Monday, September 29, 2014

DREAM SEQUENCE - I AM A CYLON (XTimelord Dance Edit) (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back.... I'm a huge fan of the 80s series of 'Battlestar Galactica' and a particular Cylon called 'CYE'...

For those that don't know, Cye sacrificed himself for Starbuck in the episode 'Return of Starbuck' (S01Ep10)

So Australian Music Producer 'Dream Sequence' with help from 'XTimelord' wrote this track.

See if you can hear a particular sound used by 'Michael Jackson' that was made by Dream Sequence on the 'Fairlight Synthesizer' for this track..
Enjoy

DREAM SEQUENCE - I AM A CYLON  (XTimelord Dance Edit)



LINKS

http://thedreamsequence.blogspot.com.au/

http://xtimelord.blogspot.com.au/search/label/INTRO

***** UPDATE****   7/10/2014
A REMASTERED VERSION HAS BEEN RELEASED AND IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

LINKS for download

https://soundcloud.com/the-dream-sequence/dream-sequence-xtimelord-i-am-a-cylon-remastered

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






Saturday, September 27, 2014

ITALO DISCO WEEK (Music Download)


Hello and welcome back... After finishing "Italo Disco week" with New and Old artists, I
thought I would record this mix for you to download / listen...
Enjoy

TRACK LISTING
1. Circuit 21 - Love in the Shadows (Cahill Remix)
2. P Lion - Happy Children
3. Dean Corporation - App Me (Italo dance mix)
4. Koto - Time
5. Marissa Machado - Wet Dreams
6. Ken Laszlo - Hey Hey Guy
7. Steve Burbon - Italo Disco
8. FPI Project - Rich in Paradise


DOWNLOAD / LISTEN HERE






#italodisco
#italo disco
#electronic80s





Friday, September 26, 2014

STEVE BURBON / FPI PROJECT (Italo Disco Week)

Hello and welcome back.... This is the final post in our Italo Disco Week (New and Old) with a Mixtape audio download to follow, for you ears enjoyment..

NEW

STEVE BURBON - ITALO DREAM

Loving this at the moment, Stunning track from German music producer 'Steve Burbon'





OLD

FPI PROJECT - RICH IN PARADISE

Man, I love this song.. Nobody does Italo Disco like FPI Project, with the track 'Rich in Paradise' reaching No 5 in the German Music charts (No9 in the UK)




LINKS

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/fpi-project/id131640604

https://www.facebook.com/FPI.Project






MARISSA MACHADO / KEN LASZLO (Italo Disco Week)

Hello and welcome back..... Continuing with Italo Disco week (New and Old)


NEW

MARISSA MACHADO - WET DREAMS

Stunning track by 'Marrissa Machado', such an amazing voice.. Sadly, not much info on her yet.
This is the 2014 song 'Wet Dreams' This is a remix by Digimax...
Wicked





OLD

KEN LASZLO - HEY HEY GUY

Smash hit for Italian Singer 'Ken Laszlo' back in 1984, this was his first released track.
He later released the track 'Tonight' which put the mark on Italo Disco..




LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ken-Laszlo-Official/275040749196533

https://myspace.com/kenlaszloofficial

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/ken-laszlo/id42011826

https://twitter.com/KenLaszlo








Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DEAN CORPORATION / KOTO (Italo Disco Week)

Hello and welcome back.... Continuing with our Italo Disco week with old and new tracks explored, its a musical feast for your ears.. and yes, hopefully a Mixtape at the end to download and enjoy on your MP3 player...


NEW

DEAN CORPORATION - APP ME

Not much is known about this outfit "Dean Corporation" but this track kicks, I think they maybe from Holland because they go thru 'Beach Club Records' which is in Holland.... I could be wrong. Enjoy the track 'App Me'
                                        (Thanks to DerSabu for the video)


LINKS
http://beachclubrecords.bandcamp.com/album/dean-corporation-app-me


OLD

KOTO - TIME

'Koto' is possibly one of the best known for Italo Disco / Spacesynth in the 80s with their huge hit 'Dragons Legend' but since I have already featured that song on this site, I will look at the track 'Time', another huge fav of mine.

Released in 1989 'Time' was from the 'Masterpieces' album.

Koto is an Italian synthpop group that originally consisted of Anfrando Maiola and Stefano Cundari (dec), later with the Dutch composer Michiel van der Kuy (Music Producer - Laserdance).

Sadly Stefano Cundari passed away sometime during mid - late 90s ?

Love this track, the chorus is stunning, so many amazing sounds.. enjoy

                            (Thanks to 0OoOooReDeRo0o0oo0 for the video)



LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/pages/KOTO-anfrando-maiola/269166806456198

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/koto/id94929040









Sunday, September 21, 2014

CIRCUIT 21 / P LION (Italo Disco Week)

Hello and welcome back .... After a crap week (nasty cold /virus) I thought I would start the week on a high with.... Italo Disco Week  (NEW AND OLD).

