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About Rob Harvey

Rob a Radio Presenter/producer, who has been involved in broadcasting within the Radio medium for around 20 plus years. From Restricted Service Licence [RSLs] radio projects, Hospital radio stations and Local Independent commercial Radio stations. Rob provides voice work and specialist event DJ support. FACEBOOK group; Synth city - www.facebook.com/groups/Rob.Harvey/ Rob can also be heard via Mixcloud (/robrv) - Rob's own Web: www.rob-harvey.co.uk

Synth City: Ode to Pre-accessorise

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Almost mid month, and not far from Christmas and yet we chatted about people who but items to go with a bigger bit of tech before they even get that bit of tech- like those whose who but perferals for stuff before they know they need it- if this doesn’t make sence then listen to the show rerun understand [ you can tweet @electronicrv your views]. We also spoke of colaboration on remixes, some gigs and play new tracks from Actors – Color Theory – Charlotte Someone ft Lokka Vok – Heliophile – Psy’aviah ft Fallon Nieves. Plus this weeks Voxless came from a local band (Chelmsford) who have created a space history themed tribute album, which is a nod towards the Wow Signal (google 6EQUJ5)- They are called IX. We also had a few classic artists and remixes along the way; as per.

Check out the rerun of this weeks show on Mixcloud:

Tracklist:

1 Girl Panic (VILE KINGS Remix) by Duran Duran

2 Cards by Voi Vang

3 You’ll always find me in the ktchen at parties (spiral tribe extended) by Jona Lewie

4 Are We Lost by Precog

5 Cat People (Putting Out Fire) by Bella Wagner

6 The Educators by Heliophile

7 Different Planet by ElektroFish

8 How Long Must We Wait (Judas Matrix Remix) by Paul Humphries

9 Seedy City (The Frixion Mix) by EmT

10 If U Ever Wonder (EmT Remix) by The Frixion

11 Crocodile Tears by Charlotte Someone ft Lokka Vox

12 Too Pieces by Circuit3

13 Bare My Soul by Empathy Test

14 What God Intended by Gary Numan

15 The Quiet Silently Wait by Promenade Cinema

16 Glory Days by Color Theory

17 Drive Ride by Iversen

18 Now by Alan Dreezer

19 L’appel Du Vide by ACTORS

20 Going Backwards [Dominatrix Remix] by Depeche Mode

21 Dont Lose Control by IEuropean

22 A Heart Keeps Beating (Mark Robotham mix) by Eden

23 Talby & The Phoenix Asteroids by IX

24 Summertime by Vague Notion

25 REBOOT RESET RELAY by PSYAVIAH ft Fallon Nieves

26 I can’t win by LorD and Master

27 KARMA by Shelter

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Synth City: A wave of genres

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During this weeks show, some of you may have been on Facebook and other platforms and noted, I was trying out the varies ‘live’ broadcast things…..which confirmed I have the face for radio. And whilst I was being controversial, I chatted about the Genre of ‘Synth Wave‘. and asked, is this hurting new electronic / synth artists, as people will be more likely to call ALL synth bands ..80’s bands – is this good or bad, does it matter????

We had a stunning Yazoo cover from Circuit3 this week, plus new tracks from Alan Dreezer – Shelter – Tiny Magnetic Pets [which featured Wolfgang Flur] – Iversen – Gary Numan. We had remixes from Vogon Poetry, Paul Humphries and EmT along the way.

If you missed the live videos and more importantly the show, then no worries, as you can listen again via Mixcloud;

Tracklist

1 Travelator (Pt 2) by Jean Michel Jarre & Pete Townshend

2 The Quiet Silently Wait by Promenade Cinema

3 The Heart of Gold (Humble Hop Remix by Egil Axelsson) by Vogon Poetry

4 No More Hipsters by Tame Genius

5 Copenhagen by Orbital

6 Now by Alan Dreezer

7 I can’t win by LorD and Master

8 Danger Finds Me by Woodrowgerber

9 The Dirty Ones by Brutalist Architecture in the Sun

10 KARMA by Shelter

11 Seedy City (The Frixion Mix) by EmT

12 If U Ever Wonder by The Frixion

13 Too Pieces by Circuit3

14 Elstree by The Buggles

15 Summertime by Vague Notion

16 Automaton by Jamiroquai

17 Radio On by Tiny Magnetic Pets

18 Different Planet by ElektroFish

19 Everything Lasts an Age by Cult With No Name.

20 What God Intended by Gary Numan

21 Crystal by ACTORS

22 How Long Must We Wait (Judas Matrix Remix) by Paul Humphries

23 Light by Talvin Singh

24 Drive Ride by Iversen

25 Star System by Since November

26 Going Backwards by Depeche Mode

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Synth City: Ever want The Frixion

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Well, it is a Pitch punch fist show of the month or something like that for us all this week. With a top guest in the studio, Lloyd Price, one-half of the exciting duo that is The Frixion. Lloyd explained how he met his band partner Gene Serene, their creative processes and how we chatted about the forthcoming EP launch for the band, which is happening on August 11th at the Underdog Gallery near London Bridge. We chatted about his other creative work and I may have shared too much about why I might know, where the venue is – a Brazilian?.The Frixion EP Launch

New music wise, we heard from Orbital – Actors – Promenade Cinema – EmT – Vague Notion – Brutalist Architecture In The Sun and a few other current gems along the way. Like an interesting movie soundtrack cover for Voxless, of the Theme to (the Original) Blade Runner; as there a sequel due out, I thought ‘Hey why not’….

If you missed out on the live radio show and all fun and chat from the above, then why not catch up via Mixcloud;

Tracklist:

1 Going Backwards by Depeche Mode

2 Different Planet by ElektroFish

3 I Idolize U (LP Modification Mix) by Massive Ego

4 Dirty Fingers (Marco Polo) by MFU

5 Crystal by ACTORS

6 Easy Line by Sol Flare

7 THIS BE THE VERSE (Radio Version) by The Department

8 From Dusk til Dawn by The Frixion

9 Chat: with Lloyd Price from The Frixion

10 If U Ever Wonder by The Frixion

11 The Quiet Silently Wait by Promenade Cinema

12 Murmured In Dreams (Another Dream Remix) by Charlotte Someone ft Lokka Vox

13 Journey by LorD and Master

14 Seedy City by EmT

15 Midnight by Circuit3 feat Neil Francis

16 Star System by Since November

17 Retronomic Time Adventure (radio edit) by Damokles

18 The Dirty Ones by Brutalist Architecture in the Sun

19 My Name Is Ruin by Gary Numan

20 METLINE BLUES (Radio Edit) by Iversen

21 Summertime by Vague Notion

22 Eternity by From Apes To Angels

23 Danger Finds Me by Woodrowgerber

24 No More Hipsters by Tame Genius

25 Copenhagen by Orbital

26 BLADE RUNNER by Darrell Farnsworth

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Synth City: R before V

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As July rolls on, and so I spoke of jobs you feel you need to do, that are techical and once you have done them you feel you need not had done them- piffy chat ah. We had some gig news and quite a few new tracks this week, from Since November – Tame Genius – Damokles – From Apes To Angels – LorD and Master – Woodrowgerber – plus Circuit3 feat Neil Francis… a track from a forthcoming Yazoo Tribute album ‘All I ever knew‘. We also had a Voxless from Shadows & Mirrors and loads more top tunes…. So, Feel free to listen to the rerun taken from the live show , here on Mixcloud;

Tracklist

1 For the Blood in Your Veins (Nature of Wires Remix Radio Edit) by Massive Ego

2 Hit to the Head by ACTORS

3 This Woman’s Work (EKKOES Remix) by Kate Bush

4 How Long Must We Wait (John Bambury Remix) by Paul Humpries

5 Eternity by From Apes To Angels

6 Replay by Static Shore

7 Save Yourself by Tonica

8 Apply Pressure (Single Edit) by Eltronn

9 Midnight by Circuit3 feat Neil Francis

10 My Name Is Ruin by Gary Numan

11 Seconds minutes hours by Machinista

12 Birds in an aviary by La Forme

13 Retronomic Time Adventure (radio edit) by Damokles

14 stay with me (single edit) by Cryotainment

15 Go Your Way by Voldo Blanka

16 No More Hipsters by Tame Genius

17 To Do This by Alan Dreezer

18 Danger Finds Me by Woodrowgerber

19 The Blink of an Eye by Destination

20 Going Backwards (Highline Sessions Version) by Depeche Mode

21 Different Planet by ElektroFish

22 Journey by LorD and Master

23 If U Ever Wonder by The Frixion

24 Nightmareland by Shadows and Mirrors

25 Sublime by Ondes Mortes

26 Star System by Since November

27 Here Comes The Noise (Pink) by Tiny Magnetic Pets

28 Spotlight by Promenade Cinema

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Eat My Brunch: Be a Super Rebel

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It was Friday, July 21st and I got to sit in for Michelle as she busy doing Michelle type things  – I don’t know, giving coaching to super models or something.  Luckily we had a ‘Super’ guest, in the shape of Asim aka ‘SuperRebel’, a YouTube entrepreneur ninja who has a very successful video gaming channel, with 96.000+subscribers to his channel: – SuperRebel.

We chatted about the joys and pitfuls of the world of YouTube, and how it is extremely fun and a full as a business venture for all, if you have the passion. Asim spoke about the fact that as much as it is, for the most part, a very positive pursuit, there can be a dark side, with attitudes to YouTube channels; Cyber bullies.

Check out the full chat here with Asim;

 

Eat My Brunch Playlist:

ABC – Poison Arrow
April Towers – Takes One To Know One
Bastille – Glory
Mamas and the Papas – California Dreamin’
Killers – The Man
Maroon 5 – Wake Up Call
Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
Squeeze – Annie Get Your Gun
Nius X – America
Everything Everything – Can’t Do
Placebo – The Never-Ending Why
Big Country – In A Big Country
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott – I Gotta Praise
Mystery Jets – Two Doors Down
New Order – True Faith ’87
Liam Gallagher – Wall Of Glass
EMF – I Believe
Eagles – Life In The Fast Lane
Kasabian – Bless This Acid House
Artists For Grenfell – Bridge Over Troubled Water
Cranberries – Why
Promenade Cinema – Spotlight
A-Ha – Analogue
Robyn – With Every Heartbeat
Enrique Iglesias – Tired of Being Sorry
Gwen Stefani – 4 In The Morning (Radio Edit)
Katy Perry – ET
Lorde – Perfect Places
Django Django – Default
Kylie Minogue – 2 Hearts
Blancmange – Living On The Ceiling
Arcade Fire – Everything Now
Ordinary Boys – Boys Will Be Boys
Ting Tings – Great DJ
Chainsmokers and Coldplay – Something Just Like This

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Synth City: If you ever wonder

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Another full to the brim show of new electronic music, This weeks show we announced a forth coming EP Launch party from The Frixion and heard their new single, along with new from LorD and Master, La Forme, Eltronn, Tonica, Voldo Blanks and a Voxless from Destination

Along with the EP launch news, I spoke of the odd ‘tribes’ or camps people get into on social media over announcements- like the new Doctor Who person etc; Listen to the specially made rerun edition on Mixcloud to find out what I mean and hear some great new tunes.

  • 1 Tell Me When by The Human League
  • 2 Spotlight by Promenade Cinema
  • 3 Fortunes Faded (Republica Rmx) by Sinestar
  • 4 Shadows Of The Night (Italoconnection Mix) by Peter Wilson
  • 5 Different Planet by ElektroFish
  • 6 I can’t win by LorD and Master
  • 7 Sublime by Ondes Mortes
  • 8 Easy Line by Sol Flare
  • 9 Pressure by The Department
  • 10 If U Ever Wonder by The Frixion
  • 11 Domus Aurea by Berlyn Trilogy
  • 12 Going Backwards by Depeche Mode
  • 13 Here Comes The Noise (Pink) by Tiny Magnetic Pets
  • 14 Apply Pressure (Single Edit) by Eltronn
  • 15 Little Buildings by Twist Helix
  • 16 My Name Is Ruin by Gary Numan
  • 17 Permeate by Heliophile
  • 18 Birds in an aviary by La Forme
  • 19 The Man Who Sold the World by Midge Ure
  • 20 Bare My Soul by Empathy Test
  • 21 How Long Must We Wait (John Bambury Remix) by Paul Humpries
  • 22 Go Your Way by Voldo Blanka
  • 23 stay with me (single edit) by Cryotainment
  • 24 Dreamland by Destination
  • 25 Save Yourself by Tonica
  • 26 EMMR by PreCog
  • 27 Chrome by VNV Nation
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Synth City: Midge goes electronic

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It is not long now before we have the Brentwood Festival, which always has a few heroes from the 1980’s playing- this year Midge Ure will be there at the festival and on this week show, we heard from Midge on the show, as he announced a special electronic based tour that may start at the end of the year. On my chat bit, I spoke of the fact we have quite a large amount of electronic artists who base themselves abroad nowadays and wonder why.

Music wise, we had new tracks from Gary Numan, Peter Humphries, ElecktroFish, plus two new artists to the show Peter Wilson and Ondes Mortes, along with a few remixes and a classic Voxless. If you missed the live radio show, then why not try the rerun that is here, on

If you missed the live radio show, then why not try the rerun that is here, on Mixcloud; 

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Synth City: To cut a long story short

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Liking this weather at the moment, warming bright- like a summer I guess….and In a week in which Tony Hadley left Spandau Ballet again. I wondered how many bands continued after their frontman left – quite a few if memory serves. That was my on-air subject and it was fun to hear what or who contused after their lead singer departed. We had more new and varied tracks this week, as we played new music from Neonsol, Strobegirl & D’jaly, Tiny Magnetic Pets, Nius X, PreCog, Pattern Language, Promenade Cinema and a few new remixes along the way; even a 1970 disco classic….just think Hot Gossip, or better still….

Catch the rerun of the live radio show via a specially crafted and honed ‘podcast’ type thing on Mixcloud;

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Synth City: SNES that Megadrive sinclair

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Welcome to my little blog from the regular show, well after the fact. We chatted this week about the return of Nintendo’s SNES albeit called Classic and how I had a Sega mega-drive and a Playstation; but I’m no gamer.   I begged the question that won’t most people be using their smart devices now for such treats.

New music wise, we had a stunning Voxless- which was a jean-Michel Jarre cover, from Airman. We had new tracks from Twist Helix – Moby – Shadows and Mirrors – Lionhearts – Lia Rox – Destination  – Defeat/Nature Of Wires and many more treats.

If you missed out on the live Tuesday [8pm] radio show, then why not try the rerun here on Mixcloud;

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Synth City: Hot Rob in the Synth City

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Welcome to my regular post show blog, as I look back on the live show I marvel at the studio Aircon and the fact I was wearing shorts on the show- so you maybe glad its only a radio show. This week we had loads of international new tracks. We had new tracks from Psyrena – GLYDA – Gravity Slip / Cheryl Jansen – Honey Beard – BVSMV – Roby Fayer ft Ido Dankner – Vogon Poetry – Depeche Mode [Dominatrix remix] – The Stir Fry Pop star and loads more fine tunes besides.

As it was my 1st really hot temperature type show, for this season I was wearing shorts and chatted about odd ideas for keeping cool at night. We spoke also of bands calling it a day and how good it is to get gifts from artists to the show…

If you missed the live radio broadcast of the show, then why not catch the RERUN, via Mixcloud; 

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Synth City: Holly Toes

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In a week where I posed the important questions – Like, why do my trainers [sneakers/sport shoes] have holes appear in the toes area, and I asked for prevention methods or advice via Facebook. I was un-surprised at the quality or lack of quality advice. Proving to me that social media is no better then a social club; just quicker banter. To save my sanity after all that, I was able to showcase yet more new tracks on this week edition, this time from Mangabros Feat. Jill Beaulieu (Meter Bridge) – Cryotainment – Diamond Fields / Rat Rios – Dicepeople – Lemonade Kid/Amanda/ForgottenBee – 5TimesZero – Psychopathic Romantics – Real Experts v. Milan – Herhuth AfterDark and loads more.

So, if you missed the live show with all these new tunes and quite a bit more, then why not check out the Rerun via Mixcloud;

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Synth City: Return de Farce

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Hallo hallo, its good to be back……ok, I was only physically away one show but it was a week in the sunshine of Spain for little old me. While I was away we did a cover show, and I came home to a ton of new tracks to listen to and select, some will be for next week and some were on this show- Like new tracks from: Austen – Ooberfuse –  From Apes To Angels – DNTR – Microchip Junky – Eden – Depeche Mode – Emt/Real Experts – Shadows & Mirrors – LorD and Master/Neil Francis + the more remixes and a trance like cinematic VOXLESS.

We spoke of, or rather I did, of the lack of tacky holiday music; as I heard non whilst I was away in Spain- not too sad to say. We had more gig news and so we rubbed our gig going hands with excitement at yet more Depeche Mode tour dates in the uk.

If you missed this returning live show, then feel free to give the rerun version a little old listen here on Mixcloud;

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Synth City: No Moore

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Did you know, It’s almost 2 years since we actually started the week day show, SYNTH CITY, and so this is the last edition of the second season [show year end June 2nd to June 2nd], and I delight in more new music gems to excite the next season – so here is to, the start of the 3rd year of the show we call Synth City {June 6th}, with the knowledge of another year of tons of new music and banter.

Back to this weeks Synth City, as we had more interesting and new music, this time from a solo project called Lionhearts, plus new tracks from – VoK – Diagram – Depeche Mode – Farmacia – Meter Bridge and the odd remix, Voxless and a classic or two. We spoke of live gigs and changes to one, the lose of a acting legend and I spoke of my forth coming summer holiday and wether I will go all digital; ‘ticket’ wise.

If you missed the live edition, then please check out, like and share the rerun edition via Mixcloud;

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Synth City: A Covenant of sound

 

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On a week in which sci/fi film geeks lap up the latest Alien outing, we nodded our head at the chest bursting hero and played more new tunes. This week from- EmT, Uncreated, Tame Genius, and an exclusive track from Berlyn Trilogy, plus a new collaboration HVOB and Winston Marshall. Along with a voxless from Depeche Mode, and few remixes we had a beautiful cover from Andy Hagerty. All this and Alien chat and broadband hell.

If you missed the live show, then why not try out the rerun of the show here on Mixcloud;

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Synth City: Trans Euro Contest

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In a week where we expect high-culture from the annual Eurovision song contest, I actually played one of the finalists- I know, trendy ain’t I. As well as the Macedonia finalist entry [ Jana Burcheska] I played an older goodie from a few years back. We did however have new & current tracks from Knights – The Pink Diamond Revue – SPECTRA paris – Soviet – Massive Ego – John Hagerty – Nature Of Wires and loads more- e.g.: cool cover , remixes and a 90’s classic on Voxless. I wished Dave Gahan from Depeche Mode a happy birthday, spoke of Synth Club’s recent smash of a gig and I geeked out on the News on the new Alien-covenant movie and almost chest burst over Blade Runner; yes I can not wait to see both.

If you missed the live Radio show, then hey why not check out the podcast rerun type version, here on Mixcloud;

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Synth City: May time for Summer

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We are here again, the month of May, almost the 2nd Year anniversary of the 1st ever Synth City and more importantly the start of Summer- to some. New music is what we are about on Synth City, and this week we had tons, this time from; Shelter – Inhalt – Master of the Radio – Quiet Domino – Vague Notion – Leg Puppy – Alan Dreezer. We had an intriguing mash-up remix and a few classic tracks along the way. I spoke of some up and coming gigs to dive into, plus album launches and garage mechanics changing time…. Intrigued?.

If you missed out on the Live radio show this week, then not to worry, as we have the Rerun of the show for you here via Mixcloud;

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Synth City: April showers us with Sun

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It has been a fairly nice old April, well with the weather that is, oh and indeed with the quality and amount of new music coming my way. This week we had new from Femmepop – Church Of Trees – Depeche Mode – Lover – Desperate Journalist [Medium Wave remix], plus we had a few other nice & splendid remixes, a classic 80’s track and a suave Voxless along the way. I spoke of breaking the bank holiday chore template, as we have another coming up and I don’t expect lawn mowers and car washing to take place,  also I mentioned a special edition of this Synth City to come in May, to coincide with the shows 2 year anniversary and my 1st Holiday since…..

If you missed the live radio show, with all the live interaction, then why not catch the specially made rerun that is taken from the show, here via Mixcloud; 

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Synth City: Snap, I got the Power

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Sunshine always helps a show along, and with the great new music you can’t loose- this week from Black Needle Noise – Austra – The Foreign Resort – Real Experts – Iversen – Damsel in the Dollhouse – Diagram – LorD and Master, plus a few remixes along with the odd classic- including a Voxless. I think I hinted too some artists for new music but no pressure…..

As it had been easter I spoke of summer holidays and the plans I had- well thought about, and then spoke about non-easter egg shaped chocolate #egggate – ok I did as I did get one; it will make more sense if you rerun the show.

Feel free to like and share or simply rerun the edition of the live radio show, which is here on Mixcloud;

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Synth City: An Easter Rider

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Easter egg hunting and mini breaks, what not to like and this week we furnished this with more new music. This time from a few new projects and established bands- Andrew Marston & Jon Sodwell have new track out and we had the Nature Of Wires remix. There was also Lemonade Kid & Jarrod Jones on the remix side of things, plus a mash up and a summery H17 cover care of Parralox. We had new single from Empathy Test [out April 21st] as we hear news of their actual debut album, has a release date- June 23rd 2017. There was also another new track from the latest Depeche Mode album and I played a ‘B side’ from mesh as I’ve been playing their new single for weeks, and thought as it has a release date I will play another track, because…because Because

We chatted about the fade for ‘riders’ from artists, and how rock n roll that is here at Phoenix fm, plus few more tits bits and…… well Check out the specially produced edition of the live show, all here on Mixcloud; 

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Synth City: The April wave floods in

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Spring has sprung into April and the great synth waves are flowing as per, as we played new tracks from Church Of Trees – LorD and Master – Legpuppy – Massive Ego – Rainland, plus a few Interesting remixes and the odd classic track. I was still recovering from a hugely successful music festival in London, where I got to DJ for 11 bands and so, We spoke of loudness at music gigs, eating a meal in funny or odd places and marvelled and how many times I would guess the album title to a fave album wrongly.. bless me, I’m getting old.

Feel free to check out the specially produced edition of the live radio show, in a lovely little rerun Mixcloud;

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Synth City: Festival of the Synth’ing

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This weeks show, just happens a to be the last show before the huge ‘Synth Wave live’ anniversary event in London, which will see 11 international acts perform live in London’s Hoxton, aswell as 3 DJ’s and an exclusive free after-show cult nightclub invitation. Naturally, I played a few more of the artist’s on the bill; as I have done over the last few weeks, and I mentioned a few exclusive pointers to this festival day of Synth ness- admittedly with a naughty chosen Mexican type theme bed {you will need to listen again to find out the reason for the Mexican theme} – See you Saturday April 1st at Synthwave Live** in Hoxton 2pm SHARP.

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Apart from the mexican references, I did expand on the joys of having a week of work with zero plans, and more importantly delivered more new tracks for your ear bits. This week from KI:Theory – One Thousand Exabytes – 5 Times Zero – Static Shore – Lunar Twin, along with the odd artist classic track, especially as this weeks Voxless was from a synth Hero of the sound scape of pure electronica. oh, and there were a few 90’s tunes and more gig announcements, so It was a fairly full show for ‘a week off’ type Synth City.

Feel free to check out the rerun and if you like, share the specially produced version of the live show, here via Mixcloud;

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Synth City: That’s the Spirit

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On a spirited week in which we synth fans tried to digest the latest studio album from Basildon’s finest export- Depeche Mode, we cherry picked two tracks from the album ‘Spirit‘; which was not an easy job, especially as a lot of people have firm opinions on the merits of the new album, still I laced-in a rather cool Depeche Mode  cover that features on a promising spring Sci-Fi comic heroine based blockbuster.  We had loads more new music this week from Where The Night Falls , Formatic, AudioDeluxe and we had, not one but 2 great new covers of two classic tracks. First up was a track from a USA artist Ki:Theory and then another delightful cover from, Daysound featuring Neil Francis – You will have to listen to find out who their cover tracks are. I dropped the odd synth classic track as per, a few current chart type numbers and by sods law this week, I had an extra Voxless edged into the show, from Rodney Cromwell no less. Finally, as it is getting so much closer to the big one-day festival in London- Synth Wave Live, we had 3 more of the artists played on the show, who are  due to play live in Hoxton on April 1st.

Feel free to check out and maybe share around, the specially produced rerun of the live radio show via Mixcloud;

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Synth City: Salford acts factor

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On this weeks spring time type radio show, we spoke of leaked albums and ginger pop-stars filling the UK music charts, along with the introducing of new music from acts like PUZZLE — MESH — PARALLELS — and FACTORY ACTS, and I was joined on the phone by Matt; who is one half of the husband and wife duo- Factory Acts;  who are a SALFORD based band, near Manchester, who have a punk like dark electronic edge to their sound. We spoke about their interesting music influences, crating their music, the fun of the current charts and the joys of playing big cities and more little slices of tit bits of chat.
We also had a few brand new remixes and the odd classic artist along the way, and we had a few more tracks from some of the artists, who are due to play at SynthWave Live on April 1st in Hoxton, London –SYNTHWAVE LIVE – tickets:

If you did get to tune into the live show, then please feel free to catchup to the rerun of this weeks show via my Mixcloud link;

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Synth City: Guilty Secrets

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On this weeks show I had to mention the news that Bros have cancelled their reforming UK tour,,,,,ahh, but tinge that with the other news that Steps were touring- the lord giveth and taketh away etc….. which led me to ask about if you actually have a guilty pleasure with music anymore. As I feel now that I simple like what I like and have a soft spot for the odd classic pop or rock tune. We had new tracks this week from Shmoo – Elektronic – Curxes – LorD and Master – Daily Planet – Austerity Complex, plus a interesting mash-up type remix track along the way and more Synth in The City news.

Feel free to catch up here, with my rerun of the live show care of Mixcloud;

 

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Synth City: Puzzling award codswallop

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Busy old time in the big old movie awards hand out world, well a career defining one on the Oscars I hear. No errors this week with my envelopes of music, thou we did chat about similar personal circumstances on giving out awards and the like…… Oh, and we even had a message  from a shy movie legend, Mr Blessed.

We had new music from IEuropean, Stikman, Lemonade Kid, Real Experts, Analogue Wave, Hologram Teen, Hands Of Industry, Staic Shore and a cool mash up for Depeche Mode v New Order to boot.

If you missed the actual live show, then why not check the rerun edition on Mixcloud;

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Synth City: An own Pie goal

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Not long now till spring, as the weather is getting better and bringing out the oddities….such as Goalies eating pies; which we spoke about on this weeks show. New music this week was again eclectic in style and places, as we had Neon Lines from France,  manchester provided us with a new artist, Cowards, from Bristol we had Fourth Engine, London gave us a track from the new album from Real Experts and ireland gave us a Voxless in the shape of Workings Of A Madman. Along the way we had the odd legend, including a remix for Madonna... I know. Madonna. During the show I realised; thanks to Neil Francis, a new track I had been playing a while was in-fact a cover of a song by a former member of ABBA- we all learn in my show….

