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About Rob Harvey

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

Synth City: 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

Catch up with the specially produced rerun version of the live show, here on Mixcloud;

 

 

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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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Synth City: April new

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The first bank holiday of 2018 is done, and the first chocolate athon; well that was my bank holiday. Now on this week’s show, I played a track from a band who have been away for years and that I actually assumed had broken up. So I asked who would you like to see a return to recording and touring, as there are a few out there gone quiet. On the new music front, we had Killwave – Ladyton – The New Division – Real Experts feat Fourth Engine – High Rise Finale – Primorph – Juxta [Gjart remix] – Brutalist Architecture In The Sun, we also had a new remix from Nature Of Wires for Caroline McLavy along the way, with two from Depeche Mode as well- as they had released 2 songs in the month of April, and I don’t need any excuse..

Tracklist

1Eighth Day by Massive Ego

2Strangelove by Dicepeople

3Don’t Wanna (Nature of Wires Remix) by Caroline McLavy

4Mike by Feel the power

5Animal Instinct by Sun Goes Dark

6Showing My Face by ShapeShiftingAliens

7The Pulse of Life by Killwave

8Berlin Wall by Lunar Module

9The Animals (Vince Clarke Remix) by Ladytron

10You Opened Up My Heart by Slow Readers Club

11One Night In Tokyo by The New Division

12Anthologised By Cherry Red by Spray

13Seeds of Doubt by Vague Notion

14Deceive a Believer by The Frixion

15In Pieces by Real Experts feat Fourth Engine

16Not Like Mine by Introflirt

17Dream On by Depeche Mode

18Crumbs (There’s Only Now) by Church Of Trees

19Actions by High Rise Finale

20Unfurnished Rooms by Blancmange

21Shadow Street by Tiny Magnetic Pets

22On The Ropes by Primorph

23Brother Kin by Husk

24Peaceful Tranquility (GJART Remix) by Juxta

25The Bomb by Vandal Moon

262Horses by Brutalist Architecture in the Sun

27Spacewalk by Vogon Poetry

28SPACETRIP by Syntheads

Check out the rerun edition of the live show, via the mixcloud edition below;

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Synth City: Spring back

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Well, I managed to some how lose an hour on Saturday night, whilst in my walk from a live music venue; that  I was djing at, to the tube station home- really you say, well I explain the time warp in the show – and no I dont drinkTechically I’m on holiday at the moment, as it is Easter but career inprovements don’t holiday, so I had a stressful Monday/Tuesday to recant, or did I. Any way, the show is all about the music, and this week we had sine great new remixes to kick us off and new tracks from Vogon Poetry – Husk – Lunar Module – Syntheads – Astral Darkness – Sun Goes Dark, plus a few delights of a classic artist nature. Now I may have made a live video whilst driving the live radio show and I may have spoke about the massive gig I DJ’d at this weekend gone, I dunno…. You best give the Mixcloud edition a listen to see…

Tracklist

1Comrades (Vieon Extended Dance Remix) by Rodney Cromwell

2Take It All (Mr.Kitty Remix) by Reflection

3If I Dont Go (I Cant Come Back) (DB Cyclic Mix) by Real Experts feat Bridget Gray

4Straight Up Beaver Time by nTTx

5Big Electric Heart by Keldari Station

6Spacewalk by Vogon Poetry

7FLUID LIKE WATER by Hemmingway

8Anthologised By Cherry Red by Spray

9Seeds of Doubt by Vague Notion

10Brother Kin by Husk

11Different Planet by ElektroFish

12Sparkle by Tenedle

13Last Night On Earth by Empathy Test

14Beyond Memory by Nina

15Berlin Wall by Lunar Module

16Bullet by Covenant

17Blue Dress by Depeche Mode

18The Last Waltz (Now Theres A Look In Your Eyes Mix) by Charlotte Someone ft Lokka Vox

19SPACETRIP by Syntheads

20Brilliant by Ultravox

21Rainland by Rainland

22The Preacher by Sinestar

23Isolation Matters by Astral Darkness

24Missed Opportunities by Watch Clark

25You Opened Up My Heart by Slow Readers Club

26Animal Instinct by Sun Goes Dark

27Gillette, the best a man can get by 199X

28Clearest Blue by Chvrches

29Freak At Heart by JUNKSISTA

Feel free to let me know what track you liked or any show comments;


