The Good Shit Downunder 1980​-​1989

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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    #Free double sided cassette mix-tape of Australian 80s boogie, dance, electro/synth-funk and more from the 1980s. (# $8 is to cover postage in Aus)

    YOU GET...

    1. Cassette with 2 x 30min DJ mixes by Mr Lob & Groovescooter
    2. Instant Download of both mixes in hi-qual digital
    3. Instant Download pack featuring 20+ bonus edits/remixes/cover versions from a host of modern-day Oz producers in hi-qual digital
    4. Stickers

    Or grab the T-shirt package which comes all above + a T-shirt of front cover

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Good Shit Downunder 1980-1989 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      $5 AUD

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    Cotton t-shirt with The Good Shit Downunder design + free bonus mixtape, stickers and download pack.

    WHAT YOU GET...
    1. 1 x T-shirt
    2. Cassette with 2 x 30min DJ mixes by Mr Lob & Groovescooter
    3. Instant download of both mixes
    4. Instant download pack featuring 20+ bonus edits/remixes/cover versions from a host of modern-day Oz producers.
    5. Stickers

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Good Shit Downunder 1980-1989 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    3 remaining

      $25 AUD

     

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Mixtape + Mega Pack of Australian Edits/Remixes/Covers

Grab the all-Australian mixtape on cassette and receive access to an exclusive package of Australian edits plus immediate download of DJ mixes.

WHAT YOU GET....

• 60min CASSETTE feat continuous mixes by Paris Groovescooter + DJ Mr Lob Mix
• + Plus MEGA DOWNLOAD PACK with over 20 Edits/Remixes and covers versions, most of them exclusive to this release
• + Immediate Download of both continuous mixes from the cassette
• + The Good Shit Downunder Stickers

OR opt for the Bonus T-Shirt pack which comes with all of the above.

Both 30 minute DJ mixes recorded live, mostly using original 12” and 7” mixes of Australian boogie/dance/funk-soul-r'n'b tracks released between 1980 and 1989.

Groovescooter Celebrating 21 Years : 1998 - 2019

The Story: Back in the '80s when the people behind Groovescooter first starting playing in bands and were navigating those final, near-suicidal years of high school stuck in suburbia, there were a bunch of Australian bands who gave us hope and provided a window to an escape hatch. These were artists who inspired by paving the electronic way locally and pushing against the entrenched pub-rock mentality in Australia. Rather than swimming with the boardshorted tide, they took their influences from the Stateside disco/soul/boogie/r’n’b scenes and the newer European strains of electronic dance music. We looked up to these artists, went to their gigs and shamelessly emulated them. Eschewing guitar solos (and often guitars altogether), they instead lugged drum machines, Simmons kits and synthesizers to gigs, while struggling with MIDI and early sequencers live. Some of them even managed to get their hands on a costly Australian invention called The Fairlight (for which we were insanely jealous).

Outside of inner-city Melbourne and Sydney, favouring dance music over guitar-posturing at the time took some courage, as sometimes punks would gob or threaten violence, while rock yobbos hurled homophobic insults at the stage. So hats off to the renegades like The Reels, the mighty Rockmelons, Models (for the utterly groundbreaking Alphabravacharliedeltaechofoxtrotgolf), I’m Talking, Flotsam Jetsam, Vitabeats, Flaming Hands, Deckchairs Overboard, Fiction Romance, Big Pig, Pel Mel, Machinations and many others. This mixtape and the bonus pack of edits is inspired by them and others.

credits

released June 29, 2019

Groovescooter Label Managers: Georgie Zuzak and Paris Pompor

Cassette artwork/design: Daniel Robertson

Continuous 30min mixes: DJ Mr Lob & Paris Groovescooter

20+ Bonus Edits by: Inxxxwel, Sophie Forrest, Hober Mallow, JR Dynamite, DJ Soup, Meem, Sam McNiece, Pecoe, Frankie More, Benny Hinn, Benny Badge, Drox, SLMDNK, Down Under Disco and Groovescooter.

+ Australian Cover Versions by Mondrian Forgery and faTT deX w/ Minuteman.

Coming soon: Vinyl only reissue label THR33-THIRTY-SEVEN Records

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Groovescooter Records Sydney, Australia

Groovescooter Records and its da dAdA imprint have been releasing quality music since 1998. From magical artists like Inga Liljestrom and minimal jazz-trio amphibian, through to dub-reggae covers, club remixes and soundtrack companion collections for the Sydney Film Festival to our own visionary-music exhibitions ArtGroupie. ... more

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