Thursday, 30 June 2011

VIA AFRIKA "Hey Boy" (Remixes) 1983 Afro Disco 80's "Hard-To-Find" RARE!



Afro Disco USA Mixes 80's
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Tracklisting
01. Via Afrika - Hey Boy (Original Maxi Version) (6.48) 1983
02. Via Afrika - Hey Boy (US Remix) (6.15) 1983
03. Via Afrika - Hey Boy (US Dub Mix) (5.22) 1983
04. Via Afrika - Via Afrika (Original Mix) (4.02) 1983
05. Via Afrika - Via Afrika (US Remix) (6.03) 1983
06. Via Afrika - Via Afrika (US Dub Mix) (5.19) 1983
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"Via Afrika erupted on to the South African music scene in the early 1980s.

During 1982 and 1983, Kensington Mansions, an apartment block on Noord Street in central Johannesburg, became the musical and spiritual home of Via Afrika – René Veldsman, Lukas Crouse and Michele Rowe. It was here that René, Lukas and Michele rehearsed, ideated and generally experimented with style and art in their quest to create a sound that would remain distinctly fresh, original and indisputably Via Afrikan. It was here, too, that this, the first album, was written and planned for studio production.

Looking back, there is little doubting that Via Afrika was uniquely outstanding in many aspects. Viewing René, Lukas and Michele beyond their hypnotic music, their tantalising costumes and bodily adornments and their hedonistic and, sometimes, erotic dance routines, there was that special otherworldliness about them. Asked about the inspiration behind the band's songwriting, René says
" … A glamorous protest against government policy, homophobia, the constraints on freedom of expression and, generally, the rules in place during the apartheid years. We wanted our music to be a visual experience of textures, cultures and language – a celebration of the wonders of being African and the realisation of this privilege.
"Our work was ahead of its time, but in later years we were recognised for our work with a United Nations award presented by Beyers Naude in New York City. Our style of music was strictly South African – no boundaries, just a unique sound that grew from a free-thinking group of musicians and artists."
Our first album, Via Afrika, was the most pirated music around at that time," says René. "We took this as a compliment. We were not money-mad – we liked the stuff and needed it for the equipment, sound, clothes and the fun it bought us. We didn't make much money out of record sales – maybe five, six or seven grand."
THIS "RYTHMIC AFRO DISCO" GEM SCORES A 10/10!
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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

ROFO "The Album" (1988) Italo Disco Hi-Nrg 80's Eurobeat "Hard-To-Find" RARE!

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"Rofo is an italo-disco project formed by Fonny de Wulf in the early eighties. Along with Ronny Verrept, they produced two songs, "Watch Out (Here They Come" and "Flashlight on a Disconight", the latter a big hit in 1983 when released all around Europe. But soon after, Ronny and the lead vocalist (only known as 'Peter') left the band. After their departure, de Wulf began searching for a new vocalist, and found John Sauli. In 1984, Rofo released another single, "You Got to Move it On", and "I Want You" the following year, to great success. In 1987, Rofo offered another single "Beach Love", but did not match the success of previous singles. Although this has not been proven, it has been speculated[by whom?] that Sauli left the band mid-way 1987. After he supposedly left the band, de Wulf composed an instrumental track "Rofo's Theme", which proved to be his most successful single. Not only a big hit around Europe, but its success allowed it to be released in other countries, including the U.K., the United States and Australia. An album was released in 1988, featuring four new songs and remixes of previous tracks. In 1990, a sequel single to "Rofo's Theme" was released, but proved to be Rofo's penultimate single."

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Monday, 27 June 2011

1986...Just For Kicks (2LP Set) Extended 12'' Mixes (Various Artists) 80's

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Tracklist
A1Samantha FoxTouch Me (I Want Your Body) (Extended Mix)5:12
A2I'm TalkingDo You Wanna Be (Dance Mix)5:11
A3New OrderShell Shock (Extended Version)
A4Art Of Noise, The Featuring Duane EddyPeter Gunn (Extended Version)7:31
B1Sly FoxLet's Go All The Way (Extended Version)5:11
B2Boys Don't CryI Wanna Be A Cowboy (Extended Version)6:04
B3Lana PellayPistol In My Pocket (Extended Version)6:15
B4Janet JacksonWhat Have You Done For Me Lately (Extended Mix)7:00
C1Peter GabrielSledgehammer (Extended Version)5:16
C2Robert PalmerHyperactive (Album Version)
C3Culture ClubGod Thank You Woman (Extended Version)7:03
C4Billy OceanThere'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) (Extended Version)
D1Pet Shop BoysOpportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money) (Extended Mix)6:53
D2Diana RossEaten Alive (Extended Re-Mix)5:52
D3Kids In The KitchenOut Of Control (The No Mercy Mix)
D4Kate BushThe Big Sky (Meteorological Mix)

Sunday, 26 June 2011

JIMMY CLIFF "Reggae Nights" (12'' Maxi) 1983 Electro Disco 80's (SUMMER PARTY CLASSIC)

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Tracklisting:
01. Jimmy Cliff - Reggae Night (Special 12'' Version) (5.23) 1983
02. Jimmy Cliff - Reagge Night (Instrumental) (6.12) 1983
03. Jimmy Cliff - Reggae Night (Dub) (5.31) 1983

"The Honourable Jimmy Cliff, OM (born James Chambers; 1 April 1948) is a Jamaican ska and reggae singer, musician, and actor. He is the only currently living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honour that can be granted by the Jamaican government for achievement in the arts and sciences. He is best known among mainstream audiences for songs such as "Sitting in Limbo," "You Can Get It If You Really Want," "Reggae Night" and "Many Rivers to Cross" from the soundtrack to The Harder They Comeand his covers of Cat Stevens' "Wild World" and Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now" from the film Cool Runnings which helped popularize reggae across the world."

