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The Beat Bash – 6 March 2014

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Love Me Like A Loaded Gun by Army Of Lovers
Russian Radio by Red Flag
Bombers In The Sky by Thompson Twins
Houseman by Voyou
Rock To The Beat by 101
Come Home With Me Baby by Dead Or Alive
Reach by Martini Ranch
No Name No Slogan by Acid Horse
Insect by Boxcar
Umsturz Jetzt by Robotiko Rejekto

“Oblivious eyes outside shall remain unenlightened…”

Once upon a time there was this thing called the Cold War. Particularly in the ’80s, the threat of an aggressive, nuke-holding Russia hung over everyone’s heads. Oh, wait…

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Past>Forward Vol. 4 – The 50 Pound Note Retro Mix

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Some People (Extended) by Belouis Some
Imagination (Dance Mix) by Xymox
Looking From A Hilltop (Megamix) by Section 25
In The Name Of Love (’88 Remix) by Thompson Twins
The Promise (Coliseum Club Mix) by When In Rome
I Can’t Help It (Extended Club Mix) by Bananarama
So In Love (Special American Dance Remix) by OMD
Have In Mind (Kalimba Mix) by Cetu Javu
Promise (Dance Mix) by Secession
It’s My Life (Extended Mix) by Talk Talk
Reap The Wild Wind (12″ Version) by Ultravox
Memorabilia (Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing Version) by Soft Cell

“I collect, I reject, memorabilia…”

This installment of Past>Forward is really just a collection of older tracks I’ve been revisiting lately. The Belouis Some album was just reissued on CD with a bunch of remixes included, and I’ve recently picked up remastered discs by Thompson Twins, OMD, and Ultravox.

A lot of these songs bring to mind specific people, so this one is for Brian F, Joe, Paul, Jason, Sean, Pete, and the original Beat Bash DJs Brian P and Michelle.

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Kavity Door Prize – The 50 Pound Note Retro Mix
(Original upload date 10 February 2006)

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Jay talks about John Hughes and Shermer, IL, from Dogma
9 To 5 by Dolly Parton
Let Me Go! (12″ Version) by Heaven 17
Atomic Dog by George Clinton
Samantha finds out what happened to her panties from Sixteen Candles
19 by Paul Hardcastle
I Heard A Rumour (Horoscope Mix) by Bananarama
Sussudio (Extended Mix) by Phil Collins
Boy (Extended Version) by Book Of Love
(Keep Feeling) Fascination (Groove Collision TMC Mix) by The Human League
Big Time (Electrokingdom’s Main Mix Extended) by Peter Gabriel
I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (White Label) by Hall & Oates
Love On Your Side (White Label) by The Thompson Twins
Sex (I’m A…) Dwarf (Soft Cell vs. Berlin) by Peter Black
Bigmouth Strikes Again (White Label) by The Smiths
Never Say Never (Long Version) by Romeo Void
I’m Gonna Miss You by Milli Vanilli

I was asked to mix one of the door prize CDs to be given away at Kavity, an 80’s-themed party in San Francisco. Some of these songs were in my final set – others weren’t. I tried to strike a balance between original mixes of classic tracks, some edgier fare, and new mixes of old favorites. I wanted it to be retro without feeling tired and boring.

Kavity was the 2nd of 3 annual parties: Kandy, Kavity, and SugarKRASH.

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Show #37 – Come Back To Shermer, IL, Molly Ringwald, Molly Ringwald
(Original upload date 9 March 2006)

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Jay’s introduction to Shermer, IL from Dogma
Samantha finds out what happened to her panties from Sixteen Candles
Happy Birthday by Altered Images
Turning Japanese by The Vapours
If You Were Here by Thompson Twins
Brian’s letter on behalf of the group from The Breakfast Club
Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds
Fire In The Twilight by Wang Chung
We Are Not Alone by Karla Devito
Gary gets the idea to make a girl from Weird Science
Weird Science by Oingo Boingo
Tenderness by General Public
Intruder/Pretty Woman by Van Halen
Eighties by Killing Joke
Andie asks Iona about her prom from Pretty In Pink
Pretty In Pink by The Psychedelic Furs
Shellshock by New Order
If You Leave by OMD
Cameron describes the 1961 Ferrari from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Oh Yeah by Yello
Twist And Shout by The Beatles
Love Missile F1-11 by Sigue Sigue Sputnik
Watts apologizes and Amanda sets Keith free from Some Kind Of Wonderful
Dr. Mabuse (Abuse Mix) by Propaganda
Turn To The Sky by The March Violets
Beats So Lonely by Charlie Sexton

John Hughes’ iconic ’80s films were a huge part of my growing up experience. This is my love letter to him.