1. Owen Pallett – The Passions
2. Angus & Julia Stone – From The Stalls
3. Aquilo – Calling Me
4. Julian Casablancas + The Voidz – Human Sadness
5. Tame Impala – ‘Cause I’m A Man
6. Panama – Jungle
7. Jinja Safari – Find My Way
8. Django Django – Shake and Tremble
9. The New Pornographers – Champions of Red Wine
10. Flume – “Some Minds (ft. Andrew Wyatt)
11. Yuma X – Swimming Pool
12. Rod Ladgrove – Holding On Tonight
13. The Weeknd – The Hills
14. Nocturnal Sunshine – Believe (ft. Chelou)
1. Mogul – Get Freaky (ft. Sugar) 2. TJH87 – Good Life (ft. Gamble & Burke) 3. Zac Samuel – Wasting Time 4. Le Visiteur – Will She Be There (ft. Nick Paterson) 5. Kartell – Attracted 6. Fono – Real Joy (The Dealer Mix) 7. Blonde – All Cried Out (NVOY Remix) 8. Michael Jackson – Rock With You (Bill Wants Remix) 9. Lincoln Jesser – In My Place 10. Lane 8 – Ghost (ft. Patrick Baker) (Lane 8 Rework) 11. Pollimer – Drive (J-Kraken Remix) 12. Disclosure – Holding On (ft. Gregory Porter) 13. Major Lazer x DJ Snake – Lean On (ft. MØ) (Delta Heavy’s Lean Back Bootleg) 14. Chordashian – All I Need 15. Ron Flieger – Feel Your Love 16. What So Not – Gemini (Terace Booty Rehash) 17. LEFTI – Castle 18. Antony & Cleopatra – Take Me (Option4 Remix) 19. Tensnake – The Walk
Sydney lads Jarrah McCleary and Tim Commandeur, aka Panama, are sharing a new single with us today, it’s called ‘Jungle’ and it’s driving synth sounds, smooth vocals and nostalgic beats serve up a nice slice of those indie-electronic feels.
‘Jungle’ will see an official release on June 5 through Future Classic.
Recently we were all treated to the great new track from San Fran-bred/Germany-based producer Lane 8, it was called ‘Ghost’ and it featured Baltimore singer/songwriter Patrick Baker.
‘Ghost’ is the next track to be pulled from Lane 8‘s upcoming debut album Rise, and we jumped on the line with the man himself, Daniel Goldstein, to ask where his love of music began.
I was 7 years old when the first Backstreet Boys album came out. I’d heard the single on the radio (“Quit Playing Games With My Heart, I believe). My sister and her friends liked their gelled, spiky hair. I simply needed that CD. I had $20 in birthday money saved up, and after a lot of persuasion (and possibly a few tears) my father agreed to take me to Tower Records. As a shy 7-year-old, I can say I was completely overwhelmed in that place (the staff there had tattoos! and face piercings!) and as such I scrambled around a bit desperately, my mind racing and my palms sweating.
Tower, like all record stores I’ve ever been to, was organized alphabetically, which my father had explained to me in the car ride over. Once we got inside I nervously navigated my way to the “B” section and started scanning. I stopped – there was a small display case above the bins, highlighting one particular album. It was a black cover, and in my adrenaline-fuelled daze, I thought I read “Backstreet Boys” at the top of the cover art. I grabbed one and headed to the checkout with a grin on my face, heart pounding in my chest.
We got home and I immediately ripped open the shrink wrap and popped the CD into my sister’s boombox. I pressed play – the first track was an intro. I skipped it. I didn’t recognise the second track. There was only one song I wanted to hear at that moment. The third track began to play – I thought, “this is weird. I think I’ve heard this before.” I flipped the CD to the back to check the tracklist and my heart sank.
I had bought a Blackstreet album. As “No Diggity” blared over my sister’s 3 inch woofers, I crumpled to the floor – I had screwed up, I had wasted my entire savings on a CD that I didn’t even like. I told my father and sister what happened and they started howling like hyenas – indeed, my first attempt to enter the world of music collection was a complete failure.
My father, being the kind man that he is, took me back to Tower Records to exchange the CD that very day. I remember the woman at the counter snickered a bit when my father explained the situation; I suppose it was my first encounter with musical snobbery!
So lucky his dad was a good dude – we can only wonder what type of music Daniel would be making if he had of been forced into Blackstreet…
Here is ‘Ghost’ featuring Patrick Baker.
Lane 8‘s debut Rise will hit the shelves on July 17 – pre-order your copy now via iTunes
TJH87 are a nu-disco duo out of Finland who have dropped a kick-ass new tune this week called ‘Lost Into The Night.’ It’s got some really great Cut Copy vibes with its cool retro synths, atmospheric disco beats and the whisper soft vocals of Australian muso Guy Brown, aka Mammals.
If you want to hear more of what TJH87 has going on, then go check out their Soundcloud page.
Aussie newcomer Rod Ladgrove has another new tune for us this week called ‘Holding On Tonight, featuring some very soulful chill-house grooves that will have you slinking into your Friday and feeling pretty damn chilled.
‘Holding On Tonight’ will be seeing its release very soon via Triple Double Records.
‘Spirit Down’ is great new track from Perth five-piece Our Man in Berlin, it is also the title-track from their upcoming second EP.
There’s a lot of really nice instrumentation happening on ‘Spirit Down’; the twinkling guitars, the lulling bass-line and those atmospheric sounds create an ideal backdrop for lead singer Haydn Mansell‘s whispering vocals.
Our Man In Berlin‘s Spirit Down EP will be up on iTunes by June 19.
Flume has just dropped a brand new track called ‘Some Minds’ which features Andrew Wyatt (the voice of Miike Snow) on lyric and vocal duties, and damn is it a killer tune!
The track comes with an incredible Clemens Habicht (Tame Impala, Bloc Party, The Presets) directed music video, that has been filmed in a very empty Sydney Opera House.
Flume is playing two shows at the Sydney Opera House this weekend for Future Classic‘s Vivid LIVE event, but both shows are 100% sold out. Flume will be spending the remainder of 2015 touring the USA and Europe, so when you see those tickets go on sale near you, be sure to grab some.
Red Bull Music Academy have announced the line-up for their stage at Splendour In The Grass at Byron Bay in July, and for the third year running they have pulled together quite an impressive mix of local and international talents.
Friday, 24th July
Astral People DJs
Silentjay & Jace XL
Saturday, 25th July
A Love Supreme DJs
Sunday, 26th July
Shlohmo (DJ Set)
Total Giovanni (Live)
Wildlife Recordings Takeover
Single Sessions is a place where we encourage you to sit back and relax, put on your headphones and block out the rest of the world for a short time, while you treat your ears to some aural stimulation.
For more information on any of the below tracks/artists, click on through to their associated Soundcloud profiles.
I’lls – Let Me Have Just One
Jacob M Berry – I Admit
Jaymes Young x Phoebe Ryan – We Won’t
AQUILO – Calling Me
Made In Heights – Pop It In 2
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