Friday, 24 September 2010

Diana Ross - "Upside Down" & "I'm Coming Out" (12'' Maxi) 1980 disco classics

Diana Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer and actress. During the 1960s, she helped shape the Motown sound as lead singer of The Supremes, before leaving the group for a solo career on January 14, 1970.
Since the beginning of her career with The Supremes and as a solo artist, "Ms Ross" has sold more than 100 million records!

In 1980, Ross released her first RIAA platinum-certified disc, "diana", produced by Chic's front men Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. The album included two of Ross's most successful solo hits, her fifth number-one solo single, "Upside Down", and the Top-5 single "I'm Coming Out". diana was the singer's most successful studio album to date, peaking at number two on the Billboard Album Chart chart for three weeks and selling almost six million copies in the United States with another three million sales globally.

01. Upside Down (Original Chic 12'' Mix) 1980
02. I'm Coming Out (Original Chic 12'' Mix) 1980

GLORIA GAYNOR - "I Am What I Am" (12'' Maxi) 1983 (theme from 'La Cage Aux Folles') Hi-NRG DISCO CLASSIC

"There's one life,
and there's no return and no deposit;
One life, so it's time to open up your closet
Life's not worth a damn 'til you can say,
"Hey world, I am what I am!"
Gloria Gaynor (born Gloria Fowles on September 7, 1949) is an American singer, best-known for the disco era hits; "I Will Survive" (Hot 100 number 1, 1979), "Never Can Say Goodbye" (Hot 100 number 9, 1974), "Let Me Know (I Have a Right)" (Hot 100 number 42, 1980) and here mega club classic anthem "I Am What I Am" (R&B number 82, 1983).

"This mega hi-nrg disco anthem was a massive international club hit from '83/'84 and beyond. It was recently voted the
"All Time Best Pride Anthem" ever! :)
I've always loved this song. It has well written, intelligent lyrics which tell the story of somebody standing up for (and loving) themselves. The singer means business! and is NO longer gonna be fucked around! Great vocals and production! Hugely popular with gay folks, black folks, suppressed folks... hell...even housewives loved it!
Actually, this song is for everybody.
+++++++++!10/10! +++++++++

Friday, 17 September 2010

Time to PLAY? PAUSE? or STOP?

" I've been thinking of closing RETRO DISCO Hi-NRG BLOG
Another disco blog is copying my original posts within days (sometimes hours) of posting. I usually don't mind, but it's annoying that it's sometimes done so soon after my original posts. This blog then puts a password on my files and re-uploads them as their own (which is just rude)
Then you have the Russian run "" site which copies everybodys posts and offers the files for sale... They are scum...
Only a small % of my RETRO DISCO Hi-NRG collection has been shown so maybe it's time to stop the public posts and go private?"

Via Verdi - Diamond (12'' Maxi) 1985 italo disco 80's eurobeat

1985 Italo Disco classic which hit the #1 Chart Position in Italy and became a worldwide club hit in '86.

"Italo Disco was popular around the world in the 80's. Great tunes, melodies and disco beats - but song lyrics were just nonsense / sometimes just totally crazy! Maybe this is why I love Italo Disco!"
"Diamond" The Lyrics
"He’s an old man grey Livin’ in a mansion (in a mansion) Fed with milk of stars Shinin’ of desire He’s an old man grey Livin’ in a mansion (in a mansion) Sleepin’ in blue cars Victim of the red wineYou saw the shadow of the earth Behind one face of the moon And we fly around the sphere This is the midsummer night Why don’t you shine Pale as a cloud of diamond You are the kid of the night You can change the golden heaven And you can freeze the flying words of fireOh diamond oh diamond oh diamondHe’s an old man grey Livin’ in a mansion (in a mansion) Fed with milk of stars Shinin’ of desire He’s an old man grey Livin’ in a mansion (in a mansion) Sleepin’ in blue cars Victim of the red wine. You walk over a trouble path No I want to stop this dance And she kiss the killed twin Born in a crazy dark desire Why don’t you shine Pale as a cloud of diamond You are the river of light You can change the human heaven And can dream the dying words of fire. Oh diamond oh diamond oh diamond"
01. Diamond (12'' Maxi Version) 6.52
02. Diamond (Edit Version) 3.55
03. Diamond (Remix) 5.39

Sunday, 12 September 2010

KINGS OF EUROBEAT featuring STOCK AITKEN WATERMAN - Various Artists 80's hi-nrg eurobeat

