Dreamwave, chillwave, synthpop, electropop, and whatever else you want to call it, there is something so enticing about electronic music with an 80s Karate Kid sound. You know, the type of music that easily fits the scenes of any 80s “coming-of-age” movie.
Well, Los-Angeles based artist Kauf has released an ultra cool new music video his dreamy single “Relocate.” And the artist did just relocate back to Los-Angeles after a stint in Florida, so the inspiration behind this track most be quite compelling.
Hands down, Touch Sensitive’s “Pizza Guy” is by far my favorite 80s-style synthpop tracks of the year. Wow, can you say epic? And now this mind-blowing track has a cool video to match.
In the video, Michael Di Francesco (Van She) is driving a 1985 Blue Ferrari and delivering precious vinyl all around town to an all-star cast, including Jagwar Ma Flume, Chet Faker, and Van She.
This is one of those songs you can’t help but to love. The vibe is so 80s and it makes me want to watch Drive. Remember how 80s that soundtrack was? Yeah, come get some more music like that. Touch Sensitive is legit!
TGIF! This week, excluding NYE, has been extremely slow.The weekend will be my salvation from a slow and long week in which it seemed as though time moved so slow, except for that precise moment the clock struct midnight and signaled the dawn of 2013. So yes, aside from that quick moment, this week has been slow, and right now, more than ever, I needed this ultra 80s grooving remix by Dimitri From Paris.
Dimitri From Paris is known for his disco house music touch and he recently released a funky ultra 80s remix of Breakbot’s “Break of Dawn.” The track is the perfect 80s flashback infused with funk and disco, and you can’t help but wish you had a pair of leg warmers and some crazy Jane Fonda hair. Dude, it’s super 80s!
If you love the 80s and are in need of some nostalgia, then this new remix hits the spot.
Ah, there is something so infectious about 80s synths, big hair, and throwback dance parties. If I ever had to throw a big party (which I want to do,) then it would be a big 80s flashback party or an old school funk jam. That would be so much fun! But for now I’ll leave the 80s flashbacks up to Holy Ghost!
The New York dance duo has been known for their 80s electro vibe, so when I found out they were doing a cover of Ministry’s “I Wanted to Tell Her,” I knew it was going to be good stuff. I was anxious to see if they were going to do a video for a song…and they did! The video even features Juan Maclean and Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem & member of Juan Maclean.)
In the music video you get to see Holy Ghost!, Juan Maclean, and Nancy Whang (who did the vocals on the track) parodying 80s high school drama/gossip at a dance. Even though the video was filmed in 2011, it could seriously be a scene out of an 80s movie. It’s a major flashback!
Dream-wave, retro-space, and fantasy disco are the words used to describe the 80s inspired music of Futurecop! A lot of electropop may have that awesome 80s sound, but the music of UK based group Futurecop! really feels like you’ve just stopped into a Delorean DMC-12 and are heading back to the past, followed by a surreal trip back to the future. When I listen to Futurecop! I think of the Thundercats, Transformers, Unicorns, Street Fighter, and the Karate Kid, the original and not the Jackie Chan/Jaden Smith remake.
I was born in 91, but my mom made sure I knew about the 80s and appreciated the music, the movies, the style, and the overall vibe of that decade. The 90s were pretty awesome too, but man the 80s had some great dream-wave/electropop music. The soundtrack is what made the movies and tv shows come to life. I mean they were already pretty awesome on their own, but having such an iconic 80s sound made the creativity during that era stand out.
It’s nice to see a lot of artists reviving that 80s sound, but Futurecop! is the best group I’ve seen so far perfecting that 80s flashback. Their album Its Forever, Kids has a lot of awesome tracks that send you back into the days of Thundercats and the original Transformers. A majority of their tracks are a little over 2 years old, but they are still worth checking out. I’m not quite sure what the group’s next project will be, but I’m still jamming to Its Forever, Kids and getting lost in the sounds of their song “Karate Kids.”
Futurecop! is just an awesome group! It’s nice to sit back and chill out to the synthpop sounds of 80s inspired music. I totally just play videogames and blast their music throughout my room. My mom always knocks on my door and comes in, then she says “I like it, totally 80s.” LOL it’s classic! You can’t go wrong with an 80s infused soundtrack, it’s just a way of life!