the 80s italo disco /proto-house classic ‘mbo theme’ by the mighty klein & mbo, repressed! comes with an heavy (and unheard) south african version on the flip. huge tip! the mbo theme (1983) has been a dance floor favorite since decades, created by mario boncaldo and tony carrasco - the legendary italian/us duo klein & mbo. the track got support in nyc and chicago by greats as larry levan, frankie knuckles and ron hardy.
the rare version on the flip is created by a south-african band called warrior. rush hour explain how they came across the track: “we bumped into this version on a south african record digging trip. it took us a few months to realize the scarcity of this version. ian osrin, a well respected engineer in south-africa who was involved in many 80ties and 90ties bubblegum, kwaito and south african disco records, explained us about music distribution in south africa during apartheid.
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.
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.
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!
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.
rsf is a continously forward moving mesmerizing electronic/technoid trip through space and time. it is truely the most fascinating piece of 1970’s / 1980’s inspired music for decades. a new favorite album for fans of italo disco, 1980’s synth pop, berlin school, krautrock, techno,... released by berlin’s private records label which is spinning it’s circles already with a lot in demand musical pieces like black devil disco club, italo disco legacy, sex fever, captain future, starcluster & marc almond,... the musician behind rsf is roland sebastian faber. professional artist from london and producer of boy george, george michael, marc almond (soft cell) and a lot more dope stuff. album artwork by emil schult (former member of german cult electronic band kraftwerk). he was not only working as musican with the band but is also responsible for some of the most iconic artworks in history of music as for example autobahn, ralf&florian, radio-aktivität, trans europa express,... limited edition. this record looks awesome in your vinyl collection but will kill also all dancefloors around the globe. download code included!
pushing movies is a collaborative project from jeffrey sire and dimitri soemotional that celebrates the vintage tones of italo disco, synth pop and all things slick and 80s. -thinking about you- does indeed sound like it could have been made 30 years ago - from the slap bass to the reverse drum fills, plastic fm synth lines and overall aspirational tone, it s the consummate extended 12- mix track. lauer takes the original and smacks it up sharp with some tougher drums and a greater sense of urgency, and then fort romeau takes a subtle approach that keeps much of the original spirit of the track intact while honing the edges for maximum club play and using some cosmic synth flourishes to devastating effect.
after the original comes the remix. or in this case three. i:cube, chinaski and aera help you refresh your memory and re-draw drawn from memory from benjamin fröhlichs second part of the rude movements series. its one single track, but every remixer has taken his very own approach and came up with a new interpretation. the iconic french producer and permanent vacation long time favourite, i:cube, transformed the original into a soul warming and heart melting late night bomb that lets the sun appear even in the darkest places. chinaski out of frankfurt, well known from his releases on live at robert johnson and uncanny valley, fuses italo disco with a john carpenter-style soundtrack aesthetic and an infectious bassline completed by a full on guitar solo in the break. aera, fresh from releasing his album on permanent vacation, is slowing down the tempo, rearranging the layers of the original and adding a bubbly and underwater atmosphere that let the dub stabs shine. three different versions that may represent different memories of one long night.
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!
dark entries editions is proud to reissue ghost town the 1984 debut 12inch single by mono band from italy. the project was conceived by producer rene d herin and massimo fantinatiti aka fantenax. they teamed up with songwriter and guitarist luigi venegoni aka svengile who had previously worked with progressive and jazz-rock bands arti & mestieri and venegoni & co. as well as cosmic disco group stratosferic band. treading the lines between italo disco and the darker side of new wave, the trio crafted a mysterious sound. melancholic arpeggiators, a throbbing baseline, stuttering samples, and the classic linn drum machine run throughout the track. vocals were handled by an uncredited carlo rossi who raps about a ghost town filled with fear. when female vocalist elena sansonetti begins to softly whisper the chorus one might get goose bumps. the trio were joined in the studio by dj mike aka michele paolino of make up/mike up, dj moody, fabrice bellini of art fine and producer miceli. the song was recorded in a few days at dynamo sound studio in turin and originally released on the popular discomagic records. this reissue includes the original vocal version, backed with a longer dubbed out instrumental ?ghost version? on the b-side. all songs have been remastered for vinyl by george horn at fantasy studios in berkeley. the 12inch is housed in an exact replica of the original sleeve with an astrological photo the planets orbiting the sun. each copy also includes a 2-sided postcard.
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!
huge record! please make room for a brand new label in the house! we are delighted to introduce you our first release that will highlight some super quality house music delivered by the house legend mr. hector moralez, the master of rhythm and beats, the one and only tuccillo and the romanian groove sensation, the well known negru. its all about house music baby!!! one love!!
ein lang verschollenes und gesuchtes album ist jetzt wieder erhältlich! und dazu auch noch auf vinyl!
divine machte sich in den späten siebziger jahren zunächst einen namen als skuriller schauerspieler in john waters filmen (u.a. hairspray, pink flamingos), bevor der travestie-künstler dann in den frühen 80er jahren von erfolgsproduzent bobby orlando (u.a. pet shop boys, the flirts) auch für plattenveröffentlichungen produziert wurde, die den typischen bobby-o disco-sound hatten. innerhalb von knappen 3 jahren landete divine dann auch einen großen hit nach dem anderen, bis er schliesslich 1988 auf tragische weise ums leben kam. doch seine songs sind bis heute unvergessen geblieben.
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.
zyx italo disco collection als 3er-vinyl: ja, ist denn schon wieder 80er jahre? wann gab es zuletzt eine solche sammlung von italo-top-hits auf vinyl? lang ists her. wir präsentieren original-italo-disco-hits in ihren maxi-versionen von radiorama, ken laszlo, duke lake, joe yellow, brian ice, hypnosis, lee marrow, grant miller und vielen mehr! zyx italo disco collection als 3er-vinyl: ein unbedingtes sammlerstück!
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.
THE NIGHT / GET CLOSER / HAPPY STATION / BAILA BOLERO
12" Vinyl D25.01.10
4-track sampler with 2 italo-disco gems by valerie dore, including the alltime classic >the night<, made in 1984.
flip over for even more disco-fun with fun fun and their tracks >happy station< (1983) and >baila bolero< (1986).