[Site News] Merry X-Mas from electronic rumors

 

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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!

[Audio] A charity X-Mas EP from the Electronic Rumors gang!

 

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Hey readers. A couple of weeks ago my father passed away, you may have seen a lull in posts. When all was done and dusted I felt the need to do something, both to commemorate my Dad and to give a little to an organization that helps both sufferers and carers, especially at a time like Christmas. So X-Mas Rumors was born. Four artists from the label kindly gave me their time and talent (and hopefully had a little fun) cover four beloved Christmas tunes.

Soundtrack your Christmas party, and do a little good in the process, with this new EP loaded with electronic cover versions of classic Christmas songs. Four of electronic rumors’ finest artists have generously devoted their time to covering their favourite Christmas songs for X-Mas Rumors, and EP whose entire earnings with be going to the Alzheimer’s Society.

electronic rumors newcomer (and Vulture Music veteran) Kids At Midnight work some kind of silky magic on Wham!’s Last Christmas, while the 60′s classic Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Darlene Love gets an energetic retro ElectroPop re-envisioning by SynthWaver Let Em Riot. New York ElectroPoppers She’s The Queen deliver their upbeat take on Stevie Wonder’s classic What Christmas Means To Me and the EP plays out with electronic experimentalist beaumont intricate take on Little Drummer Boy.

The EP is being released with a ‘pay what you want’ price mark, with 100% of the revenue going to the Alzheimer’s Society we’re hoping people are full of Christmas cheer and give generously.

♫ Kids At Midnight – Last Christmas

♫ Let Em Riot – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

♫ She’s The Queen – What Christmas Means to Me

♫ beaumont – Little Drummer Boy

X-Mas Rumors is out now.

Buy X-Mas Rumors from:

 

[Site News] Merry X-Mas from electronic rumors

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‘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:

2010 2009

Have a good one!

Cheers peeps!

[Video] Father Tiger’s ‘On Christmas Day’

On Christmas Day is La SynthPop outfit Father Tiger’s contribution to the X-Mas cheer. It’s a wonderfully upbeat slice of electronic melancholy, which all the best X-mas tunes are.

There’s a nice video too which, for a free single, looks a hell of a lot better than some videos from major artists.

You can download Father Tiger’s On Christmas Day for free here.

Buy Father Tiger’s music from:

  

electronic rumors wishes you a happy X-Mas

‘Tis the season!

Right, that’s us done for a few days, time to get stuffed full of turkey.

We’ll be back in-between X-Mas and New year with our Top 20’s (which, if we’re feeling fancy may be re-branded ‘The electronic rumors Awards’! LOL).

Hope you all have an awesome X-Mas full of eating and drinking and dancing and loving.

We’ll see you when we’re all too fat to move!

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

CHEW LiPS’ X-Mas present to you

Echoes’ Footprints in the snow

It’s HURTS and all their friends, playing in the snow!

:kinema:’s X-mas present to you all

The Golden Filter’s X-mas tune

Some X-mas cheer from I Am Noxious…kinda’

HURTS X-mas record

Too soon Lola Dutronic!, too soon!

Cheers peeps!

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electronic rumors wishes you a happy X-Mas

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‘Tis the season!

This’ll probably be the last post on electronic rumors before the new year, between now and then we’ll be working hard on our ‘best of 2009’ post.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our readers, especially those who stuck with us during our down time, to thank all those of you who email us to let us know what you like and don’t like, to thank all our regulars for helping to make us one of the biggest ElectroPop/Electro-House/Indie-Electro/SynthPop oriented blogs on the internet today and especially to thank all the bands without who we wouldn’t have anything to obsess over!

We hope you all have the greatest X-Mas ever!

As a gift to you we’ve put together 20 of the best electronic X-Mas songs, there’s some stuff we had to leave out but these are some of our favs.

So enjoy the music, eat, drink and be merry and we’ll see you in a week or so.

Happy X-Mas!

Venus Hum – Let It Snow (zShare) (MediaFire)

Nullsleep – Silent Night (zShare) (MediaFire)

Somegirl – Santa Baby (zShare) (MediaFire)

Tiger Baby – This Christmas (Single Version) (zShare) (MediaFire)

James Yuill – Winter Wonderland (zShare) (MediaFire)

Godlike – Happy Christmas (War Is Over) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Owl City – The Christmas Song (zShare) (MediaFire)

Kurtis Blow – Christmas Rappin’ (zShare) (MediaFire)

Basswood Dollies – Last Christmas (zShare) (MediaFire)

The Bird And The Bee – 12 Days Of Christmas (zShare) (MediaFire)

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone – Cold White Christmas (zShare) (MediaFire)

The Echoing Green – Do They Know It’s Christmas? (zShare) (MediaFire)

James Pants – This Christmas Girl (zShare) (MediaFire)

Lady GaGa (Feat. Space Cow) – Christmas Tree (zShare) (MediaFire)

Max Headroom – Merry Christmas Santa Claus (You’re A Lovely Guy) (zShare) (MediaFire)

of Montreal – Christmas Isn’t Safe For Animals (zShare) (MediaFire)

Pet Shop Boys – It Doesn’t Often Snow At Christmas (zShare) (MediaFire)

Pristina (Feat. Alicia Luma) – Last Christmas (zShare) (MediaFire)

Sally Shapiro – Anorak Christmas (Anoraak’s Christmas reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Venus Hum – The Christmas Song (zShare) (MediaFire)

And after all that, some videos. First up Run DMC bustin’ out with ‘Christmas In Hollis’:

Here’s an X-Mas message from Depeche Mode’s Martin L. Gore:

And a couple of X-Mas funtimes covers from Little Boots:


Right, that’s your lot! I’m off to watch Gremlins followed by Die Hard! It is X-Mas after all!I hope you all have a fantastic X-Mas and keep checking electronic rumors for our round up of 2009!

Peace!

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December 2009