Charles Murdoch - Dekire (Ft. Oscar Key Sung)
With very little information to go by, we can safely assume two things: Charles Murdoch is from Brisbane and he is the man pushing the buttons behind this track.
Dekire was released two months back and it is an exercise in glitchy, dreamwave, downtempo, trip hop, electro-beats. Now I know that this music is not for everyone, but on a late night drive, (I imagine that) this is as good as slipping whiskey into a teething toddler’s milk: A little numbing and completely blissful.
Shigeto - Detroit Part 1
Shigeto's new album No Better Time Than Now is a mesmerising adventure into the artist’s textured and intelligent brand of electronic music.
Featuring what sounds like glockenspiels samples alongside moody synths and a plethora of percussion is Detroit Part 1, a guaranteed absorbing listen. There are some moments of repetition, but overall Shigeto's third album is full of highlights and sonic mastery.
Sun City - Colour Blind
Today’s post is coming to you from a spot in the shade in Byron Bay, New South Wales. So it only seems appropriate to deliver you a Summery song that has been crafted by a little-known Australian group that go by the name of Sun City.
Yes they are an Australian group, and the fact that their single has been spelt ‘colour,’ the correct Australian/British way, will have grammarnazis at ease. The synth heavy track follows in the tradition of a great number of new Australian acts that have been popping up all over the county in the past few years, including the likes of Cut Copy, RüFüS and Gypsy and The Cat to name a few.
But there is something refreshing about the Perth duo’s sound. Perhaps it is the well-planned razor sharp production focus of Tobes and Dan that seems to understand the need for interesting song structures and avoid irritating repetition and change up the melody wherever possible without compromising the memorability of the track.
Premiering on Triple J this week, having 3 songs featured on the Unearthed website and scoring a ‘Song of The Day’ post on IndieShuffle have helped to bolster Sun City into the consciousness of unsuspecting fans. It also won’t hurt to raise the notability of the group before the festival season.
To download this song and others, visit the Unearthed feature page.
Sir Sly - Miracle
Today the internet is buzzing with the release of a new single by Sir Sly.
The new group have been compared to the likes of groups as diverse as Local Natives, Foster The People and The Neighbourhood. Such high profile comparisons are sure to bring sceptics, but the song is a strong lead single from the group and so far the reception to their music has been strong.
If you’re happy to divvy off your email address willy nilly, you can download this for free
Bipolar Sunshine - Fire (Budo Remix)
Seattle beatsmith Budo has credentials that have made him a go-to for aspiring rappers and musicians seeking cutting edge production. He has recently begun releasing free remixes on his Soundcloud page and while some tracks are hit and miss, Budo always seems to select enjoyable tracks to flex his musical powers on.
My favourite in the series so far, is Fire. The afrobeat inspired symphony draws on all of the essential ingredients to sculpt a memorable and palatable remix nowadays. A harmonised African choir, strong lead vocals (from Bipolar Sunshine), claps, synths, keyboards and a monster feelgood house-driven chorus kicking in after the one minute mark transform Fire from a great song into a song to love to fall in love with.
Download - Fire (Budo Remix)
Fatboy Slim - Praise You (Maribou State Remix)
Most people who inhabited this planet in the late 90s will be familiar with Fatboy Slim's crossover dance hit Praise You. His witty sense of sampling and DJing credentials helped in kickstarted his career. The comparatively little-known collective Maribou State may be lack Fatboy Slim's ageing fanbase, but not his production skills.
Maribou State first came to my attention with their flawless remix of Ultraista's Gold Dayzz. They certainly have a knack for creating melt in your mouth music and the warm synths feel as though they are transporting you to a Mediterranian beach on a lazy afternoon.
Time to press repeat methinks.
Download - Praise You (Maribou State Remix)
Glitches - Warm Seas
Glitches are a new British band, who combine a progressive bassline with some otherworldly synth effects and traditional rock n roll crooning to deliver an atmospheric single Warm Seas.
Glitches have just two other releases on their Bandcamp page, where you can purchase Warm Seas and check out a few remixes of their other two tunes.
Séyi - Icecold (feat. my flatmate)
Since my personal laptop was stolen a few days ago I have felt partially immobilised. The fact that I cannot update my iPod with songs like this make it particularly difficult.
Séyi is a singer coming from Birmingham, England. The production sounds a little like Jai Paul, without the unpredictable mastering. Icecold is definitely an exercise in melancholia, building from intimate guitar chords, however the flurries of synth and distorted backing vocals alone keep the experience interesting and enjoyable.
From all accounts, my flatmate actually does seem to be Séyi’s flatmate.
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