Monday, 10 December 2018

Synthpop Cover Versions

White Lion Radio have released their second special show for this month, which is called "Synthpop Cover Versions".


On this show we bring you modern day synthpop cover versions of mainly 80s synthpop/electronic tracks.

The show is available to listen to on Mixcloud:

https://www.mixcloud.com/whitelionradio/synthpop-cover-versions/

and on Hearthis.at:

https://hearthis.at/white-lion-radio-f7/synthpop-cover-versions/

Playlist

Eric C Powell - The Sun And The Rainfall (Depeche Mode)
Fused Ft Stephen Newton - Love In Itself (7 Inch Mix) (Depeche Mode)
Beborn Beton - The Black Hit Of Space (The Human League)
Zynic - Any Second Now (Depeche Mode)
Chinese Detectives - You Think You're A Man (Divine)
I Satellite - Your Silent Face (New Order)
Gary Hunter - Almost (OMD)
Agency - Walk Away From Love (Yazoo)
Metroland - Close To Me (The Cure)
Vogon Poetry - Only You (Yazoo)
Johan Baeckstrom - Saturdays In Silesia (Rational Youth)
Lunesis & Pacific Deep - World In My Eyes (Depeche Mode)
The Frixion - What Is Love? (Howard Jones)
Second Version - Losing My Religion (R.E.M)
Cosmicity - Nobody's Diary (Yazoo)
Somegirl - The Hall Of Mirrors (Kraftwerk)
Parralox - The Day Before You Came (Blancmange)
Jonteknik & Friends - Suffer The Children (Tears For Fears)
Marsheaux - She's Leaving (OMD)
Freezepop - Photographic (Depeche Mode)
Argh - Wonderful Life (Black)
Machinista - Heroes (David Bowie)

Monday, 3 December 2018

Empathy Test Audio Documentary

A warm welcome, to, "The Beginning Of Something Wonderful - The Story Of Empathy Test"


Empathy Test are an Electronic band based in the UK and on this audio documentary we take an indepth look at their career and releases so far.

The band consisting of Isaac Howlett and Adam Relf formed the band in January 2013 and have so far released several EP's and two debut albums "Losing Touch" and "Safe From Harm", which they released at the end of 2017.

They have been impressing on the live circuit as well, where the band are joined my Chrisy Lopez (Live Drums) and Sam Winter-Quick (Live Keyboards). In the last 12 months they have played licve in Poland, Canada, Germany, Sweden and elsewhere across Europe and in 2019 they are to play live in America.

If you haven't discovered Empathy Test yet, then this is the place to start!

Listen to the show on Mixcloud here or on Hearthis.at here

NOTE IF YOU ARE BASED IN THE STATES PLEASE LISTEN ON HEARTHIS.AT AS MIXCLOUD ONLY ALLOW 4 TRACKS FROM A SINGLE ARTIST IN A SHOW.

THIS ONLY APPLIES TO LISTENERS IN AMERICA.

PLAYLIST

All It Takes
Losing Touch
Throwing Stones (Minuit Machine Remix)
Seeing Stars
By My Side (New Portals Remix)
Bare My Soul
Everything Will Work Out
Here Is The Place
Trampoline
Incubation Song
Throwing Stones

Monday, 26 November 2018

i-Select #41

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 On Mixcloud

Listen On Hearthis.at

Full Playlist:

Empathy Test - Incubation Song
Metroland - Vers La Cote D'Azur (Extended)
GJART - Lies
Darwinmcd Ft Huguenot - Run
Factory Acts - Leave The World To Us (Remix)
Milan - I don't know Why I can't Decide (LorD And Master Remix)
Exciting Valence - Coming Home
State Of The Nation - Hamburg
Maschine Brennt - Systematyka
Form - Lies
Sad January - Twilight Zone
Electro Spectre - Your Love Is A Criminal (Radio Version)
Espen Kraft - Fire And Ice
Uncreated - Evolve (Extended Remix)
Embrace The Crisis - One Good Reason (Nature of Wires Remix)
Darwinmcd Ft Eric C Powell - Click (XTended Version)
Stocksnskins - 15 Sliders
Pulse State - Christabelle
State Of The Nation - Insane Mix Of Insanity (By Red Planet)
Form - Everlasting
Milan - For What It's Worth
Shiny Darkness - Stars And Scars
Metroland - Theme For Metroland (Moscow)
Empathy Test - Holy Rivers

Monday, 19 November 2018

The Electronic Music Hour #41

Welcome to edition #41 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:

Vile Electrodes - New Shoots In The Snow
Liza Minnelli - Don't Drop Bombs (7'' Version)
The Human League - Only After Dark
William Control - Scars
China Crisis - Tragedy And Mystery
Italove - Strangers In The Night
Mr Jones Machine - Shadow Of A Doubt
Gary Numan - This Wreckage
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax (Lockout Radio Edit)
Erasure - Here I Go Impossible Again
New Order - Mr Disco
Our Daughters Wedding - Lawnchairs
Kretz - Generated Alterated Patterns
Marsheaux -   Butterflies
Dyrct - Wonderful Land

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Kevin Lux Album "Dark Machine" Reviewed

Kevin Lux is on a creative wave at the moment as he unleashes his new album "Dark Machine" and as the title suggests the album has a darker feel to it and a bit more minimalistic too.


The opening track "Obvious" has some excellent acid house elements with melodic synth parts
overlaying the composition, Vocoder vocals also play their part. I like the simplicity of this track.

"Clock Law" is more upbeat, nice sequencer elements and solid sequenced bass-line. Excellent
vocoder vocals on this song, reminded me in parts of the Pet Shop Boys more experimental B Sides (think "One Of A Crowd"), the track has an excellent and uplifting chorus, which really drives the track. One of my favourite tracks on the album.

Next we have the wonderfully titled "Cyborg In Shadows", a song that dates back to 1995. This is
a more dark experimental track with a fast rhythm section and glorious bass-line. I could imagine this track as a soundtrack piece in a science fiction film. the structure of the song stays the same throughout with intricate sequenced patterns. "Slipstream" is different again, it's upbeat and I love the synth stabs, they work a treat over the cacophony of sequencers, as with all of the tracks on this album there is space for every aspect of instrumentation, which I really like. Another track I really like, the simplistic melody grabs your attention.

"Face To Face" sees the return of that "Numan" synth lead sound Kevin has created to perfection,
which is very effective on this song, I like how he uses synth sound effects on this track, this will be a big favourite for fans of Kevin's work, fabulous use of sequencer patterns throughout this track.

Next we have the title track "Dark Machine", very science fiction, especially the opening section of the song, it unexpectedly moves into dance terrortory, with vocoded vocals over a quite atmospheric backdrop, another excellent track.

