Category Archives: Synth City

Synth City: Mr Magoo


In a week in which I was getting to grips with new occupational glasses, I think I managed to press all the right buttons and in the right order. I spoke of foolishly agreeing to a Buy one offer on those glasses, and wondered who else feel into that sopposed BOGOF trap. Musiccally this week, we marked the fact that on January 16th 1990, the release of Depeche Mode‘s Enjoy The Silence hit the airwaves and got set for one of the all time best albums. New music wise we had another good mixure I feel, with new from: Herhuth AferDark – Dicepeople + Moi Saint – Electronic Circus [Chris Payne] – Luuk Lagrange – Sun Goes Dark – Roman Zayats – 243 Ida. We had some cool remixes aswell, and the voxless stayed in 1990 too….. plus, oh check us out…

If you missed the actual broadcast show, then why not spare a moment or two and listen to the rerun on MIXCLOUD, which is linked blow the Tracklist;


1Flames by Spacebuoy

2X-Ray Eyes by Shmoo

3Mechanical Men (Kevin Lux Remix) by Kretz

4To What I Dont Know (Iris remix) by Lionhearts

5You look like Warhol by Photona

6No Limit by Herhuth AfterDark

7Good Feeling 18 by Lemonade Kid

8Children of Mine by Vogon Poetry

9New Pulse by New Neon

10Shallow Under Skin by Dicepeople x Moi Saint

11Frozen Milk 77 by Analogue Electronic Whatever

12Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode

13Concrete Love Song by Brutalist Architecture In the Sun

14Space Invaders by Electronic Circus

15Segmentation � Targeting � Positioning by Le Clique

16Lost It All ( Ft. Tay) by Roee Yeger & Roby Fayer

17No Guarantee by Hettie

18Invisable (Radio Edit) by Luuk Lagrange

19Right Now by Father Tiger

20A Million Like Us by Sinestar

21Blurred Reality by Sombre Moon

22Desolation by Sun Goes Dark

23Dive by VEiiLA

24Magic by Simple Minds

25Cold by Roman Zayats

26Memphisto (Single Version) by Depeche Mode

27The Magician by 243 Ida

28Everything Will Work Out by Empathy Test

29Just Like Me Just Like You by Daysound ft. Neil Francis

Feel free to leave a comment her, maybe what track you liked for example…….

Synth City: Buzz off word


In a week in which I assumed I heard a very weak attempt at a new business buzzword – Ringfenced interviews, I asked for yours. -sadly the usuals cropped up in our facebook chat: Blue sky thinking etc….Which may mean those days of buzzwords at work have moved on??

Anyway, we had yet more great new and varied tracks, as we had the exclusive first airplay of the new single from Sinestar, which leads off their new album. Plus new from Simple Minds – New Neon – Vogon Poetry – Analogue Electronic Whatever – Roee Yeger & Roby Fayer ft Tay – Niels Gordon – Lemonade Kid . Sub Clowns – ForgottenBee and a few more delights along the way, remixes and the odd classic.

Checkout the reun of the live radio show via the mixcloud link, below the Tracklist;


  • Vivien Glass – JULIUS
  • Honey Beard – This Might Be Something.mp3
  • Graingerboy – Shadow Former Self (Deuce & Charger Remix)
  • Lolly Pop & The Couture Club – Glamourous Life (2018 remix)
  • David Bowie & Pat Metheny Group – This Is Not America
  • Simple Minds – Magic
  • Charlotte Someone ft. Lokka Vox – The Last Waltz (Radio Edit)
  • Black Forest – Greed
  • Lover – Fallen Famous (radio)
  • Sinestar – A Million Like Us
  • Shiny Darkness – Aim That Lighthouse
  • Daysound ft. Neil Francis – Just Like Me Just Like You
  • Erasure – In My Arms
  • New Neon – New Pulse
  • LorD and Master – Three little words
  • Meter Bridge – Frequent Seas
  • Vogon Poetry – Children of Mine
  • VEiiLA – Dive
  • Gary Numan – The End of Things
  • Analogue Electronic Whatever – Frozen Milk 77
  • Niels Gordon – Chloro
  • Photona – You look like Warhol
  • Roee Yeger & Roby Fayer – Lost It All (Ft. Tay)
  • Eyeshadows – Jump
  • Lemonade Kid/Sub Clowns/ForgottenBee – Good Feeling 18
  • Depeche Mode – Heaven [Matthew Dear vs. Audion Vocal Mix]
  • Shmoo – Immervation
  • Seadrake – Something durable (Miyane Vocal Remix)

Feel free to leave a comment about the show or the music we played…..

