Monday, December 31, 2012

Ali Renault - Snowdrift (2011)

In 2011 our friend Ali Renault released a great Gatefold double album also called "Ali Renault". One of the tracks from this album is this one with vocals by Marika Gauci. I like this album a lot.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Headman - Be loved (Dub) (2011)

Another track from the "Relish 3 EP" - this time some kind of new Old School Electro. This Dub-version has been released formerly only on a digital release called "Be loved".

Friday, December 28, 2012

Hannulelauri - Europa (2011)

I shortly discovered this track on the "Relish 3 EP" and I guess it's another jewel from this incredible Finnish duo Hannu Nieminen and Lauri Soini.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

N.O.I.A. - Looking for love (Ajello Version) (2012)

Brand new version of the classic tune "The rule to survive (Looking for love)" from 1983. Well done rework!

Friday, December 21, 2012

DMX Krew - Funky dancer (2011)

Finest Old School Electro track from last year released only as a 7inch - besides a digital release.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Bottin & Love Supreme - 15 Minutes (Love Supreme Edit (2012)

Master Bottin presents this Edit-EP and the Italian project "Love Supreme" delivers an ace edit they call "15 Minutes". Masterpiece!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Marcello Giordani - Unusual disko (2011)

Marcello Giordani is the founder of the label "Italo Deviance Records". With this disco-rock track he edited an original song that is probably unknown to everybody. On youtube I only could find this shortcut.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Bottin feat. Jupiter - Sage comme une image (Spiller Remix) (2012)

Bottin knows how to get us into a good sound - this time with a Paris based French duo which has already released on the well known "Kitsuné" label.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Ali Renault - Deep sea pumas (2011)

These pumas are really coming from the deep sea. A typical Ali Renault track taken from "Messages from the void Vol. 2".

Friday, December 7, 2012

Bill Ambrose - Pariah (2011)

This one is also from the formerly mentioned album - this time only created by Bill Ambrose. I love this double album! Such great tunes!

Spruxxx & Bill Ambrose - Bad lovers bad drivers (2011)

Spruxxx is one of the London guys who are standing behind the Italo revival on the British Island. Together with James Penrose and Ali Renault he founded Cyber Dance Records and besides some other things he also produces great tracks. This one here shown below has been released on the outstanding double album "Messages from the void Vol. 2" on Cyber Dance.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Afrika Bambaataa & Family - Bambaataa's theme (Assault on Precinct 13) (1986)

This classic tune has been originally written by John Carpenter for the movie "Assault on Precinct 13". Afrika Bambaataa created an ace electro gem out of this.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Todd Terje - Italian stallion (2005)

Some time ago I introduced the 12inch "Eurodans" and regretted that I couldn't find this one (the B-side). Now I finally did.

Brian Bennett - Pendulum force (1978)

Highly recommended Cosmic Disco from the London guy Brian Lawrence Bennett who also was a percussionist and he even joined in 1961 the band The Shadows which member also was Cliff Richard.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Supermax - Lovemachine (1977)

Essential Disco-hit from the legendary Disco-Rock-Band Supermax. The band was founded in 1976 in - YES - Austria by Kurt Hauenstein.

Première Classe - Poupée flash (Extended Disconet Edit) (1982)

First class minimal synth-pop in a special extended Disconet-edit by Rotterdam guy Ed Smit.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Front 242 - No shuffle (1985)

This connection was formed firstly in 1981 in Belgium. They released some albums and got more and more popular with every release. They designed the new term EBM (Electronic Body Music) to describe their style of music. Always pretty dark and heavy.

Whodini - Magic's wand (1982)

The magic Whodini-crew bewitches us with classic Old School Electro Hip Hop.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Break Machine - Street dance (1984)

BREAK-DANCE!!! I love it... This is absolutely cult.

New Order - Confusion (1983)

Here you can hear one of New Order's facet: kind of mixture between synth-pop and old school electro.

Yello - Vicious games (instrumental) (1985)

This Swiss pioneers in electronic synthesizer music also should come to their rights in this blog. They have many strange sound elements in their tunes but that makes them unchangeable.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Electrick Dragon - Disco tanzen (2010)

Another massive track from the "Electrick Dragon EP".

