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04 Jul Trading Tunes with Holy Balm


Holy Balm caught our attention last year when they released the singles ‘Fashion‘ and ‘Clandestine.‘But similarly in how I came to fully appreciate No Zu, it wasn’t until I saw them live (at Paradise Music Festival) that I really gathered what makes Holy Balm stand out. Holy Balm are combination of modest self-belief with the meticulous attention to detail and the ability to perform together as one solid entity.

Being signed to Chapter Music is a also reliable indication that it’s worthwhile checking out the artist. I suggest that the first step in exploring the music of this band would be to check out their album released last year, titled Activity. Then enjoy the Activity remixes posted above. Then their selections for Trading Tunes, and then ultimately go check out their live show.

Holy Balm chose to go with the theme of “wet things, water or washing” for their trading tunes this time round.

Launderette – ‘Vivien Goldman’

“This song has a very infectious groove and really beautiful, dynamic production – but what I (Anna) like most is the space in it. Vivien Goldman was a music writer before she put down a demo of this track in one afternoon, and only made seven odd others. It’s good fun – can’t walk past a laundry without ‘seems like I can’t get away from you’ popping into my head.”

Syracuse – ‘Liquid Silver Dream’

“Galactic contemporary French ‘blossoming lover’ disco. A classy edition to any endless dancefloor. An impressive live act, but sadly they have recently ceased working as duo?! This 10 minute opus is WELL worth every droplet.”

HOUSE OF DAD (Andras) – ‘Water Diviner’

“From a curious release by Andras under the name ‘House Of Dad’ dedicated to his father who is a plumber. Contrary in tone to previous work – we see a more inquiring and humorous dimension to his creative output. An interesting exploration of music, melody and metaphor.”

Drexciya – ‘Bubble Metropolis’

“Amazing Detroit duo whose entire premise was centred around the afrofuturist myth of Drexciya – an underwater city populated by unborn children of pregnant African women who were thrown off of slave ships; who had adapted to breathe underwater in their mothers’ wombs – an idea adapted from a text by Paul Gilroy. Part of the Underground Resistance crew. Such cool techno with serious intrigue.”

Martha & The Muffins – ‘Echo Beach’

“Canadian post punk, popular here in Oz and in the UK too. Heard a gorgeous rendition of this one at karaoke recently with some mates of ours – top sing along. Hits a nostalgic beach/end of summer vibe even if you didn’t grow up on the coast. “



12″ Activity Mixes Launch Dates
Saturday July 8th – Melbourne @ The Tote Hotel w/ Various Assess + GlamouRatz Saturday July 15th – Sydney @ Gaelic Club 2/ Enderie + Matthew Brown + Try [Tickets on the Door]



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29 Jun 2017 Half Time: Top 50 Australian Tracks


Photos by Sarah Chavdaroska


Every year Australian music is just getting better and bolder. Our artists are flying overseas more and more, and the live music experience and level of experimentation we have is hitting new peaks. With this year already off to a cracking start, we thought to break away from our usual Top 100 Australian Tracks and give you a look at what’s been happening in music so far.

We’ve collated a bunch of great tracks in alphabetical order to help you stay on top of what’s been released, and for ease of listening we’ve created the playlist on both Spotify and SoundCloud.

We also wanted to take this opportunity to send out a huge thank you to everyone who has sent us music this year, contacted us, shared, liked, commented or re-tweeted Ripe.

We couldn’t enjoy this level of music, or share it with you all, without these hard-working artists, publicists and music managers that spend their time sharing with us. After all, we are all here to support each other in just REALLY enjoying Australia’s music offerings. The rest of the year is looking bright and wonderful.

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1. András – ‘Vinyl Only’

2. Angharad Drake – ‘Baby’

3. Baro – ‘Lay You Down // Sexy’

4. Blank Realm – ‘Jesus, Part Two’

5. Cable Ties – ‘The Producer’

6. Darcy Baylis – ‘At Sloterdijk Station / The Force Won’t Kill Me’’

7. Doona Waves – ‘Wategos’

8. Dianas – ‘Heart Of Me’

9. Exhibitionist – ‘Hands’

10. Ferla – ‘In The Night’

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27 Jun Trading Tunes with Friendships


It’s not Summer anymore and sadly the festivals are long gone. Enter: Leaps and Bounds Music Festival, our saviour during Melbourne winter. There are plenty of live music shows throughout the colder months, but nothing quite brings that cross pollination of fans from different styles and genres like a music festival.

