In Celebration Of The 80s 12" Remix
July 22, 2016 6:23 PM   Subscribe

Not a modern remix of an 80s song. Remixes from the early days of extended mixes, back in the 80s. Like Phil Collins - Take Me Home (Extended 12" Mix). When remixes were made up of elements from the original song, not a DJ remix. Like Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart (12" Extended Version). Back when remixes were a bit clunky but imaginative, like Madonna - Lucky Star (US Remix).

Frankie was famous for their kajillion remixes of Relax (including the epic 16m long Sex Mix). Wham "remixed" Everything She Wants by adding a bridge, now considered the standard version of the song. But they did an actual remix of Freedom (Long Version).

Phil Collins got into the act with remixes of Sussudio (Extended Mix) and Billy Don't Lose My Number (Extended Mix). His other project, Genesis, Had remixes that included Invisible Touch (Special Remix Version) and Mama (Long Version). Even Phil's duet with Philip Bailey got a remix - Easy Lover (Extended Dance Remix).

Frankie got a bit imaginative with Rage Hard (A Young Person's Guide To The 12 Inch). [It is, of course, Frankie. And Frankie only.]

[ed. note: I was going through my vinyl and realized I had all these in my collection. It's far from comprehensive, but the 80s remix is such a singular art form, I had to share.]
posted by hippybear (175 comments total) 143 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is fantastic. Thanks, hippybear!
posted by SpacemanStix at 6:32 PM on July 22, 2016 [1 favorite]




I guess there aren't a lot of them on YouTube, but Prince was as good at this as anyone. Epic extended versions of "Let's Go Crazy," "Kiss," "Mountains" and more.

That "Rage Hard" mix is maybe my all-time favorite tho.
posted by Mothlight at 6:41 PM on July 22, 2016 [2 favorites]


I also really like this version of "Just One Fix" by Ministry with William S. Burroughs in the intro.

The 12-inch of "Shadrach" by the Beastie Boys is great, too, but I can't find it on YouTube.

And, goodness, there are a lot of these listed here!
posted by Mothlight at 6:48 PM on July 22, 2016 [5 favorites]




It's all coming back to me now ...
Pet Shop Boys - Always on My Mind - Extended Dance Version
posted by carter at 6:53 PM on July 22, 2016 [5 favorites]


I love threads like this so much and they're the ideal antidote (for me anyway) to the Madness of All That Other Shit Out There. Thank you, hippybear!
posted by rtha at 6:55 PM on July 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


One of a few Sledgehammer remixes. This other one is my favorite.
posted by monopas at 6:57 PM on July 22, 2016


there are a lot of these listed here!

I'd hoped that MeFites would chip in with their own 80s remix contributions, but that is a total treasure trove! Thanks!
posted by hippybear at 6:58 PM on July 22, 2016


This Newcleus - Jam on It remix is gold. The arpegiated riff that creeps in at 1:00 is fuel for breakin' fire.
posted by jnnla at 7:03 PM on July 22, 2016 [4 favorites]




Can't link but Cabaret Voltaire's "Yashar", The The's "Uncertain Smile" and a whole lot of Grace Jones, especially "Pull Up To The Bumper" come to mind.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 7:10 PM on July 22, 2016 [2 favorites]


Art of Noise did this a LOT. One of my favorites is Beat Box (Diversion One), which takes the slamming original in new directions, including an unexpectedly moving piano outro.
posted by googly at 7:13 PM on July 22, 2016 [6 favorites]


Duran Duran "Night Mixes"

"According to Nick Rhodes' liner notes, they recorded extended versions of their singles to be used in night clubs. Rather than have the master tapes cut and taped into remixes, Duran Duran went back into the studio and recorded longer versions of the songs with more instrumental breaks."
posted by inthe80s at 7:16 PM on July 22, 2016 [7 favorites]


Duran Duran's newest album Paper Gods and their current US tour both have gotten a lot of praise lately. Old heroes continue to be awesome. Carry on.
posted by hippybear at 7:18 PM on July 22, 2016 [2 favorites]


M|A|R|S|S - Pump Up the Volume - Extended Put the needle on the record!
posted by carter at 7:19 PM on July 22, 2016 [14 favorites]


Alphaville - Big In Japan (Extended Version)

Mel And Kim - Showing Out (12" Extended Vocal Mix)

(Was Mel & Kim only a Europe thing, or does anyone else in the US remember them?)
posted by hippybear at 7:25 PM on July 22, 2016 [3 favorites]


Love will tear us apart again
tainted love-where did our love go
I donated my copies to a KCPR fund raiser long ago.
posted by hortense at 7:34 PM on July 22, 2016 [6 favorites]


Not exactly a remix, though it was later remixes a few times, New Order's Blue Monday released as a seven and a half minute 12" must have been the template for many remixes. It was impossible to go clubbing in the UK in the 80's without hearing it.
posted by drnick at 7:38 PM on July 22, 2016 [9 favorites]


How about A 12" remix of "Weird" Al Yankovic's "You Don't Love Me Anymore", released only in the Phillipines?

Yes, it's real.
posted by SansPoint at 7:41 PM on July 22, 2016 [4 favorites]


Technically a 1992 remix, but I will allow it because wow holy shit.
posted by hippybear at 7:43 PM on July 22, 2016 [3 favorites]


More in keeping with the time period, here's The Residents - Kaw-Liga (Prairie Mix) from 1987.
posted by SansPoint at 7:47 PM on July 22, 2016 [2 favorites]


I'm still disappointed that modern remixes rarely use any of the original material. Many (most?) modern remixers just ask for an MP3(!) of the vocal track, that's it.

While some really great stuff can come out of that, honestly I think some of it is just laziness. It's a bit of work to make a whole new track, as well as the old style "extended" remixes, but it requires even more work and creativity to incorporate both the old and the new.
posted by bongo_x at 7:47 PM on July 22, 2016 [2 favorites]


INXS - Dekadance
posted by 4ster at 7:50 PM on July 22, 2016


Nice post. I hadn't stopped to think about it, but you're right – the nature of remixes has definitely changed over the years.

