Tuesday, April 29, 2014

"I'm like a cake that wants to be baked"

New records in my collection: "Frankie Say Greatest" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Tiana by Tiana, "Lazarev." by Sergey Lazarev and remastered reissues of "Can't Fight Fate" and "Soul Dancing" by the amazing Taylor Dayne

And last but not least: "25th Anniversary Box" by italo disco icon Fancy. Featuring his first five albums, digitally remastered and expanded with B-sides and 12" versions.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Video: Darin - Mamma Mia

Swedish pop hunk Darin is back with the new single "Mamma Mia", featuring rapper Prophet from 7Lions. Check out the video down below. I'm glad Darin keeps doing modern R&B-pop with an electronic sound, instead of boring acoustic music like many other pop singers do when they want to "evolve".

"Mamma Mia" is out now on iTunes and Spotify.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Donna Summer - The Deep (Re-release)

Hot Shot Records have released an expanded reissue of the soundtrack from "The Deep", the 1977 cult movie. I'm a huge Donna Summer fan so I'm excited about getting all the versions of her under-rated song "Theme From The Deep (Down, Deep Inside)". Another great on the soundtrack track is "Disco Calypso" by Beckett.

Order your copy now from Amazon UK or Amazon US.

"The Deep" tracklist:

1. John Barry - Return To The Sea - 2033 A.D.
2. Donna Summer - Theme From The Deep (Down, Deep Inside)
3. John Barry - Theme From The Deep
4. Beckett - Disco Calypso
5. Donna Summer - Theme From The Deep (Down, Deep Inside) (A Love Song)
6. John Barry - The White House Years
7. Donna Summer - Theme From The Deep (Down, Deep Inside) (12" Version)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Video: Samantha Jade - Up!

I love the Australian pop singer Samantha Jade and I listen to her amazing singles "What You've Done To Me" and "Firestarter" all the time. Now she's back with the new single "Up!", check out the video down below. I can't wait for her upcoming album!

"Up!" is out now on iTunes and Spotify.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Lili & Susie - Would You Be Mine (Lindfors Remix)

Fabulous disco sisters Lili & Susie released their new remix single today, including two house mixes of their hit "Would You Be Mine". I've had the honour of putting together a little photo video for the single remix, check it out down below. It features previously unseen photos of the sisters, taken during the shoot of the original video.

Both remixes can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US, but as two different releases. Don't miss out on this amazing party single!

"Would You Be Mine (Lindfors Remix)" tracklist:

1. Would You Be Mine (Lindfors Remix)
2. Would You Be Mine (Lindfors Extended Remix)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Eurotix - The Secret (Release date)

Are you ready to know "The Secret"? On May 10, mine and Larry's synthpop project Eurotix will release the debut album "The Secret" digitally. A limited CD edition will follow shortly. The whole album is a mix of electronic synthpop, Hi-NRG and eurodisco music, including the singles "I Plead Insanity" and "Life As It Slips Away".

Keep checking our Facebook page for more news.

"The Secret" tracklist:

1. Superstar
2. I Plead Insanity
3. Let's Die Young
4. After Before, Before After
5. Life As It Slips Away
6. Replay
7. I'm Ready For My Close-Up
8. The European Man
9. The Secret
10. Don't Let Go
11. Decadence
12. We Have Built A Satellite (To Make It Crash)

Margaret Berger - Human Race

One of my favourites in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 was Norway's Margaret Berger and her cool track "I Feed You My Love". I recently discovered her latest single "Human Race" and fell in love with it. The eighties retro electropop sound is amazing and I can't believe this didn't become a worldwide hit.

"Human Race" will be included on Margaret's upcoming album "New Religion", but the track is out now on iTunes and Spotify.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Video: Hayden Panettiere - Telescope (Radio Mix)

I'm not a fan of country music, but I love the prime time soap opera "Nashville", and my favourite character is the bitchy Juliette Barnes, played by Hayden Panettiere. Check out the video for her song "Telescope" down below. I really like it, probably because it's more pop than country.

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

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Eurotix - Clubland

Listen to the final mix of "Clubland", a song by mine and Larry's synthpop project Eurotix. Does the intro sound familiar? It's an homage to "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell. The track is taken from our new EP "Life As It Slips Away", out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US and many other digital music stores.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

So What - Pop City

I'm a big fan of Swedish pop duo So What, consisting of Jesper Jelse and Martin Ankelius. They were quite big in Sweden in the late eighties and early nineties, with singles such as "I Was Lucky", "Why Should I Trust You", "Christmas Is Calling" and "You And I (Nathalie)".

Earlier this year, they released the digital compilation "Pop City", which includes the hit singles, cool album tracks and the previously unreleased track "I Can't Believe". If you like eighties dance-pop music, in the same vein as Stock Aitken Waterman's productions, you'll love So What.

