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Hi there,

my name is Bernd and I started buying and collecting music in 1981.
In 1983 was my first contact to Italo Disco with the original release from Miko Mission "How old are you?" and the Italo Disco Collection Vol.1 from ZYX.
Since this moment my collection has been growing and growing...Smile)))))

At this time in 1983 the Italo Disco scene has lots of big hits with
100 000 copies (and more) sold only in Germany from for example Gazebo, Ryan Paris, Fun Fun...
For old fantastic songs like "Keep on living" from OXO you have to pay at the moment € 1500, Gatsby "Love sign" € 700-800, Black Sin "New fantasy € 800,00 to get an original vinyl copy.
I intend to add this part of the story of Italo Disco step by step in the future...Smile)))))))))

Den Harrow sold over 1 000 000 from the first single "mad desire", Scotch, My Mine, Ken Laszlo, Albert One, Fred Ventura, Aleph, Sabrina, etc. stayed several times with there singles over weeks in the German charts
It was the great Italo Disco time with concerts from Den Harrow and Radiorama in Germany...
In 1987 there were the last big hits of Italo Disco in Germany like Sabrina "Boys, Boys, Boys", Den Harrow "Don`t break my heart" and Radiorama "Aliens"
This was the break in the history of Italo music.
New styles like Italo House started in 1989 (Black Box "Ride on time", 49ers "Touch me", FPI Project, etc ...) or HI-NRG (Dave Rodgers, Mauro Farina and Federico di Bonaventura were most of the time the "heads" behind the productions...)
At the end of the 80s Italo Disco music (100-120 BPM) began to get faster (125-145 BPM), still written/produced from the same Italo Disco musicians/producers and grew up called "HI-NRG" (until 158 BPM) music first in Italy (new Labels like A-BEATC, HRG, ARD, etc.) and then it started with the success (only) in Asia and Japan (Super Eurobeat compilations, Para Para, etc. ...).
At the moment the Super Eurobeat series has reached the Vol. 182!!!

In the early nineties there were still a lot of live concerts and Italo Disco parties in the Netherlands with for example Fred Ventura, Scotch, Max-Him, Cruisin Gang, Alan Ross, Fabian Nesti, Den Harrow, Ken Laszlo, Brian Ice, KOTO, Laserdance, etc. ... and the frist live concert ever from the "Italo Heros" Mauro Farina and Guiliano Crivellente (who made for example Radiorama, lots of TRD Records, lots of FLEA Records, ARD Records, etc. ... at least 1500 Italo Disco Maxisingles and over 100 Italo artist albums/compilations!!! and now Mauro Farina is the head of the SAIFAM Group in Lugagnano)

At the same time in the early 90s the first beginning of so called Italo Dance music started with Da Blitz, Bliss Team and Prezioso from the nowadays called Bliss Corporation in Torino...
Da Blitz had with there first 5 singles 5 no.1 singles in a row in Italy, which was a new sales record!.

Double You started his career with the coversong "Please don`t go".
Other Artists like Alexia, Ice MC and Corona or Double You "Please don`t go" were written and/or produced by the great Roberto Zannetti (so called ROBYX from his label DWA), which was one of the many heros of the Italo Disco period called SAVAGE (1983 "Don`t cry tonight", "Only you", etc.) with success all over europe and in the world.
DWA released lots of fantastic songs, which were in the meanwhile until € 100,00 worth for collectors.
Playahitty "Summer is magic" was born in 1994 and is still an extraordinary Italo Dance classic.

I have visited in the early 90s all the offices and recording studios from Italo Disco and HI-NRG productions in Torino (Bliss Co), Milano, Allessandria (HI-NRG Attack), Mantova (A-BEATC), Modena (FLEA Records) or in Brescia (FARM Productions, TIME Records), Lugagnano (SAIFAM, CNT, etc. ...) and talked with the producers Mauro Farina, Giancarlo Pasquini,etc. or the company chiefs like Severo Lombardini, etc. ...
At this time I was mentioned on a few records (Chris "Over the sky", one Radiorama release and on the 1981-2000 CD-Box "The Golden Years" from Farina/Crivellente)

With the growing interest in Italo Dance music in the early 90s there were lots of new producers, artists, musicians, labels, etc. ...

In the middle of the 90s there were not so much big selling hits in Italo Dance in Germany, but of course still great music, because after the period of Italo House and Italo Acid 1989-1992 (Black Box, 49ers, Starlight "Numero Uno", etc.) and the beginning of Italo Dance in 1992/1993 a new music style grew up: Dream Music.
Artists like Robert Miles "Children", DJ Dado "X-Files" had big selling top hits, JK Lloyd had several album releases in Italy and Gigi appeared inthe music scene and had his best period with wonderful dreamy melodies, warm beats, strings and wavesynths.
The Dream Music style was a highlight of this decade.

At the end of the 90s it began with the european success of Eiffel 65, Gabry Ponte, Prezioso, etc. and newer acts like Paps`n`Skar, etc. ...
In the present there is more great Italo Dance music than ever!

Nowadays I`m a lawyer with my office in Ulm/Germany.
I have a small recording studio, in which I am able to make music or remixes for my own.

I am still collecting original Italo Disco releases and since the beginning Italo Dance releases, too.

I hope, that I will find the time in the near future to create my own big Italo homepage with lots of pics, covers, stories from the good old days and hopefully good future days,too!Smile)))

The story will be continued...Smile

Best regards to all Italo lovers out there!

ItaloForever!

...Support Italo Dance and buy the music!!!

Wausti
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WoW!! thanks for sharing your experience Laughing out loud - I hope you will have time to make a site like that Smile

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Thanks for the compliment!Smile)))

Yes, if I have the time, it will be a very special site for the best music ever!!!!

Italo Disco and Italo Dance are my life since 24 years from the start in 1983 and I hope it will be a NEVERENDING story!Smile)))))))))

Only for information: I have added a few minutes ago a few parts in my story about Italian Dance music.
I don`t know, perhabs you can tell me, if there is a better place in the forum for this continuing story?

Best regards to all Italo lovers out there!

ItaloForever!

...Support Italo Dance and buy the music!!!

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Hello Bernd (no, i'm not talking to myself*g*)!

I'm glad you joined our forums and sharing your story Smile

P.S.: Es gibt ja noch deutsche Italo-Fans Laughing out loud

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