The one thing that Rusty Egan is not short of is something to say. Loud and frank, not always subtle and occasionally angry, but always interesting and lively, his anecdotes combine laughter, tears and a vivid eye-witness account of his role as a catalyst in popular culture over the past four decades.
The resultant career spanning conversation was far too enthusiastic amusing and informative not to make public, so this is Rusty talking, with only a few edits to stop him from going to jail… Continue Reading ›
William Mark Wainwright got his affectionate nickname Orbit from his friends who considered him to be something of a “space cadet”.
As William Orbit, the Hackney born musician and composer became one of the most revered producers, winning Grammys, Ivor Novellos and several other music industry awards. With the restriction of one track per album project and presented in chronological order, here is a Beginner’s Guide to William Orbit. Continue Reading ›
When is synthwave not synthwave? When it’s synthpop of course and much of the best synthwave is actually pop. While a lot of synthwave just appears to be formless meandering instrumentals made by gamer boys with a Lamborghini fixation, the majority of the best exponents have been female and tune-based like NINA, MECHA MAIKO and DANA JEAN PHOENIX.
Looking to join that roll of honour is ROXI DRIVE, a talented West London based singer / songwriter with a crush on Ryan Gosling. Continue Reading ›
The long awaited synth collaboration between the East and West of the United States is finally here. HELIX marks the musical marriage between the Rhode Island songstress Mari Kattman and the man behind everything ASSEMBLAGE 23, Seattle-based Tom Shear.
It comes as no surprise that Shear can deliver musically, it’s also not news that Kattman is a valid artist on her own, but those two twinned together provide higher levels of musical enjoyment. Continue Reading ›
From DEAD ASTRONAUTS, the lo-fi synth project of Jared Nickerson and Hayley Stewart, a new star is born. With the name transcending Toronto based Stewart’s fascination with Japanese culture, cyber space and the love of vintage synthesis, MECHA MAIKO releases her debut album ‘Mad But Soft’.
The Geisha-like robot brings a much needed freshness and romance into the world of electronica, and she’s doing it with grace, sensuality and poise. Continue Reading ›