<<REWIND is an 80s remix project from BUFFETLIBRE featuring 60 remixes from some of your favourite and not so favourite tunes from the hairspray generation. Indeed, the whole all-you-can-eat package will fatten your hard drive, especially because every single tune is available for free, most of which are shared at a high bit rate.
Here are a few choice cuts for the dancefloor.
This song is infectious. It’ll get in your head and suck out your consciousness like a parasite.
MP3: Anoraak – Talking In Your Sleep (The Romantics Cover)
Way back when, this was a sockhop favourite so now with some added grit and booming sonics it’s easily becoming a modern replacement.
MP3: Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is A Place On Earth (Hidden Cat remix)
Purely instrumental, this track is a modern spin of the original’s timeless riff. Slop it up with some wet and sticky synth work and it’s difficult not to like.
MP3: Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy (The Missiles remix)
My wife and I were driving somewhere when the original of this one started playing on the radio. I started singing, or tried to rather, which really surprised her. She thinks I only listen to music with chainsaw synth and bass. Thankfully, this ace remix let me prove otherwise.
MP3: George Benson – Turn Your Love Around (Database remix)
What has nine arms and sucks? Def Leppard. That’s my all-time favourite joke so automatically Heartache had a huge handicap with this track. This one is quite enjoyable for the most part, although it’s difficult to get past what little vocals that remain.
MP3: Def Leppard – Photograph (Heartache remix)
The sharp piano and bandsaw buzz contrast so well in this track it’s like partybangerfloorfillerpop. Bring it on and practice yer dance. Doods take note – there’s a message in here: SUIT UP!
MP3: Dragonette – Sharp Dressed Man (ZZ Top Cover)
Can’t say I undersand much of the tune except it’s synth pop with a banging 4/4. Wait a minute I think I understand everything now.
MP3: ER2 – Le Jerk (Thierry Hazard Cover)
There’s a bit of pattern emerging. Yes, I like crusty basslines and chainsaw guitars. Manalogue favourites Cryptonites deliver more of the afformentioned with some epic, big room high-end keeping the momentum up for this three-minute stomper.
MP3: Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax (Cryptonites remix)
This track has more of a groove than a stomp so the low end keep you rollin and the buzzing keeps you satisfied. Don’t worry, it’s still a dance number but the hands won’t be waving in the air like they just don’t care which is perfect by me cuz that means they’ll find something more interesting to do. WOT?
MP3: Lismore – Wot (Captain Sensible cover)
If this was a contest, hands down this remix would win – it’s the Manalogue favourite of the entire Rewind project. Super glam. Super deluxe. Yes. I don’t even like Madonna much.
MP3:Madonna – Get Into The Groove (Sidechains remix)
How much chainsaw grinding buzziness can one take? Geez! This one’s close for first place. It’s thumpy and introspective, a bit dark perhaps, but EFF! Pure dancefloor thunder with an overthetop guitar solo you’ll be sure to air out.
MP3: Marietta – Destination Unknown (CSK OK remix)
I’m really getting tired so I hope you’re enjoying all of this. Comments are appreciated. I’m sure Moulinex would appreciate your love too. He knows I love this song, well if he reads this he will. Seriously, this remix/cover/reconstruction would go so well with a warm sunrise. Baby.
MP3: Pinapples – Come On Closer (Moulinex remix)
Modern French house music…or something like it cuz Overthrill are two guys from Germany. Whatever, they’re influenced by Daft Punk so if you can’t hear that then yer deaf. Filters, squelch, and a beat to keep you moving late into the night. Dig it.
MP3: The Gap Band – Burn Rubber On Me (Overthrill remix)
Finally, the last one. Well there are tonnes more over at BUFFETLIBRE you can check out. This one though, the last Manalogue favourite if you will, is a tasty house number. I could do without the hornsomethingoranother but I’ll get over it.
MP3: Roger Troutman – Do It (Xinobi remix)