The return of White Town

Despite  the popular notion that ‘Your Woman’ is White Town’s one and only song, the solo project of Jyoti Mishra has been steadily releasing music since 1990. Most recently via our friends at Ninthwave.

After some time off, though, he’s back with a new track that is a cute (if a little dark), Indie tinged, ElectroPop jam that sees Jyoti sounding somewhat Marc Almond. Soft Cell for the 21st century?

Take a look at the video.

The track is a precursor to a whole album of new material that’s in the pipeline.

White Town – Cut Out My Heart

The new White Town album should be coming in early 2011.

White Town @ Juno

White Town @ 7Digital

White Town @ Amazon

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Futurecop! – Venice Beach

Here was have the latest offering from one of the UK’s most criminally underrated acts.

The Manchester/London ElectroPop duo of Futurecop! are currently gearing up for the release of their début long player (which those lucky Japanese can already get their hands on!) ‘It’s Forever, Kids’. The album is said to contain more ‘proper’ Pop songs, featuring guest vocalists, alongside their retro inspired Nu-Disco sound. Songs like ‘Venice Beach’ (co-produced by Worship), featuring Ricco Vitalio on vocals. Check the video for some California style ElectroPop goodness!

The track is an easy reminder of why Futurecop! are one of the UK’s top synth outfits and can effortlessly stand toe-to-toe with the very beat Dreamwave from France or LA. I just wish they’d release more!

Futurecop! (Feat. Ricco Vitalio) – Venice Beach

There’s a couple of reMixes too, from two producers we’ve hyped up here at electronic rumors before. The one and only Frankie Barretso drops his track straight on the dancefloor with a massive Disco mix while France’s 4TrakZ more Electro take on the track still keeps it funky with a killer bassline.

Futurecop! (Feat. Ricco Vitalio) – Venice Beach (Barretso reMix)

Futurecop! (Feat. Ricco Vitalio) – Venice Beach (4TrakZ reMix)

Futurecop! will be releasing their album to the rest of the world in 2011.

Futurecop! @ Beatport

Futurecop! @ Juno

Futurecop! @ 7Digital

Futurecop! @ Amazon

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Radio INK

Radio INK are an in-your-face ElectroPop act from Sydney, Australia, who are pretty well known on their home turf but defiantly need some worldwide exposure.

The trio are about to release their third single, ‘Physical’, which is produced by hyper-talented Diamond Cut (who reMixed their last two singles) and features reMixes by the cream of down under talent. The awesome Muffin, who has been far too quiet of late, brings his massive sounding Nu-Disco flavour to the track with some massive pads and killer bass. G.L.O.V.E.S. drops more of a late night Disco vibe. Injecting the sexy to Muffin’s euphoria. Moonchild round off the package with their Filter-House  workout. All three mixes keep much of the song itself intact making for thee awesome ElectroPop tracks. This single is recommended!

Radio INK – Physical (Muffin reMix)

Radio INK – Physical (G.L.O.V.E.S. reMix)

Radio INK – Physical (Moonchild reMix)

‘Physical’ drops on 10th December.

Radio INK @ Official Website

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Robortom & Au Revoir Simone get classical

Robortom is classical composer Tom Hodge, Sunday Best head honcho Rob Da Bank and electronica legend Tom Middleton with vocal stylings from ElectroPop girls Au Revoir Simone.

Their single ‘Paganini Rocks’ is a 21st century reworking of Paganini’s ‘24th Caprice’, originally written in 1819 and will be instantly recognisable to even the most uncultured. This new take on the melody sounds fresh and is sure to hit the charts. The video for the track premiered this week, check it out:

The name might be a mistake though, the track’s actually really good and ‘Paganini Rocks’ makes it sound gimmicky.

‘Paganini Rocks’ is out 5th December and will feature reMixes from Mighty Mouse, Louis La Roche, James Talk, and Digital Soundboy.

Robortom @ Beatport

Robortom @ Juno

Robortom @ 7Digital

Robortom @ Amazon

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Kid Kasio

Remember The Modern (nee Matinee Club)? The UK’s bright hopes for proper ElectroPop success back in the mid-90’s. Who were, let’s face it, slightly ahead of their time. Had they been releasing the singles they did a few years later, to a Little Boots & La Roux obsessed public, dominance would have been theirs. What are they up to now?

