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Best record labels: Discomagic and ZYX!!! I LOVE ZYX !!!

Italo disco = synthesizer, drum machine, English vocals, sometimes vocodized, often times not, produced by Italian musicians. I also like euro disco, which is a very formal name for synthy-disco music from Europe from the mid-80's.
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posted a review of Riccardo Cioni - Arizona. over 2 years ago
"Arizona" is my favorite song by Mr. Cioni. And he has quite a few high quality releases. Excellent male vocals layered with a very mellow softer beat, one that reminds me quite a bit of the work of Samoa Park. Anyways, the way Riccardo says "Arrrrr Eeee ... See full review
posted a review of Phil Sun - Dancing On The Beach. over 2 years ago
OK, well we start off with an amazing coverart for this 12". Strange? Of course, but that's exactly how Italo Disco has captured the mood of listeners. The song itself is nothing short of amazing. Great male vocals carry the weight throughout, literally ... See full review
posted a comment on Josy Nowack* - Break You Down. over 5 years ago
Here lies an amazing italo disco song that benefits very much so from the female vocals. Don't be fooled by the label - CGD isn't exactly 100% italo nor is it full of masterpieces the way Discomagic is. But by damn, this is a great little gem with some ... See full review
posted a review of Christal - Fire Lady. over 9 years ago
"Fire Lady" is the best italo disco song from 1987, bar none. It's also one of my favorite italo songs ever made! Some of the finest synth work is slapped beneath that sexy female vocalist named, Christal! The song was featured in the I ragazzi della 3°C ... See full review
posted a review of Prince Charming (2) - Roma Caput Mundi. over 9 years ago
This is an excellent Italian trance release. The song has a very distinct sound heard by other popular Italo Dance-Trance artists of that time (Tony H, Mario Piu, and anything om BXR). Very nice male vocals and instrumental buildup here too!! "Roma Caput ... See full review
posted a review of Peepol - In The Sun. over 9 years ago
This is one of my favorite Italo Dance songs ever! I remember the summer of 2000 including this song many times over. "In The Sun" by Peepol has an amazing beat and excellent male vocals - honestly one of the finest Italo Dance songs in the year that ... See full review
posted a review of Mel Project Feat. Tony* - Whistle's Song. over 9 years ago
"Whistle's Song" by Mel Project featuring the voice of Tony is a phenomenal song and one of the best in the Italo Dance genre that occulted the world while enjoying success in Italy. I enjoy this song particularly for the quality use of the vocals as a ... See full review
posted a review of Pianola - Don't Miss The Bliss. over 9 years ago
"Don't Miss The Bliss", the only song ever made by Pianola is one of my favorite Italo Dance songs ever made. It was released in 2001 on the Houzy Records label which was at the time, one of the best Italo labels out there. The song features amazing male ... See full review
posted a review of Nitro Deluxe - This Brutal House. over 9 years ago
"This Brutal House" is an early-on in the club/house genre and while other early 'house' songs preceded this one by a year or two, I'd say that Nitro Deluxe's 14 minute bomb throws down the apron as one of the best produced during that era. What allows ... See full review
posted a review of She Male - I Wanna Discover You. over 9 years ago
"I Wanna Discover You" is one of the rarest Italo Disco releases on the Out Records label - and a very good one at that! This is a very gentle and soft song, reminding more of sound of some of Nicolosi's stuff as well or Valerie Dore. Here we have a very ... See full review
posted a review of Chris Keane - (The Ballad Of) Lone Ranger. over 9 years ago
"(The Ballad Of) Lone Ranger" isn't an alright song, but as the previous reviewer allan_k said, the b-side, "Chorus Girl" is a phenomenal song. The female vocals remind very closely to some of the best synth-pop vocalists in Europe of that time: Grace ... See full review
posted a review of Dyva - On Fire. over 9 years ago
"On Fire" is an absolute masterpiece and one of my favorite italo disco songs ever made. I don't care when it was made, released, or re-released - the male/female vocals, the synthesizer's, and the drum machine are all evident and perfectly orchestrated ... See full review
posted a review of Cecil B. - Come With Me To Paradise. over 9 years ago
Here lies another masterpiece on the Discomagic label that falls into the category of "italo disco one hit wonders". "Come With Me To Paradise" by Cecil B. flies high because of the excellent male vocals, which are heavily influenced by the new wave ... See full review
posted a review of Clive Stevens & Brainchild (5) - Mystery Man. over 9 years ago
