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 Shes The Queen deliver their downtempo 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.
About Kids At Midnight
One of Australia's finest electronic outfits, Kids At Midnight's reputation precedes her. Having released her début EP 'Let You Slide' on Alan Baxe's Vulture label, Kids At Midnight gained worldwide acclaim with her lovestruck synth based electro ballad romanti-jams. Yes, romanti-jams! Her music has been featured on a host of high-profile TV shows, displaying her deep dancefloor grooves and soulful lyrics.
Outside of Kids At Midnight, Jane Elizabeth Hanley is one of the most sought after singer/songwriters in dance music, having worked with the likes of Ride The Universe, Quinten 909, Error Operator, Cryptonites and Futurecop! And contributing the vocals to Edwin Van Cleef's smash hit cover of Phoenix's Lisztomania.
About Let Em Riot
Let Em Riot is the brainchild of California based ElectroPop producer Alan Oakes. Drawing on a wealth of influences spanning 80s SynthPop to LA Dreamwave, Let Em Riot produce catchy, danceable retro Pop that speaks to the listener with an emotional resonance rare in synth music. With an effortless Indie cool, Let Em Riot, whist at their core a SynthPop act, speaks to everyone who gets drawn into their hazy, nostalgic, music. Débuting in 2010 with their The App EP, Let Em Riot have slowly made quite a name for themselves amongst those in the know. Now the SlashWave EP should set them on a course to take their DreamPop to a larger audience.
About Shes The Queen
She's The Queen are a New York based ElectroPop duo make up of Drew Kuryloski, producer extraordinaire, and songstress Emily White. After releasing their début EP last year to considerable on-line acclaim and performing live shows alongside the likes of Sky Ferreira and Simon Curtis, the duo are ready to embark on the next phase of their musical journey. Taking their catchy, accessible, Nu-Disco influenced, ElectroPop to the next level and a wider audience.
They've already gained recognition in the form of some of the hottest producers on the scene; Starsmith, Frankmusik, Futurecop! and Fear Of Tigers count themselves amongst She's The Queen's fans, but this duo have been in the studio (above Drew's garage) writing new songs that will take listeners by storm.
Prolific Australian producer beaumont has been a staple of the Nu-Disco and Dreamwave scene for the past five years. Steadily churning out top quality releases and reMixes to critical acclaim and DJ support has made beaumont a trusted mark of quality amongst DJs in the know.
Always pushing boundaries with his music, beaumont regularly drawn on experimental influences from Industrial to Trap to Drum & Bass to make his particular brand of modern Disco stand out from the crowd.
About electronic rumors
Formed after the success of the 'electronic rumors volume 1' compilation (released in association with Ninthwave Records as a boutique electronic music outlet concentrating on quality over quantity, developing artists and releasing some of the best synthesizer music around.
About Alzheimer's Society
Despite its name, the Alzheimer's Society does not exclusively help people with Alzheimer's disease. It is a charitable organization providing support for people will all kinds of dementia and their carers as well as acting as a research organization research focused on eliminating dementia causing diseases.
The society relies on voluntary donations from the public through fundraising and other activities.
Registered Charity No. 296645 - www.alzheimers.org.uk
A personal note from Clive Lewis, head honcho at electronic rumors:
"A few weeks ago, my father died from, amongst other things, dementia.
To say that the last couple of years have been tough for my family would be an understatement, it one of those conditions that can be just as hard for the family and loved-ones as the sufferer, and can be devastating around Christmas.
After my Dad died, I felt like I needed to do something, and as releasing records is kinda' what I do, the idea for this EP just fell into place in my mind.
I'm not going to waffle on about my experiences, I'm quite a private guy and that's not really my jam. Suffice to say dementia is brutal, and painful, and tragic for everyone involved and the Alzheimer's Society do amazing work supporting both sufferers and carers. Please help us raise a little money to this excellent cause.
While I'm here I want to thank, over and over, everyone involved in putting this EP together at such short notice. The artist who have contributed to this release are some of the most generous and talented people I know, and I love them all dearly.
No-one, not the label, not the artists, will see a penny from this release. 100% of this EP's revenue will be going to the Alzheimer's Society, so give us your money!"
Dedicated to the memory of Brian Lewis 1936-2013
released December 16, 2013