Italo Disco coincided with the growing use of synthesizers, vocoders and drum machines within dance music and became a distinct sub-genre with its own electro heart. Despite its name, Italo Disco was not strictly a native affair.
In these darker, more turbulent times, the sunnier escapist disposition of Italo Disco is just what the Doctor Rhythm ordered. So here are 25 nominally Italo Disco tracks which have brought a smile to The Electricity Club’s face, with a restriction of one track per artist. Continue Reading ›
The Electricity Club are extremely pleased to have MARSHEAUX headlining its fourth live event TEC004 on SATURDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 2016 at Epic Studios in Norwich. While popular amongst synthpop fans the world over, MARSHEAUX are still comparatively unknown outside of the cognoscenti.
With a restriction of one track per project, this Beginner’s Guide acts as an introduction to the varied portfolio of the Athens based synth maidens from 2003 to the present day… Continue Reading ›
A fair few years have passed since Marsheaux debuted with 'Popcorn' in their native Greece. 2004 heralded their first album, 'E-Bay Queen' on Undo Records.
2015 brought their most daring project yet, a cover of the entire of 'A Broken Frame' by DEPECHE MODE. The pair managed to grasp the soul of the most unloved DM album and transform it into a new dimension of unconventional sounds and vocals. And now comes 'Ath.Lon'. Continue Reading ›
MARSHEAUX make their highly anticipated return with their first self-penned material since 2013’s ‘Inhale’. Sunny but succinct, Marianthi Melitsi and Sophie Sarigiannidou have launched their fifth studio album ‘Ath.Lon’ with a single entitled ‘Safe Tonight’.
A spectacular video for ‘Safe Tonight’ filmed in Valencia, Spain has now been unleashed. With high production values, it’s like a Mediterranean take on a Nordic Noir drama. Continue Reading ›
Founded 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 ›