"Mystery Man (Remix)" by Clive Stevens & Brainchild is a ripping electro disco version of an otherwise average song in the style of the italo disco genre. This song has been the subject on so many underground mixes in the last few years based upon it's ... See full review
posted a review of Dyva - Oh Mama, Tonight!. over 10 years ago
Where do I begin? "Oh Mama, Tonight!" was the masterpiece that never got released and ended up becoming one of the most wanted Italo Disco songs out there. Finally, nearly 20 years later, Flashback Records released this song in 2003 for the first time. ... See full review
posted a review of Hélicon* - You ... See. over 10 years ago
All around, "You... See" is one of the finest Italo Disco songs ever created. This one is very beautiful, VERY beautiful! Male/female vocals, softer beat, instrumentation is just perfect. This is definately top 10 for my favorite Italo Disco songs of all ... See full review
posted a review of Koma Band - Cavrones (Du Tu Vu Ndà). over 10 years ago
"Cavrones (Du Tu Vu Ndà)" is such an awesome song and one of the best and first on the Crash Records label. This has always been one of my favorite songs on the label - the Italo Disco masterpiece has a great beat and nice male vocals. I hope more people ... See full review
posted a review of Iko - '83. over 10 years ago
This is probably one of the best electro-disco albums ever made. The best song in my opinion is Subway 49, but every song on the '83 album is phenomenal. Lots of simplistic lyrics, abstract and experimental sounds, and at the time, extremely ... See full review
posted a review of Prime Time (2) - I Can't Get Enough / Somebody Takes Me To Heaven. over 10 years ago
"I Can't Get Enough" by Prime Time is the lesser known of the two releases by Prime Time. The guys behind this project did a lot of synth/euro disco music throughout the 80's, but this song in my opinion, is their finest. This is some very well done ... See full review
posted a review of Blue Russell - I Wanna Fly Away. over 10 years ago
"I Wanna Fly Away" is an all-around amazing release. First off - the 12" cover art is very unique for an Italo Disco release. Nothing contemporary or bizarre - just a lady sticking her head out of a pilot seat in a small plane. Second, this is one of ... See full review
posted a review of Risen From The Rank* - AIDS. over 10 years ago
"AIDS" is a great Italo Disco song by Risen From The Ranks that takes a popular word from the 80's (and still today) and tries to sing about it. Unfortunately, the Italian male vocalist on this release has some very poor English skills and the lyrics are ... See full review
posted a review of Kriss (8) - Hey Mister Mister. over 10 years ago
With such a gentle voice that the female vocalist has in this song, I find this to be a very beautiful Italo Disco song. This is a fantastic male/female summer love song that owes most of its success to the mastermind behind the project: Raff Todesco and ... See full review
posted a review of Helen (2) - I Love You. over 10 years ago
Wow! For 1989, this song retains most of the elements of the early, traditional style of Italo Disco. A slightly faster beat is about the only way you can tell that this song is not from 1984. Regardless, Helen has done a fantastic job with, "I Love ... See full review
posted a review of John Forde - Woman. over 10 years ago
"Stardance" is the standout track on this release in my opinion. I'm not a big fan of the original disco genre, but this track has something special about it that draws me in over and over again. There is some sort of spacey elements added to this song ... See full review
posted a review of Stereo (2) - Somewhere In The Night. over 10 years ago
"Somewhere In The Night" is my favorite song of 1982, bar none! Stereo is quite the mysterious group and finding their music is a very difficult task! This being their most well known song, it's absolutely one of the best Italo Disco-styled songs ever ... See full review
posted a review of The Jugglers - Boogaboo. over 10 years ago
"Boogaboo" by The Jugglers is a wild masterpiece off the Peecker Melody label. This sub-label of Il Discotto Productions ended up having 5 releases in all, of which they are all amazing in their own ways. Amin-Peck, Modem, and Music Service's releases ... See full review
posted a review of Randy Wiper - I'd Like To Know. over 10 years ago
What an amazing gem this song is! The best song on this small label deserves so much more attention! I think that "I'd Like To Know" is one of the finest male vocal Italo Disco songs of all! Very nice production that is along the lines of a love song ... See full review
posted a review of Charley (2) - I Can't Love. over 10 years ago
"I Can't Love" by Charley has some very dark male vocals and makes for a very nice Italo Disco song. Nice piano solo and a great beat too! And most importantly, another awesome release from Sensation Records!
