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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.

Billy Idle William Idle, Berlin, Germany

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  • A Comment on Ξd DMA's
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    The Cure - a Forest - Holland Remix at 4.00
    on March 03, 2013 14:44

    yes! why not! nice plan to do this track like this. thx!

  • A Comment on Billy Idle's
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    Greg's in Jeopardy! (billy idle's rub-a-dub dub... at 4.49
    on March 03, 2013 12:40

    @AMDJS: makes me want to make a guest appearance ;)

  • A Comment on Billy Idle's
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    Greg's in Jeopardy! (billy idle's rub-a-dub dub... at 4.49
    on March 03, 2013 11:38

    @AMDJS: your show still going strong in st.p? cool__

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    Greg's in Jeopardy! (billy idle's rub-a-dub dub... at 4.49
    on March 03, 2013 11:37

    @AMDJS: 320 isn't really better than a hi-res variable bitrate.. but next time i should upload the uncompressed wave..

  • A Comment on Vidarsson's
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    Iván - Fotonovela (Vidarsson re-edit) at 0.04
    on December 30, 2011 15:55

    hmmmm.. had this on my todo list too ;)

  • A Comment on funksinatra's
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    Hakol Over Habibi - Halyla (Funk Sinatra's re-e... at 2.13
    on December 30, 2011 14:57

    hehe .. nice :)

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    Pino d'Angiò - Ma Quale Idea (Nassau Rework) at 0.48
    on December 30, 2011 14:55

    eh! oh! love it

  • A Comment on Sample Gee's
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    The Cars - Drive (Sample Gee's Paid In Full Mix) at 0.13
    on December 30, 2011 14:50

    lol.. drive with a 1989 beat.. wicked

  • A Comment on SirBilly's
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    Data - A-O No Bungalow (SirBilly Slow Bungadub) at 2.01
    on December 30, 2011 14:41

    BUNGA BUNGA!!! (SCNR)

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    Agostino can't phone from home (billy idle's edit) at 1.27
    on December 16, 2011 11:06

    thx. this was a rather straightforward edit.. one of my early ones.. Rayko recently published a more elaborate/abstract one. Very nice, too, more like I do them now myself..

  • A Comment on Billy Idle's
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    Fais Attention (Billy Idle's Tokyo Re-Editsu) at 3.17
    on December 16, 2011 11:02
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    Kano vs Kittin - Rippin Another Life (Billy Idl... at 3.07
    on December 16, 2011 11:01
  • A Comment on Grabo'sky's
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    Def Leppard - Hysteria (Grabo'sky Hisztérikus R... at 2.05
    on November 20, 2011 23:05

    psychedelic 80's.. lovely

  • A Comment on Grabo'sky's
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    Nena - 99 Luftballons (Grabo'sky Re-Edit) at 1.45
    on November 20, 2011 23:01
  • A Comment on Vidarsson's
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    Hall & Oates - I Can't Go For That (Vidarsson s... at 1.33
    on November 20, 2011 22:55

    #Wow.. nice synths!!

  • A Comment on Harlem Nights Music's
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    Oberheim DMX Disco Vol. 1 - Harlem Nights Music at 4.14
    on November 20, 2011 22:44

    the cure.. ABC... terrific history book you wrote the other day!

  • A Comment on Harlem Nights Music's
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    TR-707 Classic House Tracks (vol 1) - Harlem Ni... at 2.56
    on November 20, 2011 22:36

    Terrific track! Thanks mate!

  • A Comment on 3PO's
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    Jan Hammer "Crockett's Theme" *3PO redo at 3.54
    on November 20, 2011 22:24

    A tiny bit to housy for 80's edits & extended versions. no mixes. but I'll accept the submission anyway BECAUSE IT'S SO GOOD!! ;-D

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    Brigitte Bar D'Eau (billy idle's trippy remix) at 6.45
    on November 20, 2011 22:22

    @nicklibetta: Your bot is buggy, it autogreeted on this track twice. Did it also download twice? ;-P

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    Fais Attention (Billy Idle's Tokyo Re-Editsu) at 4.05
    on November 20, 2011 22:21

    @nicklibetta: Ha! I figured it out.. you wrote an autothanking bot that downloads all tracks as soon as they appear in your dashboard!!