"Stealth" reminded me a little bit of Numan's "Replicas" album, it has dark overtones and is quite minimalistic, that said he does make excellent use of synth parts, as the song progressed I was also drawn to the John Foxx album "Metamatic".

"UFO" again treads Science Fiction terrortory and has some wonderful synth melody parts, unlike
several tracks on the album this has a lot going on, including interesting stereo movement, which sound excellent through headphones.

Another track that dates back to 1995 is "Battery", as with "Cyborg In Shadows", this has been
re-worked. A lot of this album benefits from well constructured sequencer parts, be it bass-lines or melody and this track is no exception, I like the pulsing bass-line and use of melodic parts here and there, I like the shift in structure of the second half of the song, good use of vocoded vocals too.

"Dead Radio" is definitely 4 to the floor, beautiful melody lines, rhythmically bordering on techno, vocoded vocals. Also included on the album is the original version of "Stealth", and a Redux version of "Stealth", that make interesting listening as you can appreciate  the work Kevin has put into the new version to fit with the concept of the album.

This is another side to Kevin's music direction, darker and I would say he has gone for a more
minimalstic approach which works well, Kevin uses the phrase "Intense Direction" in his description of the album and I would agree with him on that.

A very intriguing piece of work, which I really enjoyed and I don't think fans of Kevin's work will be disappointed as it shows a different side of his music creation. A very talented guy.

9/10

Monday, 5 November 2018

Rubik's 80s Mix (Volume 65)

Edition #65 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

New Order - Blue Monday
Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine
The Style Council - Walls Come Tumbling Down
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions - Lost Weekend
Baltimora - Tarzan Boy
The Communards - You Are My World
Steve Arrington - Feel So Real
Jaki Graham - Round And Round
Mai Tai - Body And Soul
Fine Young Cannibals - Blue
Midge Ure - If I Was
Simple Minds - Alive And Kicking
Loose Ends - Magic Touch
Feargal Sharkey - A Good Heart

Monday, 29 October 2018

This Is Machine Pop - Music Inspired By Kraftwerk

White Lion Radio are delighted to present to you "This Is Machine Pop - Music Inspired By Kraftwerk". A show dedicated to the godfathers of electronic music.


The show features music by true Kraftwerk fans, that have been inspired by the German legends, and includes tracks by Jonteknik, Unisonlab, Kretz, Maschine Brennt, Metroland, Kevin Lux, DJ Toren & Humachine, Niels Gordon, Dark Vektor Vs Pablo Leon, Neon, Sector One, Datapop, Deutsche Bank and Elektroklange.

If you are a fan of Kraftwerk this show is not to be missed!

Listen to the show on Mixcloud

Or on Hearthis.at

Playlist

Jonteknik - Radio Station
Unisonlab - Stereolab (Kretz Remix)
Kretz - Visual Transmissions (Dark Vektor Remix)
Maschine Brennt - Electric Music (Edit)
Metroland - Sunwriting (Metroland's Genesis)
Kevin Lux - Dark Machine
DJ Toren & Humachine - Elektrofied
Niels Gordon - Voyage Dans La Nuit (Maschine Brennt Remix)
Dark Vektor Vs Pablo Leon - Ace Of Sbass
Neon - Man Made Machine (Kevin Lux remix)
Sector One - The Operation (Gary Hunter's Dark Vektor Remix 7 Inch Mix)
Maschine Brennt - 60 Seconds (V2)
Datapop - Rhythmus (Jonteknik Remix)
Unisonlab - Apparatus
Elektroklange - Approach To Tokyo (Straight Connection Mix)
Kevin Lux - Face To Face
Metroland - Memorabilia (Souvenir Mix)
Maschine Brennt - Backspace (Gary Hunter's 7 Inch Radio Edit)
Unisonlab - Electro Life (Sector One Remix)
Dark Vektor Vs Pablo Leon - One (Kretz Remix)
Deutsche Bank - Cueber Mensch (Sector One Remix)
Jonteknik - On Air

Saturday, 27 October 2018

The New "Best Of 2012-2018" by Exciting Valence Reviewed

Exciting Valence is the music project of David Ehrke, who is from Germany, and his brand of Synthpop/Italo Music is both melodic and infectious.

He started the Exciting Valence project in 2011

I first came across David's music in about 2014, when I heard the tracks "Coming Home" and "It's
Never Too Late", that appeared on the brilliant album "Desire".


The Best of album starts with the track "Here I Am", which showcases his music perfectly, beautiful sequenced melodies intertwined with a great italo disco bassline and solid rhythm section overlayed with beautiful fragile vocals.

Italo Disco takes centre stage on "80 Summer", once again David shows his skills as a maker of
wonderful catchy melodies, the song definitely has a warm summer feel and is very upbeat, the warmth of the pad sounds, certainly play their part.

Next we have the excellent "Coming Home", which has been heavily re-worked for this release, the
remix loses non of the character of the original, it still instantly hits you, this is more of a synthpop track, superb sequencer melodies and driving bass-line and a good solid vocal, superb song I could listen to over and over again. Next we have "It's Never Too Late", for me, David's finest moment, so many layers to this track, I love the Korg M1 Choirs on the song, they make this track something special. So catchy and melodic, with excellent synth parts and probably his best vocal performance, listen to this track and you will instantly be drawn in as it builds up, awesome track.

"Electric Radio" is full on italo disco, a pulsing bass-line and superb rhythm section, excellent use of pads and synth brass stabs and of course melody lines, the rhythm section is what makes this track for me, superbly constructed. "A True Story" is next, very upbeat with it's fantastic bass-line and beautiful synth melody parts, also great use of sequencers, a bit heavy on reverb for the vocals. "Memory" has quite a haunting start to it, with etheral chords, then it's full on dance, a wealth of synths working to their maximum on this song, lots going on, with plenty of melodic sections, again a solid vocal, another big favourite of mine. "We Call It Love", from the moment this track starts you know you are listening to something really special, brilliantly constructed, with such good use of melody lines. For the melodies, think OMD. The hookline in this track is amazing, simple but very effective due to the synth sound David has used. Definitely a highlight on this collection. Synthpop brilliance!

The second half of the album kicks off with another infectious feast, the upbeat "Once Upon A Time", a track for the dancefloor and it packs a punch, as with all the tracks on the album,
superbly produced. The chorus is so unexpected but delightful, strong melody lines throughout,
something David really excels at. David's vocals against the atmospheric music palette and Sequencers, work perfectly. Next we have "Thank You", another track that reminded me of OMD in
parts, a beautiful soundscape, I especially like the melodic sequencer parts and melodies he has
created, another one of those catchy songs you are immediately drawn into. A good strong vocal as well, in short brilliant synth work!

