Dark Disko Republik

Dark Disko Republik

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Guess what happens when three guys from Sao Paulo, Brazil decide to make relevant synthpop music in the 00's? Insane? Bold? Naive? Well, listen to the band's songs and give your own verdict. Catchy melodies, infectious bass lines, elegant synth sounds. In short,perfect pop music. Doubt it?

Biography

Dark Disko Republik was formed in early 2008. Ricardo Melo, Fábio Otubo and André Vinicius had always been fans of synthpop bands and when they finally decided to write their own synth-driven tunes, the trio's musical background was the richest territory to explore.

New Order, Depeche Mode and Pet Shop Boys might be the first acts one might think of after listening to the band's music for the first time. Their influences are far richer, though. Kraftwerk, Neu!, Stereolab, Ladytron, DAF, Hot Chip, My Bloody Valentine and countless other artists have influenced the band's music.

Using both analog and digital instruments to make post-punkish hits, they manage to mix this wide range of influences into their melodic singalongs.

Having played all the indie clubs in their hometown, they have built a solid reputation with their exciting gigs daring everyone watching them to stand still.

Prolific songwriters, in less than a year the band released the first two EPs of their German cities inspired trilogy: "1984/Hey Kids, Berlin Was Once Divided by a Wall!" EP in October 2008 and "Düsseldorf" EP in April 2009. Now, they are about to unveil their third release, "The Sound of Münich" EP.

Pop music history in the making.

Lyrics

Dance Performed Without Music

Written By: Dark Disko Republik

All the games we play
The moves we make
The loss, the gain
The bliss, the pain

(chorus)
Dance Performed Without Music (4x)

Your mind, my heart
You tear it apart
Holes on the wall
They stand too tall

(chorus)
Dance Performed Without Music (4x)

But you can't see
The love in me
I've tried, I've tried
And what can I do but dance

(chorus)
Dance Performed Without Music (4x)

Lost, Deaf and Alone

Written By: Dark Disko Republik

Sparkling water changes the course of your life
A different highway you just never tried
Canyons look much smaller now
Scorched and dried up throughout

That one glance I won’t forget
It happened to be just like that
Confusing thoughts brought by vodka and gin
I can’t remember what we did in between

(chorus)
I wanna break your previous records
I wanna set new standards
But my thoughts are racing ahead my hands
When you see you’re gone
Lost, deaf and alone
That’s when my thoughts slow down my hands

That won’t make me stronger
Honesty’s never been so honest to me
Hatred can blow anyone’s mind away
Is that the price I have to pay?

Standing in line impatient and waiting
A sweaty kiss is better in the afternoon
Drunk talk should be “Hi” and “Hey”
Make the most of it before it’s too late

(chorus)
I wanna break your previous records
I wanna set new standards
But my thoughts are racing ahead my hands
When you see you’re gone
Lost, deaf and alone
That’s when my thoughts slow down my hands

When you see you’re gone
Lost, deaf and alone
But my thoughts are racing ahead my hands
When you see you’re gone
Lost, deaf and alone
That’s when my thoughts slow down my hands

Super!

Written By: Dark Disko Republik

Float, fly, run
The city on a winter day
Brightful colors
Cross your way

Walls fall down
Whenever you go
Cross the milky way
Bright blue lights
Cross the milky way

(chorus)
Time stands still as the 80's girl walks by
Silent sight
Time stands still as the 80's girl walks by
By your side
Transyberianisch Kind
It's raining do you mind
Milch, Schnee und Licht
It's raining I won't mind

Float, fly, run
The city in a winter day
Brightful lovers
Cross my way

The sun went down
And forever you'll float
Cross the milky way
Bright blue eyes
Cross the milky way

(chorus)
Time stands still as the 80's girl walks by
Silent sight
Time stands still as the 80's girl walks by
By your side
Transyberianisch Kind
It's raining do you mind
Milch, Schnee und Licht
It's raining I won't mind

Disko 84

Written By: Dark Disko Republik

Your friends hate all your tunes
'Synthetic Man', 'Your Favorite Drug' 
And 'Electric Violins'
You feel the beat of a drum machine

Komputer Liebe, Mr. Disko Dancer
We're gonna take just what we need
Oh, we could be back in 1984 
Just one single day

(chorus)
It's too late to complicate
- Whatever happens, we're in the final day...
Five to one, dark and grey 
- Your silly games won’t entertain me...
Scream out loud your liquid sky 
- They will never know what this song talks about...
Let me be your enemy
- Until the night we've been waiting for...

Simple Harmonic Wave

Written By: Dark Disko Republik

Orientation of the oscillation
Electrodynamics
Wave propagation
Shine a light
Location of the vibration
Elapsed time
Polarization
Frequency line
United for creation

(chorus)
Let’s make a simple harmonic wave
Just for today
And when the sunset takes home the day
I’ll stay
Let’s make a simple harmonic wave
One more day
And if our lights oscillate
I’ll stay

Contact

Written By: Dark Disko Republik

Tempted by the dream
of love and desire
I just can't wait to see
You on fire

Blinded by the dark
The mist surrounds me
Thinking of you
I don’t know whether it was true

Yesterday I finally made contact

Let there be light
In the sky up above us
Clouds retreat to show
The city down below

All my senses are lost
I feel numb once again
Will I ever find you?
After the stormy rain

Yesterday I finally made contact

Flying saucers attacking in the sky
Looking for shelter
Nowhere to hide
Electricity strikes in the rain
You and I together again

Yesterday I finally made contact

In the Dark

Written By: Dark Disko Republik

Sports cars crashing into walls
Why do girls speak so loud?
All the sirens wailing at once
And you can’t hear

The sound of drums on your stereo
You complain it’s always the same show
Calling your friends might as well work
You’ll never know

(chorus)
But in the dark
You see , you feel
In the dark
Your dreams are real

Blindfolded by thoughts you regret
Melodic pulses beat as fast
Cigarette butts on a paved road
And you can’t see

The network is down again
Wires and cables let you down
You can’t even remember your name
And why should we?

(chorus)
But in the dark
You see , you feel
In the dark
Your dreams are real

Archers

Written By: Dark Disko Republik

Ideas of justice won’t set you free
Cause the power of trust is greater
Conquests can build an empire
But your own ain't gonna set you on fire

Analyzing what may be fair
Will make you think not decide
The pain got stronger today
Why don’t we take a chance?

(chorus)
And when archers can’t see
Any hope for you and me
That’s sure not the case
Bang the drums and let’s erase it

Take the blame for what you’ve done
Is it the easy way out?
Marching soldiers on your side
Just like workers in a beehive

Spot the light of the second star
Bows and arrows out of sight
Hit the target of my heart
It´s my chance to be alive

(chorus)
And when archers can’t see
Any hope for you and me
That’s sure not the case
Bang the drums and let’s erase it

Discography

- "1984/Hey Kids, Berlin Was Once Divided By A Wall!" EP (Oct/08)
- "Düsseldorf" EP (Apr/09)
- "The Sound of Münich" EP (early 2010)

Set List

As of October 2009, Dark Disko Republik's set features 8 of the band's songs plus a cover of Wire's "The 15th".
Our typical set lasts 45 minutes.

Set List
- Contact
- The Race
- We Are Giants
- Lost, Deaf and Alone
- Simple Harmonic Wave
- Dance Performed Without Music
- Disko 84
- Greatest Feeling
- The 15th