Friday, November 29, 2013

SOUNDS LIKE THE 80S (Vol 4) - MIXTAPE 16 (Music Download)

Hello and Welcome back.....OK, Here it is... The One you have been waiting for..

Sounds Like the 80s Vol 4. (Mixtape 16)


The biggest Mixtape of the Year with bands like Client Liaison, Syrian, Cut Copy, Vanello & Steve Kimber and Swedish band Eurotix.

Also in the mix is Space Synth by Galactic Warriors & Synthesis sounding out of this world.....

Newish bands that Sound Like the 80s, only on Electronic80s.


1. Client Liaison - Feelings
2. Syrian - Dreaming
3. Galactic Warriors - Humanoid Battle (Ext Version)
4. Haim - If I Could Change your Mind
5. Cut Copy - House of Love
6. Vanello & Steven Kimber - S.O.S. For Love
7. ItaLove - Strangers in the Night
8. Eurotix - I Plead Insanity
9. Synthesis - Galactic Dream
Janxen - Hieroglyphix
11. Syrian - Runner in the Night
12. Mirage - Sparkling Clouds

CLIENT LIAISON - FEELING  (Thanks to clientliaisonmusic for the video)

GALACTIC WARRIORS - HUMANOID BATTLE  (Thanks to Tibi Dietrich for the video)





Hello and welcome back....After the breakup of 70s band "10cc", U.K musician & video directors 'Kevin Godley' and 'Lol Creme' made this powerhouse single "Cry" in 1985.

The duo of Godley & Creme were already directing music videos for bands like Ultravox, The Police, Duran Duran, Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Wang Chung...

Cry was from the album 'The History Mix Vol 1' and made it to No 8 in Germany's music charts which made them want to....Cry  (Sorry, couldn't help myself)

Keven Godley is now a member of synthpop group 'Art of Noise'

This is a stunning video with face morphing or 'analogue cross-fading' done extreamly well and the ending hits on a high note.... Amazing.

GODLEY AND CREME - CRY  (Thanks to polydorclassics for the video)


Monday, November 25, 2013

EUROTIX - I PLEAD INSANITY (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back.... Loving this at the moment, Its one of those songs that won't leave my head....

From Sweden comes Synthpop / Eurodisco band "Eurotix" with their first single called 'I Plead Insanity'

Eurotix members include 'Dennis Alexis Hellstrom' on Vocals and 'Larry Forsberg' on synths.

Lush melodies, crisp vocals and sweet sounds of electronic drums... Simply Brilliant

EUROTIX - I PLEAD INSANITY (Thanks to Dennis Alexis Hellström for this stunning video)

Quote from Eurotix = "Our main goal with Eurotix is to make an album we'd enjoy listening to ourselves.
Were in this for the love of Synthpop, to have fun and if others like it too, that's a big bonus"

Work is currently underway for a debut album from Eurotix...

Swedish Synths with an 80s flavor, brilliant work guys...


Thursday, November 21, 2013


Hello and welcome back..... From the Eastern European republic of Molvania comes 'Zladko “Zlad” Vladcik'

The song 'Electronik Supersonik' was to be the entry song into 2004 Eurovision song contest for Zlad representing his home town but he was disqualified for "Recreational drugs" and deported before he could play his tune.

From a statement on Molvania website - On his return, “Zlad” apologised to everyone in Molvania for letting them down, especially his family, his friends and his drug dealer.

Then, in an exciting move, “Zlad” formed supergroup Wow! But while on their very first tour, he decided to go solo again, citing the fact that the rest of the band was “moving in a different direction” (mainly Romania).

ZLAD - ELECTRONIK SUPERSONIK  (Thanks to tjudge5 for the video)

LYRICS (you know, in case you want to sing along)

Hey baby, wake up from your asleep.
We have arrived on to the future and the whole world is become...

Electronik, supersonik. Supersonik, electronik.

Hey baby, ride with me away.
We doesn't have much time.
My blue jeans is tight,
So on to my love rocket climb.
Inside tank of fuel is not fuel but love,
Above us, there is nothing above
But the stars above.
All systems gone, prepare for downcount!

Fly away in my space rocket.
You no need put money in my pocket.
The door is closed I just lock it.
(Hah!) I put my spark plug in your socket (Hah! Ha ha hah!)

The sun in sky is bright like fire!
You and me gets higher and higher.
Heart of communication fire!
Only thing can stop us is flat tire.

(Hah! Hah! Ha ha hah!)

Hey love crusader, I want to be your space invader.
For you I will descend the deepest moon crater.
I is most stronger than darth vapor.
Obey me, I is your new dictator.

For you is Venus, I am Mars.
With you I is more richer than all the czars.
Make a wishes on a shooting stars, then for you I will play on my cosmic guitars!

Ladies and gentlemen, fasten your beltseats.
We has commenced our descent.
I trust you enjoy this flight as much as you enjoy this accent.

Now, back on earth, is time for down splash.
Into sea of eternal glory my spaceship crash.
People have arrived for to cheer me from near and far.
And as I bloat, I open door and shout:
I am world's biggest washed-up superstar!
(Supersonik, electronik)

As for sure as the sun rises in the west, of all the singers and poets on earth, I am the bestest.
Come, let me put ring of jupiter on your finger.
Then, like a smell around you, I will forever linger.

Okay, is time for end, no more will I sang.
Let me take you back in time, I want for you to experience big bang.
Long live space race, long live Molvania.


