Tuesday, April 29, 2014

THE TWINS - NOT THE LOVING KIND (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back.... Stunning song from German band "The Twins" with their 1983 synthpop song 'Not the Loving Kind'.
The Twins are one of my most favorite bands :)

THE TWINS - NOT THE LOVING KIND  (Thanks to Alex Boldway for the video)




The Twins are Ronny Schreinzer and Sven Dohrow
They use some pretty awesome synths and Equipment for their sound, check out the list below...

SYNTHERSIZERS
Roland Jupiter 4
Roland Jupiter 6
Roland Jupiter 8
Roland JP-8000
PPG Wave 2.3 (midified, and still over the top)
Roland Juno 106
Roland D50
Mini Moog (also known as the Moog "simplifier")
Moog Source
Yamaha DX7 (at least one or two sounds were quite good)
Sequential Circuits Prophet 5
Sequential Circuits Prophet VS
Roland Vocoder
Korg Wavestation EX
Korg Wavestation AD
Emu Orbit
Emu EMAX Sampler
Emu E4/E64 Samplers



COMPUTERS, SEQUENCERS AND BITS
Atari & Notator SL
PC's running Win95/98/XP/Windows7
Cakewalk, Emagic Logic Audio, Cubase, Studio One
RME audio interfaces
Genelec speakers



RECORDING
Studer A80/24Track
Otari MTR90/24Track
Fairlight MFX3+



DRUM MACHINES
Roland TR808
Roland CR78
LINN Drum
Oberheim DMX
Emu Drumulator
Emu SP12
Emu SP1200
Yamaha RY30
Simmons SDS5



DRUMS
Tons of SONOR and SIGNIA Sets
Roland PDX Drumpads
Alesis D4
Alesis DM10



LINKS

http://www.the-twins.de/cms/content.php?10-english

https://www.facebook.com/thetwinsberlin


SORRY, COULDN'T GO PAST THIS.....

THE TWINS - LIVE 1984  (thanks to gabrielawol for this video)



TRACK LIST
Love System
Must have her Back
A Little more Alive
Not the Loving Kind
Ballet Dancer
Face to Face - Heart to Heart
Desert Place




THANKS to The-Twins.de for the info and photos.

#TheTwins
















Sunday, April 27, 2014

MONDAY NIGHT 80's

Hello and welcome back.... One of my most Favorite 80s Podcasts "Monday Night 80s" is back.





EPISODE 5 IS READY TO GO.... ENJOY MONDAY NIGHT 80S =  LISTEN NOW



WHAT IS MONDAY NIGHT 80S?
If you have heard Monday Night 80s before, you'll know what I mean... Its Awsome.

If you have never heard of Monday Night 80s, Its one of the best 80s podcasts from the U.S including rare music, favorite songs that you know and love and quirky 80s movie stubs throughout the show... Its a real treat for your ears.

Episodes 1, 3, 4 and Halloween Special is up already  =  CLICK HERE

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE LINKS BELOW :) 

LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Monday-Night-80s-Podcast/285755974855893

http://deppirateradio.podomatic.com/entry/2012-07-02T14_53_36-07_00




























































#mondaynight80s
#mn80s


Thursday, April 24, 2014

SHINY DARKNESS - MOTHER (Sounds like the 80s)


Hello and welcome back.... Loving this at the moment,

French / UK synthpop band "Shiny Darkness" with the track 'Mother'.
This song is from their new album 'New Substance'. (Out December 7. 2013)

Four members of this band are 'Sebastien Deruwez (Lead vocals, Synths)', 'Olivier Rennesson (Synths, Guitar, Backing Vocals)', Olivier Jackques (Synths, Backing Vocals)' & 'Katerina Pantazi (Vocals)'.

Other songs I like are 'Prayer for my Imaginary World', 'Bitter Kiss' and 'See you in the Next Life'

Stunning Lyrics with innovative yet familiar electronic sound... Im Loving It.


SHINY DARKNESS - MOTHER



Keep an eye out for this band on the Electronic80s "Sounds like the 80s" Vol 6 coming out in a few weeks


SHINY DARKNESS - PRAYER FOR MY IMAGINARY WORLD




SHINY DARKNESS - BITTER KISS




SHINY DARKNESS - SEE YOU IN THE NEXT LIFE




LINKS

http://www.spreaker.com/user/electronic80s/sounds-like-the-80s-vol-6

http://www.shinydarkness.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ShinyDarkness

https://soundcloud.com/shiny-darkness

https://twitter.com/Shiny_Darkness

https://myspace.com/shinydarkness






Thanks to Shiny Darkness for Videos and Photos.

