Futurecop is a synthwave band founded by Manzur Iqbal and Peter Carrol at University, where they were signed up for the same course. They found out their common love for the 80s/90s and rapidly became close friends.
After graduating from University, Manzur spent most of his time re-creating the audio of his years as a child. With no earlier knowledge of digital production, he utilised a laptop, a MIDI keyboard and Reason as the DAW.
Due to attention from popular sites and support from various musicians, such as Annie Mac, College, Diplo to mention a few; Futurecop! gained a substantial following. Their most popular music included “N.A.S.A.”, “Tonite’s Hero” and “Transformers”.
Futurecop toured extensively in Australia, USA (one travel being truly a 40 date travel of the complete US) and European countries. In ’09 they released their debut EP The Unicorn & the Lost City of Alvograth, with Southern Fried Records.
2010, they released a 14-track lp “It’s Forever, Kids” for record publisher and label Media Factory. This album allowed Futurecop! to test out their audio outside their houses in professional studios, with performers and other artists that they attained while touring.
In 2011, Futurecop! released their next EP “The Adventures of Starpony” through the label Sleepover Party together. At that time their remixes were played out by DJ Tiesto in his world tour.
2012 they released th EP “The Movie OST” via Kiez Beats. This was an electric instrumental soundtrack created for a retro fantasy movie.
In December 2013 Futurecop! released their second full-length record “Hopes, Dreams & Alienation”. An album influenced by angst and their favourite electro influences such as Justice. Remixes originated from Lifelike, Pony Pony Run Run, Anamanaguchi, Odd Talk and Young Daze. It received favourable reviews from sites such as Noisey, MTV iggy, Data Transmitting and Indie Shuffle.
In 2015 they released Fairy Stories : Remixed with the charity War Child, where they raised EUR516. This included remixes from synthwave performers VHS Glitch, Dream Fiend, Timecop1983, Sunglasses Kid and Muneshine to mention a few.#Chillwave #Chipwave #Retrowave #Synthpop #Synthwave