Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Fockewulf 190 - Gitano (1984)

To dignify the turn of the year here is another absolutely classic. Always highly recommended.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Mark Du Mosch - Pacifix (2009)

Merry Christmas to all our friends with this track by Mark Du Mosch which has been released on the fabulous double album "Messages from the void Vol. 2".

Doesn't it sound a bit like Christmas?

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Glass Candy - Beautiful object (2011)

Firstly released in 2011 on Glass Candy's album "Warm in the winter" this title made it also to come out on the "After Dark 2" compilation.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Cellophane - Gimme love (Long Version) (1983)

This classic record gives inspiration to the mix-series "Musica da Batticuore" from "The Robot Scientists". Why? Have a look on the top of the label.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Chromatics - Looking for love (2013)

"After Dark 2" stays on our way these days. This time with another wonderful Johnny Jewel produced track.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Appaloosa - Fill the blanks (2013)

Appaloosa is a duo from France and the UK. The British producer is Max Krefeld (sounds very German - hehe) and the French singer with the beautiful voice is Anne-Laure Keib. And as you can hear: that fits perfectly together and is definitely worth to have its place on the "After Dark 2" compilation.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Peter Baumann - Romance 76 (1976)

As you can see - or better hear - the roots of epic electronic cosmic sound go back long time ago.




Saturday, November 23, 2013

Decadance - On and on (fears keep on) (1983)

Other aliases of "Decadance" are for example "Atelier Folie", "Expansives" or "Pleasure Discipline". Behind all these projects are the guys Franco Rago and gigi Farina.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Glass Candy - Warm in the winter (2011)

Glass Candy are Johnny Jewel as producer together with the lascivious voice of Ida No. This gem came out first in 2011 and now again on the extraordinary luxury compilation "After dark 2" on Mike Simonetti's label "Italians do it better".

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

JKriv & The Disco Machine - Ready to work (2013)

This is funky disco shit, man. This is the original title which came out digitally. I prefer the so called "Dicky Trisco Free Yourself Mix" which was released - of course - on vinyl.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Franz Underwear - Aereo dance (2013)

Francesco Scala uses sounds which are well known to our ears. The arpeggios remember me on good old Italo.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Ghecko - Firelight (1984)

Classic tune! Even the repress from 2008 on "Flexx" with an outstanding remix by Flemming Dalum costs at least 25 Euros.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Jay West - So right (2013)

Jay West is Pablo Sabetta from Argentina. Funky Disco guitar with a fat basic sound and a soul voice. Perfect Cosmic Beach Club feeling.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Matt Meller feat. Kathy Diamond - Rhythm of a miracle (2013)

The DIKSO label continues its series of Super Sound Singles with the Volume 9 and this is the A1-track. It's such a bomb with this ingenious voice of Kathy Diamond we already know from the collaboration with Aeroplane.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Larse - Tonite (2012)

This is the second gem of the "Super Sound Single Volume 8" - and it's such a funky shit.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Casco - Cybernetic love (1983)

Because I've the feeling that the response of our blog is decreasing the last time I decided to re-post some classics so that you can see our roots again.

Here comes the classic from beloved and too early gone Salvatore Cusato aka Casco.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Monte - You should know (2013)

It seems there are united some good producers in Hamburg/Germany. Monte also is based there and this Deep House track surprises with some funky character.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

Climbers - Frozen (2013)

"Climbers" is a duo and comes from Mexico. And with their sound they climb up to the clouds.




Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Eagles - King of Hollywood (Buzz Compass Edit) (2013)

Buzz Compass aka Andrey Bychenkov is located in Russia and released this edit on his "West Fulton Sessions Vol. 3". It transforms the brilliant original into the modern time in such an impressive way.



Monday, September 2, 2013

Benotmane - Nothing for me (Original Mix) (2013)

"Benotmane" is a Swiss guy - more I don't know. But what I definitely know is that this tune is great.




