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 ›
The Electricity Club celebrates its fifth anniversary and it has been a glorious journey. The site came into being on 15th March 2010 after the founding team discussed having an online platform to feature the best in new and classic electronic pop music.
The decision to finally launch The Electricity Club came at the HEAVEN 17 aftershow party for their triumphant gig at The Magna Science Park on 6th March 2010. During that evening, The Electricity Club met and chatted with Glenn Gregory, Martyn Ware, Paul Humphreys and Claudia Brücken… by the end of the year, all four had given insightful interviews to The Electricity Club. Continue Reading ›
In the five years since its formation on 13th March 2010, The Electricity Club has reviewed over a hundred gigs and witnessed some fabulous live performances as well as some not so great ones… one was so bad in fact, TEC declined to submit a review in the end!
Listed in chronological order with a restriction of one headline gig per artist, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 favourite gigs from the period between 2010 to 2014… modesty prevents The Electricity Club from listing its own events. Continue Reading ›
It was the document that put DEPECHE MODE into the big league. Released 25 years ago in the UK on 13th March 1989, the ‘101’ double album and accompanying film directed by acclaimed filmmaker D A Pennebaker was aimed squarely at telling onlookers-at-large that DEPECHE MODE were no longer those fey synthpoppers in need of a good tailor, but a band with the potential to do battle with U2.
One of the protagonists at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on 18th June 1988 was of course, Alan Wilder. In an exclusive interview for its 25th Anniversary, he kindly answered some questions about ‘101’ and discussed its legacy. Continue Reading ›
If there is one man who has put the synthesizer on the map within popular music, it is GARY NUMAN. Under the TUBEWAY ARMY moniker, ‘Are Friends Electric?’ became many a music fan’s entry point into electronic music.
GARY NUMAN’s new album ‘Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)’ is the follow-up to 2004’s ‘Jagged’. Although 2011 saw the release of the out takes collection ‘Dead Son Rising’, ‘Splinter’ is Numan’s first full length album project for seven years. Continue Reading ›