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Tag: The Grid

TEC’s 25 ALBUM VERSIONS THAT ARE BETTER THAN THE SINGLE VERSIONS

While often, it’s the single version made for mass consumption through radio play that remains superior and best loved, there are occasions when the album take reigns supreme. So as a companion list to the earlier 25 Single Versions That Are Better Than The Album Versions listings feature and restricted to one track per artist, here are The Electricity Club’s 25 Album Versions That Are Better Than The Single Versions presented in chronological and then alphabetical order… Continue Reading ›

BEYOND THE WIZARDS SLEEVE Diagram Girl

BEYOND THE WIZZARD’S SLEEVE Diagram GirlIt’s only April, but could ‘Diagram Girl’ by BEYOND THE WIZARDS SLEEVE be one of the songs of 2016? The duo are set to release their debut album proper ‘The Soft Bounce’ on 1st July 2016, following establishing their reputation as remixers. ‘Diagram Girl’ is the gorgeously enticing lead track from the album and comes over as a blissfully sequenced electronic take on M83 or MAPS, but with the twist of unisex vocals by HANNAH PEEL. Continue Reading ›

DAVE BALL Interview

Dave Ball by Paul CoxDave Ball is best known as the musical genius of SOFT CELL. Together with Marc Almond, they recorded ‘Tainted Love’, a marvellous hybrid of Northern Soul and KRAFTWERK that was possibly Synth Britannia’s first true crossover song. Ball and Almond became unlikely pin-ups with poster spreads in ‘Smash Hits’. Dave Ball kindly agreed to a chat with The Electricity Club about his career with SOFT CELL, THE GRID and more. Continue Reading ›

A Beginner’s Guide To MARC ALMOND

MarcAlmond-profileAlthough electronic pop only forms a part of MARC ALMOND’s repertoire, he is forever associated with SOFT CELL’s recording of ‘Tainted Love’, possibly the first true crossover record from the Synth Britannia era. So what would a Beginner’s Guide to MARC ALMOND look like? Primarily focussing on his electronic, or at least, technologically assisted work and with a restriction of one song per album or project, here are TEC’s twenty choices. Continue Reading ›