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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 ›

A Beginner’s Guide To FACTORY RECORDS

Factory Records was one of the most iconic record labels that emerged post-punk. Founded in 1978 by Granada TV presenter Tony Wilson and actor Alan Erasmus, Wilson became more widely known for his TV series ‘So It Goes’ so was seen as a champion of new music. Via its great and not so good and using a restriction of one song per artist moniker, The Electricity Club gives its own take on Factory Records’ arty, but chaotic adventure. Continue Reading ›

An Evening with BERNARD SUMNER

Bernard Sumner - Chapter&VerseThe history of JOY DIVISION and NEW ORDER is so fascinating, it is unsurprising that two films ’24 Hour Party People’ and ‘Control’ have been made using elements of those stories. However, those productions have been focussed around Factory Records impresario Tony Wilson and the short life of JOY DIVISION singer Ian Curtis respectively. Books about the period meanwhile have been a plenty. But now, Bernard Sumner, a founder member of both iconic bands, has finally opened out to tell his side of the story with the publication of his memoirs entitled ‘Chapter & Verse - New Order, Joy Division & Me’. Continue Reading ›


MarkEdCropSmall1988-1In 1978, MARK REEDER moved to Berlin and became Factory Records German representative in Germany. Reeder established his own electronic dance music record label Masterminded For Success (MFS) in 1990 and discovered PAUL VAN DYK. He kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about his 'Five Point One' remix album and added a few thoughts about the welcome return of the song in modern electronic pop plus some stories about his days with Factory Records. Continue Reading ›


morris3"I'd always wanted to be a drum machine" said Stephen Morris, commenting on his very clean and precise drumming style. Morris gives a fascinating and amusing insight into how he harnessed new technology with not just one but two of the most important bands from the post punk era. He also adds his thoughts on the disastrous NEW ORDER deluxe remasters, the state of the music industry and the possibility of Susan Boyle covering JOY DIVISION! Continue Reading ›

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