Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Yearly Chart 2014 - My most played songs

Another year gone by and mine was filled of fabulous music. Check out my yearly chart of the tracks I've listened to the most in 2014, both old and new. Maybe you'll find something new to listen to that you haven't heard before.

1. Kylie Minogue - Into The Blue
2. Lili & Susie - Would You Be Mine
3. Kylie Minogue - Les Sex
4. Kylie Minogue - Million Miles
5. Kylie Minogue - Sexercize
6. France Joli - Witch Of Love
7. Kylie Minogue - I Was Gonna Cancel
8. Donna Summer - I Don't Wanna Get Hurt (Original 12" Mix)
9. Kylie Minogue - Crystallize
10. Eko - Red
11. Deniece Williams - No More Lies
12. Lili & Susie - Would You Be Mine (Lindfors Remix)
13. Pia Zadora - Dance Out Of My Head
14. Kylie Minogue - Sexy Love
15. Mariah Carey - You're Mine (Eternal)
16. Alvaro Estrella - Bedroom
17. Twin Twin - Moustache
18. Kingsland Road - Dirty Dancer
19. Donna Summer - Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) (Chromeo & Oliver Remix)
20. Pia Zadora - Heartbeat Of Love (7" Version)
21. Sabrina - Colour Me
22. Gisele & Bob Sinclar - Heart Of Glass
23. Kylie Minogue - Sparks
24. Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora - When The Rain Begins To Fall
25. Ace Wilder - Busy Doin' Nothin'
26. Alcazar - Blame It On The Disco
27. Demi Lovato - Neon Lights
28. Helena Paparizou - Don't Hold Back On Love
29. Mariah Carey - Meteorite
30. Paula Seling & Ovi - Miracle
31. Erasure - Elevation
32. Fancy - Bolero (Hold Me In Your Arms Again)
33. Hayden Panettiere - Telescope (Radio Mix)
34. Nick Bicât - Lace
35. Solid Harmonie - Circus
36. Freaky Fortune Feat. Riskykidd - Rise Up
37. Ola - I'm In Love
38. Mariah Carey - Thirsty
39. Helena Paparizou - Set Your Heart On Me
40. Samantha Mumba - Only Just Begun
41. Margaret Berger - Human Race
42. Union J - Loving You Is Easy
43. Countess Luann - Chic C'est La Vie
44. Deniece Williams - Haunting Me
45. Pink Pistols - Wake-Up Call
46. Adelén - Always On My Mind
47. Lady Gaga & Christina Aguilera - Do What U Want

Thursday, December 25, 2014

"I long to feel that Christmas spirit in my heart"

I just had to share a picture of some of my Christmas gifts. They include Agatha Christie's classic novel "Murder On The Orient Express" and these CD's: "Christmas Spirit" and the remastered reissue of "Cats Without Claws" by Donna Summer, plus "Remixes And Rarities" by Bucks Fizz. My friend Mark also made me a T-shirt and calendar with my big idol Agnetha Fältskog. I love them!



Merry Christmas, everyone!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas gift from Madonna

Demo versions of songs from Madonna's upcoming album "Rebel Heart" was recently leaked online, to the pop star's disappointment. This has led to a rushed release of official versions of the tracks: "Bitch I'm Madonna", "Devil Pray", "Ghosttown", "Illuminati", "Living For Love" and "Unapologetic Bitch".

After the first listen, my favourites are "Living For Love" and "Ghosttown". "Bitch I'm Madonna" is cool too, but I could've done without Nicki Minaj. However, I'm very curious about the full album, due for release in March 2015.

You can pre-order "Rebel Heart" now from iTunes and get instant downloads of the six tracks. The tracks are also available on Spotify.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Eurotix - He'll Be Home For Christmas (Free MP3)

Mine and Larry's synthpop project Eurotix recently released the EP "Are You Strong Enough?". To say thanks for all your support, we're giving away a free MP3 download of our brand new Christmas song "He'll Be Home For Christmas". You can download it from our Soundcloud page.

The song is a bit different from our usual style, but hey, it's Christmas! Personally, I'm very happy about the gay themed lyrics. Feel free to share the song with your friends. Special thanks to Jimmy Dyrebrant who designed the artwork and to Stefan Gemzell who made the animated video.

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Trailer: San Andreas (2015)

Ever since I first saw the classics "The Towering Inferno" and "S.O.S. Titanic" as a kid, I've loved disaster movies. Check out the brand new trailer for the upcoming movie "San Andreas", where a massive earthquake hits California. The movie comes out in May 2015. The best thing is that my big idol Kylie Minogue has a small part in it.

Monday, December 08, 2014

The Saturdays - Christmas Wrapping

British girl group The Saturdays just released a Christmas song: a cover of "Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses, originally released in 1981. Pop fans might remember the Spice Girls' cover released back in 1998. The song is taken from the soundtrack of the movie "Get Santa", out now on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Monthly Chart - November 2014

1. Divine - Hard Magic (Magic Mix)
2. Giorgio Moroder - 74 Is The New 24
3. Erasure - Sacred
4. Cheryl Cole - I Don't Care (Cahill Club Mix)
5. Dollar - Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour)
6. Erasure - Reason
7. Paulina Starborn - Paint Me
8. Lady Gaga - G.U.Y.
9. Paulina Starborn - Can You Feel My Heartbeat
10. Jedward - Ferocious
11. Martika - See If I Care
12. Velvet - Enemy
13. Martika - It's Not What You're Doing
14. Coldplay - Midnight (Giorgio Moroder Remix)
15. Christina Aguilera - Beautiful (Valentin Radio Mix)
16. Divine - You Think You're A Man
17. Ace Wilder - Riot
18. Christina Aguilera - Genie In A Bottle
19. Martika - More Than You Know (7" Remix)
20. Diana Ross - Mr. Lee (Rare Groove Version)
21. Divine - I'm So Beautiful
22. Sweet Sensation - Each And Every Time
23. Javiera - Will You Remember Me
24. Divine - Show Me Around
25. Joseph Bishara - Void Figure 7

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.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Hunk of the day: Nick Wechsler

Hunk of the day is American actor Nick Wechsler, born 1978 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is best known for playing Jack Porter, "the boy next door" on primetime soap "Revenge", one of my all-time favourite dramas. He has also starred in TV series such as "Roswell" and "Team Knight Rider".



Photo: Mingle Media TV.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Eurotix - Are You Strong Enough? (EP)

My synthpop project Eurotix is back! The brand new EP "Are You Strong Enough?" features four synthpop songs, including the title track, a powerful synth-ballad. Check out the official video for it, directed by Israel Benavides and Gävle Collective Film, down below. Please share it with your friends!

