Monthly Archives: July 2016

Sunday Chills 51 - acid stag

Sunday Chills #51

Sunday Chills is the soundtrack to those lazy Sunday moments; whether you’re enjoying a good sleep-in, snuggling up to your your man or woman (or both if you’re that lucky), having a late brekkie, chilling on the sofa, or just simply doing nothing at all.

Baba Ali – Not Lovin’ You

Peter Kuli x Rogyr – Detached

Jerome Blazé – Different Light

VOLO – Envisage

Theatre Of Delays – A New Era

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Remix This #51

Remix This is a place where we get to showcase some of the best booty-shaking remixes that are featured in our Friday MixTape each week, and all you have to do is hit play, be smooth and groove.

AVA – Only Waiting (Zapéd Remix)

Rain Man – Bring Back The Summer (ft. OLY) (Toniia Remix)

Fabian Luttenberger – Vague (Stan Sax Edit)

The Magician – Shy (Michael Calfan Remix)

Sofu Tukker – Drinkee (Vintage Culture & Slow Motion! Remix)

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This week’s videos:
1. The Jezabels – My Love Is My Disease
2. HOLYCHILD x RAC – Power Play
3. Kllo – Walls to Build
4. Alex Cameron – The Comeback
5. berhana – Janet
6. Fjer – Her Turn
7. AlunaGeorge, Leikeli47, Dreezy – Mean What I Mean
8. Sinead Harnett – If You Let Me (ft. GRADES)
9. INGLSH – Russian Roulette

Friday MixTape 296 - acid stag

Friday MixTape #296

Good mates are hard to find.

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1. BEij – Don’t You Know? (ft. Tara Nichole)
2. Luxxury – What Do You Really Want?
3. Magic Giant – Set On Fire (CLOUDCHORD Remix)
4. Roman Kouder & Cahuita – Heart Feels Like
5. Noybso – Sad Disco
6. The Magician – Shy (Michael Calfan Remix)
7. Special Q – Puppy (ft. Moy Moy)
8. Bob Moses – Tearing Me Up (A-Trak Remix)
9. Loframes – Since You’ve Gone (ft. Anoraak) (LEFTI Remix)
10. Mahalo – Heartbeat
11. Porches – Blood To A Shark
12. MSTRKRFT – Runaway
13. Adrian Barron & Yaaman – Beggin’
14. Copyright – Sacrifice (ft. Jody Findley) (Alex Harrington Remix)
15. Fabian Luttenberger – Vague (Stan Sax Edit)
16. Bixel Boys – Love Marks (ft. Jarell Perry)
17. Pallace – Summer Is Magic (ft. Aria Lanelle)
18.  Galantis – No Money (Thrill Mode Remix)
19. Major Lazer – Cold Water (ft Justin Bieber & MØ) (Joe Maz Remix)
20. AMTRAC – Running After
21. ZHU – Palm of My Hand
22. New Order – People On The High Line (LNTG Can’t Get Any Higher Remix)
23. Sofi Tucker – Drinkee (Vintage Culture & Slow Motion! Remix)

New Single by Bixel Boys feat. Jarell Perry - 'Love Marks' - acid stag

New Single by Bixel Boys feat. Jarell Perry – ‘Love Marks’

When collecting tracks for your next summer playlist, make sure you add this new tune from Bixel Boys to your short-list, it’s called ‘Love Marks’ and it has all of those warm summery feels you’re looking for.

Bixel Boys have teamed up with the SoCal singer/songwriter Jarell Perry to help bring this track to life, and his smooth golden voice really shines through BB’s big housey beats and strong summery bass-driven grooves.

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New Single by CADE - 'Escape' - acid stag

New Single by CADE – ‘Escape’

Around a month ago we shared a track with you called ‘Care’ which came from a 19-year-old singer, songwriter and producer out of Los Angeles who goes by the name CADE.

That track was the title-track to CADE’s upcoming debut ep which is being released this week, but today I’d like to share another track from the ep with you called ‘Escape’ which is a gorgeous little slice of R&B-infused electronica – I’d suggest sitting down for this one because, besides that pretty face he also has one of those voices that can make you weak at the knees.

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Friday Favourites, CKtrl, AM!R, BEij, Pallace, Amtrac - acid stag

Friday Favourites, July 29

Each week I collect a bunch of tracks that have stood out to me in some unique kind of way, and come Friday I have quite a neat little collection of really cool, interesting and fun songs to share with you.

