Saturday, 25 October 2008


italoBLACK : LA DOLCE VITA : Thursday Oct 30th

viva Fellini! let's together jump into the Trevi fountain and celebrate the dark and the romantic with some deeply seductive Italo disco music and special visuals as provided by your hosts Benetti & Cassavetes!

free entry 10pm-3am at Sneaky Pete's, Cowgate

Tuesday, 21 October 2008


italoBLACK : MIKO MISSION SPECIALE : Thursday Oct 23rd

the one and only Miko Mission specially featured at our Thursday night with Benetti&Cassavetes - with all the un/usual wondrous sounds to fall in love with from the ItaloDisco galaxy and beyond....

free entry 10pm-3am at Sneaky Pete's, Cowgate


Video Club - Lost Time (7:03)

Monday, 13 October 2008


two fantastic italoBLACK events coming your way this week!

italoBLACK : RIMINI NIGHTS : Thursday Oct 16th

regular Thursday night with B&C with all the usual italo treats plus some unexpected surprises flown in direct from Benetti's villa in Rimini

free entry 10pm-3am at Sneaky Pete's, Cowgate

italoBLACK : I ♥ ITALO DISCO! : Friday Oct 17th

first of our new monthly weekend nights at The Wee Red Bar with your favourite hotmix legend DJ Benetti & DJ Cassavetes are here to bring you a magical nonstop sound and visual odyssey to fall in love with! Doctor's Cat, Sabrina, Den Harrow, Crazy Gang, Ken Laszlo, Laserdance, Koto, Miko Mission, Fun Fun and so much much MUCH more!!

£4 on the door before midnight, £5 after
map to the Wee Red Bar:

Monday, 6 October 2008


Crazy Gang - Every Sunday (8:02)
Claudio Simonetti of Goblin fame is the genius behind Crazy Gang, an Italo outfit from 1983 that was at the time mostly ignored - however, the highly recommended and rare album We Are The Crazy Gang now has fabled status among cognoscenti for its extraordinary diversity and hauntingly beautiful music - the extremely melancholy lyrics and melody of Every Sunday is the stand-out track (extended mix cited here): it will hold you in and never let go

Sunday, 5 October 2008



if you adore Italo like B+C do, maybe also you love Italian horror movies from the 70s and 80s too! along with favourite nonstop Italo rare tracks and mixes from your DJ Benetti, lots of Italo disco versions of old movie soundtracks along with the ever wonderful visuale from Cassavetes !

a presto, baci a tutti !! xxx Benetti+Cassavetes

Wednesday, 1 October 2008


Den Harrow - Bad Boy (5:50)
when Italo disco started getting huge international success in 1984 and 1985, many of the rather faceless producers and DJs needed front persons to cope with the demand for TV and live performances and would get gorgeous looking models to do playback - Den Harrow (invention of master producers Chieregato and Turatti) is one of the most well-known examples of this - the name itself is a cunningly anglicised version of the Italian word for money, 'denaro', and a cute bit of irony that wouldn't have been lost on Italian audiences (there are in fact many examples of these linguistic in-jokes with the names for Italo acts); as for the music, although by now the style was much more commercial, the early Den Harrow singles are epic majestic masterpieces of composition with trademark huge dramatic instrumental intros leading into some of the most memorable songs of the era