OSW: Synth Jams

I had to go a little bit to the left this week, since I’m still trying to assemble a followup to Back In The Day, Volume 3. Don’t worry it’s coming! I just happen to have some imports coming in this week, so stay tuned.

Meanwhile, last night (after a long, long day at work), I was in conversations with Prime, Charles of Flowink, and the infamous Todd Kelley, talking about the group named Kraftwerk. The conversations led into other groups and more tracks in the same vein, which then coalesced into:

Old School Wednesday : Synth Jams.
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01 – Yellow Magic Orchestra – Computer Games
02 – Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock
03 – Freestyle – Don’t Stop The Rock
04 – George Kranz – Din Daa Daa
05 – Kraftwerk – The Telephone Call
06 – Carol Hall _ Orbit – The Beat Goes On
07 – Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force – Looking For The Perfect Beat
08 – Egyptian Lover – And My Beat Goes Boom
09 – Herbie Hancock – Rock It
10 – Paul Hardcastle – Rainforest (original version)
11 – Nuance – Take a Chance
12 – Kraftwerk – Numbers (Komplete Version)
13 – Laid Back – White Horse
14 – Egyptian Lover – I Need A Freak
15 – Soul Sonic Force – Play At Your Own Risk – (12” mix)
16 – Twilight 22 – Electric Kingdom
17 – Kraftwerk – Tour de France

Special thanks to Prime, Flowink and Todd for causing it today. Enjoy.

21 thoughts on “OSW: Synth Jams

  1. This is kickin’! Oh, if I could just burn these on a CD, I’d be one happy chick. Thx 4 da grooves!

  2. EJ, wassup? You took me back to those “Breakin'” days LOL. Kraftwerk, Bambaataa & Hardcastle? Man, when u take it back u take it way back. Interesting how these sounds are heavily influencing current-day Hip Hop tracks, with the 808, analog synths and all. Good stuff, my man. Peace.

  3. Mmkay – how does this sound? “Black chick, early 30’s in search of employment after being “released” from previous job for trying to poplock and do the robot at her desk?”
    Loving it!

  4. NO YOU DIDNT!!! PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! (Poplocking and doin the Smurf right now!!)
    P -L- A- Y..if you play with me
    It’s at your risk that I’ll set you free!!!

  5. Nikki took the words out of my mouth!
    “Numbers”…speechless. The comments tell me that I’m in good company! Thanks EJ!

  6. Awww sh*t! You’re dropping bombs like Hiroshima! Man, so many of my faves here… and you even dug out some Nuance. 🙂

  7. OK, this is so 1984-85…in dance class we used to jam to all of these songs on a classic boom box!

  8. Thanks so much for the Din Da Da sample. I’ve searched endlessly to find out how composed it.

  9. Damnit EJ, I leave the net, try to bone up on my music list, and you’re still making feel like I have to play catch up. Kick ass list. Will definitely check these artists out now.

  10. Damn!!! Added to my favorites. I’ll listen everyday and turn back the hands of time. Thanks for the memories again. Now if you could make something in the Men Without Hats genre era, remember “Our House”?.

  11. Thank you, thank you. I couldn’t even google search and find the jam ‘Computer Games’. EJ, did I say thank you…

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