There a mixcloud version of the live show here, lovingly crafted for your ear bits to rerun or discover and share;

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Synth City: The Dumb Boat

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The love boat docked and then sank into Synth City, thou there was the odd song with a love connection- or was there. Being valentines day I romantically chatted about a floater in my eye and the hot air conditioning in the studio #Romance.  On this weeks non-romantic type show, we had another interesting little Voxless, and this time a Miami / 80’s sounding synth wave track from the Netherlands, from an artist called Synthasyzor. We had few great brand new singles to share again this week, from Frixtion / Gene Serene, 2nd Face, Among the Echoes and a beautifully haunting cover from Automatic Writing of an equally haunting classic. There were more explosively new remixes along the way with a classic artist or 3.

Feel free to listen again to the show via my specially produced rerun on Mixcloud;

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Synth City: 8 is Great

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This weeks edition of Synth City was all new; well new’ish... as the show had it’s new starting time of 8pm… So we are now on from 8 till 10pm, a nicer part of the Tuesday evening, I sort of feel.  We had all the usual show goodies along the way, Synth In the City, Voxless, marvellous banter and my DM fix, which had an actual new track- For, within the new tracks this week, we had the brand new single from Depeche Mode, ahead of their new album- Spirit. As well my new DM track, we had new tracks from Massive Ego, Depression Era, Align feat Stephen Newton [GLYDA], Inertia; who also provided us with a excellent Peter Gabriel cover from their new EP.  We had a few really cool new remixes Real Experts and London Grammar; for example.  And we spoke about some up and coming live music gigs, plus I spoke of my new shows little time change and the merchandise dilemma it has created….. sticker anyone.

Twas great to now start the live radio show from 8pm now on, but if you missed that then maybe try the Mixcloud version below;

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Synth City: Tuesday does Wednesday

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My week was a little odd and a bit fun, as I got a new wearable gadget and move the show to a Wednesday evening for a one off….which was nice.  We still had new tracks this week, this time  from: Water Low, Vague Notion, Draconic Eliminations Projects [remix via Nature Of Wires], Shadows and Mirrors, This Human Condition, and even an exclusive new track from Jamiroquai …..to name but a few of the great tracks, with the odd legend along the way. We also had a chat about Wearable gadgets; well I did... Breath functions etc- you needed to be there.

If you missed the Live radio show, as it was moved to another day or whatever fine reason, then why not support the artist and check out the rerun via Mixcloud;

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Synth City: Pen toaster

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I’ve been attempting to cut the fog away this week, so as to reveal another show, with yet more new music to delight you chilly ears bits; well, I hope. We had new tracks from the brand new album from Perpacity / DVL and the new album from Argentina duo FARMACIA, another great new track from Rusty Egan’s new album. Along with new to the show artists,- Twist Helix and Sun goes Dark.  Plus a few cool remixes from David Burdick for Softwave and Jesus Jones, the odd classic track, a Voxless and a ‘Synth in The City’ gig news.  All this and talk of high end danger, with the dropping of a pen into a toaster and some news of a ‘one off’ Synth City show movement day **Feb 1st.

If you missed out on all the fun and tunes of this weeks live radio show, then please check out the specially made version via MIXCLOUD;

Synth City On Wednesday Feb 1st for one week

Synth City On Wednesday Feb 1st for one week

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On Target

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Oh, 2017 is mixing it up with the weather chat, what with all the Snow, frost, rain, sunshine spells and yet even thou we are only midway through January, there are yet more great new tracks landing into my hands for your discerning ear bits.

This week we have, as I say, more brand new tracks, this week from- Austen, Rainland, Charlotte Someone feat: Lokka Vox, Future Perfect, 5TimesZero, plus some new remixes from Voi Vang [care of Real Experts] and from Heliophile– who I had has just finished a new video to accompany the remix. We spoke of up and coming London gigs for February and April, I mentioned personal targets and asked after yours, of course we played the odd classic track along the way and I had a panic about my Mothers in coming birthday……#panic

If you didn’t catch the weekly live radio show, then please try the specially produce rerun version of the show here, via Mixcloud;

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A lexy show

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As 2017 is now underway, with all the plans we had made before Christmas; I know I’m still attempting to get actually fit- running etc. It is really good to see the plans of those creatives out there are busy as ever, as they are all launching yet more new music, singles, albums and tour plans. On that note, we had an exclusive track from the Brand new Massive Ego album; written by Boy George no less. We had new singles from Real Experts feat: Neil Francis, Depression Era, Daniel Ariana, Tactile Frequency, Electric Floor, Sean Burke- who provided this weeks Voxless and a cool remix for Kate Bush by Ekkoes. Plus we had the odd classic track and debatable banter that wasn’t too angry- including the fun that can be with a digital assistant – Alexi loves to order stuff.

If you missed the live radio show, with all the extras that come with a live show, then please feel free to listen and share the rerun via Mixcloud;

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17 is here

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Welcome one and all as we start a brand new year of 2017, with all the hopes and dreams befitting it, or is that more about our plans… Anyway, we returned a old feature that platforms music of instrumental qualities- e.g.: no singing. Voxless. We started the 1st show of with the knowledge of yet more new tracks, such as a belter from a Great mix artist album – featuring Tony Hadley; care of Rusty Egan. The brand new single from The xx and Eurasianeyes, plus the first Voxless track, starting with a track by Daniel Triana.

We squeezed in the odd classic synth track, spoke excitedly of future live music gigs and I nosily asked after what Geek/electronic based gifts you may had received for Christmas- In my case what I brought for myself..sc-warhol

As per, the live radio show is specially reproduced here as a rerun via Mixcloud, enjoy;- and please feel free to Like and share…..

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2016 Swansong

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Well the final show for 2016, as we say goodbye to a year in which we lost so many heroes….its hard not to wish the year over. I for one had a nice 2016, played some great new tracks a plenty on my show and met some great new artists, attended some great gigs and had the pleasure to DJ at quite a few of the best live music events. So I feel quite happy about my lot in 2016 and excited about 2017.

We had My Phoenix FM presenters, pick of Album of the year, with a track taken from Blackstar by David Bowie, my chosen track of the year, which was from Neil Francis & Daysound. A few cool new remixes and a brand new track from Perpacity & DVL, to squeeze in to a show that, whilst it was the last radio show of 2016 for me, as always, for me, I prefer to look forward then back and dwell…….. to a degree. sc-xmas-balls

Thank you all for listening to the live radio shows each Tuesday and I hope you had discovered someone new, that you liked within the 300+ debut singles and album tracks, I had the joy to introduce this year. Thank you to those artists for letting me share their work. It was truly great to meet a lot of my listeners too in 2016, you are all far to kind and I really am grateful of your support to my show; and the share of the rerun via mixcloud…..which supports all those artists on my shows.

Check out the final Synth City rerun on Mixcloud for 2016……Happy New Year x

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Oh Mind that

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We are almost at zero hours Chrimbo…. and yes I’ve not got all my gifts yet, however I did have some music based treat for you this week on the show. Plus I spoke of how I nearly wrecked my DJ controller at the weekend at a big gig in Birmingham [ Synthetic City 4], and asked if any of our musician listeners had any similar live mishaps. As I said, on this week’s live radio show w have musical treat- this week from Matt Jessup with a Santa based reworking of a synth classic. New music tracks from Psy’Aviah, Neil Francis and new to the show Shmoo. There was also some interesting remixes, a few Christmas based songs and even a live concert track.

MERRY CHRISTMAS / HAPPY HOLIDAYS..... From Synth City....

MERRY CHRISTMAS / HAPPY HOLIDAYS….. From Synth City….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you missed the live show, then enjoy the rerun below, priced specially for you on to Mixcloud;

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Pointed less

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Unlucky for some is the number 13, and so it I should had realised as I dashed about making a live radio show, that the 13th can be odd. We oddness in the show, as we was chatting about the merits of jobs/training given at work prior to the slow down fro Christmas; to which my brain was numb, as a result-  well my brain is thinking Christmas food and wallowing. sc-santa-card-hold

On the show, we had yet more new music,  and on this particular weeks show, hot from legendary drummer, producer, 80’s club DJ and co-founder of the blitz club- Rusty Egan a track featuring another legend, Midge Ure. Which is taken from a superb new album available via an artist self-launching pledge website – Rusty Egan Presents: Welcome To The Dance Floor

We had more great new music as I said, and this time from Dek101, Tactile Frequency, LorD and Master, Actors…and local girl; and new to the show Gretchin. There were a few classic tracks and remixes along the way, so if you missed the live radio show or you want to hear the show again, then please check out the Mixcloud;

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Looking like Xmas

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Well we are here, December and the weird and humble 2016 year is getting geared up for the final push to Christmas. So, we chatted about odd products that are subtly connected to the season – like Mullied spiced washing Up liquid, and again we enjoyed more lovely new tracks and superb remixes. This week from Real Experts, Vague Notion, elektronic, Austerity Complex and Johnny Normal, plus a few other cool remixes and the odd classic track.

We spoke of two big December gigs and loads of other things, which if you missed the live radio show are now contained within a specially produced version on Mixcloud;

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Voi Vang time

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Last Synth City show of November 2016 it is, and blimey is it almost that there Christmas…the period where we all go mad and new music sort of slows down. Luckily not too soon, as we had more new music this week. and this time from Softwave, Tolchock, Charlotte Someone ft Lokka Vox, Cardiochoas and Voi Vang[singer songwriter] who joined me on the phone to talk about studying in London, Sheffield, her music style, influences to her sound, stage space needs and Glam rock…and loads more in-between. We finished by hearing a exclusive new track from her, which will be available to enjoy via the Voi Vang Soundcloud page – here:  Voi Vang – Mirror

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Also, we had more new album tracks from Real Experts, Eden, Where the Night Falls and Cloak, plus a DM & Numan fix special, warm water worries from me and gig news….

1.Gun by Chvrches
2.You Just Walked Away by Ekkoes
3.One Man in my Heart Love Action (EMP mix) by Human League
4.Tokyo Rooftops by Berlyn Trilogy
5.Awake But Still Asleep by SoftWave
6.KILL FOR LOVE by Chromatics
7.Definition by Cloak
8.Don’t wanna lose you (Radio Edit) by Eden
9.Cards by Voi Vang
10.CHATTING WITH VOI VANG +HER NEW SINGLE
11.Mirror by Voi Vang
12.Out Of My System (Derek Anthony Williams Remix) by Real Experts
14.Ascend by Shelter
15.Slide by Where The Night Falls
16.Murmured in Dreams by Charlotte Someone ft Lokka Vox
17.Falling Apart by Strobegirl
18.Imitation of Life (Pale Imitation Remix) by Tenek
19.Scanner (Game Over Mix) by Gary Numan
20.A Pain That I m Used To (Extended Marsheaux) by Depeche Mode
21.The Winner Takes it All by Promenade Cinema
22.Rage Love Fear (Club Mix) by Tolchock
23.Complete (Massive Ego Remix) by Blutengel
24.Wine & Champagne(Radio Edit) by Cardiochoas
25.Sirenna (Today We See Colour) by Losers
26.Hold Back Your Love by White Lies

If you missed the live radio show, then please check out the rerun, specially  made below via Mixcloud;

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First Humbug

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The seasons getting super busy again, we seem to be rushing head long in to Christmas and yet it is still poor little November- as you may be able to tell, I’m a bit of a bar humbug at all this. Which led to my little talking bit this week, which asked after your First feelings or suggestions of Humbug; I suggested Lights up too early for one.. 

We had new music on the show from Strobegirl, Cloak, Heliophile, Real Experts, Where the Night Falls and Promenade Cinema– who gave a synth type gothic vibe to an Abba Classic. Naturally I garnished the show with more remixes and the odd classic track, plus we spoke of the year end gigs, on Synth In The City.

If you missed the live radio show, then we have a rerun edition via Mixcloud. Please share and support…..

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Tenek of Life

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In a week where there was excitement about a Super Moon, we had a super show….. I know, I’m such the wag and you may note I like a tenuous link to a 80’s tinged moon type track in the show. Well I had some great new tracks on the show, this week from Real Experts – White Lies and Blutegel, as well some first plays from the new Tenek EP. As in the Phoenix FM studio, I was joined by two members of the band, Peter Steer and Steve Clarke from Tenek, who were in to chat about the fourth coming EP- Imitation of Life [ out Nov 29th].  

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We chatted about the bands newly released Sci-Fi inspired video to illustrate the single, and we chatted about the process behind writing the song and picking remixes for actual EP, plus we heard two tracks from the EP; also talked about beards and steak and I think I got a year wrong or something….. dunno, you will just have to take a listen to rerun the mixcloud version:..

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An odd pair

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Another fun Live radio show, to try to take us through this part of the odd world and weather of 2016, and almost equal in the odd stakes, was the news that Robbie Williams will have Erasure supporting him on his new UK tour- I know, odd pairing. Which was my subject of my little show chat bit…. Music artists with seemingly odd support acts- e.g.: ones that you didn’t think suited or would suit the main act.

We had some really nice remixes this week; including my DM fix and the odd classic track, along with new music from Water Low, Elektronic, Zundapp, Nius X, Shelter and an intriguing cover by local duo The Screens. We spoke of future guests* and up and coming live music events to see you to Chrimbo.

If you missed out on the live radio show Broadcast, then why not try out the specially produced  rerun, via Mixcloud- and maybe share the love..

Show Guest news: Tenek joins the show on Nov 15th 2016*

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Meet up tronica

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Wow time is a flying, as we crack open November and serve more delights from the huge international electronic scene… with new tracks to the show from Circuit3, NINA, a cool cover from Pinklogik and a sneaky exclusive track from the brand new The Sweetest Condition album. We talked of gigs and the modern social get together thing called Meet Up’s. Along the way we had news of fire guest and enjoyed the odd classic track among the bright new synth things.

If you missed the whole of the live radio show, then fear not as I have a nice little Stream of the beauty here, care of Mixcloud; 

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Spook for yourself

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Welcome to my little post radio show type blog; which always is an odd concept for a radio show to me….still hello. We chatted about the annual ‘Trick or Treat’ nonsense and asked about traditions, Whilst hearing the odd spooky track within some classics and new tracks- this week by the way… from Canadian outfit ‘Leathers.  a sensual pairing of Christo + Marc Massive, a sweet Lemonade Kid, A track from the new Eden album and one from the new Le Cliche, and from a debut EP from Zundapp. Plus a huge remix from Tenek and a few classics tracks and the odd synth goth horror connection.

I also mentioned some gigs and a very noble Charity album Harvesting Hope – This album is for Jack Howard. Jack is 12 years old and is fighting cancer for the second time. All UK treatment has failed and the family need to get him vital treatment in America. All money made from the album will go to the charity set up by Jack’s family to help towards the treatment – You get 45 tracks for a £5….[you can donate more]

If you missed the live radio show, then as per…..click my specially produced Mixcloud rerun;

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Almost 19

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Another busy start to the show and this wee I guess is almost as per. We chatted about gadgets you don’t really need buy want [this included tech in general]. The unimportance of spelling on Facebook and as always more new tracks to delight your ear  bits…. beauties from Nius X,  Where the Night Falls, a track from the new album from Pulse and an exclusive track from The Department. We had a classic track remixes- Paul Hardcastle. A remix for Psy’AviahMarcel Wave and Depeche Mode and loads more great synth tracks, including a haunting Cure cover along with the odd bit of, oddness.

Almost worth a worldwide online award for 2016….sc-mixcloud-world

We also had another ‘Synth In the City’- for those who like to get out there and enjoy live music. So if you missed the live show then why not rerun the show via the Mixcloud stream;

 

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That’s the Spirit

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Swinging into October, and saying bye bye to the lovely summer….ahem, well the brighter  weather, but never mind as the great music and gig type news still flows to lighten the darkening nights. On the day of this live radio show,  we had heard that Basildon synth Pioneers Depeche Mode have formally announced a new tour and a album to delight our ears bits, live from Milan- Mind you they only announced one UK date; so not quite a Tour for the UK. We did have a little teaser of what the album may sound like but no firm dates on the album release- Called SPIRIT, nor a fledging single off that said new album….. we will be patient ah; well in spirit. We had more New tracks on this weeks show, this time from The Lunchbox Surrender, Dancing with Ruby, The Mystic Underground and Ooberfuse. Plus a double whammy from Jean-Michel Jarre; who is touring the UK- I said Depeche Mode, Touring the UK.

We spoke also about Synth Wave Live in 2017 and other up and coming gigs in 2016, so If you missed the live broadcast, then feel free to catch the rerun here via Mixcloud;

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Forget summer

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On this weeks show I didn’t mention once the fact of my ailments in the cold virus department, such is the measure of the marta I am. I shared the tonic of my great music in a little radio show to soothe it. We Chatted about forgetfulness and how that can create some testing situation – like holiday mishaps and concert fails. On the show, I delivered some more great new tracks again- This week from LorD and Master, Frixion, White Lies, Foreign Technology, Reborn Beton, A Glimpse of Passion. As well as a few remixed tracks from dek101, Milan, Depeche Mode and The Judas Matrix, plus the odd classic along the way.

Show Playlist:

  • Automatic Writing – Blue Unicorns
  • Rodney Cromwell – Fax Message Breakup [single)
  • Depeche Mode – Heaven (Kernfusion Mix)
  • The Judas Matrix – I Can’t Take This (Anymore) (Ease the Pain Remix)
  • White Lies – Morning in LA
  • Mesh – Paper Thin.mp3
  • Model Depose – Particles
  • Ys Atlov – You Can’t Fool Me.mp3
  • Lemonade Kid – Lay the Country Down
  • Frixion – From Dusk ’til Dawn
  • Psy’Aviah – Opia (ft. Pieter Van Vaerenbergh) (Radio Edit)
  • Real Experts – How About No (Parralox Remix)
  • dek101 – Widescreen (Ballroom Fantasy Mix)
  • LorD and Master – This is now
  • Milan – I don’t know why I can’t decide (LorD and Master remix)
  • Voi Vang – Cards
  • Frost (Norway) – The Woods
  • Foreign technology – Absolute
  • Thompson Twins – Don’t Mess With Doctor Dream
  • Blott – Difficult Times
  • iEuropean – World of fantasy
  • A glimpse of passion – Missing you
  • Austen – Rush of Blood
  • Mechanical Cabaret – Ne Plus Ultra
  • ACTORS – Bury Me
  • Beborn Beton – 24-7 Mystery (remix By Val Solo OF S.P.O.C.K.)
  • Empathy Test – Demons

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Never Enough

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“I’ve just come down from the isle of Skye”….. actually Perth, as I had a little wee Scottish break. Yet oddly there were no Scottish artist in the show- odd ah. I has more new music and this week from, Psy’Aviah, Milan, Shelter and Vile Electrodes. Plus a cool Depeche Mode cover via Parralox and a mashup remix that made me think of Anna Friel [have a listen out and see if you get why]. If that last remark wasn’t odd or weird enough, well we spoke about odd places to get WiFi in your life and the oddity of the new trend in Vape pipes technology; I know…what tangents.

Playlist:

  • Visage – Never Enough
  • The Stir Fry Pop Star – Fears and Tears
  • Human League – Being Boiled (Static Dust Edit)
  • This Human Condition – Telepathic Heights (Clubmix)
  • Psy’Aviah – Opia (ft. Pieter Van Vaerenbergh) (Radio Edit)
  • Shiny Darkness – Dirty Morning (Electro vibes mix).
  • dEk101 – Widescreen (Edit)
  • Beborn Beton – She Cried (Version)
  • Voi Vang – Cards
  • Vile Electrodes – Stranger To Myself
  • Bella Wagner – Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
  • Gray Pop – Wicked world
  • Empathy Test – Demons
  • Sol Flare – Not Holding On
  • Shelter – Lost in the 80’s (feat. Parralox)
  • Parralox – Fools
  • Copy Correct – Light Of The Nation
  • Rodney Cromwell – Fax Message Breakup [single)
  • 3D – Ugly Nature
  • ACTORS – Bury Me
  • The Department – THIS BE THE VERSE (Radio Version)
  • Milan – I don’t know why I cant decide
  • Lemonade Kid – Lay the Country Down
  • The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds.
  • Vague Notion – Butterfly on Bone
  • Analogue Wave – Half Light
  • DIVVISIONS – Starcrossed
  • Aesthetic Perfection – Never Enough

If you missed the actual live show, then nee botha, we have the Rerun stream specially made for you here on Mixcloud;

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Hands three

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Well I hope you caught this weeks live radio show?, as I struggled with some important things and some maybe not so-  like is playing 3 records in a row, called Treble or Triple. And if they are planning to up the fine for using a mobile and driving, what about touch screens and eating a burger as you drive. Naturally, as this show is music based we had some goodies, as I marked Gary Numan’s UK tour covering 3 classic albums I played 3 from him, a classic from the Pet Shop Boys; which was not related to a hot story of a Hollywood couple getting divorced, just coincidence.…honest.

We had more new music from Vague Notion’s album , a great new track from a new artist to me– Dek101 and a hot off the press track, taken from new second album from Vile Electrodes along the way, plus the odd remix, classic Depeche Mode [my DM Fix] and another Synth In The City.

Show playlist:

  • Mesh – Kill Your Darlings (Single)
    White Lies – Come On
    Covenant – Sound Mirrors (Faderhead Remix)
    Rodney Cromwell – Fax Message Breakup [single)
    Vogon Poetry – The Diceman (Johan Baeckstrom Remix)
    Vague Notion – Butterfly on Bone
    The Judas Matrix – I Can’t Take This (Anymore)
    Neil Francis & Daysound – Deadender
    Tubeway Army – We Have a Technical
    Gary Numan – Tracks
    Gary Numan – I Die You Die (Video Version)
    Circuit3 – Ghost Machine (Album Mix)
    Tiny Magnetic Pets – No One At The Safe House
    Steven Jones & Logan Sky – Maria
    Promenade Cinema – Somebodys Watching My Poker Face
    dEk101 – Widescreen (Edit)
    Bella Wagner – Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
    Empathy Test – Demons
    Depeche Mode – In Your Room
    Austen – Rush of Blood
    The Stir Fry Pop Star – Fears and Tears
    Sinestar – Ready Set Go & Die
    Vile Electrodes – Incision
    Fotonovela – Justice (feat. Sarah Blackwood)
    Pet Shop Boys – Love Etc.
    Voi Vang – Cards
    Roby Fayer – Long Distance Romance
    Chvrches – Lies

If you did miss the live radio show, then don’t worry be happy, as its here in a Stream version on MIXCLOUD;

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Electro Triumph

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Well this weekend was quite busy live music affair, as on Friday I went to London’s east end to Brick lane to see Empathy Test, who were supported by Sol Flare and The Glass Children–  a night of great electro pop, with almost a battle of the best song bird. The venue was Club 1001 and at this I bumped into Promenade Cinema, who were not just there for the gig bit were in London to Play Electro London the next day.  A great night with 3 great bands…..just the starter.

Saturday was a lovely long and stunningly fun day, as it was the 2016 edition of Electro London, a music type festival dreamed up by Johnny Normal and Rob Green. This was it’s second edition after 2015 debut event and it was indeed clear a growing delight. I for my sins was the event DJ and I was in the DJ Booth attached to the stage all night [2pm till midnight..have the ringing ears to prove it]; Playing the intermission music you understand. Not only was there eleven great acts on the bill, from Sweden, Ireland, Germany and Canada, as well as the UK,  but as well, among the audience were quite a few similar talented artists giving the event support.  This event was a stunner and I dare say there will be a lot of reviews to read, as there are already loads of quality photo’s and videos of the artist in circulation, I know I met so many people and have loads of memories coming back to me, one notable was Wolfgang Flu [headliner], asking me to turn the monitors up; I think he though I was the sound engineer, Still it was odd and yet cool to be spoken to by a Kraftwerk legend, considering I have been listening to their music since a child.  wolfgang-flu-el16

Glad to say I had more new music in this weeks show hot playlist, from Susanne Sundor, White Lies, The Judas Matrix, Reborn Beton, Bella Wager and Rodney Cromwell, plus more remix type gems and another Synth In The City [ gig news], along with a short talkie ramble, about the supposed big announcement of the release of a ton of Depeche Mode classic and recent video’s coming out – which kind of almost turned into a debate, into what was their best video and or did they make videos worth buy in a box set.

 

Show Playlist:

  • ACTORS – Bury Me
  • Covenant – Sound Mirrors
  • Kraftwerk – Radioactivity (Half-Life Mix)
  • Metroland – Harry Beck
  • Bella Wagner – Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
  • Massive Ego & Empire State Human – Low Life (Zarkoff Remix)
  • DOLLS + Fauxplay – In Control
  • Shelter – Figaro [Matt Pop’s Radio Mix]
  • Tenek – Another Day
  • White Lies – Come On
  • Ideomotor – Amplified
  • Zundapp – Shadows
  • M.O – Rebel
  • The Judas Matrix – I Can’t Take This (Anymore)
  • Depeche Mode v New Order – Enjoy The Confusion
  • Brutalist Architecture in the Sun – When is it Better
  • Nius X – Hitting The Wall
  • Beborn Beton – She Cried (Version)
  • Syntheads – Eleanor Rigby (Single Mix)
  • Voi Vang – Cards
  • Austen – Rush of Blood
  • Rodney Cromwell – Fax Message Breakup [single)
  • Cult With No Name – Not so Big in Japan
  • Empathy Test – Demons
  • ElektroFish – Spiralling
  • Susanne Sundfør – Fade Away
  • Sol Flare – Not Holding On
  • The Stir Fry Pop Star – Fears and Tears

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The adds man

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First Synth City show of September already, it was only just the other day it was another show….We spoke of the standards of the advertisements we now see on Telly and ask, were they better in the past….and like last week, we had yet more new synth delights.

This week we had yet another nice mix of tracks, from neon cool sounds of Steven Jones & Logan Sky, a stonking new solo single from Voi Vang, an internationally based duo Austen. We had mellow anime song cover, care of The Lunchbox Surrender, a steam love song from Israel via from Mr Roby Fayer and a gritty electro rock track from D.M.O. All these, plus a few truly  interesting remixes and taste of some of the many artists who are to play Electro London in Hoxton [Sept 10th]; some from far and wide. So indeed, yet more international synth sounds for the loving ear bits.

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The SHOW PLAYLIST:

  • The Department -Glass Houses
  • Shiny Darkness – You Can Travel The World (stone mix)
  • Wolfgang Flur – I Was a Robot.
  • Peter Gabriel – Courage (The Hexadecimal Mix)
  • Voi Vang – Cards
  • The Stir Fry Pop Star – Fears and Tears
  • Vogon Poetry – Mourn (Apop We Love You Edit)
  • VIVIEN GLASS – HONEY BEE
  • Mesh – The Ride
  • Austen – Rush of Blood
  • Fourth Engine – Sealed
  • Depeche Mode – Everything Counts (Oliver Huntemann & Stephan Bodzin Dub)
  • Keldari Station – Lucky (David Burdick Remix)
  • The Lunchbox Surrender – Moon on the water
  • Sol Flare – Not Holding On
  • Empathy Test – Demons
  • Apache Darling – More Than Me
  • Roby Fayer – Long Distance Romance
  • Eden – Don’t wanna lose you (Radio Edit)
  • Meter Bridge – It Was Nothing
  • Promenade Cinéma – A Chemical Haunting
  • Steven Jones & Logan Sky – Maria
  • Nius X – Hitting The Wall
  • Milan – Let us go (LorD and Master remix)
  • MFU – Dirty Fingers (Marco Polo)
  • D.M.O – Rebel
  • ACTORS – Bury Me
  • Covenant – Sound Mirrors

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Mesh Looking

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As August 2016 is racing to close off our summer, we had yet more new music and to cap it a chat with with Richard Silverthorn, from Bristol Synth pop rockers Mesh. The band who have been together for 15yrs and tour to great success have just release their brand new album LOOKING SKYWARD, and so Richard to time to have a chat about the album, their process with his band partner Mark Hocking. We talked about new artists, the use of social media, Press ups and touring, plus lots more… MESH Looking Skyward

We had a couple cool remixes in the show care of David Burdick for two artists Kildare Station and Vague notion, Peoples Theatre remix for Eden. plus brand new singles from Covenant and Actors, along with classic tracks and some gig chat.

