Friday, 18 November 2016
This Is Not The 80's...
After listening to the Felix da Housecat album, Devin Dazzle & The Neon Fever I was inspired to pull together loads of tracks that have been recorded relatively recently but all have an 80's sound to them. I dug through my collection and asked for some suggestions from friends and came up with a pretty good tracklisting which covered a lot of styles, ranging from pop from Le Galaxie, right through to full on electro on the Dave Clarke remix of Vicarious Bliss. I have done a good few mixes but none have got the traction this one has. It opens with a remix of Phostograft by Crossover, I was looking for a good quality version of the original and stumbled across this one, which is arguably better than the original.
After listening back there are a few tracks in the middle which get a bit repetitive and sound too similar to play consecutively and the mix kind of lags slightly in my opinion. These tracks all have the Moroder style arpeggiated synths which sound good as individual tracks but power through that 10/12 minutes and it opens out again with more vocal tracks.