Thursday, 31 December 2009

Ken Laszlo - Totally [Greatest Hits] 2009 italo disco 80's

Ken Laszlo (born as Gianni Laszlo Coraini, 1954) is an Italo disco singer who became famous in the 1980s. Ken was interested in music at a young age and his career began in 1980 when he played and sang in discos and clubs.

His first hit in Europe was the single Hey Hey Guy in 1984. His songs Tonight and Don't Cry are also well known.

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Wednesday, 23 December 2009

I Love Disco Hi-Nrg Passion Vol.1 - Various Artists (2CD SET)

Various - I Love Disco Hi-Nrg Passion Vol.1
Blanco Y Negro (2)
Catalog#: MXCD-1765 (B)
Format: 2 x CD, Compilation
Country: Spain
Released: 18 Apr 2008
Genre: Electronic
Style: Italo-Disco, Hi NRG

Lime (2) - Megamix 8:57
1.1a Guilty
1.1b Angel Eyes
1.1c You're My Magician
1.1d Come And Get Your Love
1.1e Babe We're Gonna Love Tonight
1.1f Your Love
1.1g Wake Dream

1.2 Sylvester - Do You Wanna Funk 6:55
1.3 Divine -Shake It Up 6:45
1.4 Paul Parker - Right On Target 6:21
1.5 Modern Rocketry - (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone 5:32
1.6 Lisa (2) - Jump Shout 5:39
1.7 Rhetta Hughes - Angel Man (G.A.) 7:05
1.8 Two Sisters -Destiny 6:18
1.9 One-Two-Three - Runaway 5:14
1.10 Flirts, The - Passion 9:03
1.11 Chi Chi - Liah* - Proud Mary 9:39
2.1 Patrick Cowley - Mind Warp (Remix) 8:00
2.2 Irene Cara -Breakdance (Remix) 5:28
2.3 Jolo -Last Call 6:49
2.4 Sarah Dash - Lucky Tonight 6:10
2.5 Nick John - Planet Nine 6:52
2.6 Real Life - God Tonight 5:16
2.7 Tapps - Don't Pretend To Know 7:20
2.8 Special Touch (2) - (How Can You Make Me) Feel Better 6:00
2.9 Rational Youth - City Of Night 7:11
2.10 Paul Rein - Lady-O (Nrg Mix) 7:14
2.11 Selena (3) - Timebomb 8:27

Compiled By - Rafa Carmona* Mastered By - Arnaud Ralite

The Best High Energy Dance Classics of the 80's ℗1982: 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 1.10, 2.1 ℗1983: 1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9 , 2.2, 2.4, 2.8, 2.9 ℗1984: 1.11, 2.3 ℗1986: 2.5, 2.7, 2.10 ℗1988: 2.11 ℗1989: 2.6

Download here :) (Parts 1, 2 ,3)
part 1
part 2
part 3

Michelle - Money Money Money (12'' Maxi) 1988 Italo Disco 80's VERY RARE CLASSIC!

$$$$$$ "Money Money Money!" $$$$$$
Executive Producers: Mauro Farina and Giuliano Crivellente for Five Records
Realized by: Live Music Recorded and Mixed by: Laurent Newfield at Factory Sound Studio Management: Corma SAS - Milano Produced by: Grieco - Tromar
Year 1988

Available Here :)

Claudia T - Dance With Me (12'' Maxi) ITALO Hi-NRG 1988

Available here: :)

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Radiorama - Bad Boy You (Italo Disco) 1989

Oh Man! I remember this song from my school days. It's a great PWL quality sounding italo dance track, with a happy pumping baseline! (It sounds like 80's Stock Aitken & Waterman, just like BANANARAMA! , except it's Italian disco & called RADIORAMA!) lol! :)

Italian Female vocalist for most of the song then the Sexy Italian man comes in and sings to her boyfriend:

"Bad boy, bad boy you Come and make my dreams come true I need your loving really bad 'Cause you're the man I never had Say yes, say no Baby don't you let me go Say I'm the boy who needs you so Hey, come and get me bad boy you!"

