So, it's been just under a year since the last two installments of the Sequins and Spandex series, and since summer is just around the corner, I figure it's due time to unveil the next two. Italo is very much summer music for me (and curiously, new beat gets the job done in wintertime, as far as the big beats are concerned), and though it's raining here in New York, I figure everyone could use a little summer cheer. As always, I've had a hard time whittling down my choices, so you get two mixes for the price of one!
Before unveiling the tracklisting, I'd like to thank Shawn of Led Er Est/Further Reductions for the continuous crash course in italo, as well as Nick of Crispy Nuggets for lending me a handful of jams from his back pages. I've also re-included the 12'' mix of Mad Matrix's "Men Alone," a Belgian track in the same vein, since it just works so well here. There's also a UK artist in the mix, but the track was too good to pass on. Anyway, here's the tracklisting, and I do hope you enjoy!
Sequins and Spandex Part VI 1. Fires In the Night- K-A-T-A 2. Dancing In the Dark- Mike Mareen 3. Queen of Discoteque- Sissy 4. Blue Room (Extended)- Kirlian Camera 5. Witch- Helen 6. I'd Like To Know- Randy Wiper 7. Girl of the 80s- Go To 8. Sing With Me Tonight- Fresh Color 9. You See- Helicon 10. Follow Me- Karl Olivas 11. Over and Over- Fantasy Life 12. Men Alone (Special 12'' Club Mix)- Mad Matrix 13. Darkness- Aquarius
Sequins and Spandex Part VII 1. Don't Be Cold (In the Summer of Love)- The Stupid Set 2. Black and White (Extended)- Bandeaux 3. Hesitation- Mya & The Mirror 4. Just a Story- Mike Rodgers 5. Hookey- Sylvi Foster 6. A Raving Night- Neurox 7. Right- Fake 8. You've Got the Night- Lame' 9. Boogie Tonight- M & G 10. Lucifer's Friend- Vision 11. Waiting For Heaven- Diviacchi 12. Shoot Me (Extended)- Malcolm & the Bad Girls 13. Happy World (Extended)- Ranko