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  1. Everybody Be Somebody by Ruffneck Feat Yavahn Samples Bostich by Yello


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    Everybody Be Somebody by Ruffneck featuring Yavahn was such a big hit when it came out  in 1995. I remember hearing it the first time thinking boy they sure did a great job sampling Yello with their 80s new wave dance hit Bostich. Bostich being one of my favorite synth, pop, new wave dance songs and recently had heard a techno remix by Joey Beltram back in 1992 off of FFRR’s Only For The Headstrong compilation, Ruffneck’s take on Bostich was fresh new and very clubby!

    Basically if you haven’t heard Everybody Be Somebody it samples the Everybody Be Somebody vocals from Yello’s Bostich track and Yavahn sings the same words over a 4 to the floor house beat. The remixes for Everybody Be Somebody are quite nice too. My Favorite is the Pepermint Jam Remix but the original version still nice it’s a toss up for me between the original and the Peppermint Jam Remix but I also love the Henry Street Mix which adds a bit of a disco flavor, Benji Edit is quite nice, Hani’s Looooong Mix has been given a bit of a tribal treatment and the MAW Remix has a sound of your typical house club tune from the mid 90s. All good though and worth exploring.

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    Bostich (Original) by Yello
    Everybody Be Somebody (Peppermint Jam) by Ruffneck Feat Yavahn

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  2. 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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  3. Top Ten Best Italo-Disco Songs Ever!!!


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    America killed disco music back in the late 70s and Europe fought back by coming up with cool new subgenres in the dance and disco world so Italo-Disco was born out of the ashes of disco music in the late 70s and it’s certainly the evolution of disco dance music. Italo-Disco was mostly popular in Italy and Germany later reaching as far as France, UK, Spain and elsewhere on the main continent and Italo-Disco was the main form of dance music throughout most of the 80s there. Here in the states it was known as Hi-NRG because really disco was dead here and Italo-Disco was too Euro! Whatever you want to call it though I love my Italo-Disco. Ok it could get a bit cheesy but boy this subgenre has some of the best tracks ever in the dance and electronic music world and I’ve compiled the Top Ten best Italo-Disco Songs ever below and if you’re new to this style of music but do like dance and electronic music then you will certainly like these. Most of these were underground hits here in the states but you might have heard one or two here and there. Mostly Problèmes d’Amour  by Alexander Robotnick which was featured in a scene in National Lampoons European Vacation.

    Others songs on this Top Ten best Italo-Disco Songs ever list you might have heard of are I’m Ready by Kano a very sexy, dance track with an electro disco beat. It has been featured on countless compilations lately and if you don’t know Kano you need to know of Kano. And I’m not speaking of Kano the rapper. Hell no! Check out their very excellent Greatest Hits of excellent Italo-Disco songs. They had a bigger hit in the states with It’s A War reaching number one on the Billboard dance charts around 1983.

    Spacer Woman by Charlie has been an underground Italo-Disco song for such a long time. It had a resurrection of some sorts about 5 or so years ago when an a really awesome compilation of Italo-Disco songs called I-Robots and was featured on that and since then it’s been on my iPod/iPhone. If you can get your hands on I-Robots then I would as it’s one of the best Italo-Disco compilations ever. Alot of songs in the Italo-Disco genre dealt with space, robots and love affairs taking place in outer space and with robots etc so Italo-Disco suited this very well and Spacer Woman is not short of dealing with lovers in outer space.

    I recently discovered Savage for the first time off of the Pet Shop Boys Back To Mine compilation which is highly recommended to own as it’s chock full of awesome dance music all influenced by the two members of the Pet Shop Boys. Ok earlier in the 2000s is when I discovered Savage and wasn’t sure how I missed Don’t Cry Tonight back in the early 80s? Don’t Cry Tonight is an excellent example of synthy, spacey mellower than normal Italo-Disco song. It’s certainly worthy of being included in this list of Top Ten Best Italo-Disco Songs Ever list.

    That leaves Peter Richard, Cyber People, Mr. Flagio (Check out Pet Shop Boys Back To Mine compilation for Take A Chance by Mr. Flagio as well), Gaz Nevada, Ken Laszlo and Lime to round out the Tp Ten Best Italo-Disco Songs Ever list. They’re all great and excellent choices.

    So check out the Top Ten Best Italo-Disco Songs Ever list below. Let me know what you think of these tracks. Like them? Hate them?

