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  1. I Wanna Dance (Boy Norty Edit) by The Cool Notes


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    If your cup of tea is 80s disco then this remix/edit of I Wanna Dance by The Cool Notes is your new favorite song. I Wanna Dance (Boy Norty Edit) by The Cool Notes from Backstreet Brit Funk Re-Edits EP is the best 80s remix that wasn’t released in the 80s. Such energy it has with a very hi-nrg 80s disco dance flavor. The original song reminds me of anything The Jets released in the 80s as I did not know The Cool Notes. Not sure if they had any success here in the states but I doubt it. They are from the UK from South London and the band was releasing reggae music in the late 70s but moved on to doing soul, funk and dance pop in the 80s.

    But I’m quite lucky to have found this excellent collection called Backstreet Brit Funk compiled by Joey Negro and it’s accompanying EP Backstreet Brit Funk Re-Edits. Loads of tasty 80s grooves that are so worth discovering.

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    I Wanna Dance by The Cool Notes
    I Wanna Dance (Boy Norty Edit) by The Cool Notes

    More cuts from Backstreet Brit Funk Re-Edits EP:

    Soho Phaze (Faze Action Edit) by Elixia
    Never Let You Go (Onur Engin Edit) by Savanna
    Better Things To Come (Ashley Beedle Heavy Disco Edit) by Nigel Martinez

    Excellent and worth it! So get it and enjoy it now! Backstreet Brit Funk Re-Edits EP

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    Posted in 2011, Album, Single.

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  2. Free (Teo Moss & Daniel Shems Remix) by Ultra Nate


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    I’ve always loved Ultra Nate as she is a true dance/house music artist that didn’t reach the level of some other similar artists like Crystal Waters or CeCe Peniston but she certainly knows what’s good and she’ll go after it. She was signed to Warner Brothers in the earlier part of the 90s then let go then signed to Strictly Rhythm and it’s at Strictly Rhythm where she achieved most of the her huge success with the very popular Free from her Situation: Critical album.

    Free was HUGE in 97 and there were countless remixes of that huge song but the version that caught on was the Mood II Swing remix. Although Full Intentions was also right up there but there was something about the Mood II Swing version that was just a notch better.

    Well good news there are new remixes for Free by Ultra Nate that were released late last year that are worth writing about. For anyone into Free or Ultra Nate or dance/pop music then you will certainly enjoy this excellent remix by Teo Moss & Daniel Shems. As always I”m a big sucker for new remixes of old songs and this Teo Moss & Daniel Shems Remix is quite nice in the package of 2010 remixes for Free by Ultra Nate. There’s also a new remix by Bob Sinclar in the package of new 2010 remixes of Free by Ultra Nate. Check them out below. Original Mood II Swing version and new Teo Moss & Daniel Shems Remix and Bob Sinclar Remix.

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    Free (Teo Moss & Daniel Shems Remix) by Ultra Nate
    Free (Bob Sinclar Remix) by Ultra Nate
    Free (Mood II Swing Radio Mix) by Ultra Nate

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    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  3. Depeche Mode – Remixes 2 Collection – 1981 – 2011!


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    Depeche Mode are back with another excellent remix collection of their greatest hits remixed for todays ears. This is such an excellent release that any Depeche Mode fan or remix fan needs to go out and get this collection. Depeche Mode Remixes 2 Collection 1981 – 2011. The 3 disc remixes set has one of my all time favorite remixes of any Depeche Mode song ever. That is Higher Love from 1993 from my least favorite Depeche Mode album Songs Of Faith And Devotion. At that time grunge was big so DM decided to go towards a heavy grungy rock sound. Either way Higher Love was remixed by Francois Kevorkian back in 1993 and was included on the In Your Room single. Best thing on there although I do like the In Your Room Jeep Rock Remix which is not on this Depeche Mode Remixes 2 Collection – 1981 – 2011! Glad Higher Love (Adrenaline Mix) is now included on new their Remixes 2 Collection of songs from 1981 – 2011.

    Depeche Mode – Remixes 2: 81-11 continues where Remixes 81-04 left off. That collection came out in 2004 and it’s certainly an excellent 3 CD collection of cuts from their career up until 2004. Excellent remixes on 81-04 include Photographic (Rex The Dog Remix), Halo (Goldfrapp Remix), Clean (Colder Version) and Nothing (Headcleaner Rock Mix) but also mentioned In Your Room (The Jeep Rock Mix) and that’s on Depeche Mode Remixes 81-04. Last collection focused on Enjoy The Silence with several remixes and a remix single for Enjoy The Silence and this time around they are focusing on another Violator single, Personal Jesus with a remix single to compliment Depeche Mode – Remixes 2: 81-11 which are all worthy of exploring if you haven’t already. Both of the singles have longer versions of the remixes that are on the remix collections plus bonus cuts and remixes that are not on the remix collections so they are worth owning. Enjoy!

    Below is the excellent tracklisting for Depeche Mode – Remixes 2: 81-11.

    Depeche Mode – Remixes 2: 81-11 - Disc 1:
    1. “Dream On” – Bushwacka Tough Guy Mix (2001)
    2. “Suffer Well” – M83 Remix (2006)
    3. “John The Revelator” – UNKLE Reconstruction (2006)
    4. “In Chains” – Tigerskin’s No Sleep Remix (2009)
    5. “Peace” – SixToes Remix (2009)
    6. “Lilian” – Chab Vocal Remix Edit (2006)
    7. “Never Let Me Down Again” – Digitalism Remix (2006)
    8. “Corrupt” – Efdemin Remix (2009)
    9. “Everything Counts” – Oliver Huntemann And Stephan Bodzin Dub (2006)
    10. “Happiest Girl” – The Pulsating Orbital Vocal Mix (1990)
    11. “Walking In My Shoes” – Anandamidic Mix (1993)
    12. “Personal Jesus” – The Stargate Mix (2011)
    13. “Slowblow” – Darren Price Mix (1993)

    Depeche Mode – Remixes 2: 81-11 - Disc 2:
    1. “Wrong” – Trentemøller Club Remix (2009)
    2. “World In My Eyes” – Dub In My Eyes (1990)
    3. “Fragile Tension” – Peter Bjorn and John Remix (2009)
    4. “Strangelove” – Tim Simenon/Mark Saunders Remix (1998)
    5. “A Pain That I’m Used To” – Jacques Lu Cont Remix (2005)
    6. “The Darkest Star” – Monolake Remix (2006)
    7. “I Feel You” – Helmet At The Helm Mix (1993)
    8. “Higher Love” – Adrenaline Mix Edit (2004)
    9. “Fly On The Windscreen” – Death Mix (1985)
    10. “Barrel Of A Gun” – United Mix (1997)
    11. “Only When I Lose Myself” – Dan The Automator Mix (1998)
    12. “Ghost” – Le Weekend Remix (2009)

    Depeche Mode – Remixes 2: 81-11 - Disc 3:
    1. “Personal Jesus” – Alex Metric Remix Edit (2011)
    2. “Never Let Me Down Again” – Eric Prydz Remix (2011)
    3. “Behind The Wheel” – Vince Clarke Remix (2011)
    4. “Leave In Silence” – Claro Intelecto ‘The Last Time’ Remix (2011)
    5. “In Chains” – Alan Wilder Remix (2011)
    6. “When The Body Speaks” – Karlsson And Winnberg Remix (2011)
    7. “Puppets” – Röyksopp Remix (2011)
    8. “Tora! Tora! Tora!” – Karlsson And Winnberg (from Miike Snow) Remix (2011)
    9. “Freestate” – Clark Remix (2011)
    10. “I Want It All” – Roland M. Dill Remix (2011)
    11. “A Question Of Time” – Joebot Presents ‘Radio Face’ Remix (2011)
    12. “Personal Jesus” – Sie Medway-Smith Remix (2011)

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    Posted in 2011, Album, Single.

