Without doubt, Mute Records is one of the most important record labels in the history of electronic music. While the early electronic legacy of Virgin Records helped the genre gain its first foothold in the mainstream, the discerning ethos of Mute has maintained its presence in both pop and more experimental fields.
So what twenty albums or EPs best represent Mute’s electronic legacy? With a restriction of one release per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s choices. Continue Reading ›
Virgin Records celebrates its 40th Anniversary and although the label is now owned by the Universal Music Group, its colourful history is forever associated with the championing of new and unconventional music forms during its fledgling years.
Richard Branson started his empire with nothing more than a mail order outlet selling discounted records. So here are twenty albums from the iconic label which The Electricity Club considers significant in the development of electronic music. Continue Reading ›
Frank Tovey - otherwise and more famously known as FAD GADGET - was one of the ‘nearly’ acts in the rise of synthesiser music. Despite his lack of chart success, FAD GADGET was a precursor and inspiration to the synthpop, EBM, industrial, and techno scenes.
April 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Frank Tovey so what better time to take a look back at the life of one on Britain’s less feted synth pioneers? Continue Reading ›
THE ART OF NOISE & PROPAGANDA, the two influential ZTT acts that are forever associated with this pioneering phase of electronic music have new deluxe packages available.
THE ART OF NOISE were named after the futurist essay 'The Art Of Noises' by Luigi Russolo. Meanwhile Düsseldorf's PROPAGANDA were the proto LADYTRON or ABBA in Hell! Continue Reading ›