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 ›
Hailing from Brooklyn, THE HUNDRED IN THE HANDS are Eleanore Everdell and Jason Friedman, a girl-boy duo who combine the electronic and the organic into a sultry new wave fusion. Following their debut single ‘Dressed In Dresden’ on Pure Groove in 2009, they signed to the ultra-hip Warp Records and released their first EP ‘This Desert’.
Their self-titled debut came in late 2010 and on it, the fantastic opener ‘Young Aren’t Young’ produced by Richard X was a dreamy Italo-disco number layered with the type of chordial guitar that would have made Bernard Sumner proud. Continue Reading ›
2010 saw the return of the male synthpop act, smart boys with their toys and their nods towards the classic era of Synth Britannia. Leading the way were VILLA NAH and MIRRORS who both fused quality songs with vintage sounds and crisp contemporary percussive frameworks.
Meanwhile HURTS, the enigmatic duo who many predicted for major success in 2010, rattled the cages of the style over substance brigade. Continue Reading ›