Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Jon St. James - Oogity Boogity

Fantastic electropop oddity from '84 with a suitably weird and wonderful video.

Jon St James is a US guitarist, songwriter–composer, producer and engineer who formed the electronic group Q and SSQ in the early 80s and later produced Stacey Q (who had a huge dance hit in the States with Two Of Hearts)  from the group's early work.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Behind The Mask

Japan's Yellow Magic Orchestra are often overlooked when the histories of electronic music are drawn up but they remain one of the genre's most influential artists having inspired artists as diverse as Michael Jackson, Detroit Techno legend Carl Craig and Duran Duran while their music has been sampled by the likes of Jennifer Lopez, De La Soul and Justice. Afrika Bambaataa has cited YMO's Computer Games as a huge influence on his seminal Planet Rock.

A career retrospective/reappraisal is long overdue!!