Monday, 21 June 2021

The Electronic Music Hour #68

Welcome to edition #68 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

Obsession Of Time - Higher Hope (Uncreated Remix)
Flash And The Pan - Waiting For A Train
International - European Lover
Depeche Mode - Two Minute Warning
Rename - Maybe Later I Will Fall
Japan - European Son
Mind Machine - Clouds Of Doubt (Fused Sacred 7 Inch Remix)
2wo Third3 - Hear Me Calling (Single Version)
A-Ha - Stay On These Roads
David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes
The Ocean Beneath - Transcend
David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes
Johan Baeckstrom - Homeless
Animotion - Obsession
!Distain - Wake Me Up
Kim Wilde - Water On Glass

Sunday, 13 June 2021

Maximum 80s #92

White Lion Radio have released edition # 92 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

Bryan Ferry - Slave To Love (Special 12 Inch Remix)
Wham - Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do) (12 Inch Version)
Queen - A Kind Of Magic (Extended Version)
A-Ha - Manhattan Skyline (Extended Remix)
New Order - Touched By The Hand Of God (12 Inch)
The Stranglers - Always The Sun (Hot Mix)
Tears For Fears - Change (Extended)
The Human League - The Lebanon (12 Inch Extended)
Paul Young - Every Time You Go Away (Extended Mix)
Japan - European Son (Extended Remix)
Howard Jones - Hide And Seek (Long Version)
OMD - Secret (Extended Mix)

Monday, 7 June 2021

Rubik's 80s Mix #92

Edition #91 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

Playlist

Adam Ant - Goody Two Shoes
OMD - Joan Of Arc
Kool & The Gang - Fresh
The Human League - Don't You Want Me
Soft Cell - What
The Jam - The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow)
ABC - The Look Of Love (Part 1)
Junior - Mama Used To Say
Simple Minds - Promised You a Miracle
The Associates - Party Fears Two
Tight Fit - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Dollar - Give me Back My Heart
Midge Ure - If I Was
Bucks Fizz - The Land Of make Believe
Depeche Mode - Dreaming Of Me

Monday, 31 May 2021

Spotted Peccary Music Label Showcase

White Lion Radio are delighted to present a special show for the independent North American label, Spotted Peccary Music. 

The label has been active for over 30 years, testament to the hard work of the people behind the label, their speciallity is ambient electronic music and on this showcase we present music by several artists that release music on the label.

White Lion Radio would like to thank the Spotted Peccary Music label for supplying the music for this show.

Sit back and enjoy some of the finest ambient chillout music courtesy of the Spotted Peccary Music Label.

Listen to the show on Mixcloud:

https://www.mixcloud.com/whitelionradio/wlr-present-the-spotted-peccary-music-label-showcase/

Or on Hearthis.at:

https://hearthis.at/white-lion-radio-f7/wlr-present-the-spotted-peccary-music-label-showcase/


Playlist

Deborah Martin & Jill Haley - Fountains
Johan Agebjorn & Mikael Ogren - Passing The Gates
Erik Wollo - Satellite
Green Isac Orchestra - Without Hat
Rudy Adrian - Moonlit Beach (For Jeff)
Jeff Greinke - Rain Through The Night
Johan Agebjorn & Mikael Ogren - Static Air
John Gregorius - Full Of Life
Tom Eaton - The Fog And The Lifting
Massergy - The Shepherdess (Radio Edit)
Deborah Martin & Jill Haley - Verdant Sanctuary
David Helpling - Be
Green Isac Orchestra - Aarwaaken
Erik Wøllo - Evolution
Jeff Greinke - A Stretch Of Sun
Johan Agebjorn & Mikael Ogren - Final Sight

Find out more about the artists and the label by visiting their official homepage:

https://spottedpeccary.com/

Monday, 24 May 2021

i-Select #69

Edition #69 of i-Select has been released today on White Lion Radio


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.

Listen to the show on Mixcloud here

Listen to the show on Hearthis.at here 

Playlist

Mika Ella - I Just Wanna Be Happy
Lifelong Corporation - Lament
Eric C. Powell & Andrea Powell - The Bedside Table (Blaklight Remix)
KRAFTman - A Face I Knew (7 Inch Version)
Empty Mirrors - Kaleidoscope City
Projekt Ich Ft Ell Waters - That You Love Me (Mindmodvl Remix)
Paragon Cause - Think I'm Going Crazy Over You (Jupiter Mix)
Steven Jones & Logan Sky - European Lovers (Man Parrish Mix)
BlackLight - Blinded By The Sun
Dani Tamayo - Divergentes (Outsized Remix)
Gasleben & Electric Friends - Silver
Iota Phi - DaydreamGary Force Field - Time the Future
Positronic - When You Fall Down (ECP Remix)
Dotsun Moon - Trouble
Foreign Technology - Blue
80s Express - Dont Go
Montage Collective - The Trenches (Lloyd Price Remix)
Analogue Electronic Whatever - European Home (Crossing Borders Mix)
Eric C. Powell & Andrea Powell - Warning Signs (LorD And Master Remix)
Disrupted Being - Innocence
Nature of Wires + Machina X - Within
Projekt Ich Ft Munich Syndrome - Senses Thrilled (Analogue-X Remix)
Argh - Out Of My Mind
Exciting Valence - One Day In Your Life
Isunray - Ideas Are Bulletproof
The Rude Awakening Vs Mechanical Cabaret - See Her Smile
Gasleben & Electric Friends - Someone
Kroll - No Need To Breathe
Psy'Aviah Ft Maysa - Pretender (Extended Edit)
Hurtsfall - The Power
Enter.Me - Poison Fruits
Maschine Brennt - Loop (Extended Mix)
Gary Force Field - Go back to forward
Punx Soundcheck Ft Sara Baile - Robot Love (Radio Edit)
The Lightbringer - Low Tide
Projekt Ich Ft Electric City Cowboys - We Are The First (Madbello Remix 2)
Bethy - How Are You
Dani Tamayo - Last Stop (Cyborgdrive Remix)
Electron Odyssey - Computers Control
Andrik Arkane - Shadows
Eric C. Powell & Andrea Powell - And I Know (Nature Of Wires Remix)
Lifelong Corporation - You