#ShinyDarkness

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)


#SquashGang

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






#Boxcar

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://www.spreaker.com/user/electronic80s/sounds-like-the-80s-vol-6

http://thedreamsequence.blogspot.com

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




#TheDreamSequence
#Japan

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)


#ElectroRock






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







Monday, April 14, 2014

BOOK OF LOVE - BOY (Classic 12" Inches)

Hello and welcome back.... Love this song, the swooning Synths, Chime bells and stunning Lyrics....made better with this 12" version. Enjoy


BOOK OF LOVE - BOY (12" VERSION)  (Thanks to DJPR3P for the video)




LINKS

http://www.bookoflovemusic.com/

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/book-of-love/id903133

https://www.facebook.com/bookoflovemusic

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Book-Of-Love/124566578936







Friday, April 11, 2014

DAVE BEETHAM - THE ONLY LOVE SONG (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back.... Loving this, Stunning sounds from the U.K.

Melodic synths, Strong, edgy Guitar work and Electric vocals make "The Only Love Song" stand out from the crowd...

Producing his own unique brand of UK indie bird song with a twist of retro pop chemistry, 'Dave Beetham' has a style and sound similar to early 'New Order' or 'Depeche Mode'.

David lists his influences from music from the late 70's and early 80's, disco, punk, new wave, synth rock and indie groove.
Bands / Artists like Numan, Bowie, Happy Mondays, Stone Roses, Depeche Mode, U2, OMD, Nirvana, Kraftwerk, Ultravox, Blondie, Nelson, Dolby, Gabriel, New Order & JAWS (a bit of a newer UK band).



'The Only Love Song' is from the second album from Dave Beetham called 'Sleepyhead' - Check it out here

Other Tracks on the Sleepyhead EP include 'Keyhole Surgery', 'Its all a Game' and 'Sleepyhead'

A brilliant and talented artist with music to match, Dave Beetham is one to follow... A 10/10 song


DAVE BEETHAM - THE ONLY LOVE SONG



BIOGRAPHY
I went to art college and studied painting and photography. Whilst there I wrote more songs than I painted pictures so I left art school and formed UK Manchester band 'Paranoise'..
We were chosen by the NME for their new band showcase in London.
We disbanded after a very slutty relationship with the late Tony Wilson at Factory Records and I briefly joined Jane Weaver as guitarist. Since then I have hidden myself away in the studio recording my own stuff and occasionally collaborating with new friends.
I am currently getting my shit together on line in an effort to reach out and find a new digital audience.




Thursday, April 10, 2014

TIME BANDITS - LOVE IS A WILD THING

Hello and welcome back.... Remember the song 'Endless Road' and 'Im only Shooting Love' by Dutch band 'Time Bandits'?
Well it seems they made a comeback, 2 years ago... How did I miss that?

A new album called "Out of the Blue" (say that again) was released (2012) and had this stunning single called "Love is a Wild Thing", Alides Hidding (lead singer) has still got that amazing voice... Breathtaking.

From 'Time Bandits website' = The TIME BANDITS are back with 'Ake Danielson' on keyboards, 'Olaf Noordanus' on drums and 'Gerold Olieslager' on bass.
'OUT OF THE BLUE' is, according Alides, the best CD that the Time Bandits have ever released.


TIME BANDITS - LOVE IS A WILD THING



The album "Out of the Blue" is available on Itunes - CLICK HERE

TRACK LIST
  1. Must Be Love 3:24
  2. Dangerous 4:37
  3. Love Is A Wild Thing 4:17
  4. Radiate 4:13
  5. You 3:43
  6. What's The Matter With You 4:11
  7. Live As One 4:23
  8. Sarah 3:34
  9. Crazy 3:41
  10. Foolish Heart 3:46
  11. Angel 3:53
  12. Beautiful 3:41
  13. Can't Put A Price On Love 4:14
  14. Bonus Track: Specialized Unbanded


LINKS

http://www.thetimebandits.nl/en/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-is-a-wild-thing/id570172933?i=570172936



ENDLESS ROAD




IM ONLY SHOOTING LOVE







Wednesday, April 9, 2014

GIORGIO MORODER - DJ SET IN VIENNA 2013

Hello and welcome back.... The grandfather of synth cutting the decks in Vienna 2013, crowd is pumping, say it... Giorgio, Giorgio, Giorgio


GIORGIO MORODER - DJ SET IN VIENNA 2013


#giorgiomoroder
#80s

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

PSEUDO ECHO - ULTRAVIOLET (New Music)

Hello and welcome back..... Pseud fans rejoice.

