Various Artists

The Very Holiday 80 Sampler

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Record Label
The Very Polish Cut Outs

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There are few who can breathe new life into old Polish songs as well as the Warsaw duo Holiday 80. Their new versions of forgotten P-pop hits are always incredibly danceable, featuring great production quality. This self titled EP sees the pair taking full control on all four tracks, marking the start of a new series of samplers, which will fully showcase the production artistry of individual Polish producers.
The release opens with "Byles, Jestes, Bedziesz Moj" ("You were, you are, you will be mine") - an electro funk interpretation of Krystyna Pronko's 1987 song which is beefed up with some straight forward drums and lots of new effects.
The next track on the same side, the Holiday 80's version of Tubylcy Betonu track "Ye Ye Ye" will prove to you that the Poles felt the Manchester groove no less than the crazies from Happy Mondays.
Yet the real gem in this set is the B-side opener "Zaopiekuj sie mna", a synth-wave, dark-italo style take on the 1985 hit track by Rezerwat that was on top of Polish favourite lists of the era. The release closes with an edit of "Centrum Wynalazkow", one of the best examples of Polish new wave electronic music of the late 1980s. The forgotten recording by Formacja Niezywych Schabuff has been cut with the skill of a samurai master, coming to take your club by storm.

TRACK LISTING

A1. Krystyna Pronko - Byles, Jestes, Bedziesz Moj (Holiday 80 Rework)
A2. Tubylcy Betonu - Ye Ye Ye (Holiday 80 Edit)
B1. Rezerwat - Zaopiekuj Sie Mna (Holiday 80 Rework)
B2. Formacja Niezywych Schabuff - Centrum Wynalazkow (Holiday 80 Edit)

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