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  4. Too Young To Die (Moullinex Remix) by Data MC VS. Nhan & Taan


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    I absolutely love this song Too Young To Die by Data MC Vs. Nhan & Taan,  and I can’t stop listening to it. Just a fluke discovery recently by way of Hed Kandi’s Nu Disco: Future Sound Of Disco compilation. One of the best Nu Disco compilations out there ever. It’s full of hit after cool sexy nu disco hit that you wont be able to stop playing. Cool songs and remixes by some of the best new underground electronic artists out there which includes Sebastien Tellier, Marina & The Diamonds, Mercedes, Russ Chimes, Gamble & Burke, Super Red Berry, N.A.S.A. Featuring Kanye West, Lykke Li & Santigold, Treasure Fingers and of course Data MC Vs. Nhan & Taan.

    Too Young To Die by Data MC with a little help from Nhan & Taan is off of Data MC’s excellent album Daily Mirror and it’s one of the stand out cuts. The original is quite excellent on it’s own which is a poppy dance house electronic cut with a nice beat and then the Moullinex Remix is a step above the original. The Moullinex remix is what gives the track the more nu disco feel to it. it’s quite nice and I’m sure you’ll enjoy too. Other cool cuts off of Daily Mirror are Intergalactic Romance, Fever and If I Gave You My Digits (with Lexy & K-Paul). Daily Mirror kind of reminds me of early Prince and the early 90s Pet Shop Boys like the album Very. Cool new music that should definitely be discovered by anyone into electronic and dance music. It’s also time to discover more Moullinex. They are off the excellent German label Gomma!

    Too Young To Die by Data MC VS Nhan & Taan
    Too Young To Die (Moullinex Remix) by Data MC VS Nhan & Taan

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    Posted in 2011, Album, Single.

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  5. Everybody Dance (Chic Inspirational Mix) by Evolution


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    Deconstruction was the reliable dance music label from the UK to turn to in the very early 90s! I mean come on they released the huge Black Box singles Everybody, Everybody, I Don’t Know Anybody Else, Strike It Up and of course their huge album Dreamland. But it was more than Black Box. There were huge acts that came from this legendary label. M People, K-Klass, Kylie was there for a bit, Robert Miles, Felix with their huge hit Don’t You Want Me, Hyper Go Go with their hit High, The Grid, N-Joi and of course this little known act and cover of a Chic song Evolution doing Everybody Dance.

    This song Everybody Dance is a very similar remake of the original disco classic by Chic. It’s a bit more uplifting and soulful and a bit infused with a gospel house feel. It’s nothing original but this came out during the disco revival thing and was a pretty big hit for Evolution. Although later in the late 90s and early 2000s Evolutions sound completely changed to a more progressive house sound. Check out their album Unnatural Selection and their hit Walking On Fire. Completely different sound but it was obvious that they would go that direction and signed to John Digweed’s Bedrock label.

    Everybody Dance by Chic
    Everybody Dance (Chic Inspirational Mix) by Evolution

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    Posted in 1993, Single.

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  6. Carry On, Turn Me On (Bottin Remix) by Space


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    Space is one of my favorite space disco acts from the late 70s! Hailing from the South Of France, they released countless spacey sounding energetic disco tracks with their biggest hit being Magic Fly! From that self titled album this song Carry On, Turn Me On original version is pulled from. Magic Fly the album also contains the excellent track Tango In Space. It’s an excellent album and certainly worth as Space and main frontman Didier Marouani is one of the innovators of electronic dance music.

    Bottin’s remix take on Carry On, Turn Me On is also excellent. It’s part of a killer compilation of great new remixes of Space tracks. King DJ’s awesome remake of Air Force is the highlight of the remix set along with this Bottin Remix of Carry On, Turn Me On. Other remixers include Sara Havcilek doing the remixing on Fasten Seat Belt which I also love and Foto’s Boulevard Of Dreams Mix of Deliverance rocks! Overall Space tracks have been given great new life in this collection of awesome remixes and I highly recommend any disco, electronic fan to own these great remixes and classic releases by Space.

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    Carry On, Turn Me On by Space
    Carry On, Turn Me On (Bottin Remix) by Space

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    Posted in 2009, Single.

