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TEC’s 25 FAVOURITE ARTIST COLLABORATIONS

LoweSumnerMarrTennantArtist collaborations can be seen in several ways. They are either a chance to take the best elements of great bands to form an even greater supergroup, or as has happened in many cases, there is a watering down of prime concepts which results in a fragmented mess of little interest to anyone. So here are 25 artist collaborations that actually worked. Over more recent years, there appears to have been much freedom for artists to collaborate. Continue Reading ›

Five Years of TEC: WHILE MY SYNTH GENTLY BLEEPS

TEC 5 yearsThe Electricity Club celebrates its fifth anniversary and it has been a glorious journey. The site came into being on 15th March 2010 after the founding team discussed having an online platform to feature the best in new and classic electronic pop music. The decision to finally launch The Electricity Club came at the HEAVEN 17 aftershow party for their triumphant gig at The Magna Science Park on 6th March 2010. During that evening, The Electricity Club met and chatted with Glenn Gregory, Martyn Ware, Paul Humphreys and Claudia Brücken… by the end of the year, all four had given insightful interviews to The Electricity Club. Continue Reading ›

Five Years of TEC: 30 Favourite Gigs 2010 – 2014

In the five years since its formation on 13th March 2010, The Electricity Club has reviewed over a hundred gigs and witnessed some fabulous live performances as well as some not so great ones… one was so bad in fact, TEC declined to submit a review in the end! Listed in chronological order with a restriction of one headline gig per artist, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 favourite gigs from the period between 2010 to 2014… modesty prevents The Electricity Club from listing its own events. Continue Reading ›

Five Years of TEC: Favourite 30 Albums 2010 – 2014

TEC 5 years-04In the five years since its formation on 13th March 2010, The Electricity Club has reviewed over 130 albums and EPs. During this time, the album has become less of an artistic statement. TEC still loves a good album in whatever format so which long players still stand up to scrutiny and can claim to have lasted the course over the last five years? Listed in by year then alphabetical order, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 favourite albums from the period between 2010 to 2014. Continue Reading ›

The Electricity Club’s 2014 End Of Year Review

TEC003With 2013 having been one of the strongest years in electronic pop since its post-punk heyday, 2014 was always going to struggle to compete, despite it being the 50th Anniversary of the Moog synthesizer’s first prototype demonstration at the Audio Engineering Society convention in October 1964. While 2014 was nowhere near in terms of the high profile releases of 2013 or even 2011, it certainly surpassed the comparatively quiet year of 2012. Continue Reading ›

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