When it comes to artists who cross genres at the highest level, Friendships and Habits have earned a place a-top the list. They are playing a show together with BV and Wahe at The Night Cat on July 14th. If you’ve experienced these artists before, than you know how captivating the experience is. If you haven’t, buy tickets now.

To help get you hyped during pre-drinks before the show, Friendships have sent us five of their current favourite tunes.

Other Places – ‘T.R.N.’

IT Records pull a biggie with this slice of absolute class from Taipan Tiger Girls drummer Mat Watson AKA Other Places. This track sounds expensive. It evolves and flicks with perfect kineticism. It’s the kind of track you wish you wrote. Huuuuuge banger!!”

Nitzer Ebb – ‘Control I’m Here’

“I love to have a few late night glasses of bubbles with Miles Brown and let him fill my brain with his insanely massive knowledge about everything. This came from one of those nights (along with everything currently in our DJ set lol). ‘Drinking with Miles Brown’ should be a class you take at Melbourne University when you study Music History.”

Habits of Hate – ‘Limelight Roles’

“I know nothing about this group. I found this two track release when I was digging for bangers in my itunes. I tried to find more and couldn’t find an effing thing. If anyone knows anything HMU!! Miles Brown??!?”

Dead Sound & Videohead – ‘Fuck TV’

“BANGERS BANGERS BANGERS BANGERs!!!”

Gold Class – ‘Twist In The Dark (friendships remix)’

“I’ve been a massive fan of Gold Class for a good long time. They are incred live, incred recorded and such beautiful fellas. I was honoured when the cuties asked us to remix their banger “Twist in the Dark”. The remix is a bit of a longy, but effin worth it I swear!! Find yourself a big sound system, chuck it on and neck a bottle of prosecco. toot toot!!”


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22 Jun Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (22/6/17)


Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska


This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Jamil, Other Places, Planète, New Band, Shouse, The Pink Tiles, Noire, Phile, No Local and this week’s best new track by GL.

As always, we have an updated Spotify playlist, updated SoundCloud playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. No Local – ‘Hell’ | Uploaded: June 15th

39. Phile – ‘Marauder’ | Uploaded: June 20th

38. Dream Fiend – ‘🚀 Voyager 🚀’ | Uploaded: June 9th | Open with SoundCloud

37. Noire – ‘Real Cool’ | Uploaded: June 20th

36. The Pink Tiles – ‘Writer’s Block’ | Uploaded: June 15th

35. Tempura Nights – ‘Open Mall’ | Uploaded: April 28th | Open with SoundCloud

34. Emma Russack – ‘Everybody Cares’ | Uploaded: May 5th | Open with SoundCloud

33. DJ Simon TK – ‘Manster (Wax’o Dystopio’s Oz Nu Beat Mix)’ | Uploaded: June 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

32. The Murlocs – ‘Oblivion’ | Uploaded: May 17th | Open with YouTube

31. Lucy Cliche – ‘SOH008 (Lucy Cliche Remix)’ | Uploaded: May 30th | Open with SoundCloud

30. Alta – ‘Fix It’ | Uploaded: June 9th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Terry – ‘Take Me To The City’ | Uploaded: May 19th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Crepes – ‘Sexyland’ | Uploaded: June 14th | Open with SoundCloud

27. Shouse – ‘Gavotte (Live)’ | Uploaded: June 20th

26. New Band – ‘Bitter & Alone’ | Uploaded: June 19th

25. Planète – ‘Guided by Flux’ | Uploaded: June 19th

24. Loure – ‘Step In’ | Uploaded: May 4th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Great Outdoors – ‘Part Ways’ | Uploaded: May 26th | Open with SoundCloud

22. Baro – ‘Lay You Down // Sexy’ | Uploaded: May 30th | Open with SoundCloud

21. 808s and Greatest Hits – ‘Goodbye’ | Uploaded: May 16th | Open with SoundCloud

20. School Damage – ‘Try Something New’ | Uploaded: June 2nd | Open with Spotify

19. Angharad Drake – ‘Baby’ | Uploaded: April 24th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Cable Ties – ‘The Producer’ | Uploaded: May 26th | Open with YouTube