You know, I'd watch the shit out of a documentary about the history of the remix. It's served many purposes and taken many forms: the extended remix, the dance remix of a non-dance track (and other cross-genre remixes that expose the original artist to a crossover audience), the self-remix, the dub mix (always my favorite), the acapella mix, the "modernized version of a classic 20-year-old track" remix, the "let's get a bunch of artists to remix the same track" remix, the "here's a remixed version of an entire album" remix, the "here's a quarter-assed dubstep mix of a pop song for the LOLs" remix (on second thought, let's forget about that one)...
posted by escape from the potato planet at 7:53 PM on July 22, 2016 [5 favorites]


Many (most?) modern remixers just ask for an MP3(!) of the vocal track, that's it.

Stems. The individual tracks given to modern DJ remixers are called stems.

And yes. It's just making new music to go under the old vocals.

This isn't from the 80s, but it's completely 80s style, and very bold. Indigo Girls - Shed Your Skin (Tom Morello Remix).
posted by hippybear at 7:54 PM on July 22, 2016 [2 favorites]


I have a LOT of these, there was a moment when 12" remixes were a big thing. Everyone did them. I've read that Lee Perry was hired to remix Zodiac Mindwarp, but I don't think it ever came out. That's hard to top.
posted by bongo_x at 7:54 PM on July 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Can this get in, even if it came out in 1990 :-) (come on it has a 16 minute version of the song!)

Depeche Mode Enjoy The Silence 12 inch remix
posted by Annika Cicada at 7:54 PM on July 22, 2016 [2 favorites]


Big Daddy Kane - Raw (Remix)
posted by ctmf at 8:02 PM on July 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Duran Duran "Night Mixes"

WANT.
posted by wenestvedt at 8:05 PM on July 22, 2016




(Once again I am wishing for a browser plugin to download every linked video in an FPP as MP3s, and send them right into my earphones.)
posted by wenestvedt at 8:10 PM on July 22, 2016 [4 favorites]


Fine Young Cannibals - Johnny Come Home (Extended).
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 8:15 PM on July 22, 2016 [2 favorites]


I could have swore that New Order had a badass remix of Temptation but all I can find is the 12" mix (which is my fav).
posted by gucci mane at 8:20 PM on July 22, 2016


Stems. The individual tracks given to modern DJ remixers are called stems.

Yes, but many just want the vocal track, and sometimes just an MP3. If they get stems you have a hope that their going to recreate part of the mix.
posted by bongo_x at 8:21 PM on July 22, 2016


Yazoo - "Situation (Limited Disco Mix)" - 1988.
posted by Wobbuffet at 8:21 PM on July 22, 2016


Oh yeah I also like the Suspicious Mix Of FYC's Suspicious Minds cover.

I guess I just like Fine Young Cannibals. Their eponymous debut album was the best thing about the 80's, if you don't count Welcome to the Pleasuredome, which was the best thing about the 20th Century.
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 8:30 PM on July 22, 2016 [2 favorites]


As for history the "dub" (and to a small part the "single" mix) is where it all comes from. The early dance 12" often had a dub side like the Jamaican singles (if I remember correctly) and it went from there.

RSW-In Dub was a huge landmark for me, and a big influence on the Big Beat of the early 90's. A whole album of dub remixes that I listened to more than the original album.
posted by bongo_x at 8:34 PM on July 22, 2016 [2 favorites]


I've closed my book, gotten off the couch, and disrupted my treasured Friday night reading time just to contribute to this post. That's how much I love me some '80s 12" remixes.

Art of Noise and Frankie, already mentioned above, are the standard-bearers for the ZTT label: in my mind, the all-time greatest 12" remixers of the decade. That "Rage Hard" 12" is definitely near the top of their game. However, more:

Art of Noise: Close Up
Art of Noise: Close Up (Hop)
Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Two Tribes (Annihilation)
Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Two Tribes (Carnage)
Grace Jones: Slave to the Rhythm (Blooded)
Propaganda: Das Testament des Mabuse (The Third Side)
Propaganda: p: Machinery β
808 State: Pacific 909

And for non-ZTT deliciousness, my selections:

The Cure: A Forest (12" Extended)
Depeche Mode: Enjoy the Silence (Hands and Feet Remix)
Depeche Mode: Shake the Disease (Remixed Extended)
Depeche Mode: Strangelove (Blind Mix)
Godley and Creme: Cry (Extended Version)
Grace Jones: Feel Up (12" Version)
Grace Jones: Pull Up To The Bumper (12" Version)
Grace Jones: Walking in the Rain (12" Version)
Human League: Hard Times/Love Action (12" Version)
Japan: Quiet Life (Extended 12" Version)
New Order: Temptation (Extended Version)
New Order: Touched by the Hand of God (Original 12")
Ofra Haza: Galbi (Liquidator Remix)
Ofra Haza: Im Nin' Alu (Played In Full Remix)
Pet Shop Boys: Left to My Own Devices (Disco Mix)
Pet Shop Boys: Opportunities (Dance Mix)
Pet Shop Boys: Suburbia (The Full Horror)
Prince: Mountains (Extended Version)
Siouxsie and the Banshees: Cities in Dust (12" Extended Eruption Mix)
Siouxsie and the Banshees: Peek-A-Boo (Silver Dollar Mix)
Tears for Fears: Change (Extended Version)
The The: Uncertain Smile (12" Remix)
Yello: I Love You (Extended Version)
Yello: Bostich (Extended Dance Version)
Yello: Pinball Cha Cha (12" Mix)
Yello: Vicious Games (12" Mix)

...OK, I have to get some reading done...
posted by mykescipark at 8:35 PM on July 22, 2016 [26 favorites]


Guys, guys.
posted by Devonian at 8:35 PM on July 22, 2016 [2 favorites]




Heh. For me the "Temptation" that first occurs to me is the Heaven 17 song. It was originally released in 1983, but a remix charted in 1992.
posted by needled at 8:42 PM on July 22, 2016 [3 favorites]


Oh god, I owned so many of these. And then Texas garage/storage unit happened. And then I didn't own any playable vinyl anymore.
posted by Lyn Never at 8:43 PM on July 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Ok, adding this from my phone because WTF was I thinking by not including:

