Playing tracks by
Ken Laszlo, Ric Fellini, Gazebo, THE TWINS, Italian boys and more.
Italo Disco was a freak sound that happened btw 81' and 85' mostly produced in northern Italy. Milan, Bergamo, Verona & Munich,Germany (home of Giorgio Moroder) were the centre of the scene. At its height in 1985, there were 100s new releases each week but mostly of low quality. When radio stations started to play the much cheesier Italo, it signaled the end of the era. From thereafter Italo Disco branched into Italo House and Eurodisco which I'm not interested with.
Modern Italo is somewhat different in that it is more restrained and free of 80's cliches. Italo however will always be a cult sound.
Here's a classic Italo mix with the first half of the mix, the more commercial Italo hits while the second half the more underground and the darker side of classic Italo. The only new tracks are the one with 80's Italo star Fred Ventura, and the Human League/Aeroplane combo.
To download: www.mediafire.com/?aq42v4e3kunecqi
Also check, all vinyl 80s mix: http://i.mixcloud.com/CUm83