Friday, August 30, 2013

BREAKDANCE MIXTAPE SPECIAL - (Music Download) - Mixtape11

Yo Wass Up....Turbo B on Electronic80s Breakdance Special.
Poppin & Rockin to sweet tunes such as Ollie & Jerry, Chaka Khan, Break Machine & Cybotron.


DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE



Song List
1 . Irene Cara - Breakdance
2 . Ollie & Jerry - Breakin (No stopping Us)
3 . Chaka Khan - I Feel for You
4 . Herbie Hancock - Rockit
5 . Break Machine - Street Dance
6 . Freeez - I.O.U.
7 . Rock Steady Crew - Hey You (The Rock Steady Crew)
8 . Cybotron - Clear
9 . Freestyle - Don't stop the Rock
10 . 3V - Heart of the Beat
11 . Grandmaster Flash - White Lines (Don't do it)
12 . Irene Cara - Why Me (12" remix)



BREAKIN' 1984 FULL MOVIE  (Thanks to PCGamerman37 for the video)



Wednesday, August 28, 2013

THE RADIATORS - NO TRAGEDY (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back...... Australian band 'The Radiators' had this massive hit back in 1983.
No Tragedy made it to No27 in the Australian Music charts and came from the album "Up for Grabs"
The Rads as they are sometimes known, are fronted by some of the hardest working members in the rock industry, including lead singer Brian Nichol and Guitarist Stephen "Fess" Parker.
I say hard working because throughout the 80s, The Radiators clocked up over 2500 gigs.
They are still touring today and show no signs of slowing down.
On a personal note, I have seen this band live and only one word can describe it..."Electric"

THE RADIATORS - NO TRAGEDY  (Thanks to nzoz1983 for the video)


Another song I love.....

THE RADIATORS - DREAMING   (Thanks to DigitalStrip for the video)



LINKS

http://www.theradiators.com/

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/the-radiators/id494360

http://www.australianmusicdatabase.com/bands/the-radiators


Thanks to TheRadiators.com & Jim Laing (Radiators Management) for the photos


































Latest lineup including Guitarist Brenton Dehn.























Sunday, August 25, 2013

TOTO - STRANGER IN TOWN (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back..... Had to think long and hard to remember this one, I had a tape with a string of really good songs and this was on it.

American band 'Toto' released this song in 1984 and was from the album 'Isolation'. This song made it to No7 on the Music charts.

The video was nominated for a MTV music award in 1985 and was based on a film called 'Whistle down the Wind', so its one of those videos that tell a story.

Such an awesome song.... Enjoy. (play it loud :))


TOTO - STRANGER IN TOWN  (Thanks to totoVEVO for the video)


Friday, August 23, 2013

THE DREAM SEQUENCE - PSYCHO MACHINE (New Music)

Hello and welcome back.... New music from Australian band 'The Dream Sequence' called 'Psycho Machine'

What happens when man-machine goes psycho?
Pulsing Synths are heard, Women scream, Men run.
Only one person can save the human race.
The Dream Sequence.
(The Crowd Cheers)

DOWNLOAD / LISTEN HERE

Love the bass synth... The video features 'Battle of the Planets' (remember that), a cartoon I used to watch on Saturday afternoons when I was 12 (I still love it) ... Enjoy




THE DREAM SEQUENCE - PSYCHO MACHINE  (Thanks to TheDreamSequence for the video)



LINKS

http://the-dream-sequence.bandcamp.com/track/psycho-machine

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





Thursday, August 22, 2013

SMASH HITS MAGAZINE - SMASH HITS REMEMBERED (A Worthy Site)

Hello and welcome back..... Hands up who used to read Smash Hits Magazine, I did...
Well, you can relive that fuzzy feeling once again thanks to this Awesome site based in the U.K called 'Smash Hits Remembered'.

I'm not talking about one or two pages, its the whole magazine for your reading pleasure and currently standing at 125 versions starting at 1978 to 1989...Outstanding.

CLICK HERE  to view the site

Make sure you join the facebook page for further updates = SmashHitsRemembered

There are some serious memories here folks :)

Thanks to Smash Hits Remembered for the
magazine covers.