Kate Bush: The Big Sky (Meteorological Mix)
Kate Bush: Cloudbusting (The Organon Mix)
posted by mykescipark at 8:49 PM on July 22, 2016 [6 favorites]


I worked at a new/used record store in the early to mid 90s and could probably parlay the spoils into a worldwide retro DJ career if I weren't a super lazy person with kids. My 12" singles collection is legendary. The white-label promo only shit alone is gold. Call me, Calvin Harris.
posted by padraigin at 8:58 PM on July 22, 2016 [4 favorites]


Furniture, Brilliant mind.
posted by Brockles at 9:00 PM on July 22, 2016


The most important piece of vinyl in my collection is Cyndi Lauper's She Bop 12".
posted by mintcake! at 9:07 PM on July 22, 2016 [2 favorites]


Okay, not technically a Remix, but this IS an actual video of 80s kids dancing to Trans X's classic Living on Video
posted by BigHeartedGuy at 9:10 PM on July 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Romeo Void

The Cult (they did a bunch of these)

Please enjoy all 13 minutes of You Dropped A Bomb On Me. I have many, many times. They had a release of 12" remixes, reissued in 1999 in expanded form, that seems to still be available on iTunes.
posted by bongo_x at 9:19 PM on July 22, 2016 [3 favorites]


All this talk of Duran Duran and Grace Jones brought to mind the extended play of this little masterpiece from 1985, Election Day (Consensus Mix).
posted by Quaversalis at 9:25 PM on July 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Possibly one of the more incongruous remixes of the era -- Born in the USA (The Freedom Mix) -- but I actually find it listenable and interesting compared to the original bombastic hit.
posted by morspin at 9:27 PM on July 22, 2016 [4 favorites]


And of course Dead or Alive always had great names for theirs, like "Brand New Lover (The Dust Monkey's Love Bubble Mix)"
posted by bongo_x at 9:27 PM on July 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Born in the USA (The Freedom Mix)

Wow, if I ever heard this I've lost that memory, but that pretty much sums up the moment.
posted by bongo_x at 9:30 PM on July 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Yello: Pinball Cha Cha (12" Mix)

Oh lord so that's the source to Señor Coconut: Pinball Cha Cha. As soon as I saw it was originally a Yello track it makes perfect sense.

And my contribution - you gotta have a whole thumping 7 minutes of Everything Counts (In Larger Amounts). Or the B-side from Master And Servant: (Set Me Free) Remotivate Me.
posted by Kyol at 9:36 PM on July 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Sweatbox, The Wolfgang Press, 1985
posted by perhapses at 9:40 PM on July 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


There's a remix of Enola Gay (1980). Joy.
posted by perhapses at 9:51 PM on July 22, 2016 [4 favorites]


This needs to be a Spotify playlist.
posted by Keith Talent at 10:13 PM on July 22, 2016 [3 favorites]


I'm obviously way too into this, but here's Erasure, which made me realize with shame that unlike the other things I don't actually own the vinyl of any of their remixes. That must change.

And it's amazing that youtube has Man Parrish - Brown Sugar, the most 80's thing that ever 80'sed (which I do own). Remix? Cover? You got cover in my remix? I could swear this was earlier than 1987...seriously, 1987?
posted by bongo_x at 10:15 PM on July 22, 2016


Thank you. This post/thread is amazing.
posted by greermahoney at 10:36 PM on July 22, 2016


Great post! A few more:

Nelson Mandela (Club Mix Version), The Special AKA
In the Name of Love (12" Dance Version), Thompson Twins
Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl), Haircut 100
Some cool mixes on This Is Radio Clash (12-Inch UK Version), the Clash
Homosapien Extended Dub 12", Pete Shelley
Don't Go (12" Remix), Yazoo

I love threads like this so much and they're the ideal antidote (for me anyway) to the Madness of All That Other Shit Out There

Speaking of which, I could have sworn there was an old extended mix of Heaven 17's (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang", but I can't find one ;)
posted by Lyme Drop at 10:51 PM on July 22, 2016 [5 favorites]


Because I didn't actually listen to music in the 80s besides whatever my dad would put on in the car on the way to school, there were a bunch of songs I knew first and best from their extended mixes. Blue Monday and the six-minute 12" mix of Bizarre Love Triangle are the most obvious examples, but I think my sentimental favourite is still the Justin Robertson Dub Mix of Birthday by the Sugarcubes, a song I listened to a whole bunch during my very first summer job hammering on Lotus Notes plugins in some nondescript industrial park. It's still one of my favourite songs featuring Bjork, despite only hearing it near the tail end of my Bjork appreciation (which ended mostly thanks to Vespertine).
posted by chrominance at 10:55 PM on July 22, 2016 [3 favorites]


This post is KILLING me because I'm at my parents' on vacation in northern Ontario with crap Internet and I have MILK CRATES full of this shit at home.
Not just remixes but 12" singles, as was the trend in the early-mid'80's.
Gah, post this again next week!
posted by chococat at 11:08 PM on July 22, 2016 [4 favorites]


It will be open until Aug 22. You can contribute anytime before that. I hope you do!
posted by hippybear at 11:11 PM on July 22, 2016 [2 favorites]




Nice post! I came in to mention Prince as well, my all-time favourite is the epic extended 12"-version of "America" which clocks in at 21.46 (!) - though technically not a remix as Prince and the Revolution apparently just jammed until they ran out of tape.
posted by Petersondub at 1:29 AM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


The Sisters of Mercy, Lucretia My Reflection (12" extended remix).
The Sisters of Mercy, Lucretia My Reflection (further extended version, as the previous remix was too short).
posted by Sonny Jim at 1:59 AM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Tone Loc's Wild Thing remix was "Wild Beats" but maybe doesn't quite count because there's no vocal. Great track though.
posted by awfurby at 3:42 AM on July 23, 2016


I had the "Take Me Home" one, and Peter Gabriel's In Your Eyes as well.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:07 AM on July 23, 2016


Excellent post! Thanks to all of you who contributed.

