Monthly Archives: August 2012

Friday MixTape #107

Make your way to a clearing for an all-out disco bukkake.


1. Washington – Holy Moses (The Slips Remix)
2. The Cults – Go Outside (Zohdy & Sennas Heavy Rework)     
 Purity Ring – Obedear (Noah Hydes & Magic Sword Remix) 
 Saint Lou Lou – May Be You (Lauer Remix)
DAZE – New York 1984 (ft. Girl Is Tough)  (Le Crayon Remix)         
 Monarchy -The Phoenix Alive (The Octans Edit) 
 Bondax – Baby I Got That (Justin Martin Endless Summer Remix)          
 Nathan Swiss – TwentyFourSeven   
 Luke Million – Ice Ice Arnie (Cool Party)    
 Ladyhawke – Blue Eyes (Jacques Renault Remix) 
 Cherub – Doses and Mimosas (Noah Hyde Remix)  
 Twin Shadow – Golden Light (Lonsdale Boys Club Remix)  
 Late Nite Tuff Guy – Do I Believe In God (LNTG Muscle Mix)
14. VISITOR – Coming Home (Viceroy Remix)
15. The Aston Shuffle – Can’t Stop Now
16. Moon Boots – Off My Mind (Le Youth Remix)
17. Barry Manilow – Everything’s Gonna Be AlrightT (AMTRAC Remix)
18. Lifelike & Popular Computer – Getting High (FINAL DJs Remix)
19. Hurricane – Chew Lips (XXXY Remix)
20. Chris Brown – Don’t Wake Me Up (TheFatRat Remix)
21. Junior Byron – Dance To The Music (Gigamesh Version)
22. Bakermat – Vandaag
23. Northbrook – Move Your Body (AJAX Remix)
24. Ursa Minor (Little Bear) – WTF is love (Ular Gray Remix)

triple j’s House Party National Tour: Review

Words by Jake Annesley.

When triple j announced a House Party tour to coincide with the release of their compilation, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Nina Las Vegas has always provided a fun and colourful backdrop of music to get ready to on a Saturday night, and the compilation itself is pretty much an extension of that.

Upon walking into The Hi-Fi at full swing it became evident that the crowd was a little more school disco than house party; that is to say a sea of inebriated twenty year olds, which depending on your personal tastes could be a bad or a good thing. The set up itself was simple; a few posters here and there, a screen behind the DJ and the obligatory triple j merch stand.

I arrived for Flume who is Sydney’s most up-and-coming producer right now. He remodeled his usually more experimental stylings to cater to the party receptive crowd, and the results were terrific. Apart from demonstrating that he doesn’t take himself too seriously, it displayed some excellent versatility. A respectable trait in a DJ/producer.

Next up was Ms. Vegas herself who stepped up for a mammoth hour and a half set that combined remixes from her compilation, her Saturday night show and some new tracks. The set itself retained the upbeat indie electro vibe of the House Party show whilst flirting occasionally with some harder edge dub-step tracks that the children enjoyed losing their shit to. Nina personified the House Party brand, standing up on the decks table to dance, giving shout outs to her friends in the crowd and taking photos with her disposable camera. She looked like she was having an absolute blast and it was infectious. By the end of the set, Nina looked a little worn out and who could blame her? She was probably thankful to have Beni take over.

The beats provided by one half of the now defunct Riot In Belgium were definitely more sophisticated, and he managed to introduce a little tech house without alienating his audience. Beni also came complete with a duo of uber-camp back up dancers adorned in ‘J’adore Beni’ apparel that provided interesting contrast to Nina’s more laid back attitude. As Beni neared the end of an impressive set, the crowd had already begun to disperse and move on.

Las Vegas’ charmingly peppy demeanor that has garnered her an impressive following translated to House Party’s national tour with ease, and it was a vibrant way to spend a Friday night. If you had told me I had somehow wandered into a side tent at a dance music festival, I would have believed you.

Click here to download triple j’s House Party compilation mixed by Nina Las Vegas.

The Album Leaf: Descent [New Single]

The Album Leaf was formed in 1998 by Californian post-rock composer/producer Jimmy LaValle. In a few weeks, he’ll release new EP Forward/Return. Below is the first of the EP’s seven tracks to surface, called ‘Descent’:

LaValle’s extensive back-catalogue consists of five full-length records, five EPs, numerous singles as well as the soundtrack to the 2010 documentary Torey’s Distraction. ‘Always For You’ is our personal favourite Album Leaf track, which can be found on 2006’s Into The Blue Again LP:

Get Forward/Return on September 18. Pre-orders are available via Insound. |

Animal Collective: Centipede Hz [Album Stream]

Baltimore’s own freak-folk quartet Animal Collective will unleash ninth studio record Centipede Hz next week.

