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Italo Disco Forever ! 129

Italo Disco is a musical current created in Italy at the end of the 70s and based on a clever mix of disco rhythms mixed with New-Wave sounds.

Current which will produce a significant number of tubes in the 80's many of which are considered today as "cult".

Three streams are to be distinguished :

• The "pure" Italo Disco. This current comes from studios based in cities like Florence, Milan, Rimini or Rome

• The Italo Disco "derivative" German version. This current called Euro Disco originates from Germany or Switzerland

• The Hispanic "derivative" Italo Disco. This current which is called Sonido Sabadell originates from Spain

Two sub-currents are to be distinguished within these 3 main currents : 

• The first with fast tempo (equivalent to the American Hi-NRG)

• The second with moderate tempo (also called Sleaze-Energy)

Often described as the founding base of the Dance currents which will see the light of day in the 90s, its planetary influence will last approximately 8 years, from 1980 to 1988 with a domination without almost shared between 1984 and 1985.

At the end of its period of hegemony, that is to say at the end of the 80s, the Italo Disco will be gradually replaced by a new current called Italo Dance.

To discover or rediscover.

Discography (among others ...) :

  • Christal - I live in New-york 1988

  • Pintos Device - Radio star 1984

  • T. Spencer - Fashion 1987

  • Vanilla - Paradise mi amor 1985

  • Winner - Take me back 1986

  • G.G. Near - Living in a room 1986


Tracks :

Fatto in Italia !

Fatto in Italia !

Hergestellt in Deutschland !

Hergestellt in Deutschland !

Hergestellt in Deutschland !

Fatto in Italia !


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