Monthly Archives: April 2015

Crooked Colours – Another Way Video & Tour Announce

Crooked Colours have premiered a wonderfully shot and directed music video for their recent single ‘Another Way,’ which just so happens to coincide with their latest tour announcement.

The ‘Club Nights’ concept shows are focused on educating music lovers on what a club experience can and should be like, and helping them deliver their message across this fine country will be Aussie newcomers Torren Foot and Mickey Kojak.

The tour kicks off on June 19 in Adelaide before making its way toSydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Further details and ticketing information can be found here:

And here is the above mentioned music video.

Crooked Colours - poster - acid stag

The Japanese House – Pools to Bathe In [EP Review]

words by Max Byrne

Cloaked in anonymity, The Japanese House has just released her fantastic debut EP, Pools to Bathe In. The insanely talented 19-year-old Londoner has pieced together these four songs in all their intricacy and subtle minimalism, and the level of detail is evident. Whether this is implemented through perfect vocal harmonies that can only be described as ‘tight’, the layered guitars and synths that flow in and out of songs like a river, or the reserved ear-candy that keeps you coming back.

Some moments and intricacies that make this EP stand out include the 8-bit vocal harmonies on ‘Pools to Bathe In’ just before the track dissolves into glitched vocals and heavy sub bass that is reminiscent of James Blake’s ‘Limit To Your Love’. The slightly out-of-time keyboard on ‘Teeth’, that fits in perfectly once the minimal beat starts and the rhythmic guitar that picks up ‘Sister’ after nearly two minutes of lush vocal harmonies.

This EP has the same effect of Bon Iver’s Bon Iver LP. It takes time to sink in, each listen releases new sounds, and it can be played relentlessly on relaxed weekends or late nights and not become stale.

Rating: ★★★★★


Go purchase a copy of this fantastic EP now from iTunes.

The Nu-Disco Wave

words by Jarrod Glascott

The last five-to-ten years has seen a spike in people’s interest in disco and funk music a la Sister Sledge, Bee Gees and The Jackson 5, and this guy, for one, couldn’t be happier. Growing up in a household heavily influenced by the likes of ABBA, Michael Jackson and Earth, Wind & Fire has made me incredibly thankful for this renaissance.

There are many bands and performers to thank for the resurgence of disco, most notably perhaps, Daft Punk, with their 2013 album, Random Access Memories. Justin Timberlake’s ‘Rock Your Body’ (2002) and (regrettably) that song that wouldn’t bugger off a couple of years back, Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ (2013) also played a huge role in bringing back the instantly recognizable disco funk. Of course, uber cool musician Prince released TWO albums last year, Plectrumelectrum and Art Official Age, both heavily influenced by disco, furthering our love for an already worshipped genre.

That brings us to the present day.

Nu-disco, a fusion of house and disco music, is alive and thriving, with so many new artists producing enough groove and funk to keep me dancing well past a suitable hour on a weeknight. Sydney band Midnight Pool Party’s latest track ‘Stay’, CHIC/Nile Rodgers’ ‘I’ll Be There’, Giorgio Moroder and Sia’s ‘Déjà vu’ and Hot Chip’s ‘Ready For The Floor’ are just a sampling of the amazing stuff out there right now. These go together perfectly with classics like ELO’s ‘Evil Woman’, Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘Shining Star’ and Sister Sledge’s ‘Lost in Music,’ for those nights when it just won’t stop raining and you left all your uni work to the last minute again – anybody? Just me??

Rather than do aforementioned uni work, I spent the majority of today compiling the ultimate fusion of classic disco funk and nu-disco. You can check out said playlist here

Feel free to comment below with suggestions for songs you’d like to see on the playlist, and please, no one comment on my obvious affinity with Donna Summer.

Roosevelt – Night Moves [New Single]

After 18 months of silence, German producer Roosevelt makes a triumphant return with ‘Night Moves,’ a brand new single that offers a solid five-minutes of electro-funk awesomeness.

Roosevelt has also just kicked-off a European tour, and you can fnd all of those details here

Mar – She’s A Dancer (prod. by Sebastian Carter) [New Single]

‘She’s a Dancer’ is the very pleasing new single from an Amsterdam-based singer, songwriter and producer called Mar (of Full Crate x Mar fame), which features Swiss music-maker Sebastian Carter helping out on the production duties.

Get a free download here.

‘She’s a Dancer’ will be found on Mar‘s forthcoming debut EP, When We Meet.


