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The Electricity Club’s 30 SONGS OF THE DECADE 2010-2019

To narrow down ten years of electronic pop to 30 songs was always going to be a challenging task, but The Electricity Club has given it a go to offer its own subjective twist. As per usual, The Electricity Club’s lists are all about rules. So this one has not only been restricted to one song per artist moniker but also to one vocalist. Presented in alphabetical order, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 SONGS OF THE DECADE 2010-2019… Continue Reading ›

A Beginner’s Guide To NEW ORDER Collaborations + Projects

Like PET SHOP BOYS, NEW ORDER collaborated with other artists from quite an early stage in their career, as well as later working on their own various projects during the band’s recurring hiatuses. Bernard Sumner in particular relished the opportunity to further his craft by recording with other artists. So here are 20 tracks which encapsulate the spirit of NEW ORDER through the medium of collaboration and joint working, restricted to one track per project and presented in chronological order. Continue Reading ›

A Beginner’s Guide To MARK REEDER

Guide To Mark Reeder - thumbMark Reeder has carved out an impressive reputation for his catalogue of fine remixes. He is credited with introducing Bernard Sumner to the world of electronically propelled dance music. In a break from his hectic worldwide schedule promoting ’B-Movie (Lust & Sound in West-Berlin)’, Mark Reeder kindly gave The Electricity Club an insightful commentary into the tracks that shaped his own musical career. Continue Reading ›

MARK REEDER Collaborator

FBN112CD_12pp_bookletMARK REEDER has carved out an impressive reputation for his catalogue of fine remixes. A number ended up on his fine 2011 surround sound compilation 'Five Point One' which featured JOHN FOXX and DEPECHE MODE. To follow-up ‘Five Point One’, the revived Factory Benelux label have issued ‘Collaborator’, a new compendium of remixes and collaborations by the Berlin-based Reeder. Continue Reading ›

WESTBAM Götterstrasse

WESTBAM GötterstrasseGerman techno DJ legend WESTBAM celebrates 30 years in the music business with an intriguing collection of songs under the title of ‘Götterstrasse’. Literally translated as 'Gods Street’, the 14 tracks feature a varied and impressive cast of vocalists including Richard Butler, Bernard Sumner and Hugh Cornwell. ‘Götterstrasse’ sounds heavenly and while the theme of the album centres on the joy and euphoria of underground nightlife, it also reflects on the consequences of comedown. Continue Reading ›