As always, I produce a special rerun of the live radio show for your ears to approve, so please check out stream- like and share the Mixcloud edition;

 

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Fruit and nutcase

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As the old advertisement line goes, ‘everyones a fruit and nutcase’, and with me and healthy food and exercise, that be the case. As this weekend just gone I decided it was time to sort things out, with new exercises and running along with ‘healthy’ food, and I wondered what odd healthy food methods or suggestions you may have had. We had another healthy show of new music in the show with a great remix for Real Experts by an Australian synth artist Parralox, a new single from The Stir Fry Pop star, Nius X and Introflirt, another track from the debut album from Brutalist Architecture In the Sun. Along with my chatty bit, and my DM fix we had another Synth In the City and Show Opener Artist result….plus a great selection of some 80’s synth classics for once. Robh mixcloud cartoon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Captain Caveman

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Now, I must warn you here and now, if you decide to listen back to this weeks rerun of my live radio show, you may be startled,  because this week, whilst chatting about the modern shed project thing called Mancaves is popular, I may had lost the plot and strayed into farce- as per.  Naturally, we were held all together in this place of worship by yet more great new tracks- such as, IIOIOIOII [Pronounced IO], Psy’Aviah featuring Roeland from Model Depose, DIVVISIONS, Rita Zipora, and a cool cover from GLYDA, plus a stunningly Dark remix from Milan; care of LorD and Master– and a few classics song the way.

I talked up and coming gigs- Synth In the City, had this week results of the show opener Artist poll and my DM Fix… if you want to hear it all and share the love of these new unsigned artists, then please check out the Mixcloud rerun stream;

 

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Synthetic Attraction

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Well it is yet another busy year, as August is fully online and I have a very busy day, today, what with an evening work meeting just before the show and my struggling 22 press up’s I have to do- #22daypressupchallenge #PTSD. Luckily the pace was evened out a tad, for the show with my intellectual talk of a saucy channel 4 dating show, and the egocentric news of my last week show, being sort of voted number 1 in a Mixcloud synth pop chart.. ah hm.

We had new tracks this week from Brutalist Architecture in the Sun, Vague Notion, Shadows & Mirrors, plus new singles from Empathy Test and new artist project, Devoix. Also some more remix delights, a few classics and some comedic tunes along the way.

If You did miss the actual live Radio show, then please catch the produced rerun version, which is streamed via Mixcloud– feel free to like and share, as it supports those new artists and my ego;

 

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Double Promo delights

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August is already here and we have loads in this weeks show to delight your ear bits, plus I had a great response from 3 of my listeners to a request of mine. I asked if anyone would like to make a short radio promo piece for my show (Radio Promo’s basically are like adverts/trailers for shows). I received recently, two great radio promos, which I’m so pleased to say will now be used by Phoenix FM for my show promotion. So my thanks to James Tapping from the band Milan, and Thank you to Amanda Rogers and Renato Moyssen for their shared production too…superb jobs by you guys, so kind.

We had lots more new tracks to delight us this week again, this time new music from Rare Facture, This Human Condition, Perpacity, Cuckoo, James Leon and Electrofish. We also had a few remixes and the odd classic along the way, a squeaky chair and a little bit gig chat.

If you missed the Radio show live, then check out the rerun stream, here on Mixcloud;

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Push-up host

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Slightly cooler this here week, the weather, not me- I’m always rather cool….thanks to the studio air conditioning anyway. A few days ago I was challenged on Facebook by a good friend DJ Dave Charles, to take part in a 22 day Press up challenge, which requires the person nominated to film themselves doing 22 press up for 22 days- the idea is to help raise awareness of PTSD [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder] or Combat Stress, which effects thousands of Armed forces personal, so being as I have a military affiliation, as I say, I took it up. Just for a sort of practice I did a second set of 22 press up’s during this show and posted to Facebook the weirdo video evidence; so technically I did 44 that day…bless.

Music wise, we had new music from IntroFlirt, Real Experts, Charlotte Someone ft Lokka Vox, Honey Beard, and The Ramona Flowers. A dreamy cover and a post burpday track for Depeche Mode’s Martyn Gore; who celebrated a birthday. I was also chatting about a new thing at work that has made my day…. exciting ah.

Feel free to check out the rerun stream I have produced on Mixcloud below;

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Naturally wired

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Well well well….. how I wished I had one, as this weeks show was on a very hot day, and I for one was glad of the studio air-con- Synth City was more like a Billy Idol song, and no nor Moany Moany -‘Hot In The City. We had some more great new music to delight your hot ear bits this week, from Shiny Darkness, Hicari, Lover, EDEN, Bauer, Lord and Master, Sol Flare, plus the odd synth classic track or two. Now, I got to meet and chat with the guys from Nature of Wires this weekend just gone, at the Real Experts gig in Camden- The Dublin Castle. We chatted about their style, influences, not causing divorces and collaboration from a far; well California. The guys spoke about their new album Cyber Rendezvous [out July 29th] and future plans. Cyber Rendezvous Front Cover

Also on this weeks very live Radio show, and even though it is Summer, and was hotter then a hot thing on a hot day in hot spot, we had the excitement of announcing a Yule tide gig, which will be occurring on December 17th 2016- Synthetic Xmas 4, held in central Birmingham (venue: Actress & Bishop). This years  Xmas gig #4 will be featuring: Johnny Normal, Neil Francis, The Glass Memorial, Promenade Cinema and Shelter… so go on, book early you synth lovers I say for your christmas gig fix.

If you miss the hot rocking live Radio show, then please check my specially made rerun via Mixcloud;

 

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Unreal experts

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Last night show was all dry despite it pouring with rain outside, no I mean really heavy and yet its summer. Still I prefer to be in when I have more great stuff for my show, and this week we had a really great cover of a Michael Jackson classic; which went down well- from Canadian nTTx, we had a new track from US band Shadows & Mirrors and the first UK airplay of the next single from Milan. All there New tracks, within a selection, including a few remixes and news of gigs.

This week show, we had yet another new guest, as I got to chat with Andrew Maley, the main man behind the band Real Experts, a London based four piece with guest singers and very distinctive catchy pop sound. We chatted about how it all works, composing, playing live and Grease 2……  and of course their next gig at the Dublin Castle [July 16th 2016].

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If you missed the live radio show, then sit back and try the mixcloud rerun stream below;

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Catch my Phrase

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Another busy show this week, crammed full of lovely new synth music with the odd remix along the way, and not forgetting a classic synth track or two. We had new music from Voxtrot Alpha, Damsel in The Dollhouse, Vague Notion, Idogote feat,CountessM, Introflirt, White Lies, Shelter and Real Expertswho incidentally will be a guest on the show next… On my chatting bit I sort of chatted about a fun game to deal with stress with difficult telephone call work, that you may have, plus some gig news and lots more besides.

If you missed out on the fun and music from the Live show, then why not check out the rerun, specially made for you on MIXCLOUD;

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Not so Dead Enders

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Seems to be turbulent times at the moment, weather, politic and sport, but it seems we can still rely on one thing- great new music. This week was no different in that respect, as we heard from some new artists and some new music – from LA artist, Ari Mason, Canadian duo Vague Notion, Brighton based Bear Feather, london due REYKO, and from the west Country, Mesh. Plus the usual mix of international synth tracks and the odd remix as we go, some gig news and……

Along with that plethora of synth goodness, we got to chat this week with Neil Francis, who was famed for his spontaneous sing-a-long on the London underground; which as we know went viral on Youtube. Neil joins forces with life-long friend and collaborator ‘Daysound‘ to present a new song DEADENDER [Released on July 4th 2016]. So we chatted about how it all sort of started, coloration, what influences his songs and his musical partnership with producer Daysound and lots other little lovely chinwag’ness. Deadender pic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you missed the live Tuesday night show [10pm till midnight], then why not catch the produced rerun here, via MIXCLOUD; be sure to share the love….and comment.

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Dirty Marco

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It’s sure is a busy and yet divided time in the media with all the pearls of wisdom and persuasion being dolled out, the sounds bites of earnest views on shaky facts. Which is why I can never watch half-time round ups on Telly- football dum wits.

Luckily I always seems to have loads of great music to surf through and hopefully deliver to your ear bits. This week we had a cool pop track from Russia and Essex, and some gothic synth-rock, Northern dance vibes with a hit of gas mask wearing Manchurian panache – So, what I mean is, new music this week from Water Low, ESTHER, Modovar, Brutalist Architecture in The Sun, Naked Lunch and MFU [Modern Family Unit].. plus a tasty mash-up between Depeche Mode & New Order and a few other gems.

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Among the great music I spoke of holidays blah and my love of accents, being spoken or sung with and we had  some gig news along the way. So if you missed the live unprogramed radio show, then please take time out and check my tidily produced rerun of that show via Mixcloud;

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What no print

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Sometimes we get so reliant on simple things and when they are about we go crazy. This was me this week, when I forgot to print my show playlist and had to use memory and my phone to remind me….the old grey cells got a workout. We did have a little chat about this subject and how we cope, or don’t in my case. Music wise we had loads more new music, so much so I put some back to back, as it were.

New music this week was from Chvrches, Global Citizen, S T F U, Eurasianeyes, Rude Audio, Lord & Master, Vogan Poetry and Syntheads – plus  few tasty remixes. We chatted about romance too and the weather kept its evil grip on my life…..and lots more.

PLAYLIST:

  • Shiny Darkness – Mother (Spacebuoy Intergalactic Mix)
  • Naked Lunch – Rabies (Sigue Sigue Sputnik Remix)
  • Human League – Don’t you want me (Dark Temptation Rmx)
  • Milan – Miracle (Take my heart).
  • Chvrches – Bury It
  • Vogon Poetry – Mourn (Apop We Love You Edit)
  • Train to Spain – Dominant One
  • Empathy Test – Last Night On Earth
  • DeVision – Who Am I
  • Syntheads – Eleanor Rigby (Single Mix)
  • LorD and Master – Battered and bruised
  • Depeche Mode – Only when I lose myself [paralyzed rmx]
  • Murmurs of Earth – Take It All (Radio Edit)
  • Charlotte Someone – Farewell
  • Eurasianeyes – Future Is Mine
  • Nius X – Stars Or The Sky
  • Promenade Cinema – Words of a Stranger
  • Neil Francis & DaySound – DEADENDER
  • Global Citizen – Aint Over Yet (Radio Edit)
  • S T F U – What We Want
  • JOHNNY NORMAL Feat MARCO PIRRONI – Kings of The Wild Frontier
  • The Department – THIS BE THE VERSE (Radio edit)
  • Shadows & Mirrors – I Don’t Mind
  • Rude Audio – Crystal Pylon
  • Shelter – In The Dark (Single)
  • Dolls +Fauxplay – Breakfast Club
  • Sol Flare – Easy Line
  • DS73 feat. EMS – Take Control

If you missed the live Radio show, well feel free to listen, like and share my produced version of the live show, here via Mixcloud;

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Hey June

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So this is summer 2016, or maybe it is the slow start of it. wet and sunny the UK way ah. Idea for lawn cutting or getting someone else to cut your lawn- I talk about that in the show oddly. Even thou it is a music show I do like the odd tangent and or moment of real life to invade the proceedings.

Still, we had more new music again this week from far and wide- artists like:  Nius X, Murmurs of Earth, Milan, The Department, Charlotte Someone and Train To Spain, delighted us with new tracks on this weeks show. Plus we had more gig chat, classic tracks and pearls of wisdom.

Playlist:

  • Editors – An End Has A Start
  • White Lies – Getting Even
  • Duran Duran – Girl Panic
  • Ladytron – Discotraxx (The Robot Scientists Extended Edit)
  • Charlotte Someone – Farewell
  • Sol Flare – Easy Line
  • Vague Notion – Slipstream
  • Shadows & Mirrors – I Don’t Mind
  • The Department – THIS BE THE VERSE (Radio edit)
  • Massive Ego with Empire State Human – Low Life (Zarkoff Remix)
  • DeVision – Who Am I
  • Depeche Mode – Should be higher (Dominatrix Remix)
  • Introflirt – Frozen Lace (Radio Edit)
  • Milan – Miracle (Take my heart)
  • Shelter – In The Dark (Single)
  • Chvrches – Clearest Blue
  • Murmurs of Earth – Take It All (Radio Edit)
  • Low Tide Theory – Author of All Things
  • Neil Francis & DaySound – DEADENDER
  • DS73 feat. EMS – Take Control
  • Lemonade Kid – I Used to Fall in Love
  • Nius X – Stars Or The Sky
  • Terrace – Golden Gate
  • Promenade Cinema – Words of a Stranger
  • Train to Spain – Dominant One
  • The Glass Memorial – CABINET CABARET
  • Gary Numan – Tracks

As always, there is a catch up afterwards, via a specially produced Mixcloud;

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Almost an anniversary

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We have now come to the end of another month and oddly almost to an anniversary, as Synth City had its first outing on June 2nd 2015, changing from the much loved and supported Saturday morning ‘Electronic Breakfast show’. I guess I should really had planned something special and all that jazz, but as you may had gathered by my past remarks about my own silent 50th; I’m a bit pants at this kind of ‘big-up’ caper. Talking of pants, I was talking this week about the so called importanance of your social media following in the entertainment and  music industry…and how I get so many weird and wonderful follows…

We had new music from loads again, this week new music from the USA Introflirt, Shadows & Mirrors. From Canada Vague Notion, and from the UK, Sol Flare, DS73 feat EMS, plus a kind of new duo Neil Francis and Daysound.  We also had a few cool remixes along the way and the odd classic track within the show, plus my very loose sprinkling of gig and future new music news.

PLAYLIST:

  • Dancing With Ruby – Hold Everything Dear
  • Tiny Magnetic Pets – Everybody Knows
  • Visage – Fade To Grey [Paralyzed RMX]
  • Vivien Glass – Honey Bee (Hexa Mix)
  • Introflirt – Frozen Lace (Radio Edit)
  • Shelter – In The Dark (Single)
  • Coeur – (She’s Always Buying) Diamonds
  • Lemonade Kid – I Used to Fall in Love
  • Neil Francis & DaySound – DEADENDER
  • Massive Ego – Drag me in, Drag me Under
  • Promenade Cinema – Words of a Stranger
  • Denormal – Ghost
  • DS73 feat. EMS – Take Control
  • Depeche Mode – Lie to Me
  • Automatic Writing – Space & Time
  • DeVision – Who Am I
  • Sol Flare – Easy Line
  • DOLLS + Fauxplay – Breakfast Club
  • Feral Love – Like the Wind
  • Honey Beard – Humming Bird
  • Shadows & Mirrors – I Don’t Mind
  • Cult With No Name – Not so Big in Japan
  • Sinestar – The Mirror Song
  • Tenek – Soloman
  • Vague Notion – Slipstream
  • Eminent Sol feat. Heliophile – Schadenfreude (Leedvermaak Mix)
  • Train to Spain – Believe in Love

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A Massive Price

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Here we all are again, vastly approaching the end of another busy bee of a month and hoping for that there summer to fully kick in- thou we will moan its too hot I expect. Hot was the word for this weeks show,as hot off the mastering press was the a new track from Promenade Cinema, which I got to debut. A track written a while back but revised and to be made as a free download.  We had brand new tracks from The Glass Memorial, Denormal, Automatic Writing and Shelter on this week show, plus a new track from Massive Ego, and I got to chat live to Lloyd Price from the band. We chatted about the electronic Music scene, Playing live, their gig plans and sexy bowler hat wear…… no really.

If you didn’t get to join us all, and hear the live show then please check out the Mixcloud rerun below- subscribe and share;

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Harvey’s word

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In a week where another Harvey had said a very choice word on Telly, I was on my usual best behaviour and part from the car service groan, was a good boy. This week week we had new tunes from Feral Love, Teslacoil321, Dolls, The Sweetest Perfection, De/Vision, Perfect Experts and Lemonade Kid.… along with my Artist opener poll; which I do on the lead up to the live show on Twitter [@Electronicrv] and a few classics.

The Playlist:

  • Low Tide Theory -To Begin Again (Radio Edit)
  • Margaret Berger – I Feed You My Love
  • CHVRCHES – I Would Die 4 U
  • Rain Diary – Frail Flags in Wind
  • Depeche Mode – Wrong [Paralyzed RMX]
  • DeVision – Who Am I
  • Ideomotor – Amplified
  • Honey Beard – Humming Bird
  • Tiger March – Either Or
  • Zundapp – Shadows
  • Teslacoil321 – Disengage (David Burdick vs Paul Randall Remix)
  • Tenek – What Kind Of Friend (Republica Balkan Boogie Mix)
  • DOLLS + Fauxplay – In Control
  • EmT – Let me go (Jimm Kjelgaard Mix)
  • Real Experts – Apart Is Still Enough
  • Lemonade Kid – I used to Fall in Love
  • Marsheaux – Safe Tonight (Nikonn remix)
  • Train to Spain – Believe in Love
  • Heliophile – Satellite.mp3
  • Tiny Magnetic Pets – Everybody Knows
  • The Sweetest Perfection – The War is Over
  • Simple Minds – Let There Be Love.
  • JOHNNY NORMAL Ft MARCO PIRRONI – Kings of The Wild Frontier
  • Automatic Writing – Blue Unicorns
  • Feral Love – Like the Wind
  • Rodney Cromwell – Fenchurch Street
  • Medium Wave – She’s A Girl (In The Nighttime)
  • Shiny Darkness – Dirty morning

If you missed the live Radio show, then prey give the rerun edition stream on Mixcloud your ears;

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EuroTrash Oui

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As we roll into a favourite month of the year- May; well it has two bank holidays and good weather- on average. I hear the 90’s cult show EuroTrash is set to return for a one off, which if is as good as TFI return, maybe more…..oh la laa. I was was also talking about all this album anniversary stuff that is very vogue at the moment – the 25th, the 30th etc… and how this makes me feel old. Still, it is good to have the old grey cells nudged to recall classic albums and indeed remind people who may not have enjoy or heard them before……so maybe its ok.

New music on the show came from a duo called Dolls + Fauxplay, soloist Snow Angel, two cool new bands Medium Wave and Honey Beard, plus we had a charity single remix from Tenek. If the was enough then we spoke of some great forth coming music gigs and the launch of the eagerly awaited reimagine of Adam & the Ants 1980 breakthrough album ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’, by Johnny Normal featuring none other the Marco Pirroni – we tip our hats to birthday boy Dave Gahan and Award winner Gary Numan..

Playlist:

  • Vogon Poetry – Moments (Johan Baeckström remix)
  • Empathy Test – Losing Touch
  • Berlyn Trilogy – Wreckage of Love
  • Ekkoes – You Just Walked Away
  • Medium Wave – She’s A Girl (In The Nighttime)
  • Automatic Writing – Blue Unicorns
  • Battery Operated Orchestra – Wish List (Highland)
  • Audio Bullys – Only Man
  • JOHNNY NORMAL Ft MARCO PIRRONI – Kings of The Wild Frontier
  • Circuit 3 – New Man (iEuropean Remix)
  • Gary Numan – Love Hurt Bleed
  • Zundapp – Shadows
  • Honey Beard – Humming Bird
  • Hot Pink Abuse – Bridge Of Wonder
  • Depeche Mode – Little Soul
  • Beautiful Mechanica – This Hotel has Ghosts
  • Tenek – What Kind Of Friend (Republica Balkan Boogie Mix)
  • Vivien Glass – WINGS ON FIRE.mp3
  • Real Experts feat. Strobegirl – Laser Me To Heaven
  • Nina – We Are The Wild Ones
  • Snow Angel – Fever
  • Sol Flare – Broken Faith
  • Lemonade Kid – Rising
  • DOLLS + Fauxplay – Breakfast Club
  • Thompson Twins – Love On Your Side
  • Marsheaux – Safe Tonight (Fotonovela remix)
  • Tingle in the Netherlands – Why Can’t You Write Something Nice For A Change

So a full show if you missed it live, as always the show is now lovely reproduced within a free Mixcloud rerun below for you to catch up on;

 

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Surf the Synth Wave

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May starts here in my book, with a full record box of audio delights- As the weather seems to be getting summery and the great new music seems to keep on coming. We had new singles from new duo to this here show, Zundapp; well I say new, they were Spacebuoy- who we loved loads. We had a cool Fotonovela remix of the brand new single from greek synth lovelies Marsheaux- Who are coming to the UK soon to play a special show with some great guests.

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This week I had a special guest in the Phoenix FM studio- Mr Rob Green from the band The Department, and one half of  the team behind Electro London records; the other hand being Mr Johnny Normal. To talk about Electro London’s brilliant new vinyl complication album… Synth Wave, which features 12 Synth based artists from around the world, some even heard on my show before.

Naturally we played some of the tracks from 6 of the 12 artists from this new album, Synth Wave (volume 1) they were from The Stir Fry Pop Star, Ys Atlov, Technique, Cosaqintos En Globo, The Department and Promenade Cinema- Which of course sort of led us to wax lyrical (pun intended) about the joys of vinyl, production and how the album artists were chosen and finally put together.  There was even a hint of Volume 2 to come- either way a copy of this vinyl delight is available originally from May 13th…. *[update]Synth Wave - promo pix

 

*Update: Due to increased media interest, the release date has now moved to May 27th..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Walk off April

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Try walking in the last days of our lovely UK April and you get a right mix bag of weather fronts, which is all very well and good, as we all like to be out and about trekking or in-doors listening to the show. We had a classic that was released on this day in 1993 and yet more new tracks to the show from far and wide again…. Take for example, Foreign Technology from Australia with guest vocal from UK based Stephen Newton/Glyda, then there was the Swedes 2nd Happiest, America provided Starfinder, back to home lands, as Scotland provided new music from Destination and Analog Angel…..  we made it so.

We had a little Synth City twitter poll this week to pick who would be the opening track [#Openervote) for this weeks show; out of a choice of two. To find out about the poll you can follow the show Twitter @Electronicrv – as it will feature each week with results on the show. So for this one, well you will just have to check out the Rerun via Mixcloud, as per;

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Go Ape real

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Going ape into April with lots more lovely and eclectic electronic music, this week. I recently had the chance to see Automatic Writing and Empathy Test play in London, Smithfield market to be more preccise- well a bar there, so i was live music spirited on this week…  I had Automatic Writing brand new single to play, along with new singles from Sol Flare, Riser, From Apes To Angels, and new artists to the show debuted, Shane Nolan from north London and Tiger March from Los Angeles.SC King Kong

We had a few more synth classics along the way, some sarcastic talk about Game of Thrones and boxsets dodging. As I say synth classics- namely Kraftwerk’s Tour De France; as I couldn’t quite think of a better running song for the up and coming London Marathon – If you missed the live show with all this new music and loads more great bits besides, then why not check out the shows rerun below via Mixcloud;

 

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Record store day Cometh

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As the month of April bounces along, we look to the fourth coming Record Store Day, which annually looks to get you into a local record store,to  buy records again and what with Vinyl back in vogue, should be a good time for music. On the show we chatted about this and asked what was the last vinyl record you purchased or acquired; in my case- I was given an exclusive copy of the new Vinyl album Synth Wave volume 1… [ out on May 13th 2016 ] which is full of lovely new synth beauties; some you may had heard on on my show for the first time. So with all that said, I embarrassingly need to go get myself my own record player to enjoy this vinyl resurgence ASAP…..

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Record Store Day – 16th April 2016

Now, new music on this weeks little show came from another nice world wide selection; well Canada to the USA to Glasgow…and a few UK points of the compass along the way; We had new from- Sound Agency, Tame Genius, Precog, Nature Of Wires.

An exclusive track from Canadian duo Vague Notion; which has a delightful piece of flute set within it. Another exclusive on this weeks show was a new track taken from the next album release from Glaswegian trio Analog Angel‘- the album being Four Front, which will be launched in Glasgow on April 23rd.

If you missed the Tuesday night live radio show, with all the conversations, referencing to Facebook chat, comedy and great synth music, then maybe catch up on the show here and share the sound stream via Mixcloud edition….

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April Strings on

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Blimey are we now in April, with that there summer around the corner and the lovely mix of good weather and moaning about it being ‘too’ hot. Not that we worry on Synth City, being a late night show, it tends to be luckily cooler. Oh we had lots more, New music on the show this week, this time coming from Kilatrix, Vile Electrodes, Sugar Wings, Aesthetic Perfection, Lemonade Kid and The Sweetest Condition-  so from Electro rock to a late 90’s acid vibe.

We chatted about ‘returning’ singles or ‘launch’ singles and how they can often be a disappointment and I gave an example, and so did you….. what do I mean, well. Did you think Heaven by Depeche Mode to be a great choice as the 1st single, to launch the band in wait for the new album?

If you missed the live radio show that goes out on Tuesdays, then you miss all the live chat and social media fun- still there is the Mixcloud that I produce below to enjoy, so please tuck in;

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March that Bank Holiday

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I suppose nothing say UK more then a bank holiday with weather you can’t bank on… or can you, as we brits tend to know how they go. Luckily for me It gives me time indoors to listen to music and prepare stuff for a radio show; still I’d like to squint in the sunlight as I do that. I was considerate enough to us you how your weekend went on this bank holiday- some had it good and some…wet.

This week, I had more new tracks to delight the show and ones that made my attempts at pronouncing the usual fun. We had new from Chvrches, with a different vocalist; for a spanner in the works of what you’ve heard from them. On the this new track playlist, I had Izzie Voodoo and the People, Starfinder, Wayne MurgaTroyd + iDogOte and Psy’Aviah…. So I had fun announcing those, plus the joy of my usual mix of current gems and the odd classic track.

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Label it right

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This weeks show I almost had a Barry Norman moment… Film review meltdown on my talkie bit, along with a track labelling error- ‘mesh me’. Luckily the show was bathed in some more great new music to the show- from NINA, Vague Notion, Woolwich duo Ooberfuse and Among the Echoes. Another track from the new Tiny Magnetic Pets EP, plus a remix from Modovar for Inertia new single. We squeezed in a few classics along the way- one being from Telex, a pioneering synth band from Belgium.

As always, I edit the live Radio show into a rerun for you via Mixcloud, so feel free to check the stream- like and repost and catch us live next week as per, from 10pm.

