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80's influences fashion and electro-tech

Technocratic Girl

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Does anyone else think that this is money, or just a bad fad?
80's electro is biggish
it's fun to dance to
( Though it really can verge on cheesy, and I have seen it layed on thick in Montreal!
it can be mixed with techno well
lots of djs in the last year (or probably longer- but that is when I started noticing it alot)have put some good tracks in thier live club mixing: Gaetano, Hawtin, Christian Smith, etc.

the fashion is interesting:
retro sneekers
those hats that look like old grandfather hats- wool, plad or something with a viser at the front.
pointy boots
big belts
digital/computer/atari/space themes

What else?
There's the bad stuff too: asid wash, bleach, puffy hair, spandex, heavy metal, florescent neon stuff...

What tracks were good?
I wasn't really around much then - so I have no clue!

I have heard Blondie was big, and that now fashionable chicks sport mullets...?

Let me know!
You're So right!
I went to a release party in Montreal for them w./ a Dj I had never heard before: Dj Vitalic- and Dj Tiga djed as did Mighty Kat, and it was an 80's theme!

We got buttons that said: I (picture of a heart) (-ie.Love) Neon.

Isn't DJ HELL part of or owner of that label?
^^^ YES.

It's bar none, the biggest electro label out there. Some of it is GREAT, but some of it is too 'song' based for me (ie. not layerable enough).

Doing HUGE things in Europe though right now..

...and what i would pay to see Fischerspooner live!


(btw, i gotta say that I love the fashion aspect. People need to style themselves up more these days for going out! What happened to the flair at parties? Dressing up is fun, dammit!)
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i think i'd give my left nut to see Fischerspooner live... yeah, definitely the left...

Technocratic Girl: come out to the Electro nights at Bluedog on Sunday in MTL!!! The place is freakin' rammed, most popular night in that club if you can believe it. You'll see plenty of the 80's influence that's for sure. I just fucked up some of my khaki's on purpose, spent most of boxing day in Value Village, and am growing some shaggy hair...long live the 80s!
it occured to me today in the car that modern electro, i.e. fischerspooner, is what my good old sisters of mercy (80's electronic-goth-industrial gods) would sound like if they were just getting started today, instead of in '81. that or if they could have possibly survived doing more speed than they did.
This is the my biggest hang up with Electro because I lived through the whole '80s new wave to industrial to dance to house to techno movement(s). As far as dancing goes, Electro is great, but they're not doin' anything groundbreaking or earthshattering. Wereas the early house producers (DJ Pierre, Mr. Lee, Larry Heard) were, as well as the early Techno producers (Juan Atkins, CJ Bolland, Carl Craig). The shit the aforementioned came up with mesmorized me (a very difficult acheivement for any genra to do for me these days (Radio Head excluded)).

I for one will not be sportin' a mohawk with bomber jacket, and 14 hole cherry docs or the pointy shit kickers, but, hey, I'm just one man. If I could get my hands on a cool pair of Le Cog Sportif shoes or track suit though...



Derek, you're telling me that someone like Anthony Rother ISN'T doing something different with electro?

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I've heard some of his stuff, and it's very danceable and fun. Didn't he do a recent rmx of an old disco song "I feel Love" (not sure if that's title or chorus)? I think that he and other electro producers are talented, and even play some of it in my sets.

It's kinda like the phase that house when through a couple years ago with all those filtered disco rmx's.

I question it's longevity?

Electro is fun to dance to, though. No doubt about that.



P.S. I hear Antony Rother's been booked for Wintergalatic.
Just so ya know..... Fischerspooner's live sets are about 95% lip-synched. Still damn entertaining though!

I recommend Tiga's new American Gigolo cd. LOTS of electro-techno, and artists: linda lamb, dopplereffekt, tige and zyntherius, miss kitten and the hacker, vitalic, fisherspooner, etc.
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by derek:
I've heard some of his stuff, and it's very danceable and fun. Didn't he do a recent rmx of an old disco song "I feel Love" (not sure if that's title or chorus)? </font>

i know which song ur talking about

it's in a laurent garnier set i have

i can rip it if u want

it's amazing .. disco/electro/techno/?