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KATJA VON KASSEL Walking In West Berlin EP

The captivating German songstress KATJA VON KASSEL follows up her debut EP with a three song plus bonus variants compendium entitled ‘Walking In West Berlin’. Having worked previously with LADYHAWKE collaborator Alex Gray, ‘Walking In West Berlin’ sees a change of direction in a new writing partnership with former Numan keyboardist Chris Payne, fresh from a rebooting of his ELECTRONIC CIRCUS side-project and his successful stint writing with Rusty Egan. Continue Reading ›

SYNTH WAVE LIVE 2 Announces 2018 Line-up

Celebrating the second anniversary of Artefaktor Radio, SYNTH WAVE LIVE 2 will take place on Saturday 7th April 2018 at Electrowerkz in London. Headlining the event will be Irish synthpop trio TINY MAGNETIC PETS. Also making the journey over from Europe to perform at SYNTH WAVE LIVE 2 will be German songstress KATJA VON KASSEL, Sweden synth trio VOGON POETRY, Norwegian post-punk comdo ANTIPOLE and Denmark’s SOFTWAVE who played the inaugural event. Continue Reading ›

TEC’s 2017 End Of Year Review

The world found itself in a rather antagonistic and divisive state this year, as if none of the lessons from the 20th Century’s noted conflicts and stand-offs had been learnt. After a slow start to 2017, there was a bumper crop of new music from a number of established artists. Overall, it was artists of a more mature disposition who held their heads high and delivered, as some newer acts went out of their way to test the patience of audiences by drowning them in sleep while coming over like TRAVIS on VSTs. Continue Reading ›

The Electricity Club’s 30 SONGS OF 2017

It was a year when the veterans re-established their standing within electronic pop. That was not to that comparatively newer acts weren’t making a good impression, it was just that a fair number of established acts gave their all and were producing some of their best work since their imperial heyday. So restricted to purchasable releases only and one song per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 Songs Of 2017… 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 ›

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