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My Year of Mixtapes Week 36: Italo-Disco

My Year of Mixtapes Week 36: Italo-Disco

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Italo Disco is, well, disco from Italy (mostly Milan, really), and its golden age was approximately 1980-1985. It was influenced in equal parts by American & Canadian disco, Giorgio Moroder-style Euro-disco, and 1970s electronic music like Kraftwerk, Jean-Michel Jarre, and the like. So basically what we've got here is another odd, techy offshoot of classic disco with weird synth noises and terrible broken English. Which means I love it.

A lot of people use "Italo Disco" as a blanket term to mean any mostly-electronic disco, lumping in Quebecois disco, Euro-disco (which was mostly based out of Munich & Paris), even San Fran Hi-NRG. Those people are wrong. For instance, if anybody tries to tell you that Lime or Bobby Orlando or Giorgio Moroder are Italo-Disco, stop listening to them. (Yes yes, I know, Moroder was born in Italy. But he was ethnically Tyrolean, his native tongue was German, and every... (full text at http://yearofmixtapes.blogspot.com/20...)

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The Clementimes
The Clementimes

very nice mix!
would love to get the Track ID wich starts at ca. 4.45.
would be very thankful if you tell me that.
keep on going and cheers from Zürich
Nicolas.

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Commandbro
Commandbro

Good mix Chrissy

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ROBERTO SALVATIERRA 80

good mix

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Jarosław Sutkowski

super

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HiFlower
HiFlower

Nice selection

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Katya Casio
Katya Casio

FAN-tastic! <3

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Hugh Cooney
Hugh Cooney

Listen to this probably about two times a week gets me to work on the bike. where could I get my grubby paws on your re-edit of The Passengers; I'll Be Standing Beside it shweet

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DezzieValentine
DezzieValentine

givine me a hard on

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SalamAnders
SalamAnders

keep coming back to this mix ... thank you for introducing me to this odd little genre

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