26/07/12 Future, the special-interest media group and market leader in music publishing has launched a one-off special music publication, Electronic. Out now, Electronic – the ultimate Electronic music magazine – is focused on giving this under-served genre of music the quality coverage it deserves and will feature classic electronic bands of the last 50 years, as well as the most exciting new music on the horizon.
Future has found great success in recent years with specials as well as the unique Fanpacks. Electronic is the latest and will follow in the footsteps of ‘Classic Rock Presents… Blues’ and ‘Classic Rock Presents… Prog’, with the latter now a stand-alone, 11-time-a-year publication.
With 1970s synth heroes like Gary Numan, Devo and John Foxx getting recognition from today’s artists and seeing a huge resurgence of interest, Electronic will look at those careers afresh through in-depth interviews that contextualise them in the current musical climate, as well as assessing their historical impact.
The one-off £7.99 magazine joins Future’s already highly respected music portfolio – including Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Future Music – and is the first Future magazine in the dance music genre.
Electronic is edited by Push, founding editor of dance music magazine Muzik. Push was also a Melody Maker writer for 10 years and brings with him a wealth of knowledge of the electronic music scene.
Push says: “The magazine is the first mainstream magazine to cover electronic music in all its different forms – from the early experimentalists of the 50s and 60s right through to the electronic artists of the present day. Along the way, we cover all kinds of electronic music – including sub-genres such as krautrock, synthpunk, synthpop, house, techno and ambient – and we approach each of them with equal enthusiasm!
“Some of the artists we write about have been around for many years, but we’ve tried to make a magazine that isn’t a retro title. It’s forward-looking in terms of look and feel, and we talk about a lot of new artists and new music alongside classic names like Kraftwerk and The Human League. And even with artists that might be deemed ‘classic’, many of them are still making music that is still very much of the future.”
The first issue of Electronic features a free CD, which has been compiled by Mark Jones, the host of BBC 6 Music programme Back To The Phuture. The CD features 14 tracks, including tracks by The Human League, Can, Devo, OMD, Ultravox, Yazoo, Heaven 17, Cabaret Voltaire, Japan, Simple Minds and The Normal.
Electronic is available in store on 26th July and via http://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/music-bookazines/electronic-special/
For more information please contact Ben Pester, Communications Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 042 4035 and 07737 138 384
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