Six Songs of Me: Clive Lewis of Electronic Rumors

The music blogger picks the songs that mean the most to him as part of our Six Songs of Me project

Clive Lewis writes a blog about electronic music at, serving up the best new synthesiser sounds each day. These six songs represent a love affair with electronic music that started when he a boy.

What was the first song you ever bought?

House Arrest (The Beat Is the Law) – Krush

Not the first music I was into, but I think the first single I bought with my own money. Woolworths I believe – 99p 7in single. I still love it to bits. The original version is the best, that bassline and vocal are dance music perfection.

What song always gets you dancing?

True Faith – New Order

I cannot resist the bassline. The opening bars of this tune, with that instantly recognisable drum fill, will always see me racing to the dancefloor. It's one of those tracks you can get completely lost in.

What song takes you back to your childhood?

R-9 – Cybotron

Probably a weird song to bring back childhood memories, but I used to have a millionth generation electro mixtape from a New York radio station that me and my "crew" used to breakdance to – badly. R-9 was on that tape and has stuck with me for the rest of my life and totally informed my love of electro.

What is your perfect love song?

Together in Electric Dreams – Giorgio Moroder and Phil Oakey

Most people like singing along to the chorus of this track, but it's actually, lyrically, a really beautiful song. Phil pulls off the impassioned everyman spectacularly and Moroder is a genius. Like all the best 80s songs, it's a painful love song, but loaded with optimism.

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What song would you want at your funeral?

One More Time – Daft Punk

Why not? Uplifting, celebratory, funky as hell. Both musically and lyrically it just seems the perfect funeral song. One more time! Don't stop the dancing!

Time for the encore. One last song that makes you, you

(Hey You) What's That Sound? – Les Rythmes Digitales

It's electro, it's disco, it's 80s, it's eclectic, it's infectious bass, it's a keytar. It's me.

Listen to Clive Lewis's six songs and join in the project by telling us which songs mean the to most to you at

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