Onda Sonora Picks Week 10.

An extra big list to start the year. We took some time off the internet, always a good sign as this means we’re enjoying life too much to bother with the virtual one. One of the things that kept us busy was digging deep into the crates. A few of the treasures we added to our collection are what we share here with you. All the best for 2017, make it a decent year.

Our first gig of the year is now Thursday at Bar Eliza in Koekelberg at the BRUZZ night.

Moral Support ‎– Living With Passion – TGO
Slow Italo-disco groove which I saw announced as a Belgian production somewhere but is thoroughly Canadian as far as I can tell. Still solid though.

A Certain Ratio – Life’s A Scream – Factory
A very funky and polished ACR record with heavy electro influences. Slowly but surely our collection is nearing a satisfactory state. As often the case with Factory releases exquisitely packaged and our copy is in top shape.

J.M.T. – Band ‎– Just Your Love – Spice 7
This is a Belgian production from the same guys who are behind Jimmy Ross’ “First True Love Affair”. Local disco at its finest.

Tony Orlando – Don’t Let Go – Elektra
We have played the Pete Herbert edit of this but the original 12” is ace too. Jimmy Simpson behind the mixing desk. Probably the only track you need by this artist unless you like songs about yellow ribbons.

Ruts DC – Whatever You Do (Inst.) – ROIR
Punk meets reggae with Mad Professor behind the controls. There’s an excellent Zion Train dub of this which we only have on CD. Very happy to find this in the local crates though.