On July 12, 1979 they declared it the day disco died...and people burned all of their disco records and disco gear throughout the country...but it did not die! I am hear to show you an alternative world, a world where disco lives on and grows and turns into something amazing. In Italy, disco lived on and the producers there created an immense amount of music that was very popular throughout europe, but in america this music was mostly dead. This genre is distinct from regular disco because it is 80's and almost solely Italian. The Italian producers often teamed up together to create these super groups rosters with like 5 to over a dozen artists/producers and they helped develop a variety of pop musical talent at the time. It appears back then, they kept on creating and innovating via a new groups they form with a special vocalists they meet in the scene trying to get that big hit. Many of these producers ended up producing vast amounts of music, with dozens of releases per year and a few dozen aliases over their whole career; and I had to sort through the good and the bad and the ugly to find the special gems. Some of the vinyl from this time is quite rare; I've seen a few items go for $300-500 if they are special songs. Some of the artists I plan on playing include the voyagers, stonehenge, steve davil, and syntech. Syntech is one of the more interesting artists because its much more atmospheric ambient style disco with no vocals. One of the artists from that group, Lino Nicolosi, plays a lot more generic pop type music throughout his career and plays in a band formed in 1984 called novecento that still makes music to this day. Some of these artists only dabble in the italo disco style of music for short stints where they produced one album or just a few ep's in this style because of the ever changing music industry and the new genres of music that continued to develop in the 80's such as house, techno, and new beat. Between 1992 and 1994 italo disco basically died for good as people's tastes change; it fully morphed into a combination of new beat, euro house, eurobeat, or eurodance music.