Every Picture Tells A Story: When Depeche Mode met Derrick May in Detroit in 1989

Every Picture Tells A Story: When Depeche Mode met Derrick May in Detroit in 1989

In 1989, Depeche Mode came to Detroit to hang out with Derrick May and Juan Atkins. The two early techno pioneers had been mixing the band’s songs into their sets at clubs in Detroit like the Music Institute. So Depeche … Continue reading Every Picture Tells A Story: When Depeche Mode met Derrick May in Detroit in 1989

Orkestra Obsolete’s magical and nostalgic rendition of New Order’s Blue Monday

New Order’s Blue Monday was released on 7 March 1983 and changed the face of pop music, and rode triumphantly on the tide of synth, new wave an electro. But have you ever considered what synth music would sound like if it was made in the 1930’s before the synthesiser was in common use? The Orkestra Obsolete are a musical ensemble obsessed with looking at musical inheritance of our forebears. They have created this quirky and innovative cover of New Order’s iconic Blue Monday. In order to echo the later technology of the synth sound they employ everything from theremins and violin … Continue reading Orkestra Obsolete’s magical and nostalgic rendition of New Order’s Blue Monday

Musical Trainspotting: Feat. Black Box, Loleatta Holloway and Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch

Musical Trainspotting: Feat. Black Box, Loleatta Holloway and Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch

How many artists can rip a sample from one song? The answer is more than ten in the case of Love Sensation by Loretta Holloway. Do me a favour and listen to this song and see how many samples you can … Continue reading Musical Trainspotting: Feat. Black Box, Loleatta Holloway and Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch