Once again, London’s lucky synth-music fans had a big choice, as there were a few mighty concerts to pick on the Official birthday of our new King, Both concerts were by electronic music artist legends and both found fame in the 1980s; It’s alright I won’t go all cryptic on you, as yes we had the Pet Shop Boys playing west at Wembley and good old Depeche Mode, playing even more west at the Twickenham Stadium, and yes I wasn’t at either sadly. Now, as sad as I am to have missed both the decisions to be made were mighty, but in some ways made easy. I would always choose Depeche Mode first, as they are my childhood fave band, But what made it really easy was the venues and ticket prices, as I’m all for value over the joy of saying I was there and no, I don’t expect small venues anymore but I struggle generally to pay 100 pounds or so, to watch a large video screen, more so as I worry about where are the loos.
On my Chatbit wise, What factors help you make your decisions these days to go see big acts play live?
In between those live concert decisions, I had the clarity of new music this week from Distant Minds – Train To Spain – Fonz Tramontano – LLUVA and Star Madman – Psyaviah feat’ Sorrow Stories – Paul Manchin – Rodney Cromwell – Retrograph, plus a remix from Eric C Powell and a few classic tracks.
1. Pet Shop Boys – Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)
2. Tenedle feat Sirena Riley – Same Old Song
3. isunray Cosmic Address – The Young Ones (Eric C. Powell Remix)
4. Zynic – Algorithm Slave (Frozen Plasma remix)
5. NOIR – Fallen
6. Distant Minds – Simple Life 83 (Radio Mix)
7. Mekong – Out of Control
8. Mirrors – Secrets [Andy McCluskey Remix]
9. Dos Asmund with LeÃ¦ther Strip – These broken things
10. Train To Spain – I Wanna Know
11. Survival – Uncanny Valley
12. Fonz Tramontano, Kiki Tones, Octogain – Ask Me to Stay
13. Lunar Twin – Android Dreams
14. LLUVA & Star Madman – Surface
15. ANE BRUN – CRUMBS (RADIO EDIT)
16. Eltronn – Low (Radio Mix)
17. Psy’Aviah ft. Sorrow Stories – Healing
18. MORE – One More Cup of Coffee
19. Mind Machine – Pry Your Eyes (Single Mix)
20. Paul Manchin – Turn It Up
21. Depeche Mode – Ghosts Again
22. The Horrors – So Now You Know
23. Rodney Cromwell – Memory Box (Solemn Arcade Revision)
24. Vague Notion ft. Mynds i – Light
25. Bending Grid – Love Arcade (Radio Edit)
26. Retrograth – Low-Frequency Oscillation (single)
27. BLACK NAIL CABARET – Dora
28. SCALA – Fel
Broadcast live on June 20th, 2023.