An ever evolving playlist of mainly darker, electronic music — “darkwave” — and other related genres like minimal synth, EBM and electro that represent more well known and more obscure artists, mainly from the 21st century.
A selection of electro-funk favourites, a genre that gets a lot of listens at home and in the studio and maybe even some inspiration for the music of Soft Riot. Rubbery basslines, locking grooves, staccato synth bursts and generally a fun, uplifting listen.
A new mix for Glasgow’s community station Radio Buena Vida, including tracks a mix of new wave, post-punk and electronic tracks by artists old and new such as Bleached Heat, The Serfs, Zeroset, Iv/An and more.
A selection of tracks created for this mix playlist for Glasgow-based nite-life promoter Blue Boutique as part of their series of curated playlists. Check it out!
A mix was recently done as Possession Records for Glasgow’s community radio station, Radio Buena Vida which aired on 30 July 2021. that is now up and archived on their SoundCloud channel. Along with a couple of Soft Riot tracks, this mix includes selections by artists old and new, covering synth and post-punk moods that range from summery and hazy vibes, icy dirges and moments of soundtrack-inspired ambience.
After a bit of a break, this new mix is an extended one, starting with some mood-lifting synthpop from around the office, then a mix of synth and dance-y, dark and dirgy and to atmospheric pieces. Includes tracks of the recent Forbidden Figures compilation as well as from the Glasgow artist compilation album Votive Offerings.
After a bit of a break Readymix Cement is back with a third instalment; the first as we go into the autumn of 2020.
With the recent passing of Unwound bassist Vern Rumsey, this mix starts with a more unique post-hardcore introduction of that band’s track “Corpse Pose” from their seminal album Repetition (1996). This is the second installment of Readymix Cement.
This is the first of a series of curated mixes as Possession Records, featuring an array of favourite tracks by new and old artists in the postpunk, synth, minimal, darkwave and other eclectic genres.
This mix, Synthetic Worlds, is a selection of more synthesiser-based pieces from classic artists from years gone as well as newer tracks by current artists, including friends and peers I know expanding in that universe of sound, creating new worlds to travel in and out of.
A double-sided cassette mix done for London’s Heavy Leather Productions: side one being some key influences and side two being a curated playlist of electronic and post-punk oddities.
A Soft Riot curated playlist aired on Doncaster Electronic Foundation featuring some selected personal electronic tracks from artists old and new.
A second mix of tracks for the Sheffield night Der Hammer.
This mix is selection of tracks I’ve been playing at Der Hammer containing tracks by new and classic synthesizer artists.
Soft Riot goes into the Resonance FM studio with A Colder Consciousness, discussing music, playing tracks and then discussing those, resulting in this mix.
This is part one of a two-part mix makes up a 2-hour retrospective of Canadian synth, new wave, electronics and post-punk music with some select pop and space-rock tunes. From obscure, underground gems to select radio hits and everything in between that came out between 1978-1986.
Part 1 of a 3-hour SOFT RIOT-curated playlist ion TXTBK’s CHVRCH XV BRXK3N 7ANGvAG3 Radio
A representative slice out of the pool of synth-saturated, future-thinking music that I love, namely between the years of 1978 to 1985.
This particular mix has been sequenced in a loose chronological order, encompassing a time period starting in 1995 and ending sometime in 2000. From 2000 onward the post-punk and synth revival thing sort of exploded and bands hatched and made flight like a cloud of buzzing locusts.