US Electronic Dance Music 80-89

I’m loving these genre/feeling specific threads. So…

Drum machine and synth driven sounds, be it Disco, Electro, Freestyle, Soul, R&B, Hip Hop and beyond. Lets leave the House for it’s own thread (I’m sure the doctor mentioned starting one).

These have been in rotation this week…

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A fertile and under appreciated period.

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Sorry to spam this is like the background music to large swaths of my childhood.

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Same here! Absolutely my favourie era/feeling. Fill yer boots.

I think that in the current popular “cool guy” imagination a lot of this stuff languishes because it doesn’t have a specific micro-genre attached to it but the irony is a lot or the songs in this thread were both more popular than the shit that people lust after and often played in the same sets, radio playlists, boom box pause tapes etc. Revisionist history can annoy…

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Bit of a crossover hit but blew my tiny mind when it came out, wore out my copy.

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That Elektrik Funk was one of my top ten for all of the 80’s

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Can this get an honorary mention? I thought it was US for years, so influential for me. So many great basslines in the early 80’s.

Don’t know why I love this so much… probably be cancelled pronto these days. Love the dubby outro sections.

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drum machine soul ftw

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I know a lot of stuff from this era thanks to my sister, this was a fave.
Baaaddd tune.

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Italian band i think but this is a Jam & Lewis track

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