 

 

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Speak live

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Seems to be quite a sunny spring time so far, which we all like, mind you the sun has gone in by the time the show goes to air. We had more new tracks along with a few classics to delight the ear bits this week, as we heard new from Gravity Slip, US Band PreCog, Inertia and Tiny Magnetic Pets – some nice light and shade in that selection.

The weekend just gone, I attended a great recreation of the 1986 Depeche Mode Album, Black Celebration by the band Speak and Spell. Who lovingly recreated this 30 year old classic album live, and before the took to the stage, I got to chat with all the guys about the task of recreating such an album live, the joy, the challenges. I also threw a synth geek type spanner in the works and we spoke of curtains and a new dress….. intrigued?

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Black Celebration

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Had a bit of a hyper start to the show, which I may have sort of wrongly blamed a popular nut based spread, for my hyper state. When in actual fact I may had been excited about the forth coming weekend, in which I will be transported back to 1986, as Depeche Mode tribute band Speak and Spell, will be performing the entire 86 album Black Celebration+ plus a hits encore. To help temper my excitement, on the phone I got to have a little chat with a new member of the band, Tony Clare. We chatted about how you go about tackling such an album live and I dodged the who does the Fletcher parts..ish.

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Speak and Spell play o2 Islington – March 12th.

We had new music from Marcel Wave, Color Theory, The Lunchbox Surrender and an artist Real Experts, who song has a guest singer Strobegirl; so two artist new to the show for the sound of one. There was also a few classic tracks and ones I’ve not played in a good while, and a cool Gotye cover.

If you didn’t get to hear the full interview or indeed the whole radio show live, then please check out my regular reruns via Mixcloud, which I post here, post show each week- see the link below:

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March Echoes

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Welcome to the spring starting type March month, and along with better weather we know this means more live events- see my GIGaBITE, and even more new music. We had the new Single from a  London band called EKKOES, we had a cool track from a new Irish band COLUMBIA MILLS and a new rhythmic gem from ex-Kraftwerk legend WOLFGANG FLUR to delight this weeks mix bag of a playlist. We had another new track from Bristol duo FOURTH ENGINE and a few cheeky classics, Plus whilst I was feeling cheeky, a devilish factor of a Depeche Mode cover; honest its great.

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As it was St Davids Day this week, I kind of wondered if we all get a raw deal celebrations wise, in other parts of the UK, as it seems St Patricks day is always a full on party stormer, and yet other national days- like St Davids Day seem a bit of a damp squib.  You will note in this weeks show that I mentioned how I was needing a cup of tea to help me along…and then I never had one, so it will go to show how busy a bee I was and what a full show we had of great music

Did you miss the show? Well, Below is the specially produced rerun, taken from the live show for you to enjoy: MIXCLOUD>

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Leaping Keys

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As another month ends, or rather gets closer I get to thinking is it all going too fast or is it a leap year- oh yeah it is. Good job I had another show, with more new music to take us ever closer. As always I delved and selected some top current to early resent releases, and a few brand new-ones… Such as the New single from touring mad Glasgow trio; Chvrches. New track from a Liverpool trio Halem and we took another track from the forth coming second album from Martyn Bailey- Dolls, who I hear maybe touring this album along with the debut album this year. Which I always like to hear, especially as my GIGaBITE feature likes to promote up and coming gigs, and this week we had mention of a nice array to look forward to and plan for- one even is international…. bless.

We had a few classic tracks as well, with a great 2013 remix of an old Depeche Mode album track, remixed by a favourite german remixer of mine. Chat wise, I posed the question about Business cards and do we use them….. the show was more fun then that question- Honest, well may I suggest having a listen to Live show’s very own rerun, that I regularly produce and place on Mixcloud, see link;

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Jean genius

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Last week it was birthday time for me then Valentines….. what a whirlwind ah….even I had a birthday cake and it was delivered to the Phoenix fm studio. Your be surprised to know I wolfed it down during the show- which you may notice if you listen back.AJ Burpday cake

On this show we had tons of stunning new tracks to delight your little old ear bits with, as we had new music  from Late Cambrian, Lucky +Love, Voxtrot Alpha, Train To Spain, Cold Connection, In This Mode (remix via Nature Of Wires) and Martyn Bailey. Along with a few more synth based classic tracks and my peer into the world of up and coming live music gigs- care of my GIGaBITE feature.  I went, as I so very often do, off topic and this week with- buying new jeans and sizes, I even mentioned 80’s DJ Pat Sharp; mad ah and all on the radio, with cake..

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An Unburpday

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As February is now underway and people look to the romantic date of valentines, I look the other way as it a big old birthday coming up this week for me. As I turn that age corner and arrive at 50 years Young… albeit half a century and all that. Mind you I’m not big on these burp day celebrations anymore and it was lucky I guess that the show didn’t fall on the actual date…or was it.  We did have yet more great music, which is always reason to celebrate in my book….plus more live music gig news.  x-filesI struggled to contain my joy at the exciting return of the X-Files to the small screen, and during my little chatty bit on the show, it was confirmed that a few listeners were just as excited and impressed with its return. It is the kind of show where the type of music I get to play each week, would make a great sound track to any episode- I think…

There was loads more in the show as per….so, If you missed the live radio show, then please check out the rerun stream below care of mixcloud;

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The Electro Works

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Yet another  busy fun gig weekend just gone, and this time it was in London at the cult venue the Electrowerkz, which has so much character and charm- and an old tube train. I got to DJ there at an event where four bands held court: Electro London presents Massive Ego. Electrowerkz TubeThe opener was Rodney Cromwell, who had them eating out of his hats…. there was the Punky electro rock of Johnny Normal and the dark synth wave that is The Department. All capped off nicely by the flamboyant and dark sexy, that is Massive Ego…a feast for the eyes and ears that night- ‘ooh matron.

On this weeks love show we had more new music, this time from three bands- two who are new to me and one who had a name change. We heard new tracks from Sol Flare and From Apes to Angels, the former under the Stars, debut exclusively to my show their new name and Single- they are Helix Pulsar. In the show I did squeeze in a atmospheric Depeche Mode cover from an australian band and posed the question about how you act at gigs/club nights….. do you find a spot and hold court or do you prowl about?.

If You missed the live show, which as a whole lot more then I say here, then why not catch up with this little old rerun via Mixcloud;

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Banging Brizzle

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Well, here we are again, another splendid show….well the artists I had on were. This weekend just gone was a stunning night of electronica, as it was the Band Sinestar’s album launch in their home town of Bristol. Held at a very cool venue, which was an old  victorian warehouse;the Fleece, it had loads of character- posts.. I managed to meet quite a few artists, friends and fans of the scene; but I somehow missed a few too….’such a  Grey man.’.Rob @ The Fleece

The night kicked off with EmT; whom I got to introduce, along with the event itself ….After the stunning EmT set, they were followed with another great set from Tenek. Which all build us up a great head of steam for the headline of night, SINESTAR; who played a awesome set and to my mind, launched their new album Evolve, very nicely indeed.

On this weeks show we played tracks from some of the artist I bet in Brizzle, and a those who played. Along with new tracks from Meter Bridge and Obsession Of Time. I also played a new track from a Bristol based band, that I oddly didn’t quite get to meet at the gig, but none the less made it possible to still play a track from there new EP- Breakdown, and they are called Fourth Engine. We had another cool David Bowie cover and a little tribute to the late Colin Vearncombe, from the band Black.

There was loads more great tunes and mirth besides, so please feel free to follow my MIXCLOUD, rerun of the live radio show… tweet @Electronicrv:

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Dirty stay

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As we find ourselves in the middle of January already, I wonder what is going on in 2016, with the loss of yet more great legendary artists. I guess this seems to be how the years start, especially with the chill of winter.  Thou my show is fairly specialist, it doesn’t stop the admiration for others and or for that matter look at things with a frown, as I mentioned that I fell Reality shows have had there day; and quite a few of you agreed.

Music wise we had new music to the from Spain artist WLADYSLAW, Californian duo INTROFLIRT and the new single from France’s SHINY DARKNESS. Plus I had a disco like revamp remix from Marcella Detroit (Shakespeare Sister), and few cool covers from SCORBIE and Billions of Stars.

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Two egocentrics

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Well what a start to the year, so many moments of sadness in such a short space of time, as we hear the passing of the icon that is David Bowie, who recently lost his private battle with cancer, and yet left us with his last album, a poignant and movingly real masterpiece BLACKSTAR. Naturally a few tracks were played and though were shared during the show.

We had more new music this week, from Martyn Bailey, and some new to the show artists….. Jed is Dead, Calico Club and Gray Pop. I was joined this week with my 1st guest of  2016, Marc Massive the lead singer and driving force behind Massive Ego. Who have been round since 1996 and celebrate their 20th year and seem set for a new chapter. We spoke about this and the Bowie effect, plus we were traded to track the band aim to donate to a complication album that raises money for Cancer research – Electronic Saviours.

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Get 2016 on

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Welcome to a new year- 2016, and like me I hope you are excited to what this new year may entail for us all- New music, new gigs and lots of new fun opportunities along the way…Holidays and all that jazz. As I tend to say in my show and indeed my personal life, I like to look forwards more then reflect, though 2015 was quite a good year and had some really stunning music and for me some great gigs, ones I went too and DJ’d at- bless me…

On this weeks show we introduced a rebranded feature called GIGaBITES, where I aim to round up relevant gigs happening, not to far from Brentwood and Billericay- naturally my net sometimes goes wider to accommodate the artists we know and love on the show. Talking of which we had the debut of the new single from Vogon Poetry, and cool album track from Tenek new album and a spooky Radiohead offering for the last Bond movie. Plus we had new of my 1st show guest for 2016……….. not telling you here.

Please dive into the rerun of the live show and hear the great tunes played, the news and the barking mad waffle from me…. via my post show MIXCLOUD;

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See you fifteen

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Time to bid a fond farewell to another busy year, and 2015 was certainly that for me. As at the start I was presenting the Saturday morning show Electronic Breakfast; as I had been for a few years. It was time for a move and a change is as good as an expression.  And so we moved to Tuesdays for SYNTH CITY. My first show had the joy of having the duo Shelter live and loud in the studio to launch the new show with great music. This continued over the next 7 month with me getting the chance to debut about 90 new tracks from loads of great artists over this period. We had a few more guests along the way and I personally had the joy of DJing at a few great live band gigs this year, as well as witnessing some great gigs too….. and meeting so many great people.

Now, you may come to know I like to look forward more then look back in review, but I have to say it was a great year,  with new artists appearing on our radar, great music events and huge amount of great new material released by so many talented artists – So why not rerun my last Synth City of 2015, where we squeeze in an exclusive album track from Sinestar, a stunning track from Neil Francis, a spellbinding remix from Tenek and an exclusive new track from Martyn Bailey…….

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Sine wave a Claus

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Well, bar humbug if it isn’t my last Synth City before Christmas day 2015. It was, and so I dropped off a few Christmas synth gems along the way, with some current music gifts from the talented artists I’ve been enjoying in 2015. We had a cool remix from Elektrofish on the show and debuted the brand new Single from Shelter- so no stopping on the sea of new music here.

We spoke of the new Star Wars film, a exclusive new track from Martyn Bailey for the next show  and what you are hoping to get from Old Santa geekness this year-

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Synth Awakens

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What a weekend I have just had, at Synthetic Xmas. We were treated to some great Synth bands and I think I mentioned that within this weeks show. I also touched on the fact that the long awaited Star Wars Movie is now about to cut a sway of Lightsabers through out Xmas plans. And whilst talking about old things coming back, we were chatting about the return of Vinyl records and I asked what was your last vinyl record.

We had yet more new music this week, from Vogon Poetry, Ooberfuse, Silver Factory Superstars, Nature Of Wires and Late Cambrian- Why not rerun the show via my show Mixcloud;

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A Good Bye

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Getting closer to that part of the year again, and yet more new tunes flow my way for the show. We had a few classic artists along the way this week, set within a great selection. Which included new to the show music from The Stir Fry Pop star, Fragile Tom and the magical Neil Francis. I got a bit excited about a gig I’m off to this weekend in Birmingham and enquired after your chrimbo festive lunches..ooh er.

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December Fortunes

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Welcome to December they say, so lets get ready to stuffer Crimbo songs and spend festivals….. yes Bar humbug.  Still I had lots of treats on the show, such as a Spooky Synth Legends, and a greek Under Cover. There was new tracks from Rare Facture, James Leon, In This Mode & Meter Bridge, Plus a new single ahead of their second album from Sinestar, a cool remix from Johnny Normal ahead of his Remix albums release as well.

As Phoenix FM has its tree up I wondered if anyone listening had their decs and or Christmas tree up….. as I felt bad for not being festive. Well feel free to rerun the show, which I’ve edited from the live show on to Mixcloud;

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Thin Blackstar

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As the weeks all flow by, we see this is my last show of November and that cheeky Christmas month is now peaking at us and our poor wallets. Normally new music slows down as the season approaches, but luckily not so far. This week we had a nice international selection. We had new from Scotland’s very own Chvrches, from Istanbul ‘Synthonation’, France brought us Matt Springfield. Rossetti’s Compass, who may be based in the uk, but have international band members. Final the intergalactic superstar that is David Bowie, with an epic 9 minute masterpiece. All these new tracks did sit with other international types, plus a Synth legend from the 80’s and another Under Cover, which tipped its hat to a 1980’s duo.

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I did talk of gigs to do for this end of the year – Phoenix Fridays, the Tenek album launch, Synthetic Xmas and the new year to come….and rambled on about the swizz that is buying new headphones for your phones……why can’t there be more guidance to what ones to buy…..bless me.

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Wind yawning

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This week I sailed into the Phoenix FM studio, care of Barney….the cutely named string wind front we had- glad I didn’t wear a tall hat this week. On the show I did however have more new music, from Color Theory, Men in the Sky, Automatic Writing and exclusive track from the soon to be released new album from Tenek. We had also another live track from Under The Stars; which was recorded at our Creative Session back in August.  Another cool Synth Legend and equally cool Under cover track…along with more great gig news and hi-brow banter for moi.

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Cinema Prom Prom

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Yet another exciting show for me, which actually was pretty interesting on the way way to the studio…to say the least On the show we had three new (to the show) bands from Ireland, a live track from our August Creative session, courtesy of Under The Stars, plus the usual features on the show and a tale of driving madness this week.

This week we had special guests, as I chatted with Dorian & Emma, a Yorkshire synth duo Promenade Cinema, with a truly dramatic and pulsing sound. We chatted about their creative process, their influences and the get joy of real synths….and a slight tangent about video tape- random I know…

I’m teasing you with a short blog, as I think you really need to have a gander at the rerun of the live show, via Mixcloud;

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Halloweenmas time

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Love the season, with the with the weather and odd celebrations we enjoy or suffer… Like Halloween for example, so  big now we almost for get the British tradition of Gu Fawkes, and by the time we do we are bombarded by Christmas. Before all the Xmas nonsense is the period of Remembrance as we support the Royal British Legions Poppy Appeal 2015- ‘Lest We Forget…PFM Poppy

Luckily I’m here to serve up lots more electronic talent, with a Synth Legend and an under cover. Plus more new music this week, from NYC ‘The Mystic Underground. From Helsinki ‘Tove Stykre, from France ‘People Theatre and from London The Department- who are releasing a track as part of the very first Electro London 1 album, which is a Compilation of those artists that Played at the September 2015 gig in London.

The Department track on this album is about the difficult situation of supporting someone you care for who suffers with Epilepsy. the album Electro London 1 will be released on Nov 6th on CD-only to raise much needed funds for a very special charity: Epilepsy Action- for more info: Epilepsy Action

If you missed out on the fun of the live show, then maybe you would like to listen to the rerun via Mixcloud;

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Synthtre

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On the week Duran Duran gained an award from MTV and it followed Q Magazine’s recent award to Gary Numan, you could be forgiven if you felt that artists from the 80’s were getting some final respect- or is is just good marketing by the labels. We also witnessed the massive promotional mammoth the is the Bond franchise this week, with the release of Spectre. A film franchise that also got some stick in the 80’s – maybe an Oscar is due soon….. just saying.

We had another 80’s legend, in the shape of a track from the last ever Visage album, which was completed after the sad loss of Steve Strange. It is hoped that from the sales a statue can be financed. On the show we had the new single from Circuit 3 and Model Depose, along with a great album track from the forth coming album from Tenek. In my undercover slot we had a slight hint toward Halloween with a cover track from Promenade Cinema, which is part of a cover album due out with lots of unsigned artists, care of DEF (Doncaster Electronic Foundation) and this particular track revives that 80’s classic from Rockwell with a Lady Gaga Vibe.  I try and mention all the live music shows coming up and the odd one where I’m DJ’ing at, so as one of them is getting close- Eclectic Electric, I thought I’d play two artists due to perform on the November 14th gig, Black Nail Cabaret and Aka

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Before the future

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Another busy week for me and its only Tuesday, well.. when I say busy I mean with regards to sorting out the new music that comes my way for the weekly show. I always try and not overload with brand new tracks to the show, but its hard to space them out. This week we had new music from French legend, Jean-Michel Jarre with Vince Clarke. Coeur, Nature of Wires, Vogue Notion, Heliophile and Eurasianeyes. An believe me I had a few other tracks I felt to save for the next week- such a good boy, ah.. We had another coll 80’s synth legends and a favourite recent cover for Under Cover.

If you missed the live show, which has live Facebook chat, then please enjoy the rerun I have made on Mixcloud;

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Metal 13

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Oh October thirteen….Lucky 13 for me, well that is the way I look at it. We had a interesting Synth legend with a Hip Hop pioneer. We my simple cinema reviews and had new music from Manchester band The Slow Readers Club,  plus two New bands to the show Affairs and Thirteen.

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Synth Revival MIA

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Right, summer is over so stop teasing us weather, we want cold wet dam and winter…..so we can plan our holidays. Or stay in the warm and dry and rerun my show. This week we heard new Duran Duran and a few cool remixes along the way, some great gigs to look forward too. We also said farewell to a great little fanbases music website Revival Synth, who single handedly had championed so many unsigned and signed Electronic artist. Life is something that happens whilst your busy making other plans- these moments. We had more classic tracks along the way with, as i say, a few cool remixes…Massive Ego, Depeche Mode.

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Sep zap gone

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Is it me or is time flying, we are now on the last show of September and it all seems to be a bit fast. Mind you the might be my age as I was saying during the show you can tell someones age range by how they use a smart phone, how they hold their smarty phone….

We had a classic track for this weeks Synth Legend and an odd combination for my Under cover, plus whilst I’m on the subject of odd.. I played a german goth rock band, as there a interesting remix which has a slight connection to my Synth Legend. Plus I had a new track from Canadians Lunar Twins and Kloq from Chelmsford to delight your ears with.

If you missed the live Tuesday show, then the below mix cloud version may help you rerun the joys;

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Tenek and Cake

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As the month of September rattles ever closer to its end, we had yet more studio guests to chat and enthral. This week I was joined by two of TENEK, Peter Steer and their newest member, Steve Clark, their drummer and fell Tenekaneer…. The guys brought cakes which created its own problems, as I’m a bit of a piggy on that score. Still we chatted about the new line up and the fact they will be also having a bassist. Then there was the matter of the forth coming new Album, which we are all eagerly awaiting. A harder edge is the vibe we got, a fuller sound live too….which if you have seen the guys live before, is no mean feat as they already have a track record for there live work. So excitement all round on that front, as we look forward to the November 28th gig.

We has another stunning Synth legend track and a beautiful cover for my Under Cover slot, plus a new mix from Flip Martian. A new single from the eclectic Rodney Cromwell and a new track from the dreamy sound of Vague Notion.

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A Reza to listen

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Well the weekend just gone was very speculator as I attended Electro London. On the bill were so many artists that I get to play but hadn’t seen play live…..so massive ticks there. It was also really nice to meet up with so many like minded followers of this music scene, with great DJ sets and stunning live music, who can blame us.  I naturally played the odd track from some of the performers, in particularly, I had a cool remix from EmT and a album track from Cloak. Other new music on this weeks show came from LA band The Controversy, Chomatics and french wizards Shiny Darkness. Plus we had our SYNTH LEGENDS and UNDER COVER tracks.

Joining me in the studio this week was Reza Udhin, from the band Inertia. Who seems to be touring like a demon with his new album and as keyboard player with Killing Joke. We chatted about these things and the joys of it all.

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What Kind

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Our Last bank holiday out of the way and now we can all build up to the winter and all its joys, well that is indoor gigs for me….not a true festival man really. Too much agro and dare I say sometimes too timetable centric . Indoor type festival, well there more my bag, I can see the artist in order and not smell of rubbish; well not since I used nice spray.

On the show this week we  had a class of a cover and a cheeky mash up for my Synth Legend/s… I’m good like that. We had a cool new mix from Emt, care of 90’s band Republica, plus new music from Neil Durrant, Soft Riot and Roby Fayer feat, Tom Gefen and the brand new song from Tenek- future guests.  We had news of guests and a possible live session….

So lots to enjoy with a few favourites along the away, try the MIXCLOUD rerun version of the live show:

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Shady Character

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Its here Autumn and all its falling leaf falling fun….well trying to be positive as the Summer starts to disappear- mind you makes little difference as the great music is universal.  We had a double bubble on Synth duo’s, as we has a synth legend and an under cover that brought us two top electro duo’s.  In-between the music I found a pair of aviators…..which gave the opportunity to sport them; ideal for radio. Anyway we had some more new music, from Jean-Michel Jarre, and Johnny Normal, plus brand new track to the show from Elektrofish.

Feel free to rerun this version of the live show via MIXCLOUD, and maybe subscribe…..

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Revel Rebel

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Well as that there August draws to a close and the sunglasses get set for a dusty draw, I attempted a mixture of summery tunes from warm places, along with some uk honesty. We had new music from Dancing with Ruby, Lucky+Love, Jean-Michel Jarre and Vivien Glass. Along with another classic Synth Legend and a sunny Under Cover. We spoke of gigs and albums, plus the question of what do you still rebel against… mines, well you need to rerun the show, via the Mixcloud edition of the live show;

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Studio fly in

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Well well well, At the weekend just gone I took myself off to the Seaside, to Brighton to catch the end of tour for Empathy Test and Vivien Glass. The two bands had played several big gigs around the country with a different local support at each. So their final show of their tour needed some magic and it had it in Buckets and Spades….. oh right I thought that was amusing. Opening up for them was none other then the award winning OMD supporting, Vile Electrodes. We were treated to lots of new material from them too and despite the concerns you get at a last day of a tour, it was to me a great night.

Always nice to have surprises and a special guest-  I had a peski fly in the studio. Anyway, new music on this weeks show came form a Remix from Jonteknik, and a remix of the new single from german duo Junksista. Who sang in German; which I kind find attractive… Also new to the show and also in native tongue, was a new welsh artist Gwenno. We had another Synth Legend and an Under Cover, plus news of a Phoenix Friday gig which will feature french band Under the Stars and those Vile Electrodes…

When/date? well your have to listen to my mixcloud show rerun below;

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Beeb ranter

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Back once again like the renegade massive…or something like that. All was normal this week in the studio, me you and good music. I did have a little dig at gig reviews and my days at the Beeb; but no-one noticed. Yet another week with a quality Synth Legend feature, with this week looking at a band with cult status and News of Jet-Fest, to which I will be DJ’in at on October 25th.

New music wise, we had a track to debut from the soon to be released second album from Vogon Poetry, and music from new bands to the show, Halem, Riser and The Propolis. Plus the sublime new single from the Vile Electrodes to delight you with.

This is always a brief blog, because is always best to rerun the show and here it all is, via ‘Mixcloud;

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The right Price

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Nice to start a new month with a new guest or two, and this week we had a chat with Lloyd Price. DJ, remixer, Producer and Keyboardist with MASSIVE EGO. We chatted about his work and how it led on to meeting and working with Sigue Sigue Sputnik and of course to Massive Ego.  We heard also about a forth coming track written by Boy George no less.

We had a double bubble on my Synth legends, a king of then and now feature this week, plus another great Under cover with yet more brand new tracks…… did you miss the live show, well click on my mix cloud and follow the fun;

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Moth Pulse

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As we approach the end of another Month, this one being the height of summer- July. I was pleased to see more new music to play and to be honest I will share more next week…. no famine there. We had another phone guest and this week we had a guy who is know for being in another duo, but he was here to talk about his current side project with Seb Deruwez from Shiny Darkness. I was talking to none other then Howard Moth We chatted about the bands inception and the joys of playing live.

We had another classic Synth Legend and a cool Under cover, if you missed the live show, then feel free as ever to subscribe and enjoy the rerun via Mixcloud;

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Sputnik and party

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Yet another month draws in, and yet more more music floods my way. Which is a delight, and talking of which on the phone this week, I got to have a long and often frank, phone conversation,  with outragous style icon and Cyber Punk Singer Songwriter, Martin Degville of the band Sigue Sigue Sputnik electronic. We chatted about the old band the new band, the change in name, the importance of image and wearing a fried egg. SSSE

I had another Synth Legend and an Under Cover gem, plus brand new music from Chvrches, along with other great new singles..so why not check out my rerun on Mixcloud;

 

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A Normal Green

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Always a delight to have new music on the show and indeed guests, especially when they bring biscuits and news of live music events. On the show this week we had another Synth Legend, a cool Under Cover.. Plus some brand new stuff from Inertia; who maybe a future guest btw, and a new artist to the show The Eyeshadows.

As I say, in the studio I had guests, in the shape of Johnny Normal and Rob Green aka The Department, who joined me to chat about their working together on some spectacular Synth based music events in London. We also spoke of their own music creation, with an Exclusive remix of a track from Johnny Normal care of french artist XMS, which has the great voice of Neil Francis…. the chat wasn’t always serious squirrel, so expect suggestive humour and drivel from me.

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Say Ahh

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Would you Adam and eve it, it is only July…summer and all that malarkey. so it is nice to present a show that benefits from being late in the evening, cool and quiet. This week along with my usual ramblings my mind was busy with my next day detail appointment and I wondered if anyone else had any childhood dreads that they still shutter with. Some agreed with dentists and some added their own dreads.

Still we had a nice selection of electronic gold and a few more new tracks, one from MOZAICS, another from VOGON POETRY, plus a track from a project from a guest due in to the show next week…… Cryptic? or just badly written pros.

All I know is you will have to rerun the Mixcloud to get the full skinny;

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Genetic Heatwave

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Summer seems to be fully underway, which is lovely hot….although that nice its always a bonus to present a show in an air-conditioned studio. I asked after your keep cool at night tips and squeezed in the odd classic track, again. We had new music from Electric Litany, Martyn Bailey and a return to form track from Berlyn Trilogy.

Along with my SYNTH LEGEND, UNDER COVER and LOST PROPERTY feature, it was a fairly hot studio music wise….. I can be such a wag.

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Under rare stars

 

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Seems to be another season of odd weather, cold wet and sunny…..well it is the UK i guess, I couldn’t work out the other day if I had Hay-fever or a cold; I’m confused with ease.  This week we slid into my fourth Synth City and with yet more new tracks, this time from a remix mash up dude known as LeeDM101, We had new from Circuit3, Ideomotor, Seadrake and Under The Stars – in that list alone we covered Ireland, France Iceland and South Africa.13825_711548448967937_793045644718509549_n

This week we went to Greece for our UNDER COVER and to Southend for my LOST PROPERTY, before all that though, it was to Blackpool for my SYNTH LEGEND Dave Ball aka the keyboard wiz half of the legendary duo, Soft Cell. I gave out the details of a winner in an online competition, I spoke of scary foxes and red brick London….. now there is a mix.

