FLASHBACK RECORDS - RELEASES 2018
New Italo Sin - La Balalata / Ice Cream And Lollipop / Feel Me Now
New Italo Sin is an Italian synthpop duo formed by singer Anita Campagnolo and synth programmer Luigi Stefanini. The band started in 1982 under the name New Sin, performing tracks that were a mixture of Italian Disco and New Wave sound. They are well known among the Italo fans from their 80s hits "Old Man" and "Black Fantasy". In 2017 the duo began composing Italo Disco music again under the name "New Italo Sin".
"La Balalata" and "Ice Cream And Lollipop" were recorded in 1988 at New Sin Studio. Though finalized exactly 30 years ago, these tracks remained unreleased until now. The idea for "La Balalata" comes from Anita's childhood, from a joke made by her father. "Ice Cream And Lollipop" is a hymn for lighthearted way of life; a kind of invitation to live life with a playful spirit of a child. "Feel Me Now" is the original demo recorded in 1982. It was recorded on a Teac 144 four-track cassette recorder and has been now digitized from the tape in the best possible quality.
Let's welcome Anita and Luigi back with these pieces of the Italo Disco history.
Amaya - Feeling Something (RR 021)
After very positive feedback for "Feeling Something" (pre-released on the new ZYX New Generation CD compilation) we're happy to introduce the brand new Amaya vinyl to you. On the A-side obviously "Feeling Something" in two different mixes; Vocal Version and Victor Ark Remix. On the B-side "I Never Said This Before"; heavy but beautiful slow-beat track b/w "Ricky My Angel" (producers' tribute to their beloved 60s teenbeat sound, in Italo-jacket of course).
Welcome back lovely Amaya!
Alan Ross - Ciao (WWR 005)
Label: Wishing Well Records - WWR 005, Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single, Reissue, Yellow vinyl, Country: Finland, Released: 14 Sep 2018, Genre: Electronic, Style: Italo-Disco, Eurobeat, Hi NRG. Tracklist: A. Ciao (Vocal Version) 6:05, B. Ciao (Instrumental) 6:05.
Licensed From - ZYX-MUSIC GMBH, Produced For - Memory Records, Distributed By – Flashback Records, Arranged By, Conductor, Producer - S. Cundari, Arranged By, Conductor, Written-By - F. Rizzolo, Producer, Executive-Producer - A. Zanni, Written-By - L. Frassetto
Distributed By Flashback Records. Licensed By ZYX Music GMBH & Co.KG.
Aleph - Time (TMP 008)
Label: Time Machine Productions - TMP 008, Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Country: Finland, Released: 28 Aug 2018, Genre: Electronic, Style: Italo-Disco, Tracklist: A. Time (Extended Mix) 7:05, B. Time (Aleph Mix) 7:30, Distributed By - Flashback Records, Produced For - Flashback Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) - Flashback Records, Copyright (c) - Flashback Records, Mixed At - Axis Mundi Studio, Mixed At - Aleph Studio, Mastered At - Lipiński Pro-Audio Mastering Studio, Artwork - RML, Mastered By - Damian Lipinski, Producer - Kimmo Salo, Written-By - G. Pasquini.
Cyber People - This World Is Not Enough (MEM 004)
Label: MEM Music Productions – MEM 004, Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Country: Finland, Released: 28 Aug 2018, Genre: Electronic, Style: Italo-Disco, Tracklist: A. This World Is Not Enough (Extended Version) 4:53, B. This World Is Not Enough (Another Version) 5:54, Manufactured By - Flashback Records, Distributed By - Flashback Records, Produced For - Flashback Records, Mastered At - Lipiński Pro-Audio Mastering Studio, Design (Cover Design By) Jaume Matallana Lopez, Mastered By -Damian Lipinski, Producer - Kimmo Salo, Written-By - G. Spagna
Ken Laszlo - Forever Young (MEM 003)
Label: MEM Music Productions - MEM 003, Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Country: Finland, Released: 24 Aug 2018, Genre: Electronic, Style: Italo-Disco, Tracklist: A. Forever Young (Extended Version) 6:10, B. Forever Young (Flashback Remix) 6:01, Manufactured By - Flashback Records, Distributed By - Flashback Records, Produced For - Flashback Records, Produced At - Digitube Studio, Engineered At - Neon Lights Studios, Mastered At - Lipiński Pro-Audio Mastering Studio, Cover Design - Jaume Matallana Lopez, Mastered By - Damian Lipinski, Producer - Kimmo Salo, Written-By - F. Oliva, S. Oliva
Caesar - My Black Lady (WWR 004)
Label: Wishing Well Records - WWR 004, Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Reissue, Country: Finland, Released: 13 Jul 2018, Genre: Electronic, Style: Euro-Disco, Tracklist: A. My Black Lady (Red Rock Mix) 5:01, B. My Black Lady (Single Version) 3:46, Licensed From - Com-Es Musik GmbH, Phonographic Copyright - Carat Record GmbH, Published By - Midi Music, Producer - Bekinovic, J. Renfordt, Written-By - Ibo, Renfordt
Forbidden Fruits - Disco Halloween (WWR 003)
Label: Wishing Well Records - WWR 003, Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single, Reissue, Country: Finland, Released: 13 Jul 2018, Genre: Electronic, Style: Italo-Disco, Tracklist: A. Disco Halloween (Vocal), B. Disco Halloween (Instrumental), Licensed From - MC Harmony, Arranged By - K. Harris, Cangelli, Mixed By - Carlo "D.J. - Varese"*, Massimo, Other (Thanks To) - Zanibelli, Producer – Carlo Troya, Massimo Scarpati, Written-By - Mc Foy, K. Harris, Cangelli
Ryan Paris – Besoin D'Amour / Yo Quiero Amarte Una Vez Mas (WWR 002)
Label: Wishing Well Records - WWR 002, Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, White, Country: Finland. Released: 19 May 2018, Genre: Electronic, Style: Italo-Disco, Euro-Disco, Tracklist: A. Yo Quiero Amarte Una Vez Mas (Vocal Version) 7:07, B1. Besoin D'Amour (Vocal Version) 4:49, B2. Besion D'Amour (Instrumental) 4:18
Produced For - Wishing Well Records, Remastered At - Lipiński Pro-Audio Mastering Studio, Artwork (Remake) - Juan Calia, Executive-Producer - Kimmo Salo, Remastered By - Damian Lipinski
The Hurricanes - Only One Night (WWR 001)
Label: Wishing Well Records - WWR 001, Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Reissue, Country: Finland, Released: 07 Mar 2018, Genre: Electronic, Style: Euro-Disco, Tracklist: A. Only One Night 5:22, B. Don't Leave Tonight 5:36, Licensed From – ZYX Music GMBH & Co. KG, Published By - Bernhard Mikulski Publishing, Published By - Frankl Music
Verona - Life Will Never Be The Same (TMP 007)
After a short break Time Machine Productions is back with a new release; "Verona - Life Will Never Be The Same". The song is following faithfully the path to which Time Records and Power Records releases led us to in the mid-80s; sentimental melody (thanks to our friend Fred Ventura) with a powerful synth riff and strong bass and drum arrangements. This time the beautiful vocals belong to the New Generation artists: Yohan and Marie De Berlin (known from her work for Digital Romance). Huge compliments also to Carlos Amoyan for his incredible accurate sound engineering and for finding the perfect athmosphere for the song and its arrangements.
The vinyl contains three different mixes: "Extended Version" is how the song was originally arranged, "Stripped Mix" has been made after, by dropping off some sounds in order to achieve more powerful mix with a nice instrumental break, and finally, "Dub Version" has been built up by mixing the parts of the Extended Version in a different way.
We hope this release will bring back the golden era of the Time Records sound, but in a fresh way, without copying any existing track.
A Life Will Never Be The Same (Stripped Mix) 7:40
B1 Life Will Never Be The Same (Extended Version) 6:46
B2 Life Will Never Be The Same (Dub Version) 6:01
Dyva - Dyva (FLA 0006)
Ladies and gentlemen, it's time for a new Dyva vinyl and time for releasing an old song (originally from 1984) that Roberto and Massimo told us about on the booklet of their newest CD album . The mainsong is called "Dyva" and it's about mysterious woman, Black Star. This is the project where the band took its name from. Musically the track follows the typical Dyva style with catchy melodies, strong synth brasses and downtempo beat. On the B-side of the vinyl you can find two tracks: "Can't Be Free Forever" which is almost a ballad and a new mix of "Day After Day" which already appeared earlier as a demo version on the flipside of "Oh Mama Tonight" vinyl. Both tracks are very carefully replayed and mixed version of the original mixes which were found from the old tapes (in not perfect sound quality). The vocals of Max and Cinzia have been taken directly from the tapes but Roby's and Roberta's vocals are recorded just recently. This picture disc is a timewarp to Dyva's mid 80s productions.
Label: Flashback Records - FLA 0006 / Format: Vinyl, 12", 33 RPM, 45 RPM, Picture Disc / Country: Finland / Released: 12 Jan 2018 / Genre: Electronic / Style: Italo-Disco / Tracklist: A. Dyva (Extended Version) 9:27, B1. Can't Be Free Forever (Extended Version) 6:17, B2. Day After Day (New Version) 5:57
Jaber DJ - Search For You (MEM 002)
The second release on MEM Music is ready from the pressing. This time we go back to early 80s sound, again hoping that we have been able to capture some of the Memory Records feeling and magic.Those of you who have deepened in Memory Records history, know the name of Paradiso Gilioli. Gilioli has been participating in many of the early Memory Records projects, being an arranger, mixer and also a vocalist. You can find his name behind the legendary Memory tracks like "Strange Vibrations", "Moliendo Cafe", "Japanese War Game", "Do You" and of course, "Don't Stop Lovin'".When producing the new song, we decided not to follow the obvious Jaber sound, but we chose more rough and electronic approach, still loyal to Memory Records sound. We were lucky enough to work with Paolo "synthmania-c" Di Nicolantonio, and enjoy his expertise in synths and drum machines. On the way we also got some help from Diso's good friend, Memory Records veteran Raffaele Fiume.After a long journey we got the new Jaber DJ song "Search For You" ready for the Italo fans.Please, enjoy the full analog sound by Paolo Di Nicolantonio (especially raw on the B-side instrumental mix with "experimental hand played synth madness") and incredible beautiful vocals by Diso Gilioli, frosted with female voice belonging to Zoie.Special thanks to Jaume Matallana Lopez for his awesome sleeve design.
Label: MEM Music Productions - MEM 002 / Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM / Country: Finland / Released: 12 Jan 2018 / Genre: Electronic / Style: Italo-Disco / Tracklist: A. Search For You (Vocal) 8:05,B. Search For You (Instrumental Dub) 7:05