The 80's was a fantastic time for music, not just dance but also pop. Blank & Jones's have been back top the archives looking through the dusty classics for the decades defining anthems on the eight edition of 'so80s'...
Most of you will know Blank & Jones for the trance they gave the scene during the late 90’s and early part of the last decade. They do pop up these days with the odd trance record but you will find the guys mostly looking into the house sound. While their electronic taste may have changed over the year’s one thing has not, their love for 80’s music. The pair were very much influence by the sounds from that decade and first unleash the debut compilation ‘so80os’ as a collection of their favourite 80’s tunes.
There are far to many records for just one release and since the debut they have put together seven compilations and a few very specially re-mastered solo artist collections. They are all very essential collectors’ items for those into the old synthesised pop sound of yesterday. Just when you think they have dusted their hands of the 80’s after they continued the brand by going into the 90’s they have come back for more.
The eight edition looks to unearth more treasures from the decade that brought us artists like Bronski Beat, Wet Wet Wet, The Cure, Bryan Ferry and Tears For Fears. You will find some of their rarer titles on this new collection which of course, has been fully re-mastered featuring old club cuts and edits. Even if you were not born in the 80’s or have any knowledge of the music that shaped today’s scene these collections are a very good point of call to catch up. I’m sure the guys have not finished digging deep into the decade yet and will surly dish out a ninth edition in the future. For now though, enjoy the latest classic gems.
01 I Want Your Sex (Monogamy Mix) - George Michael
02 Robert De Niro's Waiting (Special Disco Mix) - Bananarama
03 Lessons In Love (Extended Version) - Level 42
04 Each Time You Break My Heart (Dance Mix) - Nick Kamen
05 Right on Track (Midtown Mix) - The Breakfast Club
06 Wishing I Was Lucky (Long Version) - Wet Wet Wet
07 Talking In Your Sleep (Special Remix) - The Romantics
08 Shout (Extended Mix) - Tears For Fears
09 Big Area (Lost Mix) - Then Jerico
10 All The Things She Said (Extended) - Simple Minds
11 Two Rivers (Extended Mix) - The Adventures
01 Walking On Sunshine (Extended Mix) - Katrina And The Waves
02 Why Can't I Be You (12" Remix) - The Cure
03 Rush Hour (Extended Remix) - Jane Wiedlin
04 I Think We're Alone Now (Extended 12" Version) - Tiffany
05 Valerie (Remix) - Steve Winwood
06 Fire & Ice (12" Special Ski Dance Mix) - Marietta
07 Gambit (Extended Version) - Cretu
08 Can't Stop Running (Powerblast Mix) - Space Monkey
09 Pop Goes The World (Dance Mix) - Men Without Hats
10 Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (U.S. Special Re-Mix) - Ultravox
11 Hit That Perfect Beat (Instant Mix) - Bronski Beat
01 I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (Extended Remix) - Aretha Franklin & George Michael
02 What The Papers Say (12" Remix) - Bad Manners
03 Love's Gonna Get You (Dance Mix) - Jocelyn Brown
04 Never Too Late To Love You (Extended Mix) - Kissing The Pink
05 The First Picture Of You (Extended Version) - Lotus Eaters
06 The Love Parade (12") - The Dream Academy
07 Is Your Love Strong Enough? (Long Version) - Bryan Ferry
08 Crockett's Theme (Instrumental) (Extended 12" Mix) - Jan Hammer
09 Sara (Full Length Version) - Starship
10 When Your Heart Is Weak (Dance Mix) - Cock Robin
11 The World Girl/Flesh & Blood (Version) - Scritti Politti
12 Fine Time (feat. Colonel Mite) (12" Version) - Yazz
:: Blank & Jones 'so80os' volume 8 is available right now!