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    March 4th, 2013adminNew Order

    For a blog titled 12inchsingles.com, it would be out of order (pun intended) not to feature the biggest selling 12″ single of all time. Blue Monday by New Order (1983) introduced for the first time to many people the concept that synthesizers,drum machines and Indie music could live happily together and that a Top 40 record did not have to fit into a 3 minute soundbite. In its day it sounded like a transmission from a machine music future and with hindsight we can see now how much this track has affected music trends in the last 30 years. At nearly 7.30 secs, “Blue Monday” is one of the longest tracks ever to chart in the UK and never released as a 7″ single this had a lot to do with it becoming the biggest selling 12″ of all time. Featured here as a re-edit that has been done extremely tastefully by Lee Combs. Adding an 808 laden Electro-fied intro this mix has just enough spice added to add a little sparkle to a gorgeous gem. Presented here as a 320k mp3 for your listening pleasure.

     

    As a little bonus, here is the launch of the Pioneer CDJ2000 NEXUS in Melbourne featuring the vocal from Blue Monday mashed with about 8 different genres in as many minutes.

     

    CLICK THROUGH TO THE SOUNDCLOUD PAGE FOR THE LINK!!

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    February 13th, 2013adminRick James

     

    Rick James, what a bad ass!!! “Cold Blooded” was a hit funk record for Rick in 1983.  He wrote the song about his relationship with actress Linda Blair (exorcist girl with green spew and spinning head…lucky guy). I played this record out a few years back now and to my delight, I found the underlying kick still had it on the modern dance floor. What it needed was a simple chop and re splice to make it fit in the set easily and simply. Our Man Duke Slammer has done exactly what was needed here, a little extension and breaks exactly where they are needed with a couple of fancy filtered edits. Well played son, well played. Presented here as a nice downloadable and playable 320k Mp3.

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    February 2nd, 2013adminMadonna

    Never really released as a 12″ version but rather as the B-side of some of the 12″ releases of the “Holiday” single in 1983. Finally we get a full length 12″ edit courtesy of Super Fuzz 3000…what a guy!!!

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