This week, we have a very special guest mix sent to us from halfway around the world — courtesy of legendary Eurodance deejay BENEDETTO SCUOLAVECCHIO.

Raised on the southern outskirts of Rome during the height of Italo Disco, Benedetto worked his way up the ranks of Italy’s hottest nightclubs, beginning as a bartender, lightshow jockey, substitute DJ, and eventually as a resident DJ as the country’s taste in music was changing to a more international sound. In the 1990’s he made a name for himself by playing the hottest Eurodance hits to Italy’s most exclusive, upscale clientele, at venues such as Ultimo Impero, Baia Imperiale, The East Side, Marabu, and 7Up. He holds a Guinness World Record for having played the 12″ promo single of “Rhythm Is A Dancer,” by Snap!, 14 times in a row during a DJ set in the summer of 1992.

After building a legion of fans in his home country, Benedetto began touring the top Eurodance venues worldwide throughout the mid-to-late 1990s, including Palacio Gaviria in Madrid, Juliana’s in Tokyo, and Boa Café in Toronto.

Since 2001, Benedetto has taken a step back from the turntables to pursue a quieter passion from his childhood: tree shaping. These days, he passes most of the year sculpting branches into art, from his remote cabin in Ontario, Canada, where he lives with his two rabbits, Graziana and Betsy.

Benedetto is not on social media, and did not elaborate on what else he has been up to during semi-retirement. The email he sent with the mix reads:

“A collection of my most greatest highlights and memories for me. Away from my many years performing it is now a great time to look back and also enjoy these moments of the dancefloor which have caused many friendships that they lasted the test of times.”

Tracklist for October 6, 2021

01 :: Monitors feat. Ashi – Wanna Let You Down (Club Version) [Dig It International]
02 :: JT Company – Live My Life (Club Mix) [Muzic Without Control Records]
03 :: Pearl – Whenever You’re Around (Extended) [Byte Records]
04 :: Kymelle – Show That Body Baby (Ultimate Mix) [Quality Music]
05 :: Texture – Take A Chance On Me (Another Edit) [Lime Inc.]
06 :: Cardenia – Happy Station (Fun Mix) [Roughmix]
07 :: Fits Of Gloom – Heaven (Plus Staples Mix) [Media Records]
08 :: Plaza – Wild Is The Night (Dance Version) [Alora Music]
09 :: Culture Beat – Mr. Vain (Vain Mix) [Epic]
10 :: Kiss The Beat – Power People (Power Mix) [Dance Pool]
11 :: Tin Tin Out feat. Espiritu – Always (Something There To Remind Me) (Tooley St. Mix) [WEA]
12 :: Andromeda – Do You Wanna’ Right Now (Extended Mix) [Italian Style Production]
13 :: DJ H. feat. Stefy – My Body (Vocal Remix) [Wicked & Wild Records]
14 :: Kadoc – The Nighttrain (Original) [Positiva]
15 :: Sash! – Encore Une Fois (Future Breeze Mix)[Ultra Europe]
16 :: The Immortals – Mortal Kombat (Techno-Syndrome 12″ Mix) [Vernon Yard Recordings]
17 :: E-Type – This Is The Way (Extended Version) [Stockholm Records]
18 :: 2 Unlimited – No Limit (Extended Mix No Rap) [Radikal Records]
19 :: E-Motion feat. Prime – So In Love With You (X-tended) [Expanded Music]
20 :: Focus 1 – Yes Yes Yes! [Reputation Records]
21 :: Zombie Nation – Kernkraft 400 (DJ Gius Remix) [Radikal Records]
22 :: Collective Noyze – Theme From The X-Files (Euro Mix) [Sci-Fi Records]
23 :: Dreamworld – Movin’ Up (Extended Version) [ZAC Records]
24 :: La Bouche – Sweet Dreams (Club Mix) [RCA]
25 :: Captain Hollywood Project – Flying High (Spaceship Mix) [Blow Up]
26 :: Real McCoy – Run Away (Club Attack Mix) [Arista]
27 :: Namie Amuro – Body Feels Exit (Original Mix) [Avex Trax]
28 :: Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee) (DJ Ponte Ice Pop Mix) [Republic Records]

Who’s back? It’s Don.

