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Soft Riot "Windows To The Wild (Versions)"

“Windows To The Wild (Versions)” remixes out now!

31 May 2022

A new 3-track digital single, premiered on post-punk.com, with three remixes of the track “Windows To The Wild” contributed by Qual, Ubre Blanca and Soft Riot himself.

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Gothic Pogo Festival XV Anniversary line-up announced

15 March 2022

Announced today, and delayed over the past two years due to the pandemic, Gothic Pogo Festival XV Festival is a go for this June in Leipzig, Germany. It’s my favourite festival ever and I’m to be performing a SOFT RIOT set on the Sunday showcase as part of five days of amazing bands, DJing and dancing.

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Full live set video from Ombra Festival (November 2021)

26 January 2022

A full set of the SOFT RIOT performance at this past November’s Ombra Festival in Barcelona, Spain is now up online, courtesy of Operator Radio.

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“Windows To The Wild” Video Premiere on Post-Punk.com

10 November 2021

Many thanks to Post-Punk.com and staff writer Alice Teeple for cooking up an article the premiere of the “Windows To The Wild” video  — the track from the Upperwave Selections Vol. 1 compilation out 01 December 2021 on Berlin’s Miseria Records.

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Ostrofti “Sudden Vision Zones” official release and video premiere

6 November 2021

The four 4-track, hour-long album Sudden Vision Zones by Ostrofti is now finally and officially out now, including a mind-warping, sizzling hour-long video assembled by Flustervision (JJD + Georgina Penstkart) to accompany the release.

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Steven Jones & Logon Sky feat. Steve Strange “Corrupt State (Soft Riot’s Switch Version)”

14 October 2021

Close to a year ago now I was asked by Logan Sky to do a remix for his project Steven Jones & Logan Sky. Logan was the synthesizer player and producer in the last line-up of the Blitz Club-based project Visage, featuring the legendary and dearly departed Steve Strange. The result was this remix that was an honour to work on for their Corrupt State release.

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Tral Neu mini-album on Tonal Shifts out now

10 October 2021

After over a year in the making, the release date has come for the mini-album on the Tonal Shifts label of Tral Neu, a collaborative, multi-country musical project featuring tracks by groups of musicians in the underground synth/wave scene. On this release is the track “Making The Same Mistake”, a group effort by Soft Riot, Madmoizel and Iv/An.

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Chin Up digital artwork series now up on OpenSea

17 September 2021

All of the single-track graphics for 2020’s Chin Up release are now available as in collection on the digital art marketplace OpenSea. These artworks were created upon the release of that album, each piece being detailed surreal collages relating to each of the 11 tracks on the album.

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August BandCamp Sale – 20% Discount

5 August 2021

Tomorrow another BandCamp Friday sale springs into action with a little Possession Records summer sale to ice that lovely cake. You can also take advantage of a discount code that gives 20% of your total purchase and is active until midnight at the end of August 15th and applies to everything in the shop.

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Out now! The new compilation album Second Lives

28 June 2021

The new compilation album Second Lives releases today! Available in digital, Digipak CD and cassette formats. Thanks to Post-Punk.com for premiering the album. Read on for more information and to buy/stream.

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Second Lives feature on Coldexperiment.com

14 June 2021

Ahead of being released at the end of this month, the fantastic Japanese electronic music website Cold Experiment published a nice feature on the upcoming Second Lives record.

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Compilation album Second Lives out 28 June 2021

4 June 2021

It was around ten years ago now that the Soft Riot wheels started turning into motion. And with that it feels somewhat good to announce the release of a new compilation album, Second Lives, out 28 June 2021 on Possession Records! It’s a limited release out in digital, Digipak CD, Cassette and streaming formats and contains 8 tracks.

Dream Baby Dream - Compilation: Volume One

Dream Baby Dream: Compilation Volume One

19 May 2021

It feels good to announce this release, out next week on May 26th — the first compilation by the Berlin-based Dream Baby Dream label — Dream Baby Dream Compilation Volume One! The compilation features a brand new Soft Riot track entitled “A Spade Is Played Again” and features an incredible list of artists from Berlin and beyond including Phase Fatale, Halv Drøm, Front 313, Operant, Spit Mask, The Horrorist and many more.

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An Upcoming Live Stream Performance for Mutant Transmissions Festival II

5 April 2021

Soft Riot will be contributing a 4 song studio performance for the upcoming Mutant Transmissions Festival II later this month. The festival is a live stream happening 23-26 April and curated by the Mutant Transmissions Radio show out of Brugge, Belgium. It will feature studio performances and DJ sets from contributors all over the world for fans of the wave, synth, post-punk and generally weirder end of the underground synth spectrum.

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FATE Perfume by Seifenhexe

21 March 2021

Berlin-based perfume and soap maker Seifenhexe proposed the idea of doing a Soft Riot scented perfume so it seemed definitely like an interesting idea, thus a fun little collaboration was born. Now available to buy online.

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Frastuoni Monitor Playlist and Into 2021

22 January 2021

The track “Taking Off The Edge” has been included on a very nicely stacked mix by curator Simona Bluette as part of the Monitor Playlist series on the Italian music website, frastuoni.it. The mix features other great tracks from notable players in the modern synth scene, including Boy Harsher, Buzz Kull, Void Vision, Minuit Machine, Martial Canterel and more.

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Cinema Eyes (Version IV) out now on Forbidden Figures compilation

4 December 2020

Out now! A new compilation called Forbidden Figures, released to raise money for fellow synth artist Nao Katafuchi and his ongoing legal issues. Includes a brand, new reworked version of “Cinema Eyes” as well as tracks by 30+ amazing artists from around the world.

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Master Tape Available Now

2 December 2020

Available now, Master Tape : A Video Collection: 2010-2020 is a limited edition collection of most of the videos released over the last ten years, in a choice of either DVD or VHS format.

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Soft Riot remixes Hexadiode

29 October 2020

Coming out in time for this year’s unique, socially-distanced Halloween is a new compilation album of remixes entitled Controlled Burn for Hexadiode, an electronic/industrial band from Dayton, Ohio. This new release features a remix by yours truly for the track “Brain in 3” as well as remixes by other artists including Skeleton Hands, 6th Circle and more.

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The Four and Five Year Anniversary of Two Albums

23 September 2020

Today is the anniversary of two releases, both released in past years on 19 September 2015 with the album You Never know What Might Come Next and the other a year earlier on this day in 2014 with Some More Terror.

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Presence Not Absence Compilation

8 August 2020

Volar Records has just released a new 22 track compilation entitled Presence Not Absence including the Soft Riot track “There Just Isn’t Enough Time II”, from the Taking Off The Edge digital single, which aims to raise funds for Trans BIPOC Housing Assistance.