POEM - Power Of Electronic Music - the aim of this show is not only to highlight electronic music in all its shapes and forms but also to highlight the value of this often times misunderstood and stigmatised music - in short, a new radio show that deals with all things electronica from interviews with musicians, authors, scholars etc. to testing out instruments and more

Friday, December 19, 2014

Episode # 32: In conversation with SHELTER

SHELTER had the pleasure of supporting ERASURE for eight dates during their European leg of the current ‘ Violet Flame’ tour.

It is not common at all that a support act is just as loved as the main act. Yes, the fact that Erasure’s Andy Bell collaborated with Shelter on a track surely worked in their favour, but Shelter truly worked the crowd during their 30 minutes set and have left fans wanting more.

POEMs Thomas Janak talked to the band about their Erasure experience, their fantastic album ‘Emerge’ and future plans.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Episode # 31: BPM 2014

POEM visited the three-day-event BPM, an exhibition that deals with equipment for DJ's and electronic music conveyors. 

There was so much to see and to explore that the footage has to be broken down in two parts.

IN PART 1  POEM will be speaking to Harry Coat from the band Digitalis, who also showcases for Japanese giant ROLAND, about their hugely successful AIRA Range. The part will also feature an interview with the lovely people at KORG as well as an in-depth conversation with Numark/Denon marketing director Carl Dadkin. 

PART 2 will feature conversations/interviews with ABLETON's certified trainer Simon Lyon, VISUAL DJ's Dan Bachelor and, of course, POEM visited the famous MOOG stand.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Episode # 30: 'Elektro Moskva' - a fascinating look at Russia's electronic music and more

'Elektro Moskva' is a fascinating documentary about electronic music in Russia but touches on much more.

POEM's Thomas Janak talked to filmmakers Elena Tikhonova and Dominik Spritzendorfer as well as electronic music pioneer Alexei Borisov about the past, present and future of the music and indeed the country of Russia.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Episode 29 - The art of synth-making - in conversation with "Error Instrument"'s Paul Tas

With the resurgence of hardware synths still going strong, many musicians and knob-twiddling-enthusiasts alike are interested in more than just your regular Korgs and Moogs. Gladly there is a market for smaller synthesizer makers such as Amsterdam based Error Instruments. 

POEMs Thomas Janak talked to Errormusic's Paul Tas about their creation the 'Fertas 1' , their ideas, influences and future.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Episode # 28: In conversation with record producer Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones has been working in the music industry for 30 + years and has a fascination with electronic music. He has worked with artists such as Erasure, Depeche Mode, Nick Cave as well as many German 'Krautrock' artists like Irmin Schmidt from CAN. Thomas Janak talked to Gareth about his career, the music industry and more.