MAGIC MIX

disco . italo . cosmic . disco-not-disco . boogie

WEEK STARTING 3 Jul

Genre pick of the week Cover of Keep On Dance by Contact Music.

Contact Music

Keep On Dance

    The third release on Tempo Dischi is 'Keep On Dance' by Contact Music, a little gem that is part of the Italo Disco history, but has characteristics of the early Proto House sound. Antonio Cucaro, the Italian musician, songwriter and producer behind this project recalls ‘I started playing guitar very early. I drew my inspirations from the echo of Woodstock that came through the ‘Bandiera Gialla’ show on Radio Rai: emotions that were equal to true revelations when listening to Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Cream, Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple), Joe Pass, Alvin Lee, George Benson. Stimulated by various musical contamination, which came from rock and Italian authorial music, I started immersing myself into searching new exciting sounds, applying composition to various directions while trying to produce something new without worrying about genres or people's judgements, all without a compromise. I would not have imagined that one evening in 1983, 'Keep on Dance' would be born. It was produced together with three DJs who wanted a sort of opening track for their sets, putting together some sequences recorded by myself using percussion, acoustic and electronic drums (Linn, Oberheim, Simmons). The fact that after almost forty years it has been revived and considered a Proto House pearl really honours me. Composing music is like breathing pure oxygen: you compose, record and realise that you are already thinking about the next step to keep breathing’.

    Moscoman

    What We Do Care (Gerd Janson /Abel Ray Remixes) (Love Record Stores Edition)

      Love Record Stores Edition available from 9am on Saturday June 20th.
      Limited to one per person.



      Dancers can always be sure of one thing with Moscoman–a certain unpredictability and energy will always define the music he serves up. As well as having a background in indie and rock, he plays house, acid, techno, dark disco, synth, all from a more alternative angle. For that reason, he is a regular at wide-ranging but iconic places like Space in Miami, Berghain’s Panorama Bar, Glastonbury and Pacha Ibiza.

      This limited edition vinyl comes with the Original Version plus Remixes from Gerd Janson and Abel Ray and is a special release for Love Record Stores event on 20th June


      FORMAT INFORMATION

      Ltd 12" Info: Limited Edition White label pressing of 300 copies.

      South African disco 12” originally released in 1983, the start of the country’s ‘bubblegum’ era. Adaye was a once-off studio project featuring members of Stimela, the SA supergroup formerly known as The Cannibals and at the time also recording under aliases like the Street Kids and Kumasi. As Adaye they roped in singer Al Etto and went into the studio with Heads Music boss Emil Zoghby, who shares songwriting credits with Ray Phiri on the only track they released: ‘Turn It Up’ - an eight-minute slice of guitar funk throbbing to a disco beat. Remastered from the original tapes and reissued on DJ Okapi’s Afrosynth Records.

      Jayda G

      Both Of Us / Are U Down

        Canadian by birth and now London based, Jayda G releases her new EP, ‘Both Of Us / Are U Down’ on Ninja Tune. The new EP perfectly captures the energy, vitality, rhythm and boundless enthusiasm that has seen Jayda rise through the dance music underground. There will also be an official video to accompany ‘Both Of Us’ single featuring Jayda.

        ‘Both Of Us / Are U Down’ was made in collaboration with Fred Gibson aka Fred again.. (2020 BRIT Awards' Producer of the Year - Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, Jamie XX, FKA Twigs, Headie One and more).

        Linda Majika / Thoughts Visions & Dreams Feat. Ray Phiri

        Let's Make A Deal / Step Out Of My Life

          Double sider 12" including the bubblegum club track ''Let's Make a Deal'' by Linda "Babe” Majika, which was originally released on the rare 'Don’t Treat Me So Bad' lp in South-Africa, 1988. On the flip, you’ll find the deep late-night saxophone driven tune ''Step Out Of My Life'' which includes Don Laka on the keyboard and is produced by Ray Phiri, who also founded the popular South African group 'Stimela'. The song was originally released in 1989 and finally sees a reissue, pressed as a loud DJ-friendly 12-inch.

          Piccadilly Records

          Logo T-Shirt - Summer 20: Cream / Burgundy

            This shirt features an burgundy print on a cream Gildan Softstyle Rinspun t-shirt.

            FORMAT INFORMATION

            S Info: To fit chest 28"/30".

            M Info: To fit chest 32"/34".

            L Info: To fit chest 36"/38".

            XL Info: To fit chest 40"/42".

            Women's L Info: To fit chest 36"/40"


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