Thursday, 17 April 2014

Producing The 80's - Nile Rodgers And Bernard Edwards Collection (12'' Mixes Album) Electro Disco Funk RnB Soul Pop Classics RARE!

 
TRACKLISTING

Produced By Nile Rodgers And Bernard Edwards
1. Diana Ross - My Old Piano (Original Chic Mix)
2. Carly Simon - Why (12'' Mix)
 
Produced By Nile Rodgers
3. David Bowie - Let's Dance (Album Version)
4. INXS - Original Sin (Album Version)
5. Duran Duran - Wild Boys (Wilder Than Wild Boys Extended Mix)
6. Madonna - Material Girl (Album Version)
7. Thompson Twins - Lay Your Hands On Me (Extended Nile Rodgers Remix)
8. The B-52s - Roam (Album Version)
 
Produced By Bernard Edwards
9. Duran Duran - A View To A Kill
10. The Power Station - Get It On (Bang a Gong) (Album Version)
11. Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love (Album Version)
12. ABC - The Night You Murdered Love (Album Version)
 
Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards Profile:
 
Bernard Edwards' supple, big-bottom basslines powered platinum hits by Chic, the '70s dance/pop
band that he co-founded with guitarist/songwriter/producer Nile Rodgers. The group scored three
gold singles and one platinum single including two number one pop/R&B singles, "Le Freak" and
"Good Times"; two platinum albums, C'est Chic and Risque; and one gold album, Chic. A Chic live
recording, Live at the Budokan, was released February 23, 1999, through Rodgers' Sumthing Distribution.
The bassist co-wrote and produced all of Chic's records as well as those the duo produced for Diana Ross,
Sister Sledge, and others.
Edwards later produced and played in '80s supergroup Power Station ("Some Like It Hot"); produced ABC's
"When Smokey Sings," Ross' "Telephone," and Rod Stewart; and played bass on the Rodgers-produced Madonna
LP Like a Virgin and Jody Watley's "Don't You Want Me."
By the mid-'80s, the duo was no longer producing together exclusively. Tiring of their rigorous production
and touring schedule, Chic disbanded with Take It Off (1981, "Stage Fright") and the 1982 LPs Tongue in Chic
("Hangin'") and Believer being their last albums for Atlantic.
Both men embarked on illustrious production careers: Rodgers had hits with David Bowie
(the number one gold single "Let's Dance," "China Girl"), Madonna (the nine-million selling LP Like a Virgin,
with the number one title track single and the Top Five hits "Material Girl," "Angel," and "Dress You Up"),
and the System ("Comin' to America") while Edwards recorded with ABC, Rod Stewart, Power Station, Starpoint,
Missing Persons, and Nona Hendryx, among others. Rodgers and Edwards reunited
for a 1992 Chic LP, Chic-ism
("Give Me the Lovin'," "Chic Mystique") for Warner Bros. Records.
 
At the age of 43, Bernard Edwards died of pneumonia
 while touring with Chic in Tokyo, Japan, on April 18, 1996.  
 
 
"Great 12'' Remix Collection"
 
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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Remixing The 80s - Shep Pettibone Remixes Collection (12'' Mixes Album) Hi-NRG Electro Disco Pop Classics RARE!

 
TRACKLISTING
 
1. Arcadia - Say The Word (Extended Vocal Remix)
2. Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth (Heavenly Version)
3. Bros - I Owe You Nothing (The Shep Pettibone Remix)
4. Depeche Mode - Behind The Wheel (Shep Pettibone Remix)
5. Duran Duran - All She Wants Is (US Master Mix)
6. Five Star - The Slightest Touch (The Pettibone Touch Remix)
7. George Michael - Hard Day (Shep Pettibone Remix)
8. Level 42 - Something About You (Shep Pettibone Remix)
9. Madonna - Express Yourself (Non-Stop Express Mix)
10. New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle (Shep Pettibone Remix)
11. Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls (Shep Pettibone Mastermix)
12. The Communards - Never Can Say Goodbye (Shep Pettibone Extended Remix)
 
