Nightmoves* ‎– Transdance

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Copilote Recordings ‎– COPILOTE 03
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Reissue, Limited Edition
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A Transdance (UK Club Mix)
Producer – Chris Payne (2)
5:35
B Transdance (Robot Rock) 6:05

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© 2007 - Copilote Recordings

Limited to 500 copies

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GC1 Night Moves Transdance(12", W/Lbl) GC Recordings GC1 UK 1981 Sell This Version
GC2 Night Moves Transdance(7") GC Recordings GC2 UK 1983 Sell This Version
GC2 Night Moves Transdance(12", W/Lbl) GC Recordings GC2 UK 1983 Sell This Version
copilote 03 Night Moves Transdance(12", TP, Ltd, W/Lbl, RE) Copilote Recordings copilote 03 France 2007 Sell This Version
GCT 2 Night Moves Transdance(12", RE) GC Recordings GCT 2 UK 1986 Sell This Version

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Betabox

Betabox

October 15, 2013

Like many reissues this one also suffers from sibilance but it's not too bad.
Jarren

Jarren

April 19, 2011
edited over 2 years ago

When I first heard that Transdance was getting a repress on Copilote I immediately flew online to pre-order my copy.

Thankfully I got one of the 500, and I treasure it.

What a track! Originally recorded in 1981 (the 1983 UK Club Mix is featured here), this is the real sound of the New Romantic movement. Of course Fade To Grey is the ambassador, but Transdance is the image in my head when I think of the Blitz club. And yes, I was two years of age at that time.

This '83 mix predates House by three years, but it could easily fit into a mix of Chicago Warehouse classics. It was an undeniable influence on Electroclash, and again it would fit into any Electro House mix with ease.

What's it got? Well, what's it NOT got!

Moody male vocal, angelic female singing, tight House percussion, a menacing dark bassline, ice cold synths...

A dance music classic.

***This review was originally written by me under the assumption that the '83 UK Mix was in fact the original 1981 version. I have amended my review after learning that the 1981 version is in fact noticeably different, in tempo at least (ironically the original 1981 version will mix with Fade To Grey without much pitch change)***