P.S - Zlad is the brainchild of Australian comedy actor "Santo Cilauro"... but, we wont hold that against him :)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

SYRIAN - RUNNER IN THE NIGHT (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back.... Loving this at the moment..
Italian Band "Syrian" are a duo consisting of Andylab (vocals) and Voyager (Keyboards, Programming)
Syrian have a new album out called "Death of a Sun" and quiet frankly, its breathtaking....

2nd song into the album called 'Runner in the Night' and instantly its pure 80s bliss with strong hints of analogue synths and amazing lush melodies.... I simply love it.

The rest of the album is well worth a listen, I highly recommend it....

A 10/10 Album

SYRIAN - RUNNER IN THE NIGHT  (Thanks to Lorenzo Voyager fro the video)


SORRY...Couldn't go past this.... SYRIAN - DREAMING (check out the Electronic Drums Folks :))

WOW, that is so good.....

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Hello and welcome back..... 1983 saw 'I like Chopin' by Italian musician 'Gazebo' (Paul Mazzolini) shoot to No 1 in the Music charts, mostly in Europe... Even Japan rated a No 9 position.

Produced by Pierluigi Giombini, this single went on to sell 8 million copies...

Prior to popular belief, the Piano part is not a Chopin composition....

Such a stunning sound, a true masterpiece of the 80s.....

GAZEBO - I LIKE CHOPIN    (Thanks to R4949 for the video)


Saturday, November 16, 2013


Hello and welcome back.....Fronted by Stacey Q (Stacey Swain), SSQ was a 1983 synthpop band formed from the band "Q "....

From SSQ's only album called 'Playback', the song 'Synthicide' was also featured in the 1984 comedy movie 'Hardbodies'.

Stacey Q and Guitarist Jon St James went on to create 'Stacey Q' in 1984 and spawned singles 'Two of Hearts' and 'We Connect'....

Such a stunning sound that is still fresh and vibrant, even in today's standards.....

'Synthicide' Should be the anthem of the 80s...

SSQ - SYNTHICIDE   (Thanks to ohnoitisnathan26 for the video)


Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Hello and welcome back..... A live set for you, Gary Numan Live @ Wembley stadium 1981....Stunning sound and visuals. Possibly the best concert of his life??, you be the judge...Enjoy

GARY NUMAN LIVE 1981  (Thanks to buginene for the video)


1  Intro Tape  
2  This Wreckage  
3  Remind Me To Smile  
4  Metal  
5  Me I Disconnect From You 
6  Complex  
7  The Aircrash Bureau  
8  Airlane 
9  M.E.  
10  Everyday I Die  
11  Films 
12  Remember I Was Vapour 
13  Trois Gymnopedies No. 1 
14  She's Got Claws  
15  Cars  
16  I Dream Of Wires  
17  I'm An Agent  
18  The Joy Circuit  
19  I Die; You Die  
20  Cry The Clock Said  
21  Tracks  
22  Down In The Park  
23  My Shadow In Vain  
24  Please Push No More  
25  Are 'Friends' Electric?
26  We Are Glass / Outro  

Gary Numan has currently a new album out at the moment called "Splinter - Songs from a Broken Mind"
Have a listen to the full album...while you can :)  (Thanks to NineInchNailsMusic2 for the music)

00:00 I Am Dust
04:09 Here In The Black
09:07 Everything Comes Down To This
13:49 The Calling
18:23 Splinter
23:52 Lost
28:31 Love Hurt Bleed
33:26 A Shadow Falls On Me
36:36 Where I Can Never Be
40:24 We're The Unforgiven
45:48 Who Are You
49:35 My Last Day

Sunday, November 10, 2013


Hello and welcome back.... Early French space synth...
1977 saw new sounds like no-one before, so futuristic, so electronic... what was this new sound?

The Force was from the 1978 album 'Star Peace'

Kinda reminds me of an early version of 'Daft Punk', awesome sounds......

"These ARE the Droids you are looking for"

DROIDS - THE FORCE Part 1  (Thanks to magicwaves for the video)

DROIDS - THE FORCE  (Parts 1&2) (Thanks to titiscorp for the video)


Friday, November 8, 2013

STAKEOUT - 1987 (Electronic 80s at the Movies)

Hello and welcome back......At the movies today / tonight on Electronic80s, I present the 1987 movie 'Stakeout' Starring Richard Dryefuss & Emilio Estevez ..... Enjoy

STAKEOUT - 1987    (Thanks to Samuel Mckenzy for the movie)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

ITALOVE - STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back..... Update on the single for Italo Disco band 'ItaLove' with the smash hit "Strangers in the Night".... Currently No 1 on the music charts, Well done guys :)



Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Hello and welcome back..... Released in 1985, an awesome song from French music producer 'Jean Michel Jarre'...must admit, Ive never seen this video up to now...sounds incredible. Enjoy

JEAN MICHEL JARRE - ZOOLOOKOLOGIE  (Thanks to DiscoBar80 for the video)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

CLIENT LIAISON - FEELINGS (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back.....Fashion, Greed & Music, everything about the 80s that we all loved is back.
Melbourne band "Client Liaison" has captured not only the sound of the late 80s but the style and 'Feeling' as well...

I am so loving this, its one of those song that you fall in love with as soon as you hear it... and remember the 'Feelings' that were the 80s.

I belive the band are working on a Album soon to be released...Can't wait :)

A10/10 song

CLIENT LIAISON - FEELINGS  (Thanks to clientliaisonmusic for the stellar video)

P.S ...Anyone spot the yellow Sony 'Walkman'  (So Retro)