Like PET SHOP BOYS, NEW ORDER collaborated with other artists from quite an early stage in their career, as well as later working on their own various projects during the band’s recurring hiatuses. Bernard Sumner in particular relished the opportunity to further his craft by recording with other artists.
So here are 20 tracks which encapsulate the spirit of NEW ORDER through the medium of collaboration and joint working, restricted to one track per project and presented in chronological order. Continue Reading ›
Despite their success, NEW ORDER still got their hands dirty in helping to produce a number of acts for Factory Records and other associated labels. ‘NEW ORDER Presents Be Music’ gathers a selection of these varied recordings.
This is a lavishly boxed 36 track 3CD affair that documents variations on the NEW ORDER theme before solo projects like ELECTRONIC, REVENGE, THE OTHER TWO and MONACO took over. Continue Reading ›
While PAUL HAIG has a cult following within the post-punk cognoscenti, he has often been overlooked in wider music circles. But between 1982 to 1985, he produced some of the best electronic pop singles of the period.
PAUL HAIG chatted to The Electricity Club about his varied career and ‘Metamorphosis’, an archive 2CD collection released by Les Disques du Crépuscule. Continue Reading ›
James Nice is a music publisher and writer whose acclaimed 2010 book ‘Shadowplayers: The Rise and Fall of Factory Records’ provided a detailed and objective account of the legendary label. He also worked for the prestigious Belgian label Les Disques du Crépuscule between 1987-91, which he has recently resurrected.
Set to open TEC004 on SATURDAY 5TH NOVEMBER with a DJ set of classic tunes from the Crépuscule era, James Nice kindly chatted about his various endeavours, past and present. Continue Reading ›
Scotland’s ASSOCIATES are a band that burned briefly but brightly. Fronted by the mercurial Billy MacKenzie and driven musically by multi-instrumentalist Alan Rankine, the group’s entire back catalogue has been remastered, accompanied by a new compilation.
With the upcoming reissues soon to be released, Alan Rankine kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about his time with ASSOCIATES and the legend of Billy MacKenzie. Continue Reading ›