London SynthPopper Christianoshi’s Trademark produced track Fake Blood first graced these pages a couple of years ago, and like his other tune, Trust, has got itself a re-release. Except this time he’s enlisted Disco renaissance man and political satirist Ali Jamieson to drag the track a couple of years into the present. Out money is on I Feel Sick being the next Christianoshi release, then he’ll be disappearing for a couple of years to write three new tunes.
Ali get’s his House groove on with this new one; in fact, at times the track veers into the realms of (dare we say it) Techno and even EBM. Amid all the Germanic arpeggios and chopped up vocals it’s reassuring that the tracks rests on a skippy House beat to keep you moving. Layered with a nice line in 90s space-y pads; a Dub version of the tune could nicely fit along side the likes of Orbital in that kind of early-to-mid 90s tough-but-ambient era of dance music. It’s a good job then, that a sweet Dub version of the reMix is also available for your downloading and dancing pleasure.
London SynthPopper Christianoshi’s single Trust, is getting a massive re-release. Originally out in 2012, the new soaped up version of the Erasure-esque track comes with a reMix from Friends and Christianoshi’s first video.
Directed by Mikko Makela, the clip is all kinds of gay, and all kinds of druggy. I think it might have been Christianoshi’s birthday.
London based SynthPop artist Christianoshi’s 21st century Erasure anthem Trust, finally sees release today as his début a single proper. It’s well deserved and a long time coming for this hard working singer who’s been knocking out top tracks for a year or so now. Trust comes loaded with reMixes from Kryn & Krügen and long-time Christianoshi collaborator Trademark.
Trust is the epitome of Christianoshi’s style. Part Erasure, part Marc Almond, part Bronski Beat with a slightly updated production style. It’s classic ElectroPop stuff really, dominated by a pulsating Electro bassline and Christianoshi belting out, full of drama and a massive ‘80’s chorus. Kryn & Krügen bring a ‘90’s tribal dance flavour to the track while Trademark’s slick Pet Shop Boys Disco sound lifts the track right up to the dancefloor. Their Electro Boogie bassline and big synth stabs are hard not to move to and work perfectly with Christianoshi impassioned vocal. the single feels like a manifesto for Christianoshi, this is him telling the world what he’s about, and that seems to be bringing traditional SynthPop kicking and screaming into contemporary music. We eagerly await his next release.
London based ElectroPopper Christianoshi has once again teamed up with Trademark for another slice of classic ElectroPop. The second in a trilogy of tracks they have collaborated on. ‘Fake Blood’ is the moody tale of a friend with hypochondria (although Christianoshi stresses it’s not necessarily autobiographical), boy can I relate (now I’ve gone and got autobiographical, ah well).
Trademark get deep and slightly Italo in the mix here. Almost EBM at times too, this is becoming a trend in London ElectroPop artists, it’s odd, not bad odd, just not I direction I would have imagined the scene taking. The sledgehammer kick, white noise snares and rapid fire arpeggio bassline are all particularly Germanic and ripe for EBM dancefloors. Luckily the militaristic beats are tempered with Christianoshi impassioned vocals, as we’ve mentioned before they have a hint of Andy Bell about them, but come off as more youthful and driven. It’s a track with a lot of feeling behind it, it shows in the performance, and the music does a great job of capturing the mood. Another slice of classic SynthPop from Christianoshi.
We covered new London ElectroPop artist Christianoshi last year when Trademark dropped a gloriously Dead Or Alive reMix of his track ‘Trust’. Well, the man is back with a brand new track, ‘I Feel Sick’. It’s unsettling, moody SynthPop time!
The first thing we noticed with ‘I Feel Sick’, is the return of the late ‘80’s SynthPop sound. Is this Christianoshi’s influence or a return to production duties for Trademark, wherever this injection comes from it’s most welcome. Again, as with ‘Trust’ it’s easy to compare to ‘86/’87 Pet Shop Boys, although ‘I Feel Sick’ sees Christianoshi with a little of the Andy Bell to his vocals this time around. It’s a dancefloor burner, the kind of hypnotic track to loose yourself in, even the vocals have a chanting quality to them that adds to a musical mantra. Time to keep an eye on Christianoshi we think.
Here we have a fun slice of late ‘80’s/early ‘90’s inspired ElectroPop in the form of London Bedroom-Pop artist Christianoshi as reMixed by Trademark (including Oil Horton A.K.A. Dreamtrak).
And yes, Trademark is an anagram of Dreamtrak (or the other way round, I believe Trademark came first). Christianoshi has a lot of cool elements to his vocal performance, for example there’s a load of Marc Almond in there, and it all works perfectly with Trademark’s bouncy Pet Shop Boys-esque ElectroPop. ‘Turst’ is a catchy Pop juggernaut with just the right amount of Italo in the mix to make to dancefloor friendly and to justify the amazing amount of cowbell.