BTW: The cover says: "Disco tranzen" and the label "Disco tanzen" as you can see.

Matia Bazar - Ti sento (1986)

Italian rock and synth-pop combination. A great hit back in time.

Legowelt - Are you truly debonaire? (2000)

First released in 2000 on the EP "Wirtschaftswunder" fortunately it came again on the re-release of this EP in 2010.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Sweeps - Optimistic melancholic (Flemming Dalum Remix) (2012)

... and here comes the work of all known Italo collector and producer Flemming Dalum from Denmark. Pure Italo energy.

The Sweeps - Optimistic melancholic (go nogo Remix) (2012)

Here's the first remix of the digital release with some indie and wave influences:

The Sweeps - Optimistic melancholic (2012)

A dreamy and melancholic NuItalo tune like back in the 80s. This original version has been released in the springtime of this year on vinyl.
Later then in the autumn it comes out again on a digital release of the German based label "Emerald & Doreen" besides some outstanding remixes.

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Twins - Facts of love (1984)

After 20 years "The Twins" came back on the live stage and performed at Dresden. Here you can see and hear their "Facts of love".

The Twins - Love system (1984)

I love this 80s live performances. Simply great to see the old times and the old broadcasts. Here you can see "The Twins" live at the German television's "Musikladen".

The Twins - Ballet dancer (1983)

One of the greatest hits from this German duo based on Berlin and founded in 1980 by Ronny Schreinzer and Sven Dohrow.

Sign System - Stay with me (1984)

Ohhhh I love this song. Stay with me tonight ...

... andI found this long live performance on youtube:

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Scotch - Money runner / Drink a Scotch (1986)

Not as famous as "Disco band" or "Penguin's invasion" but also tune.

And this is the instrumental version called "Drink a Scotch":

Billy Ocean - Loverboy (1984)

One of Billy Ocean's hits with a lot of funk and groove. His real name is Leslie Sebastian Charles and comes across the ocean from the Carribean Sea - from Trinidad. Like it.

Sandy Marton - People from Ibiza (1984)

Classic tune.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

ABC - How to be a millionaire (1985)

One of my favourites of "ABC" besides the Überhit "The look of love".

This is the B-side with the instrumental version called "How to be a billionaire".

Amplified Orchestra - Space lady (2007)

New edited version of the space and cosmic disco classic "Moon Birds - Astro 9" from 1978.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ivan - Fotonovela (1984)

Live on TV from an 80s-hits-show - not only THIS one song. But: Classico!!!

Codek - Demo (1980)

Another B-side from the deep archives. Kind of strange but cool though.

Discotheque - Disco special (1979)

This piece of Space Disco Music has been released on the B-side of the 12 inch "Intro disco". The youtube video shows the unofficial re-release Unclassics #4 on "Environ".

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Electric Disco Boogie Band - Disco Baba & The 40 Thieves (1984)

Mostly unknown and overseen. You can get the original 12inch for a fair price even it is pretty rare. In addition to the original there is an unofficial release with some other Italo rarities.

Sneak-Thief - Not a ghost (2008)

A mystical darkness covers the room if you play this and then you can see some spots of light. Very athmospheric.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Unknown DJ - Basstronic (1988)

Another Electro-house classic with typical elements of this time.

Party people ... party people ... ... !!!

Novamen - Lies (2008)

Excellent electro gem created by Dutch duo of DJ Overdose and Ingmar Pauli aka Mr. Pauli.

East Wall - Privacy (1991)

With its massive bassline this track has already the character of the Belgian New Beat era.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Amplified Orchestra - Cosmic fire (2007)

Amplified Orchestra is a pure re-edit project nobody really knows who is behind that. The original of Cosmic fire is "Disco fever" by Zig Zag that has been released on the only album "Zig Zag".

Sensitive - Don't stop (1985)

B-side of the mega rare "Give me". Unbelievable synth-work.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Mr. Pauli - Pick up the phone (2008)

To complete the whole "Jap fab"-EP here comes the fourth track. It has been created in collaboration with the Chilean project "Redulce". Sounds like good old Italo in a modern dress.