Feel free to rerun the fun via my MIXCLOUD;

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Good Evans top gear

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Back in the city of music ah.. SYNTH CITY. In a week that we heard radio DJ, TV celeb and general all round ginger motor-mouth Chris Evans is said to become the new presenter for Top Gear. I posed a little question to whom we like to see as co-presenter- I felt we should have new faces or maybe the shame of Tiff Needell… just to annoy Clarkson. ClarkEvMain

Still we had another selection of new music from Scotland to Italy, with new tracks from Hot Pink Abuse, Destination, She made Me Do it and Jeff Appleton. Set within a few classics we had my Synth Legend- this week two tracks for the price of one. We had another quality electronic cover in UNDER COVER and a band who went before the party started, in my LOST PROPERTY feature.

If you missed out on the actual live show, with all that and more then feel free to catch up on my rerun, via Mixcloud;

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Apple dabble music

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In a week that we heard of yet another online service to let us hear music via the web, we had another show playing new music that I hope would still be able to get out there without the big fruit names company. On the show we had new from PRINTS, nTTx, the brand new single from Pulse and a really  beautiful new single from Neil Francis. As it seems to be moving into gig central from now on, I was pleased to mention yet another top event coming up and this time I will be a DJ at the event ANALOGUE Nights on July 25th..  The Department, Johnny Normal, Inertia and Sigue Sigue Sputnik on the bill74738

 

As we has guests last week I didn’t get to roll out my top draw features…… stop laughing, they are.. We had another Synth Legend, but this week we introduced UNDER COVER, a spot where I unearth a quality cover in an electronic vain. There was also LOST PROPERTY, a spot where I play a track from a band or artist that seemed to have disappeared or split- this is not one hot wonders, just a feature that looks at a artist that was here and then went before a whiff of success could grab them.

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Shelter in the City

Synth City BannerMy very first Tuesday night with the new show, Synth City. In the Phoenix FM studio, all the way from sunny South Wales was none other than the dynamic duo, that is SHELTER. The guys played us a live set of 2 songs for us and then chatted about their work and the thrill of supporting Erasure.

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We had a few exclusive tracks on the show, namely the second single to be released from the second album by Vivien Glass. We had a great remix Lloyd Price, of a Modovar track, as we look forward to a special remix album, and we had that there remixer in his other guise as a member of Massive Ego. Plus we has my little feature Synth Legends, were I pick an artist who is a legend of the electronic scene, be they a solo artist, a band or maybe a producer.

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Last hurrah

Well its the Month of May and Its time to wind up the regular Saturday Breakfast show, which I called the Electronic Breakfast, which came about as the music style changed and evolved into electronic based songs. Over the years the show had the pleasure of first plays of loads of new singles and ones that no-one else was playing. Bands even gave me exclusive remixes to debut

I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing some of those artist, that I played, and some even came in to the studio and played live sets. Some guests were via the old telephone and one notable, was the late great Steve Strange (Visage).

Every Saturday morning I was taken aback how people got up and joined me on my Facebook group to chat to each other and celebrate the Electronic music scene. Sometimes over the years I wasn’t feeling my best but the listeners and chatters made it all worthwhile.  Meeting the show listeners at gigs made me realise how important it is to put together such a show and though change is rarely welcomed, it has become time to move to a different slot at Phoenix FM, One good reason- so I can play more great music regardless of how avant garde or loud or laced with naughtiness…..

So please enjoy the fun a frolics of my Final Electronic Breakfast by clicking and following my MIXCLOUD version below;

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The last but one

As you may had noticed, there was no Electronic Breakfast for the last two Saturdays. Well, thats because I had the cheek to go on a weeks holiday- I know, cheek… Any road up the creek, I had a lovely time, so I was fighting fit and rarely to get back into the studio. Which was handy as I had a chatty bit related to my Holiday, new of a new show for me; as we are moving this show, so to speak to another day. Move you say, yes to a Tuesday night and with a new name and paint job – you need to listen again to the show to hear more, even thou the promotional image below tell the basics, it doesn’t really reveal the awesome special guests we have coming in to the studio, to play live and help me launch the new show.

SYNTH CITY- [from June 2nd 2015]

SYNTH CITY- [from June 2nd 2015]

On this show I had some classics electronic tracks; both old and current,  along with new tracks to this hear show,  such as the wonderful Eurythmics cover by Tiny Magnetic Pets, to brand new stuff from Kite, a remix from Lana Del Ray, Bauer and Flip Martian.

If you miss the penultimate Electronic Breakfast, then feel free to click on the Mixcloud link below;

 

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A Royal Promenade

As we move into May and good old Summer approaches, I had another delve into a show of music delights, ahead of my own Holiday- aka Summer break in the sunshine. On the show this time we had yet more brand new music, and this time from Train To Spain, and new to the show Two Skies and Promenade Cinema. I had a look back at the Depeche Mode Top 20 Special I had produced a few days back, and a slight debate occurred on my Facebook group, as a result. Depeche_Mode_singles

As the show fell on the weekend where there was another Royal Birth, I asked in my Chatty bit- how royalist are you?, In my news story this week was about a human search engine in Iceland.

I tried not to mention my impending holiday, but let the music say it….Sunset Now- If you missed the live show, then feel free to click on my Mixcloud edited version of the live show;

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Halo to you

As April draws to a busy close, we had another selection of great new music on the show and a special guest, New music came from Jonteknik, Stars Crusaders, Steven Jones & Logan Sky, Roby Fayer, Charlotte Someone and Dancing with Ruby. We spoke of weird or exotic holidays, and my story of the week showed you how to get a flat by throwing fruit at the countries leader.

In the studio I was joined by journalist and author, Kevin May who is putting the finishing touches to his new book, called HALO -The Violator book. Kevin May and RHThe book looks and the ‘story’ of the creation and delivery of the hugely successful 1990 album- Violator. HALO Book promo

 

For the full story on the chat and all the shows audio joy, why not rerun the show via the Mixcloud edition;

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The Force awaken place

The Force is strong with this one and so were the tracks, as we yet again had a bounty of new tracks to keep Boba Fett all happy till December. The new tracks came from Californians trio I, Us & We, Chicago Electro Punks,Killwave. Eminent Sol, Future Perfect, Master Of The Radio, Model Depose and Shiny Darkness. We naturally had a few classics and recent favourites along the way.

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Thou is was a sunny day, we spoke of motivational tips for those, like me who can seem to get back into or keep up their fitness plans. I also introduced a story of Zebras running wild in Brussels and the excitement of the news of the next Star Wars epic.

 

 

                If you missed the live radio show, then why not click on the edited Mixcloud version below, and enjoy;

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Liking the way April is going already with its summer days, and with its gigs a plenty; although some seem to clash, and the new music still cometh. Today I had a new mix of the new single from Modovar and a new artist to my show rota- MFU (Modern Family Unit). We squeezed in the odd classic track along with the stunning new electronic goodness.

Plus I spoke about the choice of wether to use Herbal remedies or sticking with those over the counter pharmacy type medicines for your ill’s, to Camel Cloning and Dick Tracy’s wrist watch; well you can say my show not diverse.

If this makes no sense then why not click on the edited rerun below;

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The Violator Spell

Great to start the month with guests and great new music, which was what we had today. As we debuted new much from Rodney Cromwell, Imaginary War and Model Depose. Just right for an Easter bank Holiday show in my book..

In the studio we had three members of the UK Premier Depeche Mode tribute band, ‘Speak & Spell. The guys regularly perform the huge catalogue of hits by Basildon Depeche Mode, and today they were here to talk about their big London gig at the o2 Islington, in which they will recreate the 1990 album Violator by Depeche Mode. We spoke of the complexity and the fun of taking on the task, plus the boys generously gave away 2 pair of tickets to the London gig; which has had to move a bigger stage to allow for the success of interest for this gig. Oh, and we even got to hear a remix by Keith from the band, for Modovar 11041667_10155575655620105_3119256392131367706_n

Also on the show I took advantage of the great knowledge of my show listeners, to gain advice on booking a summer holidays- well don’t ask, don’t get.

S&S SelfieDon’t worry if your are sad to have missed the full-on live show, because here below is my edited down version care of Mixcloud;

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Well it is the end of March and the clocks are due to go back, but no fear we had a great show. With new music from Rare Facture, Frozen Nation and Actors. Plus of course a few electronic gems along the way. We spoke of the new fad for relaxation- Colouring books and that led to a few ways listeners relax. This week gone I had the opportunity to meet up in Glasgow with a duo that I feel will be the next big thing, think Eurythmics, meets Allison Moyet, Meets Chvrches- Meet APACHE DARLING. The band made up with Stefanie Lawrence and her partner Andrew Black. We chatted about there style and avoided the Chvrches reference, they spoke of playing with Simple Minds, the excitement of being in an international songwriters competition and cheekily I asked how they got their name – Find out more about: APACHE DARLING

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Violator 25

I was spoilt for musical choice today, as the stations A-list has some absolute corkers within it; which complemented some of the new tracks I had lined up- love it when a plan comes to hand. As it had been a solar eclipse I asked the question in my chatty bit about those moments in life that they hype up and say you can miss them.

My news story of the week combines asian culture with a 1970’s rock classic Layla. Violator 25thAs well as some great music we spoke of the fact that this month signifies the 25th anniversary of the release of Violator by Depaeche Mode, and my future studio guests… who will be putting on a tribute show of the entire album.

If you missed the live show, then why not rerun the edited version and find out more- Just click on the Mixcloud link below;

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The Heart of parties

Another whirlwind of music on the show today, with new stuff and old. We had new from Malpas, Battery Operated Orchestra, Zero Corporation and an exclusive play of the next single from Modovar; the guys have a few mixes and we had a taste of the Geoff Pinckney mix- who happens to be the producer of their next album and one half of Tenek. On my chatty bit I tried to explain the theme, but failed and my New story Of the week, taught me to brush up on my maths, if I want a bride to marry me.

If you missed all the fun from the live show, then fear not and click on the edited version via Mixcloud;

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Glass rock

Pity punch and all that….. my first show of March and my first return to going to a gig the night before a show….its a rare occasion. I travelled to London to finally catch Vivien Glass live, and boy oh boy was I not disappointed. Great stage presence, sexiness and rocking rhythms- what more could I ask. Also making a great show was Dollxx and Empathy Test; who are due to play Basildon in June.

Thou it was a late night, lucky I was ok as I presented the show with a little less sleep then normal, talking of which as we are a week away from Digital Darkness and the launch of Johnny Normal album ROBOT ROCK, we got to play a track from this album and give away 2 signed copies ahead of its release.

We discussed on my chatty bit those little habit or routines at your day job that if altered can throe you out, plus we looked at my News Story of the week, which was a tale of banning.

If you missed the full live show, then feel free to click on the Mixcloud link and rerun the show;

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Live Long And Rock

As  the month of February comes to an end we hear the sad news of the passing of Star Trek Legend, Mr Spock aka Leonard Nimoy, who was lesser know for his occasional songs- so we dug out a classic in tribute.

We had the latest release from Scotland’s Analog Angel and a few classic tracks along the way, plus we got to hear from Tony Mayo, the man behind cult electronic punk band, Naked Lunch. We chatted about playing live back at the start in the 1980’s to now, plus the joys of getting up close with your audience, forgiveness and the pranks of road crews.  On my talking bit, I looked back at the recent accident Madonna had at the Brits and posed the question around seeing other have an accident on stage. My story of the week was a sad tale of a man who was stung by the divorce courts for telling his wife he didn’t love her.

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Call your Tiny pets

As the month draws ever closer to an end, I enjoy the marvel of the Chinese Zodiac; being as i’m the FIRE Horse….. and it would seem a few loyal listeners had similar creatures as their birth animal. On the news item of the week I spoke of a story about getting equal dog rights for cats in Japan and if that was enough, I introduced the world to Wallace Dancing (as in Wallace and Gromit) – see the Instagram link if you dare; Wallace Dancing

Plus we had some more great new music and a few classics to boot….. and if you missed the live show, then why not simply rerun the fun via the Mixcloud link;

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Fade to great

It may well be a valentines weekend, but that had no real bearing on todays show. We did have the odd track with romance as an underline theme I guess. Thou we did also have some great new tracks too, from EmT , Voxtrot Alpha and Seadrake, plus a few classics tracks, as per.

On my chatty bit we spoke of dubious claims to fame. We looked back at the late Steve Strange, who passed away this week with a rerun of a March 2012 phone interview I had the privilege to make with him. Talking about his new side projects, the Visage album, his new autobiography and future plans- which he was on track with till his passing. It was odd playing back that interview and then playing Fade to Grey, which sounded so much more of a tune of melancholy then I recall…. RIP Stephan Harrington.

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Paid Breakfast

An almost TOP GEAR stunt start to the show this week, as I skidded on frosty roads to avoid a car that was across the road that morning. Which led me to talk about those important or not so important job for your car, that you’ve been putting off- for me it was clearly tires. More great tunes today, and even a future release type single. Firstly we had a new track from a free album from The Alpha Video and then a potential new single from Apache Darling. We had yet more classic tracks and a story of a reality concept in Korea where you can get paid for broadcasting you eat meals online..

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Normal strange fabulous

It seems as thou we are still dodging that there snowy weather around here at Phoenix fm, which at any rate suits me as the show best indoors. Mind you the chatty bit today was about eavesdropping and loud mobile phone users. We also spoke about changing skylines and the lost of an odd landmarks, like the massive metal framed Gasometers – historical or eyesore, as we discussed, they are almost a thing of the past now.

Still, at least we have our music, as we debuted a few new tracks in the show, from Vivien Glass, Ideomotor, April Towers, Moscow Metro and Faerground Accidents, plus I had the pleasure of announce another great gig, for April 24th in London, with an amusing  line up of comedy genius and electronic firepower – NORMAL, STRANGE & FABULOUS.Johnny gary shelter

 

If you missed the live show, then why not rerun the fun via the edited version on Mixcloud;

 

 

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As we breeze towards the end of January, it is great to hear of old actors getting new gigs to raise them up. This week I read all about Hollywood super action hero, Sylvester Stallone. Who has signed up to front an advertisement campaign from a large UK Bread making company. Now I know he is not short on dough… but like bread is he an expandable Expendable.

Music wise, we had lots of brand new music, including a new single a guy called Neil Francis, who came to attention care of a post Erasure gig tube singalong (see video clip). The single connected is with Shelter, who recently supported Erasure.

Also on the show we had a track from the debut album from Finnish artists Jaani Peuhu, plus a brand new track from duo, Machinery and Pulse; who play London later that day. We talked phobias or fears you might have, along with some of the best music from the field of electronic/synth/new wave…. If you missed the live radio show, then please subscribe to my post show edited versions  on Mixcloud;

 

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Tattoo my weather bomb

As it was a busy week in world news, I though it time to bring back  an old conversational feature, where I pick an odd news story out from the week gone by for views. This week it was about the seemingly artistic and yet strangely odd concept of Eye tattoo; this is where you dye the white of your eye a colour….. yes very dangerous, very striking but why. Earlier in the show we chatted about the impending snowy weather and this ‘Weather bomb’ word, do we like snow and why. Music wise we had more electronic tracks new to the airwaves or at least to me,  entwined with a few recent tracks of note and a few classics.

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Martyn Dolls out the chat

New year fully under way and as you may had heard in the show there are lots of music gigs to attend in January; which is what I love. We had some more new music, and one was a cool cover from Swedish band Vogon Poetry, plus there were a few classic tracks, all set for my first guest of 2015, Singer/Songwriter Martyn Bailey, who joined me in the studio.  Martyn has only recent had the joy of signing to a record label and told me about how things led up and what next, new album next album musical and his fear of toy Dolls.

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Under the Stars of 2015

The game is a foot as they say, and straight away we have a few exclusive ala debut tracks on the show…. and that how I like to start the first show of the year. Along with a few classics and me posing the question around alternative New Year Resolution…. as it is all poppycock. No gyms for me just life. Naturally there is more to the show today then that, so click below and rerun the fun;

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Placebo – Nancy Boy (Radio Edit)

Holly Johnson – Heaven’s Eyes

Elbow – Neat Little Rows

Rain Diary – Frail Flags in Wind

ARGH – Night In The City

Roby Fayer. ft Tom Gefen – Ready to Fight

Vague Notion – Human Love Song

Berlin Berlin – Be here (radio version)

Depeche Mode – A Photograph Of You (Rose Tinted Mix)

Margaret Berger – Human Race

Jesus Jones – Right Here Right Now

Avec Sans – Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush Cover)

Simple Minds – Big Music

ACTORS – Like U Want 2

Johnny Normal – Alive

Berlyn Trilogy – Leaving Notes

Model Depose – Rise and fall

Under the Stars – Rapture

Q Lazarus – Goodbye Horses

Chvrches – Get Away

Vivien Glass – JULIUS

Low Tide Theory – To Begin Again (Radio Edit)

Sinestar – I am the Rain (Mesh remix)

Prides – Out of the Blue

White Lies – Getting Even

EKKOES – Last Breath (Radio Edit)

Public Service Broadcasting – Gagarin

Apache Darling – More Than Me

Thomas Azier – How To Disappear

Martyn Bailey – Godspeed

Eurasianeyes – Far Off Land

Among the Echoes – Fracture

Tenek – Where’s the Time (Telematic Holiday 80 Edit)

Say Lou Lou – Instant Crush

Shelter – Fierce!

Spacebuoy – How Much Does it Hurt

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Christmas is Alive

Twas the last Saturday Breakfast show of the year, no one was stirring, not even my mouse….well till I clicked start button anyway. We dived into the regular fun and frolics of the Breakfast show,  allowing the music to be dictated by the old year of 2014; mostly.  The show was so much a review as a nod in certain areas, as we had yet another brand new track to see the last show out. As we debut the new single from Johnny Normal, who as you recall was my studio guest at the start of the December.

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The new track is called ALIVE, and it is his first track from Johnny after his long illness and is the starter on his return to form for his new year which will see him return to the stage with his partner in crime, Psyco Pete. CLICK To order the new JOHNNY NORMAL Single here.

We did reflect on somethings on the show, as we had a little chat about how people over do the festive season and how they say, they will cut down next year.. but do they will they….

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PLAYLIST:

Goldfrapp – Happiness

Spandau Ballet – To Cut A Long Story Short

Father Tiger – On Christmas Day

All She Knows – Why do I Fall

Apt – Make Contact

Berlin Berlin – Brilliant Mind

Kid Kasio – Letters of Love

New Neon – Everything iz Different (Clive Pierce Rework)

Giorgio Moroder – 74 Is The New 24

Automatic Writing – Nostalgia For The Future

ACTORS – Like U Want 2

Berlyn Trilogy – Can the Heart be saved-

EKKOES – Last Breath (Radio Edit)

Apache Darling – More Than Me

Analog Angel – Drive

Chatterbox ft Tara & Andy J – Au Revoir

Among the Echoes – Fracture

Johnny Normal – Alive

Chvrches – Get Away

Cloak – Blood and Pain

EMT – Regret

Empathy Test – Where I Find Myself

Eurasianeyes – Walk As One

Hot Pink Abuse – Mysterious Souls

Gary Numan – I Am Dust

Depeche Mode – Should Be Higher

FRAGILE SOULS – Ghosts of Sippi

Junksista – 2 Live A Little

Vile Electrodes – Damaged Software

Low Tide Theory – Crash

Model Depose – Nightwatch

Martyn Bailey – TEN

Shelter feat. alignment north – trouble with u (DJ Jekyll’s Guitar mix)

Modovar – Cold (Radio Edit)

Vivien Glass – SOMETHING RUNNING

Pulse – Positron Electron

Sinestar – The Same Way

tenek – What Kind Of Friend (N Mix)

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Tis the season to be jolly

Well it is almost the last Saturday Breakfast of 2014, its the penultimate as they say in ego land. so it was business as normal with some brand new tracks on the show and a few classic tracks. I tried not to think about the fact that Christmas is upon us and I’ve not wrapped anything, nor have I thought about looking back over the great music of 2014, ala review. We did however have a little chat about those unsung heroes, who work over Christmas and then those we don’t really mind, that they work as well at Christmas…you know the ones #Baahumbug.

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 PLAYLIST:

KLF – Last Train To Trancentral (LP Mix)

Kosheen – Hide U

Maccabees – Pelican
Ladyhawke – Black White And Blue
Father Tiger – On Christmas Day
Scarlet Echo – Lose Control
Blur – Charmless Man
Vanguard – A Brighter Day
Erasure – A Little Respect (Edward Remix)
Empathy Test – Losing Touch
Thomas Azier – Ghostcity
Debbie Harry – French Kissing In The USA
Tenek – What Do You Want_ (Radio Edit)
Alex Juno Ft Johnny Normal – Don’t Blow It
EKKOES – Last Breath (Radio Edit)
Hurts – All I Want For Christmas Is New Year’s Day
Apache Darling – More Than Me
The Department – Not For You
Analog Angel – Drive
Vile Electrodes – Play With Fire (Amarta Project Vile Remix)
Model Depose – We feel we can make it
Soft Cell – What
Northern Kind – Euphonic
Chvrches – Get Away
Prides – Out of the Blue
MIKRO – Hello
Eurasianeyes – Walk As One
CURXES – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Spacebuoy – How Much Does it Hurt
shelter feat. alignment north – trouble with u (DJ Jekyll’s Guitar mix)
SineStar – Hurricane
ACTORS – How Deep is the Hole
Spatial Relation – Contour Lines (Scene Noir Remix)
Cloak – Blood and Pain
Gary Numan – Cars
Martyn Bailey – SUBJECT (Single Remix)
Modovar – Cold (Radio Edit)

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A christmas emerge

Finally time to play the odd Christmas record or two now, and luckily I had a few that suited my taste and were new to your ears. AS we had one from a Swedish band and another giving the old Phil Spector a run for his money.PFM xmas On the show I had the nice honour to be able to announce the next artist to be signed up to play the hugely enjoyable music festival in Basildon BAS 2015; The band mentioned is within my Mixcloud– yes I’m a tease.. We also chatted about the old office party and does anyone still have them in the actual (photocopying fun) office.

As they say, feel free to rerun the fun via Mixcloud;
PLAYLIST:

Duran Duran – The Reflex
Bastille – Pompeii
New Order ft Ana Matronix – Jetstream
Automatic – Monster
Vogon poetry – we wish you a merry christmas
Vogon Poetry – The Diceman (Johan BaeckstrÓm Remix)
Avalanches – Frontier Psychiatrist
Pinklogik – Mindstorm
Jona Lewie – Stop The Cavalry
Babylon Zoo – Spaceman
Vanguard – A Brighter Day
Human League – (Keep Feeling) Fascination
Republica – Christiana Obey (Radio Edit)
Prides – Out of the Blue
Future Islands – Balance
Model Depose – We feel we can make it for
Shelter – Fierce!
Empathy Test – Where I Find Myself
Among The Echoes – Freak (Nikki Noodles Remix)
Emt – Christmas Baby please come home
The Department – As If Transformed
Johnny Normal – Miss Razorblade (Sam Wale Mix)
Chvrches – Get Away
DeVision – Ready to Die (Dominatrix Remix)
tenek – What Kind Of Friend
Vivien Glass – JULIUS
ACTORS – Like U Want 2
Kovak – Radiate
MIKRO – Hello
Cloak – Blood and Pain
Vile Electrodes – Empire of Wolves (Conquered Lands Version)
Human League – Human (Minimalistic Mix)
Father Tiger – On Christmas Day
Simple Minds – Honest Town
Heliophile – The Silence
Martyn Bailey – TEN
Apache Darling – More Than Me
Erasure- She Wont Be Home (Lonely Christmas)

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Back to Normal with Johnny

First show of the month and Christmas is but a shiny moment away, and I’m not ready. On the show this week we had more great new music and guests. In the studio we had a very special guest, who is still recovering from a series of terrible complications from an illness, Singer/Song Writer Johnny Normal, who gave us a sobering account of the nightmare he went through just recently. Johnny was joined by his creative partner Psyco Pete and we discussed looking like Darth vader and Adam Ant- see, nothing normal.
Johnny also spoke of those medical hero’s who worked hard on him and whom he is fundraising for in thanks. So please, help him and his family raise some money to help fund the lifesaving treatment that Leicester’s Specialist Hospitals provide for people like me who had little or no hope of survival. Please give whatever you can through JustGiving and you can be sure that the money goes to where it is needed.CLICK: Just Giving – Johnny Normal
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Before the studio was invaded by Johnny Normal, I was asking what people are like for Christmas, do they go made with all the pomp and ceremony or are they quiet celebrators. Plus we had great new music from Cloak, Shelter and Filter Distortion.
If you Missed the live show then fear not and click on the MIXCLOUD link below;

Playlist:
Kaiser Chiefs – Na Na Na Na Naa
Royal Blood – Ten Tonne Skeleton
Beautiful South – Perfect Ten
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Maximo Park – Give, Get, Take
Filter Distortion – Neon Nights
Berlin Berlin – Brilliant Mind
EKKOES – TEAM (LORDE COVER)
Damned – Eloise
CURXES – Spectre (Soil in the Synth Remix)
Model Depose – We feel we can make it for
Machinista – Picture Frame Eternity
Mesh – Born To Lie
ACTORS – Like U Want 2
MIKRO – Hello
Gary Numan – Love Hurt Bleed (Radio Edit)
Johnny Normal – Save Me (Sam Wale Mix)
CHVRCHES – I Would Die 4 V
Johnny Normal – Miss Razorblade (Sam Wale Mix)
Erasure – Bells of Love (Isabelle’s of Love)
Simple Minds – Honest Town
Among the Echoes – Fracture
Sinestar – Smoke Screen
Berlyn Trilogy – Can the Heart be saved-
Martyn Bailey – Red Sky Supernova
Jean Team – Keine Melodien 1234
Shelter – Fierce!
Cloak – Dance
Automatic Writing – Nostalgia For The Future
Hot Pink Abuse – Mysterious Souls
Apache Darling – More Than Me
Modovar – Cold (Radio Edit)

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Bright light Saturday

As the Month of November draws to a close and we recover from another American fad- Black Friday. I had a bright Saturday and of course, the delight of squeezing on to the show another big selection of new electronic gems and the odd classic. It may not come as a surprise that I’m fairly talked out after a show, but as I need to write a blog of sorts, I have to mention me talking about being a creatures of habits during the show and by failed attempt to creat a viral spamming of Facebook with your ‘Meme’.. are well, maybe next week, with a special guest.

