Monday, 21 May 2018

Laurie Anderson - O Superman (Marcello Giordani Disco Spacer Mix) electronic electro italo disco DJ USE ONLY UNRELEASED REMIX





“O Superman (For Massenet)” was initially released as a single from Laurie Anderson first studio album, Big Science. It became an unexpected pop hit, reaching #2 on the UK singles chart in 1981.

Originally, the single was a limited release of 1,000 copies that Anderson had only made because her friend, indie label owner and fellow Whitney Museum art teacher B. George had convinced her to let him release it. Says George of the recording:

We got a National Endowment grant for $500 and she recorded it in her hallway because it was the quietest place she could find. I suggested she slow it down slightly to make it longer – it ended up eight minutes long – so I’d get paid more royalties if it was played on the radio.

Soon after its release, George began working on his book, Volume: The International Discography of the New Wave. Legendary British DJ John Peel bought a copy of Volume and was so impressed, he brought George to his radio programme to give his audience a sampling of new and interesting music from New York. George brought “O Superman”.

Suddenly, the song was played all over the radio in the UK, demand skyrocketed and Anderson got an offer from a British company to press 80,000 copies of “O Superman”. She’d previously been offered recording contracts by Warner Bros. A&R men at her concerts, but had refused every time – however, with this newfound success headed her way, she went back to them and asked if they could press 80,000 copies of her single. They immediately signed her to an eight-album deal.

“Superman” was originally part of Anderson’s larger performance art piece entitled The United States, which depicted vignettes of American life through performance art, spoken word, dance, animation and music.

It is a cryptic song, with lyrics warning against the U.S. reliance on a strong military presence worldwide. It’s musical structure is formed from a repeating four-bar loop of Anderson saying the word “ha”. It is accompanied throughout the song by synthesisers, off-tempo vocal loops, and a sample of birdsong.

In a 2016 interview with The Guardian, Anderson describes “O Superman” as:

…a one-sided conversation, like a prayer to God. It sounds sinister – but it is sinister when you start talking to power.


The song was inspired by the failed 1980 attempt to rescue the 52 men and women being held hostage in the American Embassy in Iran. Says Anderson:

We were left with dead bodies, a pile of burning debris and the hostages nowhere to be seen. So I thought I’d write a song about all that and the failure of technology.

In an interview with GRITtv, Anderson said:

“O Superman” was written at a time of great “techno-humiliation”… People realized “Oh my God, technology will not save you now, and the so-called U.S. ‘great technology’ is just crashing and burning.

O Superman (For Massenet)
Laurie Anderson
Produced by Roma Baran & Laurie Anderson
1982 Album Big Science (Warner)
2016 DJ Remix: Marcello Giordani (Italy)

O SUPERMAN (LYRICS):
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...

O Superman. O Judge. O Mom and Dad. Mom and Dad
O Superman. O Judge. O Mom and Dad. Mom and Dad
Mom and Dad, Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Hi. I'm not home right now
But if you want to leave a message
Just start talking at the sound of the tone

Ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah

Hello? This is your Mother. Are you there?
Are you coming home?

Ah, ah, ah

Hello? Is anybody home?
Well, you don't know me, but I know you
And I've got a message to give to you
Here come the planes

So you better get ready. Ready to go
You can come as you are, but pay as you go. Pay as you go

Ah ah ah ah ah

And I said: OK. Who is this really? And the voice said:
This is the hand, the hand that takes
This is the hand, the hand that takes
This is the hand, the hand that takes
Here come the planes
They're American planes. Made in America
Smoking or non-smoking?

Ah, ah
Ah ah ah ah

And the voice said: Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night
Shall stay these couriers from the swift completion
Of their appointed rounds



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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

ITALO DISCO RETRO CLASSIX VOL.8 (Non-Stop 80s Hits Mix) Various Artists

 
Tracklisting:

