[Site News] Be Back Soon!



And so it comes around once again. Time for us to go off on our holidays. And for us that usually means heading to the Isle Of Wight for fun in the sun at Bestival.

Spare a thought for us, as we are going mental in a field, for how much we’d love to be back at the computer writing about music instead of having all this fun; but we’ll be off for a week or so (that ‘so’ depending on how long it take us to recover).

If you’re a bit bored you can catch up with all our good times on Twitter and Instagram.

See you in a bit! Take it easy.

Later Peeps.


[Site News] Merry X-Mas from electronic rumors



That’s us done for the year then. No more posts until 2014.

Except, of course, for the electronic rumors Awards 2013!!! They’ll be making an appearance nearer the end of the year, but you should probably start getting excited right now!

Let me just take this opportunity to again big-up the electronic rumors X-Mas EP, X-Mas Rumors. If you haven’t already you should definitely pick up a copy, we’re raising mad bucks for the Alzheimer’s Society and giving you some X-Mas synthy goodness in the process.

So, from us here to you, have an awesome X-Mas! And we’ll see you when we’re all fat and hungover.

Have a good one!

Cheers peeps!

[Site News] Be Back Soon!


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“I never thought I’d say this right, but pull down the blinds. I’m closing the bureau…for an hour”

It’s the time of year peeps, when we take out we’ll deserved (even if we do say so ourselves) holiday and head to the sunny Isle Of Wight for Bestival.

Whilst there we will be enjoying the fine offering from he likes of Kate Boy, Nile Rodgers & Chic, The Knife, DJ Falcon, Disclosure, Sexy Sushi, Duke Dumont, Maya Jane Coles, Bobby Tank, Psychemagik, London Grammar, Hot Natured, Fatboy Slim, M.I.A., Rudimental, Jesse Ware, DJ Fresh/Live, James Blake, Squarepusher, Simian Mobile Disco, Crystal Fighters, Is Tropical, Man Without Country, Annie Mac, Julio Bashmore, Erol Alkan, Fake Blood, Joy Orbison, Hudson Mohawke, Toddla T Sound,  Mark Jones and The 2 Bears. But more importantly good times with good friends in good weather (well, that last one was a little optimistic, we’ll see…).

It you want to keep up with all our ridiculousness then follow us (I say ‘us’, I mean ‘me’) on Twitter and Instagram for pictures and unintelligible waffle about whatever foolishness I’m up to.

We should be back in business around the middle of next week, it depends how bad the hangover is and how long the comedown lasts.

Later Peeps.


[Site News] Off for a week guys


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Hey peeps, electronic rumors will be closed for business for a week, I won’t be able to post in the coming days. Feel sorry for me, I’ll be in Las Vegas, ballin’.

Keeps your ears to the ground though, this coming week looks like it will see the unveiling of both the full new single from Daft Punk and the new record from Empire Of The Sun, but we won’t be there to cover it. I’ll be, as previously stated, ballin’.

We’ll be back on track sometime in the week of the 22nd April (the week after next).

Enjoy your week in the music wilderness.

[Site News] Merry X-Mas from electronic rumors


‘Tis the season!

That’ll be us done for the year then. There is booze to be drunk, presents to be given, friends to be seen and turkey to be eaten. No time for waffling on about music for a while.

We’ll be back on the 28th December, at around 4pm GMT, for The electronic rumors Awards 2012, time to start getting excited right now! The very best music of the year, all in one place. It’s bound to be a star-studded affair, and remember to keep it locked to our Google+ page for pre-awards warm-up nonsense.

So, we hope you all have an awesome X-Mas, full of good friends, good times and a good deal of consumption and maybe some good tunes too.

Here’s a round up of this year’s X-Massy posts…

[Audio] Televisor’s ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’
[MP3] Cavaliers Of Fun’s ‘Last X-Mas’ cover 
[Video] Goin’ Old School: Heaven 17, The Human League & Pet Shop Boys 
[Video] Father Tiger’s ‘On Christmas Day’ 
[Video] Dragonette’s ‘Merry Xmas (Says Your Text Message)’ 
[MP3] Kristine’s X-mas present 
Dragonette’s X-Mas single

And because X-Mas songs seem to have been a bit thin on the ground this year, here a couple of previous year’s round-ups full of synthy X-Mas cheer:

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Have a good one!

Cheers peeps!

[Site News] Shutting up shop for a week (or so)


Right, so you don’t panic and take to the streets instigating mass rioting and ushering a new age of chaos, I thought I’d let you know we’ll be going dark for a week or so.

I’m moving house, moving back to London, and have got a ton of stuff to do over the next few days and then the move itself so I’m going to be a bit too occupied to write. I reckon we’ll be back on the air next Tuesday or Wednesday. Thursday at the latest, so long at their isn’t a problem with the internet connection at my new place.

If you are screaming for some new music over the next few days, here’s a few tips for you:

Let Em Riot – SlashWave (EP)

Ride The Universe (Feat. Jane Elizebeth Hanley) – A Little Better (Single)

She’s The Queen – Talk To Me (Single)

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…yes, I just did that, let’s not make a big deal out of it.

Anyway, catch you on the flipside.


Site News: Be Back Soon!