posted a review of Basic (2) - Face In The Night. over 10 years ago
"Face In The Night" is extremely obscure and relatively unknown to the Italo Disco community. The very small label of Xanadu Records hosts this song as its 4th and final release. This is Basic's only release and there is no instrumental or remix of the ... See full review
posted a review of Clio - Faces. over 10 years ago
"Faces" has one of the sexiest 12" cover arts of the 80's and not just of the Italo Disco genre - this artwork is a direct influence from Duran Duran's "Rio" woman cartoon. Aside of some amazing artwork, what we have here is one of the best Italo Disco ... See full review
posted a review of Karl Olivas - Follow Me...!!!. over 10 years ago
"Follow Me...!!!" by Karl Olivas is another classic on the Sensation Records label! I love the bells in this song and those male/female vocals are very deep and beautiful. His other release, "It's Allright" is not nearly as good as this song. This ... See full review
posted a review of Dorine Hollier - Tonight... Crazy Night. over 10 years ago
"Tonight... Crazy Night" by Dorine Hollier is a masterpiece. Those female vocals and beats are right up there and sound very much like "Oh Mama, Tonight" by Dyva and "Plastic Doll" by Dharma. This release only recently had a listing made on Discogs, so I ... See full review
posted a review of Electric Mind - Summing Up. over 10 years ago
"Summing Up" was the first release by Electric Mind, a fairly well known Italo Disco outfit that debuted in 1982, Italy. The producers did some work with the well known acts of Ago and Tom Hooker, but this is where their production values shined in my ... See full review
posted a review of Deborah Haslam - Let Me Trouble. over 10 years ago
Crash Records is prone to hit after hit and this one is no exception! "Let Me Trouble" by Deborah Haslam is definately on my top 50 list of all time Italo Disco classics. Deborah's voice is perfect and her picture on the 12" is also along those lines. On ... See full review
posted a review of Cynthia (2) - Please Mr. Postman / He's Magic. over 10 years ago
Forget about the A-side here because we have a real gem on the flipside of this 12". "He's Magic" is by far my favorite female vocal Italo Disco song ever! I've enjoyed it all - from Sun-La-Shan to Sissy and back, but it's this song that moves me most! ... See full review
posted a review of Venise - Play Boy. over 10 years ago
"Play Boy" is on everybody's favorite list for Italo Disco classics. The picture disc is rare, it's sexy, and we all know this song defines the drum machine of the early 80's. While Venise is back on the scene and pumping out new hits in 2007 under this ... See full review
posted a review of Wish Key - Orient Express. over 10 years ago
"Orient Express" by Wish Key is phenomenal in all ways. Watch the video and see the cordless synthesizer drop all the zig zagged lines to this song. How's that possible? And then you realize that Italo Disco is magic! And with the crowd cheering on and ... See full review
posted a review of Helen (2) - Zanzibar. over 10 years ago
Zanzibar. The capital of Tanzania, a small island off the coasts of eastern Africa. A beautiful place indeed since the beginning of time. "Zanzibar". An Italo Disco song by Helen, off of the Discomagic record label. Written in 1985 and still being loved ... See full review
posted a review of Authokino - Raszmatazz. over 10 years ago
The first time I heard "Raszmatazz" by Authokino, I became submerged into a world of dark drum beats and piercing drone sounds. I'm still submerged many years later. In other words, this rather bizarre italo disco song is very unique and possesses the ... See full review
