Monday, February 28, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Telex - L'amour toujours (1982)

"L'amour toujours" - forever love - came out first in 1982 before this special dance mix has been released three years later in 1985.

Tik & Tok - Cool running (1983)

As we are at some obscure elements at the moment this is a totally obscure electro synth-pop track. Be surprised - like it or not ...

Body Games - Stop love (1983)

Perfect dance gem for everyone who loves driving basslines, nice synth-melodies and a kind of obscure voice.

Friday, February 18, 2011

ES Connection - Don't take your time (1984)

Rare HiNRG-loaded Italo burner. I also like the instrumental version featured on the b-side.

New Order - Blue Monday (1983)

No Italo at all but a trend-setting piece of dancemusic.

Laser Dance - Laser Dance (Remix '88) (1988)

I only found this remix-version from 1988. The original track has been released in 1984 and is quite a bit better in my opinion. But you also should know that this original has its roots back in 1979 because it's a cover version of "Sponooch - Laserdance" you can find on the b-side of the 12inch "Crime buster".

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Digital Emotion - Don't stop (1983)

Dutch Adam and Fleisner production in their well known HiNRG-style. Always hitting the floor!!!

Pet Shop Boys - One more chance (1984)

That was the start up for the career of the Pet Shop Boys - besides their "West end girls" (also released in 1984). Both has been produced by the great Bobby Orlando.

Johan Agebjörn / Sally Shapiro / Elitechnique - Outer Space Woman (Parts 1 & 2) (2008)

Perfect dance-trip into the orbit to find there the "Outer space woman". Ingenious production that makes me fly every time.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Waterfront Home - Take a chance (on me) (1983)

Go for it Bobby "O"!!! He is definitely one of the best producers ever!!!

Tapps - My forbidden lover (1983)

Wonderful HiNRG Italo song from Canada. Come on and dance!!!

Change - The end (1980)

Ahead of its time!!! Beautiful Moroder based track produced by Jacques Fred Petrus who was a great disco producer amongst others for his "Peter Jacques Band". Unfortunately he was murderd in 1986 in Guadeloupe where he was born and living.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Shamall - My dream (1986)

"Shamall" is Norbert Krüler from Germany. He started his music-career in the early 70s and got some gigs as a pre-program in the so called "Kraut"-scene. Then he exchanged the live stage with the DJ-desk. In 1984 he started making his own music again and turned his style into the Italo disco genre. One result was "My dream" which became a DJ TOP 40 chart hit.

Hipnosis - Oxygene (1983)

Absolutly classic Italo-version from Jean Michel Jarre's original.

Mark Du Mosch - Airforce (2007)

Mark du Mosch is a DJ, producer & visual artist from Rotterdam who started a great career in making music in this Westcoast Holland environment we already know.

Airforce is an Italo- and spacesound-touched house track. Very nice gem!!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Avalanche - Traveling (1983)

Obscure energy-loaded synth-pop-disco burner from the Netherlands.

New Order - 5-8-6 (The Peel Session) (1986)

This is the life-session of the "5-8-6"-track has been played during the famous BBC Radio show of John Peel who died in 2004. You'll never recognize this song -it's much better than the original. Hypnotic!!

Divine - You think you're a man (1984)

Not produced - as usual - by Bobby "O" but by Barry Evangeli and Pete Waterman (one part of the hit-producer trio Stock, Aitken and Waterman). The video shows a huge live performance on Australian TV.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sphinx - Collision (Remix) (1982)

This is the remixed B-side version of the 12inch released in 1982.

Mr. Pauli - Don't want to be you (2006)

Recent stuff from the Westcoast Holland finally found in the web. Brilliant!!!

Mike Mareen - Dancing in the dark (Galactica Remix) (1985)

Besides "Double trouble" - see some posts before - this is the best track by Mike Mareen in my opinion. Follow the "DJ-info" on the cover: "Play this record loud!"

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

In memoriam "Salvatore Cusato"

Yesterday I heard that Salvatore Cusato - also known as "Casco" - passed away last Sunday. I was shocked about this unexpectable fact. This is a very sad moment for the whole Italo-Disco-world because he was one of its godfathers.
He produced a lot of wonderful songs. In the following I will show you again some of his most known and successful underground Italo-hits of Casco respectively productions of him.