Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Adele "someone Like You"

OK, so she kinda oversings it, and she'll have to change things up a bit eventually, but for now I am loving everything I hear. Plus, turns out this was co-writtne by the guy from Semisonic (Closing Time).
Enjoy this little slice of non-synthpop

PS- Why do we have to wait three whole months to buy the album? This isn't 1993, it'll be all over otrrent by Dec 22, forget Feb 22.....

Monday, December 6, 2010

Esh Xmas now up on iTunes and Amazon

If, for some reason, you want to buy the tracks instead of downloading them for free (see below)


Analogue Christmas - Empire State Human

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Save $5 on Beatles albums

Buy them on GD CD people! iTunes wants $12.99 for the audio files, Amazon wants $7.99 for the CD
For exmaple

or even the double best ofs are only $12.99

This is ofcourse if you don;t already won the damn Cds to begin with.
Just saying


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

you say party - Lonely Lunch

Not exactly electropop but an amazing video

Friday, October 22, 2010


Just saying that sounds cool
This is 2NE1.
Wait for the dancing stormtroopers.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

new Empire State Human single out Oct 23 - Search For Love

Search For Love - Empire State Human by ninthwaver

Angels on Acid "Haunt Me"

Not sure what is up with me today, but gosh durnit, I kinda like this song. Fast forward to about 44 seconds to ge tthrough the ENDLESS begining and hear the actual song- which reminds me a the old days of EBM, in the best way possible.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

lego turtle factory

uh, synthpop related because it has a cool soundtrack....
Oh, who am I kidding, it's just all out cool!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

band: Greatest Hits, Song: Danse Pop

From their debut 7" You can download the whole thing for free at soundcloud.
From time to time I offer up weird stuff, and this is not directly synthpop, but there is something really neat about this, imho.
Give it a minute to sink in-


Monday, September 20, 2010

Hey, did you know ther eis a NEW Red Box album on the way? oh and new Human League too :-)

Yeah, that's what I said - Red box, wtf? I just found out a few years ago they released a follow up toThe Circle and the Square and now they are relasing a third album, some 20 years later.
Very strange. Can not wait ot hear it. has it for pre order. It's Called Plenty (Limited Double Cd) by the way :-)

Of course this will get missed by the very 80s revival going on what with non other than the Human League announcing a new single (Night People) and album (Credo).

Plus- have you heard the new OMD? Not bad really - a bit too much of the early era sound (to me it sound like they are cashing in on nostalgia, but hey, it works for me!)

Of course you aren't a REAL OMD fan unless you splash out $125 bucks for this monster box set. I guess

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Really digging the new Iris

In a good way this reminds me of the late 90s, when Synthpop was exciting

help us RUSH the Amazon charts!!!


Please help us fix the charts spread the word about Synthetic Dance Music vol 2.

We want to see how far up the amazon chart we can drive the album. Yesterday about a half a dozen friends and I bought copies and got the title to #1408.

Today I would like to hit higher heights.

Please use the link below to buy a digital copy of the album , then zip me an email to let me know and I Will zip you via paypal the $5.99 you spent on the album. I can only do the first 50 people so if it is later in the day check with me. Since we want to have a big impact please only do this if you can buy it by midnight tonight, Sept 9 2010.

Sound like fun? Then buy it by midnight 9/9/10 and email me.

Then check in on Amazon to see results later today.

Right now I think this will only work on the US amazon pages, so sorry if you are not in the US.



Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Soviet Synths

Oh wow, from Boing Boing today, a link to a virtual museum of Soviet era Synths.

This is the Emibas- so simple it must be awesome!

And check out the beatbox "Ritm" oh man, I would LOVE to have one of these...

link to many, many more:Museum of Soviet Synths

Thursday, August 19, 2010

f*ck Me Ray Bradbury

awesome, and uh, not at all safe for work!!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

