Monday, 24 February 2020

i-Select #54

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!

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Full Playlist

Alphabot - Stereophonic
Francesca E Luigi - Watch Me Dance Tonight (7 Inch Remix Edit)
Obsession of Time - Aspects of Time
Red Sleeping Beauty - Tell Me More
Caboan - See if I Can fly
Joy Peters - Winter In My Heart
Eric C. Powell Ft Stereo In Solo - Shattered Glass
Jeff McCall - State Of Mind
ReActive - Realtime (Single Remix)
The Ändå - Friend
Nature Of Wires - Try (Nature Of Wires 2020 Vision Remix)
1984 - 1984 (UK Version) (Italoconnection 2K20 Remix Edit)
Battery Operated Orchestra -  Radiation
Vix 20 - Tron Takes The Train
Analogue-X - Facade (L_iGH_T Remix)
Modus Operandi - Beauty In The Basement
Unity One - Bring The Storm (Instrumental)
Vogon Poetry - Changes (Original Version)
Leaderboard Ft Intellivision - All Systems Go!
My Love Kills - Silent Scream
Flying Dark - Say What You Want (RE-Active Charity Remix)
Bob Haro - Dream Tonight
VOITH - Lock N Load (Aim The Sun)
KAOS - From Dusk Till Dawn
Driver86 And Bunny X - If You Say Goodbye (Diamond Field Rework)
Exciting Valence - Make My Day (Extended)
Dark-O-Matic - Zugzwang
Iterations - Killer Kane
Mind Machine - Here And There (Fused Hands Of Fate Remix)
Unroyal - Don't Force It Alexander
Electric Youth - On My Own
LorD And Master Ft Andrik Arkane & A & E Powell - One Night In Bangkok

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.

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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

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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!

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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!

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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