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Introducing KNIGHT$

Coming over like the love child of Richard Butler and Neil Tennant, KNIGHT$ is making waves with his self-confessed brand of sparkly Britalo! Formally of London duo SCARLET SOHO who were capable of a good tune or two as proven by ‘Gigolo’ and ‘Two Steps From Heartache’, James Knights has a new electropop anthem in ‘Alligator’. With its unashamedly glitterball disco drive, KNIGHT$ plays on his crowd pleasing nature like KID KASIO collaborating with LES RYTHMES DIGITALES. More Inside ›

A Beginner’s Guide To JORI HULKKONEN

JORI HULKKONEN is one of Europe’s most highly regarded electronic producers, yet remains something of a hidden secret. While a fan of synthesized pop such as PET SHOP BOYS, NEW ORDER and JOHN FOXX, Hulkkonen’s love of Detroit techno and house music has brought a rhythmical edge to his many productions and remixes. With such a varied catalogue of work and projects, TEC looks back at the career of JORI HULKKONEN in the shape of this Beginner’s Guide.… More Inside ›

NINA One Of Us

Following a successful appearance at Synth Wave Live in London earlier this year, Berlin-born songstress NINA is back with a new single ‘One Of Us’, which she performed at the event. A cinematic slice of synthwave pop with a Nordic twist thanks to the collaborative efforts of Swedish electronic artist and producer OSCILLIAN, ‘One Of Us’ sees NINA develop on the promise shown by her previous singles ‘My Mistake’ and ‘Beyond Memory’. More Inside ›

TEC’s 25 FAVOURITE DIGITAL SYNTHS

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 ›

TEC’s 2016 End Of Year Review

tec2016review-mopho2016 will forever be remembered as the year when a significant number of cultural icons and popular musical figures left us; DAVID BOWIE, PRINCE, TOMITA, PETE BURNS, COLIN VERNCOMBE, KEITH EMERSON, DON BUCHLA and LEONARD COHEN were just some of the names who sadly departed. But despite sadness that loomed, the year did produce some good music, particularly in the second half of the year, although in all, 2016 was not a vintage year for electronic pop. More Inside ›

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