The EP is out digitally on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US and many other digital music stores. You can still order CD editions of our debut album "The Secret" from our official website. Thanks for all your support! More coming soon, so watch this space.

"Are You Strong Enough?" tracklist:

1. Are You Strong Enough?
2. When You Are In My Dreams
3. Into The Future
4. The Eastern Block

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Trailer: Jurassic World (2015)

I was nine when I first saw "Jurassic Park" at the cinema in 1993, together with my parents. It's been one of my all-time favourites ever since and it's one of few that I can watch over and over, without getting bored with it.

This summer, the fourth movie in the series is coming out. "Jurassic World" stars the hunky Chris Pratt and you can check out the trailer down below. I just can't wait!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Exposé - Exposure (Re-release)

One of my favourite bands is the freestyle girl group Exposé. And on January 19, their debut album "Exposure" is being reissued by Cherry Pop Records. The album was originally released in 1987 and included hit singles "Point Of No Return", "Come Go With Me", "Let Me Be The One" and "Seasons Change".

The deluxe edition consists of two discs, featuring bonus tracks like B-sides and remixes, all digitally remastered from the original master tapes. Many of them – including the PWL remixes of "Point Of No Return" – have never before been released on CD.

"Exposure" is one of my favourite albums so I'm very excited about this reissue. If you love eighties dance-pop music, you will love it, so support the reissue and pre-order your copy now from Amazon. You won't be disappointed!

"Exposure" tracklist - CD 1:

1. Come Go With Me
2. Let Me Be The One
3. Exposed To Love
4. Seasons Change
5. Extra Extra
6. Point Of No Return
7. Love Is Our Destiny
8. I Know You Know
9. You're The One I Need
10. December
11. Point Of No Return (1985 Single Version)
12. Exposed To Love (Single Version)
13. Come Go With Me (Single Version)
14. December (Single Version)
15. Point Of No Return (1987 Single Version)
16. Let Me Be The One (Radio Edit/Single Version)
17. Seasons Change (Radio Mix)
18. Point Of No Return (UK Remix)

"Exposure" tracklist - CD 2:

1. Exposed To Love (Extended Mix)
2. Come Go With Me (Extended Mix)
3. Point Of No Return (Extended Mix)
4. Let Me Be The One (Extended Remix)
5. Seasons Change (Extended Mix)
6. Come Go With Me (Radio Mix)
7. Point Of No Return (Crossover Mix)
8. Let Me Be The One ("Crossover" Mix)
9. Seasons Change (Crossover Mix)
10. Point Of No Return (UK Extended Remix)
11. Let Me Be The One (UK Remix)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Video: Giorgio Moroder - 74 Is The New 24

I'm a big fan of music producer Giorgio Moroder, the man behind masterpieces like Donna Summer's "I Feel Love", Limahl's "The Neverending Story", Irene Cara's "Flashdance... What A Feeling" and Blondie's "Call Me". Giorgio just released a brand new solo single called "74 Is The New 24". Check out the video down below. I love the electronic sound!

This spring, Giorgio will release his first album in thirty years, including collaborations with my idols Kylie Minogue and Britney Spears. I just can't wait! "74 Is The New 24" is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Beatport.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Video: Cheryl Cole - I Don't Care

Cheryl Cole is know for being one of the members of British girl group Girls Aloud and for her solo single "Fight For This Love". Now, she's back with the brand new single "I Don't Care". Check out the video down below. Cheryl might not be the strongest singer in the world, but she delivers fabulous plastic pop. "I Don't Care" is right up my alley!

"I Don't Care" is out now on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Velvet - Enemy

Swedish pop singer Velvet (Jenny Pettersson) is known for singles such as "The Queen", "Take My Body Close", "Fix It" and "Chemistry". Now, she's finally back with the brand new single "Enemy", a fabulous house track, written and produced by Front Of House.

"Enemy" is out now on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon UK.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Leighton Meester - Heartstrings

I became a Leighton Meester fan when she played the bitchy Blair Waldorf on teen drama "Gossip Girl", one of my favourite shows. Leighton just released her new single and you can check out the video down below.

"Heartstrings" is a sweet and relaxing pop track, even though it's not as strong as her earlier dance-pop singles "Your Love's A Drug" and "Somebody To Love". But it's not a bad song, far from it. I'm just sad she's left the electronic sound behind.

The song is available on Leighton's debut album, also called "Heartstrong". It's out now on iTunes, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Friday, November 07, 2014

Monthly Chart - October 2014

1. Donna Summer - Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) (Chromeo & Oliver Remix)
2. Erasure - Elevation
3. Tokio Hotel - Love Who Loves You Back
4. Dee D. Jackson - S.O.S. (Love To The Rescue)
5. Erasure - Dead Of Night
6. Dee D. Jackson - Automatic Lover
7. Duran Duran - All She Wants Is (45 Mix)
8. Diana Ross - Dirty Looks
9. Hubert Kah - Goldene Zeiten
10. Dee D. Jackson - Meteor Man
11. France Joli - Witch Of Love
12. Hubert Kah - So Many People (7" Version)
13. Duran Duran - I Don't Want Your Love (Shep Pettibone 7" Mix)
14. Giorgio Moroder - Ivory Tower (12" Mix)
15. Diana Ross - Shockwaves (7" Remix)
16. Taylor Dayne - Dreaming
17. Alyssa Milano - I Just Wanna Be Loved
18. Chip Chip - Everything You Love
19. Hubert Kah - Welcome, Machine Gun
20. Diana Ross - Mr. Lee (Swing Edit)
21. Chip Chip - So Close To Heaven
22. Limahl - The Neverending Story (Club Mix)
23. Alyssa Milano - Happiness
24. Chip Chip - No More Tears
25. Alyssa Milano - I Had A Dream
26. Hubert Kah - It's Me, Cathy (Follow My Heart)

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, November 05, 2014

Eurotix - We Have Built A Satellite (To Make It Crash)

Listen to "We Have Built A Satellite (To Make It Crash)", the final track on Eurotix debut album "The Secret". If you like what you hear, the song is available digitally on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US and on a limited CD edition.

By the way, we're releasing our brand new EP "Are You Strong Enough?" later this month. If you can't wait, Club 80's will premiere some of the tracks tomorrow. The show starts at 9 PM CET and you can listen live on the radio station's website.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Video: Erasure - Dead Of Night

One of my favourite tracks on Erasure's new album "The Violet Flame" is the opening track "Dead Of Night". To celebrate Halloween, the track has received a new video, featuring clips from horror classics such as "Dracula", "Frankenstein" and "Nosferatu". A perfect match for a synthpop/classic movie lover like me!

