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MARSHEAUX have recorded an exclusive cover of TEARS FOR FEARS ‘Suffer The Children’ for a new various artists compilation curated by The Electricity Club to be released on Undo Records. The enticing reinterpretation is accompanied by a suitably moody black and white video filmed in Berlin. MARSHEAUX chatted to TEC about the genesis of ‘Suffer The Children’ while […]

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Mal and Phil represent awesomely on last weeks Back To The Phuture on Soho Radio. Nice one guys, sorry I couldn’t make it Recommended ReadingelectronicaBenge | Mix Up WrangleBenge | Analogue Benge

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Speaking of Mal and mixes and stuff, when we played at Latitude last month Mal did a fabbo DJ set and I asked him to do me a mix of it and send it to me, which he very kindly did. Anyway it was so good he decided to put it up on Soundcloud and […]

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Bristol’s finest MESH, whose success with their last album ‘Automation Baby’ took even the band by surprise, found it challenging to start working on the new material. If the only way to match their previous successes was to explore different writing techniques, use new technology and re-employ the German master of electronica Olaf Wollschläger as the […]

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Montréal’s RATIONAL YOUTH were founded in 1980 by synth enthusiasts Tracy Howe and Bill Vorn. Along with PSYCHE and MEN WITHOUT HATS, they were among the trailblazers for electronic music in Canada. And now Cold War Night Life, the online magazine of electronic music and culture, has curated ‘Heresy: A Tribute To RATIONAL YOUTH’, a […]

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HOLOGRAM TEEN is the solo project for Morgane Lhote, probably best known as the long-term keyboard player in respected indie act STEREOLAB; she featured on their seminal ‘Emperor Tomato Ketchup’ album and latterly went on to work with members of SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO. Los Angeles-based Lhote describes her music as “electronic, motorik disco” . More […]

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Released to coincide with ‘ELECTRI_CITY – The Düsseldorf School Of Electronic Music’, the book by Rudi Esch about the city’s music heritage, ‘ELECTRI_CITY 2’ gathers together some of the more accessible elements of Deutsche Elektronische Musik, Kosmische and Neue Deutsche Welle. Issued by Grönland Records, think of it as a direct journey of discovery, but […]

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Synth trailblazers HEAVEN 17 recently won the title of ‘Sheffield’s Greatest Band of All Time’ following a public online poll, Still going strong 35 years on from the release of their debut album ‘Penthouse & Pavement’. Martyn Ware and Glenn Gregory will commemorate the occasion this October with a concert tour. In the middle of […]

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LA based duo NIGHT CLUB launch their forthcoming debut album ‘Requiem For Romance’ with their most provocative musical offering yet. Entitled ‘Bad Girl’, it is perhaps less Britney and more Gaga in its approach with the use of vocal pitch shift adding a particularly sinister air to proceedings. Following their best body of work so far […]

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Today, CHVRCHES are perhaps the nearest thing to the ‘Synth Britannia’ tradition and have proved that there is an international market for synthpop. But elsewhere, acts like YEARS & YEARS and EKKOES are being championed by the mainstream press as ‘synthpop’ when they clearly aren’t. These mis-sold products would surely be questioned under the Trade […]

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Synthesist JOHAN BAECKSTRÖM first came to prominence with DAILY PLANET. But the duo went on hiatus for 18 years. During that long break, Baeckström had been preparing a solo record. Riding on the momentum accorded by the warm welcome back for DAILY PLANET in 2015, Baeckström completed his solo adventure, now titled ‘Like Before’. He kindly took […]

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