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Category: Lists & Beginner’s Guides (page 2 of 13)

TEC’s 25 USES OF CLASSIC SYNTH SAMPLES

While acts like THE ART OF NOISE and DEPECHE MODE pioneered the use of sampling found sounds to use as new virtual instrumentation, eventual improvements in the technology meant whole recognisable phrases could be cut, manipulated and looped to create new compositions and arrangements. So The Electricity Club has put aside some of its snobbery to seek out 25 of the most inventive, and some would say, sacrilegious uses of classic synth samples in popular music. More Inside ›

TEC’s 25 FAVOURITE SYNTH INSTRUMENTALS Of The 21ST CENTURY

Today, electronic instrumental music is everywhere, but often in the form of tedious dance tracks with no tunes all over Beatport and social media. Luckily, there are still exponents of the classic synth instrumental, and thanks to the rise of the Synthwave sub-genre, there is currently a sympathetic environment for more esoteric and melodic musical offerings. TEC presents its 25 FAVOURITE SYNTH INSTRUMENTALS Of The 21ST CENTURY… More Inside ›

A Beginner’s Guide To DEPECHE MODE In The 21st Century

Despite The Electricity Club’s criticism of DEPECHE MODE as a live band with The Drumhead and The Noodler, the band are still capable of occasional brilliance as an artistic force. This listing is NOT intended for Devotees but aimed those former fans of DM who bowed out after ‘Songs Of Faith & Devotion’, disillusioned by Dave Gahan’s drug fuelled stage diving antics. So here are the 18 tracks which act as TEC's Beginner’s Guide To DEPECHE MODE in the 21st Century. More Inside ›

A Beginner’s Guide To ZEUS B HELD

Zeus B Held may be not as well-known as Giorgio Moroder, Conny Plank, Martin Rushent, Mike Howlett and Colin Thurston, but the German producer has been a key presence in the development of electronic pop music. Without doubt deserving greater recognition for his adventures in modern recording, The Electricity Club looks back at eighteen of his works, with a restriction of one track per artist moniker… More Inside ›

TEC’s 25 FAVOURITE DIGITAL SYNTHS

The switch to digital technology in the production of synthesizers caused a seismic shift not just in the way that music was produced, but also how analogue devices were perceived. The synths chosen are also from the first wave of digital synths and as such doesn’t include any of the current wave of digital-based products. More Inside ›

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