Facebook friend James Arena is an American author, commentator and creator of a series of books spotlighting dance music artists. Good news: his latest book entitled "EUROPE’S STARS OF 80s DANCE POP VOL. 2" (digital and print version) is out now worldwide! It is the follow-up publication to "Europe’s Stars of ’80s Dance Pop: 32 International Music Legends Discuss Their Careers" which came out last summer (see news posted on August 6th, 2017).
Previously released by the author as "Stars of 80s Dance Pop-The European Edition", which is now out-of-print (see news posted on March 9th, 2015), this new version has been updated, re-edited and redesigned.
James Arena's publication celebrates 33 incredible singers, songwriters, DJs, producers and industry pros from one of dance music’s most spectacular eras. Foreword by Sandy Marton of "People From Ibiza" fame.
Here is the full list of artists interviewed in this edition:
Mario Aldini - "Italo Boot Mix" Series
Judy Cheeks - "I Still Love You"
Debut De Soiree - Sacha Goëller - "Nuit De Folie"
Christian De Walden producer of Amanda Lear, Thomas Anders, et al.
Edelweiss - Walter Werzowa - "Bring Me Edeleweiss"
Engelbert - Engelbert Humperdinck - "Traumen Mit Engelbert" LP
Tony Esposito - "Kalimba De Luna"
Five Star - Stedman Pearson - "All Fall Down"
Pierluigi Giombini - producer of Ryan Paris, Gazebo
Gold - Alain Llorca - "Capitaine Abandonné"
José Hoebee - "I Will Follow Him"
Chaz Jankel - "Glad To Know You"
Les Avions - Jean-Pierre Morgand - "Nuit Sauvage"
Ben Liebrand - remixer of "Happy Station" (Fun Fun), et al.
Pedro Marín - "Aire"
MC Miker G & DJ Sven - Sven van Veen - "Holiday Rap"
Francesco Napoli - "Balla..Balla - The Italian Hit Connection"
OKAY - Marcus Gabler - "OKAY!"
Opus - Kurt René Plisnier - "Live Is Life"
Carlos Pérez - "Las Manos Quietas"
Rondò Veneziano - Maestro Gian Piero Reverberi - "La Serenissima"
Lian Ross - "Fantasy"
Marco Sabiu - remixer of "I Love My Radio" (Taffy), et al.
Savage - "Don't Cry Tonight"
Silent Circle - Jürgen CC Behrens and Martin Tychsen - "Touch In The Night"
Tracy Spencer - "Run To Me"
The Three Degrees - Helen Scott - "Set Me Free"
The Twins - Ronny Schreinzer - "Ballet Dancer"
Valerie Dore - Lino Nicolosi - "The Night"
Precious Wilson - formerly of Eruption, "Cry To Me"
Afterword by Christa Mikulski - General Director of ZYX Records
Bonus Beats: Noteworthy albums - commentary from Michael Scholz of Blue System and Johann Perrier (producer of Bad Boys Blue)
An interview with José Hoebee of Luv' appears in this book. The singer discussed her glory years with Holland's greatest girl group in the late 1970s and her solo career in the 1980s.
Click here to buy a copy. E-book & Kindle can be downloaded right now.
Source: Facebook (James Arena), Amazon.