    Walking In The Neon (Original 12″ Club Mix) by Peter Richard
    Take A Chance by Mr. Flagio
    Don’t Cry Tonight (12″ Version) by Savage
    Problèmes D’Amour by Alexander Robotnik
    I’m Ready by Kano
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    I. C. Love Affair by Gaz Nevada
    Spacer Woman by Charlie
    Babe We’re Gonna Love Tonight [Remix] by Lime
    Hey Hey Guy by Ken Laszlo
    Void Vision (Extended Version) by Cyber People

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  4. Top Ten Dance And Electronic Songs May 2011


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    These are the dance and electronic tracks I’m listening and grooving to this month. This is my Top Ten dance and electronic songs for May 2011. There’s loads of excellent cuts here from Sterefunk sampling Lipps Inc.’s Funkytown to Black Strobe remixing awesome Rue De Rome by Munk, one of my favorite acts. Faze Action’s I Wanna Dancer sounds like a disco cut from the late 70s but perfectly produced now and Fukkk Offf’s More Than Friends is the perfect soundtrack to this months dance tracks.
    Enjoy the Top Ten Dance and Electronic songs of May 2011.
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Don’t Turn The Lights On (Aeroplane Remix) by Chromeo


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    Chromeo keep pushing the 80s inspired grooves with their single Don’t Turn The Light’s On off of their latest album Business Casual a truly fun 80s style album with touches of disco, funk and synth grooves. It’s a fun album and keeps pushing them forward now with their third great album. Well my favorite remix of Don’t Turn The Lights On is one by Aeroplane where the beats are a little more spacey, nu disco inspired similar to all of Aeroplane’s music. It’s still keeps the pace of the original version as this remix is not the remix to get your club groove on with. It’s got a more dreamy spacey laidback feel to it. I dig this nu disco sound and I’m sure you will too!

    If you haven’t heard of this great remix you should check it out below. You should also check out more music by Chromeo and Aerooplane here on DestroyRockAndRoll.com!

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    Don’t Turn The Lights On by Chromeo
    Don’t Turn The Lights On (Aeroplane Remix) by Chromeo

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    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  8. Crystalised (Rory Phillips Remix) by The XX


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    This is a good example of a very bland boring alternative rock song that has been given LIFE by a really cool remix treatment by Rory Phillips! I’m so glad that the band The XX commissioned this remix by Rory Phillips as I really did not like the original.  There’s hardly any music on the original version of this song except for the bland singing. Ok the music does kick in a bit halfway through but then it fizzles out again. Sorry guys it’s needing something and luckily this Rory Phillips remix does wonders to it. The remix has a synthy, bouncy disco beat added to the very flat singing by the two members of The XX which actually compliment together quite well. Up until I heard this remix that I started liking the original version of  Crystalised. I can always say that remixes do what videos did to me when music videos were popular. Remixes turn me on to music that normally I wouldn’t listen to. Now I’m a fan of The XX like everyone else! Check out both original and remixed version below. For more remixes by Rory Phillips click here.

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    Crystalised by The XX
    Crystalised (Rory Phillips Remix) by The XX

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    Posted in 2009, Album, Single.

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  9. General Motors, Detroit, America (Blackstrobe Remix) by Acid Washed


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    I first heard General Motors, Detroit, America early last year and I fell in love with it. It kind of sounds like the soundtrack music to either an 80s Sci-Fi film or maybe even a mysterious documentary from that era. It’s cool. It’s perfect synth electronic with very 80s touches thrown in there. It truly has a very soundtrack feel to it. I can see it perfectly in Tron or something like that.

    Well I love the Blackstrobe remix even more. The original is more mellow sort of a downtempo thing but Blackstrobe have made it more clubby and bouncy but still keeping the mysteriousness. This release is off of the Acid Washed (love their name btw) album by the same name. If you are at all into synthy 80s inspired electro and electronic music then this album will satisfy you completely. I love it! It’s mostly all instrumental cuts and very bouncy fun music. The release is from Record Makers one of my favorite labels out of France! Home to folks like Sebastien Tellier, Kavinsky and more.

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    General Motors, Detroit, America by Acid Washed
    General Motors, Detroit, America (Blackstrobe Remix) by Acid Washed

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    Posted in 2009, 2010, Album, Single.

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  10. Let’s Go Together (Grum Remix) by Gamble & Burke


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    I like all things 80s sounding and all things Kitsune! This Gamble & Burke song Let’s Go Together remixed by Grum is all that and more! This has been out since summer last year and I’ve been enjoying the soulful robotic vocals, the 80s synth pop dance beats very much but it’s the remix by Grum that I’m really digging here. The original is a bit more minimal (not too much depth in the music) compared to the Grum remix with the fatter beats. Grum again does the great remix job here and I have to say the more I hear Grum the more I love his sound. The Scottish musician not only produces his own awesome music with a full album release but does some excellent remixes of other musicians.

