Saturday, April 30, 2011

The New York Models - Fashion (1984)

Time again for some Bobby "O" here. Always recommended and prices for the 12inch are going up to 30 Euros.

Jean Michel Jarre - Revolutions (1988)

This is kind of great! The music and the live performance as well. Like the power in it and the vocoder voice.

Kano - I'm ready (1980)

This is another funky Italo track produced by Stefano Pulga with a big disco influence.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Mr. Pauli - Der Alte (2008)

This is the second track on the B-side of the "Le Crunch" EP in the typical "Mr. Pauli manner".

Mr. Pauli - Metalbass (2008)

Another greeting from West Coast Holland. Mr. Pauli knows the way. Stunning tune from the "Le Crunch" EP.

Z-Factor - Fast cars (SFX version) (1983)

Amazing upspeeded track with a breathtaking funky bass guitar solo at about 3:40. Come on and do it in fast cars - I like it ...

Cellophane - Music colours (Part 3) (1984)

After the highly sought after "Gimme love" from 1983 this is the second release of Alessandro Novaga and Giorgio Paganini under the name "Cellophane" - and it's at least as remarkable as their first record.

Leader Band - You're my everything (1984)

Great instrumental version on the B-side called "Leader version". Couldn't find it on youtube - therefore you can only hear the vocal one. The instrumental you can find on The Robot Scientists' Musica da Batticuore Mix number 12.

'Lectric Workers featuring Funny Randon - The garden (1982)

"Robot is systematic" is well known but this one also is a classic tune.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Skatebard and Sue - Love attack (2007)

As I like the sound of this Norwegian guy so much I also have to introduce this beautiful song with vocals by Anne Lilia Berge-Strand and the master himself. Synthline is stunning again!!!

Skatebard - Data Italia (2006)

Another bassline monster from Norway. It's taken from the EP "Flashes in the night".

Paul Ray - My machine (1984/2007)

First release of this breathtaking track was in 1984 on the album "Doing the best I can". An extended re-edit came out in 2007 (this is the featured one down below). The edit is from the greatest Italo-record collector ever - kind Flemming Dalum. His taste and his knowledge is simply amazing.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fun Fun - Happy station (1983)

This is an absolutely classic. It reached the charts all over Europe and fulfilled every dancefloor.

Here is the original 12inch version:

... and that's the also wonderful Scratch remix:

Barbara Norris - It's heavy (Dub version) (1981)

Finally I found this one on youtube. It's the instrumental version of "Heavy hitter" I've already posted here.

Propaganda - p: Machinery (1985)

Besides "Dr. Mabuse" I do love this song so much. Another masterpiece of 80s synth-pop.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Art De Rosa - Bel air (1984)

Cheesy Italo at its best. I don't like the vocals so much but the instrumental version is great - like it is in a lot of my posts.

Lime - Guilty (1983)

Great instrumentals - this is the original 12inch vocal version of the Canadian duo. But if you prefer the instrumental version you can get the vinyl for a really cheap price.

Chris & Cosey - Walking through heaven (1984)

Some of my posts are not really related to the Italo genre. So this one isn't like that too. It's more electronic with an ambient touch. I have to share it though because I think it's too good.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Axodry - Feel it right (1984)

One of the members and also producers of Axodry was Andreas Tomalla. German folks know him as the famous DJ and producer Talla2XLC. He was a pioneer of the electronic music in Germany and had lot of success in the late 80s and the 90s with some Techno and House productions. He's still in business today. Great career.

John Carpenter - Christine (1984)

Producer of this track is Ralf Hennings who also appears in "The Splash Band". You can say that he had a passion on John Carpenter and produced a lot of tracks being inspired by John's horror movies.
Christine has also been released as a 12inch so you can enjoy it a bit longer.

Zinno - What's your name? (1985)

Very nice version of the James Bond main theme. I prefer the instrumental version though.

Monday, April 4, 2011

SPK - Metal dance (1983)

The ideals of SPK are kind of strange. They are trying to be a voice for individuals with so-called "mental illness". More informations about their theme you can get at "discogs".

"Metal dance" entraps you with some special sound elements including lots of metal noises which wanna make you dance.

Risqué - Go for it! (1984)

Everybody knows "Burn it up", but this one is also worth to be mentioned.

Propaganda - Dr. Mabuse (1984)

Well known electronic synth-pop from Germany. As I know the singer Claudia Brücken had a relationship with one of the owner of the British label "ZTT" (also the label of "Frankie goes to Hollywood"). I don't know if this connection caused the fact that Propaganda released on ZTT or if it was the other way: they released on ZTT and Brücken felt in love with the label owner. Whatsoever: they were very successful with Dr. Mabuse and some other great tunes.

The most known 12inch version in my opinion is this 10 minutes work:

I personally prefer this shorter one because of the exciting synths and the following percussion break between 3:29 and 4:45:

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Kano - I need love (1983)

This is one of Kano's greatest smasher in my opinion. And we all need love - right now. Sooooo good!!!

Bobby "O" - I'm so hot for you (1982)

... and I'm so hot for all these "O"-sounds :-)

Esavù - Sia-sioù (Breakin' up) (1983)

I only found this vocal cut. I personally prefer the instrumental version you can find on the official 12inch. Outstanding synth-work in there. Great tune.