and songwriters who inspired bottin to the friendships and collaborations that made this project possible, this is an album forged through memories old and new, a heartfelt account of relationships between people (and synthesizers too!)
a new group strut their way down the bordello boardwalk. the chameleon outfit of yellocat, emblazoned with colour, arrive with dans la boutique and are true to their debut 12- title. a deep wardrobe of styles has been raided for this four track ep. first comes the latin funk of -mi hermano-, a lust laden duet of sweet chords and dancefloor desires, before the lounge romance of -tout à,,, moi.- language is played with, spanish shimmies into french before english takes over the flip. -rivals of mars- is brash interplanetary battle. synthlines glisten against vocoder lyrics in an epic struggle between our world and theirs. the pop-scented warmth of -chasing the light- leads the 12- out, a ballad of late night excess amidst the glass and steel of the city.
over his twenty year the hacker has traversed a spread of styles, from frosted electro to raging techno slammers. -midnight bliss- shows another side of this multitalented artist. warmth flows from the title piece. clean rhythm patterns are spiked by synthlines as liquid melodies are swirled into a carefree cocktail that simply radiates. -heavy duty disco- takes over the flip and runs headlong into speakers. the hacker builds a track of generous proportions. textured keys weave through columns of toms and snapping beats before bruising basslines descend for a late night encounter of formidable intent. without doubt, a future classic from a classic creator.
...and in the end, not a great deal is known about the spanish duo futuro. the saga begins with the discovery of a cache of test pressings deep within the shelves of a very dusty record shop near the plaza del toros de valencia. as is the case with these things there was no promo sheet or any other information outside of three clues etched into the run-out groove: futuro, jollyman, mcmlxxxvii. through deduction and reasoning it was soon realised that jollyman was a short lived italian record label that closed it s doors in 1987. there were rumours for a while that jollyman was a mafia wedding gift to a music enthused female family member, but as the journey continued it became slightly more likely that this was a tax write-off for it s owners, as the label itself was never very successful, and was more likely an afterthought rather than a full on passion project. that is not to say that there were not gems hidden within it s small catalogue, most notably from noted library musician, composer and arranger alessandro signoretti, without whose help this release would not be presently in front of you. alessandro s assistance led us to the infamous hafenklang studio in hamburg, germany. the very same studio used by boytronic to record their classic lp the continental (some of the same dx presets can easily be heard on both albums) and despite the insane amounts of musicians that have passed through those doors the owner clearly remembered the duo and finally the mysterious futuro had names: javier c rayón and raúl láynez.
too late for the italo boom, and too early for the sonido de valencia craze, the recordings of futuro have sat on master tapes since 1987 finally awaiting their much deserved audience. bordello a parigi are more than proud to present this lost late slow-mo synthesizer italo masterpiece onto the world.
sex. sorrow. synthesizers. digital romance are a french duo cast in the mould of vintage electro pop. their sound echoes those halcyon days but is firmly set with an eye on the future. vocals, from marie de berlin, are deep, inviting and rich. tracks tell of lost loves, forlorn figures hoping to find solace in the cold and calculated world we inhabit. sparkling synthwork, care of forgotten illusions, perfectly matches those breathy lyrics, catchy hooks ensnaring hearts and minds as they spiral through the dancefloor of their lives.
inspired by the original, the pair turn moneymax into cashminus to deliver two tracks born in a place where belgian new beat, ebm and early rave sounds meet. the result is club monster no satisfaction, which comes in two incarnations: the original vocal version plus an even meaner acid dub for those anxious strobo moments.
morning is ready to break. daytime heat lingers. would be revellers trawl the streets, hoping beyond hope to keep the night alive. cutting through the stifling night air come two words, furor exotica. six tracks spiral down this 12 inch of lurid intent.
hannulelauri have lain silent for more than half a decade, the finnish duo seeming to have disappeared into musical memory. but thankfully this is not the case. resurrected, the pair return with a quartet of space inspired disco from their vaults. starting off with the warming plinks of -earth-, the duo then dazzle with the laser show of -crossing-. the flip keeps the goodness flowing. -blinds- strips back basslines to let bright bars and strings shine before the playful whimsy of -dream- closes. tracks from a decade ago and still sounding as fresh as ever.
valencia s daniel kyo arrives at the bordello with a 12- brimming with his hometown s synthesizer traditions. evanescence spills brooding bars across clean percussion. stripped down rhythms buttress shimmering synthwork, cold bars coarsened by acidic undercurrents. and within this pared back style there lies a groove, a subtle development that grow into full bodied floor jams. an ep of electronic elegance and robust proportions.
