Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Lola Dutronic's Album "Lost In Translation" Reviewed

I've liked Lola Dutronic for a while, their sound is beautiful and endearing and i'm delighted to be given the opportunity to review their album "Lost In Translation".

They are a duo, Richard Citroen from the UK, now based in Toronto in Canada, who does the music and Stephanie B the vocalist from Dusseldorf in Germany.

"Modern Suicide" is a wonderful opening track with a great sing-a-long section in the last 3rd of the song. Musically it sets the tone for the album. "Reality TV" has a harder edge to it and is followed by "I Believe" which shows off Stephanie's angel like vocal qualities, a great track with a brilliant chorus. Next a song about heartbreak, the brilliantly titled "Go Fuck Yourself", how they have managed to compose such a superb mid tempo track with this title I will never know, it is an outstanding track with well though out lyrics.

This band have a great knack of getting a lot out of so little, simple melodies dominate another killer track in the shape of "Trying Not To Think About You". "Harley Davidson" has a haunting feel to it with Stephanie singing in French, quite a dark sounding track."I Wanna Mmmm You" is a pleasant mid tempo track, which is followed by "Bulletproof Celebrity" (Great title!) a bass driven track, it's another track that edges to the darker side musically. the upbeat "There Goes My Heart Again" is a great slice of electro pop, a dreamy chorus line which draws you in, a track that shows how well these two compliment each other.

"The End Of the World", what a stunning and heart felt rendition of the song made famous by The Carpenters, they have taken the song to another level with this version...outstanding, this will blow you away! "Keep On Dancing" is a four to the floor electronic dance track which is followed by the bands festive number "The Christmas Disco", if you haven't heard this before you are in for a treat! Listen to the lyrics they are very clever, a brilliant Christmas track.

"Happy Endings" is another excellent track that has a chorus you just want to sing a long too.
The album closes with a reprise of the opening track "Modern Suicide" with a great section of lyrics that thanks you for listening ............No thank you for giving me the pleasure of hearing this outstanding piece of work!

I have to say I wasn't expecting this to be such a fantastic album, but it is, from start to finish the
songs have quality and depth.

An album you should invest in 10/10

The album is available from the Lola Dutronic Bandcamp page, where you can also listen to the album in full!

The band also have a Facebook page.

Monday, 27 July 2015

i-Select #4

Welcome to edition #4 of a new series on White Lion Radio called, i-Select.

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Track List

Machinista - Picture Frame Eternity
Daybehaviour - Change
Empathy Test - Throwing Stones (Minuit Machine Remix)
Black Nail Cabaret - Satisfaction
Soviet - Ghosts (I Satellite Remix)
Universal Poplab - I Could Say I'm Sorry (Zeigeist Remix)
Vaylon - Stillborn (Single Mix)
Ashbury Heights - Eternity At An End
Parallels - The Kids Will Save Detroit
Dancing With Ruby - Storm
Avantegarde - Suspicious Thoughts
Cosmicity - Let Me In
Marsheaux Ft James New - Now This Is Fun
Destin Fragile - In Your Eyes
No More - Turnaround

Monday, 20 July 2015

Electronic Music Hour #4

Welcome to edition #4 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

Parralox - Eye In The Sky (Radio Edit)
Fotonovela Ft James New - Our Sorrow
Duran Duran - The Reflex
Erasure - Phantom Bride
Elegant Machinery - Process
Machinista - Molecules & Carbon
Pet Shop Boys - The Ressurectionist
Blancmange - I've Seen The Word
Spacebuoy - The Fear
New Order - Mr Disco
Eurotix - We Could Have Been
Robert Marlow - Claudette
Metroland - The Passenger (7 Inch Version)
Rename - Compromise Letter
OMD - Stanlow

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Maximum 80s (Volume 28)

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

Simple Minds - Sweat In Bullet (Remix)
Indeep - Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (12 Inch Mix)
Spandau Ballet - The Freeze (Special Mix)
A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran (Club Mix)
Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me (12 Inch Mix)
Ultravox - All Stood Still (12 Inch Version)
Lionel Richie - All Night Long (12 Inch Mix)
Booker Newberry III - Love Town (12 Inch Mix)
New Order - Temptation (12 Inch Version)
Visage - Visage (12 Inch Dance Mix)

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Rubik's 80s Mix (Volume 28)

Welcome to Volume 28 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.

Track List

China Crisis - Black Man Ray
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Could You Be Loved
Kim Wilde - Water On glass
Kraftwerk - Computer Love
Erasure - Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer's Day)
The Smiths - Girlfriend In A Coma
A-Ha - Manhattan Skyline
Ultravox - The Thin Wall
The Associates - Those First Impressions
Kool & the Gang - Cherish
Blancmange - The Day Before You Came
Kid Creole & The Coconuts - I'm A Wonderful Thing Baby
Japan - Life In Tokyo - Part 1 (Special Remix)
The Human League - Do Or Die