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Video: Jedward - Ferocious

Irish pop twins Jedward are back with the brand new single "Ferocious". Check out the video down below. I really like the fact that they keep doing electronic dance music and I hope their upcoming album will be a success.

"Ferocious" is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Eurotix - Superstar

Listen to "Superstar", the opening track on Eurotix debut album "The Secret". We first recorded it a few years back, as a demo sent to Melodifestivalen, the Swedish pre-selection to the Eurovision Song Contest. However, it remained unreleased until Larry and I decided to rerecord it for the album.

Not only have the vocals been rerecorded, but the production has been given a full makeover. The final version is less "schlager" and more synthpop, more Eurotix. I'm also fond of the lyrics which are both cocky and tragic at the same time.

"Superstar" is available digitally on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US and on a limited CD edition. Enjoy!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Video: Taylor Dayne - Dreaming

Eighties icon Taylor Dayne is back with the brand new single "Dreaming". And while it's no "Tell It To My Heart", I'm really glad Taylor is doing clubby dance-pop music again! I hope this is the start of a new successful era for her. What a voice!

Check out the video down below. The track is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Trailer: The Evil Within

Check out the trailer for "The Evil Witin", the new horror video game developed by Shinji Mikami, creator of the "Resident Evil" series. It's not for the faint hearted though, but I love horror movies, so I'll definitely getting this one. Not sure if I will be able to go to sleep after playing it though.

"The Evil Within" is out now for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Order your copy from Amazon UK or Amazon US.

"While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners encounter a mysterious and powerful force. After seeing the slaughter of fellow officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead. Facing unimaginable terror, and fighting for survival, Sebastian embarks on a frightening journey to unravel what's behind this evil force."

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

#SaveDallas - Help the Ewings find a new home

As you probably know by now, TNT cancelled the new "Dallas" spinoff after three seasons. I wasn't surprised when I heard the news, the show had been struggling in the ratings and we all know that networks are more interested in cheap reality shows rather than good prime time dramas.

However, I personally love the spinoff and I hope it will get another chance. The team is trying their best to find a new home for the show on another network and they need our help. So please keep using the hashtag #SaveDallas in social medias, and don't forget to sign the online petition. Together, we can make a difference.

If we don't get a fourth season, I hope that they'll at least make a TV movie to wrap up the loose ends. No show should have to end on a cliffhanger. Especially not a show as iconic as "Dallas".

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Trailer: The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death

One of the best horror movies to come out the past couple of years is Hammer Film's "The Woman In Black" from 2012, starring Daniel Radcliffe. The movie is finally getting a sequel called "The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death" and you can check out the creepy trailer down below.

The movie takes place forty years after the first movie and follows a group of school children and their teacher Eve as they are evacuated from London during World War II, ending up at the haunted Eel Marsh House.

The movie premieres in 2015 and stars Phoebe Fox, Helen McCrory, Ned Dennehy and hunky Jeremy Irvine. Meanwhile, check out the first movie, which is available on Blu-ray and DVD.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Eurotix - Don't Let Go

Listen to my band's track "Don't Let Go" down below. I wrote the lyrics myself. It was sent to Melodifestivalen, the Swedish pre-selection to the Eurovision Song Contest, but didn't go all the way, so it was released on our album instead. The track also includes a nod to a certain New Order track. Can you hear which one?

"Don't Let Go" is taken from our Eurotix album "The Secret", available digitally on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US and as a limited CD edition. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 04, 2014

My favourites: Samantha Fox - I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night) (1987)

It's time for another one of my all-time favourite songs. I became a Samantha Fox fan in the summer of 2000, when I first discovered and fell in love with eighties pop music. Her biggest hit "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" instantly became one of my favourites, but I soon discovered that she had loads of other masterpieces in her discography.

One of them is the 1987 single "I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night)" taken from her second album "Samantha Fox". The track was produced by Jon Astrop and became a hit in Europe. I really love the electronic sound, especially the drums, and Samantha really proves that she is indeed a good vocalist!

Check out the official video down below, which uses an extended intro. You got to love the eighties fashion, shoulder pads and all. "I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night)" is available digitally on iTunes and Spotify, but I really recommend the remastered deluxe edition of the "Samantha Fox" album. It's fabulous!



Keep an eye on my new blog label "favourites" to see, hear and read about more of my favourite tracks. You can also subscribe to my favourites playlist on YouTube.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Video: Tokio Hotel - Love Who Loves You Back

German band Tokio Hotel are known for their singles "Monsoon", "Automatic" and the beautiful "Don't Jump". Now, they're back with the brand new single "Love Who Loves You Back", and I'm very glad that the sound is more electronic than usual. I also like the sexy video, which features both straight and gay kissing.

"Love Who Loves You Back" is taken from the upcoming album "Kings Of Suburbia" and is available now on iTunes and Spotify. The album can be pre-ordered from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Monthly Chart - September 2014

1. Kingsland Road - Dirty Dancer
2. Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora - When The Rain Begins To Fall
3. Alisha - Baby Talk
4. Solid Harmonie - Circus
5. The Wanted - Glow In The Dark
6. Alisha - All Night Passion
7. Marilyn Chambers - Benihana
8. David Bowie - Magic Dance (A Dance Mix)
9. Angela Clemmons - One Night Baby
10. Nik Kershaw - Dancing Girls
11. Five Star - Treat Me Like A Lady (7" Version)
12. Betty Wright - Sinderella
13. David Bowie - Underground (Extended Dance Mix)
14. Alisha - Bounce Back
15. Elton John - I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That (The Shep Pettibone Mix)
16. Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (12" Version)
17. Nik Kershaw - Shame On You
18. Brenda K. Starr - Sata
19. East 17 - Stay Another Day (Less Sad Mix)
20. Rebbie Jackson - Reaction
21. Jermaine Jackson - Do You Remember Me?
22. Silver Convention - Get Up And Boogie
23. Donna Summer - Theme From The Deep (Down, Deep Inside)
24. Princessa - Vivo
25. Vicious Pink - Cccan't You See
26. She Moves - Breaking All The Rules (Berman Brothers Dance Mix)
27. David Bowie - Magic Dance (Dub)
28. Sweet Obsession - Set The Night On Fire
29. Judette Warren - Give It Up
30. David Bowie - Underground (Dub 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.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Eurotix - Kill Another Day (Depeche Mode, anyone?)

