Wordlife's party techno prowess is as commanding as it is diverse. Not too serious. Seriously fun. • WORDLIFE [FB] • MP3 | Wordlife - The Big Clique (Kanye vs Traffic Signs) Posted by Duncan Jake.
Smashing. • BRANKO [FB] • ROSES GABOR [FB] • DOWNLOAD | Branko - Waves feat. Roses Gabor Posted by Duncan Jake.
The sixth episode of the Hang Games mixtape saga reps a fresh crop of dynamite Australian artists remixing fellow dynamite Australian artists. Also, loving the downloadable compilation arrangement (great hussle by Hand Games CEO Luen Jacobs) which saves us all a buttload of trouble trying to hunt for these badboys: Tracklist 1. Hiatus Kaiyote - Ocelot (Willow Beats Remix) 2. DZ Deathrays - Dollar Chills (Jonti Remix) 3. Kirin J Callinan - W II W (Turkish Prison Remix) 4. Dune - Oh Innocence (Client Liaison Remix) 5. True North - Bespoke (Nakagin Remix) [...]
Strangeways DJs (who now call Melbourne home) continue to play god, harvesting the organs of past and future playlists, assembling them like an autistic child assembles Legos - extremely fucking well. Producing not only moving bodies on dancefloors, but smiles attached to those moving bodies, "Rattle Through The Grape Vine" is a stroke of genius. I'm also pretty smitten with Sleepless vs Return Of The Mack. Play these at the right time and you will get all of the dj wizard credit. • STRANGEWAYS DJS [FB] DOWNLOAD | STRANGEWAYS DJS - Rattle through [...]
This is one of the most exciting things to get sucked into the vortex that is my data usage lately. Canberra producer Detal AKA Daniel Tallos has released his debut 'Wanderlust' EP (for free). A generous six tracks in length, Detal has orchestrated a gritty palette of samples to construct a diverse range of innovative beats that strut along with a gansta lean. I could throw around comparisons like Ta-Ku and Knxwledge, but seriously, just download and enjoy. Title track embedded for a taste but hit the link below and grab the whole thing! • DETAL [FB] [...]
The atmospheric 'Turning' by Chairlift has been hit with Elizabeth Rose's remix defibrillator, pumping new life into the breathy number. I love when the sound of a remix is just as distinct as the producer's originals. This has the beating-heart bass and slithering synth of Elizabeth Rose through and through. Eerie/sensual vibes with that theremin-type sound too. Magical stuff. Elizabeth Rose has recently dropped a clip for her single 'Ready' featuring Sinden - well worth a look below. • ELIZABETH ROSE [FB] • CHAIRLIFT [FB] DOWNLOAD | Chairlift [...]
So much feel good. Tourist (Brighton) making bouncy post-pop grooves with bright chord progressions, bubbly synth solos, and infectious vocal sampling. Add to favourites. • TOURIST [FB] DOWNLOAD | Tourist - Your Girl STREAM | Tourist - Peaks Posted by Duncan Jake.
Two excellent bands in the making. Pigeon (Brisbane) radiate heat from the 80s while maintaining some decent sized cajones with their punchy, progressive indie dance sound. SAFIA (Canberra) have been working away at a tidy remix catalog which will soon include dust-ups for Melbourne gents Clubfeet and Sydney darlings Tokyo Denmark Sweden. SAFIA ride 'Oh Hebe' into battle with an epic stomping swagger that crashes into a wide, gutsy chainsaw drop with just the right amount of aggression. They let the strength of the vocal carry us through the sonic rubble from start to finish. Could have easily been an [...]
Stunning stuff. Sydney son Guerre's latest single 'Rashad (Loose Pace)' continues to redefine progressive r&b/post dubstep and future pop sounds. A collision of cold, re-pitched rainy day vocals that act as washed out, muted horns crying out to each other. Bass has been dripped over it like wax from a candle - sealing this single in true Guerre fashion. I actually found the B side 'For Quanisha' to steal the spotlight just a little.. Name your price for it over at the label's Bandcamp. • GUERRE [FB] Guerre - Rashad (Loose Pace) / [...]
Aside from the fact that Triple J Unearthed have cottoned on and selected them as the winners for a slot at Field Day, something big has to happen for Olympic Ayres soon. Perhaps spurred on by their newly invigorated live show that now features live drums. Their latest EP offering "Episode II" reminded us how (in)credible modern electronic pop music can be. Tracks "The View", "River Song", "Loose You" are all tie-dyed in a different colour of soul and romance. They've now backed it up perfectly with a remix package featuring Purple Sneakers DJs (Sydney), SAFIA (Canberra), Moonbase Commander (Wollongong) [...]
