[Audio] Hippo Disco’s ‘Falling’ & ‘Answering Machine’

 

hippo-disco

Here’s something to treat your ear to this weekend. Say hello to Hippo Disco. This trio are the newest additions to the electronic rumors family and we realised, shamefully, that we hadn’t properly introduced you. Roodmin, Oochi & Vinski are three Scots living in Tokyo (and Bali) who have slowly but surely been making a name for themselves; most recently having delivered a storming official reMix of Etienne De Cercy’s We, Computers. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for news of their début EP, and in the meantime check out two choice cuts.

Falling is pure Disco bliss. Effortlessly combining wicked Disco licks with dreamy Balearic keys, Falling has got both the groove and a euphoric sweep. There’s just no way you can resist being drawn into it;s six minute dancefloor dream. Hippo Disco have a knack of making ecclectic and left-field Disco that takes influences from anywhere and doesn’t play by the rules. If Answering Machine doesn’t prove that to you nothing will. Plus music nerd points, but minus cool points, if you know where the bassline comes from. Abrasive and funky as hell all at the same time. Hold tight for the EP!

♫ Hippo Disco – Falling

♫ Hippo Disco – Answering Machine

Buy Hippo Disco’s music from:

[Video] Ali Love’s ‘Picture Perfect’

 

Ali Love    Picture Perfect   Official Video    YouTube

Ali Love’s P.U.M.P. album is amongst our favourite LPs of the year. Oof the record’s arresting highlights, Picture Perfect, with it’s Sci-Fi analog Rave vibes, has been given a striking video treatment.

Matilda Finn directed the clip, a dizzying and glamorous hazy nightclub fantasy.

Ali Love’s P.U.M.P. is out now.

Buy Ali Love’s music from:

[twitter-follow screen_name=’electronicrumor’ show_screen_name=’no’

[Audio] The Sanfernando Sound reMixes Foreign Boy’s ‘Dance Like A Light’

 

foreign-boy_thumb

One of the surprise groovers of the summer, London’s Foreign Boy’s Dance Like A Light, is set to receive a new lease of life with a follow up reMix collection. Once again coming courtesy of Nude Disco, the Italo Disco monster gets some heavyweight working over from the likes of LosBikini, Sex On TV, SunnySunday and this juggernaut from our pal The Sanfernando Sound. Listen in.

In contrast to Foreign Boy’s decidedly British take on Italo, The Sanfernando Sound delivers an European epic, complete with thunderous EBM basslines and EuroDance leads, all wrapped up in a retro Disco package. Foreign Boy’s robo-vocals fit this soundtrack perfectly, forming a hypnotic mantra until they give way tot he soaring synth solo. The whole reMix package is currently available on Bandcamp, you should check it out.

♫ Foreign Boy – Dance Like A Light (The Sanfernando Sound reMix)

Buy Foreign Boy’s music from:

[Audio] Jordan F reMixes KLP’s ‘Medicine’

 

KLP

Australian SynthWaver Jordan F swings back into the groove this week with his entry in a currently running reMix competition. The subject is fellow Aussie KLP’s current single Medicine; a booming slice of Future R&B that’s been doing some big things recently. Check out what some of electronic music’s finest unsung talents does with the sprawling tune as he drags it to the dancefloor.

Jordan hits the Synth Disco sound hard with his reMix. Rolling on an pumping bass with a head nodding pattern, Jordan keeps the lows heavy and the highs breezy to create a nostalgic slice of poolside that sounds perfect with KLP’s vocals. But wait, there’s more, switching things up a little two thirds of the way though, Jordan treats us to an Italo infused retro finale. Staying loyal to his SynthWave roots, but bringing something new to the table. You can vote for Jordan F’s entry in the reMix competition here.

♫ KLP – Medicine (Jordan F reMix)

KLP’s Medicine is out now.

Buy KLP’s music from:

     

[Video] Tesla Boy’s ‘Keyboards & Synths’

 

Tesla Boy   Keyboards   Synths   YouTube

A few weeks ago we brought you Keyboards & Synths, the current single from Russian ElectroPoppers Tesla Boy; their love letter to electronic music. Now check out the track brand new video.

Put together by Anton Sevidov, Sergey Mezentsev,Lena Tsodykovskaya, the clip is a hilarious record breaking synth attempt.

Tesla Boy’s Keyboards & Synths is out now.

Buy Tesla Boy’s music from:

[News] The Blog Sound Of 2015

 

Final_blog_logovonpip

It’s that time of year again. With the BBC just having released their Sound Of 2015 long list it falls to the UK music blogging community to do the same. Cast your eyes over this year’s collection of artists 62 UK music blogs voted on being their favourites over the past year

As with last year, no-one we voted for made the cut amidst the continuing shift in both the mainstream consciousness, and in the crazy world of blog hype, toward more Folky acts. We would suggest a broader selection of blogs are needed to give certain genres a chance of a look-in. However, with proper music blogging being a dying art, the blogs just aren’t there any-more. So, with some niche blogs having a certain lazy apathy, or indeed snobbiness toward participating if they’ve never heard of the acts that do make the cut, the results are unsurprising swayed toward artists with strong PR teams and mainstream ‘tastemaker’ appeal. But that’s democracy y’all, and we will continue to fly the flag for electronic music in the UK blog community (who despite our musical differences, we consider amazing bunch of passionate music obsessives who we would doff our hat to every time).

