It all began in 1983 - listening to mum and dads synth collection when i was just 4. Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds was my first real taste of the synth, albeit electric rock opera.

Then in 1992 I discovered Happy hardcore in the UK. In 1993 this advanced to UK techno and Detroit techno. In 1998 it crossed over to tech house. In 2000 I heard Juan Atkins play an old skool set with Disco, electro, Kraftwerk and ITALO. It has been italo ever since, with my tastes specifically romantic italo (Valerie Dore style), and hyper italo such as Ross and Texas Jhonny.

I have been DJing in local and London clubs for over 15 years, although my taste for Italo does not go down well in my town - trust me i've tried!!
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posted a review of Decadance (2) Vs. Italoconnection - On And On (Fears Keep On). over 7 years ago
Fantastic release, far better than I was expecting, and a really good quality range of remix styles. These mixes add real depth and are of an excellent standard. Really impressive 10/10! Flemming Dalum remix is my favorite, but in my opinion they are all ... See full review
posted a comment on Flemming Dalum - Hot Italo Nights. over 9 years ago
The purpose of giving them away for free is to give something back to the fans, and this release has been made with all profits from the previous releases, i.e the label is giving the profits back to its fans. Avid italo fans who listen to regular italo ... See full review
posted a comment on Flemming Dalum - Hot Italo Nights. over 9 years ago
There are only 10 as this edition is a promo copy - which doesnt mean there won't be more released at a later date :)
posted a review of Flemming Dalum And Jörg Gassmann - The Holy Grail Of Italo. over 10 years ago
When Flemming Dalum, who is regarded as the owner of the most comprehensive italo collection in the world, and fellow collector Jorg Gassmann dig deep into their collection to bring a mix entitled “The Holy Grail of Italo”, you know straight away this is ... See full review
posted a review of Flemming Dalum - Italo Classix. over 11 years ago
Another truly stunning mix by Flemming Dalum - the man who goes the extra mile in all his mixes to bring new life to tracks with very smart editing and a stunning ear for detail.

This mix really does include all the "classics" - but at the same time ... See full review
posted a review of Flemming Dalum - Dance Of The Obscure Robot. over 13 years ago
Yet another truly breathtaking italo mix from the Danish man who used to used to traval all the way to Italy to buy hot discs direct from the italo disctributors - and boy were those trips worth it!! The mix starts out with loose funky slo-beat italo, ... See full review
posted a review of RAF (5) - Self Control. over 13 years ago
My mum was a synth pop and disco addict, so i was brought up with this track. I still remember listening to it on trips out in our Ford Granada when it was newly released in 1983! And up until about a week ago i was certain this was sung by a female (and ... See full review
posted a review of Sylvester - Stars. over 13 years ago
This LP is another one of those amazing electronic disco discoveries for me. "I Need Somebody to Love Tonight" is the most sublime epic hypnotic electronica masterpiece. Most associate Sylvester with hi-NRG, and with Patrick Cowley in production maybe ... See full review
posted a review of A Number Of Names - Sharevari. over 13 years ago
Re-presses of this track have re-surfaced in March 2007 around London, not sure if they are bootlegs or legitimate releases, they are the Capriccio version. Legend has it that the originals were limited to 500, and sold to club members at the Charivari ... See full review
posted a review of MC1* - Basic (B. Loda Rmx). over 13 years ago
A crazy instrumental only track, this is nice and slow at around 112bpm. Classic Italo disco tune from 1983 in the tradition of the mythologic italian club Typhoon. Invented and arranged by the italian dj Beppe Loda in collaboration with the great ... See full review
posted a review of Block Sistem - Don't Leave Me Now. over 13 years ago
This is quite a sparse track, it has a farily minimal break-beat, a killer heavy intermitent bassline, and heavy european female vocal. An unusual track, but a cracking one nevertheless!
posted a review of Trans-X - Vivre Sur Vidéo / Living On Video. over 13 years ago
I can't help but love this track, it's one of those records which you might be a little embarrased to play in the car in the company of others, and definitely one of those you wish you could play in a bar or club but don't dare! But it is so catchy! This ... See full review
posted a review of Modem (2) - Your Fun. over 13 years ago
This may rightly be considered and labelled Italo Disco, but this is also a seriously cool electro track. There are no typical italo hallmarks like european vocals, but instead a confident electro kick drum shuffled in places, catchy synth (very similar ... See full review
posted a review of Ape (3) - Time To Change. over 13 years ago
A super track which is fairly hard to track down. A lovley very european sounding female vocal covers a pretty basic electro beat, but it also includes one of the nicest subtle funky guitar rifts of any italo release, this really makes the track special.
