I don´t know if Bille Ray Martin believes in reincarnation; but if she does, she should take into serious account that she was an Italian, in one of her previous lives. The connections between her and the country of spaghetti and of the Sanremo festival are so many that she might have lost count.
Just to begin with, what´s the major influence over her two last singles, “Undisco Me” and the brand new “Sweet Suburban Disco”? I would say Moroder and Italo Disco of course. Listen if you don´t believe me.
In 1993, just before she elevated to stardom into the world of pop music, she collaborated with eurodance masters Datura (a duo from Bologna). She co-wrote and made vocals for the song “Devotion” which proved to be so popular in Italy (it topped the charts getting to number 2) that another couple of Martin-Datura collaborations followed. In 1995, when her name was appearing in every charts on both sides of the Atlantic, she didn´t say no to another good 100% made in Italy product, the Souledout produced “Sky High” by Individual, that she co-wrote and sung. Read the rest of this entry »