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Synth City: Flaming gadgets Batman

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As we roll along through the beautiful British summer, with a world cup and all the usual Barbque battles, I spoke on the show this week, of a Gadget now being sold in the USA, that could be handy for my rubbish Barbeque skills- a Flame thower. Yes, there is an American company have just released a commercially available to buy, propane powered Flame Thrower. Which is called Not A Flame Thrower!!… I guess they added the ‘Not’,  so nowbody buys it for security and burns their house down or something. I mean, really?, you could not make this up… go google it.

Sticking with hot subjects, we had a great remix from Nature Of Wires for The Stirfry Popstar, as well as new tracks from Berlyn Trilogy – A Flock Of Seagulls [Tiny Magnetic Pets Remix] – This Human Condition – Gjart & Deggsy – This Human Condition – Mind Machine – Levinsky – Eric C Powell, along with a few classic artists and the odd pearl of wisdom.

Tracklist

1Nightwatch by Model Depose

2To Be All Alone by Fires

3Pray Now (Nature of Wires Remix) by The Stir Fry Pop Star

4Trump (45 Version) by Dicepeople featuring The Brooklyn Foundation

5FLUID LIKE WATER by Hemmingway

6Simone (Nicole) by Berlyn Trilogy

7Queer (featuring Ladyhell) by Junksista

8Moon Sky and Stars by Centre Excuse

9This Is Your Life (radio edit) by BIRDPEN

10Space Age Love Song (Tiny Magnetic Pets Remix) by A Flock Of Seagulls

11Tiger of the Night by David Burdick and Vague Notion

12The Fifth of July by Color Theory

13Nightbirds by GJART & Deggsy

14Experiment IV by Kate Bush

15The Vision by Pinklogik

16Living For The Summertime by This Human Condition

17Prayer by Sombre Moon

18Telethon by Perpacity

19We Keep Walking by Mind Machine

20Behind the Wheel by Depeche Mode

21Strange chemistry by LorD and Master

22Shock After Shock by Levinsky

23Black Heart (Radio Edit) by Strange Eyes

24Let Me Sign by VEiiLA

25True by Eric C. Powell

26Your Wetness Is My Weakness by The Rude Awakening feat Bridget Gray

27Tin Can Telephone by BOO

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Synth City: What is on your rider

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It is only June you know. Which means among other great summery things and stuff, it notes the show that is SYNTH CITY is 3 years old, as it started June 2nd 2016- So thank you all for joining us and making it the show it is……

Now as I found a cup cake in the studio fridge, thanks to Michelle Ward; well her studio guest,  that became my showbiz rider for the show, and so I felt it only right to see what my fellow listerners have as their sort of ‘rider’ or what are you eating as the show jogs along, so to speak- There was facebook chat comments with some great items of bad diet mentioned {check out the mixcloud to hear what}. 

Music this week had a few cool new remixes, one from the debut new from Berlyn Trilogy and another from Darwinmcd, as well as a few more. We had new tracks from Perpacity – VEiila – LorD and Master – Color Theory – [EXCLUSIVE 1ST AIRPLAY] Rude Awakening feat Bridget Gray  – Eric C Powell – BIRDPEN. We had the odd classic track and that song I love about the best shave a man can get; well you need to hear it.

