Music lover, record collector and occasional DJ.

please note: I will occasionally sell items from my collection to fund other purchases.
If you contact me about buying something please include the price you are offering.
If there is no item available in the marketplace, your offer should be close to the highest previously paid.

also: sorry but for the moment I'm unable to provide recordings from my collection...
not opposed to the idea (that music should be shared and enjoyed), just not enough time.
Recent Activity
posted a review of Dharma (3) - Plastic Doll. 8 days ago
Killer early Italo with (nearly) all synthesized elements, one of the first to break away from the more organic Italian disco tracks produced until this point.

Interesting to note it was a popular track in Los Angeles during the mid-late '80s BUT played ... See full review
posted a comment on Al Onzo - Tango Japan. about 1 month ago
Some extra copies coming soon, don't pay too much..!
posted a review of 1000 Ohm - Don't You Know (There's Something Going On Right There). about 1 month ago
Underrated entry in the 1000 Ohm discography.
By far their most "pop" and commercial sounding release, much brighter than their other records and contains fair bit of saxophone (which is probably a dealbreaker for many).
Despite the above, the song ... See full review
submitted Betonkust & Eilandnet - Robogoth. 2 months ago
posted a comment on Mastic - Chico Malo. 2 months ago
Raw and powerful remake of Den Harrow - "Bad Boy" in Spanish language.
posted a review of Various - Death Dealers. 2 months ago
Unpleasant and disturbing throughout - but makes for compelling listening (if you have the stomach for it).
Best track is "Gacy's Place" from pioneering Chicago punk group The Mentally Ill.
submitted Joe Tossini And Friends - Lady Of Mine. 2 months ago
posted a comment on Paris Bis* - Body & Soul (Euro Version). 2 months ago
Side A : well produced but otherwise unremarkable Euro-disco, typical of the mid 80s
Side B(1) : heartbreakingly beautiful downtempo track, seems an obvious choice for reissue or comp
posted a comment on Sophie (42) - Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides. 2 months ago
Totally agree: this is borderline unlistenable, and I honestly wonder if some money changes hands to make those "Best of.." lists.
posted a review of Sypora - I'll Never Fall In Love Again. 3 months ago
Seems to be a 1:1 copy of Pamela Nightingale ‎– "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" from the same year.
I've listened to both versions back to back a couple times and can't hear much difference between them, except for pressing quality.
The voice on the ... See full review
posted a review of Roberto Ronzino - Sasch. 3 months ago
The greatest ever promotional 7" for an Italian jeans company produced in Germany.
Huge production, sleazy vocal and bonus rip-off from Queen - "Flash".
posted a comment on R A - Untitled. 3 months ago
Incredible that you found the mastertape from this obscure release, will you do some remixes?

message me if you like and I can explain more details
posted a comment on R A - Untitled. 3 months ago
Official reissue coming in early/mid 2019 as a joint production between Mothball Record and Bordello A Parigi.
Audio from the original mastertape :)
posted a review of Brenda Howens - What A Feeling. 3 months ago
but not good

2 stars given just for the sleeve design
posted a comment on Cody Currie - Alpha Bravo EP. 3 months ago
Artwork looks strangely familiar, can't place where I've seen it before..
posted a review of Aleph - In Your Eyes. 3 months ago
I don't care too much for the bulk of Aleph's later work (or indeed, most of the Time Records catalog)...
Their debut release on the tiny Caravel label is total perfection however, a raw mix of emotion and energy.
And including one of the great Italo ... See full review
submitted Al Onzo - Tango Japan. 3 months ago
posted a comment on Lipseye - Don't Worry / Bad Girl. 3 months ago
Side B is not really bad.. just a different style. It's well-produced and surprisingly well-sung.
It wasn't *so* uncommon to have a ballad / downtempo song on the other side of an Italo-disco track.

For my taste both tracks fall a bit short of the ... See full review
posted a review of Bonino - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes. 4 months ago
Not so long ago there was a review on this page that described the record perfectly.. it's since disappeared, so unfortunately you're going to be left with my attempt.
I think we can assume that this cover of The Platters' melancholy 1958 hit was wholly ... See full review
posted a review of Effetto Joule - Mechanic Soldier . 4 months ago
I was waiting a long time on an Effetto Joule comp after buying "Roberspierre" some years back and playing the few unreleased tracks available on youtube on repeat.
When this LP came out I pretty much listened to it 'til I couldn't hear it ... See full review
posted a review of Cyber People - This World Is Not Enough. 4 months ago
For my taste it's one of the better Italo productions in 2018
True there are strong sections and weaker ones, but that's absolutely the same as any space-synth style Italo track.
Not really original, but has the spirit of the best Cyber People tracks and ... See full review
posted a comment on P.U.B.E. - Paradise / Mode Music. 6 months ago
Quite an unfortunate choice of artist name
posted a comment on Liquid Liquid - Optimo. 6 months ago
Grandmaster Flash had no involvement in any of the Furious Five’s hits, he was just their onstage DJ.
According to band members Scorpio and Mellie Mel.
submitted Rising Sun Systems - Oberheim Space. 6 months ago
posted a comment on Jonny 5 - Bah030. 7 months ago
After listening carefully to both the original and this edit, I can say it's a great extended version with extra parts added, not a cheap rip-off at all.
Furthermore: original is on tape and runs for one minute... not really useful for a DJ.
posted a review of Gary Low - Gary Low's Summer. 7 months ago
Everyone knows Gary Low's megahit from 1983: "I Want You", but how many investigated this mini-LP (or 'Q Disc') from the following year? Though from the garish cover you would be forgiven for flipping straight past.
I personally enjoy all 4 tracks ... See full review
submitted Ruins (2) - New Record. 7 months ago
posted a review of Instant (2) - Pinball Dance On. 7 months ago
Dreamy Italo with heavy drums from the hands of Stefano Zito (Blackway, Mr Master) and Mark Owen (Magic Love).
Perfect example of the early, less polished Discomagic sound and one of my favourites from the label.
posted a comment on Michael Pencil - That's Right. 8 months ago
Shout out to the guy (or girl) who paid €800 for this modest Italo track
submitted Raffaele Fiume Presents Fancy (9) - Null Null. 9 months ago
posted a comment on Flemming Dalum - Italo Gemms. 10 months ago
Riccardo Campa's title (track#6) is supposed to have been released in 2014 and this mix came into being in 2011. Any glitch here or time travel?

