80sObscurities presents: Scarlett & Black - 'You Don't Know'Posted on 25/04/13
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.
The other day, Scottish promoter and DJ extraordinaire Barry Douglas publicly called my taste in 80s music… I believe the word was “dodgy.” I have a feeling today’s 80sObscurities selection will do little to refute this accusation. However, if it’s in any way true, it’s not entirely my fault. Historically in the United States, *any* style of electronic pop music has always been considered suspect. We haven’t always been privy to the best catalog of songs/artists, often only the most “marketable” ones. Scarlett and Black, aka pop singers/musicians Robin Hild and Sue West, are the perfect case in point.
One time backing vocalists for previous 80sObs featured act Doctor and the Medics, the band’s self-titled album in 1987 proved to be a bigger success here in the U.S. than it was in their native U.K. The lead single, today’s audio sample, peaked as high as No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also made major waves on the Adult Contemporary and Dance charts. They were never able to replicate this popularity with any of their subsequent singles and they quickly disbanded and disappeared. Still, the simple appeal of this song’s melodic chorus progression remains as catchy today as it ever was and because of that Barry and the rest of you will just have to deal.
Reporting remotely from the ATL, here’s Scarlett & Black.
More related news :
80sObscurities interview with Ginger to the Rescue - 'Don't Say Na Na Na'
80sObscurities present: Endgames - 'Waiting For Another Chance'
80sObscurities presents: Форум 'Давайте
80sObscurities presents: 23 Skidoo - 'Coup'
80sObscurities presents: 84 Ahead - 'Get On Up'
80sObscurities presents: A Certain Ratio - 'Forced Laugh'
80sObscurities presents: A House - 'Call Me Blue'
80sObscurities presents: Agentss - 'Cidade Industrial'
80sObscurities presents: Aimless Device - 'No Friend of Mine'
80sObscurities presents: Art Fine - 'Dark Silence'
After the blue version of the 'Inhale' double-vinyl, Marsheaux returns with a limited edition gold double-vinyl, limited to just 99 copies. (...)
In 2013 the german act Umbra et Imago hit the road for 2 concerts in Erfurt and Dresden to present an all new erotic show. (...)
Alfa Matrix launches reduction code for Bandcamp and announces free CD compilation 'Sounds from the matrix 015'
The Belgian Alfa Matrix label has a brand new reduction code available for you for Bandcamp. (...)
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult will be releasing their new 13th studio album, 'Spooky Tricks', on May 6th. (...)
The originally Johannesburg, South Africa, based band The Awakening has released its 'Anthology XV' album holding 18 career-spanning tracks, including remixes, new versions and 2 new songs, packaged in a digipack. (...)
Rational Youth announce first European shows in 15+ years + exclusive tour shirt (get it now - only 50 are being made)
Canada's Rational Youth is heading for Europe to play their first EU shows in more than 15 years. (...)
New Aesthetische album 'Hybridcore' out now in 2 versions - Front 242 fans wil dig this one for sure!
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER