161 // Italo connection – Neon Disco (Linn Kick Mix)

Italoconnection lands on Mélopée Rec with a new edit of their classic "Neon Disco".

Lyon-based label Mélopée Records started its activities in 2019. Devoted to the sonority of drum machines and synthesizers, the curation process of the French imprint fails to disappoint those in search of vintage – but modern – music gems. If most of the releases come from the minds of young and promising artists, now the label opens its doors to none other than the acclaimed and legendary duo Italoconnection (SXDNS106). The single brings a special edit of their famous hit “Neon Disco” and a remix made with love by skilled Mexican artist TKUZ, who delivered a less-Italo-more-Electro but insightful interpretation.

Originally published in 2016 featuring different mixes and two remixes by Flemming Dalum and Also Playable Mono, “Neon Disco” is a perfect example of the new Italo wave. All the elements that make us insanely love Italo Disco are there: The arpeggiated bassline, the upbeat synth layers, and the catchy vocals/vocoder combo. Cool lyrics, by the way, probably inspired in David Bowie & Mick Jagger’s “Dancing In The Streets”. This new “original” is a beast: Fatter and beefier, “Linn Kick Mix” was in the loop while this review was under construction. If only we could dance to it on a packed dancefloor… Let’s hope this may be allowed again very soon!

You can find (and buy) this and other music pearls on the Bandcamp page of the label.

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