Thursday 14 March 2019

Ilictronix Podcast: Strictly Retro

"Claude and Adam both take a look back at retro sounds and artists who are recreating older genres."

We are back once again this week, with a sligtly altered format of some ideas we were throwing around last week. What started as an 80's episode in my mind quickly morphed into an appreciation of all things retro, both new and old. As reflected in my choices, we go from the (relatively) recent sounds of Mitch Murder and Games, to the grand-master Moroder himself, a little more Italo from Gary Low, all rounded out with some very New Age style stuff courtesy of Software. I tried to really run the gamut here, though I stuck to more synth and chillwave than I'd have liked for the modern portion. And I feel like I could've chosen a more fitting intro track but hey, I will forever love Blue Monday so easy come easy go. Still saying that, I think I did a decent job outlining some of the old/new combos like I say when we hit the disco phase you can really see where folks like Chromeo get their inspos from.

Once again though Adam has completely shown me up in this department. And I mean that with all sincerity, once again I am reminded of why I love doing the show so much; Adam brings a much more different vibe to the table than I do while maintaining the theme of the episode. And he had even less prep time than I did too! And it all culminates in that absolutely bombastic Ryderz courtesy of Hudson Mohawke (that I may have a little bit of a moment over as we introduce it) It's not a competition sure, but I definitely feel that Adam's choices this week are certainly more on-point with the old/new thing I had going on, and I hope you enjoy both of our selections. Join us as we appreciate a wide variety of genres both new and old, tracklist as always follows:

Intro:New Order - Blue Monday 1988 (7" Mix)

Claude’s picks:
Mitch Murder - Alright
Games - Strawberry Skies
Gary Low - Play The Game (I'll Do The Same)
Giorgio Moroder - E=MC²
Software - Island Sunrise

Adam’s Picks
Citizens of Vice - Pikes
Patrick Cowley - Hot Beach
Luke Vibert - Feel the Melody
Zomby - Where Were U In '92
Lone - Vapour Trail

Hudson Mohawke - Ryderz

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