Tracklist

1Suburbia (Remastered) by Pet Shop Boys

2Prayer by Sombre Moon

3Click (feat. Eric C. Powell) Andrik Arkane Remix by darwinmcd

4Tiger of the Night by David Burdick and Vague Notion

5Confused by Train To Spain

6Telethon by Perpacity

7Always by Depeche Mode

8Black Heart (Radio Edit) by Strange Eyes

9Secret Lover by Marva Von Theo

10Let Me Sign by VEiiLA

11Darkness (KraftWerkDave Remix) by Human League

12Polaroid Stranger by Promenade Cinema

13Domus Aurea (Engine One remix) by Berlyn Trilogy

14Strange chemistry by LorD and Master

15Brother Kin by Husk

16Never Say Die by Chvrches

17The Fifth of July by Color Theory

18Gillette , the best a man can get by 199X

19Automation by Shadows and Mirrors

20Your Wetness Is My Weakness by The Rude Awakening feat Bridget Gray

21Deceive a Believer by The Frixion

22Ocean (Feat. Dave Gahan) by Goldfrapp

23True by Eric C Powell

24Wasteland (Where’s All The Money) by Andy Ellis

25This Is Your Life (radio edit) by BIRDPEN

26Showing My Face by ShapeShiftingAliens

27Summer (Gary Numan & Ade Fenton Edit) by Simple Minds

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Synth City: Fork handles

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Fresh from the last May Bank Holiday Monday of that there 2018, Not sure what got into me this week as the show was full of Innuendo and Classic hits of British farce, from my little chat about old wife tales to me buying a set of glass coffee mugs, that are to hot to use- Bet you are intrigued now. We did however, chat all about live music gigs and all things like that, aiming to be a bit more straight forward and dare I say sensible.

Music wise we had a few collaborations and future synthy gems, like a Remix from Eden, plus NEW Goldfrapp ft Dave Gahan – Andy Ellis – David Burdick & Vague Notion – Sombre Moon –  Marva Von Theo – SeKond Prime – CHVRCHES and few more delights. I really need to get the hang of this Blog lark and write more and reel you in, or maybe you should listen live to the actual radio show on Tuesdays- after all on June 2nd SYNTH CITY will be 3 years old….

Tracklist

1To Lose My Life by White Lies

2You Opened Up My Heart by Slow Readers Club

3Believe in love (Marc Robotham Mix 2018 Remaster) by Eden

4In Control by DOLLS + Fauxplay

5The Vision by Pinklogik

6Ocean (Feat. Dave Gahan) by Goldfrapp

7Summer (Gary Numan & Ade Fenton Edit) by Simple Minds

8Like U Want 2 by Actors

9Like Gary Numan by Church of Trees ft. Dee Dee Butters

10Wasteland (Where’s All The Money) by Andy Ellis

11No more heroes by PsyAviah ft Saydi Driggers

12The Animals (Vince Clarke Remix) by Ladytron

13You Can’t Take It With You When You Go by OHMS

14Tiger of the Night by David Burdick and Vague Notion

15Fade Away by Nius X

16Before This World Ends by Mesh

17Prayer by Sombre Moon

18Listening by Hands Of Industry

19K.I.S.S. Feat. Chronica by From Apes To Angels

20Secret Lover by Marva Von Theo

21The Bottom Line by Depeche Mode

22Black Heart (Radio Edit) by Strange Eyes

23Return of the Planet Eater by Sekond Prime

24Waiting For You by Eugene feat Danny De Matos

25Level Heads by Photona

26Never Say Die by Chvrches

27Click (feat. Eric C. Powell) by darwinmcd

28Confused by Train To Spain

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Synth City: Shades of Goth

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The wonderful bright weathered month of May is nearly over, with all that sunshine it was at odds with the apparent fact, it was World Goth Day. A chance for all Victorian gothic revivalists and musos to flaunt their dark looks and creativity eyeliner.  I mentioned that I still find the term GOTH music a bit lost and wondered who you felt would be in a Goth top ten artist list or who you believe was never really Goth but labelled that way. So it was the Likes of The Cure, Bauhaus, Sister of Mercy and a few others who are seen as Gods in the goth of Fame world.

On this week Guy-liner free show, we had a debut from a new project that holds glamour of film noir Gothica, dear to their Blackhearts- Strange Eyes. We also had new tracks from Train To Spain – Hands of Industry – OHMS – Photona – Simple Minds [Gary Numan / Ade Fenton remix] – Color Theory – PsyAviah ft Saydi Driggers, Plus more remixes and the odd classic artist along the way with a bit of gig news here and there.

