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Monday, September 13, 2010

DiKSO Edit 10 - Golden Fleece - Our Kid

TEN, TEN, TEN...! Count count (or "Graf Zahl" for our German readers) would have had fun with it. It's edit number ten and it doesn't come from Transylvania but from Australia, welcome Golden Fleece. By the way, Australia must be a real disco nation. There are so many promising "Nu Disco" talents from there, like Tornado Wallace or The Francis Inferno Orchestra we featured on our first Dikso Records release in August. Golden Fleece is another one.

He brings us a reinterpretation of an 80's funk classic: "K.I.D. - Don't Stop". When I wrote the first version of this text, I tried to focus on Italo Funk, the bitchy sister of Italo Disco. Together with acts like Ago, Asso or Kano, K.I.D. represented a modern and electronic form of funk music in the early eighties. But then I realised that Geoff Bastow, the man behind all this, isn't Italian at all. He was born in the UK and later moved to Germany. Working together with Giorgio Moroder and Frank Farian perfectly fitted in this disco and italo context. But he also produced a lot of German "Schlager" (is there an english word for this?) and even contributed a song for the "Eurovision Song Contest" in 1985. He died in 2007 at the young age of 57... R.I.P.

This is the original...

Back to Golden Fleece... He reduced the vocals, removed the refrain and developed beats and bass instead, a classic edit without adding any BPMs or massive new beats, it sounds so much more powerful and caused a lot of damage on nearly every dancefloor I hit with this track. Expect a respectful evolution in sound.

...and this is the edit:

DiKSO Edit 10 - Golden Fleece - Our Kid by DiKSO Edits

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  1. Another great one, thanks for sharing!
    Do you guys often spin some disco & edit stuff here in Berlin?
    Apart from Kleine Reise and Horse Meat Disco I didn't find regular disco dates in town so far, can you recommend something?

  2. Hi John, glad you like it...

    We are planning some more dikso nights in the future. Dates and locations will be announced here on the blog.

    Kleine Reise is the only place I know where you can find regular disco dates. But have a look for DJs like Daniel Wang (disco originals), Katovl Menovsky (edits & deep house), Knüppel (disco originals), Benji DF (disco originals), Spacelex (disco originals and electro), Maciej Szalonek (disco originals and classic house & techno). They play very often in Berlin.

    In November there will be a new venue in Kreuzberg called "My Name Is Barbarella". They will host some disco events on one of their floors, but I don't know how often that will happen.