Tracklist for September 22, 2021

01 :: Jimmy “Bo” Horne – Dance Across The Floor (Vocal) [Sunshine Sound Disco]
02 :: The Salsoul Orchestra Featuring Loleatta Holloway – Seconds [Salsoul Records]
03 :: Gwen Guthrie – Peanut Butter (Long Vocal) [Garage Records]
04 :: Kurtis Blow – The Breaks (Vocal) [Mercury]
05 :: Blondie – Rapture (Special Disco Mix) [Chrysalis]
06 :: Crown Heights Affair – Say A Prayer For Two [De-Lite Records]
07 :: Babe Ruth – The Mexican [Harvest]
08 :: Manu Dibango – Soul Makossa [Not On Label]
09 :: Man Parrish Featuring Freeze Force – Boogie Down (Bronx) [Sugarscoop]
10 :: Earl Young’s Trammps – What Happened To The Music (Dub Mix) [Philly Sound Works]
11 :: Love Club – Hot Summer Nights [West End Records]
12 :: Rick James – Cold Blooded (Vocal) [Motown]
13 :: Level 42 – Turn It On [Polydor]
14 :: Futura – Feelin’ Hot (Vocal) [Reelin & Rockin Records]
15 :: Undisputed Truth – You + Me + Love [Whitfield Records]
16 :: Voyage – Lady America [T.K. Disco]
17 :: Musique – In The Bush (Special Disco Re-Mix) [CBS]
18 :: Buari – Karam Bani [Be With Records]
19 :: Wuf Ticket – The Key [Prelude Records]
20 :: Hugh Masekela – Don’t Go Lose It Baby (Stretch Mix) [Jive Afrika]
21 :: Bo Kool – (Money) No Love [Siamese Records]
22 :: Pasteur Lappé – Na Real Sekele Fo’ Ya [Africa Seven]
23 :: Rockers Revenge Featuring Donnie Calvin – Sunshine, Partytime (Rap) [Streetwise]
24 :: Young MC – Know How (Vocal) [Delicious Vinyl]
25 :: Captain Rapp – Bad Times (I Can’t Stand it) (Part 2) [Becket Records]
26 :: Alicia Myers – I Want To Thank You (Remix) [M & A Records, Inc.]
27 :: Horse Meat Disco feat. The Phenomenal Handclap Band – Sanctuary [Glitterbox]

Epic dreams of Corsican nights! First hour is Italian dream house, and the second is some Balearic disco. Of course the first record skipped a bunch of times, but that’s life as an on-air personality.

Tracklist for August 25, 2021

01 :: M.T.L. Project – Vicious Game (Piano Groove) [ZYX Records]
02 :: With It Guys – You And Me (R.A.F. Zone Mix) [ZYX Records]
03 :: Centric House – Alright, Alright (Seaside Mix) [Centrestage Records]
04 :: Jinny – Keep Warm (Extended Mix) [Next Plateau Records Inc.]
05 :: Serious Rope Presents Sharon Dee Clarke – You Make Me Happy [ZYX Records]
06 :: F-16 – F16 (A2) [Pirate Records]
07 :: Wendy Garcia – Sexo Sexo (Mr. Marvin Remix) [PLM Records]
08 :: 49ers – How Longer (Extended Mix) [Media Records]
09 :: Riviera Traxx – Parfume 1 [Antima Records]
10 :: Soft House Company – What You Need… [Irma CasaDiPrimordine]
11 :: MBG – Ore: Nove Nove [MBG International Records]
12 :: Night Communication – Lose Control (Disco Underground Version) [Groovin Records]
13 :: Double Dee Featuring Dany – Found Love (Fullhouse Mix) [Epic]
14 :: Kipper – Livin’ The Nitelife (Classic Style) [Irma CasaDiPrimordine]
15 :: Nikita Warren – I Need You (Flute Mix) [Irma CasaDiPrimordine]
16 :: K. T. E. Key Tronics Ensamble – House Of Calypso (Remix Version) [Embassy Records]
17 :: Rotating Assembly – Illumination [Sound Signature]
18 :: Nicholas – Feels Like [No More Hits]
19 :: LNTG – Dreams [Tuff Cut]
20 :: I.M YONI – Perfect Place [Toucan Sounds]
21 :: America – Horse With No Shame (Todd Terje Remix) [TTJ]
22 :: Sentimental Animals – Love Vibration (Original Disco Mix) [Razor N Tape Reserve]
23 :: Jayda G – Both Of Us [Ninja Tune]
24 :: The Bayara Citizens – The Mofocongoietric (Joaquin Joe Claussell’s Sacred Rhythm Extended 12″ Version) [Sacred Rhythm Music]
25 :: Omar Feat. Stevie Wonder– Feeling You (Celebrate Life Mix) [Celebrate Life]
26 :: Unfinished Portraits– Untitled [Nous]
27 :: Simoncino – Afrikan III [Just Jack Recordings]
28 :: Royal Crown Of Sweden – Soft Things [Proibito]

