Italo Disco (Music - Videos - History)

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    2022-06-30_170643.jpg Italo Disco (Music - Videos - History)

    Italo Disco is characterized by a stringently maintained 4/4 time with a bass drum on the downbeat and snare and handclap on the upbeat, with a constantly repeating bass line above. The melodies are simple and catchy, with vocals mixed into the foreground.

    The musicians used the most modern instruments and technologies:
    synthesizers (including Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, Roland JP-8) and drum computers (e.g. LinnDrum LM-2, Oberheim DMX) dominate the pieces, rarely paired with acoustic musical instruments. The lyric concept of Italo Disco is mostly self-referential.

    KOTO - From The Dawn of Time (Full Album) 1992

    Koto is an Italian synthdance group that produces mostly instrumental music.The group
    was founded in the early 1980s by producers Anfrando Maiola & Stefano Cundari.

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    KOTO - From The Dawn of Time (Full Album)
    N.O.I.A. - The Rule to Survive (Looking for Love)
    Flirts - Passion (1982)
    Trans-X - Living On Video (Official Music Video)
    Radiorama - Vampires. (HD)
    RIKY MALTESE - WARRIOR (NICE VERSION) (℗1986)
    Hypnosis - Pulstar (Italo Disco 1983)
    Droid (Maxi Version)
    Telex - Moskow Diskow (1979)
    Hong Kong Counterfeit - Metal Disco (Legowelt & Orgue Electronique Remix)
    Mike Mareen - Love Spy [R]
    Mike Mareen - Agent Of Liberty (Formel Eins Full version) HQ
    Sabrina - Boys
    FUN FUN - Happy Station
    Lee Marrow - Pain (Dangerous Mix)
    Kano - Another Life (Remastered Video) (1983)
    MY MINE | Hypnotic Tango [ORIGINAL video - HD audio]
    Sandy Marton People From Ibiza 1984
    Spagna - Call Me
    Raf - Self control (Official Video)
    Gazebo - I Like Chopin (Classic)
    My Mine - Hypnotic Tango (Extended Version) - 1983
    Savage - Tonight (Full album) 1984
    Abba - Waterloo (Official Music Video)
    Saturday Night Fever - John Travolta - Bee Gees
    Giorgio Moroder - Chase (Casablanca Records 1978)
    Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive (Official Video)
    P.LION - Happy Children (Extended Version)
    THE FLIRTS Helpless Long 12'' Version Videoclip
    Ken Laszlo Hey Hey Guy
    [ Scotch ] - Disco Band. ( HQ )
    Silver Pozzoli - Around My Dream • TopPop
    Fancy - Slice Me Nice

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    Fred Ventura - Wind Of Change (Extended Mix)
    ALEXANDER ROBOTNICK - Problèmes D'Amour / 12" Original (STEREO)
    Body Electric - 5595 (1984)
    P.Lion - Dreams (Official) - Lycris Video
    P. Lion - Springtime (1984) [Full Album] (Italo-Disco)
    P Lion - A Step In The Right Way (1995)
    Eugene - Livin in your love
    Fred Ventura - The Years (12'' Version 1985)
    Alba ft Fred Ventura - Without You (Italo Disco)
    Alba -- Only Music Survives, original Italo-disco 12-inch single
    K. Barré - Right By The Moon, Extended Vocal Edit version, 12-inch single
    Right by The Moon - K. Barré , Arlequin Disco, High Energy, Italo disco
    *VALENTINO* ALEX MENDOZA MIX | ITALO DISCO | HIGH ENERGY | TRACKLIST
    The Immortals - The Ultimate Warlord (1979)
    AZOTO - EXALT EXALT (Dance 1981)
    Patrick Cowley - Megatron Man
    Patrick Cowley - They Came at Night
    Divine - Shake It Up • TopPop
    Divine - Shoot Your Shot • TopPop
    Pink Project - Another Brick in the Wall
    Free VST - Croma Synthesizer (by K Brown)
    Comanchero MoonRay Video Clip 1984 (MCM)
    Righeira. Luciano Serra Pilota. Produced by La Bionda. Original Version
    Baltimora - Tarzan Boy
    Jupiter-8, Juno-60, TR-909 & SH-101 Italo ditty
    1980s Synth Bass Arpeggio Techniques
    IVAN - FOTONOVELA HD
    Lee Marrow - Shanghai (1985)
    Sabrina Salerno-Boys MV [HD Remastered]
    Sandy Marton - People From Ibiza (1984) video
    AZUL Y NEGRO - Me estoy volviendo loco
    TINO CASAL - Embrujada (Videoclip Oficial)
    Vídeo : La noche no es para mí ( HQ )
    AZUL Y NEGRO - No tengo tiempo (con los dedos de una mano) MAXI 12"
    Space Disco Session 1 (Vinyl) by Simplexia