Synth City: Set sail 2018


We are back and into the fray of 2018, without as much as who cares about last year- apart from the great music, we look forward. Which is ok, as we have fresh gig news and news of some terrific new albums on their way as we enjoy some already with us- Plus the delight of the knowledge of tons of new singles to come and to start the regular live Tuesday evening radio show season off, we had new music from:  Seadrake – Shmoo – VEiiLA – Photona – Charlotte Someone Featuring Lokka Vox – AK/DK – LorD and Master – Lolly Pop & The Couture Club and loads more…..

Check out the specially made rerun on Mixcloud [below the Tracklist]


In Your Memory by Depeche Mode


Something durable (Miyane Vocal Remix) by Seadrake

Fortunes Faded by Sinestar

Crystal by Actors

Immervation by Shmoo

Synthetic (Lily Arciniega Remix) by Dicepeople

Shroud by Damsel in the Dollhouse

The Quiet Silently Wait by Promenade Cinema

10 You look like Warhol by Photona

11 The End of Things by Gary Numan

12 Shadow Former Self by Graingerboy

13 Empty Room by dEk101

14 Dive by VEiiLA

15 Not Enough by Le Groupe Fantastique

16 Everything Will Work Out by Empathy Test

17 The Last Waltz (Radio Edit) by Charlotte Someone ft. Lokka Vox

18 Sorry by Shelter

19 If U Ever Wonder by The Frixion

20 Morphology by AK DK

21 How Long Must We Wait (Album Ver) by Paul Humphries

22 Three little words by LorD and Master

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

24 When David Sings by Vague Notion

25 Baby It’s You by DOLLS (feat DS-1)

26 Glamourous Life (2018 remix) by Lolly Pop & The Couture Club

27 To Be All Alone by FIRES

28 Forgotten How to Love by PreCog


Synth City: Feel the pinch


It is that yule time, time again, the last show of this there Synth City for good old 2017, and boy it has been another busy year with loads of new tracks played and albums delved into, remixes and voxless tracks debuted or revisited, new covers and the odd fun thing. I went to some great live music shows and met so many top people, making the music we love each week and feloow supports who are out there going to these lovely gigs.  Now, as we are in the season of excess, I  spoke of unwanted expenses prior to christmas and more positively, here at Phoenix 98FM, we like for all the stations presenters to pick a favorite single of album from 2017, to be their Presenter pick* for the year- no protesting or voting, just my humble pick…..

[ wrong campaign Patrick, but thanks]

SC Patrickso yes, end of year thing and as always I do really struggle with picking just one track, as i play often over 320 new tracks a year and quite a few new album tracks as well, so it is a tricky thing. Anyroad full details are to be found here: Phoenix FM Presenters Pick 2017

  • My pick- Single of the year is: Promernade Cinema – Spotlight
  • My Pick- Album of the year is: Massive Ego – Beautiful Suicide

We still had yet more new tracks to play for the final show for 2017 and some with a christmas theme, this week we had; Circuit3 – Daysound Feat Neil Francis – dEk101 – Nius X – elektronic – Le Groupe Fantastique.  Why not, Check out the tracklist and then click on the rerun via mixcloud ;


Tenek – I Don’t Cry (For You)
Model Depose – Papercut
Robin Skouteris – Rhythm Is A Mashup (Snap Vs Spice Girls Vs David Bowie & more)
PSYAVIAH – For Myself (ft.Lofthill)
Loka – Everything Exploded
Circuit3 – I Believe In Father Christmas
Chvrches – Now Is Not The Time
Promenade Cinema – Spotlight
Empathy Test – Bare My Soul
Daysound ft. Neil Francis – Just Like Me Just Like You
Erasure – She Won’t Be Home (Lonely Christmas)
Modovar – Walk Away
Massive Ego – Let Go
Blancmange – Anna Dine
dEk101 – Empty Room
Tiny Magnetic Pets – Here Comes The Noise (White)
Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark – The Punishment of Luxury
Vague Notion – When David Sings
Shelter – Sorry
Niua X – Christmas Carol
Gary Numan – The End of Things
Black Forest – Greed
A Million Machines – Undivided
elektronic – Dance On
Shmoo – Blue Monday
Le Groupe Fantastique – Not Enough
SoftWave – Awake But Still Asleep
Depeche Mode – And Then…