posted a review of Severed Heads - Goodbye Tonsils. over 13 years ago
I first learned of Severed Heads when Carl Craig included "The Ant Can See Legs" on one of his recent mix CD's. This is such a dark track, a definite subtle EBM tone to the beat, as it has a slight echo to the beat which is a hallmark of EBM, but then in ... See full review
posted a review of Yellow Magic Orchestra - Solid State Survivor. over 13 years ago
A very strong release and argueably the album which got YMO noticed on a global level. When i listen to this it still amazes me how much innovation is present, and how different these early electronica ideas are in comparison to say Kraftwerk who were ... See full review
posted a review of Los Angeles T.F. - Magical Body. over 13 years ago
This is one of Italo tracks all the collector freaks desparately want to own - and its not hard to see why. It has everything; nice distinctive european female vocal ("You are the best in town / you take me up and down"), a thick disco beat, a very ... See full review
posted a review of Dharma (3) - Plastic Doll. over 13 years ago
Of all the Italo disco tracks i've heard, this has one of the heaviest and hard hitting intro's i have ever heard!! The first few seconds are a flowing string which seems to go nowhere, then this huge heavy synth stab and distorted clap brings in the ... See full review
posted a review of Steve Doesn't Drive - Woman And Car. over 13 years ago
Nice fairly deep, moody and mysterious italo with nice subtle echo effect over the backing synth and beat. A very sought after and rare release, a big hit on the CBS radio show and revived for their recent panama racing mix CD's (they even named a mix CD ... See full review
posted a review of Hubert KaH - Limousine. over 13 years ago
Limousine is a slow deep synth track with silky smooth female vocal (voice sounds very similar to Annie Lennox). This will suit those who like the easy listening laid back synth rather than some of the heavier synth pop of the era.
posted a review of The Creatures (2) - Believe In Yourself (Remix). over 13 years ago
This is one hell of a cool track, intense energy and heavy confident synth, would fit perfectly in a club set even today. Its one of those tracks that sounds faster than it is, its actually about 116bpm. Well sung intense male vocal, the remix here has ... See full review
posted a review of Time - Can't You Feel It. over 13 years ago
Very funky track with lovely African sounding distinctive female vocal. It breaks into a nice sequence of piano stabs, but then in comes a fairly dodgy bit of male radio show host DJ rapping which will have you side under the sofa for a while, but ... See full review
posted a review of Strada (3) - Strada. over 13 years ago
A real mixed bag on this LP, but italo disco fans will be after 2 tracks here. "It's the Monkey!!" is a highly charged electro monster with all sorts of odd sounds and effects including money noises and synth stabs, plus a male vocal sample which ... See full review
posted a review of N.O.I.A. - Stranger In A Strange Land. over 13 years ago
A truly beautiful flowing melodic track one of the most catchy soothing subtle acid-sounding rifts, then right at the end comes in the most glorious silky smooth female vocal. Nothing cheesy about this Italo track at all, this is simply stunning.
posted a review of Tommy Kelvin - Jungle Bow Wow. over 13 years ago
If you are ever lucky enough to own this rare track on 12", the first thing that will hit you is the amazing deep killer bassline that opens this track - an absolute inspiration! The track opens up to some nice funky guitar rifts, catchy chords, but then ... See full review
posted a review of Peter Richard - Frozen Red. over 13 years ago
"Walking in the Neon" is the standout track for me, a fast 135bpm hard hitting synth with lovely deep sequenced 303 backing bassline, intense kick, haunting strings and good quality male vocal with refernces to space travel, typical of the italo era. ... See full review
posted a review of Wind (2) - Born To Be Alive / Luxury. over 13 years ago
On paper the track "Luxury" has all the ingredients for 80's disco horror; funky electric guitar rift, screeching female vocal singing "I just cannot say I do, because i know its not true" (marriage), funky African sounding male vocalist trying to ... See full review
posted a review of Noa-Noa - Harry 'O. over 13 years ago
The instrumental here is the one for me. Nice flowing heavy synth italo disco track in 3 sections, first it starts with an odd but nice dark sounding shuffled-style beat and synth, then drops into a harmonic typical early 80's italo catchy chord, the ... See full review
posted a review of Flemming Dalum - Flowing Through My Veins Of Steel. over 14 years ago
When i first listened to this, i put it back in the CD rack again and didn't give it much more thought, partly because there are so many tracks on it that its difficult to keep up! But then i decided to give it another go - and i was wrong all along, its ... See full review
posted a review of Capricorn (3) - I Need Love. over 14 years ago
A huge underground hit both in Europe, but also over in Detroit where it became a bit of an early classic, perhaps due in part to the subtle funky sounding rifts. The instrumental mix is the most popular here. A basic early sounding beat, coupled with an ... See full review
posted a review of Brain (6) - DI·X·O. over 14 years ago
A highly obscure italo disco record with the typical ingredients (European sounding female vocal, a computer singing back to her in vocoder language, echo vocoder, funky guitar rift, heavy electro beat etc). Definitely one for those who like the ... See full review
posted a review of Laurent Garnier & Carl Craig - The Kings Of Techno. over 14 years ago
This is an outstanding effort from 2 of the most important players who have shaped techno / house and dance music in general over the past 20 or so years. Both DJ's have clearly made an effort to create an identity to their mixes, as have been used in ... See full review
posted a review of Flemming Dalum - The Amazing Run In The Tube Vol. 1, 2 & 3. over 14 years ago
A fantastic 3xCD mix compilation with a super rare track selection. Each CD has a subtly different note, CD1 has a fairly obvious harder synth feel (Peter Richard "Walking in Neon" is streched to nearly 9 minutes), CD2 has some very obscure tracks deep ... See full review
posted a review of Panama Racing. over 14 years ago
This label was set up by the Cybernetic Broadcasting System radio station to output some of the online mixes in their library of both CBS forum members and underground long-time italo loving DJ's such as I-F. This must be regarded as THE source for Italo ... See full review
posted a review of Intergalactic Gary - Man Or Machine. over 14 years ago
This is a stunning mix which concentrates on the deeper more melodic Italo Disco and deep slow electro. The pace is set at around 115bpm throughout and the mixing (laptop mixing??) is stunning throughout, with a perfect set arrangement. I'd fully ... See full review
posted a review of The Flirts - Passion. over 14 years ago
A lovely long italo-meets-house track with a flowing deep bassline and sensual vocals. The disctorted acid-line throughout is used in Felix Da Housecat's Silver Screen Shower Scene. This track fits into a modern house / electro house set no problems!!
