Monday, June 23, 2008

I-Robots - Italo Electro Disco Underground Classics

Label: Irma Records Italy
Style: Electro Disco
Released: 1985
Format/Source: Audio CD
Quality: CBR 192 kbps
Size: 109MB

A great look at an oft-neglected chapter of underground club -- the excellent electronic work coming out of Italy in the early 80s! The Italian approach to the music was certainly influenced by the sounds of New York, German, and England at the time -- but it also had its own flavor -- a kind of unabashed love of the dancefloor, and a subtle hope that disco would someday come again! The grooves on the set are all spare and electronic, but also quite infectious -- with a really strong focus on the hook, and a stripped-down sound that somehow makes them even more compelling. Titles include "Robot Is Systematic" by Letric Workers, "Dance Boy Dance" by Alexander Robotnick, "Stranger In A Strange Land (club)" by NOIA, "Collision (rmx)" by Sphinx, "Pinguins Invasion (hot version)" by Scotch, "Plastic Doll (rmx inst)" by Dharma, "Walking In The Neon (club)" by Peter Richard, "Wonderful (inst)" by Klein & MBO, "I Need Love (inst)" by Capricorn, and "Spacer Woman (voc)" by Charlie.


01 - Charlie - Spacer Woman (Vocal)
02 - Capricorn - I Need Love (Instrumental Version)
03 - Sun La Shan - Catch (Dub Version)
04 - Peter Richard - Walking In The Neon (Club Version)
05 - Sphinx - Collision (Remixed)
06 - Lectric Workers - Robot Is Systematic (Instrumental Version)
07 - Dharma - Plastic Doll (Remixed Instrumental)
08 - Scotch - Penguin's Invasion (Hot Version)
09 - Steel Mind - Bad Passion (Instrumental Version)
10 - Kano - Ikeya-Seki
11 - N.O.I.A. - Stranger In A Strange Land (Club Mix)
12 - Alexander Robotnick - Dance Boy Dance
13 - Klein & MBO - Wonderfull (Instrumental)

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Anonymous said...

Excellent post! Thank you.

ExpatMichael said...

I love Italo Disco.

Anonymous said...

This is great but it seems to have quite a few 'glitches' in it...

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.