Shep Pettibone is a record producer, remixer, songwriter and club DJ, one of the most prolific of the 1980s. His earliest work known to the public was for one of New York City's top urban radio station, WRKS 98.7 Kiss-FM, and later as remixer/producer for the disco/dance label Salsoul Records. His prowess at production and mixing led him to work with such artists as Madonna and George Michael in the late 1980s during the height of these artists' popularity. Together with Arthur Baker, he helped to popularize many aspects of dance and hip-hop culture, such as scratching.
 
"Great 12'' Remix Collection"
 
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Friday, 11 April 2014

RETRO DISCO Hi-NRG's TOP 20 Dance Hits - Various Artists 80s


 
TOP 20 TRACKS
 
1. Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (performance mix) 1984
2. Waterfront Home - Take A Chance On Me (12 inch mix) 1983
3. Cafe Society - Somebody To Love (extended version) 1984
4. Hazell Dean - Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go) (extended remix) 1984
5. Pamela Nightingale - I'll Never Fall In Love Again (extended mix) 1985
6. Fancy - In Shock (12'' maxi) 1985
7. Jellybean feat Adele Bertei - Just A Mirage (extended dance mix) 1987
8. Dead Or Alive - Lover Come Back To Me (extended mix) 1985
9. Patrick Cowley feat Sylvester - Do Ya Wanna Funk (12'' mix) 1982
10. J.S.T.O - I Just Wanna Dance (wayne g mix) [Jerry Springer At The Opera] 2004
11. People Like Us - Midnight Lover (12 inch remix) 1988
12. The Flirts - Danger (12 inch maxi) 1983
13. Pamala Stanley - Coming Out Of Hiding (extended mix) 1983
14. Glamour Station - Everybody Does It (extended 12'' mix) 1985
15. Radiorama - Bad Boy You (12'' remix) 1988
16. Samantha  Gilles - Let Me Feel It (belgium mix) 1985
17. Carol Cooper - Tunnel Of Love (extended version) 1985
18. Miko Mission - Let It Be Love (miko-bit remix) 2011
19. Lime - Guilty (radio version) 1983
20. Marsha Raven - False Alarm (dutch 12'' remix) 1984
 
"20 VERY BEST OF THE BEST!"
"Originally compiled for broadcast on a Radio Programme, showcasing 80s Hi-NRG Electronic Music"
 
Enjoy!
 
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Friday, 4 April 2014

TYSON - "Die On The Dancefloor" (Limited Edition Album) 2012 eurobeat hi-nrg italo new SYLVESTER PATRICK COWLEY JIMMY SOMERVILLE RuPAUL GIORGIO MORODER 80s electro disco DJ PROMO

 


 
TRACKLIST
 
01 Before I Love Again
02 Die On The Dancefloor
03 After You're Gone
04 Kiss Like Dynamite
05 Love's On The Line
06 Out Of My Mind
07 Fight
08 Ran For Love
09 Mr Rain
10 On The Radio
11. Die On The Dancefloor (Extended Mix)
12. Out Of My Mind (Swiss Remix)
13. After You're Gone (Extended Mix)
 
In 2011, after a lukewarm attempt at a solo career, London's Ali Love somehow became the male vocalist in house circles: he was versatile enough to feature on top of the spewed electro of Justice's Civilization or the chilled nu-Balearica of Luca C & Brigante's "Different Morals," and he featured, most prominently, on that unescapable half-disco, half-house gem by Hot Natured ("Forward Motion"). If there is one thing you could reproach, however, it's Love's singing, its overall self-restraint, its under-the-top-ness.