posted a review of Gazebo - Masterpiece. over 14 years ago
An epic italo track, listen to the instrumental and half way through it enters a deep dubby minimal feel for about 4 minutes - i cant believe it was made over 20 years ago!! This section of the track wouldn't go amiss in a Richie Hawtin set!!
posted a review of M & G - Boogie Tonight / When I Let You Down. over 14 years ago
2 very sought after HI-NRG disco tracks with just about every italo disco ingredients you can think of, without doubt a must for italo fans, and good loud pressings!! The remixes are very good, reather than re-edit they have actually remixed the 2 tracks ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Disco Galaxia 2. over 14 years ago
This is a dissapointing release and a waste of an excellent opportunity. One of the most sought after tracks here J R Robot has been ruined, and i'll now continue my search for the original. I think this shows that with Italo tracks its risky trying to ... See full review
posted a review of Gino Soccio - Face To Face. over 14 years ago
Most tracks here on the album show their age and are basically expermental disco, however "Remember" is a wonderful track with a great harder edge beat and male vocal that stands up well today, i bought the whole album just for this track. Its worth ... See full review
posted a review of Choice / Soofle - Acid Eiffel / How Do You Plead?. over 14 years ago
Quite frankly one of the most stunning electronic music productions of the past 2 decades. Even though it lasts over 12 minutes, it is so tempting to listen to it all over again! And it sounds just as good at +4 and it does -2 on the pitch. I often ... See full review
posted a review of Felix Da Housecat - A Bugged Out Mix. over 14 years ago
To be honest i found this 2xCD set a little dissapointing. The mix CD doesn't seem to flow that well, and whilst there are great tracks such as "Our Darkness", the mood of the set seems to be all over the place, a few pumping tracks but also some fairly ... See full review
posted a review of Chris & Cosey - Songs Of Love & Lust. over 14 years ago
Industrial / Experimental / Electro / Nu-Wave crossover. The 2 standout tracks here for me are "Love Cuts", an epic and drawn out dark and twisted song about addiction to physical pain (lyrics - "Cuts like a knife / cut me with your knife"), and "Driving ... See full review
posted a review of Kano - It's A War / I'm Ready / Holly Dolly. over 14 years ago
"Its a war" - WHAT AN AMAZING TRACK!! Italo disco, but with a heavy funky, almost African influence, which is not the normal trend for general Italo releases. Nice subtle funky guitar rift and male vocal with feeling behind it. It's no surprise therefore ... See full review
posted a review of Paperclip People - Steam. over 14 years ago
This is undoubtedly the more sort after version of "Steam", with the only real difference to the original being the addition of the whispered male vocal ("you've gotta let off steam"). This is the version Carl Craig himself plays most often. I met Carl ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Premier Toons Vol. 5. over 14 years ago
These pressings, comming out of a very well known UK vinyl reseller are appaling quality. When i played Donna Summer it sounded like the treble had blown on my speaker. Inevitably with bootlegs you are not always going to get perfect sound quality, but ... See full review
posted a review of I-f - Mixed Up In The Hague Vol. 2. over 14 years ago
This is THE mix CD I would recommend to someone as an introduction to the whole Italo Disco / electro sound. It starts off with a nice slow paced electro funk feel, then slowly builds up throughout the set to some of the more harder and energetic italo ... See full review
posted a review of Soft Cell - Torch. over 14 years ago
This is a great mellow no nonsense 80's electronic song with its superb electric kick drum, saxaphone and soft vocals. Nothing obscure or alternative, just an great semi-underground track which flows along perfectly without going over the top or trying ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Robot Dancing Vol 1. over 14 years ago
Great compilation of hard-ish to find tracks, all re-edited by razormaid to be more DJ friendly. As an example, Anne Clark's "Our Darkness" comes straight in with a beat rather than the synth intro of the original, and there is much less of a breakdown ... See full review
posted a review of Donna Summer - I Feel Love / Theme From The Deep (Down, Deep Inside). over 14 years ago
I saw an interview with Giorgio Moroder once on TV, and he was talking about the making of this track. He said the bassline with its "arpeggiator" tone (up/down) was not meant to be like that at all. He had intended the bass to be set to single ... See full review