I'm going to put this away for now and come back to it later today when I can pump up the volume and really enjoy it.
posted by james33 at 4:10 AM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


The first thing that occurred to me was that this was an excellent opportunity to share Thomas Dolby's stunning extended version of One Of Our Submarines.

But, of course, my obsession in the 80s was Talk Talk. And they produced a fine corpus of 12" mixes. Here's a few of my favourites.

Talk Talk - It's My Life
Talk Talk - Living In Another World
Talk Talk - Such A Shame
Talk Talk - Life's What You Make It
Talk Talk - Happiness Is Easy

Enjoy.
posted by drjon at 4:45 AM on July 23, 2016 [9 favorites]




The B 52's - Channel Z (12'' Rock Mix): produced by Don Was, remix by Michael R. Hutchinson. I had the UK version with shorter but odder "Rock Dub" mix, which I can't find online.
posted by scruss at 5:52 AM on July 23, 2016


I'm gonna bend the rules again... here's King Missile - My Heart Is a Flower (Obligatory Major Label Sellout Mix - 12" Version)" from 1991
posted by SansPoint at 6:02 AM on July 23, 2016 [2 favorites]


These are not really remixes, but 12"s anyway, and very good nonetheless.

Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock.
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel.

I bought these two in the U.K. in the early eighties, and took them to what at the time was still the college 'disco,' and persuaded the DJ to play them. Nobody knew what to do, particularly with the Grandmaster Flash.
posted by carter at 7:02 AM on July 23, 2016


I could have swore that New Order had a badass remix of Temptation but all I can find is the 12" mix (which is my fav).

It might not have been a remix, but a live version - while that was not all uncommon with New Order, Temptation is notable for the the number of different, occasionally totally out of whack, live versions out there. My favourite is probably the Taras Shevchenko version out of 316.
posted by lmfsilva at 7:26 AM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


This is the best thread ever. Duran Duran Night Versions...all the original 12" vinyl ones I bought back in the day are still taking up space in my house, have followed me through several moves, and they will continue to do so.
posted by biscotti at 7:38 AM on July 23, 2016


This remix of U2's New Year's Day.
posted by eustacescrubb at 8:07 AM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Then there's "When Love Comes To Town Live From The Kingdom Mix" (U2 again) featuring not just B.B King as the original did, but also Maceo Parker on sax and Little Richard giving a sermon mid-song.
posted by eustacescrubb at 8:15 AM on July 23, 2016 [3 favorites]




...you are warmly welcome to come inside... for 40 minutes of Welcome To The Pleasuredome with Frankie Goes To Hollywood
posted by yonderboy at 9:23 AM on July 23, 2016 [3 favorites]




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posted by zengargoyle at 11:08 AM on July 23, 2016 [3 favorites]


Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel

ok so one time a friend of mine played this on the terrace at space after manumission, a place where one expects music journos to be at the absolute top of their game. and the guy who later wrote about the set for mixmag was breathlessly canonizing my friend for doing such incredible live mixing, apparently having no clue that it consisted of him putting this record on and nothing else, and i was so overwhelmed with disgust at his shameful ignorance. music journo whose name i may never have known, you have forgotten the face of your father and must go west.
posted by poffin boffin at 11:33 AM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]




INXS - What You Need 12" Remix

This was actually played more often than the original when I was going to high school in Panama City, Florida. Ah, memories.
posted by Mooski at 11:49 AM on July 23, 2016


Hippy Bear: I have a copy of Mel and Kim's "Showing Out" and I live in NY State. So it was a US of A thing too. Killer remix!
posted by DJZouke at 12:24 PM on July 23, 2016


Can someone recommend any cd compilations? I have a few, but, you know, I could use more of those silver flying saucers.
posted by DJZouke at 12:26 PM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


KING CRIMSON DANCE MIX

I have this! Actually this is the only King Crimson I have. Prog fans are looking for the dislike button frantically now.
posted by bongo_x at 12:29 PM on July 23, 2016 [2 favorites]


Keith Sweat "Don't Stop Your Love"
Jocelyn Brown "Somebody's Else's Guy"
The Staple Singers "Slippery People" (I dig the original remix but I can't find it on the You Tube)
posted by DJZouke at 12:45 PM on July 23, 2016


David Joseph "You Can't (Hide Your Love From Me)" Larry The Maestro Levan remix
posted by DJZouke at 12:47 PM on July 23, 2016


Fun Boy Three - Our Lips Are Sealed (Special Club Remix)
The song was co-written by Terry Hall of Fun Boy Three and Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go's, and each band released a version of the song.

Fun Boy Three - The Telephone Always Rings 12-inch
posted by needled at 12:50 PM on July 23, 2016


Hippy Bear, you did a wonderful thing. Thanks!!!!!!
posted by DJZouke at 12:56 PM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy (12" extended remix)

Bronksi Beat - Why (12" version)


If the singer sounds familiar, that's Jimmy Somerville, who went on to form The Communards with Richard Coles (now an Anglican vicar).
posted by needled at 1:52 PM on July 23, 2016 [2 favorites]


If we've learned anything from this thread, it's that you'll dance to anything.

(The Dead Milkmen - Instant Club Hit (You'll Dance to Anything) [Hung Like a Horse Mix] from 1987)
posted by SansPoint at 2:15 PM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Larry Levan's remixes of Gwen Guthrie's singles take you deep. Have to post later.
posted by DJZouke at 2:54 PM on July 23, 2016


I didn't post this before because I thought I found it here, but a search says otherwise.

