Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Monthly Chart - December 2013

1. Capital Cities - I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo
2. Erasure - Gaudete
3. Ricky Martin - Come With Me
4. Leona Lewis - One More Sleep (Cahill Radio Edit)
5. La Toya Jackson - (Tell Me) She Means Nothing To You At All (Remix)
6. Kevin Walker - Belong
7. Pet Shop Boys - Thursday (Radio Edit)
8. Erasure - Make It Wonderful
9. La Toya Jackson - Trouble
10. Kim Wilde & Rick Astley - Winter Wonderland
11. Jakie Quartz - À La Vie, À L'amour (UK Single Remix)
12. Taylor Dayne - Prove Your Love (Extended Remix)
13. Jesse McCartney - Back Together
14. Taylor Dayne - Don't Rush Me (Extended Version)
15. Kim Wilde - Hope
16. Phil Fearon - Ain't Nothing But A House Party (Raise The Roof Mix)
17. Sandra - Everlasting Love (PWL 12" Remix)
18. La Toya Jackson - Such A Wicked Love
19. Taylor Dayne - With Every Beat Of My Heart (Extended Radio Remix)
20. Jennifer Ellison - Bye Bye Boy (WB Radio Edit)
21. Ricky Martin - Más (Wally López Ibiza Es Más Radio Remix)
22. Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It For The Boy
23. Agnetha Fältskog - När Det Lider Mot Jul
24. Christina Aguilera - The Christmas Song (Holiday Remix)
25. Phil Fearon - I Can Prove It (Full Version)
26. Justin Bieber - Only Thing I Ever Get For Christmas
27. Phil Fearon - Burning All My Bridges
28. Tiffany - New Inside
29. Melissa Graham - Bulletproof (Different View Cut)
30. Solid Harmonie - I Wanna Love You (Radio Mix)

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.

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Retro fan art

Check out this cool fan art that our Russian fan "Dinya from Petrograd" made for us! Maybe this is what our Eurotix single "I Plead Insanity" would've looked like if it had been released on 7" vinyl and cassette back in the eighties? We love retro!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Trailer: Mario Kart 8

Fans of the "Super Mario" games have a lot to look forward to. Not long after "Super Mario 3D World", Nintendo released the trailer for the upcoming "Mario Kart 8". It will be released in the spring of 2014 but you can pre-order it now from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Pet Shop Boys - It Doesn't Often Snow At Christmas (New Version)

I love electronic Christmas songs, and here is one of my favourites: "It Doesn't Often Snow At Christmas" by Pet Shop Boys. It's available on iTunes and Spotify. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Review: Cold Prey (2006)

"Fritt Vilt", or "Cold Prey" as it was called in English, is a Norwegian horror movie from 2006, directed by Roar Uthaug.

Five young friends are on a snowboarding trip in the Norwegian mountains. But when one of them is injured, they're forced to take shelter in a seemingly abandoned ski hotel. They soon discover that someone has been living in the hotel since it was closed down in the seventies, killing anyone who trespasses.

"Fritt Vilt" is one of the best horror movies made in recent years. Sure, it's not very original, but the entertainment value is high. And for me, living in Sweden, it's a plus that the movie is set in our neighbouring country, because it hits closer to home, making the movie more frightening. Sweden has a lot to learn from Norway when it comes to making horror movies.

The acting is quite good for a slasher. Ingrid Bolsø Berdal is perfect as the leading lady Jannicke. In recent years, she's acted in international movies such as "Chernobyl Diaries" and "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters". Is a new "scream queen" in the making?

The cute Endre Martin Midtstigen as Mikal brings the eye candy to the movie, but the most sympathic character is the "clown" of the gang, Morten Tobias, played by Rolf Kristian Larsen. You keep hoping that he'll be one of the survivors.

"Fritt Vilt" is by no means a groundbreaking horror movie, but it's well-acted, professionally made and can definitely give Hollywood horror a run for its money. So if you enjoy a good teen slasher, give this one a try!