Sunday, 16 May 2021

The Electronic Music Hour #67

Welcome to edition #67 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

Empathy Test - Empty Handed
Blancmange - Living On The Ceiling
Lola Dutronic - Sounds Like An Anthem
Gary Numan - M.E.
IIOIOIOII - Don't Hide
Howard Jones - Elegy
Eurotix - Cold
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome
Ultimated - I Miss You
Kraftwerk - Aerodynamik (Kling Klang Radio Mix)
Dead Or Alive - Lover Come Back (To Me)
Octolab - Overcome Suspicion
Re:Mind - I Promise
The Associates - Take Me To The Girl (Single Version)

Monday, 10 May 2021

Maximum 80s #91

White Lion Radio have released edition # 91 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

Nik Kershaw - The Riddle (Extended 12 Inch Remix)
Pet Shop Boys - Rent (Extended)
Roxy Music - Dance Away (Canadian Extended 12 Inch Mix)
Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Original 12 Inch)
The Style Council - Long Hot Summer (12 Inch Version)
F.R. David - Words (Remix)
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle (Shep Pettibone Remix)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (12 Inch Version)
Thompson Twins - Love On Your Side (Rap Boy Rap)
ABC - When Smokey Sings (Detroit Mix)
Change - Change Of Heart (12 Inch Version)
Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It For The Boy (Extended Dance Remix)

Monday, 3 May 2021

Rubik's 80s Mix (Volume 91)

Edition #91 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

Playlist

Dollar - Oh L'amour
Yazoo - Nobody's Diary
The Style Council - You're The Best Thing
The Jam - Absolute Beginners
OMD - Souvenir
Men At Work - Down Under
Adam & The Ants - Prince Charming
The Human League - The Sound Of The Crowd
Soft Cell - Beditter
ABC - All Of My Heart
Ultravox - Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
Kool & The Gang - Jones Vs Jones
Kraftwerk - Computer Love
Gary Numan - Cars
Simple Minds - All The Things She Said

Monday, 26 April 2021

i-Select #68

Edition #68 of i-Select has been released today on White Lion Radio


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.

Listen to the show on Mixcloud here

Listen to the show on Hearthis.at here 

Playlist

Jeff Appleton - Modified (Robots On The Radar Mix)
Fused - Passion And Control (Tonal Sea Mix)
Alfonse - Reflector
Eric C. Powell & Andrea Powell - And I Know (Nature Of Wires Remix)
Projekt Ich Ft Electric City Cowboys - We Are The First (Obsession Of Time Remix)
EvilMoon Project - This Hate (Original Mix)
Mika Ella - Never Let It Die
e:Lect - See Me
The Rude Awakening - Joan Of Arc
Lifelong Corporation - My Second Voice (Nice To Meet You Version)
Octolab - Petite Little People (Uncreated Remix)
VOITH - Lady Warszawa (She Don´t Care)
MI66 Ft Angelina L - Loves Away
Steven Jones & Logan Sky - Survival
Electric City Cowboys - Save Me
Leaether Strip vs Nature Of Wires - Destroyed By Madness (Radio Edit)
Tin Gun - Devils & Angels (Psykelektric Remix Radio Edit)
Dora Lachaise - I Confess
Piston Damp - Runaway (Mesh Remix)
Mika Ella - The Girl With Golden Hair (Midnight Version)
Uncreated Ft Xenturion Prime - Rebuild The Future
Melanie S Jane - Over The Horizon
The Rude Awakening - It's OK Not To Be OK (Parralox Remix)
Arcade Skies - Friends From Enemies
Paul Manchin - Gratification
Echo Image - Walk My Mind (Apoptygma Berzerk Remix)
e:Lect - Falling Deeper
Fused - No Fear (Shameless Club Edit)
SCALA - Alibi
Vague Notion & Grevus Anji - Axiomatic
Octolab - Blackbird (Housemart Remix)
ReveLever Ft Shannon Maree - Let Me Go
Montage Collective - And Some Will Say (Nature Of Wires Remix)
BlakLight - Isolation (Nature of Wires Remix Edit)
EvilMoon Project - Black Wind (Original Mix)
Rusty Egan Vs Kraftwerk - KraftWalk
DarwinMCD Ft Mark Bebb - Mirroring
Uncreated Ft Xenturion Prime - Synchronized
Church Of Trees - Powerful Love (Rob Preuss Hypnotize Mix)
The Rude Awakening - Quiet Life
Neuf - Silicone Suit
Nature Of Wires ft Lady bNOW - It's A Tragedy
Jeff Appleton - S.E.Q. (Radio Mix)
VOITH - Cemetery Spring