Justin Strauss has a huge collection of remixes he did in the 80's on his Soundcloud account, many of them downloadable.
posted by bongo_x at 3:03 PM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Thomas Dolby mixed an extended version of Europa And The Pirate Twins, and then his club alter ego Dolby's Cube remixed that for the 12" Get Out Of My Mix and then remixed that on the B side as Get On Out Of My Mix, a megamix mostly of Europa and the Pirate Twins but with appearances from various other of his tracks to date, as well as Magnus Pyke.
posted by ardgedee at 3:08 PM on July 23, 2016 [2 favorites]


And then a couple years later Dolby's Cube reappeared with May The Cube Be With You, a distinctly P-Funkalike number not coincidentally featuring George Clinton and Lene Lovitch (among others) on vocals. Then came numerous remixes, the seven-minute 3D Mix being the first one I found on YouTube, so that's the one you get.
posted by ardgedee at 3:25 PM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


My problem is that the 12" singles are usually the definitive versions for me.
It was decades after loving Different World by Dave Stewart (not that one) and Barbara Gaskin that I even realized there was a shorter radio edit.
And the shorter, album version of Kirsty MacColl's version if Billy Bragg's A New England just sounds wrong to me compared to the superior 12" version.
posted by chococat at 3:36 PM on July 23, 2016 [4 favorites]


Paula Abdul: Cold Hearted (Quiverin' 12" Mix)
Debbie Gibson: Shake Your Love (12" Club Mix)
posted by Shmuel510 at 4:09 PM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


DEVO: Disco Dancer (12" Remix)
posted by SansPoint at 4:13 PM on July 23, 2016


breathlessly canonizing my friend for doing such incredible live mixing, apparently having no clue that it consisted of him putting this record on and nothing else

Wow, that is a JAW-DROPPING lack of knowledge!!!

But kudos to your friend for spinning that record, it was my crash course in hip-hop when I was ten!

Also, this might be my favourite dance record of all time.
posted by tantrumthecat at 4:21 PM on July 23, 2016 [3 favorites]


It's not '80s, but it is a 17:43 Tom Moulton 12" mix of Papa Was a Rolling Stone
posted by bzbb at 5:01 PM on July 23, 2016


@Tantrumthecat Right? D-Train still sounds fresh.
posted by DJZouke at 5:25 PM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Gwen Guthrie (Larry Levan remixes)
"Padlock"
"Peanut Butter"
"Seventh Heaven"
"Hopscotch"
Hopscotch dub
posted by DJZouke at 5:41 PM on July 23, 2016


Steve Silk Hurley "Jack Your Body" Original Mix 1996
posted by DJZouke at 5:46 PM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Hindsight "Stand Up (Work It Down Mix)"
posted by DJZouke at 5:48 PM on July 23, 2016


Patti Austin "Honey For The Bees"
posted by DJZouke at 5:52 PM on July 23, 2016


Mory Kanté "Yeke Yeke" remix
posted by DJZouke at 5:55 PM on July 23, 2016


Art of Noise Featuring Mahlathini and The Mahotella Queens "Yebo"
Tom Tom Club "Wordy Rappinghood" 12" mix
Inner City "Good Life" Magic Juan remix
Inner City "Big Fun" remix
posted by DJZouke at 6:08 PM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Talking Heads "Slippery People" remix
(RIP Bernie Worrell)
posted by DJZouke at 6:18 PM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


The Waterboys "The Whole of the Moon" 12-inch mix.
posted by Mothlight at 6:26 PM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Siedah Garrett "K.I.S.S.I.N.G." (Heat of Passion remix)
Skipworth & Turner "Thinking About Your Love" original remix
posted by DJZouke at 6:40 PM on July 23, 2016


Inner City "Good Life " Magic Juan remix
Inner City "Big Fun " remix
posted by DJZouke at 6:08 PM on July 23 [+] [!]


Both of these get a big "oh, HELL, yes" from me!
posted by tantrumthecat at 6:46 PM on July 23, 2016 [2 favorites]


The Earons "Land of Hunger"
Blancmange "Blind Vision" remix
J.M. Silk "Music Is The Key (House Key)"
posted by DJZouke at 6:51 PM on July 23, 2016


Visual "The Music Got Me" Remix
posted by DJZouke at 6:55 PM on July 23, 2016


Eric B & Rakim - "Paid In Full" (Seven Minutes of Madness - the Coldcut Remix)

^^^Definitely my favorite of my extended remixes. It just never gets old! And, oh, I have danced to so very many of these...

The Smiths "How Soon Is Now"
Suzanne Vega "Tom's Diner" (DNA 12'' Remix)
Culture Club "Church Of The Poison Mind (Razormaid Class X Mix)
Bananarama "Really Saying Something" [Extended]
Fun Boy Three "The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum (Extended Hell Mix)
Adam Ant "Goody Two Shoes"
Bow Wow Wow "I Want Candy" (12 Inch Remix, 1982)

and a couple late 70s disco classics...
Patrick Hernandez "Born To Be Alive" (Maxi Extended Disco Purrfection Edit)
Sylvester "You Make Me Feel" (Original Boosted Extended Mix)
Donna Summer "I Feel Love [Extended Dance Edit]
posted by vjpdx at 6:56 PM on July 23, 2016 [3 favorites]


Now I need to go look for this...
Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens "Kazet" (Dance Mix)
posted by vjpdx at 7:01 PM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]






Psychic TV "Godstar" (Thee Brian meets Bryin mix)
posted by vjpdx at 7:24 PM on July 23, 2016


Man Parrish "Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop)"
Manu Dibango "Soul Makossa"
Whodini "Magic's Wand" remix
Loose Ends "Hangin' On A String (Contemplating)" remix
The System "You Are In My System"
Rene and Angela "I'll Be Good" remix
posted by DJZouke at 7:26 PM on July 23, 2016 [6 favorites]


Cherrelle "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On" (Special Remix)
posted by vjpdx at 7:27 PM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Bunny Mack "Let Me Love You"
posted by DJZouke at 7:34 PM on July 23, 2016


Yarbrough & Peoples "Don't Stop the Music" (Original 12'' Long Version)
Junior "Mama used to say" (american remix)
LL Cool J "Rock The Bells 12'' Version
posted by vjpdx at 7:48 PM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Rene and Angela "I'll Be Good

Oooh, I never knew who did that song.
posted by bongo_x at 7:57 PM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


U2, Two Hearts Beat as One.

(As an aside, I have never found (online) a copy of the Alabama Remix of "Everybody's Trying" by Poi Dog Pondering. If you happen to know where I can find a copy, would you send MeMail? Thanks! -DFM500)
posted by dfm500 at 10:07 PM on July 23, 2016 [2 favorites]


I'm having a hard time expressing how much I appreciate this discussion. I've pretty much been an 80s music nut my whole life, but apparently I was too young and sheltered to really know remixes on this level were a thing. I couldn't buy music until I was older, and wasn't into clubs or anything. I feel like I've been introduced to something awesome about something that I already thought was awesome, and it's really been a fun ride.
posted by SpacemanStix at 10:08 PM on July 23, 2016 [2 favorites]


https://open.spotify.com/user/11131215342/playlist/6C9fsmXj1OyJ2LulBCKKVb

Link to Spotify playlist with most of the songs mentioned.
posted by Keith Talent at 10:52 PM on July 23, 2016 [9 favorites]


apparently I was too young and sheltered to really know remixes on this level were a thing

There was a period where it seemed like if you released a single, you had a remix. Weirdly, in the 80's and especially the 90's record companies didn't want to sell singles and tried to force people to buy albums instead. This was the true beginning of record companies shooting themselves in the foot, before digital. 7" singles had gone away, cassette and CD singles weren't that popular, there was no digital music sales. Although it started as a club DJ thing, 12" singles with a remix and different versions sold for more than a regular single and became more mainstream. It was also another way of promotion; if you get the song being played in clubs the regular version might break out to radio.

Some of it was ridiculous, the artist wasn't interested, the remixers were just cranking them out. The artist and the remixer may have had no knowledge of the other's work. Today, to me it seems anyway, artists and remixers (often other artists) are more likely to work in similar genres and want to work specifically with each other. They have more creative tools at their disposal and are expected to do basically whole new versions of the track.

This was almost entirely pre computer music, this was all done with tape and mixing. You couldn't just loop a part in the computer, you had to print it to tape several times and cut it together. They weren't sitting at home coming up with ideas on the computer, they had to book studio time. You've got a day, or 2 days, here's the tape, make something cool. Go!
posted by bongo_x at 11:34 PM on July 23, 2016 [2 favorites]


Cat Stevens - Was a Dog A Doughnut? (Special Disco Mix) from 1977 is a great little instrumental proto-electro track, and dancier than album version (Izitso). One of the last artists you'd expect to be ahead of the curve on electro.
posted by p3t3 at 2:16 AM on July 24, 2016


ZTT were quite open about the fact that the reason they did so many remixes for their records (especially Frankie) was that each separate version counted as the same track, so they could keep a track in the charts for a very long time by releasing a new version every week. A lot of it was done with Fairlights, though, so it wasn't all cut and paste.

Godley and Creme's Cry was on an album called The History Mix Vol. 1, where every other track was put together as an Art of Noise remix of stuff they'd done with 10cc and as a duo. It's quite bonkers, but oddly not as bonkers as their actual albums. Tellingly, there was no History Mix Vol. 2.

My personal favourite 12" version, though, is Scritti Politti's Faithless, where they just let the post-fade track run on and on in a rambling, jazzy groove. The single/album edit is 4:15. The 12" version is 10:00. No Fairlights required.

(Pre-electronic Scritti, Songs to Remember era.)
posted by Grangousier at 2:32 AM on July 24, 2016


Keith thank you so much for the Spotify version, and thank you to everyone who contributed to this thread, and especially to Hippy Bear.

Keith, how did you create the Spotify playlist, was it via some sort of script?
posted by cell divide at 4:49 AM on July 24, 2016


Howard Jones' Hide and Seek was greatly enhanced in the 12" version.
posted by Tarn at 7:45 AM on July 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


A lot of it was done with Fairlights, though, so it wasn't all cut and paste.

Really? I would love to read more about this. A documentary about early remixing would great, although I don't know how big of an audience it would have.
posted by bongo_x at 7:52 AM on July 24, 2016


Slippery People
posted by thelonius at 8:42 AM on July 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


“I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)” 12″ Version—Grace Jones, Island Records, 1981
posted by ob1quixote at 8:46 AM on July 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


About which, funny story: My partner and I were working in the same room for a change a couple of weeks ago. She loves "Alt Tango" music, so we often listen to her very nice Pandora station that plays the music she likes. A song comes on, and I say, "Is that a tango version of that Grace Jones song?" Turns out, it was the other way round.

Which made it even funnier when a couple of days later I wound up exclaiming, "Is that a tango version of ‘Enjoy the Silence’ by Depeche Mode?" (Which, admittedly, isn't from the '80s, but is still amusing.)
posted by ob1quixote at 9:06 AM on July 24, 2016



Keith thank you so much for the Spotify version, and thank you to everyone who contributed to this thread, and especially to Hippy Bear.

Keith, how did you create the Spotify playlist, was it via some sort of script?
posted by cell divide at 4:49 AM on July 24
[+] [!]


I didn't do anything, I just searched Spotify for 80 12" remix and posted a link to the first playlist I found.
posted by Keith Talent at 10:27 AM on July 24, 2016


Really? I would love to read more about this.

Me, too, actually - I remember someone from ZTT talking about how the Frankie records (in particular) were malleable because they were largely on the Fairlight. There was other technology they used (as I remember from reading about it in magazines of the era) to do what we take for granted nowadays - for example, I remember the Eventide harmoniser being used to move takes around the recording (and duplicate backing vocals and so forth), so that might have been used, too. All locked into the SMPTE code.

And it was still the heyday of tape chopping, yes - but the 12" remix became huge because it was fairly cheap to do (or rather there was a way of doing it that was fairly cheap, which is where the superfluity came from), so there was little point doing anything painstaking.

It would make for an excellent BBC4 Friday night music documentary, though, you're right. If there's a BBC commissioning editor reading this...
posted by Grangousier at 11:07 AM on July 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


I don't know who this Hashmoder fellow is, but he's sure got a lot of 12" tracks in his Vinyl JukeBox (warning: the music starts automatically. Which is maybe as it should be).
posted by Bron at 12:34 PM on July 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


(And speaking of Frankie, Hashmoder has a piece on Trevor Horn and his production techniques.)
posted by Bron at 1:46 PM on July 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Apparently, by the mid-80s, the UK had the highest per capita ownership of Fairlights in the world.
posted by Grangousier at 2:50 PM on July 24, 2016


When I was interviewing Jimmy Somerville a couple of years ago, he made the point that the Fairlight was competing with the Synclavier for digital sampling technology in the mid-80s, and that different studios had either one or the other, and there was a bit of a competition between them.

