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Billy Idle likes 80s with style and beatmatched mixing. Since most original songs and extended versions aren't suitable for today's DJ needs I produce and collect edits that sound like the originals, but feel even better – especially on the dancefloor. More instrumental parts, more time for the audience to tune into the song before the singing starts, if it starts at all. I teamed up with von lynX for proper mastering and quantizing. Check out the long list of edits that he has been hosting on his profile until I got my own account.
I also started my own group of 80s things called Billy Idle's 80's dance rock & pop since I didn't find a moderated 80s group. Moderation is good since a lot of people submit things that to them may have something to do with the 80s (like some synthesizer sound) but isn't the 80s at all for everybody else. :-)
On my radio show that airs on @TWEN FM in Berlin I present great edits, mash-ups and productions that fit the motto "Billy Idle Reworks The 80s." Check out my homepage for details and downloads of the radio shows.
Why I upload in flac? Because it is the best format for professionals on the Internet: Half as big as a WAV or AIFF of the same quality and much better than an MP3 that loses sound details each time you convert to it, even when using a bitrate of 320. Get yourself a free and open source flac decoder from http://flac.sourceforge.net/ ;
If you like my edits, search soundcloud for 'Billy Idle' because various folks have been re-uploading them occasionally.