HAYSI FANTAYZEE - SHINY SHINY (Lost Hit(

Hello and welcome back....British New Wave band 'Haysi Fantayzee' exploded out of our speakers and TV back in 1983 with this song 'Shiny Shiny'

Fronted by 'Kate Garner' wearing something close to a Chasity belt? and crop top (someone, bring these back) with singer 'Jeremy Healy', kind of mirroring what Kate was wearing (Lots of stripes) and also lingering in the background was Kates boyfriend 'Paul Caplin' and you have 'Haysi Fantayzee'

I love this song, the outfits were...well, 80s and once you listen to it, it sticks in your head like all good songs should.





HAYSI FANTAYZEE - SHINY SHINY



LINKS

http://www.haysifantayzee.net/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Haysi-Fantayzee/108162375878861?nr





Wednesday, August 21, 2013

THE CURE - LIVE 2013 (Chicago)

Hello and welcome back....Ive always been a huge fan of The Cure and this just made my day. The concert was at the Lollapalooza 2013 concert in Chicago.
The sound and visuals are mind-blowing.... Enjoy

THE CURE - LIVE 2013  (Massive thanks to elskanminn for the video)



SONG LIST
1 - Plainsong
2 - Pictures of You
3 - Lullaby
4 - High
5 - The End of the World
6 - Lovesong
7 - Inbetween Days
8 - Just Like Heaven
9 - From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
10 - The Walk
11 - Mint Car
12 - Friday I'm In Love
13 - Doing the Unstuck
14 - Trust
15 - Want
16 - Fascination Street
17 - The Hungry Ghost
18 -Wrong Number
19 - One Hundred Years
20 - Disintegration
21 - The Lovecats
22 - The Caterpillar
23 - Close To Me
24 - Let's Go To Bed
25 - Why Can't I Be You?
26 - Boys Don't Cry






Tuesday, August 20, 2013

JANXEN - ROLLERCOASTERIX 1.0 (New Music)

Hello and welcome back.....Loving this song at the moment, awesome Synth sounds and possibly one of the best videos I have seen all year.... some of the expressions are priceless.

JANXEN - ROLLERCOASTERIX 1.0  (Thanks to janxenjanxen for the video)



Janxen music is inspired by Depeche Mode, Jean-Michel Jarre, AIR, Kraftwerk, U2, Björk, Enya, Vangelis, Gary Numan, Pet Shop Boys, Mike Oldfield, Duran Duran, 80s music!

His setup is impressive
Studio Setup:
- Virus Ti2 Keyboard Synthesizer
- Roland Juno Stage
- Roland GAIA SH-01 Synthesizer
- Dave Smith Instruments Evolver Mono
- Dave Smith Instruments Mopho Desktop
- Korg Electribe EMX-1SD
- Korg Kaoss Pad KP 3 DJ effect controller
- Moog Little Phatty Stage 2
- Future Retro Revolution R2
- TC Helicon VoiceTone Synth
and computer, mixer, studio stuff, Laserworld EL 60G green laser and tech gadgets!

AWESOME :)

LINKS

https://soundcloud.com/janxen/rollercoasterix

http://www.janxen.com/

https://twitter.com/janxenjanxen/

https://www.facebook.com/janxenjanxen



Friday, August 16, 2013

SOUNDS LIKE THE 80S VOL 3 - SIDE A (Music Download)

Hello and welcome back..... To this electronic80s special, Sounds like the 80s Vol3 Side - A

Some wicked songs including 'Tigertown', 'The Dream Sequence', 'Visage' & 'Bag Raiders'...

 Awesome sounds that have an 80s flavor But only on Electronic80s.


