Italo disco still has a place on dancefloors – just as Dutch duo Kraver. The act has had a long and sparing run of high quality releases keeping the genre ticking, but finally break their silence this motnh with ‘Moorea.’ The track sits somewhere between a retro video game soundtrack and a melodically charged ode to the genre, marking a surprise return from Kraver and a sound that refuses to admit defeat.
Belgian producer Innershades have slowly but steadily been stepping up his game and should now be considered a force to reckoned within the European dance music scene with his dark, analogue techno sound.
“Back in the early 80s when I lived in Switzerland, I use to travel to Italy a lot for clubs and record shopping. In Rimini there was a great store called Disco Piu. They had this service where if you were out of town or from another country, you could sign-up and get a cassette of all the new releases in the post every week. Each new track was recorded for about a minute and there was a voice counting – so you could write down the tracks you liked – then phone or fax the track numbers and the date of the cassette, theyâ€™d send you the records and youâ€™d pay on delivery, which was amazing”, says In Flagrantiâ€™s Sasa Crnobrnja on â€˜Sprezzaturaâ€™s inspiration, concept and format. He further explains, “So this album will be available as a mix on cassette with each track playing for a minute or two. Youâ€™re basically listening to it like a mixtape and in the same manner as the tapes from Disco Piu. Youâ€™ll be able to choose your favourite tracks from â€˜Sprezzaturaâ€™ and buy the full versions as downloads.”
We here at Discobelle can premiere the superb and hypnotic disco stomper “My Sordid Little Affair”.
Tomorrow Thursday May 12th sadly marks the release of the last ever single from Swedish italodisco queen Sally Shapiro, “If You Ever Wanna Change Your Mind” is released via London based Fika Recordings and contains the original version of the track along with an acoustic cover of David Guettas “Dangerous”.
We here at Discobelle are proud to present the premiere of the somewhat harder hitting and more dance friendly remix from French synthwave producer Tommy ’86.
Dublin based electropop outfit Le Galaxie just dropped their new single “Put The Chain On” which is taken off their upcoming album “Le Club” (will be released on November 27th).
We here at Discobelle scored this premiere of the remix from French disco legend Black Devil Disco Club that oozes of menacing yet funky 80’s disco/new wave sounds.
For those of you in London, check out the Le Galaxie show at Electrowerkz on Wednesday November 25th.
Mix of italo-disco awesomeness courtesy of NYC based legend Jacques Renault, done for the Boiler Room x FIAT party in NYC that takes place tonight.
“Going through my records to prepare for this Italo-inspired mix was a trip down memory lane; I loved it. I thought it would help if I narrowed my options of what to include by picking out records that I bought in various NYC record stores before the Discogs days. If that wasnâ€™t enough, I cranked it to eleven and selected only Italian pressings, with the exception of my U.S. copy of “Feel the Drive”. Iâ€™m sure any Italo enthusiast will know all of these tunes, so the point wasnâ€™t to wow you with how desirable the tracks are but rather give you a snapshot of what Italo I did find in the early 2000s that still means something to me today.”