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TEC PANEL INTERVIEW 2016

The Electricity Club’s annual panel interview gathers personalities from within independent electronic music to discuss the state of the synth nation.

This year’s panel features Paul Boddy from SPEAK & SPELL, Adam Cresswell aka RODNEY CROMWELL and Rob Green of THE DEPARTMENT. Together, they chewed the fat over a number of varied questions posed by TEC’s chief editor Chi Ming Lai…More inside ›

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THE ELECTRICITY CLUB on THE SYNTH WAVE SHOW

synth-wave-vs-tecThe Electricity Club’s Chi Ming Lai was the special guest on a recent edition of ‘The Synth Wave Show’ hosted by Rob Green. Also the main man behind synth combo THE DEPARTMENT, Rob Green’s show broadcasts fortnightly Wednesdays on Artefaktor Radio.

With lots of great new and classic electronic music of both synthpop and synthwave variants,

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APOPTYGMA BERZERK Exit Popularity Contest

apop_exit_cdAPOPTYGMA BERZERK’s Stephan Groth has experimented with many a metamorphosis. But it has to be said that he is at his best while “emulating the analogue soundscapes of innovators like KRAFTWERK, TANGERINE DREAM, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE, VANGELIS and KLAUS SCHULZE, and the driving motorik Krautrock rhythms of NEU!”.

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A Beginner’s Guide To CONNY PLANK

conny_plank2It was at Conny’s Studio just outside of Cologne that a number of landmark recordings were completed, notably KRAFTWERK’s ‘Autobahn’ and ULTRAVOX’s ‘Vienna’. The studio was the operational centre of engineer and producer Konrad Plank.

As well as studio work, CONNY PLANK was an active musician.

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TEC’s 25 CLASSIC STANDALONE SYNTH SINGLES

Standalone-singlesThe single is the lifeblood of pop music, serving the purpose of a trailer to an artist’s new album or as an entity on its own. The non-album single first came to prominence with THE BEATLES and THE WALKER BROTHERS.

All the singles listed here were released in 7 inch format and not included on any of the artist’s original edition albums in the UK.

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