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20 Minutes Into The Future

here’s a conceptual mix about the “sound of the 1980s” that has been brewing since the SYNTAX ERA began. it’s that brand new synth sound palette that emerge in the late 70s and dominated the soundscape of the following decade. preset orchestral hits, gated drums, vocoded voices, the cleanest distorted guitar sounds you’ve ever heard, analog crashing into digital; a sound so unmistakably eighties. this is an immersive event so prepare yourself; you may come out the other end with A Flock Of Seagulls haircut wearing shoulder pads craving “new” Coke and scrounging in your pockets for quarters so you can hit the arcade. cue dramatic intro.
photo : opening shot from an episode of Max Headroom
Tracklist
  1. Gates Of Steel (EZ Listening Muzak Version) – Devo – Club Devo / Futurismo (1984/2016)
  2. Automan (Dub Version) – Newcleus – Sunnyview Records (1984)
  3. Shoot Out (from Beverly Hills Cop) – Harold Faltermeyer & Keith Forsey – MCA (1984)
  4. Was Dog A Doughnut – Jellybean – EMI America (1984)
  5. Faith In This Colour – Duran Duran – EMI (1983) > buy link
  6. Jennifer (End Titles) (from Phenomena) – Goblin – AMS Records (1985/2014) > buy link
  7. Intro – Theme From Starball – Chris Huelsbeck – Commodore 64 / Enduro (1989/2001)
  8. Energie-Dossier – Asmus Tietchens – Sky Records (1983) > buy link
  9. Mindscape – Gil Mellé – Blue Note (1989)
  10. So Weit, So Gut – Harald Grosskopf – Sky Records / Bureau B (1980/2014) > buy link
  11. Bogey Wobble – Paul McCartney – Parlophone / MPL / Hear Music (1980/2011) > buy link
  12. Love Theme (from The Breakfast Club) – Keith Forsey – A&M (1985) > buy link
  13. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (from Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence) – Ryuichi Sakamoto – Virgin (1983) > buy link
  14. Conchita / Lament (from Siesta)– Miles Davis / Marcus Miller – Warner Bros. (1987) > buy link
  15. 3,000,000 Synths – Chas Jankel – A&M (1981) > buy link
  16. E.T. Boogie – Extra T’s – Sunnyview Records / Hot Classics (1982/1992) > buy link
  17. Commando – Keyboard Affair – Polydor (1983)
  18. Complex – Galaxy – Music De Wolfe (1982)
  19. Boulder Dash – Peter Liepa – Commodore 64 / Enduro (1984/2001)
  20. Is This Death? (from Doctor Who : The Caves Of Andrzani) – Roger Limb & The BBC Radiophonic Workshop – BBC / Silva Screen Records (1984/2013) > buy link
  21. Alien (Part 3) – Michael Mantler with Don Preston – WATT Works / ECM Records (1985) > buy link
  22. Basta (Dub) – Telex – Magnetic (1987)
  23. Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag – The Silent Underdog – Kaz Records (1985) > buy link
  24. Miami Vice (Instrumental) (from Miami Vice) – Jan Hammer – MCA (1985) > buy link
  25. Why Me? – The Art Of Noise – Chrysalis (1986)
  26. Stahlherz (from Der Fan) – Rheingold – Welt-Record / EMI Electrola (1982)
  27. Blush Response (from Blade Runner) – Vangelis – Atlantic / Audio Fidelity (1982/2013) > buy link
  28. Leopard Tree Dream (from Cat People) – Giorgio Moroder – Back Street Records / MCA (1982) > buy link
  29. La Fête Triste – Trisomie 21 – Play It Again Sam Records (1986)
  30. Here Come The Storms (from Big Trouble In Little China) – John Carpenter – Enigma Records (1986)
  31. Le Parc (L.A. – Streethawk) – Tangerine Dream – Jive Electro (1985) > buy link
  32. Eurotheme – Men Without Hats – Statik Records (1984) > buy link
  33. Go Bananas (Instrumental) – Superlife – Go Bananas / Peoples Potential Unlimited (1982/2011) > buy link
  34. Air Stack 1 – Alexander Robotnik – Crème Organization (1983/2005)
  35. Arkanoid – Martin Galway – Commodore 64 / Robot Elephant Records (1987/2012) > buy link
  36. Ewok Celebration (Dub Version) – Meco – Arista (1983)
  37. Endless Race (Paul “Groucho” Smykle Remix) – Wally Badarou – Island (1986)
  38. You’ve Got To Help Yourself (Instrumental) – Yellow Magic Orchestra – Alfa Records / Music On Vinyl (1983/2015)