Ses here below, the Mixcloud version of the live show that you may had missed for your edification and delight;

Playlist:
Inspiral Carpets – Dragging Me Down
Killers – Mr Brightside
Cardigans – Lovefool
Royal Blood – Ten Tonne Skeleton
Gary Numan – The Fall
M83 – Midnight City
Jaani Peuhu – No Regrets
Eurythmics – Beethoven (I Love To Listen To)
Sugarcubes – Hit
Train To Spain – Passion (Machinista Club Remix)
The Cure – The Caterpillar
Ladytron – Destroy Everything You Touch
Rain Diary – Frail Flags in Wind
Model Depose – We feel we can make it for
Among the Echoes – Fracture
Tokyo Witch Hunt – A Forest (The Cure)
Empress Touch – Precious (THE DEPARTMENT REMIX)
Lorde – Team
Modovar – Cold (Radio Edit)
MIKRO – Hello
Shiny Darkness – Mother
Vanguard – On My Own
Last Cry – Under My Skin
Simple Minds – Honest Town
Shelter feat. alignment north – trouble with u (DJ Jekyll’s Guitar mix)
New Neon – When its love its love (Produced by Clive Pierce)
The Slow Readers Club – Forever in Your Debt
Vivien Glass – SOMETHING RUNNING
Heliophile – Echo Chamber
Classix Nouveux – Is It A Dream
Vogon Poetry – The Diceman (Johan BaeckstrÓm Remix)
Electro Kill Machine – Cause & effect
Machinista – Picture Frame Eternity
Romeo & Juliet – FOTONOVELA [feat.James New]
Morrissey – Suedehead
Johnny Normal – There’s a Girl that Lives in the Sea

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A cure for all seasons

It has been one of those weeks and the show started off thinking that, but I pull the show up and told it who’s boss. Then the show told me it was the show and I was just a minion. So a battle ensued, with me playing a couple of ‘suitable for daytime’ tracks, from a compilation album which is a selection of covers off songs from The Cure – visit the band camp link for more samples from this release;
ALFA MATRIX, Tribute to The Cure

Now I had a slight ‘mare this morning and before that I witnessed three fallow Dears crossing the road; which I now take as an omen. Talking of ‘Dears’, we spoke briefly about the silly things you get roped into at work, and how I might have to wear high-heels for a awareness event next week at my day job.

If you missed today’s little show then why not click on the mixcloud version and listen again at your leisure;

PLAYLIST:
Simple Minds – Don’t you forget about me
Republica – Christiana Obey (radio edit)
Editors – When Anger Shows
Elvis Costello and the Attractions – Shipbuilding
COSMIC ARMCHAIR – Friday i’m in love (synth pop mix)
Alavano – Together Alone
New Order ft Ana Matronix – Jetstream
I Blame Coco – Selfmachine
Keane – A Bad Dream
Hurts – Better Than Love (Radio Edit)
Killers – Smile Like You Mean It
Model Depose – We feel we can make it for
Tubeway Army – Are Friends Electric
White Lies – A Place To Hide
Alex Juno Ft Johnny Normal – Don’t Blow It
Bronski Beat – Hit That Perfect Beat
DIFFUZION – Pictures of you
Chvrches – The Mother We Share
The Slow Readers Club – Forever in Your Debt
Eurasianeyes – Far Off Land
Ultravox – Live
tenek – What Kind Of Friend (N Mix)
Vivien Glass – SOMETHING RUNNING
Shamen – Move Any Mountain (Beat Edit)
Kate Bush – This Woman’s Work (EKKOES Remix)
EKKOES – Last Breath (Radio Edit)
Spacebuoy – The Fear
Modovar – Cold (Radio Edit)
Rain Diary – Frail Flags in Wind
Roby Fayer. ft Tom Gefen – Ready to Fight
Martyn Bailey – TEN
EMT – Walk away
Shelter feat. alignment north – trouble with u (DJ Jekyll’s Guitar mix)

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Model depose the ekkoes

Yet another busy show with a wealth of new music to introduce and while away the Saturday Morning.
We were far an wide too, with the selection, from Israel to the Netherlands to Manchester to Canada, and loads more places in-between. One of those bands was Model Depose, who had join me in the studio earlier this year. The guys debut their new single today as they work to their new album, which they are hopping thanks to Crowd Sourcing for support from fans- MODEL DEPOSE – new album support

There are more great gig to look forward too and another guest to the show to come. We chatted briefly about the joy of online games and their fiscal surprises and a memorial street bench.
If you missed the live show, then no need to worry as I’ve edited all down into a little Mixcloud version;

PLAYLIST:
Julian Cope – World Shut Your Mouth
Johnny Marr – New Town Velocity
Kasabian – eez-eh
Prince – I Would Die 4 U
Maximo Park – Give, Get, Take
FRAGILE SOULS – Devil’s Sun
Editors – Honesty
Vague Notion – Human Love Song
The Cars – Heartbeat City
U2 – Invisible
The Slow Readers Club – Forever in Your Debt
All She Knows – Why do I Fall
Depeche Mode – Should Be Higher
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart (Black Sand Extension)
Gary Numan – Love Hurt Bleed (Radio Edit)
Low Tide Theory – Exit Ramp
Model Depose – We feel we can make it for
Chatterbox ft Tara & Andy J – Au Revoir
The Department – As If Transformed
EKKOES – Last Breath (Radio Edit)
Iris – Don’t Cry
Hot Pink Abuse – Mysterious Souls
Sounds of Sputnik – New Born (Malcolm Holmes/OMD Remix)
Kid Kasio – Letters of Love
Margaret Berger – I Feed You My Love
Machinista – Take comfort in being sad
Empathy Test – Losing Touch
ACTORS – How Deep is the Hole
Roby Fayer. ft Tom Gefen – Ready to Fight
Automatic Writing – Nostalgia For The Future
Among the Echoes – Fracture
Johnny Normal – Miss Razorblade (Sam Wale Mix)
APT – Changing Lanes (metroland adaption 7inch)
Analog Angel – We Wont Walk Away (Spacebuoy Nebular mix)
Berlyn Trilogy – Can the Heart be saved
Alavano – Together Alone
Tenek – State Of Mind

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Big music to see us thru

It is ye olde Fireworke this weekend….not. Well its firework season actually, so the season isn’t the only thing that spreads out. Christmas music already in the stores and we’ve not even got past this trodden yet- are moving these things too fast was my question; among others, today. We played 3 tracks from the brand new album from Simple Minds, and a few cool dreamy tracks new tracks the show along with a little give away care of those lovely guys/gal, Hot Pink Abuse.

This weekend around the UK is a period of remembrance and this year it is the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1….’lest we forget‘ .Dm s&s poppy cover

If you missed the show, then maybe you would like the edited down rerun, which has no ads but just music and mirth…all on my mix cloud version;


PLAYLIST:
Monaco – What Do You Want From Me
Mighty Wah – Story of the Blues
Delphic – Doubt
Sinead O’Connor – 8 Good Reasons
Simple Minds – Honest Town
Nirvana – Lithium
Black Volition – Rivers (Video Edit)
Landscape – Einstein A Go-Go
Editors – Sugar
Ummagma – Kiev (Original Mix)
Roxy Music – Love Is The Drug
The Human League – Tell Me When
Thomas Azier – Ghostcity
The Horrors – So Now You Know
Modovar – Cold (Radio Edit)
FRAGILE SOULS – Ghosts of Sippi
Martyn Bailey -Panic in the Skies (Single Mix)
Rain Diary – Frail Flags in Wind
Hot Pink Abuse – Mysterious Souls
shelter feat.alignment north – trouble with u (DJ Jekyll’s Guitar mix)
Simple Minds – Let the Day Begin
Tenek – What Kind Of Friend (N Mix)
Chvrches – Lies
EMT – Walk away
ACTORS – Like U Want 2
Analog Angel – Drive
The New Southern Electrikk – Mother of Earth
Then Jerico – Big Area
Simple Minds – Big Music
Vile Electrodes – Empire Of Wolves
Cloak – Little Boy Lost
Eurasianeyes – Walk As One
Vivien Glass – SOMETHING RUNNING
Sinestar – Smoke Screen

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Hallo’winge season

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Simple Minds

Nothing spooky themed about the show today, as we recover from the annual pain, that is our all new Americana Halloween. Well I say nothing spooky, I meant maybe not spooky but tedious themed, as there was the odd track and or artist that had a slight connection to the all Hallows eve spooky season. We debuted a new track from Glasgow band Simple Minds, as they prepare to release their new album. We looked forward to the big OXJAM gig in Basildon and its array of bands on the bill, which will all help raise money for Oxfam uk. Along with all this, we chatted about being disturbed by neighbours and or are you a nosey neighbour.

If you missed the full on live show, then no matter, as you can listen again via my Mixcloud version;


PLAYLIST:
Genesis – Abacab
Kaiser Chiefs – Never Miss A Beat
Franz Ferdinand – Evil Eye (Radio Edit)
Hoosiers – Worst Case Scenario
Alabama 3 – Woke Up this Morning
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart
All About Eve – Martha’s Harbour
London Grammar – Strong
White Lies – First Time Caller
Zutons – Confusion
The Cure – Friday I’m In Love
Hot Pink Abuse – Mysterious Souls
Mcalmont And Butler – Yes
Model Depose – Nightwatch
Martyn Bailey – TEN
Simple Minds – Honest Town
The Horrors – Still Life
Black Volition – Rivers (Video Edit)
EMT – Walk away
Modovar – Cold (Radio Edit)
Sinestar – The Same Way
Adam And The Ants – Stand And Deliver
Among the Echoes – Pure (Numan)
ACTORS – It Goes Away
Editors – Sugar
Vile Electrodes – Empire of Wolves (Conquered Lands)
Avec Sans – Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush Cover)
Depeche Mode – World In My Eyes
Berlyn Trilogy – Can the Heart be saved-
Vivien Glass – PART MACHINE (Alternate Version)
Matt Jessup – ghost
Eurasianeyes – Walk As One
Junksista – 2 Live A Little

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Useless mistakes

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Depeche Mode – Useless

Well it is technically and officially end of Summer 2014 and the beginning of Autumn, clocks go back an hour…. So, an extra hour in Bed on Sunday- every silver cloud ah…. Among the music and flim flam, today we chatted about those useless moments where you have an accident or something embarrassing you at work; mine was spilling soup into my lap. Naturally I shoehorned a few relevant and slightly tenuously linked tracks.

Feel free to listen again, via the edited mixcloud version of the live show;

Playlist:

REM – Orange Crush

James – Come Home

Prince feat Zooey Deschanel – FallInLove2Nite

Snow Patrol – Just Say Yes

Pet Shop Boys – All Over The World

Gotye feat Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know

Maximo Park – Leave This Island

Hot Pink Abuse – Mysterious Souls

Men Without Hats -The Safety Dance

Goldfrapp – Happiness

U2 – The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)

Interpol – Obstacle 1

Low Tide Theory – To Begin Again (Radio Edit)

Northern Kind – Euphonic

Dubstar – Not So Manic Now

Spacebuoy – So Easy

Modovar – Cold (Radio Edit)

Depeche Mode – Useless

Sinestar – I am the Rain (Mesh remix)

shelter feat. alignment north – trouble with u (DJ Jekyll’s Guitar mix)

Rain Diary – Frail Flags in Wind

Gary Numan – Love Hurt Bleed (Radio Edit)

tenek – What Kind Of Friend (N Mix)

Say Lou Lou – Instant Crush

Visage – Mind Of A Toy

Republica – Christiana Obey (Radio Edit)

Analog Angel – Drive

Erasure – Bells of Love (Isabelle’s of Love)

Chvrches – Gun

EMT – Regret

Cloak – Nobody’s Diary (Acoustic)

Martyn Bailey – TEN

A-Ha – Take On Me

The Department – As If Transformed

Vile Electrodes – Play With Fire (Amarta Project Vile Remix)

Berlin Berlin – Brilliant Mind

Talking Heads – Psycho Killer

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Rain diary of an ego

Lovely autumnal morning outside this week, which gave good to my playlist of music, with new music from Local duo Modovar, with their new track ‘Cold’, and then Finnish dark ware outfit, from Helsinki- Rain Diary,  so you can see there was actually a slight weather vibe in the playlist to match.

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Rain Diary

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Modovar – Cold

Naturally, few odd classic tracks in the show again, both sets from the 1980’s and 1990’s to try and be equal, plus a few current tracks without the musical egos….. well, apart from U2, which brought be on to today talkie bit, Ego and those decisions you make that you felt were good at the time.

If you miss the full live show then why not do as ‘Pat Sharp’ used to say- “Rerun the Fun”…. or maybe just listen to the edited version below;

Playlist:

Garbage – Stupid Girl

Goldfrapp – Believer

Electric Six – Danger (High Voltage)

The Vaccines – All In White

Losers – Sirenna

Everything Everything – Cough Cough

Hettie – No Guarantee

U2 – The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)

New Musik – This World of Water

Franz Ferdinand – Evil Eye (Radio Edit)

Pony Pony Run Run – Walking On A Line (Lifelike Remix)

Foxes – Youth

Sisters of Mercy – Lucretia My Reflection

Berlyn Trilogy – Leaving Notes

Among the Echoes – Fracture

Assemblage 23 – Love My Way

Modovar – Cold (Radio Edit)

CHVRCHES – We Sink (ROBRV edit)

Automatic Writing – Nostalgia For The Future

Hot Pink Abuse – Mysterious Souls

Jesus Jones – Right Here Right Now

Depeche Mode – Freelove

Model Depose – Rise and Fall

Eurasianeyes – Walk As One

Shamen – Ebeneezer Goode

Tenek – Punishment

ACTORS – Like U Want 2

Blancmange – making aeroplanes (ft victoria)

Toyah – I Want To Be Free

Rain Diary – Frail Flags in Wind

Pulse – Positron Electron (Skinbag Jones Bleep Bleep mix)

Roman Remains – This Stone Is Starting To Bleed

Vivien Glass – SOMETHING RUNNING

Johnny Normal – Save Me (Sam Wale Mix)

The Horrors – So Now You Know

Edison Effect – I See Fire (Ed Sheeran Cover)

White Lies – There Goes Our Love Again

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Man-flu over the cuckoo’s nest

Well this week I felt better after stalwartly maning up against the daring nuisance that is, the dreaded and evil incarnate – MAN-FLU. Naturally, I soldiered on at work and never mentioned it, but I must admit to being surprised when a female colleagues weren’t so shy at whinging about her suffering … Hmm, hashtag, double standards me thinks. So, this became my question for the morning…..and a few listeners agreed about these dramas queens…. Whom ever they are.

This week, we had a brand new single from Portuguese band;  who we like, ‘Hot Pink Abuse, who allowed me the honour to debut their new single on the show (Nov 7th 2014) . Along with that great track we had yet more classic tracks; the odd one lamenting my Man-flu hero status and my biting wit….WIT I said.10612972_752034088166238_8553198763822702402_n

Anyway, if you missed my lovely little, live radio show, then see here below, the edited version on Mixcloud;

PLAYLIST:

Kula Shaker – Hush

Audio Bully’s – Only Man

It Bites – Calling All The Heroes

Johnny Marr – Easy Money

Gary Numan – A Game Called Echo

The Twang – Two Lovers

Inspiral Carpets – Generations

The Department – As If Transformed

Tina Turner – We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)

Public Enemy – Harder Than You Think

Kaiser Chiefs – My Life (single edit)

Pet Shop Boys – So Hard

Eurythmics – Sexcrime

Automatic Writing – Nostalgia For The Future

Berlin Berlin – Brilliant Mind

London Grammar – Strong

WJAX – DAYLIGHT

Hot Pink Abuse – Mysterious Souls

Sinestar – The Same Way

Empathy Test – Losing Touch

Vivien Glass – SOMETHING RUNNING

OMD – if you want it (marsheaux remix)

New Neon – When its love its love (Prod by Clive Pierce)

EMT – Walk away

Thomas Dolby – Hyperactive

La Roux – I’m Not Your Toy

Electro Kill Machine – Warped

Heliophile – First Strike (You’re Out) – radio edit

Martyn Bailey – TEN

Vile Electrodes – Empire Of Wolves

Republica – Ready To Go – Radio Mix

Tenek – Elusive (Radio Edit)

Analog Angel – Drive

Thomas Azier – Ghostcity

Low Tide Theory – To Begin Again (Radio Edit)

Modovar – The Sea of Unspoken Words – Radio Edit

Chvrches – Lies

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David Brent’ would

This week was the launch of the new ‘biopic’ style film about the life of Spandau Ballet, full of footage and arguments and musical gold. Which was a world away from an actual Biopic I watched about Ian Dury, still we chatted on the show about what Biopics we’d like and I noted Gary Numan would be interesting.. but who would play him. New music on the show came from WJAX and would you believe it, we heard from comedian, writer and artist Ricky Gervais character- David Brent, with his debut single…all about sunny Slough.
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Feel free to listen again to the edited MIXCLOUD version of the live show;


Playlist:
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Red Right Hand
Gorillaz feat Daley – Doncamatic
0Maisonettes – Heartache Avenue
Marina and the Diamonds – Hollywood
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Kaiser Chiefs – My Life (single edit)
Edison Effect – Stretching Time
Ian Dury and the Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
Spandau Ballet – To Cut A Long Story Short
Keane – This Is The Last Time
All She Knows – Why do I Fall
Space feat Cerys Matthews – Ballad Of Tom Jones
Tears for Fears – Broken
The Department – As If Transformed
Vile Electrodes – Empire of Wolves
Justice vs Simian – We Are Your Friends
Martyn Bailey – TEN
WJAX – DAYLIGHT
Depeche Mode – Waiting for the night (bare acoustic)
Johnny Cash – Hurt
Johnny Normal – Save Me (Sam Wale Mix)
OMD – Dresden
Vivien Glass – SOMETHING RUNNING
The Circuit Symphony – New Romantic feat. Nick Beggs
Kid Kasio – Letters of Love
Metroland – Harry Beck
Automatic Writing – Nostalgia For The Future
Empathy Test – Where I Find Myself
David Brent – Slough
Machinista – Take comfort in being sad
Tenek – If I Should Fall
Among the Echoes – Pure (Numan)
Analog Angel – Drive
Pulse – Positron Electron
Junksista – 2 Live A Little
The Cure – Let’s Go To Bed

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On the synthetic Pulse

I say busy show and I meant a busy day….. for on the show I was chatting with Howard H Moth, him out of PULSE, and I played their new single, along with new tracks from Kira, and a few others, like The Department and Black Volition for example. We spoke about those tekkie upgrades and how they have recently changed our lives.Pulse

If you missed the live show, then here is my edited version via Mixcloud;

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Oh Crumbs DM

Well the voting’s all done, so I won’t mention the situation, but I did play a cheeky Scottish anthem type motif, which could have been the new blue face rally rouser tune. I harped on about last weeks TEC003 event and looked forward to the slightly further from home, Synthetic City 2..in Birmingham, on September 27th. We had brand new stuff from Visage and a few classics here and there.10519247_533948803400434_4041764469380869765_n Plus I posed the question about your fave old animated show that you’d love to see brought back, as we here actor/comic/TV Presenter, Alexander Armstrong is to voice our 80/90’s mousey hero, for the return of Danger Mouse in 2015.

Did you miss the live show, Crumbs…Why not click on the mix cloud and listen again…

ABC – How To Be A Millionaire

The Feeling – Love It When You Call

Magic Numbers – Forever Lost

Editors – Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors

The Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love

The Charlatans – The Only One I Know

The Cars – My Best Friend’s Girl

Deacon Blue – A New House

Cocteau Twins – Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops

Morcheeba – What’s Your Name

REM – All The Best

Squeeze – Slap And Tickle

Sugarcubes – Hit

Chvrches – Lies

Analog Angel – Drive

Modovar – Same Old Scene

Visage – She’s Electric(Coming Around)

Automatic Writing – Continuous

Thomas Azier – Ghostcity

Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough

Vile Electrodes – Empire of Wolves(Conquered Lands Version)

Human League – Never Let Me Go

Hot Pink Abuse – Hit me and run

Electro Kill Machine – Warped

Dubstar – Not So Manic Now

Vivien Glass – SOMETHING RUNNING

Duran Duran – A View To A Kill

The Horrors – So Now You Know

Martyn Bailey – TEN

EmT – Walk Away (Pinklogik Remix)

KirA – Pure Delight

Among the Echoes – Fracture

Gary Numan – M.e.

Pulse – Too many meltdowns

Eurasianeyes – Walk As One

Fun Boy Three – Our Lips Are Sealed

Shelter feat. Alignment North – Trouble with u

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Funky vile mode

Always a busy show, never a chore for me….well I don’t like to gripe; much. but then it is easy not to moan when you have superb music, and total was no exception with new music from Vivien Glass, Junksista, Say Lou Lou and Apache Darling. Plus there were of course a few classic tracks, and a look forward to an event called TEC 003. In which depeche Mode tribute band, Speak & Spell, will be playing the entire debut Depeche Mode album; from which the guys took their name from. Also on the event bill, will be Vile Electrodes who will headline and play their very own  debut album – ‘Future through a Lens’ in full… plus the event will have a special guest DJ, Sarah Blackwood…

….Should be a great night.
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We spoke of albums forced on us this week and routines changes….well when I say we, I rather gave too many examples… none the less if you want to catch the show again, well you can via Mixcloud;


PLAYLIST:
Pet Shop Boys – It’s A Sin
Alien Ant Farm – Smooth Criminal
Coral – In The Morning
Gorillaz – Stylo
Filthy Rich and Catflap
Haim – If I Could Change Your Mind
Hoosiers – Worst Case Scenario
Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Zephyr Song
U2 – With Or Without You
Freeez – IOU
Monaco – What Do You Want From Me
Deacon Blue – A New House
Ellie Goulding – Lights
M – Pop Muzik
OMD – Dresden
ACTORS – It Goes Away
Gary Numan – Metal
Tenek – Punishment
Vivien Glass – SOMETHING RUNNING
Last Cry – Under My Skin
Apache Darling – More Than Me
The Cure – Never Enough
Eurasianeyes – Walk As One
Pulse – The Throne
Low Tide Theory – To Begin Again (Radio Edit)
Republica – Christiana Obey (radio edit)
CHVRCHES – We Sink (ROBRV edit)
Berlyn Trilogy – Can the Heart be saved
Johnny Normal – Talk to Me (Sam Wale Mix)
Among the Echoes – Fracture
Junksista – 2 Live A Little
Ultravox – Live
Depeche Mode – Puppets
Vile Electrodes – Damaged Software
Martyn Bailey – TEN
Say Lou Lou – Instant Crush
Electro Kill Machine – Warped

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I-September

Twas one of those week. I was scrabbling around the barbers yesterday and that found hair sticking out of my ears, well I made sure the music on my show was loud today- need to blast those follicles. Talking of being technical, we chatted about the launch of more must haves, the joy of tech and those new fangles smart watch type smart phone thingies. …which will take over our wrists as well as our fingers.

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Now, new music today came all the way from Dublin duo Analogue Wave, who are on their second album, along with another great little old playlist of electronic tracks, we had a classic from 1981, in which to me this track always sounded like this sheffield band thinks it is still its old band…

Hmm, intrigued?…..

Well why not listen again to the show, via this edited version of my show now on my mixcloud below;


PLAYLIST:
La Roux – In For The Kill
Morrissey – First Of The Gang To Die
Marina and the Diamonds – Hollywood
INXS – Suicide Blonde
Mannequins – Everytime I See Ya
Arctic Monkeys – Brianstorm
Go! Team – Ladyflash
Ladyhawke – Black White And Blue
Heaven 17 – We’re Going To Live For A Very Long Time
Gorillaz – Dare
Johnny Marr – New Town Velocity
Muse – Unintended
Talk Talk – Talk Talk
Goldfrapp – Believer
Automatic Writing – Nostalgia For The Future
Berlyn Trilogy – Leaving Notes
Cult With No Name – Everything Lasts an Age
Analogue Wave – Half Light
White Lies – Change
Model Depose – Rise and Fall
Martyn Bailey – TEN
Vivien Glass – WINGS ON FIRE
Johnny Normal – Miss Razorblade (Sam Wale Mix)
Electro Kill Machine – Warped
Pulse – The Throne
Ultravox – Live
Analog Angel – Drive
Adam and the Ants – Beat My Guest
CHVRCHES – We Sink (ROBRV edit)
The Human League – Tell Me When
Depeche Mode – World In My Eyes
Vile Electrodes – Empire Of Wolves
EMT – Regret
Among the Echoes – Pure (Numan)
FOTONOVELA feat.James New – Romeo & Juliet
tenek – What Kind Of Friend (N Mix)
Eurasianeyes – Walk As One

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Counting to Ten

I may say this at the end of every month, when it falls on my show day, but boy don’t the months fly by. Which I guess can be a little annoying. However, I tell what is often annoying and that is the odd voicemail messages; which was the subject of my chatty bit today. We had a brand new single from a solo artist who is due to release his second album, we had a few classics as per and spoke of the gambit of gigs from now until Christmas it would seem, and one of which I’ve been asked again to play some music at Synthetic City..want to know more?? .BwOmGVYCMAEXW-x
Well, if you missed the live show, then feel free to enjoy the edited rerun via Mixcloud;

PLAYLIST:
Goldfrapp – Ooh La La.
MGMT – Electric Feel (Album Version).
Paul Hardcastle – 19.
Django Django – Default.
Interpol – Evil.
Erasure – Stop.
Dusty Springfield – Nothing Has Been Proved.
Disclosure feat London Grammar – Help Me Lose My Mind.
New Neon- A Different Game (Produced by Clive Pierce).
Andy Williams – Can’t Get Used To Losing You.
Gnarls Barkley – Smiley Faces.
Eltronn – Something Or Nothing.
Haim – Don’t Save Me.
Chvrches – Lies.
Automatic Writing – Nostalgia For The Future.
Analog Angel – Drive.
Train To Spain – All About.
Martyn Bailey – TEN.
Mirrors – Falls By Another Name.
Tenek – Punishment.
Berlyn Trilogy – Departed.
Vile Electrodes – Empire Of Wolves.
Tin Tin – Kiss Me.
Chatterbox ft Tara & Andy J – Au Revoir.
Berlin Berlin – Brilliant Mind.
New Order – Crystal.
Junksista – Queer (featuring Ladyhell).
Vivien Glass – WINGS ON FIRE.
Model Depose – Rise and Fall.
Dramatis – Ex Luna Scientia.
Mcalmont And Butler – Yes.
KirA – Pure Delight.
Among the Echoes – Fracture.
Tingle In The Netherlands – She’s No Lady.
White Lies – First Time Caller.
Eurasianeyes – Walk As One.
Shelter feat. alignment north – trouble with u (DJ Jekyll’s Guitar mix).

