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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;

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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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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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….

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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.

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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

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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

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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

If You Missed the live Radio show, then why not try the rerun version. Specially made to take anywhere via Mixcloud;

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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

If you did miss the Live Radio show, then why not check out the rerun edition here on Mixcloud;

 

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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

Why not rerun the show via my produced mixcloud link below;

 

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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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Rob Green talking Synth Wave

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…..

Record Store Day - 16th April 2016

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.

If you missed the live show, then feel free to follow and share the rerun stream, which I’ve produced for you via Mixcloud;

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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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Speak and Spell

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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..

So please feel free to ‘rerun the fun’ below via the link:

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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.

If you missed the live show, then look out for the SYNTH CITY Group on Facebook. My show twitter is @Electronicrv and of course their is the rerun of the live show every week  via MIXCLOUD;

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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.

If you missed the live show then please check the specially made rerun for Mixcloud;

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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.

If you missed the live show, then why not sit back and rerun it via Mixcloud;

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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.

If you missed the live show, then please rerun the fun by checking out the mix cloud below;

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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.

If you missed out on the live show, then why not catch up via Mixcloud below;

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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.

Feel free to rerun the show, via Mixcloud;

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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.

If you missed the live show, then hear the tweaked rerun via MIXCLOUD;

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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.

If you missed the live show, then why not catch up with my rerun via Mixcloud;

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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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Berlyn Trilogy

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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.

Mark (me) DJ Jekyll - SHELTER

Mark (me) DJ Jekyll
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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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