DOWNLOAD / LISTEN HERE



  SONG LIST
1. Chvrches - Gun
2. Tigertown - What you Came here For
3. The Dream Sequence - 1984 (R2 Remix)
4. Visage - She's Electric (Coming Around)
5. Kebu - To Jupiter and Back
6. Who Ha - Out Running
7. Bag Raiders - Way Back Home


CHVRCHES - GUN    (Thanks to ChvrchesVEVO for the video)



THE DREAM SEQUENCE - 1984 (R2 Remix)  (Thanks to The Dream Sequence for the video)



KEBU - TO JUPITER AND BACK      (Thanks to Kebu for the video)



BAG RAIDERS - WAY BACK HOME  (Thanks to Modular People for the video)






























































Wednesday, August 14, 2013

TOP 10 ALBUMS OF ELECTRONIC80S

Hello and welcome back.....Something a bit different, the top 10 albums of electronic80s.
So how did we pick the top albums?, it certainly wasn't about how popular they were, or about whether the band was the best in class.

To pick a top album in the electronic80s top 10, the album had to be playable from start to finish...No fillers, so basically you press play then leave it play and enjoy what you hear. Pure Music Bliss

So here it is....The top 10 albums of electronic80s, as voted by the team at electronic80s.

NO1....THE WINNER IS = KOO DE TAH - KOO DE TAH


WHY? - I love this band... and this album does a great reflection that great 80s sound, smooth and punchy synths with the incredible electric drum sound and the stunning voice of  Tina Cross. All songs are killers from 'Too Young For Promises', 'Body Talk' 'Change My Ways' and the haunting song 'Drift Away" (A personal Favorite of mine)....A 10/10 album
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NO 2.... DEF LEPPARD - HYSTERIA
             This was close call for no1 position and caused many a heated debate here at electronic80s,
Def Leppard was one of the biggest bands of the 80s. They had a magic sound, and spawned songs like 'Pour some Sugar on me',  'Animal', 'Love Bites', 'Hysteria' and 'Rocket' (Rocket was the song I was listening to when I was hit by a car and died twice)..... Top song pick for the album, 'Gods of War' it has an ending that leaves you wanting more.
DEF LEPPARD lost by only 1 vote


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NO3.....NEW ORDER - SUBSTANCE 1987
             Dance music at its best, from the foundation that was Joy Division to one of the top electronic bands of the 80s. Catchy guitar riffs, lush and divine synth sounds and beats that surround the senses, this is pure Heaven.
Songs that made this album worthy include 'Blue Monday', 'Shellshock', 'Bizzare Love Triangle', 'True Faith' and 'Thieves Like Us'..... pick of the album would be '1963', a moody love song with a sad undertone.


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NO 4..... PHIL OAKEY & GIORGIO MORODER - PHIL OAKEY / GIORGIO MORODER
               This album spawned the song 'Electric Dreams' but it had so many other amazing sounds and songs that sadly didn't get to see the light of day. This album was a collaboration by two of the biggest synth legends of the 80s....Phil Oakey from The Human League and Giorgio Moroder, (Think 'Donna Summer', 'Blondie' &'Irene Cara' to mention a few) I love this album, it runs from start to finish without many gaps and hade songs like 'Goodbye Bad Times', 'Why must the show go on' and 'Be my lover Now'... my pick of the album would be 'Brand New Love (Take A Chance)'.....The synths are a dream, love the middle eight area (puts chills up my spine).


Another 10/10 album

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NO 5........A-HA - HUNTING HIGH AND LOW
                 A Norwegian classic with a stunning video to match, 'A-HA' burst on to the scene in 1985 with the song 'Take On Me' and has been a favorite of mine ever since. Lush synths, edgy beats and a voice like no other makes this a stand out album. Amazingly 'Take on Me' was released in the U.K 2 times before it finally took off on the 3rd attempt. Other songs to mention are 'Train of Thought', 'Love is reason', 'Hunting High and Low' and ' Dream Myself
Alive'...... My pick of the album would be 'The Sun always shines on TV', this song is pure magic.


Another 10/10 album

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No 6.........YAZOO - UPSTAIRS AT ERICS (YAZ in the U.S)
                  Take a legendary synth guru, Vince Clarke (Think Depeche Mode, Erasure) and the honey like voice of Alison Moyet and you have Yazoo. Released in 1982, Vince experimented with the sounds on this album and the songs turn out as a work of pure genius. Tracks that come to mind are 'Don't Go', 'Midnight', 'Only You', 'In my Room' and 'Bring your Love Down'.....my pick of the album would have to be 'Goodbye 70s', A kick arse dance song that says...Well, Goodbye to the 70s.