Well, founder and producer/songwriter Nathan Cooper is back to bring a some electronic Power Pop into your grey little lives as Kid Kasio. The early to mid 80’s, the last time our country was in financial meltdown, produced some of the best uplifting, yet socially aware, Pop music in history and as we weather the current economic storm it’s not surprising that we are hearing more and more Pop-in-the-face-of-adversity. Although easily contemporary with the likes of Penguin Prison, Bright Light Bright Light and Frankmusik, Kid Kasio carves out a sound all of his own mixing 80’s synthesizer Pop-Funk with New Wave songwriting. Working both as danceable throwaway pop (and round these parts that’s not meant as an insult!) and as razor-wit poetry there’s something for every lover of electronic Pop here and with the right backing 2011 could see Kid Kasio propelled straight up the charts.

Kid Kasio – Living My Life

Kid Kasio – Not For Turning

There’s an album on the way, but until the go show Kid Kasio some MySpace lovin’

Kid Kasio @ MySpace

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Robyn + A-Track!!!

Swedish queen of all things ElectroPop Robyn’s new single, ‘Indestructible’ (first heard in acoustic form on ‘Body Talk Pt.2’, then in dancefloor form on ‘Body Talk (Pt. 3)’) as reMixed by DJ prodigy, Chromeo brother and Producer/Label Boss extraordinairé A-Trak.

There’s not much more I can say….

Amazing!

Robyn – Indestructible (A-Trak Radio Edit)

Body Talk (the third one) is out at the end of this month with the ‘Indestructible’ single dropping this week!

Robyn @ Beatport

Robyn @ 7Digital

Robyn @ Amazon

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The Vanity Clause

There’s some soulful ElectroPop going down in Southend-On-Sea in the form of The Vanity Clause, a band who’s name may be familiar to live music lovers in the south east of England and a band who have just released their début album.

Titled ‘Fractured’, the record is 12 tracks of pure SynthPop with an, almost, Motown twist courtesy of Louisa Strachan, who’s ballsy vocals ride the wave of analog synthesis in a way that hasn’t been heard since the days of Alison and Vince (Yazoo).

Formed by Russell Harris, David Woods and a collection of vintage synth gear (Russ has a white Moog Liberation (who’s control panel makes up electronic rumors banner)! Jealous!), the band gigged around a bit for a few years before recruiting Lou, last year, to complete the sound laid out on their new album. The music is entirely Sci-Fi electronics, with a raw edge. This is possibly due to Russ and David’s rock background which seems, in combination with the vintage equipment, to give the machine-music a live, slightly garage, vibe. It walks the line between slick SynthPop and something a bit more grungy. Which, in turn, makes Lou’s powerful voice so much sweeter as the glue that hold everything together. There’s even hints of New York Disco and Italo as the album progresses.

Check ‘Mr. Fairweathered’ for those vocals at their ‘Aretha’ best over some moody and shuffling ElectroPop.

The Vanity Clause – Mr. Fairweathered

The Vanity Clause’s ‘Fractured’ is our now:

The Vanity Clause @ Amazon

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Too soon Lola Dutronic!, too soon!

Only joking!…Or am I?

I suppose it is nearly December, and it is freezing outside.

Oh, go on then! Multi-national ElectroPop Lounge duo Lola Dutronic have reworked their X-mas tune for this year’s holidays and wrapped it up in a nice wintery Anime Music Video.

Time for some festive cheer with ‘(Another) Christmas Without Snow’.

Lola Dutronic’s three albums are available now:

Lola Dutronic @ Amazon

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New track from Echoes!

The awesome Echoes have dropped a new track! Already showing a progression in their songwriting the London mystery newcomers.

‘It Goes On’ is powerful as hell. A sweeping epic of a song that is slick and well produced far beyond what you’d expect from a band just starting out. Mid-tempo, without ever truly becoming a ballad, yet wearing it’s 80’s Pop influence on it’s sleeve (‘It Goes On’ is the kind of thing Nik Kershaw would do in a ‘quieter moment’ (and I mean that positively!)) the track defiantly makes Echoes as one to watch, alongside the likes of Bright Light Bright Light and Monarchy, as the next generation of successful British electronic Pop.

Echoes – It Goes On

The video for the track, a nice contrasting journey between inner city living and a simpler life, was made by Astray Films.


Keep it locked to electronic rumors for a special reMix from Echoes soon, and while your waiting show them some of your very finest MySpace love.

Echoes @ MySpace

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David E. Sugar’s ‘Flea Market’ video

David E. Sugar had just dropped the video for his latest single ‘Flea Market’.

David is kinda’ quietly making some of the best ElectroPop in the country and this single is no exception with an added Folktronica flavour. The video, directed by Thomas Knights, continues his tradition of making simple but effective clips.

The ‘Flea Market; single is out now.

David E. Sugar  @ Beatport

David E. Sugar  @ Juno

David E. Sugar  @ 7Digital

David E. Sugar  @ Amazon

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