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

The New Mika Ella Album "Take It Or Leave It, Baby" Reviewed

Mika Ella is a singer/songwriter from Croatia, working closely with producer Chris Hurts and started her music career in a project called Matrix in 1999, that enjoyed incredible success in her homeland, releasing 3 albums and 15 singles, most of which topped the charts in Croatia, resulting in touring in europe.

Fast forward to the beginning of 2019 and Mika wanted to start a new project, singing in English and making music inspired by the sound of 80s music and released the single "Take It Or Leave It", further singles followed and we now have a new album "Take It Or Leave It, Baby"


The opening track is a wonderful, warm, lush instrumental with some truly excellent synth sounds and I love the overlay of tubular bells.


"Take It Or Leave It" is Mika's signature song and one of the best Italo Disco songs I have ever heard, it is infectious and melodic and has a chorus to die for, Mika's voice is perfect, it is no surprise that this song was the first single released from the album, this deserves to be a massive hit across Europe, it is that good. As well as the album version, an extended version is also featured on the album, which if you like those 80s styled 12 inch extended versions like me, you won't be disappointed.

We have another gem in the shape of "The Girl With Golden Hair" next, another single, a fabulous dance track with exceptional production and again Mika's vocals are divine, a song that you will find yourself singing along too, as with "Take It Or Leave It", we get the bonus of an additional extended version AND an additional Midnight Version Remix, which has a more laid back feel to it and is a superb alternative mix :)

"Disco Is Not Dead" instantly reminded me of the sound of 80s Italo Disco band Lime, who were from Holland, check them out, especially the tracks "Guilty" and "Angel Eyes". With a throbbing italo disco bassline and vocoded vocal "Disco Is Not Dead" is one for the dancefloor, great synth stabs and melodic synth parts, it actually sounds quite futuristic and could easily be found on a science fiction soundtrack.


 The single "Free Like Amsterdam", one word awesome, instantly grabs you with its melodic hook, Mika's dreamy vocals are effortless, trust me this is another sing-a-long track, great bass-line and top class synth work, another polished production, as is the whole album, again we get the bonus of an additional 80s styled extended version.


Mika has teamed up with Linda Jo Rizzo on "Last 2 Girls On The Dancefloor", a europop mid paced track with strong synth leads, another fabulous driving Bass-Line and vocal duties shared, another solid track and was released as a single, there is a bonus extended mix featured on the album too.


Another big favourite of mine is "Never Let It Die", also a single, which sees Mika produce a really strong and emotional vocal over a perfect synth backdrop, the warm tones of the song really draw you in, brilliant track. Really delighted that an extended version of the track is also included on the album

"Dead Of Night" has some fantastic synth sounds on it overlaid with electric guitar, the mood of the song reminded me a little bit of Jean Michel Jarre.

Mika works really hard on her music and puts in 100%, that has been evident over the last couple of years and this album shows that, it is an outstanding album and touches many genre, italo disco, synthpop, electro pop, disco and pop, this is an album that deserves to be heard by the masses, and to have various bonus mixes on the album really make this a quality release.

With her passion for music she has the chance to reach an even bigger audience.

"Take It Or Leave It, Baby" is an album that shines from start to finish 9/10

The album is available to purchase from Mika's Official Website and various Digital retailers:

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/mikaella/take-it-or-leave-it-baby

Mika's Official Homepage:

https://www.mikaella.eu/

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Sweden - The European Capital Of Electronic Music #6

Welcome to "Sweden - The European Capital Of Electronic Music", Edition #6, a show dedicated to independent/unsigned electronic/synthpop bands based in Sweden.


Sweden has been at the forefront of the independent electronic music scene for some time now and this show highlights just how many excellent bands in that genre are based in that country.

This is our biggest ever show, as we have 60 tracks by 60 different bands and artists, that are based in Sweden, most of which are unsigned or signed to an independent label.

Sit back and enjoy a wealth of the finest electronic music from Sweden!

