80sObscurities presents: Scarlett & Black - 'You Don't Know'

Posted on 25/04/13

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80sObscurities presents: Scarlett & Black - 'You Don't Know'

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.



If you've got a favorite musical memory from the 80s that you'd like to share, email Rexx your requests at rexxarkana@gmail.com . Rexx Arkana's 80sObscurities previous playlists are also available on Facebook and YouTube.

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