Goin’ Old School isn’t a trip down music memory lane, it’s a mugging in the dark alleyway of nostalgia:
Norwegian SynthPop legends A-Ha decided to call it quits this week, leaving a farewell message for their fans on their official website, so today let’s check out three of their best, starting with 1985’ The Sun Always Shines On TV.
One of the best Bond themes ever recorded, The Living Daylights from 1987.
And from 1986, ease yourself out with Hunting High And Low.
We featured DannielRadall and her latest EP of 80’s ElectroPop inspired Chillwave last week, and as thanks Danniel has sent on over her reMix of A-Ha’s ‘The Blue Sky’, from 1985’s hit packed ‘Hunting High And Low’ album.
Here she tackles A-Ha with the same approach she has to her own music. The song shifts from bouncy, crisp, 80’s Pop to reverb drenched Chillwave with funk. With samples from the original expertly manipulated into new grooves, ‘The Blue Sky’ is reinvented for 2011.