Steve Kotey from Chicken Lips compiles a new collection of Italo-disco classics.
The twelve track collection features originals and rarities from the likes of Claudio Simonetti (Kasso), Giancarlo Meo (Easy Going) and Balearic favourite Tullio De Piscopo. Several of the tracks have been re-edited by compiler Stevie Kotey.
The CD comes with a booklet featuring photos, original artwork and notes by Bill Brewster.
You can prelisten to a number of tracks at the Strut site.
01 Five Letters – The Kee Tha Tha
02 Kasso – Brazilian Dancer (DJ version)
03 Number One Ensemble – Flor De Coca
04 Kano – Now Baby Now (Kotey Edit)
05 Freddy The Flying Dutchman & The Sistina Band – Wojtyla Disco Dance (Parte 1)
06 D.D. Sound – Burning Love (Kotey Edit)
07 Revanche – 1979 It's Dancing Time
08 Red Dragon Band – Let Me Be Your Radio (Part 1)
09 Rainbow Team – Dreaming
10 Easy Going – Do It Again
11 Tullio De Piscopo – E Fatto E Sorde! E? (Money Money) (Maxessa Edit)
12 Valentine – Tina Are You Ready (Instrumental)
'Disco Italia - Essential Italo Disco Classics 1977 - 1985' is out on Strut Records on June 23rd.