-you can go on man with spliffs and booze, because a milf got no time to lose!- imagine a world lead by a cult of vengeful milfs. where business, market, money just ate themselves and sex is the only law left. would you survive or give up? surrenders bill
bordello is back with another volume in the riviera disco series featuring forgotten illusions from france, comme un coeur from latvia/russia, stijn sadee from the netherlands and diane vain from belgium!
2183. after crash landing on an alien planet, intrepid explorer modula valiantly crawls from the wreckage of his interplanetary cruiser clinging to his life (and antique synthesizers.) taken captive, this neo-naples born space traveller is soon drafted into the services of the court of this other world s ruler. his music boxes save his life and change the very face of this distant kingdom. the results have just been beamed back in time to earth and intercepted by the bordello receiver dish. modula s voice crackles through and utters two words: autostrada galattica . cosmic boogie, futuristic funk and deep space disco are human terms to describe these sounds sent half way across the universe to be enjoyed by we humans of the 21st century. love, sacrifice and musical riches from a synthesizer super nova.
transfigure are a duo who are not easily defined. imagine the vocal qualities of saint etienne, the chilling lyrics and melodies of pet shop boys and the guitar riffs and attitude of new order bound together with plenty of contemporary twists and turns and you ll be close to picturing transfigure s signature sound.
originally released in 1983 on the famous cam records for the obscure vietnam movie tornado (antoni margheriti), this highly sought-after soundtrack finally gets the official re-issue treatment it deserves! a very diverse lp with productions that range from classic soundtrack and horror to italo disco and pop... and even a featuring of the late toots thielemans. limited pressing!
high summer. sun is shining and the bordello is open to newcomers, the latest being slovenia’s ichisan. a 12” that bulldozes barriers, metamundus seamlessly slips between electro disco, braindance acid and gilded funk. writhing 303 jerks are tempered by warm-hearted key changes for the title track, patterns ducking into playful frolics and lush deeps. and this desire to toy with convention is what characterises the ep. bitter chords are sugared, machine grooves with nods to the dancefloors of the 70s, spaceflights with undertones of chicago, ichisan brings all together in a 12” that is as unique as it is addictive.
spinning gold is pretty difficult. but thats what franz scala does. simple when you know how, and this italian does. three tracks of pure italo sunshine. snapping beats and cocktail chords meet on the dancefloor for discoteca paradiso, sleek synthlines keeping time as the pair turn and twirl. gun theory works in moonlit. clean drums are sullied by dripping keys, a cigarette locked in the teeth of this after hours affair. and the lights aren t up yet, scala has one more floor filler up his sleeve. pulsing rhythms say there still hope, she s style out there, but the bitter sweet melodies disagree. a lilting heartbreaker, in the elegant form of riflessi
hailing from mexico, zombies in miami have caught the ears of the electro disco faithful with outings for correspondent and love on the rocks. the twosome are debuting on bordello a parigi with a pair of late night burners. turquoise is a sliding snaking piece of synthesizer sorcery. crisp beats are draped in hazy harmonies, reverb soaked bars rising amongst soaring keys and echoed vocals for a work of true elation. hipodromo follows, and starts as it means to go out. drums crash before a floor melting synthline is dropped. the swirl of the mirrorball takes over as this duo whisk you into the warm and melting sounds of strings, rich bass and climbing claps.
