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Tag: Synth Pop

A’M 2012

The Prague-based label AMDISCS is, like its umbrella organisation the AM180, committed to a fierce DIY ethos and strong visual aesthetics. The label is one of their youngest of activities, which also includes the Creepy Teepee festival (read our review here), but has already carved its mark on the world’s underground scene with numerous releases. … Continued

Deptford Goth shows off his Youth

The unassuming South-London area of Deptford is not the first thing that comes to mind when speaking about the contemporary music scene. Yet it proved charming enough for the musician Daniel Woolhouse to use it in the name of his new project – albeit only after he sexed it up with the sufficiently opaque Goth … Continued

Marc Houle is living in synth

OK so this is not exactly breaking news in the league of Ricardo Villalobos standing for parliament or James Blake being arrested for a drive by shooting, but it’s something we like quite a lot – and even more so for being particularly unexpected. Marc Houle is probably best known for his association with Minus, … Continued

10 x 4 – Skai Nine

The Maryland-based solo electronic artist Skai Nine is a lover and creator of all kinds of electro-based music, drawing inspiration from hip-hop to the synth pop of the 80s and yet somehow he manages to sound current. We caught up with Skai to learn some more. Electronic Beats: What’s your current state of mind? I’m … Continued

Duran Duran reveal deluxe vinyl edition

The Vinyl Factory – purveyors of the finest collectors edition vinyls have announced the latest addition to their tiny, handpicked stable – a deluxe edition of Duran Duran‘s All You Need Is Now. Originally released last year All you need is Now is the first album from the pioneering British synth pop band in over … Continued

Ladytron prepare new album

Long term synth lovers Ladytron have just announced details of their latest album to be released later this year. Gravity the Seducer is the follow up to 2008’s Velocifero and was recorded in the UK with Barny Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys). Their eighth studio effort apparently has a more dream-like quality than their previous efforts as … Continued