Beppe Loda, Ft. Egotrya
History is always written by the victors, and when it came to the disco wars on the Italo frontline of the late 70's / 80's, it was the purveyors of dodgy hi energy and soulless pop who eventually came out on top, with the early 90's excesses of Stock, Aitken and Waterman perhaps the final, life sapping embodiment of the death of Moroder and co's original machine funk dreams .
But with the real history of Italo disco starting to unfurl again over the last few years as restless young heads dig ever deeper into the vaults, forgotten heroes such as Danielle Baldelli and Beppe Loda have been getting the attention they long deserved.
Their shared love of everything from Afro Rhythms to the European avantgarde is finally getting recognition as the original, multicultural, polyrhythmic foundation upon which Italo disco was originally built, bound eventually for inevitable degradation and collapse under the strain of relentless over-commercialisation.
Having begun djing in Brescia aged 16, Loda was resident at Gambara's soon to be legendary Typhoon club from 1980 until the club closed in the same year at the Paradise Garage, a year before acid house "officially began", in 1987.
Over the last few years, Beppe's name has walked out of the history books and back into nightclubs and record collections as Scandinavian nu disco playas in particular started paying respect, with his DJs sets and "Typhoon Edits" series popping up all over the European underground and beyond.
We've licensed one of Beppe's 1984 productions, Egotrya's 'Volcano' last year , and he's since turned in a fat, synth driven, drama - filled rework that sounds as if it came from some past future, maybe booming out of a souped up Delorean.
We also got Irish deep space explorer John Daly to take up the controls, and got back a sublime slab of rolling, cosmic dub disco.
To round the package off, Belgian duo Revolving Eyes have upped the tempo with a driving Italo bassline and long intro, not necessarily in that order, but a nice compliment to Daly's slo mo grooves.
For all of you interested, you can download a 1985 'live from Typhoon 'mix of Loda's from our Exploding Art blog.
Love and Peace and Disco, People in the Sky
Beppe Loda Presents Egotrya
1) Volcano (John Daly Version)
2) Volcano (The Revolving Eyes 10000 Lightyears Disco Mix)
3) Volcano (Original)
4) Wind (Beppe Loda Version)
Written by Francesco Boscolo
Produced & Arranged by Beppe Loda
Published by Copyright Control
(C) 2009 People In The Sky
(P) 2009 People In The Sky
|1.||Volcano [John Daly Version]||Buy Track ( $0.94)|
|2.||Volcano [The Revolving Eyes 10000 Lightyears Disco Mix]||Buy Track ( $0.94)|
|3.||Volcano||Buy Track ( $0.94)|
|4.||Wind [Beppe Loda Version]||Buy Track ( $0.94)|
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