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    michael mcdonald - I keep forgetting (tape dub ... at 0.16
    on November 20, 2011 22:18

    wicked how your magnetic tape is really in worn out conditions here!!! ;-D

  • A Comment on Grabo'sky's
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    The Cult - Born To Be Wild (Grabo'sky Extended ... at 3.14
    on November 20, 2011 21:57
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    The Cult - Born To Be Wild (Grabo'sky Extended ... at 1.32
    on November 20, 2011 21:57

    a nice surprise... #:)

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    Fais Attention (Billy Idle's Tokyo Re-Editsu) at 0.32
    on November 20, 2011 21:44

    Thanks to tokyomatt for the (almost) original. :-)

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    Brigitte Bar D'Eau (billy idle's trippy remix) at 7.13
    on November 02, 2011 13:13

    @KMTR Re Edits: I made it for you

  • A Comment on DJ NITELIFE's
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    MADONNA-PHYSICAL ATTRACTION (NAUGHTY BITS REMIXX) at 2.40
    on October 25, 2011 07:41

    madonna in outer space! things no executive producer would have dared to put on a record in the 80's... lovely :)

  • A Comment on River & Phoenix's
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    River & Phoenix - Try Not To Lose It at 2.58
    on October 25, 2011 07:13
  • A Comment on DELIKAT-Berlin's
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    Exercise One at 38.03
    on October 10, 2011 16:16

    ganz schön krasser track, der hier

  • A Comment on Dj SMUDGE's
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    Billy Idol-Eyes w o a face (Hotter/Smudge sexha... at 0.06
    on October 01, 2011 15:20

    Thanks, Smudge. I take it personally. ;-)

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    Tommy Stewart - bump and hustle (bobby spice edit) at 0.47
    on October 01, 2011 15:19

    Nice, but 1976

  • A Comment on William the ★★★ 3rd's
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    Maccajacko - Say3 (Tagliaferri & Faber Cucchett... at 0.18
    on October 01, 2011 13:47

    This is a digital remake of an edit Faber and his friend made in the mid-80's when this song originally came out. They cut & pasted magnetic tape back then. There is a radio recording of their original edit at Say Say Say . remixed for Radio Dimensione suono by TheSven - I took the original 12" and dub version and recreated their edit in digital. This edit therefore reflects an 80's notion of an extended version, not how we would do things today. Consider it a historic document, a tribute to the original editors.

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    Maccajacko - Say3 (Tagliaferri & Faber Cucchett... at 5.27
    on October 01, 2011 13:45

    Since the ending is missing on the radio recording I just presume it somehow ends like this.

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    Maccajacko - Say3 (Tagliaferri & Faber Cucchett... at 4.19
    on October 01, 2011 13:45

    Told you you would be getting all three verses. This is the point when even the folks that have never heard remixes before would understand, oh! it's stil the same song! Well.. sort of

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    Maccajacko - Say3 (Tagliaferri & Faber Cucchett... at 3.56
    on October 01, 2011 13:43

    At this point I even imitated the typical effect you get from overdubbing a tape: Since the erasing head and the recording head are at a certain distance from each other, the old audio can be heard a little bit longer while the new recording comes on top.

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    Maccajacko - Say3 (Tagliaferri & Faber Cucchett... at 3.48
    on October 01, 2011 13:42

    Here's the actual cut & paste work redone just as they did it 25 years ago.

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    Maccajacko - Say3 (Tagliaferri & Faber Cucchett... at 3.38
    on October 01, 2011 13:40

    At this point they pulled up a slap back echo effect timed to the same speed of the song.

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    Maccajacko - Say3 (Tagliaferri & Faber Cucchett... at 3.22
    on October 01, 2011 13:40

    Here comes Faber's favorite part, I presume. The dub version had this clap & percussion part that Mario and Faber decided to put here.

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    Maccajacko - Say3 (Tagliaferri & Faber Cucchett... at 2.21
    on October 01, 2011 13:38

    At this point a whole part has been cut out from the radio recording. I just presumed the regular 12" went on in the meantime.

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    Maccajacko - Say3 (Tagliaferri & Faber Cucchett... at 1.52
    on October 01, 2011 13:38

    Going to the disco in the 80's was also about singing along with the song, that's why all 3 verses are still there.

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    Maccajacko - Say3 (Tagliaferri & Faber Cucchett... at 1.26
    on October 01, 2011 13:37

    Free interpretation here according to the cut & paste coming later.

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