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• Demis Roussos /Todd Terje edit, Aphrodite's child, Demis Roussos, • Demis Roussos /P. Aristotle Duran Edit, Vangelis and more.

Excerpt from June 16th edition of Jumping The Gap show on Sydney's 2SER. The kaftan king of acropolyptic freak-disco and funk, Demis Roussos celebrated his 64th birthday the day before the show, so it was just the excuse we'd been waiting for to showcase some overlooked Athenian magic from Roussos, longtime collaborator Vangelis and of course a touh of Aphrodites Child. Imagine it's midnight, and Love's Got a Hold of You. You're in an open-air disco on the edge of the Mediterranean circa 1979; the bottle blonde Action Ladies look like a cross between Melina Mercouri and Angie Dickinson; the hirsute men torture the seams of their hipsters on the dancefloor blowing smoke rings towards the lights of an ancient Olympic temple visible on the hill that overlooks you. Someone whispers in your ear: "Let It Happen..." There's an Olympic Airlines flight to make the next morning, but with little thought for your Friends and sensing the theme is abandon, you mouth back "I Dig You"....