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



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.

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‘Reach’n Out’ for Japan

Parris Tone Music have released a top album full of Nu-Disco and French Touch goodness whose proceeds will all be going to the Red Cross’ Japan relief appeal.

With an awesome line up including Justin Faust, Freak You, Quinten 909, Galactik Knights, the Phantom’s Revenge and many more this is a banging album, sixteen tracks, and all for just $5 (or more, if you want to contribute more!).

Solid grooves right across the board and a totally worthy cause, what more excuse do you need!

You can pick up ‘Reach’n Out’ right here, right now.

Reach’n Out @ Parris Tone Music

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Fear Of Tigers: running for a cause


That chick is SO going to get eaten!

Just sayin’

Anyhoo, this is just a quick one to give you all a heads up that Ben from the awesomeness that is Fear Of Tigers is running in this year’s London Marathon on 17th April. He will be raising money for WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals).

In his own words:


I’m running the London Marathon to help raise money for the WSPA, an animal welfare charity who work in regions of the world where few, if any, measures exist to protect animals.

The WSPA are currently in Japan caring for animals who’ve been injured or displaced by the earthquake and Tsunami: http://animalsindisasters.typepad.com/wspa/2011/03/wspa-prepares-to-head-into-japan.html

On a more personal note, I’ve watched the marathon runners, who come in spitting distance of where I live, many times and it will be a great honour for me to run in the city and borough where I reside.

I’m also hoping to lose a few kilograms on the way!

Take a look at the following link to see some of the much needed work the WSPA are doing.


You could defiantly do worse today that pop over to Ben’s Just Giving page and sponsor him a few quid. It’s a good cause and will be a lot of hard work on Ben’s part, so the more he raises for WSPA the more it will have been worth it.

Also, the Dude did give you all an album for free!

AND, if altruism and empathy isn’t enough to convince you, those who sponsor Ben’s marathon entry will also receive a super secret Fear Of Tigers reMix, I won’t tell you what it is but it’s crazy good and one of the best reMixes of this particular track you’ve ever heard!

Still here?


Fear Of Tigers @ Just Giving

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Brand new Justice track!!! (not a fake!)

Really? You think?

No, of course we haven’t got any tracks from the forthcoming album and anyone who says the have, out side of the Ed Banger/Elektra camp, is probably lying. Fool.

However…while we’ve got you here we’d like to appeal to your humanity for a second and ask you to spare a thought, and maybe some bucks, for our bros over in Japan. Those crazy dudes have enough to deal with cleaning up after all the Godzilla rampages…and now this?!?! The footage of the tsunami was some scary shit, and the rising death toll is even scarier. The Japanese have been dealing with the situation amazingly but I’m sure every little bit you can do to help is appreciated.

The best thing you can do to help right now is to show your support by donating to the Red Cross’ appeal. Which, handily, you can do in many countries. To make it even easier for you here a are a few links:

UK: http://www.redcross.org.uk/Donate-Now/Make-a-single-donation/Japan-Tsunami-Appeal
US: http://www.redcross.org/
SE: http://www.redcross.se/teman/tsunami-japan/japan/
DE: http://www.drk.de/
CA: http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=38380&tid=001
AU: http://www.redcross.org.au/japan2011.htm

Apologies to my French brethren, I didn’t have a clue about the Croix-Rouge website, if anyone wants to email us the link I’ll add it.

Go on, in exchange for all my hard work over the past three years bringing you the best new Electro, a couple of bucks and we’ll call it quits!

Edit: I added a red Cross picture! See what I did there?

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