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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.



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    February 6th, 2013adminFern Kinney

    Back in the old days, most DJs used to mix this record out as soon as the instrumental part began. Fast forward to modern times, the second half of this record is the absolute prototype for the modern “cosmic disco” sound. The first half still is and always be proper gay cheese. About a year ago now, I decided to chop the original up and delete the first half while extending the second half. I then passed it on to my old disco buddy Philvester who added a little more disco dust to the edit. So here it is now available for you to add to your digital collection and smashh some dancefloors with.

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