17. Other Places – ‘T.R.N.’ | Uploaded: June 15th

16. Dianas – ‘Heart Of Me’ | Uploaded: April 28th | Open with SoundCloud

15. Forever Son – ‘Into The Blue’ | Uploaded: May 26th | Open with SoundCloud

14. The Stevens – ‘Pulling All The Facts Together’ | Uploaded: June 8th | Open with SoundCloud

13. Lithe – ‘Girmayi’ | Uploaded: June 14th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Leah Senior – ‘All My Friends’ | Uploaded: June 6th | Open with YouTube

11. Hearing – ‘Two Girls’ | Uploaded: May 22nd | Open with Bandcamp

10. Major Leagues – ‘How Will The Heart Know’ | Uploaded: June 9th | Open with Spotify

9. András – ‘Vinyl Only’ | Uploaded: June 13th | Open with SoundCloud

8. Jamil – ‘My Oldest Friend’ | Uploaded: June 20th

7. Julia Jacklin – ‘Eastwick’ | Uploaded: June 13th | Open with SoundCloud

6. Leah Senior – ‘Pretty Faces’ | Uploaded: April 27th | Open with SoundCloud

5. School Damage – ‘The Bus That Couldn’t Slow Down’ | Uploaded: May 18th | Open with SoundCloud

4. Nali – ‘D.R.D (B2H002)’ | Uploaded: April 25th | Open with SoundCloud

3. The Stevens – ‘Chancer’ | Uploaded: May 6th | Open with SoundCloud

2. GL – ‘Reflect’ | Uploaded: June 20th

1. Slow Dancer – ‘I Would’ | Uploaded: May 23rd | Open with SoundCloud


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15 Jun Trading Tunes with Chiara Kickdrum


One of last summer’s standout sets had to be Melbourne’s own Chiara Kickdrum when she debuted at Meredith Music Festival. On a night that featured King Gizzard, Sheila E and Mount Liberation Unlimited, Chiara still managed to be the talking point. In just one hour she demonstrated how to be commanding and concise within a sound that she’s very quickly stamped as her own.

It’s a signature sound that’s dark, focused and always in control, like a plane taking flight in the night and landing right on schedule, the only variable being the cities’ flickering lights. In a time when so many DJs are genre jumping to keep everyone happy, Chiara makes the audience come to her and I love it.

You can catch Chiara Kickdrum playing with DJ Kiti this Friday the 16th of June at the Dark Mofo & Red Bull Music Academy’s Transliminal event at the Hobart City Hall. Juliana Huxtable and Brooke Powers are also on the lineup. The fun begins at 10pm with limited tickets available on the door!

For her trading tunes Chiara Kickdrum choose the theme of Electro: “I love the drum programming and all the different layers of electro. One of the links I’ve chosen is actually an album, Aqua Team 2 by DJ Stingray, it’s a work in its whole and I think only works when you hear all the tracks together. These selections encapsulate the rawness and soulfulness of electro. It’s the perfect combination of human and the machine.”

 

Optic Nerve – ‘Another World’

Dj Stingray – ‘Binarycoven’

E.r.p – ‘Gallup String’

Morphology – ‘Subsurface Ocean’

Andrea Parker feat DJ Assault & DJ Godfather – ‘Freaky Bitches’

 


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15 Jun Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (15/6/17)


Photo by Nikki Williams


This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from András, Major Leagues, Lithe, The Stevens, Crepes, Alta, Dream Fiend, Saskwatch, Kandere, City Calm Down and this week’s best new track by Julia Jacklin.

As always, we have an updated Spotify playlist, updated SoundCloud playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. City Calm Down – ‘Blood’ | Uploaded: June 13th

39. Kandere – ‘BB GOY’ | Uploaded: June 12th

38. Saskwatch – ‘Then There’s You’ | Uploaded: June 5th

37. Bobo Milieu ’16-1′ | Uploaded: June 6th | Open with SoundCloud

36. GL – ‘Destiny’ | Uploaded: June 1st | Open with SoundCloud

35. Mikey Young – ‘Lord Barrel’ | Uploaded: May 18th | Open with SoundCloud

34. River Yarra – ‘On The Lake’ | Uploaded: May 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

33. Tulalah – ‘Lungs’ | Uploaded: May 10th | Open with SoundCloud

32. Dream Fiend – ‘🚀 Voyager 🚀’ | Uploaded: June 9th

31. Tempura Nights – ‘Open Mall’ | Uploaded: April 28th | Open with SoundCloud

30. Emma Russack – ‘Everybody Cares’ | Uploaded: May 5th | Open with SoundCloud

29. DJ Simon TK – ‘Manster (Wax’o Dystopio’s Oz Nu Beat Mix)’ | Uploaded: June 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

