Now is a good time for Electronic Music at KZSC. We have a bunch of new stuff goin’ on goin’ on, including the New Boys Noize, Metronomy, as well as some home-brewed local electro/experimental/psych from New Bengal Spice…
With the latest influx of brown envelopes came some pretty strong adds to the Electronic Music Department this week. Here’s the stuff I’m most excited about:
1. Zoot Woman: Synthy electroclash coming out of Britain, this group seems to stylistically tip their hat to the likes of Cut Copy and Grafton Primary. Grungy, yet catchy, something that you will definitely find yourself tapping your toes to.
2. Chromeo – DJ-KICKS: The 80′s disco revivalists put together a compilation of artists that they enjoy and are inspired by. So it comes as no suprise that this album is chock-full of delicious disco cuts. Check out ‘Toba – Movin’ On Up’ and ‘Donna Allen – Serious’ as well as a new cut from Chromeo themselves, ‘I Can’t Tell You Why.’
3. Metronomy – Night’s Out: Although this record has been flying all around the blogs the past few months, we’ve finally got it here in the station. Keep your ears peeled for the dark, melodic, synthy tracks coming from this band in the coming weeks.
4. New Bengal Spice- Wave Voltage: LOCAL! This guy was playing at Metamusic in Santa Cruz when I saw him. An absolutely stunning record replete with lush, electronic soundscapes, haunting vocals, and even, at times, pop sensibilities. Check out his myspace! http://www.myspace.com/newbengalspice
And now, the Electronic Music Weekly Top 10:
1 CHROMEO “Night By Night” [Single]
2 LA ROUX La Roux
3 LUSINE A Certain Distance
4 WALLPAPER Doodoo Face
5 INFECTED MUSHROOM Legend Of The Black Shawarma
6 BOYS NOIZE Starter [EP]
7 CHROMEO DJ Kicks
8 NADIA ALI Embers
9 HEALTH Get Color
10 ADRIANE LAKE Morning Glow
As you can see, Chromeo is up there twice. We’ve also got their EP, “Night By Night” in anticipation of their full release later on. To hear any of these great new electronic tunes, keep your ears and mind and radio dial tuned to 88.1 – specifically to any one of our great electronic shows! You can scope the schedule & playlists tab, but I’ll write them out here for your convenience:
Mondays @ 12-2pm: Techno Logic with Adam
Wednesdays @ 3-6am: Casa! Maison! House! with Vector C, then @8:30-10:30pm Wandering Stars with DJ PassiveTheory
Fridays @ 7-8:30pm: Recycled Air with Yours Truly!
Saturdays @ 2-4pm: Sleep Around the Clock with Galina