The name Beppe Loda always lightens up a sense of nostalgia in me, and I suddenly start thinking about the early days of afro and disco music in Italy, with youngsters riding their Vespas or Renault 4 across the Pianura Padana to reach mythological discos such as Cosmic or Typhoon.
The tracks in “Obscure Cuts 3: Italian Electronic Dance” seem to come straight from that golden era.
Linea Verde sounds like kosmische musik on speed while Linda’s Body is a pure arpeggiator run in Giorgio Moroder’s style.
The real killer track is Joe, a pure old school afro tune with electric guitars, phased synthesizers and brass that could sound even more hypnotic if slowed down a bit.
You can listen to the snippets on Soundcloud clicking below:
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