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20 Apr Ripe’s Weekend Gig Guide (21/4/17)


Photo by Jasper van Daatselaar


Music venues around Melbourne house some of the best local and international acts. We’ve compiled our top five picks for gigs this week so you don’t miss out. Be a part of one of the best live music cities in the world, and check out some of our favourite artists and venues.


This Week…


2pm – 10pm Saturday, 22nd April

Bunker presents Soft-Pedal 7

~Free Entry~

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Whether you missed out on Inner Varnika last week or you’re looking to re-live the experience, head to Joey Smalls in Brunswick on Saturday for the same vibe with no door charge.

Moopie, Shedbug, Adrian Bell, Jess Sneddon and Stacey Holmes will all be spinning tracks in the outdoor garden area.


3pm – 6pm Saturday, 22nd April

New Lease #99 – Poppongene, Way Dynamic, Frances Fox

~Free Entry~

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The conveniently-located Curtin is hosting a Saturday afternoon freebie as well, with tunes from 3pm.

Here at Ripe we’re unashamedly huge fans of the three acts on the line-up — Poppongene, Way Dynamic and Francis Fox — so you’d be crazy not to take the opportunity to check them out all at once.


8pm – 11:55pm Saturday, 22nd April

The Goon Sax, Suss Cunts, RVG, Parsnip

Tickets Here

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Rumour has it that The Goon Sax could be jetting off overseas soon, so Saturday night at The Gasometer could be your last chance to catch them live for a while.

And if for some strange reason that isn’t enough to entice you, Suss Cunts, RVG and Parnsip fill out the rest of the bill. Wowzer.


10pm – 5am Saturday, 22nd April

Cool Room presents Avalon Emerson

Tickets Here

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Cool Room couldn’t throw a bad party even if they tried — and Saturday night at 24 Moons is sure to keep up their rep of great tunes and friendly crowds.

Avalon Emerson has become a force in recent years, producing her own spin on the sounds often heard in Berlin, but she’s not the only draw card. Roza Terenzi and Hymns are also reliable tune selectors guaranteed to keep your feet moving all night.


10pm – 6am Saturday, 22nd April

Lucid with Otologic, Darcy Justice & Josh Keys

~Free Entry~

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If you wanted to show your tourist friends a very Melbourne event, in the middle of the city and for free, then Otologic at Lucid would be the perfect introduction.

If Lucid isn’t ringing any bells, you could be more familiar with the venue’s former name — Lounge Bar. Considering it’s open until 6am, this is probably where you want to finish your Saturday night.

 

 

 


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20 Apr Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (20/4/17)

Photo by Jasper van Daatselaar

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 Jess Locke, Blake Gilray, Baldwins, Sadventure, Nullstaat, Treehouse, Baro, Leisure Suite, Bourgeois Earth, Kathleen Mary Lee, No Local, Idiio, Ghosting, Spike Fuck, Fountaineer and this week’s best new track by Sunscreen.

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

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40. Fountaineer – ‘The Cricketers’ | Uploaded: April 18th

39. Spike Fuck – ‘Greatest Hits’ | Uploaded: April 14th

38. Ghosting – ‘One Summer 「 Spirited Away 」’ | Uploaded: April 12th

37. Idiio – ‘One Night’ | Uploaded: April 4th

36. No Local – ‘Thinking The Wrong Things’ | Uploaded: April 7th

35. Kathleen Mary Lee – ‘Broken’ | Uploaded: April 9th

34. Bourgeois Earth – ‘Call Back’ | Uploaded: April 7th

33. Leisure Suite – ‘Don’t Wait’ | Uploaded: April 19th

32. Baro – ‘Pretty’ | Uploaded: April 18th

31. The Goods – ‘Make Your Move’ | Uploaded: March 30th | Open with SoundCloud

30. Shouse – ‘Without You’ | Uploaded: April 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

29. Kirin J Callinan – ‘Bravado’ | Uploaded: April 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

28. Cassius Select – ‘Herd’ | Uploaded: April 5th | Open with SoundCloud

27. Tim Coggins – ‘Viewpoint’ | Uploaded: April 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

26. Treehouse – ‘Hammer on the Door’ | Uploaded: April 10th

25. School Damage – ‘Tall Poppies’ | Uploaded: April 6th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Sleep D & Albrecht La’Brooy – ‘From 50’ | Uploaded: April 8th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Workhorse – ‘Alone’ | Uploaded: April 11th | Open with SoundCloud

22. Nullstaat – ‘Transmission’ | Uploaded: April 14th

21. Sadventure – ‘Gotta Get It Together’ | Uploaded: April 7th

20. Baldwins – ‘Dirty Sheets’ | Uploaded: March 19th

19. Ferla – ‘In The Night’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with YouTube

18. Wolf Shield – ‘Alone Tonight’ | Uploaded: March 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

17. Super Magic Hats – ‘Sleepless’ | Uploaded: March 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

16. Allysha Joy – ‘FNFL’ | Uploaded: March 26th | Open with SoundCloud

15. The Nights – ‘Double Slit’ | Uploaded: April 5th | Open with SoundCloud

14. Hue Blanes – ‘Fernando’ | Uploaded: March 29th | Open with YouTube

13. Major Leagues – ‘It Was Always You’ | Uploaded: March 30th | Open with SoundCloud

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

11. Blake Gilray – ‘Interstella’ | Uploaded: April 18th

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

9. Exhibitionist – ‘Hands’ | Uploaded: March 21st | Open with SoundCloud

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

7. Sui Zhen – ‘Calm Winds’ | Uploaded: March 8th | Open with Bandcamp

6. Good Boy – ‘Braap’ | Uploaded: March 6th | Open with SoundCloud

5. Trevor – ‘Sensual Mediation’ | Uploaded: March 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

4. Jess Locke – ‘Better/Bitter’ | Uploaded: April 2nd

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

2. Sunscreen – ‘Voices’ | Uploaded: April 7th

1. Harvey Sutherland – ‘Saturn’s Return’ | Uploaded: March 24th | Open with Spotify

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19 Apr Trading Tunes with Exhibitionist


Exhibitionist is Kirsty Tickle from Sydney via Brisbane, who caught our attention a couple of weeks ago with her first single ‘Hands‘. We weren’t the only ones addicted to the angelic melody; our old trusty blog mate Tommy Faith, who now runs TEEF Recordings, swooped in and signed her up.

What really sets ‘Hands’ apart from so many other midi-keyboard, post-Grimes minimalists, is how the track is crafted from the ground up, no mass produced borrowed parts can be found here. Perfecting the drumming sounds just as important as the flute or the bass-lines. A lot of artists would’ve settled with the track’s memorable melody, but Exhibitionist has more ideas than just melodies, and that’s really what pushes this project forward in an interesting way — its potential for variety.

To get an insight into her influences, she has sent over some of her favourite tracks by female artists.

PJ Harvey – ‘The Words that Maketh Murder’

Let England Shake is one of my most listened to albums and this song sticks out every time. The horn arrangements are so good and PJ never fails to deliver a really incredible vocal melody. I recently saw her play in Sydney, I was really tired and as soon as she started playing my jaw just dropped to the floor. It’s in my top 5 gigs ever. What a woman!”

Kim Gordon – ‘Murdered Out’

“This song is filthy. I can’t think of another word to describe the sounds in it. The bass line, her voice, the industrial trashy percussion, it’s full of revolting sounds and I f**king love it!”

Solange – ‘Cranes in the Sky’

“This song means a lot to me. I was going through a bit of a rough patch towards the end of last year and a lot of what I was questioning in my own life was laid bare in this track. I listened to it heaps, over and over, and each time I found some new little bit of sound would burst out and grab my attention. The intricate vocal lines, string arrangements and piano themes just add perfect ear candy to what is, in my opinion, a perfect pop song.”

