Monthly Archives: October 2012

Maxi: From The Start [Adam Sandlah Remix]

Melbourne siren Maxi will be wooing dance-floors globally by way of disco-house producer Adam Sandlah. The Sydney-based producer has remixed latest single ‘From The Start,’ idolising Maxi’s hypnotic, sultry vocals, and partnering it with deep house beats.

Stream and download Maxi’s ‘From The Start’ as remixed by Adam Sandlah below:

Adam Sandlah is a lover of strong, female vocal led jams, particularly those of the two-step, house variety. The up-and-coming Sydney-sider will be unleashing more remixes in the coming months.

Maxi’s self-titled debut EP features former single ‘In A Little While’ along with ‘From The Start.’ Click here to stream it in its entirety. |

Loam Fields: Sudden Forever [Fresh Meat]

Michael J. Gray is an upcoming Brisbane-based producer who is making a unique style of smooth, captivating, glitchy electro under the moniker of Loam Fields.

Latest single ‘Sudden Forever’ deserves your attention. Gray describes it as “a prickly, squirming mess of screwed vocals, brash drums and ersatz synths,” which we feels sums it up nicely:

‘Sudden Forever’ recently debuted at #2 on the Triple J Unearthed electronic chart, remaining there for a few weeks. Show your support by rating his track!

We’ll leave you with a remix he uploaded a few days ago for French post-dubstep producer Loïc Berger, AKA Coust:

Solomon Grey: Firechild [Fresh Meat]

Solomon Grey is a UK/Australian duo made up of Tom Kingston and Joe Wilson. ‘Firechild’ is the first single to come from their full-length, self-titled debut album. It’s reminiscent of Brooklyn heavyweights TV on the Radio, blended with Twin Shadow.

Click here for a free download of ‘Firechild.’

The boys have been locked away behind closed doors for the past three years, painstakingly working on this new project without any financial backing what-so-ever. Solomon Grey have managed to piece together what is being slated as an immaculate debut album.

Wild Belle: It’s Too Late [New Single]

Chicago-born brother and sister duo Natalie Bergman and Elliot Bergman are Wild Belle. New single ‘It’s Too Late’ is a groovy number with slight reggae inflections, making it good for repetitive listening.

‘It’s Too Late’ was preceded by ‘Backslider’ earlier this month:

We’ll leave you with this remix of ‘It’s Too Late,’ produced by none other than Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio/Maximum Balloon fame:

2manydjs/Soulwax: Interview

We interviewed Stephen Dewaele, co-founder of 2manydjs and Soulwax. As result, we uncovered golden info regarding the forthcoming Soulwax record, their collaboration with LCD Soundsystem‘s James Murphy, and the Soulwaxmas 2012 line-up!

Where are you and what are you wearing?
I’m just walking around in my shorts, in my house. It’s a really hot day here, which is crazy for October. It’s like 22 degrees – it’s not known to be like that. It’s also quite warm here. Although only the start of Spring, we’re well tanned. You know what’s going to happen? I’m going to get in there and it’s going to be the one-week when the weather’s going to be shitty (laughs).

A new Soulwax album has been tipped for a 2013 release and there are rumours floating about regarding the nature of the tracks. Apparently they’re somewhat slower in comparison to Nite Versions. Is that true?
We’ve leaked a couple of tracks and played them to people; and just because we’ve designed those to be like that doesn’t mean the rest of the record will be designed like that. But we have no idea what the album’s going to be like. We need to sit down and put it all together.

Have you collaborated with anyone on any of the new tracks?
No, we haven’t collaborated with anyone on any of the tracks, but we have been making music with James Murphy. We’ve been in the studio with him but that’s probably going to be a completely different side project that we do.

Will James Murphy be part of another run of Radio Soulwax?
Ummm, maybe (laughs). We just did a couple of weekends together where we DJ’d together and it was really fun. He lives close to where we live in London so we’ve been making an effort as friends to see each other and do some stuff. We’ve been making music together and it’s been a lot of fun. It’s been very, very uncomplicated, and we’ve always left the studio together with a smile, which is very rare.