"Kill Another Day", a track from the Eurotix EP "Let's Die Young" is now on YouTube, so you can have a listen down below. Can you spot the Depeche Mode reference? The track is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Alphaville - So80s Presents Alphaville

Black & Jones did an amazing job with the remastered collection "So80s Presents Sandra" a few years ago. Now, they're back with a new compilation, featuring rare 12" remixes and B-sides by German synthpop band Alphaville.

The classic hit singles "Forever Young", "Big In Japan" and "Sounds Like A Melody" are all included. Pre-order your copy from Amazon DE. I'm sure it will be available in the UK and US eventually, so keep your eyes open.

"So80s Presents Alphaville" tracklist - CD 1:

1. Big In Japan (Extended Remix)
2. Sounds Like A Melody (Special Long Version)
3. Forever Young (Special Dance Version)
4. Jet Set (Jellybean Mix)
5. Dance With Me (Empire Remix)
6. Universal Daddy (Aquarian Dance Mix)
7. Jerusalem (The Palace Version)
8. Sensations (Club Mix)
9. Red Rose (The 12" Remix)
10. Romeos (Extended Mix)
11. Summer Rain (Extended Version)
12. Mysteries Of Love (Remix)

"So80s Presents Alphaville" tracklist - CD 2:

1. Seeds
2. The Nelson Highrise (Sector One: The Elevator)
3. Welcome To The Sun
4. Golden Feeling
5. The Nelson Highrise (Sector Two: The Mirror)
6. Next Generation
7. Vingt Mille Lieues Sous Les Mers
8. Concrete Soundtraxx For Imaginary Films I
9. Headlines
10. Sister Sun
11. Summer In Berlin (Demo Version)
12. Like Thunder
13. Big In Japan (Extended Instrumental)
14. Jet Set (Dub Mix)
15. Romeos (Tribal Mix)
16. Big In Japan (Remix '88)
17. Big In Japan (Torsten Fenslau Remix)

Erasure - The Violet Flame

Synthpop duo Erasure are back with the fabulous new album "The Violet Flame", including the single "Elevation", plus nine other synth and dance-pop tracks. Trust me, the album is amazing, so get this electronic masterpiece now!

The standard edition includes the original album, while the deluxe edition includes a bonus live CD. Both editions are out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. There will also be a limited box set, including a third remix CD.

"The Violet Flame" tracklist:

1. Dead Of Night
2. Elevation
3. Reason
4. Promises
5. Be The One
6. Sacred
7. Under The Wave
8. Smoke And Mirrors
9. Paradise
10. Stayed A Little Late Tonight

"Live At Short Circuit" tracklist:

1. Hideaway (Live)
2. Fingers aAnd Thumbs: Cold Summer's Day (Live)
3. Heavenly Action (Live)
4. Always (Live)
5. Ship Of Fools (Live)
6. Victim Of Love (Live)
7. Breathe (Live)
8. Chains Of Love (Live)
9. Sometimes (Live)
10. Blue Savannah (Live)
11. A Little Respect (Live)

"The Violet Flame - Remixed" tracklist:

1. Dead Of Night (WAWA In The Dark Remix)
2. Elevation (BT Remix)
3. Reason (Carter Tutti Remix Edit)
4. Promises (Astrolith Remix)
5. Be The One (Paul Humphreys Remix)
6. Sacred (Daniel Miller Remix)
7. Under The Wave (Parralox Remix)
8. Smoke And Mirrors (Atatika Remix)
9. Paradise (Black Light Odyssey Remix)
10. Stayed A Little Late Tonight (Koishii & Hush Vs Ric Scott Remix)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

"You've turned me on, but you can't turn me off"

New CD's in my record collection: "Playlist: The Very Best Of" by Jermaine Jackson, reissues of "This Is Love" by Angela Clemmons and "Streetcar Named Desire" by Ava Cherry, plus "I Can't Live Without Music" by Corinna May.

Reissues of "Silver Convention" and "Get Up And Boogie" by Silver Convention, the compilation album "Disco Night Fever", plus the soundtracks from "Lambada" and "The Deep", the latter featuring Donna Summer.

Lots of great dance-pop music on these records!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Eurotix - Lies (Alphaville cover)

Mine and Larry's synthpop project Eurotix have recorded a cover of German band Alphaville's classic album track "Lies". It was originally recorded in 2013 for the tribute compilation CD "We Heard The Call Vol 2", but now it's available on our latest EP "Let's Die Young", out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Trailer: Downton Abbey - Season 5

Check out the brand new trailer for the upcoming fifth season of British costume soap "Downton Abbey", which starts airing on 21 September in the UK. It looks like an exciting season, with guest stars such as Richard E. Grant, Anna Chancellor and George Clooney himself. I also hope that Thomas (Rob James-Collier) get a gay love interest this season. It's about time.

Season five will be released on Blu-ray and DVD in November. You can pre-order your copy now from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Donna Summer's Geffen/Atlantic albums reissued

I'm so excited! My idol Donna Summer's Geffen and Atlantic albums are being reissued by Driven By The Music on December 1, including my personal favourite, the Stock Aitken Waterman produced "In Another Place And Time". The albums have been digitally remastered from the original master tapes and expanded with rare bonus tracks.

They will also release a limited box set with all the reissues included, in case you don't want to buy them separately. If you order directly from Donna's official website, you will get a bonus single, including "State Of Independence (DJ Dero Vocal Mix)" and "Love's About To Change My Heart (Loveland's Full-On 12" Vocal)".

Here is a list of the bonus tracks included on each reissue, plus pre-order links:

The Wanderer (1980)

Who Do You Think You're Foolin' (7" Version)
Cold Love (7" Version)

Pre-order from Amazon.

I'm A Rainbow (1981)

Pre-order from Amazon.

Donna Summer (1982)

Sometimes Like Butterflies
Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) (7" Version)
Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) (Dance Remix)
Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) (Instrumental)
State Of Independence (7" Version)
State Of Independence (N.R.G. Mix)
State Of Independence (New Radio Millennium Mix)

Pre-order from Amazon.

Cats Without Claws (1984)

Face The Music
Eyes (7" Remix Edit)
Supernatural Love (Extended Dance Remix)
Eyes (Extended Mix)
I'm Free (Extended Mix)

Pre-order from Amazon.

All Systems Go (1987)

Tearin' Down The Walls
All Systems Go (7" Version)
All Systems Go (Extended Remix)
Dinner With Gershwin (7" Version)
Dinner With Gershwin (Extended Version)
Dinner With Gershwin (Instrumental)
Only The Fool Survives (7" Version)

Pre-order from Amazon.