  • Feel free to let me know your favorite track of this show or your pick fro album or single for 2017- see the comment box;


Synth City: Slipping Jedi


Dashing threw the snow, in a very dodgy way, trying not slip and fall on may face- not quite lyrical dynamite, but there you go. Apart from being british and discussing the weather during the show, I mentioned the new Star Wars premier and was finally able to admit to my cameo, as a stormtrooper in it. Plus I spoke of my excited interest in the new Churchill movie that is also out, as it stars one of my favorite actors- Gary Oldman. Of course this is a music radio show, so this week we carried on with more new tracks from: Nature Of Wires – Shmoo; albeit new covers. New from Shelter – Tactile Frquency – Fixions – Psyaviah – Gary Numan – Calico Club – Loka and loads more synth delights for your ear bits….

Oh, if you missed the live show, then have a look at the track list and then maybe try my rerun via Mixcloud- below that there tracklist;


  • Hello Again by The Cars
  • Never Enough by Charlotte Someone ft. Lokka Vox
  • Going Backwards [paralyzed rmx] by Depeche Mode
  • 4 Selfie by Microchip Junky
  • Torch by Jonteknik
  • Sorry by Shelter
  • Walk Away by Modovar
  • Shadow Former Self by Graingerboy
  • Lonely Beast by Le Groupe Fantastique
  • 10 YOUR BODY AND THE BEAT by Calico Club
  • 11 When David Sings by Vague Notion
  • 12 Blue Monday by Shmoo
  • 13 Stay with me (single edit) by Cryotainment
  • 14 The End of Things by Gary Numan
  • 15 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Curxes
  • 16 White by GJART
  • 17 If U Ever Wonder by The Frixion
  • 18 Everything Exploded by Loka
  • 19 Greed by Black Forest
  • 20 The Sparrows and the Nightingales by Martyn Bailey
  • 21 Spotlight by Promenade Cinema
  • 22 For Myself (ft.Lofthill) by PSYAVIAH
  • 23 Wonderful Tonight by Nature of Wires
  • 24 SET MY SOUL FREE by Glyda
  • 25 What each heart hides by Tactile Frequency
  • 26 Headhunter by Fixions
  • 27 Living in the Plastic Age by Buggles
  • 28 In Time by Mark Bebb + Heliophile

Rob H PFMFeel free to leave a comment on this weeks show blog, maybe pick your favorite track played this week…..

Synth City: Star Ender


Blimey we are in December, and on this weeks show we had more brand new tracks to delight and we haerd, it is the start of me trying to pick my track of the year and album, for the Phoenix 98FM Presenters Pick. We played last years single and Album pick of 2016 and I mused over who I could possibly pick for this years outing. This weeks new tracks by the way, came from Woodrowgerber – Vague Notion – Black Forest – Graingerboy – Mark Bebb/Heliophile – Jonteknik – Le Groupe Fantastique, plus a remix from Sombre Moon of their debut single, we had a few classic artists as well.

Why not have a listen to the rerun ofnthe show, via Mixcloud- thr link is below the tracklist;


Our christmas was electric (my dad is santa) by Matt Jessup

Sound Mirrors by Covenant

Blurred Reality (Fused Remix) by Sombre Moon

The Ghost in You (Edit) by Matt Mancid & Color Theory

Barrel Of A Gun by Depeche Mode

Greed by Black Forest

Nerve by Paul Humphries

Deadender by Neil Francis & Daysound

Blackstar by David Bowie

10 In Time by Mark Bebb + Heliophile

11 Call Me by Chronica

12 Army Of My Head by Ghost Capsules

13 Shadow Former Self by Graingerboy 

14 Miracles (Radio Edit) by Pet Shop Boys

15 Corridors by Lemonade Kid Damsel In The Dollhouse

16 What We Leave Behind by Knights

17 Lonely Beast by Le Groupe Fantastique

18 Walk Away by Modovar

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

20 Baby It’s You by DOLLS (feat DS-1)

21 When David Sings by Vague Notion

22 Playing Popstars by Tame Genius

23 Simon by Woodrowgerber

24 I’ll take my chances by Caroline McLavy

25 Torch by Jonteknik

26 Never Enough by Charlotte Someone ft. Lokka Vox

27 Shroud by Damsel in the Dollhouse

 Feel free to leave a comment- maybe whatv was your favorite track from this weeks show??

