The world found itself in a rather antagonistic and divisive state this year, as if none of the lessons from the 20th Century’s noted conflicts and stand-offs had been learnt. After a slow start to 2017, there was a bumper crop of new music from a number of established artists.
Overall, it was artists of a more mature disposition who held their heads high and delivered, as some newer acts went out of their way to test the patience of audiences by drowning them in sleep while coming over like TRAVIS on VSTs.
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It was a year when the veterans re-established their standing within electronic pop. That was not to that comparatively newer acts weren’t making a good impression, it was just that a fair number of established acts gave their all and were producing some of their best work since their imperial heyday.
So restricted to purchasable releases only and one song per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 Songs Of 2017… Continue Reading ›
Having been recently heard on the AESTHETIC PERFECTION single ‘Rhythm + Control’, gothic pop princess NYXX presents her self-directed video to ‘Diabolical’. Coming in a magnificent Electro Mix, ‘Rhythm + Control’ showcased a hard but danceable tune that somehow crossed Darren Hayes and Britney Spears with Marilyn Manson!
‘Diabolical’ is co-written with AESTHETIC PERFECTION’s Daniel Graves and sees NYXX maximising her deviant Britney meets NINE INCH NAILS template. Continue Reading ›
After the linear (and more uptempo) Speak & Spell driven single ‘LAX’, ‘Love Like Lies’ sees a return to a more musical approach from AESTHETIC PERFECTION AKA Daniel Graves.
The track explores a similar electronics meets emotional vibe that Graves mined with his NECESSARY RESPONSE album ‘Blood Spills Not Far From the Wound’ albeit with a smattering of hardcore vocals thrown in. Daniel Graves kindly spoke about his new approach to marketing AESTHETIC PERFECTION. Continue Reading ›