Artist: Ural 13 Diktators
Cat. No: U13001
Formats: 12″, digital
Release date (12″): 13.2.1998
Release date (digital): 22.10.2013
Diskossa is the first Ural 13 Records release and also the debut from the label founders Ural 13 Diktators. It was originally released in February 1998 on vinyl only, limited to 500 copies with no later represses. Remixes of the title track from Michael Mayer, Plastique De Rêve, etc. were released in 2000 by Mental Groove records. This digital re-release contains professionally remastered originals with a previously unreleased version of the title track.
A style called “Sound of Helsinki” was introduced here, combining techno with 80’s Hi-NRG disco and electro pop sounds. Later this sort of idea was popularized by the short lived Electroclash genre. One could consider Diskossa as a northern, alternative counterpart to the Miss Kittin & The Hacker debut release which was to be introduced a couple of months later.