Synth City: Hot in the City

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Spring has apparently finally arrived, despite that chilly wind and all that there snow malarky and the general weird winter like weather- I will attempt to start a blog without a weather mention one day- I can’t promise. This weekend coming, I’m to DJ at an awesome event called Synthetic City London, [Saturday March 24th] – a show that will see 11 electronic artists from around the world converge on famous The Water Rats in Kings Cross. I did mention this in the show the odd few times and gave you a wee taster, in the main as I will be playing the tunes in between all the 11 acts, with no stand in… and no it’s not for charity, I’m a marta to the cause…..

New music on the show for this week, came from The Slow Readers Club – Junksista – 199X – Keldari Station – Vague Notion – Spray – Paul Handley – nTTX, plus the odd remix and artists I’ve not played for a while. If you missed the live show, then feel free to rerun the show via the special editin on Mixcloud, below the tracklist;

Tracklist

1The London Sound by Johnny Normal

2Ouseburn by Twist Helix

3Happiest Girl (The Pulsating Orbital Vocal Mix) by Depeche Mode

4If I Don’t Go (I Can’t Come Back) by Real Experts feat Bridget Gray

5Jagged Line by New Neon

6You Opened Up My Heart by Slow Readers Club

7Comrades by Rodney Cromwell

8The Bomb by Vandal Moon

9Gillette, the best a man can get by 199X

10Freak At Heart by JUNKSISTA

11When I Was A Girl by Cult With No Name

12The Sound Of Harm by Velma Latrine

13On The Run by Seadrake

14Big Electric Heart by Keldari Station

15Showing My Face by ShapeShiftingAliens

16Sea of Dreams by Trans Atlantic Crush

17Seeds of Doubt by Vague Notion

18Norway by Promenade Cinema

19Just Like Me Just Like You by Daysound ft. Neil Francis

20Anthologised By Cherry Red by Spray

21Flowers On The Moon by Stereo In Solo

22Rule The Day by Perpacity

23A Brighter Day by Paul Handley

24Take It All by Reflection

25Deceive a Believer by The Frixion

26Straight Up Beaver Time by nTTx

27Dream On by Fused (feat Stephen Newton)

28Trump 45 Version by Dicepeople feat The Brooklyn Foundation

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Synth City: Art Of Service

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As the new month Marches on [I use this gag every year I think], I briefly chatted about Iow rent type customer service, that I have experienced this week and asked, can we get Great customer service in the UK, and what was your last rubbish experience of this.  I did my bit to serve up great new music, and this week we heard new tracks from Dicepeople [ft The Brookly Foundation] – Reflection – New Neon – Fused [ft Stephen Newton] – Velma Latrine – Levinsky – Vandal Moon, plus a few classic artsits along the way.  We had more gig chat as well and I mentioned my recent gig, where I caught the legends that are The Art Of Noise; I did forget to mention they had a great support act that night, a DJ Called DJ FOOD…who was awesome in his own right.

Feel free to catch the rerun of this weeks live radio show, via Mixcloud – the link is below;

Tracklist

1Flowers On The Moon by Stereo In Solo

2Spotlight by Promenade Cinema

3Let Us Go (E39 NYC Club Mix) by Milan

4Seedy City by EmT

5Showing My Face by ShapeShiftingAliens

6Trump 45 Version by Dicepeople feat The Brooklyn Foundation

7Where’s The Revolution (clean edit) by Depeche Mode

8You look like Warhol by Photona

9Bury Me by Actors

10Take It All by Reflection

11We Were The Kings by Shiny Darkness

12My Name Is Ruin by Gary Numan

13Ain’t Over Yet (Radio Edit) by Global Citizen

14Jagged Line by New Neon

15Plan B (ft Kyoko Baertsoen) (SD-KRTR remix) by PSYAVIAH

16Deceive a Believer by The Frixion

17Dream On by Fused (feat Stephen Newton)