Harbourlife is set at one of Australia’s most iconic spaces. Are you getting pumped?
Yeah, it’ll be fun, I hope. People say it’s amazing and we’ve never done that one. I think we’ve done every other festival in Australia.

What do you have in store for us? Any surprises that you can reveal?
I haven’t really thought about it, but I probably will do something specific. We’ll probably be playing a lot of new things. I’m looking forward to having a dance with people in the sunshine. Something that’s been happening a lot at Sydney festivals of late, are girls wearing barely anything. You’ll encounter a lot of arse-hang and side-boob. Something to look forward to, I guess. I’d like to call a festival: Side-boob Festival (laughs); and you can only get in if you show a bit of side-boob. I think that’s the perfect 2manydjs / acid stag collaboration.

Dates for this year’s Soulwaxmas have been locked in. What else can you reveal about the event?
I can reveal some of the line-ups. I don’t know if I can actually, but I’ll just do it anyway. It’s four dates, so we do it in London, Manchester and Paris. The line-up is different; it’s not the same everywhere but the gist of it is that we have Kindness which is a band we really like; we have The 2 Bears on one of them, we have Arrow playing together with Xavier from Justice, and we have Soulwax live, and 2manydjs live.

Joining 2manydjs at Harbourlife 2012 are:
Mark Farina
Flight Facilities featuring Jess Higgs
Todd Terje
Adana Twins

Where: Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquarie’s Point, Sydney
When: December 1, 2012
Tickets: $85 + bf via

Cop some ol’ school Soulwax in the form of ‘E-Talking’:

Music + Video =

It seems that a lot of people these days don’t watch many music videos. This is mostly due to time restraints.

From this day forth, we will only be posting the coolest, weirdest, nicest, or dirtiest music videos that we come across. If it’s on acid stag, they’re worth your time.

The xx – ‘Chained’:   

Sufjan Stevens – ‘I Am Santa’s Helper!’:   

Perfume Genius – ‘Take Me Home’:    

M83 – ‘Steve McQueen’:   

MØ – ‘Pilgrim’:   

Feed Me & Crystal Fighters – ‘Love Is All I Got’:   

Peaches – ‘BURST!’:   

Boys Noize – ‘ICH R U’:   

FISHING: White Sheet Beach [New Single]

From Sydney’s Blue Mountains comes FISHING – a down-tempo, beat-making project made up of Russell Fitzgibbon and Doug Wright. ‘White Sheet Beach’ is their newly released single.

For nearly two years, the duo have been producing a unique style of infectious sounds, thus garnering domestic and international attention. FISHING have supported the likes of Cloud Control, Jonathon Boulet, Jinja Safari and even SBTRKT.

The animated music video for former single release ‘Choy Lin’ can be compared to a children’s story book on acid:

Moullinex: Flora [Album Stream]

Portuguese disco-funk producer Moullinex has just dropped his very much anticipated debut record Flora.

Moullinex has been making a name for himself over the last few years, releasing five EPs and an extensive catalogue of remixes. With all of that experience under his belt, this guy is a force to be reckoned with. Flora was going to be an absolute killer record, there was never a doubt in our minds.

Stream the soundtrack to your Southern Hemisphere Summer:

Purchase a copy of Moullinex’s Flora now via Discotexas.

Let’s finish with the video for Flora‘s first official single ‘Take My Pain Away’:

Be The Bear: Coffee Kids [New Single]

Danish/English siren Christina Wehage births experimental pop with the aid of Swedish producer Mattias Bolin under the name of Be The Bear. The duo caught our attention earlier this year with the release of single ‘Bad Things.’

Ever wondered what it would sound like if School of Seven Bells made love to Björk whilst on speed? New single ‘Coffee Kids’ is just that.

Check out the music video for aforementioned single ‘Bad Things’:

Friday MixTape #115

Disco’s not a crime or a waste. It’s a rhyme and a taste. It’s a time and a place, to feel fine and get laced.