NEW

We start with Irish outfit 'Circuit 21', fronted by Robert Brown (Fashion Designer, once toured with Bronski Beat) with the track 'Love in the Shadows' (Remake of 1986 track by E.G Daily)... this is killing then on the music charts... The video is visually stunning

CIRCUIT 21 - LOVE IN THE SHADOWS  (Cahill Remix)
 


LINKS

http://circuit21.com/

https://www.facebook.com/circuit21official




OLD

Italian singer 'P LION' (Paolo Pelandi) had this huge hit in 1984 'Happy Children'.. This track was produced by Davide Zambelli (Scotch) and was from the album 'Springtime' (1984)... Love this song, takes me back.. Enjoy

P LION - HAPPY CHILDREN



LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/plionproject



#IDWeek
#electronic80s
#PLion
#Circuit21


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

M - POP MUZIK (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back... Smashing into the music charts in 1979, U.K outfit 'M' made it to No 2 in the U.K and a slather of No 1 spots including Australia, Germany, Canada, Sweden and the U.S

'M' was fronted by singer,/ producer 'Robin Scott'.
Other musicians who played on the track were his brother Julian Scott (on bass), then unknown keyboardist Wally Badarou (Level 42), Canadian synth programmer John Lewis (who died of AIDS in 1985) and Brigit Novik, (backing vocals).

The single 'Pop Muszik' was from the album "New York • London • Paris • Munich"
Other musicians to play on this album include Phil Gould (Drums - later of Level 42), Gary Barnacle (Saxophone) and ... wait for it... David Bowie with occasional Handclaps, YES..David Bowie (He lives close to where they were recording the album and popped in for a cuppa*)




For me, I love this song... Its early 80s Disco meets New Wave and with the catchy phrase 'New York, London, Paris, Munich, everybody's talkin' `bout Pop Musik'.. Its hard to beat.


M - POP MUZIK          (Thanks to UnionSquareMusic for the video)




LINKS

http://www.robinscott.org/robinscott.html

http://www.robinscott.org/muzic.html

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist//id468664858

https://twitter.com/RobinScottUK





* Cannot confirm that a cup of tea was actually consumed (speculation only)

#M
#RobinScottUK
#PopMuzik
#electronic80s


Sunday, September 14, 2014

WATCHING TV IN THE 80S - PART 7


Hello and welcome back.... Visiting the TV series of the 80s that I can remember, we enter part 7.
Cartoon Edition

If you missed the previous episodes then Catch up HERE

Enjoy

FRAGGLE ROCK      (Thanks to Liam Bettens for the video)





DANGER MOUSE      (Thanks to dangermouse for the video)





INSPECTOR GADGET    (Thanks to Weylon Solis for the video)





GUMMI BEARS      (Thanks to Admiral Morey for the video)





THE SMURFS      (Thanks to The Smurfs for the video)






CHIP N DALE      (Thanks to Go Television for the video)




#80stv
#electronic80s







Friday, September 12, 2014

1985 - Side A (Music Download)


Hello and welcome back.... Continuing the compilation series, we come to the year 1985... so many
good songs,

This is Side A of my compilation tape.. Enjoy

TRACK LISTING
1. Don Henley - Boys of Summer
2. Bryan Adams - Run to You
3. Corey Hart - Never Surrender
4. Debarge - Whos holding Donna Now
5. The Commodores - Nightshift
6. Mr Mister - Broken Wings
7. A-Ha - Take on Me
8. Divine - You think your a Man
9. Bronski Beat - Hit that Perfect Beat
10. Stephen "Tin Tin" Duffy - Kiss Me
11. Go West - We close our Eyes
12. Huey Lewis - The power of Love



LISTEN / DOWNLOAD HERE 


BRYAN ADAMS - RUN TO YOU




A-HA - TAKE ON ME




BRONSKI BEAT  - HIT THAT PERFECT BEAT  (Thanks to Andrew01971 for the video)




GO WEST - WE CLOSE OUR EYES





#1985
#electronic80s
#mixtape



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

THOMPSON TWINS - INTO THE GAP (Full Concert and Documentary)

Hello and welcome back.... I found this interesting..

Being a huge fan of 80s band "Thompson Twins" this video is a documentary and live set of the 1984 era about the album launch 'Into the Gap'

In a classic rags to riches story, it documents the life of a pop star that sometimes, isn't all that glamorous as it all seems and then ... The Concert, The show must go on.




THOMPSON TWINS - INTO THE GAP (CONCERT +DOCO)


MASSIVE thanks to FEEEELINGOOD for the video




LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thompson-Twins-band/44578760916

https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/into-the-gap/id302054937

http://www.last.fm/music/Thompson+Twins/Into+The+Gap

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Into-Gap-Thompson-Twins/dp/B000002VCN

http://kickass.to/thompson-twins-box-set-2009-mp3-320-oan-t5203847.html

http://kickass.to/thompson-twins-singles-collection-1996-kompletlywyred-dhz-in-t2555772.html

https://www.facebook.com/ThompsonTwinsTomBailey


UPDATE

Tom Bailey of "The Thompson Twins" has been currently touring around the U.S playing all the hits from his Thompson Twins days, if you missed it, check out the video below.... (this is a U.K set)

TOM BAILEY LIVE 2014    (Thanks to Ian Priestley for the video)


TRACK LIST
1. “In the Name of Love”
2. “Lies”
3. “Sister of Mercy”
4. “You Take Me Up”
5. “If You Were Here”
6. “Love On Your Side”
7. “Doctor Doctor”
8. “King for a Day”
9. “Hold Me Now”





































#tom bailey
#thompsontwins
#electronic80s




Monday, September 8, 2014

LEVEL 42 - RUNNING IN THE FAMILY (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back.... This still sounds fresh and lively, even today..

