Power Records was founded by Canadian Disco DJ and record promoter, Vince DeGiorgio in 1982 while he was only in his twenties. The label's focus was more on Euro-Disco and Hi-NRG, but began with mainly reissues of Disco classics. Boulevard and Chateau Records were also owned by DeGiorgio.
The Canadian sound is quite distinctive from its European relatives - the tracks are usually fast, futuristic and smoothly produced, relying on the Patrick Cowley and Azul Y Negro models of synthesiser disco rather than Moroder, Simonetti and Cerrone's more classically European sound. The main centre for the Canadian scene was overwhelmingly Montreal, although Toronto did play an important role too. As can be seen, the Canadian sound transitioned well into the Hi-NRG and Italo Disco of the 80's as it did not receive the same backlash felt in America.
"I've always loved this rare 1985 Hi-NRG track "DON'T TURN YOUR LOVE AWAY" from VIVA. I remember it from South Africa, where in the mid 80's it was played, thanks to getting a release on the "Jive Wire" disco label in '85 + included on the very mainstream "MONSTER HITS Vol.2 (Too)" Hi-NRG Mix 2LP set release - also available here on this site)"
RETRO DISCO Hi-NRG