I own the Scandinavian Blu-ray edition, which has the best sound and picture quality available. You can buy "Fritt Vilt" on DVD from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Please check out my other reviews.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Erasure - Gaudete

I really like Erasure's Christmas album "Snow Globe", with its fabulous synthpop sound! Check out the video for "Gaudete" down under. It's the first single taken from the album. The CD edition includes club remixes and can be ordered from Amazon UK.

"Gaudete" tracklist:

1. Gaudete
2. Gaudete (Razor N Guido Vocal Remix)
3. Gaudete (DJ Yiannis Benedicat Domino Mix)
4. Gaudete (The Storks Remix)
5. Gaudete (Razor N Guido Instrumental)
6. Gaudete (Alternative Mix)
7. Sleep Quietly (Maps Remix)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Video: Britney Spears - Perfume

Pop princess Britney Spears has premiered the video for her brand new single "Perfume". The first time I heard the song, I felt it was a bit too slow to be a single. But it's a grower and the more I listen to it, the more I like it. What do you think?

"Perfume" is the second single taken from Britney's latest album "Britney Jean".

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Jesse McCartney - In Technicolor Part 1

Hunky Jesse McCartney is known as an actor from "Summerland", "Greek" and "Chernobyl Diaries". But he's also a successful singer, having scored hits with singles such as "Beautiful Soul" and "She's No You". Now, he's back with the new EP "In Technicolor Part 1".

The EP is a teaser of his upcoming album and includes four new songs, among them the single "Back Together". The sound is inspired by seventies disco music, something that always gets my attention!

"In Technicolor Part 1" is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

"In Technicolor Part 1" tracklist:

1. In Technicolor Part 1
2. Back Together
3. Tie The Knot
4. Checkmate

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Trailer: Godzilla (2014)

I love disaster movies and I'm looking forward to the upcoming monster epic "Godzilla", scheduled to be released on May 16, 2014. It stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe and Bryan Cranston, and is the first American take on the franchise since the 1998 movie. Check out the debut trailer:

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Monthly Chart - November 2013

1. Agnetha Fältskog & Gary Barlow - I Should've Followed You Home (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
2. Kylie Minogue - Skirt
3. Bananarama - Do Not Disturb (Extended Version)
4. Lady Gaga - Do What U Want
5. Little Boots - Shake
6. Bananarama - I Can't Help It (The Hammond Version Excursion)
7. Le Kid - Physical
8. Little Boots - Stuck On Repeat
9. Lady Gaga - Venus
10. Backstreet Boys - Straight Through My Heart
11. Bananarama - I Don't Care
12. Samantha Jade - Soldier
13. Britney Spears - Perfume
14. Paris Hilton - Good Time
15. Bananarama - Reason For Living (12" Master)
16. Erasure - Always (2009 Mix)
17. Janet Jackson - Feedback
18. Mariah Carey - Triumphant (Get 'Em) (Vintage Throwback Mix)
19. Girls Aloud - The Loving Kind (Radio Mix)
20. Roberto Bellarosa - Suivre Mon Étoile
21. Bananarama - Ain't No Cure (Original 12" Mix)
22. Edvin Berg - I Will Be Here
23. Mandy Smith - Say It's Love (Love House) (Xtra Beat This 7" Mix)
24. Kylie Minogue - Your Disco Needs You (Casino Radio & Club Remix)
25. Mandy Smith - Victim Of Pleasure (Red Rooster 7" Mix)

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.

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Eurotix - Replay

Here is a preview of "Replay", the exclusive B-side of my synthpop band's debut single "I Plead Insanity", out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon DE, CDON. For the latest news on Eurotix and the upcoming album, keep checking our official Facebook page. Enjoy!

Monday, December 02, 2013

Tom Daley comes out as bisexual

British diver Tom Daley came out of the closet today, in a YouTube video where he reveals he's fallen for another guy. He's very brave! I think it's great that celebrities come out because it shows other LGBT people that they're not alone, and that they don't have to hide who they are.