Estate / S’Inghelada (Il Tramonto)

Disco Segreta • 1977

Italo disco and summer, that’s like Barbie and Ken, the Botox Brothers or Bluetooth boxes on the beach – both belong together, there’s nothing you can do about it. That’s why everything stays the way it is, because it has always been that way. For instance, you don’t need to know about Dana from Sardinia to understand this simple principle. The only important thing is: the guy who went by that name recorded one or two songs about half a century ago. The quality was terrible, but that didn’t matter. He came from Sardinia. That was enough. After all, mixing and mastering are not the way to bring Italo disco across. Rather, it is what package holidays always describe as unique, exhilarating or dreamlike: the feeling of being alive. With Italo Disco and Dana, that feeling has been around for 50 years. And that’s why – you guessed it – it can stay that way, as the Disco Segreta boss also thought who recently re-released the singles »Estate« and »S’Inghelada« which were no longer being pressed. The two numbers, one with sunset crooning, the other with disco ball glitter, are as much fun now as they were then – in Italy, on holiday or both.