following his appearances on riviera disco vol. 1, 2 and 5, bijou is back in the bordello and ready to bring some cool to these hot summer nights. sun countered by sea. soothing synthlines, airy analogue tones and gentle currents characterise the two openers, bijou calling on calming waves and peaceful percussion to begin. the belgian producer allows the temperature to rise for reine des plages , broad basslines and funk laden bars dancing late into the night. but those fresh breezes are ever present, closing in the beach bronzed beauty of la maree .
two generations of italian music history come together on this split 7inch. milan meets rome, fred ventura meets alessandro adriani. for this occasion adriani and ventura covered the 82 evergreen changing by bill bruce. the perfect combination to pay homage to this monumental piece of music. on the flip side fred s early 80s new wave band state of art got the remix treatment by alessandro s moniker newclear waves. another unique match of these two key figures preserving the 80s underground sound of italy.
the frosts of finland are blasted away by the radiate synthesizer sunlight of surf dancer! rich analogue textures are supported by surf dancer s love of the vocoder, computer-spoken lyrics twirling amidst addictive melodies and clean-cut beats. sweet notes and even sweeter words swirl in this world of ray guns, unicorns and of course rainbows. strings soar skyward in the elation of -rainbow man- before the sleek funk of -rocket in my pocket-. joy pours from the needle drop, instant happiness and body moving music from start to finish, the end coming in the xylophonic goodness of future in the night-.
finally a visitor from another meaning returns to earth, and vinyl. the viewlexx veteran is back on our world with lost encounters i, four cuts from the vaults. beamed in from a distant galaxy is the blazing brilliance of -dance of the happy shadows-. past film score greats immediately come to mind. vangelis. carpenter. moroder. -i rarely talk to strangers- pulses with crisp beats and rumbling arpeggios, cloudy skies ready to rain on a polluted l.a. in 2019. the blue dot is left behind for the elation of -j is for jupiter-. the stars are the place to be. -j is for jupiter ii- drifts from cosmic currents before illuminating the heavens for the lead out into end credits.
past midnight. empty streets. from an ill lit doorway a sound. a woman. shadow. a scent. drawn into one. smoke and synthesizer music swirls. bionda e lupo. crossing the threshold, tripping into twilight. analogue emotion, styles twirled like garlands. nervous shuffles and the touch of fingertips. weaving, bodies twirl as morning shoulders into night. the realisation. the edge of eyes. curl of lip. the click of heels with creak of floor. feeling flows, ebbs, cascades and floods. lipstick and heavy perfume. two forms swimming in currents, bending to one another in the warm glow of aging speakers. breath and pulse quicken. electricity spiked with passion. the final embrace. whispered promises. a kiss.
"party apex newness dancing action in short p.a.n.d.a. this was the theme song of the panda club in mid 80’s italy where marcello bertini aka dj arch (arch stands for architect, he was studying architecture at that time) was a resident dj. it was pressed on limited edition vinyl to promote the club and parties. a few decades later this 12″ was re-discovered and became an in great demand record for italo collectors. bordello a parigi got in touch with marcello bertini and found out he still had all the original mastertapes, laqcuers and even the cmyk films for the sleeve: a true italo treasure. get ready for some dancing action!"
bordello a parigi is returning to where it all began. four years ago dj overdose inaugurated the label under his masked model man moniker. now he s back. missile crisis and intercepted communique, hidden waves collects six underhanded secret music documents of cold war espionage.
bordello a parigi continues the riviera disco series with a top choice selection of artists from all over the world. first up is the mysterious duo stefano e bene that hooked up with italo legend fred ventura for a catchy love anthem. second track is a sensitive space disco bomb by tony cops from the city of montreal. the travel continues on the flipside with a hot and sweaty disco tune from mexican newcomer dany e. the finishing touch is by le chocolat noir from sisak, croatia with dark horror disco flavour for the creeps in the night. limited supplies!
even though the only commonly known avant-pop/pseudo-world/cultural-rave outcome from lithuania exists for more than 15 years, which is, for a lithuanian band - a lot, it seems this machine will never stop from moving forward, to the contrary - the legendary avant-project spins in its own unstoppable wheel of fortune and change.
