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  Italo disco@Everything2.com
Italo Disco, or Italo for short, was a term originally used simply to designate Italian dance music, but it ended up evolving into a whole sub-genre by the 1980s, its popularity extending beyond Italy to all of continental Europe.
In stark contast to its somewhat-disowned American sibling, Italo is not meant to possess either of two attributes: excess and funk.
In this sense, Italo has much more in common with New Order than Lipps, Inc. Musicians were just beginning to learn how to harness the power of synthesized instruments to produce commerically viable music, and Italo paved the way for synthesized pop throughout the entire world.
everything2.com /index.pl?node_id=1523165   (881 words)

  Italo disco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Italo disco is a musical marketing term introduced in 1983 by Bernhard Mikulski, the founder of ZYX Music.
It was also the year that the term italo disco was reputedly coined by Bernhard Mikulski, the founder of ZYX Music (Germany), when ZYX released their first volume of "The Best of Italo Disco" series.
Italo disco developed a cult following in the early 1990s, and electro releases in 1993 by I-F, in 1998 by Legowelt and Tobias Bernstrup, and in 2000 by Jeans Team, Bangkok Impact, and Hong Kong Counterfeit were among those that fuelled renewed interest.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Italo_disco   (1221 words)

 New Wave Outpost Message Board - Do People Consider Italo Disco New Wave?
italo disco, sabadell sound, laserdance, and high energy), and I must say that I always have considered a large portion of italo disco music to be part of the new wave era.
italo disco --- includes anything pre-italo disco (1979) all the way up until 2004 with anything eurobeat (which is italo disco music with a 150+ bpm) and this is a huge scene mainly in Japan.
Their sound is similar to that the other italo disco artists, but the reason most new wavers know them is because they are one hit wonders.
www.nwoutpost.com /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=790   (1180 words)

 Italo disco
Italo disco was a style of electronic dance music during the 80s.
Italo disco had a more synth pop/electro feel to it than American disco, which had funk and soul roots.
As with much of disco in general, italo was labeled as "gay music", which was partly responsible for it's inability to gain mass appeal.
www.jahsonic.com /ItaloDisco.html   (2223 words)

 The Return of Italo Disco!
Where in 1975 a disco outfit might be a 10-12 piece band, by 1980 it could conceivably be one guy, working all the parts himself with synths and drum machines.
Championed as the dancefloor successor to Disco, Italo would come to dominate the club landscape for practically the entirety of the 80s.
If you listen really closely, a lot of Italo music may sound really familiar to you--that's because everyone has been sampling it relentlessly the past few years, from disco house and french house producers to electro, electroclash, and anyone diving headfirst into the retro 80s revival.
www.ishkur.com /articles/italodisco.php   (1469 words)

 Euroflash » An Unofficial Italo Disco History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
In order to explore the roots of Italo Disco, we have to go back to the end of the seventies when Disco music was at the height of its popularity.
Many of the Italo tracks that appeared on previously posted top 100 list are strictly domestic affairs, keeping to their borders within Italy, and never seen the light of US or UK disco clubs.
Italo Disco survived to the new millennium and became a collector's choice.
www.ld-sign.com /italo/italo.php   (3493 words)

Italo is all about over-arrangements, accents, the melancholic style of the ROLAND JX-8 synths, and the sounds of the Minimoog, Oberheim, Emulator II.
Italo played a major role in the development of house, with house pioneers like Frankie Knuckles, Mickey Oliver and Ron Hardy playing much of the Italo sound.
Italo disco survived and began a 2nd life as a collector's choice, and, even if one does not like it one must admit it has it's place in dance music history.
www.fga.be /news/indexDetail.php?view=298   (759 words)

 Disco Music, Records, Downloads, Charts and History @ DiscoMusic.com
DiscoMusic.com is the premiere gathering place for 12" Disco record collectors, world famous Disco DJs, remixers and artists along with hustle dancers and fans of 70s and 80s nostalgia to interact, discuss and immerse themselves in dance music.
It's the 1970s or 1980s and you're out dancing to the sounds of such Disco DJs as Larry Levan of the Paradise Garage, David Mancuso of The Loft, John "Jellybean" Benitez of The Funhouse, John Ceglia of River West, Robbie Leslie of The Saint or perhaps Bobby Viteritti of Trocadero Transfer.
Disco music is everywhere today including the movies like "The Last Days of Disco" and "54" about Studio 54.
www.discomusic.com   (816 words)

Italo Disco / Dance does not mean Gianna Nannini, Eros Ramazzotti or Al Banoand Romina Power, who do Rock, Pop and Hit music.
The beginning of the disco scene is in the 70’s.
In the years 1989 until 1990 the Italo Rap and the Italo House became generally accepted.On the other hand most of the people didn’t know that they were dealing with Italian musichere, because it was all sung again in English.
www.webdjsitalodisco.ch /italo_disco.htm   (722 words)

