Friday, August 29, 2014

SOUNDS LIKE THE 80S - VOL 8 (Music Download)



Hello and welcome back... To the biggest and most RAD "Sounds like the 80s" Mixtape of the year so far

With tasty 80s sounding tracks from 'Bunny X, Divine Knights, Future Holotape. Killstarr, & Starflight"

Also Shiny new tracks from 80s legends "Erasure, Laserdance & Visage"

Hit record on your tapedeck now...

LISTEN /DOWNLOAD HERE


TRACK LISTING

1. Bunny X - Potential
2. Erasure - Elevation
3. La Roux - Cruel Sexuality
4. Laserdance - Moon Machine
5. Boron Von Luxxury - Glass Candy
6. Client Liaison - Queen
7. Divine Knights - Hearts on Fire
8. Future Holotape - Summer in Love
9. Killstarr - Dark City
10. Visage - Dreamer I Know
11. Starflight - She wants an Angel
12. Vanello - Rock the Space
13. Lifelike - Silicon Love
14. Retrosound - Hot City (Ft Korg Polysix)



ERASURE - ELEVATION




CLIENT LIAISON - QUEEN




VISAGE - DREAMER I KNOW




STARFLIGHT - SHE WANTS AN ANGEL





#electronic80s
#soundslikethe80s





Monday, August 25, 2014

BUNNY X - POTENTIAL (Sounds like the 80s)


Hello and welcome back.... Stunning song to start the week, Love this.

Italo Disco / Hi-NRG group "Bunny X" hails from New York and consists of members - Abigail Ferguson, Mary Hanley and Conrad Kaneshiro

I first heard this song as it hit No2 on the 'Club 80s New Generation Italo NRG Top 40 Charts' and instantly warmed to its lush 80s vibes, Sooo Goood.


BUNNY X - POTENTIAL   (Thanks to New Generation Italo-Spacesynth4ever! for the video)




LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/bunnyXmusic

https://soundcloud.com/bunny-x

https://bunnyx.bandpage.com/


SORRY, Couldn't go past this... I Never Wanted To Say Goodbye (honestly :))













Friday, August 22, 2014

WATCHING TV IN THE 80S - PART 6

Hello and welcome back... Continuing with 80sTV series.

I can remember watching these programs when I was a young lad.

Sadly some videos aren't available (copyright issues) and my memory is pretty crap but its fun to watch.

If you missed the other 5 posts, you can see them HERE

Some really good episodes in this post, hope you enjoy :)






SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN -  Season 3 Ep 17  (Thanks to myjvs007 for the video)





THE YOUNG ONES - Season 1 Ep4 (Bomb) (Thanks to johnnyzombie69 for the video)






THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO -Season 2 Ep12  (Thanks to Steve J for the video)




SMALL WONDER  - Season 1 Ep1  (Thanks to ame457 for the video)




GET SMART  - Season 5 Ep3     (Thanks to katrin flaume for the video)




MARRIED WITH CHILDREN  - Season 2 Ep 4   (Thanks to john popper for the video)







#80stv
#electronic80s



Thursday, August 21, 2014

LIO - AMOUREUX SOLITAIRES (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back....Keeping with the French theme (see previous post) comes this song.

Belgian pop singer "Lio" (Wanda Maria Ribeiro Furtado Tavares de Vasconcelos) (wow), had several hits in the early 80s including 'Banana Split', 'La reine des pommes' and this catchy number " Amoureux Solitaires".

'Banana Split' and 'Amoureux Solitaires'both made it to No1 in the French music charts.

So French, So Chic but very annoying, the fact that once you hear it...it wont leave your head (you have been warned :))


LIO - AMOUREUX SOLITAIRES   (Thanks to BATCARIOCA for the video)




LIO - BANANA SPLIT   (Thanks to kksgae for the video)




LIO - LA REINE DES POMMES  (Thanks to yalita76 for the video)





Reminds me of German singer "Nena" from 1984



#lio
#electronic80s


Monday, August 18, 2014

VANESSA PARADIS - JOE LE TAXI (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back.... Before she married "Johnny Depp", French singer/model 'Vanessa Paradis' released this 1987 hit called 'Joe Le Taxi'.