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

Playlist for the show:

Stormby - Don't Be Shy
Mr Jones Machine - My Time
Eurotix - I Forget Myself
Avantgarde - December
Train To Spain - Hide & Seek
Evan - How Could I Live Without You
MORE - Legacy Of K
Red Cell - Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
Cinemascape - Cruelty
Octolab - People Like Us
Daily Planet - Grains Of Sand
Maschine Brennt - Artificial Intelligence (Extended Club Mix)
Elegant Machinery - Process
Sonic Reunion - Alive
Conny Olivetti - We Live In A Fake World (Single Version)
Martin Blix - Nevermore
Red Sleeping Beauty - Don't Give In Don't Give Up
Sine City - In The Night I Call Your Name
Tobias Bernstrup - Utopia (Italoconnection Remix)
Vanguard - Don't Forsake Me
Erotic Elk - Rest In Pieces
Paul Rein - Angel 07 (Radio Edit)
Anna Öberg - Handen Eller Hjärtat
Italove - Heading For The Sun
Stockholm Nightlife - My Guiding Star
Vision Talk - Nova
Sector One - Samuel F.B. Morse
Ashbury Heights - I Paint Nightscapes
Vogon Poetry - Barren Lands
Mechatronic - Don't Bother To Knock
Patrik Adolfsson Ft Elin Wikstrand - Colors
Leaderboard - The Picture
Tactile Frequency - With You
Francesca e Luigi - Staying The Night (7'' Single Edit)
Niels Gordon - Tides (Petter Nordström Remix)
Daybehavior - A Boy A Girl
Johan Baeckstrom - The World Through Your Eyes
Machinista - Black Tide
Kite - Hopelessly Unholy (Orchestral Version)
Video L'Eclipse - Beyond Poetry
Retroteque & MJ Ft Louise Marchione - The Different Story (World Of Lust And Crime)
Sister Electra Ft Luna Joyce - Trapped
Obsession Of Time - Don't Look Back (SCALA Remix)
Uncreated Ft Mark Hockings - Hand Grenade (Detonate Remix)
Esselbon - True
Kaos - Endless Days Sleepless Nights
Cliff Wedge Ft James Knight$ - Cold Days Hot Nights
Karin My - Winter Tree
Moonlight Cove - Embrace Of Your Shadow
Unroyal - The Cruelest Design
Cold Connection - Burning Love
SCALA - Fake
Optic - The End Of Me
Ironic Sweden - Universe Friend
ECC vs Janousek - Time (Pop Mix)
Disco Digitale - You Tell Me
Datapop - Space Operators (EP Version)
1984 - Lady O
Petition For Mercy - Someone Like You
Kosmonaute - Electromagnetic Fields

Monday, 12 April 2021

Maximum 80s #90

White Lion Radio have released edition # 90 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

Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Extended 12 Inch Mix)
Hazell Dean - Who's Leaving Who (Alternative 12 Inch Mix)
Thompson Twins - Doctor Doctor (Extended Version)
Seona Dancing - More To Lose (Extended Mix)
Imagination - State Of Love (12 Inch Dance Mix)
Taylor Dayne - Tell It To My Heart (Extended Version)
Sister Sledge - Lost In Music (Original 12 Inch)
Bananarama - Robert De Niros Waiting (Extended Version)
Simple Minds - The American (Extended)
OMD - Never Turn Away (Extended Version)
Bros - When Will I Be Famous (Infamous Mix)
Depeche Mode - Leave In Silence (Longer)

Monday, 5 April 2021

Rubik's 80s Mix #90

Edition #90 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

The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination
Heaven 17 - Temptation
New Order - Blue Monday (12 Inch Version)
The Cure - The Walk
UB40 - Red Red Wine
Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Blondie - Rapture
Roxy Music - Jealous Guy
Smokey Robinson - Being With You
Odyssey - Going Back To My Roots
OMD - Tesla Girls
ABC - How To be A Millionaire
Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good
Billy Idol - Eyes Without A Face

Monday, 29 March 2021

Heart Dance Records - Chillout Journey #3

White Lion Radio are delighted to bring you a third edition of chillout music, courtesy of electronic/chillout/New-Age label, Heart Dance Records, in asscociation with Higher Level Media, who are based in Phoenix, Arizona in the states.

We bring you a wonderful selection of music by, Olivia, Maji, Evenfall, Nicholas Gunn, Holland Phillips, Time Traveler, Brian Fechino, Peter Calandra and The Checktones.

We would like to thank Sherry Finzer, from the label, for providing the music featured on the show.

Listen to the show on Mixcloud here

Listen to the show on Hearthis.at here

You can find out more about Heart Dance Records, by visiting their official homepage, where you will also find information about the artists and you will also find their official shop on there too:

http://www.heartdancerecords.com

They also have a Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/heartdancerecords

Find out more about Higher Level Media by visiting their official homepage:

http://www.higherlevel.media

Again, they have a Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/HigherLevelMediaPro

Playlist For The Show

Nicholas Gunn Ft Alina Renae - Angels
Oliva - Forrest Of Copan
Evenfall - It's Almost Time
Time Traveler - Casper's Cove
Brian Fechino - Mind Taxi
Holland Phillips - Upon Awakening
Maji - Krismasi
Peter Calandra - Rainy Mood
Nicholas Gunn - Shine
The Checktones - Sublimation
Oliva - All Day Rain
Evenfall - Moving While Motionless
Time Traveler - Repeat That Day
Brian Fechino - A Mindful Missing
Holland Phillips - Dreaming On Ice
Maji - Cleanse
Nicholas Gunn Ft Alina Renae - The Promise

Thursday, 25 March 2021

New KRAFTman EP

The first of new material by avid Kraftwerk fan, KRAFTman, is a brand new 4 track EP called "Electrique Musique", this features 2 original KRAFTman songs, a cover of an 808 Dot Pop track and a very unique cover version of the Kraftwerk track "Electric Cafe", which is in English, Kraftwerk never released an english language version of the track.
 
