The 80's Dance Music thread

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  1. BEAT16

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    Nitzer EB and Die Krupps - The Machineries of Joy (1989)

    Thomas Dolby - Europa and the Pirate Twins (1981)

    Snowy Red - Euroshima (Wardance) (1982)


     
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    I'll never know, but maybe the judge was right, sometimes I feel the same killer instinct even when I hear famous singers.
    :rofl:

    Maybe the violet hairpiece was inspired by UFO series, noticing the video space theme:
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    Bangles - Walk like an Egyptian (1986)

    Japan - Methods Of Dance (1984)
     
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    Great Memories. From the 1984 Breakdance Movie "Beat Street". I was 12years old and totally flashed.

    Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five - Beat Street Breakdown


    Juicy - Beat Street Strut


    Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force - Looking For The Perfect Beat
     
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    I perfectly recall the video clip, but not even a bit of music of it.
     
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  6. BEAT16

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    Alisha - Baby talk (1985)

    Bananarama - Cruel Summer (1984)

    Bee Gees - Staying Alive

    Bomb The Bass - Beat Dis (1988)

    Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died In Your Arms (1986)
     
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    Kurtis Blow - These Are The Breaks
    1980


    Coldcut - Say Kids
    1987


    Simon Harris - Bass (How Low Can You Go)
    1988


    Ellis, Beggs & Howard - Big Bubbles, No Troubles
    1988


    Jesus Loves You - After The Love (Orbital House Mix)
    1989


    The Quick - The Rhythm Of The Jungle
    1981


    Freeez - Southern Freeez
    1981


    Karat - Der Blaue Planet
    1981

    A Band from German Democratic Republic (DDR)
     
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    The Slits - Earthbeat And Earthdub
    1981


    ESG - Moody
    1981
     
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    Murray Head - One Night In Bangkok (1984)

    Paul Hardcastle - Just for Money (1985)

    Paul Hardcastle - Don't Waste My Time (1985)

    Paul Hardcastle - The Wizard (1986)

    Paul Hardcastle - Are You Ready (1989)


     
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    When i was young, i doesnt like, not to say hate, all these government-conform and censored GDR Stuff. Today i think, some songs are really great, like the one you posted.

    Karat - Jede Stunde (1982)


    Surprisingly fresh for GDR conditons i found this one from Arnulf Wenning. Reminds me of Tacos "Puttin On The Ritz" or Two Of Us - "Blue Night Shadow"

    Arnulf Wenning - Eisdame (1986) (nifty trousers;)



    Not to forget the one and only real GDR Dance-Combo, coming up at the end of the socialists 1989, The Electric Beat Crew.

    Electric Beat Crew - Go Go (1989)


    Electric Beat Crew - Here We Come (1989)
     
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    Linear Movement - To Another Soul (1983)

    Linear Movement - Due To You [1983]

    Oppenheimer Analysis (aka Andie Oppenheimer) - New Mexico (1982)

    Solid Space - Space Museum (1982)
     
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    The Soul: De La, That Is
    1989


    Stetsasonic (Coati Mundi in Video)(Remembering Jean-Michel Basquiat)
    1988


    Eric & Paul
    1988


    No Brunette (was within Basquiats Film "Downtown 81", like Kid Creole : )
    1980


    Malcolm McLaren & The World's Famous Supreme Team - Buffalo Gals
    1982
     
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    Club, Discotek, Dance Venue . . . but anyways Music to dance or jump or just move to (no vanilla)

    The J. Geils Band - Freeze Frame
    1981


    Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure
    1981


    Greg Kihn Band - Jeopardy
    1982


    Indeep - Last Night
    1982
     
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    John Fox - Systems of Romance (1981)

    John Fox - The Garden (1981)

    John Fox - Dancing Like a Gun (1981)

    John Fox - My Wild Love (1983)

    Information Society - What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy) 1988

    Information Society - Lay All Your Love On Me (1988)

    Information Society - Over the Sea (1988)

    Information Society - Walking Away (1988)
     
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    Let’s end page 28! with the track this topic could have started with. Back then, Bar-Kays was a new name to me. Later on I learned they were already making music back in the sixties! Listen to their 1984 RnB dance hit (Audio-) Sexomatic!



    Kraftwerk, the pioneers of techno already have a great track in this thread, but also count me in for this one:



    Old school rapper Kurtis Blow was mentioned before, His raps can also be heard in this great track by Rene & Angela. Both artists have also written & produced tracks for Stephanie Mills, Janet & Michael Jackson. For now: Save your love:



    Wally Badarou. People will recognize his fine groovy track from 1984, Chief inspector. But this French-African Keyboard player is one of the great known unknowns. His work can be heard on numerous tracks and probably a dozen top-10 hits.



    HipHop..I really should mention the Digital Underground. Because they made great positive tracks, and because it’s founder, Shock G passed away last week. Some might say RIP, I wanna say: thanks for your great music man!
    Go check out their 1990 record ‘Humpy Dance’ -with it’s great pumping base- and this one, because in the eighties, you could eat wutchalike, smell how you like, talk how ya like, Doowutchalike!



    Unique - What I got is what you need.
    This great 1983 track was mixed by David Todd & Nick Martinelli who are known for loads of hits by:
    Five star, Tavares, George Benson, Nona Hendryx, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, Icehouse, and many, many others.



    Lisa - Rocket to your heart! Why was by Carly Simon, but why did we get to page 28 for this track? I don’t know..
    This uptempo Hi-Energy track was a guaranteed floor-filler. So check out this great remix of Rocket to your heart, and, wel.. play it loud!

     
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    Not actually from the eighties but I much prefer this version:

     
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    I don't usually count hiphop as eighties dance music, but this one was huge on the early house scene:
    Eric B and Rakim (Coldcut remix)


    Then there was the whole hip house scene as well.
    Tyree Cooper, Turn up the Bass


    Mr Lee, Get Busy


    Jungle Brothers, I'll House You
     
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    Oh, and I can't forget:

    Doug Lazy, Let it Roll
     
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    Hip Hop ain't Dance Music ? (news to me) ... what about Ragga ?

    Ninja Man & Flourgon - Zig It Up
    1989


    Main Attraction Remix
    okok
     
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