Enter Tyson, another Londoner with the same knack for Italo-tinged pop, who works with the same label (Back Yard Recordings), and the same studio collaborator (Martin Dubka, of indie-dance hopefuls Cazals), but with a totally different approach to self-characterization. On the basis of his Die on the Dancefloor long-player, it wouldn't be surprising to see this young newcomer ubiquitously occupy in 2012 the same ground Love did last year. Except Tyson is, at heart, a more theatrical vocalist in the diva house tradition. (Think Robert Owens meets Billie Ray Martin meets Chelonis R. Jones meets Hard Ton.) The campy attitude he displays on the ten tracks on offer might be too much of an acquired taste, but there is also a commanding posture at work here that makes his music definitely stand out.

Aesthetically speaking, Die on the Dancefloor is pretty much in synch with what you'd expect post-disco resurgence dance pop to be like. "Fight," for instance, constitutes a rather enjoyable go at the kind of commercially sound, mainstream recordings Giorgio Moroder perfected during his Flashdance soundtrack phase, although it is hard to tell if the overwrought guitar solo that severs the song in two is tongue-in-cheek or just too tongue-in-cheek for its own good. The same could be said about songs like "Love's on the Line" or "Ran for Love," which both recall Tina Turner's reign in sci-fi classic Mad Max. Album closer "On the Radio" constitutes the mandatory—and disposable, to be frank—unhurried track: not slow enough to be fully epic, yet not danceable enough either, it mostly serves to draw attention to the fact Tyson has undeniable magnetism on one hand, but that he also relies on the strength of the background compositions at all times. That said, you can't help but hope that Die on the Dancefloor will be Tyson's entry ticket on the house scene next to other novices like EJ, Little Jinder or even Amirali, and his authoritative vocal presence won't make electronic music producers shy away from one of the most interesting characters to emerge from the UK these past months.
 
TYSON
 
"A Great Hi-NRG Italo Disco 80s type album!"
TYSON is the love child of SYLVESTER; PATRICK COWLEY; JIMMY SOMERVILLE; RuPAUL; GIORGIO MORODER"
 
Scores 10/10!
 
Physical CD Available from:
 
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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

ERASURE - Mixed, Remixed and Mega-Mixed (Remix Album) 2014 Promotional Mixes 80s Dance Synth Pop Hi-NRG Eurobeat Disco


TRACKLISTING
 
01. A Little Respect (Remixed) (6.33)
02. Stop (Remixed) (5.46)
03. Blue Savannah (Remix) (6.52)
04. Who Needs Love (Like That) [Hamburg Mix] (3.02)
05. Sometimes (Remix) (5.16)
06. Oh L Amour (Remix) (6.02)
07. Love To Hate You (Mix) (5.51)
08. Ship Of Fools (Mix) (6.57)
09. When I Need You (Mix) (4.22)
10. Drama (Mix) (5.35)
11. Chains Of Love (Mix) (6.26)
12. Victim Of Love (Mix) (5.24)
13. Gimme, Gimme, Gimme (Remix) (4.58)
14. Erasure Megamix (by Kristwerkmode) (16.16)
 
Erasure are an English synthpop duo, consisting of singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke. They formed in London, England, UK and entered the music scene in 1985 with their debut single "Who Needs Love Like That".
 
Following the release of their fourth single "Sometimes", the duo established itself on the UK Singles Chart and became one of the most successful artists of the mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s.
 
From 1986 to 2007, Erasure achieved 24 consecutive Top 40 hits in the UK, while having 3 Top 20 hits in the US (on the Billboard Hot 100): ''The Circus'', "A Little Respect", ''Blue Savannah'', "Chains of Love", ''Love to Hate You'', "Always", ''Breathe'' and ''In My Arms''.
 
By 2009, 34 of their 45 singles & EPs (of which 8 out of the 45 were not chart eligible in the UK) had made the UK Top 40, with 17 climbing into the Top 10.
 
The duo are most popular in their native UK and mainland Europe (especially Germany, Denmark and Sweden), South Africa (Erasure's first ever Official #1 Chart Hit was in South Africa), also popular in South America (especially in Argentina, Chile and Peru).
 