"The Way To You", another track from the "Desire" album, sequencers are on overdrive here to very good effect, a full on dance ensemble, David certainly knows how to get just the right synth sounds for the synth parts in his songs, a blistering fast paced track, another highlight on this best of collection. "Land Of Tomorrow" is again upbeat, with fantastic pads and a memorable chorus line, has an atmospheric feel about it and is a track that wouldn't have been out of place on "Desire". This is one of my favourite tracks on the album, it is faultless, the use of pad chords is exceptional, great rhythm section, sequencers and melodic hooks. A very strong vocal by David make this track a real joy to listen too, another big standout track.

"Found And Lost" sees us back in italo Disco mode, a throbing bass-line and powerful drums, strings and choir sounds, once again, used to great effect, I also like the bell melodies, they work really well over the dominant pads/strings and choir sections. A more stripped down song that works perfectly, David is having such a good time he even starts whistling the melody on the song.......you will to!

"Exciting Dreams", I haven't heard before, but I love the minimal drum start, that is maintained throughout the track and soaring pads which provide the backdrop for the powerful vocals, of course we have the simplistic catchy melody part, this is a heavily stripped down track, however, the rhythm and synths make this a very interesting song to listen too.

The standout "Human Company", one of David's recent tracks and showcases how good he is at constructing a song that has an impact on you when you listen to it. A beautiful melodic track that has influences of both Italo Disco and synthpop, it is a track that really packs a punch. The album closes with "The Sky Is Never Blue", this has also been re-worked and is a much better song because of that. David throws the kitchen at this song, a wealth of sequenced melody lines, melodic hooks, layered synths, pads, all working together to great effect, David's new vocals on the track definitely make this a very impressive track, he couldn't have ended this collection any better.

What an outstanding album, an album he should be very proud of. His music production is outstanding and the way he constructs his songs is truly incredible.

Such a warm sounding album with infectious melodies on every track, it is a collection that is worthy of the title "Best Of".

An album I highly recommend 9.5/10

The album is available here:

https://excitingvalence.bandcamp.com/album/the-best-of-exciting-valence

The album "Desire" is available here:

https://excitingvalence.bandcamp.com/album/desire

Visit the Exciting Valence Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/excitingsynthpop/

Monday, 22 October 2018

i-Select #40

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 On Mixcloud

Listen On Hearthis.at

Full Playlist:

Niels Gordon - Voyage Dans La Nuit (G+Âteborgselektronikerna Remix)
Exciting valence - It's Never To Late
Exposed Brick - Pain (Reflections)
Uncreated - Evolve
VNV Nation - Armour
Sister Electra Ft Helm - When Romance Dies
The Grey Disorder - Rain
Dark Vektor Vs Pablo Leon - Ace Of SBass
Fused (feat Stephen Newton) - Love In Itself (7 Inch Mix)
Turning Keys - Soul To Your Heart
GJART - Superstar
Kevin Lux - Clock Law
ATK.VCTRS - We Are Neon
Exciting Valence - Land Of Tomorrow
Analogue Electronic Whatever - Mickey's On Drugs
Datapop - Heliograph (Remake Of Metroland Sunwriting)
Graveyard Club - Witchcraft
Darwinmcd Ft Eric C Powell & Andrea Powell - Click (Purple Rose Organic Mix)
!Distain - Letter To Myself
Frozen Plasma - Safe. Dead. Harm.
Projekt Ich - Es Ist Wahr ft. Michael Draw (Tragic Impulse Remix)
Uncreated - In This world (Evolving Remix)
The Grey Disorder - Feel Like I Feel
VNV Nation - When Is The Future
Vogon Poetry - Spacewalk (Nature Of Wires Remix)
ATK.VCTRS - Our Night Drive
Eric C. Powell - True
Sister Electra Ft Louise Marchione - In Dreams
Exciting Valence - Found And Lost
Kevin Lux - Obvious

Monday, 15 October 2018

The Electronic Music Hour #40

Welcome to edition #40 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:

Depeche Mode - Soothe My Soul (Radio Edit)
Komputer - Looking Down On London
Parralox - Electric Nights
Andy Bell - Crazy
Ultranoire - Playing Dead
Dalek I - Destiny (Dalek I Love You)
Pet Shop Boys - Was That What It Was
Eurythmics - Jennifer
VNV Nation - If I Was
Mirrors - Toe The Line
OMD - One More Time
Dancing With Ruby - Animals
Marc And The Mamba's - Black Heart
Second Version - Nova

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Maximum 80s (Volume 64)

White Lion Radio have released Edition 63 of Maximum 80s.

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.


Listen On Mixcloud

Listen On Hearthis.at

Track List

Erasure - You Surround Me (Remix)
Deneice Williams - Let's Hear It For The Boy (Extended)
Spandau Ballet - Round And Round (12 Inch Mix)
Depeche Mode - Behind The Wheel (Shep Pettibone Mix)
Marc Almond - Bitter Sweet (The Big Beat Mix)
Gonzalez - Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet (Original 12 Inch Version)
The Communards - Disenchanted (12 Inch Remix)
Imagination - In And Out Of Love (12 Inch Version)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (12 Inch Version)
Alison Moyet - Love Resurrection (Love Injected Mix)

Monday, 1 October 2018

Rubik's 80s Mix (Volume 64)

Edition #64 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)
China Crisis - Black Man Ray
The Pointer Sisters - Jump (For My Love)
Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
Mai Tai - History
Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F
Thompson Twins - Doctor Doctor
The Style Council - Shout To The Top
Kool & The Gang - Cherish
Paul Young - Everytime You Go Away
Bryan Ferry - Slave To Love
Limahl - Never Ending Story
Nick Heyward - Warning Sign
Fine Young Cannibals - Johnny Come Home
John Waite - Missing You

Monday, 24 September 2018

i-Select #39

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 On Mixcloud

Listen On Hearthis.at

Full Playlist:

Metroland - Memorabilia
Sister Electra - Down By The Park
Eric C Powell - True
!Distain - Synthpop Boy (Parralox Remix)
Machinista - Black Tide
Blue Images - New Horizon
Sector One - The Firewall (Remix)
Train To Spain - Teaser
Aurelie - And Then
DarwinMCD Ft Eric C Powell - Click (Nature Of Wires Remix)
Exciting Valence - Electric Radio
Machine Boy - Action Figures
You And Me Both - Don't You Cry
!Distain - Wake Me Up
Synesthete Ft Christina Rotondo - Eclipse
The Frixion - Magic
Machinista - Dark Heart Of Me (Apoptygma Berzerk Remix)
Perpacity - Goodbye
Kretz - Mechanical Men (Sector One Remix)
Graflex - Breakout (Nature Of Wires Remix)
Projekt Ich Ft Rene & Susie Mubach - Forgotten Dreams (RMP Remix)
Eric C Powell - The Sun And The Rainfall
Maschine Brennt - Place To Place
Sister Electra - Not Until Forever
!Distain - Maid Of Freedom
Metroland - Sunwriting (Metroland's Heliograph)