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  7. Tubular Bells/Pretty Boys And Pretty Girls (Regan’s House Medley) by Book Of Love


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    14+ Minutes of electronic synth dance pop pleasure! This Book Of Love classic takes on their own cover of the Mike Oldfield classic Tubular Bells and mashes it with their own song Pretty Boys And Pretty Girls into an 80s classic underground synth dance bomb. Boy this version is so good! Boy not their hit Boy even though that is a classic as Book Of Love were one of the most underrated acts in the late 80s. I heard their music on Live 105 numerous times and that is how I discovered this excellent New York act. They were signed to Sire records along with Depeche Mode of course and Erasure, Madonna and The Ramones and more!

    Tubular Bells and Pretty Boys and Pretty Girls is off of Book Of Love’s excellent 1988 album Lullaby and it was such a great idea to mash up the two tracks together for this excellent 12″ version. This version just goes on and on going in and out of each of the two songs with added horror sounding special effects to remind you of where the original Mike Oldfield version came from the film The Exorcist.

    If you don’t know anything about Book Of Love you’ve probably heard of their music in a film or two. One of their songs Modigliani (Lost In Your Eyes) was featured in the film and soundtrack to Planes, Trains And Automobiles. Later Sunny Day was featured in The Silence Of The Lambs. Unfortunately though Book Of Love did not last too long. In the early 90s they released two no very successful albums Candy Carol and LoveBubble then they vanished into thin air until their greatest hits were released in 2001 with a collection of new remixes of their first hit song, Boy! 5 years later Boy was remixed again by DJ Irene for the Future Retro compilation of excellent remixes of 80s hits!. It’s rare but I prefer the original when it comes to Boy but the remixes are certainly fun to hear.

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    Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
    Tubular Bells by Book Of Love
    Pretty Boys And Pretty Girls by Book Of Love
    Tubular Bells/Pretty Boys And Pretty Girls [Regan's House Medley] by Book Of Love

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    Posted in 1988, Album, Single.

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  8. Wherever We Are (Grum Remix) by Human Life


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    I’ve been listening to a lot of 80s inspired or influenced electronic, pop, dance, synth influenced music lately and Human Life’s Wherever We Are are one of the acts that I’ve been listening to quite a bit. This feel good, happy song from the Los Angeles based act Human Life is just that and more especially if you check out all of the fun remixes of this hit song Wherever We Are. The band takes their influences heavily from catchy 80s music of the synth pop bands that were aplenty then. They then throw in stabs of early chicago house music and an added French electro inspired sound to create their own original sunshiney very LA feel to the music. I’m digging this and I can only wait to hear more from Human Life.

    My favorite remix is the Grum remix which is below. Check it out and check out the other remixes as well as they certainly are worth it and the original is still darn good for more poppier feel and sound. If you can also get your hands on Italo Crimewave you should!

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    Wherever We Are by Human Life
    Wherever We Are (Grum Remix) by Human Life

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    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  9. New Years Dub by Musique Vs U2


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    Ten years ago there was so much really excellent electronic music being released. So much creativity was around which included tons of releases like this track by Musique called New Years Dub which is basically a sampling New Years Day by U2. Apparently the band U2 was so into this cut by Musique that they approved this themselves and it turned out such a great dance hit for Musique. This New Years Dub track features a sample of The Edge’s famous guitar work as heard on the popular U2 track New Years Day. In fact this track basically sounds like a pretty darn good remix of New Years Day by U2. The single release also contains remixes by Hybrid and Mauro Picotto those of you are interested in checking those out. If you’re into U2 and also are into remixes, electronic music then this is perfect you will like this track. I do and I’m sure if you’re reading DestroyRockAndRoll.com then you will too.

    Check out both versions below.

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    New Years Day by U2
    New Years Dub (7″ Radio Edit) by Musique Vs U2

    Posted in 2001, Single.

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  10. Comment Te Dire Adieu by Jimmy Somerville Feat. June Miles Kingston


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    This very very famous French song originally by Francoise Hardy has been remade so many times by countless musicians. Comment Te Dire Adieu is one of my all time favorite songs and I’m always open to new versions of it. Check out the Blank & Jones version here on DestroyRockAndRoll.com. One of my favorites is this one from former Bronski Beat singer, Jimmy Somerville which was released in 1989 from his solo CD Read My Lips. Read My Lips also had another cover called You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) the Sylvester disco classic but that’s another story. Read My Lips was Jimmy’s first solo CD and it’s a very nice one. It’s chock full of very dancey pre-house, synth pop.