luv172

SYNTAX ERA 3-D

“3” is the third mixtape in the SYNTAX ERA series of all eighties megamixes and “D” stands for “dubs”. a bombastic combination of radical club dubs and rewired hip hop instrumentals for people who like their dancefloors to swallow them whole.
photo : sweet daddy luv
Tracklist:
  1. Do You Wanna Get Away (Long Dub Version) – Shannon – Mirage Records Inc. (1985) > (searching for buy link)
  2. Power (Power Dub II) – Cultural Vibe ft. Glenn ‘Sweety G.’ Toby – Easy Street Records (1987) > (searching for buy link)
  3. Rhythm Nation (United Dub) – Janet Jackson – A&M (1989) > (searching for buy link)
  4. Caught, Can We Get A Witness (Pre Black Steel Ballistic Felony Dub) – Public Enemy – Def Jam Recordings (1989) > (searching for buy link)
  5. 11:15 (Bee Boys Dub) – Hardhouse – Easy Street Records (1988) > (searching for buy link)
  6. Axel F (M and M Mix) – Harold Faltermeyer – MCA (1984) > (searching for buy link)
  7. Go Wild Rhythm Track – Virgo – Precision / Trax Records / Soul Jazz (1985/2005) > (searching for buy link)
  8. Out Of Touch (Dub Version) – Hall & Oates – RCA (1984) > buy link
  9. Tainted Love (Tainted Dub Mix) – Impedance – Epic (1989) > (searching for buy link)
  10. The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight – Dominatrix – Streetwise / Interbnational DeeJay Gigolos Records (1984/2003) > (searching for buy link)
  11. Xtra Fun – Cyndi Lauper – Portrait / CBS (1983) > (searching for buy link)
  12. Set Jah Off (Rhythm Master Mix) – Frankie “Bones” & Lenny “Dee” present Looney Tunes – Nugroove Records (1989) > buy link
  13. Baby-Funk (Special Version) – The Bambers – Ohrwurm Records (1983) > (searching for buy link)
  14. One Bad Apple (Dub Mix) – Nolan Thomas – Emergency Records (1985) > (searching for buy link)
  15. It’s Life (You Gotta Think Twice) (Bonus Version) – Rock Master Scott & The Dynamic 3 – Profile / DC Recordings (1983/1997) > (searching for buy link)
  16. Electro / Shock – Praxis – Celluloid (1984) > (searching for buy link)
  17. Alice (Ecrof’s Special Mix) – Full Force – Columbia (1985) > (searching for buy link)
  18. Depth Charge (Bass It) – Depth Charge – Vinyl Solution (1989) > (searching for buy link)