Italo Disco is still on high course in eastern europe.
Netmaniak, Adam is right about that when he says that you would have to have Italo disco serch engine if you want to get more information about artists like Savage without getting articles about Savage Garden.
Fortunately Italo disco survived from the attack of massmedia.
www.kotiposti.net /pasisti/enitalo.htm   (776 words)

 Italo Disco
Italo Disco is eletronic music made by Italian musicians.
If you surf the internet I’m sure you will find all the info your looking for because the Italo fans are very devoted people to this music and share information and will do anything to get that hard to find song, Paying lots of $$$ to complete their collection.
If were discussing Italo Disco we must say that Hi Nrg and Eurobeat are close connected to Italo.
home.kabelfoon.nl /~italojan/Italo_Disco/body_italo_disco.html   (208 words)

 ITALO DISCO DVD for sale, trade, also mp3 cd's, free downloading, trivia and bonuses
The term Italo Disco was coined by Bernhard Mikulski, the founder of ZYX Records (Germany) in 1984, when ZYX released their first volume of "The Best Of Italo Disco".
Italo Disco never sounded quite "right" to the ears of American clubbers.
And what a place it is!..." Italo was short lived in Italy and was swept away by House music in the beginning of 1985-1986, but it has been pivotal in the development of House music itself.
www.discovideos.com   (1601 words)

 Nathan's Blog: I sense an obsession coming along - ITALO DISCO
It is times like this i wish i worked in a store where i got to play music so i could play italo disco out loud and bless the ears of all shop goers.
I am still very much a newby in the ways of Italo disco and related genres so to a person knowledgeable on this subject excuse my perhaps uninformed enthusiasm.
It was Bernhard Mikulski, the late founder of ZYX Records, Germany, who coined the ubiquitous term "Italo Disco" in 1984.
www.nathankowald.com /2006/05/i-sense-obsession-coming-along-italo.html   (1555 words)

 Dennis' Italo Disco Pages - My history of Italo Disco
And i stopped collecting of italo and started to collect some other styles of music like acid, house and just normal dance music.
In the times of italo collecting i listened also to some other not italian products but whith the same passion as italo like Bobby Orlando productions, the twins, alphaville, and some more elektronic music like kraftwerk and J.M. Jarre.
I think that in that time Den Haag, and Rotterdam where the places where Italo was played a lot on local radio stations, and on a lot of illegal radio stations.
home.casema.nl /martin_verlaan/index.html   (729 words)

 La musica Italo Disco
Bisognerà attendere il 1983 per la nascita "ufficiale" della Italo Disco: infatti l’editore tedesco Bernhard Mikulski pubblicherà una raccolta in doppio LP intitolata "Best of Italo Disco", coniando di fatto questa espressione che diverrà famosa in tutto il mondo, e che diverrà sinonimo di musica dance realizzata in Italia.
Un’altra figura di spicco della Italo Disco è Mauro Farina, il Giuseppe Verdi degli anni ’80, autore di più di 5000 canzoni, proposte per diversi cantanti o cantate direttamente da lui sotto pseudonimi diversi, tra cui i Radiorama, nei quali faceva coppia con Simona Zanini.
La corrente della Italo Disco continua a imperversare fino al 1988-1989, fino a che nelle discoteche iniziano a fare capolino i primi brani house, dalle sonorità ossessivamente ripetitive, ma distanti anni luce dagli spensierati motivetti melodici che, a dire la verità, avevano iniziato a stufare il pubblico dei locali notturni.
ninobaldan.altervista.org /italo.htm   (1641 words)

 Italo Disco
In 1983 the term Italo Disco was heard for the first time, I think.
Of course ‘Italo’ is known in the meaning of ‘coming from Italy’.
Let’s start with the prehistory of Italo Disco: In the summer of 1978 (more then twenty years ago) LA BIONDA had a smash hit all over the world; "One For You, One For Me".
www.globaldarkness.com /articles/history_of_italo_disco.htm   (753 words)

 Various Artists - I-Robots : Italo Electro Disco Underground Classics - Review - Stylus Magazine
In fact, the man who termed the new disco sound via his release of The Best Of Italo Disco in 1984 was German.
If there’s one thing that can be said for sure about Italo disco it’s that, in America, it never had a chance.
Despite the poor distribution, the rise of house and techno and the general indifference to foreign singers, Italo Disco was a brash and vibrant musical force on the European continent.
www.stylusmagazine.com /reviews/various-artists/i-robots-italo-electro-disco-underground-classics.htm   (607 words)

