from northern italy, the maestro beppe loda is continuing his beppe loda cuts series with his newest edit release. obscure disco rock explores rare tracks that blur the line between disco and rock from 70 s and 80 s italy.
the third release of the obscure cuts series, curated by the italian disco pioneer beppe loda, represents the electronic dance movement that formed in the late 70s, early 80s in italy. it features a few obscure productions that were inspired by giorgio moroder and other european electronic music of the time.
first up on the new passport to paradise imprint is the legendary beppe loda. a true pioneer of italy s club culture of which he has been applying his trade for 40 years. his unique sound was refined during his residency at the mythical typoon club from 1980 - 1987. beppe now travels the world rocking only the finest music establishments. here are four cuts plucked from the vaults of his vast record collection re edited to cause destruction on the modern day dance floor. secret weapons alert!
this is the second release of the obscure cuts series, curated by italian disco pioneer beppe loda. this ep sets us off on a magic carpet ride of middle-eastern-influenced italian obscure disco gems from the 70s. beppe loda is a great ambassador for the oscillator parties from which the label originates. tip! andrew mason (waxpoetics): beppe loda speaks, we listen
next up on nang we get tooled up with our disco pick-axe to mine one of the most authentic italo vaults, that of once-forgotten-but-now-hero-again beppe loda. having begun djing in brescia aged 16, loda was resident at gambaras soon to be legendary typhoon club from 1980 until the club closed in the same year as the paradise garage, a year before acid house officially began in 1987.
slow motion operates since 2005 as an event organization collective in the field of electronic music, club installation, visual art and disco dancing. originally based in mid-italy, it is now also one of the freshest and active organization in the berlin night scene. the heads behind slow motion are a crew of friends from pescara/chieti with the same taste of music and many different ideas, which they bring together to form a unique musical atmosphere. the next exciting step for 2009 is the launch of slow motion recording as a platform to release italian and international electronic dance music. slow motion exists to create new affairs in all sorts of electronicmusiculture!
skylax records, the company focused on realeasing original obscure dance classic and everythings that sounds fine to their ears! for our 11th release , we decided to bring you guys a brand new track from the italo master of all time: the fantastic beppe loda under the name italowerk. honestly, we were not expecting anything, as he did so much for electronic music already for the past 20 years, resident at the legendary typhoon club in italy (brescia), playing a huge amount of electronic underground tracks that are praised today by clubbers & vinyl fetishists, he created also what we called today afro cosmic. we could sum up his new project just by its name italowerk = kraftwerk meets underground italo. the first track is called sognando that we could translate by dreaming. indeed, this is a very powerfull track, that sounds almost like an italo lost gem (circa 1982) but with an incredible modern feeling, full of crazy electro synths, arpeggios and a terrible kick: an athem!
a brilliant selection from the 80s italian cult club compiled by dj beppe loda. this 1st instalment is dedicated to the more electronic side of things with excellent balance of progressive electronic tracks from europe & italo disco episodes.
italo deviance blog celebrates its first birthday with three killer edits on 12 inch . on the a side you ll find an extended & very powerful >i wanted to tell her< by ministry edited by marcello giordani. the b side contains an obscure track made in canada but very italo disco flavoured >ladies choice – american man< edited by ajello and a crazy edit by special guest beppe loda of the release >captain future – freinde greife an<(the german soundtrack of a cartoon from the early 80s). ready to dance different?
incredible cool compilation by i-robots: we are opilec... a fascinating release which takes in tracks and remixes from giorgio moroder, todd terje, san francisco synth punk act the units, swiss electronic pioneers schaltkreis wassermann, orlando voorn, nemesi and no more klein & mbo and of course i-robots theself. a double cd project from italy s opilec music released to showcase fine artists with tracks ranging from krautrock, electro, house, techno and disco. a cool and rare insight into some of electronic music s true innovators. check!
as nang completes its first two years on the planet things are going pretty well. we are certainly not getting rich in financial terms but the love of the music and plaudits are warming our souls to the core. along the way we have also managed to work with some amazing artists and introduce some mighty-fine new ones to the world so it is with great pleasure that we bring you the 2nd installment of our array series. it is a stock-take of the best nang tunes from the past year, some previews on future hits and some tracks we just had to release.