"Mamma mia....Well wonder "all the boys who call me to ask me for a date, don't come back a second time..." ;)"

Who were Radiorama...?
The history of Radiorama could be separated into two different stories: the first, between 1985
d 1988-89 (that is to say, when Italodisco and Hi-NRG records succeed all around on European dance floors), the Radiorama productions were sung by Mauro Farina (lead vocal) and Simona Zanini (female voice of the group), and composed, conducted and arranged by Mauro Farina & Giuliano Crivellente (who also did the executive production); the ”background” producers of these records were, mostly, Paolo Gemma and Marco Bresciani. Since then (1989-90), there have been released some new records signed by ”Radiorama”, but these are Eurobeat and Euro-Energy tracks, made without their voices (with the exception of ”Aliens 2”, in 1992), although these records have been produced again by Mauro Farina through his own label 21st Century Records.

10/10 for 80's italo camp! Excellent production!
Available Here: :)

Friday, 18 December 2009

Sandy Marton - Exotic & Erotic (12'' maxi) 80's italo disco 1985

Sandy Marton (Aleksandar Marton), born: 04-10-1959 in Zagreb, Croatia, is a famous 80's italo-disco singer who had a massive italo disco hit with a wonderfully produced dance track
"Exotic & Erotic"

The song was a 1985 official chart hit reaching
#17 France,
#11 Italy,
#41 Germany
+ was a huge club hit worldwide!

Dance fans and clubbers would ask for this song by the name

"Down In Singapore!"

as this is the songs opening verse :)

It's a cool tune!

10/10 for amazing production!

Available here :)

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy (12'' Single) 1984 Hi-NRG Gay Disco Classic

'I was a young 10 year old boy when this song first played on the radio, and as one of the "young lonely boys" this was always a special song to me. It was really the first mainstream pop track of it's kind. - thank you BRONSKI BEAT!' [Retro Disco Hi-NRG]' Bronski Beat was a popular British synth pop trio who achieved notable success in the mid 1980s, particularly with the 1984 chart hit "Smalltown Boy". All members of the group were openly gay and their songs often contained political commentary on gay related issues. Although many groups in the early to mid 80s had an openly gay image, Bronski Beat was one of the first groups to openly address the gross inequality experienced by gay people in society. At the height of their popularity the band consisted of singer Jimmy Somerville backed by Steve Bronski and Larry Steinbachek, both of whom played keyboards and percussion. Somerville would go on to have success as lead singer of The Communards and as a solo artist.

The band's debut single, "Smalltown Boy", the tale of a boy who was cast away by his family for being homosexual, was a hit, peaking at #3 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] The single was accompanied by a promotional video directed by Bernard Rose, showing Somerville eagerly trying to make friends at a swimming pool, then being attacked by an anti-homosexual gang, being returned to his family by the police and having to leave home. (The police officer was played by Colin Bell, then the marketing manager of London Records). "Smalltown Boy" reached #48 in the U.S. chart and peaked at #7 in Australia and a Top #10 Hit in South Africa.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Italo Disco Collection - Volume 1 - various 80's classics

Italo Disco is a very broad term, encompassing much of the disco music output in Europe during the 1980s.

It is one of the world's first forms of completely electronic dance music that evolved during the late 1970s / early 1980s in Italy, France, Spain, Sweden, Germany, and other parts of Europe.
Italo Disco music has a distinct, futuristic and spacey sound, which was created using synthesizers, drum machines, and vocoders.
The term, "Italo-disco" was marketed mainly in Europe in the early 1980s by a German record label ZYX Music. In North America, UK, Southern Africa, Australia, Mexico, and Latin America Italo-Disco was mostly an underground phenomenon that could only be heard at night clubs or through homemade DJ mixes.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Fancy - I Love Fancy (Greatest Hits 12'' Maxi Versions) hi nrg 80's euro dance italo disco

