Saturday, 24 December 2011

Happy Christmas From Elektro Diskow (Human League - Don't You Want Me: Xmas No.1 30 years ago today!)

It's 30 years ago to the day that the Human League were top of the Christmas Tree in the UK with their evergreen elektro classic Don't You Want Me, captured here in a performance from German TV. Merry  Christmas and a happy new year from all at Elektro Diskow!

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Talk Talk - Talk Talk (Top Of The Pops 1982)

One of the great  talents of the 80s, Mark Hollis and Talk Talk had hits in Europe and the US (most notably with their 1984 anthem It's My Life) and were critically lauded throughout their career but never scaled the commercial heights that their fantastic songs deserved.

Here they're captured in early synthpop mode on their self-titled hit (available in extended mix form on Elektro Diskow) Talk Talk on a '82 edition of Top Of  The Pops  .

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Elektro Diskow - Playalistic!

We are very excited to be working with playlist specialists Playalistic across Scandinavia on exclusive Spotify Elektro Diskow playlists. Have a listen to our new Elektrofied playlist here and go to Playalistic's site and Facebook page for more!
Spotify User: playalistic-sweden

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Remembering Larry Levan - The Jimi Hendrix Of Dance Music (via NPR Music)

Great piece on NPR Music on the importance of Larry Levan (and the Paradise Garage) to dance culture. It includes fascinating interviews with Danny Tenaglia (DJ, producer and Paradise Garage regular) and the founder of the Ministry Of Sound nightclub and dance music empire Justin Berkmann.

Exclusive Interview With Martyn Ware from Heaven 17

We are delighted to have another exclusive Elektro Diskow interview this time in the shape of Martyn Ware of Heaven 17/B.E.F. In this excellent (even if we do say so ourselves!) interview Martyn talks about his formative musical experiences in Sheffield, playing Studio 54, watching Madonna's first public performance at the legendary Danceteria in New York and much much more! Go to our partners Mixmag's site for a read!

And as a bonus treat here is the superb and very different demo version of H17's hit Temptation!