Kano

Kano

Profile:
Disco - italo-disco - electro band

Based in Italy.
Led by producers - songwriters - musicians Luciano Ninzatti (guitars), Stefano Pulga (keyboards) and Matteo Bonsanto
The deep r'n'b vocals are from Glen White
They released three early 80's albums scoring dancefloor smash hits as "I'm Ready", "It's A War" and "Can't Hold Back Your Loving".
Although Kano is considered the starter of italo-Disco by many, it also served as a bridge to electro and breakdance later in the 1980's.

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

0060.374 Kano Kano (Album) Full Time Records 0060.374 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
ATC 9794 Kano New York Cake (Album) Full Time Records ATC 9794 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
249 002 Kano Another Life (Album) Full Time Records 249 002 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

TI-70362 Kano I'm Ready (Maxi, Single) Emergency Records TI-70362 Mexico 1980 Sell This Version
EMS-4611 Kano Now Baby Now / Super Extra Sexy Sign (Single) Emergency Records EMS-4611 US 1980 Sell This Version
TI - 70415 Kano It's A War / Ahjia (Single) Emergency Records TI - 70415 Mexico 1980 Sell This Version
WTG 3878 Kano Can't Hold Back (Your Loving) (Single) Mirage (2) WTG 3878 US 1981 Sell This Version
WS-9031 Kano Don't Try To Stop Me (Single) Mirage (2) WS-9031 Bolivia 1981 Sell This Version
FTM 31504 Kano Baby Not Tonight / Don't Try To Stop Me (Single) Full Time Records FTM 31504 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
SPEC-1211 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
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
445 077 Kano Another Life (Single, Maxi) Full Time Records 445 077 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
445 120 Kano Queen Of The Witches / I Need Love (Special Remix) (Maxi, Single) Hispavox 445 120 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
M 201 Sahara & Kano Sahara & Kano - Carry On Line Records (Italy) M 201 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
6.20512 Kano This Is The Night Chic (2) 6.20512 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 11 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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