This mix was made with the express purpose of providing HOPE IN YOUR SOUL.

Tracklist for August 18, 2021

01 :: Young & Co. – Music [Music Station]
02 :: Paul Johnson – Get Get Down [Moody Recordings]
03 :: Black Traxx – Doctor’s Housecall [Night Club Records]
04 :: Armand Van Helden – U Don’t Know Me [Armed Records]
05 :: Jackson & His Computer Band – Make It Happen [Sound of Barclay]
06 :: Ruffneck Feat. Yavahn – Everybody Wanna Be Somebody (The Peppermint Jam) [Urban]
07 :: Johnny Corporate – In The Pocket [4th Floor Records]
08 :: Pete Heller – Big Love (Pete Heller’s Original Mix) [Subliminal]
09 :: Michael Lange – Brothers & Sisters [Peppermint Jam]
10 :: Baltimore Soul Tree feat. Sande – Hope In Your Soul (Soopa Mix) [Velocity Recordings]
11 :: Alan Braxe & Fred Falke – Intro [Vulture Music]
12 :: Cassius – La Mouche (Played Live By DJ Falcon) [Astralwerks]
13 :: All Good Funk Alliance – Party Over Here [Funk Weapons]
14 :: ITO – Get Lost In The Muzik [International House Records]
15 :: Mike Delgado – Byrd Man’s Revenge [Henry Street Music]
16 :: Deep Cover – Love Take-Over (Playaz Mix) [In The Air Records]
17 :: Tori Amos – Professional Widow (It’s Got To Be Big) (Just Da Funk Dub) [EastWest]
18 :: Tori Amos – Professional Widow (It’s Got To Be Big) (Armand’s Star Trunk Funkin’ Mix) [Atlantic]
19 :: Basement Jaxx – Samba Magic (Original Mix) [VC Recordings]
20 :: Mike 303 – St Valentin [Riviera]
21 :: Barbara Tucker – Beautiful People (Mood ll Swing Dub) [Strictly Rhythm]
22 :: Powerhouse Featuring Duane Harden – What You Need (Lenny Fontana’s Original Mix) [Strictly Rhythm]
23 :: Mateo & Matos – It’s Alright [Large Records]
24 :: Z Factor – Gotta Keep Pushin’ (Salt City Orchestra Remix) [FFRR]
25 :: War – Galaxy 2000 (Main Mix) [Avenue Records]
26 :: Blue Boy – Sandman (Original Mix) [Sidewalk Music, Inc.]
27 :: Fatboy Slim – Give The Po’ Man A Break [Skint]
28 :: Whitney Houston – It’s Not Right But It’s Okay (Vocal) [Arista]

OMG so much progressive house! I went deep in my old crates to salvage these gems. Never forget 2001-2005!