The song 'Joe Le Taxi' is in French, and was from the album 'M&J'.
This single also made it to No1 in the French & Belgium music charts, top 5 in the U.K, Germany and Norway music charts.

Joe must have been a good Taxi driver to have a song written about him... Meanwhile the song tells a story about how Joe enjoys drinking rum, has a passion for Latin music and his saxophone, and dreams of going to the Amazon.

I love the Saxophone part in the middle, sounds smooth and vibrant, So French, So Chic

Such an amazing song. Enjoy


VANESSA PARADIS - JOE LE TAXI




LINKS

https://twitter.com/VanessaParadis_

http://www.vanessaparadis.fr/

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/vanessa-paradis/id77625205
















































#vanessaparadis
#electronic80s



Sunday, August 17, 2014

BARON VON LUXXURY - GLASS CANDY (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back.... This is a brilliant song, love it.


Recommended to me, I haven't heard of this track before, although its about a year old now but fits the 'Sounds like the 80s' tag perfectly.

L.A (California) based 'Baron Von Luxxury' (Blake Robin) released the track 'Glass Candy' from his Album called 'The Last Seduction' (check links below)

Baorn Von Luxxury also runs music website 'Discoworkout.com' which he remixes various 70/80s songs ... well worth checking out, when the record company's aren't being pr*cks and shutting him down.

I love this song, the video is excellent.. its a 10/10 for me


BARON VON LUXXURY - GLASS CANDY



LINKS

http://luxxury.bandcamp.com/album/the-last-seduction

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-last-seduction/id569856012

https://twitter.com/luxxury

https://www.facebook.com/Luxxury

http://www.luxxury.com/

https://soundcloud.com/luxxury (may have been shut down due to copyright problems with his 70s/80s remixes)... Seriously , when will record company's learn, that artists like Baron Von Luxxury breath new life into older tracks being remixed and target new audiences ... And they wonder why they're going broke...



#baronvonluxxury
#luxxury
#electronic80s


Friday, August 15, 2014

MODERN TALKING - FOUR PLAY (Music Downloads)


Hello and welcome back....Continuing with the "Four Play" series.. Its German Synthpop group 'Modern Talking'
For those who don't know, the Four Play series was a tape that you could get in the 80s, it only had 4 songs on it... A quick hit, if you wish

LISTEN / DOWNLOAD HERE

TRACK LIST

Side A
1 - Your my Heart, Your My Soul
2 - You Can Win if you Want
Side B
3 - Cheri Cheri Lady
4 - Brother Louie

On the right hand side of this page you will see a link called **Music Downloads**, it has other Four Play downloads..

Enjoy

Thursday, August 14, 2014

LASERDANCE - MOON MACHINE (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back... Last post I mentioned about a slather of new releases, well this is another..

A few months ago I mentioned (on Twitter... your not on electronic80s1 twitter feed?.. you should be)... that 80s Spacesynth band "Laserdance" has a new single (and album) on the way.

Well, here it is, (The single) The track is called 'Moon Machine' and currently there is no official video for it.
This is the only video available, not much to look at.. BUT the sound, OMG, ITS AMAZING...