Julio Bashmore – Holding On (ft. Sam Dew) [New Single]

UK producer Julio Bashmore is sharing a new single today called ‘Holding On,’ a retro disco-house inspired track that features the nostalgic vocal work of a guy called Sam Dew.

‘Holding On’ will be seen on Julio Bashmore‘s forthcoming debut record Knockin’ Boots, which is set for release on July 10 and will feature an array of guest vocalists including Julie MendozaOkmalumkoolkatJ’Danna and this guy, Bixby.



Wolf Tide – Spoke The Words [Video Premiere]

Singer/songwriter Rob Taylor and producer/songwriter Nick Lynar are the dudes behind a new project from Sydney called Wolf Tide, and today we have the music video premiere of their newest single,‘Spoke The Words.’

Directed by Katzki (known for his work on the RÜFÜS videos ‘Sundream’, ‘Desert Night’ & ‘Take Me’), the video is a beautifully touching exploration of childhood nostalgia, acting as the perfect couplement to the angelic vocals of Rob Taylor and the daydream-inducing production work of Nick Lynar.

You can grab a copy of ‘Spoke The Words’ from iTunes, with thanks to Audiopaxx Agency and Sony Music Entertainment. | |

Single Sessions #54

Single Sessions is a place where we encourage you to sit back and relax, put on your headphones and block out the rest of the world for a short time, while you treat your ears to some aural stimulation.

For more information on any of the below tracks/artists, click on through to their associated Soundcloud profiles.

Waterstrider – Frayed

Trails and Ways – Say You Will

The National Pool – Light The Way

Marley Cassette – Everybody (ft Sarsha Simone)

MONARCH – Snow White

Future Love Hangover – Infinity 1003 [Video]

Last week we premiered ‘Infinity 1003,’ a fantastic new single from the multimedia project of Sydney producer Future Love Hangover, and the opening track to his upcoming second album, Traditional Late Night Drinking.

It is an insanely addictive and inspiring track (I must have listened to it over 100 times last week), and today Future Love Hangover is sharing a self animated and directed visual accompaniment to further stimulate our senses.

‘Infinity 1003’ is available to download for free via the Future Love Hangover Soundcloud page, and Traditional Late Night Drinking will be seeing its release on October 22nd.

NOSAJ THING – Let You [New Single]

Let’s all ease into the day with this new track from LA producer Nosaj Thing, another cut from his upcoming third album Fate, once again strengthening my anticipation for what it has to offer.

Fated will be out on May 5 through Innovative Leisure, and yes you can pre-order it now from iTunes.

Little Daylight – Runaround (Chordashian Remix)

words by Jacob Frazer

Chordashian brings some sunlight on a cloudy day with this fresh remix. The Brooklyn duo churned out a dance floor hit with this remix of Little Daylight‘s ‘Runaround.’ The fresh blend of an indie pop track with an up-tempo house beat works well, creating a vibe that you’ll want to get up and groove to.

Serious Covers Volume 33


Bleachers – Dear Prudence (The Beatles Cover)

POP ETC – I Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty Cover)

POOLCLVB – Shooting Stars (Bag Raiders Cover)

Goldroom – Mykonos (Fleet Foxes Cover)

Hobart Curtis – Pedestrian At Best (Courtney Barnett Cover)

Oisima – Take Your Time [New Single]

Aussie producer Oisima returns with a new track today titled ‘Take Your Time,’ the next taste of his forthcoming debut album, Nicaragua Nights.

If you’re a fan of Oisima‘s work then you will no doubt be in awe after listening to ‘Take Your Time’ – and for the newcomers I say welcome to the lush, delicate sounds of Oisima.

Nicaragua Nights is out on May 15 through Create Control – pre-order yours now through iTunes.

Solar Heist – Wait For Love [New Single]

LA-based production duo Solar Heist share their latest single today, a driving inspirational track called ‘Wait For Love,’ which is the next preview of their forthcoming five-track EP, Day Trip.

If you want this one now, get a free download here, but you will have to wait until June 2nd for the rest of the Day Trip EP.

HUMP DAY MIXES: Solé Fixtape Vol. 35 ft. Nora En Pure

Solé Bicycles have just released the thirty fifth instalment of their Fixtape mix series, which sees them teaming up with the Mysteryland festival to deliver their first mix of the European summer, and they have Swiss producer Nora En Pure onboard to deliver a solid hour of disco, dance, housey tunez.

You can score a free download of Fixtape No. 35 right through here