electronic // newwave // experimental // alternative // progressive
Hi 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 40 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 slight leaning towards the synthetic side of things. Some of it may be uneasy listening but hey, who wants to be comfortable all the time, huh? GKM
26/01/2018 // 142. Dancefloor 2017
I never did manage to get round to compiling a 'best of 2017' mix for dancing (I did do a more leisurely one which is also here on Subcity). Instead, I did a mix last night with a pile that I'd started scraping together with the aforementioned aim in mind but hadn't quite decided on. All records are of course from 2017. I wouldn't necessarily say they're all my 'favourites' as that would imply tracks not on it aren't. There are HEAPS of great records from 2017 that I can think of that I haven't gotten on here! Anyway, the mix was completely unplanned and I don't think I've ever mixed any two of them together before, which I suppose is to be expected as I'd never normally limit myself to just playing records from just one year. Obviously I wasn't sure how things would turn out, some of the mixes work, others not so much......but it was fun trying. The main thing is that some absolutely great music was released that you'd need to be dead to not enjoy or at least start tapping your feet to. If you're home you have permission to get up and dance. I promise your secret's safe with me.