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NO 7...... DEAD OR ALIVE - YOUTHQUAKE
                Another awesome album, with the amazing voice of Pete Burns and with synths galore, it packs a punch. Released in 1985, it was produced by the talented Stock, Aitken and Waterman. This is another album I never get sick of listening to, so many excellent songs like 'Spin me Round (Like a Record)', 'I wanna be a Toy', 'In too Deep', 'Lover come back to Me' and 'Big Daddy of the Rhythm".....My pick of the album would be 'Heart goes Bang', guaranteed to bring any dance floor alive


Another 10/10 album

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NO 8...............SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK - FLAUNT IT
                        They looked and sounded like no other band and in 1986, they smothered our TV screens with Love Missile F1-11, part song, part movie it was a musical orgasm of sound. Founded by band member of Generation X (think Billy Idol), Tony James wanted to form a fantasy band and so Sigue Sigue Sputnik was born. The name taken from a Russian gang meaning 'Burn Burn Satellite' (or rumor has it). So what made this album stand up and everyone take notice?, maybe because the album has its own adds, yes, commercials after every song (genius) and that is was recorded in pure digital ( a DDD recording) which made it sound so much better. Tracks to note are 'Rocket Miss USA', '21st Century Boy' and 'Atari Baby', but it was 'Love Missile F1-11' that stole the show and is my pick of the album.


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NO 9..............PSEUDO ECHO - AUTUMNAL PARK
                       Australian band Pseudo Echo released this amazing album back in 1984. Similar to Koo De Tah, it had the same awesome sound of the electronic drums with catchy synths and magic guitar riffs, this band was a big favorite on the music show 'Countdown' hosted by 'Molly Meldrum'.
Songs on this album included 'A Beat for You', 'See Through', 'Stranger in Me', 'His Eyes', 'Walk Away', 'Fast Cars', and 'Destination Unknown' but my pick of the album would be 'Listening',... a raging beat with boppy synths makes this song a winner, its also a song that my wife reckons its my theme song (I suffer from selective hearing :))


Another 10/10 album
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NO 10....................INXS - THE SWING
                               This album was huge in Australia, With the song 'Original Sin' splattering the radio back in 1984, my summer was one to remember. Frontman 'Michael Hutchence' was the energy that gave this album a certain something and the sound was amazing. Songs like 'Melting in the Sun', 'I sent a Message', 'Original Sin',  'Dancing on the Jetty' and 'Love Is (What I Say)', But my pick of the album would have to be 'Burn for you', its a song that if I close my eyes, I am taken to a place of pure bliss...Back to Summer 1984.


Another 10/10 album

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Hope you enjoyed this countdown of choice albums from the 80s, We had lots of fun and arguments, sorry, discussions on the album placings. Many thanks to the owners of the videos :)

Many thanks to the team at Electronic80s & Timelord Records for their time and continuous supply of Coffee and Red Frogs :)

OUTSIDE THE TOP 10 - ALBUMS THAT SHOULD RATE A MENTION

Michael Jackson - Thriller
Pet Shop Boys - Please (well, any album from Pet Shop Boys)
Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
MEO245 - Screen Memory (Brilliant)
Real Life - Heartland (think Send Me an Angel, Catch me I'm Falling)

ANY THAT WE MISSED ???





Sunday, August 11, 2013

TIGERTOWN - WHAT YOU CAME HERE FOR (New Music)

Hello and welcome back....Loving this song at the moment, hailing from NSW, Australia, this six piece band sounds amazing. I particularly love the deep synths that almost 'growl' in certain parts of the song, sounds wicked.....

TIGERTOWN - WHAT YOU CAME HERE FOR.  (thanks to tigertownband for the video)



This song was recorded up the road from me (almost) O.K, a few hours away, In beautiful Portland (near Lithgow) NSW...A stunning part of the world.