01 Mark Adams - I Know Your Mind (instrumental) [FDT Records Italy] 1986
02 Larry Day - Fashion Girl (instrumental) [FDT Records Italy] 1984
03 Knight Action - Single Girl [Let's Dance, USA] 1984
04 Monika - (Won't You) Dance With Me [Manhattan-Formula, Canada] 1984
05 RAF - Running Away [Carrere Records Italy] 1984
06 Cockroach - Get Back (dub version) [Out Records Italy] 1983
07 Trilogy - Not Love (instrumental) [Il Discotto Productions] 1982
08 The New York Models - Hot For You (extended mix) [Memo Records USA] 1985
09 Talko - Psyko Flash [Babalú Records, Italy] 1983
10 Bagarre - Chances To Come-Eve Of The War [Bootlegs Records, Italy] 1984
11 John Carpenter - Die Klapperschlange/Escape From New York [ZYX Records] 1983
12 Stacey Q - Shy Girl [On The Spot Records, USA] 1985
13 Robotiko Rejekto - Rejekto (presentation mix) [ZYX Records] 1987
14 Eddy Trauba & M.M. Greco - Maccaroni Radio [Master Dee Jay, Italy] 1983
15 Squires - Hold Me (instrumental) [Quartz Record, Italy] 1983
16 Thomas - Another Game [Panarecord, Italy] 1986
17 Sue Sadlow - My Man (radio version) [Blow Up Disco, Italy] 1984
18 Doctors Cat - Feel The Drive (instrumental) [Il Discotto Productions] 1983
19 Jimy K - She's Gone Away [Eyes Records, Italy] 1984
20 First Patrol - Theme From Rambo (jungle version) [Rush Records, Europe] 1985
21 Webo - Magic Moment (instrumental) [Atlantide Music, Italy] 1984


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Thursday, 3 May 2018

HIGH ENERGY - Classic Hi-NRG Mix (non-stop 80s dance) retro disco hi-nrg [remastered club mix]

TRACKLISTING

1.  So Many Men (So Little Time) - Miquel Brown (Record Shack, 1983)
2.  Searchin' (Looking For Love) - Hazell Dean (Proto, 1983)

3.  Catch Me (I'm Falling In Love) - Marsha Raven (Passion, 1983)

4.  Earthquake - The Flirtations (Proto, 1983)

5.  Coming Out Of Hiding - Pamala Stanley (TSR, 1983)

6.  You Think You're A Man - Divine (Proto, 1984)

7.  La Cage Aux Folles - Le Jeté (Megatone, 1983)

8.  I Love Men - Eartha Kitt (Record Shack, 1984)

9.  I Am What I Am - Gloria Gaynor (Silver Blue, 1983)

10.  It's Too Late - Simone (KRP, 1983)

11.  The Power Of Love - Astaire (Passion Records, 1984)


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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

BOBBY "O" ORLANDO - RETR"O"SPECTIVE - 30 Years of Hi-NRG Disco Dance Hits (Non-Stop Mega-Mix) 80s 80s 00s

 
BOBBY "O" ORLANDO - RETR"O"SPECTIVE
30 Years of Hi-NRG Disco Dance Hits Mega-Mix

TRACKLIST:

 01. Bobby O - Somebody
 02. The Flirts - Helpless (You Took My Love)
 03. Bobby Orlando - She Has A Way
 04. Bobby Orlando - I Cry For You
 05. Bobby O - Reputation
 06. Bobby O - Remember Me In Paradise
 07. Divine - Shoot Your Shot (Dance Mix)
 08. Bobby O & Claudja Barry - Whisper To A Scream
 09. Bobby O - I Don't Care
 10. Bobby O - Identity Energy (Feat. Chicky B)
 11. Bobby O - Dress Up Girls (Full Vocal Version)
 12. Bobby O - I Need You More Right Now (Feat. Chicky B)
 13. Bobby O - Lost Cause
 14. Bobby O - Social Contract Theory


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Friday, 30 March 2018

GAY CLASSICS MEGA MIX - VOLUME 2 (non-stop party mix) 80s - high energy eurobeat italo disco electro "OUT OF PRINT" 21st ANNIVERSARY REMASTERED 2018

 


Gay Classics Mega Mix Vol 2

Tracklisting

1. Cha Cha Heels - Eartha Kitt
2. Earthquake - The Flirtations
3. Break Me - Charade
4. The Visitors - Moonstone
5. The Love Lost - Seventh Avenue
6. I'm Living My Own Life - Earlene Bentley
7. Searching (I Got To Find A Man) - Hazell Dean
8. Obsession - Angela Bowie
9. Do You Wanna Funk? - Zone Brothers
10. I Can Fly - Louise Thomas
11. These Memories - Oh Romeo
12. Die Hard Lover - Loverde
13. Danger - The Flirts
14. Work Me Over - Claudja Barry
15. Let The Night Take The Blame - The 501s


Mixed Live by Dan Ross & Mike Mucci


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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

GAY CLASSICS MEGA MIX - VOLUME 1 (non-stop party mix) 80s - high energy eurobeat italo disco electro "OUT OF PRINT" 21st ANNIVERSARY REMASTERED 2018

 

