The world found itself in a rather antagonistic and divisive state this year, as if none of the lessons from the 20th Century’s noted conflicts and stand-offs had been learnt. After a slow start to 2017, there was a bumper crop of new music from a number of established artists.
Overall, it was artists of a more mature disposition who held their heads high and delivered, as some newer acts went out of their way to test the patience of audiences by drowning them in sleep while coming over like TRAVIS on VSTs.
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‘Mauerstadt’ literally translated from German means “wall city” and it’s the title of the new album from renowned Berlin based remixer MARK REEDER. He adds “It’s not a concept album though, it’s basically an album full of tragic love songs”, but he readily admits “ok, it’s basically ‘Collaborator’ part 2”.
'Collaborator' was Reeder’s previous compendium of remixes and of course, musical collaborations released on Factory Benelux in 2014. Continue Reading ›
DURAN DURAN were described by The Guardian in 2015 as “an electronic band with a heavy rock guitarist bolted on”.
With a restriction of one song per album project, this is not a ‘best of’ list or a history of the band. Friends of mine, this is The Electricity Club’s own Beginner’s Guide to the work of DURAN DURAN… Continue Reading ›
Despite their success, NEW ORDER still got their hands dirty in helping to produce a number of acts for Factory Records and other associated labels. ‘NEW ORDER Presents Be Music’ gathers a selection of these varied recordings.
This is a lavishly boxed 36 track 3CD affair that documents variations on the NEW ORDER theme before solo projects like ELECTRONIC, REVENGE, THE OTHER TWO and MONACO took over. Continue Reading ›
The ELECTRI_CITY_CONFERENCE held its second event at Düsseldorf’s CCD following the success of the inaugural gathering which brought together an impressive line-up that read like a ‘Who’s Who?’ of electronic music.
For the 2016 event, JOHN FOXX, STEVE D’AGOSTINO, RUSTY EGAN, MARSHEAUX, CULT WITH NO NAME, JIMI TENOR, JORI HULKKONEN and ERIC RANDOM played live while among the speakers were DANIEL MILLER, MARK REEDER and CHRIS PAYNE. Continue Reading ›