celebrating 35 years of bronski beat with a limited edition pink vinyl reissue of “the age of consent”, remastered from the original analogue tapes. also includes 2 cds with the album and 20 bonus tracks - demos. bbc-session, unheard tracks and remixes.
the 12” dance series is dedicated to showcasing the finest rare original 12” remixes and extended versions of crowd-pleasing, floor-filling classics. from the disco, soul, rare groove and funk mixes of the 70’s, to the groove, hip hop/electro & techno/house of the 80’s and the acid jazz, indie, r&b, rap & club/house of the 90’s, 12” dance will deliver a lovingly curated selection of both the commercial big hitters and the underground cult club classics! this 2lp set showcases an essential selection of the finest 12” extended versions and mixes from the era. visiting iconic new romantics, synth/electro pop acts and new wave legends, artists featured include duran duran, spandau ballet, bronski beat, new order, echo and the bunnymen and many more.
the 180g double vinyl comes in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
house music broke through in 1987, at the same time when aids arrived in france with the first contamination peak in gay and drug addict circles. in 1989, the founders of act-up paris knew that both the fight against aids and triumphant house music should be joined together. from 1992 to 1995, the period covered by “120 bpm-, house reached its most beautiful plateau even though techno was becoming dominant. “120 bpm” is a get-together moment through clubbing, this moment where fears are forgotten by dancing with one’s friends, what we called “the chosen family” at act-up. boys and girls dancing in a club where the walls cannot be seen, flooded with simple light. this is their activist recess. arnaud rebotini, composing the soundtrack of robin campillo’s previous film, “eastern boys-, is a recognized dj, a composer and a kind man, which is for me the most important quality. here, his work is marked by restraint of his love for house and after techno. i believe he deliberately withdrew himself in relation to the film’s power and the aids theme.
die 80er jahre gelten auch heute noch als das schillerndste musikalische jahrzehnt der pop-geschichte dank der technischen entwicklung und den damit einhergehenden neuen möglichkeiten waren nun auch bedroom-produzenten verantwortlich für weltweite hits. bands wie depeche mode, yazoo, human league, soft cell, new order oder heaven 17 setzten maßstäbe und klingen heute noch zeitlos und frisch. chilled electronic 80s bringt uns auf drei cds die hits der 80er jahre ins heimische wohnzimmer. mit an bord sind tracks von tears for fears, kraftwerk, ultravox, new order, david bowie, soft cell, duran duran, pet shop boys, visage, gary numan, u.v.a.!