According to Wiki, Il Discotto was the second largest Italo Disco label and were responsible for some of the biggest Italo tunes including Trilogy’s ‘Not Love’, Doctor’s Cat’s ‘Feel The Drive’, Gary Low’s ‘You Are A Danger’ and Scotch’s ‘Disco Band’ For my selections I’ve gone for some maybe slightly lesser known tracks that are absolute killers and give a good idea of the kind of Italo that I enjoy. First up The Family Number One Band’s ‘Lara De Bahia’, the reason I love this track so much is that it seems to capture that feel of Brits abroad on package holidays to Spain in the 80’s where everyone’s doing the conga with people dressed up as bananas or pineapples playing the saxophone and although that might sound like a horrible reason to like a song it gives me some kind of nostalgic hit (even though I never actually went on any family trips to Spain.
The next two tracks are just awesome pop tunes that I would definitely use if I was ever going to make an 80s teen movie set on a beach. Silvie Stone’s ‘Charming Prince’ would be perfect as the opening track to the movie with a scene of kids in their bikinis and swimming trunks driving down to the beach in a open top Suzuki Jeep blasting out the track on a big ghetto-blaster. While the other track ‘I Don’t Believe’ by Carol Kane would be ideal for a montage scene. Finally, a more dancey number, Bo Boss’ ‘Tequila’.