 
All the mixes on the EP are exclusive "Radio Edits"/"7 Inch Versions" of tracks that will be appearing on KRAFTman's forthcoming album "Electrique Fabrique" (more news on that very soon).
 
Track listing for the EP
 
1. Bundesautobahn52 (Radio Edit)
2. A Face I Knew (7 Inch Version)
3. Gamma Rays (Radio Version)
4. Electric Cafe (English 7 Inch Version)
 
You can listen to the tracks and purchase the EP via Bandcamp here:
 
 
Keep up to date with all the news about releases by KRAFTman, as well as news and updates about Kraftwerk, 808 Dot Pop and Metroland visit the KRAFTman website:
 

Monday, 15 March 2021

808 Dot Pop Remix album "The Cubic Temperature" Reviewed

It is no secret that I am a passionate fan of the music made by Passenger S, in both Metroland and 808 Dot Pop, 808 Dot Pop released their debut album "The Colour Temperature" in June last year, which is heavily inspired by not only Kraftwerk, but bands such as Orbital and Komputer. The album and the singles released from it have a lighter sound than what you hear in Metroland releases.

Passenger S, always very creative with his ideas, wanted to hand over the songs from the album and singles over to fellow Belgian musician, Cubic, so he could re-work the tracks for a remix album, which has resulted in the release of "The Cubic Temperature", which features Cubic's take on 11 tracks.

A brave move on the part of Passenger S.......

The opening track is actually a track that featured as a "B-Side", "CIE 1960 (Chromaticity)", a mellow sound mixed with layered sequencer patterns and a strong bass-line, the melodic synth sounds are retained for this remix, superbly produced with every instrument having it's space in the mix.

Fans will be familiar with the track "Kelvin" as it was the first single to be released off the remix album, I have always liked this track with it's dreamlike core and dance beat and haunting choir pads, and in it's long format here (Kelvin 4500) is a pure delight to listen too, fully deserved to get released as a single.

"Blackbodies (Lampblack)" is a much darker version than what appeared on the original album "The Colour Temperature" and versions released on singles, it takes the track into a completely different direction and in parts it reminded me of the darker side of some of Depeche Mode's music, some excellent drum parts and sinister synth parts are the perfect backdrop for the remixed vocal parts, a track that grabs you, the more you hear it, excellent work by Cubic.

There is definitely an 808 State vibe with "Thermodynamica (Neon)", which please me, as 808 State are a Manchester band, we have the beautiful blend of sequenced parts and a strong main synth lead, think 90s acid scene, excellent remix.

"Illuminants (Measured)" makes great use of speak & Spell voice parts, a dreamy synth backdrop and a Dusseldorf rhythm section, mixed with more excellent sequencer patterns, the trademark sound of 808 Dot Pop, that's the thing I like about this remix album, Cubic has retained some of the key elements of the songs but used his own sounds and hasn't created remixes that are so far removed from the original
versions. This song has a nice "pop" feel to it.

Next is the second single released off the remix album "Ultraviolet (Phototonic)" (the version included in the digital download bundle is longer than the album version), very upbeat and Cubic has kept things simple on this remix, everything has it's space in the mix, one of my favourite tracks on the album.

I love the intro on "Thermal Contact (Cryogenic)", perhaps the strongest Kraftwerk influenced track on the album, I love the mood of this remix, fantastic use of synth sounds and the acid bass-line, very cool, outstanding sequencer work too, another very strong track.

The longest track on the album is "Planck's H (Boltzman)", which clocks in at nearly 9 1/2 minutes, again this shows a darker side to the 808 Dot Pop sound which showcases the sequenced sounds to great effect, with melodies created with much more sombre sounds, interesting drums and percussion parts too, which keep the track interesting.

I loved the original version of "The White Tone Of Lamps", so was intrigued to hear what Cubic had come up with in his remix, it has a strong Orbital and 808 State influence, with it's pulsing main synth lead over a dance beat, to me the lead sound becomes to much of a distraction and is my least favourite track on the album.

Next we have one of the B side tracks, "Seeing Heat (Peripheral)" reworked, I just love the cool sounding sequencers, a fabulous strong bass-line and some truly excellent synth work, quite a lot of layers in the sound too, a great track to listen to with headphones :)

The album closes with the track "Inside The Light Bulb (Porcelain)", the pace of this track is superb, mid-paced with some fantastic sequencer parts, a lovely blend of sounds, an album highlight, it almost has a chilled out feel to it.

It is fair to say that Passenger S definitely made the right move to approach Cubic to remix tracks from "The Colour Temperature" and associated releases, it was a masterstroke of an idea which has clearly paid off and Cubic deserves a lot of credit for the work he has undertaken here.

A fabulous way to round off the recorded work for the whole project, what will Passenger S have up his sleeve for the next 808 Dot Pop album.......we will have to wait and see.

