Producer and remixer Richard Philips, better known as Richard X, began his musical career creating bootlegs or mash-ups, an illegal creative practice of combining two existing records to make an entirely new track.
As a result of often working on just singular tracks with artists, Richard X has a large and diverse portfolio; The Electricity Club lists eighteen of his most notable tracks, with a limit of one track per artist and presented in chronological and then alphabetical order… Continue Reading ›
NEW ARCADES are Dean Canty and Adam Sullivan, a synth powered duo from London reimagining an era when they might have been soundtracking Brat Pack movies. Making music since 2013, NEW ARCADES have already released a couple of EPs which have been welcomed within the synthwave community.
But now comes the important step of widening their reach with a new 5 track EP entitled ‘Nothing Is Lost’. The key track is ‘Inhale’ featuring the sultry vocal presence Lula. Continue Reading ›
London’s Zigfrid Von Underbelly played host to two of the best acts currently bridging synthpop and synthwave, PARALLELS and NINA.
For Toronto trio PARALLELS, this was their first UK gig as part of a short European jaunt also taking in Sweden and France. Meanwhile for NINA, it was her first full live performance since the release of her acclaimed debut album ‘Sleepwalking’. PARALLELS and NINA made a perfect pairing, more than complimenting each other in style, mood and sound. Continue Reading ›
‘Sleepwalking’ is the long-awaited debut album from the classically trained German songstress NINA. It was her third single ‘My Mistake’ that became her breakthrough song.
It contains some of her most personal work yet. Beginning the long player, nocturnal warmth exudes from ‘Beyond Memory’, demonstrating how NINA’s own brand of pulsating electronic pop acts as a bridge between synthwave and synthpop. Continue Reading ›
In modern electronic music terms, London-based Berliner NINA is the crucial link between synthpop and synthwave. She achieved her breakthrough with ‘My Mistake’ in 2014; the song was picked up by Mercedes-Benz the following year for a worldwide TV and radio advertisement campaign.
NINA kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about the making of her ‘Sleepwalking’ album and how she has applied various life experiences into her evolving artistic expression. Continue Reading ›