Friday, April 28, 2017

Monthly chart - April 2017

1. Steps - You Make Me Whole
2. Urban Cone - Old School
3. Kylie Minogue - This Wheel's On Fire
4. Steps - Scared Of The Dark (7th Heaven Radio Mix)
5. Sergey Lazarev - Lucky Stranger
6. Tommy Page - A Zillion Kisses
7. Little Mix - DNA
8. Bronski Beat - Hit That Perfect Beat
9. Luminița Anghel & Sistem - Let Me Try
10. Guy Sebastian - Like A Drum
11. Lucie Jones - Never Give Up On You (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
12. Krista Siegfrids - Snurra Min Jord
13. Rollergirl - Superstar
14. Lady Gaga - The Cure
15. Tommy Page - Turning Me On
16. Austin Mahone - Lady
17. JoLivi - Love Who You Wanna Love (Dave Audé Remix)
18. Loreen - Statements
19. Calum Scott - Dancing On My Own (Tiësto Remix)
20. Little Mix - Madhouse
21. Sabina Corleòne - Småstadstjej
22. Tommy Page - Turn On The Radio (House Single Remix)
23. Little Mix - Salute
24. Steps - Scared Of The Dark (Wideboys In The Shadows Dub)
25. Agnetha Fältskog & Gary Barlow - I Should've Followed You Home (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
26. Urban Cone - Old School (Dave Audé Remix)
27. Wiktoria - Save Me (DJ Vice Remix)

This list shows which songs I've listened to the most this month, on my computer and my iPod. A regularly updated list of my all-time favourite songs can be found here.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

"I tried to believe in God and James Dean"

New CD's in my record collection: "The Original High (Deluxe Edition)" by Adam Lambert, "Unbreakable (Target Deluxe Edition)" by Janet Jackson, "Glory Days (Deluxe Edition)" by Little Mix, "Red Hot (European Edition)" and "Snapshot" by RuPaul, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Remixes)" by Elton John & RuPaul, the reissue of "Jump To It" by Aretha Franklin and "Twang" by Trance Dance.

And finally the soundtrack to the 1988 movie "PS Sista Sommaren" including artists such as Lili & Susie, Tone Norum, Secret Service, Visitors and Trance Dance.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Urban Cone - Old School

I love finding new songs to listen to. This past week, I've been hooked on the funky song "Old School" by Swedish pop group Urban Cone from Stockholm. I really like the electronic retro sound, inspired by the seventies and eighties. Yet the track still sounds very 2017. Even the video is a cool throwback.

The song is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. I also recommend the Dave Audé remix for a clubbier experience.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sergey Lazarev - Lucky Stranger

Russian pop hunk Sergey Lazarev is back with a new hit single called "Lucky Stranger". The song is catchy as always and the eighties retro video is hilarious. I especially love the fashion of that era. Check out the video down below and don't forget to support the song.

The English version of the song does not yet have a video, but it's available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. Get it now!

Check out my previous posts about Sergey Lazarev.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Steps - Scared Of The Dark (Video + Remixes)

I'm so excited about the comeback album "Tears On The Dance Floor" by British pop group Steps. Today, they finally released the video for the lead single "Scared Of The Dark", check it out down below. The song is absolutely fabulous and has quickly become a favourite of mine. The video is great too, it fits the song perfectly.

They have also released a brilliant remix EP with club mixes by 7th Heaven and Wideboys. They are out digitally on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. I just hope the longer club mixes are released officially too.

"Scared Of The Dark (Remixes)" tracklist:

1. Scared Of The Dark (Wideboys Step It Up Radio Mix)
2. Scared Of The Dark (Wideboys In The Shadows Vocal Mix)
3. Scared Of The Dark (7th Heaven Radio Mix)
4. Scared Of The Dark (Wideboys Dancefloor Radio Mix)
5. Scared Of The Dark (Wideboys In The Shadows Dub)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Outlast Trinity - The horror returns

One of the best horror video games released in the past few years is "Outlast" from 2013, developed by Red Barrels. On April 28, the sequel "Outlast 2" is finally coming out and I can't wait to play it... if I dare.

The game comes in a physical bundle called "Outlast Trinity" for Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Not only is "Outlast 2" included, the original game and its bonus chapter "Whistleblower" are included as well. You can pre-order the game now from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

"You are Blake Langermann, a cameraman working with your wife, Lynn. The two of you are investigative journalists willing to take risks and dig deep to uncover the stories no one else will dare touch. You're following a trail of clues that started with the seemingly impossible murder of a pregnant woman known only as Jane Doe. The investigation has led you miles into the Arizona desert, to a darkness so deep that no one could shed light upon it, and a corruption so profound that going mad may be the only sane thing to do."

Monday, March 27, 2017

Monthly chart - March 2017

1. Steps - Scared Of The Dark
2. Céline Dion - Loved Me Back To Life (Dave Audé Radio Mix)
3. Robin Bengtsson - I Can't Go On
4. Benjamin Ingrosso - Good Lovin'
5. Jeffrey - Dans For Mig
6. Jordan Fisher - Lookin' Like That
7. Le Freak - 25 Hours A Day
8. Carl Lewis - Break It Up
9. Pet Shop Boys - The Pop Kids
10. Jordan Fisher - All About Us
11. Sandra Kim - Tokyo Boy
12. Pet Shop Boys - Twenty-Something
13. Mariette - A Million Years
14. Hanna Lindblad - Manipulated (Remix Extended)
15. Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (Edited Remix)
16. Erasure - Love You To The Sky
17. Aretha Franklin - Rock-A-Lott (Street Mix - Radio Edit)
18. Dag Taylor - Trouble
19. Zayn - Like I Would (Dave Audé Mix)
20. Benjamin Ingrosso - Crystal Clear
21. Anton Hagman - Kiss You Goodbye
22. Steps - One For Sorrow
23. David Charvet - Teach Me How To Love (Graham Stack Radio Edit)
24. Céline Dion - One Heart (Original 3 Pop Edit)

This list shows which songs I've listened to the most this month, on my computer and my iPod. A regularly updated list of my all-time favourite songs can be found here.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Eurotix - Conquer The Universe (EP)

Artwork by Jimmy Dyrebrant
Mine and Larry Forsberg's synthpop project Eurotix just released the new digital EP "Conquer The Universe" so get ready for a retro synthpop and euro disco explosion!

