DJ Rubens – Baia Degli Angeli, 1978

Italy's Adriatic coast, 1978: where the jeans where white, the sunglasses mirrored and the scooters two-stroke. Baia Degli Angeli: mythical, white-walled, pleasure-dome for the rich and beautiful; its DJ booth housed in a glass elevator so that the selectors could service all four floors at once, dance-floors that were among the first in Europe to hear New York-style, beat-matched... Continue Reading →

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Idi, igraj!: Forgotten disco from ex-Yugoslavia

This (ahem) bootleg compilation - Idi, igraj!: Funk, soul, jazz funk & disco from ex-Yugoslavia 1969-1987 compiled by DJ Funky Junkie - blew me away when I found out about it from Slobodon Jovanavic's blog, where it can be downloaded in full. Like most people outside the former Yugoslavia, my knowledge of the local soul/funk/disco... Continue Reading →

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