Monday, 23 November 2015

i-Select #8

Welcome to edition #8 of a new series on White Lion Radio called, i-Select.

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Track List

Eurotix - Will You Remember Me
Kaos - Puppet Dance
Teknique - Face The Reality (Simple Cut Remix)
Machinista - In Between And Above It All
Tenek -Imitation Of Life
Vaylon - Empty Streets
5TimesZero - Zero Gravity
The Eyes Of Olivia Wilde Ft Johan Baeckstrom - Ice Machine
Eurotix - The Innocent Years
One Vista - Trust A Broken Heart
Touching The Void - Obsession (Desire Remix By Digital Energy)
Andrew Franey - In The Night
Camelot - Time
Haberdashery - Run Away
Exciting Valence - Comming Home
Kaos - Downfall
Machinista - Salvation (Mostly Harmless Remix)
Eurotix - The Best Of Times

Monday, 16 November 2015

The Electronic Music Hour #8

Welcome to edition #8 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.

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Track List

Minerve - Every Day
Client - Authority
Howard Jones - New Song
Yazoo - Too Pieces
Ultravox - Reap The Wild Wind
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes (Fluke's Magimix)
Fotonovela Ft Sarah Blackwood - Beautiful
Elegant Machinery - Words Of Wisdom
My Robot Friend Ft Alison Moyet - Waiting (Solvent Remix)
Visage - Visage
Glass Apple Bonzai - My Alliance To Science
VNV Nation - Nova
A-Ha - Train Of Thought (Remix)
Electro Spectre - Graveyard Eyes (Radio Mix)
Ashbury Heights - Eternity At An End

Thursday, 12 November 2015

New Eurotix Album "Deux" Reviewed

Swedish Synthpop duo Eurotix return with their second album "Deux", the follow-up to the brilliant "The Secret".

Larry and Dennis have expanded their sonic pallette on the new album, whilst retaining those melodic hooks that are their trademark and they once again make good their statement that they put the "Pop" back into "Synthpop". "Hello Susie" opens the album and as you would expect is a full on melodic romp, perfect pop and definitely single material. "Our Spaceboy", again doesn't disappoint, quite close to the sound of tracks on their debut album this one. "Don't Trust The DJ" is a much harder electro track with an impressive punchy bassline. "Only For Love" is the first ballad on the album and sees Dennis on fine vocal form, a heart wrenching song, beautifully executed. "Will You Remember Me?" is a fantastic italo disco track and a definite highlight on this album, following that we have the recent single "Kiss Them For Me", a brilliantly written song about Charles and Diana, search out the bands video for this track if you haven't seen it, it is hilarious.

Track 7 is outstanding, it takes it's blueprint from the Ultravox track "Mr X" (One of WLR's Favourite Ultravox tracks), with it's chugging bassline and erie sound, fast becomming one of our favourite tracks off the album. They clearly show that they are more than capable of writing songs outside their comfort zone. "Su Su Superman" is the one weak track on the album, it seems out of place when you listen to the other tracks, I suspect they just wanted to make a fun song with no boundaries with this one. Dennis is the master at singing electronic ballads and my word, on "The Innocent Years" he has raised the bar, the combination of Larry's music and his vocals make this one of the best Eurotix tracks recorded to date. "One Step Forward" definitely has a few influences, New Order, Shannon and Freeeze amongst them, a great 80s Hip-Hop tinged track. Next we have "Stun-Gun Set To Her Face" a synthpop track done club style, it's banging and brilliant, great chorus, which would be heaven in a "Eurovision" environment, synth pitch bends, it has everything!! And so to the closing track, the 6 minute epic that is "The Best Of Times", with it's medium paced italo disco backing track this is as good as it gets, a beautifully written and executed song, it has your emotions running everywhere, it's easy to see why this has become an instant fan favourite and that includes us, it is perfection.

I can't say how impressed we are with this band, they work really hard and the emphasis is always on recording top quality synthpop songs, something they consistantly do with every release.

Gentlemen take a bow, because this is an outstanding album, you haved raised the bar again......and to think "Are You Strong Enough?" isn't included!


The album is currently available as a Digital Download (A CD Edition is planned) via the following:

Eurotix - Deux (i-Tunes)

Eurotix - Deux (Amazon)

Eurotix - Deux (7Digital)

Monday, 9 November 2015

Maximum 80s (Volume 32)

This is a series of shows that feature nothing but the very best in 1980s 12 Inch Singles. The biggest hits on the biggest format from a classic decade......the 1980s.

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Track List

The Style Council - Long Hot Summer (12 Inch Version)
Haircut 100 - Favourite Shirts (12 Inch Mix)
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes (Annihilation Mix)
Spandau Ballet - Chant Number 1 (12 Inch Mix)
Thompson Twins - Love On Your Side (12 Inch Version)
Soft Cell - Bedsitter (Extended Version)
Tom Tom Club - Genius Of Love (Extended Mix)
Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Annie I'm Not Your Daddy (Remix)
Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon (Up All Night Mix)
Tears For Fears - Pale Shelter (Extended Version)

Monday, 2 November 2015

Rubik's 80s Mix (Volume 32)

Welcome to Volume 32 of a series of shows on White Lion Radio called Rubik's 80s Mix, a show that features classic hits from a classic decade......the 1980s.

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Track List

Bananarama - Cruel Summer
Marc Almond - Only The Moment
Michael Jackson - I Just Can't Stop Loving You
The Style Council - You're The Best Thing
Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield - What Have I Done To Deserve This?
Bucks Fizz - The Land Of Make Believe
Talk talk - Dum Dum Girl
Kim Wilde - View From A Bridge
B-Movie - Nowhere Girl
Ultravox - The Voice
ABC - King Without A Crown
Electronic - Getting Away With It
Spandau ballet - The Freeze
Thompson Twins - We Are Detective
Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It be Good