Saturday, 21 November 2009

Italo Disco Collection - Volume 1 - various 80's classics

Italo Disco is a very broad term, encompassing much of the disco music output in Europe during the 1980s.

It is one of the world's first forms of completely electronic dance music that evolved during the late 1970s / early 1980s in Italy, France, Spain, Sweden, Germany, and other parts of Europe.
Italo Disco music has a distinct, futuristic and spacey sound, which was created using synthesizers, drum machines, and vocoders.
The term, "Italo-disco" was marketed mainly in Europe in the early 1980s by a German record label ZYX Music. In North America, UK, Southern Africa, Australia, Mexico, and Latin America Italo-Disco was mostly an underground phenomenon that could only be heard at night clubs or through homemade DJ mixes.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Fancy - I Love Fancy (Greatest Hits 12'' Maxi Versions) hi nrg 80's euro dance italo disco

Fancy (born Manfred Alois Perilano, July 7, 1946) is a German Eurodance and 80s Euro Disco (a.k.a. italo disco) artist who was very popular in the mid to late 1980s. He first recorded in the German schlager style under the name of Tess Teiges before having his first hit as Fancy called Slice Me Nice in 1984. He was successful in the dance charts, topping Billboard's dance chart three times. He is renowned for his hit singles including Bolero (Hold Me In Your Arms Again), Slice Me Nice, Lady of Ice, Chinese Eyes & Flames of Love. Many of these were collaborations with composer and producer Anthony Monn, who previously had achieved world-wide success with French singer Amanda Lear.

Fancy is one of the all time favourite Italo Disco Stars! He's a highly intelligent, enigmatic/mysterious person. He's also an excellent producer.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

I LOVE BOBBY 'O' - Various Artists (Album) 80's hi-nrg classics

Bobby Orlando is a highly prolific music producer, songwriter, musician and record label impresario. During the 1980s he produced, composed and played on hundreds of music productions that he released under a myriad of record labels, including: "O" Records, Bobcat Records, Memo Records, Telefon Records, MenoVision Records, Beach Records, Plastic Records, Eurobeat Records, Obscure Records, Beat Box Records, Riovista Records, Intelligent Records, Basic Records, Knowledge Records and others.

Orlando is credited as one of the founding fathers of Hi-NRG pop-dance music.
His productions are easily identifiable by their dense synthesizers, rolling bass lines, and resounding percussion.
Orlando tracks showcase him playing multiple instruments including keyboards, guitars, drums, percussion and saxophone. The ringing cowbell percussion lines and robotic sequencers heard in "She Has A Way", "The Best Part Of Breakin' Up," "Desire," and "Native Love (Step By Step)" define the electrifying sound he pioneered.
In the late '80s, at the peak of his success, the "one-man-band" suddenly and inexplicably halted his extensive production output.
Orlando is still active in the dance music world. His most recent production is the 2005 release "Outside the Inside," which contains the internet radio chart topping hit Sorrow.