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Cat Stevens – Was Dog a Doughnut?

WHAT?! This is Cat Stevens?! This track off Cat Stevens’ 1977 album Izitso It sounds like something Herbie Hancock or Giorgio Moroder would put out. This track just makes Cat Stevens even cooler than he was before.

Cat Stevens – Was Dog a Doughnut?

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The Death of Cornelius

Bob Rifo proves to everyone that he is a musical genius with this tune. He channels Vangelis, Giorgio Moroder, Tangerine Dream, Ennio Morricone, along with his raw punk rock emotion and crafts an overture that pays tribute to the mysterious CORNELIUS.

The Bloody Beetroots – The Death of Cornelius Part I x Cornelius

Side note:
I called this a year ago.
Kanye x Cazals

Asian Dan: 12.12.2007 – Cazals

The:Hours News Blog

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The Return of Donna Summer

Donna Summer – Dim All The Lights

Donna Summer Returns – Drowned in Sound

“My dream is that when people hear the music it will remind them of their youth,” explains Summer, “their childhood and the joy and wonderment they felt exploring their first pack of crayons.”

A number of collaborators have been roped in for what will be presumably be production duties on the album, including Danielle Brisebois, (The New Radicals), Greg Kurstin, (Lily Allen, Mutya, Peaches), JR Rotem, (The Game, Snoop Dogg) Lester Mendez, (Shakira, Nelly Furtado) and another called Evan Bogart who DiS has never heard of, but sure is impressed with his name.

The album will come out through Sony BMG imprint Burgundy Records on May 20th, and is the first new material since Mistaken Identity was released in 1991.

WHY ISN’T GIORGIO MORODER LISTED?! I hope he makes a surprise appearance. Justice will probably remix a track off the album.
Justice Pitchfork Guest List

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Keytars & Synth Pad Drums are cool.

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Chromatics are on the New Jersey based label, Italians Do it Better. A label that is in love witht he classic Italo-Disco sound pioneered by Giorgio Moroder. The vocals on their tracks remind me of the sexy. whispery vocals of Donna Summer.

Simple and catchy, yet dark and sophisticated:
Chromatics – I Want You Love

This track reminds me off a “Shadowplay” by Joy Division especially the lead guitar. This is like a sexy Joy Division cover band
Chromatics – Healer

Chromatics Myspace

This track exemplifies the amazing Italian Baroque sense of melody that The Bloody Beetroots have just like past Italian disco greats, Rondo Veneziano. They are a versatile duo that I believe are going to do big things in the future.
The Bloody Beetroots – Verra La Morte e Avra i Tuoi Occhi

The Bloody Beetroots PIG Radio DJ Set

The Bloody Beetroots Myspace

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Justice @ Terminal 5 – 10.20.2007

This epic night began with a surprise crowd warm-up set by the one and only Busy P. Highlights of his set include, SebastiAn’s H.A.L., Kraftwerk, and The White Stripe’s Icky Thump. The Midnight Juggernauts took the stage next and blew me away. They brought an epic rock vibe that could not be captured on their album, Dystopia. They had seamless transitions between their songs that included a cover of Justice’s Waters of Nazareth. They closed with an unreleased track called Blitzkrieg that reminded me of Giorgio Moroder meets King Crimson/Yes. Justice took the stage and ceased to amaze. Their set included heavy remixes of their repotoire that weaved in and out of each other. Phantom I & II and Stress were highlights for me. We are Your Friends ended with a Metallica sample that set the crowd off. For an encore they closed with Metallica’s Master of Puppets. The crowd continued to sing We are Your Friends for a good 5 mins until Gaspard and Xavier emerged on the balcony, Xavier climbed on the banister until Busy P came out to rescue him. I spotted Kanye on the side with So-Me taking photos with his camera phone and I was expecting him to bum rush the stage and steal the spotlight but he showed restraint and hid behind a pole most of the show. I missed out on Erol Alkan at Studio B after the show which sucks cause at 3 am Xavier made an appearance and spun for til 5 🙁

Kanye chillin with So-Me, Busy P & Justice backstage

Brooklynvegan Review

Angel & I feelin’ it hard.

Phantom Live

Justice – Stress (Live@Mezzanine – San Fransisco)

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Donna Summer – Dim All The Lights (Produced by Giorgio Moroder)

Michael Jackson – Workin’ Day And Night

Sparks – Tryouts for The Human Race (Produced by Giorgio Moroder & discovered by Todd Rundgren)

Van Halen – Somebody Get Me A Doctor

Joy Division – Shadowplay

XTC – Making Plans for Nigel

Earth, Wind & Fire – In The Stone

These are some of my fav cuts from 1979, enjoy.

Max Weinberg rocks.

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Led Zeppelin didn’t write tunes everybody liked. They left that to the Bee Gees.

Disco Nouveau.
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Sceanrio Rock – Both Gotta Move On (SebastiAn Remix)

SebastiAn and Para One are 2 of the new french touch artists that will be making some great tracks in the future and will definitely be making a name for themselves. Para One can be the next Aphex Twin but hipper. Para One has just finished scoring NAISSANCE DES PIEUVRES which showcases a more intellectual and introspective side to his music.


On the other side of the world, down under the Midnight Juggernauts are creating a new sound of shoegaze cinematic disco funk, just think if Alan Braxe & Kevin Shields decided to start an epic synth rock band in the 70s. Midnight Juggerenauts are a Justice fav and are opening up for them on their upcoming US tour. I’ll be at their show on Oct 20 in NYC.

Midnight Juggernauts’ Myspace

Midnight Juggernauts – Shadows

Giorgio Moroder would love David Rubato, a Frenchmen classical trained in jazz piano who decided to start making dance music. This track “Circuit” is a live recording which is very unorthodox for a dance track these days. Notice the great slap bass. Funky. David Rubato is treating and manipulating all the sounds in real time. David Rubato is releasing a 12″ Single of “Circuit” that includes sheet music so that you can all play along and cover this tune. Check out his myspace where he posted some new tracks.

David Rubato’s Myspace

David Rubato – Circuit

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