A new album from 80s synthpop band "Pseudo Echo" has been released and its a 'ripper'

Sounding similar to the Pseuds early work from Autumnal Park and  Love an Adventure, this is all new work, not songs that have been redone or lost B sides.... this is the real deal.

This is Pseudo Echo's fifth studio album and spanning 10 songs, this is a 10/10 effort.

Excellent to see the return of one of the most loved 80s synthpop bands... Pseudo Echo.





PSEUDO ECHO - ULTRAVIOLET  (Thanks to michelled701 for the video)



ALBUM TRACKLIST

1. Amazing Sound
2. The Desert    
3. Things You Like    
4. Fathers Arms    
5. Ultraviolet    
6. Lonely        
7. Loosen the Rope    
8. Fighting the Tide    
9. Suddenly Silently    
10. Architecturally Sound


LINKS

http://www.spreaker.com/user/electronic80s/sounds-like-the-80s-vol-6

https://www.facebook.com/pseudoecho

https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/ultraviolet/id852817159

https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Pseudo_Echo_Ultraviolet?id=Barg4rah6dr3i5uznzqttsdi354

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/pseudo-echo




#pseudoecho
#80s
#electronic80s

Monday, April 7, 2014

80s FASHION - (Remembering the 80s)

Hello and welcome back..... Getting a little off track, I thought I would look back to some fashion trends of the 80s, because sometimes we need reminding how good (or bad) the 80s really were.... Enjoy




MTV GENERATION
With the introduction of music videos, fans were able to connect with their favorite musicians in a much more visual way than in decades fast. This had a definite impact on fashion, popularizing looks that mimicked the styles of the decade's superstars, such as the Madonna-inspired look pictured here (Left)














PEEK-A-BOO BRA & BUSTIER
While 80s fashion was influenced by Madonna in many ways, one of the most revolutionary impacts she had was popularizing the bustier for everyday wear. In doing this, her influence also lifted the taboo on showing bra straps, sending many young women to the store to purchase bras in contrasting colors. (Right)















SUPER FUN LOOKS
As Cyndi Lauper sang her classic 80s anthem Girls Just Want to Have Fun song, she certainly looked the part. Fans decided to emulate the look, popularizing fun and funky style combinations. Flouncy minis, polka dots, bold color combinations and super-size accessories were a great way to show off your fun-loving spirit. (Left)














ROCK AND ROLL BEAUTY
Music-inspired fashion wasn't limited to min-skirts. Body-hugging leggings or pants paired with whimsical tops and trendy accessories in contrasting patterns were also great trends of the day. This look was ideal for 80s concert-going or club-hopping. (Right)
















ELEGANT CELEBRITY STYLE
Musicians weren't the only celebrities who influenced 80s fashion. Princess Diana, still considered a fashion icon today, inspired trends in dressy attire, such as high-necked silky blouses with built-in flowing ties and billowing sleeves. (Left)
















FASHION ICON FORMALWEAR
Princess Di's love of ruffles - first seen in her wedding dress - also inspired evening wear trends throughout the decade. Big ruffles (and plenty of them!) were a popular 80s trend in formal attire, for occasions ranging from prom to bridal attire. (Right)















MOVIE INSPIRED FASHION
The movie Flashdance had a significant impact on exercise wear, club attire and street apparel. The sex appeal of Jennifer Beals' character inspired 80s fashionistas to cut old tee shirts or sweatshirts to make a larger neckline that fell off the shoulder, and resulted in ready-made "torn" sweats being introduced to the market.
(Left)













EXERCISE CLOTHES
While Flahsdance may have started the trend of wearing workout clothes outside the the gym, it didn't stop there. Aerobics-wear and other types of exercise clothing were often seen on the street during the 80s. (Right)
















HEADBANDS
Headbands were a must-have hair accessory during the 80s, and were worn with everything from exercise wear to club attire. They were worn by those who actually needed to tame their "big hair" as well as by those with shorter, smoother styles just as a fashion statement. (Left)















LEG WARMERS
During the 80s, leg warmers also came out of exercise studios and into mainstream fashion. They were typically paired with super-short skirts or worn over leggings or skinny jeans, beginning the popular trend of layering for fashion rather than just warmth. (Right)















