Wednesday, April 23, 2014

SQUASH GANG - I WANT AN ILLUSION (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back.... Italo Disco at its best, 1986 saw this awesome song released into the world...

Spanish band "Squash Gang" had a modest hit with "I want an Illusion".
Francisco Quijada was the musician and his brother José Quijada was the singer. The other member was Cristina Manzano.

Love the snappy keyboard work in the video (The synth is a Akai AX80)..

Long live Italo Disco...







SQUASH GANG  - I WANT AN ILLUSION  (Thanks to Disco Imperium for the video)



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

BOXCAR - INSECT (Classic 12" inches)

Hello and welcome back.... What do you you get if you cross New Order and Cabaret Voltaire?

 A. = Boxcar

From the late 80s, Boxcar were one of those bands that from the moment you heard them, you would fall in love.
Their music was that good and in my opinion, should have been bigger than they were....

Boxcar hailed from Sydney, Australia and was fronted by Brisbane singer 'David Smith', Synths were from 'Brett Mitchell and Carol Rohde'.
In 1990 they released the album 'Vertigo' (one of my favorite 80s albums) and this single 'Insect' was from this album.
Another big hit was the song 'Freemason' which was also on the album 'Vertigo' which reached No8 in the U.S Dance charts.
If you ever get the chance to get your hands on this album, I highly recommend it... A 10/10


BOXCAR - INSECT  (12" VERSION)




BOXCAR - FREEMASON  (12" VERSION)




LINKS

http://boxcar.com.au/

https://soundcloud.com/box-car

https://twitter.com/boxcar909

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boxcar/402671933110905








Sunday, April 20, 2014

THE DREAM SEQUENCE - CYBORG IN JAPAN (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back.... Stunning new sounds from electronic outfit 'The Dream Sequence' with their science fiction themed song 'Cyborg in Japan' (also known as the Dub Version)..... Awesome Sounds and Amazing Video, Love It. Robots are COOL :)


THE DREAM SEQUENCE - CYBORG IN JAPAN



From the YouTube channel - Using mostly 80s synths this dance song was made using Korg iElectribe (Electronic Drums,changes with the song), Roland TB-303 for the classic 'Acid' sound, Metallic Bass Synth (Reverb cranked), Akai iMPC (Clap Echo) and Various Voice Synths for "Robot Effects).
I love anything Science Fiction and Japanese so i decided to mesh the two together... Hopefully with decent results.
Thank you to the owner of the original video (xXMasterI360Xx).

The use of the Gundam Robots in the video is purely a visual thing. Lots of colour and fast moving machines makes for an incredible visual experience.


LINKS

http://thedreamsequence.blogspot.com

https://soundcloud.com/the-dream-sequence





Friday, April 18, 2014

ELECTROROCK MUSIC SPECIAL VOL 1 (Music Download)






Hello and welcome back to Electronic 80s Electrorock Special where we salute guitar clad dudes with big hair and even bigger Synths.... Enjoy.


TRACK LISTING
1. The Scorpions - Wind of Change.
2. Van Halen - Dreams.
3. Foreigner - That was Yesterday.
4. Jean Beauvoir - Feel the Heat (from 'Cobra' soundtrack)
5. Europe - The Final Countdown.
6. Alice Cooper - Poison.
7. Slade - Run Runaway.
8. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell.
9. Bon Jovi - Livin on a Prayer.
10. Def Leppard - Rocket.
11. Gary Moore - Friday on my Mind.
12. Jump Incorporated - Sex and Fame.
13. Poison - Nothin but a Good Time.
14. Whitesnake - Here I go Again.


LISTEN / DOWNLOAD HERE  @ 320mbps MP3



VAN HALEN - DREAMS   (Thanks to leftyloose for the video)




JEAN BEAUVOIR - FEEL THE HEAT  (Thanks to Jean Beauvoir for the video)




DEF LEPPARD - ROCKET  (Thanks to DEF LEPPARD for the video)




WHITESNAKE - HERE I GO AGAIN  (Thanks to emimusic for the video)









Tuesday, April 15, 2014

THE TING TINGS - HANDS (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back..... A stunning song from U.K duo "The Ting Tings" (Katie White & Jules De Martino).

Released back in 2010 'Hands' made it to No 29 on the U.K music charts... and appeared in the game 'Fifa 12' (soundtrack).

The line spoken by Jules at the start of the song, "I don't want to go out. I want to stay in." is a reference to the same line spoken in the David Bowie song "Modern Love".





Awesome Song...

THE TING TINGS - HANDS  (Thanks to TheTingTingsVEVO for the video)



Reading some comments, the above clip may not be available to resident in the U.S so I put a video below. :)

THE TING TINGS - HANDS  (Thanks to MISSloempia for the video)




LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/thetingtings

https://soundcloud.com/the-ting-tings/hands

http://www.thetingtings.com/site/us

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/the-ting-tings/id272194824







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