Tracklist for July 28, 2021

01 :: Goldtrix pres. Andrea Brown – It’s Love (Trippin’) (Club Mix) [D:vision Records]
02 :: Solaris Heights – Midnight (Original Mix) [Airtight]
03 :: Tony Verdi – Savage Sequensex [Serial Killer Vinyl]
04 :: Transa – Rotation [Hook Recordings]
05 :: Audiofly – Release Yourself (Come And Get It Dub) [Low Pressings]
06 :: Orange Factory – White Horse (If You Wanna Ride) (Club Mix) [Tommy Boy Silver Label]
07 :: Anigye – NL Boost (Remix) [Sentient Records]
08 :: Orion – See Me Here (Skope’s Dubbed Out Remix) [Yris]
09 :: Alaska Soul – Wonderful (Circulation Remix) [Fire]
10 :: Avid – Fierce Affection [Steel Yard Music]
11 :: Kosheen – All In My Head (Decoder & Substance Mix) [BMG]
12 :: Cuba Computers feat. Derek Conyer – Haunting Me (Iberican Vocal Mix) [Shinichi]
13 :: Mantra feat. Lydia Rhodes – Away (Instrumental) [You]
14 :: Francis Harris & Dave Mothersole – Causa Sui [Intrinsic Design]
15 :: Bernard Leon Howard III feat. 80 – Marscarter (Original) [Shinichi]
16 :: DJ 19 (Soul II Soul vs. Trancentral Station) – Back To Life [White Label]
17 :: Elisa – Come Speak To Me (Deep Dish Summer Breeze Remix) [Epic]
18 :: Redbak – Closing In [Sunkissed Records]
19 :: Chab – My Memory (Part 1) [Saw Recordings]
20 :: Fafa Monteco pres. Indart Meets Plaza Crew – In Destiny (Victor Magan Remix) [Hypnotic Music]
21 :: Heroes For Hire – Our House Music (Dan’s Dub) [Urbantorque]
22 :: Mandalay – Not Seventeen (Futureshock Alternate Mix) [V2]

Time to ride the new wave, kids. Hop on!

Tracklist for July 21, 2021

01 :: ‘Til Tuesday – Voices Carry (Long Version) [Epic]
02 :: Depeche Mode – Strangelove (Blind Mix) [Mute]
03 :: Blancmange – Blind Vision (Long Version) [Island Records]
04 :: The League Unlimited Orchestra – Things That Dreams Are Made Of [Virgin]
05 :: Yazoo – Situation (Re-Recorded Remix) [Mute]
06 :: Laid Back – White Horse [Sire]
07 :: Charles de Goal – (Retour Au) Dancing (Remix) [New Rose Records]
08 :: Wax – Wax Dance (Dupe Edit) [Bordello A Parigi]
09 :: Devo – I Desire [Warner Bros. Records]
10 :: Falco – Der Kommissar = The Commissioner [A&M Records]
11 :: Go-Go’s – Our Lips Are Sealed [IRS Records]
12 :: Dead or Alive – Brand New Lover (The Dust Monkey’s Love Bubble Club Mix) [Epic]
13 :: The Clash – Rock The Casbah [CBS]
14 :: Talk Talk – Talk Talk [EMI America]
15 :: Erasure – A Little Respect (12″ Vocal) [Sire]
16 :: Madonna – Express Yourself (Non-Stop Express Mix) [Sire]
17 :: Amina – Belly Dance (Land Of Oz Mix) [Mango]
18 :: The B-52’s – Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland (Extended Mix) [Warner Bros. Records]
19 :: Paula Abdul – (It’s Just) The Way That You Love Me (Houseafire Mix) [Virgin]
20 :: Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now (Extended Version) [MCA Records]
21 :: Wang Chung – Everybody Have Fun Tonight (LP Version) [Geffen Records]
22 :: Steven Tin Tin Duffy – Kiss Me (1983) [10 Records]
23 :: Devo – Here To Go (Go Mix Version)
24 :: Eddie Murphy – Party All The Time [Columbia]
25 :: Spandau Ballet – To Cut A Long Story Short (Mix 1) [Reformation]
26 :: Duran Duran – Girls On Film [EMI]
27 :: Talking Heads – Crosseyed And Painless [Sire]
28 :: The Sugarcubes – Motorcrash (LP Version)
29 :: Van Halen – Panama [Warner Bros. Records]
30 :: Tears For Fears – Mad World [Mercury]
31 :: Peter Gabriel – Steam (Oh, Oh, Let Off Steam Mix 12″) [Geffen Records]

This week I got a huge shipment of records from halfway around the world and I pulled the funkiest Italo inspired cuts for this episode. Does. Not. Disappoint!

