Friday, March 25, 2005

Telex - "Moskow Diskow"

telexTelex was a Euro-disco-techno-pop trio formed in Brussels, Belgium in 1978 by keyboardist Marc Moulin, vocalist Michel Moers, and composer/synth player Dan Lacksman. Over the course of almost ten years, they released five studio albums full of joyously irreverent synth music. They recorded unique cover versions of "Twist A Saint-Tropez", "Ça Plane Pour Moi", "Dance to the Music" and "Rock Around The Clock". Telex rarely played live and at the time preferred to remain anonymous to the public. They are considered along with Kraftwerk and YMO to be the godfathers of electronica. Telex music was compiled in a box set entitled "Belgium... One Point", a reference to the Eurovision Song Contest where they scored only one point - a point more than they wanted to. The song they performed, "Eurovision", was a song with deliberately trite lyrics poking fun at the contest itself. Telex have been remixed by themselves and many others. "Moskow Diskow" was an international hit in 1979.

Find Telex Cds here.

Go to the download page to get Telex - "Moskow Diskow" here.


Anonymous skatelip said...

Holy Cow! This one was buried deep in my brain somewhere. Suddenly, I am back in college making mixtapes in my dorm room. Thanks!

(Any chance you have Kissing The Pink's The Other Side of Heaven? The mixtape could be complete.)

12:43 AM  
Blogger 20jazzfunkgreats said...

Hey! you forgot to mention this is one of the songs that gets played almost every mounth at 20jazzfunkgretas club night (along with a few others you posted)...

11:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The French Vesrion is much better and serves as the basis for the Carl Craig Dub

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Boyle Heights we call this cha cha diskow... I love the track and I need to hear the french version...

8:53 PM  
Anonymous Stian said...

Sorry, but Telex didnt get one point in the Eurovision Song Contest.They got 14 points and landed on a 17th place in the contest. Under them were Morocco (7 points) and Finland (6 points) at 18th and 19th place. Telex got 3 points from Greece, 1 point from United Kingdom and 10 points from Portugal. Source:
Greetings from Stian

6:29 AM  
Anonymous Destroy Rock And Roll said...

Classic 80s synth new wave pop masterpiece. Telex kind of reminds me of an underrated Kraftwerk! I remember hearing this in the 80s very early on. Glad to have rediscovered it. I'm also happy to have found great remixes from both the 90s (97 I believe) and a big remix package from last year. Those new remixes are quite awesome. If you have not heard them it's time to check them out now!

10:35 AM  

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