Listen to my interview on the Music Zoo radio show at 9.30pm UK time tonight on Incapable Staircase Radio (Tuesday September 27, 2022).
I’ll be giving an interview on the Music Zoo radio show at 9.30pm UK time tonight on Incapable Staircase Radio (Tuesday September 27, 2022).
The show is the “Music Zoo”, and I’ll be talking its host “Dub Pete” aka DJ Dubdelay, about my music, remixes, and loads of other things! It’s the first interview I’ve done for a long time, and I’m really looking forward to it!
You can listen live by clicking the following link:
I’m really excited to announce that I’m going to be interviewed on the radio! I’ll be chatting to DJ Dubdelay, aka Dub Pete, who hosts the Music Zoo show on Incapable Staircase, an online radio station!
I’ve previously released a new song on Spotify and other streaming platforms. It’s called “Never Let You Go” and is the first time I’ve sung on one of my tracks for years and years!
I sent the song to a few online radio stations and online DJs but got very little feedback or promises of airplay. I also made a promo video for the song which got a few plays. I then got a lucky break when Neil March of Trust the Doc fame, said that he would play the video on his monthly show “Trust the Doc TV”. (You can see the show here if you missed it!)
I received some really positive comments and feedback about the song in the live chat, but the impression was that the song was maybe a bit too long to keep listeners’ attention.
Listen to Never Let You Go Alternative Version (radio edit) here:
Why have a radio edit?
Following that, I asked Neil March if he would play Never Let You Go on one of his online radio shows. He has a regular spot on Exile FM where he champions unsigned and independent musicians, but there’s a lot of competition to get played.
Neil got back to me to say that he would try to fit the song onto his playlist for the next show, but the track was a bit long so couldn’t guarantee being able to play it!
I replied that I had previously considered making a radio edit, or shortened version, of the song, which was more suitable for broadcasting. However, I hadn’t actually got round to it!
As I was already on the computer that I used to record the original song in the first place, I decided to have a go at editing the song to make it shorter, i.e. under three minutes! It was fairly straightforward! I removed part of the the intro, and some of the instrumental chorus bits, and also shortened the outro.
I then had a song that came in at less than three minutes! It sounded like a completely new song! Well, a less self-indulgent, and a lot easier to listen to, song!
I sent the new “cut down three-minute pop song” version of Never Let You Go, over to Neil March and he has included it in the schedule for his next show on Exile FM.
I have since submitted the new radio edit of Never Let You Go to a number of online and local radio stations and shows, where it has been added to their playlists. I’ll send out links to these shows in another blog post.
Compared to sending out a track that’s nearly five minutes long and not getting any interest, I’ve now got some interest and DJs etc. are willing to play the song!
The new radio edit of Never Let You Go will be released September 12, 2022.
To avoid confusion with the original song, the radio edit is called “Never Let You Go Alternative Version”. Look out for the next blog post to see why I chose that title!
About Never Let You Go
It’s not everyday you get to work with your musical heroes! I’ve worked with Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins) on a remix of his track Popcorn Slavery (under his International Observer guise) and remixed other artists and bands, including Michael Harding (ex-1000 Mexicans) and Banco de Gaia. My 15 minutes of fame came a few years ago when a remix I did for New Zealand’s Pitch Black made the top 30 indie radio airplay charts in NZ. Fast forward a few years (Now!) and I’ve gone back to my original synthpop/heartbreaker pop songs that I made before the remixes came along. This one is “Never Let You Go”. Someone recently heard it on Trust the Doc TV and said it’s “tragic”. They thought it was a memoriam to my wife but she’s very much alive and breathing!
The French dub and reggae radio station CultureDub are going to play our new single “New Age – “Mistrust Remix” on their next radio show ! Culture Dub is the first Strictly Dub radio show created in 2002 on Radio Pulsar. The Culture Dub Radio Show goes out every Tuesday 9.00 p.m – 11.00 p.m, and is hosted by AlexDub, accompanied by the Culture Dub team, live on 95.9FM (in France) and on www.radio-pulsar.org
The next show will be going out on Tuesday November 30, 2021 (next week!). It’s great to have been selected for airplay on such as great website.
You can listen to Culture Dub on their radio player by clicking this link here:
The Culture Dub website also features news, announcements, events and reviews, relating to dub music. It’s a great website and well-recommended. It’s worth noting that the website is written in French, so you might need to translate it, if you don’t speak French!