Track-list: 1. Cliftonia – I’m Looking For
2. Eau Claire – Room (ft. Camille Michelle Gray)
3. Dickystixxx – On & Off
4. Alexander Frankel – Get Back
5. Kraak & Smaak – Alone With You (ft. Cleopold) (Loframes Remix)
6. Dj Falcon & Thomas Bangalter – Together (Kloake Remix)
7. Flush – Taking Chances (ft. Ava Gold)
8. CLEW – TARZAN (prod. by Prov)
9. Andy Faisca – For You (ft. Liv)
10. Slaptop – Passenger (ft. Will Fraker)
11. Braxton – Body
12. Eric Demn – My Dream
13. Jasper Laubscher – Listen
14. Quintino x Cheat Codes – Can’t Fight It (Bradley Allan Remix)
15. K V A S I R – First Throws
16. Du Tonc – Slow Down (Mighty Mouse Remix)
17. deadmau5 – Strobe (Lane 8 Remix)
The wait is over for Joe Hertz fans this week as he releases his highly anticipated ‘How It Feels EP’, a five-track collection of incredibly smooth and soulful tunes with hints of electro-R&B flavours – this is baby-making music
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.
Haute’s latest single ‘More’ has been stuck in my head all day, and ya know what, I’m pretty happy about it. Anna Magidson’s smooth and sensuous vocals compliment the heavy beats of mastermind Romain Hainaut, beat-maker/producer/composer of Haute.
With influences coming from R&B, neo-soul and electro-pop, Haute seamlessly meld various genres together while creating an intricate texture that will excite your ears. Give it a listen.
We’re huge fans of Twin Shadowover here, I mean let’s face it the man just oozes sex appeal, and this new track he’s featuring on from Canadian duo Zeds Dead is no exception.
It’s called ‘Stardust’ and it will be seen on Zeds Dead’s forthcoming album ‘Northern Lights’, which will also play host to a few other notable guest collaborators including Rivers Cuomo, Pusha T, and Diplo.
Zeds Dead have just kicked off a huge worldwide tour in the US before heading over to Europe and then down to Australia between now and December.
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 Pitseries, featuring some of the coolest, funkiest, disco-inspired tracks that we’ve come across this week.
DISCO WILL NEVER DIE!
Lionel Richie – All Night Long (Traveler Remix)
The Kenneth Bager Experience – Sunshine Stereo (ft. Damon C. Scott) (Tuccinelli & KBE Radio Edit)
Kraak & Smaak – Alone With You (ft. Cleopold) (Loframes Remix)
Get amongst the deep moody beats and soothing vocal sounds of ‘Little Boy’, the latest single from a German boy/girl duo who go by the name FFX – do be warned thoguh, they have such a hypnotic essence to everything they release, you will find yourself going back for the play button again and again
German producer Mazde has returned with a brand new track this week called ‘Neverland’ which has him working with a NYC rapper/vocalist who goes by the name Khary, and together the boys have delivered quite an impressive synth-driven release with big bassy beats and engaging lyricism.
‘Body’ is the latest release from a UK producer who goes by the name Braxton, and if you’re the mood for a bit of groove, you will certainly be able to bliss-out to the euphoric dance-house sounds of this bad-boy with its thumping beats, dreamy synths and warm summery feels.
Recently London producer TOBY gave us a great new track called ’17’ which also came with the news of a debut ep he would be releasing sometime soon, and the good news for us this week is that TOBY’s debut ep has now arrived.
It’s called ‘Tax Free’ and it is a really fun collection of upbeat tracks that play host to a wide range of genres & styles that will easily cater to many varying situations and moods. The guest vocal styings of Infuhmus and The Napoleon Complex help take TOBY’s music to all new levels as he continues to explore the outer regions of his diverse sound & style.
TOBY’s ‘Tax Free EP’ is available now from iTunes and on Spotify.
