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A Beginner’s Guide To ARTHUR BAKER

Boston-born Arthur Baker began as a DJ, but aspired to be a producer following taking an engineering course at Intermedia Studios. But his breakthrough as a producer came after he moved to New York in 1981 with ‘Planet Rock’. With such a varied career, The Electricity Club presents a Beginner’s Guide to Arthur Baker featuring 18 tracks that cover the breadth of his influential music portfolio. Continue Reading ›

Missing In Action: CICERO

From Livingston in West Lothian to the concert arenas of the world, the rise of David John Cicero into the pop charts was swift. Following a PET SHOP BOYS concert in 1989, he managed to get a demo tape to the duo. With the release of his appropriately titled new single 'Turned Around', Cicero kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about his album 'Future Boy', working with PET SHOP BOYS, briefly being a pop pin-up and his return to music... Continue Reading ›

KNIGHT$ Dollars & Cents

Coming over like the love child of Richard Butler and Neil Tennant, James Knights has been making synthwaves with sparkly Britalo! Shiny disco pop is what his KNIGHT$ alter-ego is all about. Combining the melodic Italo Disco spirit of SAVAGE and RAF with British exponents of the form such as PET SHOP BOYS and NEW ORDER, 'Dollars & Cents' is a joyous ray of sunshine. ‘Dollars & Cents’ is a very immediate electronic pop record Continue Reading ›

PET SHOP BOYS Agenda EP

Never shying away from political matters, the British synthpop duo PET SHOP BOYS like to say it as it is, often with a sarcastic twist. Having enjoyed years of successful record making and musically surviving many of their contemporaries, with ever a fresh approach, Tennant and Lowe are back with a tongue-in-cheek EP ‘Agenda’. It’s 2019, so what’s on the agenda? Of course, Tennant and Lowe always aimed high with well observed poignant statements. Continue Reading ›

A Short Conversation with MICHAEL OAKLEY

Canadian based Glaswegian Michael Oakley rode the Synthwave with his debut solo EP ‘California’ in late 2017. For his upcoming debut full-length offering ‘Introspect’, Michael Oakley has been re-exploring the music of teenage years. He kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about the critical reception of ‘California’, producing other artists and how his new record was coming along… Continue Reading ›

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