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    March 5th, 2013adminPseudo Echo

     

    This is a repost from another favourite music blog of mine called Eightys Vinyl and the first of many that will feature a download in it’s original form that has been ripped from a long deleted 12″ single.

    I was completely obsessed with Pseudo Echo back in the day. What was not to love…cool clothes and hairstyles, makeup , SYNTHESiZERS and electronic drum kits. What more could a growing boy need in a band? This was one of their first singles from the seminal Autumnal Park  album which everyone should have a listen to. I don’t think enough credit  has been given to these guys as I truly believe they were pioneers of electronic music in Australia and a bigger deal should be made of it. A “rock n roll” hall of fame exists and if there was one for Electronic music in Australia, I vote for these guys to be in it!!

    Admittedly, it did go a little wrong for these poor lads with the likes of “Funky Town” a few years later, but after speaking with Brian Canham about this (that is another blog post i promise) its easy to see how a record company trying to keep up with the Bon Jovi’s of this world could try turning a Synth group into a Big Hair Rock n roll band.

    More details on this release are posted in the link below….download link is where is says “listen”

     

    Pseudo Echo ‎– A Beat For You (1984) .

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    March 5th, 2013adminHall & Oates

    So as you’ve probably gathered by now, i really love music. Hall & Oates were top of my list when i was little and this track in particular was probably my favourite. It’s very rare that you get a non commissioned mix that can surpass the original by using all the original parts, and in this case, and I dont know how, this mix was actually reconstructed from the original multi track. Sonically and structurally its amazing and clocks in at 8 minutes +. Put together by our dear departed mate Bob Walker this one is going up to keep his memory alive. Here’s the description from his Soundcloud page written by none other than Philvester:

    “FNQ’s Bob Walker left no stone unturned when he took on this remix. Working from multi-track, Bob carefully rearranged the entire production, shifting the tempo down to 111 BPM and bringing all the best parts of the track up in the mix. Arranged in Logic – a major amount of reconstruction of the arrangement took place with a hint of additional production that does this classic justice. Bob left us on December 3 2012 after putting up a very brave fight against Cancer. I spent a quality week with him in hospital before he passed and his dying wish was to hear this classic remastered. He got his wish – thanks to Melbourne’s mastering guru – Tony ‘Jack the Bear’ Mantz. RIP Bobby – this one’s up, as you wanted.”

    If you’re ever gonna play this tune out….This IS the definitive mix…320k mp3 for you kids!!

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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 11th, 2013adminBilly Ocean

    One of my favourite Billy Ocean tunes of all time “Nights” was released in 1981 and is probably one of the classiest of Billys hits. I still cannot understand how we went from this to “Get Out Of My Dreams” but anyway…Here is a little chop shop edit by Maily in which he just extends the track a little but not much more…i guess you should not mess with perfection. Presented here as an uncompressed WAV for your listening pleasure.

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    February 11th, 2013adminKate Bush

    Quite a few edits of this classic 1985 Kate Bush bomb floating about, but I have to admit this effort by Amine Edge seems to be one of the best sounding and contemporary with a great groove accompanying the original quite nicely. Thanks to Mr. Edge for making this available for free download as a 320k MP3 and dont forget to check some of his originals, as he makes some very nice house tunes!!

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    February 7th, 2013adminUltra Naté

    1989 comes flooding back with this “moody garage” classic…no hands in the air…no epic drumrolls…just heads down frowning music. Better known for her garage house  happy anthem “Free” in the mid 90s, “It’s over now ” was  the first time this lovely lady introduced herself to the world and what an introduction.  Big thanks to Eugene Tambourine for reviving this for the new Garage kids of 2013 and presenting it here as our first free AIFF download on 12inchsingles.com

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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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    February 2nd, 2013adminGino Soccio

    A nice little dub edit of this italo disco classic by Roller Disco with just that little more oomph where its needed for the modern dance floor. Free WAV!!

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    February 2nd, 2013adminEvelyn "Champagne" King

    Love Come Down” was a hit single by Evelyn “Champagne” King in 1982. It was produced by Morrie Brown and written by Kashif. “Love Come Down” was the first single culled from her multi-platinum, number-one R&B album, Get Loose (which charted at #27 on the Billboard 200). In the U.S., it reached number one on the R&B and dance charts and number seventeen on the Billboard Hot 100. It cracked the top 20 on the charts in several other countries.

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