‘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.

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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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Record Store Day

Today is Record Store Day, where we celebrate our local music emporium. Today you should brush off that hangover and pop down to your local record shop and buy what we used to call ‘a record’.

In recognition of the day, I’ve put together this little tribute to my teenage haunts. I used to literally spend entire weekends in one or more of of these dingy hang-outs thumbing through racks and racks of records. This will probably be of nostalgic value to an incredibly small subsection of our readership, most likely just me, but I wanted to share anyway:

     

     

     

All images courtesy of the British Record Shop Archive.

Tonight! The Electronic Rumors Volume 1 launch-party!

Tonight I will be here, alongside Fear Of Tigers, Ronika, Queen Of Hearts, Substatic, Kid Kasio and Echoes celebrating Monday’s release of ‘electronic rumors Volume 1‘, our gift to the world in the form of 15 tracks of some of the best ElectroPop, Dreamwave, Nu-Disco and Indie-Electro around.

If your in London Town this evening this’ll be the place to be, and it’s free to get in!

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More details of tonight’s show here.

All the low down on ‘electronic rumors Volume 1’ here.

Pre-order ‘electronic rumors Volume 1’ here.

Electronic Rumors Volume 1!!!

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So of our more eagle eyed readers and Twitter followers might have had a suspicion that something like this was coming but today I can, very proudly, announce the forthcoming release of ‘electronic rumors Volume 1’ on CD and digital.

Released Monday 13th February on respected ElectroPop label Ninthwave Records (Heaven17/White town/The Modern), the album is the result of nearly a year’s work and features 15 of the some of the best ElectroPop, Dreamwave, Indie-Electro and Nu-Disco around right now. Curated to be a snapshot of the kind of music we write about here on electronic rumors, the release is crammed full of both modern classics and brand new exclusive tracks from the likes of Ride The Universe, Show Your Shoe, beaumont and Echoes.

Check the tracklist:

01. Vanbot – Make Me, Break Me
02. Fear Of Tigers – The Adventures Of Pippi Longstrump (Diamond Cut reMix)
03. Queen Of Hearts – Where Are You Now? (StardonE Radio Mix)
04. Echoes – Second Best
05. Ronika – Wiyoo
06. Cosmonaut Grechko – All I Hear (Cosmo Black reMix)
07. Ride The Universe – A Little Better (Feat. Jane Elizabeth Hanley)
08. Substatic – Gold
09. LexiconDon – December Sunset (Keenhouse reMix)
10. She’s The Queen – Waiting Game
11. Futurecop! – Me & U
12. Kid Kasio – Not For Turning
13. Show Your Shoe – Krokodil
14. Short Circuit – Let Go (NightWaves reMix)
15. beaumont – Reptile Blaze

The compilation represents many months of hard work for me and I am so pleased with the end result and so grateful to the artists and their management teams for helping bring this thing together.

‘electronic rumors Volume 1’ drops Monday 13th February’ via Ninthwave Records on digital, and on CD in gorgeous Digipak packaging designed by Sebastian Bentler (he of Overthrill), from all the usual retailers.

Ex-flipping-citing stuff!

Also, if you’re in the London area in Friday 10th February, we are teaming up with Human Error to throw a launch party for the album with Fear Of Tigers, Ronika, Queen Of Hearts, Substatic, Kid Kasio and Echoes. Details on the flyer…

…, it’s free and it’s gonna’ be one hell of a party. Not to be missed!

Here’s the Facebook event page.

More news to come…..

The electronic rumors Awards: ROUNDUP – The electronic rumors Awards 2011!!!

2011 Roundup

Wow! I’m speechless. As the third annual Electronic Rumors Awards draws to a close my mind is still spinning with this year’s revelations. Some went home on top of the world, some left disappointed and angry, but I think we can all agree electronic music will never be the same again…

So, as we …once again… loosen out collective bow-ties and sip the last of the champagne, let’s look back on the drama, the tears and the ecstasy of the electronic rumors awards 2011…

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The electronic rumors Awards: BEST SONG – electronic rumors’ top 20 songs of 2011!!!

Winner: She’s The Queen – Waiting Game

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The electronic rumors Awards: HALL OF FAME – electronic rumors’ Hall Of Fame inductee 2011!!!

Inductee: The Human League

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The electronic rumors Awards: READERS’ CHOICE – electronic rumors’ most downloaded tracks of 2011!!!

