Various Artists Discophilia Belgica : Next​-​door​-​disco & Local Spacemusic from Belgium 1975​-​1987

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    Tracklist:
    A1. R. Roland - Ethero-Disco
    A2. Carl Watson - King Kong
    A3. Charles Vernon - Baby Won't You Turn Me On
    A4. Love Dream - Sexy
    B1. Fancy - Tropicana Beach
    B2. Marianne - Queen To The Pharaoh
    B3. Flame - Groovin' To The Music
    B4. Steve - I'm Free

    C1. C.C. Band - Be My Love Tonight
    C2. Quartz - Cool & Get Up
    C3. Dan Davis - Feel So Glad
    C4. Kevin Morane - Ivre De Vie
    C5. L2 - La Gomme
    D1. Venus - Strange How You Move
    D2. Bubble - Bubblegum
    D3. Carl Candy and the Candy-Chicks - It's Magic

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    SDBANLP12
    (Part 2/2) 2LP in gatefold sleeve. 180gr vinyl.
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    Tracklist:
    A1. La Bush - Disco Bush
    A2. System Love - System Love
    A3. Cora Corona - Jungle Love
    A4. The Diskery - Star
    B1. The Rogers - Cosmos 81
    B2. Rendez-Vous - My Blue Bird
    B3. Raymond Joniaux - All' A Bi Bi

    C1. Manuel Ferrero - Fela
    C2. Rayon Laser - Funky Meteor
    C3. Autumn - The Third Autumn
    C4. Afro-Disiak - Chant Vaudou
    D1. Patrik - The Joymaker
    D2. Roland Delys - Love
    D3. DJ Bert & Eagle - I Am Your Master

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about

Patrick, Raymond, Marianne, Roland, Kevin and Bert. These are among the most common and ordinary names in Belgium. Yet, these are also the names of some of the artists that appear of 'Discophilia Beligica', a 30-track compilation from groove-heavy record label SDBAN. No fancy alter-egos here.

Compiled by cratediggers Loud E & The Wild, 'Discophilia Belgica' is released 16th November and is a collection of next-door-disco and local spacemusic from Belgium 1975-1987. The tracks on this delightfully obscure collection are from ordinary folk. Most have day jobs. Yet as musicians, they go as far out as possible in to the disco universe and back again. Not too serious or overambitious and definitely not overproduced. This is stripped down space music. This is next door disco.

The choice of music is not a reflection of an actual 'scene'. In fact, most of the bands here have probably never performed live. The 30 tracks on this compilation are the result of a decade of crate digging in flea markets, charity shops, and vinyl trades and picking out what might appeal to a contemporary dancefloor or just to our deranged and perhaps adventurous earbuds.

That being said, there are not many countries that can provide you with the wonderful diversity and weirdness of the sounds you'll find here. Belgians have a great passion for music and there is an abundance of recording studios, impresarios, local radio stations and pressing plants. Bars and clubs sit side by side, providing a soundtrack for our ordinary lives and it's here where Patrick, Raymond, Roland or Marianne draw inspiration that led them into the studio and pick up a mic, a bass or synthesizer, making music to groove to, feel sexy to and be free. You are your master.

From R. Roland's French-pop inspired 'Ethero-Disco' and Carl Watson's sleazy jazz flute heavy 'King Kong' to the C.C. Band's disco floor filler 'Be My Love Tonight', 'Discophilia Belgica' is a collection of odd and sods, the weird and the wonderful.

A special mention should go to the uncrowned king of next-door-disco: Artibano Benedetto. The un-assuming Italian, who works out of a garage in the unglamorous town of La Louvière, is one of the only "professional" musicians on this compilation. After a successful career with the late 70s/early 80s band i dragoni, he started to produce music for local artists and musicians in the area in need of a studio or technical knowhow. The result? The soul-singing Dan Davis, the outrageous synthesized bagpipe discofest The Diskery, the spaced out Holger Czukay-esque Rayon Laser and the Arabian sleeze of Alabibi. Oh yes, Benedetto is still very much at it. His DIY ethic to music is the embodiment of next door disco and provincial space music.

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released November 16, 2018

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