neud is a trio from nyc and zagreb consisting of nico nightingale (neud photo), iva viskovic (croatian chanteuse), and pierre klein (mox). they ve been producing their own brand of italo/space disco the old skool way since last summer. ranging from sexy, groovin dizko to deep, dark and dancey trax...neud supply the goods on a spacey platter. limited supplies!
model man is the nom de plume of the diverse dutch man dj overdose. forever strangers is the second model man release with dark dense electro pop, sinister and playful on the new bordello a parigi imprint. comes with beautiful picture cover, illustrated inner sleeve and hand numbered press sheet. a great record made with a lot of dedication! the pleasure of buying vinyl!
2017 saw the arrival of pin up club here at the bordello with a superb three tracker, friends of the vortex. now the dutch partnership are back. this time a quartet of tracks has been selected to produce the forever machine. the bold bars of friends of the vortex, the romantic rushes and soundtrack silhouettes are all present with new elements being introduced to further develop a truly unique style. breathy vocals and melancholy are countered by warm synthlines in the brooding -valis- before the lonesome -is there anybody out there?- blooms into a daringly bright work of disco dimensions. opening the flip is the title piece. smouldering, -the forever machine- burns with quivering chords that rise ever skyward on a column of tight rhythms as lyrics spiral ever upward. -a deepness in the sky- is a perfect illustration of pin up club s ability to transform burgeoning sombre sounds into tempered elation, rumbling strings and fragile percussion intermingling for a heady finale. welcome back to bordello a parigi guys, welcome back to pin up club.
his sacred piece of vinyl will blow all your worries away! no introduction needed for the true new-wave/italo lovers, because what we have here are two of the most sought after holy grails: new life and grace. on top youll receive four extra unreleased three of you tracks retrieved from the italian 80s. diamonds for tears on the beloved bordello a parigi label.
it s 6:66am when chinaski elbows his way on to the floor. leather jacket. metal studs. bare arms. tattoos. with his hand freshly stamped this newcomer brazenly strides into the bordello. his style? try to pin it down. beats parry and pound with the intensity of an ebm hammer. yet, strolling through those meaty kick drums stride shimmering melodies that sport elements of new beat, italo and techno. the rakish grooves of -surfin dead- occupies the a-side. bold rhythms fly in the face of burbling bass and cascading chords as chinaski takes control. a body pumping work out follows. -unschuld der sinne- throws beat shaped fists from the needle drop as a brawl breaks out. born in the smoke machines of belgium, this bruiser balances its rough edged rhythms with beaming bars. there s to be no relenting as the closer screams like a nitro-fuelled missle. -ab in die ewigkeit- soars is a muscle-bound sky rocket set to keep any floor rumbling to the break of dawn.
auke riemersma (aka aux tha masterfader). erio simonini and gilberto caleffi (aka disco doubles). together this partnership from the netherlands and italy form light cycles, a trio raised on sci-fi sound tracks and smouldering synth anthems. these influences are omnipresent in the group s debut 12-: flowing. addictively catchy hooks and clean beats are central to the light cycles sound with their dazzling melodies glimmering across the 12-. elements of disco are folded into these spirited compositions as this forward-looking triumvirate marry past inspirations with a hope-filled future. seamless radiance. simply put, flowing.
cristalli liquidi returns to bordello a parigi with ecco i remix! alexander robotnick, black spuma and bottin himself on remix duties. on top the sought after 12″,, version of the evergreen volevi una hit.
