Tag Archives : 80s


EC Twins featuring Guordan Banks. Revolution. #GymJam #lift #burn #indie #NewMusicFriday

It’s Inauguration Day in the US, and this song seems so appropriate. A cover of Tracy Chapman’s 1988 “Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution”, now it’s remade for 2016. The lyrics still stay…’poor people gonna rise up/and get their share’, but now a tropical house beat and Guordan Banks’ sultry vocals propel the track. Out now.


 

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Jody Watley. Don’t You Want Me. #TBT #GymJam #burn

29 years ago this week Jody Watley notched yet another of her 13 Number 1’s on Billboard charts with “Don’t You Want Me”. She remains prolific, launching a new sound and venture with SRL (Shalamar Reloaded) to keep her string of hits going. Simply a stunning artist and a great way to #TBT.

Want to see what Jody Watley is up to now? Check out SRL-The Mood.


 

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Clean Cut Kid. We Used To Be In Love. #GymJam #lift #burn

Liverpool 4 piece band Clean Cut Kid hit a homerun on “We Used To Be In Love”. It’s got an 80’s pop sound that sounds great all year long…but even better during these last days of summer!


 

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Bolier. Sweet Love. #GymJam #burn

Another classic from the 80’s gets remade, reworked and remodeled into a stomping house anthem for 2016. This time, it’s Anita Baker’s 1986 hit “Sweet Love”, skillfully done by Dutch DJ and producer Bolier. Add this to pump up your cardio!


 

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Scavenger Hunt. Scavenger Mixtape. #GymJam #lift #burn #indie #WCW

Brilliant SoCal pop band Scavenger Hunt return with a mixtape of killer covers of 80’s and 90’s tracks. Having seen them perform a cover of Donna Lewis’ “I Love You Always Forever”, this porject makes perfect sense. From 80s hits like “Bette Davis Eyes” and “Tom’s Diner”, to 90s smashes like “Rush Rush”, “King Of Wishful Thinking” and hits by Mariah, Madonna and even a sweet Prince tribute thrown in. The whole tape ends with their spectacular cover of Janet Jackson’s “Love Will Never Do Without You” with Bee’s Knees. The whole project is flawlessly mixed by DJ One Odd Fellow.

The mixtape is available from Loveback. Pay what you want and support some amazing indie artists!


 

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Jody Watley. Some Kind Of Lover. #TBT #GymJam #burn

I actually can not believe this song is almost 30 years old. “Some Kind Of Lover” was the 4th single from the incomparable Jody Watley‘s debut album in 1988. It was another Top-10 pop single, and number one on the dance charts. As popular as this song was, some of her biggest hits still lay ahead of her at the time. Truly an inspiration, let’s celebrate #TBT with a classic.


 

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LATROIT. Need You Tonight. #GymJam #burn

LATROIT gets his name from his hometown Detroit and current home Los Angeles, and teh sound is a perfect combination of both places. Get some gym inspiration with “Need You Tonight”, a unique spin on INXS’ 1987 hit.


 

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Hilary Duff. Little Lies. #GymJam #burn #NewMusicFriday

As much as we like Hilary Duff on the TVLand series “Younger”, we’d really love an 80s cover album with more tracks like her take on Fleetwood Mac’s 80’s hit “Little Lies”. Originally recorded as a promo for the TV show, it’s now it’s own single. Trap, bass, and beats…this is a GymJam!


 

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Tobtok featuring River. Fast Car. #GymJam #lift #burn

Take a late 80s hit, give it a 2016 tropical house makeover, and you have Swedish producer and DJ Tontok’s “Fast Car”. It’s still an amazing song, but you can workout to this one!


 

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David Bowie. I Can’t Give Everything Away. #GymJam #lift #RIP

David Bowie will be missed for many years to come. The impact of his music from the 60’s to today is immeasurable. “I Can’t Give Everything Away” is from his recently released ‘Blackstar’ album, proving David Bowie still sounds amazing. RIP David.


 

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