"Alchemy" is a dynamic and exciting song. Fun Machine have struck a tasteful balance between musicality and the intentions of writing a good song, demonstrating an impressive level of character of their sound. The track begins with some plucky strings bubbling away beneath a patient melody shared by Taylor and Endry. Their voices soon come together in a blissful cooperative, raising the question: "Hey you, what about Alchemy?". Gutsy piano and drums canter into the sweet spot and engage in fisticuffs. They've really nailed the bridge too, leaving you wanting so much more by the time we reach the outro, [...]
Sondrio squares out the beat and moulds Thundercat's modulated jam "Fleer Ultra" into a understated house joint with a hint of French touch vibes. Australia producer Sondrio has a few exciting things in the works - looking forward to watching them surface! Sondriooooooooooo! • SONDRIO [FB] • DOWNLOAD | Thundercat - Fleer Ultra (Sondrio bootleg) Posted by Duncan Jake.
Offtapia has got in nice and early with a complimentary mash of Flume's "Ezra" and "Drop It Like It's Hot". It really brings out the smoothness of the acapella, compounding that super-chilled Flume vibe that you now know all the words to. • OFFTAPIA [FB] • DOWNLOAD | Flume x Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell - Drop It Like Ezra (Offtapia Mash Up) Posted by Duncan Jake.
Benson and Ajax (Sweat It Out) have spiked Yolanda Be Cool's "Love Keep" with a couple of hits of X. So rave right now. This download is only available for 10 days so jump on it now! • YOLANDA BE COOL [FB] • BENSON [FB] • AJAX [FB] • DOWNLOAD | Yolanda Be Cool - Love Keep (Benson & Ajax Remix) [FREE DOWNLOAD FOR 10 DAYS] Posted by Duncan Jake.
Great track. Super uplifting sample matched with some flamboyant yet gutsy piano chords to mesh that soulful New York garage with the UK garage sound. Happy feet. • CELSIUS [FB] • DOWNLOAD | Celsius - This Way Posted by Duncan Jake.
More body-jerking steez from What So Not. Their unreleased remix of "Warrior" upped for free download was a nice surprise in the feed today. That kick-snare combo, and the industrial chimes are so deliciously dank. • WHAT SO NOT [FB] • DOWNLOAD | A-Trak, Kimbra, Mark Foster - Warrior (What So Not Remix) Posted by Duncan Jake.
NYC kinsmen Jesse Boykins III and MeLo-X have come together to deliver some soul drenched, Afro-beat comfort food "The Perfect Blues". Not far from it, but Machinedrum is determined put up a fight for my affection with this stunning remix. Virgin Junglist vibes. The OG is cut from Boykins' and MeLo's forthcoming long-player "Zulu Guru" for Ninja Tune on October 15. The lead single "Black Orphius" (prod. AFTA 1) is available for free download over at the Ninja Tune. With this in mind, I'm definitely on board when it drops. • JESSE BOYKINS [...]
Courtesy of Vancouver based producer Cyril Hahn. Also have a look at Babe Rainbow, bringing the avant garde chill factor. • CYRIL HAHN [FB] • BABE RAINBOW [FB] • DOWNLOAD | Cyril Hahn - Pay Your Juicy Bills (Babe Rainbow x Notorious B.I.G.) Posted by Duncan Jake.
Thanks to my man Hazan for sending this in. Like peanut butter and jam. Go and have a look through The Starkiller's cloud - there's an awesome selection of well crafted bootlegs. • The Starkiller [FB] • DOWNLOAD | The Starkiller - Something About Regulators (Daft Punk vs. Warren G & Nate Dogg) Posted by Duncan Jake.
Silo records have upped a free remix EP appropriately titled "Cross Pollination - four very special remixes". This is the highlight of my day. Go and get it. TRACKLIST: Emil & Friends - Crystal Ball (Tincture Remix) Outerwaves - Big Cats (Oddlogic Drawitout Remix) Björk - Mutual Core (White Palms Bootleg Refix) Motion Picture Actress - True (Weakling Remix) Cross Pollination by SILO ARTS // RECORDS Posted by Celebrity Sex Tape.