Marc FrutteroThe persistent popularity of the European dance music, lasting over twenty years, on one hand, the loss of its initial commercial character multiplied by the aspiration of its followers at the broadening of knowledge about the representatives of this geanre on the other, promted record lables to resume releasing records, lying on shelves for more than ten years. Thus, five years ago ZYX Records launched its "Italo 2000" projects, which consisted in republication of famous hits of those times. Huge volume of illegal production in Eeaster Europe and former Soviet countries is also impressive. As an alternative trend it is neccessary to mension the "I Love Disco Diamonds" series (Blanco Y Negro Records), including, besides well-known songs, a considerable amount of goods compositions, that for different reasons were not chosen to be published in famous complilations of the 80s. Deepening aquaintance with favorite music style changes the understanding of Italo disco among most of its followers: no longer is the geanre viewed as something uniform; the listeners start to discern currents in it, draw comparisons among what was released at different lables. The Internet became the most important way to access new information about Italo disco.
An important part in promoting rare titles and their performers is played by the aid of serious collectors, DJ's. It is necessary to render honors to the enthusiasm of those people, spending considerable sums, time and being proud to take in part music production and advertising their favorite artists. Marc Fruttero is a typical example of a musician, not recognized at a proper time. He knocked at doors of various music studios, but always got refusals. Marc's voice, resembling, to put it in his own words, Rick Astley's rather than MikoMission's, did not comply with the requirements of a commerical vocal. Not being bound to any single music field, Marc tries to work in different geanres: piano works, jazz, Italo disco, slow pop style.