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.
nz import. 12inch with printed deluxe sleeve, plus lovely 2 sided full size photo inserfor its second release, strangelove resurrects two cuts from the australian cult synth pop duo, arvos, much-mythologised 1984 album luna. having spent time in europe and with heads & hearts full of the continents synth-pop movements, deborah gray and roy nicolson each returned down-under to discover a doggedly rock orientated landscape. finding solace in roys studio and inspired by their musical o.e.s, the arvo concept was formed and an album took shape. a glamorous visual/electronic opus, major label misjudgment and local bewilderment left luna to unjustly slip under the radar. rescued here, bikini channels an ipanema electronic vibe, nostalgically recalling antipodean beach culture while the synthetic undercurrents of so deep reflect on the nature of our dreams. also presented is a reimagined so deep instrumental from australias synth pop scholar-in-chief hysteric, while french m.o.t.m. shelter tailors bikini into an excursion version.
dabei hat jeder einzelne produzent seinen ganz eigenen bezug zu daf. so erinnert sich gabi delgado, dass er früher beim ausgehen immer zu -i feel love- getanzt hat, westbam hatte einen seiner ersten bühnenauftritte mit daf und dj hell und robert görl veröffentlichten beide auf dem münchner kultlabel disko b, aus dem später dj hells international deejay gigolo records als ableger hervorging. mit dem grandiosen remix von boys noize und dem etwas experimentelleren ansatz von lor (aka gregory fergusson) nimmt sich dann die nächste generation die legendären klassiker vor. natürlich kommen auch die beiden herren zu wort und reinterpretieren ihre eigenen stücke auf eine ganz neue art.
this promo album only send to radio and tv in 1980 is now regarded as one of the best cosmic library lp of this period. from the disco tinged of test and spot to the ambient and kosmische landscapes of spectre or synchronisme you can easily see why.
techno veteran adam-x dons his admx-71 moniker with three tracks of subterranean, cyborb, body music influenced slow grinding techno. tense, textured, and ready to explode all three tracks explore the dark present and future we are heading towards, with track titles like nuclear hysterics and dire situation the music goes hand in hand with the modern day chaos unfolding daily. properly heavy and dense there is still air letting the tracks breathe and develop as they slowly boil over scorching everything in their path. heavy!
the 4th edition to the limited series drops on banoffee pies records. more mixed taste loving for your record bag. italo feelings on safari from fyi chris’ own watson leading the charge on 80’s mode along with a chugged out creeper from hysteric. plenty of acquarium breaks from dj ok and rasputin and more bongos in between from ny*ak and ian blevins on k dance. more friends of the love making an appearance. music for prancing. love and dancing. banoffee pies x heat.
a legit dance record from caractere on hypertone. features remixes from randall m and noel jackson. 180 gram. 350 copies. no repress! vinyl only (no digital!). support from anthea, dubsons, chad andrew, oshana, bella sarris, jessica diaz, archie mailton, primarie and more.
compilation featuring 11 exclusive tracks from the new york haunted fam. banging and distorted techno and electro tracks from young producers like foil, kluentah, meze, leonardo martelli and many more. blending ebm style industrial with modern experimentalism, compiled by drvg cvltvre.