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Right you lot, stop loitering, there’s nothing to see here, and there won;t be for a week or so. We’re off on our holidays. And when we say holidays we’re talking about a little trip to the happiest place on Earth. No, not Disneyland, what’s so happy about that? We’re talking about Bestival. That annual, rare, mix of good music, good people and good times for four whole days.

While we’re there (in what looks like it’s going to be blissful weather) we’ll be checking out he likes of (deep breath) Kavinsky, John Foxx & The Maths, Hot Chip, Justice, New Order, TEED, 2ManyDjs and Soulwax, Orbital, Errors, Gary Numan, Charli XCX, Annie Mac, Four Tet, Fake Blood, AlunaGeorge, The 2 Bears, Psychemagik, Greg Wilson, Gesaffelstein, Miike Snow, Coldcut, Julio Bashmore, Maya Jane Coles, The XX, The Japanese Popstars, Clock Opera, Dan Le Sac and/or Scroobius Pip, The Other Tribe, Major Lazer, De La Soul, Jessie Ware, Two Door Cimena Club, Drums Of Death, Grimes, Toddla T, Factory Floor, Adam fucking Ant, Earth, Wind & fucking Fire, Kevin Saunderson and Inner fucking City and Stevie fucking Wonder! Plus a load more I can’t think of right now.

If you want to keep up with what we are checking out over the weekend we will be live tweeting for The Guardian Music. Catch up with what;s going on right here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/bestival

We’ll probably be back, Wednesday next week, maybe Thursday depending on how broken we are.

If you do find yourselves starved of our nonsense, then we may be pouring drunkenly over our twitter feed, keep up here: @electronicrumor.


electronic magazine débuts

In the shops on the 26th is a  brand new UK electronic music magazine, titled simply Electronic. This is quite a momentous moment, I don’t think there has ever been an electronic music focused print magazine published in the UK. Sure there a myriad Dance music magazines that cover a specific section of electronic music, and sure there are a handful of music technology based publications that, obviously, mainly cover electronic music. But Electronic aims to be neither of those. Whist covering dance music it won’t be dance music specific, and whilst covering electronic musicians it chooses to look more into the people behind the tunes, rather than the studio trickery.

Issue 1 is out next week and features  articles on, amongst others, the almighty The Human League, Kraftwerk, Underworld, John Foxx, Hot Chip & A Guy Called Gerald. That’s quite a guestlist for just one issue and only scratches the surface of what’s contained within. The premier issue also comes with a free 14 track compilation album put together by Wall Of Sound’s Mark Jones in full on Back To The Phuture mode with a classic synth line-up.

It’s a tough time for printed media. Kudos to Future Publishing (home to Future Music, Computer Music & SFX) for having faith in electronic music and the Electronic crew. This could be just what we need in the UK, and the best thing in WH Smith. We strongly suggest you give it your support, we will be. Can’t wait for the first issue.


Electronic débuts Thursday 26th July in all good Newsagents. You can have a look into issue one with the preview here.

‘We Are The Future’ launch party this weekend! With The C90s, Edwin Van Cleef, Fear Of Tigers, Futurecop! and ME!

Don’t forget, this Saturday is the launch party for awesome new SynthWave/Nu-Disco compilation We Are The Future’. Hosted by Lemonade at The Nest in Dalston, London it’s going to be an awesome night. Come and party ‘til the early hours with The C90s, Edwin Van Cleef, Fear Of Tigers (live), Futurecop! (live) and little old me spinning some glorious synth music (and maybe dropping in some previews of forthcoming electronic rumors releases!

Find all the details for the night right here.

Futurecop! new compilation album and launch party

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On 5th June Kiez Beats and Futurecop! will be releasing ‘We Are The Future’, an 18 track compilation album featuring the best in contemporary SynthWave and Dreamwave around. Featuring the likes of datA, Lifelike, Phonat, Anoraak, Fear Of Tigers, Mille, StardonE, Worship and Follow Me alongside Futurecop! themselves. Check the MiniMix for a taste of what to expect and feast your eyes on that stellar tracklisting.

Futurecop! – We Are The Future MiniMix

The tracklist:

01. Lazerhawk – Shoulder Of Orion
02. Car Clova – Farletched
03. StardonE – Lovedays
04. Mille – Afterski
05. Worship – Horizon
06. Lifelike (Feat. Namebrand And Yota) – Love Emulator
07. Follow Me – A Mission Noctural
08. datA – Electric Fever
09. Anoraak – Above Your Head
10. Fear Of Tigers – Hidup
11. Robots With Rayguns – Fever
12. Phonat – The Microwave FX
13. Power Glove – Night Force
14. Maethelvin – Delight
15. Futurecop! – Forever: Dreams (beaumont reMix)
16. Young Digerati – The Dauphin (Ride The Universe reMix)
17. Futurecop! – Far Away (Leisure Council reMix)
18. NeonFlashDrive – Previously On X-Men

Just before the album drops, on 26th May, the guys are putting together a launch party at The Nest in Dalston, London. It look like it;s going to be a one-of-a-kind night featuring Futurecop!, The C90s, Edwin Van Cleef, Fear Of Tigers and I’ll be there too spinning some tunes. Details here.

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It’s going to be a pretty unmissable night! Stay tuned for more information, and tracklist, about the album.

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