Tracklist

1Head To Toe by Shmoo

2Good as gold by Eden

3Spiralling (Inertia Mix) by ElektroFish

4Crystal Visions by Automatic Writing

5Waiting For You by Eugene feat Danny De Matos

6Black Heart (Radio Edit) by Strange Eyes

7Blind Vision by Blancmange

8Domus Aurea by Berlyn Trilogy

9Flowers On The Moon by Stereo In Solo

10Confused by Train To Spain

11Click (feat. Eric C. Powell) by darwinmcd

12Sight for sore eyes by Milan

13A Pain That I’m Used To by Depeche Mode

14Listening by Hands Of Industry

15You Can’t Take It With You When You Go by OHMS

16Blurred Reality by Sombre Moon

17Rule The Day by Perpacity

18Sparkle by Tenedle

19Level Heads by Photona

20Summer (Gary Numan & Ade Fenton Edit) by Simple Minds

21Like Gary Numan by Church of Trees ft. Dee Dee Butters

22Imitation of Life (Pale Imitation Remix) by Tenek

23In Motion (Night Raptor Remix) by Color Theory

24She Shines by A Passionate Void

25Miracle by Chvrches

26No more heroes by PsyAviah ft Saydi Driggers

27The Vision by Pinklogik

28FLUID LIKE WATER by Hemmingway

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Synth City: ABBA Fan way

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As May swirls on with block buster movies a plenty and all that there Royal wedding chatter, I looked back at the other hot story- and chated about News of new ABBA material for us, and why it should be acceptable to like their music and for what they are- a pop band ?? and not be all hung-up on trendy music bias ‘street cred’. I also announced a Cult artist who is due to headline a big gig, this autumn in London; that I will be the DJ at – Synthetic City London: RELOADED [September 22nd].

On the new music front this week, we had a few artists this week with guest vocalists colaborations. Such as Church Of Trees ft Dee Dee Butters – Chvrches – A Passionate Void – Pinklogik – darwinmcd Ft Eric C Powell – Engene ft Danny De Matos – Milan, plus a stonking Voxless from Airwolf One and the odd classic artist along the way, even a Mashup to boot.

Tracklist

1Falls By Another Name by Mirrors

2Deceive a Believer by The Frixion

3Radioactive Tubular Girls by LeeDM101

4Never Give Up_High Fly Mix by Charlotte Someone ft. Lokka Vox

5You look like Warhol by Photona

6Like Gary Numan by Church of Trees ft. Dee Dee Butters

7Fallen Famous (radio) by Lover

8The Winner Takes it All by Promenade Cinema

9Miracle by Chvrches

10She Shines by A Passionate Void

11Little 15 by Depeche Mode

12Herculean by The Good, The Bad & The Queen

132Horses by Brutalist Architecture in the Sun

14The Vision by Pinklogik

15Love Parasite (Dicepeople Vampire Stripper Re-Vox Remix) by The Brooklyn Foundation

16Home (Vince Clarke’s Starstruck Mix) by Marlow

17Click (feat. Eric C. Powell) by darwinmcd

18In Space, No One Can Hear You Cry by Color Theory

19Out of Focus by The Ramona Flowers

20Waiting For You by Eugene feat Danny De Matos

21I Never Thought (Parralox Remix) by Caroline McLavy

22BUBBLEGUM by Apache Darling

23Higgs Boson Rocks by Airwolf One

24Art of Living (Nature of Wires Remix) by 5TimesZero

25Ghost in my Head (Sub Clowns Radio Edit) by Lemonade Kid

26Sight for sore eyes (7) by Milan

27Neon Oblivion by Zynic

28Maid Of Orleans by OMD

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Synth City: The Price of Frixion

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As the early summery sunshine kicks in, we attempt to stay cool, as we had the delight of a studio guest. Lloyd Price joined us from the band The Frixion. We get to chat about a tour he has been on with 3 other artists, remixing and what The Frixion are up to…. I could say more, but then you would get more from hearing the interview in full, which is all within the special edition ofthat live show on Mixcloud as per.

On the new music front, this week on the show we had a cool remix from Nature of Wires for 5TimesZero,  another hot colaboration track from The Brooklyn Foundation and Dicepeople –  Caroline McLavy [Parrolox Remix] – Lemonade Kid [Sub Clowns mix] – Salvation – Charlotte Someone ft Lokka Vox Plus the odd classic track along the way.

Tracklist

1Domus Aurea by Berlyn Trilogy

2Simple life by The Distant Minds

3Seedy City (The Frixion Mix) by EmT

4Lose This Feeling (Radio Edit) by Tears Of Happiness

5Neon Oblivion by Zynic

6Art of Living (Nature of Wires Remix) by 5TimesZero

7Comrades by Rodney Cromwell

8Arrival (Original Mix) by Vieon

9Rob chats with lloyd Price from The Frixion

10Deceive a Believer by The Frixion

11Love Parasite (Dicepeople Vampire Stripper Re-Vox Remix) by The Brooklyn Foundation

12You’ve Only Got One Life by Androidgyny

13You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) [Original 7_ Mix] by Dead or Alive

