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Don't Stop

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"Don't Stop" is the third album retrospectively released by Ghia. As the subtitle "Early Works & Artefacts 1984-1987" implies, it features some of their earliest compositions as well as tracks that were recorded during the same period as their "Curaçao Blue" LP. The album is a fusion of diverse music styles. Listeners will delight in a range of genres, including electro, funk, soul, jazz-funk, synth pop, and even rap/hip-hop, all woven together as a cohesive work that remains mostly instrumental. As a whole, "Don't Stop" represents Ghia's funkiest and most experimental release to date. Notably, the LP features a rap version of Hermann Hesse's controversial German poem "Armer Teufel am Morgen nach dem Maskenball" ("Poor Devil the Morning After the Costume Ball") from 1926, accompanied by a drum machine rhythm and funky guitar. This poem depicts a person who drank too much the night before, telling the story and describing his hangover. The title track "Don't Stop" and the thrilling minimal electro-funk tune "3 A.M. at Moëf Gaga" both evoke old-school electro influences. The latter references the Spanish discotheque Moëf Gaga, located on the Balearic coast, which the dynamic duo of Lutz Boberg and Frank Simon frequented during their 1980s holidays. While the exact music played at 3 A.M. is unknown, listening to Ghia's track will undoubtedly capture the mood of the place. One of the key tracks of the album is "Message From The Other Side", which could easily be noted as one of the nicest European synth-funk instrumental pieces ever. The track is based on a sick synth bass line, sparkled with DX7 chord hits, funky guitar, and a delightful "marimba" solo in the last third. The solo was actually played on Boberg's keyboard, using a special sound cartridge. This particular track had to be edited and technically revised by Marian Tone and DJ Scientist as the existing demo version of the song could not be used as is. With its stunning groove, this track will surely be a DJ's favorite. Listening to the complete album, there is more of Boberg's keyboard wizardry: could you believe that the trumpet solo on "Jump In The Water" as well as the short but stunning slap bass solo on "Talk Too Much" were both played by on the DX7? However, this new release, unlike the jazzy "Curaçao Blue", is not about solos or virtuous playing - it clearly shows the duo's direction towards more electronic composition and clear song structures. The versions of "September Garden", "When The Rain is Falling" as well as "Talk Too Much" are actually instrumental mixdowns of vocal songs. And again, we get a blissful take of "Close To You", here a version from 1986. This soulful jazz-funk ballad could already be heard on "Curaçao Blue" while the final vocal version with singer Lisa Ohm can be found on the recently released "This Is" LP. This shows that the Ghia composers, Boberg and Simon, were perfectionists - tracks were reworked again and again, making them better and better. The album was mastered and restored with great care, and we are pleased to provide you with a perfect example of mid 1980s home-recording pleasures, tinged with a youthful spirit and providing a sound that cannot be recaptured anymore nowadays. Alongside "This Is" and "Curacao Blue" it should be another perfect addition to any 80s groove collection as well as a great pick for DJs that love and play disco, leftfield electro and funk. The LP is limited to 500 copies.

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Release Date

12.08.2023

Cat No

TAC-019

Tracklist

Track 1
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Track 2
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Track 3
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Track 4
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Track 5
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Track 6
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Track 7
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Track 8
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Track 9
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Track 10
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Boogie
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The Other Side The Outer Edge
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Disco
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The Other Side The Outer Edge
Boogie
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7"
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Out Of Luck The Outer Edge
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Disco
7"
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Out Of Luck The Outer Edge
Disco
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Don't Leave Me Alone Thank You
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Disco
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Don't Leave Me Alone Thank You
80ies Funk
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Here I Am Thank You
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Funk/Soul
LP
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Here I Am Thank You
Balearic
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This Is The Outer Edge
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Disco
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This Is The Outer Edge
Balearic
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Curaçao Blue The Outer Edge
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Disco
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Curaçao Blue The Outer Edge
Boogie
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The Other Side The Outer Edge
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Disco
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The Other Side The Outer Edge
Boogie
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Out Of Luck The Outer Edge
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Disco
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Out Of Luck The Outer Edge
Pop
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Jede Nacht derselbe Traum The Outer Edge
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Electro
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Art Programming
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Art Programming The Outer Edge
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Electro
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Wave
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Art P / Die Synthetische Republik
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Genscher Pull N Push / Der böse Osten The Outer Edge
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Italo Disco
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Galvanica
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Nightlights in Japan Best
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Afro Music
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Ghana Special Vol. 2 Soundway
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Nu Funk / Nu Soul
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Milk Talk
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Wagamama Riso (XL Middleton Remix) MoFunk
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Wagamama Riso (XL Middleton Remix) MoFunk
Electronica
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Lanark Artefax
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Metallur AD93
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Electronica
LP
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Metallur AD93
Jazz
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Kamasi Washington
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Fearless Moment (Ltd. red/blue col. Vinyl) XL / Beggars
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Jazz
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80ies Funk
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Various
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Instrumental Dubs #1 ('24 repress) Isle Of Jura
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Instrumental Dubs #1 ('24 repress) Isle Of Jura