Monday, 17 September 2018

The Electronic Music Hour #39

Welcome to edition #39 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:

New Order - Here To Stay (Radio Edit)
Machinista - Universe Is Here (BRD Evolution Mix)
The Human League - Love Me Madly (Dave Bascombe Mix)
A-Ha - Forest Fire
Tactile Frequency - With You
A Flock Of Seagulls - Transfer Affection (7'' Version)
Erasure - March On Down The Line
Ultravox - Satellite
Exciting Valence - Human Company
Holly Johnson - Feel Good
Vaylon - Four Walls
Daily Planet - Heaven Opened (Ft Mac Austin)
Hurts - Why
Parralox Ft Peter Wilson - Last Man Standing

Monday, 10 September 2018

Maximum 80s (Volume 63)

White Lion Radio have released Edition 63 of Maximum 80s.

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.


Listen On Mixcloud

Listen On Hearthis.at

Track List

Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots (12 Inch Version)
Bananarama - Kiss Him Goodbye (12 Inch Version)
Pet Shop Boys - Opportunities (12 Inch Dance Mix)
OMD - Dreaming (12 Inch Mix)
Blancmange - Thats Love That It Is (Extended)
Hazel Dean - Jealous Love (12 Inch Version)
Weather Girls - It's Raining Men (12 Inch Version)
Madonna - La Isla Bonita (12 Extended Version)
ABC - Be Near Me (Munich Disco Mix)
Fleetwood Mac - Big Love (12 Inch Extended Version)

Monday, 3 September 2018

Rubik's 80s Mix (Volume 63)

Edition #63 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

Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder - Together In Electric Dreams
Ultravox - Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes
David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes
Bronski Beat - Why
The Weather Girls - It's Raining Men
Bananarama - Rober De Niro's Waiting
Propaganda - Dr Mabuse
Wham - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Howard Jones - Pearl In The Shell
Blancmange - Don't Tell Me
Alison Moyet - Love Resurrection
Thompson Twins - You Take Me Up
Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel - White Lines (Don't Do It)
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Sector One "Remixes" Album Reviewed

Sector One recently released one of the best albums of the year in the shape of "Telecommunication", it is Machine-Pop perfection.

They follow that up we a new album called "Remixes", which features 7 Sector One remixes of tracks by Kretz, Deutsche Bank, Maschine Brennt, Nattefrost, Unisonlab, Dark Vektor, Auto-Auto and a remix of their own track "The Firewall".


Before we get to the music, I must say the sleeve artwork is brilliant :)

Opening the album is a remix of "Mechanical Men" by Kretz, which has been given a warm analogue makeover, a fantastic mix with a nod in the direction of the Dusseldorf masters of electronic music. This is my favourite version of the song. The Deutsche Bank track "Cuber Mensch" has been given a major overhaul and is superb, very uplifting with plenty of energy.

Now i'm a massive fan of Maschine Brennt and "Man Or Machine" is one of my favourite tracks of theirs. Sector One have taken this track to an even higher level, soothing choir chords, lots of Kraftwerk inspired melody sounds, it's almost a Chillout Mix, a wonderful remix.

I've only ever come across Nattefrost through a remix they did of Metroland's track "Zeppelin". I'm not familiar with the original version of "Where The Gods Are Watching", however, Sector One's remix is once again excellent, almost has a filmic feel to it, atmospheric pads over quite a "busy" rhythm section and sequencers, this track ticks all the right boxes for me. Next we have a remix of Unisonlab's "Electro Life", do check out their album "Electrometric", it is very impressive, the mix on offer here has hints of a Vince Clarke sound pallet. A little too busy in parts but overall another good mix.

Dark Vektor are another band I'm not familiar with but if the track "Superando" is anything to go by they warrent further investigation. The remix has a fantastic sequencer sections that are the core of the track. Some nice percussive parts, all against a dance beat, this is quite minimal at first then develops, which works very well, I really do like this track. I can only imagine this was a very difficult remix to do on analogue equiptment, especially the sequencer parts.

The Auto-Auto track "Transdimensional" is an unusual track for Sector One to remix as it is more of a typical song but they has pulled off a great remix, beautiful pad sounds and well structured rhythm sections, a very interesting remix to listen to.

The album closes with Sector One's remix of their own track "The Firewall", an upbeat remix, which again features great use of pad sounds, sequencers and rhythm.

An excellent album which showcases Sector One's talents at remixing, a perfect companion to the recent "Telecommunication" album.

8.5/10

The album is available from Bandcamp here: https://sector-one.bandcamp.com/album/remixes

The album "Telecommunication" is also available from Bandcamp here: https://sector-one.bandcamp.com/album/telecommunication

Monday, 27 August 2018

i-Select #38

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 On Mixcloud

Listen On Hearthis.at

Full Playlist:

Train To Spain - You Got To Do It
Blue Images - Hold On
Empathy Test - All It Takes
Stereo In Solo - Flowers On The Moon
Perpacity - Out Of Nothing
You & Me Both - Saturday Girl
Social Station - Try (Cross My Heart)
Train To Spain - Believe In Love
Solitary Experiments - Crash & Burn
The Mystic Underground - Athletes
Empathy Test - Firelight
Projekt Ich Ft Erik Stein - This Time I'm Over You (Imunar Remix)
Parralox Ft Marcella Detroit - Paradise
Blue Images - Great Unknown
Rodney Cromwell - Dreamland
Perpacity - In Never Mind
Logic & Olivia - Night Of Despair (Edobot Remix)
Train To Spain - Monsters
Rusty Egan Ft Tony Hadley - Lonely Highway (SanFranDisko Re-Touch)

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Maximum 80s (Volume 62)

White Lion Radio have released Edition 62 of Maximum 80s.

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.