"I have very fond memories of this song, hearing this alot growing up in sunny Durban, South Africa in the early 80's!
Everyone seemed to party to this!
****Reggae Night, We come together when the feeling's right!****
One of those positive feel good songs that everyone just loves.
Great Summer Party Classic!"

SCORES 10/10!
 (for it's positive, uplifting vibrations!)  :)
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Friday, 24 June 2011

LABAN "Love In Siberia" (12'' Maxi) 1986 Eurobeat Euro Disco Electro Pop 80's


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Tracklisting:
01. Laban - Love In Siberia (Extended Version) (5.00) 1986
02. Laban - Love In Siberia (Another Version) (3.44) 1986
03. Laban - Love In Siberia (Single Version) (3.42) 1986
04. Laban - Love In Siberia (Instrumental Version) (3.45) 1986
05. Laban - It's A Fantasy [B-Side] Love In Siberia (2.58) 1986
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"Laban was a 1980s Synthpop duo consisting of Lecia Jønsson and Ivan Pedersen. Both members were born in Denmark and originally sang in Danish, before moving onto English language releases. They went on to limited international success with the releases of two albums, as well as singles such as "Love In Siberia" and "Caught By Surprise".
The duo formed in 1982, and recorded the song "Hvor Ska' Vi Sove I Nat?" ("Where Should We Sleep Tonight?") in 1982, a track original written by the Italian pop music group Ricchi e Poveri, known as "Sarà perche ti amo". A manager called Cai Leitner heard the song, and two days later it was released as a single. In 1986 they released "Love In Siberia" which spent several weeks in both the US and UK Top 100, and which launched the pair to international success. It resulted in an LP called "Caught By Surprise", in addition to a single of the same name."
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WENDY OLDFIELD "Acid Rain" (No More) (Eric M Remix) 2011 hi-nrg eurobeat 80's 90's NEW Unreleased Mix RARE!

hi-nrg eurobeat
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"Wendy Oldfield (born 24 February 1964, Cape Town, South Africa is a South African singer. At the age of nineteen she formed the rock group The Sweatband, and in 1999-2001 she was involved with the band Mondetta. She is the winner of several music awards, and currently lives in Wilderness, Western Cape, South Africa.
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In 1983, Oldfield was involved in the forming of Sweatband, a South African music group. She was the lead vocalist of the band, and released two albums. In 1988, five years after the formation of the band, she left the group and started her own solo career in the music industry.
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Her first solo album Beautiful World set the wheels in motion for a succession of hits, including Real World, Acid Rain, Miracle and Don't Stop Believing. Wendy's vocal performance on the album won her the Octave Award (1992) for Best Female Vocalist and a nomination for Song of the Year (Miracle).
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Her song Acid Rain was chosen as the theme song for a 180 part series Nature on Track which has been played all over the world."

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Sunday, 12 June 2011

High-Energy 80's disco dance mini-mix - Various Artists Hi-NRG Eurobeat non-stop

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tracklisting
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(1) X-Ray Connection-Get Ready
(2) Miquel Brown-So Many Men So Little Time
(3) Patrick Cowley-Megatron Man

 (4) X-Ray Connection-Go-Go-Yellow Screen
(5) Fred Ventura- Heartbeat
(6) Patrick Cowley-Invasion

(7) New Order-Blue Monday
(8) Paul Parker-Right On Target

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

ZLAD! "Elektronik Supersonik" Euro Italo Disco Retro Mega Hit 80's Eurobeat Eurotrash Synthpop! RARE! "Out-Of-Print" classic! :)

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"Elektronik Supersonik" is a kitschy, over-the-top combination of Italo disco and Synthpop, described as “a melodic fusion combining hot disco rhythms with cold war rhetoric”. Zlad! is featured in a mullet, bushy mustache, and silver spacesuit and is supported by a female keytarist and background vocalist with pink hair. His lyrics are often in spoken word or badly sung, not to mention full of grammatical errors, reversed semantic units, and meta-references to thick Slavic accents. For example the song opens with: "Hey baby, wake up from your asleep. We have arrived onto the future and the whole world is become elektronik, supersonik." It also carries a heavy sexual undertone.
"Elektronik Supersonik" was claimed to have been Molvania's entry into the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest. However, Vladcik was arrested at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport and immediately deported for "recreational drug" usage. Upon his return, Vladcik apologised to everyone in Molvania for letting them down, especially his family, his friends and his dealer.

"Scores an 11 out of 10!"
(why give only 10 when you can give it an 11 !)  ;)
European Dance Megahit!  Fantastico! Top Of The Flops! Chart topper! Eurovision! 

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Tracklisting
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1. Zladko "ZLAD!" Vladciks - Elektronik Supersonik (2006)
2. Zladko "ZLAD!" Vladciks - I Am the Anti-Pope (2007)

Friday, 3 June 2011

SARAH "Tokyo Town" (Album) 1989 Hi-NRG Italo Disco Eurobeat 80's RARE!

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Tracklist

01-Walkie Talkie Tanze
02-Tokyo Town
03-What Did I Do
04-Walkie Talkie Tanze (Dance Version)
05-Don’t Get Down
06-Call My Name
07-Daddy Boy
08-Cause The Night
09-Shoobie Doobie
10-Come With Me Let It Be
11-Stay With Tonight
12-With My Fire (Extended Version)
13-Tokyo Town (Extended Geisha Mix)
14-Walkie Talkie Tanze (Extended Version)
15-Tokyo Town (Instrumental)
16-Tokyo Town (Remix)