This dancemix is in general a kind of greatest-hits-compilation in a special way. Burned in a proper way to an Audio-CD you will have a continous flow of music, without gaps interrupting it. Most of the tracks are not complete in this way, it's faded in and out often after half of the original track. For this, every original track was speeded up or down a little bit at overlapping points or in general for matching the drumbeats. The special technique used to do this prevents the audience from really realizing the speeding.
On request of some of you here, I will start to continue with some more of my dancemixes. There are much more, we will see if they all get a run here, this depends on your echo and on your comments. In general, most of the mixes were made by me for my friend for playing in his 80s-club. On some evenings, there is a so-called "theme-night". The discs you can download here got a full-non-stop-play on evenings like this. Believe it or not, when we started with this, the people got immediately keen on it. So we decided to continue this way, hope you are happy about this too?
I want to thank all the people, who seeded my older mixes for such a long time here. Pls. give back what you take, this is the only way how it works.
OK, it is time now for CAMOUFLAGE! I am proud to present today the 1st mix of a band from my country Germany. Originally founded in 1983 with the name "Licenced Technology", they renamed 1984 itself to CAMOUFLAGE. Bandmembers Heiko Maile, Marcus Meyn und Oliver Kreyssig composed in 1987 the song "The Great Commandment", which made it to a number one in the US-Billboard-Charts. Another international hit was "Love Is A Shield" in 1989, an absolute classic of the 80s. After that it was a little bit quiet around the band and they split. In 1993 they made "Bodega Bohemia", but because of bad promotion of the record company this was unfortunally not a great success, the record was available only in Germany. In 1995 then "Spice Crackers" was released, the same thing happened again. It was a good album but was also not released international.
After a long time, in 2003 "Sensor" was released on Polydor. This time, with intensive promotion and an old grown fanbase in Germany and Austria, this dark electronic album was a success. Last album so far is "Relocated" from 2006, which is again more melodic, a little bit "back to the roots". Without excessive promotion this last album peaked on 57 of the longplay-charts. The band was also on tour with this album.
Finally, often people say, that CAMOUFLAGE is covering DEPECHE MODE. Well the voice of Marcus Meyn and their typical 80s instrumentation and "color of sound" is very close to the mid- or late 80s sound of DM. But when listening to the whole compilation, you will see that there is an own style and most of you will get a flashback during listening, I am sure. Some of you will realize with this mix, that "some special songs" you have in your mind are not made by DM, it's made by CAMOUFLAGE. So this is a band with a long tradition and own style, ok? Lets hope they make some more records in future und finally I hope, you like CAMOUFLAGE the same way I do! I would define their music today as "Elektronic-Pop-Music". For this mix I assembled most of their (very!) danceable music from all of their albums, the experts may complain about the missing of their wonderful ballades. Sorry, this is for dancing and fun, keep this in mind. My hope is, to give you with this an idea about the band itself and maybe of todays electronic music from Germany.
If so and you like what you got, write a comment and don't forget to go to your record dealer for getting their music.
I HARDLY RECOMMEND EARPHONES WHEN LISTENING TO THIS SPECIAL MIX, I PUZZLED SOME REALLY NICE STEREOEFFECTS INTO IT!
01 - Spacetrain 2:12
02 - Bad News 1:50
03 - Harmful 2:17
04 - Something Wrong 2:15
05 - Spice Crackers 2:01
06 - Suspicious Love 2:38
07 - Love Is A Shield 2:11
08 - I Cant Feel You 2:25
09 - Strangers Thoughts 2:28
10 - We Are Lovers 2:28
11 - Jealousy 2:09
12 - Dreaming 2:36
13 - Where Has The Childhood Gone 1:27
14 - Mellotron 1:53
15 - Bitter Sweet 1:40
16 - Neighbours 1:51
17 - The Great Commandment 2:41
18 - Winner Takes Nothing 2:53
19 - Crime 1:35
20 - Feeling Down 2:07
21 - X-Ray 2:07
22 - A Place In China 2:47
23 - Kraft 1:53
24 - Electronic Music 1:05
25 - Motif Sky 2:11
26 - Je Suis Le Dieu 1:23
27 - Remains 1:41
28 - Heaven (I Want You) 3:08
29 - Pedestrians Adventures 1:59
30 - Perfect 1:43
31 - Rondas Trigger 1:27
32 - Time Is Over 2:11
33 - One Fine Day 2:08
34 - That Smiling Face 2:57
35 - Helpless Helpless 1:28
36 - Passing By 2:13
37 - Me And You 3:46
It is very important to follow this short instructions for creating your copy in a way it is satisfying you. For
sure you can listen to the downloaded MP3 on CD or play it directly from harddisc, but this will driving
you eventually nuts because of the gapping and it is not the way it works and I made it for you.
All MP3-files are chained together and encoded with 192 kBit-Bitrate. This should be enough for reconverting to audio-CD
So pls. open a new audio-CD-project within your burning software. Import the MP3-files in the right order. If
your burning software is not able to reconvert MP3 for creating an audio-CD automatically, you have to convert
all the files back to wav-format first and then import the files.
Second really important step is eliminating all the trackgaps by setting it to a value of zero. Pls. consult
the handbook of your burning software if you don't know how to do this. If the total running time of the disc in
your project is a little bit below 80 minutes, then you made it.
Then burn the project in so called DAO-Mode (Disc At Once) to a 80-minute-disc.
Why in this way with MP3?
Because it its the fastest way for me to give you this. All other formats are exotic or just need more space and are wasting more bandwith. A cue/bin-version would make sense only of I would put up the complete disc uncompressed. I've choosen MP3 because not everybody is owning a highspeed-dataline these days.
Why this not in a lossless format?
Because its quality is ok for this dancemix. If you download this, you have to own the original albums
of the band and there you have the lossless version of the tracks. This here is for experimenting and having some
fun with the music of a wonderful band.
Hope you enjoy it and you have some fun with it. More dancemixes will follow. Why not give my other mixes a try if not already done? Search here on Mininova for:
01. Dancemixcollection - Ultravox
02. Dancemixcollection - Simple Minds
03. Dancemixcollection - A Flock Of Seagulls
04. Dancemixcollection - The Sisters Of Mercy
05. Dancemixcollection - Visage
06. Dancemixcollection - OMD
07. Dancemixcollection - Duran Duran
08. Dancemixcollection - Human League
09. Dancemixcollection - Depeche Mode (Double-CD)
10. Dancemixcollection - New Order
11. Dancemixcollection - The Cure
12. Dancemixcollection - Erasure
13. Dancemixcollection - Eurythmics
14. Dancemixcollection - Gary Numan
15. Dancemixcollection - Tears For Fears
16. Dancemixcollection - The Smiths
17. Dancemixcollection - Killing Joke
18. Dancemixcollection - Electric Light Orchestra (E.L.O.)
If some of the older mixes are not available at the time you want to have it, simply stay connected for a while. I am sure somebody will help you. I will try to seed as much as I can too, weekends preferred and "balanced" on the most wanted, the reason for this is my limited upload bandwith.
If you like what you got, please SHARE IT WITH OTHERS AND DONT LEAVE THIS TORRENT TO EARLY AFTER LEECHING. Creating a mix like this is sometimes not as easy as it looks and I am not able to give all of my torrents a continous seed.