The Dutch DJ, producer and Artificial Dance label boss Olf van Elden aka Interstellar Funk has dropped a curated compilation Artificial Dancers – Waves Of Synth comprising of carefully selected wave music artifacts from the last 40 years, ranging from 1978 to 2018.
The record is a result of digging through dusty old records, tapes as well as the Bandcamp accounts of DIY musicians who have been producing unique examples of coldwave, electro, EBM and synth music.
Artificial Dancers – Waves Of Synth features The Human League’s ‘4JG’, a 1982 live version of Liaisons Dangereuses’ ‘Dias Cortas’ – previously only available on VHS – and a demo version of Clan of Xymox’s ‘Stranger’. Besides legends, Interstellar Funk has also chosen to showcase tracks by a range of DIY producers and lesser-known artists. These include Californian band Batang Frisco, Matthias Schuster’s Im Namen Des Volkes project and Zahgurim, who reunited in 2018 to record their first new material since 1983.
Artificial Dancers – Waves Of Synth was released on May 25 via Rush Hour.
Find more info about the release on the Bandcamp page of the label.