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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Asha Puthli Music Machine (Dedication to Studio 54)

Asha Puthli is from Bombay, India and has had many releases.  In 1976 she had a huge international hit with The Devil is Loose.  But lately I've been obsessing over a 1979 twelve inch.  It's the B side of I'm Gonna Dance called Music Machine.



Apparently it was dedicated to Studio 54.  Can't say for sure whether it was a favorite there though.



GET INTO THE MUSIC MACHINE

Saturday, December 31, 2016

On the Beat B,B & Q Band

Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens band were one of the many incarnations of italo disco master Jacque Fred Petrus.  

It was huge on the New York City disco radio in 1981.  The only hit using this moniker.  It's a classic.


Though originally from Guadalope.  Jacques Fred made his mark as a D.J. in Milan and collaborating with another italo disco genius Marco Malavisi.  His work with the Peter Jacques Band, Change and Revanche were some of the best early italo disco classics coming towards the end of the disco era.

ENDGAMES from SCOTLAND

ENDGAMES were formed in 1980 in Glasgow, Scotland and put out a few synth pop records.  Several of these have become quite collectible and sound great even today.  In my zip I'm going to give you a couple of my favorites both from 1983, Love Cares and Ecstasy.  I can't stop listening to Ecstasy.  It has just about all the elements I love in a dance song.


Waiting for Another Chance from their 1983 l.p. Building Beauty was a big hit in Germany breaking the Top 30 while Miracle in my Heart the b side of the delicious Ecstasy was later sampled by Heavy D.



If you haven't heard them I suggest you get their two album Building Beauty and Natural.  You should find plenty to enjoy.
First, Last for Everything from 1982 is probably their biggest classic and a real seminal electronic dance song that went on to be a WBMX classic spun by greats like Frankie Knuckles.

What I would give to be there tonight!