Boston-born Arthur Baker began as a DJ, but aspired to be a producer following taking an engineering course at Intermedia Studios. But his breakthrough as a producer came after he moved to New York in 1981 with ‘Planet Rock’.
With such a varied career, The Electricity Club presents a Beginner’s Guide to Arthur Baker featuring 18 tracks that cover the breadth of his influential music portfolio. Continue Reading ›
Now imagine John Foxx and Midge Ure teaming up to do a brand new ULTRAVOX album… Holger Wobker and James Knights have done the equivalent and got together to make a brand new album as BOYTRONIC.
But the first BOYTRONIC track to emerge from the Anglo-German pair is ‘All You Can Eat’, a spirited Eurobeat duet in which both Wobker and Knights hit those high notes with aplomb. Continue Reading ›
Stephen Morris is best known as the drummer of JOY DIVISION and NEW ORDER. Together with Ian Curtis, Peter Hook and Bernard Sumner, JOY DIVISION had released just one album ‘Unknown Pleasures’ in June 1979 before the untimely death of Curtis in May 1980.
‘Record Play Pause: Confessions of a Post-Punk Percussionist Volume 1’ is part memoir, part aural history. It naturally also gives a first-hand account on the myth and haunting legacy of JOY DIVISION Continue Reading ›
With no publicity photos, no gigs, and only one interview, the mysteriously anonymous combo GIRL ONE & THE GREASE GUNS provoked intrigue and head scratching in equal measures.
There was a planned series of limited edition releases under the concept of ‘Transmissions From The Glass Factory’. But in 2019 with nothing left to say or do, the remaining recordings from the sessions have now been issued as a six track mini-album as an adieu to GIRL ONE & THE GREASE GUNS. Continue Reading ›
“Pop. What else?” is the mission statement of Athens trio SOMEONE WHO ISN'T ME.
Also known as S.W.I.M. by those who find that a bit of a mouthful, the feisty threesome of Marilena Orfanou, Maria Hatzakou and Gina Dimakopoulou swear by analogue sounds, toy synths, chaotic guitars, fake strings, and off-beat rhythms complimented by deep voices in English and Greek.
The new single ‘Pinku’ comes over an interesting snarly mix of TR/ST and KITE crossed with NEW ORDER. Continue Reading ›