Here are my Friday Favourites for this week – HAPPY FRIDAY!

CKtrl – Girl (ft. Roses Gabor)

AM!R – Design

BEij – Don’t You Know? (ft. Tara Nichole)

Pallace – Summer Is Magic (ft. Aria Lanelle)

Amtrac – Runnning After

Splendour in the Grass 2016 Wrap-up - acid stag

Splendour in the Grass 2016 Wrap-up

words by Jez Ryan

The last few days have been a bit of daze as I slowly recover from this year’s Splendour in the Grass festival that was held in Byron Bay last weekend. For me this year was definitely one of the best, and I think one of the main contributing factors to that was the weather. We had mid-20 degree days with loads of warmth, sunshine and zero mud – I reckon all of that sunshine put everyone in an pretty happy mood

Day 1 – Friday, July 22
My little four-man crew set out to arrive as early as possible on the first day, which ended up being just before Nicole Millar jumped on stage at 3pm. She performed a really fun set which got us in the mood for the rest of the day’s shenanigans. From there we wandered the festival grounds for a while, just to get our bearings and make note of all of the essential areas; the Fat Yak Beer Bar, the Unicorn Bar, the Wine Bar, the toilets and all of the food areas. The rest of the day/night was spent moving from stage to stage as we tried to catch some of our favourite acts like Jack GarrattHayden James, Years & Years, Human Movement and The Avalanches, before making a quick pit-stop in the Gold Bar to collect some more of my buddies (The Kite String Tangle, Kilter & Nicole Millar) to finish off the day with Hermitude, who performed to an overflowing crowd at the Mix Up Stage.

Sadly I missed The Strokes this year, but I heard nothing but great things about their show.

Day 2 – Saturday, July 23
Today was my birthday, and what better way to spend it then at one of my favourite music festivals. We set out to hit the festival in time for Slum Sociable, but due to our lazy movements (and some very nice hotel neighbours that offered us some of their bucket-punch) we got there just in time for Running Touch at 3pm (again). I was impressed by Running Touch’s live performance, it wasn’t what I was expecting at all – it was a huge shame about the sound issues that were going on during this set though, an issue that seemed to be happening across all of the stages over the entire weekend. Lido was one of the highlights for Saturday, right alongside Snakehips, Sticky Fingers, Crystal Fighters, The Cure and Santigold – we did also check out a bit of What So Not but the sound was so bad from up the back we just ended up leaving…

We then finished up the night with a bit of a groove in the ‘Marigold Majestic’ area which was a nice little treat, before having to wait 2.5hrs in the bus line to get back to Byron – that was horrible!

Day 3 – Sunday, July 24
It felt like we took our time getting in today, but somehow we ended up arriving at the same time as the previous two days. We caught a little bit of Sui Zhen before making our way over to watch my buddy Feki, who played to a very full ‘Tiny Dancer’ tent, and did an awesome job of it too. From there we tried to make the most of the last day by seeing as many acts as possible (which meant less time loitering in the bar areas). We caught The Internet, Jagwar Ma (such a fun show), Wafia, Just A Gent, Ganz, The Preatures and James Blake, before blissing out to the incredible sounds of Sigur Rós – holy shit did they blow my mind!

All and all Splendour in the Grass 2016 was among my favourites, and the festival organizers deserve a huge pat on the back for their incredible organization skills, stunning surrounds and awesome music selections.

Rating: ★★★★★

Catch you again next year Splendour!

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New Singles by Adrian Barron & Yaaman - 'Beggin' & 'Lost' - acid stag

New Singles by Adrian Barron & Yaaman – ‘Beggin’ & ‘Lost’

I always get a little bit excited when I’m sent new music from Ukraine producer Yaaman, and today I am extra excited to have two brand new tunes, ‘Beggin’ and ‘Lost’, which he has worked on with a producer out of Germany called Adrian Barron.

Yaaman and Adrian Barron have proven they work really well together as they deliver two very infectious dance-driven, house-inspired tunes that are well suited for headphones with the volume cranked all the way up.

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New Single by Jerry Folk feat. Tommellie & WoodzSTHLM - 'Stanley' - acid stag

New Single by Jerry Folk feat. Tommellie & WoodzSTHLM – ‘Stanley’

If you’re a fan of Jerry Folk than you will be so very pleased with his latest single ‘Stanley’, and for those that aren’t then welcome to the fold.