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

"Pop City" tracklist:

1. I Was Lucky
2. Why Should I Trust You
3. Won't Somebody
4. How Many Times
5. I Can't Believe
6. Don't Leave Me This Way
7. No One
8. She Has To Be Somewhere
9. There's A Devil
10. Like A King
11. Sleepless Nights
12. Face Yourself
13. Christmas Is Calling
14. You And I (Nathalie)

Monday, April 07, 2014

Eurotix - We Could Have Been

Listen to "We Could Have Been", a song by mine and Larry's synthpop project Eurotix. It's one of the tracks on our new EP "Life As It Slips Away", out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US and many other digital music stores.

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Sunday, April 06, 2014

Video: Countess Luann - Chic, C'est La Vie

I don't like reality TV and have never seen an episode of "The Real Housewives Of New York City", so I have no idea who Countess Luann is. But my friend showed me the cheesy video for her single "Chic, C'est La Vie" and I was hooked. The trashy dance-pop song is quite catchy!

"Chic, C'est La Vie" is available on iTunes and Spotify.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

"In the dark we don't say no, we say yes please"

New records in my collection: "Kiss Me Once" and "Into The Blue" by Kylie Minogue, "Work It" by Lisa Bellamy, and the soundtrack to the Italian slasher movie "Deliria", also known as "Stage Fright".

Remastered reissues of "Success" and "Big Girls Don't Cry" by The Weather Girls, "Off The Grid" by The Fooo Conspiracy, "One Life" by Helena Paparizou, and remastered reissues of "Goddess Of Love" by Phyllis Hyman, "All By Myself" by Regina Belle and "Think It Over" by Cissy Houston.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Review: Ravenswood (2013-2014)

I just watched the final episode of "Ravenswood", a supernatural teen drama series by ABC Family. It's a spin-off of the popular teen soap "Pretty Little Liars" and follows the character of Caleb Rivers, played by hunky Tyler Blackburn, as he discovers a deadly curse that has plagued the town of Ravenswood for generations.

Let me get one thing straight: I'm a big fan of teen drama series, and "Pretty Little Liars" is one of the best ones in years. I also love a good mystery. But the supernatural theme of "Ravenswood" put me off a bit, probably because it's so far from the "Pretty Little Liars" universe.

Also, the acting isn't that good. I can live with subpar acting as long as I like a series in general, but there is something quite cheesy about "Ravenswood". Not even the cute guys can save it. Sure, it's entertaining at times, but it seems they're trying to hard to compete with "The Vampire Diaries" and "The Originals" instead of doing their own thing.

I don't regret watching "Ravenswood", but to be honest, I won't miss it that much. And I'm definitely not surprised it got cancelled. There are some good news though: The character of Caleb will return to "Pretty Little Liars". I just wonder how they will explain his short experience with the supernatural. Was it just a dream?

Photo: ABC

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Eurotix - When You Go

Listen to "When You Go", a song by mine and Larry's synthpop project Eurotix. It's one of the tracks on our new EP "Life As It Slips Away", out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US and many other digital music stores.

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Monthly Chart - March 2014

1. Kylie Minogue - Sparks
2. Ace Wilder - Busy Doin' Nothin'
3. Kylie Minogue - Into The Blue (Patrick Hagenaar Colour Code Remix)
4. Alcazar - Blame It On The Disco
5. Sergey Lazarev - Take It Off
6. Pink Pistols - Wake-Up Call
7. Dolly Dots - What A Night (Party Night) (12" Remix)
8. Hubert Kah - So Many People
9. Pink Pistols - Sweet Revenge
10. Helena Paparizou - Survivor
11. Oscar Zia - Yes We Can
12. Manda - Glow
13. Linnea Henriksson - Du Söker Bråk, Jag Kräver Dans
14. Meli'sa Morgan - Good Love (Remix Edit)
15. JEM - Love Trigger
16. Kylie Minogue - Skirt
17. Samantha Mumba - Only Just Begun
18. Anton Ewald - Natural
19. The Four Tops - Indestructible (Extended Version)
20. Josef Johansson - Hela Natten
21. Meli'sa Morgan - If You Can Do It: I Can Too!!
22. The Four Tops - When You Dance
23. Pink Pistols - Romeo
24. 5 Seconds Of Summer - She Looks So Perfect
25. Ryan Dolan - Start Again
26. Linda Bengtzing - Ta Mig
27. The Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There '88 (12" Remix)
28. Haakon Pedersen & Elisabeth Berg - Nattens Drottning
29. The Four Tops - Loco In Acapulco (Ph Balance Mix - Full Version)
30. Rixton - Me And My Broken 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.

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