Selvhenter – ‘New Age’

“I first saw Selvhenter, a Danish all-girl instrumental band, at Berghain when I was living in Berlin in 2013. They are one of the most impressive live bands I’ve ever seen and inspired a lot of what we do in Party Dozen. The girls shred on their instruments and create these really interesting and intricate sounds, but all the songs still have this captivating groove as well, so it’s super accessible.”

Marielle V Jakobsons – ‘White Sparks’

“My friend Shem ordered me this album as a surprise and I fell in love with it. This video was made using the “Macro-Cymatic” Visual Music Instrument she created. Her music is so lush, it sweeps and swells in and out and leaves you feeling like you’re floating in a big ol’ sound ocean.”


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13 Apr Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (13/4/17)

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 Heart People, Jen Cloher, Hue Blanes, The Nights, Allysha Joy, Workhorse, Sleep D & Albrecht La’Brooy, School Damage, The Ocean Party, The Attics, Body Type, Retiree, Rita Revell, NO ZU, András and this week’s best new track by Sloan Peterson.

We have an Openwhyd player, where you can listen to all 40 songs in the playlist resourced from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a Spotify playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Holy Balm – ‘Hot Cold (András Dub Mix)’ | Uploaded: April 6th

39. NO ZU – ‘Spirit Beat (Jonny Sender Konk’d Version)’ | Uploaded: April 6th

38. Rita Revell – ‘H. I. C. B’ | Uploaded: April 11th

37. Retiree – ‘Jan’ | Uploaded: April 6th

36. Body Type – ‘Break Down’ | Uploaded: April 7th

35. The Attics – ‘Alright’ | Uploaded: April 10th

34. Roland Tings – ‘Garden Piano’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with SoundCloud

33. Jade Imagine – ‘Walkin’ Around’ | Uploaded: March 23rd | Open with YouTube

32. Treehouse – ‘Centre of Their World’ | Uploaded: March 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

31. Flowertruck – ‘Dying To Hear’ | Uploaded: March 7th | Open with SoundCloud

30. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Sick Bug’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with SoundCloud

29. Jimmy Chang – ‘Style’n w/ Ease’ | Uploaded: February 28th | Open with SoundCloud

28. The Ocean Party – ‘Quality Control’ | Uploaded: April 6th

27. The Goods – ‘Make Your Move’ | Uploaded: March 30th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Shouse – ‘Without You’ | Uploaded: April 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

25. Kirin J Callinan – ‘Bravado’ | Uploaded: April 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

24. Cassius Select – ‘Herd’ | Uploaded: April 5th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Tim Coggins – ‘Viewpoint’ | Uploaded: April 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

22. School Damage – ‘Tall Poppies’ | Uploaded: April 6th

21. Sleep D & Albrecht La’Brooy – ‘From 50’ | Uploaded: April 8th

20. Workhorse – ‘Alone’ | Uploaded: April 11th

19. Ferla – ‘In The Night’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with YouTube

18. Phanosland – ‘9 Years Old’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

17. Wolf Shield – ‘Alone Tonight’ | Uploaded: March 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

16. Super Magic Hats – ‘Sleepless’ | Uploaded: March 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

15. Allysha Joy – ‘FNFL’ | Uploaded: March 26th

14. The Nights – ‘Double Slit’ | Uploaded: April 5th

13. Hue Blanes – ‘Fernando’ | Uploaded: March 29th

12. Major Leagues – ‘It Was Always You’ | Uploaded: March 30th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Jen Cloher – ‘Kinda Biblical’ | Uploaded: May 1st

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

9. Exhibitionist – ‘Hands’ | Uploaded: March 21st | Open with SoundCloud

8. Heart People – ‘Voices’ | Uploaded: April 4th

7. Sui Zhen – ‘Calm Winds’ | Uploaded: March 8th | Open with Bandcamp

6. Darcy Baylis – ‘At Sloterdijk Station / The Force Won’t Kill Me’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

5. Good Boy – ‘Braap’ | Uploaded: March 6th | Open with SoundCloud

4. Trevor – ‘Sensual Mediation’ | Uploaded: March 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

3. Sloan Peterson – ‘105’ | Uploaded: March 28th

2. Mic Mills – ‘Too Hot To Sleep’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Harvey Sutherland – ‘Saturn’s Return’ | Uploaded: March 24th | Open with Spotify

