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Jun Togawa

New wave japanese pop from the 80’s was a special kind of batshit, but most of it’s best came from the female side. Voices that knew no range boundaries, lyrics that made no sense and some of the best saccharine fueled melodies that ever graced the airwaves. Some of them went global, some found their success writing for others and a big number of them just dissolved in crate digging purgatory. In this edition, Kadgi takes us through some of his favorites and Teixen feeds our starving goth with the likes of Fragrance, IAMX, Opale and Jonathan Bree.

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1. Kyoto – Venetian Blinds
2. Die Wilde Jagd – Austerlitz
3. Yasuaki Shimizu – Suiren
4. Jun Togawa – Suki-Suki-Daisuki
5. Akiko Yano – Ashkenazy Who?
6. Tamao Koike – Kagami no Naka no Jugatsu
7. Tamao Koike – Tamago
8. Miharu Koshi – Scandal Night (Original Karaoke Version)
9. Miharu Koshi – Capricious Salad
10. Chiemi Manabe – Targeted Girl
11. Anna Domino – In the Land of My Dreams
12. Mioko Yamaguchi – Kagami
13. Group Rhoda – Trespass
14. LA Vampires Featuring Matrix Metals – So Unreal

15. Jonathan Bree – Say You Love Me Too feat Clara Vinals
16. Jonathan Bree – You’re So Cool
17. Sufjan Stevens – Tonya Harding
18. 2814 – Guided by Love
19. Opale – Hold You Tight
20. Opale – Les Champs Magnetiques (luminous)
21. Fragrance – Postcards
22. Fragrance – Lust for Lights
23. Caribou – Silver
24. Iamx – Little Deaths
25. Iamx – Trust the Machine
26. Byetone – Plastic Star
27. Byetone – Topas

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Modular 32

moon

So it’s January again, that stressful time of the year when the internet collectively looses it’s mind over the preposterous idea of an absolute best. So here are our own picks to had to the frenzy.
Halfway through, sit back for an exclusive (almost) pastoral mix by friend of the show Batente Malandro, his third in our series and my personal favorite to date.

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1.Teengirl Fantasy – All of the Time
2.Jane Weaver – The Lightning Back
3.Jakuzi – Koca bir Saçmalik
4.Moon Diagrams – Moon Diagrams
5.Caterina Barbieri – Scratches on the Readable Surface
6.Varg – Platforms Surrounded by Fences (EU)
7.Vex Ruffin – 0.125
8. FISHBACH – Le Château
9. Chino Amobi – Nkisi (Edit)
10.Nmesh – Cocktails In Space
11.Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk – Ao Hinode
12.James Holden & The Animal Spirits – Each Moment Like The First

13- MIX by Batente Malandro

14.TRST – Bicep
15.I hate models – Cyanure Dance
16.John Maus – Touchdown
17.LCD Soundsystem – Tonite
18.Austra – 43
19.Slowdive – Sugar for the Pill
20.Phoenix – Ti Amo
21.MGMT – Little Dark Age
22.Surma – Nyika

coldwave · dreampop · experimental · minimal synth · new age · new wave · pop · portugal · special mix · synth · Zwitter

Modular 31

This month we bring you a small selection of portuguese contemporary synth sounds, with digs by Aquaparque, Gala Drop, Surma, Essa Entente and Ocaso Épico, among many.  Get familiar with the new Jonti, James Holden‘s probable masterpiece with The Animal Spirits and some sweet bedroom pop by Lisbon project Marty Was Right.

And right in the middle you’ll find, like in an icecube sandwish, a 30 plus minute selection of great coldwave essentials  in today’s exclusive mix, courtesy of Miss Zwitter.