the track existed for a long time as a demo before finally being released on vinyl ... See full review
submitted Patrizia* / Daniela* - Hot Girls Of Italo Disco. 11 months ago
posted a comment on Hysteric - Life Is Cheap. 11 months ago
For starters, I don't think ANY edit record is worth remotely what is being charged for this, nor is anyone likely to pay it.
I don't condone these prices and Bordello made the repress in 2017 to make this record available to people at a sensible price ... See full review
posted a review of Giampaolo Cecchini. 11 months ago
One of the greatest Italo-disco sleeve artists/designers (alongside Enzo Mombrini and Sergio Nigro).
Every sleeve is a killer but the ones for Noa-Noa, Jay & Jason and High Resolution are especially remarkable.
submitted Prod & The Moonbaby / Ash In October - Brisbane. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Ice (38) - Reality / Hey, Hey. about 1 year ago
Discogs' current approach seems to be blocking a release from sale upon receiving any legal notice (valid or not), without making a investigation of their own.. "Guilty until proven innocent"
There are other examples of legitimate releases being blocked ... See full review
posted a review of Betonkust - 0% Swing . about 1 year ago
Hidden on the b-side, "Entertaining My Goth" is one of the sickest tracks released in 2017... addictive since the first time I heard it.
The rest reminds me a lot of Al Ferox / Dancefloor Killers (who are probably due for revival also).
submitted FM Attack - Dreamatic. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on FM Attack - Dreamatic. about 1 year ago
Some extra copies coming late 2017 / early 2018 ... 50eur (or more) for this is totally ridiculous
posted a review of Byron Sha - Sha Sha Fu Fu / Kitchen Reggae. about 1 year ago
This guy was the owner of potentially the most incredible male hair in the 80s! (check back cover for further evidence)
Too bad there is no instrumental of the b-side song "Kitchen Reggae" as without the aspiring George Michael vocals, this could be a ... See full review
posted a comment on Dancing Fantasy - Dancing On A Summernight With You. about 1 year ago
PSA: this 7" has the vocal version of "Dancing On A Summernight With You", not the instrumental one that plays in the youtube clip.
The vocals are not bad by any means, just ... smooth
posted a comment on Abel Paz (2) - Deep Cover #4. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Evelyn "Champagne" King* - Give It Up (Killer Dance Mix). about 1 year ago
Melody inspired quite heavily by Daniel Devred - "Silver Spoon" from 1981 ..a great song and worth checking!
submitted Roma Blair - Wake Up And Live. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Edy Band - Sexy Lady. about 1 year ago
Murky, cheap-sounding production, some keyboard mashing and an amateur vocal, but somehow still enjoyable (and sought after).
posted a comment on Jo Squillo Eletrix - Avventurieri. about 1 year ago
Bootleg, but good sound in my opinion (I have compared with the OG).
Most of the UK Italo bootlegs from this time are trash (for example: Crazy Gang), but somehow they got this one right.
Useful as a DJ copy.
posted a review of Fard (2) - Chiamami Da Tokyo. about 1 year ago
The difference between this 'Club Version' and the commercially released one from the following year is like night and day (in favour of this one).
Overall a more subtle arrangement, warmer sound and less rock/new wave influence.
submitted Sellorekt/LA Dreams - Turbo Quest. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Cosmic Jam - Come Back To Me. about 1 year ago
Tough downtempo production almost totally ruined by the awful vocals (and unfortunately no instrumental versions).
It sounds like they tried to emulate African American accents - with predictable results.
A poor companion to the awesome "Girl Don't Cry" ... See full review
posted a comment on Shiva (17) - :20 Minute Workout™ (The Original Music). about 1 year ago
doe sthis version contains voice overs or is it music only? thank you

This version IS with voiceovers!
Actually quite funny and not overbearing, but the 'music only' version is the one you want if you have the choice.