U.K band "Level 42", to date, have released 11 albums in total (and i thought they were a one hit wonder band)...
'Running in the Family' made it to No 6 in the U.K music charts (No 83 in the U.S) but sadly couldn't match their previous single 'Lessons in Love' which shot to No3 (U.K) and No12 (U.S).

What made Level 42 stand out?
Apart from catchy sounding songs, it was the combination of quirky Bass guitar rhythms, snappy syth work (Yamaha DX7?) and catchy vocals (Mark King) with old fashioned lyric writing made 'Level 42' sounding polished and a pleasure to listen to.

Some debate as to where 'Level 42' got their name... Some say its taken from Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy (42 was the answer to the meaning of life) and some say its in relation to a carpark in China that has 42 levels... what do you think (join the discussion on Twitter @Electronic80s1)


LEVEL 42 - RUNNING IN THE FAMILY        (Thanks to Level 42 for the video)




LEVEL 42 - LESSONS IN LOVE  (Thanks to polydorclassics's channel for the video)




RUNNING IN THE FAMILY (ALTERNATE VERSION) (Thanks to LEVEL42FOREVER for the video)




LINKS

http://www.level42.com/

https://www.facebook.com/level42official

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/level-42/id81006

https://twitter.com/MorganRoussel/lists/level42


SORRY COULDN'T GO PAST THIS

LEVEL 42 - RUNNING IN THE FAMILY  (FULL ALBUM)


#level42
#electronic80s


***********************************************************************************
******* CHECK THIS OUT *********************************************************

If your in the U.K, catch 'Level 42' playing live (The Sirens Tour) around OCT 2014.. check out the link below...
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Level-42-tickets/artist/735504#artist_table_focus






Friday, September 5, 2014

TOMMY TUTONE - 8675309 / JENNY (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back..... One hit wonder back in 1982 for U.S band "Tommy Tutone"

The song became so popular that people in the United States to this day dial this telephone number and ask for Jenny as a prank. Regarding the famous number, "We had people threatening to sue us. It was the Buffalo Chief of Police's daughter's number in New York," said frontman Tommy Heath. (thanks to Wikipedia for the info)

Such an awesome song, one that I never get sick of hearing... enjoy

TOMMY TUTONE - 8675309 / JENNY



OK, MY GRIPE
Here in Australia, we have to put up with alot of things, being ripped off from Apple (products / Itunes prices are like double the price of America regardless if our dollar is strong) amongst other things, and it seems were not good enough to watch videos.. Seriously??
I was going to put the original video of this song on this post, but no.. Its blocked
Absolutely pathetic. @VEVO


Gripe over

LINKS

http://www.tutone.com/

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/tommy-tutone/id3939688




#electronic80s
#tommytutone
#VEVO



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

CANNONBALL RUN (Electronic80s at the movie)

Hello and welcome back.... haven't had a movie for a while so I thought I would post this. From 1981, Cannonball Run stars Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Jackie Chan, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Dom DeLuise ... Enjoy

CANNOBALL RUN   (Thanks to farah saleem for the movie)

Monday, September 1, 2014

PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Hello and welcome back... U.K band "Psychedelic Furs" have always been a favorite of mine, hearing the song 'Love My Way' played thru the 80s on Sydney radio '2SM - Rock of the 80s'.

Their music was classed as 'Post-Punk' or 'New Wave', or 'Rock'

 The Psychedelic Furs (sometimes known as 'The Furs') consisted of brothers 'Richard (lead vocals) and Tim Butler' (Bass Guitar)









Other members included Duncan Kilburn (left 1982) (Sax), Vince Ely (replacing Paul Wilson in 1980)-(Drums), Roger Morris (left 1982) (Guitars) and John Ashton (Guitars)

The Furs released 7 studio albums to date and a slather of singles... Possibly their biggest break was the song 'Pretty in Pink', used in the movie with the same name ( movie director / producer John Hughes), this pushed a re-recorded version to No18 on the U.K music charts.


Songs I like from the Psychedelic Furs are 'Heartbreak Beat'(1987), 'Heaven'(1984), 'Pretty in Pink'(1981-86) and my biggest fav 'Love My Way'(1982)... Its pure 80s, Sound and vision.... So Good..









LOVE MY WAY




HEARTBREAK BEAT




HEAVEN




PRETTY IN PINK          (Thanks to Ignazio Deddu for the video)




LINKS

http://www.thepsychedelicfurs.com/

https://www.facebook.com/psychedelicfurs

http://psychedelicfurs.co.uk/furs/

https://twitter.com/pfurs

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/the-psychedelic-furs/id515449




#electronic80s
#pfurs