Fans of Eurovision and Melodifestivalen – Sweden's preselection – might find it interesting to know that the title track started out as a demo for Swedish singer Magnus Carlsson of Alcazar fame. Our version is less "schlager" and more synthpop though.

The EP also includes the uptempo tracks "When Did Your Heart Grow Cold?" and "I'll Be Your Satellite", both inspired by eighties dance music. "If You Were A War" is the only ballad on the EP, with sad lyrics partly written by Dennis. Fun fact: Dennis' mum actually cried the first time he played the song for her.

Listen to the whole EP down under. Support us by buying or streaming the EP. It's out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Tidal, Google Play and more. You can still get our CD albums from our official store.

"Conquer The Universe" tracklist:

1. Conquer The Universe
2. When Did Your Heart Grow Cold?
3. If You Were A War
4. I'll Be Your Satellite

Saturday, March 11, 2017

"We will never break it up, break it up, break it up"

New additions to my record collection: "Super" by Pet Shop Boys, the super-rare "Modern Man" by Carl Lewis, "Two" by Visitors, reissue of "Faith" by George Michael and finally "The Definitive Collection" by Paul Parker, including the bonus remix collection.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Trailer: The Time Of Their Lives (2017)

I'm so excited to finally be able to see the trailer to the upcoming movie "The Time Of Their Lives". Starring soap icons Joan Collins and Pauline Collins, known from "Dynasty" and "Upstairs, Downstairs" respectively, and Italian actor Franco Nero. Let's hope it will be released on Blu-ray too.

"Determined to gatecrash her ex-lover's funeral on glamorous French hideaway Ile-de-Re, former Hollywood siren Helen escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla, a repressed English housewife stuck in a bad marriage. Pooling their limited resources, they hit the road together by coach, ferry, car and foot in a race to get to the funeral on time, becoming entangled in a love triangle with a reclusive Italian millionaire along the way. On this unforgettable journey, they find true friendship in one another - and have the time of their lives."

For all things "Dynasty" and soap operas, like Plastic Retro on Facebook.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Steps - Tears On The Dancefloor

It's official. One of my favourite pop groups Steps are finally back with a brand new tour and album, just in time for the band's twentieth anniversary. How time flies. The new album is called "Tears On The Dancefloor" and will be filled with dance-pop music. I'm excited beyond words.

The first single "Scared Of The Dark" will be released on March 10 and the album includes "Story Of A Heart", a cover of a song written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA. Other writers for the album are Ina Wroldsen (Calvin Harris, Britney Spears), Steve Mac (Jess Glynne, Little Mix), TMS (Years & Years, Sigma), Carl Ryden (The Saturdays, David Guetta), Fiona Bevan (One Direction, 5 Seconds Of Summer) and Metrophonic (Take That).

I have already pre-orded myself a CD copy. I just hope that the bonus remixes from the digital edition will also be available to buy separately later on. Or even better, include them on a maxi-single CD.

"Tears On The Dancefloor" can be pre-ordered now on CD, vinyl and as a download from the official Steps shop and from Amazon UK, Amazon US and iTunes. I will update the post with more stores as they come.

"Tears On The Dancefloor" tracklist:

1. Scared Of The Dark
2. You Make Me Whole
3. Story Of A Heart
4. Happy
5. No More Tears On The Dancefloor
6. Firefly
7. Space Between Us
8. Glitter & Gold
9. Neon Blue
10. I Will Love Again
11. Scared Of The Dark (Wideboys In The Shadows Vocal Mix)*
12. Story Of A Heart (7th Heaven Radio Mix)*

Tracks marked with * are bonus tracks on the digital edition of the album.

For all things Steps, like Plastic Retro on Facebook.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Miss Fisher And The Deathly Maze - Digital gamebook

I adore the mystery TV series "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries" starring the brilliant Essie Davis as the title role. I just watched the final episode on TV. Sadly, it seems like there won't be any more seasons. Instead they are planning to make a couple of movies about a younger Miss Fisher.

While waiting for the movies, we can enjoy the newly released gamebook "Miss Fisher And The Deathly Maze" where you can take part in solving the mystery. The first episode is available to buy for iOS. More episodes will follow soon and the gamebook will also be released for more platforms.

Photo: Tin Man Games

Friday, March 03, 2017

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Feud: Bette Davis And Joan Crawford

Wow! I just saw the trailer to the FX Network's new TV series "Feud: Bette And Joan", about the famous feud between classic Hollywood movie icons Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. I'm a massive fan of both stars and classic movies in general so I need to see this.

But the actresses in the series are great as well. Jessica Lange plays Joan, Susan Sarandon plays Bette, Judy Davis – who was amazing as Judy Garland in "Life With Judy Garland: Me And My Shadows" – plays Hedda Hopper, Kathy Bates plays Joan Blondell and the fabulous Catherine Zeta-Jones plays Olivia de Havilland.

I hope this show will air on a channel I have or be released on Blu-ray.