When London based electronic disco duo HEARTBREAK first appeared, they prided themselves on being “kind of how the 80s would sound today if the 90s hadn't got in the way”. HEARTBREAK went into hiatus with just one album 'Lies' to their name.
Sebastian Muravchik and Ali Renault have announced an unexpected return with a reunion gig. The duo kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about what has been happening over the last few years within the HEARTBREAK camp. Continue Reading ›
Producer and remixer Richard Philips, better known as Richard X, began his musical career creating bootlegs or mash-ups, an illegal creative practice of combining two existing records to make an entirely new track.
As a result of often working on just singular tracks with artists, Richard X has a large and diverse portfolio; The Electricity Club lists eighteen of his most notable tracks, with a limit of one track per artist and presented in chronological and then alphabetical order… Continue Reading ›
In modern electronic music terms, London-based Berliner NINA is the crucial link between synthpop and synthwave. She achieved her breakthrough with ‘My Mistake’ in 2014; the song was picked up by Mercedes-Benz the following year for a worldwide TV and radio advertisement campaign.
NINA kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about the making of her ‘Sleepwalking’ album and how she has applied various life experiences into her evolving artistic expression. Continue Reading ›
After first getting international attention in 2012 for their second single ‘Julian’, highly photogenic Scandipodean twins SAY LOU LOU have finally released their debut full length album ‘Lucid Dreaming’.
Elektra and Miranda Kilbey were shortlisted in the BBC Sound of 2014, but the album has undergone all sorts of delays. The question is after all that time, have SAY LOU LOU been able to deliver on their brand of shimmering but accessible escapism? Continue Reading ›
And here it is! Another digital marvel from Andy Bell and Vince Clarke, celebrating nearly 30 years of songwriting and having sold 25 million albums, eagerly awaited 16th studio album, ‘The Violet Flame’.
A rather different approach was adopted for preparing this one, which follows the success of 2013 Christmas album ‘Snow Globe’. The collaborative writing process took place in Miami, with Vince's pre-recorded dance grooves, which Andy Bell found "very inspiring". Continue Reading ›