Mönchengladbach is best known for the Borussia football team and F1 driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen, but the North Rhine-Westphalia city is also the base of electronic duo ARCTIC SUNRISE.
Comprising of Torsten Verlinden on vocals and Steve Baltes on synths, the seasoned pairing cite DEPECHE MODE, ULTRAVOX, HEAVEN 17, VISAGE, BLANCMANGE and OMD among their influences. The Electricity Club caught up with Steve Baltes from the duo to chat about music, synths and stuff… Continue Reading ›
Located a short walk from Eberswalder Straße U-Bahn, the Kesselhaus venue is situated in the heart of the Kulturbrauerei.
The venue’s industrial aesthetic was perfect for a weekend’s festival of electronic music and certainly made a pleasant change to what would have been the UK’s equivalent, the increasingly grimy Electrowerkz! The line-up over the Synthpop Goes Berlin weekend was an interesting one. Continue Reading ›
Since her debut single ‘We Are The Wild Ones’ in 2013, Berlin-born songstress NINA has grown in profile and stature. Her cinematic second single ‘My Mistake’ was picked up by Mercedes Benz and featured on an advertisement that played throughout Europe.
Soon to headline Synth Wave Live on SATURDAY 1ST APRIL 2017 in London, NINA kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about her career to date… Continue Reading ›
2016 will forever be remembered as the year when a significant number of cultural icons and popular musical figures left us; DAVID BOWIE, PRINCE, TOMITA, PETE BURNS, COLIN VERNCOMBE, KEITH EMERSON, DON BUCHLA and LEONARD COHEN were just some of the names who sadly departed.
But despite sadness that loomed, the year did produce some good music, particularly in the second half of the year, although in all, 2016 was not a vintage year for electronic pop. Continue Reading ›
Germany’s ARCTIC SUNRISE are Torsten Verlinden on vocals and Steve Baltes in charge of production. Having accomplished one album 'A Smarter Enemy' already plus a few EPs, the duo have already established themselves within the followers of synthpop beats.
'When Traces End' follows its predecessor with a bunch of elaborate sound manipulations, and the inclusion of few dance numbers further enriches the outing. Continue Reading ›