Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Ashleigh Sendin - "(Ha Ha) Here I Come" (1984) hi-nrg electro disco eurobeat 80s "Hard-To-Find" OUT OF PRINT - VERY RARE!


"A Very Rare South African 80s Hi-Nrg Italo Disco Electro Record from 1984"

I recently found out that the artist Ashleigh Sendin who sang ‘(Ha Ha) Here I come’ on the South-African compilation album High Energy Double Dance - Vol 2 (1984) and ‘Who needs it’ (Eurobeat 3 - 1987) is a South-African. She has been living in the UK for the past twenty years having had a rewarding career on stage and are currently the headmaster of an Acting school. I contacted her and asked her about her life in South-Africa and UK.

DJ Radcliff: How did you end up recording ‘(Ha Ha) Here I Come’ with the legendary Patric van Blerk and Fransua Roos?
Ashleigh: I met them through a record company called Principal Records for whom I had recorded another single called Rebecca (sort of Kate Bush style ballad).

DJ Radcliff: Was ‘Here I come' released in other markets other than South-Africa?
Ashleigh: To the best of my knowledge none of the tracks were released outside South Africa.

DJ Radcliff: Did you record any other tracks with them during this period?
Ashleigh: I recorded another track which was used on a dance compilation called ‘Who needs it’. They used my name although I recorded it as a session. That was in 1987 just before I left for the UK.

DJ Radcliff: High Energy was really big during this period, even in South-Africa; did you ever get to meet any other High Energy artists?
Ashleigh: When I released ‘Here I come’ I was part of a High Energy dance music concert tour. A group of Dance music recording artists from the US and UK came over for the tour. Evelyn Thomas, Miquel Brown, Marsha Raven, Earlene Bentley and Barbara Pennington.
I worked with Earlene on my first job in the West End, ‘Blues in the Night’ at the Piccadilly Theatre, and then worked with Sinitta a recording artist whose mother is Miquel Brown in ‘HAIR’ at the Old Vic. Small World!

DJ Radcliff: You were also credited in a 1979 movie of South-African director Percival Rubens called Midnight Caller (aka The Demon and The Unholy) How old were you when you appeared in this slasher flick and did you feature in any other films?
Ashleigh: I was 15 in that particular film and was also in a couple of other equally dire South African films one was the ‘Lions Share’ and the other was ‘Follow that Rainbow’.

DJ Radcliff: Would you mind giving us some more information on your life in South-Africa, like what schools you attended, and what local productions you were involved with?
Ashleigh: I grew up in Bryanston and Fourways –when fourways was just veldt. I went to Bryanston Primary and then Bryanston High School. I started professionally at age 13 playing ‘Annie’ for Joan Brickhill and Louis Burke. I did ‘Wizard of OZ’,’ Robin Hood’, ‘Hans Christian Anderson’ and ‘Judy’ for Napac. ‘Godspel’l and ‘My name is Alice’ for Des and Dawn Lindbergh and ‘The Hollow’ and ’The Real Thing’ for Pieter Toerien, among others. For the SABC I did ‘The Settlers’,’ The Danny Bickett Show’,’ Inspector Carr investigates’ and various commercials etc. I was working solidly from the age of 13 so chose not to go the university route.

DJ Radcliff: You have been in the UK for almost 20 years now, do you still have ties with South-Africa and when was the last time you visited our shores?
Ashleigh: My family are all still in SA. I was over only a month ago as my Mum passed away.

DJ Radcliff: Please tell us how you ended up in The West End, what did you do when you first went to the UK?
Ashleigh: I was very lucky in respect of timing when I got to the UK. The West End was experiencing a boom and I was able to get an agent and get work within 6 months of arriving in the UK. My first job was understudying the girl and the woman in ‘Blues in the Night’. I played the Juve lead in ‘Anything Goes’ with Elaine Paige. On ‘Saturday Night’ I achieved a lifelong ambition which was to meet Stephen Sondheim.