If you now miss one title of the EP: you can find it here.

Mr. Pauli - Questions (2008)

This is also featured on the "Fap jab"-EP from 2008 and brings together great names of the Italo and Electronic music history: the vocals are by Nancy Fortune and Fred Ventura.

Mr. Pauli - Jap fab (2008)

Friends are working together. This piece of deep dark NuItalo is co-produced by Alden Tyrell.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Odessa - Sketch (Original & Starlight Boyz Rework) (2008)

Best NuItalo stuff from Rotterdam's mastermind Alden Tyrell in two versions. The first one is the original with a dreamy mood and the second one the "Starlight Boyz Rework" only made for the dancefloor to make you fly. So fasten your seatbelt...



George Kranz - Din daa daa (U.S. Mix)

Simply GREAT!!!

Whodini - Nasty lady (1983)

So good classic - and so nasty :-)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Kid Machine - Return to space (2012)

This is the second track on the A-side of the great "Replicants EP".

Kid Machine - Replicants (2012)

I think now is the time to introduce one of the new talented producers of dark and massive synth-music based on the good old times. Some Italo and spaced out sounds as we like it. Mark Wilkinson aka Kid Machine does a great job. Go and support this talent by buying his 12inch which has been released on the great "Viewlexx"-label.

Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The soul) (1983)

WOW- this oldschool gem is THE burner.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Glass Candy - Sugar & Whitebread (2005)

... and for your listening pleasure here another gem also released on the same album like "Lovin' machine". Maybe kind of strange but nice as well.

Glass Candy - Lovin' machine (Nite vocode) (2005)

This is a heavy synth slomo and vocoder tune with a romantical touch though.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Danny Boy & The Serious Party Gods - Castro boy (1983)

Kind of hysterical electronic gem with a gay-touch - no wonder because of the title ;-) First release was in 1983 in the U.S. and in 2005 there was following a re-release from the Netherlands.

Bagarre - Lemonsweet (1982)

Classic tune between Italo and New Wave.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Anne Clark - Our darkness (1984)

No words necessary - Anne Clark has a great voice and the power of this tune is indescribable.

Miss Kittin - Pollution of the mind (2007)

Stunning and uplifting - Booby "O"-bassline and the hypnotic voice of Caroline Hervé from France.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Freak Electrique - Symphonie electrique (Short) (2005)

This is one of Freak Electrique's masterpieces in epic NuItalo-electronic music. The short version which is featured here is "only" about seven and a half minute long but on the A-Side of the 12inch you can find the long version with huge 16:30 min. A really must have!

BOSE - Rock the world (1987)

I've to show you again that I'm also a huge fan of the Oldschool Electro gems :-)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ami Marie - Spiel mit mir (1981)

German synth-wave related to the all beloved Kraftwerk-sound.

People Like Us - Midnight lover (Remix) (1986)

HiNRG for your Sunday. Let your arms and legs fly!

Automat - (The) rise, (the) advance, (the) genus (1978)

I guess everyone who's in this kind of music knows this masterpiece from 1978 which is definitely out of this world and ahead of its time back then. The video shows the full length version! ... and if you like it you'll also like "The Robot Scientists' Rise of the Gen(i)us Remix".

Friday, June 22, 2012

Sally Shapiro - I know (2006)

This one has been released on the album "Disco romance" together with "I'll be by your side" and some others more. It's more upspeeded but although has a romantic touch because of the voice of Sally Shapiro that remembers at Valerie Dore.

Sally Shapiro - I'll be by your side (2006)

The project of Sally Shapiro also includes the Swedish composer and producer Johan Agebjörn. Both are living in Gothenborg and are heavily influenced by the real Italo Disco from the 80s. Real great stuff.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Jonzun Crew - We are The Jonzun Crew (1983)

Sorry but I can't help to post some more oldschool electro shit. I find that soooo cool!!!

Sébastien Léger - Seems so far (2001)

The French DJ and producer joins modern clubhouse music with the real disco from the 70s and adds a voice which sounds like Mickey Mouse would be singing. Strange but cool idea.

