Saturday, May 16, 2009

Remember The Members

It may be starting to look like Lost In The ‘80s around here, but who can resist that misunderstood decade when so much of it keeps returning to the fore. This month’s return is extra horns-inducing as it’s UK baggy new wavers The Members, who have announced a reformation. Known as one-hit wonders in Australia for the 1982 dance punk hit 'Radio', they barely raised an eyebrow outside Britain. Originally working with the more vanilla producers Steve Lillywhite and Rupert Hine, the band hit their funky strides joining forces with Martin Rushent (producer for The Human League, The Stranglers, Buzzcocks, XTC, The Rezillos, Altered Images, etc), dad to Late Of The Pier’s James. The lads have reportedly played a few secret reunions since their split in 1983, but this time they will be undertaking a bona fide globe trot with their website reporting plans to hit Scandanavia, the US and Australia after shows in the UK. To commerorate the occasion they have revamped their old Offshore Banking Business cut as International Financial Crisis - reimagined with the aid of long-term collaborator, and Cure producer David M Allen.

The Members – 'The Model'

Friday, May 8, 2009

Constanze Zikos - Death Mix

tardis style!Brand new mix from Constanze Zikos. When he's not creating, curating, or fighting the good fight... Constanze also finds time to DJ around town (at select venues, of course). Here's 30+ minutes of synth pop, electro and minimal wave.

'Death Mix' by Constanze Z (direct link)

Michael Hutchence - 'Rooms For The Memory' (WEA Records)
D'as Hirth - 'Niente' (Not On Label)
The Human League - 'The Black Hit of Space' (Virgin)
The Klinik - 'Black Leather' (Antler-Subway)
Das Ich - 'Unschuld Erde' (Danse Macabre)
Chromagain - 'Satisfied' (Supporti Fonografici)
Abolsute Body Control - 'So Obvious' (Body Records)
Pete Shelley - '111 (extd version)' (Immaculate Records)
Eric - 'Boy or Girl' (Break Records)

You can catch CZ live and in-person every Saturday night at the Carlton Hotel, and every other Friday at the Windsor Castle (both in Melbourne).