Saturday, August 31, 2013

Mugwump - God is gracious (2013)

"Mugwump" is a Belgian project which already exists since about 2004 (first release) in different changing casts. This one is beautiful relaxing with wonderful piano parts.




Monday, August 26, 2013

Mirror People - Kaleidoscope (Original Mix) (2013)

This guy with the real name Rui Maia comes from Lisbon/Portugal. He gives us a light and playful sound with this gem. Enjoy the feeling of the late summer.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Big White Dog Lost feat. Armando Quattrone - Sex (Original) (2013)

Something relaxing and melancholic for all who made this experience: "Many people use to know just to have sex in the wrong way."

Monday, August 19, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Solomun - YesNoMaybe (Summer Began Remix) (2013)

Back from holiday I will go on with this summer burner that couldn't describe better my theme of the week: "Summer just began and I don't want it to end."

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Yello - Oh yeah (1985)

This is the last post before a holiday break. Let's have some vacation - OH YEAH!!!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Images - Les démons de minuit (1986)

Essential synth-pop from the mid 80s. Love it and remembers me on the good old times in our hometown discotheque "CHIC".

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Casionova - Space commando (Flemming Dalum Remix) (2013)

Also featured on the formerly mentioned EP: Our London friend Casionova's "Space commando" in the stunning remix by our Danish friend Flemming Dalum.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Mass Digital - Waiting for a new day / Curly Project - The power of dreams (2013)

These are some short cuts of a four-track EP that came out shortly. No complete tracks found on youtube. I prefer the first three tracks.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Lindstrøm & Todd Terje - Lanzarote (Diskjokke-Miks)

Apart from the original the 12inch contains this superb remix by Diskjokke. His is also from Norway so we have a completely Norwegian production with this three heroes.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Lindstrøm & Todd Terje - Lanzarote (2013)

Big Italo coup by the two Norwegian masters for a perfect start into the holidays. A must have!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Grand Prix - Challenger (1983)

This is the second cut with a big cosmic touch I found from the incredible album on youtube.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Grand Prix - Cruisin' (1983)

This is one cut from the incredible album "Mach 1" which has been released first in 1983 and came back with a unofficial re-release in 2012. This track remembers a little bit on the sound of the group "Imagination" with their great hit "Just an illusion" - at least the funky bassline.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Black Van - The calling (2010)

This is the B-side of the 12inch "Moments of excellence". It's also a huge track with a driving bassline and a nice piano melody. Love this track so much because it remembers me on the good old Italo-times.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Emile Strunz - Elan vital (2012)

The third track of the "North Sea body music" EP is huge as well. Go and get one of the 250 copies of this limited clear vinyl.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Starion - Darkstar (2013)

Another track of the Red Laser EP Vol. 2 is this one by Starion who also did a remix of a synth monster  and another track called "Mothership" which were both shortly released on Emerald & Doreen Recordings.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

DJ Bert & Eagle - I am your master (Savino DJ & DJ Peet Need Remix) (2013)

This cut is from the Red Laser EP Vol. 2 and is a remix of the firstly in 1980 released 7inch track by DJ Bert & Eagle. The sound qualitiy of this video isn't that good but I can promise you that this track is really fat on original vinyl.




Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Il Bosco - Slow in C minor (2013)

Il Bosco is the alias of the founder of Red Laser Records Christian Wood. He's a DJ and producer based in Manchester.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Kid Machine & Flemming Dalum - Fantasmi (2013)

This is the second strike taken from the "Red Laser EP Vol. 1".  In the very beginning the bassline remembers me a bit on "Steel Mind - Bad passion" and then it's getting fat and spooky.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Mike Simonetti & Johnny Jewel - Hollywood seven (2011)

The two guys from "Italians Do It Better" present Alides Hidding original song from 1980 on an unofficial 12inch release. The first version - the Disconet Dilemma - is THE one for me. It's great and well done. You have to move and sing.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Bottin & Rodion - One for all (2013)

This is a cooperation between two excellent Italians - the one from Venice we already know: Bottin - and the other from Rome: Rodion. With this single sided limited blue and white splatter 12inch they created a masterpiece of obscure cosmic electro disco house track.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ajello - Kalimba tune (2013)

The Italian duo "Ajello" comes over with a fat and tasty tune.

