Monthly Archives: January 2014

Friday MixTape #178

Fridays are made for dancing.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Friday MixTape #178

1. Beat Culture – Drifter (SAINT PEPSI Remix)
2. Mayer Hawthorne – Reach Out Richard (Mitzi Remix)
3. Client Liaison – Free of Fear
4. Crystal Bats – Falling in Love (SirAiva Remix) 
5. London Grammar – Hey Now (Bodhi Remix)
6. Blood Orange – On The Line (Star Slinger Edit)
7. Patrice Rushen – Haven’t You Heard (Conor Hanson Edit)
8. Back Back Forward Punch – Emergency Bow Tie
9. Chris Malinchak – If U Got It (The Magician Remix)
10. Pat Lok – Same Hearts (ft. Bear Mountain)
11. Moullinex – To Be Clear (Kraak & Smaak Remix)
12. Vance Joy – Riptide (Sun City Edit)
13. Irish Steph – Breathe  (Stephane Deschezeaux Remix)
14. Crooked Colours – Come Down (wordlife Remix)
15. The Presets – Goodbye Future
16. Tensnake – Love Sublime (Duke Dumont Remix)
17. The Aston Shuffle – Tear It Down (Adapt or Die Remix)
18. Jordan F – Falling Like Diamonds (ft. Rromarin)
19. Lane 8 – The One (ft. Patrick Baker)
20. Simian Mobile Disco – Snake Bile Wine

SoundCloud play-list:

WhoMadeWho: Hiding In Darkness [New Single]

Danish indie-electro trio WhoMadeWho have a new album titled Dreams coming out in in just a few months and earlier this week they shared it’s latest single ‘Hiding In Darkness.’

Never one to shy away from creative ideas, WhoMadeWho have taken on an interesting approach to this single’s release by way of a truly unique sound installation. They have placed a small sensor in front of a urinal which is activated when a person steps in front of it. The track is split into four parts, needing all four urinals to be used at the same time before hearing the entire song…interesting no?

Dreams is out on March 3. | |

Client Liaison: Free Of Fear [Music Video]

Melbourne’s Client Liaison premiere a Jack Peddey directed music video for their latest throbbing 90s dance jam ‘Free Of Fear.’

Client Liaison like to do their business on the road, setting the pace, taking the plunge, free of fear and always unfazed.

Grab a download of the single now right here.

You can catch Client Liaison over the coming weeks as they appear at Laneway Festival 2014 in Melbourne, they have been asked to take the main support for Miami Horror‘s national tour throughout February and they will also be hitting up the Secret Garden Festival in Sydney. | |

N.A.S.A: I Shot The Sheriff (ft. Karen O) [Bob Marley Cover]

A new cover of Bob Marley’s ‘I Shot The Sheriff’ has surfaced this week, thanks to production duo Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon or otherwise known as N.A.S.A. (aka North America South America).

The cover features Yeah Yeah Yeahs front-woman Karen O on the vocals, so we just had to share it with you. | |

Chromeo: Come Alive (ft. Toro y Moi) [Music VIDEO]

Chromeo‘s insanely infectious disco-jam ‘Come Alive’ featuring the adorable Toro y Moi, now has its very own visual accompaniment.

Directed by Alex Southam and set in a mini-market, the video takes an obvious inspiration from the 1987 film Mannequin.

Still no details on the White Women release date, but we will keep you updated. | |

RÜFÜS: North American & Canada Tour Announce [Tour]

Sydney electro threesome RÜFÜS had quite a massive 2013 that is clearly overflowing well into 2014, with them taking out a few placings in the triple j Hottest 100 countdown last weekend and now the news of a huge 13 date Canada and North American tour, which includes a debut appearance at SXSW – not to mention the media hype around the Americans demanding they change their name!

Apparently there is an existing US trademark on the name “Rufus” and after months of strongly worded letters and colourful internal debates Jon, James and Tyrone have come to realise that in order to officially release their debut album ATLAS in North America, they would need to adhere to the American’s request.

So in North America only, RÜFÜS will now be known as RÜFÜS DU SOL, but of course remaining as RÜFÜS everywhere else.

