A. Avenue – Golden Queen
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A. Avenue – Golden Queen

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With their next carefully curated release, the Opilec Music label begins to shine a light on the roots of Italo with the reissue of an ultra rare and obscure synth Italo disco track by A. Avenue from 1984.

This is a special Record Store Day 2016 release and of course, Opilec Music has remastered the original vocal and instrumental versions and here include I-Robots reconstructions and two Flemming Dalum’s reworks.

This is a track many labels wanted, but only Opilec Music have been granted official rights to this cult re-release. Originally released on Discover Records, this is the only EP

A. Avenue (aka Dario Ancona and F. Feleppa) ever put out and it now fetches high prices on Discogs. Once you hear the music, you can understand why: The lovably naive and innocent vocal version is seven minutes of cosmic and psychedelic grooves with perfectly retro melodies and pixelated chords that take you into outer space.

Mid tempo drums are full of funk and drive and the two part vocalone crisp and clean, one filtered and dehumanisedreally lend the whole thing a special robot feel that is second to none. As well as a stripped back instrumental, there is a fine I-Robots Reconstruction that is quicker and more driving.

The vocals are also more prominent, soaring up top above reflective synths and rainy xylophone style melodies. It is a real Italo disco gem that is followed by a spacious and tripped out version from Danish DJ and producer Flemming Dalum, who has been devoted to Italo all his life and works with labels like Mothball, Bordello A Parigi and Disco Modernism.

He also layers in more cowbells, punchy drums and claps that refresh it for a modern club, and buy the EP digitally and you will get a second Dalum edit that is the deepest of the lot – 100% true to the original.

This reissue will make many record collectors and Italo disco fans truly happy, and is just the start of some brilliant new projects to come.

DJ FEEDBACK

Kito Jempere (Freerange / Fata Morgana)

will try out. thanks

Edouard Le (Vosper)

Great release

Ivan Smagghe (Black Strobe)

original instrumental still is the one for me.

Tim Paris (Marketing / Crack & Speed)

brilliant tune

Eric (Maetrik / Maceo Plex)

thanks for the music!

Chris Massey (Elektriks / Electric Elephant (Croatia) / Paper Recordings / EL Diablos Social Club) Lovely classic 0’s vibes!

Reza Athar

I-Robots has done the best job on the label. Euphoriaaaa

Cole Medina ((Internasjonal / Foto Recordings))

thanks for the promo, will have a listen later! cheers, cole

The Gemini Bros

Sounds so so classic! Great EP! Support for sure!

Kisk (Apparel Music)

I-Robots Reconstruction for me

Yan Wagner (UNO / Pschent)

great

Pulp Disco and The Outcasts (Her Majesty’s Ship, Correspondant, La Dame Noir)

Instrumental is great. Thanks.

Jacques Renault

ahhhh nice dig the I-Robots version too

Juan Soto (Nang / Electrique)

Nice 80’s vibe

Bonar Bradberry (P Streetgang)

GREAT !

Christian Pronovost (Lost Heroes)

I Robots Reconstruction giving this Obscure italo jam the needed touch up for 2016 standards’

Andy Meecham (Emperor Machine / Chicken Lips)

What a mad record, instrumental for me as Im not keen on the vocal

Neil Scott (El Diablo Social Club)

great track. the flemming dalum rework is doing it for me

Billy Scurry (Dublin)

WOW! Huge undertaking, and done with finesse by both remixers. Both great jobs, like the tempo increase by I-Robots, track can take it. Stunning!

Irregular Disco Workers (Disco Volante)

I find very interesting Flemming Dalum Rework!

Markus Gibb (Clouded Vision / magic Feet)

Beauty !

Gameboyz (Clouded Vision / Relish)

Good Disco. Good vibes

Travis Kirschbaum (Split Secs (Kompakt))

killer!

Neil Parnell (Tronik Youth)

killer stuff

Guido le Saint (2CV)

Cool!!!!! nothing beats the original. awesome track

Chris Fortier (Thoughtless / Sullivan Room / Balance)

glam disco workout from i-robots

Bottin (Bearfunk)

golden queen instrumental for me

Il Est Vilaine (Dialect Recordings)

Cool !

Colin McBean (Mr G)

nice

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco)

SUPER FUN ..Proper ITALO DISCO

Nathan Thursting (Nathan Detroit (Southern Fried)

still the original for me..

Press & PR

GScene (Reviewer)

Lovely lovely lovely – a real treat x

Coverage: Review confirmed

Nemone’s Electric Ladyland (BBC6 Music) (Presenter): Love the Vocal mix. Rest are great too but I’m going with the first one this Friday. Thanks X

Coverage: Radio support confirmed

BCB Radio (Presenter): I- Robots mix for me. Quality stuff as ever. Support, thank you.

Coverage: Radio support confirmed

Andi Durrant (Kiss Fresh) Kiss FM (Presenter): Downloading for Andi Durrant/Distorted Productions. Tracks also delivered for EDX, Chicane, PvD and BCM Radio Shows. Check track lists for support info. Suzanne Chesterton. [email protected]

Coverage: Feedback

From the Other Side (Golden Wings Radio) (Presenter): not for me

Coverage: Declined

FM4 / ORF (Presenter): downloaded

Coverage: Feedback

Soundtraffic (FM Brussels) (Presenter): Nice EP, the insert & Flemming’s edit are my favorites !

Coverage: Radio support confirmed

Mutant Disco Radio Show (Presenter): Instrumental and Flemming Dalum rework for me.

Coverage: Radio support confirmed

Nice Radio (France) (Presenter): Remixes for me. Support.

Coverage: Radio support confirmed

Linos on Canvas (Republic 100.3FM) (Presenter): thanx

Coverage: Feedback

DJ Mag (IT) (Editorial)

DJ Mag Review

Coverage: Review confirmed

Radio One 91FM (New Zealand) (Producer): Incredible! Love having the originals – such unique tracks – will support 100%.

Afterhours Radio Show 99.1 (Presenter): Vocal works for me!

Coverage: Radio support confirmed

Coleur 3 (Producer): YES DJ SET ON COULEUR3

Coverage: Radio support confirmed

Let’s Dance (Couleur3) (Presenter): Avenue – Golden Queen (I-Robots Reconstruction) FOR US

Coverage: Radio support confirmed

Proton Radio (Presenter): this is super!!

Coverage: Radio support confirmed

Cosmic Capers Radioshow (Local Motive Radio) (Presenter): This is a great track with equal good remixes

Coverage: Radio support confirmed

Knobs Magazine (Editor): cool ep

Coverage: Newspost online

Urls: http://www.knobsmagazine.com/artist-name-a-avenue-title-golden-queen-inc-i-robots-flemming-dalum-reworks/3086

IHouseU (Editor)

Coverage: Newspost online

Urls: http://www.ihouseu.com/music/golden-queen-inc-i-robots-flemming-dalum-reworks.html

Inhale (Editor): Thanks, here’s your link:

Coverage: Newspost online

Urls: http://www.inhale.org.uk/reviews/6841/a-avenue–golden-queen

Lipstick Disco (Editor): cool Italo / Electro

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