Monthly Archives: January 2016

Sunday Chills #26

Sunday Chills is a small collection of tunes that are ideal for those lazy Sundays, whether you’re rugged up in doors or laying outside in the sunshine, these tracks are just perfect for those chilled, weekend moments.

Sea Span – Winter Sublet

Blocktreat – Follow Your Stupid Heart

Hoodlem – Kintsugi

JAHKOY – Odd Future

Yasin – Misfortunes

Remix This #25

Remix This is a place where we get to showcase some of the best booty-shaking remixes that are featured in our Friday MixTape each week. This is their time to shine, so just be smooth and groove.

Porsches – High (Commandeur Remix)

Fatboy Slim – Praise You (Sondrio Remix)

Seafret – Wildfire (Autograf Remix)

SNBRN – Beat The Sunrise (ft. Andrew Watt) (Steve Void Remix)

Mr. Rogers – I’ll Take You (Solidisco Remix)

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1. Nicole Millar – Tremble
2. Cadence Kid – Xtc
3. Reigen – I Want to Know What Love is – Reigen (Foreigner cover)
4. Laura Mvula – Overcome (ft. Nile Rodgers)
5. KID NORTH – Gold
6. The Joy Formidable – The Last Thing on My Mind
7. POLIÇA – Wedding
8. Wolfmother – Victorious
9. Jacob Bellens – Back To You
10. Massive Attack, Tricky & 3D – Take It There
11. Jean Tonique – Guest (ft. Iris)
12. RÜFÜS – Say a Prayer For Me
13. The Chemical Brothers – Wide Open (ft. Beck)
14. Tourist – To Have You Back
15. Fedde Le Grand – Keep On Believing

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Friday MixTape #272

Those Friday Feels

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1. Satin Jackets – We Can Talk (ft. Emma Brammer)
2. Porches – High (Commandeur Remix)
3. Disco Killerz & Sarah Charness – Grip (ft. Jem Cooke) (SAMME Remix)
4. Nude Disco & Heidrun – Only You
5. Bon Volta – Higher
6. Fatboy Slim – Praise You (Sondrio Remix)
7. Reuben Keeney – Better Run
8. Seafret – Wildfire (Autograf Remix)
9. Mr. Rogers – I’ll Take You (Solidisco Remix)
10. DJ Mustard – Whole Lotta Lovin’ (Guardate Remix)
11. Olin Mosaic – Key (AUGUSTII Remix)
12. OSKA – Don’t Let Go
13. Fedde Le Grand – Give Me Some (ft. Merk & Kremont)
14. SNBRN – Beat The Sunrise (ft. Andrew Watt) (Steve Void Remix)
15. Amtrac – Long Nights
16. Crackboy – The Dirt (House Of Love Mix)
17. Soul Gem – Sante Fe (Patawawa Remix)
19. Beni & Pantheon – Alright (Horowitz Remix)

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RÜFÜS Album Launch [Gig Review]

words by Tanya Bonnie Rae

Sydney girl/boy duo Lucy and Jake, aka Yumi X, played the support act, with their subtle electronica sounds providing the perfect introduction to the night. Along with a very crowded and already sweat-filled room of a few hundred eager fans. The room was decorated with intimate glowing red bulb-like fairy lights hanging from the ceiling and a David Bowie tribute lit up on the wall next to the bar.

Singer/songwriter Hayden James followed through with a surprise DJ set, off stage towards the back of the room near the sound guy. This was a little awkward and confusing at first, with half the crowd facing the back of the room and the other half still facing the main stage that was still being set up for the main act. It pretty much continued for the length of his set, which was unsurprisingly energetic, playful and uplifting. He spun Disclosure’s ‘Jaded’, his very own classic summer dance anthem ‘Something About You’, and Flume’s infectiously catchy newbie ‘Never Be Like You’.