Another Place And Time (1989)

Breakaway (The Power Radio Mix)
Breakaway (The Extended Power Mix)
Breakaway (Extended Remix)
Breakaway (Remix)
Breakaway (Instrumental)
I Don't Wanna Get Hurt (Extended Remix)
I Don't Wanna Get Hurt (Instrumental)
I Don't Wanna Get Hurt (Remix)
I Don't Wanna Get Hurt (Original 12" Mix)
If It Makes You Feel Good (Instrumental)
Sentimental (Instrumental)
This Time I Know It's For Real (Extended Remix)
This Time I Know It's For Real (Instrumental)
When Love Takes Over You (Remix)
When Love Takes Over You (Extended Remix)
When Love Takes Over You (Instrumental)
When Love Takes Over You (Original 12" Mix)
The Only One (Instrumental)
Whatever Your Heart Desires (Instrumental)
Love's About To Change My Heart (Clivillés & Cole 12" Mix)
Love's About To Change My Heart (Clivillés & Cole 7" Mix)
Love's About To Change My Heart (Extended Remix)
Love's About To Change My Heart (Instrumental)
Love's About To Change My Heart (Love Dub)
Love's About To Change My Heart (Dub)
Love's About To Change My Heart (Loveland's Full-On 7" Radio Edit)
Love's About To Change My Heart (PWL 7" Mix)

Pre-order from Amazon.

Mistaken Identity (1991)

When Love Cries (Single Version Remix)
When Love Cries (Vocal Club Dub)
Work That Magic (Extended ISA Remix)

Pre-order from Amazon.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Eurotix - Come And Hold Me (Nina & Kim cover)

My synthpop project Eurotix have made a tribute to Swedish schlager duo Nina & Kim by recording a synthpop version of their 2003 single "Om Du Stannar Hos Mig". It's one of my favourite songs by the duo and Larry and his friends wrote the original. I've had the honour of writing new English lyrics for our version and the sound is of course inspired eighties euro disco music!

If you like the song, you can find it on our latest EP "Let's Die Young", out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US.

Martika - Martika (Re-release)

On October 27, Cherry Pop Records are reissuing one of my favourite albums, Martika's eponymous album from 1988, best known for including the mega hit "Toy Soldiers". It also includes the great follow-up singles "More Than You Know", "I Feel The Earth Move" and "Water".

The album has been expanded with the rare B-side "Exchange Of Hearts", three remixes and two Spanish versions. I was hoping for a few more bonus mixes, but I guess you can't have everything.

This eighties dance-pop masterpiece includes so many great tracks, like the Eighth Wonder cover "Cross My Heart" and my personal favourite "If You're Tarzan, I'm Jane". So don't miss out on this pop gem! Pre-order your copy now from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

"Martika" tracklist:

1. If You're Tarzan, I'm Jane
2. Cross My Heart
3. More Than You Know
4. Toy Soldiers
5. You Got Me Into This
6. I Feel The Earth Move
7. Water
8. It's Not What You're Doing
9. See If I Care
10. Alibis
11. Exchange Of Hearts
12. I Feel The Earth Move (Club Mix)
13. More Than You Know (Dance Mix - Part I)
14. I Feel The Earth Move (Seismic Rhythm Mix)
15. Quiero Entregarte Mi Amor
16. Siento La Tierra Temblar

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Erasure - Elevation

Erasure are back with the brand new single "Elevation", the first one taken from their upcoming album "The Violet Flame". The song is a perfect combination of synthpop and dance-pop music, just the way I like it! Check out the beautiful video down below.

The song is out now on iTunes and Spotify. A maxi-single including remixes will be released on September 15, but you can pre-order it now from iTunes, Amazon UK and as an exclusive CD edition from Lexer Music.

"Elevation" tracklist:

1. Elevation (Single Version)
2. Elevation (Extended Mix)
3. Elevation (BT Remix)
4. Elevation (Cutmore Remix)
5. Elevation (Club Clique Remix)
6. Elevation (BT Dub Remix)
7. Elevation (Cutmore Dub Remix)
8. Elevation (Extended Instrumental)
9. Elevation (Live Rehearsal Version)

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Hunk of the day: Alexander Koch

Today's hunk is the beautiful American actor Alexander Koch, born 1988 in Detroit, Michigan. So far, I've only seen him as Junior Rennie on CBS's "Under The Dome", based on the Stephen King's novel. But I hope to see more of this beauty in the future!



Photo: CBS

"If you lose me then you know, you're just a bit too slow."

This lovely steel box set arrived the other day. Isn't it cute? The box includes The Saturday's new compilation "Finest Selection: The Greatest Hits", a DVD with all their music videos and a CD with rare B-sides, including my personal favourite "Ladykiller".

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Eurotix - Let's Die Young (Mobile Phone Video)

Check out this amateur video that I have made for the Eurotix track "Let's Die Young", starring my dear friend Angelica Olsson. It was shot in my home town Sandviken on an iPhone 5, just for fun, so don't except too much ha ha!

The "Let's Die Young" EP is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Video: Kingsland Road - Dirty Dancer

So many boybands, so little time. Check out the video for British boyband Kingsland Road's debut single "Dirty Dancer" down below. They got their big break in 2013 through "The X Factor" and will release their debut album in Janurary 2015. The track is really catchy and I love the electronic sound. I also find it charming that we get to hear some British accents in the song.

"Dirty Dancer" is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Monthly Chart - August 2014

1. Pia Zadora - Dance Out Of My Head
2. Laura Branigan - Satisfaction
3. Pia Zadora - Heartbeat Of Love (7" Version)
4. Sheena Easton - Hungry Eyes
5. Evelyn "Champagne" King - I'm So Romantic
6. Five Star - Somewhere Somebody (The Pettibone Remix - Short Version)
7. Evelyn "Champagne" King - Chemistry Of Love
8. India - The Lover Who Rocks You (All Night) (Single Version With Rap)
9. Evelyn "Champagne" King - Slow Down (Edited Remix Version)
10. Laura Branigan - The Lucky One
11. Five Star - The Slightest Touch (Shep Pettibone 7" Mix)
12. Evelyn "Champagne" King - So In Love
13. Laura Branigan - Take Me
14. Evelyn "Champagne" King - Action
15. Taylor Dayne - I'll Be Your Shelter (Groove Mix)
16. Gloria Gaynor - Stop In The Name Of Love
17. Tia - Boy Toy
18. Silver Convention - Fly, Robin, Fly
19. Laura Branigan - Breaking Out
20. Tone Norum - Stranded
21. Evelyn "Champagne" King - Love Come Down
22. Kim Wilde - You Came (The Shep Pettibone Mix)
23. Hilary Duff - Chasing The Sun
24. Sheena Easton - You Make Me Nervous
25. Stéphanie - You Don't Die From Love
26. Brenda K. Starr - Over And Over
27. Solid Harmonie - To Love Once Again (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.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

My favourites: Kim Wilde - You Came (1988)

Welcome to the new part of my blog where I write about my all-time favourite songs. First out is "You Came" by the amazing Kim Wilde. The song is taken from the 1988 album "Close" and was released as a single the same year. It became a big hit in Europe. Here in Sweden it reached the number one spot on the Tracks chart.

