gabe catanzaro is a kind of -king of italo disco made in usa-. after the first appearance on international deejay gigolo in 2000, he has reached the swiss labels mental groove and viking music with unforgetable gems like memories and ex-girlfriend . later he has released the amazing i can still remember on john selway s label memory boy, and also a full lenght on laboraudio called (la febbre dell italo disco) (italo disco s fever, translated from italian language). finally, after some years of break and a couple of remixes for dj gio mc-505, he come back with a ep full of italo disco and synth pop references. essential for who love the sound of the 80s.
played and supported by: ali renault, flemming dalum, casionova, fred ventura, keen k, nick anthony simoncino, cute heels, discodromo, the model, snuff crew, bottin, ulysses, paul mogg, sare havlicek, dr. motte, flashworx, cosmo vitelli, nick chacona, shawn mac, walter jones, david carretta and many more.
nadanna is extremely proud and excited to present tobias bernstrup’s new album “technophobic”. bernstrup who works both as a visual artist and musician has been touring worldwide since the late 1990s and positioned himself as one of the leading re-inventors of italo disco with his unique mix of italo, synthpop and gothic noir. he has created his own unmistakable stage persona wearing androgynous outfits in shiny latex and heavy make-up. tobias has collaborated with seminal artists such as trans-x, apoptygma berzerk, martial canterel, xeno & oaklander, lebanon hanover, and she past away. “technophobic” contains 10 smashing tracks including the recent single “utopia”, and “metropolis of tomorrow” featuring french dark synth wave artist hante. combining influences from classic synthpop, minimal wave, dark wave in a retro futuristic manner tobias bernstrup has created an album reminiscent of the 80s but in a contemporary context of sound landscape.
repress of the killer italo disco funk holy grail released on 45rpm single in 1979, now available in 12” includes previously unreleased instrumental versions and two alternative versions of “samedi soir” by patricia & top secret and olga melchionda. all tracks are from original master tapes.
during the eighties it was possible to observe an italian fascination with the mysterious far east. this can be found across art, design and music in italy during this time, in subtle or obvious ways. specifically there are italo-disco records that proudly show this influence, some of the best known being: fun fun – -living in japan-, koto – -chinese revenge- and city-o – -rose of tokyo-.
following in this theme is fancy – -null null-. not to be confused with the famous euro-disco artist behind -slice me nice-, this fancy is a one-off project from italo-disco icon raffaele fiume, the artist and voice behind many great italo-disco hits, such as: helicon – -you ... see-, malcom & the bad girls – -shoot me- and ralph river band – -strange vibration-.
adding to the original tracks of the 1982 release is a totally ecstatic and powerful remix from betonkust: one of the most talented and exciting dutch producers of recent years. also included is an instrumental edit from hysteric, for those who find the unique vocals challenging.
einer der größten hits der italo disco Ära jetzt wieder als 12“ maxi single erhältlich. doctor’s cat “feel the drive“ war 1983 ein hit in ganz europa. produzent aldo martinelli, der auch mit martinelli und raggio di luna große erfolge feierte, ist auch für diesen megahit verantwortlich.
four italo disco cuts produced by the powerhouse of svengile aka luigi venegoni. original copies of stratosferic band on it s 40th anniversary are changing hands for £125 and no wonder why. splashdown encapsulates perfectly the weird and wonderful imagination of italo productions sci-fi synthwork that ventures beyond this dimension. the ben norman track on the b1 has a more straight up disco feel to it but those vocals maintain an ethereal italo aura. completing this special 4 tracker is the obscure t.c. radiation that talk box guitar solo will melt any minds it s put in front of!
GET CLOSER (TIGER&WOODS, GERD JANSON RMX, DJ OYSTER RMX)
12" Vinyl D18.12.17
here we are again! courtesy of valerie dore. numero due in the super sound singles series on running back continues on the re-issue/update tip of inexpensive records. big in the charts in 1985, the italian queen of romantic dance made her second single get closer a clairvoyant poem about… errr… life and love: when the world is running down get closer! think stonewashed jeans, endless summers on italian beaches, boats coming back to the shore. remixed by fellow country men tiger & woods, get closer gets sandblasted into our modern times and the necessary treatment to be the peak- and night time hug fest, it’s always supposed to be. add a run out tool by dj oyster and a gentle dj-friendly edit by gerd janson of the original to the billboard. and always remember: changing your spell can save you.
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.
fun fun “greatest hits & remixes” is now also available as a limited vinyl edition. selected tracks and mixes complete the already available double cd and are a real treat for all vinyl lovers.
another highlight for all italo disco vinyl lovers!
die exklusive italo disco vinyl serie “italo disco collection“ geht in runde 3 und liefert auf 2 lps die großen hits und exklusive raritäten. natürlich gibt es auch diesmal nur die extended versions, z.b. von lee marrow, wish key, cyber people, radiorama, koto, the fashion.
initially released in 1984 on legendary discomagic records, the first record of otto mix (ottorino menardi) - sahara sand - returns. attic salt discs brings you an official remastered reissue of this hybrid italo classic. features george aaron on vocals and the visnadi brothers on the keyboard and drum machines. written by renzo zennaro. a fine downtempo cut that has withstood the test of time and remains in the current dj mixes!
well known in the clubscene a classic italo track from this underground dark wave italo band from holland. track played by dj david vunk on numberous parties for more than 6 years already, so it took some time but here it is, including a techno remix.