Anyone smell a cash in? Surely, surely not. But whatever the pong surrounding it, Disco Italia - Essential Italo Disco Classics 1977-1985 is coming your way on June 23 via Strut.
Currently all the rage what with the blossoming profile of the Italians Do It Better label and acts like Chromatics and Glass Candy - check out our super-exclusive feature on the label and its roster HERE - Italo Disco has, says the press release, "boasted a major role in dance music heritage since it first surfaced".
Continues: "Italo Disco brings together original classics and rarities by some of the leading producers of the time from Claudio Simonetti and Giancarlo Meo (aka Kasso and Easy Going) to Peter Micioni and Balearic favourite, Tullio De Piscopo. Many tracks appear on CD here for the first time and the album features several exclusive re-edits by compiler Stevie Kotey, member of DJ / producer team Chicken Lips and label boss of Bear Entertainment."
Sounds okay to us. Check out a microsite here and the tracklisting below.
1. Five Letters – 'The Kee Tha Tha'
2. Kasso – 'Brazilian Dancer' (DJ version)
3. Number One Ensemble – 'Flor De Coca'
4. Kano – 'Now Baby Now' (Kotey Edit)
5. Freddy The Flying Dutchman & The Sistina Band – 'Wojtyla Disco Dance (Parte 1)'
6. D.D. Sound – 'Burning Love' (Kotey Edit)
7. Revanche – '1979 It’s Dancing Time'
8. Red Dragon Band – 'Let Me Be Your Radio (Part 1)'
9. Rainbow Team – 'Dreaming'
10. Easy Going – 'Do It Again'
11. Tullio De Piscopo – 'E Fatto E Sorde! E? (Money Money)'
12. Valentine – 'Tina Are You Ready (Instrumental)'