Gay Classics Mega Mix - Vol. 1
 
Tracklisting

1. Something Tells Me - Tiger Moon
2. Be Mine Tonight - Promise Circle
3. No Use To Borrow - Blue Moderne
4. Facinated - Company B
5. The Sun Aint Gonna Shine Anymore - Quantize
6. Heart of Glass - Desiderata
7. West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
8. Loves Gone Mad - Seventh Avenue
9. You Are A Beat - Eastbound Expressway
10. I Like You - Phyllis Nelson
11. I'm Gonna Get Your Love - Jade
12. I Want You - Gary Low
13. This Is My Life - Eartha Ktt
14. Take A Chance On Me - Waterfront Home
15. Whisper to a Scream - Bobby O
16. Party - Julius Brown
17. Caught in The Act - Earlene Bentey
18. Eat You Up - Angie Gold
19. Sky High - Jigsaw


Mixed Live by Dan Ross & Mike Mucci


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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

ITALO DISCO RETRO CLASSIX VOL.7 (Non-Stop 80s Hits Mix) Various Artists

 



Tracklisting:

01 Zed - Plastic Love [Fuzz Dance Records Italy] 1983
02 Sissy - Queen Of The Discoteque [Eyes Records Italy] 1984
03 Steely Chuck McDonald - Dream [Eyes Records Italy] 1982
04 Kano - Holly Dolly [Baby Records Italy] 1980
05 New York Models - Love On Video [Memo Records USA] 1985
06 Bizzy & Co - Take A Chance (instrumental) [Deejay Italy] 1982
07 Bi & Co - How Do You Love [Blue Blood Records Italy] 1984
08 B.B. & Band - Hold Me Tight (instrumental) [Zanza Records Italy] 1983
09 Video Club - Lost Time [Magic Circus Productions Italy] 1983
10 Texas Johnny - Superman (instrumental) [FDT Fuori Di Testa Italy] 1984
11 I.M.S. - Bonus Single "Joke" [Emergency Records USA] 1983
12 League Unlimited - Things That Dreams Are Made Of (Dub) [Virgin UK] 1981
13 City O - Rose Of Tokyo [Discomagic Records Italy] 1984
14 Gary's Gang - Makin' Music (short dub) [Radar Records USA] 1983
15 Chris Luis - Heart Of The City [X-Energy Records Italy] 1984
16 Shock - Angel Face [Sidewalk/RCA UK] 1980
17 Kuwait - Popcorn [Jumbo Records Italy] 1983
18 Purple Flash - Crême Souflée (instrumental) [Uniwave Records Canada] 1981
19 N.O.I.A. - True Love [Italian Records Italy] 1984
20 Mikron's - Vision (instrumental dub) [Blow Up Disco Italy] 1986
21 Steve Davil - Shake Me Up [Eyes Records Italy] 1984
22 Smiles - Pendulum (Rock Version) [Zanza Records Italy] 1984
23 Ralph River Band - Strange Vibration [Memory Records Italy] 1983

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

'84 ON THE DANCEFLOOR (80s Hi-Nrg Italo Disco Electro Synth-Pop Dance Mix)




Retro Disco Hi-NRG Presents...
'84 On The Dancefloor
80s Hi-Nrg Italo Disco Electro Synth-Pop Dance Mix
TRACKLISTING

1. Body Rock - Maria Vidal [EMI America] 1984
2. Ali Shuffle - Camero's Gang [Superradio Records] 1982-1984
3. Swept Away - Diana Ross [RCA Records USA] 1984
4. Fire In The Sky - Deodato [Warner Bros USA] 1984
5. ¿Sabes Que Hora Es? - Vicio Latino [Epic Records Spain] 1984
6. In The Evening - Sheryl Lee Ralph [The New York Music Company USA] 1984
7. I Feel For You - Chaka Khan [Warner Bros USA] 1984
8. I Don't Want To Lose You - Lime [Matra Records Canada] 1984
9. Color My Love - Fun Fun [X-Energy Records Italy] 1984
10. Slice Me Nice - Fancy [Metronome Records Germany] 1984
11. Let's Hear It For The Boy - Deniece Williams [Columbia Records USA] 1984
12. Beat Of The Night - Maggie [Polydor Records Canada] 1984
13. Hey Hey Guy - Ken Laszlo [Memory Records Italy] 1984
14. I'm So Beautiful - Divine [Proto Records UK] 1984
15. Back In My Arms (Once Again) - Hazell Dean [Proto Records UK] 1984
16. We Can Make It (Together) - Purple Flash [Ovni Records Canada] 1984
17. The Power Of Love - Astaire [Passion Records UK] 1984
18. Together In Electric Dreams - Giorgio Moroder & Philip Oakey [Virgin] 1984
19. You've Got To Move It On - Rofo [Infinity Records Belgium] 1984
20. Believe In The Beat - Carol Lynn Townes [Polygram Records USA] 1984
21. Right By The Moon - K. Barré [Many Records Italy] 1984
22. Horario Disco - Vicio Latino [Epic Records Spain] 1984