San Fran producer Slaptop has just dropped a heller-dancey new track called ‘Passenger’ which features the smooth vocal work of a dude out of Brooklyn who goes by the name Will Fraker, and its fun disco-flavoured grooves will have you uncontrollably bobbing up and down wherever you are.
The end of September heralds an exciting time of the year for music lovers. Winter is thawing, the days get longer and festival season begins. Listen Out is one of my favourite festivals of the year as the reckoner of fun days to come.
Listen Out has changed venue from when I last attended two years ago. ‘The Catani Gardens’ in St Kilda, where St Kilda Fest is usually held, is a perfect venue for this type of Festival. Close to public transport makes it easy to access, being near the beach makes for a picturesque backdrop against which to boogie the day away.
Thanks to short lines and speedy security we got to the ‘909 Stage’ by quarter past two, in time to catch Willow Beats. Her slightly spaced out vibe was chilled out, creating the perfect setting within which to kick back on the grass with a cider and enjoy the sun.
After about half an hour of Willow Beats we ducked across to the ‘Atari Stage’ to see Ngaiire. Despite there not being much of a crowd (it still being relatively early in the day) she brought with her an energy that made for a vibrant atmosphere with space to dance. ‘Around’ is one of my favourite songs right now and was even better live.
After Ngaiire finished we dropped past ‘Mr Burger’ to grab ourselves a tasty snack and re-energise for the acts to come. At four pm we ducked back to the ‘909 Stage’. This stage had a ripper back-to-back lineup; LDRU into Gorgon City into Claptone. The day was about to get that much better.
LDRU are great performers, I was excited for tracks like ‘Next To You’ and ‘Keeping Score’. Although they nailed their set, dubstep is a genre that I find a bit hard to listen to for longer than about 20 minutes. After they had played their most popular songs the sound became a bit wearying.
Gorgon City brought it back again with an awesome DJ set. They were groovy and fun, with tracks like ‘Imagination’ and ‘Ready For Your Love’ being crowd favourites.
One of the acts this year that I haven’t seen before was Claptone, so I was especially excited to see them. Claptone absolutely did not let me down on Saturday. ‘Wrong’, ‘Leave the Light on’ and ‘The Only Thing’ were absolutely electric.
At headliner o’clock, while most of the people at the festival were crushing on to the ‘Atari Stage’ for RÜFÜS, I thought I would branch out a bit and go to Tchami. This turned out to be a poor decision. Tchami was very heavy, attracting a crowd of a much rougher sort who, at that time of the day, were a little at the end of their tether. The atmosphere was pretty average, as most people were at the other stages. So with Tchami getting a solid 3/10 we decided to cut our losses, give in to the pack mentality and go back to RÜFÜS.
One can argue that the amount of touring and performing that RÜFÜS has done has given them a wealth of experience, resulting in an A+ live show. Their songs are uplifting and everyone knows the words to them. The very first Listen Out that I went to was the festival’s debut. That was also the first time that I saw RÜFÜS, who were one of the smaller acts with a short set at 2pm. The last three years have seen huge growth for both RÜFÜS and Listen Out. It seemed a fitting act to finish on. ‘Innerbloom’ gets me every time.
Listen Out has become one of my go-to festivals. Year after year the organisers pull out the stops. The show is well planned and organised, laid out expertly with top notch artists that draw just the right kind of crowd for a diverse group of people. If they keep going this way I will continue to be attending for many years to come.
There are still two more Listen Out’s going down this weekend in Sydney and Brisbane, so if you’re in those areas we recommend you go and spend the day in the sun at one of Australia’s best boutique festivals with some really great music.
Let’s Hear It For The.. is a gender-based series which is designed to showcase some of the great new tracks coming to us from a bunch of incredibly talented gender-specific singers, producers & musicians from all around the world.
Let’s Hear It For The GIRLS!
Ine Hoem – Moonbird
Julia Knight – Ghost Of You
Lulu James – FALLING
Molly Moore – Imaginary Friends
CAPPA – Next Ex
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