This excellent funk/disco track, Step By Step by KOXO (Leonardo Re Cecconi and Massimo Noe) is a great example of what emerged in the years of post-disco, yet still pre-italo. Generally speaking 1981-82 were years not exactly shock full of dance hits, but this cheery Italian track served a promise of great things to come.
There has been some rumours floating around that KOXO should actually be an acronym for "Knock Out Ex Olympians". It does sound a tad far-fetched.
Koxo split up in 1983, and Leonardo Re Cecconi sadly left us, far too early, in 2004 (due to cancer, 49 years old). R.I.P
Served as a promise of great things to come