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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, among the topics of conversation was the upcoming 2CD compilation due out on Undo Records. More Inside ›

Five Years of TEC: 25 Favourite Artist Introductions 2010 – 2014

TEC 5 years-02When The Electricity Club became reality on 13th March 2010, it was on the back of a resurgence in electronic pop music. TEC’s ‘Introducing…’ feature was a platform to showcase promising new talent within the genre and proved that electronic music had not been killed off by Britpop. Around 70 acts have been featured and from these, a number of worthy graduates from the Synth Britannia school and the like emerged. Meanwhile a number were just promising, their talent stifled by line-up changes, record company politics and even geography. So here are TEC’s 25 favourite artist introductions, listed in the chronological order that they were originally featured on the site. More Inside ›

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, with a restriction of one album per artists and no recent releases from 2015, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 favourite albums from the period between 2010 to 2014. More Inside ›

Lost Albums: MAISON VAGUE Synthpop’s Alive

Maison Vague-SynthpopsAlive-cover"Living in a dream since 1983", MAISON VAGUE’s ‘Synthpop’s Alive’ was one of the surprise albums of 2011 and possibly the best wholly independent release of that year. Paying homage to Synth Britannia and in particular, GARY NUMAN, it was the work of Clark Stiefel, an Essen domiciled American musician based in a modern day Neudeutsche Schule. ‘Synthpop’s Alive’ was very much an album with air synth potential. The title track with its arching battlecry was initially a reaction to a YouTube video entitled ‘Synthpop Is Dead’. Totally disagreeing with its creator, Clark responded but instead of protesting via the comments section, he composed a song in a classic synthpop style. More Inside ›

The Electricity Club’s 2011 End Of Year Review

It was a year which saw classic and new stand side-by-side as comrades in arms for the synthesizer. In possibly the event of the year, April’'s 'Back To The Phuture ­- Tomorrow Is Today' at London'’s Troxy saw godfathers GARY NUMAN and JOHN FOXX supported by MIRRORS. The Brighton quartet reappeared in the summer when the Vintage Festival Electronic Phuture Revue gave us a celebration of synthpop cool with performances by ONETWO, RECOIL, THOMAS DOLBY and HEAVEN 17. More Inside ›

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