18Everything Will Work Out by Empathy Test

19Elektronische by V-Sor,X

20The Sound Of Harm by Velma Latrine

21Shameless Fashion (Radio Edit) by Visage

22Comrades by Rodney Cromwell

23Violent Appetites by Levinsky

24Dive by VEiiLA

25Beyond The Veil (Radio Edit) by Jigsaw Sequence

26The Bomb by Vandal Moon

27FLUID LIKE WATER by Hemmingway

28Eighth Day by Massive Ego

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Synth City: Lucky man

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I am all about the seasons you know, as I do seem to mention the weather a bit [ A typical British curse I guess] and now the freak snow blanket has passed us locally, it is all for Spring and the more fortunate weather to enjoy; talking of Fortune, this week I managed to gain two extra bags of crisps from a works vending machine the other day- the joy ah. I did ask of luck like that from others during the show, as I’m nosy like that. Anyway, back to the meat of the blog- New music on the show wise, this week we had: PsyAviah – Hemmingway – Rodney Cromwell – Jigsaw Sequence – Shiny Darkness – Shape Shifting Aliens, plus two new remixes, one from Austerity Complex and the other from New Neon, plus a stunning reworking of an Hazel O’Conner classic track, care of Massive Ego. We also talked about exciting music gigs, as now March is underway there are a few mini tours and some special live shows to see.

Tracklist

1The Alternative by IAMX

2Godhead by The Stir fry Pop star

3Mystery Girl (Kino Vision Remix) by Austerity Complex

4Domus Aurea by Berlyn Trilogy

5NE1 (Clean Version) by Reanimated Boy

6Plan B (ft Kyoko Baertsoen) (SD-KRTR remix) by PSYAVIAH

7Noise Zombie (Synthmaster Mix) by Eric C Powell

8HereAfter by Sombre Moon

9Corrupt (edit) by Depeche Mode

10FLUID LIKE WATER by Hemmingway

11Flowers On The Moon by Stereo In Solo

12Sparkle by TENEDLE

13Eighth Day by Massive Ego

14Comrades by Rodney Cromwell

15Evidence by Vile Electrodes

16Everything Will Be Alright by The Killers

17Beyond The Veil (Radio Edit) by Jigsaw Sequence

18Deceive a Believer by The Frixion

19We Were The Kings by Shiny Darkness

20You look like Warhol by Photona

21Sea of Dreams by Trans Atlantic Crush

22New Pulse (A-Bit Remix) by New Neon

23Elektronische by V-Sor,X

24Polaroid Stranger by Promenade Cinema

25Showing My Face by ShapeShiftingAliens

26If U Must Dance by Sinosa

27Connected by Amino

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Synth City: Snow you don’t

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The last show of february 2018 and we have snow about us and with that comes some flapping and excuses to get out of things you didnt want to do, still its ok to chill with my show- Top excuse: I thank you. We had another great selection of new tracks to deliver this week, and this time from: Sinosa – V-Sor,X – Eric C Powell – Tenedle – Promenade Cinema – Chris Payne’s Electronic Circus – Stereo In Solo – Reanimated Boy, plus some hot new remixes from Massive Ego and Junksista. There was even time to mention Soft Cell playing a special gig, and the odd classic track.

Feel free to click on the Mixcloud link, which is below the tracklist, and sample the rerun of the entire radio show;

Tracklist

1Get Out by Chvrches

2Deceive a Believer by The Frixion

3Let Go (Brando Remix) by Massive Ego

4Control (Space March Remix) by JUNKSISTA

5If I Don’t Go (I Can’t Come Back) by Real Experts feat Bridget Gray

6If U Must Dance by Sinosa

7Strange Stubborn Proud (ft Kurt Harland Larson of Information Society) by ELYXR

8What! (Extended Version Original 12 Edit) by Soft Cell

9Sea of Dreams by Trans Atlantic Crush

10Elektronische by V-Sor,X

11ss tab by We Are Parasols

12STRANGERS IN THE SAME HELL by Distant Minds

13Shroud by Damsel in the Dollhouse

14Noise Zombie (Synthmaster Mix) by Eric C Powell

15A Pain That Im Used To by Depeche Mode

16Twist Helix by Ouseburn

17Sparkle by TENEDLE

18Polaroid Stranger by Promenade Cinema

19Stock Image Model by Promenade Cinema

20Krakatoa by Chris Paynes Electronic Circus

21Loneliness by High Rise Finale

22UNTIL THE TIME by Le Groupe Fantastique

23Flowers On The Moon by Stereo In Solo

24Godhead by The Stir fry Pop star

25A Million Like Us by Sinestar

26NE1 (Clean Version) by Reanimated Boy

27HereAfter by Sombre Moon

28Let Me Go by Heaven 17

Feel free to leave us a comment… what track you liked ???


