You might disagree, but as far as I’m concerned you can’t get enough Euro. OK, I might live to eat those words. Either way, for our last random jukebox before Christmas, here’s Sylver, with Livin’ My Life:
For the final run of Music for the Masses, from April to May 2005, I had secured the coveted Saturday night slot, building people up to a stomping night out in Leeds. Or alternatively helping them to revise for their exams. Or potentially neither; it was rather difficult to tell. But looking through the playlist, I can see a slightly more uptempo seam running through the show, culminating with the Electromix at the end of the show.
Show 39: Sat 7 May 2005, from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Broadcast on LSR FM, online only. Artist of the week: The Shamen.
Morcheeba – World Looking In
Erasure – Here I Go Impossible Again
1 Giant Leap feat. Robbie Williams & Maxi Jazz – My Culture
Mylo – In My Arms (Sharam Jey Remix)
The Shamen – Comin’ On (Beatmasters Mix)
Sylver – Make It
Aurora – Ordinary World
BT – Orbitus Terrarium
Kraftwerk – Aérodynamik
The Shamen – MK2A
Depeche Mode – Freelove (Live) [The Live Bit]
Stereo MCs – Connected
Technique – Sun is Shining
Felix – Don’t You Want Me
Yello feat. Stina Nordenstam – To the Sea
New Order – Jetstream (Arthur Baker Remix)
The Shamen – Indica
Binar – The Truth Sets Us Free
Talk Talk – Talk Talk
Mirwais feat. Craig Wedren – Miss You [Electromix]
Elektric Music – Lifestyle (Radio-Style) [Electromix]
Front Line Assembly – Everything Must Perish [Electromix]
Fluke – Absurd
Bent – The Waters Deep
The Electromix feature from this show still exists, and will be included on a future Playlist for stowaways.
Show 36 was the last before the three week Easter break, and would see Music for the Masses in its springtime Wednesday slot for the last time. Actually, it could have even been the last outing of the show, as the post-holiday scheduling shakeup always meant a few shows dropped out. Fortunately – or unfortunately – it lived on to die another day, this week with New Order as the Artist of the Week.
Show 36: Wed 16 Mar 2005, from 6:05pm-8:00pm
Broadcast on LSR FM, online only. Artist of the week: New Order.
Chicane – No Ordinary Morning
Veto Silver – Neon Lites
Mory Kante – Yeke Yeke (Hardfloor Mix)
Sylver – Who Am I?
Andy Pickford – Zweifarbig Bomber (Part 2)
Télépopmusik – Don’t Look Back
New Order – Blue Monday
Alizée – Moi… Lolita
Ladytron – Seventeen
Daft Punk – Robot Rock
Vic Twenty – I Sold Your Heart on eBay
Black Box Recorder – The Facts of Life
Annie – Always Too Late
New Order – True Faith
Depeche Mode – Only When I Lose Myself
Dusted – Always Remember to Honour and Respect Your Mother (Part 2)
It’s always a pleasure to be able to hide the odd nine-minute gem in the middle of a radio show, such as the brilliant Virus Mix of Everything But The Girl‘s Lullaby of Clubland. Surprisingly, the webcam shows me looking relaxed in the extreme.
Show 31: Wed 9 Feb 2005, from 6:05pm-8:00pm
Broadcast on LSR FM, online only. Artist of the week: Massive Attack.
The Grid – Heartbeat
Trance Atlantic Air-Waves – Chase
Sylver – Take Me Back
The Human League – Love Me Madly?
Everything But The Girl – Lullaby of Clubland (Virus Mix)
The Postal Service – We Will Become Silhouettes
Inspiral Carpets – Saturn 5
Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
Camouflage – The Great Commandment
Visage – Fade to Grey
Pet Shop Boys – How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously? (Ragga Zone Remix)
The second Monday evening show saw the station’s webcam working for the first time in 2004, which therefore meant me (right) and my special guest Carl (left) spent much of the show trying to get ourselves seen on the internets.
Show 26: Mon 15 Nov 2004, from 6:05pm-8:00pm
Broadcast on LSR FM, online only. Artist of the week: Saint Etienne.
Daft Punk – Aerodynamic
Chicane – Saltwater
Conjure One – Sleep
Mory Kante – Yeke Yeke (Hardfloor Mix)
Zero 7 – I Have Seen
Madonna – Nobody’s Perfect
Saint Etienne – Who Do You Think You Are?
Front Line Assembly – Everything Must Perish
William Orbit – Barber’s Adagio for Strings (Ferry Corsten Remix)
Another fine list from my archives, originally posted on my old website on 21st November 2003. In case it wasn’t immediately obvious, I was living in Germany at the time.
Herewith five artists who are big in Germany, and ought to be big in the UK, but nobody has ever heard of them…
One-T + Cool-T – I’ve no idea where they’re from, but they have a really catchy hip hop track with a fantastic video out at the moment called The Magic Key, which is big all over Europe. Except in the UK, of course. It just spent its 18th week on the German chart.
Samajona – A Berlin-based girl band, who appear to be big all over eastern Europe. Their current single Miss You ought to be enough to give Girls Aloud a run for their money, only it’s in German, which isn’t really a terribly commercial idea.
Sylver – A Dutch dance duo, who are now on their second album. They had a minor hit in the UK with Turn the Tide a couple of years ago. A lot of their stuff isn’t that great, but Livin’ My Life and the current single Shallow Water are particularly noteworthy.
Within Temptation – I’ve no idea what most of their material is like, but I just heard a very good industrial rock track called Mother Earth. They seem to sound a bit like Evanescence, except the vocalist uses opera influences, which is interesting. No idea where they’re from.
Wolfsheim – A German electronic group, who seem to have built up a big cult audience in Germany through the 1990s. I’d never heard of them before, but they’ve done a couple of really good singles this year, including Kein Zurück and Find You’re Here.
I could also mention Bernd das Brot, but that’s probably not a terribly good idea. Oh, and the German Popstars: The Rivals band, the unfortunately named Preluders are quite good, too. Or rather, like Girls Aloud, they’ve got a good production team behind them.