Angela Bowie ‎– The World Is Changing (US Promo 12″)


Yes, Bowie’s ex-wife doing some ranting of an Eco-House backing. Still quite STREET and a hidden gem from 1996. It reminds me a bit of Anne Clarke.

The main mix is long, over 12 minutes. Tribal House vibe remixed by Miami DJ, David Padilla, weaving some nice synth work (Mike Oldfield in its prog-ness) over the insistent bass, a nice change in mood from 8 minutes.

Like the intense synth on Ravey “Radioactive Goldfish Mix” (Ellis D, Jan Hrkach, Morgan Lekcirt

DJ Tranz is more House driven with some backing singing by Dabonda Simmons (I’m sure it wasn’t by Angie when I heard it!)

Cheetah Records ‎– CHT-702DJ SAM_3076

The World Side
A The World Is Changing (Padilla Mix) 12:03
The Changing Side
B1 The World Is Changing (Radioactive Goldfish Mix) 4:07
B2 The World Is Changing (D.J. Tranz Radio Edit) 3:58

Natural Born Chillers ‎– Rock The Funky Beat (US 12″)

A genre I had to dip into the 90’s for. Drum And Bass from 1996/7 with this crossover track by the cringily named Natural Born Chillers (Arif Salih, Lee Parker and Chuck Boyle) – which many will think is Fat Boy Slim.

Jazzy breaks with some Sci Fi swirls. A couple major league remixes got involved. 187 Lockdown (Speed Garage specialists Danny Harrison and Julian Jonah) go to 4 to the Floor keeping the sample ( Caught, Can We Get A Witness? Public Enemy) and adding a sub bass, with plenty of breakdowns and builds.

Micky Finn and Aphrodite takeover the track, building slowing tempo from the start and then explodes with another HUGE bass.

“Rollin’ With The Chillers” is standalone track, Detective / Spy theme via a bit of dub dancehall, some great sounds and a some toasting from Top Gun. Speaker alert!!

Warner Bros. Records ‎– 0-43957 SAM_6097

A1 Rock The Funky Beat (Original Version) 6:27
A2 Rock The Funky Beat (Urban Takeover Remix) 7:00
B1 Rollin’ With The Chillers 6:02
B2 Rock The Funky Beat (187 Lockdown Beatdown Remix) 6:24
B3 Rock The Funky Beat (Single Gap Edit) 3:42


Belouis Some ‎– Animal Magic (US Promo 12″)



From 1987 and a bit New Order-ish in places. This Gary Langan produced release was given the remix by Justin Strauss and Murray Elias, who might of taken “Bizarre Love Triangle” as inspirational.

Synth Pop with a dance edge, brought out on the Dub side which has a deeper, more pronounced bassline

Capitol Records ‎– SPRO 79153/79162 SAM_0582

A Animal Magic (Dance Vocal) 6:58
B Animal Magic (Dub) 6:10


Paul Hardcastle ‎– Don’t Waste My Time (New Extended Version) (US 12″)

As clean as whistle….the production that is.

From 1986 and the cultured, digitized playing of Paul Hardcastle, featuring the vocals of Carol Kenyon.

So I think comedian Lenny Henry introduces it. A slice of electronica from the mid-80’s.

B-sides include the very smooth and slick instrumental “Moonhopper” with all it’s Jazz/funk influences. “Loitering…” is more of an electro instrumental.

Chrysalis ‎– 4V9 42983 SAM_5182

A Don’t Waste My Time (New Extended Version) 5:36
B1 Moonhopper 4:17
B2 Loitering With Intent 4:09

Dimples D ‎– Sucker DJ (US 12″)

From 1990 and performed by Crystal Smith. One of Marley Marl’s first successes, a hip-hop one-shot that made little noise upon release in 1983 but charted across Europe when a remix was released seven years later. So on to 1990 we get Roxanne Shante style rapping. The 1990 version famously samples the American Sit-com “I Dream of Jeannie” theme song that earned it chart success in Europe.

Bossa Nova and many a drunken student night! All on the “Genie Mix”

Curious fact that Ben Liebrand has solo credit for the “Sucker Drums” track!!!

Warlock Records ‎– WAR-091 SAM_0299

A1 Sucker DJ (Genie Mix) 5:32
A2 Sucker DJ (Radio Edit) 3:40
B1 Sucker DJ (Original Rap Version) 5:00
B2 Sucker Drums 3:52
B3 Sucker DJ (Sucker 7″ Edit) 3:52

Ralph Tresvant Featuring Bobby Brown ‎– Stone Cold Gentleman (US 12″)

Keeping with the Street Sound theme and Wednesday’s being from the 90’s.

Tresvant was a singer/ song writer/ producer from Roxbury, Massachusetts. He was best known as the lead singer of R&B group New Edition. after witnessing the huge success of Bobby Brown’s solo albums and of other New Edition members he thought he’d go it alone. 

A good example of Swingbeat remixed by  Denzil Foster & Thomas McElroy. A bit of funk and plenty of soulful vocals. With Bobby Brown providing the backing rap it does sound like one of his records. Not much different in terms of sound to the mixes. The main Club mix adds a little bit of vocoder. It was the second single from his eponymous debut album.