LAYERED CLOTHING
Wearing leg warmers may have started the layering trend, but that's not where it stopped. During the 80s, women layered just about everything. Poplar trends included layering loose see-through tops or cropped sweaters over fitted tee shirts and tank tops to wearing bike shorts under short skirts. (Left)














LEGGINGS
Pairing oversized tunics with leggings was a popular look for 80s casual wear. It was easy to layer leggings with leg warmers or scrunched socks for a trendy fashion statement. Bold accessories like huge hoop earrings and bangle bracelets completed the look. (Right)
















TRENDY DENIM
Skinny-cut denim jeans made in then-modern finishes like acid or stone-washed denim were must have wardrobe pieces. If you were going for a super-trendy look, you might buy a pair that already had a few tears, or strategically rip a pair that you already owned. (Left)















PANTS PAIRING
Leggings weren't the only layering option for jeans and leggings during the 80s. They were often paired with multiple shirt layers, though sometimes a single over-sized tee shirt was chosen. Wearing flats or pumps with skinny-cut bottoms was a fashionable 80s look. (Right)














SHOULDER PADS
Tops weren't all meant to be layered either - at least not with other clothing pieces. Shoulder pads were all the rage for stylish women during the 80s - from slinky dresses like the one pictured here to button-up tops, casual corduroy blazers and dressy suit jackets. (Left)














LEATHER
Leather became quite trendy during the 80s, with women layering biker-looking jackets over everything from jeans and cut-up sweatshirts to skirts and frilly tops. Those who took the rock-and-roll look seriously often sported leather pants in colors ranging from black to red. (Right)














LACE UP ANKLE BOOTS
Lace-up ankle boots became very popular during the 1980s. The shiny patent leather finish of this flat-heeled pair was perfect for adding a bit of rock-and-roll flair to a casual look, while other popular styles came in conservative colors with spike or chunky heels. (Left)








MASSIVE "Thank You" to womens-fashion.lovetoknow.com for the info/photos




#80s
#80sfashion
#electronic80s

Sunday, April 6, 2014

CLASSIC POP MAGAZINE (Out Now)

Hello and welcome back..... Growing up in the 80s in Australia we had Smash Hits and Countdown Magazine to read. It was full of news, new music, posters of bands and Music lyrics so you could sing and pretend to know all the words..... Well, Its back.. Sort of.

Enter...

"Classic Pop Magazine" :)


The latest edition of 'Classic Pop Magazine' is a Synth Pop Special with news and articles on Vince Clark, Depeche Mode, Howard Jones, Heaven17, Thomas Dolby and Blancmange.... How exciting is that?, and its available now from Itunes, Online and possibly newsagents in the U.K... If you subscribe online you can save heaps and have 'Classic Pop magazine' delivered to your door (Airmail for customers outside U.K)... How cool.

Costs $7.49 (Aust price-electronic download)
           £3.99/$5.99 U.S
Also available for Android and Desktop (See pocketmags link below)
Back issues are available as this magazine has been going since 2012.
You will find this awesome magazine in the newsstand app on Itunes /   or Via Website (Links below)

Im Loving This, Classic Pop Magazine is a quality read... 10/10


LINKS

http://www.classicpopmag.com/

http://www.classicpopmag.com/buy-online/

http://www.pocketmags.com/viewmagazine.aspx?catid=1037&category=Music&subcatid=231&subcategory=Pop&title=Classic+Pop&titleid=1368

https://www.facebook.com/ClassicPopMag

https://twitter.com/ClassicPopMag









































































#80s
#classicpop
#electronic80s

Friday, April 4, 2014

INTERNATIONAL - HOLD ME (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back..... Loving this at the moment...

"International" is the work of 2 musicians, one in London (Vincent) and the other from Sweden (Johan), together they form some stunning synth tracks that sound amazing.

One song that caught my attention is 'Hold Me'.. Its Kinda reminds me of Pet Shop Boys meets German artist "Fancy" with lush vocals and sweeping synths, its Italo Disco at its finest..

Other tracks by 'International' include 'Running out of Time' (Another Favorite of mine), 'European Lover' and 'Your a Destiny'....

Stunning sounds that your ears will love.... Enjoy.




INTERNATIONAL - HOLD ME




INTERNATIONAL - RUNNING OUT OF TIME




INTERNATIONAL - EUROPEAN LOVER




INTERNATIONAL - YOUR A DESTINY




LINKS

https://soundcloud.com/intlmusic

https://www.facebook.com/intlmusic

http://intlmusicofficial.com/

https://myspace.com/intlmusicofficial/music/songs







#international
#80s
#electronic80s