About Us

EQ Music Blog launched in 2005 (originally as Electroqueer.com) as a pop and electronic new music blog featuring fresh, emerging artists written by American born, London living pop music enthusiast Raj Rudolph. Not satisfied with just the Top 40 radio playlists, EQ Music Blog set out on a mission to discover relevant and inspiring new talent in the electronic pop genre.

EQ Music’s mission quickly caught on and since then EQ Music has emerged as a noted and respected online music tastemaker with a devoted worldwide audience of over half a million unique visitors and has featured hundreds of music interviews with some of pop’s finest including Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Hurts, Erasure, Robyn, Scissor Sisters, Mika, Dido, Sia, New Kids on The Block, Imogen Heap, Steps, The Wanted, Backstreet Boys, Róisín Muphy, Sam Sparro, Martin Solveig and BT just to name a few.

In 2008, EQ Music Live was let loose on London’s live music scene and was one of the first music blogs that moved “from webpage to stage”. Based in London’s fashionable Shoreditch area, EQ Music Live is a key fixture in the calendar for pop music fans and music industry talent-spotters alike who are hungry to see new and exciting talent debut. EQ Music Live has showcased some of the most exciting, relevant and on-the-cusp independent pop and electronica artists of the time, some of which have eventually gone onto big careers including Charli XCX, Christian Burns, Bright Light Bright Light, Dragonette, Betty Who, Jennifer Paige, The Sound of Arrows and Frankmusik.

Expanding upon their experience in the live area, EQ Music was the first pop music blog to launch their own North American national club tour as well. The EQ Music Tour featuring Adam Tyler kicked off in August 2011 and made its way across the nation hitting 13 major markets.

In 2012, EQ Music launched it’s Poptronik brand which included the critically-acclaimed “This Beat Is Poptronik compilation albums and launched the Poptronik Festival in Sitges, Spain with headlining artists Andy Bell of Erasure, Fernando Garibay, Cazwell and Monarchy with a plethora of new and emerging electronic pop artists. Today, EQ Music continually releases a monthly compilation of specially curated electronic pop music via their “This Beat Is Poptronik” Spotify playlists.

In 2016, EQ Music expanded it’s editorial coverage to new film and tv features and is a regular fixture at important festivals like SXSW, The Great Escape and The BFI London Film Festival.

Major label or independent, big budget or small, UK to worldwide – all pop and electronic music is up for discussion at EQ Music. At its heart, EQ Music is a fun place to discover new music, watch music videos and dig deeper into the lives of the people creating quality electronic pop music, written with a fun and constructive tone.

You’ve heard the Top 40. Now listen to this…

For a more in-depth look at EQ Music’s history, please visit our Wikipedia page.

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Raj Rudolph

Creative Director

Raj has been a pop music obsessive ever since he heard Madonna's iconic debut album. When he couldn't stop playing "Music For The Masses" by Depeche Mode, he instantly knew that electronic pop music would be his life-long passion. Raj is American but has lived in London since 2000. He created EQ Music from the ground up and also freelances in the digital project and video production world for the likes of Google, Huffington Post, Vogue, GQ and WIRED.

Mandy Rogers

New Music Editor

Mandy has been a massive part of EQ Music ever since it's inception and has been featured in Music Week. She runs EQ Music's social media and regularly discovers new artists and talent to be featured on EQ Music as the New Music Editor. When she's not being a mum, you can usually find Mandy online socializing with musicians and other pop music lovers alike.

Barnaby Thornton

Contributor

Barnaby (or just 'Barns') is a regular contributor to EQ Music Blog. He likes his electropop both light and dark. A bit like chocolate. Hmm, anyone hungry for a Robyn & Dave Gahan Double Decker?

Dean Barrow

Developer

Dean helps us out with all our site development when we get stuck on things like data migration, css blackholes and saves our skin when we break the site in general. He also is a massive dog-lover and runs a very popular dog site. That's really the biggest reason why we love him.

Terri Rushfeldt

Contributor

Terri currently resides in Austin, Texas, aka the “live music capital of the world.” When she’s not taking advantage of that, she’s either shaping minds of the next generation or planning her next trip to somewhere fabulous. Terri and Raj go way back and shared a mutual love of Smash Hits magazine that they used to oogle over secretly during Algebra class.