MARK REEDER has carved out an impressive reputation for his catalogue of fine remixes. He is credited with introducing Bernard Sumner to the world of electronically propelled dance music.
In a break from his hectic worldwide schedule promoting ’B-Movie (Lust & Sound in West-Berlin)’, MARK REEDER kindly gave The Electricity Club an insightful commentary into the tracks that shaped his own musical career. Continue Reading ›
In the wake of the recent tragic incidents in Paris, tonight's show was always going to be an emotional and thought-provoking one. After a short tribute to those who lost their lives and a “Vive la France!” from Bernard Sumner, the band opened their set with ‘Singularity’ from ‘Music Complete’.
Classic tracks ‘Ceremony’ and ‘Age Of Consent’ followed, both staying largely faithful to the originals, unlike several of the song arrangements which were to come later in the set. Continue Reading ›
‘B-Movie: Lust & Sound In West Berlin 1979 – 1989’ is an insightful new documentary about the music, art and chaos of the divided city before its infamous wall came down.
Starting with punk and ending with The Love Parade, anything seemed possible in a place that was unlike anywhere else in Europe. Using mostly unreleased footage, photos and original interviews, it tells the story of the cultural interzone from the view of MARK REEDER who also narrates the film. Continue Reading ›
The troubles in the NEW ORDER camp and the acrimony between Peter Hook and his ex-bandmates have managed to rack up plenty of column inches.
So now with a new record deal with Mute Artists, it's an ideal opportunity for Bernard Sumner and his colleagues (old and new) to prove that after a couple of "so-so" albums, that they still have some creative fire left in them and are able to function without their founder member and bassist. Continue Reading ›
Factory Records was one of the most iconic record labels that emerged post-punk. Founded in 1978 by Granada TV presenter Tony Wilson and actor Alan Erasmus, Wilson became more widely known for his TV series ‘So It Goes’ so was seen as a champion of new music.
Via its great and not so good and using a restriction of one song per artist moniker, The Electricity Club gives its own take on Factory Records’ arty, but chaotic adventure. Continue Reading ›