Archive for the 'italo disco' Category
Spotters Alert! Unpack your anoraks and sharpen those pencils, start listening and it’s eyes down and start scribbling. Secret italo-disco gem…Read more/listen...
My first Italo Disco record – I can now claim entry to the club of European continental groovers. Have put up two versions because I first heard it on a mix by James Bucknell (see this post) and not until I heard it on a different mix with the vocals, was I aware that it’s ‘correct’ speed was 33rpm. However it still sounds equally at home being spun at 45rpm, (albeit pitched down at -8% to keep the bpm reasonably mixable in a house/disco set) reminiscent of tracks by The Human League.
I first came across mixes by James Bucknell on discogs a few years ago and was seduced by his silky smooth mixing skills of tracks that didn’t use drum machines and his long pedigree as a don of dance music that stretches back into the eighties. His breadth of taste and styles shouts loud and clear across all the mixes that I’ve hoovered up from the web to listen to, sometimes even within the mixes themselves. Illustrating a deft touch of choice that epitomizes the maxim that there’s only two types of music, good and bad; he most definitely knows the former. This mix is one of many that had me scrambling for my notebook as I was given a lesson in disco and many a penny was then spent tracking down some of these audio nuggets. He now resides in Sydney and regularly plays out, check out his website for mixes and blog for his latest forays in clubland.
www.jbucknell.com (now appears offline as at 13/6/13)
- | 00:00 | Race – Show Me The Way
- | 05:32 | Material – Secret Life
- | 09:31 | Sylvi Foster – Hookey
- | 13:23 | Gino Soccio – Dancer
- | 19:52 | Indeep – Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
- | 22:45 | Frankie Smith – Double Dutch (Disco Remix)
- | 27:41 | La Bionda – Wanna Be Your Lover
- | 31:02 | Night Moves – Transdance
- | 33:49 | Gayle Adams – Your Love Is A Lifesaver
- | 38:04 | Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation
- | 43:44 | L.I.F.E. – All Played Out
- | 47:15 | Bettye LaVette – Doin’ The Best That I Can (Walter Gibbons Mix)