Today is The Electricity Club’s seventh birthday and our big portfolio of interviews reads like a Who’s Who? of electronic pop music. Whether you are interested in the pioneers of the genre or newer, up-and-coming acts, there is something for you.
They are archived in an easy-to-use page. From ex-members of KRAFTWERK, JAPAN, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, SOFT CELL and DEPECHE MODE, to OMD, MIDGE URE and HEAVEN 17, to KITE, MIRRORS and VILE ELECTRODES, they are all here. More inside ›
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Posted in Interviews, TEC Gold
Tagged with: Alan Wilder, Alison Moyet, Analog Angel, Andy Bell, Andy McCluskey, Benge, Billy Currie, Blancmange, Blue Zoo, Boris Blank, Cabaret Voltaire, Camouflage, Claudia Brücken, Dave Ball, De/Vision, Fatal Charm, Gary Langan, Gary Numan, Glenn Gregory, Hannah Peel, Heaven 17, Howard Jones, Japan, Jo Callis, John Foxx, Jori Hulkkonen, Karl Bartos, Kid Kasio, Kid Moxie, Kite, Ladytron, Malcolm Holmes, Mark Reeder, Marnie, Marsheaux, Martyn Ware, Mesh, Midge Ure, Mirrors, Node, OMD, Paul Humphreys, Ralf Dörper, Richard Barbieri, Richard James Burgess, Rodney Cromwell, Rusty Egan, Sarah Blackwood, Sarah Nixey, Sarah P, Sin Cos Tan, Soft Cell, Stephen J Lipson, Stephen Morris, Steve Strange, Tenek, The Art Of Noise, The Mood, Thomas Dolby, Ultravox, Undo, Vile Electrodes, Villa Nah, Visage, Warren Cann, Wolfgang Flür, Wrangler
The switch to digital technology in the production of synthesizers caused a seismic shift not just in the way that music was produced, but also how analogue devices were perceived.
The synths chosen are also from the first wave of digital synths and as such doesn’t include any of the current wave of digital-based products.More inside ›
Posted in Lists & Beginner's Guides
Tagged with: Alan Wilder, Benge, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Gary Numan, Jean-Michel Jarre, Kate Bush, OMD, Pet Shop Boys, The Art Of Noise, The Prodigy, Vince Clarke
GIRL ONE & THE GREASE GUNS are shrouded in mystery. They came to the attention of small UK indie label Squirrel Records by placing a cassette under the windscreen wiper of a car outside the label’s HQ! Since 2013, they have released a series of vinyl singles.
But now, all their recordings have been compiled on a singular CD by Normal Records, snappily titled ‘The Strange Little Lies That Humans Draw In The Dust’.More inside ›
The Electricity Club’s Chi Ming Lai was the special guest on a recent edition of ‘The Synth Wave Show’ hosted by Rob Green. Also the main man behind synth combo THE DEPARTMENT, Rob Green’s show broadcasts fortnightly Wednesdays on Artefaktor Radio.
With lots of great new and classic electronic music of both synthpop and synthwave variants,
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Posted in Transmissions
Tagged with: 047, Artefaktor Radio, Gary Numan, iEuropean, Jean-Michel Jarre, Kid Kasio, Kraftwerk, Maison Vague, Marsheaux, Nina, OMD, Rob Green, Rodney Cromwell, Undo, Vile Electrodes, Villa Nah, Wolfgang Flür
As the old adage goes, “misery loves company…” and it cannot be denied that some huge selling albums have been written following dark times in an artist’s life.
So what happens when things start to become a bit peachy? The royalties come rolling in,
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