LASERDANCE - MOON MACHINE 


Massive thanks to ***VORONIN MUSIC COLLECTION*** for the video

So where can you get this song?, Its currently available on a compilation called 'ZYX Italo Disco Spacesynth Collection' (Check links)

LINKS

http://www.juno.co.uk/products/zyx-italo-disco-spacesynth-collection/540252-01/

http://www.amazon.com/ZYX-Italo-Disco-Spacesynth-Collection/dp/tracks/B00KX7GJAU

http://musicdl.net/va-zyx-italo-disco-spacesynth-collection-zyx82750-2-2cd-2014-mtc/ (watch for popups)

https://soundcloud.com/l_dan-sanz/zyx-italo-disco-spacesynth-colllection-megamix-mixed-by-d-bpm-one


MY LIFE IS NOW COMPLETE

ENJOY




#electronic80s
#laserdance


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

DIVINE KNIGHTS - HEARTS ON FIRE (Sounds like the 80s)


Hello and welcome back..... There's a slather of new releases at the moment, this is one of them...

Stunning sounds from the new single of Sydney trio "Divine Knights" ( Gerard Searle & Daniel 'Beef' Beck)

'Hearts on Fire' captures that sweet 80s sound brilliantly and it gets better... Its available as a FREE download to add to your music collection (limited time).... Sweeeeeet

LISTEN / DOWNLOAD HERE

For those with crappy memories (like me :)), Divine Knights were featured on Electronic80s a while back with a release of their debut album (Midnight) and single called "Storm' (A personal favorite of mine).. Video below to jog your memory :)

Great to see one of Sydney's (Australia) talented acts back on the radar


DIVINE KNIGHTS - HEARTS ON FIRE




DIVINE KNIGHTS - STORM




LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/divineknights

https://twitter.com/DKnightsMusic

https://soundcloud.com/divineknights

http://www.divineknights.com.au/



 

#DKnightsMusic
#electronic80s
#divineknights


PURE GOLD LIVE - NSW CONCERT

Hello and welcome back.... THIS LOOKS GOOD

For my N.S.W. (Australia) viewers, a upcoming concert featuring some of the best Australian 80s bands...

DATE = 25th October 2014

WHERE = Horden Pavillion (Sydney)

BROUGHT TO YOU BY WSFM

BANDS THAT WILL BE PLAYING
--------------------------------------------------

DRAGON
                                                  (Thanks to nzoz1983 for the video)




EUROGLIDERS
                                        (Thanks to ClipsFromRage for the video)




GANGGAJANG
                                     (Thanks to GANGgajangOfficial for the video)




JON STEVENS (Noiseworks)
                                                     (Thanks to austv2 for the video)




MACHINATIONS
                                       (Thanks to  Amputeenify for the video)




MI-SEX
                                          (Thanks to  Paralisis Nyc for the video)




MOVING PICTURES
                                            (Thanks to nzoz1982 for the video)




1927
                                         (Thanks to  Channel1927 for the video)




PSEUDO ECHO
                                        (Thanks to Omar León for the video)





ROSE TATTOO
                                      (Thanks to  COUNTDOWN 1974 - 1987 for the video)




SWANEE
                                (Thanks to JohnSwanee for the video)




WENDY MATHEWS
                                      (Thanks to AUSTRALIAN WOMEN OF MUSIC for the video)




LINKS

http://premier.ticketek.com.au/

http://www.playbillvenues.com.au/events/view/pure-gold-live-the-hordern-s-90th-birthday





#wsfm
#puregoldlive
#electronic80s





Tuesday, August 12, 2014

ROBIN WILLIAMS DEAD AT 63

Hello and welcome back.... Sad news this morning with the passing of Actor / Comedian "Robin Williams" aged 63
It appears that the talented actor committed suicide after a severe bout of Depression...

As I write this, I have tears streaming down my face, for the man that I loved & adored as a comedian, that made me laugh so many times in this often harsh world we live in.

But sadly humor couldn't help the man who made us laugh, as a tormented soul battling depression.

He was truly an inspirational human being.

RIP Robin Williams

#robinwilliams
#electronic80s

Sunday, August 10, 2014

FUTURE HOLOTAPE - SUMMER IN LOVE (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back.... Loving this, such amazing sounds.

Los Angeles (U.S.) based "Future Holotape" consists of duo 'Ernest Mancia' and 'Julie Chang'.

