I couldn’t agree more, so both Neilo and I decided to throw a warehouse party in London’s East End. It was great. The vibe, the people and of course, the selection. We were treated to lots of classic disco, italo-influenced sounds, and a few cosmic sounding flavours. (basically, early German electronica). The following year I visited Japan again, and this time went out with Nathan Gregory Wilkins, who is a talented DJ with good taste in music and fashion. We threw a party together with Discossession on a boat in Yokohama overlooking the harbour, which was – needless to say – great fun and special (Thank you Takashi!). Already, only a couple of months later the focus of the party had naturally shifted to a more leftfield Euro/Spacedico, progressive and fusion sounding selection. Imagine tracks like ‘Folkstone Hoovercraft’ by Space Art, next to Evisu ‘Spelling Love’ , Nancy Nova, Slang ‘Pinch Roller’, Methusalem, Booker T ‘Don’t Stop your Love’ and Eloy all sitting next to each other and making sense.
In the following months I heard reports that Chee had now sold his entire ‘Italo’ collection and was into the cosmic & afro-funky vibe, being inspired by the early Loda and Baldelli tapes. Hearing several of their Discossession mixes, I realised that the dudes had carved out their own sound, not only citing Italo, Disco and Cosmic, but also added psychadelic, jazz fusion and rock elements into the occasion.