The Italo Job is 5 years old.
Five years of passion for music, five yers of dancing and smiles in front of the console.
Five years searching for new italian talents: DJs, producers and artistic projects made in Italy, without forgetting about old pioneers.
Staying in front of our laptop is not our primary mission. So we have chosen 5 dates to keep on our mission in the real world.
Cause we believe in magic of music, beats that touch our hearts and power of dancefloor.
It’s thursday, so we go back in time and we listen to great music that makes history of italian electronic scene.
For our weekly #ThrowbackThursday, this time we have choosen a song: “Problèmes d’amour” by Alexander Robotnick.
“Problèmes d’amour” is a cult track produced by Maurizio Dami in 1983. It quickly became an international hit, bringing italo sounds all over the world.
“Problèmes d’amour” has been remixed among others by François K, Carl Craig, Kenny Dixon Jr aka Moodymann.
After over 30 years is definitely one of the most important and most played track of italian electronic music production.
A real timeless classic.
Listen to the B side of the 12″, probably a less known version, but very charming!
Here a free download to celebrate its 30th anniversary
Is about to leave a new cosmic journey by DJ Rocca toward the sun.
A pressing bassline and drums rhythm guide us into this spatial trip, surrounded by a carpet of synth.
DJ Rocca masterfully blends mechanical structure of italo disco with fluffy and soft feature of synth pop using a perfect Cosmic attitude.
Includes also a version by Leo Mas and Fabrice, that have rivisited the song with their classical touch.
If you like disco, house music or italo disco #MUSICISTHEKEY is a perfect event for you!
Thursday 24 april @ Qubò Café, Vicenza, thanks to Dax DJ, we could dance all night with a great dj and producer as:
Marcello Giordani is one of the key figures of the blooming Italian Disco scene. Being a producer, Dj and collector of rare Italo-Disco vinyls, he is on the very front of the exploding Disco movement in Europe with his “Italo Deviance” Blog and Label.
He’s member of various project as Supersonic Lovers with DJ Rocca or the mysterious Marvin & Guy.
Listen to his latest rework of a classic 80s song:
Goldie Alexander – Show You My Love (Marcello Giordani Extended Mix)
His latest djmix in perfect house style:
Marcello Giordani – Burnin’ Houze (Jan. 2014)
Dario G [italo disco 80 legend]
His slogan is “may the funk be with you!” that’s saying a lot about a boundless passion Dario Bedin, DAX DJ at turntables, has for the music that he essentially defines as something religious.
A dj and collector of a ton of vinyl records who has created/promoted Jazz Not Dead festival and some of the most interesting realities of the contemporary underground scene – including also Music Is The Key – which highlight Vicenza as a sounding-board for electronic independent music followers .
Listen to his djset @ Crocodiles In Venice party on 27.11.2013
We already know Stephen Purple passion for rare italo disco and funky stuff.
This time he reworked “People come in” by Daniele Patucchi and made it mixable!
Last thursday we were in Milan at Replay Laserblast Party. Obviously we had so much fun, in particular when James Murphy (DFA / LCD Soundsystem) was mixing awesome music for the crowd.
The day after we were searching for cool new music and we found this great italo disco tune inspired by LCD Soundsystem song “You Wanted A Hit“:
Wow! “Volevi Una Hit” is a song by Cristalli Liquidi, a new mysterious project.
We haven’t so much information about it.
We only know that there’s the magic touch of Bottin on the production, the song will be released for Mashhh! Records on 2th may and will be available in digital format and in a limited edition on 7″.
We also know that James Murphy and Justin Miller from DFA appreciated…