    Gamble from Gamble & Burke was previously one half of the fun pop dance act The Cooler Kids. They had a minor hit called All Around The World back in 2003 but this is his new gig. I hope to hear more releases from Gamble & Burke in the near future and since this is going on one year I think maybe more is going to come from the duo? I hope!

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    Let’s Go Together by Gamble & Burke
    Let’s Go Together (Grum Remix) by Gamble & Burke

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    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  11. Moskow Diskow (Carl Craig Remix–Single Edit) by Telex


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    Moskow Diskow (or Discow) is one of those rare classic synth pop, new wave tracks that wont go out of style. First released in 1979 off of the Looking For Saint Tropez album it became a classic right away and a huge club hit in The States in the 80s putting the Belgian band in the same caliber as Kraftwerk as their music is quite similar to Kraftwerk’s. I love a good remix and this remix Moskow Diskow by Carl Craig came out in 1998 and it basically updates the classic synth sound of the original Moskow Diskow which I still love. There’s a whole bunch of new remixes of Moskow Diskow that came out last year but this Carl Craig remix is still very fresh today as it’s very much keeping the 80s synth sound with a 90s remix production but with the 80s sound in vogue currently the original English version and French version of Moskow Diskow are pretty darn cool all over again! Enjoy below.


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    Moskow Diskow (English 12″ Version) by Telex
    Moskow Diskow (French 12″ Version) by Telex
    Moskow Diskow (Carl Craig Remix–Single Edit) by Telex

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  12. 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!

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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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  13. 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

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  14. 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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  15. Dancing In Val D’Isere 1970 by Sare Havlicek


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    Really digging this track Dancing In Val D’Isere 1970 by Sare Havlicek. In fact the whole album, Toscana Nights is quite amazing if you are at all into spacey disco bordering italo and the cool synth sound from the late 70s and 80s! I have not heard of Sare Havlicek prior to just purchasing his album Toscana Nights on a fluke but I’m so glad I did it because this is one of those great albums you will play over and over again. If you are at all into Bottin or the French disco band Space then this is your cup of tea! Enjoy!

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    Dancing In Val D’Isere 1970 by Sare Havlicek

    Posted in 2010, Album.

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  16. Telonius Covers Ian Dury & The Blockheads With Hit Me!


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    I’ve always been a huge fan of Ian Dury’s disco punk hit Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick and when I heard that Telonius has a version of it I was sure enough in a hurry to check it out. No surprise here it’s a great remake and the remixes are pretty darn cool too. You can always count on Gomma label from Germany and their electro techno dance music. Love them and I’ll keep listening to everything they release.

    I’ve actually got the original version below as well as the remix by Bottin I’m really digging lately. I love Bottin’s very spacey synth disco style. It’s reminding me of 80s Italo Disco. Anyway what do you think of these? Do they sound like the original by Ian Dury? Please comment!

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    Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick by Ian Dury & The Blockheads
    Hit Me (Original) by Telonius
    Hit Me (Bottin Remix) by Telonius

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  17. Just Can’t Get Enough (Dirty South Remix) by Depeche Mode


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    This is a vinyl promo release of the Dirty South Remix for Just Can’t Get Enough – the Depeche Mode synth pop classic that kick started their 25+ year career in the music biz. It’s a pretty darn good remix by Dirty South the Australian DJ/musician that’s known for his electro house sound. The remix keeps the original famous synth sound but it takes a while to actually hear something borrowed from the original Depeche Mode track but I still dig it. It’s very fresh and now … well from 3 years ago part of the Depeche Mode greatest hits CD that came out then with their single Martyr – their 45th single. It’s always fun to see the video to Just Can’t Get Enough as well. Check it out below.

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    Check both the original and the remix below.

    Just Can’t Get Enough by Depeche Mode
    Just Can’t Get Enough (Dirty South Remix) by Depeche Mode

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  18. Air War (Casanova Remix) by Crystal Castles


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    Kind of obnoxious remix of the fun Crystal Castles track Air War remixed by Casanova. Sort of like video game music gone bad. Check them out both below. I still like the original. What do you think? The original version is off the self titled Crystal Castles album.

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    Air War by Crystal Castles

    Air War (Casanova Remix) by Crystal Castles

    Posted in 2008, Single.

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  19. Trentemoller Remixes Wrong by Depeche Mode


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    This is pretty darn cool! This Trentemoller remix is so much better than the original version (sorry DM guys) because it’s got this energy that the original downer song doesn’t. But the energy is not too upbeat that it’s aggressive or anything too fast it’s just the right amount of oomph to it that I love, love this remix. If you can’t tell I’m a darn big fan of Trentemoller so check out the Robyn remix Trentemoller did to Konichiwa Bitches here.

