Dec 20, 2011

Toni Van Duyne - Be A Star

Superb disco from 77. Recently edited by C.O.M.B.I

Toni Van Duyne - Be A Star

Oct 31, 2011

Masayoshi Takanaka - Illusion

Oct 27, 2011

Azymuth - Last summer in Rio

Azymuth - Last summer in Rio

Sep 18, 2011

Rose Merryl - Cosmic Dance

This is a true disco anthem. French cosmic disco from the late seventies!

Sep 3, 2011

Oby Onyihoa - Enjoy your life

Another great African groove.

Aug 9, 2011

Brian Bennet & Alan Hawkshaw - Alto Glide

Together they are even better. Released on the famous library record label KPM Music.

Brian Bennet & Alan Hawkshaw - Alto Glide

Jul 27, 2011

Celestial Choir - Stand on the Word (Larry Levan Remix)

Just went to the amazing disco festival electric elephant in Croatia near the Adriatic. This tune was one of the main hits of the festival - very uplifting.

Jul 11, 2011

Clive Stevens & Brainchild - Mystery Man

Jul 6, 2011

Jo Squillo Eletrix - Avventurieri (Remix Dance Version)


Jo Squillo started out making riot grrrl teen punk, but like many others also chose to become part of the 80's pop scene. As Jo Squillo Eletrix she released the heavy synth tune Avventurieri in 1983 and the year after a 12" with two new versions of the song was released. This is a beautiful produced song with almost plaintive vocals, even though I have no idea of what is it about.

Jo Squillo Eletrix - Avventurieri (Remix Dance Version)

Jun 24, 2011

Führs & Fröhling - Happiness

Baldelli use to play this at the Cosmic Club, I can imagine the crowd going crazy. From the album "Strings" 1979.

Führs & Fröhling - Happiness

Jun 19, 2011

Sylvia - Lay It On Me

Slow soulful disco from 1977. Sylvia Robinson later became the founder and ceo of Sugarhill Records.

Sylvia - Lay It On Me

Jun 7, 2011

P'Cock - N 1,4

Great footage of the cosmic wonder group

Jun 4, 2011

Bagarre - Dirty Love

Avantgarde new wavish italo from the 1982 album Circus. An album with spacey studio 54 Lemonsweet on it, but also with this moody beauty.

Bagarre - Dirty Love

May 29, 2011

Pat & Pats - Tobago

A dreamy italo boogie track and a serious competitor of Asso's "Don't Stop". If you like that one, you probably like this one too. I really dig the vocal version, which basically consists of choral refrains without any lead vocalists.

May 26, 2011

Candido - Thousand Finger Man

Hypnotic 1979 disco, from the record "Dancin & Prancin". Long intro, but when the piano begins - Disco burner!

Candido - Thousand Finger Man

May 18, 2011

Azul Y Negro - Mar De La Tranquilidad

Spanish Azul Y Negro made this in 1982, it's synthpop with a balearic chilled vibe. Produced by Julián Ruiz and written by Joaquín Montoya & Julián Ruiz. 

Azul Y Negro - Mar De La Tranquilidad

May 7, 2011

Bread & Butter - Pink Shadow

Japanese jazz-funk from 1981 by the duo Bread & Butter. The song has beautiful vocals, a killer groove and is smoother than a cashmere codpiece.

Bread & Butter - Pink Shadow

Apr 29, 2011

Alan Sorrenti - Casablanca


Alan Sorrenti - Casablanca

Apr 19, 2011

London Aircraaft - Rocket In My Pocket

London Aircraaft is some kind of side project by brilliant Kurt Hauenstein of Supermax fame and a true pioneer on the cosmic disco scene, who unfortunately passed away just a couple of weeks ago. Actually London Aircraaft was created to get out of some record deal, and one of the few singles they released was a "version" of Love Machine. Here's a short interview with a very brief Kurt Hauenstein.
This song is quite a sleazy dub-pop anthem, my favourite moment is when the synth kicks in around the 2 minute mark.

London Aircraaft - Rocket In My Pocket

Apr 13, 2011

Peace, Love and Technique

Apr 11, 2011

Over Drive - Taste

French disco from 1980. Sleazy and nice accent too by Over Drive

Over Drive - Taste

Apr 8, 2011

Do Piano - Again

Heavy kicks and mid-eighties "poetry" makes this song by Do Piano, a perfect weekend starter. Still not sure about the gender of Do Piano, seems to be some discussions about it on the web. Pretty sure the person in the video is female though.

Do Piano - Again

Apr 5, 2011

Georges Benson - Give Me The Night

High on summer vibes, and funk.

Apr 3, 2011

Baiser - Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze is a cool 80s sleaze track by Baiser - jazzy with smooth vocals:
"There is no other love, sweeter than summer love, you know, it's soft and easy, it's light and breezy, like no other love"

Baiser - Summer Breeze (Long Canadian Hot Summer Mix)

Mar 29, 2011

Sesión KU Ibiza

Promotional footage for Ibiza and famous club KU, to follow up the Look de Ibiza post.

Mar 25, 2011

Blush - Lift Off

Powerful cosmic disco from Out of this world by Blush made in 1979. Get ready for lift off.

Blush - Lift Off

Mar 19, 2011

Fly Robin Fly


Mar 16, 2011

Africa - A.I.E. (A Mwana)

This is the italo disco version of the great funky Black Blood track from 1975. With the heavy bass line and the cool percussions, this track brings in the best from both worlds.