'Summer in Love' is from the upcoming album 'Analogue Renegades" and is OUT NOW :).

Sweeping melodic synths, Punchy Beats and Tasty Vocals is what  'Summer in Love' is about. Its Synthwave / Retrowave crafted on Analogue Synths leaving you feeling Palpable and Alive
(Well, it does for me.. Kinda reminds me of Summer 1987)


Check Links (below) for Album





Warm sounds that remind you of Summer...  Summer of Love



FUTURE HOLOTAPE - SUMMER IN LOVE   (Thanks to NewRetroWave for the video)




LINKS

https://soundcloud.com/futureholotape

https://twitter.com/futureholotape

http://www.songkick.com/artists/6228519

 https://www.facebook.com/ernest.mancia



SORRY , couldn't go past this...

FUTURE HOLOTAPE - MEMORY SPECTRUM  (Check out those Synths)


Thanks to BRKSYNESS for the video..





























#futureholotape
#electronic80s

Saturday, August 9, 2014

FOUR PLAY - DAVID BOWIE (Music Download)

Hello and welcome back.... Back in the 80s, there was a cassette series called "Four Play", meaning the  cassette only had 4 songs on it.

Well, Electronic80s is bringing them back in a new series.

First of the block is a Four Play from "David Bowie"



Side A
1. Ashes to Ashes
2. Fashion
Side B
3. China Girl
4. Modern Love

LISTEN / DOWNLOAD HERE


Keep an eye out for more 'Four Play's on Electronic80s.. Links will be on the top right hand side under 'Music Downloads'

Hope you Enjoy




ASHES TO ASHES




FASHION




CHINA GIRL




MODERN LOVE

Thanks to EMI music for the videos


LINKS

http://www.davidbowie.com/

https://www.facebook.com/davidbowie

http://www.bowiewonderworld.com/

https://twitter.com/DavidBowieReal

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/david-bowie/id551695

http://www.amazon.com/David-Bowie/e/B000AQ090A



#electronic80s





























Friday, August 8, 2014

SOUNDS OF THE 80S - TV SPECIAL

Hello and welcome back.... Found this interesting, A 80s show called "Sounds of the 80s" feturing Depeche mode, Yazoo, Human League and more... Looks to been on British Tv (Top of the Pops) around early - Mid 80s ... Enjoy


SOUNDS OF THE 80S    (Thanks to RTAVY73 for the video)


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

SHOCK - ANGEL FACE (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back.....I first heard this song on a special on the 'New Romantic' club scene, it was being played in a nightclub while pirate shirted party goers were strutting their stuff....
 Would have loved to go to one of these clubs, I think it would have been a amazing experience.

The band 'Shock' consisted of Mime artists (Tim Dry, Barbie Wilde and Sean Crawford) which was great for that futuristic robotic look.
Also in the band were a couple of dancers (Robert Pereno, LA Richards, Karen Sparks and Carole Caplin)

The band often performed at 'The Blitz' club owned by Steve Strange (Visage) and 'Rusty Egan' (Ultravox).

Released in 1980, 'Angel Face' is a remake of 1974 song by 'The Glitter Band'


Love the 'Rawness' of this song, sounds excellent played LOUD



SHOCK - ANGEL FACE          (Thanks to R4949 for the video)



LINKS

http://electronic80s.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/the-new-romantics-special-mixtape-20.html

http://www.fade2grey.com/rip-it-up/shock/

#electronic80s

Monday, August 4, 2014

KILLSTARR - DARK CITY (Sounds like the80s)

Hello and welcome back.... Loving the sound of this track.

