OMD made their return to the spiritual home of electronic music in support of ‘The Punishment Of Luxury’, appropriately their most KRAFTWERK sounding album ever. Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys’ breadth of musicality, technological curiosity and lyrical wordplay has been as strong as ever.
At Düsseldorf's prestigious Mitsubishi Electric Halle, formally Der Philipshalle, the pair were accompanied by long standing keyboardist Martin Cooper and drummer Stuart Kershaw. Continue Reading ›
Releasing their first album in 2010, it’s been a steady path of progression for TINY MAGNETIC PETS. It was helped along by an endorsement from The Blitz Club’s legendary DJ Rusty Egan via his Electronic Family Tree show on Artefaktor Radio.
But when The Electricity Club introduced TINY MAGNETIC PETS to Andy McCluskey at the 2015 Electri_City_Conference in Düsseldorf, little did anyone realise what it would lead to, least of all the charming Irish trio themselves. Continue Reading ›
The Roman town of Verulamium, now the city of St Albans, was the location for the final night of successful 30 date UK tour featuring MIDGE URE, THE CHRISTIANS and ALTERED IMAGES.
Between them, THE CHRISTIANS and ALTERED IMAGES had 7 Top 20 hit singles between them, while MIDGE URE’s various career exploits have been well documented. And as Ure gleefully sang on ‘Love’s Great Adventure’, “I stood the test of time”. Continue Reading ›
With GOLDFRAPP’s recent Birmingham show being cancelled due to illness, it was touch and go as to whether the band would be able to see the tour through to its conclusion.
There were no audible signs of any vocal difficulties and the absence of the operatic / falsetto ‘Utopia’ may have been the only indication of Alison’s earlier issues in the week. As the house lights dimmed, the strains of ‘Voicething’ from the ‘Head First’ album started to filter through the PA. Continue Reading ›
With the ELECTRI_CITY_CONFERENCE now running for its third successive year, 2017's event gathered together another stellar line-up of speakers and performers to celebrate Düsseldorf’s standing as the spiritual home of electronic music.
In keeping with the best-selling ‘ELECTRI_CITY - The Düsseldorf School of Electronic Music’ book by Rudi Esch, its ethos is to reflect on the cultural impact of the city, while providing a platform for both new and veteran artists. Continue Reading ›