‘Stanley’ has Jerry Folk working with Finnish producer Tommellie and WoodzSTHLM out of Sweden, and together they have delivered a gorgeous little sonic-treat with its bright minimalist beats, hypnotic vocal samples and dynamic synth layers.

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New Single by Slow Shudder - 'Alkaline' - acid stag

New Single by Slow Shudder – ‘Alkaline’

Just a few months ago we introduced you to a London newcomer who calls herself Slow Shudder. At that time she was giving us a taste of her impressive electro-beat/atmospheric synth arrangements on a track called ‘Call You Back’, and this week she has her next single to share with us.

It’s called ‘Alkaline’ and it will wrap itself around you with its delicate beats, dreamy melodies, and gorgeous atmospheric presence.

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Stream ANIMAL FEELINGS LP by Animal Feelings

New York City producer Oli Chang, aka Animal Feelings, has just release his debut self-titled album, featuring a seven-track collection of electro-dance/disco-funk tunes will get you moving and grooving.

Keep an eye for guest vocal appearances from Aussie lads Thief and Mammals, as well as a mysterious newcomer called Yulia.

NYC fans can catch Animal Feelings at his album launch party next weekend with special guest Nomi Ruiz on support.

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The Disco Pit v26

Everyone loves a little bit of disco right?

It’s time to set the pace to groove and bust out some of our finest dance moves with the next instalment of our Disco Pit series, featuring some of the coolest, funkiest, disco-inspired tracks that we’ve come across this week.


Luxxury – What Do Ya Really Wany?

Loframes – Since You’ve Gone (ft. Anoraak) (LEFTI Remix)

Noybso – Sad Disco

Copyright – Sacrifice (ft.  Jody Findley) (Alex Harrington Remix)

New Order – People On The High Line [LNTG Can’t Get Any Higher Remix)

We Review Duke Dumont at Bottom End - July 22, 2016 - acid stag

We Review Duke Dumont at Bottom End – July 22, 2016

words by Alex Milne

On Friday the 22nd of July, ‘Pitch Control’ and ‘Thick As Thieves’ hosted Duke Dumont at ‘The Bottom End’. This isn’t my first time seeing Duke Dumont and I doubt it will be my last. The king of house and one of my all-time favourite DJ’s put on a killer show. It was a fantastic night and certainly came close to making up for the fact we couldn’t get to Byron for Splendour.

‘The Bottom End’ is one of my favourite venues in Melbourne. Multi-storeyed and with many rooms, it’s a bit of a maze but is a fantastic set up. Lots of toilets, you don’t have to travel far from the main stage to get a drink and podiums galore. It was hot and sweaty and it did get somewhat crowded, but the sound system did justice to the Duke and I managed to get close to the stage without getting squished to death.

Duke didn’t come on until 2am, so to keep us all awake until the hour of power, local DJ’s Lucille Croft and Torren Foot played on the main stage. Their beats were deep and they played a mix of originals and popular tunes to get us warmed up for the main act.

Opening with one of my favourites, ‘Need U’ had the crowd singing along to every word. When I interviewed Duke back in 2014 he said that the aim of his music was to be uplifting and positive. That’s what this show was all about. Everyone was dancing and singing and feeling good.

I am a big fan of Duke Dumont’s mixes on Soundcloud. They’re my go to playlists for when I need to perk up my mood or get revved for a night out. His set on Friday night did nothing short of exceed my expectations. His transitions between tracks were seamless and even the fillers were top notch. ‘Won’t Look Back’ was an anthem that had the crowd chanting. ‘Latch’ and ‘Giver’ were absolute fire.

Just as it seemed like the set was winding up and Duke wasn’t going to play anymore, he hit us with ‘I Got U’, bringing back memories of the summer of 2013/2014. To finish off he played his latest track ‘Ocean Drive’ that blew the roof off the ‘Bottom End’.

The show seemed to be over way too quickly and I was pretty sad when it was done. Duke Dumont is the master of a good time.

Rating: ★★★★

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Single Sessions #121

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 indulge in some aural stimulation.

So go ahead and whack on those headphones, and just tune-out for a little while.

Ofelia K – Killing Me

Plainstrider – Shiawase

Aash Mehta – Wings (ft. Jess Forman)

Austin Millz – Limelite (ft. Anishka)

Chris Malinchak – Please You