Cassette Electrik - Electromagnetic album
Cassette Electrik: 'electro with soul'
Electro with soul gorgeous vocals and killer tunes. "Like Goldfrapp with the Human League in Ladytron's studio, produced by Fischer Spooner."
In a musical style sometimes known for its coldness and lack of emotion Cassette Electrik bring a human element…soul.
Formed in London in late 2006, Cassette Electrik have been quick to win interest and acclaim among the UK’s Electro Scene in 2007. Oli Freke and Lucy Bugiel have brought their talents together to create sublime electro with soul. Cassette Electrik inject the genre with their own unique mix of melody and driving beats, drawing comparisons with electro forbears Kraftwerk, Goldfrapp and Ladytron...
Lucy Bugiel, vocalist and songwriter,
provides the luxurious vocal sound and proves that beats ain't nothing
without strong and original melodies, bringing the spirit of Annie
Lennox to a new Generation.
Oli Freke, composer, arranger and producer, founded dance label Medikal Records in the late 90s. His release Radium, made the UK Radio 1's Essential Selection. Using a combination of classic analogue technology and the latest modern studio techniques, he creates a passionate electronic back for vocalist Lucy Bugiel.
Live, Cassette Electrik are complete with guitar, bass, synths & backing vocals to provide a compelling experience for the masses.
Cassette Electrik’s first single release was the white label “A Little Respect” single. The single was re-working of the Erasure original. Oli & Lucy: “We believe that a cover should provide a fresh look at a song…We loved the original for its catchy pop vibe but this actually conceals what a bloody heart-breaking song it is we wanted to bring out a bit more of the emotion beneath the sequins in our version.”
Cassette Electrik have a number of live dates in the UK  including a date headlining the legendry newly re-opened Marquee Club in central London for their Album launch and have recently supported The Human League on their Dare 2007 tour.
The debut Album, “Electromagnetic” is due for release on November 1st and is available on CD Baby, iTunes and other digital platforms worldwide. In addition, a limited edition cover of “New Life” by Depeche mode is in the pipeline...
Up-to-date information can be found on the bands myspace site at:
“If you Like Goldfrapp you’ll love Cassette Electrik...the pair's sound is based on hypnotic beats and silky vocals " - London Evening Standard Aug 06
The second single: “The Smartest Bomb” on ShiftyDisco Records, has won rave reviews and played across the world’s radio waves:
“…With haunting female vocals warning a lover to stay away yet come close, this bitter sweet 'love song' is easily one of our most cherished tracks of the year. There is even a little nod to Depeche Mode's 'Enjoy The Silence' with a rapid fire drum roll leading into the chorus that most of you will have in your heads - Its minor detail stuff - but we love little things like that here…This is our Soundtrack to 2007..” – Electronically Yours/Human League Online league-online.com July 2007
1 Friend or Foe
2 The Smartest Bomb
3 Chemical Thing
9 A Little Respect
10 Look Back