Various | Confuzed Disco
Mantra Vibes / Irma Records (Italy) | August, 15 2006
Italo Disco is a style of music that seems to be as little understood today as it was in the early to mid '80s when the folks at ZYX Music in Germany coined the term to describe the large amount of electronic dance music that was flooding out of Italy, and other nations. However, if there still is bewilderment about the genre, well contradictorily, this compilation, "Confuzed Disco," should set us straight on a few of the sterling releases that originated in Italy during those halcyon days before house, techno, and everything else. Be sure to read the brilliantly spot-on press release written for this project by San Francisco producer, DJ and trainspotter extraordinaire, Chris Orr [http://www.myspace.com/igorgeous ] . This was a project that we chased down to work because we love this stuff and, as expected, the press did too! Features and featured reviews and reviews have appeared in XLR8R, Wired, Spin, Filter, popmatters, The Stranger, Tokion, CMJ Music Monthly, Planet, Remix, Time Out Chicago, and Chord.
Sadly, an ambitious multi-page feature by an enthusiastic writer for BPM magazine never came to fruition. To date, no US publication has done a proper feature on this--to many--still exotic–yet undeniably inflential slide of dance music history. Interested jounalists actively working on Italo-Electro/Disoc are engouraged to get in touch. We'll connect you with the right people.
For the rest of you who live for this stuff as we do, reduce yourself to a twitching, drooling mess by tuning into Cybernetic Broadcasting System.