01 Lana Pellay - Pistol In My Pocket (Dirty Harry Mix) 7.56
02 Michael Prince - Dance Your Love Away (New Remix) 7.09
03 S.A.W - Dance Your Love Away (D.J. Drop Mix Tracks) 3.10
04 Divine - I'm So Beautiful (Divine Mix) 6.35
05 Princess - After The Love Has Gone [Promo Version] 6.51
06 Princess - I'll Keep On Loving You (Extended) 7.32
07 Hazell Dean - Whatever I Do Wherever I Go (Dance Mix) 8.11

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Valerie Dore - The Best Of (Album) italo disco 80's "THE NIGHT" classic

Monica Stucchi (born May 28, 1963), best known by her recording name, Valerie Dore is an Italian musician from Milan, Italy. She came to fame during the mid-1980s as part of the Italo disco movement. She was discovered at age 20 by the Italo producer Roberto Gasparini.
Monica Stucchi choose the stage name "Valerie Dore" and began work on her first song, "The Night," an Italo disco track that would be released in 1984 in conjunction with the album of the same name. The song sold 1.5 million copies and charted in several European countries.

Varerie Dore's next two songs, "Get Closer" and "It's So Easy" were released in 1985 and had similar arrangements to "The Night." The latter song was a Top 10 hit in Italy and Switzerland.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

PEOPLE LIKE US feat Cindy Dickinson - Deliverance / Midnight Lover (The Remixes) 1988 hi-nrg disco TWO #1 DANCE ANTHEMS!!

Cindy Dickinson (Dickenson?) was born in the UK and received professional training from the age of ten as a soprano at The Manchester School Of Music under Professor Campbell from BBC Radio. She worked with various bands all over the UK and also got involved with song writing. She came to visit her sister in South Africa and enjoyed it so much that she decided to stay. Whilst there she got an agent, which got her signed at RPM Records. She soon released a rock orientated single ‘Love Stealer’ which had on the B-side one of her own compositions called ‘You make me fee like a women’. With that song she won a Sarie Award (South African equivalent to the Grammies). The group Syndicate, with band member Peps Cotummaccio, approached her to join them and they were soon touring Cape Town for six months and also travelled to Italy, England, Greece, Portugal and Mexico for performances. They released the single ‘Don’t Go Into Town’. She also travelled on the passenger cruise ship the QE2 as the singer for the Harry Bence Orchestra for six months, which travelled from the UK to America. Paul Crossley and Terry Owen then became involved with her on ‘People Like Us’ and recorded several songs for which she received very little money and nothing was signed officially. Later after the initial success of ‘People Like Us’ this would become one of the topics that would tore the relationships of the band to an irreconcilable situation. After the birth of her son Cindy took a break from the industry and later became involved with other projects including ‘Strutt’ with Denise Ostler and Helena Muir. ‘Strutt recently also included a male singer David who came from Cindy’s singing school ‘Reach For The Stars Voice Training Academy’, of which she is the director. Cindy Dickenson is currently living in Durban, South Africa where her husband is the radio DJ Dave Guselli on East Coast Radio.

01. Deliverance (Remix) 1988 [8.08]
02. Midnight Lover (Remix) 1988 [7.30]

Friday, 3 September 2010

PEOPLE LIKE US feat Cindy Dickinson - Deliverance (12'' Maxi) 1986 hi-nrg eurobeat disco 80's CLASSIC #1 DANCE ANTHEM

"A mega Hi-NRG / Eurobeat #1 club hit!
This track was a monster worldwide club hit!.
A true Hi-NRG / Eurobeat Classic!
Scores 10/10!+++++++

01. Deliverance (Extended 12'' Mix) 1986 [7.01]
02. Deliverance (Instrumental Mix) 1986 [5.16]

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

PEOPLE LIKE US feat Cindy Dickinson - Midnight Lover (12'' Maxi) 1986 hi-nrg disco 80's classic

"A mega Hi-NRG / Eurobeat #1 club hit!
This track did really well on the US / EUROPEAN Dance Charts!
Scores 10/10!+++

PEOPLE LIKE US feat Cindy Dickinson

1. Midnight Lover (Amor De Medianoche) (US Remix) [5.40] 1986
2. Midnight Lover (Amor De Medianoche) (Remix Instrumental) [4.47] 1986
3. Midnight Lover (Original 12'') [7.35] 1986