The cult Italo-disco godfather returns with a new collection of cuts.
Cult Italo-disco godfather Alexander Robotnick returns with a new collection of cuts. ‘My La(te)st Album’ will be released on May.
Robotnick has had a long and colorful history, including scoring films in the eighties and joining a world music troupe in the nineties, but he’s most celebrated for his pioneering Italo-disco tracks from the golden era of the genre (anyone remember ‘Problèmes d'Amour’?) Then an unusual thing happened: A younger generation of musicians revived Italo in the early 2000s, artists such Bangkok Impact, Carl Craig and Miss Kittin paid tribute to Robotnick in their mixes, and the result was that in 2001, Robotnick had a change of heart, putting aside ambient and world music to return to electro. First out of the block was the artist album ‘Oh no…Robotnick’ and the mix compilation ‘The Disco Tech of...Alexander Robotnick’ , the success of which encouraged Robotnick to embark upon a rather belated new career as a DJ/live act. But it wasn’t quite a return to the old school: After years of hating vinyl, Robotnick bought a laptop and got back into the club act with Ableton Live and a live show that’s been popular at nights throughout Europe, America and Japan.
Robotnick’s latest album is born out of experience of this new DJ career, promising to fuse dark atmospheres (‘Disco Sick’), acid (‘I’m Getting Lost in My Brain’), techno (‘Acid Magma’, ‘In a positive mood’) and electro-disco (‘Addio Addio’). All of the tracks were recorded using the original analogue eighties equipment and drum machines such as the Roland SH101 and TB303, Korg Mono-Poly, TR808 and TR909 and Prophet 5.
‘My La(te)st Album’ tracklist
1. Disco Sick
2. We Love The Music
3. I’m Getting Lost In My Brain
4. Jette la Masque
5. Don’t Get In It
6. Acid Magma
7. In A Positive Mood
8. Addio Addio
9. Don’t Get Out, Love Me
10. A Coffee Shop In Rotterdam
12. You Are Fesh!
13. My Battery is Low
’My La(te)st Album’ by Alexander Robotnick will be released on May 7th, 2007.