Monthly Archives: April 2014

Joakim: Bring Your Love (ft. Luke Jenner) [New Single]

While we wait for Joakim‘s forthcoming album Tropics Of Love to arrive, the man today has shared another cut from it.

This one is titled ‘Bring Your Love’ and it features Luke Jenner of The Rapture on vocals.

Tropics of Love will be released on May 26 via Joakim‘s own imprint, Tigersushi.

Movement: MOVEMENT EP [Review + Stream]

Words by Jacqui Wonder.  

Sydney trio Movement have offered up their self-titled debut EP for all nocturnal prowlers looking to be seduced by their DJ. With The Weeknd’s right hand man Illangelo on hand for production honours, the trio’s efforts have some silky-smooth, sexy results.

Try not to drift off to sexy daydream land with opening track ‘Like Lust’, you’ll be consumed by that expansive synth, reverbing cymbals, and caramel dulcet crooning of Lewis Wade, all with an adulterist, dark undertone akin to Black Vanilla and Darkside (whom they’ve just supported on tour as it so happens). ‘Ivory’ is once again seething in said dark tones and smooth, velvet vocals, but bringing in a rock edge with some serious electric guitar work.

‘Control You’ begins as a more subtle track, percussion, synth and production coming together to put Wade’s vocals (and heavy breathing) in the spotlight, which on this number are reminiscent of a seductive track from the likes of Seal or Boyz II Men, particularly with lyrics like “I undress you with my eyes”. But Wade’s partners in crime, Sean Walker (percussion, samples) and Jesse James Ward (bass, synths) turn it up a notch in the second half of the track, demonstrating why Movement are an act for all electro, ambient, soul, pop, rock and R&B fans.

A solid debut EP from the Movement boys, that you will likely have you needing a cold shower afterwards.

Rating: ★★★★ | |


Blood Orange: Soundtrack to James Franco’s Palo Alto

A few years ago, James Franco published a short story collection called Palo Alto, which has now been adapted into a movie, under the direction of Gina Coppola. The film will of course star the dream-boat himself (Franco), alongside Emma Roberts, Nat Wolff and Val Kilmer.

Devonté Hynes of Blood Orange fame has been commissioned to produce the soundtrack for the upcoming film, and today we get to hear its stunning title-track.

The entire soundtrack is available now from iTunes, and the movie will hit cinemas on May 9.

Here’s the official trailer: |


Braids: Deep Running [New Single]

Canadian experimental electro-pop trio Braids, have delivered the previously unheard track ‘Deep Running,’ which has been noted as an outtake from their very amazing album of last year, Flourish // Perish.

I am really glad they decided to give this one a release, but would love to know why ‘Deep Running’ didn’t make the cut for the album.

If you dig that and don’t have Flourish // Perish already, pick it up from iTunes. | |

BANKS: Goddess [New Single]

L.A. singer/songwriter BANKS is busy prepping her massive 18-track, debut album for later this year, and today we get to hear its title-track, ‘Goddess.’

Long-time collaborator Lil Silva takes the production reins once again, perfectly delivering the moody, R&B rich grooves that BANKS owes her success to.

Pre-order Goddess now from iTunes, ahead of its September 9 releae. | |

Cosmo Sheldrake: The Moss (Live at the Village)

Filmed and directed by Gallivant Films, in the oldest original model village in the world, is Cosmo Sheldrake performing his recent single ‘The Moss.’

FYI, the miniature village known as Bekonscot, can be found in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. | |

Caseno: Living It Like A Lion [Music Video]

Melbourne lads Caseno have shared this very cute video for their latest single, ‘Living It Like A Lion,’ which is centred around a young child who skips class, and changes into his very awesome lion-onesie – I so want one!

Hit the play button to see what happens next!

Grab a copy of Caseno‘s Living It Like A Lion EP now from iTunes. | |

Non-MixTape Mixes: Volume 20

Blackbird Blackbird – There Is Nowhere (Phages Remix)

Phantogram – Fall In Love (Figgy Remix)

Mr. Maen – Slow Love (Silenx Remix)

Kilter – ‘They Say’ (Surecut Kids Remix)

Chet Faker – 1998 (Black Girl/White Girl 808 Refix)

Hercules & Love Affair – Do You Feel The Same? (Deetron Remix)

Bondi Wave Music Industry Conference

Designed to give you an insight into the motions of the music industry, the Bondi Wave Music Industry Conference is making its way back to Bondi Beach in just a few weeks time, bringing with it an exciting cast of guest speakers.