28. The Murlocs – ‘Oblivion’ | Uploaded: May 17th | Open with YouTube

27. Lucy Cliche – ‘SOH008 (Lucy Cliche Remix)’ | Uploaded: May 30th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Alta – ‘Fix It’ | Uploaded: June 9th

25. Terry – ‘Take Me To The City’ | Uploaded: May 19th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Crepes – ‘Sexyland’ | Uploaded: June 14th

23. Loure – ‘Step In’ | Uploaded: May 4th | Open with SoundCloud

22. Georgia Mulligan – ‘Any Given Day’ | Uploaded: April 18th | Open with SoundCloud

21. Great Outdoors – ‘Part Ways’ | Uploaded: May 26th | Open with SoundCloud

20. Baro – ‘Lay You Down // Sexy’ | Uploaded: May 30th | Open with SoundCloud

19. 808s and Greatest Hits – ‘Goodbye’ | Uploaded: May 16th | Open with SoundCloud

18. School Damage – ‘Try Something New’ | Uploaded: June 2nd | Open with Spotify

17. Angharad Drake – ‘Baby’ | Uploaded: April 24th | Open with SoundCloud

16. Cable Ties – ‘The Producer’ | Uploaded: May 26th | Open with YouTube

15. Dianas – ‘Heart Of Me’ | Uploaded: April 28th | Open with SoundCloud

14. Forever Son – ‘Into The Blue’ | Uploaded: May 26th | Open with SoundCloud

13. The Stevens – ‘Pulling All The Facts Together’ | Uploaded: June 8th

12. Lithe – ‘Girmayi’ | Uploaded: June 14th

11. Leah Senior – ‘All My Friends’ | Uploaded: June 6th | Open with YouTube

10. Hymns – ‘Waves Of Nothing EP’ | Uploaded: April 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

9. Hearing – ‘Two Girls’ | Uploaded: May 22nd | Open with Bandcamp

8. Major Leagues – ‘How Will The Heart Know’ | Uploaded: June 9th

7. András – ‘Vinyl Only’ | Uploaded: June 13th

6. Julia Jacklin – ‘Eastwick’ | Uploaded: June 13th

5. Leah Senior – ‘Pretty Faces’ | Uploaded: April 27th | Open with SoundCloud

4. School Damage – ‘The Bus That Couldn’t Slow Down’ | Uploaded: May 18th | Open with SoundCloud

3. Nali – ‘D.R.D (B2H002)’ | Uploaded: April 25th | Open with SoundCloud

2. The Stevens – ‘Chancer’ | Uploaded: May 6th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Slow Dancer – ‘I Would’ | Uploaded: May 23rd | Open with SoundCloud


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08 Jun Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (8/6/17)


Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska


This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Leah Senior, School Damage, Simon TK, GL, Bobo Milieu, Sekwensa, Wet Lips, Kirin J Callinan, DIET., Sugar Teeth and this week’s best new track by Hearing.

As always, we have an updated Spotify playlist, updated SoundCloud playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Sugar Teeth – ‘Blyth St’ | Uploaded: May 7th