RÜFÜS North America & Canada Tour Dates:
March 7 – San Francisco, CA Popscene @Rickshaw
March 8 – Los Angeles, CA CYP2 @Echoplex
March 11 – San Diego, CA @Bang Bang
March 12 -15 Austin, TX @SXSW
March 19 – Calgary, AB @Commonwealth Bar
March 20 – Vancouver, BC @Fortune Sound Club
March 21 – Seattle, WA @Neumo’s
March 22 – Portland, OR @Holocene
March 26 – New York, NY @Highline Ballroom
March 27 – Washington, D.C @U Street Music Hall
March 28 – Miami, FL @WMC TBA
April 4 – Chicago, IL @Bottom Lounge TBA
April 6 – Denver, CO (TBA)

Further details and ticketing information can be found here.

Now check out the tour’s EP track ‘Desert Night’

You can download Atlas from iTunes now thanks to Sweat It Out.

RÜFÜS - Canada & North American Tour |

Young Franco: Futurefunk [EP Stream]

Treat yourself to some funky disco tunes from 19 year Brisbane-based producer, Young Franco.

Following in the footsteps of Tyler Touché and Touch SensitiveYoung Franco likes funky basslines, vocoders and god old disco sounds.

Futurefunk EP is available to download for FREE on the link above.

You can catch Young Franco doing his thing live around the country as of next week – see below for all of those details.

Young Franco Futurefunk Tour


Satchmode: Collide EP [Review]

Words by Jacqui Wonder.   

Dream pop duo Satchmode (Gabe Donnay and Adam Boukis) have offered up their little slice of heaven in their debut EP Collide, which is all light and dreamy tracks paired with warm, jungle-like bass lines. The LA duo recorded and mixed the EP in their bedroom studio, which must also have housed the menagerie of instruments the gifted pair master across every track (vocals, guitars, synth, strings plus mixing).

‘Best Intentions’ and ‘Old Fears’ are both underscored by a relentless beat, giving synth, guitar and breathy vocals across the two tracks a sense of momentum. Across the entire album an endless array of influences get the nod, showcasing Gabe and Adam’s eclectic backgrounds in music from folk and bluegrass to jazz and funk.

Title track ‘Collide’ and ‘Down’ are pure heaven, creating sky-high feels with a more ambient style than the first half of the EP. Barely there vocals and pulsating synth are the signature of the dreamlike backdrop the tracks evoke, you can cancel your ambien prescription as Satchmode provide you the millennial’s lullaby.

Rating: ★★★

Here is the heavenly title-track ‘Collide’

Get your dream on and grab a copy of the Collide EP now from iTunes. | |

Pigeon: Settle In EP [Review]

Words by Jacqui Wonder.   

Aussie electro-pop crew Pigeon are making 2014 their bitch with a solid release in their sophomore EP Settle In, released this Australia Day long weekend. The Bris-vegas based fivesome have levelled up since their debut offering – Fortunes EP – with super sleek production and a dynamic collection of dramatic tracks across the EP.

Lead single ‘Two Moon’ is a funk infused hit laden with synth and disco flavoured electric guitar riffs (plus a side of sneaky cowbells in the back). Come hither vocals (by Danny Harley aka The Kite String Tangle) give the track a sexy side of intrigue, powered on by a baseline that surely is the very definition of groove.

‘Climbing Trees’ speaks of that obligatory but unwelcome end to the days of our youth – no one wants to get old and have responsibilities right? And though it’s a popular topic Pigeon do it with drama, guitar, keys, bass and percussion carrying light verses through to anthem-like choruses driven by vocals and pouring with synth.

Drawing on the darker electro styling that marked their debut EP, the boys get moody in title track ‘Settle In’. Vocals reminiscent of Two Door Cinema Club mark the emotive track as well as follow up ‘Crowhurst’, which has to be the standout track of the EP. The musicality and skill of the fivesome really shine here with standout percussion and synth, some hell romantic sax and the entire music department’s stock of instruments.

Add an organ to that list on ‘Curtain Call’ which you’ll be listening for in the club this year. As though the frenetically-paced preceding verses weren’t enough to drive you nuts on the df, serious bass takes the spotlight around 2:40 in that will have you busting moves like Carlton.

Rating: ★★★★

Pick up a copy of the EP now from iTunes.

The boys are hitting the road next week for a few shows with Melbourne’s Back Back Forward Punch on support. Grab all of those tour details right here. | |

Du Tonc: Mixtape 3 [MixTape]

The Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie (of Van She fame) project known as Du Tonc have earlier this week delivered number THREE in their mixtape series.