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12 Apr Trading Tunes with The Nights




Sydney three-piece The Nights have released their sophomore EP Beyond Desire, and it has some serious replay value. The Nights take meticulous craftsmanship cues from artists like Burial, Nicholas Jaar and Mount Kimbie, and impressively they could hold their own among those names. All three tracks on the EP have incredibly precise execution and wholesome electronic textures.

That said, their EP is versatile too. It suits sitting in your headphones on a train as much as blasting from speakers at a house party at 3am — it’s perfect for both a solo and a social listening experience. The fact that the band physically play the songs when they play live adds to the appeal of checking them out on their soon-to-be-announced Australian tour.

All six of their selected Trading Tunes tracks are songs I personally listen to on the regular. The band wrote us a note explaining their thoughts behind their choices.

“Songs that capture the crossover moments from late night to early morning. It’s a fine line between the two… a strange moment that is as disorienting as it can be grounding. That time is characterised by opposites. If you’ve been up all night, chances are that you’re going from a loud, active and highly stimulated experiences into a quiet, introspective state. If you’ve been sleeping, then reality begins to set in and thoughts begin to rush in. We feel the songs in this playlist capture that twilight moment in its various states. Whether it’s standing outside a club waiting for a taxi, laying on your bedroom floor with your eyes half open staring at the spinning ceiling, or waking up early to catch the first flight out of the city.”

 

Machinedrum – ‘Vizion’

Shabazz Palaces – ‘Are You… Can You…Were You? (Felt)’

Octo Octa – ‘Fear’

Tom Waits – ‘Swordfishtrombone’

Nicolas Jaar – ‘Three Sides of Nazareth’

Burial – ‘Ghost Hardware’

 


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06 Apr Trading Tunes with Blank Realm


One of our favourite Queensland-based bands Blank Realm are back in Melbourne this weekend, playing at The Curtin on Saturday night. Joining them on an incredibly stacked line-up are Jade Imagine, Dag, Lehmann B. Smith, Primo! and Hachiku. This show is for the launch of the Split Singles Club, a subscription service created by the beautiful people of Bedroom Suck Records and Milk! Records. Over the next three months subscribers will receive exclusive 7″ vinyls, each with two singles curated by the two labels and custom cover art by local illustrator Steph Hughes.

The build up for every Blank Realm gig is exciting, but to aid in the anticipation Dan Spencer (lead singer/drums) has written us some notes on a few of his favourite tracks from the bands’ continually updated playlist — which you can find in full at the bottom of this very page.

 

Bobby Brown – ‘Hawaii Nei I’ll Miss You (Israel Bound)’

“I could have picked any track off the album Prayers of a One Man Band. It’s truly a classic. Released in 1982, and recorded as Bobby Brown lived nomadically in his van with only his dog for company, Prayers is difficult to describe. Once you get past the strangeness of it all, and the multiple personality disorder vocals, it reveals itself to be a stone cold pop classic.”

Catherine Ribeiro – ‘Paix’

“Probably one of the most under-appreciated artists ever, Catherine Ribeiro has a deep back catalogue, but I think ‘Paix‘ is the pick. I will never get tired of this record. A masterpiece of eldritch psychedelic folk.”

75 Dollar Bill – ‘Beni Said’

“My most played record of last year. Addictive stuff. They are a two piece, and use a guitar and a wooden box for drums. Think Henry Flynt meets International Harvester, but in miniature.”

Dominique Lawalree – ‘Dimanche Pluvieux’

“A recent discovery for me, this record is also from 1982. Truly beautiful stuff, he almost released an album on Brian Eno’s label but it fell through.”

Pink Section – ‘Jane Blank / Shopping’

“I’ve watched this vid so many times. Just watch. It’s great.”

