Friday, May 30, 2014

Video: Jennifer Lopez - First Love

Fabulous Jennifer Lopez is back with the new single "First Love", produced by Max Martin. I totally love the track and just pre-ordered the upcoming album. Check out the video down below. The song is the first single from the "A.K.A." album, which can be pre-ordered from Amazon UK, Amazon US and Jennifer's official shop. "First Love" is also out on iTunes and Spotify.

"I was gonna be a superstar, but I never learned to play guitar."

New records in my collection: "Frankie Said" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, "Union J" by Union J, "The Collection" by Five Star, reissue of "Spellbound" by Amazulu and of course "The Secret" by Eurotix.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Sims 4 - Build Mode Trailer

Last week we got to see how to create sims in the upcoming "The Sims 4". Today, another cool trailer arrived, finally showing how the new build mode works. It looks amazing, if you ask me. I guess I shouldn't be watching these trailers because they make me long for the release even more ha ha!

Pre-order "The Sims 4" from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Video: La Roux - Let Me Down Gently

La Roux is back with the new single "Let Me Down Gently". Check out the video down below. I love the amazing sound, inspired by eighties synth and electropop music. The song isn't as good as the 2009 hit "Bulletproof", but it's definitely a grower.

"Let Me Down Gently" is taken from the upcoming album "Trouble In Paradise", up for pre-order from iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

"Once I'm transformed, once I'm reborn"

New records in my collection: Reissues of "Mai Tai" by Mai Tai and "Middle Of The Night" by Taka Boom, "Gold" by Fancy, reissue of "Blue Notes" by Helen Terry, "Eurovision Song Contest 2014" and the reissue of "Ring Ring" by ABBA.

Eurotix - Don't wait too long to pre-order!

Big thanks to all of you who pre-ordered the CD edition of Eurotix debut album! We're still waiting for the discs to arrive, but we'll get in touch with you as soon as we have them, with a Paypal invoice. Thanks for your patience!

If you still haven't booked a copy of "The Secret", you can still do it from our website. Just don't wait too long, since it's a limited edition.

From Sweden with love.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Sims 4 - Create A Sim Trailer

I just can't wait for "The Sims 4" to be released. Check out this new trailer of the "create a sim" mode where the producer makes new versions of the classic characters Mortimer and Bella Goth.

Pre-order "The Sims 4" from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Pia Zadora - When The Lights Go Out (Re-release)

I love all these reissues of classic eighties albums! On June 30, Funky Town Grooves are releasing a remastered deluxe reissue of US singer Pia Zadora's album "When The Lights Go Out" from 1988. The wonderful singles "Dance Out Of My Head" and "Heartbeat Of Love" are both included.

The deluxe edition also includes a bonus disc filled with rare remixes. If you love eighties dance, pop, R&B and freestyle music, this reissue is definitely for you. You can pre-order your copy now from Amazon UK and Funky Town Grooves.

"When The Lights Go Out" tracklist - CD 1:

1. I Don't Wanna Love
2. Still Remembered
3. Dance Out Of My Head
4. Laughin' At You
5. When The Lights Go Out
6. Pia's Interlude
7. I Really Like You (Not Him)
8. Silence
9. Since I've Been Lovin' You
10. Pia's Theme
11. It's Always The Same

"When The Lights Go Out" tracklist - CD 2:

1. Dance Out Of My Head (The Dressed-Down Mix)
2. Dance Out Of My Head (House Groove Vocal)
3. Dance Out Of My Head (Jam & Lewis Remix)
4. Dance Out Of My Head (Ben Liebrand Remix)
5. Dance Out Of My Head (Dub Version)
6. Dance Out Of My Head (7" Version)
7. Heartbeat Of Love (7" Version)
8. Heartbeat Of Love (The Clivillés & Cole Club Mix)
9. Heartbeat Of Love (The Clivillés & Cole Dub Mix)
10. Heartbeat Of Love (The Freestyle Club Mix)
11. Heartbeat Of Love (The "DJ's" Bonus Beats)

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Video: Kylie Minogue - I Was Gonna Cancel

My idol Kylie Minogue just premiered the video for her new single "I Was Gonna Cancel". Check it out down below. I really love the song, especially the cool eighties sounds. The single is taken from the amazing pop album "Kiss Me Once" and the remix single is out now on iTunes and Spotify.

"This video is an abstract look at pedestrian life and how we're all just trying to get through and rise above everyday challenges. Although the song talks about a real life event that happened the day I recorded the song with Pharrell, the video has a more conceptual approach and I love how surreal it looks. I found myself almost directing traffic and it made me think about how we're all just trying to negotiate our way through day to day life."

Friday, May 16, 2014

Eurotix - The Secret (Album)

Get ready to know "The Secret", the debut album by my synthpop project Eurotix, including the singles "I Plead Insanity", "Life As It Slips Away" and the forthcoming single "Let's Die Young". Both me and Larry love eighties music, so our songs are heavily influenced by the synthpop, italo and eurodisco sound of that era. But with a modern twist.