Mixed by Richiee
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Thursday, 8 March 2018

Hi-NRG DISCO 80s - 18 Hot High Energy Hits Non-Stop Mix




Tracklist

01. ES Connection - Don't Take Your Time [Hiss Records Italy] 1984
02. Gillian Lane - You Take My Heart Away [DBA Records Canada] 1983
03. Jakie Quartz - À La Vie, À L'Amour (Version Longue) [CBS Europe] 1987
04. Amanda Lucci - Cry Out In The Night (Club Mix) [Rise Records UK] 1987
05. XS-5 - I Need More (Extended Dance Version) [VCN Records UK] 1988
06. Betty Wright - Sinderella (Breakdown Mix) [Jamaica Records] 1985
07. Eastbound Expressway - Whiplash (Nightmare USA Remix) [Nightmare UK] 1988
08. Tapps - My Forbidden Lover (Remix) [Power Records] 1983
09. Sylve - I've Only Got You To Blame (Birmingham Breakdown Mix) [Boulevard] 1988
10. Paula Evans - Ciao (Extended Version) [Euroenergy Italy] 1989
11. Tapps - Don't Pretend To Know [Boulevard Records Canada] 1986
12. Digital Emotion - Go Go Yellow Screen [Break Records Netherlands] 1983
13. The Twins - Face To Face - Heart To Heart [Hansa International Germany] 1982
14. Ken Laszlo - Hey Hey Guy (Vocal Version) [Memory Records Italy] 1984
15. J.D. Hall - #1 Lover [JDC Records USA] 1985
16. Michael Bow - Love & Devotion (86th St. Mix) [ARS Records Belgium] 1987
17. Julius Brown - Party (Club Version) [West End Records USA] 1983
18. Claudja Barry - Born To Love (Remix) [Personal Records USA] 1984


Mixed by Dj ChoocK
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Monday, 5 March 2018

ITALO DISCO RETRO CLASSIX VOL.6 (Non-Stop 80s Hits Mix) Various Artists italo disco electro synth-pop hi-nrg eurobeat



Tracklisting:

01 Peter Richard - Strange Desires (Instrumental mix) [Full Time Records] 1981
02 Vivien Vee - Americano [Banana Records Italy] 1985
03 The Parallel Lines - Arabian Night (Instrumental) [Third Label Italy] 1985
04 Psychic Interface - Cherokee Nation [ZYX Records Germany] 1986
05 Mark Tower - You Aren't Fall In Love (Instrumental) [Discomagic Records] 1983
06 Night Moves - Beat This [GC Recordings United Kingdom] 1984
07 The Puppets - The Way Of Life [Quality Records Canada] 1983
08 Fockewulf 190 - Gitano [F1 Team Italy] 1984
09 De-De-Mo - 'Cause I Need You 'Cause I Love You [Queen's Club Disco Italy] 1984
10 Sensitiv - Burning Emotion [DA Records Germany] 1985
11 Paul Paul - Burn On The Flames (Instrumental) [Market Records ?Italy] 1985
12 Trinere - All Night [Jam Packed Records USA] 1985
13 Knight Action - D-Rail [Let's Dance ?Records USA] 1984
14 Russell Russell - From Here [Discomagic Records Italy] 1984
15 Live Fashion - Bicycle Song [SPQR Sound Production Quality Record Italy] 1984
16 Doctor's Cat - Feel The Drive (Martinelli's Remix) [Il Discotto Productions] 1985
17 E.T. 84 - Hello Somebody [Discomposer Records Italy] 1983
18 Paul Sharada - Dancing All The Night (Hard Remix) [Il Discotto Productions] 1985
19 Fantasy Life - Over And Over [Thick Record Italy] 1984
20 Lee Marrow - Sayonara (Don't Stop...) [Discomagic Records Italy] 1985
21 Marimba Tree - Hush (Remix Vocal) [Hiss Records Italy] 1984
22 Mirage - Get Down [Metronome Records Germany] 1984
23 Tommy Kelvin - Jungle Bow Wow (Re-Mixed) [Harmony Music Italy] 1983
24 Savage - A Love Again (DMP's Less Is More Edit) [Discomagic Records] 1984

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