Winner: La Roux – Bulletproof (Fear Of Tigers reMix)

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The electronic rumors Awards: BEST ALBUM – electronic rumors’ top 20 albums of 2011!!!

Winner: Holy Ghost! – Holy Ghost

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The electronic rumors Awards: BEST VIDEO – electronic rumors’ best video of 2011!!!

Winner: Com Truise – Brokendate

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The electronic rumors Awards: BEST REMIX – electronic rumors’ top 20 reMixes of 2011!!!

Winner: Ronika – Only Only (Fear Of Tigers reMix)

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Right, 2011 done! the end of level boss has been cleared. Bring it on 2012!

Site News: Be right back!

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Right, so, we’re shutting up shop for a little while. Don’t worry, it’s not too long, just a week and a bit.

I’m off to Bestival on the Isle Of Wight to see some amazing artists including Arthur Baker, Hercules And Love Affair, Santigold, Blancmange, Richard X, OneTwo, Mark Jones, Magnetic Man, Chromeo, Public Enemy, Boys Noize, Groove Armada, Skrillex, Feed Me, Mogwai, Patrick Wolf, Mount Kimbie, Cut Copy, Breakage, Fenech-Soler, SBTRKT, Sound Of Rum, Jungle Brothers, Modestep, Stopmakingme, Maya Jane Coles, Filthy Dukes, Frankie Knuckles, A Guy Called Gerald, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Ulrich Schnauss, The Cure, Crystal Castles, Grandmaster Flash, Katy B, Clare Maguire, Diplo, Annie Mac, Fake Blood, Carte Blanche, Toddla T, L-Vis 1990, LFO, Skream & Benga, Dan le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip, Nero, Metronomy, Tom Vek, Oh Land, CocknBullKid, Busy P, D/R/U/G/S, Jaymo & Andy George, Burns, Mylo, Black Devil Disco Club, Retro/Grade, Bright Light Bright Light, Wolf Gang, Bjork, James Blake, Robyn, Kelis, The Drums, The Cuban Brothers, Fatboy Slim, DJ Shadow, Hi Tek Soul: Starring Kevin Saunderson & Derrick May, Zola Jesus, HEALTH, Modeselektor, Jacques Lu Cont, Tensnake, Erol Alkan, Niki & The Dove, Joker & Nomad, Modular Soundsystem, Roska, Bag Raiders, DJ Derek, Feeling Gloomy DJs, Horse Meat Disco, Joy Orbison, Julio Bashmore, Sneaky Sound System, 2 Bears, A-Trak, Crystal Fighters, Gypsy & the Cat, Mirrors, The Japanese Popstars….and probably loads I have forgotten. Then I’m off to London for a few days for stuff.

I reckon I’m gonna’ be back and blogging around Monday 19th September, If I can I’ll try to get in a sneaky post here and there if the hangovers allow it, but don’t count on it. Stay tuned to our Twitter account (@electronicrumor) for vague wafflings about various bands and how much it’s raining.

So, I’m gonna’ be having an awesome time! if your sat there with nothing to do, missing the hell out of my posts then you could do a lot worse than check out some of these blogs:

Binary Entertainment

Harder Blogger Faster

Remix86

Sloth Boogie

LOOSE LiPS

Tracasseur

Stoney Roads

Vitalic Noise

The Synthesizer Sympathizer

And I’ll see you lot in just under two weeks!

Cheers!

Google Music Competition

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Have you tried Google Music yet? I’ve been playing with the big G’s cloud music solution for the last couple of days and I’m pretty impressed.

I’m not exactly what I‘m going to do with it, I can already stream audio from my home PC with Audiogalaxy, but it’s a really nice media player. If it was a little more advanced (customisable columns in Song view, advanced tagging facilities etc…) and it could play local files I might even consider making it my default music player. And it’s nice to have some tunes in the cloud, with a nice interface, for the rare occasions my home PC isn’t on.

Anyhoo, Google Music is currently in a close beta state right now, and invites are hard to come by, but we have two to give away to interested readers.

To win yourself one you need to be located in the US and have a valid gMail address. Just follow us, @electronicrumor on Twitter, and tweet the following:

S’up @electronicrumor. I could really do with winning one of your Google Music invites. Hook me up! http://goo.gl/AF7Xa

I’ll run it ‘til Monday 22nd August and announce the winners that day. Two entrants will be chosen at random and contacted, entrants must be following @electronicrumor AND be open to receiving direct messages on Twitter, any winner who does not fill these two criteria will be passed over.

Get tweeting!”