Synth City: Plate up gannet

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I have to say it is getting busier and busier out there in new music world- lots of new submissions, I often don’t have the enough time now, to go through enough albums and single before each show, but luckily the music I did get to check-out for this show is always worth it. We had new tracks this week from: The Stirfry Popstar – Twist Helix – ELYXR – Real Experts feat Bridget Gray – Matthias – The Frixion – We are Parasols – Shadows and Mirrors, plus the odd classic track as per. We talked about gigs and I spoke of the gannet’s who go to these ‘eat all you can’ eateries and pile their plates, but struggle to actually clear them- random I know. Of course I know you guys eat well and don’t over do the portions… still if you like seconds of the show…??

Why not check out the rerun of the radio show, put together via Mixcloud below the tracklist;

Tracklist

1Romeo and Juliet (feat. James New) by Fotonovela

2Nightwatch by Model Depose

3Manipulation (Gelting Remix) by Neonsol

4Sea of Dreams by Trans Atlantic Crush

5UNTIL THE TIME by Le Groupe Fantastique

6Godhead by The Stir fry Pop star

7Sense Of Discovery by Simple Minds

8HereAfter by Sombre Moon

9The Black Hit Of Space by Beborn Beton

10Twist Helix by Ouseburn

11Shallow Under Skin by Dicepeople Moi Saint

12Polaroid Stranger by Promenade Cinema

13Control by JUNKSISTA

14Strange Stubborn Proud (ft Kurt Harland Larson of Information Society) by ELYXR

15Connected by Amino

16Loneliness by High Rise Finale

17Dreaming Of Me by Depeche Mode

18If I Don’t Go (I Can’t Come Back) by Real Experts feat Bridget Gray

19Get Out by Chvrches

20Heartfelt by Matthias

21Covered Up by Static Shore

22Deceive a Believer by The Frixion

23Occupations by Inhalt

24Make Believe by Naked Lunch

25ss.tab by We Are Parasols

25Friends by The Livelong June

26Son of Sam by Shadows & Mirrors

 

Feel free to leave us a comment or a question…

ATB

Rob

Synth City: Synth my Valentine

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This is or used to be, one of my favourite times of the year, my Birthday stuck next to Valentines Day and Pancake day, surprisingly I’d prefer to combine them to just love ROB Day- well they say food is love afterall. New music wise this week, came from: Amino – The Distant Minds – High Rise Finale – Sombre Moon – Simple Minds – Leaving Richmond – Trans Atlantic Crush – Le Groupe Fantastique, plus a fine selection of remixes and the odd classic track.

If you missed the live radio broadcast, then why not check out the rerun of the entire show via Mixcloud below;

Tracklist

1Just Another Day by Mikro

2A Million Like Us by Sinestar

3Where You Reside (Darren Weight Mix) by Rare Facture

4Ghosts (Silent Gloves Remix) by Soviet

5Aftermath (ft Ellia Bisker) by PSYAVIAH

6Connected by Amino

7Metal & Dust by London Grammar

8Get Out by Chvrches

9Ghost Machine (Album Mix) by Circuit3

10STRANGERS IN THE SAME HELL by Distant Minds

11Polaroid Stranger by Promenade Cinema

12Norway by Promenade Cinema

13BROKEN PEOPLE by Syntheads

14Loneliness by High Rise Finale

15Green by Jan Doyle Band

16She’s Lost Her Soul (Radio Edit) by Leg Puppy

17The Fear Inside by Among The Echoes

18HereAfter by Sombre Moon

19Sense Of Discovery by Simple Minds

20Communications by Leaving Richmond

21Sea of Dreams by Trans Atlantic Crush

22Wrong by Depeche Mode

23All Our Demons by IAMTHESHADOW

24Control by JUNKSISTA

25UNTIL THE TIME by Le Groupe Fantastique

26Too Far Gone by New Neon

27Upstairs In Wonderland by Copy Correct

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