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05 Apr Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (6/4/17)

Photo by Bodhi Bailey

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 Exhibitionist, Major Leagues, Tim Coggins, Cassius Select, Kirin J Callinan, Shouse, The Goods, Shrimpwitch, Top Dollar, Jessica Says, Oswolf, Wallace, Chymes and this week’s best new track by Trevor.

We have an Openwhyd player, where you can listen to all 40 songs in the playlist resourced from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a Spotify playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Chymes – ‘Bloom’ | Uploaded: March 22nd

39. Wallace – ‘Diaspora’ | Uploaded: April 5th

38. Oswolf – ‘Canteen’ | Uploaded: April 1st

37. Jessica Says – ‘Rock Candy’ | Uploaded: March 31st

36. Huntly – ‘Kate’s Bed’ | Uploaded: February 10th | Open with SoundCloud

35. Floating Pyramids – ‘Here We Are Again feat Natalie Slade’ | Uploaded: February 24th | Open with SoundCloud

34. Gamirez – ‘Tuesday’ | Uploaded: February 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

33. Top Dollar – ‘Let’s Go Surfing’ | Uploaded: April 5th

32. Batts – ‘For Now’ | Uploaded: March 20th| Open with SoundCloud

31. Ferla – ‘Wasted On You’ | Uploaded: March 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

30. Hannah Kate – ‘Warm Skin’ | Uploaded: March 7th | Open with Bandcamp

29. Martin King – ‘The Way We Crush’ | Uploaded: March 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

28. Forever Son – ‘Crumb Kitchen’ | Uploaded: March 24th | Open with SoundCloud

27. Shrimpwitch – ‘Lust For A Kick’ | Uploaded: March 28th

26. Roland Tings – ‘Garden Piano’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with SoundCloud

25. Jade Imagine – ‘Walkin’ Around’ | Uploaded: March 23rd | Open with YouTube

24. Treehouse – ‘Centre of Their World’ | Uploaded: March 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

23. Flowertruck – ‘Dying To Hear’ | Uploaded: March 7th | Open with SoundCloud

22. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Sick Bug’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with SoundCloud

21. Changelings – ‘Fridge Buzz #2’ | Uploaded: March 15th | Open with SoundCloud

20. Jimmy Chang – ‘Style’n w/ Ease’ | Uploaded: February 28th | Open with SoundCloud

19. The Goods – ‘Make Your Move’ | Uploaded: March 30th

18. Shouse – ‘Without You’ | Uploaded: April 3rd

17. Kirin J Callinan – ‘Bravado’ | Uploaded: April 3rd

16. Cassius Select – ‘Herd’ | Uploaded: April 5th

15. Tim Coggins – ‘Viewpoint’ | Uploaded: April 3rd

14. Ferla – ‘In The Night’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with YouTube

13. Ruby Haunt – ‘Freeway Crush (Nutrition Remix)’ | Uploaded: February 13th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Phanosland – ‘9 Years Old’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Wolf Shield – ‘Alone Tonight’ | Uploaded: March 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

10. Super Magic Hats – ‘Sleepless’ | Uploaded: March 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

9. Major Leagues – ‘It Was Always You’ | Uploaded: March 30th

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

7. Exhibitionist – ‘Hands’ | Uploaded: March 21st

6. Sui Zhen – ‘Calm Winds’ | Uploaded: March 8th | Open with Bandcamp

5. Darcy Baylis – ‘At Sloterdijk Station / The Force Won’t Kill Me’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

4. Good Boy – ‘Braap’ | Uploaded: March 6th | Open with SoundCloud

3. Trevor – ‘Sensual Mediation’ | Uploaded: March 22nd

2. Mic Mills – ‘Too Hot To Sleep’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Harvey Sutherland – ‘Saturn’s Return’ | Uploaded: March 24th | Open with Spotify

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30 Mar Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (30/3/17)

Photo by Bodhi Bailey

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 Slow Dancer, Super Magic Hats, Wolf Shield, Jimmy Chang, Jade Imagine, Forever Son, Ferla, Batts and this week’s best new track by Harvey Sutherland.

