JORI HULKKONEN is one of Europe’s most highly regarded electronic producers, yet remains something of a hidden secret. While a fan of synthesized pop such as PET SHOP BOYS, NEW ORDER and JOHN FOXX, Hulkkonen’s love of Detroit techno and house music has brought a rhythmical edge to his many productions and remixes.
With such a varied catalogue of work and projects, TEC looks back at the career of JORI HULKKONEN in the shape of this Beginner’s Guide.… Continue Reading ›
While PAUL HAIG has a cult following within the post-punk cognoscenti, he has often been overlooked in wider music circles. But between 1982 to 1985, he produced some of the best electronic pop singles of the period.
PAUL HAIG chatted to The Electricity Club about his varied career and ‘Metamorphosis’, an archive 2CD collection released by Les Disques du Crépuscule. Continue Reading ›
A former member of THE CURE, bassist Michael Dempsey soon joined ASSOCIATES and played on the three albums which defined their reputation; now reissued as 2CD deluxe editions via BMG, these collections have been supervised and produced by Dempsey.
Michael Dempsey kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about this new ASSOCIATES reissue campaign and the challenges of the repackaging process in the 21st century. Continue Reading ›
Scotland’s ASSOCIATES are a band that burned briefly but brightly. Fronted by the mercurial Billy MacKenzie and driven musically by multi-instrumentalist Alan Rankine, the group’s entire back catalogue has been remastered, accompanied by a new compilation.
With the upcoming reissues soon to be released, Alan Rankine kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about his time with ASSOCIATES and the legend of Billy MacKenzie. Continue Reading ›
The timely release of ‘The Very Best of ASSOCIATES’ featuring their hits ‘Party Fears Two’, ‘Club Country’ and ’18 Carat Love Affair’ creates an opportunity for the work of Billy MacKenzie and Alan Rankine to be re-evaluated and re-discovered.
With a partnership covering a period of just three albums, this anthology is only a part of the story. Thus, the new 2CD slipcased deluxe editions of the MacKenzie / Rankine era ASSOCIATES albums delve even further. Continue Reading ›