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electroclash commando vol 1
In my mind there was two parts to the electroclash scene, one more influenced by the italio disco sound of the 80s and the other by the Electro/Breakdance/Hip Hop sounds of New York and early Detroit Techno. (Of course all influenced by Kraftwerk in some way)
The scene only lasted a couple of years but its still one of my favourites times, there was a real fun element to the music thats sadly lacking a bit these days.
This mix focusses more on the 'electro' side. It includes some songs that aren't strictly "electroclash" but still fit and some classics from the 80s that helped inspire the movement.
**The title of the episode is a tribute to a mix album by Anthony Rother called Electro Commando**
Posted at 19:45, 21st October 2012
couch nodding vol 1
Picture the scene...
You're in a flat after a night out at the club and its stupid o'clock, everyones finally started to settle down and even that overly enthusiastic guy that spent the last 3 hours playing tracks on Youtube is cabbage. The remaining few want to sit back relax and listen to something not too banging but not so mellow they'll drift off and spill the drink on their lap.
We've all been there so in honour of this I present "Couch Nodding Vol 1"
The mix consists of some deep house and minimal tracks that I really like but never get a chance to play.
Posted at 04:37, 23rd September 2012
new life presents asthmatic astronaut
Tonight's episode of New Life features an exclusive live session from Asthmatic Astronaut. Originally a member of Scottish hip-hop pioneers and internationally renowned live act Underling, Asthmatic Astronaut has been releasing glitchy, woozy, beautiful electronica through labels such as Tru Thoughts, Wah Wah 45s and his own Black Lantern Music (www.blacklanternmusic.com) since 2009. He has been described by The Skinny as "one of the most exciting artists currently working in Scotland" and he played a blinding set for us in Bloc a few months ago, so needless to say we're hugely excited about his performance on tonight's show.
Posted at 13:13, 27th May 2012