2016 will forever be remembered as the year when a significant number of cultural icons and popular musical figures left us; DAVID BOWIE, PRINCE, TOMITA, PETE BURNS, COLIN VERNCOMBE, KEITH EMERSON, DON BUCHLA and LEONARD COHEN were just some of the names who sadly departed.
But despite sadness that loomed, the year did produce some good music, particularly in the second half of the year, although in all, 2016 was not a vintage year for electronic pop. Continue Reading ›
THE MYSTIC UNDERGROUND are Brooklyn based duo Vladimir Valette on vocals and Benedetto Socci on keyboards. Daniel Cousins joins them live to showcase the hereditary Big Apple's electro disco genre.
They have released a few EPs and now the long player 'Protagonist' is being aired to satisfy any self-respecting lover of Britpop, new wave, alternative dance and electronica. Continue Reading ›
Here are The Electricity Club’s 30 Songs of 2012, listed in alphabetical order. All have been released either in physical formats or digitally as purchasable or free downloads during the calendar year.
However, the list is limited to one song per artist and does not include tracks which are exclusive to streams and videos or DJs only promos like TENEK’s excellent remix of REPUBLICA’s ‘Christiana Obey’… so maybe next year perhaps? Continue Reading ›
Brooklyn duo THE MYSTIC UNDERGROUND release their first EP ‘Dreamers & Lovers’ to bring their intelligent, thought provoking pop to a wider audience. Vladimir Valette and Benedetto Socci started writing their songs about "life, set to a dance beat" in 2004.
Opening 'Dreamers & Lovers' is the passionate buzzy glam stomp of the excellent ‘Discord & Panic’ with its hints of MOTOR and DEPECHE MODE. The EP's highlight though is the fine ‘Remember Me’ which is reminiscent of NEW ORDER’s guitar based numbers like ‘Leave Me Alone’ or ‘Mesh’. Continue Reading ›
New York based duo THE MYSTIC UNDERGROUND are Vladimir Valette on vocals and Benedetto Socci on keyboards.
Their sound endorses all the elements of the Big Apple’s electro disco heritage and recalls INFORMATION SOCIETY, KON KAN, BOBBY ‘O’, NEW ORDER, PET SHOP BOYS and DEPECHE MODE. Continue Reading ›