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Label: Z Records
Release Date: 19 May 2014
Format: LP Double Vinyl

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Following on from the phenomenal success of the recent “Remixed With Love” compilation plus more Joey Negro compiled albums including “GoGo Get Down”, “Backstreet Brit Funk”, “Destination Boogie” and the ever-popular Soul of Disco series Z Records continues to release high quality compilations filled with lesser known disco, funk and boogie. Now it’s the turn of “Italo House” to get the JN selection treatment with over 20 tracks hand picked from the late 80’s and early 90’s covering a lot of the deeper classics and some lesser known releases from a golden era of Italian dance music. The late 80s were undoubtedly a golden era for dance music. A time which saw the birth of many genres and sub genres - from acid house to hardcore to Balearic - and of course Italo house. If you ask Jo Raver to name an Italo house track, they'd probably come back with Blackbox, Jinny, Fiddlefatti or one of many big piano tune. At the same time there was another equally distinctive sound coming out of Italy- a warmer, deeper, more emotional style which didn't yield any commercial hits. The sound was more jazzy and soulful with syncopated percussion, dreamy pads and, though piano was often used, it wasn't in the obviously programmed, big breakdown style which became a cliché of the Italo house genre. This more underground side of Italo was closer to the original American house sound- but still retained a very European flavour. In common with other Z compilations which have featured Britfunk and GoGo, this album was an important release for me. Important because I love a lot of the records, many of which have been largely forgotten about, but also because there really was a unique sound coming out of Italy, spread across many labels and involving numerous producers. As a result, it has never really been fully showcased like this before. I'm glad this album exists for other people to discover or re-discover the deeper side of Italo house. Joey Negro – Feb 2014

Featured Tracks:
Disc: 1
1. Alone (Paradise Version) - Don Carlos
2. Satisfy Your Dreams (Club Mix) - Paradise Orchestra
3. My Love (Club Version) (Feat. Opi Williams) - Double Dealers
4. Move Your Body (To the Sound) (Club Mix) - Korda
5. Never Get Enough (Sunday Morning Mix) - Omniverse
6. I'm Gonna Love You (Club Mix) - Jestofunk
7. Everything (S-tone Mix) - Montego Bay
8. Bring It On Down (Dub) - D-Rail
9. Deep Inside (Soul Trance Mix) - Shafty
10. Black (Jaco Version) - Steve Banzara
11. You Too (Atmosphere Version) - Nexy Lanton
12. Entity (Jazzy) - Mr Marvin

Disc: 2
1. Desire (Martini Club Mix) - Aural
2. Alpha Centauri (Extended Remix) - Arkanoid
3. House of Calypso - Key Tronics Ensemble
4. Sexitivity (Club Mix) (Feat. Sima) - M.C.J
5. I Want You (Claim Mix) - Lipstick Traces
6. Yo Te Quiero (Detroit Version) (Feat. Bocachica) - DJ Le Roy
7. Deseo (Salsa Club Mix) - Latin Blood
8. What You Need (Original Mix) - Soft House Company
9. Alright Alright (Seaside Mix) - Centric House
10. Kiss Me (Don't Be Afraid) - Love Quartet
11. House of Latin - Funkmaster Sweat
12. Understand Me (Dreams Piano Remix) - Carol Bailey
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