posted a review of Niels Van Gogh vs. Eniac - Pulverturm 2.0. over 10 years ago
The best version of "Pulverturm 2.0" is missing from this release and can only be found on a maxi-cd or a to-be-released German dance compilation. The version I am speaking of is simply known as "radio edit" and is a version COMPLETELY different from all ... See full review
posted a review of Pussycat (4) - Le Chat. over 10 years ago
Beautiful and marvelous are two nice words to describe this italo disco masterpiece! Female French vocals on a very slippery vibe make this one of the very best releases on Ace Records and just about any Italian label for that matter. Per the usual with ... See full review
posted a review of Decadance (2) - On And On (Fears Keep On). over 11 years ago
"On And On (Fears Keep On)" is a total masterpiece production in the italo disco genre. The same people behind 'Lectric Workers and many other infamous italo projects present us with this song under the alius of 'Decadance'. The song shares male/female ... See full review
posted a review of Time With George Aaron - Don't Stop. over 11 years ago
"Don't Stop" by Time is another amazing release by this Italian project on the lovely Fly Records label. I wouldn't say this is their best song (I'm a huge fan of "Shaker Shake"), but by all means, I do consider this song very well done. I think the 4 ... See full review
posted a review of Time - Shaker Shake. over 11 years ago
As it stands, "Shaker Shake" is a phenomenal song that was featured in the first ever Italo Boot Mix. What's more phenomenal however, is the Dub version of this song. It's one of the most intense italo songs I can think of. I'd dance to it in any way ... See full review
posted a review of Videovision - Anybody. over 11 years ago
"Anybody" by Videovision (1986) is a terrible cover version of "Everybody" by Visions, which was released the year before in 1985. The artist and title of this release are basically stolen and the synth-line is identical in both songs. I do prefer the ... See full review
posted a review of Esavù* - Spelling Love. over 11 years ago
I think that "Spelling Love" by Esavu has some of the most enjoyable lyrics of any italo disco song out there. It's very fun to sing along with the male and female vocalists as they take turns singing the alphabet and using words that start with each ... See full review
posted a review of Mauro Micheloni & F.M. Band - Looking For Love. over 11 years ago
Mauro Micheloni & F.M. Band makes one appearance in the italo disco genre with the amazing song entitled "Looking For Love". Coming off of the Discomagic Records label and featured on the Magic Deejay (LP 180) compilation on the same label, this is the ... See full review
posted a review of Black Devil - Disco Club. over 11 years ago
"The Disco Club LP" by Black Devil is so amazing that I just had to write a review about it. This is a very obscure release by one of the earliest of the euro disco artists who would later personify an entire genre. Originating from France, this release ... See full review
posted a review of Gazebo - Masterpiece. over 11 years ago
"Masterpiece" by Gazebo is one of the biggest italo disco songs ever created and is arguably the song responsible for putting Baby Records on the map! What makes "Masterpiece" a masterpiece you may ask? The male vocals are spectacular, the instrumental ... See full review
posted a review of Tony Labriola - Coco' / Bleccaut. over 11 years ago
"Bleccaut" by Tony Labriola is a very danceable italo disco song that reminds one of the releases by B.W.H. or Mr. Flagio, with a very fast paced drumbeat situated underneath some great male vocals. This is also the rare occasion that an italo disco song ... See full review