Boomkat Product Review:
M&G was the duo of Maurizio “Sangy” 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 “Baila Bahiana” 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 Dian’s Recording Studio working on what would become their sole 12” maxi single “When I Let You Down”/ “Boogie Tonight” 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.
“Often 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. “When I Let You Down” is a Visage-style love story blessed with intricate melodic layers and big catchy vocals. Meanwhile “Boogie Tonight” 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.” - Clone Records