We have an Openwhyd player, where you can listen to all 40 songs in the playlist resourced from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a Spotify playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Le Pie – ‘White Walls & Promises’ | Uploaded: March 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

39. Poppongene – ‘Esky’ | Uploaded: March 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

38. Nyck – ‘Speak My Mind’ | Uploaded: March 6th | Open with SoundCloud

37. Vanderlay – ‘Saltlines’ | Uploaded: March 16th | Open with SoundCloud

36. Hypersleep ft. Arrom – ‘Charcoal’ | Uploaded: March 8th | Open with SoundCloud

35. Pillow Pro – ‘Beyond The Rave’ | Uploaded: February 9th | Open with Vimeo

34. Sui Zhen – ‘Hangin’ On’ | Uploaded: February 3rd | Open with YouTube

33. Roland Tings – ‘Slow Centre’ | Uploaded: March 7th | Open with SoundCloud

32. Oscar Key Sung – ‘Shallow’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

31. Sebastian Vivian – ‘Cascade’ | Uploaded: March 10th | Open with SoundCloud

30. REMI ft. Silent Jay – ‘Contact Hi/High/I’ | Uploaded: March 20th | Open with YouTube

29. Huntly – ‘Kate’s Bed’ | Uploaded: February 10th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Sleep D – ‘Space Pillow / Confusion’ | Uploaded: February 17th | Open with SoundCloud

27. Floating Pyramids – ‘Here We Are Again feat Natalie Slade’ | Uploaded: February 24th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Gamirez – ‘Tuesday’ | Uploaded: February 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

25. Batts – ‘For Now’ | Uploaded: March 20th

24. Ferla – ‘Wasted On You’ | Uploaded: March 23rd

23. Hannah Kate – ‘Warm Skin’ | Uploaded: March 7th | Open with Bandcamp

22. Martin King – ‘The Way We Crush’ | Uploaded: March 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

21. Forever Son – ‘Crumb Kitchen’ | Uploaded: March 24th

20. Roland Tings – ‘Garden Piano’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with SoundCloud

19. Jade Imagine – ‘Walkin’ Around’ | Uploaded: March 23rd

18. Fishing – ‘Pleasure Dome (Christopher Port Remix)’ | Uploaded: January 31st | Open with SoundCloud

17. Mic Mills – ‘Pig Of A Man’ | Uploaded: February 1st | Open with SoundCloud

16. Treehouse – ‘Centre of Their World’ | Uploaded: March 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

15. Flowertruck – ‘Dying To Hear’ | Uploaded: March 7th | Open with SoundCloud

14. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Sick Bug’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with SoundCloud

13. Changelings – ‘Fridge Buzz #2’ | Uploaded: March 15th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Jimmy Chang – ‘Style’n w/ Ease’ | Uploaded: February 28th

11. Ferla – ‘In The Night’ | Uploaded: March 1st | Open with YouTube

10. Ruby Haunt – ‘Freeway Crush (Nutrition Remix)’ | Uploaded: February 13th | Open with SoundCloud

9. Phanosland – ‘9 Years Old’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

8. Wolf Shield – ‘Alone Tonight’ | Uploaded: March 23rd

7. Super Magic Hats – ‘Sleepless’ | Uploaded: March 23rd

6. Slow Dancer – ‘It Goes On’ | Uploaded: March 28th

5. Sui Zhen – ‘Calm Winds’ | Uploaded: March 8th | Open with Bandcamp

4. Darcy Baylis – ‘At Sloterdijk Station / The Force Won’t Kill Me’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

3. Good Boy – ‘Braap’ | Uploaded: March 6th | Open with SoundCloud

2. Mic Mills – ‘Too Hot To Sleep’ | Uploaded: February 14th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Harvey Sutherland – ‘Saturn’s Return’ | Uploaded: March 24th

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29 Mar Trading Tunes with Noise In My Head


Since 2005 Michael Kucyk has been running Noise In My Head (Radio Show), which has been broadcast on Melbourne’s 3RRR and once a month on London’s online network NTS. His shows feature two sections; the first a collection of tracks, then a recorded mix by an Australian or International artist.

