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 ›
MARK 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 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 ›
German techno DJ legend WESTBAM celebrates 30 years in the music business with an intriguing mature collection of songs under the title of ‘Götterstrasse’. Literally translated as 'Gods Street’, the 14 tracks feature a varied and impressive cast of vocalists. These include THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS’ Richard Butler, NEW ORDER’s Bernard Sumner, IGGY POP, Brian Molko of PLACEBO and ex-member of THE STRANGLERS’ 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 ›