Nite Versions Mix: Futurecop!

I’m happy to announce the start of Nite Versions Mix Series. I asked some of our favorite artists around the globe to create a podcast exclusively for Nite Versions. And here we go, it is time for the very first one to be released.

NV001 was done by the London/Manchester duo Futurecop!. They are well-known for their riding uplifting sci-fi synths, optimistic 80s powerchords, dreamy beats and cute harmonies. Or described in their own words: “A childhood 80s TV soundtrack meets 21st century indie-electro.”

The Nite Versions mix by Futurecop! is dedicated to the legendary wrestling figure Randy Savage. The tracklisting includes sneak peak previews to two new Futurecop! songs. We had a little chat with the band’s members so you’ll find a little more about the release in the interview below.

Tracklist

01. Alan Silverstri – Robot Romp (Flight Of The Navigator OST)
02. Robots With Rayguns – Sugar Baby
03. The Drums – Me & The Moon (Clock Opera Remix)
04. Family Force 5 – Dance Or Die
05. Cut Copy – Take Me Over
06. Mr Mister – Is It Love
07. Janet Jackson – Escapade (Fiero Remix)
08. Saves The Day – Freakish
09. Futurecop! – The Only Way (Dreams)
10. StardonE – Love Fighter
11. Kele – Everything You Wanted (Fred Falke Remix)
12. Bag Raiders – Sunlight
13. Futurecop! – Is It A Crime?
14. Luther Vandross – The Best Things In Life Are Free
15. Def Leppard – When Love & Hate Collide

Interview

You probably already said this but why “Futurecop!”?

The name doesn’t really resemble anything like people think (i.e. Robocop). It’s a name we made that encapsulated our obsession with our childhood 80s movies and cartoons, anime, sci-fi, fantasy. It’s like an escape from reality for us more than anything.

We would love to create a cartoon around Futurecop! one day with our tracks as a soundtrack. It’s always been an idea we’ve had.

What’s the song you always want to play on your shows?

We tend to play a lot of funny tracks in middle of sets anyway. Check out the mix and you’ll understand. There are a few others we would love to play:

Enigma – Return to Innocence
Funeral For A Friend – You Want Romance?
New Found Glory – Dressed To Kill
Taylor Swift – Love Story
Sarah Dworsky – I Found My Way
Bon Jovi – This Ain’t A Love Song
Enter Shikari – Sorry You’re Not A Winner
Sigur Ross – Hoppipolla
Van Halen – Dreams
Ben E. King – Stand By Me
Bricklin – Walk Away

If you were a 80s sci-fi character, who would you be?

Hot Rod from Transformers.

Pick three favorite 80s tunes for us!

That’s really hard…

Robbi Robb – In Time
Stan Bush – The Touch
Sarah Dworsky – I Found My Way

And three favorite new artists at the moment?

Me vs Hero, Fiero, The Knocks.

What’s next for the band?

A new release within a few months. A release we have been working on for nearly 2 years, we are very exited!

Some of your favorite websites? Not trying to make you answer Nite Versions!

NITE VERSIONS!
fast-rewind.com
deviantART
that.animeblogger.net
theunicornblog.blogspot.com

9 Comments

  1. Props for taking me back with that Saves the Day track! Totally unexpected, even though I must have seen it on the tracklist. My favorite moment of so many mixes, that song that fits so well but doesn’t look right in the tracklist. Nicely done, Futurecop! (as usual).

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