9/10

The album is released on March 26th and is available as a Digital Download from Bandcamp:

https://alfamatrix.bandcamp.com/album/the-cubic-temperature

It is also available on CD via the Alfa Matrix Label store:

https://alfa-matrix-store.com/808-Dot-Pop-The-Cubic-Temperature-CD

Visit the official 808 Dot Pop website here

Visit the Cubic Facebook page here

The Electronic Music Hour #66

Welcome to edition #66 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

Perfection Doll - Shadow Exchange
Eighth Wonder - Cross My Heart
Tubeway Army - Do You Need The Service?
VNV Nation - Only Satellites
Jenkie - Losing Control
Howard Jones - Why Look For The Key
!Distain - Letter To Myself
Kraftwerk - The Model
Komputer - Looking Down On London
Vogon Poetry - Exposed Thoughts (Electric City Cowboys Remix)
Yazoo - Bad Connection
Machinista - Across The Universe
Heaven 17 - Play To Win (7 Inch Version)
POS:2 - Memories (Tragical By In Good Faith)
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes

Thursday, 11 March 2021

KRAFTman Feature On Side-Line Magazine Website

The Belgian music magazine website Side-Line have posted a feature about the music of KRAFTman, the UK's answer to Kraftwerk :)

This is following the inclusion of the new KRAFTman track "Waiting For The Day" on their "Face The Beat 6" compilation, that has just been released.

You can read the full article here:

https://www.side-line.com/kraftman-to-release-new-4-track-ep-electrique-musique/ 

The "Face The Beast 6" compilation is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD or on a "Name Your Price" basis from Bancamp:

https://sidelinemag.bandcamp.com/album/face-the-beat-session-6

New releases are coming from KRAFTman, including an album of original material and a new EP, for now you can enjoy the music released so far by KRAFTman, which is available on Bandcamp.


 KRAFTman - Florian (7 track single including remixes by 808 Dot Pop and Maschine Brennt) is available via Bandcamp here


KRAFTman - The Man Machine (Recreated) is a complete recording of Kraftwerk's classic album "The Man Machine", in addition to the 6 tracks featured on the album, there are also 6 exclusive extended arrangements of all the tracks by KRAFTman, the album is available via Bandcamp here

Keep right up to date with nerws on KRAFTman, as well as Kraftwerk, Metroland and 808 Dot Pop via KRAFTman's official website:

https://klangmusik.webador.co.uk/

Monday, 8 March 2021

Maximum 80s #89

 

White Lion Radio have released edition # 89 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

Man Parrish - Hip Hop Bee Bop Don't Stop (Remix)
B-Movie - Forever Running (12 Inch Version)
Hazell Dean - Whatever I Do Wherever I Go (Extended Remix)
Simple Minds - Glittering Prize (Club Mix)
Divine - You Think You're A Man (12 Inch Mix)
Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story Short (12 Inch Version)
Lime - Guilty (12 Inch Version)
Madonna - True Blue (The Color Mix)
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much (12 Inch Version)
Shalamar - There It Is (12 Inch Version)
John Foxx - A kind Of Wave (12 Inch Version)
Depeche Mode - Behind The Wheel (Shep Pettibone Mix)

Monday, 1 March 2021

Rubik's 80s Mix #89

Edition #89 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

Playlist

Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It For The Boy
Miami Sound Machine - Dr Beat
Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)
OMD - Genetic Engineering
Adam Ant - Puss  N Boots
Alison Moyet - All Cried Out
Kool & The Gang - Joanna
The Human League - Louise
Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven
Soft Cell - Bedsitter
Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy
Bananarama - Robert De Niro's Waiting
China Crisis - Wishful Thinking
Duran Duran - The Reflex
Spandau Ballet - Only When You Leave

Saturday, 27 February 2021

Vogon Poetry's New Album "Deep Thought" Reviewed

Vogon Poetry are a synthpop trio based in Sweden, to date they have released several singles and EP's over the last 8 or 9 years, in addition they have released 3 albums, their debut "Don't Panic" in 2014, "The Prefect Stories" in 2015 and "Life, The Universe And Everything" in 2018 and in late 2020 they released their 4th album "Deep Thought" on the impressive PBH media label.


The band have a strong affinity with science fiction which has been a continuing subject through their releases, check out their video for the track "Dangers Of Space":

https://youtu.be/GAgHgvjlHAs

To the new album...... 

The atmospheric "My Way Out" is the opening track, that has haunting, ghost like commentary over an endearing music backdrop and strong melody line, brilliant vocals cut through the music, a well structured track and shows they have developed their songwriting over the years.

"Passion" is a really strong track and it is no surprise it was released as a single, again really impressive vocals from John, sings with emotion, which is something I like as a music listener, I like how the song develops with its throbbing synth lines and dance beat, fantastic synth sounds on this track too.

"Exposed Thoughts", for me, is one of their greatest ever tracks, pure synthpop, brilliant sequencer lines, a very strong chorus, the music in this track is top class, easy to see why this was released as a single. Everything just fits into place perfectly, the music, the vocals, outstanding.

"Tankar" is a track sung in their native language, Swedish, and has just been released as a 12 track single, which is available here: https://vogonpoetrymusic.bandcamp.com/

The track features some stunning sequencer work, it is a darker sounding track and despite it being sung in Swedish I quite like this song, reminded me of the darker side of Yazoo, strong chorus too.