italoconnection. italo legend federico di bonaventura aka fred ventura with sound specialist paolo gozzetti. after years of collaborations, remixes and productions comes the first real album from this duo. following voyage, this hit squad are linking up with a spread of extraordinary talent for an album that explores a cityscape of variety. from the avenues of synth pop and plazas of space disco, the boulevards of italo to new wave skyscrapers: metropoli. the beautiful tones of francesca gastaldi feature prominently on this brand new album, tones which marry perfectly with addictive synthlines. of course, mr ventura is at the lp s core, an artist who continues to define italo disco with his unmistakable presence, style and voice. lyrical partnerships are pivotal across the eleven tracks. old friends and new have come together, meeting against a backdrop of radiant keys, clean-shaven beats and deep pads. alessandra contini of il genio, martin blix of italove and italo godfather francesco rago (of lectric workers, decadance, expansives, and wanexa fame) all lend their unique attitudes, experiences and voices for some incredibly special music. italoconnection s most daring and dynamic release to date, metropoli is the summary of all fred ventura and paolo gozzetti experiences. it is their electronic music manifesto, a manifesto with an european vision, a sound journey with an unknown destination. an album that will open vistas and visions of italo past, present and future, music of vintage class with a modern and cosmopolitan allure: metropoli.
the 100th release on bordello a parigi had to be something special. and here it is. the official re-issue of this huge italo banger originally released in 1984 on merak music, italy. i m burning, i don t know what to do. my love is like a furnace i know you feel it too. on fire, my heart s in ecstasy i know we ll stay together, the flames in you and me. i m on fire, with desire for you. can t you feel it too. i m on fire, want to be with you. know you want me too. being with you is uplifting me. higher and higher so lovingly. being with you is uptaking me. farther and farther so dreamily. i m on fire, i want you. now i know you want me too. i m on fire, i want you. now i know you want me too.
uncertainty. no set route. destination unknown. younger than me know it s the journey that counts, and they premiere with quite the musical journeyman. the dulcet tones of none other than the don, fred ventura, accompany the title piece, a grooving melody ticks over against clean beats. san proper kick up some dust, adding some grit and soul to the original. the flip takes on a darker aspect. the giallo flavoured -not for all- looms and lurks before the dream woven depths of -don demorder-.
fred ventura and paolo gozzetti are italoconnection. in anticipation of their upcoming album metropoli on bordello a parigi we present to you the voyage ep album sampler with alternative edits and an amazing cover version of the electronic circus direct lines which are exclusive to this 12 inch.
new years deal - winds swirl on a cold night. rain pelts thin window panes. alone sits a figure. eyes are full, his heart hollowed. riccardi schola is the man behind these images. his debut 12inch, on my mind, is a foursome of bitter break-ups and lonesome evenings. piano keys conjure up tears, mascara streaking down cheeks as wine bottles roll empty on heavily carpeted floors. vocals speak of pain, love sick melodies supported by slender snares. new wave echoes weaved with italo emotion for an ep of synthesizer solitude.
spring is in the air and matteo pepe, aka uabos, is taking away that winter chill with four tracks of house warmth and machine funk. acid bars float on crisp claps for the uplifting -mystic force-. the italian keeps the floor stoked with the sample strewn grooves of -copacabana- before the synths take over with the lush chords of -city woods-.-karmic souls- closes, meandering notes bend and shimmer on clean percussion for an exotic climax to an ep of ambitious analogue delights.
machinegewehr tells a tale of interstellar love with his third ep for bordello a parigi, the cordyceps. four glimmering works make up this star crossed story of electro disco. the listener is wrapped in warmth from the outset with the sweetened vocals and clean synths of the title piece. -shivergold-, with its lush pads and arpeggios, pulls you to the floor before the pulsating grooves of -knight 634- take hold. the final embrace comes with the soothing sounds of -a girl you know-. a lost romance from distant world, a kiss goodbye.
erched on a crossroads, pin up club approaches electronic music with a magpie s nature. a spread of styles has been picked, plucked and plundered to make friends of the vortex . the title piece snaps with clean beats as blade runner bars build with an energy that can only be described as palpable. latin percussion and samples get the groove going for children of the void . flirting, the tone twirls and turns. keys are big and full bodied, balanced perfectly by the crack of a snare. out of the unknown closes. a slow burning piece brimming with brooding cinematic shapes and strings, a work that shows the colder edge of this dutch duo. quality through and through.
