Monday, 17 February 2020

The Electronic Music Hour #54

Welcome to edition #54 of our series "The Electronic Music Hour", which features some of the best electronic and synthpop music from the last 40 years.


These shows not only include well known artists from the last 4 decades but new and emerging bands on the electronic music scene from around the world, a lot of which are either unsigned, or on a small independent label, or self release their material.

So the shows will feature old and new tracks that fit in the electronic/synthpop genre.

Listen On Mixcloud

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Playlist:

Blancmange - Blind Vision
Daily Planet - Drown
Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Rational Youth - Flash In The Night
B-Movie - Nowhere Girl
Tears For Fears - Head Over Heels (Remix)
Machinista - Let Darkness In
Marc Almond - Stories Of Johnny
Austerity Complex - Purity
Sinestar - Sea Of Dreams
The Associates - Take Me To The Girl
Eleven - 11.11
Hurts - Nothing Will Be Bigger Than Us
T.O.Y. - Three Words

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

New Vogon Poetry EP "Changelings" Reviewed

Vogon Poetry return with a brand new EP called "Changeling", the follow up to the very impressive "Exposed Thoughts EP", a taster from their highly anticipated new album.

A digital release of the original version of "Changes", will be followed by the release of the 7 track EP, which has an impressive line-up of remixers, including Glenn Main, Side Order, Diskodiktator, Ich, Erotic Elk and Kei Kohara.

This is a review of the EP.


It opens with the original version of "Changes" and it is superb, I love the blend of piano and synths which work in perfect harmony on this highly emotional track, an outstanding vocal too over the music backdrop, I get the sense that this band is really growing in confidence and there strong songwriting is evidence of that.

Glenn Main has done a wonderful remix, a more of a laid back feel which takes the track into a different direction, I have always enjoyed Glenn's work (check out his Jean Michel Jarre covers album) and he has delivered once again on this remix, a brilliant rhythm section really elevates this remix, top class again Glenn, and the sound production is amazing.

The Side Order remix is much darker but upbeat, quite atmospheric with the pad sounds used, I like what they have done with the song, they have given it a complete makeover, great drums again on this remix and is definitely geared for the dancefloor :)

I have come across the work of Diskodiktator before, they did a remix of Metroland's "Zeppelin" track and have also remixed Vogon Poetry in the past, so there style is a nod in the direction of Kraftwerk, on this remix the sound is more mellow and it works really well. I love the way it builds up.

Next we have the Ich Remix, lush pads and synth stabs, those pads :) then we have some brilliant sequenced parts that again take us into dance terrortory, the thing I like about this remix is the warm sound, a thing of beauty, a superb remix.

Next we have a remix by Erotic Elk, who have also remixed Vogon Poetry previously, the focus shifts back to the piano on this remix, great Vince Clarke inspired sequenced melody at the start and the Yazoo influence continues as the song develops, this again gives the vocal a chance to shine, I like the instrumentation in the chorus sections, quite unusual rhythm parts too, all in all a fabulous remix.

The final remix is by Kei Kohara and has a more dramatic feel, especially when the tom drums kick in, the synths have a harder edge on this version and it is a more upbeat mix.

With all the different styles of remix on offer here, it demonstrates how good the song "Changes" is and certainly leaves you wanting more, the album can't come soon enough :) I have followed this band for a number of years and they are getting better and better all the time.

Excellent work by all concerned 9/10

Visit Vogon Poetry's Facebook page to keep fully up to date with their releases and do hit there like button:

https://www.facebook.com/vogonpoetrymusic/

Vogon Poetry releases can be found on Bnadcamp:

https://vogonpoetrymusic.bandcamp.com/

Monday, 10 February 2020

Maximum 80s (Volume 77)

White Lion Radio have released edition # 77 of Maximum 80s.

A show that celebrates the 1980s 12 Inch Single!

The biggest hits in the 12 Inch format from the greatest decade in music history!


Listen to the show on Mixcloud here

Listen to the show on Hearthis.at here

Playlist For The Show

Depeche Mode - Get The Balance Right (Combination Mix)
Alison Moyet - Love Ressurection (Love Injected Mix)
Coldcut Ft Lisa Stansfield - People Hold On (12 Inch Disco Mix)
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (Cake Mix)
Mel & Kim - Respectable (Extended Mix)
Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood (1985 12 Inch Extended Mix)
Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel - White Lines (Don't Do It) (Long Version)
Rick Astley - Together Forever (House Of Love Mix)
Kool & The Gang - Cherish (12 Inch Version)
Talk Talk - Without You (12 Inch Mix)

Monday, 3 February 2020

Rubik's 80s Mix #77

Edition #77 of Rubik's 80s Mix is now out on White Lion Radio.


This a series of shows that includes the very best in 80s music all in one continuous mix.

The biggest hits from the greatest decade in music history!