39. DIET. – ‘Clothes Off’ | Uploaded: June 1st

38. Kirin J Callinan ft. Connan Mockasin – ‘Living Each Day’ | Uploaded: June 6th

37. Wet Lips – ‘See You Later’ | Uploaded: June 1st

36. Sekwensa – ‘Cherry Blossoms Light Jingle’ | Uploaded: June 2nd

35. IljusWifmo – ‘Submerge’ | Uploaded: June 7th

34. H.eund ft. Rennan – ‘Nutcracker’ | Uploaded: May 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

33. Migrantminds – ‘Iconic Massive Heart’ | Uploaded: April 30th | Open with SoundCloud

32. Lachlan Denton – ‘All We’ve Got’ | Uploaded: May 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

31. Lemony Kravitz – ‘Hypnic Jerk’ | Uploaded: May 27th | Open with SoundCloud

30. Bobo Milieu ’16-1′ | Uploaded: June 6th

29. GL – ‘Destiny’ | Uploaded: June 1st

28. Mikey Young – ‘Lord Barrel’ | Uploaded: May 18th | Open with SoundCloud

27. River Yarra – ‘On The Lake’ | Uploaded: May 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

26. Tulalah – ‘Lungs’ | Uploaded: May 10th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Tempura Nights – ‘Open Mall’ | Uploaded: April 28th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Emma Russack – ‘Everybody Cares’ | Uploaded: May 5th | Open with SoundCloud

23. DJ Simon TK – ‘Manster (Wax’o Dystopio’s Oz Nu Beat Mix)’ | Uploaded: June 2nd

22. The Murlocs – ‘Oblivion’ | Uploaded: May 17th | Open with YouTube

21. Lucy Cliche – ‘SOH008 (Lucy Cliche Remix)’ | Uploaded: May 30th | Open with SoundCloud

20. Terry – ‘Take Me To The City’ | Uploaded: May 19th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Loure – ‘Step In’ | Uploaded: May 4th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Georgia Mulligan – ‘Any Given Day’ | Uploaded: April 18th | Open with SoundCloud

17. Blank Realm – ‘Jesus, Part Two’ | Uploaded: April 10th | Open with SoundCloud

16. Great Outdoors – ‘Part Ways’ | Uploaded: May 26th | Open with SoundCloud

15. Baro – ‘Lay You Down // Sexy’ | Uploaded: May 30th | Open with SoundCloud

14. 808s and Greatest Hits – ‘Goodbye’ | Uploaded: May 16th | Open with SoundCloud

13. School Damage – ‘Try Something New’ | Uploaded: June 2nd

12. Angharad Drake – ‘Baby’ | Uploaded: April 24th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Cable Ties – ‘The Producer’ | Uploaded: May 26th | Open with YouTube

10. Dianas – ‘Heart Of Me’ | Uploaded: April 28th | Open with SoundCloud

9. Forever Son – ‘Into The Blue’ | Uploaded: May 26th | Open with SoundCloud

8. Leah Senior – ‘All My Friends’ | Uploaded: June 6th

7. Hymns – ‘Waves Of Nothing EP’ | Uploaded: April 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

6. Hearing – ‘Two Girls’ | Uploaded: May 22nd

5. Leah Senior – ‘Pretty Faces’ | Uploaded: April 27th | Open with SoundCloud

4. School Damage – ‘The Bus That Couldn’t Slow Down’ | Uploaded: May 18th | Open with SoundCloud

3. Nali – ‘D.R.D (B2H002)’ | Uploaded: April 25th | Open with SoundCloud

2. The Stevens – ‘Chancer’ | Uploaded: May 6th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Slow Dancer – ‘I Would’ | Uploaded: May 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

 


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01 Jun Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (1/6/17)

Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska

This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Forever Son, Cable Ties, Baro, Great Outdoors, Terry, Lucy Cliche, Tulalah, Mikey Young, Lemony Kravitz, Lachlan Denton, Hollow Everdaze, Prints Familiar, Angie, Dave O’Connor, Mere Women, Jules Sheldon and this week’s best new track by Slow Dancer.

As always, we have an updated Spotify playlist, updated SoundCloud playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Jules Sheldon – ‘Unwilled Love’ | Uploaded: May 6th

39. Mere Women – ‘Eternally’ | Uploaded: May 15th

38. Dave O’Connor – ‘When I Am Tired’ | Uploaded: May 25th

37. Angie – ‘Nothing In Store’ | Uploaded: May 20th

36. Prints Familiar – ‘Digital Dreams (Out On The Floor)’ | Uploaded: May 17th

35. Hollow Everdaze – ‘Cartoons’ | Uploaded: May 30th

34. Love Deluxe – ‘Cool Breeze Over The Mountains’ | Uploaded: May 14th | Open with YouTube

33. Heart People – ‘Voices’ | Uploaded: April 4th | Open with YouTube

32. Ferla – ‘Breakups Are Hard For Everybody’ | Uploaded: May 9th | Open with SoundCloud

31. H.eund ft. Rennan – ‘Nutcracker’ | Uploaded: May 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

30. Migrantminds – ‘Iconic Massive Heart’ | Uploaded: April 30th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Lachlan Denton – ‘All We’ve Got’ | Uploaded: May 23rd

