Friday, 27 January 2017

An ending of sorts

Hello world and welcome to week 23 of my blog. No doubt many of you who read this blog will already know that in the past week I have announced that I will be doing my last show of Skerat's Eclectic Podcasts indefinitely and probably forever tomorrow. It was not an easy decision to make, my shows have been going for over four years and my following on social media has grown substantially in that time. Everyone who has followed the show has become a part of it in some way. You have all enjoyed the incredible journey and it’s been a real pleasure to have you all along for the ride. I have been fortunate enough to have been able to get to know and play over 500 acts and easily play tracks that go well into the thousands. This has meant that all the shows have always had an incredible variety of fresh tunes, which of course is very unlike mainstream radio. I have taken great pride in doing all I could to promote and equally protect these acts. Every single show has had a detailed playlist posted to Facebook with not only artist and song, but their webpage as well. All tracks were consciously protected from copying by my talking into the intro and radio iding them near the end and I believe strongly that all shows should do this. I will always remain incredibly thrilled to know that I have given dozens of acts their very first airplay anywhere in the world and equally I premiered many more tracks. To see all of those acts and their tracks being played elsewhere, will always be a huge and rewarding thrill and I am very happy to know the music will live on through others. I do say quite strongly though please don’t take these independent shows for granted, as they do take a lot of time and effort and it is vitally important that they have your support to keep them going. While I do sign off from the show, be heartened to know that the past shows will always remain on mixcloud and that the Facebook and twitter accounts will remain, even the blog will continue, but at a more leisurely monthly post.


Now let's move on to what's coming up over the next month in the scene. First up on the 28th of January is Pulse + special guests Sinestar & Promenade Cinema at The Fenton:-

Pulse are thrilled to be returning to The Fenton in the New Year to promote our brand new second album " Spheres " Very good friends and special guests on the night will be Sinestar all the way from Bristol who appeared on BBC 4's UK's best part time band recently. And locally Yorshire's own emerging synth talent from Sheffield the wonderful Promenade Cinema. Special guest host and DJ for the night is Dave Charles Harborough 102.3 FM.

Doors open - 7pm until late

Entrance fee on the door - £7

Stage Times -
Dave Chales, DJ : 7.00pm - 7.30pm
Promenade Cinema : 7.30pm - 8.15pm
Dave Charles, DJ : 8.15pm - 8.30pm
Sinestar : 8.30pm - 9.30pm
Dave Charles, DJ : 9.30pm - 9.45pm
Pulse : 9.45pm - 11.00pm
Dave Charles, DJ : 11pm Afterparty disco


On the 7th of February Melbourne, Australia, will host the Non DJ Electronic Showcase 3

7 February at 18:30–23:00
Tago Mago Club
744 High Street, Thornbury, Victoria, Australia 3071

After successful showcase events in August of 2016, and January 2017, this event will be the 3rd showcase featuring artists who are part of the FB Group Non DJ Electronic Musicians of Melbourne.


On the 24th of February at 9:00 UTC Jonteknik (Jon Russell) -Skylines (album release)

This is an event which will give you information on Jon's new album 'Skylines'. The date is a very rough estimation. There is no obligation to purchase anything by joining this event.

You can now buy the Skylines CD through Jon's new website/label 'The People's Electric' here


and remember if you want to plug any upcoming gigs, album and single releases let me know via


Now to finish up for another week, its time to check out the latest list of my Skerat's tracks of the day for the past week, which covers the period of the 21st of January to the 27th of January:-

You can find all of these brilliant tracks and many more on my ever growing Skerat's Ultimate and Totally Eclectic Playlist, a perfect blend of great classic tracks, in combination with totally new tracks from my shows. It's at over 54 hours of tunes, so that makes for a great shuffle playlist.


Now lets move onto my random link of the week. It will not necessarily be music related, but you just might like to check them out each week. This week it's Top Documentary This is amazing site with over 3000 documentaries in various genres and the vast majority are full length and yes some are about music.


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


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