While acts like THE ART OF NOISE and DEPECHE MODE pioneered the use of sampling found sounds to use as new virtual instrumentation, eventual improvements in the technology meant whole recognisable phrases could be cut, manipulated and looped to create new compositions and arrangements.
So The Electricity Club has put aside some of its snobbery to seek out 25 of the most inventive, and some would say, sacrilegious uses of classic synth samples in popular music. More Inside ›
‘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. More Inside ›
Since March 2010, The Electricity Club has built up a big portfolio of live reports featuring gigs by evergreens such as JEAN-MICHEL JARRE, OMD and HEAVEN 17 to modern day exponents of electronic music like EAST INDIA YOUTH, NIGHT CLUB, VILE ELECTRODES and TENEK.
Events both home and abroad have also been reviewed. All of TEC’s live reports have been archived in an easy-to-use page set in reverse chronological order. More inside ›
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Peter Hook needs no introduction as The Bass Viking in both JOY DIVISION and NEW ORDER. Hook has been recording new material and ‘The Otherside’ on Rusty Egan’s ‘Welcome To The Dancefloor’ boasts his passionately delivered vocals over a pounding backing track reminiscent of his former band.
In a break from the ‘Substance’ tour which will hit Australia, New Zealand, Holland and Spain in the Autumn, Peter Hook had a quick chat with The Electricity Club... More Inside ›
Coming from a background in electro-disco, the Australia meets America duo, THE GOLDEN FILTER have more of a Scandinavian synth sound.
Their first album 'Voluspa' proved to be an excellent example of electronic dance knowhow, with magnificent singles such as 'Solid Gold’, ‘Thunderbird’ and ‘Hide Me’. The pair are back with a worthy follow-up 'Still//Alone'. More Inside ›