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Tag: Modovar

MODOVAR Interview

modovar2MODOVAR are Glen Wisbey on synths and the suave persona of Christopher Beecham on vocals, a man with a self confessed admiration of ALISON MOYET that is deep in the heart of MODOVAR. An EP launching their album ‘The Sea Of Unspoken Works’ was issued following their well received appearance at BASII in 2012 but a variety of circumstances have led to its delay and reworking. Continue Reading ›

The Electricity Club’s 30 SONGS OF 2012

Here are The Electricity Club’s 30 Songs of 2012, listed in alphabetical order. All have been released either in physical formats or digitally as purchasable or free downloads during the calendar year. However, the list is limited to one song per artist and does not include tracks which are exclusive to streams and videos or DJs only promos like TENEK’s excellent remix of REPUBLICA’s ‘Christiana Obey’… so maybe next year perhaps? Continue Reading ›

Introducing MODOVAR

MODOVAR are a duo comprising Glen Wisbey on synths and Christopher Beecham on vocals, a man with a self confessed admiration of ALISON MOYET. Who’d have thought that in the 21st Century, the former Basildon punk would become the template for a worldwide selling singer in ADELE? So it is timely that the marriage of soulful vocals to synthpop, which was first pioneered by Vince Clarke and the girl who was born Genevieve, should find itself deep in the heart of MODOVAR. Continue Reading ›

BAS II – Basildon’s Electro Synth Weekend

Several cities have a special place in the heart of the heart of electronic music lover; Düsseldorf, Sheffield, Berlin, but none has more resonance than Basildon. This new town in Essex was the birthplace of the world’s biggest electronic band DEPECHE MODE, as well as YAZOO and a host of related acts. Given this remarkable musical legacy, it is surprising that Basildon has done little to celebrate its most famous sons. That is, until now. Continue Reading ›