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Twilight Time: An Interview with JAMES NICE

JamesNice-byPeter Staessens-thumbJames Nice is a music publisher and writer whose acclaimed 2010 book ‘Shadowplayers: The Rise and Fall of Factory Records’ provided a detailed and objective account of the legendary label. He also worked for the prestigious Belgian label Les Disques du Crépuscule  between 1987-91, which he has recently resurrected. Set to open TEC004 on SATURDAY 5TH NOVEMBER with a DJ set of classic tunes from the Crépuscule era, James Nice kindly chatted about his various endeavours. Continue Reading ›

SECTION 25 Interview

SECTION 25 today01Founded by the Cassidy brothers Larry and Vin, SECTION 25 became best known for their seminal electro classic ‘Looking From A Hilltop’ in 1984. The track was notable for featuring Larry’s wife Jenny on lead vocals and co-produced by Bernard Sumner. The new phase of SECTION 25 era was launched in 2011 with the release of the ‘Invicta’ EP. Lead singer Beth Cassidy kindly took time out to chat to The Electricity Club about her personal and musical journey. Continue Reading ›

SECTION 25 Live in London

SECTION 25 live-Simon Helm02The Islington was the venue for the London leg of SECTION 25’s short series of dates to promote their new live album ‘Alfresco’. Dubbed “The best old / new band in Britain” by The Guardian in 2013, it was an evening of songs from all periods of SECTION 25’s history. Utilising live and computerised instrumentation coupled to a vibrant freshness from new blood, the spirit of SECTION 25 has evolved while literally retaining its core DNA. Continue Reading ›

A Beginner’s Guide To MARK REEDER

Guide To Mark Reeder - thumbMARK REEDER has carved out an impressive reputation for his catalogue of fine remixes. He is credited with introducing Bernard Sumner to the world of electronically propelled dance music. In a break from his hectic worldwide schedule promoting ’B-Movie (Lust & Sound in West-Berlin)’, MARK REEDER kindly gave The Electricity Club an insightful commentary into the tracks that shaped his own musical career. Continue Reading ›

Lost Albums: SECTION 25 Dark Light

section 25 dark lightIssued in late 2012, ‘Dark Light’ was the eighth studio album by the cult independent combo SECTION 25. Using a title given to them by Factory graphic designer Peter Saville, the band had always intended to have the word ‘Light’ in the title to reflect the poppy nature of the record. ‘Dark Light’ was a ten track set that signalled a spiritual return to the technopop flavours and pastoral textures of 1984's Bernard Sumner steered ‘From The Hip’. Continue Reading ›

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