In fact, the big vocal bend toward the high pitch during Don't Leave Me This Way was assisted by a Synclavier that Mike Thorne was employing in NYC even while Trevor Horn was doing his thing in London for ZTT and his growing roster of artists.
posted by hippybear at 6:18 PM on July 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Oh, thread, I can't quit you!

Scritti Politti "Perfect Way" (Way Perfect Mix) - thanks, Grangousier for mentioning them!
The Cult "She Sells Sanctuary"
posted by vjpdx at 6:35 PM on July 24, 2016 [4 favorites]


This was my fave from dancing at the Sub at UBC back in the day, Vox, by Sarah McLachlan
posted by drinkmaildave at 9:04 PM on July 24, 2016


bongo_x 'I'm still disappointed that modern remixes rarely use any of the original material. Many (most?) modern remixers just ask for an MP3(!) of the vocal track, that's it.

While some really great stuff can come out of that, honestly I think some of it is just laziness. It's a bit of work to make a whole new track, as well as the old style "extended" remixes, but it requires even more work and creativity to incorporate both the old and the new.'


The extended mix is different to a remix, which is what you (and others) are highlighting. I am sure more expert heads can comment, but here is my understanding of this.

Back in the day, when disco was taking off in the Loft etc. in NY and Hip Hop was appearing in the Bronx etc. the DJs almost always had to create their own extended mixes using their skills on the decks. As these forms of music became popular artists and studios would produce tracks for this market, effectively doing the work of the DJ. Adventures on the Wheels of Steel is a classic example of a recording of a DJ doing a mix, albeit in this case a megamix, and one that everybody even tangentially involved with DJ culture should be familiar with, as poffin boffin et al note above. Some of the people doing the disco mixes were also the DJs who made the sound popular. Extended remixes were aimed at club play rather than radio play. These mixes might have a bit of input from the remix artist in beefing up the beat, but generally most things would be left intact. They would add their magic, but not remake a track.

Punk funk and no wave appeared in the late 1970's/early 1980's along with electro and a whole bunch of different remixes appeared, remix culture wasn't going away. House music was formed from an extreme expression of the extended mix.

The modern remix culture is a distillation of this. There existed remixes of hip hop tunes that put the vocal on a completely new beat. More unusual are remixes that do this and add new verses. Completely remixing a track to make a new tune is a different skill to making an extended mix. Many of these remixes become done by numbers by artists who are in demand, which can look bad for both. Generally the main artist is hoping to access a new market by piggybacking on the cool factor that the remix artist brings. A good remix is a completely new tune that uses elements of the original in novel and unexpected ways or in a setting that is incongruous. The Robertson remix of Birthday Party which is linked above is a nice example of this.

Personally I prefer a good remix to an extended mix most of the time if they are chiptune or electro remixes. That's just a thing for me. Extended mixes are also amazing if played right by the DJ.

All this is separate to reggae and other genre cover versions of popular tunes, which also has been going on for the past 50 years or so.

These days there are a number of remix artists who have made their name by basically remixing classic tracks into extended mixes. Todd Terje is one who has come up a lot here, there is also a French guy who's called something like DJ Luxury. This guy has been popular in the past few years, he has done things like 'Heard it on the Grapevine', 'Rapture', something for Chic I can't remember. He is now getting sent the stems for classic tunes to remix them totally legitimately. Once again the record companies want to new life into their music properties.
posted by asok at 7:49 AM on July 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


Scritti Politti "Perfect Way" (Way Perfect Mix)

....I have not thought of this song in any form in nearly thirty years.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:01 AM on July 25, 2016 [2 favorites]


Here's a Spotify playlist I created based on the tracks mentioned in this thread, plus a few of my own favorites:
MeFi: In Celebration Of The 80s 12" Remix

I tried hard to include the specific remixes you mentioned. Sometimes this wasn't possible because Spotify. But there were a surprising lot of them available. Also, In keeping with the vibe on this thread things are pretty much limited things to the 80s, with a little leeway at either end. Big Audio Dynamite? Yeah it was '91, but it's gotta be on the list. OTOH c2007 dubsteb remixes of 80s songs, while often hilarious, are pretty much out of bounds.

Happy Monday morning listening!

ps It's a collaborative playlist, so feel free to add your own tracks.
posted by parrishioner at 10:06 AM on July 25, 2016 [6 favorites]


Holy crap, thank you. You just got me back using Spotify again!
posted by Lyn Never at 10:27 AM on July 25, 2016


>asok

I'm also a big fan of modern remixes, I think I didn't really express that well.

Modern remixes are, for the most part, covers. Often really great and creative covers. I just often think I'd like to here more reference to the original and a bit of the spirit of the old extended mixes.

But one of my most listened to albums for years has been the Kung Fu Fighting remix album.
posted by bongo_x at 11:56 AM on July 25, 2016


How did I miss this thread earlier? Some of my favorites:

Hard Day (Shep Pettibone remix) - George Michael
Breakin'...There's No Stopping Us (Club Mix) - Ollie and Jerry
I Can't Wait (12" Dance Mix) - Nu Shooz
Dancing In The Dark (Extended Mix) - Bruce Springsteen
posted by SisterHavana at 12:43 PM on July 25, 2016 [2 favorites]


ANYTHING by BOHANNON!
posted by DJZouke at 6:29 PM on July 25, 2016


Colonel Abrams "I'm Not Gonna Let Let You"
and "Trapped"
Ralphi Rosario "Take Me Up"
Glenn Jones "I Am Somebody"
Wardell Piper "Supersweet"
Teddy Pendergrass "Joy"
Ollie & Jerry "Breakin' There's No Stopping Us"
Jeffrey Osborne "Plane Love" Larry Levan remix
O'Bryan "Lovelite"
posted by DJZouke at 7:20 PM on July 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


Toney Lee "Reach Up"
Kool Moe Dee "Wild Wild West"
Robbie Nevil "C'est La Vie"
Mason "Pour It On"
Jillian Mendez "Get Up"
Stephanie Mills "Sweet Sensation"
Modern-Nique "Love's Gonna Get You"
Human Nature "You Are The One"
Dhar Braxton "Jump Back"
posted by DJZouke at 7:31 PM on July 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


Rocker's Revenge "Walkin' On Sunshine"
posted by DJZouke at 7:34 PM on July 25, 2016


back to the documentary, in Sounbreaking, by the end of the episode about rhythm (5th) they kind of looked they were going into it - as dance singles were short (3 minutes or so) DJs working the decks for hours in post-disco NY either had a shitload of records, or started looping the instrumental and repeating vocal parts to make it last longer.

