blond london wonder joe corti is back on better listen to kick off whats sure to be a big year of releases for him. fourth base balances big party tracks meant for roughing up the room (oh lord) and the title track, for instance) as well as the sly filter disco sound of lula and the surely anthemic the first time
alelah records presents the debut album from polow in da diggalow, recorded at hilberts grand hotel with tracks produced between 2017 and 2019. dusty instrumental beats, hazy jazz loops and mpc-styled hip hop treats across two sides of a lovingly created cassette tape. a pure unadulterated listening experience that deserves the time and space that a tape can offer. kick back, light up that incense and lose yourself in this one.
comes in standard cover! 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.