Music Wars : The Sound of the Underground CD

Music Wars : The Sound of the Underground CD

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Music Wars – 40 Years of Central Station Records: the story of Central Station Records and its crucial role in the development of the electronic dance music scene in Australia and New Zealand from the 1970s to today.

Founded in the 1970s, Central Station Records grew from a small independent Melbourne based store into an iconic dance music brand, recognised on a global scale. By the mid-90s, the brand held physical stores in major cities, busy mail-order and export operations, successful recording labels and streetwear lines.

The focus was electronic dance music - from disco and house to hip hop and hardcore - and the whole lifestyle surrounding it. Meanwhile, sideline business, Metal for Melbourne, catered for another emerging and neglected market - heavy metal fans.

In many ways, original owners Giuseppe (Jo) Palumbo and Morgan Williams were unlikely entrepreneurs. Both from the wrong side of the tracks in their respective birthplaces (Italy and New Zealand), they were motivated more by the prospect of achievement, freedom and fun than by any hunger for money and status. Unfortunately for them, freedom and fun were hard to come by for many years, as they contended with legal threats, supply embargoes and intimidation tactics.

Fortunately, dance music took off in a big way. Generations of DJs, clubbers, ravers and radio listeners supported their stores and tunes. And it is to the dedicated and loyal fans that Central Station Records owes their thanks, in celebrating 40 years.

 oCelebrating 40 years of Central Station Records – the longest running independent dance label in Australia

oBeing released in conjunction with a book: ‘Music Wars’

oEvent ‘Music Wars’ taking place in Sydney in August

oFeaturing the biggest acts coming out of the record store incl: Salt-N-Pepa, Whitney Houston, Rick James, Grace Jones

oAnd the biggest names from the label itself: Starley, Odd Mob, Bomb Away, Efifel 65, Chicane, Panjabi MC, Nick Skitz, Vegaboys, Darude, Tina Cousins & Scooter


CD 1 - The Record Store(1970 – 1990)

1. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (Mini Madness - The Coldcut Remix)

2. Chic - Le Freak (Single Edit)

3. Cameo - Word Up!

4. Grace Jones - Pull Up To The Bumper

5. Womack & Womack – Teardrops

6. Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)

7. Rick James - Super Freak

8. Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free

9. Soft Cell - Tainted Love

10. Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody

11. Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out

12. Donna Summer - I Feel Love

13. Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy

14. C+C Music Factory feat. Freedom Williams - Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)

15. Salt-N-Pepa - Push It

16. CeCe Peniston – Finally

17. Whitney Houston – How Will I Know

18. Hithouse - Jack To The Sound Of The Underground

19. Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam

20.S'Express - Theme from S'Express


CD 2 – The Record Label Pt.1

1.Starley – Call On Me (Ryan Riback Remix)

2.Hardwell feat. Jason Derulo - Follow Me

3.Odd Mob - Into You feat. Starley

4.Alexandra Stan – Mr Saxobeat

5.September – Cry For You

6. Bombs Away – Party Bass

7.Qwote feat. Pitbull & Lucenzo – Throw Your Hands Up (Dancar Kuduro)

8.Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee)

9. DJ Sammy & Yanou feat. Do - Heaven (S 'n' y Mix Radio Edit)

10.Lmc Vs U2 -Take Me To The Clouds Above

11. Chicane - Saltwater (Original Radio Edit)

12. Mousse T. vs. Hot'n'Juicy - Horny '98

13. Panjabi Mc Featuring Jay-Z - Mundian To Bach Ke (Beware Of The Boys) (Jay-Z Remix Radio Edit)

14.Chili Hifly - Is It Love?

15. Freeform Five - No More Conversations (Mylo Remix)

16.The Source feat Candi Staton - You Got The Love

17. Slinkee Minx - Summer Rain

18. Infernal - From Paris To Berlin

19. Cascada - Every Time We Touch

20. Nick Skitz - Excalibur

21. Scooter - The Logical Song

22. Hocus Pocus - Here's Johnny!


CD 3 – The Record Label Pt.2

1.Kernkraft 400 - Zombie Nation

2.Vengaboys - We Like To Party (The Vengabus)

3. Alice Deejay - Better Off Alone

4. ATB - 9pm (Till I come)

5. Darude - Sandstorm

6. 4 Strings - Take Me Away

7. Inna - Hot (Play & Win Mix)

8.Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina – Stereo Love

9. Azzido Da Bass - Doom's Night (Timo Maas Remix)

10.N Trance - Set You Free

11. Amen - Passion

12. Frisco & Corona - Rhythm Of The Night

13. Tina Cousins - Wonderful Life (Dance Version)

14. Red Carpet - Alright

15. Klubbheads – Kickin Hard

16. DJ Jean - The Launch

17. DJ Sakin & Friends - Protect Your Mind (Vocal Edit)

18. Da Hool - Meet Her at the love Parade

19. Fragma - Toca Me (Inpetto remix)

20. Nalin & Kane - Beachball

21. Rui Da Silva Feat. Cassandra - Touch Me

22. Porn Kings - Up To No Good

23. Ultrasonic - Annihilating Rhythm