Bursts of applause were heard when local Sydney trio RÜFÜS took to the stage, kicking off their set with a massive bang they played ‘You Were Right’, off their latest album Bloom. Accompanying the band’s on stage performance was a spectacularly well-timed flashing multicoloured light show. “It’s nice to be back here, I think the last time we were here was three years ago for the Atlas tour”.

They played ‘Like An Animal’, just before the nine-and-a-half-minute crowd favourite ‘Innerbloom’, the last track off their recent album. It sounded just as lush and wistful live and was easily one of the highlights of their set. That was of course, until they decided to end with the delicate beauty that is and always will be ‘Desert Night’. They nailed every component of the track with an exceptional attention to detail, ending with that incredible drum solo courtesy of James Hunt.

RÜFÜS have managed to create not only music that is highly danceable and no doubt popular, but also highly emotive. These boys have well and truly evolved, and just about perfected their live sets.

Rating: ★★★★☆

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Amtrac – Long Nights [New Single]

Amtrac is releasing his new EP today called Lost In Motion, and we have two of its tracks to share with you.

First up is an infectious six-minute, atmospheric-dance track called ‘Long Nights’ that is sure to get you all set and ready to go for your weekend.

That one follows on from ‘Dark Nights’ which was previewed almost two months ago, and if you haven’t heard it yet, you really need to do yourself a favour and listen now.

Lost In Motion EP is available now from iTunes or on Spotify, and American fans can catch Amtrac over the next two months as he makes his way around the country on his Lost In Motion Tour.

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Hot Chip x The Tivoli [Gig Review]

words by Max Byrne

It was a Wednesday, the night after Australia Day, and to continue the festivities Hot Chip were holding a show at The Tivoli with a strong support team behind them; Empress Of from New York and Touch Sensitive from Sydney.

The night started awkwardly as I happened to be walking behind Alexis Taylor, the lead singer of Hot Chip. Not wanting to disturb his brisk evening walk before the show, I walked awkwardly behind him for about a Kilometre from my car to the venue as he kept looking behind nervously at me.

Inside the venue, Touch Sensitive started warming up the attendees. Crowd pleasers like ‘Body Stop’, ‘Slowments’, ‘Pizza Guy’ and his remix of Hayden James’ ‘Permission to Love’ were mixed together well, while he rattled off some amazing bass lines over the top. Touch Sensitive seemed to lock into his grooves so that it felt and looked like the bass was an extension of his body. Someone forgot to give him a microphone and to end the set, he cupped his hands and screamed “Thank-you” then walked off stage.

Empress Of was next on stage and she brought an extremely intimate but high energy set. She was joined by a drummer and another guy on synth / samples. The synth player also had a tambourine and a cowbell on a stand that he would furiously tap whilst playing bass lines on his moog. She played a mixture of tunes from her amazing 2015 record “Me” as well as older and new material. She pleaded with the sound guy and was allowed to play one more song, ending her set with ‘Kitty Kat’.

After a wait, the DJs interlude music faded and this groovy keyboard piece faded in, drawing the band on stage after a minute. They started with their huge 2015 tune of ‘Haurache Lights’ immediately getting the crowd moving. They were performing as a seven-piece, which made the whole set extremely interesting watching each member interact with different songs, many picking up multiple instruments throughout each song.

Hot Chip played many new songs off their two most recent albums ‘Why Make Sense?’ and ‘In Our Heads’ as well as playing some crowd favourites from their six-album catalogue. Over their 90-minute set, certain songs seemed to drag on and became tedious, but then the band would pike up my interest again by playing a new song. To end their set, they performed a dual cover of ‘Dancing in the Dark’ by Bruce Springsteen which then transformed into a ‘All My Friends’ by LCD Soundsystem which had the whole crowd screaming along to. They took a bow together and that was the night.

Rating: ★★★★

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Friday Favourites, January 29

Each week I collect a bunch of tracks that have stood out to me in some particular way, and come Friday I have quite a neat little collection of really cool, interesting and fun songs to share with you.

Here are my Friday Favourites for this week. If you’d like to know more about any of the below tunes, or the artists themselves, click on through to their associated Soundcloud pages – Happy Friday!

