Sunday, July 5, 2009


[Above: Futurecop! artwork; montages]

Futurecop! is a heavy dj/production duo formed in Manchester a couple of years ago. Consisting of 1 brown man and 1 white man, the are the salt and pepp...gurumasala of tasty music. Though don't be misled by culinary analogy, as that's really beside the point.

Founding member Manzur Iqbal started with no knowledge about music production and wanted to create a sound inspired by 80s teen flicks, especially the movies of John Hughes and Sci-fi cartoons like Transformers or Thundercats, not caring about being different or trying to be commercial, even though the music might as well be called pop music. Peter Carrol from London teamed up with him and together they are now recreating the atmosphere and vibe of the soundtracks to the best 80s movies that never existed. Crystal Castles and Van She Tech have already shown Futurecop! some love.

Importantly, the duo have also reignited music's long affair with imagability [as above]: the supporting artwork is impressive and uplifting, and certainly evocative of their sound. Check out their Myspace or do an image search.

However, despite their promise, it seems that they're being let down by poor promotional enterprise and a sparsity of foreign fixtures and foresight. Gigs in Sheffield are gonna get noone nowhere. Although they have got some festival dates this summer, notably at The Big Chill. Their techy sounds would go down a treat in France, as a lot of the stuff competes strongly with that of comparable kitsune or  EdBanger Records' outputs.

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