Fiction Studios is a boutique recording studio located right in the heart of Central London, it was set up by brothers Dominic and Nathan Cooper in 2016; Dominic is best known for his role in the film ‘Mamma Mia’ while Nathan was a member of THE MODERN and today performs as KID KASIO.
The studio also features an array of classic analogue gear which The Electricity Club decided would be a good reason to visit and challenge Nathan Cooper to a round of Vintage Synth Trumps… Continue Reading ›
The Electricity Club celebrates its fifth anniversary and it has been a glorious journey. The site came into being on 15th March 2010 after the founding team discussed having an online platform to feature the best in new and classic electronic pop music.
The decision to finally launch The Electricity Club came at the HEAVEN 17 aftershow party for their triumphant gig at The Magna Science Park on 6th March 2010. During that evening, The Electricity Club met and chatted with Glenn Gregory, Martyn Ware, Paul Humphreys and Claudia Brücken… by the end of the year, all four had given insightful interviews to The Electricity Club. Continue Reading ›
Electronics gave musicians the opportunity to experiment outside the confines of the traditional four or five piece live band. Synthesizers meant to an extent that whole ensembles of instruments could be replaced.
And with the simultaneous advent of the drum machine, there came the elimination of the most unpredictable element of any band… the drummer! So here are the 25 drum machines and electronic percussion sets that The Electricity Club has the most affection for. Continue Reading ›
Synthesizers are The Electricity Club’s first love and their impact on modern popular music cannot be underestimated. But this was only made possible once the synthesizer became affordable and inspired an artistic revolution.
So here are the synthesizers that TEC has the most affection for. Note that the majority of these machines were developed between 1969-79… this alone should dispel the public and press notion, once and for all, that if a song features a synthesizer, then it must be ‘80s’… now here’s the proof! Continue Reading ›
Synth Britannia trailblazer MARTYN WARE has launched a new sample library entitled ‘No Illegal Connections’ containing an exclusive selection of classic analogue synth and drum sounds from his collection of rarefied electronic delights as used on his iconic records with THE HUMAN LEAGUE, BEF and HEAVEN 17.
One of the source instruments is his beloved Roland System 100 which The Electricity Club had the privilege of operating during his talk at The South Bank Centre in late 2013. Continue Reading ›