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Tonight

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You grew up in a land of broken dreams They say world keeps turning But not yours it seems Some people talk about a brighter future 'Bout the good old days But you know it won't matter Tonight I found the switch to turn on all the city lights  Don't close your eyes Tonight We'll be swimming in a giant glass of wine into your mouth Deep inside somehow you knew your heart  Was set for big adventures Set for something more You see the girl with the white tie? She's also dreaming of tonight Tonight Let my friend Carlos V. and Gigi share the mic… They'll blow your mind! Tonight It's now or never and I want you by my side until I die Tonight I know that there will never be another night like tonight Every time you're lost in the rain When you're so alone that it drives you insane We'll come and show you the way to a secret hideaway Let the beat direct your steps right to an instant shortcut out of this world Don't lose the groove Under the moon we'll be kings and queens Decades of boredom will end in a dance routine  The city crowd in the sunlight I feel they're longing for tonight Tonight I've found the switch to turn on all the city lights  Don't close your eyes Tonight It's now or never and I want you by my side until I die Tonight I know that there will never be another night  Not like tonight Every time you're lost in the rain When you're so alone that it drives you insane We'll come and show you the way to a secret hideaway Let the beat direct your steps right to an instant shortcut out of this world Don't lose the groove Shaky, Shake!
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Cercavo un angolo Un soffio di gloria, un osceno rituale Per ritornare ad accendermi ancora una volta Com'è che gesti così naturali poi mi han portato qui Sola in un posto che forse è già troppo lontano La collisione mi impose in un attimo un freddo rigore L'uomo che ho scelto finì su una pagina bianca E già distanti volteggiano inutili le mie fantasie Stelle cadenti in un cielo non troppo importante
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Hey boy, you let me down You thought that I would drown But when one's looking so good at 30 You know it has its perks My life's tough such as a mum But I work out hard every night I'll leave the kids with Luis this weekend I make a call and the party starts Canadian Ranger We met in a bar Then we were strangers Now it's time to move on You live in danger You'll see for yourself So come here right now Cos'I can't get enough of you Canadian Ranger I'm ready to Rock Declare me war I'll surrender to love I'm not an angel, you'll see for yourself So come here right now I'll show you tonight Every time I make the call it's gonna be you and I And it'll be great don't be afraid, just for fun We'll play as good lovers My life is much better Since I am divorced
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Andrè 05:09
Andrè Sembra che stai in America E vot' ca ie veng ca Vogl e capill accussì Me pò fà? Andrè Te si fissat cà musica Cant' e canzon addo va Ma nun ce sfotter 'O tiempo cà nun ce ne sta Nuje ca dinte tenimm' ch fa Andrè Strisciann comm 'a na vipera E nun s fann piglià Sti scarrafune so bell e mammà Andrè E mo arricett sti fuorbice Stasera iamm a ballà Chella guagliona è na'bomba e a cumpagna ce va Tengo 'o taglio pa fa nnammurà Andrè Mo staje assaje luntane Addò si gliute Andrè? Rice ca staje luntane Addò si gliute Andrè? Andrè Capelli a tempo di musica Canzone 'e vint ann' fa Miettece a lacca Giuà
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Port Ghalib 03:38
Instrumental
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Baby Love 04:03
You make me feel good You make me feel real good International party grooving It's dangerous It's Baby Love
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Cosa mi hai detto di te Cosa ti ho detto di me Me lo ricordo perché Volevo naturalmente scappare con te Cercavo l'onda dov'è La luce rossa com'è Ma era evidente che tu Dovessi risplendere quanto vuoi senza di me In posti che ti accendano Negli errori da rifare In tutti gli occhi persi di te (Oh ye) Cosa ti ho detto di me Quando ero a pezzi perché Non stavo bene da un po' E il mondo era inutile e stupido senza di te Cercavo l'ombra, dov'è Un'illusione, se c'è Mi sono perso perché Cercavo ogni cosa di te nel nulla che c'è Nei giorni che mi restano Nei rapporti da buttare Nei sogni vuoti senza di te Dovevo soltanto lasciarmi andare Arrendermi a questo bisogno di te A perdere tutto ed a farmi male Nei giorni che non passano Nella notte aspettando Toccavo il fondo senza di te Dovevo soltanto lasciarmi andare Soccombere a questa voglia di te Accoglierti a costo di farmi male Di perdere tutto e di farmi male
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J'ai planté un arbre magique Une activité quasi-athlétique J'ai planté un arbre magique La vue de mon balcon est plus panoramique C'est la vie, c'est l'arbre magique Très joli Monsieur Fantastique C'est la vie, c'est l'arbre magique Je n'aime pas les relents chimiques Je te trouve déjà bien plus sympathique J'ai planté un arbre magique Pour sculpter rapidement mon physique J'ai planté un arbre magique Car je ne veux pas du tout rester apathique C'est la vie, c'est l'arbre magique Très joli Monsieur Fantastique C'est la vie, c'est l'arbre magique Ça peut sembler un peu pragmatique Mais il apporte une certaine atmosphère
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Carlo 04:18
Ora so che ti rivedrò Anche se sei molto lontano Anche se non ho la tua mano Sei tu, per me, lo so, lo sai ormai Nei miei sogni nei pensieri miei Ho bisogno che non te ne vai Perché vorrei... Vivere da sola con te Anche se ci siamo già persi Persi dentro ai nostri universi Sei tu, per me, lo so, lo sai ormai Fra le pagine dei giorni miei Sei fantastico per come sei, averti qui…