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New Who

Who do think your are kidding Mr Moffat if you think I’m on the run; to my TELLY- well I am till the new Doctor is aired. Well, till then we had a little old show with more new music, from the US, we had New Neon and from leeds Eltronn, plus a few classics. There was also my small confessional conversation about grass cutting in the show, that went a bit ‘Carry On’; no fault of me for once. As well as that naughty comment, we have news of another new album and a debut single from it next week – So feel free to dive into the mixcloud version of the live show to find out;


PLAYLIST:
Ultravox – All Stood Still
Vaccines – All In White
Noah and the Whale – Give It All Back
James – She’s A Star
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Forgotten Man
Dubstar – Stars
One Night Only – Just For Tonight (radio edit)
Futureheads – The Beginning Of The Twist
The Beatles – Yesterday
Big Audio Dynamite – E=Mc2
Blur – Popscene
Parlotones – Here Comes The Man
Pet Shop Boys – Left To My Own Devices
Republica – Christiana Obey (Tenek Remix)
Cyferdyne vs. Deviant UK – Changed The Way You Kiss Me (Radio Edit)
Shelter feat. Alignment North – Trouble with u
Gary Numan – Love Hurt Bleed (Radio Edit)
ACTORS – Like U Want 2
New Neon- A Different Game (Produced by Clive Pierce)
Depeche Mode – Heaven
Cloak – Nobodys Diary (Acoustic)
Air – Remember
Automatic Writing – Nostalgia For The Future
Adamski feat Seal – Killer
Garbage – Stupid Girl
The Shamen – Move Any Mountain (Beat Edit)
White Lies – Getting Even
Vivien Glass – WINGS ON FIRE
CHVRCHES – We Sink (ROBRV edit)
Eltronn – Something Or Nothing
Electro Kill Machine – Warped
The Opiates – Anatomy Of A Plastic Girl
Spacebuoy – So Easy
Modovar – If I Called
OMD – Dresden
Martyn Bailey – Red Sky Supernova
Tenek – Where’s the Time(Telematic Holiday 80 Edit)

(Apologies for the sound quality on playback)

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Edge to Oxjam

Blimey, riding the crest of wobbly weather again this week, which I agree seems a regular topic within my show blog as it is; sooo British. Still from a fairly selfish point of view, it helps to be indoors or undercover to enjoy the show fully sometimes; less interference. We had a few new tracks today and announced another great live music event, and this one is close, as it is in Basildon. 10613045_10152588679477110_1196690602035383101_n
The event is OXJAM, and is one of those, now famous live music gig events put on care of Oxfam. Four bands will be playing at The Edge night Club bar on November 8th ( Fuller details of who are playing are contained within my Mixcloud rerun).

We spoke briefly of comedy heroes in the show, as we paid tribute to the comedy Legend Robin Williams, who passed away this week, with a little clip of his madcap banter, on the subject of Oscars.Robin-Williams

Playlist:

XTC – Generals And Majors

Inspiral Carpets – Dragging Me Down

Mr Hudson ft Kanye West – Supernova

Interpol – C’Mere

Vampire Weekend – Diane Young

Mcooleys – What Happened tonight

It Bites – Calling All The Heroes

Robin Williams on Being an Oscar Winner, on The Graham Norton Show

The Smiths – There is a light that will never goes out

Haim – If I Could Change Your Mind

Everything Everything – Kemosabe

Goldfrapp – Believer

Analog Angel – Drive

Sinestar – The Same Way

Automatic Writing – Nostalgia For The Future

Electro Kill Machine – Warped

EMT – Regret

Modovar – The Sea of Unspoken Words (Radio Edit)

Shiny Darkness – Don’t make me regret it

Vivien Glass – PART MACHINE (Alternate Version)

Chvrches – Lies

Shelter feat. Alignment north – trouble with u (DJ Jekyll’s Guitar mix)

Nouvelle Electro – RADIO

Vile Electrodes – Empire of Wolves (Conquered Lands Version)

The Cure – Why Can’t I Be You

Berlyn Trilogy – Can the Heart be saved-

tenek – What Kind Of Friend (N Mix)

Horrors – So Now You Know

Vogon Poetry – Possibilities

Live – Ultravox

Ghost Capsules – Forget (We Are All Dust)

Nephew – Police Bells & Church Sirens

People Theatre – here (Aevemi remix)

Yazoo – Situation (7” Remix)

Low Tide Theory – To Begin Again (Radio Edit)

Pulse – The Throne

Eurasianeyes – Walk As One

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Keeping a Pulse

Another wildly busy show this week, with tons of new music played, from far and wide it seems. We had a new remix from Wakefield band- Berlyn Trilogy, from Sunderland- Eurasianeyes. Another album track from Birmingham band- Among The Echoes (who are launching their album Fracture, in Birmingham today). Keeping my finger on the new music pulse, I had a track from two frontman, one from Lichfield UK (Spacebuoy’s Howard) and the other Lille France (Shiny Darkness’s Sebastian D)- Pulse…plus a few others from far and wide.
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We also squeezed a few more new bands and a few covers as well, plus we spoke fairly openly; or rather I did, about Gulty Pleasures- One of mine being Kylie Minogue; which I illustrated with s special track currently used for an TV ad campaign... and you will have to listen again for the rest or mine, plus others.

Which your in luck as the edited version is contained within the Mixcloud edition below:

PLAYLIST:
Ladytron – Destroy Everything You Touch
Kasabian – eez-eh
Lily Allen – The Fear (clean)
Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You
THE MINX – NO FRIENDS
Erasure – Stop
Holloways – Generator
Delphic – Doubt
KYLIE MINOGUE – I Believe In You (Abbey Road Sessions)
China Crisis – Christian
Phoenix – Entertainment
The Traveling Band – Passing Ships
Foster The People – Coming Of Age
Shelter feat. Alignment North – Trouble with u
Future Perfect – Fall
Heliophile – First Strike (You’re Out) – radio edit
Paul Humphries – Random
Gary Numan – I Am Dust
Eurasianeyes – Walk As One
The Circuit Symphony – New Romantic feat. Nick Beggs. CHVRCHES – I Would Die 4 V
Automatic Writing – Nostalgia For The Future
Northern Kind – Euphonic
Sinestar – I am the Rain (Mesh remix)
Among The Echoes – Hate
Thomas Azier – Ghostcity
Alex Juno Ft Johnny Normal – Don’t Blow It
Depeche Mode – World In My Eyes
Tokyo Witch Hunt – A Forest (The Cure)
Berlin Berlin – Brilliant Mind
September – Cry For You
Soft Cell – What
Pulse – Too many meltdowns
Visage – Never Enough
M83 – Midnight City
Berlyn Trilogy – Words Of A Stranger (None More Black Remix)
Iris – Don’t Cry
BLSHS – Armour Love (La Roux Cover)
EMT – Walk away
Kid Kasio – Letters of Love

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Shelter my Poetry

A bit of a week for dodging the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, as I’ve grown a tad bored of this televised sporting malarkey thing. I noted this week that there is another classic movie about to be remade- MADMAX. Now, having not actually seen the original Mel Gibson version, I was not exactly too bothered this time round- Unlike the remakes of the Italian Job and Get Carter….Luckily we had a few suggestions from listeners of titles of movies they would be happy to see remakes of.

Music wise we had a first play of a track from a soon to be released ep, from Swedish outfit, Vogon Poetry. The next single from Shelter and an album track from the new albums from Among The Echoes; who are due to launch their album, Fracture. Plus there so many great gig type events to talk about, and now there is news of another to look forward to, this one is in  October and in Exeter, Devon – SYNTH WEST.

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Missed the live show? then why not listen again, to the edited version below and catch up;

PLAYLIST:

Frankie & The Heartthrobs – Ungrateful
Killers – Somebody Told Me
Maroon 5 – Payphone
Garbage – Push It
Haim – If I Could Change Your Mind
Foster The People – Coming Of Age
Gorillaz – Stylo
Midge Ure -Taking Back My Time
Thompson Twins – Love On Your Side [7 Version]
London Grammar – Strong
W:Jax – Just So You Know (Radio Edit)
New Order – Hellbent
Republica – Ready To Go – Radio Mix
Johnny Normal – Miss Razorblade (Sam Wale Mix)
Shelter feat. Alignment north – trouble with u (DJ Jekyll’s Guitar mix)
The Horrors – So Now You Know
Vogon Poetry – Vectors
CHVRCHES – We Sink (ROBRV edit)
Paul Humphries – Never Let Go
Empathy Test – Losing Touch
David Bowie – Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
EMT – Regret
tenek – What Kind Of Friend (N Mix)
Ultravox – All Stood Still
White Lies – There Goes Our Love Again
Berlyn Trilogy – Can the Heart be saved-
Vivien Glass – WINGS ON FIRE
Tears For Fears – Woman In Chains
Among the Echoes – Medusa
Cloak – Nobody’s Diary (Acoustic)
KirA – Pure Delight
Sinestar – Smoke Screen
Junksista – Queer (featuring Ladyhell)
Ladytron – The Way That I Found You
Model Depose – Rise and Fall
Margaret Berger – Human Race

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Rain or Shine

Middle of July and we have had some of the oddest mix of weather for me, blistering Sun and shocking thunderstorms.  Sunscreen to Brollie, still at least all things were calm for today show, which was nice as we heard that singer songwriter; and friend of the show,  Johnny Normal is on the road to recovery after his serious illness.

We had some more new music this week and a few solid classics, I spoke about the bad luck to be full George Harrison’s memorial tree and conformed why Boy George is more a Club DJ now then a singer.

The-Road-RunnerIf didn’t catch the full live show today, then no need to worry. See below the edited version taken from the show, for you to listen again;

PLAYLIST:

Hurts – Better Than Love (Radio Edit)
ABC – How To Be A Millionaire
Paul Carrack – One In A Million
Goldfrapp – Ooh La La
Nephew – Police Bells & Church Sirens
Foster The People – Coming Of Age
Boy George – Sold
Muse – Madness
The Beatles – Taxman
The Strokes – Juicebox
Franz Ferdinand – Do You Want To
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Forgotten Man
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
ACTORS – It Goes Away
Eurasianeyes – Chaos In Your Mind
Depeche Mode – Puppets
WJax – Just So You Know (Radio Edit)
Julian Cope – World Shut Your Mouth
Analog Angel – Drive
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Red Right Hand
Visage – Never Enough
Gary Numan – I Am Dust
Vile Electrodes – Empire of Wolves (Conquered Lands Version)
Kid Kasio – Letters of Love
SpacyBuoy – U.F.O.
Glass – WINGS ON FIRE
09:11:09 Edison Effect – I See Fire (Ed Sheeran Cover)
Tingle In The Netherlands – Shes No Lady
tenek – What Kind Of Friend (N Mix)
Among the Echoes – Fracture
Alex Juno Ft Johnny Normal – Don’t Blow It
Johnny Normal – Talk to Me (Sam Wale Mix)
Gary Le Strange – All I Ever Do (Is Sit in My Room)
Pet Shop Boys – Flamboyant
Shiny Darkness – Don’t make me Regret it
Sinestar – The Same Way

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The Spell to Speak

For me it is always great to have some musical guests on the show, and this week was one of those shows. For in the studio, I was joined by one half of Speak and Spell, the UK premier Depeche Mode Tribute band.  I chatted to Keith and Joe from the band about the hard issue of getting the balance right and having real fun, with the task of breathing life it to a massive catalogue of music, of a band who are still filling stadiums around the globe. We talked tech and guy liner too….and a very special show coming up in September – TEC003

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If you missed the live show, then you can catch up with the chat and music, by listening to the edited version of the show below;

PLAYLIST:
CHVRCHES – We Sink (ROBRV edit)
Franz Ferdinand – Evil Eye (Radio Edit)
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – If I Had A Gun
Blur – Coffee & TV
Kasabian – eez-eh
U2 – Electrical Storm
The Thrills – Don’t Steal Our Sun
Electric Six – Gay Bar
Art Of Noise – Legs (Black Sand’s Painted Lipstick Mix)
Ladyhawke – Black White And Blue
Kooks – Around Town
Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name
Modovar – Same Old Scene
Shelter feat. Andy Bell – Beautiful (don mueller’s beautiful single mix)
Vile Electrodes – Empire Of Wolves
Kid Kasio – Letters of Love
Nephew – Police Bells & Church Sirens
Marsheaux – Computer Love
Tenek – Where’s the Time (Telematic Holiday – 80 Edit)
Florrie – Left Too Late
Margaret Berger – Human Race
Spacebuoy – So Easy
Shiny Darkness – Don’t make me Regret it
The Horrors – So Now You Know
White Lies – There Goes Our Love Again
Sinestar – I am the Rain (Mesh remix)
Northern Kind – Euphonic
Depeche Mode – World In My Eyes
Depeche Mode – Walking in My Shoes
Berlyn Trilogy – Can the Heart be saved-
Edison Effect – Stretching Time
Vivien Glass – WINGS ON FIRE
Mikro – Just Another Day
OMD – if you want it (marsheaux remix)

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Tour De Phoenix

I was trying not to weep about the british cycle team ala Tour De France…with our hopes of sporting glory now dashed, cycle wise. So to combat that feeling, we had new music from Vile Electrodes, Kid Kasio and two great mixes for Shiny Darkness and M83; both just happened to be french.

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PLAYLIST; Simple Minds – Ghostdancing Hurts – Better Than Love (Radio Edit) CSS – Let’s Make Love And Listen To Death From Above Darkness – Friday Night M83 – Wait (Kygo Remix) Train To Spain – Screw it up Maximo Park – Leave This Island The Waterboys – Fisherman’s Blues Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This Tom Jones – Help Yourself Twang – Two Lovers Feeling – A Hundred Sinners (Come And Get It) Calvin Harris – Summer

Rebublica – Christiana Obey(Radio Edit,Tenek Remix) Sinestar – The Same Way Among the Echoes – Fracture Method Cell – Blame Me Siouxsie And The Banshees – Cities In Dust Blume – Across The Bridge Kid Kasio – Letters of Love Kraftwerk – Tour De France (La Grande Boucle Mix) Depeche Mode – New Life Vivien Glass – WINGS ON FIRE Tenek – What Kind Of Friend (Radio Mix)

CHVRCHES – We Sink (ROBRV edit) Low Tide Theory – To Begin Again (Radio Edit) White Lies – Getting Even Chatterbox ft Tara & Andy J – Au Revoir Gary Numan – I Am Dust Vile Electrodes – Empire Of Wolves Model Depose – Rise and Fall Automatic Writing – Nostalgia For The Future Automatic Writing – Maladjusted Shiny Darkness – Go Outside (Robotiko Rejekto mix) Berlyn Trilogy – Leaving Notes Cloak – Nobodys Diary (Acoustic) Spacebuoy – So Easy

Here is the edited version of the Live show, to listen again;

COMEDY PICK:

Richard Herring, and Ed Gamble (Edinburgh previews) – 13th July 2014 • Pleasance Theatre After covering such issues as death, love, religion and spam javelins, Richard Herring is back with a frivolous new show about daftness, and how his whole comedy career has failed to top a simple piece of slapstick Dara O’Briain — Work in Progress 14th, 28th, 30th & 31st July 2014 • Pleasance Theatre Don’t miss this chance to catch Ireland’s most charming, charismatic, and fast-talking funny man in a special “work in progress” show, as Dara O’Briain prepares for his upcoming UK and Irish tour. Monty Python Live — One Down, Five To Go! 15th, 16th, 18th, 19th & 20th July 2014 • O2 Arena It’s almost to good to be true… but it is! Monty Python are getting back together for a five-night run at The O2. The original team of John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman.

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Weather Fracture

Hot weather please stay…..I was trying to recover from my mad family seaside jaunt to Southend, with some great loud and in some cases new music. We heard a newie from Among The Echoes; who allowed me to debut a track from their new album Fracture- Which is due out August 9th at an album launch event.

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We heard the next single from Tenek and they finish off their next album. From Argentina, we had a band called Farmacia and if that was electrifying enough, then there was a superb mash-up type mix from Robin Skouteris, plus i squeezed in a double up of Depeche Mode covers for Twofers.

Now last weekend after my show, I traveled up to Leeds to a event called Electronic Gears.  Where amongst the DJ stuff there was two great bands playing, local Berlyn Trilogy…. who played their socks off with a very mature performance, with cool as a cucumber bad jokes to keep the crowd amused in-between. The headline act was the latex wearing super Vile helmet wearing Vile Electrodes; Who added their own light show to their own scintillating sonic wall of sound.

Also at the gig, I got to meet Derek from the Jan Doyle Band; who came to support the event, And the man behind a great music website, Andy from Revival Synth, and his family – who I must say were Generosity with a capita G…. apart from the Pidgeon.

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On my talkie bit, I asked about what jobs, are made of those Unsung heroes. Oh and twofer this time was another chance in the formula, as this time I played 2 covered of one artist.

If you missed the live show, then why not listen again:

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Intoxicated Sunshine

Fairly fast paced breakfast show again, with new music from US band, The Mystic Underground, anglo french band, Neutral Lies, the wonderfully arty Vivien Glass and the atmospheric boys, Automatic Writing, plus 4 from Spacebuoy as they released out into the open their new album- INTOXICATED, so we had a quad Twofer (two tracks from one artist of band).

That Track That Started It was back for one of our band/listeners.

A3I did ramble on about going to a gig in Leeds,  Electronic Gears  a few hours after my show and I spoke of the annoying state of life, called Sods Law.

 

If you missed the live show, or want to relive… then subscribe to my Mixcloud, and listen again;

COMEDY PICK:

Jarred Christmas, at the Comedy Store

1st July 2014 • Comedy Store

Join Jarred Christmas for some “Topical Comedy” at the Comedy Store. Other comedians on the bill will include Alistair Barrie, Imran Yusuf, Steve Gribbin, Paul Sinha(TBC) and Sean Meo.

Stewart Lee — A Room With A Stew

1st – 6th July 2014 • Soho Theatre

Stewart Lee is back with a series of “Work in Progress” shows at the Soho Theatre. The acclaimed comedian will present a mixed bag of unrelated ideas, read off of some crumpled bits of paper, to test out some brand-new material

Monty Python Live — One Down, Five To Go!

1st – 5th July 2014 • O2 Arena

It’s almost to good to be true… but it is! Monty Python are getting back together for a five-night run at The O2. The original team of John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman.

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Mesh in the Model Depose

Longest day of the year and so that gave me an excuse for more stuff….. new music and Guests. On the Phone I got to speak on the phone with Rich Silverthorn from the band Mesh, ahead of their Headline gig at BAS 2014- We spoke about touring and Glamrock, among other things.

If that was enough, I had the double pleasure of special guest in the studio, Dutch band Model Depose, joining me in the studio, as they were in the UK to enjoy BAS 2014..We chatted about their change in style and heard their next single, Rise & Fall. The guys made it over from Basildon to Brentwood  care of Flip Martian, who was also here for BAS 2014.

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If you missed the LIVE show, well why not enjoy the edited  Mixcloud version;

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June a fool

Second show of Beautiful June – On the show this week, we had new music from from Shiny Darkness, with a special remix of their new single, a beautiful new track from Cult With No Name.  Plus an interesting reworking of a ‘Example’ track from CYFERDYNE vs Deviant UK.

Whilst the world cup is on, I wondered what people do instead of watching the truck loads of football matches dominating the Telly……..

There was no Twofers on this week show, as we wanted to mark the very sudden and sad passing of Comedy genius, actor, writer, raconteur, golfing buddy to Tarby and general Bottom burping king;  Rik Mayall, with a little snippet of a clip from the rampant TV show Bottom.

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If you missed the live show, I always produce an edited version directly after. So feel free to listen again at the Mixcloud link below;

COMEDY PICK:

Jarred Christmas, at the Comedy Store
17th June 2014 • Comedy Store
Join Jarred Christmas for some “Topical Comedy” at the Comedy Store. Other comedians on the bill will include Paul Thorne, Alistair Barrie, Imran Yusuf, Markus Birdman and Sean Meo.

Comic magicians Penn & Teller
18th – 22nd June 2014 • Eventim Apollo
Comic magicians Penn & Teller will be returning to the UK to play 3 nights at the Eventim Apollo.

Show & Tell Comedy, with Henning Wehn
20th June 2014 • Bush Hall
Join the star of Radio 2’s “Henning Knows Best” and “8 Out Of 10 Cats”, Henning Wehn, for a night of comedy at Bush Hall. The line-up will also include Tony Law and Andrew Maxwell.

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D-Revival Synth

It is always great to be able to play music and hear it live, but without support it can be truly hard out there. So it is really nice to hear a independent website that champions music, reach it’s first year birthday, I’m talking about- REVIVAL SYNTH

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Today’s little show had more new music, and thou this luckily seems to happen every week so far, you have to respect the fact that people are working hard out there on new singles, albums and playing live. On the show we had new, from New Neon, Ummagma, All She Knows, The Clox and a free download from Sinestar….

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COMEDY PICK:

Rich Hall’s Hoe Down
9th – 14th June 2014 • Soho Theatre
You might have seen Rich Hall on comedy quiz shows like “QI”, but if you haven’t seen him on stage then you’re missing a treat. Now’s your chance to catch Rich with some of his musical mates in a late-night mix of music

Stephen K Amos is the Spokesman — Udderbelly Festival
9th June 2014 • Southbank Centre
Stephen K Amos is hitting the road with his brand new show: “Stephen K Amos is the Spokesman”. Underbelly is an annual festival, which is held in an upside-down purple cow. You can find it grazing along the Southbank

Stewart Francis: The Pun Gent Tour
11th June 2014 • Bloomsbury Theatre
Stewart Francis (‘Mock The Week’, ‘Michael McIntyre’s Road show’ and ‘Live At The Apollo’) is embarking on a brand-new “Pun Gent Tour” with a fantastic and hilarious new show.

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Emerge May Talent

Nice to see out the month of May with more guests on my show, and it is even better when they play live. In this weekends show we got the special treat of a debut set from EmT, a duo made of Ema and Tony. The guys played us two songs, one brand new and another which is the new single, then we chatted a little, about all things EmT and what live is…

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We had more new music on the show, from  a few bands-Actors, Spotlight Kid and Agency and we heard from my musings around the joy that could be if I had a camera grafted to my head.

If you missed the live show, with the awesome live music from EmT, then feel free to listen again;

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Mark Watson — Edinburgh Previews, at the Boat Show Comedy Club
2nd June 2014 • Tattershall Castle.
Mark Watson will be at the Boat Show Comedy Club alongside John Hastings, giving some Edinburgh Previews. More acts will be announced.

Laugh Till It Hurts… Patrick Monahan, John Moloney, Jen Brister
2nd June 2014 • Comedy Store.
Some of Britain’s top comedians are coming together at the Comedy Store to raise money for ‘Cancer Research UK’. “Laugh Till It Hurts” will feature John Moloney, Lloyd Langford, Patrick Monahan, Steve Gribbin.

Comedy Benefit Night — with Ed Byrne and Jon Snow
2nd June 2014 • Shaw Theatre.
The Shaw Theatre will be hosting a Comedy Benefit Night in aid of New Horizon Youth Centre, a charity working with homeless and vulnerable young people. Ed Byrne, Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow, will hosting the evening.

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May over Modovar

May maybe running out of steam, but the show wasn’t with new music, both recorded and live…….

And by live I say, Modovar, who joined us for a stunning live session with 2 new tracks and a Yazoo cover; as voted and picked by listeners during the show. We had a little cheeky chat about all things live and; as you can see below for starters….

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If you missed the live show then check the edited version, with all the loveliness intact; 

 COMEDY PICK:

Greg Proops: Smartest Man In The World
25th May 2014 • Soho Theatre
You might recognize him from shows like “Whose Line Is It Anyway”, “Mock the Week” and “The Bigger Picture”, but now you can see Greg Proops doing what he does best

Jo Caulfield, at the Comedy Store
30th – 31st May 2014 • Comedy Store
Join Jo Caulfield for the “Best in Stand-Up” at the Comedy Store. Other comedians on the bill will include MC Ian Moore, Justin Moorhouse, Steve Gribbin and Joe Lycett.

Comedymania — Aurie Styla, Richard Blackwood
31st May 2014 • Tabernacle
Hosted by Aurie Styla at the Tabernacle, “Comedymania” features a fantastic line-up of comedy talent including Richard Blackwood, Mo The Comedian, KG Comedian, Chrissy Charles, Rukhsana Merrise, Nio and DJ X Rated

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Summer may fly

Glad of the air-conditioning this weekend at Phoenix 98 FM, as the studio needed it, what with the early summer heat outside and the hot air inside from moi. Still we had cool music and chuckle of two…

If you missed the show or wish to catch up, then click on the Mixcloud version;

COMEDY PICK:

Richard Herring — “Meaning of Life” – 18th May • Leicester Square Theatre

Richard Herring’s “Meaning of Life” show will tackle one of life’s big questions each month: Is there a God? What happens when we die? Why are we here? And is there really good and evil?

Dara O’Briain and Milton Jones — Comedy Store – 19th May 2014 • Comedy Store

Say “Balls to Homelessness” with a night of comedy featuring Dara O’Briain, Milton Jones, Ian Stone, Joe Bor, Jim Campbell, Tom Davis and MC Romesh Ranganathan.

Abandoman — Udderbelly Festival – 20th – 24th May • Southbank Centre

Abandoman found fame mixing a bit of rap with comedy, but now they have a full band with them and a brand-new show: “Moonrock Boombox”. Mashing-up futuristic jams live on stage, using the history of hip-hop

 

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A bit of Cloak and swagger

Love having guests, and today was the first for the month of May, as I had a phone chat with Kevin Prior from the band CLOAK.

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COMEDY PICK:

Marcus Brigstocke — Je m’accuse cop
12th – 24th May • Soho Theatre
Join the former podium dancer, oilrig worker, musical theatre enthusiast, eco-hypocrite, ex-Goth, muppet fan, and award-winning comedian Marcus Brigstocke, as he brings his new show to the Soho Theatre.

Robin Ince — In and Out of his Mind – 14th May • Bloomsbury Theatre
Robin’s new show probes the human mind to see what we have learnt about this “blooming, buzzing confusion”. Using his own shoddy brain as an example, his rapid-fire tour asks what it is to have a brain.

Comedy for Depression — with Jason Manford
15th May 2014 • Union Chapel
Join Jason Manford at the Union Chapel for a night of comedy in aid of the Depression Alliance. Other comedians on the bill include Hal Cruttenden, Ellie Taylor, Angela Barnes, Trevor Lock and MC David Morgan.

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Clear as a Bell

 Tis the Month of May and the weathers, sort of grey blue and yellow ……I can sing a rainbow….’stop it’

Actually the colours of the sounds in my show I could sing something.. We had two great collaborations, bringing Andy Bell a new single care of Shelter and former Kajagoogoo bassman Nick Beggs a new single, plus we had a few classics of a disco vibe, and me wondering about Hypnotherapy….

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Jack Dee’s Helpdesk6th – 10th May • Soho Theatre

Have you got a problem? Do you need a sympathetic ear? Well fret not, because Jack Dee and his panel of experts are here to help. Career advice… relationships… how to tell your in-laws you no longer want them in your life.

Patrick Monahan, at the Udderbelly Festival7th May  • Southbank Centre

Patrick Monahan likes hugging and eating cake (not at the same time) and has a great charm and unmistakable brand of humour. Underbelly is an annual festival, which is held in an upside-down purple cow.

The Big Laugh — Greg Davies, Josh Widdicombe, Patrick Kielty8th May • Eventim Apollo

The Friends of the Earth’s annual comedy night will be held again at the Eventim Apollo. All proceeds will help to protect and preserve British bees. ‘The Big Laugh’ will be hosted by Patrick Kielty.

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Great tunes She Cried

Coming to the end of another month as it is almost the month of May- gawd, it will soon be Christmas, as they say in corny land.

Luckily I had yet, more new music, this time from three artists, Mikro and You, plus we had new from Eurasianeyes; who have released a wonderful reworking of a 1960 b side by PJ Proby. This track is released free but is encouraging people to donate to Cancer Research, a charity dear to the hearts of Eurasianeyes.