14I Think We’re Done by Voxtrot Alpha

15I Never Thought (Parralox Remix) by Caroline McLavy

16BUBBLEGUM by Apache Darling

17The Animals by Ladytron

18Ghost in my Head (Sub Clowns Radio Edit) by Lemonade Kid

19Policy of Truth (Remastered) by Depeche Mode

20Moon, Sky and Stars by Centre Excuse

21The night chaser by Salvation

22In Space, No One Can Hear You Cry by Color Theory

23Never Give Up_High Fly Mix by Charlotte Someone ft. Lokka Vox

24Red Eyes by Thomas Azier

25Heartbroke Disco by The Frixion

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Synth City: Who do you think they are

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The show may have fell on May day, but luckily the only thing of concern, was me eating black pepper coated popcorn during the show- I didn’t choke and I managed to talk just find. In that there talk bit, we spoke about artist who go in disguise and or artist we think are in disguise. I onlt riased that as I suspect one of my new artist to be a band we already know and love.

In the realms of new music on the show, we played new tracks from Centre Excuse – Color Theory – ZyniC – Tears Of Happiness – The Distant Minds – Voxtrot Alpha, plus a classic 80’s artist for a Voxless. I mentioned a few up and coming music gigs of interest and announced a studio Guest for the May 8th show- you will need to check out the rerun edition below to find out of course…

Tracklist

1The Walk by The Cure

2Crystal by Actors

3World In My Eyes (Dub In My Eyes) by Depeche Mode

4BUBBLEGUM by Apache Darling

5We Were The Kings by Shiny Darkness

6Moon, Sky and Stars by Centre Excuse

7Asking For A Friend by TYPO POLICE

8Flowers On The Moon by Stereo In Solo

9From Dusk til Dawn (In The Dark Remix) by The Frixion

10In Space, No One Can Hear You Cry by Color Theory

11METLINE BLUES (Radio Edit) by Iverson

12The Void by EleKtrofish

13Everything Will Work Out by Empathy Test

14Neon Oblivion by Zynic

15Louise by Parralox

16The Blink of an Eye by Destination

17Lose This Feeling (Radio Edit) by Tears Of Happiness

18Polaroid Stranger by Promenade Cinema

19Out of Focus by The Ramona Flowers

20Simple life by The Distant Minds

21Darkness At The Door by Editors

22Threads by Where The Night Falls

23Say the Word (Theme from Playing For Keeps) [Extd Instrl Rmx] by Arcadia

24The Animals by Ladytron

25You’ve Only Got One Life by Androidgyny

26I Think We’re Done by Voxtrot Alpha

27Fahrrad by Das Klaus

28That Joke by Velvet Kills

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Synth City: Setting the right tone

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As we recover from the mini heatwave in Essex, it is always good that I tackle the big issues. Like, do people still have popular songs or pop culture sound effects as ringtones?? – luckily a few listerners did and gave me a few ideas and a little more faith in the factor of not too many falling back to default factory ringtones. Of course if you want to know what ringtine I have then, you will need to rerun the show.

This weeks new music came from The Ramona Flowers – Velvet Kills – Das Klaus – Where the Night Falls – Apache Darling – Paul Handley – Typo Police and a few remixes; one for Tears For Fears  and the odd classic track to enjoy. Plus a very small and subtle hint to 2 big Synth gigs occuring this year, that may well sort out your September and December calendars; news to follow over the next few weeks.

Tracklist

1You’ve Only Got One Life by Androidgyny

2NE1 by Reanimatedboy

3Shout (Jed is dead remix) by Tears for Fears

4Automaton by Jamiroquai

5Lightning Take My Breath by Woodrowgerber

6Out of Focus by The Ramona Flowers

7Automation by Shadows and Mirrors

8Sea of Dreams by Trans Atlantic Crush

9A Chemical Haunting (Album Version) by Promenade Cinema

10That Joke by Velvet Kills

11Alive by Tayne

12bleach scented skin by Punkdisco

13Electric Car by Analogue Electronic Whatever

14Fahrrad by Das Klaus

15The Void by EleKtrofish

16Somebody (Remix) by Depeche Mode

17Threads by Where The Night Falls

18Burn You by Jan Doyle Band

19Shadow Former Self by Graingerboy

20BUBBLEGUM by Apache Darling

21Hold Back Your Love by White Lies

22In Motion by Color Theory

23Lost Horizon by Paul Handley

24Magic by Simple Minds

25My Criminal Mind by A Million Machines

26Asking For A Friend by TYPO POLICE

27One Night In Tokyo by The New Division

28Beyond The Veil (Radio Edit) by Jigsaw Sequence

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Synth City: The hot beverage wandering worrier