If you were a fan of 2009’s Merriweather Post Pavilion, you may not be into the angst riddled, showground-esque record that is Centipede Hz. However, if you’re a fan of Animal Collective’s earlier recordings, this album should be right up your alley:

Centipede Hz is released on September 3 through Domino Records.

We leave you with the music video for the album’s latest single, ‘Today’s Supernatural’:

Catch Animal Collective in Australia next year for the 2013 Big Day Out festival circuit.

Django Django: Hail Bop [EP Stream]

Django Django‘s recent visit to Australia for Splendour in the Grass proved to us that they sure know how to party.

The title track for new EP Hail Bop was taken from their recent self-titled record. It features reworked electro jams from Daniel Avery, JealovAndy Blake and Bullion.

Check out the music video for ‘Hail Bop’ below. Think Miami Vice meets retro 3D graphics:

Pick up a copy of Django Django’s self-titled debut along with the above EP from the band’s webstore.

Collarbones: Hypothermia ft. Guerre [New Single]

Adelaidean Travis Cook and Sydney-sider Marcus Whale met on the internet in 2007. Since then, the duo have been creating “long distance internet teen pop” under the moniker of Collarbones.

The arrangement is obviously working out well, as they’re set to drop sophomore album Die Young.

Ahead of the album’s release, Collarbones have unleashed its second single ‘Hypothermia.’ Sydney’s Guerre lends his voice to the track:

*Free download available in the above player

A few months back, we copped ‘Missing,’ the first taste of Die Young:

Totally vibing Disclosure/SBTRKT, right?

Collarbones will be hosting launch gigs along the east coast during September and October:

Friday,  September 28 – Liberty Social, Melbourne
Saturday, September 29 – Brisbane Fest, Brisbane
Friday, October 5 – Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Friday, October 12 – (venue TBC), Sydney

Die Young drops on September 28 via Remote Control Records.

Blue Satellite: Middle Class [EP Stream]

English-bred and Indiana-based Phil Schwan AKA Blue Satellite has served up his brand new Middle Class EP, featuring Californian artist Jhameel on vocals.

According to Schwan, the EP sports an “electro-pop Stevie Wonder vibe.”

Pick up a copy of Middle Class via one of the above links.

Blue Satellite has been on our radar for some time now. His amazing remixes make us feel all warm inside, resulting in frequent Friday MixTape appearances.

A favourite of ours is his rework of Kido Yoji‘s track ‘More Than Real’:

His take on Cosmonaut Grechko‘s ‘Singin’ is pure disco gold:

Ultraísta: Bad Insect [New Music]

Nigel Godrich is well known for his work with English rock legends Radiohead, and is often referred to as an honorary member of the band. He is also a member of Thom Yorke‘s side project Atoms for Peace.

Godrich has teamed up with American drummer/producer Joey Waronker, and 24-year-old vocalist Laura Bettinson (of FEMME), to form a project called Ultraísta.

The trio have announced a self-titled debut album release for later this year. Below are the first three tracks to see the light of day.

First up is latest single ‘Bad Insect’:   

‘Static Light’:  

Lastly, here’s ‘Smalltalk,’ the trio’s first single:

The self-titled album from Ultraísta is out on October 2 through Temporary Residence.

Telepathe: Onyx [New Single]

Busy Gangnes and Melissa Livaudais are the lady-loving ladies behind dark electro-pop project Telepathe. ‘Onyx’ is their new single and the first track from long awaited sophomore album Destroyer.

The duo grabbed our attention in 2009 with the release of debut record Dance Mother, produced by the talented Dave Sitek of TV On The Radio/Maximum Balloon.

Livaudais had this to say about the forth-comer:

“All the songs are about people we love. It’s a record about fucking, basically. We’re both so bored of hearing asexual indie rock. The new album is full-on predator.”

There is no release date for the new album as of yet.

The Aston Shuffle: Can’t Stop Now [New Single]

Two of Australia’s top DJs The Aston Shuffle have reemerged from the depths of Canberra to unleash new single ‘Can’t Stop Now.’ The track is the first sample of their forthcoming album, set for release in early 2013.

If, like us, you were transported to a gloriously sweaty dance-floor, you’ll be happy to learn that the duo have partnered the release with the announcement of a national tour!

