Monday, July 2, 2007

The 80s Reinvented - A Mix of SynthPop, 80s New Wave and Modern ElectroClash

Last week, my wifey was watching "Two And A Half Men" starring Jon Cryer and Charlie Sheen followed by "Grey's Anatomy" starring Patrick Dempsey . That was when I started to think if it was really the return of the 80s on TV? Is there something about these has-been actors that US networks feel they would still have the same appeal as they had before? Perhaps, giving them a new image and mature roles proved this effective, as these are two of the most popular TV shows in the US at the moment.

Looking back, here are 2 of their most memorable teen movies from the 80s, Jon Cryer in "Pretty In Pink" and Patrick Dempsey in "Can't Buy Me Love."

So having this idea, I came up with today's mix consisting of tracks originally from the 80s, but reinvented for a more interesting and modern sound. I've also incorporated new tracks from modern electroclash artists and bands, which also have a retro-new wave-synthesized sound, all in the mix. So sit back, relax and enjoy a different approach to retro.

Here's the tracklisting:
1) Der Kommissar - After The Fire (2007 Amadeus Electro Mix)
2) Selfish - The Other Two (Faster House Remix)
3) Thriller - Michael Jackson (2007 Ron Costa Electro House Mix)
4) Bonstair - Se Sa (sampling "Groove Is In The Heart")
5) Enola Gay - OMD (2007 David Guetta Remix)
6) Losing My Religion - R.E.M. (Brooklyn Avenue Remix)
7) Muscle Car - Mylo feat. Freeform Five (Sander Kleinenberg Remix)
8) Dream On Black Girl - Kash vs. INXS (sampling "Original Sin")
9) Sail Into The Sun - The Funky Lowlives (King Unique Vocal Mix)
10) House Of Jealous Lovers/Pump Up The Volume - The Rapture vs. M.A.R.R.S. Mashup
11) Weird Therapy - Yer Man (Original Mix)
12) Get It On (Bang A Gong) - T-Rex vs. SFB (White Label Mix)
13) When The Lights Go Down - Armand Van Helden (Backstage Sluts Drama Remix)
14) Cities In Dust - Souxsie And The Banshees (Hot Tracks Mix)
15) I Like The Way - Bodyrockers (Tom Neville Touch My Body Remix)
16) Destroy Everything You Touch - Ladytron (2005 Tom Neville Remix)
17) In Your Arms - Mylo (Tocadisco Remix) (sampling "Betty Davis Eyes" and "Waiting For A Star To Fall")
18) Blue Monday - New Order (Hardfloor Mix)
19) Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics (Danny Tenaglia Remix)
20) Kinda New - Spektrum (Tiefschwarz Dub Mix)
21) Why - Supermode (Axwell & Angello Remix) (sampling "Small Town Boy")
22) Whatever Happens Tomorrow - Duran Duran (Peter Rauhofer Club Mix)
23) Kiss - Prince (Remix)
24) Dont Stop - Freestylers (Fatboy Slim Remix)
25) Cars - Gary Neuman (Extended Mix)
26) Send Me An Angel - Real Life (Extended Mix)
27) In Beat - Fuzzy Hair (Steve Angello's 2005 Remix)
28) The Golden Path - The Chemical Brothers feat. The Flaming Lips (Ewan Pearson Remix) (the chemicals goes electro)
29) The Politics Of Dancing - Reflexx (2006 White Label Mix)

Until next mix! :)


GearChic said...

Thanks for the mix, I just found your blog and can't wait to check out your other remixes.

I'm a slave to the 80s!

the beatmeister said...

hi gearchic,

thanks for droppin' by! :) glad you enjoyed it. have plenty of retro stuff. you have a cool blog too. :)


Anonymous said...

Can't get the link to work and would love to hear these tracks. If possible, can you re-up somewhere? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Could you repost this the link for this. I discovered this a little to late :( Thanks in advance for considering.

Zethicz Email: said...

Hello Beat, is there any chance to repost this too. I really want to hear the " House Of Jealous Lovers/Pump Up The Volume - The Rapture vs. M.A.R.R.S. Mashup" I've been looking for it for many years.