Sunday, 17 February 2013

High Energy Double Dance - Volume.5 (2LP Set) c 1986 80 Minutes Non-Stop mix

 OK! NOW Were talking! This is where things started hotting up. As the cover says "Including Italo Disco" taken from the Italo Disco series of albums (Import Only). This one they finally move away from the crappy funk-dance sounds of the previous volumes and head into major dance territory.

Brilliant numbers on this. Artists like Modern Talking are back, a Divine Medley is in there with his "Shoot Your Shot" classic hit. Hazell Dean is in there with her smash "They Say Its Gonna Rain" (Official #1 South African Chart Hit)
I can imagine this album sold BIG. Brilliant tracks from Hot Cold, Piano Fantasia, 7th Avenue, Grant Miller (remember that riff?). Fancy killed with "Bolero" still one of his best (Another double for Fancy here). Ken Laszlo has his big hit "Tonight".

The song that sets the mood for this entire album has to be Koto with "Visitors" spooky and fantastic it is one of my all time favorites.

Fantastic cover from Lee Selsick. Andrew Wood makes his first appearance and sticks around for many more. Oddly Enough they name the first side "Italo Side" then forget to name the rest of the sides! Really a stand-out compilation though. Brilliant! But it still gets better...

Side One
Dial My Number - Lolly Peterson
I Find The Way - Roger Meno
Cha Cha Cha - Finzy Kontini
Living In The Shuttle - Torrevado

Side Two
They Say It's Gonna Rain - Hazell Dean

Cheri Cheri Lady - Modern Talking

Love Is Like A Game - Hot Cold
Bolero (Hold Me In Your Arms Again) - Fancy

Side Three
Song For Denise - Piano Fantasia
Tonight - Ken Laszlo
Divine Medley: Walk Like A Man / You Think You're A Man / Shoot Your Shot - Divine

Side Four
Check It Out - Fancy
Red For Love - Grant Miller
Visitors - Koto
Love's Gone Mad - 7th Avenue

Mixed By: Andrew Wood
Engineered: Peter Pearlson
Cover: Lee Selsick
Release: 1986


Label: Principal Records
Catalog#: HEDD 5
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Mixed
Country: South Africa
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Italo-Disco, Hi NRG
Credits: Artwork By - Lee Selsick DJ Mix -
Andrew Wood (3) Engineer - Peter Pearlson



  1. This one the BIGGEST SELLING High-Energy Double Dance Volume released. It sold GOLD Status!

  2. Whoever did this is the greatest person alive today.I was looking for this collection since
    1998,there was nothing,nobody new nothing.So i realy don't no how to thank you.THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH.

  3. Unbelievable! I can't believe you have these archived. My pal and I spent hours teaching ourselves to dj with these comps. Crazy. mixing already mixed tracks over and over again!

    Vol 5,6,7 my favorites and Eurobeat Vol 2 also a classic. Original Electrika Salsa on that one was the best song in the world, ever!

    My taste has moved on a fair amount, these are really cheesy :) but I'm still djing so they obviously they were around at the right time in my mis-spent youth!!

    Thanks for the bit of nostalgia.

  4. Left SA in 2004 and couldn't fit everything I wanted into two suitcases so unfortunately the High Energy tapes had to stay behind. They were old anyways, but this is a great way to re-capture some of the old classics from the 80s. Thanks for all your efforts in sharing this music. It means a great deal to me and I'm sure to many others who shared the life and times of High Energy Double Dance as teenagers.

  5. I was amazed to finally be able to listen to my old High-Energy Double-Dance mixes again after all these years! I have all of them from 1 to 10 on tape in a box somewhere, but the quality is awful because I basically played them to death!! Thank you SO much for making these mp3 files available! Haven't heard the mixes for ages (I left SA in '88)... I also have the first three Eurobeat albums on cassette and the first Megadance on vinyl, somewhere in the basement. I have no way of ripping from cassette to mp3, though...

  6. Super !!

    I can help you with HEDD 12 & 13 as well Playbax, another South african dance compilation, also Dynamix Vol. 1 and 2. But first where is Eurobeat links.


  7. hi
    this download link is broken

  8. Aaaarg - link broken to one of the best comp eva

  9. NEW LINK uploaded :) ENJOY!!!

    REtro Disco Hi-NRG!

  10. Retro for president..... sitting all alone tonight, remembering the garage parties we had with this compilations, sweet memories - Wolfie

  11. Thanks for new link! great album

  12. I've made megamixes of all the High Energy Double Dance compilations for a quick update of all the tracks! I will be adding them all on my Soundcloud page soon, Check it out Volume 5 here
    DJ Radcliff


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