is a DJ and producer for more than 30 years. Born in New York, the «italodisco godfather» spent a lot of time in Italy. With Mario Boncaldo he created in 1982 the dance classic «Dirty Talk» as Klein & M.B.O. A track that influenced many house music producers. In 1984 he co-produced «Call Me Mr. Telephone» by Answering Machine and later released on labels like Strictly Rhythm, UMM and his own Multitraxmusic and Multitronix. Carrasco is still spinning tracks in clubs all over the world.
Great rebel anthem school song!
Prince’s seven day concerts in Milan Italy. I djed for him for his private party at my ex-club Amnesia which was for just 50 people and 30 were just girls. Prince told me to only play James Brown music and nothing else.
Written by August Darnell of Kid Creole fame. Incredible peak time music sung by Fonda Rae.
Any Duran Duran songs.
The records I’ve been looking for the longest are the ones of my full (20’000) record collection. I already have 85% in 320kbps bitrate.
It’s warm and emotional by the one only Carole King.
The classic b-boy breakdance Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan anthem! I sometimes drop this classic in the late morning of my DJ sets.
Too many too mention.
The song was written and produced by Chic.
The song to liberate everyone.
This all-time classic will make anyone dance. I guarantee this!
Hummm… It was a 45 rpm single «Yellow Train» by Resonance. It was a Canadian import, it’s a frenzy downtown techy train ride with a surprise screeching ending. Seek this record DJs!
Barry White’s ladies! And Chaka Khan’s version which is just as juicy. This song still today seduces me.
I promise myself I will write a better song one day.
Silver Surfer / Captain America / Daredevil / Dr.Strange / Prince Namor the Submariner
Studio 54 (New York). The best club in the world! / Paradise Garage (New York). The second best club, best sound and best dancers in the world! / Amnesia (Milano). The best club ever in Europe, way before Pacha, Ministry of Sound, Cocoon existed (and not because I was resident DJ). The rich and famous came thru those dark doors for ten years to listen, party and were introduce to italodisco and house music in the 80’s till the mid 90’s. / Pacha (Ibiza). Ibiza’s party capital is a must add. / Warung Beach Club (Praia Brava Brasil). Recognized as the electronic music temple on the south of Brazil, Warung is an amazing tropical paradise for party people and DJs.
1. John «Jellybean» Benitez who I grew up with in New York City. Funhouse, Xenon… does icon pop singer Madonna say something?
2. Walter Gibbons the best technical DJ ever, back in the day when me and Jellybean will go out during the weekdays to hear him play at Better Days, we always stopped by the DJ-booth to talk with Walter and watch him mix two 45rpm singles, extending break parts, instrumental parts and drum breaks like no one before him. Something me and Jellybean would immediately learn and adopt. Walter moved to Galaxy 21 and in the same DJ-booth working the disco lights was Kenny Carpenter, a club-DJ today. Walter Gibbons was without doubt my main influence in djing, Walter did it all!
3. Ritchie Kaczor, another one of my favourite DJs was the resident DJ at NYC Hollywood Discotheque along with another DJ-idol Tony G. I always would go and listen to both of them, depending on the nights they were spinning, with my buddy Jellybean Benitez. Ritchie Kaczor then moved on to become Studio 54 Resident-DJ along with Nicky Siano. Ritchie Kaczor was a perfectionist in mixing, rarely to miss a beat, with his excellent music selection. A true talent.
4.David Todd was the best in mixing two records for a long time. Something I learned from David was that he always would use his fingers on those Thoren turntables to keep the records on beat. I would often visit David at RCA Records where he worked as promotion and A&R. David was also a remixer («Stubborn Kind of Fella» by Buffalo Smoke was a David Todd remix and Evelyn «Champagne» King’s «Shame» – another classic David Todd Mix!).
5.Larry Levan, the Paradise Garage don! Larry was a great DJ who would work the Garage-crowd with his amazing and blazing sound system. I’ve never heard a sound system sound like the Paradise Garage! In the world! Larry played great and memorial music. I would watch, listen and dance to how Larry would work his sound system, taking out bass sounds, mid sounds and working the floor with high frequencys. Another great music influence.
Laptop Computer / iPhone / sunglasses / airplane / Red Bull
Roland 808 Drum Machine, the drum machine I used for Klein & MBO’s «Dirty Talk» / Logic 9 and Ableton Live 8 music production softwares, amazing what you can do with them. All the tools you need for recording,mastering and mixing. / CDJ-2000 Pioneer DJ is my favorite mixing turntable gear today. / Traktor Pro 2, essential DJ-tool running on my laptop. / Oberheim OB-X, my all time favourite instrument.
1. «Blade Runner». A classic cat and mouse chase in a futuristic earth period. Directed by Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer & Sean Young. The plot goes blade runner, has to track down and terminate four replicants who hijacked a ship in space and have returned to earth seeking their maker.
2. «Alien». I saw this in Copenhagen when I djed for a gig in 1982, I just finished my dj-set and went to the bathroom. When I came out outside there were five beautiful danish girls. We all introduce ourselves and decided to find a place for breakfast, this was around 6:30 a.m. After breakfast three of the danish girls decided to call it a night, two girls remained and one girl asked me if I wanted to go and see a US-film playing called «Alien» that started at 8:30 in the morning! We decided to go and see «Alien»… You’re probably asking what happened after the movie? Promise to tell you in my next interview with «Finger». The Alien design was created by swiss surrealist and artist H.R.Giger!
3. «Open Water». Imagine going deep sea scuba diving in the middle of the ocean in the Caribbean and after some time, your tour boat guide makes a mistake in counting with no ones knowledge and leaves two scuba divers accidentally stranded, with their hopes set on the boat coming back to rescue them, and out of the blue sharks start to appear.
4. «Eyes Wide Shut». This film reminds me of my DJ-days in New York City when their was a period of Swingers Club parties in the 70’s. I had the pleasure of djing for some of those parties. «Eyes Wide Shut» is a film produced by Stanley Kubrick, about a doctor who becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter after his wife admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met.
5. «Misery», a cult classic from 1990. Best-selling novelist Paul Sheldon is on his way home from his Colorado hideaway after completing his latest book, when he crashes his car in a freak blizzard. Paul is critically injured, but is rescued by former nurse Annie Wilkes (a psycho nut obsessed lady), Paul's «number one fan», who takes Paul back to her remote house in the mountains. When she discovers that Paul has killed off the heroine in her favorite novels, her reaction leaves Paul helpless.