The original version:



... and the "Hardway Brothers Remix":

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Simian Mobile Disco - Audacity of huge (Naum Gabo Remix) (2009)

As we learned shortly "Naum Gabo" can create very good slow tracks. Now we can see that they also can create powerful and upspeeded remixes. This one is HUGE.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Rayko - In the cave (Ohm Fat's Transcended Remix) (2012)

Rayko always convince us that he knows how to do good tracks. This one here is only a cut of a remix. Spacefly sound.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Naum Gabo - Dmitri's darkness (2011)

This one is taken from the 3-track 12inch "The crystal line" which I'm gonna introduce the next days. The whole EP could also be a soundtrack to a sad and dreamy movie.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Betoko - Raining again (2012)

To complete the "Wowshit EP" here comes this amazing House track produced by Betoko aka Alberto Cohen who was born in Mexico and now is living in London.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013

FNM - Rosso (Rubini Remix) (2013)

Filippo Moscatello is the man behind one of his aliases FNM. His name sounds Italian but he's a DJ and producer from Germany. The artist who delivered this fine remix is living and working between Venice and Berlin.

This track is an ace bomb.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Finnebassen - If you only knew (Matt Fear Remix) (2012)

Finnebassen (Finn Peder Wang) is a Norwegian House producer from Oslo. This remix from Leeds/UK is awesome.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

David August - On my mind (2011)

David August aka David Nattkemper comes originally from Hamburg and lives at the moment in Berlin for studying at the University of Arts. His track is also a kind of art.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Barbara York - Tonight (1982)

This is the radio version of the song which is not released on the shown label "Delirium" but on the one of "Smash One Music". In the year 2012 a limited remastered official reissue came out with the "Disco-" and the "Instrumental Disco Version".

Love this song.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Heels of Love ‎– Flight 707 (Jadoo Remix) (2012)

This is the best of the three remixes which are released on the 12inch. Not as vintage as the original version but therefore more funky and groovy.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Giorgio Moroder vs. MB Disco - From here to eternity (Aeroplane Remix) (2012)

This is a great homage to the godfather of all the music we love so much. The first remix of the 12inch vinyl release comes from Belgian legend Aeroplane.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Black Van - Pinacolada (2012)

This is the last track of the "Inside" EP. It spreads a bit of summer feeling - hope it's getting warmer soon.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Black Van - Inside (Oliver Remix) (2012)

This is the cool remix by Los Angeles-based duo "Oliver" with the members Ollie Goldstein and Vaughn Oliver.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Black Van - Inside (2012)

The members of "Black Van" are Kris Menace aka Christophe Hoeffel and Oliver Kowalski. This video is only a snipped of the original version. I think it's enough to hear that it's really worth to catch the 12inch.



Sunday, May 12, 2013

Michoacan - Disco sucks so good (Tiger Stripes Remix) (2012)

For a change here we have a DJ and producer from the U.S. It's Fernando Miranda Rios from California - and with Tiger Stripes we have a remix from Sweden by Mikael Nordgren. And this remix is so good.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Sonny Fodera feat. Bru Fave - Into my mind (2012)

Here are the two versions of the A-side of this qualitiy 12inch from last November. The two best ones in my opinion.



Friday, May 3, 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

Miguel Campbell - Flight school (2012)

This gem is taken from the double album "Back in flight school" I would like to introduce with the next posts. The sound remembers a bit on that of "Imagination". It's modern and pretty funky and fat.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Aeroplane feat. Jamie Principle - In her eyes (Chopstick & Johnjon Remix) (2012)

This is another Aeroplane track that makes you happy :-)

BTW: Jamie Principle is already known since the mid-80s. Compare with his "Waiting on my angel" her in this blog.

And another thing: nice butt in this video.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Yello - Bostich (1981)

First released in 1981 it also came out as B-side of the 12inch "Lost again" in 1983. Such a great tune!




