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.
new releases showcase
So, seeing as it's been a couple of months since my last show I feel I really should spend this hour dedicating the time to completely new releases as there's so much to catch up on. Tune in for new releases from Peaking Lights/Secret Circuit, Tornaado, Ali Renault, Patrick Cowley, The Dubless, Spirit Bear Mezcal Ensemble, William Onyeabor, Voyage, Jamie Paton, Daniele Baldelli, Beppe Loda, Michoacan and if there's room I'll squeeze in Glasgow's own Vazz and Cameroonian Francis Bebey and whatever else I can manage.
Posted at 13:07, 5th November 2013
3-hour monster-size radio special
This Friday tune into the Synthetic Soul Show and catch GK Machine and robot family play three hours of astounding sounds from the MYSTIC VAULTS......plus plus plus within that three hours a one-hour SPECIAL FEATURE showcasing ultra-cool labels du moment EMOTIONAL RESCUE / EMOTIONAL RESPONSE out of London who specialise in reissuing lost cult classics as well as pioneering cutting edge, original new music from around the globe. Tune in 2pm sharp! GKM
Posted at 21:40, 4th June 2013
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 08:35, 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 17:09, 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