"Milliways" is a fans favourite, uplifting and synthetic, which ticks all the right boxes for me, and what a chorus, it is mighty fine, the work gone into creating the music is hugely impressive, a superbly produced track and definitely an album highlight.

"Barren Lands" is a thing of beauty, lovely piano intro which quickly evolves into a fast paced track, lovely warm pads and once again John delivers a fantastic vocal, I think he has really improved his vocals over the years, he can certainly add emotion and feeling to the music created and this album sees that partnership hit perfection.

"The Nightflyer" has a sampled vocal intro and sound effects mixed with a Drum and Bass rhythm section with some sequencer melody parts overlaid, its my least favourite track on the album and does seem a little out of place.

"Xenomorph" has a soundtrack feel to it, great atmospheric pads, good use of voice samples, I also like the pulsing bass-line, very science fiction!

The album closes with my favourite single by the band "Changes", absolute perfection from start to finish, beautiful piano and sequencer melodies, I love how the song builds, John is again on top form with his vocals, once again the music backdrop is well thought out, an achingly wonderful chorus, their finest ever recording.

It is obvious that this is an album made by 3 great friends that enjoy making music and they have pushed the boundaries on this album, which results in a very accomplished piece of work they can be very proud of, they have developed their sound and show that they are 3 talented guys when they get into a studio to make music.

In a word I would sum up the album as impressive 8.5/10

By the way I highly recommend you watch their live performance they did online in November last year titled "Vogon Poetry - Live From The Living Room" it encapsulates what Vogon Poetry are all about, it is available on YouTube here:

https://youtu.be/IZOQ6AIlFvc

The album "Deep Thought" released on the PBH Media label is available on Bandcamp on CD and as a Digital Download and includes 3 bonus tracks.

https://vogonpoetrymusic.bandcamp.com/album/deep-thought

Find out more about Vogon Poetry by visiting their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/vogonpoetrymusic

Monday, 22 February 2021

i-Select #66

White Lion Radio have released edition #66 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

Playlist

808 Dot Pop - Gymnopedie No 1
Piston Damp - Loose Ends
Train To Spain - Dreaming Away
Conscience - Whatever I try (New Vocals)
Conny Olivetti - Within The Hour
Mindmodvl - For Everyone
Planet Neil - Outsider
After Dark - Alone (The Voice And The Snake Remix)
Dani Tamayo - Brand New Life (Insight Remix)
Nature Of Wires ft Madil Hardis - Through Someone Else's Eyes
Jamie Jamal - Gone So Quickly Without Goodbye
Psy'Aviah Ft Ellia Bisker - City In Flames (11Grams Club Radio Remix)
Iota Phi - Wolves Mate For Life (Clean Radio Edit)
Blutengel - Nobody's Diary
Lifelong Corporation - Black Tears (Cosmo Mix)
Melanie S Jane - Silver Beam
Eric C. Powell & Andrea Powell - Soul To Your Heart (Icy Blue Mix)
BlakLight - Isolation (People Theatre Asteroid Mix)
Avoid A Void - Until I Paralyze (Seadrake Remix)
MORE - Legacy Of K
Alfonse - Generator
Andrik Arkane - So Scene
Uncreated Ft Mark Hockings - Hand Grenade
Montage Collective - Could Have Been Forever (Album Version)
Pulse Lab - Tears of A Fool
808 Dot Pop - Ultraviolet (Pentatonic)
Black Nail Cabaret - Maelstrom (Single Edit)
Jeff McCall - Goodbye Europa
Sombre View - Bilaga 1
Lifelong Corporation - I'm A Time Traveler
Eno - Heads Up The Beat (Pimp Remix)
This Human Condition - Breaking The Code (Sauerwelt Remix)
Piston Damp - Don't
Train To Spain - Hide & Seek
Sword Collector - Inherit The Scepter
Re-Active - Future’s End (Extended Version)
Conny Olivetti - Angelic Reinforcement
Loewenhertz - Right As Rain (Radio Edit)
Montage Collective - The Blitz Kids (7 Inch)
Ronny - Blue Cabaret
Rusty Egan Presents Ft Chris Payne - Fade To Grey (Blitzed Extended Mix)

Monday, 15 February 2021

The Electronic Music Hour #65

Welcome to edition #65 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

Kraftwerk - Radioactivity (Francois Kevorkian 7 Inch Remix)
Electric City Cowboys - Tell Me
Electric Youth - Now Now
Erasure - Over The Rainbow
Heaven 17 - Let me Go
Daily Planet - Belong
Soft Cell - Where The Heart Is
Diamond Field & Bob Haro - Won't Compromise
POS:2 - Enjoy Your Life
Howard Jones - Pear In the Shell
Red Sleeping Beauty - Someone Somewhere
Visage - Fade To Grey
A-Ha - Train Of Thought (Remix)
Mechatronic - In Between Days
Pet Shop Boys - An Open Mind

Monday, 8 February 2021

Maximum 80s #88

White Lion Radio have released edition # 88 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