    I discovered this cover on Jimmy’s greatest hits album in ’91 and later I had to obtain the Read My Lips CD that the song is from. It’s quite a fun pre-house synthy dance pop hit with guest vocalist June Miles Kingston. This is the type of hi-nrg dance pop music that was playing at all the clubs when this came out. If you haven’t heard this then it’s worth checking this out along with

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    Comment Te Dire Adieu by Françoise Hardy
    Comment Te Dire Adieu by Jimmy Somerville Feat. June Miles Kingston

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    Posted in 1989, Album.

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  11. Happy Together (Wade Nichols aka Todd Terje Edit) by The Turtles


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    Happy Together by The Turtles is one of my favorite 60s songs. I think it’s one of those rare songs that still sounds quite original on it’s own. I was looking forward to this reedit of the original Happy Together by Wade Nichols aka Todd Terje. Once I heard it I knew it was pretty much the same in sound but it does have a bouncier beat to it making it a perfect example of an early 70s disco treatment of a 60s song.

    Enjoy both the original and edit versions below.

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    Happy Together by The Turtles
    Happy Together (Wade Nichols Edit) by The Turtles

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    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  12. Without Lies (Black Van Remix) by Aeroplane


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    When I eat cake I prefer the cherry sings Sky Ferreira as guest vocalist on Aeroplane’s hit song Without Lies from the excellent album We Can’t Fly. I first heard We Can’t Fly the single and was immediately hooked to their Nu Disco sound and style. Without Lies in it’s original form is pretty minimal which is great on it’s own but the remix by Black Van takes the original and beefs it up with more upbeat disco style but still feeling relaxed as it’s not the type of song you would hear in a mega club. The Black Van remix has a very 80s disco sound and style which is totally cool for all you 80s revivalists.

    The album We Can’t Fly also has a very space rock/disco sound to it – it’s totally inspired by the 80s well maybe a bit of late 70s thrown in. Check out the track Superstar and you’ll know what I’m talking about. I love it and if you have not heard of Aeroplane then you should and definitely check out their album We Can’t Fly and song of the same name as you will love.

    Without Lies single also contains an excellent remix by Breakbot that’s also worth to note as it takes the song into a funky disco territory.


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    Without Lies by Aeroplane
    Without Lies (Black Van Remix) by Aeroplane

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    Posted in 2010, Album, Single.

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  13. Night People (Emperor Machine Mix) by The Human League


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    The Human League are back! And they are in top form here. After being quiet for 10 years since their last album, Secrets came out in 2001 they have released this excellent single Night People and there are countless remixes that are worth getting. If you haven’t heard anything by The Human League since the 80s or even the early 90s then you should check them out on Night People. If you are complete virgin with The Human League then Night People will give you a taste of what The Human League sound is all about.

    I love The Human League and I have been such a big fan of their sound since first hearing them in 1982 when I was just 11 years old with their HUGE hit Don’t You Want Me off their Dare album. And I still continue to follow them and the various incarnations they have gone through including the R&B territory they went to with their album Crash in 1986 which was produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Ok that was their low point I think as it was a very weak album. Their music always has a place with me  and will continue follow them until they don’t make music any longer. This single is released on Wall Of Sound Records!

    Enjoy!


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    Night People by Human League
    Night People (Emperor Machine Mix) by Human League

    Posted in 2011, Single.