MCA Records ‎– MCA 12-54045 ralph

A1 Stone Cold Gentleman (Extended Club Mix) 6:38
A2 Stone Cold Gentleman (Bonus Beats) 3:08
B1 Stone Cold Gentleman (Radio Version) 5:30
B2 Stone Cold Gentleman (Instrumental) 4:18
B3 Stone Cold Gentleman (Club Dub) 5:09


J.W.B. Hits The Beat ‎– Body On Body / One Day In My Life (German 12″)

From 1987 and the birth of Euro-Pop. Synths and Camp-ness. Very Pet Shop Boys and it seems very popular on this blog. All written and composed by Jörg W. Büsing on the infamous Seven Eleven label. Erotic New Beat.

Raw synths and a touch of the risque. “Body On Body” is a good example of the “naughty” tracks that were coming out at the time.

“One Day In My Life” echo’s “Boys,Boys, Boys” by Sabrini. One Night Stands and Safe Sex. Apparently it’s a cover of Lime’s “Babe We’re Gonna Love Tonite” with different lyrics.

Seven Eleven ‎– SPV 50-3781 SAM_9583 (1)

A Body On Body (Climax Mix) 6:27
B One Day In My Life (Nighttrain Mix) 5:03


Re-uppage 99 – (Herbie Hancock, TKA, Kissing The Pink, Wah!, Kool And The Gang, Belouis Some x2, Harry Enfield, Duran Duran, Yazoo, The Shamen, Level 42, Real Life)

My blog is HUGE, my hosted Storage Capacity is tiny. Hence there has been nearly a 100 of these Re-uppages. Get it whilst it’s Hot! Supermarket Stampede.

Lots of Dance related stuff requested this week.

Herbie Hancock ‎– Autodrive (12″) For Matt (That’s Mr. Hancock without the “D”)









TKA ‎– I Won’t Give Up On You (US 12″) For Jack (Freestyling)









Various ‎– January 90 – Previews (Vinyl LP) For Jack (Old Skooling)









Soft Cell & Depeche Mode – Torch & Only When I Lose Myself (Bootleg 12″) For Wildoscar (Please remember these are bootlegs – quality won’t be as good)


Kissing The Pink – Love Lasts Forever + Big Man Restless (2 x US Promo 12″) For Jean Borg


Wah! The Story Of The Blues Part 1 and 2 (12″) For Ozzy (And still not on Spotify)


Various – Factor 3 – Greatest Remixes Volume 1 (CD Promo) For Lex de Azevedo II (Huge Files – BEWARE)









Kool And The Gang – Emergency / Cherish (Canadian 12″) For Larry (Hopefully not overwieght and in a band – Zoom!!)








Belouis Some ‎– Animal Magic (12″) For Paco (US Version Posting Later this week!!)









Belouis Some ‎– Imagination (Awe-Some Re-Mix) (12″) For Paco


Harry Enfield ‎– Loadsamoney (Doin’ Up The House) (12″) For crispysteve (Probably a popular task in the current clime)









Duran Duran ‎– Master Mixes (US 2 x 12″) For ivan jankovic


Yazoo – Don’t Go ’99 Remixes ( US Promo Double Pack) For Tom









The Shamen ‎– Move Any Mountain (Pro-Gen) (US 12″) For Matt









Level 42 – Running In The Family (ltd edition 12″ Double Single) For Matt


Real Life – God Tonight (US 12″) For Matt (Last one as he’s on rationing!)



Mantronix ‎– Who Is It? (US Promo 12″)

The 808 gets a Big outing on this classic. From 1986/87 and the purity of the production! Edits by the main man Chep Nunez with the rap done by MC Tee.

Okay, okay, okay, okay, word of advice to other 80’s DJ’s – IT IS ALWAYS THE DUB! No exceptions on here. Beautiful!

Pure, sequences on all mixes. The UK mix is the best of both worlds, Freestyle Crazy

Sleeping Bag Records ‎– SLX-025 SAM_0069

A1 Who Is It? (Freestyle USA Club Mix) 6:06
A2 Who’s Dub Is It? 6:25
A3 Who Is It? (Freestyle Radio Edit) 3:25
B1 Who Is It? (UK Club Mix) 6:57
B2 Who Is It? (Bonus Beats) 3:52
B3 Who Is It? (LP Radio Version) 3:25

Tunes From Oz And Beyond – Part 23 (Mid 80’s)


Men At Work ‎– Everything I Need (US 12″)

A late release from the Men from 1985. Produced by Bob Clearmountain,  it gets a short remix by Thompson & Barbiero. By the time of the 3rd album the end was in sight. Three original members remained with Strykert leaving right after the release of ‘Two Hearts’, leaving just two (Hay and Ham). Although pretty decent by all counts it was overproduced and uneven compared to the first two (which are all time classics) – maybe blame Bob.

The remix adds vocoder (?!) in the intro, onto loud drums and the chugging guitar. It still retains the melancholic atmosphere of a band coming to an end.