28. Lemony Kravitz – ‘Hypnic Jerk’ | Uploaded: May 27th

27. Mikey Young – ‘Lord Barrel’ | Uploaded: May 18th

26. River Yarra – ‘On The Lake’ | Uploaded: May 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

25. Tulalah – ‘Lungs’ | Uploaded: May 10th

24. Tempura Nights – ‘Open Mall’ | Uploaded: April 28th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Emma Russack – ‘Everybody Cares’ | Uploaded: May 5th | Open with SoundCloud

22. Leah Senior – ‘You Were Not Fit For The Day’ | Uploaded: May 16th | Open with YouTube

21. The Murlocs – ‘Oblivion’ | Uploaded: May 17th | Open with YouTube

20. Lucy Cliche – ‘SOH008 (Lucy Cliche Remix)’ | Uploaded: May 30th

19. Terry – ‘Take Me To The City’ | Uploaded: May 19th

18. Jess Locke – ‘Better/Bitter’ | Uploaded: April 2nd | Open with YouTube

17. Loure – ‘Step In’ | Uploaded: May 4th | Open with SoundCloud

16. Georgia Mulligan – ‘Any Given Day’ | Uploaded: April 18th | Open with SoundCloud

15. Blank Realm – ‘Jesus, Part Two’ | Uploaded: April 10th | Open with SoundCloud

14. Great Outdoors – ‘Part Ways’ | Uploaded: May 26th

13. Baro – ‘Lay You Down // Sexy’ | Uploaded: May 30th

12. 808s and Greatest Hits – ‘Goodbye’ | Uploaded: May 16th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Angharad Drake – ‘Baby’ | Uploaded: April 24th | Open with SoundCloud

10. Cable Ties – ‘The Producer’ | Uploaded: May 26th

9. Dianas – ‘Heart Of Me’ | Uploaded: April 28th | Open with SoundCloud

8. Forever Son – ‘Into The Blue’ | Uploaded: May 26th

7. Hymns – ‘Waves Of Nothing EP’ | Uploaded: April 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

6. Leah Senior – ‘Pretty Faces’ | Uploaded: April 27th | Open with SoundCloud

5. School Damage – ‘The Bus That Couldn’t Slow Down’ | Uploaded: May 18th | Open with SoundCloud

4. Nali – ‘D.R.D (B2H002)’ | Uploaded: April 25th | Open with SoundCloud

3. The Stevens – ‘Chancer’ | Uploaded: May 6th | Open with SoundCloud

2. Slow Dancer – ‘I Would’ | Uploaded: May 23rd

1. Sunscreen – ‘Voices’ | Uploaded: April 7th | Open with SoundCloud

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31 May Trading Tunes with Heart People




Ryan Grieve (Canyons) and Rachel Rutt perform together as Heart People. Their sharp alt-pop single ‘Show You‘ came in at #27 in our 100 Best Australian Tracks list last year, and soon after the Sydney duo proved it was no fluke with their next release ‘Voices‘. What I enjoy most about Heart People is their rare ability to be accessible to both casual listeners and those inclined to hear pop music with a more sceptical ear.

Their debut EP Homecoming takes on several diverse ’90s pop influences — and not the post-Spice Girls acts. Considering that late ’90s nostalgia is painfully cool again, I’m definitely on board for reminding people that there’s more to pop music than a mere sense of novelty and singalong vocals. A great pop single should still be able to impress as an instrumental, and Heart People’s music achieves that while portraying strong atmosphere, mood and ambition.

H O M E C O M I N G
T R A C K L I S T
Homecoming
Show You
Voices
Oceans
Feel It
Wonderful Light

Heart People have chosen trance as the theme for their Trading Tunes selections, telling us, “We love music that takes us to that other place, where we can let go. Forget what you know. Become who you are.”

 

Love, Peace, & Trance – ‘Yeelen’

Rhythm & Sound w/ Tikiman – ‘Music A Fe Rule’

Muslimgauze – ‘Curfew, Gaza’

Luis Gasca – ‘Spanish Gipsy’

Raul Lovisoni & Francesco Messina – ‘Prati Bagnati Del Monte Analogo’

 


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25 May Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (25/5/17)

Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska

This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Angharad Drake, The Murlocs, h.eund, Ferla, Hachiku, River Yarra, Hi. Ok, Sorry., Le Pie, Kardajala Kirridarra and this week’s best new track by School Damage.