Listen On Mixcloud

Listen On Hearthis.at

Track List

Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night) (12 Inch Version)
Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music (Original 12 Inch Version)
Pet Shop Boys - Heart (Disco Mix)
Heaven 17 - I'm Your Money (12 Inch Extended Version)
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus (Holier Than Thou Approach)
Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Extended Version)
Ultravox - Lament (Extended Remix)
Kool & The Gang - Fresh (12 Inch Remix)
Simple Minds - Alive And Kicking (12 Inch Remix)
A-Ha - Hunting High And Low (Extended Remix)

Monday, 6 August 2018

Rubik's 80s Mix (Volume 62)

Edition #62 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

Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Simple Minds - Waterfront
Culture Club - It's A Miracle
China Crisis - Wishful Thinking
Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven
Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now
Duran Duran - The Reflex
Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good
Howard Jones - What Is Love
Sister Sledge - Thinking Of You
Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride
Re-Flex - The Politics Of Dancing
OMD - Locomotion
Thomas Dolby - Hyperactive
Snowy White - Bird Of Paradise

Monday, 23 July 2018

i-Select #37

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 On Mixcloud

Listen On Hearthis.at

Full Playlist:

Empathy Test - Here Is The Place
Black Nail Cabaret - Lorraine
Halo Effect - So Hard To Sleep At Night
Maschine Brennt - Electric Music (V2)
Vogon Poetry - Super Hero Powers (Side Order Radio Edit Redux)
Shiny Darkness - Get Out
Marsheaux - Loss Of Heaven
Logic & Olivia - Night Of Despair
Future Perfect - Fragile
Peter Wilson - Every Little Bit Of My Heart
The Stir Fry Pop Star - Pray Now (Nature Of Wires Remix)
Parralox - Universe I Love You
Social Station - Try (Red This Ever Remix)
Technomancer - Puppets (Technomancer & Angst Pop Ft Stephan Groth)
Rodney Cromwell - Barbed Wire
Halo Effect - I Never Meant To Hurt
Kirlian Camera - Edges
Sector One - The Operation (Gary Hunter's Dark Vektor 7 Inch Mix)
Empathy Test - Walk Right Out

Monday, 16 July 2018

The Electronic Music Hour #37

Welcome to edition #37 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:

 Starcluster and Marc Almond - To Have And Have Not
Parralox Ft louise Love - Key To The Door Of Heaven
Eurotix - Come And Hold Me
Gary Numan - We Are Glass (Gary Hunter's Radio Re-Edit)
Pet Shop Boys - Why Don't We Live Together
Safe Tonight (Fotonovela Remix)
The Human League - Love Is All That Matters
When In Rome - If Only
Vision Talk - World In Motion
New Order - Round & Round (Seven Inch)
Daily Planet - Goodbye Last Nights
Erasure - Take Me On A Highway
Thompson Twins - We Are Detective
T.O.Y - Three Words
Kraftwerk - Autobahn (New 3-D Version) (Gary Hunter's Radio Edit)

Monday, 9 July 2018

Maximum 80s (Volume 61)

White Lion Radio have released Edition 61 of Maximum 80s.

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.


Listen On Mixcloud

Listen On Hearthis.at

Track List

Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night) (12 Inch Version)
Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music (Original 12 Inch Version)
Pet Shop Boys - Heart (Disco Mix)
Heaven 17 - I'm Your Money (12 Inch Extended Version)
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus (Holier Than Thou Approach)
Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Extended Version)
Ultravox - Lament (Extended Remix)
Kool & The Gang - Fresh (12 Inch Remix)
Simple Minds - Alive And Kicking (12 Inch Remix)
A-Ha - Hunting High And Low (Extended Remix)

Monday, 2 July 2018

Rubik's 80s Mix Edition #61

Edition #61 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

New Edition - Candy Girl
Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
The Rock Steady Crew - (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew
The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination
Men At Work - Down Under
Kajagoogoo - Too Shy
Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
Heaven 17 - Temptation (Edit)
UB40 - Red Red Wine
Howard Jones - New Song
KC & The Sunshine Band - Give It Up
Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance
Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack - Tonight I Celebrate My Love
Limahl - Only For Love
Paul Young - Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)

Monday, 25 June 2018

i-Select #36

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 On Mixcloud

Listen On Hearthis.at


Full Playlist:


Sine City - The Last Train
Johan Baeckstrom - Cry Softly (Time Is Mourning)
Perpacity - Telethon
Berlyn Trilogy - Domus Aurea (Nature Of Wires Remix)
Royal Visionaries - One Sunday Afternoon
Famished For Blonds - Ziggurat
Glas - Bring Haven Down
Eurotix - Broken Hearts
Psy'Aviah Ft Lumi - Looking For The Sun (SD-KRTR Remix)
Blue Images - Tonight
Black Nail Cabaret - Bete Noire
Unisonlab - League Of Machines (Kevin Lux Remix)
Mirko Hirsch - Feel You Near Me
The Nearlys - Travelling Song
Rational Youth - Flash In The Night
Projekt Ich - Doch Das Was Blieb (Nature Of Wires Remix)
Kevin Lux- Aurora (Live In Chicago 2018)

Monday, 18 June 2018

The Electronic Music Hour #36

Welcome to edition #36 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:

Vile Electrodes - As Gravity Ends
Ultravox - All Stood Still
Metroland - M-E-T-R-O (Keen K Remix)
Marc Almond - Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart (Solo Version)
Kraftwerk - Tour De France
Visage - The Anvil
Talk Talk - The Last Time
Marsheaux - A Photograph Of You
Parralox - Blind Vision
Daily Planet - Nobody's Friend
A-Ha - Start The Simulator (Stereophonic Mix)
Yazoo - Too Pieces
Machinista - The Pain Of Every Day
Eurotix - Stun-Gun Set To Face Her

Monday, 11 June 2018

Maximum 80s (Volume 60)

White Lion Radio have released Edition 60 of Maximum 80s.

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.


Listen On Mixcloud

Listen On Hearthis.at

Track List

Musical Youth - Pass The Dutchie (Special 12 Inch Club Version)
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (Escape From Newtown Mix)
The Assembly - Never Never (Extended Version)
Madonna - Open Your Heart (Extended Version)
Men At Work - Down Under (Extended Version)
OMD - So In Love (Special American Dance Remix)
Fiction Factory - Feels Like Heaven (Extended Remixed Version)
Miami Sound Machine - Dr Beat (Long Version)
New Order - Sub-Culture (Remix)
Pet Shop Boys - Love Comes Quickly (Pettibone Mastermix)

Saturday, 9 June 2018

New Monovibes EP "Floors" Reviewed

Monovibes who are based in Sweden and have been featured our shows in the past, have a new EP out called "Floors".


The EP features 5 tracks, the opening track "Underground" is fabulous, a solid clean sounding electro track, energetic and after a few plays gets into your head. "Crash And Burn", not to be confused with the John Foxx track of the same name, however, it does have a John Foxx feel to it, again upbeat with a lot of interesting synth and percussion sounds. One thing that is clear 2 tracks in, is that the EP is superbly mixed and produced.

"As Long As You Are Out There" is a track I really like, it is more mellow and minimal, punctuated by bursts of full on drums and synths. The structure of the track works very well.

"Through Your Eyes" has hints of a Depeche Mode influence about it, excellent vocal delivery and a sea of excellent synth sounds, reminded me of Depeche Mode's "Black Celebration" era, this track wouldn't be out of place on that album, best track on the EP, superb!