luv139

SYNTAX ERA 2 : Electric Boogaloo

electric 80s jams that rocked and shocked dancefloors unknowingly creating the club culture that followed. electro, proto-house music, dubbed club hits and early techno from pioneers and unknowns makes SYNTAX ERA 2 : Electric Boogaloo a 90 minute mixtape that will put you into a groove.
let the music play.
image : sweet daddy luv
Tracklist:
  1. Last Night A D.J. Saved My Life – Indeep – Sound Of New York (1982) > buy link
  2. Stop This Crazy Thing (We Like The Music) – Coldcut – Ahead Of Our Time / Big Life / Tommy Boy (1989) > (searching for buy link)
  3. 5 Minutes (Antennae Mix) – Bonzo Goes To Washington – Sleeping Bag Records (1984) > (searching for buy link)
  4. F-4000 – The Fearless Four – Elektra (1983) > (searching for buy link)
  5. Let The Music Play – Shannon – Emergency Records (1983) > buy link
  6. Hip Hop Be-Bop (Don’t Stop) – Man Parrish – Polydor (1982) > buy link
  7. Situation (Dub Version) – Yazoo- Sire (1982) > (searching for buy link)
  8. Luna Beats I – Key-Matic – Radar Records (1984) > (searching for buy link)
  9. Luna Beats II – Key-Matic – Radar Records (1984) > (searching for buy link)
  10. Theme from S-EXPRESS (12” U.S.A. Mix) – S-EXPRESS – Capitol (1988) > buy link
  11. Hip Hop Salsa (Dub Mix) – Bad Boy Orchestra – Smokin’ / Tuff City Records (1988) > (searching for buy link)
  12. Dollar Bill Dub Dub – Divine Sounds – Specific Records (1984) > (searching for buy link)
  13. How To Be A Millionaire (Accapella) – ABC – Phonogram (1984) > (searching for buy link)
  14. Uh-Uh Ooh-Ooh Look Out (Here It Comes) (Steve Hurley’s House Mix) – Roberta Flack – Atlantic (1988) > (searching for buy link)
  15. Weekend (Mixed by Larry Levan) – Class Action featuring Chris Wiltshire – Jive (1983) > buy link
  16. Raspberry Beret (Extended Remix) – Prince & the Revolution – Paisley Park (1985) > buy link
  17. We Can Make It (1984 Instrumental) – Purple Flash – Environ (1984/2004) > (searching for buy link)
  18. Numbers – Kraftwerk – EMI (1981) > buy link
  19. Time Warp – Eddy Grant – Ice Records / Portrait / CBS (1982) > buy link
  20. Oh Shelia (Dubstramental) – Ready For The World – MCA Records (1985) > (searching for buy link)
  21. Let Me Take You Home (Instrumental) – Mac Mac With The Jammalott Kingdom – Musicworks (1985) > buy link
  22. Clear – Cybotron – Fantasy (1983) > buy link
  23. Good Life (Magic Juan Mix) – Inner City – Virgin (1988) > buy link
  24. Do What You Wanna Do (Dub Version) – The Cage feat. Nona Hendryx – Metropolis Records / Strut (1982/2012) > buy link

luv125

SYNTAX ERA

in celebration of a new weekly party called SYNTAX ERA here is a collection of music for those who appreciate the finer side of what the 1980s had to offer musically. enough remixes, b-sides, dubs, extended club mixes and long lost album cuts (with just a sprinkling of hits) to fill up a 90 minute cassette. clean your heads and get ready for the SYNTAX ERA.
image : sweet daddy luv
Tracklist:
  1. Destination Unknown – Missing Persons – Capitol (1982) > buy link
  2. Arms Race – The Attractions – F-Beat Records / Attic (1980) > (searching for buy link)
  3. Let’s Go Swimming (Gulf Stream Dub) – Arthur Russell – Logarhythm / Soul Jazz (1986/2004) > buy link
  4. Push – Liquid Liquid – 99 Records (1981) > buy link
  5. Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag – Pigbag – Stiff (1981) > buy link
  6. U.F.O. – ESG – 99 Records (1981) > buy link
  7. Gone Daddy Gone – Violent Femmes – Slash Records (1982) > buy link
  8. Clap Hands – Tom Waits – Island (1985) > buy link
  9. Lions – Tones On Tail – Beggars Banquet / Vertigo (1984) > buy link
  10. Home Is Where The Heart Is – Public Image Ltd. – Virgin Records (1981) > (searching for buy link)
  11. Grand Pappy Du Plenty – The Red Hot Chili Peppers – Manhattan / EMI (1984) > buy link
  12. Bloody Dub – Stiff Little Fingers – Chrysalis / Select Cuts (1980/2003) > buy link
  13. Sample And Hold – Neil Young – Geffen (1982) > (searching for buy link)
  14. Stop/Start (extended version) – The Assembly – Sire (1984) > (searching for buy link)
  15. Let’s Just Close Our Eyes – Eurythmics – RCA (1982) > (searching for buy link)
  16. Love Action (I Believe In Love) – The Human League – Virgin (1981) > (searching for buy link)
  17. Rain Keeps Falling – Brenda and The Beach Balls – Probe Plus (1986) > buy link
  18. Underground (Dub) – David Bowie – EMI America (1986) > buy link
  19. Obsession (Dance Remix) – Animotion – Mercury (1985) > buy link
  20. Tarzan Boy (extended dub version) – Baltimora – Manhattan (1985) > (searching for buy link)
  21. Looking From A Hilltop – Section 25 – Factory (1984) > buy link
  22. Glimmer – John Foxx – Metal Beat (1981) > buy link
  23. Life In A Northern Town – The Dream Academy – Warner Bros. (1985) > buy link