Retro Promenade is one of my go to labels for two reasons: one is because they’re awesome and two, because they’re local.
This label does it again with another release, this one is a small collection of mind-numbing remixes from well-known synthwave heavy-hitters who have the twenty-first century’s 80’s wave market pretty much cornered, which is perfect for a label that dominates that genre well.
I don’t think they will ever run out of ideas on those relics from our favorite decade as they tap into the appropriately unforgettable past time of hanging out at the Dreamland Skate Center venue, thanks to Mythical Vigilante.
Not a real place but you know how popular skating used to be. Fairly recently, I read about our local mid-cities Skateland shut down. Maybe I was having a nightmare because I can’t find anything on it.
I also just called them up to see if they had a message verifying that but unless they walked away from it all and the message is old, and they left the number active, it still thrives.
I mean, just look at that!
Dreamland Skate Center at times almost sounds like a modernized Joy Division track. I’m specifically thinking about that out-of-print tribute from long ago called Means To An End, and even more specifically; Moby’s version of New Dawn Fades.
Work is almost over. It sucks.
Behind on bills.
You’ve only got about, um… 21 bucks aaand 78? cents in your pocket.
But you’ve also just shined and buffed up your leather.
You’ve relaced those laces.
There’s only one thing on your mind.
There’s only one place everyone you know will be on Friday night.
There’s only one phrase you’ve been repeating to yourself for the last hour as you watch every second go by on the clock…
Besides the original single, Who Ha’s remix is one of the more memorable breakbeat popsterpieces that’s dance floor ready.
And I don’t know why it took me longer than it should have to get into Renz Wilde’s remix but on second hearing, it falls right into place as what I think is the darker opposite of Who Ha’s.
Guys! Go to bandcamp and get the poster, get the download and just get behind Retro Promenade already!