"Back In Control" is the final track on the EP and again sounds like Depeche Mode in their pomp, Monovibes have a very distinct sound, which really appeals to me and this track highlights that fact. It has one of the best chorus sections on the EP, another superb offering.

Such a positive vibe can be felt through this entire EP, which takes you on a very enjoyable journey.

4/5


Listen to the EP on Soundcloud here:

https://soundcloud.com/monovibes/sets/floors

Find out more about the band here:

https://www.facebook.com/monovibesgbg/

The EP is available from i-Tunes here:

https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/floors-ep/1382612775

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Promo Video For Remix Of Metroland Track "Man In A Frame"

Gary Hunter has made a promo video for his remix/re-edit of the Metroland track "Man In A Frame". The re-edit has been created using Metroland's "Re-Framed" mix of the song. This isn't an official release, but it has been approved by Metroland.



This is a brand new video for the track, not to be confused with Gary's alternative video of the original single.

The original version of "Man In A frame" can be found on Bandcamp here:

https://alfamatrix.bandcamp.com/album...

The "Re-Framed" version of "Man In A Frame" can be found on this EP on Bandcamp:

https://alfamatrix.bandcamp.com/album...

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Promo Video For The Kevin Lux Track "The Number Is"

Gary Hunter has made a promo video for the Kevin Lux track "The Number Is", whilst this isn't an official release it has been approved by Kevin.



The video has been made for a special Radio Edit created from the Maschine Brennt remix of "The Number Is".

The original Maschine Brennt Remix can be found on the 7 track "The Number Is Remixes EP", which is available from Bandcamp here

You can find several of Kevin's Digital releases on Bandcamp here

Find out more about Kevin and his music by visiting his official homepage here

Monday, 4 June 2018

Rubik's 80s Mix Edition #60

Edition #60 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

Paul Young - Everytime You Go Away
Dalek I - Destiny (Dalek I Love You)
Robert Marlow - The Face Of Dorian Gray
Spandau Ballet - Round And Round
Dead Or Alive - My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me To The Doctor)
Kraftwerk - Neon Lights
The Buggles - Elstree
Nick Heyward - Whistle Down The Wind
Yazoo - Walk Away From  Love
The Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat
Kool & The Gang - Get Down On It
Marc Almond - Stories Of Johnny
Joyce Sims - Come Into My Life
The Style Council - Speak Like A Child
ABC - All Of My Heart

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

i-Select #35

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 On Mixcloud

Listen On Hearthis.at

Full Playlist

Psy'Aaviah Ft Lumi - Looking For The Sun
Ruined Conflict - Chambers Of Infamy
Eleven - 11.11
The New Tarot - Mistake To Choose
Train To Spain - Confused
Maschine Brennt - The Language Computer (V2 Remix)
Nordika - The Chosen
Client Liasison - A foreign Affair
Voith - Heartbeats Of You
Empathy Test - Losing Touch
Kite - Dance Again
Empathy Test - All It Takes
Donna Destri & Paul Zone - Just You
Real Experts - If I Don't Go (I Can't Come Back)
Diary Of Dreams - Dream Of A Ghost
Sector One - Samuel F.B. Morse
5TimesZero - Art of Living (Nature Of Wires Remix)
The Rain Within - Violet Glow
Ruined Conflict - In Open Arms
Typo Police - Asking For A Friend
Solitary Experiments - Now Or Never
Psy'Aviah Ft Kyoko Baertsoen - Plan B (Kilmarth Remix) 

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Promo Video For Metroland's "Pictures To Listen To"

Gary Hunter has made a promo video for the Metroland track "Pictures To Listen To", whilst this isn't an official release it has been approved by the band.



The concept for the video is inspired by Metroland's special "Exposition" they held in Belguim. Their new album "Men In A Frame", uses the concept of photography, the band were presented with 10 photographs by 5 Belgian professional photographers, known as "F-8" and they had to create a song for each photograph. They invited guests to bring their mobile phones and install a special APP, this was then used to scan a special QR code underneath each picture that would then play the track associated with the image you were looking at. So in the promo film you will see a customizable phone that has been created that takes photo's (Complete with flash!), also you will see QR codes being scanned by a phone and plenty of other very interesting things going on.

Gary is especially proud of the idea he came up with for the final screen......we will say no more about that, you will have to watch the video.

The new Metroland album "Man In A frame" is available on CD here: http://alfa-matrix-store.com/Metrolan...

The Digital Download version is available here: https://alfamatrix.bandcamp.com/album... The

"Pictures To Listen To" CD is available here: http://alfa-matrix-store.com/Metrolan...

White Lion Radio would like to thank Metroland for allowing this video to be made available on YouTube.

Monday, 21 May 2018

The Electronic Music Hour #35

Welcome to edition #35 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:

Zynic - Thanks For Nothing
Exciting Valence - Coming Home
Heaven 17 - Key To The World
Parralox - Being Boiled
The Human League - Rock 'N' Roll
Andrew Franey - In The Night
Depeche Mode - Get The Balance Right
Erasure - Dreamlike State (7 Inch Alternative Mix)
Cinemascape - Cruelty
China Crisis - Red Sails
Cosmicity - Patience
Pet Shop Boys - Vulnerable
Vogon Poetry - Never Too Late (Glenn Main Remix)
Mirrors - Hourglass
OMD - Stanlow

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Maschine Brennt Promo Video For The Track "60 Seconds"

Gary Hunter has created a new promo video, this time it is for a "Radio Edit" he has created of the Maschine Brennt track "60 Seconds", the original version and remixes can be found on the "60 Seconds" EP (More information about that can be found below.



The video uses the concept of Time & Travel and tells the story of flying to another country on a business trip or holiday, getting a passport, checking in at the airport, checking in your luggage, using transport in the country you are in to get about, flying back and returning to your home, all of course elements which are dictated by time.

The original version of "60 Seconds" and remixes can be found on the Maschine Brennt "60 Seconds EP", which is available from Bandcamp here:

https://maschinebrennt.bandcamp.com/album/60-seconds

The debut album by Maschine Brennt "The Hearing Aid" is available on CD & Digital Download via the links below:

CD: http://www.razgrom.com/releases/group/1213/36/

Digital Download: https://maschinebrennt.bandcamp.com/album/the-hearing-aid

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Maximum 80s (Volume 59)

White Lion Radio have released Edition 59 of Maximum 80s.

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.