Liza Minnelli - Losing My Mind (Extended Remix)
Queen - Radio Ga Ga (Extended Version)
Blancmange - Blind Vision (Long Version)
Alison Moyet - All Cried Out (Extended Version)
Visage - Mind Of A toy (12 Dance Mix)
Break Machine - Street Dance (Vocal 12 Inch Version)
Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me (Original 12 Inch)
Spandau Ballet - Communication (12 Inch Version)
Bros - I Owe You Nothing (Club Mix)
The Communards - Tomorrow (Extended 12 Inch Remix)
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus (Holier Than Thou Approach)
Kajagoogoo - Too Shy (12 Inch Version)

Monday, 1 February 2021

Rubik's 80s Mix #88

Edition #88 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

Playlist

Teardrop Explodes - Reward
Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel - White Lines (Don't Do It)
OMD - Locomotion
Heaven 17 - This Is Mine
Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing moon
The Cure - The Caterpillar
Phil Oakey & Giorgio Moroder - Together In Electric Dreams
Nik Kershaw - The Riddle
Malcolm McLaren - Madam Butterfly
Paul Young - Wherever I Lay My Hat (Thats My Home)
Roberta Flack & Peobo Bryson - Tonight I Celebrate My Love
The Jam - Start!
Status Quo - What You're Proposing
Roxy Music - Over you
Jon & Vangelis - I Hear You Now

Monday, 25 January 2021

i-Select #65

White Lion Radio have released edition #65 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

Playlist

Nattefrost - I am
808 Dot Pop - Ultraviolet (Phototonic)
Obsession Of Time - Don't Look Back (Echonocks Remix)
Condition One - Rainbow
Fused - No Fear (Photographic Mix)
BlakLight - Isolation (Nature Of Wires Remix Edit)
Eric C. Powell & Andrea Powell - Soul To Your Heart
Deep Sleep - Her And I
7t2names Ft Tareq - We Are King
After The Season - Airport Sunset
ALPHABOT - Flashdancer
Positronic - If You Leave
Mika Ella - Never Let It Die (Chris Hurts Disco 2 Remix)
SCALA - More
Eurotix - Cold
Bliss My Heart - Latigo Canyon
Bob Haro - Pink & Blue (Diamond Field Radio Edit)
Scenius - Make It Shiny (Nature Of Wires Remix)
After Dark - Alone (Fused Remix)
Projekt Ich Ft Stocksnskins - Society Class (DMT Berzerk Remix)
Munatix - Longing For Some Time With Me
Francesca e Luigi - Staying The Night (7'' Single Edit)
Re-Active - Future’s End (Edit)
Andrik Arkane - I Scream I Scream (Radio Edit)
Montage Collective - Into The Interim (Fused Remix)
Datapop - Asteroid (EP Version)
Exciting Valence - We Call It Love
Oui Plastique - Failure
Conscience - Just Let It Happen
Denial Waits - Father Me
808 Dot Pop - Blackbodies (Lampblack)
Flying Dark - Say What You Want
Fused - The Dalotek Affair
Condition One - Falling Deeper
Eno - Heads Up
Nattefrost - Receive

Monday, 18 January 2021

The Electronic Music Hour #64

Welcome to edition #64 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

Liza Minnelli - Don't Drop Bombs (7'' Version)
David Bowie & Pat Metheny Group - This Is Not America
Cold Connection - Arrival
Erotic Elk - Dark Winter
Bryan Ferry - Slave To Love
Eurotix - To Mars
OMD - Speed Of Light
Vision Talk - Promises
Octolab - Fire Into Ice
Heaven 17 - The Height Of The Fighting (He-La-Hu)
China Crisis - Wishful Thinking
Blondie - Heart Of Glass
Parralox - Change Of Heart (Italoconnection Remix)
New Order - True Faith
Mika Ella - Take It Or Leave It (Extended Version)

Monday, 11 January 2021

Maximum 80s #87

White Lion Radio have released edition # 87 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

Madonna - Lucky Star (New Mix)
The Human League - Don't You Want Me (Extended Dance Mix)
OMD - Dreaming (Extended Mix)
Johnny Hates Jazz - Turn Back The Clock (J Mendelsohn Mix)
Heaven 17 - I'm Your Money (12 Inch Extended Version)
Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else's Guy (Remix)
Yazoo - Situation (Extended Version)
Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Urban Mix)
Belinda Carlisle - Leave A Light On (Extended Version)
Imagination - Body Talk (Full Length Version)
Womack & Womack - Teardrops (12 Inch)
John Foxx - Endlessly (12 Inch Version)

Monday, 4 January 2021

Rubik's 80s Mix #87

 Edition #87 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

Playlist

Duran Duran - Planet Earth
The Human League - Love Action (I Believe In Love)
Adam & The Ants - Stand & Deliver
ABC - Tears Are Not Enough (7 Inch Version)
Spandau Ballet - Chant No 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On)
The Passions - I'm In Love With A German Film Star
Godley & Creme - Under Your Thumb
Crown Heights Affair - You Gave Me Love
The Cure - The Lovecats
Stacy Lattisaw - Jump To The Beat
The Style Council - Speak Like A Child
Kool & The Gang - Too Hot
Simple Minds - Waterfront
Abba - The Winner Takes It All
OMD - Enola Gay
Hazel O'Connor - Eighth Day