Producer and remixer Richard Philips, better known as Richard X, began his musical career creating bootlegs or mash-ups, an illegal creative practice of combining two existing records to make an entirely new track.
As a result of often working on just singular tracks with artists, Richard X has a large and diverse portfolio; The Electricity Club lists eighteen of his most notable tracks, with a limit of one track per artist and presented in chronological and then alphabetical order… Continue Reading ›
Philadelphia and subsequently New York City are home to BOOK OF LOVE. The band, which created a stir with American synth music crowds, came into being in 1983 when Susan Ottaviano joined forces with Ted Ottaviano (no relation) in Philly, later recruiting Jade Lee and Lauren Roselli Johnson.
BOOK OF LOVE are back by popular demand, releasing and touring ‘The Sire Years 1985-1993’, with all the aforementioned tracks and more, to relive and enjoy the quirkiness, simplicity and joy of their heyday. Continue Reading ›
“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 ›
As the Yule Tide season gets into full swing, The Electricity Club presents a collection of modern seasonal tunes with a more artful slant...
With a song to play on each of the Twelve Days of Christmas plus a bonus track for Christmas Eve, each has their own take on the holiday period, whether happy or sad or both.
Whatever your plans for the holiday period, please remember, a synth is for life and not just for Christmas… may it bring you lots of cheer Continue Reading ›
Danish duo SOFTWAVE impressed on their debut London live performance at Synth Wave Live in 2017. Featuring engaging lead singer Catrine Christensen and technical wizard Jerry Olsen, their first EP ‘Together Alone’ was a six track collection of appealing Nordic synthpop.
SOFTWAVE return to London for ‘Synth Wave Live 2’ in April 2018, and with a new Kickstarter project just launched as well, Catrine and Jerry took time out for a lengthy chat with The Electricity Club… Continue Reading ›