Martin Christie’s Music Travels: Let’s talk to Derek Anthony Williams

Derek Anthony Williams is the lead singer and performer with Jan Doyle Band and also the hard working and energetic man behind Doncaster Electronic Foundation (D.E.F.) who put on a whole range of gigs and also a weekly podcast.  An expert in retro synths and emerging electronic music, I decided to catch up with him about his fascinating background and also extensive plans for 2018.
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The Weekly Roundup 18.02.18

It may come as a shock to some, but we here at Electronic North have a weakness for Scandinavian electronica, from pure pop to doomy drone. And while this week there’s a very American feel to the roundup, it won’t surprise many of you that the first track on this weekend’s roundup comes from Sweden. Let’s give it, and the rest of our roundup for this week, a listen.

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NEW MUSIC: Jimmy – Jimmy

Jimmy is a real boy so it seems, and the artist Jimmy is a really special find as is the song by the same name. I can’t tell you much about Jimmy the musician, but I suspect we’ll find out more in the next few months! Check out the Beck meets Björk musical confection below.

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NEW MUSIC: Solomon Grey – Closed Door

Joe Wilson and Tom Kingston have a varied musical career, the long-time friends and classically-trained musicians are well known for composing scores for film and TV as well as being Solomon Grey. After critical acclaim for their soundtrack for BBC drama The Last Post, the duo is back with another track; Closed Door and a new album called Human Music.

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NEW MUSIC: Sally Dige – This Life

Berlin-based Danish-Canadian audio-visual artist Sally Dige featured on the blog not so long ago –  not once but twice in fact! She’s back again with another single; This Life from her current Holding On album. Dige has also directed an experimental video to accompany the track, check it out below!

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NEW MUSIC: Skylar Fri – Gold Rush

London-based Danish artist Skylar Fri says she has used the time in London to hone her sound, which she defines as ‘cinematic, Scandinavian chill-pop’. It’s been a while since Better was released, but now there’s a new single called Gold Rush to delight your ears.

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NEW MUSIC: Dig Exotic – No Savior

Dig Exotic is the dark electronic solo project of Los Angeles musician and producer Rebecca Rosoff. She first made an impression with her 2014 album Exposition and since then has been working as a radio producer as well as playing in NYC-based Fresh Hearts and Brooklyn-based Tigereye , being one half of Slow Roar and recording new material – such as recent track No Savior.

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NEW MUSIC: Pizzagirl – Carseat

Liverpool bedroom pop artist Liam Brown is also known as Pizzagirl (check out the website – it’s totally awesome!). He’s not a girl, he’s not a pizza but he’s certainly an accomplished creator of music for the broken-hearted.

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