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  14. Through The Night (The Swiss Menergy Remix) by Grum


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    The Swiss Menergy Remix? Are they hinting at Patrick Cowley? Sounds like! The remix to Through The Night with the really funny video is definitely an homage to the 80s high energy disco sound that Patrick Cowley was known for. His trademark sound has been updated and remixed Through The Night the cool 80s flavored artist Grum by The Swiss. It’s definitely a winning remix. Patrick Cowley was known for working and producing folks like Sylvester and DJing at legendary gay clubs in San Francisco and one listen to The Swiss Menergy Remix of Through The Night will take you back to the 80s clubs. It’s such a great combo here Grum who I’m totally digging lately and The Swiss with Bubble Bath fame are a winning combo. There are certainly several other remixes in the Through The Night remix package but The Swiss Menergy Remix is the one remix that gets my vote! Although the Bit Funk Remix is quite cool too. Through the Night is off of the Grum album Heartbeats. Check out Menergy too from Patrick Cowley below. All recommended.

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    Through The Night (Album Version) by Grum
    Through The Night (The Swiss Menergy Remix) by Grum
    Menergy by Patrick Cowley

    Posted in 2010, Album, Single.

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  15. Liberating Soul (FM Attack remix) by Tesla Boy


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    Tesla Boy is your favorite new 80s band from today! Their music sounds like it comes from the 80s but with very modern production values you know made for today. If you are at all into anything 80s inspired including synth pop dance, italo-disco, 80s disco dance then Tesla Boy is your ticket to great new music discovery! Even their name is very 80s sounding! Remember the song Tesla Girls by OMD? Ok I wont mention the hideous 80s metal band Tesla (oops I just did) but you get the point!

    The Tesla Boy album Modern Thrills kicks the 80s sound right off with an excellent synth classic song called Electric Lady. Then it gets better and better with cuts like Synthetic Prince, Minsk-2, Dark Street, Fire and Thinking Of You so I highly recommend you check Modern Thrills out. Liberating Soul is the first single off of Tesla Boy’s Modern Thrills album. It’s fun synth, pop classicness! Great 80s sounding vocals even.I can’t pinpoint which 80s synth pop band they sound like but they really do. Maybe you know? The remix for Liberating Soul by FM Attack adds a certain, laidback spaceyness to it with the trademark spacey FM Attack sound. Being a big fan of FM Attack I always seek out new remixes they do. I especially love the remix they did for the Edwin Van Cleef song Overtaken. If you haven’t heard of it check it out here.


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    Liberating Soul by Tesla Boy
    Liberating Soul (FM Attack remix) by Tesla Boy

    Posted in 2010, Album, Single.

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  16. Shirley Bassey Covers Grace Jones With Slave To The Rhythm (The Glimmer Twins Remix)


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    I previously wrote about a Grace Jones Slave To The Rhythm sample by Magnum 38 but wanted to write again because theirs this great cover by Dame Shirley Bassey. Most of you will probably remember Shirley Bassey from the excellent collaboration she did with the Propellerheads with History Repeating back in the 90s. A complete contrasting track off of the rest of Decksandrumsandrockandroll by Propellerheads. But in reality you should get to know Shirley Bassey because she has some really cool music. I suppose the collaboration she did with the Propellerheads was a complete fit since she did the James Bond soundtrack themes but this Grace Jones remake is right on. Especially this Glimmer Twins remix as it has a very late 80s dance electronic beat sound. I’m sure you’ll recognize it once you hear it.

    Ok we’re covering a lot of ground here. The Glimmer Twins are actually The Glimmers. The Glimmers were originally The Glimmer Twins but they were forced to change their name by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards because The Glimmer Twins was a project of theirs and they own the name or something so the big man won here and they were forced to become The Glimmers!

    Anyway if you don’t know about Shirley Bassey check her music out. I think her voice and her music lends to remixes very well as evidenced in History Repeating and her own Greatest Hits Remixes album from about 10 years ago so I can certainly wish to hear more remixes of her tracks in the near future. In the meantime checkout both Grace Jones and Shirley Bassey doing Slave To The Rhythm at the links below.

    Check out Slave by Magnum sampling Grace Jones here.


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    Slave To The Rhythm by Grace Jones
    Slave To The Rhythm (The Glimmer Twins Remix) by Shirley Bassey

    Posted in 2008, Album.

