2019 was a year of 40th Anniversaries, celebrating the synth becoming the sound of pop when ‘Are Friends Electric?’ reached No1 in the UK chart in 1979.
Despite the fall of The Berlin Wall 30 years ago, there were more evident swipes to the right than there had been for a long time, with the concept of Brexit Electro becoming a rather unpleasant reality. So in these more sinister times, the need for classic uplifting electronic pop was higher than ever. Continue Reading ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›