Monday, February 20, 2006

80's Remixed

Having listened to Future Retro a few more times and being willing to declare it good (more or less) I would like to recommend some tracks for Future Retro two.

First of all steer clear of "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell and "She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby. Yeah they are iconic songs - but hard to remix because the beat is so memorable. If you are looking for songs by these bands to remix try "Bedsitter" "Torch" or "Down in the Subway" by Soft Cell and "One of Our Submarines" or "The Flat Earth" by Thomas Dolby. Actually I'd really like to see a good remix of "The Flat Earth"

Other possibilities.

Pet Shop Boys - Suburbia
Simple Minds - Theme For Great Cities
Orchestral maneuvers in the Dark - Genetic Engineering
The Clash - Lost in the Supermarket
The Police - Wrapped Around Your Fingers
Thompson Twins - Sister of Mercy (Or Lies)
The Art of Noise - Close (To the Edit)
The Psychedelic Furs - Here Come Cowboys
U2 - Gloria (or I Will Follow)

These are bands who appeared on the first one - but obviously bands who's songs lend themselves to remixes.
New Order - Everything Gone Green (Remixed by the Chemical Brothers (and this is the only one I'm going to suggest a remixer for, but think this would be hot).
Depeche Mode - Get the Balance Right!
Erasure - Oh L'amour
The Cure - Why Can't I Be You?

Do you have any suggestions for 80's tracks you'd like to see reworked in the modern style?

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