In the summer of 2000, when I first discovered and fell in love with eighties pop music, "You Came" was one of the first tracks that caught my attention. I love Kim's unique voice, the strong melody and the electronic eighties sounds, especially the "handclaps". My favourite part is where Kim sings: "Cos in the space of a year, I've watched the old me disappear."

Check out the official video down below. It was shot during Michael Jackson's 1988 European tour, where Kim was the supporting act. I really love the typical late eighties hairstyle and outfits. In 2006, Kim released a new version of "You Came", but it's a little too rocky for my taste, so I'll stick with the electronic original.

"You Came" is available digitally on iTunes and Spotify. But I really recommend the remastered deluxe edition of the "Close" album. It's truly a masterpiece!



Keep an eye on my new blog label "favourites" to see, hear and read about more of my favourite tracks. You can also subscribe to my favourites playlist on YouTube.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Until Dawn - Teen slasher video game

Check out the trailer for the upcoming video game "Until Dawn". It will be released in 2015 for the Playstation 4. Being a fan of both adventure games and horror movies, I'm very excited about this title. It looks really good. A big plus is that one of the characters is voiced by Hayden Panettiere, known from TV series such as "Heroes" and "Nashville". The game also stars Brett Dalton and Rami Malek.

"Until Dawn" tells the story of eight friends who spend the night in a mountain cabin on the anniversary of the death of one of their friends. They soon realise that they are being stalked by a clown-masked killer. The player's choices will help decide who lives and dies.

If you like teen slasher movies like "Scream" and "Friday The 13th", I'm sure you'll enjoy this game. Stay tuned for more information!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Eurotix - Let's Die Young (EP)

We are happy to announce our brand new Eurotix EP "Let's Die Young"! The title track is dedicated to a mutual friend of ours and tells the story of her and Larry's friendship back in the eighties. She kindly let us use an old photo of her for the EP cover.

The EP also includes three non-album tracks: The brand new "Kill Another Day" (Can you spot the Depeche Mode reference?) and "Come And Hold Me" (A cover of a song by Swedish schlager duo Nina & Kim, with new lyrics written by Dennis), plus our cover of Alphaville's album track "Lies".

"Let's Die Young" is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US, plus many other digital music stores. The song is taken from our debut album "The Secret", available digitally and as a limited CD edition. We hope you will like it. Please help us spread the word and thanks for all your support!

"Let's Die Young" tracklist:

1. Let's Die Young
2. Come And Hold Me
3. Kill Another Day
4. Lies

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Solid Harmonie - Circus

My childhood idols are back! British girl group Solid Harmonie were huge in Europe back in the late nineties with hit singles such as "I'll Be There For You", "I Want You To Want Me", "To Love Once Again" and "I Wanna Love You".

Me and my younger sister used to mime to their songs when we were kids, pretending to be the girls. I still enjoy their debut album very much and it's filled with pop gems, not just the singles.

Their comeback single "Circus" is a cool dance-pop track and you can get it now from iTunes. The girls have already done a few gigs in the Netherlands and I hope they'll record a full album with modern dance music!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Kylie Minogue's PWL albums reissued

As you know, Kylie Minogue is one of my biggest idols, and I love the Stock Aitken Waterman/PWL sound of the eighties and nineties. So you bet I'm excited about Cherry Pop Records' upcoming remastered and expanded reissues of Kylie's first four albums!

The Cherry Pop reissues come in three different versions:

1. The "Special Edition" includes one CD, with a couple of bonus tracks.
2. The "Deluxe Edition" includes two CD's, with tons of bonus tracks, plus a DVD with videos.
3. The "Collector's Edition" box set includes the same CD's as the deluxe edition, plus a vinyl copy of the original album, a poster, postcards and a book.

I'm so glad I didn't get the overpriced 2012 Japanese reissues since they didn't include nearly as many extras. Personally, I'm not into vinyl and fancy packaging so I'm getting the deluxe editions. I only miss the 1992 "Greatest Hits" tracks and some 7" mixes, but I'm sure there is more to come. But I'm thrilled about getting the original albums, B-sides and remixes digitally remastered.

I've listed all the bonus tracks on the deluxe editions down below, plus pre-order links. Note that I haven't listed the original album tracks. Also, the price on Amazon is quite high at the moment, but they usually lower their prices before the October 27 release. Enjoy it!

Kylie (1988)

Made In Heaven
Locomotion
I Should Be So Lucky (Extended Version)
Got To Be Certain (Extended Version)
The Loco-Motion (The Kohaku Mix)
Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi (Moi Non Plus Mix)
It's No Secret (Extended Version)
Made In Heaven (Maid In England Mix)
Locomotion (Chugga-Motion Mix)
Getting Closer (Extended Oz Mix)
I Should Be So Lucky (The Bicentennial Remix)
Got To Be Certain (Extra Beat Boys Remix)
The Loco-Motion (The Sankie Mix)
Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi (The Revolutionary Mix)
Made In Heaven (Original 12" Mix)
I Should Be So Lucky (12" Remix)
The Loco-Motion (12" Master)
Glad To be Alive
Getting Closer (UK Mix)
Made In Heaven (Heaven Scent Mix)
The Loco-Motion (Oz Tour Mix)

Pre-order from: Amazon, Cherry Pop.

Enjoy Yourself (1989)

Especially For You
All I Wanna Do
Just Wanna Love You
We Know The Meaning Of Love
Hand On Your Heart (The Great Aorta Mix)
Wouldn't Change A Thing (Your Thang Mix)
Never Too Late (Extended Version)
Tears On My Pillow (Extended Version)
Especially For You (Extended Version)
Hand On Your Heart (The Heartache Mix)
Wouldn't Change A Thing (The Espagna Mix)
I'm Over Dreaming (Over You) (Extended Remix)
We Know The Meaning Of Love (Extended Version)
Tears On My Pillow (12" Remix)
Especially For You (Original 12" Mix)
All I Wanna Do (Extended Version)
Hand On Your Heart (Smokin' Remix)
Wouldn't Change A Thing (Yoyo's 12" Mix)
Especially For You (Original 7" Mix)
Hand On Your Heart (Video Mix)
Wouldn't Change A Thing (The Espagna Mix Edit)
Never Too Late (Oz Tour Mix)
I'm Over Dreaming (Over You) (Remix)
Hand On Your Heart (Dub)

Pre-order from: Amazon, Cherry Pop.

