It was a year when the veterans re-established their standing within electronic pop. That was not to that comparatively newer acts weren’t making a good impression, it was just that a fair number of established acts gave their all and were producing some of their best work since their imperial heyday.
So restricted to purchasable releases only and one song per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 Songs Of 2017… Continue Reading ›
Whether he’s categorised as Synthwave or synthpop, Glaswegian singer / songwriter MICHAEL OAKLEY is one of the best new talents of have emerged within electronic pop in 2017. Oakley’s EP ‘California’ is one of the strongest debut releases of the year, featuring a sextet of “Melancholic postcards from my heart wrapped up in synthesisers and drum machines”.
MICHAEL OAKLEY kindly chatted to TEC about his new life in Canada, growing up in Scotland and the emergence of Synthwave... Continue Reading ›
Michael Oakley is a talented Glaswegian who describes his music as “Melancholic postcards from my heart wrapped up in synthesisers and drum machines”.
His debut EP ‘California’ rides on the current craze for synthwave, which emerged following the cult acclaim for the neon-noir thriller ‘Drive’ in 2011 and its soundtrack. Since then, TV series like ‘Stranger Things’ and their stark backdrop of vintage electronics have maintained the synthwave propagation. Continue Reading ›