DJ Radcliff: As mentioned before you were involved in many musicals on the West End, give us a brief list of you proudest achievements?
Ashleigh: Some I have already mentioned but will give a brief list. ‘Blues in the Night’ at the Piccadilly theatre, ‘Anything Goes’ at the Prince Edward theatre, ‘Lady in the Dark’ at The National, ‘Hair’ at the Old Vic. ‘Promises, Promises’ and Sondheim’s ’Saturday Night’, The obligatory pantomimes if living in the UK, ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Aladdin’. Several seasons of ‘Lost’ musicals at the Barbican-Concert Productions of musicals from the 30’s to the 50’s mainly. I performed in seven of those over five seasons. Several concept albums for projected musicals which I still do occasionally and session work i.e. backing vocals for demos also for ITV’S Spitting Image. I performed with the cast of ‘Anything Goes’ for The Queen Mothers 90th Birthday at the London Palladium as well as several Charity performances for Crusade and the Princess Diana Fund also at the Palladium.

DJ Radcliff: You are currently the principal of a company called ‘Stagecoach’ What exactly is ‘Stagecoach’ and what other projects are you currently working on?
Ashleigh: Stagecoach is a large organization with Theatre schools all over the UK and the World. I bought the franchise for Penzance so own the business for that territory. Basically I am the principal and I employ 4 teachers and an assistant. It’s pretty much what I do full time. I got tired of doing 8 shows a week I had been working in Musicals for 25 years!


DJ Radcliff: Thank you for chatting to us; it was really interesting to find out what Asleigh Sendin has been up to the past 24 years since High Energy Double Dance Vol 2 came out. Keep well!


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Monday, 29 April 2019

DEAD OR ALIVE's "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" original vs Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon Music Video Remake Comparison



35 Years Old and still "Spinning!" πŸ’Ώ

Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon did an AWESOME job remaking Dead Or Alive's - "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)!"  It is almost perfect! πŸ’ΏπŸ’ΏπŸ’Ώ

Pete Burns & Steve Coy would love it!x RIP x
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Tuesday, 23 April 2019

M@donna - Like A Prayer (Album) 1989 [2CD Deluxe 'Strike A Pose' Edition] 2019 [unofficial revisioned ballroom version] UNRELEASED PROMO


This is a reworked version of the "Like A Prayer" 30th Anniversary, by Fans, DJs, queens & whores πŸ’…

The official 30th Anniversary corporate official release was a bit "out-of-touch" and excluded DJ remixes and tracks, appreciated and wanted by fans. So, the internet underground fans (deviants) "re-worked it" πŸ‘  for the ballroom! 

"“⑩s! “⑩s! “⑩s! “⑩s! “⑩s! Across the board!" πŸ†πŸ†πŸ₯‡πŸ…πŸŽ–πŸ† πŸ’…

"Strike A Pose" Vogue is added here for the first time, recorded in 1989, same year as "Like A Prayer", but for commercial reasons, released only on the "I'm Breathless" soundtrack album.

An anthem for the Ballroom scene (POSE), and a dance anthem worldwide.

"Special Deluxe "Strike A Pose" Edition available here for a very, very limited time!


New!  POSE (FX TV SERIES) SEASON 2 



FX is striking a Pose on a new night: The networks acclaimed drama’s Season 2 US premiere is Tuesday, June 11 2019, at 10/9c. 

Set in New York City’s underground ball culture, where gay and transgender “houses” faced off in makeshift fashion competitions, the upcoming episodes jump forward to the year 1990. “On the heels of the ballroom community establishing itself in pop culture and going mainstream, the House of Evangelista is forced to reevaluate their goals,” per the official synopsis. “Meanwhile, the AIDS crisis worsens and the reaction from a group of activists reaches a fever pitch.”


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Saturday, 6 April 2019

Giorgio Moroder Together in Electric Dreams (2019 UK Radio Documentary & Interviews) Disco Electronic Synth-Pop 70s 80s 90s 00s 2019 NEW!





He’s a legend who’s recognised the world over and across the generations as the pioneer of electronic dance music. And here singer, songwriter and producer Giorgio Moroder invites us into his home in the Italian Alps to talk to us about his amazing career, demonstrate his art on his home studio keyboard and remember decades at the top of groundbreaking music production.

This year he turns 79 and is embarking on a world tour. His impact on popular music is huge and this programme attempts to work out what’s so special about his creations.

We hear about his musical roots and experimentation before examining what the Giorgio ‘magic’ brought to Donna Summer hits like Love to Love You Baby and I Feel Love. Her widower Bruce Sudano, who also worked with Georgio speaks about their relationship and the music.

Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, Britney Spiers, Cher, Janet Jackson, Bonnie Tyler and Kylie Minogue are among the artistes who have worked with Giorgio. He’s produced many famous hits we all know - Together in Electric Dreams with Phil Oakley, Take My Breath Away with Berlin, Call Me by Debbie Harry - and for Flashdance - What a Feeling. And his talents are all over other film music too – most notably Midnight Express and Scarface.

Meanwhile a musical about the life of Donna Summer recently played Broadway. Kaleigh Cronin who took the role of Giorgio tells us what she drew from the music master’s personality in her bid to do him justice on stage.


April 6th 2019 BBC World Service Broadcast Capture
(This re-edited/remastered version here for International fan interest audience review)



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Thursday, 21 March 2019

80s VS 90s DANCE CLASSICS - Non-Stop Party Mix - Various Artists - Hi-NRG Italo House Eurodance Pop


01 ClivillΓ©s & Cole - A Deeper Love 
02 Army Of Lovers – Crucified
03 Lonnie Gordon - Happening All Over Again
04 Mr Lee - Get Busy
05 Twenty 4 Seven Ft. Captain Hollywood - I Can't Stand It
06 K-klass - Rhythm Is A Mystery
07 Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart
08 Black Box - Ride on Time
07 Betty Boo - Doin' The Do
08 Double Trouble Ft. Rebel Mc - Street Tuff
09 Mel & Kim - Respectable
10 Technotronic Ft. Felly - Pump Up The Jam
11 Snap! - Rhythm is a Dancer
12 Real McCoy - Another Night
13 Gail Robinson - Bust Your Body
14 Tyree Cooper Ft Kool Rock Steady - Turn Up The Bass
15 MC Miker ''G'' - Show'm The Bass
16 49ers - Touch me
17 Ezee Possee - Everything starts with an E (Mixmachine Mashup)
18 Jellybean Ft. Adele Bertei - Just A Mirage
19 2 Unlimited - Get Ready For This
20 Timerider - Cocoon
x20 Classic Retro Hits Powered by Mixmachine
Design, Artwork, Remastering by Retro

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Sunday, 3 March 2019

HIGH ENERGY CLASSIC 80s NON-STOP DANCE HITS MIX - VOL.2 (Various Artists) Hi-NRG Italo Disco Synth-Pop


01 Fancy - Slice Me Nice
02 Sabrina - Boys (Summertime Love)
03 De Blanc - Mon Amour
04 Sandra - Everlasting Love
05 Laura Branigan - Shattered Glass
06 Ken Laszlo - Tonight
07 London Boys - London Nights
08 Modern Talking - Locomotion Tango
09 Taffy - I Love My Radio (Midnight Radio)
10 Martika - I Feel The Earth Move
11 Hazell Dean - Who's Leaving Who?
12 Carol Hitchcock - Get Ready
13 E.G. Daily - Mind Over Matter
14 Ankie Bagger - Where Were You Last Night?
15 Limahl - Never Ending Story
16 Michelle Goulet - Over And Over And Over (Again)
17 Donna Summer - I Feel Love
18 Lipps Inc. - Funkytown
19 Fantastique - Mama Told Me
20 Trans-X - Living On Video
21 Mike Mareen - Love Spy
22 Linda Jo Rizzo - Passion
23 Fancy - In Shock
24 UK - Roadrunner
25 Dead Or Alive - My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me To The Doctor)
26 Max-Him - Lady Fantasy
27 Nick Straker - A Walk In The Park (PWL Mix)
28 Paul Lekakis - Fruit Machine (PWL Mix)
29 Vivian Vee - Heartbeat 123
30 Silver Pozzoli - Step By Step
31 Kim Wilde - You Keep Me Hangin' On
32 Dead Or Alive - Something In My House
33 Man 2 Man - I Need A Man
34 Jock Hattle Band ‎- To Be Or Not To Be
35 Eveyln Thomas - High Energy


Mixed by Mixmachine
Design, Remastering, Artwork by Retro

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Sunday, 24 February 2019

Dancing Under The Covers 4 - Various Artists (1993) RPM Dance SA 70s 80s 90s RARE "Out-Of-Print" CD