So not responsible for this----

I'm back, hehehe, sigh - SDMV2 25 songs for $6


1. Looking for the KLF - Pure Trance Mix (POP INC Vs. Symphono) Pop Inc., Symphono 6:03

2. Sisters of the Brotherhood (Chris Jay Vs. Chris Tame) Chris Jay, Chris Tame 4:02 $

3. I Wanna Be Your Star (Extended) Melody & Mezzo 5:00

4. Freaks Come Out (Qubiq Edit) , Leonard T Presents Starfunk 3:27

5. Love's Been Particularly Cruel to Me (Filterhouse Boys Remix) Spray 8:17

6. Melancholy Afro (Digitize Mix) Empire State Human, Digitize 3:46

7. Got What I Need (Robert Kiraly Remix) die Kinder 3:57

8. Music Over You (Cotton & Gin Remix) United Forces 7:20

9. Deeper Meaning Cling 5:22

10. Fool in the Name if Love Matinee Club 4:15

11. A Pulse (Electrocardiogrammar Mix) Katsen 4:49

12. I'm Gonna Make You Falli in Love With Me (Eight to Infinity Vs. Heaven 17) Eight to Infinity, Heaven 17 3:30

13. Perfect Beat (Take Me to LA) [feat. Qubiq] The Garland Cut, Qubiq 3:30

14. Close Your Eyes Isotopes of Neon 3:44

15. Circus Disco (Extended Remix) Eloquent 4:34

16. Wrapped Around Your Heart Eight To Infinity 4:11

17. Communicate (Aquazoo Project Remix) Anarobik 4:22

18. Electric Eden 3:45

19. Teenage Timebomb (Bonaduce Mix by Hyperbubble) Electroluvs 4:15

20. Clone Commander pennyliquid 3:39

21. Bad E Sean Baron 4:03

22. Technology (24bit Remix) Synthetik FM 8:17

23. Elixer The Ripps 4:14

24. Robot After All (835 Mix) Leonard T 4:37

25. Beautiful Girl (Cotton & Gin Remix) DJ Keri

and here's the freebie for those who read to the end :
Matinee Club (aka The Modern) Fool In The Name Of Love by sdm2

Friday, July 16, 2010

New Ninthwave - Garland Cult ,

Some goodies for your weekend:

(Dig the Garland Cult COVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
MonsterThe Garland Cult, Rob Kiraly
"30th Century Man" (mp3)
from "Monster"
(Ninthwave Media)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
More On This Album

MonsterThe Garland Cult, Qubiq
"Perfect Beat (Take Me To LA)" (mp3)
from "Monster"
(Ninthwave Media)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
More On This Album

Swedish Chef "Popcorn"

I love the Muppets.
I love Synthpop.

Ergo - Heaven for your weekend!

Monday, June 7, 2010

new cling video is awesome!

We luv ourselves some good Cling - they deserve a huge breakout...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

La Roux #8, and this wacky video

Billboard rpeorts Bulletproof #8 on the Top 100 songs...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

For you sci fi geeks out there

If you an Arthur C Clarke fan this video is awesome/depressing. It is a "trailer" made by a sound design student based on images created by a film student for a film for "Rendezvous with Rama" a movie that probably will never be, but would be pretty cool huh?

Rendezvous with Rama - Vancouver Film School (VFS) from Vancouver Film School on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

blizzard of amazing stuff right now!

First up Kele

Someone told me this was a disco Editors or Block Party[edit- oh, derrrrr - he's the lead singer!]. Its slightly more amazing than that really.
website -

then- Maluca
Pure electro bliss - she's on the 8 Bit Boy and Major Lazer's label, so you know its hot shut! [edit - oh derrrr, I already posted this]

plus Cotton & Gin just happen to have done a little remix for your taste -
El Tigeraso (Cotton & Gin No Es Mi Novia Mix EDIT) by ninthwaver

buy Maluca here on iTunes (the other mixes are awesome )

Monday, May 3, 2010

Latino electropop - Maluca "la Tigeraso"

Oh wow I have lost my mind but wow! This is great stuff here - give it 1 minute and it will be in your head forever.
MTV -s giving it away btw here:

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Isotopes of Neon - enemies EP

Isotopes of Neon "Enemies" from Alex Engel on Vimeo.

Brand new Release from a brand new band on Ninthwave (we're not just about our history!) is Isotopes of Neon. If you like MGMT (or perhaps Space March )I bet you will like Isotopes of Neon.

free track:
Enemies - EPIstopes Of Neon
"Enemies" (mp3)
from "Enemies - EP"
(Ninthwave Media)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
More On This Album

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ten years on...

pretty tired actually, lol.
Was talking to Gary Flanagan - I reminded him how it was all his fault...
When I edited Lexicon Magazine I got a tpae from him, with some pretty thin tribute songs to ABC. But he also had a tape of his won stuff, much better- raw, real, the soul of early electropop. I asked him if I could press up some CDrs and wallah, I was a record industry mogul.