 Disco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Initially, most disco songs catered to a nightclub/dancing audience only, rather than general audiences such as radio listeners, but there are many aspects proving opposite tendencies as well; popular radio-hits were being played in discothèques, as long as they had an easy to follow rhythmic bass-pattern close to 120 BPM (beats per minute).
Disco music diverged from the rock of the 1960s, elevating music from the raw sound of 4-piece garage bands to refined music composed by producers who contracted local symphony and philharmonic orchestras and session musicians.
Strong disapproval of disco among many hard rock fans existed throughout the disco era, growing as disco's influence grew, such that the expression "Disco Sucks" was common by the late-1970s among these fans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Disco   (4017 words)

 Mainpage - DMP's Disco Sintetico - Mixing Italo Disco Electro since 2004 - www.dmpmusic.in
Yesterday I attended a live performance of Black Devil, those guys who released one of the first Italo Disco Electro albums in 1978 and who came back 28 years later with a new but still very classic LP which is as great as their early masterpiece.
And because everyone knows that most fans of Italo Disco Electro music like mixes - so do you - Radius Records' started its existence with a release of Theme From Radius, a mix done by the DJ and label owner Spacid gathering the who's who of Italo Disco Electro anthems.
Even though the number of original Italo Disco Electro releases produced in the old days is limited most of todays collectors probably make the same experience: You always find great, "new" stuff that you never heard before.
www.dmpmusic.in   (1855 words)

 WOEBOT: Italo Disco...
Italo disco was never as dry as the current electro-clash it inspired.
The true test of italo lovers is...well it's not a test, but 90% of the vocals are just terrible.
Another two italo records i personally really like are Q - the voice of Q, (sounds alot like metro area) and hypnotic - blade runner end theme - a quite beautiful version of the bladerunner theme on zyx.
www.woebot.com /movabletype/archives/000034.html   (1465 words)

 Euroflash » Euro Disco
Euro Disco followed the fate of Italo: a quick rise in popularity for several years and almost instant death caused by rising of House music and Hip Hop.
There is no surprise that Euro disco has strong roots in Holland, and probably the largest number of DJs, mixers and remixers anywhere else in the world.
Dutch record labels releasing Euro Disco are also abundant: Ramshorn, Made Up, Streetheat etc. The trademark of the Dutch school of Euro disco is a use of vocoders, inspired by Belgian Telex "Moscow Discow", German Kraftwerk, or perhaps Ben Liebrand's year mixes intros.
www.euro-flash.net /euro.php   (2112 words)

 The Best of Italo Disco Hits
We are glad to welcome you at the the largest specialized resource on the Ru-Net, dedicated to the most popular dance music style of the 80's - Italo Disco.
As an alternative trend it is neccessary to mension the "I Love Disco Diamonds" series (Blanco Y Negro Records), including, besides well-known songs, a considerable amount of goods compositions, that for different reasons were not chosen to be published in famous complilations of the 80s.
Deepening aquaintance with favorite music style changes the understanding of Italo disco among most of its followers: no longer is the geanre viewed as something uniform; the listeners start to discern currents in it, draw comparisons among what was released at different lables.
italo-disco.ru /en   (459 words)

 Introduction to Italo Disco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
I was just 14, but I knew something special happened to me - I became addicted to beauty, harmony, and sound of this really remarkable part of disco music.
were groups that belong to German Disco, such as Modern Talking - Brother Louie, Fancy - Lady Of Ice / Bolero, C. Catch - Heartbreak Hotel / Heaven And Hell, Silent Circle - Touch In The Night, Bad Boys Blue - You're A Woman...
after first obsession with all of Italo, some songs were stressing their quality.
www.italo-disco.net /intro.html   (401 words)

 discomixes.ru - Russian Mix Portal. Italo Disco, Eurobeat.
В середине 80-х было очевидно что Italo Disco становится самым популярным музыкальным стилем в Европе.
В 1983 году ZYX лицензирует большое количество песен исполнителей italo disco музыки для своих новых проектов, в этом году издается первый выпуск Italo Boot Mix.
Toni и Jose смешивает музыку в стилях Italo Disco, Hip Hop, House, Techno, Euro Dance.
discomixes.ru   (449 words)

 Italo Disco
Hollywood East-Euro Energy was created to share with all Italo Fans who are still remember eurodisco in '80s and '90s.
Huge collection of original italo disco, euro disco and eurobeat CDs and records.
Melody Maker is a shop which specialised in italo music and dance classics from the 80's.
k.webring.com /hub?ring=italodiscowebrin   (344 words)

 Karim Rashid’s Italo Disco(urse) - djmixed news     (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
While searching for the Peter Jacques band, it became clear to me that the web has become the only viable way to shop for music—many of the discs are imports and hence costly unless you buy collections.
These Italo disco compilations make great introductions to this sound, however, highlighting a movement that lives on with indelible ties to spacedisco, freestyle, Eurobeat and electronic dance.
Bobby O was a synthdance producer at its best—the Italian disco scenes have not topped this music to date.
www.djmixed.com /djmixed/newsandfeatures/article.cfm?Article_ID=3304   (650 words)

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