Tracklist for July 14, 2021

01 :: Vicky “D” – This Beat Is Mine [Sam Records]
02 :: New Paradise – Easy Life [BC Records]
03 :: Patrick Cowley – Get A Little [Gallo]
04 :: Asphalt Jungle – Freakin’ Time Pt. 1 [TEC Records]
05 :: Love De-Luxe With Hawkshaw’s Discophonia ‎– Here Comes That Sound Again [Warner Bros. Records]
06 :: Demis Roussos ‎– L.O.V.E. Got A Hold Of Me [Mercury]
07 :: Tamiko Jones ‎– Can’t Live Without Your Love [Polydor]
08 :: Chilly – For Your Love And For Your Love Suite [Polydor]
09 :: The 202 Machine ‎– Get Up (Rock Your Body) [Fire-Sign Limited]
10 :: Sparks – Tryouts For The Human Race (Long) [Elektra]
11 :: Giorgio Moroder – I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone [Gallo]
12 :: Shirley Lites – Heat You Up (Melt You Down) (Vocal) [West End Records]
13 :: Pineapples Featuring Douglas Roop ‎– Come On Closer [La Discoteca]
14 :: Torrevado ‎– Living In The Shuttle [Principal Records]
15 :: The Energy Section – Break Me Up (The Break) [Matra]
16 :: Gino Soccio – Remember [Atlantic]
17 :: Patrick Cowley – Mind Warp [Gallo Records]
18 :: Asha – I’m Gonna Dance [T.K. Disco]
19 :: Hipnotic – Are You Lonely? [MINC]
20 :: Captain Sensible ‎– Wot [A&M Records]
21 :: Carly Simon Why (Vocal) [Mirage]
22 :: Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five – Pump Me Up (Instrumental) [Sugar Hill Records]
23 :: Gwen McRae – Poyson (Long Version) [Atlantic]

I ventured back in the studio for the first time in 1.5 years, and this is what came out!

Tracklist for June 30, 2021

01 :: Loz Goddard – Juicy Lucy [Razor N Tape Reserve]
02 :: Austin Ato – Heat [Classic]
03 :: Dan Electro – Let Them Come (Greg Gauthier’s Dance Culture Rmx) [Soulab]
04 :: Morgan – Vakonwana [La Casa Tropical]
05 :: Golden Dawn Arkestra – Cosmic Dancer (JKriv Remix) [Razor N Tape Reserve]
06 :: Eli Escobar Feat. Steven Klavier – Back 2 Luv [BBE]
07 :: Elado – Big Baba [Razor N Tape]
08 :: Ikebe Shakedown – Tujunga [Ubiquity]
09 :: Michael The Lion – Keep On Hangin’ On [Diggin Deeper Records]
10 :: Horse Meat Disco – Sanctuary [Glitterbox]
11 :: Faze Action, Zeke Manyika ‎– Mangwana [Faze Action]
12 :: St. David – Jumpin’ Dub [Let’s Play House]
13 :: E & R – Do Me (Reel 2 Real Dub) [Strictly Rhythm]
14 :: Sluts’n’Strings & 909 – Real Rebellion [Cheap]
15 :: Red Rack’em ‎– Wonky Bassline Disco Banger [Bergerac]
16 :: RaBo & SnoB – Yom Yom (feat. Soma Iddrissu) [Razor N Tape Reserve]
17 :: The Patchouli Brothers – Fire [Tugboat Edits]
18 :: Gary’s Gang – Let’s Lovedance Tonight (Danny Krivit Re-Edit) [Sam Records]
19 :: Jayda G ‎– Both Of Us [Ninja Tune]
20 :: The Vision ft. Andreya Triana – Mountains (Danny Krivit Remix) [Defected]

Some Grace in your face! Underground classic house bombs for those who know.

