The man behind Sally Shapiro, Johan Agebjörn, lives in a world where Italo (and disco in general) is making his life better. With “Casablanca Nights” (Paper Bag, 2011) freshly out - a new collaborative project on which he shows his most poppy side - the Swede now presents us with the ten tracks that have inspired him in one way or another. Get out your notebook and pen, because you’ll want to know everything you can about some of these artists.
1. Valerie Dore: “Get Closer” 2. FPU: “Waiting For Snow” 3. Ercola feat. Annie: “Follow Me” 4. The Whitest Boy Alive: “Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix)” 5. Humate: “Love Stimulation (Love Mix)” 6. Savage: “Don't Cry Tonight” 7. Bogdan Irkük a.k.a. Bulgari: “Caprice” 8. Katy Gray: “Hold Me Tight” 9. Nicolas Makelberge: “Dying In Africa” 10. Pet Shop Boys: “King's Cross”
Johan Agebjörn, the man behind Italo project Sally Shapiro, tells us which songs have influenced his disco sound.