Paper Giants – Call You Alone

Model Man – Idol

XO – Divine Disaster (ft. James Chatburn)


Chris Skapetis – Left (ft. Ahlia Hill)

TastyTreat – Palms (ft. Amory) [New Single]

A few days ago Californian production duo TastyTreat released their latest single, a beaty little grower called ‘Palms’ which features the slick vocal work of a mysterious dude called Amory – it’s also the third and final single from TastyTreat‘s NeonAffect series.

Stream it here and then go grab yourself a free download

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Katy B x KAYTRANADA – Honey [New Single]

Just before Christmas we shared our first ever Katy B track on the site, which was in-fact a collaboration with Floating Points and Four Tet., and the first taste of her forthcoming album, Honey.

The UK pop-singer is back this week with the album’s title-track, a soulful electronic groove which sees her teaming up with Canadian producer, KAYTRANADA.

There’s a huge list of guest collaborators on this new album including Novelist, Major Lazer and Craig David – it isn’t released until April 29th, but you can get your pre-orders in now via iTunes

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Junior Boys – Big Black Coat [Album Stream]

I’ve been so excited about this new Junior Boys album coming out on February 5th, and when I woke up this morning to see that it was streaming now over at NPR Music, I pretty much lost my shit – my music listening for today is sorted, don’t bother sending me anything else

Big Black Coat will be out on February 5 through City Slang Records.

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Flume – Smoke And Retribution (ft. Vince Staples & Kučka) [New Single]

The Flume-nado is making its way around the globe as he prepares for the release of his highly anticipated new album Skin, and just two weeks after giving us the album’s first single ‘Never Be Like You’, the man is ready ready to share another one with us.

It’s called ‘Smoke And Retribution’ and it features the vocal-slinging work of Vince Staples and Kučka.

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FMLYBND – Hearts On Fire EP [Stream]

Hearts On Fire EP is the latest release from Californian crew FMLYBND, and with just the right amounts of dance, indie and grunge, they’ve delivered a solid five-track collection of their unique, genre-bending sound.

You can stream FMLYBND‘s Hearts On Fire EP below or on Spotify, or just go grab yourself a copy from iTunes.

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AR Ferdinand – As You Wish (ft. Harriet Brown) [New Single]

El Salvadorian producer AR Ferdinand has just dropped this little gem called ‘As You Wish’, featuring the voice of Harriet Brown out of Los Angeles, it is the second single off AR Ferdinand‘s upcoming debut album, Wild Fiction. – due out around March 15

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Groovin the Moo 2016 Lineup Announced

The lineup for Groovin the Moo (GTM) 2016 has been announced today and with acts like SAFIA, Danny Brown, Vic Mensa, RATATAT and ODESZA, it’s looking to be one of the biggest and best so far.

GTM 2016 Lineup (in alphabetical order):
Alison Wonderland, BOO SEEKA, Boy & Bear, British India, Client Liaison, Danny Brown, Drapht, DZ Deathrays, Emma Louise, Golden Features, Harts, Illy, In Hearts Wake, MS MR, MUTEMATH, NGAIIRE, ODESZA, RATATAT, Remi, SAFIA, The Rubens, twenty one pilots, Vallis Alps, Vic Mensa, plus Triple J Unearthed and local artists to be announced

GTM 2016 Dates:
Sat 23 April – Maitland NSW
Sun 24 April – Canberra ACT
Mon 25 April – Oakbank SA (ANZAC Day)
Sat 30 April – Bendigo VIC
42 – 72 Holmes Rd, Bendigo VIC
Sun 1 May – Townsville QLD (QLD Long Weekend Monday Public Holiday)
Sat 7 May – Bunbury WA

Oakbank SA, Maitland NSW & Canberra ACT – Tuesday, February 2nd at 9.00am
Bendigo VIC, Townsville QLD & Bunbury WA – Wednesday, February 3 at 9.00am


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