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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Physical Fascination by Mod-it is an Italo Disco holy grail

The least they could do was pronounce the title correctly!  In Italian the C is pronounced "CHEE",  you gotta love it though.  The pronunciation is a lot of what makes italo disco so fun.  Physical Fascination is truly a synthy gem.

 A physically fascinating download link

This fun ditty was released in 1986 on the Italian label Media Records and has become ultra collectible.  A copy will set you back a minimum of $300.00 so enjoy this mp3 it's probably the closest you'll get to owning this track, LOL

Gianfranco Bortolloti has had his hands in a ton of italo disco numbers including Gino Latino, Venice, Funny Twins, Capella and even Gigo D'agostino. 

DON'T STOP LOVING ME HUMPHREY ROBERTSON 1987 AN ITALO DISCO JOY

Humphrey Robertson has recorded as a few aliases including Ciber People and Hypnosis.  They recorded a few Italo Disco classics.
Today I've chosen to bring you a later release.  This one on the seminal Swiss Italo Disco label StreetHeart.  1987's Don't Stop Loving Me is a cheerful number.  Sure to please any Italo Disco fan.

DON'T STOP LOVING MY DOWNLOAD LINK




Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Memories of Karen Finley and Mark Kamins

Mark Kamins was my biggest ally on the N.Y. club scene.  For us it was like love at first sight (not the sexual kind).  He instantly had me hanging out in the booths wherever he spun.  He always encouraged me with my looks and we adored each others energy.

Project X magazine loved to trash people

Mark Kamins spinning at Club Gold in Tokyo

When Mark took me to Tokyo for the opening of Club Gold as a representative of New York Nightlife I was overjoyed.  But as you can see from the Project X magazine above there were haters.



I totally associate Mark Kamins with Karen Finley.  Not only did he produce her controversial records but he co-wrote them.  And did he ever promote them!  Mark's dj sets for years always featured a bit of the nasty Karen Finley accapella's.

Then she was featured in the film Mondo New York and got famous for the huge court case with the NEA.  


I used to love singing along to Tales of Taboo, "let me tell you how I take the yams...."  OMG what joy did I get out of that record!  What memories.  EXTENSIVE KAREN FINLEY ZIP




Mark was the official d.j. for one of my best friends fashion shows Manolo Ready Couture.  Here he is at one of the shows.  


And here he is at the tree trimming party in my loft in Tribeca circa 1992.  Note the top of the tree.  It's my crown from the year I won the King of Manhattan competition at The Limelight in 1991.  I love this picture of Mark becomes it so captures his energy.  Even though he was spinning at my party he always found the time to be part of the party too.



Don't let anyone ever tell you that I have never suffered from delusions of grandeur!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

YOU ARE THE ONE DR. MARTINI

Not much to say about this one.  Just a good solid Italo Disco release from later in the era.  A 1987 release on Power Records Italy.  YOU ARE THE ONE!  
GRAB DR. MARTINI HERE
Mixed by Carlo Oliva who was an Italo Disco star in his own rite recording as Karl Olivas with one of my all time favorite Italo Disco numbers Follow Me.

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