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Tokyo Witch Hunt at Live in Barnsley

It’s long been the case that Tokyo Witch Hunt have been one of our favourite artists. There’s just something incredible and masterful about the way maestro Izzie Kirk puts together a song that really gets into our bone marrow. Songs that are frequently as danceable as they are deep, as singalong as they are soulful. She’s also got great style in the live performance too as you’ll see here when Tokyo Witch Hunt headlined the K Box Stage at the Live in Barnsley Festival.

On this special occasion Ash, her usual bass player, was unable to make it so Faye of Berlyn Trilogy kindly stepped in on bass guitar duties to great effect.

Here she is joined by Faye of Berlyn Trilogy

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Lille to Leeds event review


This was rather a big deal for our friends Revival Synth being rather big fans of Shiny Darkness so they were considerably involved in the promotion side for this event. They must feel incredibly proud after the success that resulted from all the efforts. What a super sized crowd was there that night. And what atmosphere!

Berlyn Trilogy kicked off the night with a great set of songs and really got the audience pumped and excited with a great selection of their classic songs (and despite a slight tech issue which causing the bass sounds to be too loud in the mix). Simon seeming to be really coming into his own as the front man with some cool moves on stage  and some great interaction with the audience. He seems so much more relaxed in the role than when we first saw him take over the job. Their cover of Atomic is really quite something to behold (and you can still download it for free from our label’s compilation of covers from Halloween last year) and Tokyo Rooftops always ignites the place live – though an extended version would be nice! Admittedly we’re a little disappointed to not hear anything new from them in this new era. Hopefully soon… it will be interesting to find what voice the band find without Dorian.

Pulse were up next, the combination of Howard Moth from Spacebuoy (RIP) fame and Sebastien Deruwez normally the singer of Shiny Darkness.


Pulse combine a certain indie rock sensibility with dancepop. Howard still largely taking up a vocal role but now also playing guitar and in case you’re worried it restricts that fabulous performer we know and love, don’t worry it doesn’t! Howard is still the engaging front man he always has beeen. While Sebastien tends to take the more keyboards at the back role, he does take the front man role on some songs and if you know Shiny Darkness, you’ll know he’s another great front man. Pumping beats and rocking guitar everyone was on their feet dancing in this set.


Eurasianeyes were up next and kicked off with their stormer Far Off Land that we all know so well. It’s a song with such perfect melody and structure you really could easily have believed it an Ultravox classic.

The audience were loving them. They are really proving their worth these days, progressing from when they played at their second gig at our 4th event in april 2014 and utterly deserving of this second to last place. Their songs are everything you could want, so full of emotion and catchy riffs. There must surely be even bigger things ahead for this band clearly beloved by this Leeds audience.

Shiny Darkness – The one everyone was waiting for and after we saw them at the Little Theatre in Doncaster last year there’s no wonder. It’s clear why they have their audience – handsome, professional and true entertainers. Such an honour to have them back in Yorkshire after such a short time. It’s not surprising they’ve recently been snatched up by a nice label. But really all we need to do is let their music/performance to the talking.

All in all well done to all the bands for a fabulous night and DJ Dave Charles for fabulous tunage and being a brilliant compere for the evening. But most of all Mr Andy Jordan of Revival Synth for helping with all the fabulous promotion and securing of a sponsor for the evening. His dedication and hard work for all these months leading up to the event has been second to none and it’s just so pleasing that there was such a brilliant size audience for the event. Synth is being revived in Yorkshire and let’s see where we can go from here… plans are afoot for RS/DEF to work together on a festival. Synth Yorkshire coming soon? Watch this space…

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Donkaster Elektronische Freundschaft Radio Episode 25 – Eigenfrequenz Takover


Orchestral Manuevres in the Dark – Introducing Radios/Distance Fades Between Us
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Hexamoten – July Is Over

Kraftwerk – Radioactivity
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Factory Acts – Thirst

Klaus Schulze – Timewinds
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*EXCLUSIVE* Eigenfrequenz – Seaside Special (Unofficial Title courtesy of Def Radio)

Tangerine Dream – Fly in collision wwith Comas Sola
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Hockeysmith – But Blood

Berlyn Trilogy – Synthetic Love
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Tokyo Witch Hunt – Downtime

Kraftwerk – Tour De France

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Donkaster Elektronische Freundschaft 5 – 1st Birthday Party ft Tokyo Witch Hunt/Berlyn Trilogy



TICKETS £2 ADVANCE or £3 on the Door



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Donkaster Elektronische Freundschaft Radio Episode 13 – Geoff Pinckney of Tenek interviewed


Berlyn Trilogy – Can the Heart Be Saved

Eurasianeyes – Far Off Land

Jan Doyle Band – Noble

Spacebuoy – UFO

The Webb – Falling Down

Filthy Dukes ft Tommy Sparks - My Submission Messages

Geoff Pinckney Interview

Tenek – On the Wire

Geoff Pinckney – Q&A

Cabaret Voltaire  – White Car

Ladytron – Discotraxx

Iamamiwhoami – John

This Fish Needs  a Bicycle – Between A and B

The Cosmetics – Black Leather Gloves

The Alpha Video – Hide in the Dark




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DEF Radio Episode 10 – Syd.31

deflradio10Tegan & Sara ft Lost Island – Everything is Awesome

Lana Del Ray – Behind Closed Doors

Kas Product – So Young and So Cold

The Glove – Like and Animal

The Glove – Mouth to Mouth

John Costello – The Sweet Hereafter

Syd.31 Interview

Syd.31 – Monsters (Mr Bear Futurepop remix)

The Camouflage – Great commandment

Data – Living inside Me

The Korgis – If I Had You

Berlyn Trilogy – Skylight

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Donkaster Elektronische Freundschaft Radio Episode 8 – The Webb



Track list:

Electromatic 2 review by Mat Handley

Spacehonky – Europa’s Mass

Izzie Voodoo – Sound

Kas Product – Never Come Back

Cabaret Voltaire -Sensoria

The Webb Interview

Gary Numan – I Die You Die (Alternate Version)

Gary Numan – I Die You Die (7″ version)

The Webb – Taste the Death

Godiego – Monkey Magic

Godiego – Gondara



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Donkaster Elektronische Freundschaft Radio Episode 7 – The Alpha Video (Guest Starring Berlyn Trilogy) (

deflradio7Terribly sorry for the delay folks. It’s been a busy time but we’re getting sorted now. It’s the usual hijinks of waffle and electronic music only this time with an excellent interview with The Alpha Video. And a brief appearance of Dorian from Berlyn Trilogy later on. Also, you may be pleased/horrified to know this is a 2 hour special! Track list below the page break.


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DEF 2 – 26th of October Berlyn Trilogy, Syd.31, The Webb

DEF Berlyn Trilogy Poster Final (Web)
Halloween time special featuring The Webb, Berlyn Trilogy and Syd.31. Now with added Vile Electrodes action!


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