Funking Up The Dance Floor Part 3


I try to catch the same vibe as in Funking Up The Dance Floor part 1, which has reached over 15,000 plays on Mixcloud.

One of the tracks is ‘Do or die’ by The Human League. Unfortunately the song is not on their new compilation album ‘A Very British Synthesizer Group’, which will be out on Friday 18th November. It is a four-disc sound and vision anthology featuring all the hits and previously unreleased demos and edits. It covers the entire history of the group from the earliest incarnation to the phenomenon that was Dare (which features ‘Do or die’) and all that happened in its wake. When attempting to describe The Human League their one-time manager, Bob Last, puts it best:

“Pop music is a kind of lightning conductor for what’s going on, when it’s at its most exciting it beats everything else; it beats film, beats books and beats TV. These magical moments when it pulls something out of the ether, out of what’s going on in everyone’s head and everyone’s lives and focuses it. That’s what pop does at its best and that’s what The Human League did."



The Chi-Lites – Changing For You (1983)
Breakwater – Say You Love Me Girl (1980)
Trance – Hang On It (1982)
The Human League – Do Or Die (1981)
Pauli Carman – Dial My Number (1986)
Billy Ocean – Stay The Night (1980)
Freeway – Get The Feelin’ (1980)
Silver Platinum – Dance (1980)
John Paul Barrett – Never Givin’ Up On You (1987)
Sofi Tukker – Hey Lion (2016)
Afrika Bambataa & Soul Sonic Force – Looking For The Perfect Beat (1983)
Soulsearcher – Can’t Get Enough (1998)
Yazoo – Situation (1982)
Planet Patrol – Play At Your Own Risk (1983)
ABC – Be Near Me [Munich Disco Mix] (1985)
Five Star – System Addict (1985)
Girl Friend – Tragic On The Dance Floor (2016)
Spandau Ballet – Lifeline (1982)


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