Tracklist for June 23, 2021

01 :: Yazz – Got To Share (U.S. Extended Remix) [Big Life]
02 :: C & D Music Invasion feat. Pantera – Find Yourself (Pantera’s On Fire Mix) [DRC Records]
03 :: Creative Force – It’s So Good (T.M. Remix) [Sub-Urban]
04 :: Beat People – What Must I Do (Vocal Mix) [Gee Man Wax]
05 :: Black Traxx – Catch Me [Night Club Records]
06 :: Tuff Jam – My Love (Mix 1) [Sub-Urban]
07 :: The Sanctuary Project – Running It [House Jam Records]
08 :: Victor Simonelli pres. Inner Faith – I’ve Been Changed (Club Mix) [Playtime Records]
09 :: Grace Jones – Slave To The Rhythm (Ollie D’s House Mix) [ZTT]
10 :: Hardhouse – Check This Out (Club Version) [Easy Street Records]
11 :: Mood II Swing – Nafara [Nite Grooves]
12 :: Brothers Underground – Tribal Prayer (Straight Out Da’ House Mix) [Black Label]
13 :: The Stand – That Oughta Be Good (Sensible House – N.Y. Vocal Mix) [Dream Land Records]
14 :: Plus One feat. Sirron – It’s Happenin’ [MCA Records]
15 :: Insomnia – The Bottle ’91 [Emotive Records]
16 :: Roy Davis Project II – I Got The Music (Tha Musical Dub) [Strictly Rhythm]
17 :: Kerri Chandler – Track 2 [Shelter Records]
18 :: N.Y. House’n Authority – APT. 1B [Nu Groove Records]
19 :: Shinichiro Yokota – Do It Again [Rush Hour]
20 :: Urban Sound Gallery – Introduce My Love (Vocal Introduction) [Clairaudience]
21 :: Vivian Lee – Music Is So Wonderful ’92 (Wonderdub) [Bottom Line Records]
22 :: Da Posse Featuring Martell – Searchin’ Hard (Mike Dunn’s A.C. Mix) [Dance Mania]
23 :: Urban Soul – Alright (Zanzi Club Mix) [Chrysalis]
24 :: Cassioware Featuring Sajaeda – Fantasy (Klubhead Mix) [Shelter Records]
25 :: Outdance – Reality (4 A.M. Mix) [Calypso Records]
26 :: Harmony Funk – Can’t Let You Go [Real Estate Records]

Here’s an eclectic disco and new wave mix that will spear you right through the heart.

Tracklist for June 16, 2021

01 :: ABC – Poison Arrow (Re-mix) [Mercury]
02 :: Lime – Do Your Time On The Planet [TSR Records]
03 :: Rena – I Love Your Beat (Play It Again Sam) [Factory Beat Records]
04 :: T-Connection – At Midnight [T.K. Disco]
05 :: B.T. Express – Give Up The Funk (Let’s Dance) [Columbia]
06 :: 2wice – You Set Me On Fire (Vocal Club Version) [MiaSound]
07 :: Jago – I’m Going To Go [Full Time Records]
08 :: Tony Cook And The Party People – On The Floor (Rock-It) (Special Mix) [Half Moon]
09 :: John Rocca – I Want It To Be Real [Streetwise]
10 :: Freestyle – Don’t Stop The Rock [Music Specialists]
11 :: Midnight Star – Freak-A-Zoid (Vocal) [Solar]
12 :: Akeem The Dream & Hurt ‘Em Bad – The Unbeatable Dream (Vocal) [Las Vegas Records]
13 :: Glen Adams Affair ‎– Just A Groove [Sam Records]
14 :: Paulette – I Want You Back (Vocal) [Prelude Records]
15 :: Wish feat. Fonda Rae ‎– Touch Me (All Night Long) [KN Records]
16 :: Central Line ‎– Walking Into Sunshine [Mercury]
17 :: Touché – Just Like A Doorknob (Disco Version) [SPQR]
18 :: Peter Brown – Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With Me [T.K. Disco]
19 :: Firefly – Love (Is Gonna Be On Your Side) [Emergency Records]
20 :: Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait (Extended Version) [West End Records]
21 :: Herbie Hancock – Beat Wise (Alternative Mix) [Columbia]
22 :: Kraftwerk – Musique Non Stop [Warner Bros. Records]
23 :: B. Blase – Bandolero (Mexican Re-edit) [Limited Edition Records]
24 :: Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Disco Version) [Stiff-Epic]
25 :: M – Pop Muzik (Full Length Disco Mix) [MCA Records]
26 :: Ziggee Toir ‎– ‘Lectric Ziggee Groove [TSOM Records]
27 :: Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F (Re-edit) [MCA Records]
28 :: K.I.D. – Hupendi Muziki Wangu? ! (You Don’t Like My Music) [Sam Records]
29 :: Sting – If You Love Somebody Set Them Free (Dance Mix) [A&M Records]