We decided right from the start that our main goal was to make an album we'd enjoy listening to ourselves. And if others liked it too, that would be a big bonus. But we've been pleasantly surprised by the positive feedback from synthpop lovers worldwide. They have encouraged us to keep doing the kind of music we know and love. We're having a great time in the studio and we've already begun working on our second album.

To pre-order the limited CD edition of the album, click here. "The Secret" is also out digitally on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US and many other music stores.

"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)

Mariah Carey - Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse

The fabulous Mariah Carey is back with the new album "Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse", released on May 23. It includes the singles "You're Mine (Eternal)", "#Beautiful", "The Art Of Letting Go" and the new single "Thirsty".

I miss "Triumphant (Get 'Em)" and the amazing "Almost Home" though, but you can't have everything. The deluxe edition is up for pre-order from iTunes, Amazon UK and Amazon US. I can't wait to get my copy!

"Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse" tracklist:

1. Cry.
2. Faded
3. Dedicated
4. #Beautiful
5. Thirsty
6. Make It Look Good
7. You're Mine (Eternal)
8. You Don't Know What To Do
9. Spernatural
10. Meteorite
11. Camouflage
12. Money ($ * / ...)
13. One More Try
14. Heavenly (No Ways Tired/Can't Give Up Now)
15. It's A Wrap
16. Betcha Gon' Know
17. The Art Of Letting Go
18. Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse

Friday, May 09, 2014

Video: Gisele & Bob Sinclar - Heart Of Glass

Blondie's 1978 disco hit "Heart Of Glass" is one of my favourite tracks. It's impossible to beat the original but I quite like the new cover version used in the new H&M commercials, by fashion model Gisele Bündchen and producer Bob Sinclar.

Sure, Gisele can't sing, "Autotune" does it for her. But I totally love the electronic production of the song. "Heart Of Glass" is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Video: Jesse McCartney - Superbad

Watch out, Justin Timberlake, pop cutie Jesse McCartney is back with the new single "Superbad". Check out the video down below. The song is inspired by seventies disco music, something I really enjoy, and is available now on iTunes and Spotify.

Jesse 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".

Monday, May 05, 2014

Mando Diao - Aelita

I never thought I would blog about Mando Diao. I'm not a fan of indie pop and rock music, but the sound on their new album "Aelita" is electronic, inspired by eighties synthpop and new wave. Some of the songs have a Duran Duran feel to them.

The songs I've fallen for are "Money Doesn't Make You A Man", "If I Don't Have You", "Baby" "Romeo", "Make You Mine" and the single "Black Saturday". Check out the video for it down below. "Aelita" is out now on iTunes and Spotify.

"Aelita" tracklist:

1. Black Saturday
2. Rooftop
3. Money
4. Sweet Wet Dreams
5. If I Don't Have You
6. Baby
7. Lonely Driver
8. Child
9. Romeo
10. Make You Mine

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Google's Audrey Hepburn tribute

The amazing movie star and UNICEF ambassador Audrey Hepburn would've turned eighty-five today. Sadly, she passes away in 1993. Check out Google's beautiful tribute to Audrey:

Friday, May 02, 2014

Video: Günther - I'm Not Justin Bieber Bitch

Do you remember the Swedish artist Günther? He had a huge hit back in 2004 with the funny "Ding Dong Song", followed by singles such as "Teeny Weeny String Bikini", "Tutti Frutti Summer Love" and the Samantha Fox duet "Touch Me". Now, Günther is back with the house single "I'm Not Justin Bieber Bitch". Check out the video down below.

Say what you want about Günther, but at least he knows how to entertain. The song is available on iTunes and Spotify.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Monthly Chart - April 2014

1. Kylie Minogue - Les Sex
2. Lili & Susie - Would You Be Mine (Lindfors Remix)
3. Kylie Minogue - Sexercize
4. Margaret Berger - Human Race
5. Kylie Minogue - Million Miles
6. Countess Luann - Chic, C'est La Vie
7. France Joli - Witch Of Love
8. Hayden Panettiere - Telescope (Radio Mix)
9. Kylie Minogue - I Was Gonna Cancel
10. Adelén - Always On My Mind
11. Helena Paparizou - Save Me (This Is An SOS)
12. Krystol - After The Dance Is Through
13. Phyllis Hyman - Goddess Of Love
14. Helena Paparizou - Set Your Heart On Me
15. The Fooo - Kangaroos
16. Helena Paparizou - Don't Hold Back On Love
17. Krystol - Passion From A Woman
18. André Zuniga - Off The Ground
19. Deniece Williams - Haunting Me
20. The Fooo - Fridays Are Forever
21. Lili & Susie - Would You Be Mine (Lindfors Extended Remix)
22. Tove Naess - I Can't Dance Alone
23. Shakira - Dare (La La La)
24. Tooji - Rebels
25. Krystol - Obsession
26. Tooji - Packin' Guns
27. Krystol - Nobody's Gonna Get This Lovin' But You
28. LA LA - My Love Is On The Money
29. Eleftheria Eleftheriou - Teliosame
30. Lisa Bellamy - Work It
31. Krystol - The Things That Men Do (Radio Version)
32. Phyllis Hyman - Riding The Tiger
33. Krystol - Love Is Like An Itchin' In 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.