Presented by Bondi Pavilion & Waverley Council, and curated by Lindy Morrison of the The Go-Betweens, the conference is once again set deliver a high-calibre of music industry professional speakers, from across the commercial and independent music sectors, who are eager to share their experiences and give advice to anyone looking to make a career in the creative or business side of this highly competitive industry.

A few notable guests for the 2014 event are Natalie Dodds (director at Secret Service), Rob Glass (Media Arts Lawyers), Nicole Riches (managing editor at Music Network) and Ian James of Mushroom Publishing.

It really is a fantastic day full of great information, discussions and inspiration for all of those that have a passion for the music industry.

WHAT: Bondi Wave Music Industry Conference
WHEN: Friday, May 16
TIME: 10am to 4pm
WHERE: High Tide Room, Bondi Beach Pavilion

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Hand Games: MIXTAPE #20 APR

The dudes over at Hand Games have shared their latest MIXTAPE #20 APR, featuring a very nice collection of new tunes, that have surfaced over the last month.

Pick up a Free Download of MIXTAPE #20 APR via the link above. |

Crooked Colours: In Your Bones [New Single]

The Western Australian dudes that brought you ‘Moontan Nocturnal’ and ‘Come Down,’ have returned this week with their latest offering, ‘In Your Bones.’

Crooked Colours is their name, and they have once again delivered a super smooth, down-tempo infectious groove, that is sure to work its way into your favourites list.

Pick up a copy of ‘In Your Bones’ now from iTunes. | |

Pat Lok: Needy [New Single]

Pat Lok is one of those producers that releases nothing but quality disco-house vibes, whether it’s a remix he’s injected his flavours into or one of his very own releases, you can be assured it’s going to be pretty damn good.

Tropical, fluidic, sexual beats set the foundation for Pat Lok‘s latest single ‘Needy,’ proving once again he has what it takes to get you moving and grinding.

The ‘Needy’ release is available now over on Beatport, and comes with these two delicious remixes by Robotaki and Ekali.


Monarchy: Living Without You [New Single]

I for one have been waiting for new material from UK electronic duo Monarchy for too long now, but today that wait comes to an end.

‘Living Without You’ is the brand new electronic ballad from the duo, Andrew Armstrong and Ra Black, full of heavy screaming synth and fuzzy guitar riffs, the boys combine the best elements of dance and rock into one exciting little four-minute package – they’ve certainly made it worth the wait, for me anyway.

Monarchy do promise more new music throughout 2014, so be sure to stay tuned on the below socials.

Now before you go anywhere, I’d also like to share this super sexy remix Monarchy did for LA’s SLDGHMR a few months ago.

Ramona Lisa (aka Caroline Polachek): Dominic [Music Video]

Chairlift frontwoman Caroline Polachek has premiered a video, starring her gorgeous self, for ‘Dominic’ – the next single to come from her recently announced solo project, Ramona Lisa.  

The video follows Caroline as she floats down a river amongst the alligators and other wildlife critters, while she sings, rows and teases with a hint of side-boob.

‘Dominic’ can be found on a full-length Ramona Lisa album called Arcadia, which you can pick up now from iTunes. | |

GOTW: Beats Benefit (feat. Frames + Flex Cop)

A  young dude named Nick Saw has recently brought to life a charity concept he’s calling Beats Benefit, a music event designed to help raise money for a national youth, mental health foundation called Headspace.

The inaugural dance party (benefit) is taking place this weekend in Sydney, and providing the soundtrack to the afternoon event will be Brisbane producer Flex Cop, alongside Sydney beatsmith, and all-round awesome dude, Frames.

All ticket proceeds from the event will be donated to Headspace, working towards helping young Australians who are in far worse situations than many of us.

Also, the beers are $5 and there’s burger & beer combos available for $15 – what more can you ask for really?

WHAT: Beats Benefit
WHERE: The Chippendale Hotel – 97-91 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale
WHEN: Saturday, May 3
TIME: 3pm – Midnight

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