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Belgian New Beat 30 years on

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Belgian New Beat 30 years on

Postby Michael Bully » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:09 pm

Wondering if anyone else is interested in New Beat from 1988 and 1999 ? Some of the music that emerged from this scene, largely clubs in a few Belgian cities such as Antwerp, Ghent, Brussels, still sounds great .
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Re: Belgian New Beat 30 years on

Postby Sean » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:22 pm

Love Belgian New Beat!
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Re: Belgian New Beat 30 years on

Postby Michael Bully » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:13 pm

Good to see someone else who likes New Beat :D ,
Was playing some earlier today to a friend of mine . Trying to explain that here in Britain it was strange to have a Belgian based music getting such attention 1988 and 1989, also New Beat didn't seem to last that long. It was one of the times when music was moving so fast.
Front 242 seemed to get automatically associated with New Beat as they started to noticed in Britain around the same time, but the group had actually been active since 1982.

Was also listening to Front 242 'Masterhit' from 1988 quite recently.
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Re: Belgian New Beat 30 years on

Postby play dead » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:03 pm

I'm interested in New Beat, specifically around 1988 and 1989. It sounds closer to EBM in that time for me. I like stuff that's closer to A Split-Second, The Maxx, Nux Nemo, Signal AOut42, The Force Dimension, etc. I have a few compilations, a fan-made series, and some early New Beat albums and CDs. I have most of an 8 volume fan-made compilation series called "Full (NEW BEAT) Select." I'm missing volume4 unfortunately.

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Re: Belgian New Beat 30 years on

Postby Zara-Thustra » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:04 am

here are two sampler from my collection hope you guys like it :) 8)

Various ‎– New Beat - A New Style Of Music
Label:BCM Records ‎– BCM 50015
Format:CD, Compilation
Country:Germany, Austria, & Switzerland
Style:Acid, New Beat


1 –Spectrum Total Recall 5:22
2 –Major Problem Acid Queen 5:48
3 –The Maxx Cocaine 4:56
4 –Gang Of V.D.P. Body Heat 5:08
5 –Neon Voices (Remix) 3:43
6 –Taste Of Sugar Hmm, Hmm 4:54
7 –Amnesia Ibiza 5:34
8 –L&O Even Now 6:10
9 –Public Relations* New Beat Mind 5:18
10 –Boytronic Bryllyant (33 1/3 Plus 8 Remix) 5:32
11 –Cavemen Bocasaurus 5:37
12 –B-Art Prisencolinensinainciusol (Alright) 5:30
13 –Public Relations* Public Relations 4:08

Various ‎– Tekkno Roots
Label:ZYX Records ‎– ZYX 60007-2
Format:2 × CD, Compilation
Style:Techno, New Beat

1-01 –Techno Freaks Ibiza 4:22
1-02 –Out Of The Ordinary The Dream (Ximmix Radio Edit) 4:18
1-03 –Bigod 20 Body To Body 4:08
1-04 –Dance Macabre* The Spirit Of Bulgaria 5:25
1-05 –Tribantura Lack Of Sense 6:05
1-06 –Pankow Sickness Takin' Over 4:21
1-07 –Kähli-T The Land Of Nowhere 4:06
1-08 –Pluuto Isn't It Crazy 4:33
1-09 –Public Relation Eighty-Eight 4:10
1-10 –Robotiko Rejekto Umsturz 5:25
1-11 –Techno Freaks Cocaine 4:31
1-12 –Techno Freaks Mix Of Sound Of 'C' 6:46
1-13 –Moskwa TV Generator 7/8 6:14
2-01 –20 Acid To Body (Pillentanz Mix Eins) 5:30
2-02 –Bruno (3) This Is The Beat - Unique (New Beat Version) 6:14
2-03 –Fatal Attraction Music To Be Murdered By... (Criminal Version) 5:20
2-04 –101 Rock To The Beat 5:44
2-05 –Space Opera Mandate My Ass (New Beat Mix) 5:42
2-06 –Edwards & Armani Sex (Acid Sex Mix) 5:20
2-07 –Utopia New Beat Show 5:50
2-08 –Chico Crew Acid Pages (Book Mix) 4:35
2-09 –Drivin Force* Rock This World (Vocal Acieeed Mix) 7:32
2-10 –Jennifer Crew Potion Of Love (Dance Mix) 5:40
2-11 –Overdrive (6) Beat It Up 7:52
2-12 –Moskwa TV Operator Z 4:31
This is a set of the two compilations "New Beat Edit 1" and "New Beat Edit 2" under a new name, but instead both Off's tracks : Be My Dream / Everybody Shake (New Beat Mix), there are both Moskwa TV : Generator 7/8 / Operator Z.
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Re: Belgian New Beat 30 years on

Postby crichert » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:10 am

Thanks, Zara!!
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Re: Belgian New Beat 30 years on

Postby Michael Bully » Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:40 pm

And thanks also from me Zara - look forward to exploring these collections.

Particularly good to be reminded of Public Relation's 'Eighty Eight' , one of my favourite tracks from that era.

Notice that you haven't included The Erotic Dissidents !

crichert wrote:Thanks, Zara!!
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