Some of you might recognize the song without ever having heard the original. The drum machine puts out a big, steady beat. You can feel the snare. The punchy and delicate synthesizers are gorgeous, colorful and full of catchy and bittersweet melodies. When the chorus kicks in, Clio grabs you by the face with her soft, Mediterranean hands and throughly reels you in. Who is Clio? Just like that, the faces are gone. It was written and produced by Ferrante, an esteemed Italo Disco producer who founded the Naples-based Planet Records, according to Discogs. Viva Italians!
Clio’s original 1985 version
You are the original erotic spaceman. You're so beautiful, and you're hair is almost as big as your heart. You are rolling about on a beach in a lime green swim suit. You are snorting cocaine off your white and black bathroom tiles. There is a marble bust of an indiscriminate Greek philosopher on your mantlepiece, next to the champagne flutes and Bonsai tree. You dream of technicolour horderves.
Italo disco various capitalized, and sometimes hyphenated as Italo-disco  is a music genre which originated in Italy and was mainly produced from the late s to the late s. Italo disco evolved from the then-current underground dance, pop, and electronic music, both domestic and foreign American hi-NRG , French Euro disco and developed into a diverse genre. The genre employs drum machines , synthesizers , and occasionally vocoders. It is usually sung in English, and to a lesser extent in Italian and Spanish. The origin of the genre's name is strongly tied to marketing efforts of the ZYX record label, which began licensing and marketing the music outside Italy in The term "Italo", a generic prefix meaning Italian, had been used on pop music compilation albums in Germany as early as , such as Italo Top Hits on the K-Tel label and the first volume of Italo Super Hits on the Ariola label. There is no documentation of where the term "Italo-Disco" first appeared, but its origins are generally traced to Italian and other European disco recordings released in the German market. These records, along with the Italo Boot Mix megamix , were released by Bernhard Mikulski on his ZYX label, who was therefore credited with coining the term "Italo disco". Both series primarily featured disco music of Italian origin, often licensed from independent Italian labels which had limited distribution outside Italy, as well as songs in a similar style by other European artists. The presenters of the Italian music show Discoring produced by RAI usually referred to Italo disco tracks as "rock elettronico" electronic rock or "balli da discoteca" disco dance before the term "Italo disco" came into existence.