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    Wrong (Tretemoller Remix) by Depeche Mode

    Posted in 2009, Album, Single.

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  20. Firestarter by The Prodigy Samples Close (To The Edit) by Art Of Noise


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    There’s the little sample of the track Close (To The Edit) by Art Of Noise in this very loud techno rave masterpiece by The Prodigy. It’s the track that got them signed to Maverick records from the album The Fat Of The Land way back in 1997. Close (To The Edit) by The Art Of Noise is one of those smart synth pop classics from back in 1984 and it’s perfectly used here in Firestarter. Smart!

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    Check out the sample and see if you can tell where they are. It’s pretty obvious.

    Firestarter video by The Prodigy

    Close To The Edit Video by Art Of Noise

    Posted in 1996, Album, Single.

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  21. Supernature (William Orbit’s Mix) by Erasure


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    Erasure released Supernature as a B side to their single Blue Savannah back in 1989 just after their big successful Chains Of Love song came out a couple of years prior. So this was pretty darn big. Lots of great remixes of Blue Savannah and of course this awesome remix of Supernature by William Orbit. The Cerrone disco classic was reinvented in a whole new style. This is a pretty darn great remake and I still listen to. It has slight touches of the disco sound but also has a very synth background – more in line with the 80s synth sound that Vince Clarke was known for.

    This version is pretty darn long and again it’s pretty darn good. I love the Cerrone version of Supernature and I really do love this as well. Cerrone and along with Giorgio Moroder are my 2 favorite disco producers and this original is still one of my favorite Euro Disco tracks. Listen below and compare the two versions.

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    The video here for Supernature by Cerrone is pretty fun. A little cheesy but still fun.

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    Supernature (William Orbit Remix) by Erasure

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    Posted in 1989, Single.

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  22. Tonite by M.A.N.D.Y.


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    The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight is one of those awesome 80s tracks that I used to listen to on Live 105 back when it was COOL! Steve Masters used to play it in his evening or lunchtime sets along with other similar track. So it’s definitely an underground classic. When I first heard Tonite by M.A.N.D.Y. I immediately fell in love with it. I knew there was a sample in it but I couldn’t figure out what it was. It reminded me of something I heard. Later I realized that it had the famous “tonight” sample from The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight sample by The Dominatrix. It’s awesome, awesome, awesome. M.A.N.D.Y. are on Get Physical label and the label has other really hip cool electro bands like Booka Shade, DJ T or Chelonis Jones. Love the music they release. Check out the two tracks and please feel free to comment.

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    Tonite by M.A.N.D.Y.

    Posted in 2003, Single.

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  23. Pop Muzik (Radio Mix) by Second Sun


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    This is a very lively remake/cover/remix of the M new wave/synth pop classic Pop Muzik by Second Sun. Faster and energized and given the full on electronic and dance touch perfectly by Second Sun. This comes off of their Uncovered Ep. Worth it for anyone into 80s music or electronic and dance tracks. The video by M to Pop Muzik is so much fun and brings back those 80s memories. Love it!

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    Pop Muzik (Radio Mix) by Second Sun

    Posted in 1979, Album.

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  24. Glass Danse (Paul Oakenfold Remix) by The Faint


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    Here’s an awesome remix of an awesome track from The Faint! This one’s remixed by the great big DJ Paul Oakenfold.

    Paul has taken the original synth/rock track and made it very club friendly so it’s perfect for big clubs for long nights of banging dance music. It’s one of my fave Oakenfold remixes.

    Check it out and see what you think. It’s quite nice! Don’t you think? It’s taken from the Danse Macabre Remixes CD which is definitely worth owning if you are at all into remixes!

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    Glass Danse (Paul Oakenfold Remix) by The Faint

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    Posted in 2003, Album.

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  25. Miss Broadway by Glass Candy


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    Here’s a toned down synth remake of Paris, France’s Belle Epoque’s Miss Broadway. Miss Broadway was Belle Epoque’s second hit in the 70s and the only hit in the US. Glass Candy has remade the track and contributed to the After Dark compilation for the Italians Do It Better! label. It’s a really fun version but quite chill and mellow compared to the original by Belle Epoque.

    I do enjoy Glass Candy’s music alot and their album Beat Box which also contains a cover of the Krafwerk classic Computer Love. Most of their music is pretty toned down and mellow – nothing to really get the party started. Mostly for winding down which is good.

    The After Dark compilation includes a bunch of great tracks in the synth electronic style including a cover of Last Night A DJ Saved My Life which is one of my all time favorite disco songs.

    So tell me what you think of the two versions. Come on feel to comment.

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    Miss Broadway by Glass Candy

    Check out Glass Candy live performing Miss Broadway!

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    Posted in 2007, Album.

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