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Electropop 10 Release 2/27/2015 - January 14, 2015

A remix of "Machine Language" made exclusively for the German record company Conzoom Records has just been released on their compilation album Electropop volume 10. Look for it soon at conzoomrecords.com!

New Album Release - May 3, 2014

After 3 1/2 years of work, the new album "Machine Language" will be released May 27, 2014.  It will be available at a variety of locations including CD Baby, Amazon and iTunes.  For local fans, the CDs will be made available shortly thereafter at the following Knoxville, Tennessee area record stores:

Disc Exchange

2615 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920

 

Lost and Found Records

3710 N Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917

 

Raven Records & Rarities

1200 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917

Rocket Johnny/Machine Language Double Single Out Now! - March 9, 2014

The lead off double single from the forthcoming album "Machine Language" is now available for purchase at CD Baby.  Go to www.cdbaby.com/xsonic3 to check it out!

Rocket Johnny double CD single coming soon! - October 25, 2013

The double CD single "Rocket Johnny" is scheduled to be released Monday, December 2nd and will feature tracks from the forthcoming album "Machine Language" due out during the first quarter of 2014.  The single will feature the album versions of "Rocket Johnny" and "Machine Language" as well as brilliant remixes of both by Bobby Clark of Synthetik FM.  Look for the release to be available on CDBaby.com as well as iTunes and the Amazon mp3 store.  You can listen to the tracks now on the embedded player.  The tracks on the CD release are being mastered by Simon Heyworth of Super Audio Mastering in Chagford, Devon, UK.

"Machine Language" demos now out! - June 6, 2012

Three demo tracks from the forthcoming album "Machine Language" are now live at Jango.com.  Head on over and check them out!  They are "The Waiting Game", "Stranger to Me" and "Radio Free America."  Give a listen and let me know what you think!

Recording on "Machine Language" started... - February 3, 2012

I'm finally starting to lay down the tracks for the new album!  I plan to release a couple of songs later in the spring as sort of a "sneak preview" on this site and my other main sites at SoundClick.com and Jango.com.  While the process isn't always entirely predictable, I hope to have the album ready for release on Zero-One Records by the end of the year.  As with "The Speed of Light" renowned recording engineer and producer Simon Heyworth (formerly with Virgin Records UK) is slated to master the CD for release.  Some of his past credits include albums by Depeche Mode, The Human League, Thomas Dolby and Orchestral Manouvres in the Dark, so it is a real privilege to be working with him again.

Check back soon for more updates on the project and thanks as always for listening (and buying!).

-Mike 

New album in the works! - November 3, 2011

I know it's been quiet for a while, but I wanted to let everybody know that a new album is underway and recording should commence sometime early next year.  The project is untitled as of yet, but hopefully will be ready for release sometime in the summer or fall of next year.  Unlike the past 2 projects, I plan to sneak preview late-stage demos of selected cuts on this website as well as at SoundClick and Jango to give listeners a taste of the new material.  As always, thanks for listening!!!

New CD picked up at A Different Drum Records! - April 21, 2011

I am thrilled to announce that "The Speed of Light" has been picked up for distribution by A Different Drum Records in Smithfield, UT.  Headed up by long-time synthpop producer/promoter Todd Durrant, it is one of the largest synthpop-exclusive independent record labels in the world.  With the broad reach of ADD Records, I hope that we can reach a much bigger worldwide audience.  Thanks to Todd for taking a chance and be sure to stop by his website (www.adifferentdrum.com)  for a huge variety of synthpop/electronica music.

Top 10 at CFBX-FM! - April 21, 2011

I recently received notice that "The Speed of Light" has entered the CFBX-FM Top 10 Electronica chart at number 9 after nearly a month of increasing airplay.  To all my listeners and supporters up in British Columbia, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!  Your support is vital the album's continued success!

Thanks to WCVF-FM in New York! - April 9, 2011

Just received word that "The Speed of Light" is in rotation at WCVF-FM in New York.  A big thank you to Tom Bingham and all the station's listeners at SUNY!

Welcome CHMR-FM 93.5 listeners! - February 4, 2011

A big thanks to Clash at CHMR in St. John's, Newfoundland for playing my cover track "Stumblin' In" on the Key Contrast show this past week!  To all of you stopping by who may have heard it that day, be sure to check out the other tracks from my newest release "The Speed of Light" and if you have a moment, sign my guest book!

CD for sale now! - November 1, 2010

Remember when you purchase to included email or other contact info as the first 50 buyers get a free X-Sonic t-shirt in your choice of sizes. The first FIVE buyers get a FREE iPod Shuffle as well! $12.97 for a CD, t-shirt AND iPod? Not a bad deal, eh? Click the link below to purchase:

 

X-Sonic: The Speed of Light

CD Release Promotional Deal - September 23, 2010

The compact disk of "The Speed of Light" will be available for purchase soon EXCLUSIVELY from CDBaby.com!

