KGNU Electronic Air #1

electronic air - dj davealexI’ve always been a fan of Electronic Air over its 21 year history, and I was invited in late 2016 to become part of the crew.  I will be a substitute DJ and fill in for the regulars when they need a break from the action.  

I have been away from radio DJing for over 20 years and am really excited to be part of this amazing crew, and to DJ again.  Tune in, it will be great!

Here is the teaser I pushed out with one day to go…

Electronic Air dj davealex

EBM / Coldwave Mixtape

Coldwave EBM Mixtape

Up for your enjoyment is an EBM / Coldwave Mixtape.  I have been creating playlists on my devices and when I hit a song that would fit well on a “stylized” mixtape I bookmark it.  I have been doing this for years with the intent of throwing together mixtapes. Nothing fancy with this mixtape, just simply an old-school style of putting tracks together for my listening pleasure!

For me the styles of “Coldwave” and “Electronic Body Music” (EBM) are basically the same – cyberpunk.  The term started being used in the press during the very late 70’s with Kraftwerk’s sound and led into the darker electronic sounds in the early eighties.  I have loved this style of music since I first heard examples of it on the Denver music television show Teletunes in the early/mid 80’s.  MTV wasn’t allowed in the small rural town I grew up in, but that was okay because MTV would have never gone this alternative anyway.

Here is the track listing:

  1. Ortrotasce “At Your Last Breath” (2013)
  2. Nitzer Ebb “Let Beauty Loose” (1987)
  3. Kline Coma Xero “Left Behind” (2014)
  4. Front 242 “Body to Body” (1981)
  5. A Flock of Seagulls  “The Last Flight of Yuri Gagarin” (1983)
  6. Black Lung “Eugenics” (1994)
  7. Lassigue Bendthaus “JKTV Otaku (How Many Angels Can Dance on the Head of a Modem)” (1994)
  8. Chris & Cosey “Just Like You” (1981)
  9. Cabaret Voltaire “Automotivation” (1985)
  10. Depeche Mode “Shout” (1981)
  11. The Normal “Warm Leatherette” (1978)
  12. Lassigue Bendthaus “Velocity Life” (1991)
  13. Illustration Sonore “Flying Lights” (2013)
  14. Ministry “The Angel” (1986)

EBM Mixtape – dj davealex by Davealex on Mixcloud

30m Series – Wave

I’ve been sitting on this one for a while; I had put voice-over back tracks in but took forever to get around to doing the voice overs. Finally, I’ll call it done.  About 60 minutes (2x 30m) of new and old wave; produced by Waveforms!  Fun and catchy stuff, enjoy!

Download

Bal Pare – Palais d’Amour – Metamorphose – Krautrock Records Sweden 1985
Cyberia – Oxide – DYAD – Colorado 2012
Kline Coma Xero – Left Behind – San Francisco – Soundcloud 2012
Lassigue Bendthaus – Fiber – Render – KK Records Belgium 1994
Liquid Sky Soundtrack – Me and My Rhythm Box – Varese Sarabande Records USA 1983
The Human League – The Black Hit of Space – Travelogue (2003 Remaster) – Virgin UK 1980
New Order – Your Silent Face – Power Corruption and Lies – Factory UK 1983
Normal Ones – Normal Ones Theme – demo – Colorado 2008
Solvent – My Radio – Apples & Synthesizers – Ghostly International Canada 2004
Lowfish – Glued Smile – City Centre Offices Germany 1999
Skanfrom – Check in (2nd) – Hand-Picked Fragments – Suction Canada 2002
Cabaret Voltaire – Sleepwalking – Drinking Gasoline – Virgin UK 1985