Kano

Kano

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Italian disco/italo-disco/electro group.

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

They released three early 1980s albums, scoring dancefloor smash 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.

NOTE:
- For the drum & bass producer, please use Kano (3).
- For the UK grime/hip hop MC, please use Kano (4).
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Kano Discography

Albums

Kano Kano (Album) Full Time Records Germany 1980 Sell This Version
Kano New York Cake (Album) Full Time Records South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
Kano Another Life (Album) Full Time Records Spain 1983 Sell This Version
130 179 Kano Album 4 Tracks(12", MiniAlbum) Hispavox, Full Time Records 130 179 Spain 1984 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Kano I'm Ready (Maxi, Single) Emergency Records Mexico 1980 Sell This Version
Kano Now Baby Now / Super Extra Sexy Sign (Single) Emergency Records US 1980 Sell This Version
Kano It's A War / Ahjia (Single) Emergency Records Mexico 1980 Sell This Version
Kano Can't Hold Back (Your Loving) (Single) Mirage (2) US 1981 Sell This Version
Kano Don't Try To Stop Me (Single) Mirage (2) Bolivia 1981 Sell This Version
Kano Baby Not Tonight / Don't Try To Stop Me (Single) Full Time Records Italy 1981 Sell This Version
Firefly (2) / Kano Firefly (2) / Kano - Love (Is Gonna Be On Your Side) / I'm Ready / It's A War (Comp, Maxi) Unidisc Canada 1981 Sell This Version
JB 68 Kano / Peter Richard Kano / Peter Richard - Can't Hold Back / Strange Desires(7", Jukebox) Full Time Records JB 68 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
MIR 20 275 Kano She's A Star(12", Maxi, Ltd) Mirage (2) MIR 20 275 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
WN-349 Kano Now Baby Now / I'm Ready(7") Uniwave WN-349 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
JB 45015 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
FTM 31508 Kano / Jimmy Ross Kano / Jimmy Ross - Can't Hold Back (Your Loving) / Fall Into A Trance(12") Full Time Records FTM 31508 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
Kano Another Life (Maxi, Single) Full Time Records Spain 1983 Sell This Version
Kano Queen Of The Witches / I Need Love (Special Remix) (Maxi, Single) Hispavox Spain 1983 Sell This Version
FTM 31532 L1, FTM 31535 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
549 064 Kano I Need Love / Ikeya Seki(12", Maxi) Hispavox 549 064 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
Sahara & Kano Sahara & Kano - Carry On Line Records (Italy) Italy 1984 Sell This Version
FTM-JB 001 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
JB 75 Kano / Peter Richard Kano / Peter Richard - Another Life / For You, For Only You(7", Jukebox) Full Time Records JB 75 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
Kano This Is The Night (Maxi) Chic (2) Germany 1985 Sell This Version
SPEC-1368 Jimmy Ross / Kano Jimmy Ross / Kano - Fall Into A Trance / Another Life / Can't Hold Back(12") Unidisc SPEC-1368 Canada 1988 Sell This Version

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MrFonktrain

MrFonktrain

August 7, 2004
edited over 12 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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