Kraftwerk – Home Computer
Our biggest influence. Music that never get old.
Jimi Hendrix ‘Voodoo Child’ (Slight Return)
We grew up listening to Hendrix. A truly genius.
NEU! – E Musik
In the 70’s they set the groundwork for what would become a much larger story in the contemporary music.
The Normal – T.V.O.D.
After all, it was a kind of revolutionary act… Daniel Miller show us how to make punk with synths instead guitars.
Fad Gadget – Ricky’s Hand
Synthetic pop at his best!
Black Devil Disco Club – « H » Friend
A different way to make disco, it sound so weird and futuristic.
Throbbing Gristle – Hot On The Heels Of Love
Love at first sight doesn’t need much prompting.
John Foxx – A New Kind of Man
It is a milestone on the road to the future.
Plastics – Robot
B52’s meet electro!
N.O.I.A. – The Rule To Survive (Original Mix)
Italian finest electronica 😉
TenGrams – SpaceLab (N.O.I.A. Records)
The brotherly pair of TenGrams are next up on N.O.I.A. Records with four fantastic tracks that show off their long relationship with house and Italo. TenGrams are brothers Alessandro and Davide Piatto, and collectively they have a rich history in the scene. Davide co-founded N.O.I.A., one of Italy’s first touring electronic live acts, performing and recording with drum machines and synthesisers as early as 1978. He was also part of seminal Italo outfit Klein + M.B.O. Since then the pair have released under an array of aliases, have clocked up many underground hits and this project continually brings them back to their electronic roots. Opener ‘Devious’ is a breezy and energetic track with a rolling arpeggio and rich keyboard section over a simple but groovy drum pattern. It’s stuffed with classical Italo space disco sounds as updated for a modern audience and will glisten in any set. Equally fresh is ‘Translucent’ which sounds like a dreamy electro-ballad heavily influenced by Kraftwerk. The slick drums glide through the night and crisp perc helps oil the groove and the whole thing exudes a rueful emotional feel. The gorgeous ‘Pop Song’ keeps the same 80’s electro vibe with simple, wistful melodies and a great funk bass line. It’s a timeless track that will swell your heart. Last but not least, ‘Disco Dub’ is early eighties electronica with a pumping “robo-funk” Linndrum line that will amp up any crowd and send their hands to the skies.
TenGrams – SpaceLab (N.O.I.A. Records) Release: 12th March 2018Cat. No.: NEXIT005 Format: digital, vinyl