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  17. Well Well Well (Digital Dog Club Mix) by Duffy


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    I’m discovering Duffy late from everyone else. I like her music but I was so damn tired of the Amy Winehouse sound after she exploded everyone else popped up sounding like they stepped out of the 60s. I’m over it already. Second Duffy album prob not as good as her first album so I don’t have much to comment on it. I did somehow find this remix of Well Well Well (Digital Dog Club Mix) which reminds me of any pop song remixed in the 90s type thing. Loads of pop tracks were getting the big club remix treatment back then and takes me back sort of. Has this remix gotten an official release actually? I can’t find anything about it anywhere so is it rare? I actually do like this somewhat and compared to the original version I like this better.

    Ok now you know I have a soft spot for pop/dance. And actually after checking out Endlessly by Duffy her new album I do like several of the cuts. Sorry! But I must stop here and no Adele for me!


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    Well Well Well by Duffy
    Well Well Well (Digital Dog Club Mix) by Duffy

    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  18. Jan Johnston Remakes Sleeping Satellite by Tasmin Archer


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    Tasmin Archer’s biggest hit Sleeping Satellite was a fun and obscure pop hit that came out of nowhere in 1992 to land on the pop charts. Later Tasmin Archer was nowhere to be found. I loved this song back in the early 90s and I think I have not heard much more from Tasmin since then. So Tasmin certainly reached the one hit wonder status but the song is certainly solid and still sounds great today. The remake here by Jan Johnston is quite good. Released by Perfecto Records, Paul Oakenfold’s 90s mega dance label that’s released countless trance hits is behind the production here. I think Jan Johnston does a pretty good job at singing this cut. I like it and I’m so happy that’s been remade as it deserves to be noticed today. The single package contains several remixes that are highly recommended to owning but this is the Club Mix below along with the original Tasmin Archer version that if you were too young or not around in 1992 you wouldn’t even know about it. This remake came out in 2009. Original Tasmin Archer version of Sleeping Satellite is off of Tasmin’s Great Expectations CD.

    Enjoy both versions below and feel free to comment on what you think  if each version.


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    Sleeping Satellite by Tasmin Archer
    Sleeping Satellite (Club Mix) by Jan Johnston

    Posted in 2009, Single.

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  19. Dancing On My Own (Fred Falke Radio Edit) by Robyn


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    This is the stand out cut from Robyn’s Body Talk, Pt. 1. I especially love the remix by Fred Falke which I have included below. Love me some Fred Falke remixes as always and this remix is the best from the huge package of remixes for Robyn’s Dancing On My Own. This song is in the vein of other classic dance tracks that still sound great today and it’s inspired by songs by Abba, Donna Summer, Sylvester, Ultravox and more. If you like your poppy dance music then this is your track. Robyn’s Body Talk series is also quite awesome and I highly recommend all the cuts from all three Body Talk ep’s. I especially love “Don’t Fucking Tell Me What to Do” from EP 1 by Robyn. Get it now, fast it’s quite awesome!


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    Dancing On My Own by Robyn
    Dancing On My Own (Fred Falke Radio Edit) by Robyn

    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  20. Gigi D’Agostino Covers Jacno’s Rectangle


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    Rectangle is one of the fun, poppy tracks from the late 90s by Gigi D’Agostino. Off of his album Lamour Toujours which is full of those late 90s early 2000s dance cuts.  Little did I know Rectangle was a cover though until I heard the Jacno version back in 2001 or so. I had not heard of Jacno but luckily I was happy enough to discover it. It’s always cool to compare the remake that you thought was the original to the actual original version which was the case here.

    I don’t really know much about Jacno but this is one of those rare track that every electronic music enthusiast should know about. Unfortunately Jacno had a very short life. He died of cancer last year. He was only 52. Luckily we have his hits to remember him by including this one by Gigi D’Agostino.


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    Rectangle by Jacno
    Rectangle by Gigi D’Agostino

    Posted in 1999, Album.

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  21. Live For Today by Cicero & Sylvia Mason-James


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    The Crying Game soundtrack was mostly known for the song The Crying Game by Boy George. It was a whole more about that album that most folks don’t know. The album was produced by the Pet Shop Boys and included other great songs which included a remake of the Shannon 80s hit Let The Music Play by Carroll Thompson and of course two awesome versions of a little known act called Cicero with their song Live For Today sung by Sylvia Mason-James. Absolutely love the vocals by Sylvia here.