This had made Michael an important figure when it comes to exposing Australian artists to the UK and abroad. Not only is his taste consistently interesting, but anyone who helps expose great local talent, will always get support from us too.

Noise In My Head is set to play at Inner Varnika 2017, with a track list we can only dream of – somwhere between fascinating and educational. However, until then, Michael has sent us five of his favourite Australian tracks to listen too.

 

CS + Kreme – ‘Devotion’

Conrad Standish and Sam Karmel‘s musical pursuits have always had me bugging out but its their transcendent partnership CS + Kreme that hits me hardest. Destined to be an Inner Varnika highlight given they rarely play live.”

Pelican Daughters – ‘Pendulum’

“Moody dub from Andy Rantzen, collaborating with Justin Brandis and Miriam Williamson as Pelican Daughters. It’s one of 200+ tracks that the Sydney artist has uploaded to YouTube – an extraordinary 36 year history that also includes Itch-E & Scratch-E, his techno-rave duo with Paul Mac.”

Shahara Ja – ‘I’m An Arabian Knight’

“Egyptian-Australian electro funk which has just been reissued by Left Ear Records. They found and restored the original video from 1989 in the process!”

GlamouRatz – ‘Club Rat (R.B.T Fierce Mix)’

GlamouRatz are Melbourne trash bags Claudette Justice, Luis CL, Natasha Vomit and Adam Hammad, remixed here by Bell Towers. Totally underestimated the ferocity of this track until observing it in full swing at a recent wedding. Look out for their next release on Munich label Public Possession.”

Shanghai Au Go-Go – ‘I Cried All Winter’

“Early-80s cassette only synth-wave from Melbourne. Once you hear that melody, you’ll never be able to shake it. If Oz Waves sees a second volume, this will be a mandatory inclusion.”


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24 Mar Trading Tunes with Winters


Ahead of Inner Varnika 2017 next month, a music festival a few hours outside of Melbourne, we Traded Tunes with one of the local talents playing by the alias of Winters.
Winters, who makes softly interlaced, intricately modern RnB, uploaded three songs last year that caught our attention. He also already has a knack for harmonies that naturally fit his layered atmospheres. These reasons make it easy to be intrigued by what Winters’ niche contributions can add to the local and national music scene over the next few years. Before you catch his set at Inner Varnika, have a listen to some of the tracks he has been recently enjoying and that have inspired his creative practice lately.

 

Seven Davis Jr – ‘Babes’

“This whole album is fire. Just raw fuckin’ production and sleazy vocal work. I’ve seen the dude compared to Prince but the spirit of George Clinton is all over this record to me. This dude definitely brings his own thing to the table, though. Panache is the word that comes to mind.”

Jay Daniel – ‘Knowledge of Selfie’

“Was pleasantly surprised at the organic sound of this album, after being a fan of Jay’s previous work. The live drums bring so much warmth and feel to the music. Hard to pick a single track from the album – it plays so well as an LP and really feels cohesive start to finish. Really enjoyable display of musicianship and artistic growth from Jay Daniel. Shouts to Zubeyda for the beautiful cover art, too.”

John FM & Omar-S – ‘Alone’

“I don’t know much about John FM, other than he’s affiliated with Omar S and that his music is good. Some of his stuff is fairly straight up dance music, but more interesting to me is his soulful, lo fi, left field r&b.”

SiR ft. Masego – ‘Ooh Nah Nah’

“Speaking of r&b, SiR‘s new EP on TDE is really good. This is the kind of stuff I don’t really get to play out when I DJ but gets a lot of play at home, or at Parallel People meetings.”

A2 – ‘Gold’

“Fuck it, another r&b jam. Heat!! Shouts to ungoogleable aliases.”


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