Published Jul 29, 2010Home of Glass Candy, Farah, Chromatics and numerous other acts, New Jersey's Italians Do It Better is a label best known for spearheading the Italo disco revival that was so popular a few years back. Still going strong, the record peddlers have just announced plans to launch a new sub-label called Perseo, which will focus on re-edits.
According to a blog post, "the label was born when Mike [Simonetti] heard the infamous Bruce Springsteen edit by Martin Vogel almost two years ago. It prompted him to try to figure out a way to release it, and thus Perseo was born. Since then it has become a way to showcase some of Mike and Johnny's favorite edits out there, as well as a way to release some of their own work. Like Italians, expect the quality to be top notch and the records to be limited editions, usually around 400 copies per release."
The first three releases from Perseo have been announced. They include Martin Vogel's Tough twelve-inch, Bottin's Eagle / Stork twelve-inch (featuring re-edits of Steve Miller Band and Level 42) and Mike Simonetti's That Look twelve-inch, which features "3 obscure house tracks." Following those releases, the label will issue Edits Volume One, a CD with all three twelve-inches and a bonus track from Simonetti.
If you'd like to get your hands on the physical vinyl, you should probably hit up the Italians Do It Better store immediately. The records are available here.