Denver by way of Cleveland artist John Hastings, better known as his DJ moniker “RUMTUM,” has just announced that he has signed with STS9’s label 1320 Records. The electro-experimental musician shared the news a few days ago via his social media outlets, and shares the billing with other notable acts including Bassnectar, Two Fresh and Big Gigantic (featured in our new September 2013 physical copy).

The label had this to say about the recent signing:

1320 Records is excited to announce RUMTUM as the newest artists on the label.  RUMTUM is Cleveland native John Hastings, most known for his collaborative work in the sample-heavy, electro-funk project MR & RT (Monster Rally & RUMTUM), having already released albums on Lefse Records’ WAAGA imprint & Oakland’s Gold Robot Records.

RUMTUM’s solo work expands upon the tropic-toned production he used with Monster Rally, and dives further into the hip-hop realm than on previous releases. He has recently been featured on big name blogs such as XLR8R, Impose and more, and he has already built up an impressive online following through outlets like Soundcloud and Bandcamp.

An album release date for his first work on the imprint, "Mystic Wonders," is scheduled for a September 17th, 2013 drop.