A Short Conversation with FIFI RONG

One person who is not shying from experimenting within the electronica genre is Beijing born, London based FIFI RONG. Not only has she rebelled against the ordinary in her homeland China and took the bald step of relocating to somewhere she could really emerge. And since, she has. None other than YELLO invited her to tour and perform with them. The Electricity Club is catching up with FIFI RONG just in time for her latest release ‘The One’. More Inside ›

THE RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP Live at The British Library

To celebrate 60 years of THE RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP, the pioneering collective held a pair of events within the plush confines of The British Library. The first comprised of a panel discussion chaired by Louise Gray of The Wire, while the second was a surround sound concert with striking visuals directed by Obsrvtry. Despite THE RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP members now pushing 70 years of age or more, they possessed more vigour than many acts half their age. More Inside ›

TANGERINE DREAM Quantum Gate

2017 has been a stellar year for electronic music releases, from the latest works by OMD and GARY NUMAN through to the collaboration between TANGERINE DREAM members Ulrich Schnauss and Thorsten Quaeschning on ‘Synthwaves’. With founder member Edgar Froese’s passing in 2015, his intention was for the band to continue with his vision, in this case compositions based upon quantum physics. So Froese himself has writing credits on all but one of the tracks on ‘Quantum Gate’. More Inside ›

Lost Albums: BETH DITTO EP

Not an album at all of course, but BETH DITTO's self-titled four track EP from early 2011 showed what she was capable of when presented with a juicy electronic soundtrack away from the funk laden punk of GOSSIP. Following their first collaboration ‘Cruel Intentions’ on SIMAN MOBILE DISCO’s album ‘Temporary Pleasure’ in 2010, the dance duo acted as producers on this brilliant solo EP.  Throughout the four songs, Ditto’s voice was rich, emotive and powerful. More Inside ›

BOYTRONIC interview

Since 1983, the Hamburg based BOYTRONIC have dazzled with non-quintessential electronica, not quite fitting into any box. Many line-up changes ensured freshness but guaranteed durability. After ten years since their previous opus ‘Dependence’, they’re back with a dazzling ‘Jewel’. It marks the 2017 reincarnation of the trio with Ingo Hauss, Hayo Lewerentz and James Knights. TEC has a pleasure of chatting to Hayo Lewerentz of BOYTRONIC just in time for their eleventh studio release. More Inside ›

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