Kano was an Italo disco music project formed in Milan, Italy in 1979 by producers/musicians Luciano Ninzatti, Stefano Pulga and Matteo Bonsanto. Their debut single was the 1980 international hit I'm Ready, combining elements of 1970s disco, funk and R&B while extensively using synthesizers and percussive handclaps as well as raw-processed and vocoderized vocals. Kano's self-titled debut album also included It's a War, Ahjia, Now Baby Now and the instrumental track Cosmic Voyager. The project went on to record two other albums, including 1981's New York Cake (which included the minor hits She's a Star, Don't Try to Stop Me and Can't Hold Back) and 1983's Another Life (including the title track and I Need Love). Their last song was 1985's This Is the Night.