To date, Erasure have sold over 25 million albums worldwide.
 
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Sunday, 23 March 2014

Essential Hi-NRG Classics Vol. 2 - Various Artists 80's Disco Electro NRG Classics RARE!

MEGATONE Records, The Castro, San Francisco, USA 1980's

 
Hi-Nrg Dancefloor Classics, Vol. 2 
Released Aug 06, 1996 on the Deep Beats label.
Liner Note Author: Lewis Dene. Arrangers: Denis LePage; Warren Schatz.
Hi-Nrg Dancefloor Classics, Vol. 2 CD music contains a single disc with 11 songs.
 
Tracklisting
 


1Sylvester - Sex (extended 12 mix)



2Sharon Redd - In The Name Of Love (extended 12 mix)
 

3Suzy Q - Get Up And Do It Again (extended 12 mix)




4Lime - Agent 406 (extended 12 mix)



5Tanya Jackson - Pillow Talk (extended 12 mix)



6Mona Rae - Do Me (extended 12 mix)




7Carol Jiani - Ask Me (extended 12 mix)



8France Joli - Gonna Get Over You (Francois Kevorkian 12 mix)



9Gary Toms Empire - Sexy Lady (extended vocal mix)




10Vicki Sue Robinson - Hot Summer Night (extended 12 mix)



11Lime - Your Love (extended 12 mix)
 
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Essential Hi-NRG Classics Vol. 1 - Various Artists 80's Disco Electro NRG Classics

MEGATONE Records, The Castro, San Francisco, USA 1980's

Tracklisting
           
1 Carol Jiani Hit 'N' Run Lover
Arranged By – Denis Le Page* Written-By – Wilbur*
8:15
2 Suzy Q Harmony
Producer – Jerry Cucuzzella, John Brenner Written-By – Bastow*, Moroder*, Bellotte*
5:44
3 Jolo Last Call
Producer – Barry Beam, John Hedges Written-By – Mehl*, Block*, Carter*
6:47
4 Suzy Q Computer Music
Producer – Jerry Cucuzzella Written-By – Grigon*
5:45
5 Scherrie Payne One Night Only
Producer – Rick Gianatos Written-By – Kreiger*, Eyen*
6:24
6 Paul Parker Pushin' Too Hard
Producer – Patrick Cowley Written-By – Saxon*
5:55
7 Modern Rocketry Cuba Libra
Producer – Ken Kessie, Morey Goldstein Written-By – Kessie*, Goldstein*
7:07
8 Jeanie Tracy Don't Leave Me This Way
Mixed By [Uncredited] – Sylvester Producer – Tip Wirrick* Written-By – Gilbert*, Gamble*, Huff*
6:21
9 Jackson Moore One Look
Producer – Nick John Written-By – John*
7:28
10 Patrick Cowley Menergy
Producer – Patrick Cowley Written-By – Blecman*, Cowley*
8:13
11 Modern Rocketry Homosexuality
Producer – Ken Kessie, Morey Goldstein Written-By – Kessie*, Goldstein*
7:02

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Friday, 7 March 2014

DIVINE - The Best of Divine (Album) [Hot Productions] Hi-NRG Disco Eurobeat 80s "R.I.P DIVINE 26 Years Ago Today"

Harris Glenn Milstead (aka "DIVINE") (October 19, 1945 – March 7, 1988) was an American singer and actor best known by his drag persona Divine. He starred in many of John Waters' films, including Mondo Trasho, Multiple Maniacs, Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Polyester, and Hairspray.

In the 1980s, Divine released several dance music records which were club music hits in the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa, Japan and Australia. Divine's records comprised synth-heavy Hi-NRG music, most of it composed, created, performed, and produced by New York Hi-NRG producer Bobby Orlando and later with British MegaHit Producers,
STOCK, AITKEN & WATERMAN (PWL)

[Greatest Hits Collection]

"R.I.P DIVINE"
"26 Years Ago Today"
March 7th 1988
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