shows // GK Machine's Synthetic Soul Show
And welcome to the Synthetic Soul Show.
Here me and my robot friends hope to find a second home in your earholes for the 5000+ records lying around at GKHQ that we've been collecting for almost 30 years.
We play as many cutting edge sounds as we can afford to buy, mostly on vinyl but occasionally on CD, mixed with electronica from the 60s right through to the present, new wave, post punk, dub, experimental, avantgarde, psych, electro-disco and occasional contra-pop sing-a-longs......with a preference towards the more synthetic side of production.
Some of it may be uneasy listening but hey, that's what it's all about.
I'm off to London this weekend so the show this week is one I pre-recorded a....tested out my new Sennheiser MD421 mic and all seems fine. Some great tunes in store, all of which are new this week except one (or two?). Lots of dub-tinged tracks plus the latest from Tim Sweeney's Beats In Space label (Secret Circuit), Modern Artifacts, Editions Disco and L.A. sound system the Dub Club's first vinyl LP outing.....you will seriously love this!
Posted at 09:35, 16th May 2013
I'll be out of town for today's show so instead have uploaded a mix I did back in 2007. It was the first DJ mix I'd done using Ableton Live rather than just vinyl.
Styles-wize it goes right across the board (as you can see from the track listing). Hope you like!
Posted at 18:09, 25th April 2013
Friends, compatriots, international strangers: after absconding from duties last week and disappearing up north, leaving many listeners deeply disappointed, I'm pleased to say that the Synthetic Soul Show is back on the air this afternoon. Two weeks worth of goodies to catch up on in one hour. 15 minutes and counting :)
Posted at 13:46, 22nd March 2013
This latest show has at last been successfully uploaded and is finally ready to be streamed direct into your brain cavities. I was away in London at the time of this broadcast so the show is a pre-recorded one. It goes from new wave and downtempo electronica to upbeat acid/electro/house and finally dubbbbb. Enjoy the sonic spectrum.
Posted at 08:59, 6th March 2013
two l(i)ps from amsterdam
This week we will be mostly listening to the fruits of my recent deep trainspotting ventures in Amsterdam and Rotterdam plus a few brand new releases which will also be aired at Saturday's Kill Yr Idols night. Ears peeled for Dali's Car, Lord Of The Isles, Electric Sandwich, Dobie, New York Edits, Phil Manzanera, Bruno Spoerri and muuuuuuuch much more
Posted at 20:08, 21st February 2013