The Aston Shuffle 2012 tour dates:

Thursday, October 11 – Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Friday, October 12 – Villa, Perth
Saturday, October 13 – The Toff, Melbourne
Friday, October 19 – Academy, Canberra
Saturday, October 20 – The Standard, Sydney
Friday, October 26 – Elsewhere, Gold Coast
Saturday, October 27 – Valley Fiesta, Brisbane

Tickets are on sale Monday, September 3.

Let’s revisit former release ‘Your Love,’ described as being “the best dance single to come out of Australia in a decade.” |

Aeroplane: August 2012 Mix

Vito Aeroplane has returned after a brief hiatus to serve up a disco infused mix for August.

Track-list :

1. Compuphonic feat. Marques Toliver – Sunset (DJ T Remix)
2. Adriatique – Motions
3. Delia Ros – Love Rush
4. Luca C & Brigante – Flash of Light (Solomun Remix)
5. H.O.S.H. – HearThuG (Technicolor Main Mix)
6. Saint-Etienne – Heading for The Fair (Time & Space Machine Remix)
7. Blende – Fake Love (The Living Islands Tropical Doom Dub)
8. Scandal – Just Let Me Dance (Maxxi Soundsystem Remix)
9. Lindstrom – Eg-ged-osis (Todd Terje Extended Edit)
10. Colour Coding – Perfect (Baby Diego Remix)

YesYou: Frivolous Life [New Single]

Hailing from Brisbane is production duo Jono Kirkham and Gav Parry, otherwise known as YesYou. ‘Frivolous Life’ is the first single to fall out of their forthcoming, self-produced debut EP, which features the familiar vocals of Marcus Azon from Jinja Safari:

In 2011, the boys released their buoyant first single ‘Half Of It,’ making their existence known to the Australian music scene. The Boat People‘s James O’Brien offers up his vocals, as do the St. Margaret’s Anglican Girls’ School Choir:

If you’re in Sydney, catch YesYou at Beach Road Hotel in Bondi Beach on Wednesday, September 5 for absolutely nothing.

They are also playing at BIGSOUND Live 2012 in Brisbane on Wednesday, September 12. Get those tickets here

Friday MixTape #106

Disco; it’s good for the soul.


1. Passion Pit – Sleepyhead (Starsmith Remix ft. Ellie Goulding)
2. The Cast of Cheers – Human Elevator (Citizens! Remix)      
 Flume – Tropical Sun 
 Jeremy Glenn – New Life (Perseus Future Classic Edit)
Kids of 88 – Tucan (Ditto, Lost Boys Remix)        
 Karma Kid – Its Always (Star Slinger Remix)  
 Shook – Summerheat (ft. Pumashock)          
 Bufi – Labios Rojos  
 Walker & Royce – Little Things (Eli Escobar Remix)   
 Goldroom – Angeles (Acquarium Remix)
 Clubfeet – City of Light (Dublin Aunts Remix)  
 Barry Manilow – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (Blue Satellite Remix) 
 The Immigrant – Better Of Me
14. Chris Cowie – Love Trak (ft. Rai) (Cosmonaut Grechko Remix)
15. Worship – Spiral End (ft. Ricco Vitali) (Freak You Remix)
16. VISITOR – COMING HOME (Lifelike Remix)
17. Youth Lagoon – Daydream (Noah Hyde Remix)
18. LUMI – Taste of Life (AJAX Remix)
19. Noisettes – Winner (Louis La Roche Extended Mix)
20. Picture Book – In My Head
21. Rebecca & Fiona – Bullets (WellSaid & Rubberteeth Remix)
22. Tinashe – The Last Night On Earth (Giraffage Remix)
23. Groove Armada – Chicago (Ditto Groove Remix)
24. Roisin Murphy – Simulation (Mano Le Tough Remix)

acid stag presents: S T R A N D E D feat. CANYONS [Event]

acid stag is proud to present  S T R A N D E D @ The Island!

Hosted on a floating beach club in the middle of Sydney’s Darling Harbour, the all day dance party will see Australian duo CANYONS (Modular/DFA/Hole in the Sky) headlining with support from Nic Scali, Whitecat, Moonchild and Adam Sandlah.

When: 12-8PM Saturday, October 13 2012
Where:  The Island, Sydney
How much: First release tickets at $39.50 (includes venue entry + return water taxi rides). Tickets are on sale Monday, August 27 at 9AM. Click here to purchase.

The first 50 patrons to arrive will receive a complimentary glass of wine thanks to Cake Wines!

*PLEASE NOTE: The Island has a strict capacity of 200 people.

Sponsored by A Lost Deer and Cake Wines.