Tag Archive: 80s

Dan Digs Live: Now Dig This! at the Virgil in Silverlake Every Third Thursday 10pm-2am

  Extremely excited to announce my new monthly live DJ night: Now Dig This!         Now Dig This! is every third Thursday 10pm-2am in the B-Side Bar at the Virgil… Continue reading

Harrison – “Akira” (Official Video)

  Let Toronto’s Harrison take you back in time with this monochromatic, retro-fantastic music video for his track “Akira.”       Harrison – “Akira” (Official Video)         Hear more… Continue reading


  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     Watch this piece on New York City’s tropical grit-pop duo Ghost Beach that I recently produced for NUVOtv‘s flagship music program, The Collective.         I’ve been a… Continue reading

Ben Khan – “Youth”

London’s largely unknown singer and producer Ben Khan melds guitars from the 1975 with some 80s sheen and croon on “Youth,” while weaving the famous Lyn Collins “Think” hip-hop drum break sample in… Continue reading

Snoop Dogg & Dam-Funk are 7 Days of Funk – “Faden Away”

Now here is a dream pairing. Doggfather Snoop teams up with boogie-funk godfather Dam-Funk to go “Snoopy Collins” (scroll to 3min 24sec) on this thick slab of G-Funk that’s so straight West Coastin’… Continue reading

Dive In – “Let Go” (Official Video)

Dive In hail from Glastonbury (the actual town, not the festival) in the west of England. Their song “Let Go” is happily planted at the musical crossroads of indie, rock, dance, and sunny,… Continue reading

Kavinsky ft The Weeknd – “Odd Look”

Abel Tesfaye bka The Weeknd sounding more like MJ than ever when paired with the nocturnal synths and 80s drum pads of French producer and “that guy from the Drive soundtrack” Kavinsky.  … Continue reading

L-Vis 1990 – “Signal”

  Raw, retro, reductionist, Juno-heavy newness from the Night Slugs label co-boss.       L-Vis 1990 – “Signal”         Catch more bass shake, rattle, and roll from L-Vis 1990… Continue reading

Ghost Beach ft Noosa – “Close Enough” (Free Download)

Soaring, euphoric 80s chorus: check. Early Hudson Mohawke shiny beats and sparkling synths: check. Including the words “Beach,” “Skull,” “Crystal,” or “Ghost” in your band name to achieve elite, next-level, ultra-hip status: double… Continue reading

Sure Thing – “Holding You Tight” (Official Video)

Bristol, England goes boogie! Sure Thing is a live boogie funk outfit fronted by the legendary drum ‘n’ bass DJ and producer DJ Die (who also spins disco under the name Laminate Radio),… Continue reading

Wrongtom Meets Deemas J – “Jump + Move + Rock” (Official Video)

Wrongtom meets Deemas J meets East London meets hazy dubs meets surprisingly engaging 80s homemade reggae vibes.   Love how from 3min 13sec onward Deemas J just decides to go and explore a… Continue reading

Onra ft Chuck Inglish of the Cool Kids – “Hold Tight” (Free Download)

This snare just made my day. Paris, France’s mighty Onra teams up with Cool Kid Chuck Inglish to release this unreleased demo.     Onra ft Chuck Inglish of the Cool Kids –… Continue reading

Ethiopian 80s Synth-Pop by Tigist Mekonnen – “Atselechegnim” (Video)

Featuring the fantastic “habesha” artist Nini. I love everything about this. Ethiopian synth-pop is HEAVY! Next flight to Addis, please.