    If you like Pet Shop Boys or anything synth pop from the late 80s and early 90s then you will certainly love this song by Cicero. I think they are definitely worth discovering as not much is known about Cicero. In the early 90s Cicero released an album called Future Boy but it failed to chart anywhere. Still though this song Live For Today produced by Pet Shop Boys is quite strong.

    The Orchestral version is the more synthed up version whereas the Gospel version is more laidback and sort of trip-hoppy. Check them out below.


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    Live For Today (Orchestral) by Cicero
    Live For Today (Gospel) by Cicero

    Posted in 1992, Compilation, Single.

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  22. Black And White Town by Doves Samples (Love Is Like A) Heatwave


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    This is one of those rare Brit rock tracks that I really dig. It samples one of my favorite recordings of all time (Love Is Like A) Heatwave by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas. That song goes down as one of my all time top 25 tracks and Black And White Town does an awesome job of sampling the part of Heatwave best. I’m not much a fan of Doves but after I heard of this I was sure enough checking out more from the band. Enjoy both Doves and Martha & The Vandellas tracks below.


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    (Love Is Like A) Heatwave by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
    Black And White Town by Doves

    Posted in 2005, Album.

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  23. Walking On A Dream (Treasure Fingers Remix) by Empire Of The Sun


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    I have to say Empire Of The Sun’s album Walking On A Dream has been one of my favorite albums of the last couple of years. Their songs are very similar to songs I listened to in my teens in the 80s. The entire album is full of really cool crossover pop/dance/synth songs I listen to over and over.

    I was happy to discover a really cool remix of Walking On A Dream too. This Treasure Fingers Remix is right on with quality. I sometimes love some songs too much in their original form that for some odd reason the remix just doesn’t work but it does here. This doesn’t happen too often as I love remixes but sometimes a song is perfect in it’s original form and a remix just doesn’t do justice.

    This remix package comes with a couple of other remixes as well including A Neon Neon remix of Walking On A Dream and a Losers Remix of Standing On The Shore. Well worth owning. And if you haven’t even heard of the full length album Walking On A Dream by Empire Of The Sun then you must not be alive so check it out too as it’s got a bunch of cool 80s influenced synth pop!

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    Walking on A Dream by Empire Of The Sun
    Walking on A Dream (Treasure Fingers Remix) by Empire Of The Sun

    Posted in 2009, Single.

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  24. Feel It In My Bones (Marcus Schossow Remix) by Tiesto Feat. Tegan And Sara


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    This is a nice track that I’ve been enjoying the last couple of months. I love the fact that Tiesto did this with Tegan And Sara. I think more and more collaborations like this should happen and more electronic/club/dance music will climb up the stupid American pop charts. The remix to Feel It In My Bones is alright. It’s been given the uplifting vocal trance treatment bordering on progressive house. I dig it and I’m glad they kept the vocals in there. What do you think?

    Original version off of the Tiesto album Kaleidoscope. Worth owning!

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    1. “Feel It in My Bones” (Radio Edit)
    2. “Feel It in My Bones” (Marcus Schössow Remix)
    3. “Feel It in My Bones” (Paul Miller & Sasha Dubrovsky vs. Suncatcher Remix)
    4. “Feel It in My Bones” (Paul Webster Remix)
    5. “Feel It in My Bones”

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    Posted in Album, Single.

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  25. Move On Baby by Damon Blaze


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    Move On Baby by Damon Blaze is a cover of the Italo House classic of the same name by Cappella. The 90s track was a big hit in the dance club charts and was followed and preceded by a countless number of tracks the team behind Cappella was releasing.

    Damon Blaze has taken the track Move On Baby and updated with todays production styles and made it ready for today’s generation. I like it and it’s great to hear this type of music is trying to make a come back into the charts. The single for Move On Baby by Damon Blaze is chock full of remixes and is worth checking out for sure. Below are both the Cappella and Damon blaze version to download and preview on mp3.

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    Move On Baby (House Mix) by Cappella
    Move On Baby by Damon Blaze

    Posted in 2010, Single.

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