A show guaranteed to bring back so many happy memories!

Listen to the show on Mixcloud here

Listen on Hearthis.at here

Full Playlist


Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)
Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
Tears For Fears - Shout
Aswad - Don't Turn Around
Princess - Say I'm Your Number One
Phylis Nelson - Move Closer
Duran Duran - The Reflex
The Human League - Open Your Heart
Air Supply - All Out Of Love
Terence trent D'Arby - Sign Your Name
The Specials - Ghost Town
Eighth Wonder - I'm Not Scared
Belinda Carlisle - I Get Weak
Jennifer Rush - The Power Of Love

Monday, 27 January 2020

i-Select #53

White Lion Radio have released edition #53 of i-Select.


This is a series of shows dedicated to electronic/synthpop bands that are unsigned, signed to a small independent label or self release their material. White Lion Radio prides itself on bringing you music which you don't always get access to and to showcase bands and artists that are really very talented and deserve to be heard.

These shows will feature bands from across the globe!

Listen to the show on Mixcloud

Listen to the show on Hearthis.at

Full Playlist

Synesthete - Happenstance
Into the Blood - Redemption In Blue
VOITH - Unknown Texture
808 Dot Pop - Blackbodies (Variation)
Eric C. Powell - But Not Tonight
Datapop - Sterne (EP Version)
Diamond Field & Dana Jean Phoenix - Freedom Pass
Mind Machine - Here And There (Blume Remix)
Positronic - Lift Up My Soul
Debris Discs - Daniel and the Apocalypse
People Theatre With Mindmodvl - Alone Tonight (RE-Active Stars Shine Bright Remix)
CosmoMoose - I Saw Three Ships
Layo - Homewrecker
Rusty Egan Ft Shimmer Johnson - Breaking
Perpacity - Mice Of Men
Francesca-e-Luigi - Nightclub Cafe-Movie-Hotel
Jeff McCall - Maze
Analogue Electronic Whatever - The Eyes Have It
Matt Hodges - Lost Highway
808 Dot Pop - Kelvin (3500)
Maschine Brennt - Zeitkunst
Sine City - The Last Train (Obsession Of Time Remix)
Alice Triskel - Army
Shiny Darkness - Brain Strain (Album Version)
Analogue-X - Facade (RMP Remix)
Into The Blood - Falling Apart
Eric C. Powell - Be With You
Datapop - Weltraum (EP Version)
Tareq - You And Me (Silverhook Radio Edit)
Missing Words - Peace Of Mind
Mind Machine - Sunday Before Sunrise
BVSMV & Synesthete - Hints
Psy'Aviah Ft Addie Nicole - Hope (KG Project Radio Edit Remix)
Mindmodvl - You're An Icon
Nature Of Wires - It's Not A Happy Christmas
San Pedro Collective - Where Do I Begin
VOITH - Falling In Love With You
Frontwave Machine - Instable Stars

Monday, 20 January 2020

The Electronic Music Hour #53

Welcome to edition #53 of our series "The Electronic Music Hour", which features some of the best electronic and synthpop music from the last 40 years.


These shows not only include well known artists from the last 4 decades but new and emerging bands on the electronic music scene from around the world, a lot of which are either unsigned, or on a small independent label, or self release their material.

So the shows will feature old and new tracks that fit in the electronic/synthpop genre.

Listen On Mixcloud

Listen On Hearthis.at

Playlist:

High Rise Finale - Actions
Marsheaux - Suffer The Children
Electronic - The Patience Of A Saint
Duran Duran - New Moon On Monday
We Are Temporary - Universe
OMD - One More Time
Empathy Test - Throwing Stones
Howard Jones - What Is Love?
David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes
Disco Digitale - Nova Express
Peter Wilson - Brokenhearted
Thompson Twins - Doctor Doctor
The Rain Within - While I Am Here
The Human League - All I Ever Wanted
Pet Shop Boys - In His Imagination

Monday, 13 January 2020

Maximum 80s (Volume 76)

White Lion Radio have released edition # 76 of Maximum 80s.

A show that celebrates the 1980s 12 Inch Single!

The biggest hits in the 12 Inch format from the greatest decade in music history!


Listen to the show on Mixcloud here

Listen to the show on Hearthis.at here

Playlist For The Show

Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Feeling (12 Inch Club Mix)
Johnny Hates Jazz - Shattered Dreams (12 Inch Extended Mix)
Kool & The Gang - Get Down On It (Original 12 Inch Extended Version)
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle (Extended Dance Mix)
Depeche Mode - Leave In Silence (Longer)
Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind (Extended Dance Version)
Talk Talk - Dum Dum Girl (12 Inch Mix)
Erasure - A Little Respect (Big Train Mix)
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Rage Hard (12 Inch Version)
Buggles - I Am A Camera (12 Inch Mix)