1. Geoffrey O’Connor – Whatever Leads Me to You (Oliver Tank Remix)
2. Kimbra – Settle Down (Basement Love Remix) 
 Mitzi – Who Will Love You Now
 Chris Malinchak – So Good To Me
 Pompeya – Power (Zimmer Remix) 
 Quinten909 – Closer To Me (Ride The Universe Remix)
 Breakbot – You Should Know (ft. Ruckazoid)
 Moullinex – Keep You Close
 Boys Get Hurt – b e a c h
 Phormat – From Mine To Yours (Basement Love Remix)
 Hercules And Love Affair – Release Me (DJ-Kicks)
 Pablo Calamari + DCUP – Boogie Down   (ft. Velicious)  (Antoine Vice Remix)
 Disclosure – Latch (ft. Sam Smith)  (T.Williams ‘Club’ Edit)
14. French Horn Rebellion vs. Database – Poster Girl (Justin Faust Remix)
15. Nidji – Party Kids (Mjolnir Remix)
16. Ride The Universe – A Little Better (ft. Jane Elizabeth Hanley) (Dublin Aunts Remix)
17. Jarkko S – Glitter (Funkhameleon Remix)
18. Edwin van Cleef – All I Think About Is You
19. Tokyo Denmark Sweden – Lights Off
20. Alan Wilkis – Stay Forever (ft. Paul Holmes)  (You & The Night & The Music Remix)
21. Mousse T. vs. Hot N Juicy – Horny (Les Loups Mix)
22. Tigerfleet – Always Luv U (‘Disco’ Mix)
23. Aeroplane – I Don’t Feel (Deetron Remix)

Jubilants: Fiasco [New Single]

Sydney-based four-piece Jubilants exploded onto the scene just last year with debut single ‘Antics’ reaching the triumphant height of third in the Hype Machine charts. Today, the quartet’s haunting vocals, palpitating beats and sexy guitar licks resurface in the form of new single ‘Fiasco.’

Their unique brand of infectious, indie-pop euphoria will charm the pants off you.

Here’s their aforementioned debut single ‘Antics’:

Catch Jubilants play alongside Elizabeth Rose, Softwar, Olympic Ayres, Antoine Vice and Debonair at FBi Social on Friday, December 7. Click here to purchase tickets.

Sufjan Stevens: Mr. Frosty Man [Video]

Claymation extraordinaire Lee Hardcastle has made a Christmas-themed video to accompany another new track from the latest Sufjan Stevens project, Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Volumes 6-10

Titled ‘Mr. Frosty Man,’ don’t let the cutesy animated video fool you. This Christmas tune doesn’t quite meet expectations.

“It’s time to tango with the frisky, frosty Frosty Man; he’s got a temperature of negative degrees again.”

Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Volumes 6-10 will be out physically and digitally on November 13 through Asthmatic Kitty.

Major Lazer vs. Flux Pavilion: Jah No Partial [New Music]

The second instalment to Major Lazer’s forthcoming record Free The Universe is nothing like its predecessor.

‘Jah No Partial’ is heavily influenced by its co-producer, UK dubstep king Flux Pavilion. It also samples Jamaican reggae maestro Johnny Osbourne‘s 1980 hit ‘Mr. Marshall’:

Now, watch Diplo explain the origin of ‘Jah No Partial’:

Free The Universe is unleashed on February 19 through Mad Decent.



Aeroplane: Not-So-Monthly ‘October’ 2012 Mix

It seems Vito Aeroplane has either been a tad lazy, or super busy of late. He skipped the September edition of his ongoing monthly mixtape series, and has therefore dubbed this month’s as the Not-So-Monthly ‘October’ 2012 Mix.

What he lacks in consistency, he makes up for in exclusivity. The mix debuts the Tiger & Woods remix of brand new Aeroplane track ‘In Her Eyes,’ which features Jamie Principle on the vocals. This track will be the first official release to come from Vito’s soon-to-be-launched label, Aeropop.