Synth City: Empty Head


On this weeks little old show; the last one of November 2017… I had a ‘shortish micro’type look back at the recent gigs I attended; well I let the music talk– as I reflected on mammoth event, that was Depeche Mode at their London O2 gig, and the joyisly intimate Zigfrid von Udderbelly gig, for the Empathy Test  x2 album launch night, which was a really great night among the smoke machine and glits. I spoke about bumping into someone who used to work with Depeche Mode, and this led me to an Empty head moment, as that penny didn’t drop as quick as it should during our chat; listen to the mixcloud, hear more on what I mean- and who…

New music wise, we had brand new album and single tracks from: Rodney Cromwell – Chronica – Modovar – Charlotte Someone feat Lokka Vox – James Parker –  Matt Mancid + Color Theory – EmT and of course, a few more tuneful remix delights, with the odd classic artist. If you didn’t get to actually tune into the live radio show, then please see the included  rerun via Mixcloud, under the tracklisting;


Everything Counts by Depeche Mode

Bare My Soul by Empathy Test

Sealed (Flesh and Bone remix) by Fourth Engine

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

Brittle confessions by Orkestra Zajenie

Never Enough by Charlotte Someone ft. Lokka Vox

Hold Back Your Love by White Lies

The View from Here by Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark

9 Shroud by Damsel in the Dollhouse

10 Walk Away by Modovar

11 SET MY SOUL FREE by Glyda

12 Highway life by Shiny Darkness

13 Where Are The Angels (feat Mick L Angelo) by Project Me

14 The Ghost in You (Edit) by Matt Mancid & Color Theory

15 Tough Love (7 inch version) by April33

16 Frontiers by Hemmingway

17 Particles by Model Depose

18 Call Me by Chronica

19 Bedsitter by Soft Cell

20 Baby It’s You by DOLLS (feat DS-1)

21 Low Life (Zarkoff Remix) by Massive Ego

22 You Will Struggle by Rodney Cromwell

23 White by GJART

24 Lo by James Parker

25 Synthetic (Lily Arciniega Remix) by Dicepeople

26 A Thousand Arms by EmT

27 X-Ray Eyes by Shmoo

28 Not Holding On by Sol Flare

>> Feel free to leave a comment and or maybe, what was your fave track this week??…….

Synth City: Spirit of Empathy


Racing through another month, with the excitment that another new year is on its way; means more to me then Christmas, still I actually had two Christmas related tracks in the show, so I’m not a total humbug. This weekend coming I’ve the big old Emapthy Test double album release album launch thing…and before that, Depeche Mode’s last UK date on the Spirit tour. New music wise, we had a new track from both of the new Empathy Test albums for you. Plus new from; Gjart – Glyda – Projekt Ich [translated: Project Me] feat Mick L Angelo – Damsel In the Dollhouse – From Apes To Angels / Chronica, with a few more tasty remixes and a classic Voxless from Depeche Mode.

On the subject of Depeche Mode, I wondered how is works to get the band trending on twitter as they play London… if it works, It would be down to luck and algorithms.  The rerun of the radioshow is now on Mixcloud below the tracklist;


1Heartbroke Disco by The Frixion

2Missed Opportunities by Watch Clark

3Purple Sun (Oscilian Sun Dream Remix) by NINA

4Only Law (Modovar Mix) by Inertia

5Highway life by Shiny Darkness

6White by GJART

7Malfunction by Austen

8Poison Heart (Tripped Mix) by Depeche Mode

9X-Ray Eyes by Shmoo

10Shroud by Damsel in the Dollhouse

11Synthetic (Lily Arciniega Remix) by Dicepeople

12Frozen Faces by Propaganda

13Forgotten How to Love by PreCog

14All It Takes by Empathy Test

15Siamese by Empathy Test

16Glorious feat Midge Ure by Rusty Egan Presents

17Blurred Reality by Sombre Moon


19The View from Here by Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark

20You For A Lifetime by Midnight Mantics

21K.I.S.S. Feat Chronica by From Apes To Angels

22Baby It’s You by DOLLS (feat DS-1)

23I Should Know You Better by Prides

24Where Are The Angels (feat Mick L Angelo) by Protect Me

25Green by Jan Doyle Band

26CHRISTMAS ISLAND by Depeche Mode

27Better Days by Eltronn

28Playing Popstars by Tame Genius

Feel free to leave a comment on this show blog page, maybe your fave track of the show……


Synth City: One good turn


This week it was me musing on the short dip in major artist gigs round, after my last few weeks of catching Gary Numan and OMD live, and soon it will be Depeche Mode, so not all bad in the dip dept. We had a little mention about some other interesting gigs featuring some of the talent I get to play each week, who are out ahd about and maybe one bit of gig news, where I may had let the cat out of the launch bag.. Talking of naughty, I did mentioned I was let down by an independant tyre repair company; who I arranged to use, instead of using the usual big corparate companies- which I felt was a good turn. So, I asked the question about your attempt at a recent good deed that went sour.