Fancy (born Manfred Alois Perilano, July 7, 1946) is a German Eurodance and 80s Euro Disco (a.k.a. italo disco) artist who was very popular in the mid to late 1980s. He first recorded in the German schlager style under the name of Tess Teiges before having his first hit as Fancy called Slice Me Nice in 1984. He was successful in the dance charts, topping Billboard's dance chart three times. He is renowned for his hit singles including Bolero (Hold Me In Your Arms Again), Slice Me Nice, Lady of Ice, Chinese Eyes & Flames of Love. Many of these were collaborations with composer and producer Anthony Monn, who previously had achieved world-wide success with French singer Amanda Lear.

Fancy is one of the all time favourite Italo Disco Stars! He's a highly intelligent, enigmatic/mysterious person. He's also an excellent producer.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

I LOVE BOBBY 'O' - Various Artists (Album) 80's hi-nrg classics

Bobby Orlando is a highly prolific music producer, songwriter, musician and record label impresario. During the 1980s he produced, composed and played on hundreds of music productions that he released under a myriad of record labels, including: "O" Records, Bobcat Records, Memo Records, Telefon Records, MenoVision Records, Beach Records, Plastic Records, Eurobeat Records, Obscure Records, Beat Box Records, Riovista Records, Intelligent Records, Basic Records, Knowledge Records and others.

Orlando is credited as one of the founding fathers of Hi-NRG pop-dance music.
His productions are easily identifiable by their dense synthesizers, rolling bass lines, and resounding percussion.
Orlando tracks showcase him playing multiple instruments including keyboards, guitars, drums, percussion and saxophone. The ringing cowbell percussion lines and robotic sequencers heard in "She Has A Way", "The Best Part Of Breakin' Up," "Desire," and "Native Love (Step By Step)" define the electrifying sound he pioneered.
In the late '80s, at the peak of his success, the "one-man-band" suddenly and inexplicably halted his extensive production output.
Orlando is still active in the dance music world. His most recent production is the 2005 release "Outside the Inside," which contains the internet radio chart topping hit Sorrow.

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Fantastique - The Best Of (Album) 80's disco hi-nrg italo eurodance

Available here :)

Fantastique were a Dutch 80's Hi-NRG Disco group from Haarlem, the Netherlands, who had a couple of huge worldwide club hits in the early 80s with "Mama Told Me" in 1981 and "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" in 1983. Their songs are upbeat, positive eurodance! :)

Fantastique consists of Astrid Leuweringen & Dick Das.
01. everybody loves the sunshine (7'' Single mix)
02. mama told me (7'' Single mix)
03. costa blanca (7'' Single mix)
04. maria no mas (7'' Single mix)
05. moi et toi (maxi version)
06. musica fantastica (maxi version)
07. everybody loves the sunshine (sing along version)
08. mama told me (maxi version)
09. costa blanca (maxi version)
10. maria no mas (maxi version)
11. everybody loves the sunshine (special extended version)

Friday, 30 October 2009

Mozzart - The Maxi Singles Collection (Album) 2009 italo disco

Available Here:

1. Money (Maxi Version) 5:52
2. Jasmin China Girl (Maxi Version) 6:30
3. Devil's Rendezvous 7:03
4. Malice & Vice 5:23
5. Money (Ian's Radio Remix) 3:36
6. In China (Instrumental) 6:09
7. Pay The Highest Price 5:12
8. Jasmin China Girl (Radio Version) 2:53
9. Money (Radio Version) 3:40
10. Megamix 9:26
10.1. Money (Remix)
10.2. Malice & Vice
10.3. Devil's Rendezvous
10.4. Jasmin China Girl
10.5. In China

Golden Disco Series Tracks 1, 2 and 5 to 10 Produced for ZYX. Tracks 3 & 4 Produced for Metronome Music. ℗ 1985-1988 ZYX Records / Metronome Music © 2007 ESonCD - Digital Mastering from Vinyl!

