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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Albums

SLP 2164 Kano - Kano album art Kano Kano (Album) Full Time Records SLP 2164 Bolivia 1980 Sell This Version
EDI-60679, 60679 Kano - New York Cake album art Kano New York Cake (Album) Full Time Records EDI-60679, 60679 Mexico 1981 Sell This Version
249 002 Kano - Another Life album art Kano Another Life (Album, MiniAlbum) Full Time Records 249 002 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
FTM 2021-04 Kano - No Cents... Go Funky ! album art Kano No Cents... Go Funky !(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Spl) Full Time Records FTM 2021-04 Italy 2021 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

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

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RumiaDJ

RumiaDJ

September 9, 2021
edited 18 days 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 17 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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