Notes from the Niallist #7: Happy Halloween with ‘Disco Argento 1 & 2’
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‘Tis the season to be freaky, mwa ha ha ha ha!

Hallowe’en is my favorite time of year, it’s basically the gay/goth Christmas! And this year is one of those awesome calendar occurences when October 31st happens to fall mid week. This gives us ghouls the chance to celebrate Samhain three times; this weekend, actual Hallowe’en next Wednesday, and then the weekend after.

Of course, for some people it’s Hallowe’en all year round, but if you’re planning on whopping it up like a banshee over the next 10 days, then you’re gonna need some music. And that’s where I present you with my Disco Argento mixtapes, THE definitive collection of horror-movie inspired funk and disco from the Seventies and Eighties, spread over two volumes and clocking in at almost two and a half hours.

Yes! Disco and electro remakes of all your favorite horror movie themes, from Nightmare On Elm Street and Friday the 13th to Alien and Amittyville! Electro workouts from soundtrack maestros Riz Otiolani, Fabio Frizzi and Claudio Simonetti! Iconic funk inserts from masters of the game like John Caprenter and Alan Howarth, Robert Rodriguez and the mighty Goblin! It’s all here, and it’s guaranteed to satisfy your gore-soaked, blood-lusting, Disco Inferno needs!

Yes, I posted these mixes last year, but they really are that good. And let’s face it, DM has, ummm tripled (or more?) its readership since then. Thee full tracklistings for Disco Argento volumes 1 and 2 can be viewed on the respective Mixcloud pages, but for now let’s cut straight to the chase (music):

THE NIALLIST Disco Argento Volume 1 (featuring John Carpenter, Goblin, Fabio Frizzi, Lalo Schifrin, Claudio Simonettis, Zaza and Zitter, Budy-Maglione and disco/funk themes from Halloween 2, Prom Night, Dawn Of The Dead, Cannibal Ferox, Phantasm, Demons, Friday the 13th and more…)

THE NIALLIST Disco Argento Volume 2 (featuring Goblin, Pat Hodges, Robert Rodriguez, Riz Otriolani, John Carpenter & Alan Howarth, Todd Rivers, and disco/funk themes from Alien, Nightmare On Elm Street, Zombi 2 (aka Zombie Flesh Eaters), Tenebrae, The New York Ripper, Tentacles, The Omen and more…)

Happy Hallowe’en, ghouls!

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Posted by Niall O'Conghaile
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