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    Laserdance- Lazer Dance (1984, Rar Original)
    LaserDance - Goodys Return HQ
    Laserdance - Humanoid Invasion (Original Remix)
    LASERDANCE - Greatest Hits & Remixes
    Mike Mareen - Top Hits Collection. Golden Memories. The Greatest Hits.
    Kano - It's A War (1980)
    Gazebo -- Lunatic [[ Official Video ]] HD
    Gazebo - Masterpiece (Classic)
    Ryan Paris - Dolce Vita (Official Video) - Lyrics Video
    Words (Don't come easy) - F.R. David (1982) HD
    Klein & M.B.O. - De-Ja-Vu
    KLEIN & M.B.O. - Dirty Talk
    Klein & Mbo - The big Apple ( 1982 Phoenix productions )
    Klein & MBO: Wonderful
    (International Music SystemFull
    Album)
    Faces - Prod. by Roberto Ferrante (2020 Remaster)
    IN-D - Virgin in-d sky ́s (vinyl sound)
    Valerie Dore - Get Closer (Live) incl Lyrics
    Italo Disco Classics Pt. 1 : Recreated on Synthesizers
    U.K. - Roadrunner (High Energy)
    Mozzart-Jasmin china girl 1988
    Roberto Sandrini - Occhi Su Di Me/Eyes/Without A Face (djiTalo Remix)
    CHRIS LUIS - THE HEART OF THE CITY (VOCAL VERSION) (℗1983)
    DISCO BREAKS 6 Side B * Peter Slaghuis * Galaxy Kingdom Records 00843
    DISCO BREAKS 7 Part 2 * Peter Slaghuis * No Label SMT008403
    Disco Breaks 8 Side B
    DISCO BREAKS 9 This Is #9 Side B * Peter Slaghuis * K.L.S. Records KL8504
    Disco Breaks 10 (Side B)
    DISCO BREAKS 11 ’86-1 Side 2 * Peter Slaghuis * More Music Records MM03862
    DISCO BREAKS 12 ’86 2 Side B Peter Slaghuis KTT Records KTT427
    DISCO BREAKS 13 Mega Mix Peter Slaghuis Disco D’Azzurro Records ST101
    Firefly ~ Love (Is Gonna Be On Your Side) 1981 Disco Purrfection Version
    Firefly - Firefly 3 (Full Album)
    Numero Uno - 1984 - Tora Tora Tora
    Loui$ - Pink Footpath (1985)
    PLUSTWO - Stop fantasy (1983)
    N.O.I.A. - Stranger In A Strange Land (Club Mix) 1983
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    GAZNEVADA 'I.C. love affair' (original 1982 7") HD
    Jock Hattle Band - Crazy Family (High-Energy)
    Rah Band - Messages From The Stars Original 12 inch Version 1983
    Public Passion - Flash In The Night (1986)
    Kirlian Camera - Blue Room
    Clio - Faces (Italo Disco) (Good Quality)
    Scotch - Born To Kill
    www.arte.tv/de/videos/084718-000-A/italo-disco/
    Charlie - Spacer Woman (Vocal) 1983
    Nexus - Stand Up
    Gino Soccio - Remember
    B.W.H. - Stop (Italo-Disco 1983) (Extended Version) AUDIO HQ - VIDEO FULL HD
    Doctor's Cat - Feel The Drive (1984)
    Casco - Cybernetic love (vocal) 1983
    GANG - KKK. (Club Mix)
    Starting a Revolution (Italo Disco Documentary)

    SQUASH GANG - I want an illusion (Extended)
    The Creatures - Believe In Yourself (special remix)
    Patrick Colby - Mandrill (extended version)
    CUBE - CONCERT BOY (ORIGINAL 12" VERSION) (℗1983)
     
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    Nice! This a track I made in the 80's:
    N.O.I.A. - The Rule to Survive (Recorded in 1982, released in 1983)
     
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    Radiorama Rules!!!