Monday, April 22, 2013

Yazoo - Goodbye 70's (1982)

One of the best Yazoo titles ever. It's featured on their first album "Upstairs at Eric's". Alison Moyet has a great voice.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Torrevado - Living in the shuttle (1985)

The first time I heard of this title was in the Spanish "Max Mix 3" from 1986. I loved it immediately but forgot it over the times. Last year I finally found the 1988 release with some different - but also fine - versions on a vinyl-fleemarket.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Imagination - Just an illusion (1982)

Classic tune which is the basic for some production of nowadays in my opinion - especially the funky synth-bassline. Listen and compare.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F. (1984)

Everybody knows that stroke of genius.

Harold Faltermeyer is a German guy from Munich. His career began in 1979, playing synthesizer on Donna Summers', "Bad Girls" album along with executive producer Giorgio Moroder.
Following his work with Laura Branigan on her 1984 album "Self Control", he produced soundtracks for the motion pictures "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Top Gun" and won Grammy Awards for each of them.
"Axel F", from Beverly Hills Cop, entered the US-charts at number 3, in 1985. The Pet Shop Boys had him produce their 1990 album, "Behaviour". (discogs)


I chose this original video because I also love this film - but sorry: the quality isn't that brilliant.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Candi Staton - Hallelujah anyway (Larse vocal) (2012)

The first appearance of Soul and Funk-diva Candi Staton was in 1969. This track seems to be an edit of an old original song but it was a brand new release in 2012 - and it's a huge one.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Philosophy of Sound - Fragile disco (2012)

This EP is breathtaking; it contains only outstanding tracks and remixes. The first one I would like to introduce is the main title of the EP. It's funky disco house shit.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Monitor 66 - Triscuits (Roberto Rodriguez Remix) (2012)

This Disco House project comes from Sweden and the Finnish DJ and producer with the Spanish from Helsinki created an outstanding remix.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Tape No Tape - Pure & easy (2010)

This track also disappears on the sampler "Future Disco Neon Nights" for the first time on vinyl. The digital release of it was in 2010 as well as the Hannulelauri track from yesterday. This four-track sampler has a huge track-selection.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Hannulelauri - Zombie tropicana (2010)

First time this tune has been released in 2010 as a digital release and then it came out in 2011 on vinyl as part of the sampler "Future Disco Neon Nights".

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Blende - Fake love (The Living Islands 'Tropical Doom' Remix) (2012)

Behind "Blende" you can find the London based producer Johan Klereby. This remix combines the classic house piano with "old" disco string-elements.




Sunday, March 24, 2013

Black Strobe - White gospel blues (Elijah Collins Remix) (2012)

On the B-side of the "Boogie in zero gravity"-EP is featured the "White gospel blues". This here is one of two remixes of this track.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Black Strobe - Boogie in zero gravity (Drop Out Orchestra Remix) (2012)

Drop Out Orchestra did what they ever do: they gave the best funky and disco-feeling to this song. Magnificent remix.




Sunday, March 17, 2013

Adriatique - Deeper love (2012)

"Adriatique" is a connection between two German guys who have both the first name "Adrian" - and so I guess they became the idea to the project name. They come from (Deep) House and Tech House. I like this sound because of the fat basslines and the funky vibe in their work. More to come the next days.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fun Fun - Color my love (1984)

Yeah!!! The frontgirls of Fun Fun changed sometimes - the sound stayed. The most known singer surely was Spagna who started their own solo career after the first and unforgettable hit "Happy station".

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Depeche Mode - Never let me down again (Split Mix) (1987)

Okay - Depeche Mode made "millions" of good tracks. But this one in my opinion has an extraordinary and outstanding synth-work in the second part of the remix - from about 5:05. Check it out and be excited.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Håkan Lidbo - Synthe noir/Vector x-y (2002)

This is a combination of two tracks from Håkan's double album. My personal favorite is the second part from about 6:45 till the end - Vector x-y. The video is made from images of the "Blue planet" episode "The deep".

