Friday, 7 June 2013

MONSTER HITS - Volume 1 High-Energy Non-Stop Dance Mix 1984 Disco Eurobeat Electro 80s "OUT-OF-PRINT" RARE!




This is Monster Hits - Volume.1!

A non-stop Hi-Nrg mix released on 2LP set and cassette in South Africa in 1984.
I have fond memories of this mix, and must have only been about 10 years old when i first heard it being played while sliding down the "SuperTubes" at Toti beach resort (just outside of Durban).

It was 1984, neon clothing, aerobics, high energy music and sliding down "supertubes" at Waterparks was all the rage! Ha ha, i remember being a kid, sliding down this 'huge, scary' water slide and hearing "DANGER!" by The Flirts being played for the first time.
Monster Hits was no doubt released by Teal Trutone after the huge success of the x3 HiGH-ENERGY DOUBLE DANCE compilations released by Principal Records in 1984 alone. There was a demand for good quality non-stop mixed dance compilations. They were all the rage as only top club DJ's had the 'skills' to create these mixes. This was standard music in trendy nightclubs / especially Gay scene clubs in 1984 - but to the general public, this was something totally NEW!
High-Energy Music was also called "Aerobics music!" or non-stop dance music for the car tape deck or the weekend house party! lol!

Teal Trutone who released Monster Hits had the licence to release Bobby 'O's productions in South Africa via Vanguard Music. Hence Monster Hits featured The Flirts, Ronnie Griffith, and Lime (all licenced via Vanguard). Teal Trutone also owned the Polydor licence, hence tracks from Bronski Beat appeared on both Volumes 1 & 2. Many thanks to Danny Trajkov for providing the MP3's for Volume 1.


Tracklisting:

A1 –Pamala Stanley Coming Out Of Hiding
A2 –Flirts, The Danger
A3 –Marsha Raven Catch Me
A4 –Flirtations, The Earthquake
Re-Limed 
A5a –Lime (2) Guilty
A5b –Lime (2) Angel Eyes
A5c –Lime (2) Angel Eyes (Dub Version)
A5d –Lime (2) You're My Magician
A5e –Lime (2) Come And Get Your Love
A5f –Lime (2) Babe We're Gonna Love Tonight 
A5g –Lime (2) Your Love 
A5h –Lime (2) Wake Dream
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B1 –Bronski Beat Smalltown Boy
B2 –Cafe Society* Somebody To Love
B3 –Miquel Brown So Many Men (So Little Time) 
B4 –Lime (2) Take It Up
B5 –Stephanie Mills The Medicine Song
B6 –Shannon Let The Music Play
B7 –Alisha All Night Passion
B8 –Ronnie Griffith* Desire
B9 –Ronnie Griffith* Love Is The Drug

RETRO DISCO Hi-NRG

7 comments:

  1. Muchas gracias por los mix's, estan de lujo!
    Los he disgrutado mucho... gracias!

    :D

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  2. Hello!
    I'm Visar a Disco Classic collector. If you want I can provide you "Monster Hits Volume 2"

    Please write me at visarsh@gmail.com and I shall reply to you a.s.a.s.p.

    Best,
    Visar

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  3. Hello,
    I have always been a fan of High Energy music, and your blog rocks!!! Thanx so much for sharing, check out a site by Djfabmegeve blogspot for an awesome selection of club mixes and albums, alot of french dance mixes.

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  4. Elo, just to let you know the link is down

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  5. please some one re list this one link doesn't work

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  6. My first record ever. So good to hear this again after all these years. The medicine song just sound awsum still. Thankyou thankyou thankyou xxxxxx

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  7. Hi could you please re-post Monster hits High energy Vol 1 and 2 .Struggling with download on Mixcloud.Thanks.

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