CHRIS PAYNE is best known as being a long standing member of GARY NUMAN’s band between 1979 to 1990.
More recently, he has returned to the synthpop fold, co-writing five songs with RUSTY EGAN for his new album ‘Welcome To The Dancefloor’.. With the revival of his old side project ELECTRONIC CIRCUS as well, CHRIS PAYNE chatted to The Electricity Club about…More inside ›
NIGHT CLUB have been active since 2011, and have since taken off enormously in Tinseltown, getting numerous gigs for television shows.
Larger than life front lady Emily Kavanaugh, joined by the master of synth Mark Brooks, have produced a “more bombastic and aggressive” sound on their latest long player ‘Requiem For Romance’. TEC is chatting to the LA based duo about their latest offering and the highlights of their career.More inside ›
2016 will forever be remembered as the year when a significant number of cultural icons and popular musical figures left us; DAVID BOWIE, PRINCE, TOMITA, PETE BURNS, COLIN VERNCOMBE, KEITH EMERSON, DON BUCHLA and LEONARD COHEN were just some of the names who sadly departed.
But despite sadness that loomed, the year did produce some good music, particularly in the second half of the year, although in all, 2016 was not a vintage year for electronic pop.More inside ›
Posted in Transmissions
Tagged with: Apoptygma Berzerk, Assemblage 23, Associates, Blancmange, Covenant, De/Vision, Ekkoes, Gary Numan, Hannah Peel, Hyperbubble, Jean-Michel Jarre, John Foxx, Kid Moxie, Liebe, Marc Almond, Marsheaux, Mesh, Metroland, Near Future, Night Club, Perturbator, Pet Shop Boys, Presence Of Mind, Rotersand, Sarah P, Shelter, Simple Minds, Sinestar, The Mystic Underground, Trentemøller, Ulrich Schnauss, Vile Electrodes, Villa Nah, Wrangler, Yello
Overall, 2016 was not a vintage year, but there were plenty of quality songs on offer throughout the year and a number were significantly outstanding.
After much deliberation and with a restriction of one song per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 Songs of 2016 in alphabetical order…
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Posted in Lists & Beginner's Guides
Tagged with: Ani Glass, Apoptygma Berzerk, Battery Operated Orchestra, Beyond The Wizards Sleeve, Black Needle Noise, Circuit3, Hannah Peel, I Am Snow Angel, Jean-Michel Jarre, Johan Baeckström, John Foxx, John Fryer, Kid Moxie, Kite Base, Liebe, Marc Almond, Marsheaux, Mesh, Night Club, Pet Shop Boys, Rusty Egan, Sarah P, Silent Wave, Starcluster, The Hearing, Train To Spain, Trentemøller, Vile Electrodes, Villa Nah, Wrangler, Yello
After many years of trials and tribulations, Rusty Egan finally presents ‘Welcome To The Dancefloor’. It’s a collection of thirteen songs that explore a varied range of topics from the euphoria of clubland to the celebration of musical heroes to personal bereavement.
Indeed, several of the songs started off as recordings for the rebooted VISAGE.
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Posted in Reviews
Tagged with: Chris Payne, Cult With No Name, Midge Ure, Night Club, Nikonn, Peter Hook, Rusty Egan, Spandau Ballet, Tenek, The Blitz Club, Ultravox, Undo, Visage