Sunday, 24 January 2010
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Sunday, 17 January 2010
"ok.... it IS totally kitsch, yet Kimera was THE number #1 best seller in South Africa in 1985 with her cheesy, over the top mega hit "THE LOST OPERA". This Korean invaded South Africa's airwaves and homes like cheap "made in Korea" washing machines! Housewives thought of her music as "high art"... and a bit of "a cross cultural experience". ha ha ha!! :) Welcome to the 80's!
The music video for KIMERA's "LOST OPERA" is totally ridiculous and well worth checking out - such class! "" [RETRO DISCO Hi-NRG]
Now that you're gone, and you have left me, I had to learn, I had to learn how much it hurts, To play those vicious games"
Saturday, 16 January 2010
Paul Lekakis - Boom Boom (let's go back to my room) 12'' Maxi 1987
Friday, 15 January 2010
Man 2 Man (also known as Man to Man) were a US Hi-NRG band from New York City that formed in the early 1980s. They were best known for their hit singles "Male Stripper", "Energy Is Eurobeat" and "I Need A Man".
The act was composed of brothers Mikki and Paul Zone, who had been known on the local Brooklyn music scene since the mid 1970s.
The band scored their biggest hit, "Male Stripper", teaming up with cult electro producer Man Parrish. Originally released in the United Kingdom in 1986 on the Bolts Records label, "Male Stripper" was a big club hit throughout the autumn and peaked at #64 on the UK Singles Chart. In early 1987, "Male Stripper" charted again in the UK, and this time the song became an even bigger hit, spending five weeks in the Top 10 and two weeks at #4 on the UK Singles Chart.
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Tantra - Hills Of Katmandu (Patrick Cowley Remix) 1980 disco classic [1982 remix] RARE! काठमांडौ Asia Disco Hi-NRG येँ महानगरपालिका
TANTRA's "Hills Of Katmandu" was a massive epic undergound early 80's 'space disco hit' (originally released in 1980).
Tantra - Hills Of Katmandu (Patrick Cowley Remix) 1982
Monday, 11 January 2010
Sunday, 10 January 2010
Saturday, 9 January 2010
Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse was born in Johannesburg on 2 November 1951. Mabuse got his start in the African soul group the Beaters in the mid-1970s. After a successful tour of Zimbabwe they changed the group's name to Harari. When they returned to their homeland in South Africa they began to draw almost exclusively on American-style funk, soul, and pop music, sung in Zulu and Sotho as well as English. He has also recorded and produced for, amongst others, Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Ray Phiri and Sibongile Khumalo.
Then in 1984 SIPHO 'HOTSTIX' blasted his way back into the charts with a release that has his country at his feet. "BURN OUT" was one of the first home made hits that took every South African by storm, irrespective of race. colour or creed.
"BURN OUT" was #1 on every radio station in South Africa and soon Sipho was singing his way to the United Kingdom to secure a major deal with VIRGIN RECORDS.
Sipho ‘Hotstix' Mabuse – Burn Out 
Friday, 8 January 2010
(12'' ALSO RELEASED BY PRINCIPAL RECORDS (SOUTH AFRICA) 1986
Original Release Catalog#: AMD 018
Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Originally Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic Style: Italo-Disco
Arranged By - Bruno Rosellini , Fabrizio Baldoni
"What more could you ask for? (well..maybe a song called "WE WANT BIG COCKs!" by the Pet Shop Boys? - but at the time BIG TITS were still all the rage... ;)"
Fun hard to find italo disco tune!
Sex Shop Boys - Big Tits
Original Label: Idee Records
Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
(and released in Sweden - as "Sexy Swedes" love "BIG TITS" also!)
You love "BIG TITS"?
"Well...get some "BIG TITS" here babies:)
Saturday, 2 January 2010
Fun Fun were Francesca Merola and Roberta Servelli (later replaced by Elena). They're remembered mainly for their style in high-energy dance music: the producers Alvaro Ugolini and Dario Raimondi succeeded to create a perfect cocktail of rhythm and elegance that in 1983 allowed the duo to gain huge success with the first song "Happy Station" with several weeks in the official UK Music Week and US Billboard charts. The hits "Colour my love" and "Baila Bolero" obtained great international chart success.
Friday, 1 January 2010
All singles produced and arranged by Mauro Farina, Alberto Carpani, Gianfranco Bortolotti, Matteo Miscia, S. Carlini, and Stefano Bertossi.
"The production on this track is amazing! 10/10! "
Available Here :)
Koo De Tah was a New Zealand/Australian pop music band of the 1980s. The core band members were Tina Cross (a native of New Zealand) and Leon Berger (Australian), who met in Sydney.
They scored a hit in 1985 with their first single Too Young For Promises, which reached number 6 in the Australian charts and number 48 in New Zealand.
"Too Young For Promises" was an official Top 10 hit on Springbok Radio/Radio 5 in South Africa + a favourite worldwide 80's club hit.
Great vocals /production on this track.
Available here :)