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Mike Mareen - The-Maxi-Singles-Collection (Album) italo disco 80's

Mike Mareen was born on November, 9th 1949 in Berlin (West Germany).
First, he was a drummer, but later he was the singer of the group Cemetery Institution (non-disco) and performed in Hamburg´s legendary 'Star Club', where The Beatles used to play in their beginnings. Then he became a sailor, went to New York and spent some years there.
Back in Germany again, he released his first big hit "Dancing In The Dark" in 1985 followed by the massive Hi-NRG / Italo Disco dance hit "Love Spy" in 1986, and "Agent Of Liberty", in 1986/1987 which is a great disco track as well. In the same year Mike released his first album entitled: "Dance Control". A year later in 1987 he released his second album called: "Let's Start Now". This album included his new super-hit: "Don't Talk To The Snake". Both albums were released by well-known Germany Label Zyx Records.
Apart from Mike Mareen, he also sang using pseudonyms like Amadeus Liszt with such smash hits like: "Win The Race" and "The Devil Win", Triple G - "Nervous", etc..but his successful career has been with the Mike Mareen releases.
Mike like many disco artists has wrote and produced tracks released by other italo disco 80's artists.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

TASTY TIM - Electro Club Mix (various artists 80 mins DJ mix) COCK LONDON Gay Disco RARE!! FULL DJ PROMO MIX

The glamorous club doyenne, original gender-bender and perennial club ornament is also an in demand DJ and producer. His spinning talents go back as far as those heady days of the '80s playing '70s disco in drag at notorious London hangouts "Cha Cha" and the "Mud Club".

Throughout the '80s his career continued in London’s underground club scene with a long standing residency at Europe’s best known gay venue "Heaven". After snapping up magazine coverage wherever he went, he was also in great demand as a club hostess and promoter, which culminated with his position as the infamous door selector at the most innovative drag club of its time, the legendary "Kinky Gerlinky".

After working for a year in New York Tasty returned to London to resume his "Heaven" residency with a tough house set inspired by his time in the States. This new musical direction quickly earned him gigs all over London and the UK as well as Italy, Germany, New York, Australia, South Africa Japan and Russia.

Tasty is also one half of Tribal production duo T-TOTAL, whose remixing credits Include: "The Pet Shop Boys","Danny Tenaglia" and"Cevin Fisher". Their own releases have appeared on mix cds for the Ministry of Sound, TomStephan and “TRADE” A recent collaboration with Mark Moore (S-Express) stormed the dance floors of the world with their Novamute release "NEEDLEDUST" eventually being signed to a Carl Cox mix c.d. In yet another musical guise Tasty Tim also produces under the name "STYLOFLEX"...

His musical taste, always a step ahead, helped start up the fab London electro club: THE COCK, voted best club of the year by Attitude magazine.
New residencies include Retrosexual, Disco 3000, The Egg and Trannyshack..Dragging out the best of London.

Tasty Tim uniquely combines glamour, gorgeousness and grooves. All with a credible musical soundtrack guaranteed a hit with the clubberati.



Sunday, 30 August 2009

FILMTRACKS - The Best of British Film Music (2CD Set) rare out-of-print classic soundtracks

A very rare, out of print compilation of the British Film Music, released in 1985.
This 2CD Set, when available, sells for a hundreds of dollars on internet auction sites.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

