Belgians Walter Verdin, Hilde van Roy and Dett Peyskens released this song Wavin in 1983. Search Pas De Deux as they have some other interesting songs.
“Pas De Deux represented Belgium for the 1983 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The mainstream audience did not understand this unconventional song (a simple tune and just one line of text: ‘Rendez-vous. Maar de maat is vol, en mijn kop is toe’). The band ended third from last. Nonetheless ‘Rendez-Vous’ became a big summer hit in Belgium that year. Pas De Deux released one mini-album and a couple of singles.” – discogs.com
For more info: discogs.com/artist/Pas+De+Deux
I am extremely pleased to tell you my fourth full length album has been released and it’s called Fire Funmania. These are the ten best songs I have recorded in the past eighteen months. This album is more like my first album Manic Panic and the album cover image and colors purposely reflect that. Like Alex in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange I have returned to my evil self here.
Releasing a full length album is a huge deal for any musician. Saturday is my birthday and getting this released is my gift to myself. To celebrate I’m playing in Aachen, Germany. The event called DODT is very synthpunk and underground. I can’t wait to get on stage. Another way I’m going to celebrate the release of Fire Funmania is to write about each of the songs. A few songs are quite clear in their meanings but I love to talk about the technical side of production. I used a lot of vintage and new hardware on this release. Other songs such as Kissing Anne I think would benefit from some discussion or at least make a good read. No matter the content I believe all music is art. It should be a human right to freely express yourself without fear. Song writing is one of the most important things in my life.
If you like my music or just like reading Wire to the Ear the best way to say thank you is to buy this release. The digital release is available today on iTunes, Beatport and Amazon MP3. In the coming weeks there will be a CD a limited edition 12″ vinyl and cassette.
“The Horrorist returns in 2013 with his 4th full length album! He goes back to his roots with 10 completely evil, wild, sex filled tracks. This is really dark, sick twisted material! Will be played at many afterparties! 10/10!!!” – Beatport.com
This week’s pick comes from the electronic artist The Horrorist. His fourth album Fire Funmania is being released on Things To Come Records and it is wickedly dark and evil. There are some strange experimental type tracks on here that will make you say “hmm”, but there are also “regular” techno type tracks that many of you will expect. Especially if you are only familiar with his breakout hit “One Night In NYC“. Go into this album thinking The Horrorist is an artist first and a techno producer second, you will thank me. – Auxiliary Magazine (Mike Kieffer)
The horror show returns! From the first song to every one after this is pure sexyness. Electronic torture never sounded so good! Awesome album. – iTunes”
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Incubated Sounds are from Baden-Württemberg and consist of Jörg Koch, Thomas Sohmer, Wolfgang Strobel. The song which bears their band name appeared on a 1988 cassette titled “Ornamental Despair”.
“Tape in snapcase comes in A6 PVC sleeve with two folded A4 paper-sheets.” – Discogs
I’m performing on January 19th in Aachen, Germany for DODT. It will be a record release party for my next full length album Fire Funmania and also my birthday party. One of the other bands performing is Knothole from Berlin. Just check out the video above. I can’t wait!
“Schwefelgelb´s sid dancefloorfucking SOLOPROJECT!!!” – Michael Hilgers
For more info: facebook.com/events/320977971348751/?ref=22
I have a huge box of cassettes I recorded off NYC radio in the 1980s. Hands down some of the most cherished are the Latin Rascals mixes. They took hundreds of tracks and mixed them in such an amazing musical and technical way. I used to play basketball and swim to this stuff everyday after high school. Even though it may not be apparent my own music is heavily influenced by these tracks. Hearing this is just a reminder I have to somehow convert my cassettes to digital ASAP. This stuff is the soundtrack of classic NY.
“As far as trends in DJ Culture go, New York always was light years ahead of anyone else on the planet. This mix changed everything – Latin Rascals – 1984 – I remember hearing it and that was it for me, it’s never been topped actually.” – Frankie Bones
“Albert Cabrera and Tony Moran (collectively known as the Latin Rascals) got their start as movers and shakers on the budding early’80s New York City club scene, hosting an influential continuous-mix show on local danceradio. The duo went on to become the most in-demand editing and remixing teams in the record business. The Latin Rascals also masterminded the Latin freestyle dance scene, including work for TKA , Sa-Fire and The Cover Girls…among others. The Latin Rascals were also artists for two albums released on Polydor records.” – rascaltunes.com
For more info: discogs.com/artist/Latin+Rascals,+The
via Frankie Bones
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“People Are People” is Depeche Mode’s tenth UK single, released on 12 March 1984. It was their first hit single in the US and the first single from the Some Great Reward album.” – Wikipedia
For more info: depechemode.com
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Here’s a new piece of patent leather synth music to pre-order. My friend Daniel Myer of Haujobb let me know about DSX. This is a side project of Dejan Samardzic. My favorite on this is “Don’t Resist” which has a proper EBM feel to it. The pacing of the song’s arrangement is really good. The vocals come in and out in a nicely psychotic manner. I also really like “Information War” which reminds me a lot of David Carretta’s darker stuff. Expect to see that one many a future DJ mixes. It will also be available on Vinyl. Listen now and grab it December 14th.
“The first song ‘Demonic feat Emily Steigerwald’ reminds me of just enough Dive (Welcome to Hell) mixed with Gitane Demone’s (Incendiary Lover) eery singing style…. but better. ‘Don’t Resist’ is a relentless bass-driven track with a detuned synth-lead reminding me to The Normal’s (Warm Leatherette)… but harder.” – peek-a-boo-magazine.be
For more info: dsxmusic.bandcamp.com
Sprockets was a SNL skit. I admit my idea of a good club is basically Dieter’s Dance Party. Video link: youtube.com/watch?v=LxQ6olQjebg
“Sprockets was a recurring, fictional West German television talk show sketch created by actor, writer and comedian Mike Myers with Canadian actor Dana Andersen for Second City Theatre. The show parodied German stereotypes, especially those pertaining to German seriousness, efficiency, and precision.” – Wikipedia
For more info: wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprockets_(Saturday_Night_Live)
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More proof a huge part of what made classic Depeche Mode so wonderful was the amazing dark melodies. Michal Matejcik from the Czech Republic performs PIMPF, Question of Time, Something to Do, People Are People, Master & Servant and more. I want this guy playing in Macy’s this Christmas, at the weddings I go to and everywhere else please.
“Sometimes I don’t blame them for wanting you. You look good and they need something to do. Until I look at you and then I condemn them. I know my kind. What goes on in our minds.” – Depeche Mode
For more info: youtube.com/user/DepmodeCom
Dave Gahan and the song People are People star in Volkswagen’s new advertisement. The Golf is VW’s most important car. It shows how freakin huge DM are in Germany. Really huge. My only question is: Why didn’t they use the song Behind the Wheel?
“You have to know people to build the one car — Der Golf. Das Auto. Enjoy the new tv commercial and discover different cover versions of the famous Depeche Mode Song “People are People”. If you look closely, you might spot a celebrity.” – volkswagen.de
For more info: depechemode.com
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