After 8 studio albums, a double live and countless compilations, GAZEBO, the artist, singer and coauthor of “I Like Chopin” (one of the iconic songs of the ’80s), returns with the album “ITALO BY NUMBERS” ( Softworks / SELF Distribution), released in March in traditional stores, in digital and also in a special edition in vinyl.
In “ITALO BY NUMBERS” GAZEBO proposes again some of the very famous wave of dance music made in Italy that has depopulated all over the world in the mid 80s and which was one of the protagonists, enriched by “La Divina”, unpublished track with which for the first time he engages with Italian.
“The memory of the ’80s is always alive in those who have lived them and today more than ever there is the desire to let go to the lightness and fun of the music of that decade that was if we want the last of the pre- digital – so Gazebo presents the project – This disc of 17 tracks is a perfect time machine that will allow you, as in the Zemeckis film, to return to the future where music was music and people met from the truth ».
“ITALO BY NUMBERS” starts from the classic “Passion” Flirts, a song signed by Bobby Orlando known for being the first producer of the Pet Shop Boys, to then pass from the poetry of “Survivor” by Mike Francis to the energy of “Easy Lady” from Spain. Do not miss the catchphrases, from the remastered version of “I Like Chopin” to “Self Control” by the first Raf, from “Tarzan Boy” of Baltimore to “Happy Children” by P.Lion, without forgetting the successes of the same Gazebo, as ” Masterpiece “(in remastered version) and” Lunatic “.
Also present in the album are songs like “Another Life” by Kano, “People from Ibiza” by Sandy Marton, and successes signed by Gazebo as “Wait”, “Rainfall Memories”, and the hit “Dolce Vita”, brought to success by Ryan Paris.
At the end of the album, “La Divina” arrives, an original song with a typically Italo Disco sound that has not had any problems “dressing” in Italian.
GAZEBO alias Paul Mazzolini was born in Beirut in 1960. His life as that of his parents is that of a traveling polyglot, always looking for new faces, cultures and sensations. In 1981 he meets Paolo Micioni (former DJ in search of young talents) and together they decide to embark on the adventure of an independent production, the first song is called “Masterpiece” and becomes a favorite of the nightclubs and reaches the heights of the dance charts of half the world. In 1983, with “I Like Chopin”, Paul reached the general public, finishing first in Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Belgium, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Turkey, Mexico and Brazil, totaling more than eight million copies sold during the years ’83 -’84. Among his successes, also “Dolce Vita” brought to success by Ryan Paris in 1983, selling more than 4 million copies across Europe.
With over 12 million copies sold all over the world, Gazebo is one of the leading exponents of the Italo Disco.
Maximo De Marco began his career at an early age as a dancer, model, actor, singer, training and artistically perfecting internationally, winning a grant issued by the EEC (European Economic Community) that will lead him to study with teachers of World fame, later becoming author, director, choreographer, discographer, designer and writer, thanks to all these working experiences in the Entertainment World, today Maximo De Marco is one of the most important and internationally recognized Art Director , Nominated Art Director to Vitam by the Vatican, for the WYD and Friends of Pope Francis (World Youth Day), Official Member of the International Dance Council of UNESCO and Premio Cavallo D’Argento Rai (Italian Radio Television), Career of the Music Life Tv Awards (SKY) and of Cantagiro as best Artistic Director, Amen Prize for Literature with special mention at the International Exhibition the book of Turin in 2013 and winner of the Salerno International Film Festival in 2017 with his religious historical film “Petali di Rosa”. In his career as Art Director, he has directed Televisions, Radio, Magazine, Theaters, and great Star of Music and Performing Arts, including the English Pop Star Boy George, for his World Tour in the 90s “, the winner of The Voice of Italy Sister Cristina, and other artists such as: Franco Simone, Teo Mammuccari, Fabrizio Frizzi, Antonella Ponziani, Claudia Koll…