Marc Cerrone is best known for 'Supernature’, a Top10 UK hit in 1978 which subsequently gained longevity thanks to its use as incidental music during the first series of ‘The Kenny Everett Video Show’. Its transfixing hook put Cerrone up with Giorgio Moroder in the European electronic disco stakes.
Having influenced the likes of DAFT PUNK and remixed THE HUMAN LEAGUE, the diminutive French maestro returns with a new album 'DNA', his seventeenth. Continue Reading ›
Considered very much as the spiritual home of English traditional music, the Cecil Sharp House was named after the founding father of the folk song revival who gathered thousands of tunes from rural England to archive for future generations.
It might have been an unusual place for the synth friendly Cold War Night Life to host an event to explore the potential of the modular synthesizer, but then this wasn’t just any old normal gig. Continue Reading ›
S.P.O.C.K beamed down to London to mark 25 years of Steve Weeks as a resident DJ at Slimelight, the world’s longest running alternative-dark scene nightclub. However, a transporter malfunction meant that their Federation uniforms ended up in Copenhagen.
It had already been traumatic time for the landing party of Android, Val Solo and Yo-Mann, what with the UK leaving the EU and cavity checks by hand now in place at the border instead of swift tricorder readings. Continue Reading ›
Any AIR-related side project can be guaranteed to not deviate too far from the band’s tried and tested template of downtempo atmospherics, retro synths, dry stripped-back PINK FLOYD style drumming and occasional vocoder flourishes.
Unsurprisingly, Nicolas Godin’s second solo album ‘Concrete & Glass’ features plenty of tracks which would seamlessly slot into an AIR album. It is a concept-based work of sorts with each song being inspired by buildings and their architecture. Continue Reading ›
Founded by Brett Simpson and Stuart McLaren, Outland have become one of the best known synthwave and retrowave brands in the UK. Having organised big events in London, Glasgow and Toronto, alongside summer sunset boat cruises, Outland recently launched a record label.
Stuart McLaren kindly took time out from his busy schedule to talk to The Electricity Club about Outland’s aspirations and progression within the realms of modern synth music. Continue Reading ›