This track 'What you came here for' is from a new 5 track EP called "Wandering Eyes"

LINKS

http://www.tigertownband.com/

https://www.facebook.com/tigertownband

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/tigertown/id435544928

https://twitter.com/tigertownband

https://soundcloud.com/tigertownband


Thursday, August 8, 2013

CHVRCHES - GUN (Sounds like the 80s) - New Music

Hello and welcome back.....Loving this band at the moment, Scottish electronic band "Chvrches"(no,its not a spelling mistake) has such an amazing fresh sound.

The band is fronted by singer/ synth player 'Lauren Mayberry' with 'Iain Cook' on synths, guitar, bass & backup vocals..... 'Martin Doherty' on synths, samplers and vocals.

The band is due to release a new 12 track album around 23rd Sept 2013 called "The Bones of What You Believe"

The song "Gun" will feature in the game 'FIFA 14'

To me, this song (and band) sound very similar to 80s band "Koo De Tah" (Think - Too young for Promises).... Even my wife who knows nothing about music said 'gee, that sounds like Koo De Tah, you know that 80s band...

 Is it me or does Lauren look about 15....People pay good money to look like that :)  Cheers.

CHVRCHES - GUN  (Thanks to ChvrchesVEVO for the video)


Absolutely mindblowing...I love them, wish more bands sounded like this.

LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/CHVRCHES

https://soundcloud.com/chvrches

https://twitter.com/CHVRCHES

http://chvrch.es/






Tuesday, August 6, 2013

GIORGIO MORODER - RACER (New Music)

Hello and welcome back.....The Grandfather of Synth is back with a new single.
Giorgio Moroder has a new track called "Racer", the song was made for a Google chrome game called Racer.
Its a game made for several mobile devices that sync together using Google Chrome and you race against each other on a neon track (reminds me a bit of Tron)

Its an interesting song, made for racing...I like it....(my moneys on the blue car :)) Enjoy




GIORGIO MORODER - RACER  (Many thanks to Google Chrome fro the video)



THE MAKING OF RACER - A CHROME EXPERIMENT  (thanks to Google Chrome)



LINKS
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Giorgio-Moroder/108533245891626

https://soundcloud.com/giorgiomoroder2

https://twitter.com/GIORGIOMORODER_






Monday, August 5, 2013

E.G DAILEY - MIND OVER MATTER (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back..... Elizabeth Ann Guttman (aka E.G Dailey) is probably better known as the voice of "Buttercup" in the 'Powerpuff Girls'.
Apart from that,she has been in a slather of other movies spanning from 1979 till 2012 (Wow)

What made me stand up and go YEAH... is that Elisabeth also did back up vocals for Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder's solo album (One of the best 80s albums)
And
(It gets better) she was also in the video for "Rod Stewart - Young Turks" as Patti, the runaway teen.....( you thought I was gonna say I was into powerpuff girls,didn't you?)

After all that she sang this Italo house? hit "Mind Over Matter", which was used in the 1987 movie 'Summer School'...Love this song, still sounds fresh and pumping... The sound of the 80s, Right here.

E.G DAILEY - MIND OVER MATTER  (thanks to rle 1111 for the video)



PHIL OAKEY & GIORGIO MORODER - BE MY LOVER NOW (thanks to chetano for the video)



ROD STEWART - YOUNG TURKS (thanks to RhinoEntertainment for the video)



LINKS

http://www.egdaily.com/index2.html

https://twitter.com/RealEGDaily

https://www.facebook.com/eg.daily

https://mobile.twitter.com/RealEGDaily




Thursday, August 1, 2013

GERARD McMANN ( G Tom Mac) - CRY LITTLE SISTER (Theme from The Lost Boys)

Hello and welcome back....Such an awesome song (and movie), the theme song for the 1987 Vampire movie "The Lost Boys".
Sung by U.K. singer / songwriter Gerard McMann (a.k.a. G Tom Mac), this single made it to No 15 on the billboard music charts...Sadly, it did not chart in the U.S ???








CRY LITTLE SISTER - (Theme to The Lost Boys)  (Thanks to Daniela Pistone for the video)