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I want you to think of an alternative universe where Miami Vice was set in early 1980's Italy. The picture is a beach in Rimini.

Italo Disco is one of my favourite genres and this would be some of the music the series could have featured. :p

Loui$ ‎ - Pink Footpath (1985)

 

Ray Cooper - Breakdown [Instrumental] (1984)

 

Wish Key - Last Summer (1986)

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Flexx - Flexxy Ball Theme (instrumental) (1983)

 Radio Movie - Communicating Love (1984)

Max Coveri ‎– One More Time (1986)

 

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Dadrian

I watch this guy's videos a lot on YouTube. He has some Disco Italo stuff. Ever seen them?

 

His channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/SynthManiaDotCom

Disco Italo playlist:

 

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Thanks Dadrian, I'm a big fan of yours and love watching how these raw synths achieve such sounds. I'd love to get into making music and buy a few pieces of equipment but wouldn't know where to really start. I make videos for a living and have been lucky to sit inside quite a few recording studios, Abbey Road and where I live in Liverpool and always amazed at the work artists and producers do.

 

 

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Photography Claude Nori, Amore Mio, 1983

 

Faber DJ – For Your Love [Instrumental] (1985)

Alan Barry ‎– Good Vibrations [Instrumental] (1986)

Ludy ‎– The Island Of The Sun (1983)

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4 hours ago, Marc said:

Thanks Dadrian, I'm a big fan of yours and love watching how these raw synths achieve such sounds. I'd love to get into making music and buy a few pieces of equipment but wouldn't know where to really start. I make videos for a living and have been lucky to sit inside quite a few recording studios, Abbey Road and where I live in Liverpool and always amazed at the work artists and producers do.

 

 

Awesome! It's been so long since I made MV music that I wonder if ppl still listen to those covers. I'm always glad to hear from someone who enjoys them. Thank you for the feedback. 

I want make videos to present my covers. I'd like to let people see the synths and maybe mix in some MV images here and there. I'm just not sure how to do it.

Maybe I could send you a private message sometime for advice?

I absolutely LOVE the way this video looks (and sounds haha). Would I have to spend a ton of money for a camera and software for this visual effect?:

Also this one. Everything looks so great. And it's one of the nicest piano solos I've ever heard. Love this guy:

 

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9 hours ago, Dadrian said:

Awesome! It's been so long since I made MV music that I wonder if ppl still listen to those covers. I'm always glad to hear from someone who enjoys them. Thank you for the feedback. 

I want make videos to present my covers. I'd like to let people see the synths and maybe mix in some MV images here and there. I'm just not sure how to do it.

Maybe I could send you a private message sometime for advice?

I absolutely LOVE the way this video looks (and sounds haha). Would I have to spend a ton of money for a camera and software for this visual effect?:

Also this one. Everything looks so great. And it's one of the nicest piano solos I've ever heard. Love this guy:

 

Many do as I do still enjoy your covers very much man:hippie:

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13 hours ago, Dadrian said:

I want make videos to present my covers. I'd like to let people see the synths and maybe mix in some MV images here and there. I'm just not sure how to do it.

Maybe I could send you a private message sometime for advice?

I absolutely LOVE the way this video looks (and sounds haha). Would I have to spend a ton of money for a camera and software for this visual effect?:

 

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That shallow depth of field effect can be achieved a with a DSLR camera shooting video and low f-stop lens (f2.8 - f1.8). You can pick up for an example a used Canon 550D and Canon 50mm f1.8 lens quite cheap that will let you can the aperture from closed to wide open. Then you just need to have the room fairly well lit. As less expensive camera will struggle with a dark environment and you have to push the sensors ISO which creates more noise in the image. That would be my suggestion but if you have any questions be sure to PM me.

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Thank you so much, I don't understand all that (yet), but it's quite apparent that I now have a helpful contact. I will definitely  be in touch when I get a good camera! :thumbsup:

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Explorer - Enjaw J (1982)

 

Romanelli - Connecting Flight (1982)

 

 

Rio - Copacabana [De Janeiro Dub] (1983)

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Flipponio - All'Arrembaggio (1984)

Three of You - New Life (1988)

Via Verdi - Diamond (1987)

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Daytona74

One of the bigger names of Italo Disco was Den Harrow:

He was stylized as yet another heart throb for teenage girls to get hot and bothered about, but the music itself, looking back, wasn't all that bad.

The producers pulled a Milli Vanilli with the singer though; the guy you see in the videos was an Italian model who they had discovered in a club in Milan, but he couldn't sing for toffee. So they hired singers to actually sing on all the records. One of them was Tom Hooker, an American studio musician and actor.

They even created a back story for "Den Harrow", about where he came from,  where he went to school etc.; it was all fake, but they were mostly able to pull it off, as this was the age before the Internet. The end of the project only came when Tom Hooker no longer wanted to sing on the records.

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Whats funny about that is Tom Hooker is actually better looking and quite a handsome man. He's aged much better too. :D

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Tom Hooker has aged too though, this was him five years ago, he's turning 60 this year:

Stefano Zandri, who acted as the face of Den Harrow, was just pathetic though. It wasn't until a few years ago that he admitted to never having sung on his own records. He even used to publicly tell Tom Hooker off for saying that he himself was the real singer.

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G'race - On Fire [Instrumental Version] (1984)

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