Thursday, September 24, 2015

BEST TRACKS Part two

Hello and welcome back.... Continuing with the 'Best Tracks' posts, what songs i love, can't stop listening to and why.
Sometimes a song is not just a song, there's meaning behind a particular sound or sometimes its the video, a lot of effort goes into some videos and they can make or break a track...Hope you enjoy


PROPAGANDA - DUEL

Such a amazing track, from 1985, German band 'Propaganda' had a huge hit with the track 'Duel'. Using the band Kraftwerk as inspiration, this track made it to No21 in the U.K music charts.
I love the vocals in this song, so powerful and rich and the various array of sounds that play through till the end... It deserves to be in this list, i love it.

PROPAGANDA - DUEL


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THE ADVENTURES - SEND MY HEART

Why, Why, Why wasn't this track (and band) bigger than they were?. This track is pure heaven.
From the lush guitar work, the honey like vocals and the sweet melodies this is one track i can listen to over and over.
Came out around 1985 and was from the album 'Theodore and Friends'. Just about all the tracks on this album are brilliant, well worth adding to your collection if you don't already have it.

THE ADVENTURES - SEND MY HEART


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FUN FUN - BAILA BOLERO

Such a fun song, released around 1986 by Italio Disco outfit 'Fun Fun'.
Love the video, the 2 singers in the video makes this track even better. The girl in the black top really works the camera and looks stunning, as does the girl in the white top but she looks a little lost... now, where did that camera go?


FUN FUN - BAILA BOLERO



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JEAN BEAUVOIIR - FEEL THE HEAT

Another track where not only the song is wicked but so is the album its from. Jean Beauvoir's huge hit from 1986 called 'Feel the Heat' from the 'Drums Across the Mohawk' album. This track also featured in the closing credits on the Sylvester Stallone movie 'Cobra'... Its pure power, from the guitars, silky synths and that Mohawk, wow, awesome Mohawk.
Pump it up.


JEAN BEAUVOIR - FEEL THE HEAT



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VANESSA PARADIS - JOE LE TAXI

This track, i simply love. The sweet sound of soft synth, a little sax, and the honey like vocals of a very young 'Vanessa Paradis'. I think she was about 14 or 15 in this clip.
'Joe le Taxi' was written for Vanessa by two writers (Franck Langolff and √Čtienne Roda-Gil) about a taxi driver called Joe (obvious) who knows everything about France, likes rum and dreams of going to the Amazon. It made it to No2 in the U.K music charts (No1 in France) in 1987.
Close your eyes and be taken to sunny France on a summers afternoon.
Simply stunning

VANESSA PARADIS - JOE LE TAXI



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Thursday, September 17, 2015

MY BEST TRACKS - Part One

Hello and welcome back.... I was asked the other day, 'Whats your favorite 80s track at the moment?', What song from the 80s do i love to listening to over and over again and never get sick of hearing?...

Well, there's a few, so i thought... Why not share with my 80s loving peeps out there, so here is a list of tracks that i love and why. 

Never know, you may just hear a song you have never heard before and start you on a wonderful journey....


LIAN ROSS - FANTASY

Possibly my most favorite track at the moment, The bass sounds like it should come from a synth but in the video its done on guitar (love the hair), also there's a pretty big keytar as well (so 80s).
But its the synth sound that captures my mind, love the choir like sound and the little 3 claps (i used this method in my latest track).... Such a wicked song, so 80s, with lyrics you can sing to.



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VALERIE DORE - THE NIGHT

From the opening scene (drugs anyone?) to the drummer who looks like he's thinking 'Are you friggin serious' (love the hair), This track by Italo Disco diva Valerie Dore is simple but effective. Has such an awesome sound.. love it
Must say, the DX7 (synth) player is lookin pretty swish...



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BAD BOYS BLUE - COME BACK AND STAY

The first time i heard this track, i was getting a lift from a work college (he was Italian) and he had it playing on a tape in his car (i think he did a copy for me) but i lost it years ago. All i remember was the middle part where the singer says 'Oh Baby'... Thats it.
Fast forward 30 years or so and while listening to online radio station 'Polska Stacja, 80s and Italo Disco' I hear this song... Yes, i had found it again (crowd cheers)
Sadly 2 of the 3 male singers from this band are now deceased but its still an amazing sounding track to listen to.