 

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1.Marty Was Right – Past Tense (feat. D)
2.Kelly Lee Owens – More Than A Woman
3.Atlea – Beyond
4.Dave Clarke – Frisson (feat. Mt. Sims)
5.Lawrence English – Exquisite Human Microphone
6.EERA – Christine
7.Kate Bush – Curtains
8.Jonti – Sleeping and Falling
9.Jonti – Island Rose (feat Sampa the Great)
10.James Holden & The Animal Spirits – Each Moment Like The First
11.James Holden & The Animal Spirits – The Animal Spirits
12.Laurel Halo – Zoo Hypothesis
13.Lena Platonos – Bloody Shadows From Afar

14.Zwitter – Mix by Zwitter

15.Luis Severo – Escola
16.Capitao Fausto – Amanha Tou Melhor
17.Primeira Dama – Rua das Flores
18.Surma – Miratge
19.Sensible Soccers – Fernanda
20.Aquaparque – Para Além do Bronze
21.Essa Entente – Festa Final
22.Ocaso Épico – Uma Bica e um Neubaten
23.Ghost Hunt – Red Zone
24.Gala Drop – You and I
25.Iguana Garcia – Cabaret Aleatório

 

experimental · folk · minimal · neo-classical · new age · portugal · synth

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bach Illustration by Matt Dorfman
bach Illustration by Matt Dorfman

Wendy Carlos was the first to rework the music of Johann Sebastian Bach for the synthesizer, but by no means the last. This week we cover the outstanding Bach to Moog by master Craig Leon, so expect a truckload of great modern classical music.
For the next two hours expect also synth melters by Pink Floyd, Surma, Clark and a new behemoth of an album by vaporwaver Nmesh.

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1.Craig Leon , Jennifer Pike, Johann Sebastian Bach – Arioso (Sinfonia)
2.EERA – Linving
3.John Maus – Walls Of Silence
4.Craig Leon – Region of Fleeing Civilians
5.Wendy Carlos – Sinfonia to cantata
6.Craig Leon , Jennifer Pike, Johann Sebastian Bach – Toccata And Fugue In D Minor
7.Craig Leon & Cassell Webb – Oh Jesse (Unreleased Microtonal Experiment)
8.Pink Floyd – Careful with That Axe, Eugene (Single Version)
9.Strategy – Be Careful With That AX-60, Eugene
10.John Carpenter – Dark Star
11.Nmesh – PBS Ancillary Rack Room
12.Nmesh – Cocktails In Space
13.Nmesh – Tiny Classified Ads (FIRE-TOOLZ Effexor Withdrawal Remix)
14.Coldcut x On-U Sound – Kajra Mohabbat Wala Feat. Hamsika Iyer (OTT Remix)
15.Surma – Maasai
16.Surma – Nyika
17.Nils Frahm – More
18.Bibio – Down To The Sound
19.Carla Dal Forno – What You Gonna Do Now
20.Ariel Pink – Feels Like Heaven
21.MGMT – Little Dark Age
22.LCD Soundsystem – Tonite
23.Health – Before Tigers (Gold Panda Remix)
24.I Hate Models – Cyanure Dance
25.Veil Of Light – Trust (Phase Fatale Remix)
26.Clark – Honey Badger

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MODULAR #29

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JAKUZI, cover art for 2017’s Fantezi Muzik

Session number 29 is here and the highlights are sun: John Maus, Gus Gus, Kölsch, new tracks from US Girls, Laraaji, and even some very classy city pop at the end.

But we are more than excited and honored to have a special exclusive mix done by none other than Dj Serotonin. It’s a cold dark ride spoken in a lot of different languages, including one of our favorite songs of the year, the tear inducing Koca bir Saçmalik by Turkish trio Jakuzi.

