Monthly Archives: September 2011

Friday MixTape #61

We tried something a little different for this edition. Long weekend vibes comin’atcha.

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Track listing:

1. Bunte Bummler – Come Home  [Essáy’s Sunstep]
2. Villa – Beats of Love (ft. The New Sins) [C90s Remix]
3. Games – Back In Time  [Rough Bounce]
4. French Horn Rebellion – Moment  [Young Empires Remix]
5. T.E.E.D – Garden  [Hackman Remix]
6. Carousel – Games
7. The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – Golden Age  [Justice Remix]
8. You! – Heart  [Robotaki Remix]
9. Flight Facilities – Foriegn Language feat. Jess  [Beni Remix]
10. Architecture In Helsinki – Escapee  [Nostalgia Remix]
11. Strange Talk – Eskimo Boy  [Draper Remix]
12. Monsieur Adi – Fire Fire Fire  [Blue Satellite Remix]
13. Rebecca and Fiona – Luminary Ones  [Adrian Lux Remix]
14. Unicorn Kid – Boys Of Paradise
15. Karlsson & Winnberg – The Dance (ft. Spank Rock) [prod. Miike Snow]
16. The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love?  [A Trak Dub For Mehdi]

BIG DAY OUT 2012: Line Up

Australia’s biggest Summer music festival, the BIG DAY OUT, returns in January 2012 for its 20th anniversary.

Part of the line-up announcement was made last night and capped off this morning after months of artist speculation – pretty sure Prince was rumoured to headline at one point…

Here is the official BDO 2012 first round line up:

Kanye West
Architecture in Helsinki
Foster The People
Best Coast
Girl Talk
My Chemical Romance
The Living End
Hilltop Hoods
Boy and Bear
Parkway Drive
Mariachi El Bronx
The Jezabels
Odd Future  [OFWGKTA]
Frenzal Rhomb
The Getaway Plan
Cage The Elephant

PLUS many more to be announced!

Dates + Tickets:

Auckland, New Zealand – Friday January 20   –  on sale: Friday October 14
Gold Coast – Sunday January 22   –  on sale: Thursday October 13
Sydney – Thursday January 26   –  on sale: Wednesday October 12 
Melbourne – Sunday January 29   –   on sale: Friday October 14
Adelaide – Friday February 3   –   on sale: Friday October 14
Perth – Sunday February 5   –   on sale: Friday October 14

Tickets are available from the official Big Day Out website (see below) for $165 (+ bf).

FIELD DAY 2012: Line Up

No New Year celebration is complete without a delicious musical serving from Fuzzy.

Field Day returns for its 12th season to deliver the very best in indie, dance and electro to 25,000 Sydney-siders. It’s the perfect platform to launch yourself into a whole new year of partying!

So without further delay, here is the official Field Day 2012 official line up:

Jus†ice [live] – world premiere of their NEW LIVE SHOW and ALBUM!
Crystal Castles
Moby  [DJ set]

Yuksek  [live]
Calvin harris
The Aston Shuffle
Flight Facilities
Cloud Control
Motor City Drum Ensemble
Spank Rock
Busy P
Jack Beats  [live]
Skream & Benga
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaur [aka T.E.E.D]
Foreign Beggars
12th Planet
Young MC

PLUS many more to be announced!

General release tickets are $142 each and are ON SALE NOW!

Here is an almost NSFW promo vid the folk at FUZZY threw together for this year’s event:

Gold Panda: An Iceberg Hurled Northwards Through Clouds [New Music]

!K7 Records will soon release the latest installment in their ongoing DJ-Kicks compilation series. This time they’ve partnered with UK beatmaker Derwin Panda (aka Gold Panda).

Panda has dug deep into his big bag of tunes to assemble a varying mix of material from recognised producers as well as some less familiar ones, making this installment one not to be missed.

More good news: the LP opens with a brand new Gold Panda track titled ‘An Iceberg Hurled Northwards Through Clouds’:


Gold Panda: DJ-Kicks will be released around the globe on October 31 via !K7 Records.

RÜFÜS: Interview

Sydney-based electro trio RÜFÜS took some time out from recording to talk us about making sweet music, their debut EP, current tour and plans for the future.

