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Boombox 15 Electro Wave

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Boombox 15 is inspired by the so-called New Retro Wave sound:

If the success of Stranger Things and the upcoming Spielberg adaptation of Ready Player One tell us anything, it’s that nostalgia for the 1980s is experiencing a particular high. But the founder of the NewRetroWave label, the New York-based producer known as Ten. S, has been in love with the sound of that decade for years. “I’ve been making music since 12 years of age,” he says. “NewRetroWave was created from the sheer inspiration and love of the ’80s and ’80s-style music. I remember one day I stumbled across an old-school ’80s breakbeat/freestyle song, and I couldn’t get it out of my head. I literally became obsessed with it. I decided to find more sounds like it. Before I knew it, I was traveling down into the deep depths of ’80s music stations. (Quote: Bandcamp)

Enjoy!

Tracklist:

Flamingosis Feat. The Kount – Keep Shining (2017)
Phenonemal – One Two Three (Come See About Me) (1982)
Niteshifters – Show Me What You’ve Got (2…

Eddy's Roller Disco Revenge

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Get on your roller-skates and dance! The title of this cloudcast is inspired by ‘Disco’s revenge’ from Gusto, which was built around a sample from Harvey Mason’s ‘Groovin’ You’. 'Isabelle & The Rain' by Jo Boyer is from the new compilation album 'Best of Disco Spectrum'.

C.J. & Co. were a soulful disco group from Detroit (USA). The band was created by producer Mike Theodore and Motown guitarist Dennis Coffey, who played on many classics like 'Cloud nine' and 'War'. Coffey also worked with Del Shannon and wrote the soundtrack to 'Black Belt Jones'. 'Devil's gun' is the only song you can find of the band on Spotify. Their output is somehow hard to track down.

The closing track by Bag Raiders is from the excellent Nexflix tv-series Riverdale, which is some kind of a mixture of Twin Peaks and Beverley Hills 90201:

“Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, explor…

Smooth Sailing Late Summer Special: Music Madness

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To close the summer of 2017, I created a special eclectic episode of Smooth Sailing with all kinds of genres. I even selected a couple of folk tracks, which is a genre that I usually don't play that often.

By the start of the 1970s, Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye were in completely different creative territories. Ross was trying to make it as an actress, while Gaye stepped into a new musical direction with ‘What's going on’, ‘Trouble man’, and ‘Let's get it on’. What they shared, apart from a mutual admiration, was that they were two of the biggest artists on Motown at the time and that their voices blended wonderfully. So it wasn't entirely surprising that Motown boss Berry Gordy asked Marvin Gaye to record an album with Diana Ross. Until this day the ‘Marvin & Diana’ album is still a bit underrated, because it didn’t spawn any classics. It is, however, one of Ross' best efforts of the decade. Although the vocals were mostly recorded separately, they sound as if…

Slow Disco For A Car Ride

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Probably the best music ever for a car ride comes from jazz-pop band Steely Dan, who were named after a sex toy in William S. Burroughs' novel Naked Lunch. Last Sunday co-founder and guitarist Walter Becker sadly died. I selected ‘Peg’ from their 1977 masterpiece ‘Aja’. The album, one of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, sold over 5 million copies and peaked at Number Three on the Billboard 200.

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White started his musical career as a session drummer for legendary Chicago-based labels OKeh and Chess Records. He can be heard on records by Etta James, Fontella Bass, Billy Stewart and Ramsey Lewis. With the help of legendary producer Charles Stepney he created EWF and made it one of the supergroups of the 1970s. They combined high-calibre musicianship, a wide-ranging musical genre eclecticism, and multicultural spiritualism that included Biblical references. Best known hits are 'Shining star', 'Boogie wonderland',…

Eddy's 80s Grooves Part 19

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On this cloudcast music from and inspired by the 1980s.

Two of the tracks are from the incredibly good compilation album ‘Jeremy Underground Presents: Beauty’:

“Thirty-one-year old Parisian DJ Jeremy Underground first came to prominence in the deep house scene, and his legendary My Love Is Underground label and parties celebrate the authentic NY/NJ house sound. This selection for U.K.-based Spacetalk focuses on his other musical love, delving into obscure soul, disco, and boogie. The album is full of sun-kissed rarities including Maureen Bailey’s much-coveted “Takin’ My Time With You” and the jazzed-out “Unity” from Creative Arts Ensemble. Beauty manages the rare feat of appealing to both the casual listener and the hardened record collector in equal measure.” (Quote: Bandcamp)

Enjoy this 19th part of Eddy's 80s Grooves! Next week a new episode of Slow Disco.

Tracklist:

Johnny Guitar Watson – I Miss Your Kiss (1981)
Richardi Mac ‎– Told You So (1984)
Keni Rightout ‎– Another Day (1981…