Columbia ‎– 44 05216 folder

A Everything I Need (Extended Version) 4:35
B Everything I Need (Single Version) 3:35


Models ‎– Cold Fever (US 12″)

The mid 80’s saw Models in full “seize America” mode. Where they Australian or American ?

A 4 tracker the 12″ contains a live version of previous hit “Out Of Mind Out Of Sight”  recorded live at Melbourne Concert Hall.

The main track is given a remix by Julian Mendelsohn. Love that sequencer running alongside the bass line. I like the shivery drum break.

“I Hear Motion” is also here in its rare, extended form. Mixed by Nick Launey, it has that synth bass hook throughout. An exclusive mix for the US.

Bonus track is the short, rocky “Preacher From The Black Lagoon.” A live favourite, it has synth horns and a riffy hook.

Geffen Records ‎– 0-20494 SAM_2407

A1 Cold Fever (Extended Mix) 6:39
A2 Out Of Mind Out Of Sight (“Live” Version) 4:00
B1 I Hear Motion (Extended Mix) 6:27
B2 Preacher From The Black Lagoon 2:57


Martin Plaza ‎– Plaza Suite (UK Vinyl LP)

More Mid-80’s and more artists with M in. The debut album from the voice of Mental As Anything, Martin Plaza; using plenty of synths over his distinctive croon.

Multi instrumentalist Plaza deals with most of the instruments but also playing on the album was Aussie keyboard and synth Rick Chadwick, David Jones adding some precussion and Tony “Spoons” Buchanan adding saxophone.

It does go into the style of Mental As Anything in places but there is a lot of catchy songs, “Best Foot Forwards” blends rock and tech quite well. “Chalk And Cheese” has tight drum machines and an XTC groove. It does gets a bit Country Rock towards the end, a bit weird with all the synths in the background.

Epic ‎– EPC 57005 SAM_0419

A1 Pit Stop
A2 I Could Be So Good
A3 Concrete & Clay
A4 Out The Door
A5 Best Foot Forward
B1 Miss You Like Mad
B2 Chalk & Cheese
B3 Use Me All Over
B4 Rollerina
B5 Bats & Balls


Boom Crash Opera ‎– Boom Crash Opera (US Vinyl LP)

Melbourne New Wave band Boom Crash Opera released this debut LP in 1987. The line-up was; Drums, Vocals – Peter Maslen, Guitar, Bass, Vocals – Richard Pleasance, Guitar, Vocals – Peter Farnan, Keyboards – Greg O’Connor and Lead Vocals – Dale Ryder.

So the sound reminds me a bit like King via Tears For Fears, with a studio crew of Alex Sadkin, Steve Brown and Will Gosling giving it a bit of a Funk Rock edge with a “live” feel. All hooky chorus with plenty of singalong chants, e.g. “Great Wall”

Highlights include the moody “Her Charity” and the acoustic strum of “Caught Between Two Towns” (TFF all over this) It can get a bit INXS in places, not a bad thing.

Warner Bros. Records ‎– 1-25636 SAM_8154

A1 Gap That Opened 4:00
A2 Hands Up In The Air 3:52
A3 Love Me To Death 4:25
A4 City Flat 4:06
A5 Her Charity 4:58
B1 Sleeping Time 4:22
B2 Great Wall 3:49
B3 Bombshell 3:47
B4 Caught Between Two Towns 3:27
B5 Too Hot To Think 5:24


Models ‎– Models’ Media (Aussie Vinyl LP)

Their last album that only got an Australian release in 1986. The final line-up was ; Bass, Vocals – James Freud, Drums, Percussion – Barton Price, Guitar, Vocals – Sean Kelly, Keyboards, Vocals – Roger Mason, Saxophone – James Valentine and GuestVocals – Wendy Matthews.

Produced by Mark Opitz and Julian Mendelsohn it shines in that mid 80’s production. A bit of a forgotten LP, it has some great track. Love the drama of “Hold On” and the Beatle-eque “Bitter Years” and the epic closer “Ghostworld”

Mushroom ‎– RML 53216 SAM_9283

A1 Evolution 4:02
A2 Let’s Kiss 3:31
A3 Hold On 4:27
A4 Beast O’ Mine 4:01
A5 Shootin’ Train 4:06
B1 Build It Up 3:45
B2 Bitter Years 3:39
B3 Sky Went Grey 3:22
B4 I Had A Premonition 4:36
B5 Ghostworld 5:41

Oops left out from previous Oz post


Moving Pictures – Matinee (Aussie Vinyl LP)

Another couple of M’s. From 1983 and the polished AOR sound of Moving Picture. Guitars wail and piano is put to the front of the mix.

Going into near Meatloaf territory (“Where They Belong”) and Genesis (“Marianne”)

Great stuff!

Wheatley Records ‎– WRLP-1007 SAM_7266

A1 Back To The Streets 3:27
A2 Judo Intellectuals 4:04
A3 Goldrush 3:30
A4 Pleasure And Pain 3:06
A5 Walk Tall 4:04
B1 Where They Belong 3:48
B2 Marianne 3:41
B3 We Share Our Love 2:54
B4 Sisters Of Mercy 5:21
B5 Back To Blues And Booze 3:11