1. Mayer Hawthorne – No Strings (RAC Remix)
2. Mock & Toof – My Head
3. Monitor 66 – Triscuits
4. Lloydski – Go To Sleep (La Royale’s ‘Do Not Sleep’ Version)
5. Electic Sound – Pareos (Future Feelings Remix )
6. Dan Croll – From Nowhere (Ben Gomori’s ‘Staring You In The Eye’ Remix)
7. Aeroplane  – In Her Eyes (ft. Jamie Principle) (Tiger & Woods Remix)
8. Ultracity – Delta
9. MANIK & Jeremy Glenn – Parasol
10. Andre VII – Discoteca Clandestina (Bufi Remix)
11. Alterworks – You Are Given
12. Michoacan – Disco Sucks So Good (Dubka Remix)
13. Infinity Ink – Infinity (Claude Vonstroke Remix)
14. Bat For Lashes – All Your Gold (Hercules & Love Affair Remix)

Sarah Blasko: Interview

In two days, the wonderful Sarah Blasko will release new album I Awake. In celebration of this, she has formed the SARAH BLASKO ALBUM INSTALLATION, inviting Sydney fans to listen to I Awake prior to its release. Also on display is the album imagery gallery and a short film by director Mike Daly. She took time out of her busy schedule for a probing.


Where are you and what are you wearing? Woah! What kind of interview is this (laughs)? Umm, I’m in an office in Sydney. What am I wearing? That’s an interesting first question. I’ve never heard that one before (laughs). But I am wearing an office outfit – a shirt and a skirt. I’ve got the whole secretary look going on today (laughs).

Congratulations on the new album. How are you feeling about it now that people have started hearing it? It certainly is a strange feeling. It was actually a while ago now that I finished it and I am relieved for people to finally start hearing it. I think ‘release’ really is a good word for it because that’s kind of how you feel; you get to kind of let it go, if you know what I mean. I’m feeling really positive about the album. I am really excited and proud of it too.

I imagine each album would tell a story about your life at the time of its production. Can you still relate to the earlier albums in the same light? Well, I haven’t actually listened to the previous albums for a long time now but when I am playing those songs live, I feel it is really important to kind of reinvent them a little bit. I think you always need to be able to relate it to where ever you are at in each point in time, and so I do tend to choose songs that I relate to the most at those times.

We saw your performance at the album installation launch the other night. However, you’ve also played a few shows in Singapore and Northern Queensland recently. How has the crowd been reacting to the new material? Everyone has been really excited and supportive. I guess there is always some kind of an adjustment period between the old and the new. But it has been really enjoyable and I love doing an intimate show. Being able to see people smiling back at me is always really nice.

Do you feel Sweden has now become your creative muse? (Laughs) I’ve been there in the middle of Winter a few times now to work, and I think it is great that it’s really hard to go outside because it’s so cold. It was like -20 when I first got there. I also really love working in the Atlantis studio in Stockholm. So I don’t know if I’d say it was my muse but I definitely find it to be the ideal place for me to work.

Can you tell us a secret about Sarah Blasko? Umm, okay. I’m not sure whether this is much of a secret, but I actually can’t drive. I don’t have a licence (laughs). I have had several attempts, but back in my earlier days when I first started writing music, I had no money and so I didn’t think there was much point of having a licence if I couldn’t afford a car! So, here I am at 36, without a licence (laughs).

Sarah will be taking the album on the road in February 2013 where she will be enlisting an orchestra in each capital city to accompany her for those shows. Grab all of those tour dates here.

Take a look at the above mentioned short-film for I Awake, featuring songs from the new album of the same name:

Where: Corner of Palmer St & Oxford St Darlinghurst, Sydney
When: Thursday, October 18 – Friday, October 26
Time: 4PM to 7PM
Cost: FREE

Sarah Blasko’s I Awake is out on October 26 via Dew Process. Pre-order here.