Amici, now follows a lesson in marketing - and the plain truth. The U.S. always were the biggest marketers, respect for that. But they also claim to have invented HOUSE music which is not correct. This track here below is supposed to be "the first house record ever", "On and on" from Jesse Saunders, from 1984.
Wikipedia even says: "The hypnotic electronic dance song "On and On", produced in 1984 by Chicago DJ Jesse Saunders and co-written by Vince Lawrence, had elements that became staples of the early house sound, such as the 303 bass synthesizer and minimal vocals. It is sometimes cited as the 'first house record', although other examples from the same time period, such as J.M. Silk's "Music is the Key" (1985) have also been cited".
Listen yourself: 1984
For me, this sounds pretty much like e.g. the Klein & M.B.O. tracks Tony Carrasco and Mario Boncaldo produced in Milan in 1982.
Check for example "The MBO Theme" from their first longplayer or their huge U.S. hit "Dirty Talk", both from 1982!
And this here, "Funk you up", is Jesse Saunders second one - very ITALO, don't you think? BUT from 1984 - he loved the Italian productions so much...;).
For me, the Italians invented HOUSE! Judge for yourself! And if you also think so, send this article your friends! The ITALO truth about HOUSE needs to be spread! ;)