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Steaming through the flowery month of April, with the expected brighter weather and all that. Well, I say all that, I was concerned this week with the fact that I need to find a way to carry a cup around, as the chain coffee stores offer a discount if you bring your own cup- as it helps save the planet and I’m up for that, I cheekily asked for suggestions on how I achieve all this, but without carrying a mug in my hand. Did I get any ideas? Listen again to find out.

This week we had a huge amount of new tracks and indeed new artists to the show; with the firm knowledge, I had more for the next week already.  Back to this week’s music, as we had new from Punkdisco – Androidgyny – Jan Doyle Band – Color Theory – Shadows and Mirrors – Tayne – Woodrowgerber – Levinsky – Analogue Electronic Whatever. We also had some gig news and played the odd classic as per.

Tracklist

1Believe in Love by Train To Spain

2The Animals by Ladytron

3Closure (Parralox Remix) by Neil Francis

4Ugly Nature by 3D

5bleach scented skin by Punkdisco

6You’ve Only Got One Life by Androidgyny

7Burn You by Jan Doyle Band

8Mirror by Voi Vang

9Pure White Light (Radio Mix) by LaGzz

10In Motion by Color Theory

11My Criminal Mind by A Million Machines

12One Night In Tokyo by The New Division

13Underpass by John Foxx

14Automation by Shadows and Mirrors

15Numbers by Lemonade Kid

16The Pulse of Life by Killwave

17Alive by Tayne

18Headglow by Stonerpop

19On The Run by Seadrake

20Lightning Take My Breath by Woodrowgerber

21In Pieces by Real Experts feat Fourth Engine

22I Before E Except After C by Circuit3

23The Void by EleKtrofish

24Transgression by Levinsky

25Strangelove by Depeche Mode

26Actions by High Rise Finale

27Electric Car by Analogue Electronic Whatever

28But We Always Want More by New Neon

29Only Lovers Do (Radio Edit by Eden

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Synth City: The wonders of modern tech

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Now that all those chocolate eggs have been dealt with, we can get about the business of getting ready for summer and all that sort of fun. Talking of which, I tried my hand at yet another live travel log type video on Twitter before the live radio show. It went ok, well as well as it can be, apart from the reposting, as I filmed in landscape mode, Facebook decides to post in Portrait; which I had forgotten. So I asked the question, Does anyone else still have any modern tech gripes with these platforms or tech issues they still cannot grasp.

Music wise, we had new tracks on the show this week from Eden [20th-year-anniversary re-release] – ElektroFish – LaGzz – New Neon – A Million Machines – Darwinmcd – Stonerpop. Plus the usual mix of classic tracks and remixes were slipped in along the way, as well as post-gig chat and wisdom.

Tracklist

1Polaroid Stranger by Promenade Cinema

2Seedy City by EmT

3Freelove (Paradox Remix) by Depeche Mode

4Freak At Heart by JUNKSISTA

5In Pieces by Real Experts feat Fourth Engine

6Only Lovers Do (Radio Edit) by Eden

7Spacewalk by Vogon Poetry

8More Than Me by Apache Darling

9KARMA by Shelter

10The Void by EleKtrofish

11Actions by High Rise Finale

12Bloodthirsty by Symbion Project

13Pure White Light (Radio Mix) by LaGzz

14Things Will Never Be The Same by Blott

15Love Needs No Disguise by Dramatis feat. Gary Numan

16But We Always Want More by New Neon

17Gillette, the best a man can get by 199X

18Get Out by Chvrches

19Comrades by Rodney Cromwell

202Horses by Brutalist Architecture in the Sun

21My Criminal Mind by A Million Machines

22IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD by CURXES

23The Animals (Vince Clarke Remix) by Ladytron

24Nightfall by Darwinmcd

25One Night In Tokyo by The New Division

26The Pulse of Life by Killwave

27Headglow by Stonerpop

28Without You by Talk Talk

29Returning by Formatic

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