Rhythm Of Love (1990)

Better The Devil You Know (The Mad March Hare Mix)
Step Back In Time (Walkin' Rhythm Mix)
What Do I Have To Do (Pumpin' Mix)
Shocked (DNA 12" Mix)
Things Can Only Get Better (Original Mix)
Better The Devil You Know (Dave Ford Mix)
Step Back In Time (Tony King Mix)
What Do I Have To Do (Between The Sheets Mix)
Shocked (Harding/Curnow 12" Mix)
Better The Devil You Know (Alternative Mix)
I Am The One For You
What Do I Have To Do (Billy The Fish Mix)
Better The Devil You Know (US Remix)
One Boy Girl (12" Mix)
Shocked (Harding/Curnow 7" Mix)
Things Can Only Get Better (Original 12" Mix)
What Do I Have To Do (Sax On The Beach Mix)
Step Back In Time (The Big Shock)

Pre-order from: Amazon, Cherry Pop.

Let's Get To It (1991)

Say The Word - I'll Be There
Do You Dare (NRG Edit)
Closer (Edit)
Keep On Pumpin' It (Angelic Remix Edit)
Word Is Out (Extended Version)
If You Were With Me Now (Extended Version)
Give Me Just A Little More Time (Extended Version)
Finer Feelings (Brothers In Rhythm 12" Mix)
Keep On Pumpin' It (Angelic Remix)
Do You Dare (NRG Mix)
Closer (The Pleasure Mix)
Word Is Out (Summer Breeze Mix)
Too Much Of A Good Thing (Original 12" Mix)
Let's Get To It (Tony King 12" Mix)
Right Here, Right Now (Tony King 12" Mix)
Live And Learn (Original 12" Mix)
Keep On Pumpin' It (Astral Flight Mix)
Do You Dare (New Rave Mix)
No World Without You (Original Mix)
If You Were With Me Now (Orchestral Version)
Finer Feelings (Brothers In Rhythm Dub)

Pre-order from: Amazon, Cherry Pop.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lauren Bacall has passed away

One of my favourite actresses, the classic movie star Lauren Bacall, has died. She suffered a fatal stroke yesterday and passed away in her New York home, eighty-nine years old.

Lauren got her big breakthrough in the 1944 movie "To Have And Have Not" and quickly became known for her husky voice and mysterious look. During filming, Lauren and he co-star, movie legend Humphrey Bogart, fell in love. They married the following year and the marriage lasted until Bogart's death in 1957.

Some of Lauren's best known movies include "Key Largo", "The Big Sleep", "Murder On The Orient Express" and "How To Marry A Millionaire". The latter also starred movie icons Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable.

Rest in peace, Lauren. You are missed.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Saturdays - Finest Selection: The Greatest Hits

The Saturdays, one of my favourite modern girl groups, have just released their first compilation album "Finest Selection: The Greatest Hits". It includes all their hits, plus three new tracks, including the latest single "What Are You Waiting For?"

The standard CD edition is available from Amazon UK and Amazon US. The deluxe edition, which also includes "Flashback - The B-sides Collection", is available digitally on iTunes.

The super deluxe box set edition includes both the standard and B-sides editions on CD, plus a DVD with all the music video. It comes in a special box which can only be ordered from The Saturdays' official store.

I love their B-sides, so I sure know which edition I'll be getting! If you love modern dance-pop music and girl groups, you are sure to love this collection.

"Finest Selection: The Greatest Hits" tracklist:

1. What About Us
2. Higher
3. Ego
4. All Fired Up
5. What Are You Waiting For?
6. Up (Radio Edit)
7. Forever Is Over (Radio Edit)
8. Issues (Radio Mix)
9. Disco Love
10. Notorious
11. Missing You
12. Work (Phil Tan Radio Mix)
13. Not Giving Up (Radio Mix)
14. 30 Days
15. 808
16. Gentleman
17. If This Is Love (Radio Edit)
18. Walking Through The Desert
19. My Heart Takes Over
20. Just Can’t Get Enough

"Flashback - The B-sides Collection" tracklist:

1. Not That Kinda Girl
2. Flashback
3. Wildfire
4. Beggin'
5. Turn Myself In
6. Love Come Down
7. Ladykiller
8. I Can't Wait
9. Somebody Else's Life (Acoustic)
10. Had It With Today
11. Ready To Rise
12. So Stupid.
13. What Am I Gonna Do
14. On The Radio
15. Unofficial
16. Golden Rules
17. Bigger
18. Crashing Down
19. When Love Takes Over

Friday, August 08, 2014

Diana Ross' eighties albums reissued

I've never been a fan of old Motown music, so I haven't listened that much to Diana Ross' early albums. However, Funky Town Grooves are releasing expanded reissues of her eighties albums this October, which is a huge thing for an eighties nerd like me.

All reissues include the original album, digitally remastered from the original master tapes, plus the bonus tracks listed down below:

Why Do Fools Fall In Love (1981)

Mirror, Mirror (7" Mix)
Mirror, Mirror (7" Alternate Version)
Work That Body (7" Mix)
Work That Body (12" Mix)
Work That Body (Extended Mix)
Endless Love (Edited Version)
Endless Love (Vocal Version)
Endless Love (Instrumental)

Pre-order from Amazon UK, Amazon US.

Silk Electric (1982)

Muscles (Edited Version)
Muscles (12" Version)
So Close (Single Version)
I Am Me (Edited Version)

Pre-order from Amazon UK, Amazon US.

Ross (1983)

Piece Of Ice (12" Mix)
Pieces Of Ice (12" Instrumental)
Pieces Of Ice (7" Mix)
Up Front (7" Mix)
Up Front (12" Special Mix)
Up Front (12" European Mix)
Let's Go Up (7" Mix)

Pre-order from Amazon UK, Amazon US.

Swept Away (1984)

Swept Away (12" Long Version)
Swept Away (12" Instrumental)
Swept Away (7" Single Mix)
Touch By Touch (12" Single Mix)
Touch By Touch (12" Instrumental)
Touch By Touch (Alternate Single Mix)
Telephone (Edited Version)
Missing You (7" Single Mix)
Fight For It (7" Single Version)

Pre-order from Amazon UK, Amazon US.

