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Standalone-singlesThe single is the lifeblood of pop music, serving the purpose of a trailer to an artist’s new album or as an entity on its own. The non-album single first came to prominence with THE BEATLES and THE WALKER BROTHERS. All the singles listed here were released in 7 inch format and not included on any of the artist’s original edition albums in the UK. So here are The Electricity Club’s 25 Classic Standalone Synth Singles. Continue Reading ›

A Beginner’s Guide To JOHN FRYER

John Fryer studioHaving started his career at London's Blackwing Studios in 1980 as an assistant engineer, John Fryer had a very basic knowledge of recording technology. Employed by Eric Radcliffe, he promptly progressed from engineering into production. With a restriction of one track per album project, here are The Electricity Club’s eighteen songs choices in its Beginner’s Guide to the studio legend that is John Fryer, with additional choice commentary from the man himself. Continue Reading ›

The Electronic Legacy of MUTE RECORDS

MUTE thumbnailWithout doubt, Mute Records is one of the most important record labels in the history of electronic music. While the early electronic legacy of Virgin Records helped the genre gain its first foothold in the mainstream, the discerning ethos of Mute has maintained its presence in both pop and more experimental fields. So what twenty albums or EPs best represent Mute’s electronic legacy? With a restriction of one release per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s choices. Continue Reading ›

JOHN FRYER Interview

john fryerJOHN FRYER is the renowned producer, engineer and musician who was also a member of THIS MOTRAL COIL and worked with FAD GADGET, DEPECHE MODE, YAZOO, COCTEAU TWINS, MODERN ENGLISH, SWANS and NINE INCH NAILS. Fryer will be making appearance at ‘A Secret Wish’ on SUNDAY 19TH APRIL 2015 in London with a special DJ set that will cover the range of his work for 4AD and Mute. The line-up will also feature live sets from SISTA MANNEN PÅ JORDEN and VILE ELECTRODES. JOHN FRYER kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about his varied career and what he may have in store for his DJ set at ‘A Secret Wish’. Continue Reading ›


hyperbubble also by Joe WallaceBionic Bubblepunk duo HYPERBUBBLE made a rare visit to the UK recently when they were invited to play HELEN LOVE’s ‘Does Your Heart Go Boom?’ all dayer at The Lexington in London. It was their first gig in the capital and in front of an audience more used to feisty indie pop, they won over the audience with their quirky electronic performance art. After their enjoyable set, HYPERBUBBLE kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about Synths, Justice and The American Way. Continue Reading ›

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