The collection takes 80s pop/indie songs and updates them, adding a modern twist while keeping it retro. ”How Soon Is Now” grooves up the rock-infused The Smith’s original. The next three tracks infuses the music of the era of Jeri Curls and Jordache jeans with a contemporary flair. “Someone Great” souls-up LCD Soundsystem’s original. 1-OAK's vocal delivery is reminiscent of Michael Jackson circa 1979 on the Wham! cover “Nothing Looks the Same,” while the compilation’s beatsmith Trackademicks enters with a verse. “Goodbye Girl” tackles the Go West ballad, and the package concludes with “Lovecats,” a funky rendition of The Cure’s popular tune. The hook’s infectious “da, da, da’s” will linger in your head for the rest of the day.
Dropping everywhere tomorrow (Dec 11), stream here first in full:
Also coming soon: our Q&A with TrackAdemicks & 1-OAK.