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1.US Girls –
Mad as Hell
2.David Bowie –
Breaking Glass (Australian Single Version)
3.John Maus –
Over Phantom
4.John Maus –
Sensitive Recollections
5.The Balustrade Ensemble –
Goodbye Leona Dare
7.Julee Cruise –
The Swan
8.Laraaji –
Enthusiasm
9.Caterina Barbieri –
Patterns of Consciousness
10.J.G. Biberkopf –
From Infinity To Here
11.Helena Hauff –
Gift
12.Kölsch –
Serij
13.Kölsch –
Push
14.Bastion –
A Hot Day In Mexico
15.SEROTONIN EXCLUSIVE MIX
16.Gus Gus –
Within you (Venerian Dub Remix)
17.Gus Gus –
Featherlight
18.We Are Parasols –
Dim
19.Hype Williams –
The Throning
20.Inga Copeland –
Damage
21.Ariel Pinks Haunted Grafitti –
Fright Night (Nevermore)
22.Agar Agar –
Prettiest Virgin
23.Com Truise –
Propagation
24.Taeko Onuki –
Sunshower

MIX SEROTONIN
ADAN & ILSE – Boys In Eyeliner (spin remix by Theremynt)
Boy Harsher – Motion
Cold Colors & Xiu – Love fades away
To Feed a Neon Forest – Finished sketch your image
Geneva Jacuzzi – Casket
Jakuzi – Koca bir sac¸malik
H ø r d – RFLX
Street Fever – Resistor
Los Esmiz – La Patrulla A´guila

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Modular #28

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John Maus

Rejoice! The September edition is here and high on fresh new releases from Hype Williams (now back as a duo), Teengirl Fantasy and John Maus. Find out what’s Kadgi’s tune of the summer and melt with Teixen’s selection of some really solid dark house with names like Black Light Smoke, Red Axes and Alien Alien.

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1.Teengirl Fantasy – Crash Soft
2.Teengirl Fantasy – All of the Time
3.Xordox – Pink Eye
4.Hype Williams – Loud Challenge
5.Hype Williams – The Whole Lay
6.Laure Briard – Je m’éloigne
7.Molly Nilsson – Tender Surrender
8.John Maus – Fish with Broken Dreams
9.John Maus – The Combine
10.Chrome Sparks – Send the Pain On
11.Moon Diagrams – Moon Diagrams
12.Moon Diagrams – Nightmoves
13.Washed Out – Get Lost
14.Actress x London Contemporary Orchestra – Audio Track 5
15.Löbo – Noite
16.Etienne Jaumet – Metallik Cages (Acid Arab Remix)
17.Red Axes – Waiting For a Surprise (Manfredas Remix)
18.Black Light Smoke – Morning Comes (feat. Léah Lazonick) (Original Mix)
19.Black Light Smoke – Firefly (feat. Léah Lazonick)
20.Red Axes, Abrão – Caminho De Dreyfus
21.La Mverte – A Game Called Tarot (Alejandro Paz Remix)
22.Khidja – Indecis (Red Axes Remix)
23.Alien Alien – Sambaca
24.Alien Alien – Secret Sabbah

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Modular Ep #27

Francesco Messina

This month we highlight Francesco Messina‘s 83 master work Medio Occidente, bring back Mike & Rich, celebrate the late great Pierre Henry and dedicate the entire second hour to a selection of recent essential dance tracks.
Right in the middle of the show, you get a rerun: Boi Jorge‘s exclusive mix is back and justice has finally been served.
Enjoy!

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1.Francesco Messina – Russian Tea Room
2.Burning Hearts – Folie a Deux
3.Ikonika – Girlfriend
4.Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – An Intention
5.Francesco Messina – Uffici Del 126° Piano
6.Francesco Messina – Harem
7.Mike & Rich – Reg
8.Harmonia – Hausmusik
9.Delia Derbyshire and The Radiophonic Workshop – Wolves & Sheep
10.Xordox – Diamonds
11.Pierre Henry – Psyché Rock
12.Vex Ruffin – The World
13.Chino Amobi – Kollaps
14. MIX – Boy Jorge (RERUN)
15.Anoraak – Nightdrive With You (Fear Of Tigers Remix)
16.Annie – Anthonio (Designer Drugs Remix)
17.Buz Ludzha – Basslines For Life
18.Digitalism – Idealistic
19.I heart Sharks – Neuzeit (Alloynix Remix
20.Foals – Late Night (Solomun Remix)
21.Klaxons – Golden Skans (Sebastian Remix)
22.The Knife – Pass This On (Shaken-Up Version)