Flash forward about nine year and Bobby Clark, another person from early on in the "scene," asked if he could remix Ninthwae releases for a remix album and he suggested it be a celebration of ten year- so here we are.


Thanks -to - Todd L, Todd D, Mark N, Bobby, Gary, Aidan, Sean (and all the ESH guys), Sean, Marc, Sheryl, Seth, Kasson, Martyn/Glenn/Ian, Martin F, Brian, Jamie, Ric(John)& Jenny, Carl O, David & Patrick, the folsk at Momento Materia, Bob Frank, Bobby Shaw, Rey, Anna, Petr, Andrew, Karl & Jen ;-p, Veronica, Hanimh, Aaron, Randall, and lots of people  I have forgotten (they'll be in the follow up post!)

1999-2000 - Celebrating 10 Years of Ninthwave RecordsAstromill
"Stranded in Manchester" (mp3)
from "1999-2000 - Celebrating 10 Years of Ninthwave Records"
(Ninthwave Media)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
More On This Album

Monday, April 19, 2010


I was a huge fan of "Time to Pretend" and "Electric Feel" I was nervous about the band's new Psychadelic sound. But I am also a big fan of Love, Dukes of Straosphere and othere such groovy 60's style music (yeah, I know the Dukes were not the 60s). I downloaded the new MGMT today from eMusic and wow! totally into it. It is not "electronic" in any real way - but it is some pretty awesome pop music. No "singles" really, ntohing like "Time to Pretend" but if you like a little 60s and 70s thrown into your music (I am looking at you fans of Swedish pop) then you owe it to yourself to at least click on the amazon link and listen to the 30 second clips.

Best album of 2010 (as of 4/19/10!)

Friday, April 16, 2010

10 years on

Gearing up for a summer celebrating ten years of ninthwave records!

Here's a video taste of what's to come

Plus - out today (on amazon at least, iTunes seems to be stuck):

Thursday, April 8, 2010

RIP Malcom McLaren

The connections left behind are endless
Sex pistols to Adam Ant to Bow Wow Wow to his work with Trevor Horn and Anne Dudley that led to the Art of Noise
A huge chunk of British pop just left the building

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Ninthwave is looking for a few Compilation tracks

If you are or you know a bedsit musician (per perhaps the real live kind lol!) listen up-
Ninthwave Records is putting together a dance/club music digital release. We split all reevnue 50/50 with the artists. If you have a track please let us know via email

Please do not send u the track, use yousendit or direct us to myspace or soundcloud etc.


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Monae - Tightrope

Not sure how this week turned into "RNB Womean Who Really Go Way Beyond That Narrow Label" but hey, whatever (I am saving the Erika Badau video for friday people!)
Monae is new wave anyway, check out her EP from last year. Now she seems to be moving into Stax terriroty. Tasty

Monday, March 29, 2010

Kelis - Acapella

There is something about Kelis. Forget "Milshake" - go back and listen to "Caught Out There" for a really cool , raw song.
Now she is back with a very nifty slice of electro -
I love it

Kelis - Acapella
Uploaded by UniversalMusicGroup. - Music videos, artist interviews, concerts and more.

old skool kelis:(no embedding allowed, durrrrhhh)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

How Awesome must it be to see Heaven 17 live?

Pretty Awesome-

Vote for Platine Niore (who?)

Cotton & Gin, it turns out, are #26 on the Ourstage Electronica chart. They'd like to be #1 and possibly win $5000 (if they win the judge battle thing- not sure how that works).
They signed up as Patine Niore (for some reason, not as Cotton & Gin) so...
Look, please just go listen, vote as you see fit (although thumbs up with the little heart would be cool!)


Friday, March 12, 2010

Couple of new things- Pennyliquid, Starfunk, The Modern

How good is that new Marina & the Diamonds album? Freakin awesome imho....

Meanwhile - Some goodies for your weekend: all new releases from Ninthwave

Robot DreamsPenny Liquid
"Clone Commander" (mp3)
from "Robot Dreams"
(Ninthwave Media)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
More On This Album

I love this track, some very cool electrotechno imho

Freaks Come OutStarfunk
"Good Times of Your Life" (mp3)
from "Freaks Come Out"
(Ninthwave Media)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Amazon MP3
More On This Album

Life in the Modern WorldThe Modern aka Matinee Club
"Discotheque Francais (Spektrum 12i Mix)" (mp3)
from "Life in the Modern World"
(Ninthwave Media)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Napster
Buy at Amazon MP3
More On This Album

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