The trend of remixing songs in an ’80s style continues. After this week’s Rihanna/Calvin Harris ’80s ballad, the originator of the idea Tronicbox, who memorably reworked Justin Bieber in a drippy ’80s decade style, has tackled the popular song from a few years back: Gotye & Kimbra’s ‘Somebody I Used To Know’ an ’80s sheen,… Read more »

Posted on January 12th, 2017

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You’ve all seen Game Of Thrones the ’90s version but what about music? Am I right guys? Canadian based composer and arranger Jerry Shen aka Tronicbox did something amazing with Justin Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean?’ and ‘Love Yourself?’ and turned them into authentically eighties pop hits complete with dripping chords, lo-fi synths and brass… Read more »

Posted on June 17th, 2016

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As featured in the Irish Independent’s Insider mag every Thursday. Spotify playlist below. This week, the Giro D’Italia, one of the most prestigious pro cycling events comes to Ireland starting in Belfast on May 9 and working its way down to Dublin on May 11. So to celebrate this majestic display of strength and endurance… Read more »

Posted on May 7th, 2014

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Paul Cheevers put together a collection of old RTE clips showing some of the body-popping, body-locking dance moves that went on in the era. Footage is taken from Borderline, Newsline, the TV show Boom Babies set in Ballymun and the Top Of The Pops/ The Tube-style show Megamix. Collection of old dance videos from the… Read more »

Posted on November 12th, 2013

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Blancmange were an ’80s English synth-pop band known for hits like ‘Living On The Ceiling’ and ‘Don’t Tell Me’ and Ditto.TV are a London/Dublin based production company making a documentary about the Irish electronic/synth music scene in the ’80s to coincide with Blancmange’s first Irish tour dates later this month, November 20th in Cork and… Read more »

Posted on November 3rd, 2013

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