Category Archives: Synth Pop

TREVOR JACKSON PRESENTS METAL DANCE 2.

TREVOR JACKSON PRESENTS METAL DANCE 2. In February 2012, Strut Records released the Trevor Jackson Presents Metal Dance. Critically acclaimed, Trevor Jackson Presents Metal Dance was a retrospective reminder of some groundbreaking music. There was no doubt about it, there would be a followup to Trevor Jackson Presents Metal Dance. Eighteen months later, Strut Records …

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CHANGE THE BEAT-THE CELLULOID RECORDS STORY 1979-1987.

CHANGE THE BEAT-THE CELLULOID RECORDS STORY 1979-1987. In 2012, Strut Records released Only For You: The Sound of Cajmere and Cajual Records, which paid homage to Cajmere, one of the innovators of the Chicago house scene and his label Cajual Records. This proved to be one of Strut Records’ most critically acclaimed and commercially successful …

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DISCO RECHARGE: VOYAGE-ONE STEP HIGHER.

DISCO RECHARGE: VOYAGE-ONE STEP HIGHER. By 1982, Voyage had established themselves as one of Euro Disco’s most innovative groups. Since 1978, Voyage had released a trio of critically acclaimed, cutting-edge albums. Their debut was 1978s Voyage, with Fly Away following later in 1978. Two years later, in 1980, came  Voyage’s third album Voyage 3. Now …

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INFERNAL DEVICES-LIFE IN STEREO.

INFERNAL DEVICES-LIFE IN STEREO. Having recently reviewed the debut release from New York’s newest label SpinSpinNYC, Nutritious Presents Duke Williams and The Extremes, they’ve since released their second release. This is Infernal Devices’ Life In Stereo, the debut E.P. from the Brooklyn based dance duo. Infernal Devices are Mark Allen and Andy Miccolis, and having …

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LIPPS INC-MOUTH TO MOUTH.

LIPPS INC-MOUTH TO MOUTH. When Minneapolis based producer Steven Greenberg and the former Miss Black Minneapolis Cynthia Johnson entered the studio to record a single Rock It as Lipps Inc in 1979, little did they realize the commercial success that was about to come their way. Once Rock It was recorded, it was then released …

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FAC. DANCE: FACTORY RECORDS 12” MIXES AND RARITIES 1980-1987.

FAC. DANCE: FACTORY RECORDS 12” MIXES AND RARITIES 1980-1987. Between 1978 and November 1992 when Factory Records became insolvent, Factory proved to be one of the most influential and innovative British labels. Indeed, it wouldn’t be exaggerating to say that Factory’s influence spread much wider, influencing independent labels worldwide. During this period, Factory Records were …

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DARK ROOM NOTES-DARK ROOM NOTES.

DARK ROOM NOTES-DARK ROOM NOTES. Dark Room Notes, who were formed in Galway in 2006, will soon release their second album, the eponymous Dark Room Notes on BBE Music. This is the follow-up to their 2009 debut album We Love You Dark Matter, which contained their highly acclaimed single Love Like Nicotine. Since then, much …

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