Saturday, December 27, 2008

Florio Time D.J. - Time Out

Time Out was an hour-long dance music radio show primarily hosted by Florio "Florio Time D.J." Imparata. It was broadcast from 1980 to 1989 on Radio Piombino, an FM radio station in the small city of Piombino in Italy.

Someone has set up a tribute for the show at http://xoomer.alice.it/fivedance/. The site is mostly in Italian, and contains a few sound files in the venerable VQF format. I had images and transcoded versions of the audio files here in this post, but the owner of the site asked me to remove them.

Florio Time D.J. (where has he gone?) apparently released only one song of his own: the silly, druggy, theme "Time Out".
  • Florio Time D.J. - Time Out (Vocal)
  • Florio Time D.J. - Time Out (Instrumental)
This 1983 melodic electro cut is perhaps one of the greatest examples of pure Italo Disco, na├»vely flaunting several defining traits of the genre, including heavily accented, speak-sung English lyrics — which, even when deciphered correctly, don't entirely make sense.

Behold:

Time Out is not the most story
Time Out is not which is own yours
Time Out the fable becames reality

A wonderful story
I come here today
And here's a story of Time Out
Three years ago
There was a DJ
That liked funky music
Just as we do
So one day
As a play
He had an idea
And say to house
My dear friend
I want to make a program
A program with the music
We all love!

Come on girls
Come on boys
Let's all dance
With the music of tomorrow
And every day
If your television's on
A new sensation
You'll be feel
But eat the cereal
It's good for you
There is a disco
For a night under the moon
The moon like it too
That's why you dancing
With your music
The electronic sound!

Time Out
Music in my heart
Time Out, Time Out
Music in your heart
Time Out, Time Out
Music in my heart
Time Out, Time Out
Music in your heart
Turntables mix
A one headphone
And any way good
This is Time Out
The sound you will like
It gives you a shock
This is the music
Of the Time

Turntable mix
And one headphone
And many record
This is Time Out
The sound you like
And give you a shock
This is the music
Of the Time

Time Out
Music in my heart
Time Out, Time Out
Music in your heart
Time Out, Time Out
Music in my heart
Time Out, Time Out
Music in your heart

Come on girls
Come on boys
Let's all dance
With the music of tomorrow
And every day
If your television's on
A new sensation
You'll be feel
But eat the cereal
It's good for you
There is a disco
For a night under the moon
The moon like it too
That's why you dancing
With your music
The electronic sound!


These blogs also posted about the song "Time Out":
Italo Deviance (September 2008); Kontrapunkt (June 2008); My Secret Playlist (December 2008)

Flemming Dalum - Italo Classix

Flemming Dalum's expertly crafted "Italo Classix" mix straddles the line between DJ set and megamix, briefly visiting the essence of nearly every above-par Italo Disco track from the genre's heyday. Although it's packed with hits, he thankfully sticks to the relatively edgy songs that have the most longevity, steering mostly clear of the guilty-pleasure, overt pop and Hi-NRG side of Italo that would sound dated and jarring in a modern set. With 100 tracks in 80 minutes, it's the best mix of '08, for sure. Original post and link to the mix are at http://djhistory.com/forum/showthread.php?p=411156 http://djhistory.com/forum/flemming-dalum-italo-classix-100-tracks-in-80-min

Magic Waves posted an interesting interview of Flemming Dalum, probably one of very few people in the world with nearly every Italo Disco record ever made.



He's also posted another set recently: The Dark Side of Italo: http://www.djhistory.com/forum/showthread.php?p=416708 http://djhistory.com/forum/flemming-dalum-the-dark-side-of-italo. This one is shorter but is mostly instrumental, built from Italo loops, plus effects.