How long did it take to get the debut EP’s tracks recorded and perfected for release?
It all started with me (Jon George) and Tyrone (Lindqvist) when I was living up in Byron Bay at the start of 2010. We came up with idea for ‘We Left’, then in the last 6 months of the year I moved back to Sydney where we started working on a few more tracks. We got stuck into getting those tracks to a point where we thought we had a decent EP. Then, it took us about 6 months to perfect the EP enough that we were happy to release it. By that stage we had brought James (Hunt), our drummer, on-board and from there we started playing the tracks live.

Did you guys find it hard to agree on how the tracks were pieced together?
At the start I wanted a little bit more pop stuff and Tyrone wanted it to be more electro but we found a mid-way quite easily. We got to understand each other’s styles and ideas fairly quickly and from there, putting the tracks together just got easier and easier.

How does an idea evolve into an actual song?
It usually starts with one of us having some idea – it could be anything from a sweet groove to an actual melody kick. From there we may spend a few hours to a few days just fleshing it out. The next step is to test it live and see what’s working on the track and then start finalising everything from there.

The music video for the first single ‘We Left’ made its way onto the Vimeo home page a few weeks back. How about that?  
Yeah, that was awesome! Alex (George) did a really awesome job on it – we were so impressed. It did take a lot of planning and a lot of shooting time to get it done right. It was a lot of hard work but we managed to put together a video that we were all really happy with.

The EP tour has been underway for a few weeks now and you also have a late afternoon slot at Parklife in Sydney this weekend. Is there anyone on that bill you are getting pumped about seeing play/meeting?
Yeah for sure. The Crystal Fighters, Digitalism, Lykke Li. Tyrone speaks a bit of Swedish so he looking forward to putting that to use with Lykke and Little Dragon. We really want to see Death From Above 1979 and heaps of others. It’s a really awesome line up this year. We’re stoked to be playing at it!

Is there any new stuff on the way from RÜFÜS?  
Yeah, we’re currently in the studio bashing out new synths, working towards some new tracks. It’s been really fun. We’ve boarded ourselves up in the Gig Piglet studio in Surry Hills. We’re really excited about what we have so far and the good thing about touring is that we can try out all of our new sounds.

Where do you see RÜFÜS in a year from now?
Sitting on a beach somewhere, kicking back with piña coladas [hahaha]. No we really just want to be doing what we’re doing now – which is making music, recording it and playing it live. That’s what we love and all that we want to be doing.

As mentioned, the boys are on the road at the moment with a few shows already under their belt and a stack more to come. Check out the deets below:

Sunday October 2
Parklife @ Kippax Lake, Sydney

Wednesday October 5
The Metro, Sydney – Triple J Unearthed Launch Party
FREE entry. First in best dressed.

Thursday October 6
Lambda @ Alhambra, Brisbane
For tickets, phone: (07) 3216 0226

Friday October 21
Houndstooth @ Rocket Bar, Adelaide
For tickets, phone: (08) 8212 7333

Saturday October 22
Rats @ Colonial Hotel, Melbourne
For tickets, phone: (03) 9670 8599

Friday October 28
Upstairs Beresford Hotel, Sydney
For tickets, phone: (02) 9357 1111

To prep you for their gigs, here is the debut RÜFÜS EP:

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Along with the music vid for first single ‘We Left’:


And lastly, the new video for track ‘Stars Ago’ featuring fellow Sydney singer/songwriter Elizabeth Rose:



Oliver Tank: Last Night I Heard Everything in Slow Motion [Fresh Meat]

Oliver Tank is an upcoming 21 year old Sydney producer/musician who we should all keep an eye on from this moment forward. He’s turning heads with his hypnotizing, down-tempo electro style. He recently took out FBI Radio‘s Northern Lights competition, which sees him jetting off to Reykjavik next month to perform at the Iceland Airwaves Festival. Tank will be playing alongside an array of artists like SBTRKTtUnE-yArDs, Owen PallettKasper Bjørke and even Björk.


‘Last Night I Heard Everything in Slow Motion’ is the first single to come from his forthcoming debut EP. Think James Blake meets Mount Kimbie:

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Grab a free download of this amazing track HERE.


The EP drops on October 24 via Australian label Yes Please.

