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 ›
It has been said before, but the best electronic events are those put on by actual electronic music enthusiasts. Cold War Night Life, in association with The Electricity Club, brought Sweden’s REIN over for a first UK show at TEC006.
In a stylistically eclectic evening, electronic duo KOMPUTER made their live return after their last appearance at Mute Presents Short Circuit in 2011. But opening TEC006 was the up-and-coming Leeds based songstress IMI. Continue Reading ›
REIN, the Queen of EBM arrives in London for her first UK show this November! Be prepared to dance! In association with Cold War Night Life, TEC006 will feature the young game-changing Swede with her two female percussionists to present a powerful set of hard hitting, adrenaline pumping EBM with a pop twist.
A true Rebel Girl, Joanna Reinikainen has moved the dial from aggressive shouty guys to tough girls; so this is girl power for real. Continue Reading ›
In just a few years, REIN has become an icon and secured her position as a musical pioneer. REIN’s self-titled EP was released in 2016. Together with her second EP, 2017’s 'Freedoom', she renewed and breathed life into the Swedish electronic music scene.
REIN took a few moments from editing her intense new video to speak with The Electricity Club ahead of her upcoming London Electrowerkz show at TEC 006 on SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2019. Continue Reading ›
The world found itself in a rather antagonistic and divisive state this year, as if none of the lessons from the 20th Century’s noted conflicts and stand-offs had been learnt. After a slow start to 2017, there was a bumper crop of new music from a number of established artists.
Overall, it was artists of a more mature disposition who held their heads high and delivered, as some newer acts went out of their way to test the patience of audiences by drowning them in sleep while coming over like TRAVIS on VSTs.
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