Having said that though; there is still some extremely tasty music to be found in the final list to wrap your synth loving ears around. The results will be announced 2nd January 2015.

The Full Blog Sound of 2015 Longlist (In alphabetical order):
All We Are
Black Honey
Chloe Black
Coasts
Deers
Fickle Friends
Flyte
Halfrican
Honne
Lapsley
Prides
Shura
Soak
Sophie Jamieson
Tei Shi

♫ The Blog Sound of 2015 Longlist

The Blogs That Participated In This Year’s Poll:
17 Seconds, A New Band A Day, A Pocket Full Of Seeds, A World Of Music And Madness, Across The Kitchen Table, Alphabet Bands, Beat Surrender, Beat2aChord, Both Bars On, Brapscallions, Bratfaced LDN, Breaking More Waves, Brighton Music Blog, Daisy Digital, Dots And Dashes, Drunken Werewolf, Echoes and Dust, Electronic Rumors, Even The Stars, Everything Flows, Getintothis, God Is In The TV, Hearty Vibes, Hitsville UK, I Love Pie, Just Music That I Like, Kemptation, Like 1999, Lipstick Disco, Little Indie Blogs, Love Music : Love Life, Music Broke My Bones, Music Liberation, Music Like Dirt, My Day By Day Music, Never Enough Notes, Not Many Experts, Notes For A Road Sign, One Album A Week, Popped Music, Queen Beetch, Rave Child, Scientists Of Sound, Some Of It Is True, Song By Toad, Sounds Good To Me Too, Sound Of Now Music, Spectral Nights, Sweeping The Nation, The Blue Walrus, The Devil Has The Best Tuna, The Electricity Club, The Evening’s Empire, The Mad Mackerel, The Metaphorical Boat, The Paper Penguins, This Must Be Pop, Thoughts On Music, Three Beams, Too Many Blogs, The VPME, What If I Had A Music Blog,

[Audio] AIMES’ ‘Burnin”remixed by Tronik Youth

 

aimes1

This week one of Brooklyn’s finest purveyors of synthesizer goodness AIMES drops his new release via Wonder Stories. It’s a companion to his huge single of earlier this year, Burnin’  featuring five new versions of the tune. This new reMix collection brings together such talent as Auxiliary Tha Masterfader, A Copycat, Perdido Key, Rocco Desentis; and this grinding monster from London Electro hounds Tronik Youth.

As you’ll no doubt be aware, the original was a driving and summery House tune that featured some soulful vocals from NY resident Javi; this is completely flipped as Tronik Youth give the track an East London basement club vibe. A stuttering and ominous Electro rework that despite being abrasive and relentless retains a cheeky charm. Chainsaw synths and squealing leads replace the poolside sounds of the original as Tronik Youth put together a strobe-light oddessy for the early hours. Now there’s a Burnin’ for every occasion!

♫ AIMES (Feat. Javi) – Burnin’ (Tronik Youth reMix)

AIMES’ Burnin’ reMixes are released 8th December.

Buy AIMES’ music from:

[Video] Röyksopp’s ‘Skulls’

 

Röyksopp   Skulls  Official video    YouTube

Röyksopp’s final release in the album format, the aptly titled The Inevitable End has been out as few weeks now and is looking set to be one of our favourite albums of the year. The first track taken from the record, Skulls, has now got it’s own music video. Imagine that!

Norwegian director and long time collaborator Stian Andersen delivers a suitably eerie clip. Cabin in the woods, Röyksopp style.

Röyksopp’s The Inevitable End is released on November.

Buy Röyksopp’s music from:

[Audio] Maxthor’s ‘Black Fire’

 

maxthor

Just released is the new EP from Spanish Italo/SynthWave producer Maxthor. Black Fire is his début release, having previously contributed a reMix to Village’s The Touch single on Kitsuné and sets the scene with a primer in Maxthor’s authentically retro sound. The EP is available to download for a price of your choosing, with all proceeds going toward the recording of Maxthor’s forthcoming album, so check out the title track below.

Putting the epic back into SynthPop, Maxthor draws on the soundtrack drama of SynthWave and the vintage groove of Italo to lend his sprawling Pop track an added dose of the majestic. Immediately lunching into an array of soaring synth solos (always a good sign); the track soon finds it’s place as a warm and enveloping SynthPop tune. With lush vintage keys and a spacious vocal performance Maxthor juggles a moody sonic pallet and an optimistic, uplifting song with ease, contributing to the 80s credibility of Black Fire. The whole EP is well worth checking out for fans of well written retro Italo and Pop.

♫ Maxthor – Black Fire

Maxthor’s Black Fire EP is out now.

Buy Maxthor’s music from: