March 26 2010
Anthems - Electronic 80s charts the birth of synthesised pop music in the 1980s and ultimately the roots of contemporary electronic dance music. One thing is for certain for you who were raised in the era, it will flourish you with nostalgia and possibly even bring back memories you've tried to forget.
The importance and continued popularity of 80s pop is not to be underestimated, and the emergence of serious synthesised music producers in Kraftwerk, The Human League, Heaven 17, OMD, Yazoo, Ultravox, Talk Talk, Japan, Devo, Sparks, Gary Numan, New Order and The Pet Shop Boys, all of whom massively pushed the boundaries in experimenting with (mainly) Roland synths in this era, ultimately showed the way for the house and techno producers of the 90s to the present day.
For this very special release, we've whipped up a fantastic side-by-side comparison of the classic eighties tracks that we've featured in the album in contrast to some modern-day songs that sample or cover them. This blast from the past is sure to get you smiling - check it out, right here.