We leave you with a track titled ‘Drifting Apart’. It’s very reminiscent of Sigur Rós and gave us goosebumps when we first heard it. |

Music + Video =

Björk – ‘Moon’:    

Apparat – ‘Song Of Los’:   

Rah Rah – ‘Parkade’:   

David’s Lyre – ‘Hidden Ground’:   

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘Ffunny Ffrends’:   

Reptar – ‘Context Clues’:   

tUnE-yArDs – ‘Gangsta’:   

Theophilus London – ‘Wine and Chocolates’:   

Com Truise – ‘BrokenDate’:   

Monarchy – ‘You Don’t Want To Dance With Me’ [ft. Britt Love]:   

Kele – ‘What Did I Do’ [ft. Lucy Taylor]:   

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Gig Ticket Comp

American indie-rock group Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (CYHSY) are hitting our shores this November for the inaugural HARVEST music festival. They’ll be playing alongside heavy weights The Flaming Lips, The National, Portishead & TV on the Radio.

To promote latest LP Hysterical, the guys will be doing a few sideshows while in the country.

We happen to have a double pass to giveaway to their Sydney and Melbourne gig. All you have to do to be in the running is tell us your all-time favourite CYHSY song along with your state. The winner will be notified on Friday October 28 via email.

Good luck!

Gig and ticket deets:

November 12 @ HARVEST – Werribee Park, Melbourne   BUY TIX
November 13 @ HARVEST – Parramatta Park, Sydney   BUY TIX
November 14 @ Oxford Art Factory, Sydney   BUY TIX
November 16 @ East Brunswick Club, Melbourne   BUY TIX
November 17 @ Rosemount Hotel, Perth   BUY TIX
November 19 @ HARVEST – Botanical Gardens, Brisbane   BUY TIX
November 20 @ The Zoo, Brisbane   BUY TIX

Head over to 3VOOR12 to stream Hysterical in its entirety.

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And the Giraffe: Something for Someone [EP Stream] [Fresh Meat]

From the sleepy town of Gainesville, USA comes fresh dream-folk duo And the Giraffe. They recently dropped debut EP Something for Someone which was self-recorded over the course of Summer, in a cramped apartment bedroom.

Check out the EP below and let us know what you think.

Sounds like: Bon Iver / Ben Ottewell (Gomez):

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The EP is available for FREE from the boys’ Bandcamp page.

música/TUMBALONG: 2011 Ticket Comp

We want you to hit up electro-indie music festival música. We want you there so bad that we’re going to give you chance to pick up a couple of free tix.

“How?” Good question. To be in the running, simply comment below and tell us which act on the line-up you’re most keen to check out. Piece of piss. The winner will be notified on Friday October 7 via email.

Good luck!

Bon Chat, Bon Rat
Electric Wire Hustle
Simon Caldwell
Tiger & Woods

Date: Saturday 22 October 2011
Time: 12PM – 10PM
Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour

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Friday MixTape #60

Disco beats to make you moist.

Unfortunately we had to remove this mixtape due to copyright laws. Click here to check out our latest and extremely awesome Friday MixTapes.

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Sigur Rós: Festival / INNI

Icelandic post-rock deities, Sigur Rós are prepping the release of their latest project – the very much talked about concert film/live album, INNI.

The film documents Sigur Rós‘ performance at London’s famed Alexandra Palace back in 2008. Below we have a preview clip of the Iclandians performing the track ‘Festival’ from their highly acclaimed 2008 LP, Með suð í eyrum við spilum end:

INNI was directed by Vincent Morisset, the man behind the Arcade Fire’s concert film, Mirror Noir.

INNI is being dubbed ‘the definitive live experience’ and is out around the globe on November 7 from the band’s official website (see link below). Get your pre-orders in now!

A full track listing can also be found after the jump.


New Build: Finding Reasons [Single]

While Joe Goddard is busy with his latest solo project, fellow Hot Chippers Al Doyle and Felix Martin are also kicking off their own little venture.

They’re calling themselves New Build and it’s rumoured that with a little help from producer Tom Hopkins, they’re working on a full length debut record due out in early 2012.

Below we have a taste of first single ‘Finding Reasons’. The haunting background vocals are supplied by Swedish electro-producer Planningtorock.

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