Today’s episode features music by Mr Jones Machine, Eternity Range, Distant Project, Iris, Leæther Strip, Gary Numan, VNV Nation, Laudanum, Miss Kittin, Frontal, Endanger, Vacuum, Shiny Toy Guns, STandART, Camouflage, Moon.74, T3rr0r 3rr0r, Red Cell, Echo Image, Akanoid, Mirrors, Spetsnaz, Assemblage 23, Xetrovoid, Orange Sector, Solitary Experiments, Sea of Sin, and The Ultrasonics!
Today’s episode features music by Beborn Beton, Pool Waitress, X-Marks the Pedwalk, Dreamtime, Univaque, Les Anges De La Nuit, Patenbrigade Wolff, Sarah P, X-in June, Camouflage, Information Society, Beograd, Lazerhawk, XP8, Ad Vitam, Regenerator, Gary Numan, Bhambhamhara, Shadow System, Antibody, Butterfly Messiah, Shiny Darkness, Zynic, Funker Vogt, Tweaker, O.V.N.I., and Third Realm
While I’m waiting to take a shower after a bike ride… let’s shuffle some music! Someone asked me a couple of days ago why I do this. I do it to hopefully introduce people to bands they’ve never heard of within the genres I listen to. That would be Futurepop, EBM, Industrial, Industrial Dance, New Wave, Goth, Punk, Electroclash, Electronica, Darkwave, Shoegaze, Synthpop, Alternative (mostly before it became mainstream), and some EDM, and Techno.
ARTIST: Holy Ghost!
SONG: Static on the Wire
ALBUM: Holy Ghost
SONG: Six Seconds
ALBUM: The Gun Song EP
Just realized I have 47GB of music in my temp folder that still has to be processed before I put it in my library. Well, shuffle continues…
ARTIST Praga Khan
SONG: Begin To Move
ALBUM: 21st Century Skin
One of my favorite karaoke songs!
ARTIST: Wall of Voodoo
SONG: Mexican Radio
ALBUM: Call Of The West
Fans know Camouflage have been putting out albums since the 80’s. If you enjoyed the song The Great Commandments on the radio in the 80’s you should check out ALL their albums. They continue to put out amazing music.
I have almost 35,000 MP3’s in my collection and that collection grows by hundreds each week. The majority of my music is Futurepop, EBM, Industrial, Industrial Dance, New Wave, Goth, Punk, Electroclash, Electronica, Darkwave, Shoegaze, and Synthpop (loving the Synthpop Revival going on right now). I even have a bit of EDM and Techno mixed in there as well as some Alternative (mostly old-school alternative back when it was actually alternative and not mainstream. Now that Alternative is mainstream, shouldn’t we call it something else?)
One thing I started doing on Facebook was posting what my MediaMonkey is playing on shuffle. I did this to start introducing people to new music and new bands. The bands out there need fans to help them make money and to spread their amazing music. Not everyone will be a fan of the music I listen to. It’s not Top 40 trendy stuff. You won’t hear it on KISS FM. You may not even hear it on KROQ.
I support the bands and go to the concerts any time they’re in my area. Most of the bands I listen to care about their fans and will actually comment and reply when you post on their page or mention their band in a post. Half the times I post a band’s song, the band likes my post. I’ve even become friends with band members by supporting their bands and going to their shows. When is the last time Janet Jackson or Kanye West liked your post or commented on it? When’s the last time a Top 40 band mentioned you by name on a Facebook post?
So anyway, I’ve decided that I’m going to post my shuffles here as well with links to YouTube videos of the songs I’ve played. Give them a listen: to both the older and newer bands. Discover bands you haven’t heard of before and support them by buying their CDs and music (especially if you can buy it from their web page or bandcamp instead of through a label). Go to their shows when they come to your town. Find the scene in your town and join up! Make sure you get in on bandsintownand songkick to keep up with the bands you like and get notified when they come into town.
With that said, here is the first shuffle I did from 2/4. It was a small one that got me interested in doing this.
ARTIST: Magic Sword
SONG: Sword of Truth
ALBUM: Magic Sword