by Zolton in New Prizes on Friday 18 September 2009

You gotta love the 80s. How can you beat the music? New romantic, new wave, new everything. It was quite an era, and we have a giveaway to prove it. The 12”80s Electro:Pop 3CD set showcases 80s music all its extended mix glory. To enter, just leave the name of your favorite 80s band and the city you live in below this post.

Featuring a mix of the classic and the underground, this set gets back to the original concept of 12”80s – a mix of seminal 80s Electro:Pop 12″s from legends such as New Order, Human League, Simple Minds, Talk Talk, Grandmaster Flash, Soft Cell, Japan, Afrika Bambaataa, The Cure, Heaven 17, Yazoo and Frankie Goes to Hollywood, manyof who have inspired today’s new wave of chart electropop from La Roux and Little Boots to Florence & the Machine and Goldfrapp.

The 33 track set features the 12” mix of Freestyle “Don’t Stop the Rock” – the rare, classic old school electro track from the eyebrow raising Cadbury’s TV ad, the Frankie Goes to Hollywood New York mix of “Relax” as featured in Virgin Atlantic’s 80s-inspired TV ad and Was (not Was) “Wheel Me Out” which sampled by Eric Prydz and Steve Angello for their 2005 hit “Woz Not Woz”.

Tracklist
CD1
1. Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Relax (New York Mix) 7.25
2. Simple Minds – I Travel (Extended Version) 6.16
3. Human League –Hard Times/Love Action (I Believe in Love) 10.09
4. Japan – Life in Tokyo (Long Version) 7.07
5. Talk Talk – Such a Shame 6.55
6. Yazoo – Nobody’s Diary 6.10
7. Tin Tin – Kiss Me (US Remix) 7.35
8. Landscape – Einstein a Go Go 5.30
9. Tears for Fears – Change (Extended Version) 5.57
10. Heaven 17 – Play to Win (B.E.F. Disco Mix) 7.25
11. A Flock of Seagulls – Wishing (I Had A Photograph of You) (Long Version) 9.13

CD2
1. New Order – Confusion 8.17
2. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five (Feat Melle Mel & Duke Bootee) – The Message 7.11
3. Freestyle – Don’t Stop the Rock 5.28
4. Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock (Vocal) 6.26
5. Hashim – Al-Naayfiysh (The Soul) 6.15
6. Mantronix – Bassline (Stretched) 6.05
7. LL Cool J – You’ll Rock (Remix) 4.32
8. Sugarhill Gang – Apache 6.15
9. Break Machine – Street Dance (Vocal) 6.31
10. Gwen Guthrie – Seventh Heaven (US Remix by Larry Levan) 7.23
11. Yarbrough & Peoples – Don’t Stop the Music 7.53

CD3
1. Soft Cell – Torch (Extended Version) 8.29
2. The Cure – Why Can’t I Be You (Extended Mix) 8.10
3. Visage – Pleasure Boys (Dance Mix) 6.57
4. Art of Noise – Close to the Edit (Close Up) 7.28
5. Associates – Club Country (12” Remix) 6.45
6. Propaganda – Duel (Bittersweet) 7.40
7. Trio – Da Da Da (I Don’t Love You You Don’t Love Me Aha Aha Aha 6.38
8. Sharpe & Numan – Change Your Mind (Extended Version) 8.32
9. Pete Shelley – Homosapien (Dance Version) 4.32
10. Laid Back – White Horse (US Edit) 5.50
11. Was (Not Was) – Wheel Me Out (Long Version) 7.33