Boston-born Arthur Baker began as a DJ, but aspired to be a producer following taking an engineering course at Intermedia Studios. But his breakthrough as a producer came after he moved to New York in 1981 with ‘Planet Rock’.
With such a varied career, The Electricity Club presents a Beginner’s Guide to Arthur Baker featuring 18 tracks that cover the breadth of his influential music portfolio. Continue Reading ›
As the Yule Tide season gets into full swing, The Electricity Club presents a collection of modern seasonal tunes with a more artful slant.
With a song to play on each of the Twelve Days of Christmas, each has their own take on the holiday period, whether happy or sad or both. Whatever your plans whether with the family or in the studio, please remember, a synth is for life and not just for Christmas… may it bring you lots of cheer ?? Continue Reading ›
Today, CHVRCHES are perhaps the nearest thing to the ‘Synth Britannia’ tradition and have proved that there is an international market for synthpop. But elsewhere, acts like YEARS & YEARS and EKKOES are being championed by the mainstream press as ‘synthpop’ when they clearly aren't.
These mis-sold products would surely be questioned under the Trade Descriptions Act, like PPI? It goes on, so what has happened to synthpop? Continue Reading ›
Few bands polarise opinion amongst the synth community quite like HURTS. Some admire their grandiose aesthetic which follows in the footsteps of bands like ULTRAVOX and A-HA. Others see Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson them as nothing more than a boy band with a synthesizer and a good tailor.
Like them or loathe them, there is no denying their success. HURTS have returned with a fine album that retains the core spirit of the band whilst introducing a more diverse sonic palette. Continue Reading ›
In these days of modern remixing, recordings are often reworked to oblivion with the end result being a pointless club track that bears little relation to the original.
However, some artists take a more sympathetic approach to the remix opportunity such as RICHARD X, MARK REEDER, PET SHOP BOYS, THE MANHATTAN CLIQUE and FREEMASONS. But one duo who outstrip them all with their digi-electro style are Athens based synthgirls MARSHEAUX. Continue Reading ›