Keep checking here frequently for the release date because the first 50 purchasers of the physical CD will receive a free poster and T-shirt in any size (S, M, L, XL, and XXL).  And, even better, the first FIVE purchasers will receive a brand-new 2GB iPod Shuffle as well as the T-shirt and poster.  That's more than a $70 value for only $14.99! 

In the meantime, click on the Listen button and preview all of the tracks on the new album.  To keep up with the lastest news and information, be sure to sign up to join the mailing list for X-Sonic.

The Speed of Light Sneak Preview! - September 23, 2010

An exclusive preview of the entire album "The Speed of Light" is now available exclusively on x-sonic.com through this weekend.  Click on Listen or use the Flash player to hear all 14 tracks as 112K bitrate mp3s (medium quality audio).  The first 11 tracks can also be freely downloaded and passed along to anyone you think might like them.  High quality (200K variable bitrate) mp3s of the first 12 tracks will be available for purchase through iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon.com and many other online retailers soon.The last two tracks will only be available as bonus tracks on the CD, which will be released in early October through CD Baby. 

New Album Update! - May 30, 2010

Happy Memorial Day! I hope everyone is getting their summer off to a great start. Things have progressed much more quickly than I anticipated, so it's looking like I might have the new album ready for preview on this site as well as for purchase in CD and downloadable formats by sometime around Labor Day. I am now in the post-recording stages doing the final tweaking on mixes before sending them to the mastering studio, hopefully sometime in July. I plan to have some pretty cool free giveaway stuff for those who purchase the CD, available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so check back here often for the release date and more details later this summer on the free goodies!

Electric Underground Out Now! - April 8, 2010

Quickstar Productions has just released "Electric Underground Vol. 2." Available on iTunes and at Amazon for digital download, this compilation of 15 electronica/synthpop artists includes my SoundClick #1 hit "Let's Run Away" along with many other great tracks by up and coming new artists.

Recording Underway... - April 8, 2010

I'm currently in the studio now finishing the recording for my new album "Regeneration X." Tentatively scheduled for release in the 4th quarter of this year, it will include 11 new tracks including "Any Other Day," "The Speed Of Light," and "Your Side Of The World," plus a completely new version of the song "Disconnected" from the last album.

Another Radio Station added! - February 4, 2010

CFBX 92.5 FM in British Columbia has added music from Synthetic Heart, including the former SoundClick #1 "Crazy Over You." As a result, the CD debuts at #21 on CFBX's airplay chart and at #3 on the Electronic chart! A big thank you to the folks at CFBX and everyone in Canada for giving Synthetic Heart a listen! You can check out CFBX on the web at www.thex.ca.

X-Sonic Keeps 80’s Synth Around - January 24, 2010

Check out the great new review from Sound Train Music! I'd also like to extend a special welcome to any listeners from Sound Train. Thanks for stopping by to check things out! While you're here, be sure to sign the guest book.

Welcome VeluweFM listeners! - January 9, 2010

Special greetings to all VeluweFM listeners in the Netherlands who found there way to this site after hearing X-Sonic on your station! Take a listen to the samples here and drop a comment in the guestbook. If you like what you hear, be sure to let the folks at VeluweFM know!

Holiday News Update - November 28, 2009

I'd like to wish everyone a happy holiday season and thank everyone for their support over the last year. The past few months since the release of "Synthetic Heart" has been an exciting one and I am looking forward to Quickstar Productions release of "Electric Underground" soon. It will feature the most successful track to date from the album, "Let's Run Away."

In the meantime, I'm hard at work in the studio finishing the last 2 or 3 songs which will be on next year's release. There is some exciting new stuff on it, so I hope you'll check back often for updates and maybe a sneak preview as the release draws closer.

World Talents Radio - October 9, 2009

"Let's Run Away" has now logged EIGHT consecutive weeks at Number 1 on the World Talents Radio website! Go to www.wtradio.com to vote now!

Radio Indy review posted! - September 22, 2009

"Synthetic Heart" gets its first press review! Check out what Trent C. at Radioindy.com has to say about the album under the "Press" tab at the top of the page.

X-Sonic Receives Gold Artist Award! - September 2, 2009

Radioindy.com, an independent internet radio site recently awarded X-Sonic the Gold Artist Award for the hit track "Let's Run Away" which just debuted on Radioindy's Electronica chart at #1!

"Let's Run Away" to be featured on Electric Underground - September 2, 2009

The track "Let's Run Away" has just been selected for inclusion on the "Electric Underground" CD compilation being released later this autumn by Quickstar Productions in Baltimore, MD. Quickstar Productions, in partnership with Sony Music/Red Distribution, specializes in serving the music community by providing marketing and distribution opportunities for artists, bands, and small labels.

In addition to providing additional exposure for X-Sonic, sales of the CD will in part be used to help support the Go Green Initiative (www.gogreeninitiative.org), so your purchase will help support a good cause. The CD will be available for sale both on this site as well as Amazon.com.
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