Mixtape 3 features some super smooth disco-dance tunes from all over the globe, including Aussie lads Jagwar MaMoullinexTensnakeJimmy Edgar and there’s even something new and exclusive from Mighty Mouse.

1. Jagwar Ma – Uncertainty (Ewan Pearson Remix)
2. Blamma Blamma – Zsa Zsa (ft. Kristina Train) (Eelke Kleijns After The After Remix)
3. Moullinex – To Be Clear (Kraak & Smaak Remix)
4. Tensnake – Love Sublime (ft. Fiora and Nile Rodgers) (Ewan Pearson Remix)
5. Freeform Five – Leviathan (ft. Róisín Murphy)
6. Luma – John Broadwood
7. Mark Linn – Reel_Silly
8. Sanfuentes – Heatwave (Silver Light Remix)
9. Jimmy Edgar – Strike
10. Good Guy Mikesh – Filburt Place Of Love (Maceo Plex Edit)
11. Mighty Mouse – Shaker Faker
12. Dillon Francis – Without You (ft. T.E.E.D) (Chordashian Remix) | |

Groovin The Moo 2014: Line-up Announcement [Festival]

The organisers behind Groovin The Moo festival have announced the 2014 line up with some very exciting acts being named, possibly making this year’s festival the biggest one to-date.

Aussie dance duo The Presets will be headlining alongside UK house bros Disclosure and the USA’s Robert Delong. There’s even a stack of Aussie triple j Hottest 100 winners including The Kite String TangleAndy BullThundamentals and the number one place taker, Vance Joy.

Groovin The Moo 2014 line-up:
Action Bronson (USA)
Andy Bull
Architecture In Helsinki
Cults (USA)
Dizzee Rascal
Disclosure (UK)
Holy F**K (CAN)
The Jezabels
The Jungle Giants
The Kite String Tangle
Loon Lake
The Naked And Famous (NZ)
Parkway Drive
Peking Duk
The Presets
Robert Delong (USA)
Vance Joy
Violent Soho
Wave Racer
What So Not

WHAT: Groovin The Moo 2014
WHEN: Friday, April 25 to Saturday, May 10
WHERE: Oakbank, Maitland, Canberra, Bendigo, Townsville and Bunbury


The Presets: Goodbye Future [New Single]

Australia’s most awarded dance act The Presets have surprised us all today with a brand new electro anthem titled ‘Goodbye Future,’ along with announcing their headline spot on this year’s Groovin’ The Moo Festival.

If you’re digging ‘Goodbye Future’ you can actually pick up a copy of it now from iTunes.

Aside from hitting up Groovin’ The Moo Festival, The Presets will also be playing a bunch of shows this May and June, in collaboration with the Australian Chamber Orchestra forTimeline – Life Flashes Before Your Eyes – Dates and ticketing info for that tour can be found here. |

Paces: Julian [EP Stream]

Gold Coast beat-maker Paces has this week released his latest four-track EP, Julian.

The EP’s tropically infectious title-track features the vocal styles of Sydney’s Erin Marshall backed by a second original piece ‘Open Your Eyes,’ and two super danced remixes from Russian producer 813 and Melbourne’s Chiefs.

Julian EP is now available to download for FREE thanks to DIE HIGH Records.

Miami Horror: Solé Fixtape Vol. 22 [MixTape]

Miami Horror have curated the 22nd instalment of the Solé Bicycles Fixtape Series; a monthly mixtape designed to showcase some of the finest tunes that inspire and move each guest curator.

As usual Miami Horror have delivered a super summery mix of disco-inspired tunes (including a bunch of fellow Aussies All the Colours, ScenicClubfeetPanama and World’s End Press) that’ll help us all feel a little closer to the weekend.

Solé Fixtape Vol. 22 track-listing:
1. Duck House – Automatic
2. Ben Khan – Eden
3. All the Colours – Shame (That’s Nice Remix)
4. Pomrad – Pomslap
5. Seoul – Stay With Us
6. Air Zaïre – Sanibel (ft. Patrick Baker)
7. Scenic – Ride the Thrill
8. A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray
9. Blood Orange – You’re Not Good Enough
10. Clubfeet – Cape Town (Panama Remix)
11. World’s End Press – Reformation Age
12. Karma Kid – Like I’m On Fire
13. Jetlag – The Best Things In Life Are Free
14. Anoraak – Behind Your Shades

Score a FREE download of the Solé Bicycles Fixtape Vol.22 over at the Solé Bicycles website. | |