Gold Panda Shares New Video And Announces EP

Words: ES STAFF After a busy year of albums and EP releases, a photography book and worldwide live shows, Gold Panda is finishing 2016 with yet another new EP and a headline show at London’s Oval Space on 6 December. …

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BOOHOOHOO: VIDEO PREMIER

From Glasgow’s excellent Last Night From Glasgow label, named after an Abba song lyric, comes the debut from Electronic Sound favourites BooHooHoo. It’s like the 80s never went away, they just got cooler when we weren’t looking.

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IAN BURDEN TALKS HUMAN LEAGUE AND SYNTH

Ian Burden, the former Human League keyboard player and composer (he co-wrote ‘Do Or Die’, ‘The Sound Of The Crowd’ and ‘Love Action’ on the ‘Dare’ album), has been tempted into the limelight to by Korg to talk about his …

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LISTEN: THE GROOVE TWINS

The Groove Twins is a project from one-time member of early 80s synth pop outfit The Mood, Mark Fordyce, and Anton Witter. The Mood signed to RCA in 1981 and released a handful of singles and had some success in …

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RIP Jean Jacques Perrey

French electronic music pioneer Jean Jacques Perrey has died. He was 87. Perrey’s history with electronic music goes way back to the roots of the electronic music industry itself when he met Georges Jenny, the inventor of the Ondioline, and …

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NINE MINUTE ELECTRONIC EPIC FROM AUSTRALIA’S PVT

‘Morning Mist, Rock Island Bend’ from Sydney’s PVT injects some welcome political charge into proceedings, albeit in a relatively abstract way. The lush visuals in the video should be enough to keep you entertained. Director Mclean Stephenson explains “This video …

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ARP ODDYSEi APP

Not content with rebooting the classic ARP Odyssey both as a keyboard and module version (the latter is on our Xmas list), Korg have ported the innards into the world of the iPad/iPhone and produced the Arp Oddysei. It’s on …

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S U R V I V E Release Video For ‘Copter’

Something strange afoot Words: ES STAFF Austin based synth quartet S U R V I V E have shared the video for their track ‘Copter’, taken from their latest album ‘RR7349’. We spotted a couple of ‘Stranger Things’ references in …

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LONDON MUSIC DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL

Everyone loves a music doc, and London’s Music Documentary Festival is the place to catch a swathe of them on the big screen as they premier. There’s The Orb doc,’Lunar Orbit’ which has its own free after-party, and ‘Northern Disco …

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Yellowsphere Will Take Place On 24th November

Oh yeah! Words: ES STAFF For one night only, Yello will be taking over the Ministry of Sound to showcase five decades of electronic music that joins London, Zurich and Detroit. Yellosphere will take place on 24th November. The Swiss …

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PETE BURNS R.I.P.

It has just been announced that Pete Burns, the singer of Dead Or Alive, died yesterday. He was 57. His manager Steve Coy posted the following message on Twitter: “It is with the greatest sadness that we have to break …

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MARTYN WARE TALKS ROLAND SYSTEM 100

“We grew up in the space age…” In this video, Martyn Ware gives viewers a tour around his Roland System 100 and talks about his love of sound design, which sprang from the hearing the likes of The Beach Boys’ …

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RUSTY EGAN ALBUM: GUEST FEST

Rusty Egan, lynchpin and DJ of the Blitz club alongside Steve Strange in the early 1980s, has an album on the way, and is using Pledge Music to get it out to the public. The album, ‘Welcome To The Dancefloor’, …

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Near Future Debut At Sensoria Festival In Sheffield

Michael Rother also appears for the first time in the Steel City Words: ES STAFF Sheffield’s excellent Sensoria Festival of music and film provided many delights over its eight days, drawing to a close last weekend. Among its highlights was …

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WATCH: BAYONNE, FIFA GAME SOUNDTRACKER

You know you’ve arrived when you get a track on video game like FIFA 17. Bayonne, aka Texan Roger Sellers, has a track, ‘Appeal’ on the soundtrack to the mega-selling football simulation. It’s bound to lead many thousands to discover …

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‘STRANGER THINGS’ SYNTH STASH

Here’s an interesting glimpse at the synths that made the music for the ‘Stranger Things’ score. Michael Stein, who composed the music with S U R V I V E bandmate Kyle Dixon, shows the band’s local radio station around …

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MATTHEW BOURNE ‘MOOGMEMORY PLUS’ EP

Matthew Bourne, who was part of the ‘Radioland’ project which reinterpreted Kraftwerk’s ‘Radio-Activity’ album and who released his Moog-inspired album ‘moogmemory’ earlier this year, has a new EP on the way, which echoes the development of Moog’s troubled polysynth. Bourne …