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Håkan Lidbo ‎– Sexy robot (2002)

Last year I discovered a double album named "Sexy robot" of this Swedish guy. The most tracks are in the tech-house or deep house vein and I have to pitch them down a bit to really like them. But on the other side they are kind of catchy.

Here is the first example. More to follow soon ...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ernesto vs. Mario & Vidis - Care (2012)

Ernesto's real name is Jonatan Bäckelie and comes from Sweden. In this song he cooperated with the Lithunian duo Mario (Basanov) and Vidis.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Divine - I'm so beautiful (1984)

Written and produced by Stock/Aitken/Waterman. Always a pleasure to watch the original videos of Divine.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Pulp Disco & The Outcasts - Journeys into the bright world (2012)

That's the relaxed  B-side of the 12inch "Space dust" which is as good as the A-side - but I didn't find "Space dust" on youtube.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mario Moretti - Danger in deep space (2012)

This is oldschool Italo-music in the well known "Laserdance"-manner. The label "Bordello a Parigi" came out in 2011 with it's first releases and is already established in the Dutch-scene and beyond.




Monday, February 18, 2013

Mario Basanov - We are child of love (2012)

Super relaxed and very cool - YES!!!



... and if you wanna have some more BPM then the remix by "Mekanism" is the right one for you:




Sunday, February 17, 2013

Toomy Disco - Life care (2012)

This track came out first as part of the digital "White clouds EP" on the fantastic NANG Records and some weeks later on a vinyl 12inch sampler called "The Array Vol. 3" - just like the last Proper Heat release I already introduced.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Proper Heat - Just a little bit (2012)

This fantastic track came out on the sampler "The Array Vol. 3" from the outstanding NANG records. Absolutely recommended.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Psychemagik - Star lazer (2011)

Psychemagik is a DJ and producer based in the UK. This gem is golden and came out as the B-side of the 12inch "Valley of paradise".

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

Schaltkreis Wassermann - Space shuttle (1981)

This one - originally released in 1981 - also has been re-released on "Let's go into space". There exists an edit from 2011 as well. It comes from a duo from Glasgow (UK) called NG - Naum Gabo.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bruno Spoerri - Hallo world (1978)

First released in 1978 on the album "Voice of Taurus" this track from Switzerland came out again in 2012 on the compilation "Let's go into space".
Bruno Spoerri made in electronic music since the mid 60s mainly in film music.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Bandido's Gang - Marinche (Flemming Dalum & Steen Gjerulff Remix) (2012)

"Bandido's Gang" is the connection between Bill Ambrose and Casionova aka James Penrose from London. The perfect Italo touch of this track finally comes from the legend Flemming Dalum  in cooperation with his friend Steen Gjerulff.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Neurox - A raving night (Remix) (2012)

Re-release of this classic and very rare tune from 1984 with a vocal and instrumental remix by Flemming Dalum and his pal Steen Gjerulff.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Crazy P - Changes (Fernando Remix) (2012)

Fantastic gem from the last year. Crazy P also is the short cut of Crazy Penis and is a UK-based House band that has been founded already back around 1995.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Yellow Cab - Taxi (I'm sta.a.anding in the rain) (1985)

This funny synth-pop song was written by Anthony Moon aka Anton Monn who has so many aliases in the scene. Some of them are Charisma, Magnifique or O.R.S.

Enjoy this trip back in the rain of the 80s :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMSKNNW4iC4

Sorry - but the embedding is deactivated for this video.


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Yacht - I walked alone (Get a room! Remix) (2011)

This is an absolutely smash-hit which came out first as a digital release in 2011 followed by a vinyl 12inch in 2012.





Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sensus - Sensus (1984)

This is such a beautiful synthesizer song in Jean Michel Jarre style - and the performance is WOW!!! Let's glow in the dark :-)




Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

D. Carred - You'll be a winner (1985)

The vocals are a bit strange but as usual the synthwork is great - cool bassline and catchy melody.