"skatebard (aka bard aasen lodemel) is warmly welcomed back to the bordello. following 2013 s love in the night comes a 12- of quite a different hue. colour negatives collects three brand new tracks from the digitalo founder. the late night rave funk session of -fujicolor pro 400h- spikes and spins on beams of concentrated energy. those same infectious hooks dawn into the flip. -agfachrome rsx ii- is bright, clean and joy filled; skatebard delivering pure goodness to nurture any bodies beginning to flag. paranoia and the break of day enters with -kodak portra 800-, a minimal two stepping demon that cuts like vinegar. shape shifting synthesizer sounds from an artist who simply ignores genres."
andrea pellegrinelli and davide brugola are two men born and bred in the traditions of italo and electro disco. the duo, as forklift & saw, release their debut 12”, regression, as they melt past influences into the present. meandering hooks, emotion soaked keys and snapping rhythms are at the centre of this milan partnership s music. across four tracks the pair delivers crashing snares, starlit synths and rumbling arpeggiators. infectious full bodied funk oozes from this fledgling outfit, crisp percussion supporting their night gazing melodies. welcome to the world of forklift & saw.
this is the opportunity to get hold on this insane french disco gem which you probably will never see again! with a dj friendly extended edit by de dupe you ll drive the club crazy with melancholic vibes and forever good memories. repress limited to 200 copies on white vinyl.
born in an x1/9 and raised on a diet of b-movies, cerrone and fettuccine, french dj and producer alan dente is the latest addition to the esteemed bordello a parigi roster. a full time member of parisian party crew and digging experts les yeux orange, dente has spent the last few years tearing up the banlieues and blogosphere with a heady mix of disco, boogie, italo and proto-house. after a life changing contribution to manctalo institution red laser records, dente arrives at the bordello in style with his dancefloor haute couture.
number six is here with four new artists making their debut on bordello a parigi: daniel kyo from spain, mystery of science from quebec, john parsley & jack pattern from switzerland and luca dell orso from the netherlands!
younger than me are marcello carozzi and john ming, a rising dj and producer duo from milan. they teamed up with singer lara caprotti for their debut release. the uplifting synth arrangements combined with the soulful voice of lara results in an ultimate sexy-disco-rave euphoria. fellow italians massimiliano pagliara and uabos handled the remixes and and put their sophisticated signature on top. a future club classic, sweet as honey!
montreal. 1983. in the studio, denis and denyse lepage once again marry their musical ability to produce a romance streaked electro disco gem. fast forward three decades and the husband-wife partnership of lime may be forgotten by some, but not by all. odessa pays homage and treats you to a private disco show. synth lines are buffed and allowed to shine once again. vocals take a back seat as glittering notes are given centre stage. bright beaming bars, cascading chords and heady harmonies bob and weave in this refreshing of a true classic.
welcome to the bordello a rimini beach club! salta & roma is a danish entitled collaboration between mike salta and morten roma. having shared a passion since they were kids for italo disco and cosmic space music when it emerged in the late 70 s, the offspring in this project has natural reflections and retro elements from this legendary period of electronic music.
nouvelle phenomene is a new wave/synthpop band from budapest, hungary. they debuted with the glory of romance lp in 2014. fast forward to the summer of 2015 bordello a parigi takes care of a maxi-single with the original lp tracks cruel game and au fond de mon coeur and remixes of both tracks by vanzetti & sacco and machinegewehr!
from the capital of sicily comes the undisputed one man army that goes by the name of palermo disco squad. a heavy artillery of macho italo power house composed by the talented mister innershades. a cinematic adventure that plays with trust and leaves you in omerta. made man overdose delivers a bossman remix on the flip side which spices up the sauce perfectly on this energetic platter.
fred ventura strikes again on the bordello a parigi label. with a classic italo production by spain s talented synergic silence it can t go wrong: fist pumping and heartbreaking love bangers! comes with beautiful picture sleeve.
bordello a parigi continues the riviera disco series with a top choice selection of artists from all over the world. volume 4 includes four club bangers from the hands of salta & roma from denmark, taras van de voorde from the netherlands, (the real) kent clark from england and leach from belgium. limited supplies!
