Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Robot Scientists - Musica da Batticuore 14 - Obscure Synth Disco Classics Mix

Amici, it took a long long time...endless weeks....but these days, the legendary THE ROBOT SCIENTISTS announced the release of their 14th "Musica da Batticuore" mix of ultra-obscure underground electro disco, italo disco, cosmic disco, space disco classics from the late 70s and early 80, spiced up with some recent nudisco tracks worth checking out. Again, they only used vinyl records and mixed them live with their two Technics 1210 turntables and Pioneer mixer.

I listened to this mix twice now, it definitely is one of their top 3 mixes so far - let me add here that all 14 are simply brilliant, lightyears ahead of all commercial mix compilations for this genre. The density of amazing tracks on every one of these mixtapes is so high that they are apt to implode in a black hole.

MDB 14 is something any music fan needs to have heard: a timeless testimonial of the greatness of these overseen synth / electro disco tracks from the days when "Disco" funk music ruled the "Discotheques" and the first synthesizers for home use were used by mostly amateur producers to create synthetic dance music. There was a load of crap out there, but The Robot Scientists are excellent in digging out the real gems. Many early House and Techno producers were influenced by this kind of stuff, although even to them, most of these tracks definitely were not known. A tribute to the secret geniuses, that is, Musica da Batticuore 14. Simply put: amazing.


Hydravion - Metropolitain 1977
M-Basic - Ok, Run (Instr.) 1983
Implantation - Choose Your Lover (Instr.) 1984
Smiles - Pendulum (Rock Version) 1983
Massimo Barsotti D.J. - Whole Lotta Love (Instr.) 1983
L.A.Messina - Day Dream (Instr.) 1983
Revolving Eyes - Do Your Time On The Planet 2007
Giorgio Moroder - Machines (Extended Edit) 1984
Pablo’s Group - Experience (Instr.) 1983
Kasso - Key West 1982
Hannulelauri - Detourists 2009
Jackpot - Night Flight 2009
Android - Skydancer 1986
Rude 66 - As (Long Version) 2008
Patrick Cowley - Sea Hunt 1981
Lama - Love Is On The Rocks (Instr.) 1983
D.F. & Pam - On The Beat (Instr.) 1983
Munich Machine - Space Warrior 1979
Steel Mind - Lionel 1982
Thanya - Freedom (Instr.) 1982
High Energy - High Energy 1983


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

K.I.D. - DON'T STOP (1981)

This is a nice synth disco burner produced by Geoff Bastow who did a lot synth tracks back in the old days. Enjoy, this is a perfect cosmic disco track, it's all in there.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Rude 66 - As (2008)

Ciao! Oggi, I have a very dark track for you, composed by the board computer of a lost spaceship, bored, all alone in the middle of the galaxy, sending funky signals of melancholy. Hardcore space disco. I love it.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Jonathan Gable - Central park (1985)

It's not from THAT year '83 but nevertheless it's a very nice italo gem - and you also can listen to the vocals. That's quite remarkable :-)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Squires - Hold me (instr.) 1983

Hooo, another one of those ultra-rare ultra-overseen ultra-cool robotic electro/synth disco tracks from ITALY! This one really is rare, I bet they did not print more than 200 records back in the old days.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Ragazze, scusi, I was a bit lazy recently! But therefore I am back with an awesome italo disco track, from 1985 and ALTHOUGH it is from that year which in my opinion was not a really good one for Italo, this one here is ingenious! The melody is beautiful, the synths driving and even the lyrics are nice...Enjoy!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cariocas - Batida (1983)

Due to my past holiday feelings this song remembers me on the sun, the beach, pretty girls in bikinis and a cool cocktail in my hand while lying in a chair ... Mmmmhhhh ... Verrrrrrry nice!!!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Hydravion - Métropolitain 1977

Happy new year, lovers of electro disco! I was a bit lazy recently, had too much good red wine the last two weeks. Now as the new decade has started, let's look forward and begin the new year with the opening track "Hydravion - Métropolitain" of the long awaited "Musica da Batticuore 14" by The Robot Scientists. It is labeled as "Space Rock" in Discogs, so make sure you enjoy this one and get your air guitar ready! Turn up the volume!