Tracklist

01. Abigail - Losing My Religion
02. David Michael Johnson - I Say A Little Prayer
03. East Side Beat - Alive & Kicking
04. Paul Parker - With Or Without You
05. Network - Broken Wings
06. Beauty And Deep - The Captain Of Her Heart
07. The Right Attitude Feat Karen Anderson - Never Knew Love Like This Before
08. TFL - The Final Countdown
09. Rage - House Of The Rising Sun
10. Now! Feat Charles Simmons - I Was Made For Loving You
11. Timbuli - High Energy
12. Fargetta Feat Ann-Marie Smith - Music
13. Hysterie - Midnight Hour
14. Vicki Shepard - Disco Inferno
15. Victoria Miles - Say I'm Your No. 1
16. Inside Moves - Man With The Child In His Eyes
17. Little D - Together We Are Beautiful


Various ‎– Dancing Under The Covers 4
Label: RPM ‎– CDRPM 1357
Format: CD, Compilation
Country: South Africa
Released: 1993

"In the early 90s, the dance cover re-make was super popular with the CD buying public.
People wanted their favourite pop/dance songs which they previously owned on Cassette and LP on CD format, and welcomed newer sounding 90s dance productions.

A mountain of CD dance compilations were released, with tracks licenced around the world.
You would usually find a few "stand out" playable tracks on each of these compilations, and they sold in well.  

I few years ago, I posted VOLUMES 1 - 2 & 3 in this Series
Thank you to Disco Lover for sending in this one - Volume 4!
Posting now to complete the DANCING UNDER THE COVERS series"

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Friday, 22 February 2019

Hot Posse - Ride It (12'' Mix) 1980 Disco Hi-Nrg Italo Dance 80s PATRICK COWLEY RARE "Hard-To-Find"





A RARE underground erotic disco hi-nrg record co written by Patrick Cowley with synthesizer's played by Cowley.
The track was a collaboration between San Francisco dance team (Moby Disc Records) and New York City (Sugarscoop / Importe / Disconet) label owner Mike Wilkinson.


℗ 1980 Polyphonic Productions & Sugarscoop, Inc.
Written by Paul Chiten, Patrick Cowley & Mike Wilkinson)


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Man Parrish - The Best Of Man Parrish (Album) 1991 Rams Horn Records Disco Electro 80s FLAC HQ Audio RARE "Out-Of-Print" CD Compilation


Man Parrish (real name: Manuel Joseph Parrish) an American early 80s synth electro pioneer, artist, composer, producer.

Profile:
Man Parrish has produced, mixed and performed on over forty records including among his own recordings, The Village People, Michael Jackson, Boy George, Gloria Gaynor.

He, along with artists such as Yellow Magic Orchestra, Kraftwerk, Art of Noise, Arthur Baker, Afrika Bambaataa, John Robie, Jellybean Benitez, Lotti Golden,
Richard Scher and Aldo Marin, helped create and define electro in the early 1980s.

Man Parrish ‎– The Best Of Man Parrish
Label: Rams Horn Records ‎– RHR 6037
Format: CD, Compilation
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1991
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro

Tracklist
1. Boogie Down (Bronx Mix) 5:10
2. Hip Hop, Be Bop 5:36
3. In The Beginning  1:00
4. Man Made  5:01
5. Together Again  3:36
6. Hip Hop, Be Bop (Part 2)  3:11
7. Heatstroke (Disconet Remix) Remix – Bobby "DJ" Guttadaro, Lance Wise  8:51
8. Six Simple Synthesizers  5:37
9. Techno Trax 4:12
10. Street Clap  2:11
11. Heatstroke 5:34
12. Hip Hop, Be Bop (Disconet Remix) Remix – Jose Animal Diaz  7:36
13. Six Simple Synthesizers  (Remix - Ben Liebrand)  7:30
14. Heatstroke (Club Remix)  7:45


Credits
Producer – Man Parrish, Paul Rodriguez
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout: RHR 6037 50130 922 01

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Saturday, 16 February 2019

80s Hi-NRG Italo Disco Dance Mix (non-stop hard power dj mix)

1. Intro
2. Born To Love - Claudja Barry
3. Coming For Your Love - Mitch & Melanie
4. Show Me - San
5. Born To Be Cheap - Divine
6. Native Love (Step By Step) [Remix] - Divine
7. Best Part Of Breakin' Up - Roni Griffith
8. Knock On Wood (1985 Mix) - Amii Stewart

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