Beijing meets Berlin on ‘The Crown’, the first fruit of labours from FIFI RONG and LO.
Adding a twist to the alluring sound that was last heard on the ‘Awake’ EP earlier this year, 'The Crown' showcases a synergy between two music creatives from two previously walled cities with a feeling of empowerment and freedom. ‘The Crown’ title song is as gorgeous and airy as one can expect from Miss Rong, a blippy arpeggio leads into an unexpected drop Continue Reading ›
Following some singular adventures in the neo-stateside pop of ‘The Same Road’ and the experimental reggae of The One’, avant-pop songstress FIFI RONG is back with a 4 track EP entitled ‘Awake’.
She says: “Awake is about waking up to the truth after you have hypnotised yourself and deconstructing the paradoxes of human nature: subordination and rebellion, pain and joy, self-limitation and liberation”. The Beijing-born beauty is in a buoyant artistic mood. Continue Reading ›
One person who is not shying from experimenting within the electronica genre is Beijing born, London based FIFI RONG.
Not only has she rebelled against the ordinary in her homeland China and took the bald step of relocating to somewhere she could really emerge. And since, she has. None other than YELLO invited her to tour and perform with them. The Electricity Club is catching up with FIFI RONG just in time for her latest release ‘The One’. Continue Reading ›
THE FRIXION are a new name, but the duo are both experienced hands… British-born singer and lyricist Gene Serene emerged from Berlin’s hedonistic club scene. Meanwhile, synthesist and producer Lloyd Price is best known as a collaborator of SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK’s Martin Degville and a member of alternative eyeliner punk combo MASSIVE EGO.
Forming in 2016, Serene and Price’s combined sound mines both classic synthpop and Weimar Cabaret on their debut EP offering. Continue Reading ›
Last year’s ‘Close To The Noise Floor’ was a Cherry Red Records compilation which collected together many of the formative roots of UK electronic music.
Now from the same label comes ‘Noise Reduction System’, subtitled ‘Formative European Electronica 1974-1984’, this 4CD set spreads a wider net and encompasses artists from countries which have an established heritage in electronic music through to those that don’t. Continue Reading ›