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Err, and on that note... brand new remix from Mr. Falke of a new Xenomania artist calledd Florrie Arnold:

ana, Tuesday, 9 February 2010 19:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

^can't stop listening to this. I absolutely love it!

one boob is free with one (daavid), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 19:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

Right, this new Mini Viva single sounds potentially brilliant:

ana, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 15:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

Wow, that Falke remix of Florrie Arnold is awesome.

Bill A, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 15:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

^ It's available to download for free on Florrie's site: http://bit.ly/9mKG7r

It's a bit strange that they're giving this away for free, but hey, I'm not complaining.

ana, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

Thanks! It seems like Fred Falke's in similar shape currently to Stuart Price a few years back ie. turning out reams of stupendous remixes, with his particular touch being those devastating basslines all over them.

Bill A, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 19:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

The video from "One Touch" premiered on Popjustice today:

http://www.popjustice.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4586&Itemid=206

the subject of many men’s thoughts (daavid), Tuesday, 30 March 2010 16:36 (six years ago) Permalink

Love that Alex Gardner track

Jack BS, Tuesday, 30 March 2010 16:58 (six years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

The only official Xenomania act left after the near total collapse this year. Just released an EP that's kind of meh (I doubt Xenomania will be able to survive with the current songwriting team), but this one is ACE:

daavid, Tuesday, 16 November 2010 21:17 (six years ago) Permalink

near total collapse of xenomania? what's the story here? (or do you just mean GA's extended hiatus and mini viva splitting up)

are there any recent interviews/essays about xenomania worth checking out? i've not heard anything great coming from them in quite a while, disregarding treasure fingers and fred falke. not keen on much of the florrie stuff i've heard, just sounds like sparkless stageschool pop-by-numbers. uk pop is pretty bad at the moment though. are richard x and xenomania still producing/writing songs for other acts? (other than their own stable in the case of xeno)

NI, Thursday, 18 November 2010 14:48 (six years ago) Permalink

are richard x and xenomania still producing/writing songs for other acts?

re richard x : http://www.dominorecordco.com/uk/albums/08-03-10/boys-outside-/

mark e, Thursday, 18 November 2010 14:55 (six years ago) Permalink

Richard X produced about half the tracks on the last Hundred in the Hands album (which no one on ILX seems to love except me.)

Wheal Dream, Thursday, 18 November 2010 14:56 (six years ago) Permalink

Hundred in the Hands

new name to me. clearly i need to be more on the ball as it sounds rather fine (ta amazon previews)

mark e, Thursday, 18 November 2010 15:15 (six years ago) Permalink

ah yeah forgot about the steve mason thing.

heard a couple HITH songs already (pigeons and commotion) but wasn't aware rx was involved.

big list of what he's recently done here: http://www.blackmelody.com/

what's going on with xenomania though, other than florrie?

NI, Thursday, 18 November 2010 15:23 (six years ago) Permalink

Richard X and... Belle And Sebastian? Colour me intrigued.

get the fuck out of my mouth (boxedjoy), Thursday, 18 November 2010 16:36 (six years ago) Permalink

near total collapse of xenomania? what's the story here?

All the core members left except for Brian, who sat behind with nothing but a few engineers, as far as I understand.

abcfsk, Thursday, 18 November 2010 17:25 (six years ago) Permalink

3 key Xenomania members left this year: Miranda Cooper, Nick Coler, and Tim Powell. Besides that Mini Viva are gone, Alex Gardner is not doing any better, and no one seems to be using any of their songs anymore (both Kylie and Alesha decide not to include the Xeno tracks on their albums). That's what I meant by total collapse. There is still, of course, Brian Higgins... plus F. Falke, Toby Scott, Florrie, Jason, Kieran and occasional collaborators. That seems to be the new songwriting team.

daavid, Thursday, 18 November 2010 17:26 (six years ago) Permalink

christ, didn't know cooper left - i thought she was as much a part of xenomania as brian. where did you hear of all this? do you have any links?

NI, Thursday, 18 November 2010 17:28 (six years ago) Permalink

also, did treasure fingers become a fully-fledged xenomanian? im guessing the distance makes it difficult

NI, Thursday, 18 November 2010 17:29 (six years ago) Permalink

The only new acts (other than Florrie) that may be releasing Xenomania tracks are Soundgirl and MNEK afaik.

daavid, Thursday, 18 November 2010 17:31 (six years ago) Permalink

Here: http://xenomanianews.blogspot.com/

daavid, Thursday, 18 November 2010 17:32 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

could lead to a revival of fortunes? http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a295491/spears-teams-with-girls-aloud-producers.html

NI, Saturday, 1 January 2011 17:46 (six years ago) Permalink

article doesn't seem to know that it's not the same Xenomania anymore

Urban Coochie Collective (sic), Sunday, 2 January 2011 01:35 (six years ago) Permalink

POP'S ONLY GOOD WHEN IT'S ROCK

Costco Chapel (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 2 January 2011 01:51 (six years ago) Permalink

article doesn't seem to know that it's not the same Xenomania anymore

does say 'founded by' and that's right ain't it? as in the whole thing was founded by brian and miranda. making out that jessie j has some major role (and was involved from the start) seems hugely wrong though

NI, Monday, 3 January 2011 15:38 (six years ago) Permalink

keeps saying "the producers who did all GA singles" and the like, which plural is unwarranted

Urban Coochie Collective (sic), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:23 (six years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

First Xenomania (commissioned) production in ages. Sounds like a completely generic, by-the-numbers "in the club" track... but I love it. Better not pay attention to the lyrics, though.

daavid, Saturday, 23 July 2011 01:29 (five years ago) Permalink


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