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Calling an album full of Italian-disco “Tonight” is a total declaration of intent. Without mercy. Carlos Valderrama and company’s third album doesn’t let you rest for even a second. Blood, sweat, and tears on the dance floor. Syncopated rhythms, instrumental exuberance, unforgettable melodies. It’s a fine line between those minutes of wakefulness and drifting off into a light sleep, in that undefined space where dreams begin. And all of this is floating around the epicenter of a triangle formed by, on one side, great composers, both Italian and classic, who nourished FITNESS FOREVER’s first album in 2009, “Personal Train” (Ennio Morricone, Nico Fidenco, Gino Paoli, Piero Umiliani and Burt Bacharach). The second side of the triangle is the soft-pop inspiration of the second album, “Cosmos” from 2013 (Paul Williams, Marcos Valle, Serge Gainsbourg and Lucio Battisti), and the third side is the dark, classical names from the Italian-disco tradition scratched from the shelves of the most intrepid music lovers (NUMBER ONE ENSEMBLE, KANO, LE STREGHE, EVA EVA EVA, Alberto Radius, Adriano Pappalardo, Enzo Carella, Franco Califano, Filipponio). And the triangle is wrapped in a dose of the current and contemporary, and the ambiance you can find in bands like JUSTICE, THE GO! TEAM, METRONOMY and DAFT PUNK.

We already gave you the advance single of the title track, “Tonight”, with the participation of Vincent Mougel, KIDSAREDEAD front man and collaborator on a ton of French projects like Juliette Armanet, Mathieu Boogaerts, HERMAN DÜNE, CASCADEUR, HALO MAUD and Ricky Hollywood, among many others. It’s a whip crack full of elegance and driven by wind instruments that attack the choruses and bridges with no mercy at all. It’s a super hit that passes over the most brilliant moments of DAFT PUNK, BELLE AND SEBASTIAN, Guille Milkyway and TAHITI 80. The liberation that happens under neon lights, the dreamy chords, the seductive, contagious groove, the romance of the ephemeral, the unforgettable melodies… All of this is on the table, to take the magical nights of summer beyond the stars.

After that, comes one of the loveliest surprises on the album - Paulita Demaíz’s participation on “Dance Boys”. Surprising, a different tone of voice than we were used to from PAPA TOPO’s earliest recordings, singing in Italian this time, to become the album’s muse, ethereal, delicate, full of fantasy. We also gave you the single for “Canadian Ranger”, a solid, eternal, universal song that Sara Cracknell and Stephin Merrit would definitely play on repeat. Prodigious. Unforgettable. Is it a tribute to ABBA and THE WHO? Let your imagination run wild. “Andre” is an immediate Italian-disco classic. That dirty infectious line, the synthesizer arrangements that respond to the name of the song’s star, that dark, sensual ambiance. It’s the perfect song for Tom Moulton to open the night with. “Port Ghalib” is an instrumental track that makes it very clear how strong the instrumentation is on this album: strings, wind instruments (that sax) pushing against each other and giving way to the singer’s voice with a trotting, untiring spirit of the drums and bass, and the synthesizer arrangements. Tina Charles or THE O'JAYS would kill to sing this song.

On “Baby Love”, the synthesizers (and that vocoder!!) become the stars, with a bass line that reminds us of “Billie Jean”, but accentuating the Italian accent, and the majestic strings that give that intimate, organic touch, giving the songs a feeling of warmth. “Cosa Mi Hai Detto” is one of the few songs where we hear Carlos Valderrama singing again, on a sensual song, probably the only one that, conceptually within the album, is a separate thing. Disturbing, nocturnal, with that final sax that traces the outlines of buildings as dawn approaches. Anna Jean, lead singer and guitarist for JUNIORE (one of the coolest and most prominent groups on Paris’s new scene) lends her sweet voice to the group on “Arbre Magique” (with Juliette David and Joackim Polack of PEARL & THE OYSTERS on backing vocals). This is probably the song that is closest to the pop concept of the first album, again with the strings marking the differences. Delicious. Finally, we have “Carlo”, a farewell in every sense, the melancholy after an intense night of dancing and of abandon, with that precious ending swollen by all the instruments that have decorated the path toward this end, with a lounge-pop spirit.

Recorded with the perfect mix of synthesizers and organic elements, creating a spiral of exciting sounds, “Tonight” has a full string and wind orchestra, conducted by master Gianfranco Campagnoli, first trumpet for Mario Biondi’s live performances, a secret weapon who gives that organic, intimate air to his songs. The album was mixed in Milan at Mob Studios by Mario Conte (keyboardist with LOREDANA BERTÈ and producer of some of the most important indie albums in Italy recently, like albums by COLAPESCE, MEG, IORI’S EYES and DAVIDE PETRELLA LOREDANA BERTÉ). And to finish things off, the album was mastered by “Chab” (Antoine Chabert), who won a Grammy for his work on DAFT PUNK’s masterpiece, “Random Access Memories”, and who has also mastered albums by artists as important as AIR, LA FEMME, Sébastien Tellier, BREAKBOT, KATERINE, Keren Ann and DIGITALISM, to name just a few.

Somehow, Carlos Valderrama’s work as a DJ these last four years can be seen in the conception of an album that looks straight at the dance floor without blushing and without batting an eye. This is an album we will always have in our collection when we DJ, and that will set the tone every night that we go out on the town, that will intoxicate the night’s key moments. A night that could be any night.

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released September 29, 2017

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