Unfortunately, like most of the series, it drifted off someplace else before it got interesting.
posted by lmfsilva at 9:57 PM on July 25, 2016


I was using your words as a synecdoche for the general vibe, bongo_x, no offense intended!

I found a nine minute mix of Lipps Inc. Funky Town the other day and was over the moon. It has extra vocoded vocals and is generally at least twice as good as the usual 4 minute one! I love me a good extended remix too. Oh, here's a 12 minute one I just found! Green vinyl!

I wouldn't call the modern habit of remixing a tune 'in the style of whatever the remix artist is currently famous for' a cover version though, perhaps a mash up if I were being generous. That's what I mean by doing it by numbers.
posted by asok at 2:48 AM on July 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


That 12 minute mix of Funky Town is a good example of a DJ mix, i.e. one made by a DJ. It is not up to the quality of the original 12", which is an extended mix made in the studio and kicks ass IMHO.

Nice tunes everybody! The Hardfloor remix of Yeke Yeke, previously linked by the estimable DJZouke is an example of a remix by numbers that is actually fantastic, IMHO.
posted by asok at 4:18 AM on July 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Coincidentally I will be seeing Francois Kervorkian DJing this weekend, so this thread has been a great opportunity to reminisce on his contributions to music over the years.

I hadn't realised that he didn't really do edits, but stuck to production and remix work. Danny Krivit was doing the re-edits!

"The Ninth Circle was kind of dying out by about 1970 or so and a friend of his owned the Stonewall and when that closed he said to my father I know you’ve had this great thing for years but you know the Village has really turned gay. If you just turn your place gay, all your troubles will be over and you’ll be a success overnight. And literally that’s what he did. The Ninth Circle went gay about 1971. He turned the restaurant downstairs into a disco and I started programming tapes for him. "
posted by asok at 5:19 AM on July 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


So in case you're a person who spends a lot of time listening to music where Spotify is blocked but YouTube isn't, here's a playlist which tried to be every YouTube link mentioned so far in this thread.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbtw4JUEGwBmoxW8Q4Q7shxhJJY1c0QkU

I made it with a semi-automated process and haven't done much quality checking, so if you notice something that isn't on there (rudely, the links from the main body of the post didn't originally show up so I manually added them), here's the collaboration link to add new relevant links.

Thanks to hippybear for the awesome-as-always music post and everybody else adding to it.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:25 AM on July 27, 2016 [8 favorites]


ABC - How To Be a Zillionaire (Wall St. Mix)
EBN-OZN - AEIOU Sometimes Y (Long Mix) & (Dub Mix)
The Dead Milkmen - Smokin' Banana Peels (Bill Cullen Trail Mix)
Transvision Vamp - Tell That Girl To Shut Up (Knuckle Duster Mix) & (Extended Mix)
Total Coelo - I Eat Cannibals (Extended Version - Pt. 1) & (Extended Version - Pt. 2)

I'm pretty sure every Big Audio Dynamite single had an Extended Mix somewhere, which I'll leave as an exercise for the reader.
posted by rhizome at 6:24 PM on July 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


I have not abandoned this thread ya'll. Some time at the sea & back atcha soon. Nice strong vibe here. It's dance music after all, right? The vinyl grooves live in the YouTube HTML5 era. Think about it, but not too much.
posted by DJZouke at 5:19 AM on August 3, 2016


Turned all the youtube links into a couple of playlists:
http://bit.ly/2aQNIHL
http://bit.ly/2aoxa5T
posted by palbo at 10:42 AM on August 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


I always liked the remix of That Was Yesterday a lot better than the original. The music around 4:30 or so is just a bit similar to some of the music from one of the Ninja Gaiden games and it used to drive me crazy when that music came on in the game because I couldn't make the connection.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 1:48 PM on August 4, 2016




Sandra - Secret Land (Reverse Remix)
And a longer version, not sure about the source for this one.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 3:42 PM on August 4, 2016








Oh speaking of Duran Duran, can't forget the somewhat recently dug up remix of A View to a Kill.

Not the best remix of one of their songs but not bad and interesting in that we didn't get to hear it until 2014.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 12:36 PM on August 5, 2016




Don't let this tread die. There's got to be more juice out there.
posted by DJZouke at 5:43 AM on August 10, 2016 [1 favorite]


Seeing the Kool Moe Dee remix of his Wild Wild West made me realize I was really looking for Wild Wild West by the Escape Club. Man, memories of cruising the strip with a 12 inch maxi single tape of this playing.
posted by Mooski at 1:06 PM on August 12, 2016


I remember watching some late night video show while I was in college in the mid-80s, and one video in particular just captivated me with its exuberance and joy -- "Lean On Me" by Red Box. I won't link to it here because the original video isn't an extended remix version, but it's loads of fun and worth Youtubing. I still get happy ASMR tingles when I see it.

Anyway, the whole album (The Circle and the Square) was wonderful and included one of the best uses of a rock choir that I've heard, and I ended up buying probably all of the 12" remixes, which have sadly been sold to records stores I have known and loved, but here's what I've been able to find online.

Red Box "Lean On Me (Ah Li Ayo) (Dogmatix Version)"
Red Box "Chenko (Tenka-io) extended"
Red Box "Chenko (Tenka-io) (No Reservations Mix)
Red Box "For America (Boys Own Mix)"
Red Box "Saskatchewan (Crew's Testing Mix)
Red Box "Heart of the Sun (Slash and Burn)"

There might be a few more floating around out there too. Wonderful music and memories.
posted by vverse23 at 1:47 PM on August 12, 2016


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