New music this week felt ever more ecelectic, well as much as in styles, as I had new from Shmoo – Shiny Darkness – Matthias – DOLLS Featuring DS-1 – Tame Genius – Eltronn – Watch Clark. Along with the odd classic artist, Voxless and remixes. I also mentioned the delights of recieving new material from some of the artist the show follows, and this week in my post was 2 albums, all the way from Canada- Thx Meter Bridge..


1Frequent Seas by Meter Bridge

2Good as gold by Eden

3Verse Girl (FM Attack Mix) by Rare Facture

4Synthetic (Lily Arciniega Remix)by Dicepeople

5Brittle confessions by Orkestra Zajenie

6Better Days by Eltronn

7Fail by Depeche Mode

8You For A Lifetime by Midnight Mantics

9The Quiet Silently Wait by Promenade Cinema

10Baby It’s You by DOLLS (feat DS-1)

11When You Fall by Jeff McCall

12Sailing On The Seven Seas by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

13Everything Will Work Out by Empathy Test

14Playing Popstars by Tame Genius

15Corridors by Lemonade Kid Damsel In The Dollhouse

16In Transition by Automatic Writing

17Automaton by Jamiroquai

18X-Ray Eyes by Shmoo

19GBH by Mechanical Cabaret

20Into The Darkness by COBURG

21Forgotten How to Love by PreCog

22Missed Opportunities by Watch Clark

23Only Law by Inertia

24Clickity Clack by Matthias

25Highway life by Shiny Darkness

26My Left Hand Column by High Rise Finale


Why not check out the rerun of this weeks show via Mixcloud, if you like the tracklist;

Feel free to like, share or post a comment on this blog…… be tempted.


Synth City: Leave it till later


November is now upon us and along with the chilly weather comes, surprises and doing stuff you can be bothered with- well I say surprises, only if you hadn’t avoided a job or two that was long overdue; like me and my car tyre puncture... So, we chatted about jobs & things you put off that could or do, come back to bite. I noted some people were avoiding tiding up their studios whilst listening to my show live, and blaming me…. tut tut.

Music wise, we had a cool mashup from Robin Skouteris, and new tracks to the show from Coburg – Midnight Mantics – Orkestra Zajenie – Eltronn – Dicepeople – Jeff McCall – Lemonade Kid / Damsel in the Dollhouse, plus a few old favourites along the way.


1Everything Will Work Outby Empathy Test

2Liesby Chvrches

3Lights In Your Arms (Robin Skouteris Mashup Mix)by Cutting Crew Vs Ellie Goulding

4What is Love by The Frixion

5Into Its Eyes (Nature of Wires Remix)by Leaether Strip

6Into The Darkness by COBURG

7Copy Of Aby NIN

8Undividedby A Million Machines

9Cover Me by Depeche Mode

10Only Lawby Inertia

11Synthetic (Lily Arciniega Remix)by Dicepeople

12Dirty Fingers by MFU

13Fly Me Away by Goldfrapp

14Fireproof featuring BetaPSIby Gjart

15You For A Lifetime by Midnight Mantics

16Forgotten How to Love by PreCog


18Anna Dine by Blancmange

19Corridorsby Lemonade Kid Damsel In The Dollhouse

20Only Youby Circuit3

21Strangersby George Ergemlidze feat. Shadows and Mirrors

22When You Fallby Jeff McCall

23Here Comes The Noise (Pink)by Tiny Magnetic Pets

24Runnerby Eltronn

25The View from Hereby Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark

26Brittle confessions by Orkestra Zajenie

27Blurred Realityby Sombre Moon

28Shameless Fashion (Radio Edit)by Visage

  • If you missed the live edition of Synth City, then feel free to check out the rerun, specially made on Mixcloud below;
  • FEEL FREE TO LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS blog PAGE, I may read it out on the next show….
  • You can tell us – What was your fave new track on this show? for example….