disco made in czech(oslovakia)
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Author:  mr_goodbeat [ Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:35 pm ]
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hello disco friends,

i´m brand new here and this is my first post. i believe you won´t regret spending your time by reading this. i want to tell you just a little bit about me, but mainly let you hear (in my opinion) good 70s / 80s disco music made here in the former czechoslovakia, czech and slovak republic nowadays.

i´m 35 years old and the hey days of disco, you know probably very well, passed me by - but not only due to my age, it´s also due to the eastern block politics...... classic international 70s disco music was never played in radio or available here (except rare stuff like abba, boney m. or bee gees or you could get some - not so many - czech cover versions), so some wider demand and offer couldn´t be established.

me personally found it occasionally in the 80s thanx to classic house music played on foreign (austrian) radio stations, which often sampled it (f.e. tolga flim flam balkan - joint mix) and the samples were fortunately not cleared:) nowadays i have many disco 12" singles (which were never available here) and cds with music i have heard somewhere, wanted and could then find in shops etc.

but back to the topic. in the last 2-3 years i tried hard to find original czech trax, that could be described as disco and i was surprised - there was disco created by few czech composers and musicians!
even if all the good songs would fit in 1 cd, it´s still worth it. i don´t want to talk about details. i prefer the music to play instead. thanx to disco-disco and youtube i can bring some of them to your ears and in some cases also to your eyes.

here they are - some of the best czech disco pieces:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr7WBxTf ... 1&index=37
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAigOT18 ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggdro7Hj ... re=related

i´m very interested in what you think about it. let me know. and enjoy!


Author:  Discoguy [ Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:59 pm ]
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Thank you Mr_GoodBeat

This is exactly what this area is all about... Getting to hear Disco music from all over the world. Tracks you would probably never get to hear if no one let you know about them - just like Mr_GoodBeat does here...

I really enjoyed listening to these tracks a lot!
So please keep it coming...

Thanks and Disco-on !


Author:  mr_goodbeat [ Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:58 am ]
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hello again,

you seem to be the only one, who enjoyed the songs, discoguy:)
but i digged a little bit deeper in youtube and found some more.

here is a piece of slovak disco:

here are few examples of czech italo disco / hi nrg. the "neposlusne tenisky" track by lucie bila, who is one of the most famous czech singers for the last 15 years at least, is in my opinion the best czech dance track of the 80s. surprisingly, she is nowadays not very proud of it :shock:

enjoy and disco on!

Author:  Discoguy [ Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:01 am ]
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:D :D :D

THANK YOU again... This is just fantastic !
I just LOVE to see stuff like this !
Thanks for sharing !

// Discoguy

Author:  Jussi [ Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:18 am ]
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I love this stuff as well - anything offbeat, quirky and leftfield is always a lot more interesting than standard product with generic, unsurprising formula arrangements etc.

Author:  pflext [ Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:02 pm ]
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Thanks for posting Mr. Goodbeat! :)

I haven't heard these tracks yet but I will this weekend. 8)

I'll be back to let you know what I think soon. :wink:

Author:  qawa67 [ Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:16 pm ]
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Thanks for posting Mr. Goodbeat! :)

cool is "Kamélie- Video disko" !!!!!

but the best tracks for me are from "Jana Kratochvílová" !!!!

Author:  mr_goodbeat [ Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:28 pm ]
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qawa67 wrote:
Thanks for posting Mr. Goodbeat! :)

cool is "Kamélie- Video disko" !!!!!

but the best tracks for me are from "Jana Kratochvílová" !!!!


thanks for your interest, i´m glad to see your opinion!
well, if you found kamelie cool, then have also a look at them. aren´t the really cool? 8)
also this track (like video disko) is written and produced by petr and pavel orm (= o.rganisation r.ecording m.usic), who are the masterminds of various (but sadly not so many) good czech dance tracks. here http://supraphon.cz/cs/katalog/databaze ... lu=2011597 (under no. 12) you can hear a sample from their 1979 track, which i think is really worth listening. as i found out not log time ago, they produced already during the 80´s (under permission form communist officers) music for shopping centers in england!

jana kratochvílová was so cool and unusual in that era, that the government in the beginning of 80s agreed her to take a part in some song contest in england - just not to let her come back :!: :!: she was then working there under names f.e. jane pope or z goddess and returned to czech republic after the revolution in 1989.

Author:  DanPooch [ Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:29 pm ]
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Well, they sure looked like the 70's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I found this stuff very intersting. I thank you for educating us.

Author:  mr_goodbeat [ Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:40 pm ]
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...and now - have some fun with another small portion of dance music from the central europe:
czech this out!

Author:  Jussi [ Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:53 pm ]
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The above stuff is imo too generic pop dance, it could have been made anywhere in the world, only the vocals suggest anything remotely "different". I'm constantly looking for ( and finding!) disco from behind the ex-iron curtain, often made by extremely skilled, trained jazz musicans. The Polish Muza label is a limitless sorce of treasures. I was just in Kyoto in Japan, and at the Jet Set store, there was a whole section of the stuff available - at a price to put it mildly, naturally. Incredibly weird semi-experimental instrumentals, filled with sub-Moroder synths, electro-static noises, psyched vocals, sitars and sudden bursts of melody amid relentless robotic rhythm - in other words, just what the cooler kids into alternative disco/rare groove/cosmic dance appreciate today.

Author:  mr_goodbeat [ Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:41 am ]
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you´re right, jussi. these aren´t the things you´re digging for, but i think i undestand what you mean. don´t know the polish things you´re writing about, but i´m sure there were similar things in czech(oslovakia) too.
try to find f.e. the group bohemia, especially the track co mi brání . it is from 1978, consisted of mostly jazz musicians and sounded disco-ish.

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Author:  mikeBurns [ Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:05 pm ]
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wow, Jana Kratochvílová - Dlouhá bílá žhoucí kometa is a massive track... some of the others are really cool too...

the only czech thing i've got is the album ORM - Discofil which is very nice, with some cover versions, i like their version of magic fly. my favorite track on there is Vikend though, couldn't find anything on youtube...

Author:  Discoguy [ Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:08 am ]
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Cool Mike !

Thanks for lettin' us know about this one !

// Discoguy

Author:  Discoguy [ Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:11 pm ]
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Got hold of the Petr & Pavel ORM - Discofil album...
Cool stuff - Czech these out (the ones I found on YouTube)...


Disco-on !

// Discoguy

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