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ROXY MUSIC - SAME OLD SCENE

This is what i call Intelligent music, its been crafted with such skill, the sounds, the lyrics... pure Roxy Music.
The heavy use of the Prophet synth is one of the things that draws me to this track, those lush string sounds, then add the vocals of Brian Ferry, those sweet sounding vocals, its pure heaven.
Came out around 1982-3, I used to hear it often on my dads stereo, he was a huge Roxy fan, that, and at the time, Sydney radio station Triple M was starting to broadcast in stereo so it sounded even better on my AIWA Walkman as well.



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TIME BANDITS - ENDLESS ROAD

This is the track i want to be played at my funeral. I so love this track, after all we are all on a endless road in life and spirit.
Love the synth sounds in this track, the little 3 note bits at the end of each line just adds to the overall ambiance to the track.
The video was done in Australia mostly around Gold Coast (Queensland) and Bondi Beach? (NSW) even though the Time Bandits were a dutch band.
Came out around 1985

Time Bandits: Endless Road. from Nijel Vidler on Vimeo.



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Saturday, September 12, 2015

S'EXPRESS - MANTRA FOR A STATE OF MIND

Hello and welcome back....Released in 1991, U.K band S'Express had a huge hit with this track 'Mantra for a State of Mind'.... It was massive in the dance clubs.

Mark Moore was the genius behind S'Express with acid house & sampling all the rage and managed to reach No 12 in the Irish music charts, No21 in the U.K.... See the Irish know good music :)

Mantra for a State of Mind was from the album 'Intercourse'

Pump it Up

S'EXPRESS - MANTRA FOR A STATE OF MIND  (1991)



LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/markmoore.sexpress

http://www.discogs.com/artist/124860-SExpress

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/sexpress/id21142596

http://www.markmoore.com/


Music Producer for S'Express... Mark Moore


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#markmoore



Thursday, September 10, 2015

MUSIC DOWNLOAD NOT WORKING

Hello and welcome back... Just a quick post to let you know that some of the music downloads are no longer active.
I was using Spreaker to host the downloads but i have been put back to 20 hours of airtime because i fail to upgrade, which is fair enough, but i just can't afford it... That's life
The ones i left behind are the bigger ones (ones with the most downloads).
The music downloads are on the right hand side of the page under 'Music Downloads' and i will slowly start taking the links off the page that are no longer active.
Cheers
Michael

Friday, September 4, 2015

DREAM SEQUENCE - TAKE ME (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back.... Awesome new track for Australian music producer DREAM SEQUENCE

Called 'Take Me' the track mix's sweet sounding synths, lush choir/strings and a hint of Acid. For those who are wondering... What is Acid?
The Acid sound was heard in the late 80s House scene and is produced by tweaking a Roland 303 Bass synth.
Its a fairly distinctive sound and one that Dream Sequence uses in his music often...

Take a listen, see what you think..


DREAM SEQUENCE - TAKE ME



A FREE Download is available from their SoundCloud page (link below)


LINKS

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

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

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



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Thursday, September 3, 2015

JEAN MICHEL JARRE - CHRONOLOGIE PART 4

Hello and welcome back.... Loving this track.
Just outside the 80s (1993), French music composer 'Jean Michel Jarre' released this stunning sounding track from his 8th album called 'Chronologie.

Their were 8 tracks on this album and made it to No 11 in the U.K Music charts

Synths used on the Chronologie album include  =
Digisequencer
Kurzweil K2000
Mini Moog
ARP 2600
Akai MPC60
AKAI S 1000
EMS Synthi AKS
JD 800
Korg O1/W
Roland TR-909 (Drum Machine)
Boss DR 660 (Drum Machine)
Elka Synthex
Eminent 310
Roland Jupiter 8
Roland DJ 70
Vocalist
Fairlight CMI

The tracks from this album has been quoted as sounding similar to 80s New Wave dance music.... Take a listen...


JEAN MICHEL JARRE - CHRONOLOGIE PART 4  (1993)




***** NEW ALBUM OUT SOON (16/10/2015) CALLED "THE TIME MACHINE" *********


LINKS

http://jeanmicheljarre.com/

https://www.facebook.com/jeanmicheljarre

https://twitter.com/jeanmicheljarre

https://soundcloud.com/jeanmicheljarre

http://www.discogs.com/artist/209415-Jean-Michel-Jarre






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