Kano

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Italian disco/italo-disco/electro project.

Based in Italy, it was led by producers, songwriters and musicians Luciano Ninzatti (guitars), Stefano Pulga (keyboards), and Matteo Bonsanto (producer), often with deep r'n'b vocals from Glen White.

They released three early 1980s albums, scoring dancefloor hits with "I'm Ready" (1980), "It's A War" (1980), and "Can't Hold Back (Your Loving)" (1981).

Although Kano is considered the starter of italo-disco by many, it also served as a bridge to electro and breakdance later in the 1980s.

- For the drum & bass producer, please use Kano (3).
- For the UK grime/hip hop MC, please use Kano (4).
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SLP 2164 Kano — Kano Kano Kano (Album) Full Time Records SLP 2164 Bolivia 1980 Sell This Version
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EDI-60679, 60679 New York Cake — Kano Kano New York Cake (Album) Full Time Records EDI-60679, 60679 Mexico 1981 Sell This Version
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249 002 Another Life — Kano Kano Another Life (Album, MiniAlbum) Full Time Records 249 002 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
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TD002CD Greatest Hits — Kano Kano Greatest Hits (Comp) Unidisc TD002CD Italy 1990 Sell This Version
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none No Cents... Go Funky! — Kano Kano No Cents... Go Funky! (Album) Full Time Records none 2021 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

EMS-4611 Now Baby Now / Super Extra Sexy Sign — Kano Kano Now Baby Now / Super Extra Sexy Sign (Single) Emergency Records EMS-4611 US 1980 Sell This Version
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TI-70362 I'm Ready — Kano Kano I'm Ready (Single, Maxi) Emergency Records TI-70362 Mexico 1980 Sell This Version
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TI - 70415, 70415 It's A War / Ahjia — Kano Kano It's A War / Ahjia (Single, EP, Maxi) Emergency Records TI - 70415, 70415 Mexico 1980 Sell This Version
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EMRS-0003 Ahjia — Kano Kano Ahjia (Single) Emergency Records & Filmworks Inc. EMRS-0003 Philippines 1981 Sell This Version
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FTM 31504 Baby Not Tonight / Don't Try To Stop Me — Kano Kano Baby Not Tonight / Don't Try To Stop Me (Single) Full Time Records FTM 31504 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
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WS-9031 Don't Try To Stop Me — Kano Kano Don't Try To Stop Me (Single) Mirage (2) WS-9031 Bolivia 1981 Sell This Version
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SPEC-1211 Love (Is Gonna Be On Your Side) / I'm Ready / It's A War — Kano Firefly (2) / Kano Firefly (2) / Kano - Love (Is Gonna Be On Your Side) / I'm Ready / It's A War (Comp, Maxi) Unidisc SPEC-1211 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
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WTG 3878 Can't Hold Back (Your Loving) — Kano Kano Can't Hold Back (Your Loving) (Single) Mirage (2), Emergency Records WTG 3878 US 1981 Sell This Version
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JB 68 Can't Hold Back / Strange Desires — Kano Kano / Peter Richard Kano / Peter Richard - Can't Hold Back / Strange Desires(7", Jukebox) Full Time Records JB 68 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
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MIR 20 275 She's A Star — Kano Kano She's A Star(12", Maxi, Ltd) Mirage (2) MIR 20 275 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
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WN-349 Now Baby Now / I'm Ready — Kano Kano Now Baby Now / I'm Ready(7") Uniwave WN-349 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
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JB 45015 Pick Up / Baby Not Tonight — Kano Vivien Vee / Kano Vivien Vee / Kano - Pick Up / Baby Not Tonight(7", Jukebox) Banana Records, Full Time Records JB 45015 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
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FTM 31508 Can't Hold Back (Your Loving) / Fall Into A Trance — Kano Kano / Jimmy Ross Kano / Jimmy Ross - Can't Hold Back (Your Loving) / Fall Into A Trance Full Time Records FTM 31508 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
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EMRS-0008 She's A Star / Don't Try To Stop Me — Kano Kano She's A Star / Don't Try To Stop Me(7", Single) Emergency Records & Filmworks Inc. EMRS-0008 Philippines 1982 Sell This Version
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445 120 Queen Of Witches (Special Extended Mix) — Kano Kano Queen Of Witches (Special Extended Mix) (Single, Maxi) Full Time Records 445 120 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
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445 077 Another Life — Kano Kano Another Life (Single, Maxi) Full Time Records 445 077 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
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FTM 31532 L1, FTM 31535 Run For Cover / Queen Of Witches (Special Extended Mix) — Kano Mike Lester Band / Kano Mike Lester Band / Kano - Run For Cover / Queen Of Witches (Special Extended Mix)(12") Full Time Records, Full Time Records FTM 31532 L1, FTM 31535 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
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549 064 I Need Love / Ikeya Seki — Kano Kano I Need Love / Ikeya Seki(12", Maxi) Hispavox 549 064 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
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M 201 Carry On — Kano Sahara & Kano Sahara & Kano - Carry On (Maxi) Line Records (Italy) M 201 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
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FTM-JB 001 Queen Of Witches / Maybe One Day — Kano Kano / The Creatures (2) Kano / The Creatures (2) - Queen Of Witches / Maybe One Day(7", Jukebox) Full Time Records FTM-JB 001 Italy 1984 Sell This Version

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RumiaDJ

RumiaDJ

September 9, 2021
edited about 1 year ago
I'm glad to know about italian funk and italo-disco roots: KANO!! all 3 albums are the hottest and gives you ecstasy. I am still jamming. Oh forgot to say, brand new record "No Cents.... Go Funky" will be released on 24 September. Let's go to goodymusic site.
Kingitalo

Kingitalo

May 3, 2020
One of the first groups to defined the sound of the italo disco genre.
Maybrick44

Maybrick44

January 24, 2018
Why is this group accredited to Glen White in the way that it is here? Surely the 'real name' tag should go! Glen was not on the first Kano LP at all! I was going to edit the artist and change this here but I see that there seems to have been some discussion/lots of changes/ re-changes and voting that has gone on around this issue. Glen will always be associated with his time with Kano and marketed himself following the break up of the group as 'Glen White is Kano' but I feel it is grossly unfair to the other group members that he should in effect be displayed here as the group.
Mr.Fonk

Mr.Fonk

August 7, 2004
edited over 18 years ago
Kano, being one of the real supergroups of Italo Disco, were some kind of pioneers when they relased their "Kano"-LP back in 1980. The notorious bassline of "I'm ready" has been sampled countless times, as well as lots of their other tracks. They weren't really stuck in this messy Italo Disco thing, their sound with a touch of electro was adopted by the b-boy scene and entered dancecharts and even pop-charts around the globe, peaking at #10 in Germany with "Another Life" in 1983.
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