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Neon Nights Show #046 “Paul Lekakis Interview”

“Boom, Boom, Boom, Let’s go back to my room…”

Paul Lekakis chats with John von Ahlen on Neon Nights Show#46 on JOY949.

Do you love 80s music? Then get ready for the Best 80s Night Ever! TOTALLY 80s!

Paul Lekakis will be appearing at TOTALLY 80s across Australia this June with Martika, Berlin, Limahl, Stacey Q, Katrina, Real Life, Wa Wa Nee and Men Without Hats.

The TOTALLY 80s Concert Stars 7 International 80s Superstars – MARTIKA, BERLIN, LIMAHL of KAJAGOOGOO, PAUL LEKAKIS, KATRINA (ex KATRINA & THE WAVES), MEN WITHOUT HATS, STACEY Q Live in Concert Performing all their Biggest Hits. Joining them on the tour will be 2 of Australia’s own Countdown Favourites, WA WA NEE and REAL LIFE.

What a line-up! What a great night of 80s music! So many 80s classic songs all performed live by the original artists!

http://www.metropolistouring.com/totally80s

TOTALLY 80s – Too Much Fun!

Paul Lekakis (born October 1966) is a GreekAmerican actor, model, filmmaker and club music / Hi-NRG singer, who was discovered for his musical and dancing skills at a nightclub while on assignment as a model in Italy.

His debut single, “Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back to My Room)” was released in 1987. The hit version was produced by the Italo disco producers Miki Chieregato, Tom Hooker and Roberto Turatti, with additional production by Ric Wake. The song was originally released on ZYX Records and peaked at #43 on the Billboard Hot 100, #60 on the UK Singles Chart,#2 in Canada and #1 on the Pop charts in Australia (for 5 weeks) and Japan. This single received attention for its suggestive lyrics (Boom boom boom / Let’s go back to my room / So we can do it all night / And you can make me feel right) and is Lekakis’s best-known song. This led to a recording contract with Sire Records, who released his debut album Tattoo It in 1990. The album included the Top 20 Hot Dance Club Play hit, “My House.”

Lekakis sang the title track to the British film The Fruit Machine, which was released in 1988. In the US, the film was renamed Wonderland. This song was produced by Stock Aitken Waterman.

Lekakis has since had significant success in the dance music genre with the club hits “Let It Out,” “Assume the Position,” and “(I Need A) Vacation.”

In late 2006, Lekakis filmed a music video for a remix of “Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back to My Room)” in Palm Desert, California. The track featured slightly different lyrics to the original (i.e., “…how would you like to come back for another boom boom”). The video was directed by Walid Azami. In late July 2007, the 20th anniversary remix appeared on the Billboard dance chart. In 2009, “Boom Boom” ranked #83 on VH1‘s “Top 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders Of The 80’s” list.

In 2012, after 5 years of not releasing music, Lekakis returned with the aptly titled song “I Need A Hit”. In September 2012, Lekakis released the digital download-only single “Meet Me On The Dancefloor”.

In July 2016, Lekakis is embarking on an 8 date Australian tour with other popular 80s performers. It’s his first visit to the country after having a No.1 hit (Boom Boom) in 1987.

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Check out the playlist below for all tonight’s shows.
Saturday 7pm GMT+10 on JOY949.Tune into JOY 94.9 on your radio, or listen on your computer / mobile device by visiting www.joy.org.au/listenlive

See you next week.

Electronically Yours,

John von Ahlen

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Playlist for Show 046- 21st of May 2016

Neon Nights on JOY949 Neon Nights Theme Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
01 01 Marcella Detroit - Stay (Parralox Remix) Marcella Detroit Stay (Parralox Remix) Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
02 Neon Nights - 046 - Paul Lekakis Interview Interview Moving to NYC LGBTIQ Content
03 Neon Nights - 046 - Paul Lekakis Interview Interview Amazing people at Studio 54 LGBTIQ Content
04 Neon Nights - 046 - Paul Lekakis Interview Interview Modelling Career LGBTIQ Content
05 07 Paul Lekakis - I Need A Hit (Edit) Paul Lekakis I Need A Hit (Edit) LGBTIQ Content
06 Neon Nights - 046 - Paul Lekakis Interview Interview Involvement in Boom Boom Production LGBTIQ Content
07 11 Paul Lekakis - Boom Boom (Let's Go Back To My Room) (PWL Edit) Paul Lekakis Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back To My Room) (PWL Edit) LGBTIQ Content
08 Neon Nights - 046 - Paul Lekakis Interview Interview Shitty Boom Boom Contract LGBTIQ Content
09 13 Selena Gomez - Kill Em With Kindness (MAGIX Radio Edit) Selena Gomez Kill Em With Kindness (MAGIX Radio Edit)
10 Neon Nights - 046 - Paul Lekakis Interview Interview Andy Warhol 15 Minutes Show LGBTIQ Content
11 17 Paul Lekakis - My House (NY Style Mix Edit) Paul Lekakis My House (NY Style Mix Edit) LGBTIQ Content
12 19 Parralox - Creep (Cosmic Dawn Edit) Parralox Creep (Cosmic Dawn Edit) Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
13 Neon Nights - 046 - Paul Lekakis Interview Interview Advice on health and career LGBTIQ Content
14 14 Erasure - Reason (Parralox Remix) Erasure Reason (Parralox Remix) Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
 15 Neon Nights - 046 - Paul Lekakis Interview Interview The Fruit Machine Story LGBTIQ Content
 16 25 Paul Lekakis - Fruit Machine (Radio Edit) Paul Lekakis Fruit Machine (Radio Edit) LGBTIQ Content
 17 Neon Nights - 046 - Paul Lekakis Interview Interview What can we expect onstage at Totally 80s? LGBTIQ Content
 18 11 Paul Lekakis - Boom Boom (Let's Go Back To My Room) (PWL Edit) Paul Lekakis Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back To My Room) (Original Mix) LGBTIQ Content
 19 30 Missy Elliott - WTF (Jax Jones Remix) Missy Elliott WTF (Jax Jones Remix)

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About the author: John

 

John von Ahlen is a Producer / Director based in Melbourne, Australia.

His current project is Parralox, an electronic act that has toured internationally (live shows with Erasure + Little Boots), and achieved chart success in USA, UK and Europe (Billboard / CMJ / German Web Charts / UK Commercial Club Charts).

John has remixed artists such as Erasure, Marcella Detroit, Delta Goodrem, Gina G, Doctor & The Medics, Sigue Sigue Sputnik and many more.

His work for TV / Film includes The Wog Boy, Rove Live, Before The Game, Who's On The Menu (Theme Tune) and music for Neighbors / Home & Away / Queer as Folk (USA).

He also Directs and Animates, check out some of his work here

www.youtube.com/parralox
www.parralox.com
www.subterrane.com.au

 

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