2019 was a year of 40th Anniversaries, celebrating the synth becoming the sound of pop when ‘Are Friends Electric?’ reached No1 in the UK chart in 1979.
Despite the fall of The Berlin Wall 30 years ago, there were more evident swipes to the right than there had been for a long time, with the concept of Brexit Electro becoming a rather unpleasant reality. So in these more sinister times, the need for classic uplifting electronic pop was higher than ever. Continue Reading ›
It has been said before, but the best electronic events are those put on by actual electronic music enthusiasts. Cold War Night Life, in association with The Electricity Club, brought Sweden’s REIN over for a first UK show at TEC006.
In a stylistically eclectic evening, electronic duo KOMPUTER made their live return after their last appearance at Mute Presents Short Circuit in 2011. But opening TEC006 was the up-and-coming Leeds based songstress IMI. Continue Reading ›
REIN, the Queen of EBM arrives in London for her first UK show this November! Be prepared to dance! In association with Cold War Night Life, TEC006 will feature the young game-changing Swede with her two female percussionists to present a powerful set of hard hitting, adrenaline pumping EBM with a pop twist.
A true Rebel Girl, Joanna Reinikainen has moved the dial from aggressive shouty guys to tough girls; so this is girl power for real. Continue Reading ›
In association with Cold War Night Life, TEC006 on SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2019 at Electrowerkz in London will feature the live return of KOMPUTER.
Taking a leaf out of the low monobrow antics of OASIS, the duo of Simon Leonard and David Baker decided “instead of ripping off THE BEATLES we'd rip off KRAFTWERK”.
In a break from making preparations for the show, David Baker had a quick chat about Russian history, OMD, Daniel Miller and more… Continue Reading ›
Without 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 ›