Laserdance

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Laserdance was started in 1981 by Erik van Vliet, the owner and founder of the Hotsound Records label, who also owned one of the most respected recordstores, located at the Pleinweg in Rotterdam.
The first release, also the first and biggest release of the Hotsound Records label, was "Laserdance", which Erik produced with the help of Fonny De Wulf. Inspired by a promo record in the UK, this release opened the door for many other Laserdance productions. To help him with this, Erik hired Michiel van der Kuy. Together they became a solid production team, where Michiel played the synths and Erik told how it should sound. But eventually they went their own ways, as many other musicians do in the industry. Now after 21 years Michiel van der Kuy and Erik van Vliet are together and back with brandnew Laserdance Hotsound Recordings Productions Force of Order is first album and hopefully many more to come
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ZYX 20.082, 20.082 Laserdance - Future Generation album art Laser Dance* Future Generation (Album) Hotsound Records ZYX 20.082, 20.082 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
GLX 9078, CD 9078 Laserdance - Around The Planet album art Laserdance Around The Planet (Album) Hotsound Records GLX 9078, CD 9078 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
HS 8922 LP Laserdance - Discovery Trip album art Laserdance Discovery Trip (Album) Hotsound Records HS 8922 LP Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
HS 9014 Laserdance - Changing Times album art Laserdance Changing Times (Album) Hotsound Records HS 9014 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
HS 9104 CD Laserdance - Ambiente album art Laserdance Ambiente (Album) Hotsound Records HS 9104 CD Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
ZYX 20206-2 Laserdance - Technological Mind album art Laserdance Technological Mind (Album) Hotsound Records ZYX 20206-2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
SM 0045 CD Laserdance - Hypermagic album art Laserdance Hypermagic (Album) Hotsound Records SM 0045 CD Poland 1993 Sell This Version
SM 0067 CD Laserdance - Fire On Earth album art Laserdance Fire On Earth (Album) Hotsound Records SM 0067 CD Poland 1994 Sell This Version
ZYX 20381-2 Laserdance - The Guardian Of Forever album art Laserdance The Guardian Of Forever (Album) Hotsound Records ZYX 20381-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
ZYX 20545-2 Laserdance - Strikes Back album art Laserdance Strikes Back(CD, Album) ZYX Music ZYX 20545-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
ZYX 24009-2 Laserdance - Force Of Order album art Laserdance Force Of Order (Album) ZYX Music ZYX 24009-2 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
ZYX 24015-1 Laserdance - Trans Space Express album art Laserdance Trans Space Express (Album) ZYX Music ZYX 24015-1 Germany 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

84215 Laserdance - Lazer Dance album art Laser Dance* Lazer Dance Hotsound Records 84215 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
84618 Laserdance - Goody's Return album art Laserdance Goody's Return(12") Hotsound Records 84618 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
5479, ZYX 5479, ZYX REC 5479 Laserdance - Humanoid Invasion album art Laserdance Humanoid Invasion (Single, Maxi) Hotsound Records 5479, ZYX 5479, ZYX REC 5479 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
HS 8724 Laserdance - Fear (Remix) / Battle Cry (Remix) album art Laserdance Fear (Remix) / Battle Cry (Remix) Hotsound Records HS 8724 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
ZYX 5590, 5590 Laserdance - Power Run album art Laser Dance* Power Run (Maxi) Hotsound Records ZYX 5590, 5590 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
ZYX 5911, 5911 Laserdance - Shotgun (Into The Night) album art Laser Dance* Shotgun (Into The Night) Hotsound Records ZYX 5911, 5911 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
ZYX 5867-8, ZYX 8-5867 Laserdance - Laserdance ('88 Remix) album art Laserdance Laserdance ('88 Remix) (Maxi) ZYX Records ZYX 5867-8, ZYX 8-5867 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
ECD 88030 Laserdance - Megamix Vol. 1 album art Laserdance Megamix Vol. 1 (Maxi) Hotsound Records ECD 88030 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
ZYX 6078-8, 6078-8 Laserdance - Megamix Vol. 2 album art Laserdance Megamix Vol. 2 (Maxi, Single) Hotsound Records ZYX 6078-8, 6078-8 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
HS 8918 Laserdance - Cosmo Tron album art Laserdance Cosmo Tron (Single, Maxi) Hotsound Records HS 8918 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
ZYX 6286-8 Laserdance - Megamix Vol. 3 album art Laserdance Megamix Vol. 3 (Maxi) Hotsound Records ZYX 6286-8 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
HS 9012 Laserdance - The Challenge album art Laserdance The Challenge (Maxi) Hotsound Records HS 9012 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
ZYX 6521-8 Laserdance - Megamix Vol. 4 album art Laserdance Megamix Vol. 4 (Maxi) Hotsound Records ZYX 6521-8 Germany 1991 Sell This Version

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Jarren

Jarren

July 29, 2020
Some amazing melodies with these guys, they bridged a gap between mid 80's Italo / Euro Disco and computer game (Commodore 64 / Amiga) music.

Their music is rather unique, in that it sounds like typical Euro Disco (with the 4/4 rhythm) but the synths & melodies have a very sharp and clinical sound.

There are typically no vocals (and if there are, they are vocodered). This just lends to the overall "spacey" sound, hence the tag Spacesynth.

It's an 80's continuation of the classic late 70's Space Disco style, brought into the digital age.

Seems funny looking back, as most people will associate this sound with computer games more than discos.

But whether you listen to Laser Dance in your bedroom playing your Amiga or on the dancefloor of your local Spacesynth club (lucky you), the music is outstanding.

For me, their best work includes Power Run & Shotgun.
filipe_santos

filipe_santos

July 19, 2019
edited over 2 years ago
Great band.
Not all the albums are superb but that's completely understandable.
I produce Synth-Pop too myself but I'm more Techno, Trance and Acid orientated than Laserdance is.
Many thanks for all your great music and keep it up no matter what!
Best wishes ,
Fils.
80iesmuseum

80iesmuseum

August 12, 2017
edited over 4 years ago
Only partially surpassed by some Members of Future Crew and other Guys of the so called Demo-Scene, who made Music for Computer Games. Check out :
https://youtu.be/MdiL07CI548
https://youtu.be/sFTPvFwE7Kk
https://youtu.be/u3xHPIuX3s4
StateOfCykosis

StateOfCykosis

February 26, 2011
Laserdance defines spacesynth. They are everything you could want in a classic synth group. The quality of the music slowly decreased over time, their most recent CD not holding up to the old ones.
xamix

xamix

December 24, 2010
If you know space-disco or synth-dance you also know Laserdance. Laserdance is a real legend on this genre! Can you imagine 80's disco without Laserdance? No you can't. This is just perfect synthesizer sound. However, the return on 2000 did not work, but who cares? We care the earlier albums from the past and they still sound like a diamond. I have all albums on CD, but still I like to listen to "Discovery Trip" on LP! It is space disco's at its best!

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