Although he became a noted producer during the height of punk, it was with THE HUMAN LEAGUE’s ‘Dare’ that Martin Rushent’s reputation as an electronic music pioneer was forged.
Focussing primarily on his work with synthesizers and technology, The Electricity Club looks back at the post-punk career of Martin Rushent. With a limit of one track per album project and presented in chronological order, here is a Beginner’s Guide to the late, great man… Continue Reading ›
Celebrating the second anniversary of Artefaktor Radio, SYNTH WAVE LIVE 2 will take place on Saturday 7th April 2018 at Electrowerkz in London. Headlining the event will be Irish synthpop trio TINY MAGNETIC PETS.
Also making the journey over from Europe to perform at SYNTH WAVE LIVE 2 will be German songstress KATJA VON KASSEL, Sweden synth trio VOGON POETRY, Norwegian post-punk comdo ANTIPOLE and Denmark’s SOFTWAVE who played the inaugural event. Continue Reading ›
Following a successful debut for ‘An Audience with Rusty Egan’ at Pizza Express Live in London’s Holborn, three additional Spring 2018 dates have been announced. The three dates in Birmingham, Maidstone and a return to London's Holborn, will again be hosted by The Electricity Club’s Chi Ming Lai.
Beginning with a set of great electronic music and a short introduction film narrated by Midge Ure, there will be lots of chat as Rusty Egan shares private moments from his career and discusses songs. 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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Releasing their first album in 2010, it’s been a steady path of progression for TINY MAGNETIC PETS. It was helped along by an endorsement from The Blitz Club’s legendary DJ Rusty Egan via his Electronic Family Tree show on Artefaktor Radio.
But when The Electricity Club introduced TINY MAGNETIC PETS to Andy McCluskey at the 2015 Electri_City_Conference in Düsseldorf, little did anyone realise what it would lead to, least of all the charming Irish trio themselves. Continue Reading ›