    Ken Laszlo rules as well!

    and Miko Mission rules…

    and Digital Emotion, Rose, Den Harrow rule, too… :metal:

     
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    Hypnosis - Pulstar (Italo Disco 1983)

    Hypnosis - Droid (Maxi Version) 1988
     
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    generally any Dr.Lektroluv album from the early 2000's will suffice.
     
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    Mike Mareen - Love Spy (1986)

    Mike Mareen - Agent Of Liberty (1986)
     
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    As Rammstein would put it.. ;)

     
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    Fun Fun - Happy Station 1983

     
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    Kano – Another Life 1983
     
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    My Mine - Hypnotic Tango 1983



    Sandy Marton - People From Ibiza 1984



    Spagna - Call Me 1987



    Raf - Self Control 1984



    Gazebo - I Like Chopin 1983

     
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    @emage: you created this? Nice! Do you remember what gear was used?
    I was a big fan of Italo music back in the eigthies. With Recycle (who is Italian), taskforce, Pirate and Beat16, we already talked a lot about the important role it had for later dance, trance & techno in our https://audiosex.pro/threads/the-80s-dance-music-thread.58021/

    I personally wonder who actually created 'the sound', and why? I guess the combination of sun, style and industry was important.
    Principal creators to me were guys like Celso Valli, Tony Carrasco, Miki Chieregato & Robert Turatti, Stefano Cundari.
    I later learned Italo was also founded on great Italian Space disco, already been made back in the seventies.
     
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    My Mine - Hypnotic Tango (Extended Version) - 1983

    Savage - Tonight (Full album) 1984

     
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    The term "Italo Disco" is attributed to the German Bernhard Mikulski (founder of ZYX Music), who used it in the late 1970s to distinguish Italian disco performers regionally from other countries.

    Disco as a musical genre began to develop in Italy in the early 1970s; Martinelli cites Nessuno mai by Marcella Bella (1974) as probably the first Italian disco song. Encouraged by the film Saturday Night Fever (1977), disco music also experienced a boom in Italy, whose early representatives include Alan Sorrenti with Figli delle stelle (1977) and Francesca Aliotta.

    In the late 1970s, bands such as La Bionda with One for You, One for Me, Barbados Climax with California U.S.A. and Gepy & Gepy with Body to Body released English-language disco songs, but established artists such as Giorgio Moroder and Umberto Tozzi also released disco versions of older tracks.

    This invasion of amateur musicians was made possible by technical innovations: At the beginning of the 1980s, the first synthesizers affordable to ordinary mortals appeared - such as the Korg Polysix or the Yamaha DX7. At the same time, the Roland company had launched the TR-808, the first drum computer that was also affordable for private users. For hobby musicians, a dream came true: With the new technology toys, suddenly everyone could compose and record music at home - without elaborate studio equipment and a band.

    Precursors and accelerators, for the breakthrough of disco music, are these bands:

    Abba - Waterloo (1973) No.1 Eurovision Song Contest 1974

    Saturday Night Fever - John Travolta - Bee Gees (1977)

    Giorgio Moroder - Chase (Casablanca Records 1978)


    Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive (1977)

    The song was released on December 13, 1977, as a single from the soundtrack to the film Saturday Night Fever. It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on February 4, 1978. It was ranked #191 on the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone music magazine.
     
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    P.Lion - Happy Children (1984)




    The Flirts - Helpless (1984)




    Ken Laszlo - Hey Hey Guy (1984)

     
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    Scotch - DIscoband (1984)



    Silver Pozzoli - Around My Dream (1985)




    Fancy - Slice Me Nice (1984)

     
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