Eaten Alive (1985)

Eaten Alive (Single Mix)
Eaten Alive (Single Mix Instrumental)
Eaten Alive (Hot Extended Dance Mix)
Eaten Alive (12" Instrumental)
Experience (Special Dance Mix)
Experience (Instrumental)
Experience (Single Version)
Chain Reaction (Special Dance Mix)
Chain Reaction (Special Single Mix)

Pre-order from Amazon UK, Amazon US.

Red Hot Rhythm And Blues (1987)

Mr. Lee (European Album Version)
Tell Mama (European Album Version)
Sweet Soul Music
Dirty Looks (Remix Version)
Dirty Looks (Instrumental)
Dirty Looks (Bonus Beats)
Dirty Looks (UK Album Mix)
Shockwaves (12" Remix)
Shockwaves (Instrumental)
Shockwaves (7" Remix)
Mr. Lee (Swing Mix)
Mr. Lee (Rare Groove Version)
Mr. Lee (7" Swing Beat Mix)

Pre-order from Amazon UK, Amazon US.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Sweet Connection - German disco duo fansite

I'm a big fan of the German duo Sweet Connection. They released four euro disco/italo disco singles in the late eighties and early nineties. "Need Your Passion" and "Dirty Job" from 1988 are their best knows hits and you can hear them down below.

I have created a fansite about the duo, including a discography, biography, poll and much more. Check it out at Plastic Retro.





Monday, August 04, 2014

Eurotix - After Before, Before After

Listen to "After Before, Before After" by my synthpop project Eurotix down below. White Lion Radio called it the best synth ballad since "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye". What do you think? One of the inspirations for this song was Alphaville's "Forever Young".

The track is taken from our debut album "The Secret", available digitally on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US and as a limited CD edition. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Monthly Chart - July 2014

1. Paris Hilton - Come Alive
2. La Toya Jackson - Feels Like Love
3. Trixie - From Head To Toe
4. Mimi Oh - Skvaller
5. Sweet Connection - Heart To Heart
6. Lena Philipsson - Blir Galen
7. Jesse McCartney - Superbad
8. Trixie - If You Walk Away
9. NittiTusen - Kalla Mig Dåre
10. Lena Philipsson - Månsken I Augusti (Skinny Remix)
11. India - Right From The Start (Kickin' It 7" Edit)
12. Sweet Connection - Dirty Job
13. Trixie - 1...4...5...6...9
14. NittiTusen - Stormen
15. So What - I Can't Believe
16. Safire - Made Up My Mind (909 Pop Mix)
17. NittiTusen - En Två Tre
18. Stéphanie - One Love To Give
19. Taylor Dayne - With Every Beat Of My Heart (Extended Radio Remix)
20. Lena Philipsson - 006 (Remix With Lead-Song)
21. Trixie - I Can't Slow Down
22. Safire - Taste The Bass (Hot Mix)
23. Eighth Wonder - I'm Not Scared (Little Louie Vega Mix)
24. Ragnhild Røstad - The Love Of My Life (The House Of Lords Remix)
25. Mel & Kim - Respectable (Extra Beats Vocal)
26. Stéphanie - Live Your Life
27. Van - Ludwig Van (Extended Version)
28. Paweł Błaszczak - Lifeguard Theme
29. Ragnhild Røstad - Have Some Fun (Nightversion)
30. Safire - Made Up My Mind (Hip Hop Pop Mix)
31. David Tainton - Each Time You Break My Heart (Extended Version)

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.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Laura Branigan - Branigan (Re-release)

I recently blogged about the reissue of Laura Branigan's classic album "Self Control". Now, her debut album "Branigan", originally released in 1982, has been remastered and reissued.

The mega hit "Gloria" is included, together with a total of seven bonus tracks, including stand alone singles, a remix, B-sides and songs recorded before the album release.

Gold Legion are infamous for their lack of customer service, so instead of ordering directly from them, order your copy from Amazon UK, Amazon US or Laura's official website to get the CD as quick as possible.

"Branigan" tracklist:

1. All Night With Me
2. Gloria
3. Lovin' You Baby
4. Living A Lie
5. If You Loved Me
6. Please Stay, Go Away
7. I Wish We Could Be Alone
8. Down Like A Rock
9. Maybe I Love You
10. Looking Out For Number One (Midnight Mix)
11. Fool's Affair
12. Tell Him
13. Love Me Tonight
14. When
15. Looking Out For Number One
16. Gloria (Extended Version)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Video: Paris Hilton - Come Alive

Speaking of plastic pop, the queen of plastic, Paris Hilton, has released a cool new single called "Come Alive". Check out the video down below. Sure, Paris isn't a great singer, her voice is "auto-tuned" to the max, but when it comes to plastic pop, that doesn't really bother me.

I love the electronic dance-pop song and I'm looking forward to Paris' upcoming album! I'm one of the few who actually liked her debut album from 2006.

"Come Alive" is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Laura Branigan - Self Control (Re-release)

The American singer Laura Branigan passed away in 2004, leaving us way too soon, only forty-seven years old. But her music lives on and I would like to recommend the 2013 reissue of her classic pop album "Self Control", originally released in 1984.

The album includes hit singles "Self Control", "The Lucky One", "Satisfaction" and "Ti Amo". The reissue by Gold Legion has been remastered from the original master tapes and includes four sought after bonus remixes.

Gold Legion are infamous for their lack of customer service, so instead of ordering directly from them, order your copy from Amazon UK, Amazon US or Laura's official website to get the CD as quick as possible.

"Self Control" tracklist:

1. The Lucky One
2. Self Control
3. Ti Amo
4. Heart
5. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
6. Satisfaction
7. Silent Partners
8. Breaking Out
9. Take Me
10. With Every Beat Of My Heart
11. The Lucky One (John Robie Mix)
12. The Lucky One (Jack White Mix)
13. Self Control (Extended Version)
14. Satisfaction (Special Dance Mix)

Monday, July 21, 2014

La Toya Jackson - Feels Like Love

Plastic fantastic La Toya Jackson released her brand new single "Feels Like Love" today! We can always count on La Toya to deliver cool dance-pop tracks. I'm a huge fan of her eighties and nineties tracks, and I'm looking forward to more new music from this queen of kitsch.

The second season of La Toya's reality show "Life With La Toya" just finished airing on the Oprah Winfrey Network, so let's hope that means she'll have time to work on a brand new album.

"Feels Like Love" is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. Check out the video down below.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

"I wish you were my first love"

New CD's in my record collection: "Poolside" and "Told U So" by Nu Shooz, "Word Of Mouth" by The Wanted, "Pia Z." by Pia Zadora, plus "Indecent Obsession" and "Indio" by Indecent Obsession.



And of course, Jennifer Lopez "A.K.A." album, signed by J.Lo herself.