Listen On Mixcloud

Listen On Hearthis.at

Track List

Howard Jones - All I Want (Extended Version)
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Extended Version)
Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance (Extended Club Mix)
David Bowie - When The Wind Blows (Extended Mix)
Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore (Long Version)
Wham! - Bad Boys (Extended Club Mix)
Limahl - The Neverending Story (Club Mix)
Depeche Mode - But Not Tonight (Extended Mix)
Fun Boy Three & Bananarama - It Ain't What You Do (Extended Version)
Boy George - Everything I Own (Extended P.W Botha Mix)

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Rubik's 80s Mix Edition #59

Edition #59 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

Fine Young Cannibals - Johnny Come Home
Marc Almond - Only The Moment
The Human League - Boys And Girls
The Jam - Eton Rifles
David Bowie - Scary Monsters And Super Creeps
Ultravox - Quiet Men
New Order - Shellshock
The Style Council - Long Hot Summer
Paul Young - Come Back And Stay
Erasure - Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer's Day)
Wham! - Freedom
Adam & The Ants - Prince Charming
Soft Cell - Where Did Our Love Go?
Fun Boy Three - The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)
Gary Numan - We Are Glass

Sunday, 6 May 2018

New Unisonlab Album "Electrometric" Reviewed

Unisonlab is the name Jorgen Erixon, who is from Sweden, works under and he has an interesting background, he is a classical pianist and has played keyboards in many bands before concentrating on his Unisonlab project.


Since 2014 Unisonlab have released various EP's and last month their debut album "Electrometric" was released on CD via the Razgrom Music label, under licence from independent Machine-Pop label Plonk.

The album opens with the track "Elements", which uses a Bass-Line as its focal point, with quite an interesting rhythm section that works really well with the Bass-Line, lots of well constructed sequencer segments and heavily processed vocals help fill the track out. I also like the way the song develops. "League Of Machines" packs a punch, an erie opening makes way for synthpop melodies, the vocoded vocals are dark and sinister but work well in the context of the track. Some excellent deep electronic sounds balanced out with bright synth melody parts, a standout track on the album.

"Funkfrequenz" is bordering on industrial but with a hint of pop thrown in. Once again the bass sounds are constructed to great effect, reminded me of Kraftwerk in parts, the vocoded and heavily processed vocals work well again and are well produced and given space to shine, some excellent melody parts give this track an excellent blend of sounds.

"Television" is without doubt heavily influenced by Kraftwerk, I just love those sequenced melodies which showcase a softer side to the music of Unisonlab. Brilliant rhythm and bass elements, great use of pad sounds, the vocals are superbly mixed in the song, definitely one of my favourite tracks on the album.

"Apparatus", is excellent, minimalistic drums and a driving bass sequencer make for a fine backdrop to the synth melodies, fantastic use of voice samples too. Very upbeat and I like the structure of the song, another standout track. Next we come to "Stereolab", what can I say about this track?? I was so impressed I created a video for the song (Link to the video is at the end of this review), the best way to describe this song is "Chilled Out Machine Pop", a stunning piece of work, a track I rate as one of the best tracks I have heard in the last 12 months. Very minimal with the vocals taking centre stage, wait until you hear the melody line, it is pure synth heaven, what a song, best track on the album, the album is worth owning for this track alone!

"Eletro Life" is a track I have come across before, infact it was probably the first Unisonlab track I discovered. Very Kraftwerk sounding, especially the delivery of the vocoded vocals. Voice samples are also a feature of the track. Good use of synth sounds and I like the bass-Line and rhythm in the song, an area Jorgen excels. "Interaktion" has a wonderful start with beautiful pad sounds and sequenced melody, this is another song that is quite laid back and chilled, strong vocoded vocals, at times a little overpowering in the mix, but that is a minor observation. The minimal approach musically works very well.

"The One You Seek", is heavily sequenced driven and a powerful sounding track, lots of interesting things going on, quite dark sounding, great drums and another well structured track. The dark elements are punctuated with bright pad sounds, this is one of those tracks that grow on you the more you hear it. "Silent Control" is brilliant, beautiful synth sounds and good use of voice samples, with vocoded vocals that are a perfect fit for the song. The chorus sections are excellent and benefit greatly from the synth sounds Jorgen has used. A melodic masterpiece and a definite highlight of the album.

Next we have a series of bonus tracks, the first, is Unisonlab's own remix of the track "Automatic Pop Composer", the original track appeared on the debut Unisonlab's debut EP "Electro Life (Partition One)". The remix is fantastic, a gentle melody driven remix, bordering on synthpop, a bright and welcome addition to the album, I love it! Next we have Maschine Brennt's remix of "Electro Life", which is outstanding and gives the track a much fuller sound, superbly produced, very upbeat and catchy and is another track on the album that really packs a punch, a top class remix.

Following that we have another Unisonlab remix, this time of the albums opening track "Elements", fantastic choral pads give this an ambient feeling to begin with but it soon develops into a solid Machine-Pop delight, good use of a sequenced Bass-Line, rhythm and synth noises with the choral sounds used again as the song develops, a good mixture of sound on this track.

Kevin Lux provides a remix of "League Of Machines" and does a sterling job, lots of Kevin's trademark sounds and sequencers are employed for this makeover, I especially like the array of sequencer parts on the remix, which I think take the track into a totally different direction, a big favourite of mine, this remix, job well done Kevin.

The album closes with another remix by Maschine Brennt, of the track "The One You Seek". Strong sequencer parts and rhythm on this mix, great use of synthetic sounds and melodic parts, the vocals work very well with the music.

This has been another enjoyable listen, Razgrom and Plonk deserve praise, for taking the music by artists on the Plonk label to another level with releasing full albums on CD, long may it continue! So far we have had CD albums by Datapop, Maschine Brennt and of course Unisonlab, all of which are outstanding releases.

"Electrometric" is a fantastic introduction to the music of Unisonlab, the album is superbly produced, mixed and mastered, you certainly get value for your money as this is a strong set of songs and remixes, the more you listen to it, the more you appreciate what time and effort has gone into the making of this album. If you love your electronic music and of course Kraftwerk you cannot go wrong with this album, it is excellent 9/10

Both the CD and Digital Download of "Electrometric" is available from Bandcamp here:

https://unisonlab.bandcamp.com/album/electrometric

Watch the Promo Video for a "Radio Edit" of "Stereolab" here:

https://youtu.be/e5hkt-hRs9k

Find out more about Unisonlab by visiting their Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/unisonlabsounds/

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Kinetic Theory - Music Inspired By Kraftwerk

White Lion Radio have released another show in our series that features bands that are, inspired and influenced.


"Kinetic Theory - Music Inspired By Kraftwerk" features music by true Kraftwerk fans. The show features music by, Sector One, Maschine Brennt, Metroland, Unisonlab, Jonteknik, Elektroklange, Datapop, Deutsche Bank, Kevin Lux, Kretz and Neon.

If you are a fan of Kraftwerk this show is not to be missed!

