Madonna – Into the Groove (Maxis Maximus Remix)
Madonna’s Into the Groove, remixed in the 2020s, but using original Stems.
Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy (Extended)
In 1984, the British synth-pop band Bronski Beat released their debut single “Smalltown Boy,” a song that would become an iconic anthem for the LGBTQ+ community. The lyrics of the song describe the experiences of a young gay man growing up in a small town, facing discrimination and prejudice from his community. The chorus of the song, featuring the memorable line “Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away,” has become a rallying cry for those who have felt the need to escape their small town and find acceptance elsewhere.
Giorgio Moroder with Philip Oakey – Together In Electric Dreams (Extended)
As I sit down to write this blog post, I am transported back in time to the mid-80s when the synthpop hit “Together in Electric Dreams” was released. I remember the excitement I felt when I first heard the song on the radio, at the time I was in Germany on an exchange visit, and managed to get the 12″ version of the record from a local mall.
Eddy and the Soul Band – Theme from Shaft (Boss Extended Version)
One of the reasons that the “Theme from Shaft” has endured as a classic piece of music is its ability to capture the essence of the era in which it was created. The 1970s was a time of great social and cultural change in the United States, marked by the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, and the rise of funk and soul music.
Indeep – Last Night a DJ Saved My Life (12″ Version)
Music has the power to move us, to make us feel alive, and to transport us to a different place and time. This is especially true when it comes to dance music, which is designed to get our bodies moving and our hearts pumping. And no song captures the transformative power of music quite like “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life” by Indeep.
Sly Fox – Let’s Go All The Way (Multimix), featuring Queen and Boogie Boys
A true Mastermix Masterclass by Les “Mastermix” Adams.
It’s Immaterial – Driving Away from Home (Wicked Weather for Walking)
The song has been described by the band as a “British on-the-road song”
Maria Vidal – Body Rock (Megatrax Dutch Mix)
Okay, this one is a bit of rule breaker again. The exact remix I have chosen, although released on 12″ single, it wasn’t a commercial one. Allegedly remixed by Pete Slaghuis, I first came across as an extra track on a DJ Only MegaTrax label release, ostensibly bought for the Pet Shop Boys megamix, I was blown away by the Maria Vidal remix. I ended up playing this track more than the PSB track at the time.
Pigbag – Papa’s Got a Brand New Pigbag (12″ Version)
Frequently referenced in pop culture, it has been covered by several bands, including a Paul Oakenfold version, renamed to “Reach Up (Papa’s Got a Brand New Pigbag)”.