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.
We raved about this track on Twitter the other day, now a bit more of it has hit SoundCloud we can present it right here. Straight up, this is probably our favourite Gigamesh track to date, not least because it samples the hell out of Wham!’s 1982 début single, and ode to being unemployed, Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do). This is a full-on party starter.
Even ignoring the vocal samples, this tunes is loaded with big Italo sounds. The huge synth bassline will suck you straight into the tune. This direction, which seems to be becoming increasingly common amongst producers, of injecting frantic Italo into Nu-Disco (in post Dreamwave world) is one we wholeheartedly support, and the likes of Gigamesh and Punks Jump Up are leading the charge. Enjoy is everything we’d want from a Disco tune. Synth heavy (and we mean heavy), doesn’t take itself to seriously, very moreish. We’re really feeling Gigamesh on this one, the single also holds a reMix from Oliver, we can hardly contain ourselves.
♫ Gigamesh – Enjoy
Gigamesh’s Enjoy is released 12th Feb as a Beatport exclusive, and 26th March elsewhere on Nurvous Records.
There’s just not been enough X-mas tunes this year. But fear not, thanks to ‘The ever-awesome Holographic People’ we can exclusively début Cavaliers Of Fun’s cover of Wham!’s 1984 classic Last Christmas. Well…if you’re going to cover an X-mas song, that got to be pretty high up on your list. So relax and enjoy some pumping Electro-Disco Funk with added X-mas cheer.
You can’t help but smile all the way throughout this tune. There just something about the combination of Ricco crooning his way through those lyrics everyone knows a killer post-Italo bass groove and layers and layers of magical synths. According to Ricco “[Rain]deers are replaced with unicorns and sleigh-bells with cowbells.” and it certainly sounds like it. This has definitely made it’s way straight to the top of my X-mas playlist, to be played on repeat at the coming X-mas parties.