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MY 10 FAVORITE ALBUMS: Jose Garzon

Jose is one of those musicians who’s resume is hard to keep track of simply because it’s so extensive. He was a touring and session musician for bands MXPX and The Bunny The Bear (Victory Records). He is also the founding member of The Absentee Ballot,

How Fine Young Cannibals made the iconic 80s “She Drives Me Crazy” snare sound

“She Drives Me Crazy” is a song recorded by the Fine Young Cannibals, included on their 1989 album The Raw and the Cooked. The song peaked at #5 as a single in the band’s native UK in January 1989 (it was released on New Year’s

Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam – Head To Toe (1987 music video/lyrics)

“Head to Toe” is a song recorded by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam that appeared on their 1987 album Spanish Fly. The song hit #1 on three charts: Billboard Hot 100 on June 20, 1987, the Hot Black Singles charts on May 30 of that year, and

LFO -lfo (vinyl)

LFO were a British electronic music act on the Warp Records label. LFO were pioneers of the bass-heavy techno, IDM, and acid house music of the late 1980s to mid-1990s. Originally, the group was composed of Gez Varley (born 1971) and Mark Bell. (1971–2014). After

FREE VSTi: SQ8L (Ensoniq SQ-80 clone)

The SQ8L is a software model (VST) of Ensoniq’s classic 1980s synth SQ80. The SQ80 features 3 digital wavetable oscillators for each of its 8 voices which are fed through analog 4-pole lowpass filters (-24dB gain) with resonance. Sound parameters can be modulated by 4

Nintendo Entertainment System Turns 30!

On October 18, 1985 Nintendo of America released a brand new gaming console to the U.S. This was following the successful release of the Nintendo Family Computer (Famicom) in Japan just two years prior. Perhaps it was the companies idea to rebrand the Super Mario

Synthwave / Outrun playlist #1

Synthwave Also known as: Outrun Electro, Retro Electro, Neo 80s Synthwave is a form of Electronic music that takes most of its inspiration from synth music and pop culture from the 1980s. Musically, synthwave is often instrumental and has a “futuristic” theme, with large, throbbing,

Alphaville – Sounds Like A Melody

“Sounds Like a Melody” is a song by the German group Alphaville, from the group’s debut album Forever Young. The single was released on 14 May 1984. The song was a big success in continental Europe and South Africa, reaching the Top 10; it topped