“The medium of reinterpretation” as HEAVEN 17 and BEF’s Martyn Ware once put it, is an important creative opportunity that can widen a musical audience and expand the aural palette.
SOFT CELL’s cover of 'Tainted Love' became ubiquitous as Synth Britannia’s first true crossover record. So what of the other great synth reworkings? The covers in this listing are predominantly conventional songs reworked in a synthpop manner. They are presented in chronological order. Continue Reading ›
It cannot be denied that it was GARY NUMAN who became the world's first synthesizer pop star. He won the Best Male Singer category at the 1979 British Rock and Pop Awards, the-then equivalent of the BRITs.
Not a best of listing, this expanded twenty-two track Beginner’s Guide by The Electricity Club chronicles the varied musical adventures of GARY NUMAN through his own work and collaborations, with a restriction of one track per album project. Continue Reading ›
Based out of New York State, producer, label owner and songwriter Danz Johnson is COMPUTER MAGIC. A Japanophile or "shinnichi" as the locals like to put it, Johnson actually released her first album ‘Scientific Experience’ as a Japan only release in 2012.
COMPUTER MAGIC’s self-explanatory ‘Obscure But Visible’ EP released last year has been hailed as her best body of work yet and it has been given a promotional boost thanks to a fabulous video for the vibrant synthpop of ‘Been Waiting’. Continue Reading ›
Since her first releases ‘Human Stereo’ in 2007 and ‘Selector’ in 2009, KID MOXIE has progressed on a transient journey through her guest spots with fellow Greeks NIKONN and FOTONOVELA to her most striking work yet with her second full length album ‘1888’.
The album has two distinct modes, one being widescreen synthpop for want of a better description while the other is more naturalistic sonic sandwich heavily influenced by classic and arthouse film soundtracks. Continue Reading ›
The Electricity Club is extremely honoured to have SARAH BLACKWOOD as its special guest DJ for TEC003 at Hertford Corn Exchange on SATURDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2014. Sarah has been a striking presence on the music scene since 1995 when she first found fame as the lead singer of DUBSTAR.
In 2002, Sarah formed female synthpop duo CLIENT with Kate Holmes. After four acclaimed albums, she rejoined DUBSTAR and played a sell out comeback show at The Lexington in London last year. SARAH BLACKWOOD kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about her recent and forthcoming projects. Continue Reading ›