Africa - A.I.E. (A Mwana)

Mar 12, 2011

Band Aid - A Tour In Italy (Dub)

Some beach kalimba disco vibes in this track from 1983 by Italian Band Aid, not to be confused by the British charity group. You probably can't get as far away from "Do they now it's Christmas?" as with this tropical jam.

Band Aid - A Tour In Italy (Dub)

Mar 7, 2011

Frank Zander - Captain Starlight

German comedian, actor and musician Frank Zander made this absurd cosmic disco track in 1979. The English version is by his alias Zazu, but it can't compete with the German version, at least not in my opinion. Listen to the great chorus with echo effects, it's cosmic.

Frank Zander - Captain Starlight

Mar 4, 2011

Plastic Bertrand

The Belgian icon Plastic Bertrand with a rock n´ roll attitude kickin´ it in sunny Cannes. The guitar riff in this track is simply fantastic.

Feb 26, 2011

Peru - Africa

From the great 1983 album Continents

Peru - Africa (Extended Version)

Feb 22, 2011

Xavier - Do It To The Max

Feb 21, 2011

Buari - Advice Fra Father

A perfect funky disco cut from one of the greatest African disco artists Buari.

Buari - Advice From Father

4 years after the release of Advice From Father, Bombers released their disco killer Shake in 1979, which pretty much had the exact same bass line, just a bit slowed down.

Bombers - Shake

Feb 20, 2011

Brando - Rainy day

This is a 1983 italo disco track produced by the legendary Alessandro Zanni and Stefano Cundari (member of Hipnosis and Koto), who founded the label Memory Records. Rainy day has some catchy synths, and also the voice of the singer brings a nice atmosphere to the track. It´s danceable and yet heartfelt.

Feb 16, 2011

Radio Band - Radio Rap

Feb 13, 2011

Via Verdi - Diamond

Sleazy beach ends the weekend with this amazing performance.

Feb 12, 2011

Herb Alpert

Feb 10, 2011

Queen Samantha - Take a Chance

A cosmic disco burner by Queen Samantha from 1979, almost acid like, with great percussions and a heavy bassline. A true classic.

Queen Samantha - Take a Chance

Feb 1, 2011

Amin Peck - My Frames

The music of the Italian group Amin Peck is a fine balance between the colder sounds of new wave and the sleazy sounds of italo disco. Many might have noticed or rediscovered Amin peck with release of "Moda" by Retro/Grade which is an edit of "Coda". The song below is from their last official release in 84, the powerful and simple bass line and the almost hysterical synth are continuous in most of their songs, this is not an exception.

Amin Peck - My Frames

Jan 29, 2011

Shîtan - Disco Shîtan

Italian psychedelic disco groove from 1977, written by Pino Presti. Enjoying the pan flute and the freaky voice.

Shîtan - Shîtan I

Shîtan - Shîtan II

Jan 24, 2011

Charly kingson - Nimele Bolo

This incredible baseline features on the highly sought after "Born In Africa" from 1978.

Charly kingson - Nimele Bolo

Jan 21, 2011

Wet - That's the Game

Belgian synth-pop from 83 by Wet. Music for a Friday night out

Wet - That's the Game

Jan 18, 2011

Appunti d'Africa

Zinja Hlungwani - Nwa Gezani My Love

Jan 13, 2011

Fancy - Come Inside (American Remix)

This is a dance floor banger, a simple and yet perfect bass-line from the 1984 Chinese Eyes/Come Inside 12" by the usually nice n' sleazy Fancy

Fancy - Come Inside (American Remix)

Jan 11, 2011

"Splash Happy"


Jan 10, 2011

Midnight Magic - Beam Me Up

This is a summer disco track that just makes you wanna dance the night away. The piano playing is extremely groovy. Jacques Renault has made a fine up-tempo remix of the track. Here is the original.

Jan 9, 2011

Brazilian sleaze

Sorry for the bad sound quality.

Wally Badarou

Figured it was time to add one of my favourite groove makers, Wally Badarou. As a synthesiser specialist, Wallys keyboard is to be heard on albums by artists like Herbie Hancock and Talking Heads, just to name a few. But my favourite work has to be his solo instrumental album Echoes from 1983. It features a wide range of perfect synth grooves, and I think the studio sessions in Bahamas must have given some tropical inspiration too.
Check out this great interview with the man himself.

Wally Badarou - Hi-Life

Wally Badarou - Endless Race

Jan 6, 2011

Friday In Florence

If you like Italo Disco as much as we do, you should check out our friends over at Fredag i Firenze.

Every Friday they host a Internet radio show, which is pure Italo madness. This Friday we are happy to announce, we will be visiting the show and play a couple of those head-bouncing classics.

Check out their blog for live stream link, the show starts at 9 pm.

A young Fred Ventura and FLEXX, heating up the dance floor at the club Splash Down in 1984.

Jan 5, 2011

Gary Low - La Colegiala

Jan 3, 2011

Rio - Copacabana (De Janeiro Dub)

A sunny tropical jam from 1983 by Rio. Not much info on this release, but I really like the piano groove and synth.

Rio - Copacabana (De Janeiro Dub)

Jan 2, 2011

Peter Schilling - Major Tom

I really like this German 80s track. Pure NDW.