Initial Release – 14 Oct 2023
‘A time-traveling Novation Circuit dedicated to the pulsating beats of Italo disco, blended with the genius of Giorgio Moroder’
Italo disco, though globally renowned by the mid-80s, began as a grassroots movement in Italy’s late ’70s club scene. It was a response to the international disco phenomenon, yet distinctly Italian. Characterized by futuristic aesthetics, synthesized beats, and emotionally charged vocals – often delivered with a touch of melancholic passion – the genre became Italy’s answer to the world’s thirst for dance music.
But this isn’t just nostalgia. This is a renaissance. Artists today, from the underground to mainstream pop, are increasingly influenced by the iconic sounds of Italo disco. Its melodies, its rhythm, its passion, it’s all coming back.
“We’ve moved beyond mere homage. This is evolution.”
Months of research went into capturing the very essence of Italo disco. From the grandeur of vintage early beats to the synth-heavy tracks of Koto, we’ve distilled the essence and intertwined it with the genius of Moroder.
“From Italy’s discotecas to Daft Punk’s studios.”
Daft Punk, with their innovative approach to electronic music, drew heavily from Italo disco’s soundscape. They seamlessly blended its synthesized textures with their futuristic French house, making it palatable for a new generation. Songs like “Digital Love” and “Around the World” carry discernible Italo influences, which helped introduce this genre to audiences worldwide.
Rediscover groovy basslines, shimmering pads, rhythmic guitars, and pulsating percussion, echoing both the past and the future of dance music. Feel the connection between decades, genres, and souls as you immerse yourself in this sonic journey.
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