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M&G was the duo of Maurizio â€œSangyâ€ Sangineto and Mirko Galli from Vicenza, Italy. Sangy began his music career in 1979 with Italian disco group Firefly and recorded a solo album "Steps" in 1980. Two years later he co-founded Italo-disco band The Creatures and synth-funk crossover act The Armed Gang. He met young DJ Mirko Galli at L'Altro Mondo Studios in Rimini. Their first collaboration was the song â€œBaila Bahianaâ€ from the Cosmic LP by Daniele Baldelli in 1984. The duo was urged to create a new production for the dance clubs by Guerrino Galli, manager of L'Altro Mondo Studios.
In 1986 the pair spent a few days at Sandy Dianâ€™s Recording Studio working on what would become their sole 12â€ maxi single â€œWhen I Let You Downâ€/ â€œBoogie Tonightâ€ released on Sensation Records. Their basic set up for recording was various Korg synthesizers, Yamaha DX7, Fender piano, Lynn and Oberheim drums. Sangy wrote the lyrics, while Mirko sang both of the songs, which tell of looking for love and dancing all night. â€œOften discussed in hushed tones among Italo and disco enthusiasts Mirko Galli's most successful release tapped into the British songwriting/pop dynamics with both tracks while retaining full focus on the dancefloor with heavily synthetic grooves that refuse to quit. â€œWhen I Let You Downâ€ is a Visage-style love story blessed with intricate melodic layers and big catchy vocals. Meanwhile â€œBoogie Tonightâ€ is all about the metallic arpeggio, a nagging hook and future-minded arrangement twists that foretold the drama of house music before it even happened.â€ - Clone Records
All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Each record comes in a full color sleeve featuring the original cover art plus a postcard with lyrics and with notes.
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