Killstarr (aka  Johnny von Kelaita) is from Melbourne, Australia and is currently signed to 'Future80s Records'

The track 'Dark City' is from Killstar's latest EP called 'Memories' (pictured) - Links below

There are 5 tracks on the EP, all under the banner of 80s 'Dreamwave / Synthwave'

Dark City is a killer track full of Sweet Melodies and Retro Leads, this track reminds me of Summer 1985

Brilliant work from 'Killstarr'



KILLSTARR - DARK CITY    (Thanks to Future 80's Records for the video)



"In 2186, music had been all but forgotten... Until Killstarr arrived"...


LINKS

http://future80s.bandcamp.com/album/memories

https://www.facebook.com/killstarr

https://twitter.com/Killstarr_

https://soundcloud.com/killstarr



























































#killstarr
#electronic80s


STRAWBERRY SWITCHBLADE - SINCE YESTERDAY (Lost Hit)


Hello and welcome back.... Scottish Duo "Strawberry Switchblade" hit the charts in 1985 with the
single 'Since Yesterday'
Strawberry Switchblade was the 2 girls with awesome fashion sense? (Cross between New Wave and Goth) consisting of  Jill Bryson and Rose McDowall.
'Since Yesterday' made it to No 5 in the U.K music charts while only one album was released.

Love this song , its kinda happy... well make me happy to hear it.. Enjoy


STRAWBERRY SWITCHBLADE - SINCE YESTERDAY 


(Thanks to WiggyStHelensUK for the video)


LINKS

http://www.strawberryswitchblade.net/

http://www.jillbryson.com/

http://www.amazon.com/Strawberry-Switchblade/dp/B000005S3Z

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/strawberry-switchblade/id179559931




#strawberryswitchblade
#electronic80s


Saturday, August 2, 2014

GARTH KNIGHT - BREAK POINT (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back.... Love this song, goes under the banner of "New Retrowave" music.

Garth Knight pumps out this track with precision, thumping beats, wicked guitars and an awesome video to match..

The video maker is legendary 'Neros77', he has a real talent of blending kick Ass new electronic music with 80s/90s movie parts.

The movie in this track is from 1992 'Hard Boiled'

Love the Elevator part... Enjoy

*** Warning - Video has Violence ****** If you don't like Violence, close your eyes and listen to the sweet sounds of "Garth Knight" *************************************************


GARTH KNIGHT - BREAKING POINT   (Massive thanks to neros77 for the video)



LINKS

http://lunarboogie.com/releases/garth-knight-goliath/

#electronic80s


Friday, August 1, 2014

SOUNDS LIKE THE 80S - ORIGINAL POST (Music Download)



Hello and welcome back.... After 5000 views on my site of this one post, I thought I would show it
some love and post the music that made it what it is today.

A few years back I started a Post called "Sounds like the80s" on my blog = Electronic80s and 7 episodes(mixtapes) later I forgot that I hadn't done the music for the original post... So here it is ..

LISTEN / DOWNLOAD HERE


TRACK LISTING
1. Grum - Through the Night
2. Duran Duran - Being Followed
3.Ou Est Le Swimming Pool - The Key
4. Royskopp (Ft Robyn) - The Girl and the Robot
5. Bag Raiders - Way back Home
6. The Quadraphonic All Stars - New York
7. Elegant Machinery - Feel the Silence
8. Marsheaux - Popcorn
9. Shiny Toy Guns - Major Tom
10 . Robyn - Indestructible



VIEW THE ORIGINAL POST HERE 


GRUM - THROUGH THE NIGHT   (Thanks to Energy Production Records for the video)
 



ROYSKOPP (Ft ROBYN) - THE GIRL AND THE ROBOT   (Thanks to don2maso for the video)




THE QUADRAPHONIC ALL STARS - NEW YORK  (Thanks to The Quadraphonic All Stars for the video)




SHINY TOY GUNS - MAJOR TOM  (Thanks to Angel Lopez for the video)




ROBYN - INDESTRUCTIBLE  (Thanks to Embassy One for the video)


 


ROBYN - SCENES FROM "INDESTRUCTIBLE" and THAT DRESS...
























#electronic80s
#soundslikethe80s