Bank Holiday Special With OMD

Electronic music expert Mark Jones goes BACK TO THE PHUTURE, joining the dots between synthesised music past and present.

Monday 31 May 2010

BBC 6 Music - Monday 31 May 2010 - In the latest edition of the show, Mark turns his attention to synth pop, playing classic tracks from Depeche Mode, Soft Cell and John Foxx alongside future synth stars Hurts, Fenech Soler and Delphic.

In the second hour of the show, Mark is joined by Andy McClusky and Paul Humphries of seminal Liverpool based electro group OMD, who had a string of hits in the 1980s such as 'Enola Gay' and 'Electricity'. Mark talks to them about their rise to fame and the impact their music had on the charts, and talks to them about the music which inspired them to get involved with electronic instruments.

In the final hour there's a very special guest mix from hot new Producer, Grum. Grum - aka Leeds based producer Graeme Shepherd - set the blogs alight last year with his tune 'Heartbeats', and his album of the same name fuses the sound of 1980s keyboards with throbbing twenty first century electro. In this mix he plays retro electro which inspired him alongside a collection of his current favourites.

Track listing:

Depeche Mode — New Life
Hurts — Better Than Love
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark — Electricity
Delphic — Counterpoint
Soft Cell — Torch
Grum — Through The Night
Yazoo — Don't Go
Andy Bell — Call On Me
Yellow Magic Orchestra — Firecracker
Howard Jones — New Boy
Kele — Tenderoni
John Foxx — Underpass (Mark Reeder's Sinister Subway mix)
La Roux/Heaven 17 — Temptation
Fenech-Soler — Stop And Stare
Blancmange — Living On The Ceiling
Faithless — Feel Me
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark — Enola Gay
Kraftwerk — RadioActivity
Brian Eno — Taking Peper Mountain (By Strategy)
David Bowie — Heroes
The Velvet Underground — All Tomorrow's Parties
The Human League — Being Boiled
Roxy Music — Virginia Plain
The Normal — Warm Leatherette
Talking Heads — Psycho Killer
Ladytron — Seventeen
Kraftwerk — Neon Lights
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark — History Of Modern Pt.2 (Exclusive first play)

BBC 6 Music

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark official website

Grum official site

Back to the Phuture Live at the Troxy, London, 02.04.2011

Back to the Phuture Radio

Next transmission May 2011, Date & times coming soon