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ELECTRI_CITY_CONFERENCE Announces 2017 Line-Up

The 2017 ELECTRI_CITY_CONFERENCE takes place on FRIDAY 27TH and SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2017 in Düsseldorf. Headlining the weekend will be ANNE CLARK and ROBERT GÖRL, while additional live performances come from STRÖME, ARCTIC SUNRISE, ELECTRONIC CIRCUS and KATJA VON KASSEL. There will be also talks by Jonathan Barnbrook and Ebehard Kranemann, while The Electricity Club will be chairing a panel discussion with Zeus B Held and Chris Payne. More Inside ›

A Beginner’s Guide To MIDGE URE

MIDGE URE needs no introduction as one of the UK’s most highly regarded songwriters and musicians. Having become fascinated by KRAFTWERK when they hit the UK charts with ‘Autobahn’ in 1975, he purchased his first synth, a Yamaha CS50 in 1977. Best known for his involvement in ULTRAVOX and VISAGE, The Electricity Club looks back at MIDGE URE’s great adventure in electronic music via this twenty track Beginner’s Guide, with a restriction of one track per album / project More Inside ›

ELECTRONIC CIRCUS Direct Lines EP

Described as “A human cannonball of electronic sounds”, ELECTRONIC CIRCUS was co-founded by Chris Payne, the keyboard and viola virtuoso who was a member of Gary Numan’s band between 1979 to 1990. He notably co-wrote ‘Fade To Grey’. ELECTRONIC CIRCUS began life in 1981 with a single entitled ‘Direct Lines. Gathering together some of the original band including Paul Johnson Rogers, Tim Vince and Mike Stewart, Payne has put together a new four song EP inspired by the song. More Inside ›

A Not So Short Conversation with CHRIS PAYNE

CHRIS PAYNE is best known as being a long standing member of GARY NUMAN’s band between 1979 to 1990. More recently, he has returned to the synthpop fold, co-writing five songs with RUSTY EGAN for his new album ‘Welcome To The Dancefloor’.. With the revival of his old side project ELECTRONIC CIRCUS as well, CHRIS PAYNE chatted to The Electricity Club about... More Inside ›

A Short Conversation with NIGHT CLUB

night-club-requiem-for-romance-2016NIGHT CLUB have been active since 2011, and have since taken off enormously in Tinseltown, getting numerous gigs for television shows. Larger than life front lady Emily Kavanaugh, joined by the master of synth Mark Brooks, have produced a "more bombastic and aggressive" sound on their latest long player 'Requiem For Romance'. TEC is chatting to the LA based duo about their latest offering and the highlights of their career. More Inside ›

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