new years deal - the glamorous duo hard ton teamed up with the legendary disco icon paul parker! a huge disco-house cult explosion as result! this record will take you back to all eras of electronic dance music. a perfect balanced vocal marriage powered with energetic productions which makes you want to move your feet from second one. on top some extra italian cookery with top notch remixes of the title track by discodromo and uabos. work that body
another true italo holy grail sees the light again on the bordello a parigi label! originally released in 1984 and high in demand ever since. the euphoric synths and the spacey vocals accompanied by dario dedemo makes this record a crazy addictive classic. fully remastered tracks for your best listening pleasure and on top a killer remix by the one and only flemming dalum. just do it, just do it, just do it, do it, do it!
different countries, different styles. carefully selected by julien tavernier for the riviera disco club. starring bijou from belgium, de pin up club and peet need from the netherlands and jean paul lazarre and philippe taverio (ajello) as impresa gottardo from italy. limited to 250 copies worldwide!
different countries, different styles. carefully selected by julien tavernier for the riviera disco club. starring dilemma, better known as bijou from belgium, dj gio mc-505 from italy, disco sigaretta from romania and the mighty disko selectors from spain. limited to 250 copies worldwide!
rotterdam strikes again! machinegewehrs debut release with the gorgeous vocals of gees voorhees. elitechnique delivers a very nice remix to complete the a side. on the flipside we have the golden combination of a visitor from another meaning (aka alden tyrell) and the legendary fred ventura with a rework on the lyrics and the beat. a huge release with a big package of artists and a nice picture cover shot by bordellos in house photographer eric gonzalez. limited supplies!
its exactly 20 years ago since rude 66 dropped his first record. time to celebrate with this monster release on bordello a parigi. killer vocoders, crushing beats and heavy dark arps. a definitive must have!
all the beloved bordello a parigi ingredients: sexy female vocals, italian lyrics and tight ass italo synths: a sultry aphrodisiac! perfect while stretching your legs intoxicated by the smell of sun cream at the adriatic sea, driving through the abruzzo mountains on a hot summer evening or flirting in the burning sun with tanned beauties at your backyard private swimming pool south of tuscany. this summer hit comes with a beautiful picture cover by la photographer eric i. gonzalez: limited supplies!
the nordic wizard of suspense strikes back with two ultra extended heavy hitter anthems: a rollercoaster of sophisticated thrills for an ultimate hitchcockian ecstacy. a future classic! limited to 250 copies.
limited edition of 250 copies re-mastered on white vinyl! a true italo/new-wave holy grail by the mythological italian duo ein-st-ein. first published on vinyl on the hard to find columbus compilation lp from 1985 and now finally on 12inchwax. varsavia tells a poetic story about warsaw in its cold days. with the beautiful melancholic vocals of emanuele barison and the wonderful dark and heroic synths composition by paolo piuzzi this track takes you on a sentimental fairy tale. comes with a tape version and the track wasraw taken from the rare elettricidintorni cassette compilation. on top a bonus track by sinners, the prog-rock group formed by the members of ein-st-ein in the early 80s, previously only available on 7inch.
rampant crime and outta space violence! hard kickin trailblazin arpaggio four tracker. comes with full color milano space invasion picture cover, press sheet and hand numbered labels. highly collectable release again on the lovely bordello a parigi label !!
la vita non e cara. superb european floor filler disco obscurities, edited by the greatest italo disco connaisseur from down under: hysteric. comes with beautiful stickered picture cover, handstamped label and numbered press sheet. limited edition of 250 copies.
after 25 years bordello a parigi offers you these mid-80s italo-disco-bangers on vinyl again. three old killer releases transformed in one reissue. the three course menu contains the two 1985 hard hittin d. carred obscurities and continues with this spicey hidden gem >i ll go where i like to go< from rambles, which was d. carreds first production on vinyl in 1984. on top of this sunny mountain of an italian pie you will get two extra remixes of >you ll be a winner< by the danish creme de la creme of italo: flemming dalum and mike salta. comes with beautiful picture cover and illustrated inner sleeves. limited pressing of 500 records. an action packed must have!