As always, we have an updated Spotify playlist, updated SoundCloud playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Kardajala Kirridarra – ‘Ngabaju (Grandmothers Song)’ | Uploaded: May 19th

39. Le Pie – ‘White Rabbit’ | Uploaded: May 19th

38. Major Leagues – ‘Good Love’ | Uploaded: May 11th | Open with YouTube

37. Courtney Barnett – ‘How To Boil An Egg’ | Uploaded: May 15th | Open with YouTube

36. Jen Cloher – ‘Kinda Biblical’ | Uploaded: May 1st | Open with Bandcamp

35. Hi. Ok, Sorry. – ‘Two Balloons’ | Uploaded: May 19th

34. Slow Dancer – ‘It Goes On’ | Uploaded: March 28th | Open with YouTube

33. Tyrøne – ‘Getting Loose’ | Uploaded: April 21st | Open with SoundCloud

32. Booshank – ‘Grill’ | Uploaded: April 18th | Open with SoundCloud

31. Bad Math – ‘Night Textures’ | Uploaded: May 8th | Open with SoundCloud

30. Love Deluxe – ‘Cool Breeze Over The Mountains’ | Uploaded: May 14th | Open with YouTube

29. Ogopogo – ‘Crabs’ | Uploaded: May 14th | Open with YouTube

28. Future Haunts – ‘Make Time’ | Uploaded: May 4th | Open with SoundCloud

27. River Yarra – ‘The Earth Rushing Up Toward Me’ | Uploaded: May 21st

26. Heart People – ‘Voices’ | Uploaded: April 4th | Open with YouTube

25. Thrupence – ‘Acacia Road’ | Uploaded: April 20th | Open with YouTube

24. Hachiku – ‘Moonface’ | Uploaded: May 16th

23. Ferla – ‘Breakups Are Hard For Everybody’ | Uploaded: May 9th

22. h.eund ft. Rennan – ‘Nutcracker’ | Uploaded: May 22nd

21. Migrantminds – ‘Iconic Massive Heart’ | Uploaded: April 30th | Open with SoundCloud

20. Mikey Young – ‘Socks’ | Uploaded: April 13th | Open with SoundCloud

19. River Yarra – ‘On The Lake’ | Uploaded: May 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

18. Tempura Nights – ‘Open Mall’ | Uploaded: April 28th | Open with SoundCloud

17. Emma Russack – ‘Everybody Cares’ | Uploaded: May 5th | Open with SoundCloud

16. Leah Senior – ‘You Were Not Fit For The Day’ | Uploaded: May 16th | Open with YouTube

15. The Murlocs – ‘Oblivion’ | Uploaded: May 17th

14. Jess Locke – ‘Better/Bitter’ | Uploaded: April 2nd | Open with YouTube

13. Loure – ‘Step In’ | Uploaded: May 4th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Georgia Mulligan – ‘Any Given Day’ | Uploaded: April 18th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Blank Realm – ‘Jesus, Part Two’ | Uploaded: April 10th | Open with SoundCloud

10. 808s and Greatest Hits – ‘Goodbye’ | Uploaded: May 16th | Open with SoundCloud

9. Angharad Drake – ‘Baby’ | Uploaded: April 24th

8. Dianas – ‘Heart Of Me’ | Uploaded: April 28th | Open with SoundCloud

7. Hymns – ‘Waves Of Nothing EP’ | Uploaded: April 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

6. Leah Senior – ‘Pretty Faces’ | Uploaded: April 27th | Open with SoundCloud

5. School Damage – ‘The Bus That Couldn’t Slow Down’ | Uploaded: May 18th

4. Nali – ‘D.R.D (B2H002)’ | Uploaded: April 25th | Open with SoundCloud

3. The Stevens – ‘Chancer’ | Uploaded: May 6th | Open with SoundCloud

2. Sloan Peterson – ‘105’ | Uploaded: March 28th | Open with YouTube

1. Sunscreen – ‘Voices’ | Uploaded: April 7th | Open with SoundCloud

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