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 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:

They also have a Facebook page:

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

Again, they have a Facebook page:

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


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.


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

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

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


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: 

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

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:

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 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 here


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