Listen to the show on Mixcloud here 

Or listen to the show on Hearthis.at here 

Playlist for the show

Sector One - Telecommunication
Maschine Brennt - I Want To Be Human
Metroland - Creative Rose (Gary Hunter's 7 Inch Radio Edit)
Unisonlab - Interaktion
Jonteknik - 27KM In One Ten-Thousandth Of A Second
Elektroklange - Mechanical Dance (Gary Hunter's 7 Inch Radio Edit Remix)
Datapop - Waveforms
Kevin Lux - Aurora
Deutsche Bank - Neurotransmitter (Gary Hunter's 7 Inch Radio Edit)
Kretz - Mechanical Men (Datapop Remix)
Neon - Le TGV Eurostar (Gary Hunter's Maschine Brennt 7 Inch Radio Edit)
Sector One - Samuel F.B. Morse
Maschine Brennt -  The Language Computer (Dark Vektor FUCK 155 Remix)
Metroland - Pictures To Listen To
Unisonlab -  Stereolab
Jonteknik - Higgs Boson
Datapop - Komputer Music
Kevin Lux - Portal
Kretz - Generated Alterated Patterns (Gary Hunter's 7 Inch Remix)
Sector One - I Hear Voices (Album Version)
Maschine Brennt - Elektronisk Musik
Metroland - F-8
Unisonlab - Automatic Pop Composer (Unisonlab's DS-10 Mix)

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

New Promo Video For Sector One

Gary Hunter has made another Promo Video for Swedish Machine-Pop band Sector One.


The video has been made for a special Radio Edit Gary has created of the track "A Little Melody", which is a track that is featured on the outstanding new Sector One album "Telecommunication".

The album is available as a Digital Download from Bandcamp:

https://sector-one.bandcamp.com/

Find out more about Sector One by visiting their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Oldschoolsynth/

Thursday, 26 April 2018

The A.D. Music Chillout Mix

We continue our mini series "The A.D. Music Chillout Mix", with the release of Edition VIII


This show is a mix of chillout music by artists on the independant music record label A.D. Music, as well as a few bonus tracks from other artists.

Listen to the show on Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/whitelionradio/the-ad-music-chillout-mix-volume-8/

The show is also available on Hearthis.at: https://hearthis.at/white-lion-radio-f7/the-ad-music-chillout-mix-edition-viii/

The Playlist:

Ballademaker - A Message From The waves
Andy Pickford - Celendine
Frank Borell - The Morning After (Pure Well Mix)
Sylvain Carel - Stairway To Red Skies
Lord Of The Ants - Troia Nova
Wim - Remembering
Sylvain Carel - Colours Of Light
Frank Borell - Sweet Sunday Minds (Secret Bells Mix)
Andy Pickford - Sapphire
Ballademaker - Clouds Of Air
You can find out more about the artists featured on this show by visiting the official A.D. Music website:

https://www.admusicshop.com/

Monday, 23 April 2018

i-Select #34

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!

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Full Playlist

High Rise Finale - Actions
Vandal Moon - Baby Sounds
ELYXR Ft Kurt Harland Larson - Strange Stubborn Proud
Limelight - Call Me
Metroland - The Speed Of Life III
Kite - Dance Again
Eloquent - Foreign Love Affair
Sector One - A Little Melody
The Rain Within - Atomic Eyes
Blume - Plutonian Shores
VNV Nation - Sentinel
Real Experts - In Pieces
Vandal moon - The Light
Metroland - Trust
Electric Car - Analogue Electronic Whatever
Vogon Poetry - Tomorrow
The Rain Within - While I Am Here
Eloquent - Lay All Your Love On Me
Solitary Experiments - Stars
Caroline McLavy - Don't Wanna (Nature of Wires Remix)
Marsheaux - Get The Balance Right
Sector One - The Communications Satellite

Thursday, 19 April 2018

New Vogon Poetry Album Reviewed

Vogon Poetry, who are an electronic band, based in Sweden, release their brand new album "Life, The Universe And Everything" on April 20th, an album inspired by early 1960s Sci-Fi movies and space exploration.


The opening track "The Upside Down", is very atmospheric, with deep synth pads and erie melody, to me it sounded like they were inviting you to go on a space voyage, a warm and inviting track. heartfelt and emotional vocals are also a feature of this opening track.

Next we have the first single taken from the album "Dangers Of Space", an excellent upbeat song, catchy chorus, great use of voice samples that give the track that Sci-Fi mood.

You really do have to see the video the band made for the track, it is brilliant and was clearly a blast to make!

The video really does encapsulate the song perfectly, so view the video here:

https://youtu.be/GAgHgvjlHAs

Following that we have the new single "Children Of Mine", one of my all time favourite Vogon Poetry tracks, superb vocals against a backdrop of synth and piano stabs, the vocals really do take centre stage here. The track builds nicely, quite minimal for most of the first half, then we get the rhythm and some excellent atmospheric synth pads.

"In Space No One Can Hear You Scream", again has quite deep harmonics and pulsing bass sounds, I like the effects on the vocals in chorus, lots of reverb to give the vocals a more distant and detached feel.  Some nice sound effect touches as well.

"Heart Of Gold" is pure synthpop, four to the floor rhythm, catchy melodic sequencers and a great lead synth melody. One for the dancefloor. It is quite a minimal approach to this song and I think it works really well. One of my favourite tracks on the album.

"Spacewalk" makes use of sound effects in a big way at the start of this track, doors clanging, Hydraulics, the works! Quite harsh and industrial sounding in parts, the song is full of synth beeps, noises and more excellent vocal samples. In parts it did sound a bit cluttered but that may well have been the intention.

"Serenity" is a more refined melodic song, in parts the sequencers reminded me of Kraftwerk, well constructed and melodic, the same goes for the bass-line, which in itself is quite catchy, an instrumental track with the addition of scientific sounding vocal samples, which blend really with the music backdrop, again a track I really like.

"Tomorrow" starts with samples of newsclips of major news stories including 9/11, a mid-paced track with the strongest vocals on the album, this is a beautiful song, the synth work is outstanding, lots of melodic moments, excellent sequencer parts, all set against quite a minimal rhythm section. Without doubt the best track on the album and indeed one of the best Vogon Poetry tracks released to date.

I am delighted that Glenn Main has also provided a bonus remix of the track "Tomorrow", for the album, I'm a massive fan of Glenn's work and his remix is outstanding, takes the track to an even higher level.

This album was clearly a joy to make and shows a different side to Vogon Poetry's music, lots to admire here and it definitely takes you on a voyage to more far out places, very enjoyable to listen to. 8/10

The album is available on CD and Digital Download via Bandcamp, where they also have some special bundles available.

https://vogonpoetrymusic.bandcamp.com/album/life-the-universe-and-everything

Visit the bands Official Homepage here: http://vogonpoetry.band/