Friday, 30 September 2016

Are you following me and do you follow others?

Hello world and welcome to week eight of my weekly blog. Those of you who read my blog last week, will know that I mentioned how hard it is to consistently write something engaging each week. Of course the idea is to draw in an audience and in turn a following. However even if your writing is engaging and people enjoy reading what you say, it still will be a massive challenge to get a person to follow you. There is no obligation to follow my blog and I certainly don't expect someone to have to follow, that would be wrong on my part. However if someone does it's greatly appreciated as it makes me feel like my work is appreciated and that in turn drives me to keep going. Add to this some feedback, like comments and that inspires me even more. Of course this goes for anyone doing a show and to me if you truly like what someone's doing, give a thought to clicking that follow button.

This equally goes for internet radio shows and podcasts and their spinoff social media pages, like Facebook, Twitter, etc. If you love any of these shows, perhaps look into their associated pages. You will not only be supporting the DJ, but you will be actually engaging with a great community of like minded people. In turn you will also be bolstering support for not only the DJ, but more importantly the artists as well. Of course you have to be incredibly selective with your choices, as there is a hell of a lot of shows and pages out there. Still of those ones that you really do like, they certainly can do with your support. All it takes is just a simple click on a follow or a like, believe me it does make a significant difference.

Now equally this applies to me, I try to follow and like as much as I possibly can from the scene. Therefore if you have music that fits with my show, I'm very interested in following you and I will certainly try to follow you back when you follow me. The only problem for me though is that it might take some time, so please don't be disheartened, if it does not happen quickly. I will eventually get there, I just have a lot of music and followers to follow up each and every day. I will also say though as I have said before that if your social media page, be it Facebook, Twitter, etc does not make it clear what you're about, then I will err on the side of caution and not follow that link.

Okay as I said the last couple of weeks, this blog is about what is happening with the show and things related to it. Therefore again with that in mind all the bands and labels out there might like to send me news for any upcoming shows and/or music releases each week. Keep in mind the blog is posted every Saturday, so if you could send me the details by Wednesday each week that will be a great help. As with any music or news you send me, please use my email address of Also again to every bands and followers alike, please send me your sound files for the show, saying who you are and where you are from and that you're listening to Skerat's Eclectic Podcasts. This week Rich from the Pink Dolphin Music label, has sent me the following great news for a wonderful band I often play called Destination:-

Vinyl Remixes by Destination - Download released 7th Oct & vinyl LP in early Nov

October 7th sees the worldwide online release of Vinyl Remixes by Destination as a download.
This album is a 7 track download in all usual online music stores, featuring 7 different remixes of their song Vinyl released earlier this year on our label. The remixes are all very varied in style & sound, all sounding very different to each other. This Synth-wave & Synth-pop album features remixes from Sinestar, Markymix, Mind Veneration, Patrik Kambo, m00ger!, Glenn Dyson & Destination themselves.
The album will also be released in early November on yellow vinyl as an 8 track album. The extra remix, which is exclusive to the vinyl LP version, comes from Shelter. The vinyl LP will be on sale exclusively at
This LP is the result of a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign this summer & the band & label are very excited about its' release.
Destination are Bridget Gray (vocals) & Glynn Jaine (synths) who live in Scotland, UK. Their dreamy brand of Synth-pop is perfectly crafted by Glynn with Bridget's sweet but powerful voice gliding over the top, creating wonderful melodies. Inspired by Erasure, Depeche Mode, etc, Bridget & Glynn make wonderfully enjoyable & beautiful music.
Now as always to finish up this week here is my list of Skerat's tracks of the day for the past week, which covers the period of the 24th of September to the 30th of September:-

24th of September Mi-Sex - People
27th of September Asian Envy - Reality Sinks
29th of September 2nd Happiest - Stay

You can find all of these brilliant tracks and many more on my Skerat's Eclectic Playlist, a perfect blend of great classic tracks, in combination with totally new tracks from my shows.

and remember this months show of Skerat's Eclectic Podcasts can be found here and while you're there maybe even check out some of the older Synthopia shows :) Well that's it for this week, thank you all for your continued and excellent support and until next weekend this is Skerat over and out.

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  1. I look forward to reading your blog. We follow each other and similar sites. I particularly enjoy Revival Synth. I'm not sure how I follow your blog? Though manage to read it most weeks. Jamie Jamal.

    1. Great read as always Skerat. Thanks for the mention JJ. To follow this blog, simply scroll up and on the right hand side you will see a follow box ;-) atb

    2. Thank you Jamie, very happy to hear you're enjoying the blog and yes Andy's revival Synth site is an excellent site and certainly one to follow. He even helps out here with advice on how to follow me ;)

    3. Thank you Andy, the revival Synth site is one of legend and is certainly one I highly recommend.