February 23rd, 2013
This 80sObscurities was founded by DJ Rexx Arkana to showcase old, often unknown or forgotten acts and tracks from the decade when electronic music was truly the new wave. Rexx Arkana has been a club/radio DJ and promoter since the mid-80s and headlined festivals on several continents and currently holds a residency at DEFCON, NYC’s current longest-running weekly scene party. He is also the founder and lyricist of Brudershaft and one half of harsh electro act FGFC820.
It’s an 80sObscurities Friday, folks, and I for one am ready for the weekend. For my fine friends in Frankfurt, it’s almost happy hour already…of course, in Germany, it’s Bier zum Frühstück, so that’s a bad example. Let’s go with a DJ from Deutschland anyway, shall we? How about 80s jock Nicky Sprenger, who co-wrote this 1988 track with mates Boris Romcevic and Marc Cassandra (nee Peter Ries)?
This new beat classic was the only track ever released by the trio known as BPM AM. It was issuance LOC 1 by legendary Logic Records, now a part of BMG, who had massive worldwide success in the 1990s with artists such as Snap!, Dr. Alban, Rozalla and, yes, Haddaway. (The label also printed wax of “Where Are You?” by 16 Bit, who has received a number of mentions here in 80sObs over the years.) None of the members of BPM AM would ever find fame in any other act – nor did they achieve it with this one, TBH – and so like empty bottles at the end of the night, they were discarded and forgotten.
Don’t cry into your whiskey, though, there’s always another bottle behind the bar and always another 80s obscurity to resurrect. Same place on Monday, people. Have an awesome weekend.
(Editor’s note: you’ll also recognize the “To the left” sample taken from Nitzer Ebb’s “Violent Playground”.)