Those were the days when MTV was a craze, very few channels were in true color, millennium was round the corner and I had hit my teens. It was Venga Boys who were the first ones to draw my attention towards the techno music. Whenever their songs played, there was a sense of energy and enthusiasm around the place.
Heard this song again after many years at the Sylvester celebrations at the Brandenburg Tor in Berlin and suddenly a lot of memories flowed in trance. As I revisited it today on YouTube, I was surprised to know that this was a remix of an original song called “Barbados” sung by Typically Tropical in 1975. Nevertheless the Venga Boys had done a great job in bringing in an element of Ibiza into the Caribbean flavor.
Here’s the original and the remixed versions!