It’s lucky number 13 over here at Vehlinggo, with the release of a great new Vehlinggo Mix from Forgotten Illusions, a founding member of the storied Nantes, France-based Valerie Collective.
The set features Italo acts, a notable synthwave group, and some Valerie Collective action. The whole playlist is on the mix’s Mixcloud page.
For those who don’t know, in addition to his solo project, Forgotten Illusions (AKA Pierre de la Touche) is one-half of The Outrunners (also a Valerie act) and one-half of Digital Romance (Bordello a Parigi). For the former project he’s joined by Stephen Falken and for the latter, singer Marie de Berlin.
(Attentive fans might have noticed some of The Outrunners’ tunes in that documentary about the family who remade Raiders of the Lost Ark.)
Exclusive New Valerie Collective Songs and Interviews
(UPDATED) Here are some interviews with members of the Valerie Collective and their friends. Also, don’t miss that first link.
- Exclusive new songs by Forgotten Illusions, Maethelvin, and Anoraak from the Vehlinggo Presents: 5 Years compilation, 2019.
- Electric Youth (in-studio, in-depth interview), 2019.
- Valerie Stories, Part II: College’s Secret Diary (featuring interviews with College, Anoraak, Electric Youth, and Discodust), 2018.
- Valerie Stories, Part I: Anoraak’s Nightdrive With You (featuring interviews with Anoraak and more), 2018.
- Electric Youth (in-depth interview), 2017.
- Drive soundtrack feature (featuring soundtrack artists College and Electric Youth, and non-soundtrack Valerian, Maethelvin). 2016.
- College (Part 1) and (Part 2). 2015.
- Maethelvin. 2015.
- Anoraak. 2015.