Mount Sims - How we do (2003)

US based producer Matthew sims created an electro touched vocal track which remembers me on the analogue times many years ago.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mark Du Mosch - Space helmet (2007)

Greetings from Rotterdam again. Don't forget your helmet for this space-ride.

Man Parrish - Man made (1982)

Early 80s Electro time again by the ingenious Manuel Joseph Parrish. Did you know that he has produced, mixed and performed on over forty records including among his own recordings, The Village People, Michael Jackson, Boy George or Gloria Gaynor? These are some informations you can find on discogs.

Malcolm J. Hill - Take a chance (Dub version) (1988)

HiNRG Italo or already more Eurobeat? Whatever - this thing rocks.

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Jonzun Crew - Space is the place (instr.) (1982)

Oh yesssss!!! This is another oldschool electro classic mixed by legendary John "Jellybean" Benitez. ... five, four, three, two, one ... ignition!

Rational Youth - Dancing on the Berlin Wall (1984)

This is another electro synth-pop wave classic from Canadian "Rational Youth". They basically existed from 1981 to 1986 and have been re-united in 1997 for a synthpop festival in Sweden.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Bose - Don't knock it (till you try it) (1987)

Something more electro hiphop breakdance music - this time from the later era of the 80s when most pieces of music were losing quality; but not this one.

Freestyle - Party has begun (1984)

Old school electro gem to rock the floor with your back- and headspins.

Egyptian Lover - Egypt, Egypt (1984)

... is the place to be!!! Is it really these days? However - this tune is cult.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sandy Marton - Exotic and erotic (1986)

Basically this is a powerful and extremely dancable hit from the mid 80s - but unfortunately there are some pretty strange sound elements in it which are getting on someone's nerves (for example these fanfare synths).

Gesaffelstein - No wansee (2007)

Energy loaden and made to hit the floor.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Professor Genius - La grotta (2007)

Cool minimal italo-electro release from 2007 on the even cooler label "Italians do it better". BTW: this was used in the "Musica da Batticuore" Vol. 4.

Zoot Woman - Hope in the mirror (2003)

As the post of their "Information first" is totally influenced by Italo this gem is definitely waved up.

Mark Du Mosch - Faith (2007)

This Dutch guy from Rotterdam brings us some different kinds of stuff from real Italo to hardcore electro sounds. Here is a spherical piece which comes with some different elements as well.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Gaucho - Dance forever (DJ version) (1983)

Back to the real Italo with this gem which awakes the "Bongo"- and "Drum"-lovers.

Zoot Woman - Information first (2001)

A huge Italo-influenced synthpop hymn which has been released on the B-side of the 12inch "Living in a magazine". Could really be from the deep 80s as well.

Digitalism - Zdarlight (2005)

Something from the recent years again. Digitalism is well known in the meanwhile and on hipster label Kitsuné from Paris.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Loui$ - Pink Footpath (1985)

Mind-blowing italo masterpiece, has just been re-released as bootleg. Listen yourself. Wow, what a vibe and bassline.

Marimba Tree - Hush (Remix) (1984)

Nice exotic italo disco track with a funky-jazzy edge and a deep male voice, from the legendary HISS label.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Steve Bug - You make me feel (2002)

That's something different. Mystic and cosmic space vibe - minimal house but maximum tune.

Al Corley - Square rooms (1984)

Italo influenced synth-pop from the era when everybody tried to hop on the train of singing and making music - even TV soap stars of "Dynesty". But it's a nice song though.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Divine Sounds - Dollar bill dub dub (1984)

Let's break again - and don't forget to scratch... !!!

Laid Back - White horse (1983)

Most people are connecting Laid Back with their "Sunshine reggae". But this gem could also be a recent club house production. Great anyway.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Donna Eyes - Good knows (1983)

Needless vocals here - but outstanding instrumentals. I definitely prefer the instrumental version which I couldn't find on youtube.

Lime - I don't wanna lose you (1984)

One of Lime's best songs - even if the vocals need getting used to as usual.