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We had news of future guest and lots more besides, so if you missed this week show, then listen against to the edit;

COMEDY PICK:

David Baddiel — “Fame: Not The Musical”

29th Apr – 23rd May 2014 • Menier Chocolate Factory

David Baddiel’s “Fame: Not The Musical” is his first proper stand-up show for 15 years. Our society is obsessed with fame, but who will talk honestly about what it’s really like? …David Baddiel will.

Andy Zaltzman’s “Cricket vs The World” — Udderbelly Festival 1st May • Southbank Centre

Andy Zaltzman is bringing his “Cricket vs The World” show to the London Udderbelly, after a successful stand-up tour of India. The show will be his take on the world of cricket and politics.

Alun Cochrane, at the Comedy Store1st – 3rd May • Comedy Store

Join Alun Cochrane for “The Best in Stand-Up” at the Comedy Store. Other comedians on the bill will include Mick Ferry, Kerry Godliman, Paul Sinha and Dave Fulton.

 

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Never can say good bye

As I’m a simple character, so was the show this Easter weekend, with some classic mind, and new tracks a plenty. Including one which aims to help support a Three peaks challenge event and raise money for cancer research.

Aitor aka Chatterbox2011 composed the music to this track and he kindly added my lyrics and 2 years later we have agreed to use the track as a means of supporting DJ Dave Charles and his Fundraising Events for Cancer Research UK.

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To raise awareness Dave and a group of work collegues from the Ford Motor company based in  Daventry have decided to take up the challenge of completing Ben Nevis, Sca Fell Pike and Snowdon in North Wales in 24 hours. This will be held on 31st May 2014.

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS TRACK WILL BE DONATED TO DAVES ‘JUSTGIVING’ PAGE www.justgiving.com/user/47289750

Here is the direct link for the track-  Au Revoir

And as always, if you missed the live show, then here a Mixcloud edit version,  catch up;

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Kickstart your eyes

A marathon of a show…. well maybe not 26 miles worth, but lots of racy things and hot music stuff involved. We had new music from Torquay band Tourists and the latest single from one the best french bands, Shiny Darkness. Plus a quality That Track That Started it, me bemoaning about my best run achievement.

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Shiny Darkness – Your Eyes

We had guest in the studio this week- Carol Canfer and Sian Daffern, talking all things Among the Echoes; as the band have started a Kickstarter project to help launch their debut album and you can donate and make it a reality……see the lovely link;

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As always, if you missed the show then here is the edited version of the show, for your entertainment;

COMEDY PICK:

Hal Cruttenden, at the 99 Club14th Apr 2014 • 99 Club

Hal Cruttenden (‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Rob Brydon Show’) will be the pick of the comedians performing at the 99 Club, alongside Mike Wozniak and Tom Allen.

Jarred Christmas — Comedy Store14th Apr 2014 •  Comedy Store

 “Stand Up for Choice” is a night of live comedy in support of “GamesAid”, a campaign to provide greater choice at the end of life. Jarred Christmas will be there, alongside MC Imran Yusuf, Paul Tonkinson, Paul Thorne, Ola, and more

Russell Howard — “Wonderbox”14th – 17th Apr 2014 •  Royal Albert Hall

Russell Howard, the star of TV’s “Good News” and “Mock The Week”, is back with his first stand-up tour for three years. “Wonderbox” promises us more of his upbeat and razor-sharp comedy.

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Dusted April down

Despite all the gloom of the weather dust pollution, I managed a bright and breezy show, with more new music, from such people as Gary Numan, There was also few classics and  the odd faux paux.

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We had a great That Track That Started it and a slight twist on the TWOFER feature….. Plus, see if you can spot my soundtrack fact error…..have listen and be a spotter and spot it;

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Seann Walsh — The Lie-in King8th – 19th Apr 2014 (except 13th, 14th) •  Soho Theatre

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Seann Walsh is back on the road with his eagerly anticipated new show — “The Lie-in King”. Seann Walsh has appeared on TV shows including “Stand Up For The Week”, “Live At The Apollo” and …more

Holly Walsh, at the 99 Club10th Apr 2014 •  99 Club

Holly Walsh (‘Mock The Week’, ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’) will be the pick of the comedians performing at the 99 Club, alongside Rhys James and Prince Abdi.

Jarred Christmas, at the Comedy Store10th – 12th Apr 2014 • Comedy Store

Join Jarred Christmas for “The Best in Stand-Up” at the Comedy Store. Other comedians on the bill will include MC Ian Coppinger, Geoff Norcott, Christian Reilly, plus another special guest. 

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Spring sounds forward

Is it summer yet, well the old clocks are going forward and it feels sort of summery…. so hmm, maybe its getting shorts and barbecue weather time.

Now I avoided mentioning the Kate Bush ticket thingie, but managed to play some new music by UMA and the first airplay of a new track by Martyn Bailey, along with some classics -because thats the way I roll.

If you missed the show well, don’t feel like a Kate Bush Ticket hunter, just relax and listen again;

Comedy Pick;

Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe, Seann Walsh… – 31st Mar 2014 •  Leicester Square Theatre

Get down to Leicester Square Theatre for “A Night of Comedy” in aid of the MS Society. The top comedy line-up includes Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe, Seann Walsh, Romesh Ranganathan, Nathan Caton, Dave Fulton..

Jarred Christmas, at the Comedy Store1st Apr 2014 •  Comedy Store

Join Jarred Christmas for “The Cutting Edge” at the Comedy Store. Other comedians on the bill will include Alistair Barrie, Paul Thorne, Stephen Grant, Steve Gribbin and guest ‘Edger’.

Mark Watson — Work in Progress2nd Apr 2014 •  Pleasance Theatre

Mark Watson will be testing out some brand new material at the Pleasance Theatre, in a series of “work in progress” shows. Somewhat darker in tone than usual, he says. Also funnier than usual, though.

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Mirrored success

 Aw, back from my travels to IDES OF MARCH in Birmingham, with a corker of a show. Loads of new music and a few classics plus in the studio was Peter Steer from the band Tenek. We chatted about producing that hard 3rd album and the fun of playing live.          We also had our That Track that started it and a stunning little Twofers…..and lots of freud waffling, that you wonder about with me.

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Comedy pick:

Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence — Comedy Store – 23rd Mar 2014 • Comedy Store, London

TV’s Paul Merton will be joining Josie Lawrence at the Comedy Store for a night of comedy improvisation. Other comedians on the bill include Neil Mullarkey, Andy Smart, Richard Vranch and Lee Simpson.

Richard Herring’s Podcast – 24th Mar 2014 • Leicester Square Theatre, London

The “Podfather” Richard Herring is bringing his Edinburgh Fringe Podcast show to London, during which he will partake in some improvised comedy and serious chat with another comedian. Each episode in the series will appear on a future podcast.

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Two for the price of one

Love a bargain and this show had two for the price of one, as we had two phone guests- firstly chatting with John Lindqwister from the swedish band, Machinista. Then Tony Mayo from Naked Lunch, who we had the pleasure of announcing as the Special Guests for BAS 2014 (June 20/21st) – More details via: BAS PRODUCTIONS

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Beyond Planets

Tony and I did have a rather long chat the other night, so during the show we had section of the interview chat type affair; so we could hear two tracks from their current album Beyond Planets– you can hear the full interview/chat below;

 Twofers was also ala Naked lunch and our ‘That Track that Started it all’ had a ambient rave type vibe….so lots to enjoy, along with some classics and my nonsense…..

If you missed the show then why not listen again via my Mixcloud version below;

Comedy pick:

Russell Brand — Messiah Complex – 9th Mar 2014 • O2 Academy Brixton

Russell Brand is back on stage with his brand new show — “Messiah Complex”. A ‘Messiah Complex’ is a mental disorder where the sufferer thinks they might be God. Did Jesus have it? What about Che Guevara or Gandhi…

Richard Herring’s Podcast – 10th Mar 2014 • Leicester Square Theatre

The “Podfather” Richard Herring is bringing his Edinburgh Fringe Podcast show to London, during which he will partake in some improvised comedy and serious chat with another comedian.

GQ Comedy Extravaganza 10th Mar 2014 • Eventim Apollo

Get down to the Apollo for the 3rd annual GQ Comedy Extravaganza, with appearances by John Bishop, Russell Howard, Milton Jones, Greg Davies, Jennifer Saunders, Omid Djalili, Russell Peters, Lee Mack, Russell Kane, Jason …more

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I will be away on March 15th, attending the IDES OF MARCH music event in Birmingham -so, Stephen Bealey will be covering for me.

I’ll be back on-air on the 22nd as normal…ish.

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Marching on

Yes, is your actual March already and though the weather is still being a tad odd, I didn’t let odd things effect the show- well none more the normal, with my mixed up electronic musical mela of a show.

We had a glittering diva classic and looked at the five minute wonder that is keeping fit – so, don’t ever say I’m square as I’m always up to date ……

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Comedy pick:

Mark Thomas — “100 Acts of Minor Dissent” – 4th to 8th Mar 2014 • Leicester Square Theatre

Comedian and political activist Mark Thomas has set himself the task of committing 100 Acts of Minor Dissent in the space of a year… everything from small and silly gestures to big grand confrontations.

Russell Brand — Messiah Complex – 2nd Mar 2014 • Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Russell Brand is back on stage with his brand new show — “Messiah Complex”. A ‘Messiah Complex’ is a mental disorder where the sufferer thinks they might be God. Did Jesus have it? What about Che Guevara, Gandhi….

Richard Herring’s Podcast – 3rd Mar 2014 • Leicester Square Theatre

The “Podfather” Richard Herring is bringing his Edinburgh Fringe Podcast show to London, during which he will partake in some improvised comedy and serious chat with another comedian.

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Orange Hearts aglow

Bright spring weather today and an artist on the phone with an Orange glow, as we heard from Spacebuoy frontman and leading light in Orange, Howard Moth. We chatted about the programme for making music and the gigs ahead, plus we heard the new single; both sides to be exact.

Also on the show we chatted about strange injuries and her a small tale of Locky woe.

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Comedy pick:

Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence  – 23rd Feb 2014 • Comedy Store

TV’s Paul Merton will be joining Josie Lawrence at the Comedy Store for a night of comedy improvisation. Other comedians on the bill include Neil Mullarkey, Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson and Andy Smart.

Richard Herring’s Podcast – 24th Feb 2014 • Leicester Square Theatre

The “Podfather” Richard Herring is bringing his Edinburgh Fringe Podcast show to London, during which he will partake in some improvised comedy and serious chat with another comedian. Each episode in the series will appear on iTunes and the British Comedy Guide.

Tim Key — Single White Slut – 24th Feb – 8th Mar 2014 (except 2nd) • Soho Theatre

Tim Key is back on stage with a brand new show — “Single White Slut”. His show will be full of simple tales of love, verses, and talking. A lot of fairly grubby water has sloshed under his bridge of late, so he’ll be churning that up as well. And there will also be some Indian poetry, beer, owls and maybe fairies.

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Burpday romance

Another Birthday done, now wiser as well as older…..then there is Valentines day shortly afterwards, so neither in that area. Still I had a romantic gift tip and some birthday thanks in the show; so all is good.

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Cheers to Andy Jay (aka Revival Synth) for a lovely mug for my birthday- You Beauty.

We also had more brand new tracks and mirth- so if you missed, well click on my Mixcloud link, subscribe and enjoy…….

Comedy pick:

Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence   16th Feb 2014 • Comedy Store

TV’s Paul Merton will be joining Josie Lawrence at the Comedy Store for a night of comedy improvisation. Other comedians on the bill include Neil Mullarkey, Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson and Andy Smart.

Richard Herring — “Meaning of Life” – 16th Feb 2014 • Leicester Square Theatre

Richard Herring’s “Meaning of Life” show will tackle one of life’s big questions each month: Is there a God? What happens when we die? Why are we here? And is there really good and evil? Herring will offer his own views

Richard Herring’s Podcast – 17th Feb 2014 • Leicester Square Theatre

The “Podfather” Richard Herring is bringing his Edinburgh Fringe Podcast show to London, during which he will partake in some improvised comedy and serious chat with another comedian.

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Burpday Cometh

Busy as a  bee today and with good reason, again we had new music and first airplays to enjoy along me withering on about snooze button injuries and a very special announcement, as part of this year BAS music festival.. oh and the current rundown for BAS 2014

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 Comedy Pick:

Bill Bailey Unplugged 9th Feb 2014 • Leicester Square Theatre

Bill Bailey is back at the Leicester Square Theatre with a “work in progress” show. No whistles, bells or owls at this stage

Sean Lock, Alan Carr, Jo Brand, Jack Dee… and more! 9th Feb 2014 •  Eventim Apollo

Get down to the Apollo for a night of comedy in aid of the Felix Dexter Foundation. It will have one of the best line-ups comedians, including spots from Sean Lock, Alan Carr, Jo Brand, Jack Dee, Dara O’Briain

Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence  9th Feb 2014 • Comedy Store

TV’s Paul Merton will be joining Josie Lawrence at the Comedy Store for a night of comedy improvisation. Other comedians on the bill include Neil Mullarkey, Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson and Andy Smart.

Jimmy Carr, Alan Davies, Kevin Eldon, Josh Widdicombe 9th Feb 2014 • Union Chapel

Live at the Chapel returns with another fantastic line-up headed by the brilliantly bonkers Paul Foot.

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Oh and Its my Birthday Feb 11th…..happy Burpday to me…..lol 

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That’s Crazy Biesh

Ok hands up,  I do love comedy clips and get carried away, and this week I was channelling  a message from Michael Jackson (aka Leigh Francis) and my favourite Dick Emery creation, Mandy.

Music wise we had a few classic corkers from France and Ireland and some new tracks to delight.

You can always listen again if you missed out:

Comedy pick:

Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence – 2nd Feb 2014 • Comedy Store

TV’s Paul Merton will be joining Josie Lawrence at the Comedy Store for a night of comedy improvisation. Other comedians on the bill include Neil Mullarkey, Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson and Andy Smart

Boat Show Comedy Club — Lee Hurst – 3rd Feb 2014 • Tattershall Castle

Lee Hurst will appear at Tattershall Castle — London’s finest floating comedy club — alongside Romesh Ranaganathan, Kwame Asante, Kerry Godliman and MC Ian Smith.

Alan Davies and Phill Jupitus – 3rd Feb 2014 • Comedy Store

Alan Davies and Phill Jupitus will be performing of the “Lily Foundation” at the Comedy Store. Other comedians on the bill include Terry Alderton, Seann Walsh, Josh Widdicombe, Matt Forde and MC Kevin Day.

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Kissing the Pink

Ending the 2014 January part of the year with a guest is always good, and this show we had Paul Humphries in the studio chatting about this new path of music for him and we got to hear the new single. Plus we had a couple of new acts to the show where pink was a feature…… plus we spoke of routines.

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Comedy pick:

Pete Firman — Work in Progress 25th Jan 2014 • Pleasance Theatre

Pete Firman’s hilarious “Jiggery Pokery”, “Hoodwinker” and “Scoundrel” shows were such a success at the Edinburgh Festival that he took them on a national tour. Now you can see him preparing for his next one with a special show.

Richard Herring — “Meaning of Life” – 26th Jan 2014 • Leicester Square Theatre

Richard Herring’s “Meaning of Life” show will tackle one of life’s big questions each month: Is there a God? What happens when we die? Why are we here? And is there really good and evil? Herring will offer his own

Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence — Comedy Store – 26th Jan 2014 • Comedy Store

TV’s Paul Merton will be joining Josie Lawrence at the Comedy Store for a night of comedy improvisation. Other comedians on the bill include Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Neil Mullarkey, Andy Smart.

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I can move any mountain

On this weeks show I looked back briefly, at my mad last minute dash to Bristol, for the Sinestar album launch, and we get to hear from the band about euro-tour fun and we catch up with one of their two support bands. We played a few new tracks as per and indulged a few people with dedicated tracks.

If you missed the show then why not catch up on the Mixcloud edition;

Comedy pick:

Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence — Comedy Store – 19th Jan • Comedy Store

TV’s Paul Merton will be joining Josie Lawrence at the Comedy Store for a night of comedy improvisation. Other comedians on the bill include Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Neil Mullarkey, and Andy Smart.

Fringe Benefits — Phil Jupitus, Stewart Lee, Robin Ince – 21st Jan • Bloomsbury Theatre

Some of Britain’s top comedians are coming together at the Bloomsbury Theatre in support of in support of Edinburgh’s Free Fringe. The line-up currently includes Alistair Barrie, Daniel Kitson, Robin Ince, Phil Jupitus.

Frank Skinner: Man In A Suit – 21st – 31st Jan • Leicester Square Theatre

Frank Skinner is back with a brand-new live show. Frank Skinner famously won the 1991 Perrier Award ahead of fellow legends Jack Dee and Eddie Izzard, but is probably best-known for his TV shows alongside David Baddiel. 

 

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January, don’t go, don’t go

Second Saturday show of the season and we had some new music and the odd classic tune. We had the first airplay of two tracks from the new EP from Eurasianeyes- Crisis. Debut track from a 16yr old singer/songwriter- Hettie, who studying music…. Plus we had my suggestion for making your year different.

Comedy gig pick:

Rob Newman’s “New Theory of Evolution” 6th – 18th Jan 2014 (except 12th) • Soho Theatre
Rob Newman first shot to fame as part of “The Mary Whitehouse Experience” in the early 90s, and then went on to perform with comedy partner David Baddiel. Now he’s making his return to comedy with his first new show in 7 yrs.

Richard Blackwood — Live and Uncut 11th Jan 2014 • indigO2
See Richard Blackwood, Live & Uncut, when he plays one night at the indigO2 in January.

Jarred Christmas, at the Comedy Store 13th Jan 2014 • Comedy Store
Join Jarred Christmas for “Laugh ‘Til It Hurts” (in aid of Mind) at the Comedy Store. Other comedians on the bill will include John Moloney, Scott Capurro, Jason John Whitehead, Chris Martin and Jarred Christmas.

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Hello 2014..BAAAAH!

Well it was the first Saturday show of the year for me and indeed top music was on the menu, with the usual mix of hits and classics along with new stuff from Low Tide Theory and Model Depose. We brought bank twofers and That Electronic Track that started it’.
Discussed new years resolution, or personal targets and launched a website- and if you don’t believe me then you can listen again via my Mixcloud;

Comedy gig pick:

Stewart Lee — Much-A-Stew About Nothing – 2nd – 19th Jan 2014 • Leicester Square Theatre
Stewart Lee is back with a series of “Work in Progress” shows at the Leicester Square Theatre. The acclaimed comedian will present a mixed bag of unrelated ideas, read off of some crumpled bits of paper.

Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence – 5th Jan 2014 • Comedy Store
TV’s Paul Merton will be joining Josie Lawrence at the Comedy Store for a night of comedy improvisation. Other comedians on the bill include Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Neil Mullarkey, and Andy Smart.

Rob Newman’s “New Theory of Evolution”6th – 18th Jan 2014 (except 12th) • Soho Theatre
Rob Newman first shot to fame as part of “The Mary Whitehouse Experience” in the early 90s, and then went on to perform with comedy partner David Baddiel. Now he’s making his return to comedy with his first new show in 7 yrs.

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Unlucky 13 and 2014 dawns

As another final end of year passes, I liked to look forward these days but its only fair to also play the music of the year ending to speed us on to the next one. 2013 was a great year for new albums, from Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, Shiny Darkness, White Lies, Northern Kind, Vivien Glass and Sinestar…..to name but a few top albums releases, plus some splendid gigs, I-Synth in Lille kicked it all off, BAS 2013 and then Depeche Mode..Synthetic City, Republica and Tenek, Gary Numan, White Lies, Northern Kind, Automatic Writing, album launch for Shiny Darkness… So many great music nights, with so many great people – Here’s to 2013 for being great.

My final Breakfast show is contained in the below Mixcloud for your enjoyment…Happy New Year, and thank you.

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Don’t be Darth it’s CHRISTMAS

Twas the last Rob Harvey Saturday Breakfast show before Christmas and no body stirred…. well most had hangovers. Still I didn’t take that into account, because I decided to blast the top electronic music from this year with a few classics to boot. We also looked at the whole excitement vibe of Christmas and the sweepstake on what TV repeats to expect.

If you missed the live show, then nee bother because these a lovely edited down version on Mixcloud to partake – Merry Christmas and feel the force >>

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Spectacles, wallet and watch

As christmas draws near we get an extra surprise this year at Phoenix 98 FM, in the shape of our very own Christmas song, made by our Daytime presenters with the lovely Popettes…..
-they even got a pop video >>

We had the usual fun and frolics as I got to grips; or tried to get to grip with my new Glasses. Plus we have wonderous electronic music and if you missed well, check out the Mixcloud link>>

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New Substance of sound

Wild and crazy weather this week and it would seem that was the theme for the show, as I rattle throughout great new music in time for special guests. Joining me for an exclusive chat and play of tracks from their third album, were Shiny Darkness. We spoke about their new album and the big party album launch that was to occur that evening.

As per, you can catch the show again via my Mixcloud >>

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Going dutch

Twas my last show of November and that means it is the slipper slope to Christmas, so todays show we parked ‘That Track that Started it’ till the new year and instead we will and did play A Christmas Electronic track – this week is was Erasure. We had another selection of brand new tracks, including the first radio play from new band Apt and new from New Neon.

We had yet another special guest, and this week all the way from The Netherlands we spoke on the phone with Mr Gijs Van Ouwerkerk from Heliophile and new solo synth band, which is Gijs new direct after being in a Heavy rock band.

Before you listen again to my show, why not check the video for the New single Silence by Heliophile >

As per, here is my show again in full, well minus the adds, but care of Mixcloud >>

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Doctor Normal will see you now

In case it hadn’t escaped your notice it was the big Doctor Who build up to the 50th anniversary, this weekend and so I could resist talking about this and the other Sci-Fi be moth, Star wars.
We had another selection of brand new singles, one especially as a exclusive from Shiny Darkness. The french band from Lille are due to launch their next album on December 7th- with three top bands and me as their DJ.

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On the phone today we had a long chat with one of those artists, Johnny Normal and we heard of his creative process and finished off with the New single- Save me. As well, we had new first plays from another french band- XMS. Plus we had the new single from Naked Lunch and Southend’s Go Yoko- who have a halloween’ish video >

As per- if you did somehow miss the show then feel free to listen again, via my Mixcloud >>

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Bedsit land my only home

It may be cold out side but you have to get out there among it; so to speak, and I did that, as I travelled to Tufnell park to watch Automatic Writing play and Northern Kind. I got to chat to both bands before their sets and hear about Brian Ferry and clever on stage technology.
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I also played a lovely array of music and chatted about weird sites at your 1st ever music gig, that you recall.

If you did miss the show, then here’s the drill- click on my Mixcloud link and subscribe – See link below

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Who do you think you are

Today’s little musical of fun was splashed with new music again with a few classic’s, and by classic, well I had a very special Doctor Who Montage, who just happen to be celebrating their 50th anniversary.

We chatted about Trick or treat and the lost of out own traditions…whilst I tried to console myself that my face is not a natural horror mask – If you missed the whole show then why not get the Mixcloud version; subscribe and join the gang…

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Sympathetic city

Great to be back after my jaunt last week to Birmingham, where there was a great little music event Synthetic City, with Among the Echoes, Johnny Normal and Spacebuoy.
I met the author of the Blog ‘Revival Synth and two member of the Bas production team; so all it turned this event to a synth-family affair.
We had that Track that Started it- As always if you missed the show then why not spend a few houses reliving the show and catching up with all the chat and brand new music – feel free to Subscribe to my Mixcloud..

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The Last Astronaut

On today’s show we had a very special guest, we spoke to Martyn Bailey singer/songwriter and we talked about his brand-new album, Red sky supernova; which was selling rather well in the physical CD form, so we managed to get the physical human form on the phone to chat all about how he started out, how he found his singing voice and who influenced him musically, as well as creative collaborations, plus we played a special album track.

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We also spoke of invention and indeed our own creative ideas, plus we had another ‘that track that started it’, and this time we had an oriental electronic instrumental classic.

All sounds fun- why not listen again via my Mixcloud page;

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Always a good Reza to listen

In today’s show I avoid talking about my new 007 hair style, the fact I’ve never won decent money from the lotto, heard popcorn and Tenek back stage……plus we had Reza Uddin of Inertia in the studio, fresh back from Prague and chatting not only about his band Inertia, but the band he plays keyboards for, none other than Killing joke. We also talked about weird venues and what got them to pen a song that they felt would not only help bring attackers to justice but would support the Sophie Lancaster Foundation; the song is called Lies-

We played a gambit of new tracks and a classic novelty track for that Track that started it…some silly stuff, so if you missed the fun then please subscribe to my Mixcloud;

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Cause and Effect

I always find it a joy to hear new songs and indeed reworks of songs, and today we had not just one but three reworks. I chatted to Tenek’s Peter Steer about work and music and their new joint EP, in which Peter explained that acclaimed singer songwriter JULIANNE REGAN (All About Eve) had teamed up with Tenek and The Last Cry to release a six-track charity single in aid of anti-hate campaigners.

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Following the horrific murder of Sophie Lancaster, her family wanted to ensure a lasting legacy to their beautiful, bright creative daughter and so The Sophie Lancaster Foundation was established and it became a registered charity in 2009 — www.sophielancasterfoundation.com

I asked in today talkie about what spin off show would you like to see made, as a production company state side are making a TV series based on Batman’s Commissioner Gordon. Best suggestion for a spin off came from Lisa in Billericay who suggested Sheldon Cooper from Big Bang Theory should have spin off show – BAZINGA to that.

Todays ‘That Track that Started it’, came care of Music Artist, Chris Mines, who suggested Buggles and the title track of their 1st and only album PLASTIC AGE. Chris also just happens to be working on a cover version as we speak….

Following on after my show today on the lovely world wide web, was a short film made by Martyn Bailey; Martyn’s single Red sky Supernova has been one of our favourite tracks for the last few week- If you missed the film, then here it is again via Youtube; The Last Astronaut.

Sadly no Mixcloud this week, but here is my Playlist for this weeks show:

ABC – Tears Are Not Enough
Orson – No Tomorrow
Goldfrapp – Ride a White Horse
Ian Brown – Love Like A Fountain
Garbage – Stupid Girl
Hazel O’Connor – Eighth Day
Gorillaz – Stylo
OMD – Dresden
Ladyhawke – Black White And Blue
Badly Drawn Boy – Something To Talk About
Razorlight – Up All Night
Marina and the Diamonds – Hollywood
Franz Ferdinand – Right Action
Maroon 5 – Wake Up Call

Vivien Glass – JULIUS (Original)
SpacyBuoy – Electronic Encounters-U.F.O.
Shiny Darkness – Mother
London Grammar – Strong
White Lies – Getting Even
Tenek – Punishment
The Last Cry – Under My Skin
Buggles – Living in the Plastic Age
Among the Echoes – Sin

Low Tide Theory-To Begin Again (Radio Edit)
Eurasianeyes – Far Off Land
Miss Razorblade (Sam Wale Mix)
Tingle in the Netherlands -Shes-No-Lady
Inertia – Lies
Chvrches – Tether
GoYoko – Song on the radio
Vile Electrodes – Proximity
Martyn Bailey – Red Sky Supernova
Queen of Hearts – Wicked Game
NOBLESSE OBLIGE Runaway (Farmacia remix)

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