RODRIGUEZ - COLD FACT (Cult Classic Chillout Album) 1970

Underground classic psychedelic folk album from 1969! (this is not a disco record - this guy is a genius!)
RODRIGUEZ - COLD FACT is one of the lost classics of the '60s, a psychedelic masterpiece drenched in colour and inspired by life, love, poverty, rebellion. The album is Cold Fact, and what's more intriguing is that its maker - a shadowy figure known as Rodriguez - was, for many years, lost too. A decade ago, he was rediscovered working as a menial day laborer in Detroit, Michigan. He was unaware that his defining album had become not only a cult classic, but for the people of South Africa, a beacon of revolution. Rodriguez recorded Cold Fact - his debut album - in 1969, and released it in March 1970. It's crushingly good stuff, filled with tales of bad drugs, lost love, and itchy-footed songs about life in late '60s inner-city America. "Gun sales are soaring/Housewives find life boring/Divorce the only answer/Smoking causes cancer," says the Dylan-esque Establishment Blues. But the album sank without trace, thanks, in part, to some of Rodriguez's more idiosyncratic behavior, like performing at an industry showcase with his back to the audience throughout. When the follow-up, 1972's Coming From Reality, also sold poorly, Rodriguez called an end to his recording career. He'd never even played a proper gig. And he got on with life. Over the years, he turned his hand to local politics, gaining a degree in philosophy, factory work and eventually, hard labour. As his music career became a memory, Rodriguez's legend was growing - on the other side of the world. In South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Cold Fact had become a major word of mouth success, particularly among young people in the South African armed forces, who identified with its counter-cultural bent. But Rodriguez was an enigma - not even the label knew where to find him - and his demise became the subject of debate and conjecture. Some rumours said he'd died of a drug overdose or burned to death on stage. Others said he was in a mental institution, or in prison for murdering his girlfriend. Barring a couple of sold out Australian tours in 1979 and 1981, nothing had been heard of him for almost 30 years. But the tide began to turn in 1996, when journalist Craig Bartholemew set out to get to the bottom of the mystery. After many dead ends, he found Rodriguez alive, well, free and perfectly sane in Detroit, ending years of speculation. Rodriguez himself had no idea about his fame in South Africa (the album had gone multi-platinum, Rodriguez has received not so much as a Rand in royalties), and embarked on a triumphant South African tour followed, filling 5,000 capacity venues across the country. A documentary named Dead Men Don't Tour: Rodriguez in South Africa 1998 was screened on national TV.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Boys Town Gang - Cruising The Streets & Disc Charge (2on1 CD) gay disco classics ("UNCUT" / Uncensored Versions)

The Boys Town Gang were a San Francisco based disco and hi-NRG band. Their popularity peaked in the 1980s, when the group reached number 5 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart with the single "Cruisin' the Streets", and number 4 in the UK Singles chart[1] and number 1 in the Netherlands with their disco version of "Can't Take My Eyes Off You".

In 1980 DJ Bill Motley saw an opportunity to form a group that catered to San Francisco's large gay clientele. In his search to form a group he auditioned hundreds of vocalists, both male and female. Local cabaret singer Cynthia Manley captured the lead spot.

The idea was originally for one 12" single with two tracks of high energy music. Motley, a Diana Ross fan, picked two Ashford & Simpson songs to form a medley for the A-side. For the B-side he wrote a disco drama in four acts. A record label was founded to release the two songs.

When "Remember Me" / "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" was released the song took off, with Manley's vocals propelling the song into the top of the club charts. The four-act explicit "Cruisin' The Streets" was a snapshot of Castro and Market Streets at sundown.

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Saturday, 27 June 2009

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Hazell Dean - They Say It's Gonna Rain (7'' Single) 1986 RARE VERSION

Yes, this is the original 7'' Single Radio Hit version that came out in late 1985. It actually only became a hit in South Africa in early 1986. It went to No.1 on the singles sales chart Top 30, charted for over 20 weeks in total! It is still very popular as well as songs like Searchin' and Who's leaving who which both were Top 20 hits over here and the top selling Always album from 1988. Good old days! They just don't make tunes like this anymore.

Original 7'' Single Radio Hit Version: (RARE!)

"They Say It's Gonna Rain" Original Remastered Music Video was released officially in 2009 on AWESEOME 80's - VOL.2 DVD in South Africa and available to purchase online here:
See the Original "They Say It's Gonna Rain" music video on YouTube: