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.
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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 ›
With the ELECTRI_CITY_CONFERENCE now running for its third successive year, 2017's event gathered together another stellar line-up of speakers and performers to celebrate Düsseldorf’s standing as the spiritual home of electronic music.
In keeping with the best-selling ‘ELECTRI_CITY - The Düsseldorf School of Electronic Music’ book by Rudi Esch, its ethos is to reflect on the cultural impact of the city, while providing a platform for both new and veteran artists. Continue Reading ›
The 2017 ELECTRI_CITY_CONFERENCE takes place on FRIDAY 27TH and SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER 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. Continue Reading ›
Coming up to the release of their eight album, what CULT WITH NO NAME have never been short of is mood. This made them the ideal curators for the soundtrack to the film ‘Blue Velvet Revisited’ which also featured TUXEDOMOON and JOHN FOXX.
The self-confessed post-punk electronic balladeers have come up with the occasional cracking introspective pop song like ‘Breathing’, but ‘Heir Of The Dog’ sees the pair deliver their most accessible long player of their career. Continue Reading ›